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Cast (feature film)

The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Col. Bright
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Mr. Peabody
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) as Peter Premium
Dick Tracy takes on "The Claw" in this crime thriller
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Man in nightclub
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Mr. Bowman
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Brewster
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Eckers
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Annoyed man
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Presiding judge in "Pay the Two Dollars"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
Saratoga Trunk (1946) as Mr. Stone
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
Plainsman and the Lady (1946) as Russell
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen (Vera Ralston), daughter of Michael Arnesen (Rheinhold Schunzel), owner of the Pony Express. Michael hires Sam Cotton (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) to protect his pony line from hostile Indians and the attacks of the gang of Peter Marquette (Joseph Schildkraut), owner of a stagecoach line who fears losing his contracts to the pony riders. Sam finds himself in a difficult position because Michael's wife, Cathy (Gail Patrick), is in love with Marquette. Sam, despite several attacks by Marquette's men, organizes the pony line. The ailing Michael is shocked to death by his wife's confession of hate, and Marquette tries to destroy the ecpress stations. Sam, with the aid of a friendly Indian tribe, finally wipes out Marquette and his gang, and returns to St. Joseph and Ann, the woman he loves.
In Old Sacramento (1946) as Fargo
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946) as Inspector Crane
A reformed thief tracks a stolen gem to clear his name.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Captain T. J. Hurley
The Cat Creeps (1946) as Editor Sampler
Ding Dong Williams (1946) as Saul Dana
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Seelig
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Owner of Oriental Saloon
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Hotel manager
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as F. T. Johnson
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Businessman
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Tell It to a Star (1945) as Brannigan
See My Lawyer (1945) as Judge
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Governor
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Youth for the Kingdom (1945) as Mr. Manson
The Cheaters (1945) as Ramsey
An unemployed actor tries to save a young innocent from greedy relations.
You Came Along (1945) as Airport official
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Shady Lady (1945) as Danton
Night Club Girl (1945) as Brenner
Swing Out Sister (1945) as Doorman
Blonde Ransom (1945) as Police captain
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Chairman
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
In Society (1944) as Parker
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Dance director
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Song of Nevada (1944) as Mr. Worthington
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his daughter is going to sell his ranch and marry a man he dislikes. So he gives Roy a job on the ranch and sends him off to see if he can prevent both of these events while he remains in hiding.
Make Your Own Bed (1944) as Mr. Linklater
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Taxpayer
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Tim Donovan
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A Night of Adventure (1944) as Gil Regan
A lawyer tries to clear his wife''''s lover of murder charges.
The Impostor (1944) as Adjutant
Up in Arms (1944) as Sherwood
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Mr. Henderson
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Theatrical agent
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as General
Let's Face It (1943) as Man in boat
The Good Fellows (1943) as Blake
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Murder on the Waterfront (1943) as Capt. Dave Towne
Nazis and entertainers are involved in an inventor''''s murder.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Husband
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
Calaboose (1943) as Sheriff
When he falls for the jailer''''s daughter, a wandering cowpoke gets himself arrested.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Alfred
Over My Dead Body (1943) as Crole
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
Truck Busters (1943) as Stephen S. Gray
An independent driver organizes other truckers to fight a corrupt executive.
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Master of ceremonies
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Congressman
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
In This Our Life (1942) as Jim Purdy
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Senator Knobs
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942) as Mr. Aldrich
At a December 7, 1941 Washington cocktail party, Connie Mathew (Virginia Bruce) is not amused by the romantic advances of playboy Tommy Aldrich (James Ellison), son of an important Navy consultant. The party is shocked by the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Connie blithely announces she would like to serve Uncle Sam as a new version of Mata Hari. She finds Mr. Fortune (Aubrey Mather) waiting for her when she gets home and he introduces himself as a member of the Secret Service and asks her to join his staff. Thinking it is a practical joke by Tommy, she accepts. Fortune tells Connie her first assignment is to get friendly with Tommy, as the government suspects him of selling convoy information that he gets from his father to enemy agents. She does so, falls in love with him and finds out he is 100% loyal. Mr. Fortune takes Connie and Tommy captive. Connie's sister, Agatha (Sheila Ryan), had earlier suspected Mr. Fortune and she was taken prisoner by his Axis spies.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Cyrus Ballard
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.
The Male Animal (1942) as Alumnus
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
Juke Girl (1942) as Paley
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'''' rights.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Stage manager
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as McCarthy
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Hoppy
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
Remember the Day (1942) as 2nd committeman
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Donovan
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Mr. [J. D.] Reindel
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Vice President Breckenridge
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
The Affairs of Martha (1942) as Homer Jacell
A servant's scandalous novel lands her employers in hot water.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Reese
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Van Dyke
A professor''''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
Dance Hall (1941) as Henry Baker
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Gonigle
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Captain Moss
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
San Francisco Docks (1941) as District Attorney [R. L. Craig]
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
Man Made Monster (1941) as District attorney [Ralph B. Stanley]
In the Navy (1941) as Captain Richards
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Three Sons O'Guns (1941) as Baxter
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
Thieves Fall Out (1941) as Harry Eckles
A young man tries to rescue his grandmother from kidnappers.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as [Jack] Murray
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Dunbar
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Hold That Ghost (1941) as [Sidney] Moose Matson
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
We Go Fast (1941) as Club manager
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
Highway West (1941) as Gorman
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Half a Sinner (1940) as Slick
Lillian Russell (1940) as President Cleveland
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
On Their Own (1940) as Judge Bull
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Hotel manager
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
Charter Pilot (1940) as Wentword
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
My Love Came Back (1940) as Agent
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Fitzgerald
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Concilman Clark
Girl in 313 (1940) as Grayson
Seven Sinners (1940) as Police chief
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
Hired Wife (1940) as Mumford
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.
Maryland (1940) as John Addison
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) as Mayor Green
Three Cheers for the Irish (1940) as Police commissioner
A Scottish lad and Irish lass risk their families' wrath by marrying.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Judge Hinsdale
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Honeymoon in Bali (1939) as Store detective
Off the Record (1939) as Scotty
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
Sudden Money (1939) as Sam
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Crane
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Chief foreman
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Private Detective (1939) as Evans
Rival detectives fall in love when they''''re forced to work together.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Ennis
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Army captain
A married pianist deserts his mentally troubled wife when he falls in love with a pretty waitress.
Indianapolis Speedway (1939) as Duncan Martin
A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track.
On Trial (1939) as Gray
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Bill Mason
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) as Elderly man
Blondie fills in for Dagwood at the office, so he can go on a fishing trip.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Brown
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Sam Hudson
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) as Warden
A young misfit lands on a prison chain gang and falls for the foreman's daughter.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Warden Denby
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Tail Spin (1939) as Sales manager
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Hempel
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Hidden Power (1939) as George Foster
Happy Landing (1938) as Manager
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Illegal Traffic (1938) as Dalton
You and Me (1938) as N. G. Borton
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) as Ellory Bugs
A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Director [Walter] Kelton
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Skipper
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Mr. Alvey
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Major Gruff
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Cocoanut Grove (1938) as Hawtry
The Texans (1938) as I. J. Jessup
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Don Page
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
Let Them Live (1937) as Addison
Easy Living (1937) as Mr. Hyde
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937) as Waldo P. Bottomly, Sr.
Love on Toast (1937) as Jonathan
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Al Howard
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Marked Woman (1937) as [Bob] Crandall
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Melody for Two (1937) as Hale
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
The Road Back (1937) as Bartscher
Midnight Court (1937) as Al Kruger
A district attorney sells out to the mob until he falls for an honest girl.
Behind the Mike (1937) as Cyrus Wittles
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Something to Sing About (1937) as Cafe manager
A New York bandleader takes Hollywood by storm.
Marry the Girl (1937) as Drake
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
Paradise Isle (1937) as Hoener
Ever Since Eve (1937) as Henderson
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
Let Them Live (1937) as The Editor
Road Gang (1936) as Marsden
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
Fatal Lady (1936) as Detective
Murder by an Aristocrat (1936) as Bayard Thatcher
A blackmailer's murder tears apart a well-off family.
Earthworm Tractors (1936) as Mr. Jackson
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
The Big Noise (1936) as Walford Andrews
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
Dangerous (1935) as Reed Walsh
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''''s fallen in love with.
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as Chief Haggerty
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
A Night at the Ritz (1935) as Connolly
A publicist doesn''''t know that his famous chef client can''''t cook.
In Caliente (1935) as
At a Mexican resort, a fast-talking magazine editor woos the dancer he's trashed in print.
Bright Lights (1935) as
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
Roberta (1935) as
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) as Adjutant
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
Special Agent (1935) as Young
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) as Swaley
An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.
Go into Your Dance (1935) as McGee
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.
The Crusades (1935) as Amir
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as Theater manager
Woman Wanted (1935) as Collins
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
Death Flies East (1935) as Captain Daniel J. Barrie
Straight from the Heart (1935) as Prosecuting attorney
Sweet Music (1935) as Billy Madison
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Bordertown (1935) as Dr. Carter
An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Joe Hague
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Housewife (1934) as Bill's lawyer
Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer.
Massacre (1934) as Senator Beale
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''''s rights.
The Secret Bride (1934) as Rep. McPherson
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Charly
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
Circus Clown (1934) as
A young man defies his father''''s wishes to join the circus.
Laughing Boy (1934) as [George] Hartshone
A young Navajo defies tribal custom to marry an outcast.
The Dragon Murder Case (1934) as Greeff
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934) as Stephen Prime
A mild-mannered reporter learns to stand up for himself.
Imitation of Life (1934) as
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
Upper World (1934) as City editor
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as District Attorney
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) as Police captain
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Manager
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Midnight Alibi (1934) as Nick
An elderly recluse shelters a gambler on the run from bogus murder charges.
The St. Louis Kid (1934) as Joe Hunter
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
Lady Killer (1933) as Williams
A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star.
Only Yesterday (1933) as
Hello, Everybody! (1933) as
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
Dangerously Yours (1933) as George Carr
Meet the Baron (1933) as Radio man
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
Torch Singer (1933) as Jarrett
A night club singer hosts a children''''s radio show in hopes of finding the child she gave up years earlier.
Sitting Pretty (1933) as Director
Jack Oakie and Jack Haley are songwriters are enroute from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Ginger Rogers, a lunchwagon proprieter, joins them.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Lawrence
The Thirteenth Guest (1932) as Captain Brown
13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, but nobody knows who that is. Now someone is murdering the remaining guests, and placing their dead bodies at the table, in the same seat they had occupied 13 years before.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) as Captain
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.
Central Park (1932) as
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
The Menace (1932) as [Jack] Utterson
Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother, Caroline. An explosion disfigures him, but plastic surgery gives him an opportunity to return to England and investigate his father's murder under a new identity. As Robert Crockett he romances his stepmother, ultimately trapping her by creating the appearance of a double-cross among her accomplices, now guests at her house.
The Lost Squadron (1932) as Leleway
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
The Animal Kingdom (1932) as Grace's husband
An intellectual publisher can't choose between his society wife and his free thinking former love.
The Sport Parade (1932) as Kendrick
College team mates follow different paths after they graduate.
Sky Devils (1932) as Captain
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
The Intruder (1932) as Samson
A murder is committed aboard a cruise ship just before it sinks in a storm. The survivors, including the killer, land on a mysterious jungle island.
Her Mad Night (1932) as District Attorney
The Pride of the Legion (1932) as Sergeant Arnold
Guilty As Hell (1932) as Governor
Guilty or Not Guilty (1932) as Chief
Graft (1931) as M. H. Thomas
No Limit (1931) as
The Vice Squad (1931) as Magistrate Morrison
The Secret Call (1931) as Jim Blake
Captain Applejack (1931) as Dennett
The worm turns when gangsters try to uncover buried treasure in a timid man''''s home.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1930) as The Duke of Winchester
Two insurance men try to help a runaway heiress run a hotel.
The Silver Horde (1930) as Thomas Hilliard
An Alaskan fisherman is dogged by a ruthless competitor and an ambitious dance hall girl.
Blaze o' Glory (1930) as District Attorney
Oh, For a Man (1930) as Kerry Stokes
Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann breaks into Carlotta's boudoir while she's asleep to steal her jewelery. Carlotta awakes and is facinated with Barney. They date and marry at her Villa in Italy. Soon Barney can't take being married to a diva and leaves her. Carlotta picks herself up and returns to opera. One night as Carlotta is asleep in her boudoir, she is awaken by someone breaking in...
Scarlet Pages (1930) as Gregory Jackson
A female attorney makes a startling discovery about the woman she''''s defending from murder charges.
Sunny (1930) as First officer
A showgirl falls for a society boy but has to win over his family.
Hell's Angels (1930) as Staff Major
Two buddies take on World War I flying aces and a seductive blonde.
Playboy of Paris (1930) as Mr. Bannock
A Man From Wyoming (1930) as Major
Men Are Like That (1930) as Frank Hyland
For the Defense (1930) as District Attorney Stone
An attorney, who specializes in springing criminals out of prison, is faced with a moral dilemma when his girlfriend drunkenly kills a pedestrian with her car and another man takes the blame.
The Costello Case (1930) as Saunders
Queen of the Night Clubs (1929) as Assistant district attorney
Painted Faces (1929) as Ringmaster
Woman Trap (1929) as Watts
The Carnation Kid (1929) as Blythe
Good Morning, Judge (1928) as Elton
The Last Trail (1927) as Morley
The robberies on Jasper Carrol's stages have been so frequent that the stage line plans to hold a stagecoach race with the winner getting the new contract. Tom foils Cal Barker's attempt to kill him and gets a confession from him that Kurt Morley is behind the robberies. But first Tom must win the race for Carrol although Morley's stages have him greatly outnumbered.
A Gentleman of Paris (1927) as Henri Dufour
Love Makes 'Em Wild (1927) as Mamie's ex-husband
The Cradle Snatchers (1927) as Roy Ladd
Hearts and Spurs (1925) as Victor Dufresne
Women and Gold (1925) as SeƱor Ortego
Ports of Call (1925) as Randolph Sherman
Recompense (1925) as Colonel Donovan
The Storm Daughter (1924) as Rennert
Adam and Eva (1923) as Dr. Delamater
Salomy Jane (1923) as Gambler
Destiny's Isle (1922) as Lazus
Nobody (1921) as John Rossmore
Conceit (1921) as William Crombie
The Girl From Nowhere (1921) as Jimmy Ryder
The Valley of Doubt (1920) as Macy
A Child for Sale (1920) as Dr. Gardner
Partners of the Night (1920) as Robert Clifford
Lure of Ambition (1919) as Hon. Cyril Ralston
La Belle Russe (1919) as Brand
Impossible Catherine (1919) as John Henry Jackson
The Gold Cure (1919) as Michael Darcy
A Woman There Was (1919) as Winthrop Stark
The Capitol (1919) as Congressman Blake
In Pursuit of Polly (1918) as Larry O'Malley
Polly, a young woman on the run from three unwanted suitors, checks into a hotel using an assumed name. This subterfuge leads a Secret Service agent to mistake her for a German spy, which in turn leads her to become unwittingly involved with real German spies.
The Whirlpool (1918) as Arthur Hallam
Friend Husband (1918) as John Sparr
Our Little Wife (1918) as Dr. Elliott
Ashes of Love (1918) as
More Truth Than Poetry (1917) as Allen Danby
The Greatest Power (1917) as John Conrad
The Call of Her People (1917) as Nicholas Van Kleet
The Lifted Veil (1917) as Malcolm Grant
American Maid (1917) as David Starr
Lady Barnacle (1917) as Krishna Dhwaj
A Magdalene of the Hills (1917) as Bud Weaver
Mary Lawson's Secret (1917) as Dr. Brundage
Persuasive Peggy (1917) as Ed Trowbridge
Her Second Husband (1917) as John Kirby
The White Raven (1917) as "The Stranger"
A young woman swears revenge on the man who left her father destitute in the Alaska gold fields. She tracks him to the opera houses of New York, where he is a director. She becomes an opera star (!) and uses his infatuation with her to secure financial secrets with which to ruin him. But the man's daughter and a mysterious stranger combine to disrupt her plans.
In the Diplomatic Service (1916) as Lynn Hardi
Her Debt of Honor (1916) as John Hartfield
The Pretenders (1916) as Macklin Thurston
Thou Art the Man (1916) as Khitmatgar
The Child of Destiny (1916) as Calvin Baker
A man seeks out an old friend and enters his home only to be sucked into an all-consuming malady that originates in the soul of a beautiful and treacherous woman.
Dorian's Divorce (1916) as Henry Morgan
The Price of Malice (1916) as Captain Mills
A Yellow Streak (1915) as Jack Rader

Producer (feature film)

Shape of Things to Come, The (1979)
Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Bellboy (1960) as Production Manager
An accident-prone bellboy''''s resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Asst unit prod mgr
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) as Unit Manager
A small-town repairman takes in his childhood sweetheart''''s triplets and is mistaken for their father.
The Geisha Boy (1958) as Unit Production Manager
A third-rate magician tours Japan with the USO.
King Creole (1958) as Loc unit prod mgr
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
The Delicate Delinquent (1957) as Unit Production Manager
Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Asst prod mgr
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
The Gaucho (1928) as Technician
A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich with gold from the grateful worshipers. Ruiz, an evil and sadistic general, captures the city, confiscates the gold, and closes the shrine. But the Gaucho, the charismatic leader of a band of outlaws, comes to the rescue.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

G.I. Jane (1997)
Navy Intelligence officer Lt Jordan O''Neil becomes a test case when she is recruited to become the first woman allowed to train for the covert operations unit known as the Navy SEALS. She is not expected to succeed and many high ranking military and government officials, including Senator Lillian DeHaven, are counting on her to fail. O''Neil persists, and when the recruit''s final training exercise is diverted to aid and rescue American troops in the Middle East, the Master Chief is wounded and O''Neil must summon all her leadership abilities to save him and the mission.

Writer (special)

Tiny Perfect Predators -- Mantids and Lizards (2000)
Documentary about mantids and lizards and the special adaptations that enable them to survive. Experts in camouflage, lizards possess the unique ability to blend into their environments. Using state-of-the-art microphotography, viewers gain a perspective of mantids that is informative and intrguing.

Stunts (TV Mini-Series)

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