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Also Known As: Died: March 1, 1962
Born: January 20, 1892 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Granges, Mississippi, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Ladies' Man (1961) as
A houseboy creates chaos at a Hollywood hotel for aspiring actresses.
The Silent Call (1961) as Sid
A dog searches for the family that was forced to leave him behind.
The Sheepman (1958) as Loafer
A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman.
Short Cut to Hell (1957) as Ext. road driver
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Man on pier
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
The Big Caper (1957) as Falkenburg
A con artist moves into a small town to spearhead a payroll robbery.
Come Next Spring (1956) as Shorty Wilkins
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old sun nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansaw in the 1920's.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Scotty
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) as
Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement). He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Vendor
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Anderson
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Old wagon driver
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
Those Redheads from Seattle (1953) as Dan Taylor
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) as Milt Hooper
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
The Blazing Forest (1952) as Beans
Honeychile (1951) as Bob
Father's Wild Game (1950) as Rancher
Hills of Oklahoma (1950) as Dismal
In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen (Rex Allen), the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest railhead when he runs into trouble. The drive is stopped by Brock Stevens (Robert Karnes), whose father is a power in the meat-packing industry, and whose ownership of the railroad spur line enables him to deal ruthlessly with the local ranchers. Rex and the other ranchers are elated when Brock agrees to pay fair-market price for the cattle until they learn the exorbitant loading fees he charges will eat up their profits. The only alternative is to drive the herd to the main line railroad at Big Bow, but to do so means Brock will crack down on them for the $10,000 feed bill they owe his company. Rex starts to Tulsa to borrow the needed money, after ending a move by Hank (Trevore Bardette), the lone dissenter among the ranchers and actually in league with the Stevens crowd. Brock sends his foreman, Webb (Lane Bradford), to stop Rex and his sidekick Jigg (Fuzzy Knight) and when this fails, Brock contacts his father, Charles Stevens (Robert Emmett Keane) in Tulsa. Whens the elder Stevens learns that Rex is appealing to Kate Carney (Elizabeth Risdon), owner of a rival packing company, he sets a plan in action to undermine Rex's appeal for a loan.
Check Your Guns (1948) as Soapy Jones
Dean takes over as Sheriff of Red Gap and makes everyone check their guns at his office. But he is in trouble as Taggert's men continue their lawlessness and the crooked judge Hammond lets them go when they are caught.
Tornado Range (1948) as Soapy Jones
Homesteaders are moving onto the ranchers grazing land and Eddie has been sent to stop a range war between the two sides. Thayer is after the land and has his men out trying to start that war. When his henchman Dorgan kills Sawyer, Sawyer's son goes for revenge, When Eddie tries to stop him, Dorgan shoots another man and Eddie is accused and finds himself about to be hung.
Thunder in the Pines (1948) as Wheezer
The Westward Trail (1948) as Soapy Jones
Ann and Tom Howard arrive from the east to take up ranching. But Tom wants to return and forges his sister's name to the deed and sells it to Larson. Eddie knows there is silver ore in the area and that Lawson, who killed the Sheriff, is out to get all the ranches. When Lawson appoints himself the new Sheriff, Eddie organizes the ranchers to fight Lawson and his men.
Inner Sanctum (1948) as Willie
The Hawk of Powder River (1948) as Soapy Jones
The Tioga Kid (1948) as Soapy Jones
"The Tioga Kid" is a remake of 1946's "Driftin' Kid" with only slight plot changes - hero Eddie Dean now has an identical twin brother working with the outlaws of stock from the original, all of the songs are recycled, most of the character names are the same, and the main difference is Jennifer Holt is now playing the role that Shirley Patterson had in "Driftin' River" as "Jenny Morgan," while most of the original cast - Dennis Moore, William Fawcett, Lee Bennett - are also here using the same character role names and, in some instances, the same footage. Eddie Dean (Eddie Dean) and sidekick Soapy Jones (Roscoe Ates)return some stolen cattle (instead of horses) to Jenny Morgan (Jennifer Holt), and Eddie runs off ranch hand Tucson Brown(Lee Bennett), who is working with the outlaws, led by Joe Morino (Dennis Moore), that includes Eddie's (unknown to him) twin Clint Mason/The Tioga Kid. After Jenny sees a wanted poster that makes her think Eddie is the Tioga Kid, Eddie has a hard time before bringing the gang to justice, aided by the change-of-heart Tioga Kid. Dean has more shirt changes than usual because of the dual role and stock footage from "Driftin' River."
Range Beyond the Blue (1947) as Soapy Jones
Wild Country (1947) as Soapy Jones
Caxton has broken out of prison and Eddie has been sent to bring him in. Caxton is known by the polka dot band on his hat and Eddie has Soapy wear one like it. This gets Soapy arrested as soon as he rides into town but it leads Eddie to Varney and he realizes Varney will lead him to Caxton.
Black Hills (1947) as Soapy Jones
When Hadley finds gold on his land, Kirby kills him and then goes after Hadley's ranch. After Eddie Dean foils Kirby's robbery attempt, Kirby forces the assistant land agent Tuttle to sell the ranch to him. But Eddie learns of the forgery thru Tuttle's boss and goes after Kirby.
Shadow Valley (1947) as Soapy Jones
West to Glory (1947) as Soapy
Tumbleweed Trail (1946) as Soapy
Barton has his men knock off Bill Ryan so that Barton will end up with his ranch. He has a forged will that gives the ranch and everything on it to him, and not Bill's kid's. But Eddie and Soapy show up to help Robin retain the ranch for as long as she can. But Barton's lawyer, Small, seems to have all the cards and wants Robin out so that Barton can pay off his debts.
Colorado Serenade (1946) as Soapy
Duke Dillon has his gang robbing stagecoaches carrying gold which is then melted down by his father. But Eddie and his sidekick Soapy are on the job and they are aided by undercover man Nevada.
Driftin' River (1946) as Soapy
Stars Over Texas (1946) as Soapy
When Eddie and his pals deliver cattle to the Lawrence ranch, they run into trouble with Ringo Evans and his gang. Ringo's men are rustling cattle and attempting to kill the foreman. Seeing the resemblance between the foreman and his pal Waco, Eddie has Waco impersonate the foreman. They then find proof that Evans is behimd the rustling but find themselves greatly outnumbered when the gang attacks.
Wild West (1946) as Soapy Jones
Eddie and his sidekicks have been called in to help get a new telegraph line through. Dawson and his men along with his stooge Judge are out to stop them. When Eddie and the boys catch three of Dawson's men destroying telegraph equipment, the Judge releases them and this leads to the showdown between the two sides.
Down Missouri Way (1946) as Pappy
Can't Help Singing (1944) as
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
The Great Moment (1944) as Sign painter
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Fourth member Ale and Quail Club
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Dan Kady
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Counterman, Owl Wagon
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Man changing signs
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Hack driver
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
I'll Sell My Life (1941) as Happy Hogan
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as George Reynolds
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941) as Guffy
A newly appointed sheriff fights to save ranchers from an unscrupulous land baron.
Reg'lar Fellers (1941) as Emory McQuade
She Knew All the Answers (1941) as Gas station attendant
Mountain Moonlight (1941) as Gardener
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Lafe
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Chad Hanna (1940) as Ike Wayfish
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
Rancho Grande (1940) as Tex
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Process server
Cowboy from Sundown (1940) as Gloomy [Day]
Untamed (1940) as Bert Dillon
Captain Caution (1940) as Chips
When a ship''''s captain dies at war, his daughter takes command.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as A convalescent soldier
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Three Texas Steers (1939) as Sheriff
Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ranch; instead, she goes there to live. Will her neighbors, the Three Mesquiteers, be a match for the secret swindlers? And what's so valuable about that run-down ranch anyway?
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) as Sheriff Brown
God's Country and the Woman (1937) as Gander Hopkins
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
The People's Enemy (1935) as Slip Laflin
Woman in the Dark (1934) as Tommy Logan
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as The trapper
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
She Made Her Bed (1934) as Santa Fe
What--No Beer? (1933) as Schultz
When Prohibition ends, a barber tries to get in the liquor business only to come up against mobsters.
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as Fish
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
Golden Harvest (1933) as Loopey Lou
The Past of Mary Holmes (1933) as Bill-poster [Klondike]
Lucky Devils (1933) as Gabby
Two Hollywood stuntmen compete for the same pretty extra.
Scarlet River (1933) as Ulysses Mope
During location shooting, a movie cowboy is called upon to act like the real thing.
The Cheyenne Kid (1933) as Gaby Bush
An honest cowboy is mistaken for a bandit.
Young Bride (1932) as Mike
A newlywed discovers her husband is a cheating phony.
The Roadhouse Murder (1932) as Edmund Joyce
Reporter has bright idea of claiming to be a murderer and writing his own expose.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as ["Slippery"] Sam [Brown]
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
Ladies of the Jury (1932) as Andrew MacKaig
A jury hold-out tries to prove the defendant''''s innocence.
Renegades of the West (1932) as Dr. Fawcett
A cowboy goes undercover to catch the cattle thieves who killed his father.
The Rainbow Trail (1932) as Ike Wilkins
Freaks (1932) as Roscoe
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Come On Danger! (1932) as Rusty
A woman turns outlaw to save her ranch.
A Free Soul (1931) as Man in men's room
A hard-drinking lawyer's daughter falls for one of his underworld clients.
Politics (1931) as Peter [Higgins]
Two women take on small-town racketeers.
The Champ (1931) as Sponge
A broken-down prizefighter battles to keep custody of his son.
The Great Lover (1931) as Rosco
A womanizing opera star falls in love with his innocent young protegee.
The Big Shot (1931) as Rusty
Swindlers dupe a young go-getter into buying swamp land, then discover it's actually worth a fortune.
Cimarron (1931) as Jesse Rickey
A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.
Too Many Cooks (1931) as Wilson
A young couple tries to cope with relatives who keep intruding on their happiness.
Billy the Kid (1930) as Old Stuff
A town marshal struggles to capture a rebellious kid turned outlaw.
Love in the Rough (1930) as Proprietor
A shipping clerk bluffs his way into a country club to romance an heiress.
Check and Double Check (1930) as Brother Arthur
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio''''s popular Amos ''''n'''' Andy.
City Girl (1930) as Reaper
Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. Kate is accepted by Lem's mother and kid sister but is rejected by his father, who believes she married for the money. (And the fact that Lem didn't get a fair price for the wheat is her fault too). The reapers arrive and quickly they make things even more complicated by making their move on Kate. Lem misunderstands the situation and believes Kate is actually interested. In despair Kate leaves the farm and Lem goes looking for her.
The Big House (1930) as Putnam
An attempted prison break leads to a riot.
South Sea Rose (1929) as Ship's cook

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