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Also Known As: Died: September 6, 1974
Born: September 6, 1885 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Sex and the Single Girl (1964) as Dr. Anderson
A journalist sets out to expose a female sex expert but falls for her instead.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) as The King
Fanciful biography of the German fairy-tale collectors, with reenactments of three of their stories.
Cash McCall (1960) as Will Atherson
A corporate spoiler makes a play for a failing company and the owner''s daughter.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as John Marshall Wharton
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
The Colossus of New York (1958) as Dr. William Everett Spensser
Jeremy Spensser, genius humanitarian, is killed in an accident just after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His father William, a brilliant brain surgeon, works on the body in secret before burial; later revealing to his other son Henry that he has the brain on life support and hopes to encase it in a robot body! The resulting being is large, strong, and develops many strange powers. Initially it has Jeremy's gentle personality but this, too, begins to change, and a year later it decides to end its long seclusion... Unusual piano music score.
The Last Command (1955) as Stephen Austin
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as [Edward] Randolph
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
Black Widow (1954) as Gordon Ling
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
High Noon (1952) as Judge Percy Mettrick
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
Valentino (1951) as Mark Towers
The famed silent screen star is torn between love and his career.
Payment on Demand (1951) as [Theodore] Prescott
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
711 Ocean Drive (1950) as Carl Stephans
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.
Smart Woman (1948) as District Attorney Bradley Wayne
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
Lulu Belle (1948) as Harry Randolph
Duel in the Sun (1947) as Mr. Langford
A fiery half-Native American girl comes between a rancher's good and evil sons.
Love and Learn (1947) as Andrew Wyngate
An heiress surreptitiously helps two songwriters waiting for their big break.
The Fabulous Suzanne (1946) as Hendrick Courtney, Sr.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Earl Carroll
The Woman Who Came Back (1945) as Reverend Jim Stevens
Allotment Wives (1945) as Whitey Colton
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
The Great John L. (1945) as Richard Martin
Wonder Man (1945) as District Attorney [O'Brien]
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as Dr. Stendahl
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
The Chicago Kid (1945) as John W. Mitchell
On Stage Everybody (1945) as James Carlton
Escape in the Fog (1945) as Paul Devon
A nurse recovering from a breakdown keeps dreaming about murder.
Storm Over Lisbon (1944) as Alexis Vanderlyn
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special "guest" at Deresco's casino, but there you can't be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention...
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Jules Amthor
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
They Live in Fear (1944) as Matthew Van Camp
A refugee escapes the Nazis and comes to America, but he cannot enjoy his new life because he is worried about the family he left behind.
Cover Girl (1944) as John Coudair
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944) as Roosevelt
It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom... Watch-out!
Corregidor (1943) as Dr. Jan Stockman
Hitler's Children (1943) as Colonel Henkel
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943) as Paul Hendrix
The jungle king braves a lost prehistoric world to obtain malaria serum for the Allies.
Power of the Press (1943) as Howard Rankin
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Night Plane from Chungking (1943) as Albert Pasavy
Friendly Enemies (1942) as Anton Miller [also known as George Stewart]
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942) as James Reynolds
Saboteur (1942) as [Charles] Tobin
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
The Men in Her Life (1941) as Victor
A circus performer marries a man who promises to turn her into a ballerina.
Mercy Island (1941) as Dr. Sanderson, also known as Captain Powell
The Big Boss (1941) as Jim Maloney, previously known as Frank Dugan and Butch McAllister
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Dr. Magnus
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
The Man I Married (1940) as Heinrich Hoffman
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Dr. Emil von Behring
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Seventeen (1940) as Mr. Baxter
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Jim Stevenson
Another Thin Man (1939) as Van Slack
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Disbarred (1939) as Tyler Cradon [also known as Jim Thomas]
The Zero Hour (1939) as Julian Forbes
Black Eyes (1939)
A Woman Is the Judge (1939) as Stephen Graham
Exposed (1938) as William Reardon
I Am the Law (1938) as Eugene Ferguson
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Housemaster (1938)
Thanks for the Memory (1938) as Gil Morrell
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
The Barrier (1937) as [Ben] Stark
They Won't Forget (1937) as [Michael] Gleason
Bigotry flares when a teacher is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South.
Counsel for Crime (1937) as Bill Mellon
Law school graduate Paul Maddox (Douglass Montgomery), adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox (Thurston Hall), accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon (Otto Kruger), brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. Maddox (Nana Bryant) is actually Paul's real mother, although neither the Senator nor Paul know it, and Bill Mellon is his father. Yes, it is one of "those" plots. Paul is at first critical of Mellon's sharp practices, but he relents when Ann McItyre (Jacqueline Wells, long before she ever thought about being Julie Bishop) convinces him it's all within the law, a fact most law school graduates would have learned in law school. Gambler Georgie Evans (Stanley Fields) comes to Mellon and tells him he has just killed Harrison, another underworld character, and insists it was in self defense. Mellon coaches Evans in how to tell his story to the police, then sends him to police headquarters to give himself up, and then assigns Paul to follow up on the case. While Evans and Paul are on separate routes to the police station, Evans stops by Harrison's and kills him under circumstances corresponding with Mellon's fool-proof alibi version already supplied before the act. Truly a good example of why it is best to consult an attorney before committing a rash act. Mellon learns of this post-dated action but, for a large sum of money from Evans, agrees to have his firm represent him and assigns Paul the task. Paul, of course, wins Evans an acquital. Paul later learns that the killing was committed after Evans had retained Mellon and quits the firm. Paul's moral snit does not extend past the point of allowing his adopted-father's influence getting him appointed Assistant District Attorney. Paul begins a probe against malpractice in the law profession, and Mellon hires Mitchell (Marc Lawrence) to dig up scandal on state officials sponsoring the probe. Mitchell does this even better than Mellon anticipated, especially when he comes back with the truth about Paul actually being Mrs. Maddox' own son. When Mitchell refuses to give up the papers with the proof, he and Mellon struggle and Mitchell dies from a shot from his own gun. Mellon is charged with murder and Paul is the prosecutor. Will Paul send his real Pa to jail for life?
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Jeffrey Garth
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Lady of Secrets (1936) as David Eastman
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935) as Ellis
A Victorian wife contemplates leaving her insane husband for a romantic gypsy.
Two Sinners (1935) as Henry Vane
Chained (1934) as Richard Field
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
Gallant Lady (1934) as Philip Lawrence
Men in White (1934) as Dr. Levine
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
Springtime for Henry (1934) as Henry Dewlip
Crime Doctor (1934) as Dan Gifford
Paris Interlude (1934) as Sam [Colt]
Expatriates and foreign correspondents mix in a Paris bistro.
Treasure Island (1934) as Doctor Livesey
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
The Women in His Life (1933) as [Kent "Barry"] Barringer
When his ex-wife is murdered, a hard-living lawyer defends the chief suspect.
The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) as Willie Ryan
A boxing champion falls for a gangster''''s moll.
Turn Back the Clock (1933) as Ted [Wright]
A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.
Ever in My Heart (1933) as Hugo [Wilbrandt]
During World War I, a woman suspects her husband of being a German spy.
Beauty for Sale (1933) as Sherwood
An innocent young hairdresser snares herself a rich husband but he''''s already married.
Under the Red Robe (1923) as Henri de Cocheforet
A Mother's Confession (1915) as Harold Patterson
The Runaway Wife (1915) as Arthur, his son

Cast (special)

Judge, The (1963) as Chief Justice Caleb Cooke
The experiences of Daniel Zachary, a newly appointed Supreme Court judge. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Dick Powell Show," Zachary locks horns with his former law partner over the prospect of commuting the death sentence for a convicted murderer.
Desert Song, The (1955) as General Birabeau
The story, set in French Morocco, relates the exploits of Pierre Birbeau, the son of the Governor who is secretly the Red Shadow, a Robin Hood of the Sahara, and his efforts to win the heart of Margot Bonvalet, a woman he loves but who is engaged to another man.

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