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Perc Launders

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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Policeman
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
2.
Here Come the Marines (1952) as Sgt. Lane
When they're drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
3.
Rodeo (1952) as Announcer
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
4.
Jet Job (1952) as Photographer
5.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as Grindle
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
6.
Wild Stallion (1952) as Doctor
A horse hunter pursues a white colt that ran off when his parents were killed.
7.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Assistant Coach Amster
8.
Little Egypt (1951) as Police captain
9.
Flight to Mars (1951) as Workman
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
10.
Father Takes the Air (1951) as Silent driver
11.
The Enforcer (1951) as Police sergeant
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob's murder machine.
12.
Crazy Over Horses (1951) as Charlie
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
13.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) as Policeman
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
14.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Turnkey
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show's backer.
15.
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) as Fireman
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
16.
Frenchie (1951) as
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
17.
Three Secrets (1950) as Chauffeur
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
18.
The Milkman (1950) as Police sergeant
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
19.
Undercover Girl (1950) as Police sergeant
20.
Highway 301 (1950) as Detective
21.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Doorman
An angel's earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
22.
Abandoned (1949) as Dowd
A man tries to find his sister's illegitimate child.
23.
The Lady Gambles (1949) as Dealer
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
24.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Policeman
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
25.
Are You with It? (1948) as Concessionaire
26.
River Lady (1948) as
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
27.
The Naked City (1948) as Police photographer
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
28.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Guard
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
29.
You Were Meant for Me (1948) as Band member
A small town girl finds married life difficult with a bandleader in the 1920s.
30.
The Sainted Sisters (1948) as Townsman
31.
Western Heritage (1948) as Sheriff Claiborne
An outlaw leader uses a forged Spanish land grant to claim land from the local ranchers.
32.
Kiss of Death (1947) as Lieutenant
An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.
33.
California (1947) as Printer
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
34.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
35.
The Exile (1947) as Guitar player
A deposed king fights for his life while hiding out at a farm.
36.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Bartender
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.
37.
Born to Kill (1947) as Detective Bryson
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
38.
Code of the West (1947) as Ed, stagecoach driver
Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.
39.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Police stenographer
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
40.
Desperate (1947) as Manny
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
41.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Policeman
42.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) as Policeman
A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run.
43.
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as Reporter
Captain Mary Morley (Paulette Goddard), WAC marital-relations expert, known as "Captain Lonelyhearts", returns from overseas as escort to some G.I. war brides, and she hopes to patch up the estrangement from Peter Morley (Fred MacMurray), her husband and former law partner. The latter has fallen for beautiful Gloria Fay (Arleen Whelan) and is waiting at the airport with a divorce consent requiring Mary's signature. Peter, hoping to be more persuasive later, asks her to have dinner with him later at the Ski Club. Jack Lindsay (Macdonald Carey), a client of Peter's who has been using their apartment mistakes Mary for one of the intended bridesmaids and asks about Gloria. Now that Mary knows about Gloria, she asks Jack to bring Gloria to the Ski Club dinner. Still in love with Peter, Mary refuses to sign the divorce paper and asks Jack to take her home. Mary is ordered to Fort Sheridan and Peter and Jack board her train - Peter still after her signature and Jack also hoping she will sign as he has fallen for her. Jack advises Peter to make himself so repulsive that Mary will be glad to get rid of him. When Mary reaches Chicago, she is met by three WAC officers and Peter, puffing a king-size cigar, who swoops in and scoops her into his arms. Realizing that Peter must want a divorce badly by staging such a performance, Mary finally consents. Later, when Mary and Peter are going through their personal effects, they begin to reminisce and realize their disagreements were over trivial matters. They embrace, leaving Jack and Gloria out in the cold.
44.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Watch member
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
45.
The Brute Man (1946) as
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
46.
Because of Him (1946) as Policeman
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
47.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Hotel clerk
A veteran fights to prove he didn't kill his cheating wife.
48.
The Virginian (1946) as Harmonica player
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
49.
Centennial Summer (1946) as Waiter
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
50.
Behind Green Lights (1946) as Policeman
51.
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as P.A.A. traffic man
52.
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as Coast Guard policeman
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous island..to find Jeff.
53.
San Quentin (1946) as Rod Mason
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
54.
House of Horrors (1946) as Smith
55.
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) as Telephone operator
A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.
56.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Reporter
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
57.
The Killers (1946) as Policeman
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
58.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as Card player
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
59.
Johnny Angel (1945) as Second official
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
60.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Hot dog man
61.
Lady on a Train (1945) as New York policeman
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
62.
West of the Pecos (1945) as Sam Sawtelle
Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him.
63.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Turnkey
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
64.
Under Western Skies (1945) as Hank
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
65.
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945) as Reporter
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac's killing spree.
66.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Onlooker
67.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Doorman
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
68.
See My Lawyer (1945) as Furniture mover
69.
The Stork Club (1945) as Tom, member of band
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire's life.
70.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Janitor
71.
Swingtime Johnny (1944) as Truck driver
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
72.
Week-End Pass (1944) as Murphy
73.
Destiny (1944) as Officer
74.
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Hank
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.
75.
The Falcon Out West (1944) as Red
A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder.
76.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Miller
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.
77.
The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Zoller
A society sleuth tours the movie capital, where he uncovers an actor's murder.
78.
Experiment Perilous (1944) as Ambulance man
A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband.
79.
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Croupier
80.
Ghost Catchers (1944) as Policeman
81.
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Red
82.
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) as Bartender
A society sleuth is framed for murder by criminals running a war-bond racket.
83.
Calling Dr. Death (1943) as Detective
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
84.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Photographer
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
85.
The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943) as Garage man
A society sleuth investigates murder at a girls' school.
86.
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Photographer
87.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Lumberjack
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
88.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Arlette's doorman
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
89.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Yard man
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
90.
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) as Asst. postal inspector
A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.
91.
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Cab driver
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
92.
Sing for Your Supper (1941) as Musician
93.
Dance Hall (1941) as Beattie
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.
94.
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Bus conductor
95.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Man in projection room
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

96.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Stand-in
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.

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