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Cast (feature film)

The Blob (1958) as Old man
A misunderstood teen fights to save his town from a gelatinous monster from outer space.
The Storm Rider (1957) as Collins
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Salesman
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
Bombers B-52 (1957) as Counterman at diner
A hard-nosed Air Force sergeant tries to keep his daughter from dating a hotshot flyer.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Sam
A man''''s plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Them! (1954) as Jenson
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Charley
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
So This Is Love (1953) as Farmer
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
The Fabulous Senorita (1952) as Justice of Peace
Gobs and Gals (1952) as Conductor
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Desk clerk
Santa Fe (1951) as Dan Dugan
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
Stage to Tucson (1951) as Chantry
(Wes ''51). Rod Cameron, Wayne Morris, Kay Buckley, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Fowley. Two Union agents are sent to investigate charges that the Confederates are stealing Arizona stagecoaches and smuggling them into Atlanta in an effort to break the Federal''s western supply line.
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as Conductor
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
The Nevadan (1950) as Rusty
A U.S. Marshall tries to recover stolen gold.
He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950) as Hotel clerk
A fledgling magician and his girlfriend get mixed up with bank robbers.
Father Makes Good (1950) as Milo Williams
Never a Dull Moment (1950) as Hunter
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
Rock Island Trail (1950) as Saloon keeper
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
Leave It to Henry (1949) as Milo Williams
Grand Canyon (1949) as Windy
Massacre River (1949) as Circuit rider
Guy Madison, Rory Calhoun, Carole Mathews, Cathy Downs, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Art Baker, Iron Eyes Cody, Queenie Smith. Two army officers compete for the hand of the colonel''s daughter in this western romance which features a subplot involving a sneaky gambler and Indians on the warpath.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Station master
Little Women (1949) as Mr. Davis
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as Store proprietor
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Barfly
A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Postman
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Hellfire (1949) as Bartender
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
Isn't It Romantic (1948) as Hotel clerk
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Frank Foley
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
Station West (1948) as Cook
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
The Dude Goes West (1948) as Finnegan
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
The Paleface (1948) as Undertaker
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as "Remedy" Williams
Smoky Mountain Melody (1948) as Lum Peters
Range minstrel Roy Acuff (Roy Acuff) takes over the county-wide Corby Ranch which, under the terms of the owner's will, must be operated by Roy for 90 days, and at the end of that time, family friend Doc Moffit (Harry "Pappy" Cheshire), must decide whether to turn over the ranch to Roy or the rough Corby boys, Roy's cousins Bruce "Kid" Corby (Russell Arms) and Joab (Jason Robards.) Corby foreman "Saddle Grease" (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams) tries to run Roy off the place, but eases off when Roy saves his life during a wild drive with a truckful of dynamite. Roy opens the range to migratory workers, discovers new water wells, tears down electric fences, cures ailing cattle, plays his fiddle, and treats the neighbors and kids with barbecues and and barn dances, where he plays his fiddle some more. Kid Corby gives Roy a beating, but is so ashamed of himself that he helps Roy from then on. Joab, working with a crooked lawyer, rigs a scheme to destroy Roy's reputation. The frame-up fails, but Roy returns the ranch to the now-reformed brothers and takes to the road again with his Smoky Mountain Boys.
I Walk Alone (1948) as Watchman
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
The Return of the Whistler (1948) as Jeff Anderson
When a woman goes missing on the eve of her wedding, her fiancee hires a detective to track her down.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Storekeeper McGinn
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
For the Love of Rusty (1947) as Frank Foley
A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences.
Keeper of the Bees (1947) as Customer
Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine (Michael Duane), who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice (Gloria Henry), but the romance is almost doomed by the gossip-spreading of a meddlesome neighbor. The pair are reconciled through the actions of an orphan girl (Jo Ann Marlowe), whom they decide to adopt after they are married.
Angel and the Badman (1947) as Bradley
When a Quaker girl nurses a notorious gunman back to health, he tries to adopt her peaceful ways.
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) as Undertaker
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Gas man
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Mr. Pink
Wyoming (1947) as Cowboy
Charles Alderson (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) and his wife settle in the Wyoming Territory, and form a lasting friendship with Thomas Jefferson "Windy" Gibson (George Hayes as George "Gabby" Hayes). Alderson's wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with an infant daughter, who he sends to Europe for an education. During the years in which she is abroad, Alderson becomes a wealthy cattle baron. The daughter, Karen (Vera Ralston), returns to Wyoming soon after it has been admitted to statehood. She finds that much of the land her father has considered as his own is now open to homesteaders, and that hostilities have broken out between the two factions. Alderson's foreman, Glenn Forrester (John Carroll), a former lawyer with whom Karen falls in love, warns Alderson against using violence in dealing with the homesteaders. Duke Lassister (Albert Dekker), a smooth operator dealing in cattle rustling, sets himself up as a spokesman for the homesteaders and uses their fight with Alderson to further his own interests. When Lassister murders Windy, Alderson hires a gang of outlaws to war on the homesteaders.
Apache Rose (1947) as Alkali Elkins
The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship.
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) as Marcus Leblane
A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.
Home Sweet Homicide (1946) as Luke
Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) as Newspaper clerk
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Witness
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Painter
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
She Wrote the Book (1946) as Baggage master
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Hank
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Interior decorator
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Zany steward
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Dakota (1945) as Devlin's driver
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Prince de la Mour
Fallen Angel (1945) as Joe Ellis
A man is accused of killing a waitress he had tried to seduce with his wife''''s money.
Nothing But Trouble (1945) as Boss painter
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
Sheriff of Cimarron (1945) as Pinky Snyder
Cimarron is a wild town overrun by outlaws. Sunset, who was framed as a cattle rustler, has just been released from prison after 3 years when he winds up in Cimarron. On his first day there, he foils a robbery attempt of the express office and kills 2 of the 3 outlaws. The greatful town makes him sheriff and the next day, he foils another robbery of the gold in the express office. What Sunset does not know is that his brother Ted is the leader of the outlaws and was the one who framed him for the cattle rustling.
Santa Fe Saddlemates (1945) as Aloysius J. Philpots
Governor Price (Frank Jaquet) sends Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton (Linda Stirling) is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on the smuggling story. By posing as an expected outlaw named Brazos Kane (Kenne Duncan), Sunset becomes a member of the gang. Ann discovers his real identity and purpose but conceals her knowledge, even from him.
Grissly's Millions (1945) as Andrews
Captain Eddie (1945) as Census taker
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as Dr. Greengrass' doctor
The heir to a fortune hidden in five chairs unwittingly sells them.
Senorita from the West (1945) as Justice of Peace
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Customer
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Bigelow
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
Sing Neighbor Sing (1944) as Joe the barber
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) as
A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.
Bermuda Mystery (1944) as Gas station owner
Man from Frisco (1944) as Eben Whelock
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) as Slim Taylor
In the Meantime, Darling (1944) as Hiram Morehouse
A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives and problems with her husband.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Sam Walker
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Jed
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
Dixie (1943) as Mr. Devereaux
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Young and Willing (1943) as Second cop
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Dr. Saunders
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) as Sheriff
A society sleuth is framed for murder by criminals running a war-bond racket.
The Good Fellows (1943) as Reynolds
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.
The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) as Goodwillie
A society sleuth investigates murder at a girls'''' school.
Jack London (1943) as Mailman
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
A Stranger in Town (1943) as Homer Todds
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Frank
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) as Chief Jonathan Meek
In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff (Paul Harvey), his secretary Alfred Dunning (Robert Emmett Keane), and his doctor, Haggard (Henry Wilcoxin), bury a body in the estate cemetary. At the house, Wolff's daughter Catherine (Marjorie Weaver) arrives unexpectedly and tells her step-mother Anne Wolff (Helene Reynolds) that she has just been married to Roger Blake (Richard Derr) who will be along in a few days. Cathy retires and is awakened by a mysterious assailant who fires a shot at her, but her parents tell her she was just dreaming. Wolff goes to the cemetary and finds the body missing. The scared Cathy calls in fast-talking private detective Mike Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) and, since her father doesn't like detectives, she introduces him as her husband. That evening Shayne hears a shot and finds that Haggard has been killed. While the police are questioning the family, the lights go out and a shot is fired from outside.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Organist
Although she's been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Carpenter
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942) as Jailer
Dr. Broadway (1942) as The professor
Henry and Dizzy (1942) as Mr. [Frank] Stevens
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Blair Fletcher
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
Secrets of the Underground (1942) as Oscar Mayberry
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Game warden
Home in Wyomin' (1942) as Sunrise
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Jacob Diezal
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
Orchestra Wives (1942) as Attendant
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
Almost Married (1942) as Bright
Gloria Dobson (Jane Frazee) is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III (Robert Paige). The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda (Elizabeth Patterson) has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin (Jan Wiley). Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael (Charles Coleman) persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then heads for Reno to get a divorce. Jimmy, realizing that he does love Gloria, flies to catch her Reno-bound train...
The Great Lie (1941) as Ed
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) as Corky
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) as Frank, inn manager
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Zeke
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Constable Sam Smedley
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Farmer
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
Belle Starr (1941) as Jasper Tench
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941) as Dr. Williams
Chad Hanna (1940) as Cisco Tridd
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).
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Hotel clerk
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Station master
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
Lucky Partners (1940) as Tourist
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Young People (1940) as Station master
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940) as Pa Blower
Zenobia (1939) as Attorney Culpepper
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
Disbarred (1939) as
Made for Each Other (1939) as Farmer
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
Boy Slaves (1939) as Camp cook
A young runaway ends up in a juvenile labor camp.
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) as Book agent
Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead lose Baby Dumpling as well as Daisy the dog.
One Hour to Live (1939) as Clerk
Ambush (1939) as Radio announcer
Henry Goes Arizona (1939) as Ted Slocum
A Broadway tenderfoot takes over a Western ranch.
The Kid from Kokomo (1939) as Stan
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
Four Wives (1939) as Joe
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Days of Jesse James (1939) as Undersheriff
Bank officials set out to rob their own bank.
The Return of Dr. X (1939) as Undertaker
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) as Sergeant Entwhistle
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as A carpetbagger businessman
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Deputy sheriff
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
When Were You Born (1938) as Sagittarius, Nov 23-Dec 21 [Peter Finlay]
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Schoolmaster
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
Brother Rat (1938) as Slim
A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret.
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Tom Slack
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
Little Tough Guy (1938) as Baxter
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as Mr. X
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Fred
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as "Trinidad Joe"
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
Swing Your Lady (1938) as Hotel proprietor
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
Sweethearts (1938) as Appleby
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Marry the Girl (1937) as First Southerner
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Baggage man
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
Stand-In (1937) as Hotel manager
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
A Star Is Born (1937) as Judd Baker
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as Jardge, stage driver
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
Mountain Music (1937) as Pappy
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Doorman
Men in Exile (1937) as [H. Mortimer] Jones
Gun smugglers clash with an island dictator.
Stella Dallas (1937) as Man at Stephen's office
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
I Married a Doctor (1936) as Dave Dyer
An idealistic city girl moves to the country with her doctor husband.
Satan Met a Lady (1936) as Dunhill
In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.
Widow from Monte Carlo (1936) as Eaves
A widowed duchess enlists an American thief to save her from blackmail.
Road Gang (1936) as Doctor
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) as Dr. MacDuffy
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
The Big Noise (1936) as Harrison
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
Snowed Under (1936) as Sheriff
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
Love Letters of a Star (1936) as Sergeant Stevens
Boulder Dam (1936) as Sheriff
Man mistaken for a murderer hides out while working on construction project.
Earthworm Tractors (1936) as Mr. Blair
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
The Longest Night (1936) as Smythe
A department-store head tries to stop a gangland plot.
Country Gentlemen (1936) as Lawyer
A band of settlers on the Oregon Trail is attacked by outlaws, who steal their horses. The horses are returned and the outlaws chased off by three cowboys who just happen to pass by. Years later, the three cowboys again save the settlers when they are threatened by some rebellious farmworkers.
Man Hunt (1936) as Starrett
A bored small-town teacher gets mixed up with an escaped bank robber.
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as Wilbur Strong
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Carlton
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) as Doctor
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) as Wilbur Strong, coroner
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
Dr. Socrates (1935) as Catlett
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
Under Pressure (1935) as Newspaper reporter
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Stage manager
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
Private Scandal (1934) as Coroner
Behold My Wife! (1934) as Mattingly
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
Wagon Wheels (1934) as Bill O'Meary
The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack.
Treasure Island (1934) as Dick
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
Marie Galante (1934) as Clerk French consul
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
Blondie Johnson (1933) as Eddie
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
Little Women (1933) as Old man
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
So Big (1932) as Jacob
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
Cheaters at Play (1932) as Secretary
Over the Hill (1931) as Isaac Shelby
Zander The Great (1925) as Elmer Lovejoy
Mamie (Marion Davies), an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell (Hedda Hopper), a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander (John Huff). Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "Zander". When Mrs. Caldwell dies, the authorities decree that the boy must be placed in the same orphanage where Mamie was mistreated. Horrified, Mamie determines to see to it that the boy will be spared the same treatment that she had to suffer.
The Great White Way (1924) as Stubbs
Janice Meredith (1924) as Philemon Hennion
It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of General Washington. Fields is a comic, drunken British sergeant.

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