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Also Known As: Died: November 25, 1964
Born: July 31, 1874 Cause of Death: complications following a stroke
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) as Himself
Chameleon-like actor Lon Chaney becomes a star while coping with his first wife's insanity.
Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956) as Judge McComb
A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Grampa Burke
Impact (1949) as Darcy
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Judge Reiser
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''s rights case.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Cornelius Belmont, Sr.
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as J. T. Thorpe
Christmas Eve (1947) as Judge Alston
To save her fortune, an aging woman must reunite her three adopted sons.
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as Mr. Evans
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Professor Rankin
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Quigley Quackenbush
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Mr. Arkwright
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Mr. [Wilbur] Austin
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
What a Blonde (1945) as Mr. Charles Dafoe
A man defies his jealous wife to open his home to a group of chorus girls.
Road to Alcatraz (1945) as Phillip Angreet
Standing Room Only (1944) as Glen Ritchie
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Mr. Steele
Something for the Boys (1944) as Col. Grubbs
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Leo Betz
The Falcon in Danger (1943) as Stanley Harris Palmer
A society sleuth tracks a lost plane carrying $100,000.
True to Life (1943) as Mr. Huggins
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Harvey J. Sloan
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
True to the Army (1942) as Colonel Marlow
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Mr. Rand
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Colonel Winthrop
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) as [Hiram] Brighton
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Mr. Van Dusen
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
Bedtime Story (1941) as Collins
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Senator T. R. Cotton
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Col. Peter Fairbanks
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
Night of January 16th (1941) as Tilton
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) as J. B. [Joseph] Armstrong
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as E. A. Smith
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
No Time for Comedy (1940) as Richard Benson
A wealthy culture vulture tries to steal a playwright from his actress wife.
His Girl Friday (1940) as Mayor [Fred]
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Mr. King
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
I Was a Convict (1939) as John B. Harrison
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Captain McGovern
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) as Mr. [J. H.] King
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Alfred Wiman
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Jim Hanna
Honolulu (1939) as Mr. Horace Grayson
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Society Lawyer (1939) as Mr. Leonard
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Beware, Spooks! (1939) as Commissioner Lewis
Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe. Inept bunglerJoe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse.
Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) as Dayton, Sr.
An English professor helps a waitress take a dream vacation in Paris.
The Law West of Tombstone (1938) as Samuel Kent
A cowardly judge enlists a hot young gunman to help him fight outlaws.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Senator Walsh
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
Carefree (1938) as Judge [Joe] Travers
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
Give Me a Sailor (1938) as Captain Tallant
A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.
Portia on Trial (1937) as John Condon
The Toast of New York (1937) as [Cornelius] Vanderbilt
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Maid of Salem (1937) as Town crier
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Wells Fargo (1937) as John Butterfield
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Fury (1936) as Mr. Pippin
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
After the Thin Man (1936) as General
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) as Technical Advisor
Chameleon-like actor Lon Chaney becomes a star while coping with his first wife's insanity.

Cast (short)

A Girl's Best Years (1937)
A woman reporter is hired by an author-songwriter to help him avoid additional breach-of-promise suits in this comedic short.

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