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Charles McAvoy

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Cast (feature film)

Carrie (1952) as Policeman
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
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.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Counterman
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Spectator
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
East Side, West Side (1950) as Policeman
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
No Way Out (1950) as Riley
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
Highway 301 (1950) as Bank guard
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
Side Street (1950) as Bank guard
A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.
Take One False Step (1949) as Policeman
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as Policeman
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
Flaxy Martin (1949) as Deputy sheriff
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Mr. Soper
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Hazard (1948) as L.A. policeman
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Elmer
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
Embraceable You (1948) as Bartender
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Homesteader
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Janitor O' Brien
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) as Character
Sudan (1945) as Bettor
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as O'Kelly
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Policeman
Strange Holiday (1945) as Guard
Businessman John Stevenson returns from a camping holiday in the mountains to discover the whole of America has been taken over by foreign invaders. His family has been taken away and he is thrown into prison and must come to terms with the new USA.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Policeman
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Policeman in "Big Night" number
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Prospector
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Fired Wife (1943) as
False Faces (1943) as Policeman
Top Man (1943) as Tool attendant/ Railroad conductor
Captive Wild Woman (1943) as Policeman
A mad scientist transplants human glands into a gorilla, turning the ape into a beautiful young woman (Acquanetta). However, a severe emotional jolt soon reverts her back into her primitive self with disastrous consequences.
Hi, Neighbor (1942) as Policeman
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942) as Hogan
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
Lady for a Night (1942) as Policeman
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with his murder.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as 2d Charles Miller
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Moriarity
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) as Policeman
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Brakeman
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Janitor
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Public Enemies (1941) as Policeman
Dark Streets of Cairo (1941) as Man in fez
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as Police sergeant
Pot O' Gold (1941) as Turnkey
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Tough policeman
Honky Tonk (1941) as Miner
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as Conductor
Meet John Doe (1941) as
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
San Antonio Rose (1941) as Bartender
Bachelor Daddy (1941) as Policeman
Women Without Names (1940) as Police officer
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Cop
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
The Great McGinty (1940) as Guard
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Captain of detectives
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Turnkey
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
Saint Louis Blues (1939) as Sergeant
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Policeman
Let Us Live (1939) as Jail guard
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Rulers of the Sea (1939) as O'Brien
King of the Turf (1939) as Policeman
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Hickey
Missing Daughters (1939) as Detective A
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Sergeant
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Prison official
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Guard
Union Pacific (1939) as Engineer
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Cipher Bureau (1938) as
King of Alcatraz (1938) as Quartermaster
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Miner
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
It Could Happen to You (1937) as Policeman
Maid of Salem (1937) as Father
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.
The Singing Cowboy (1936) as Johnson
When Gene's boss is murdered, the bosses daughter is seriously injured. To raise money for her operation, Gene and the ranch hands enter the new medium of television as singers. When they do well the bank agrees to lend them the needed money. Martin is after the ranch and he was the murderer. Now he has to make sure the daughter doesn't get the operation so he sends his henchmen out to wreck Gene's equipment.
Strike Me Pink (1936) as Selby
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Policeman
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Plainclothesman
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
Diamond Jim (1935) as Policeman
Love Me Forever (1935) as Miller's henchman
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Lady by Choice (1934) as Policeman
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
Badge of Honor (1934) as
Mills of the Gods (1934) as Detective
The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) as Road cop #1
A Man's Game (1934) as Old fireman
The Defense Rests (1934) as Guard
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Policeman no. 2
Shoot the Works (1934) as Policeman
Jealousy (1934) as Detective
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Ben
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934) as Lieutenant Parker
Those Who Dance (1930) as Prison guard
A policeman doubles as a gunman to get in with the mob.

Cast (short)

Love on Tap (1939)
A man tries to woo the manager of a dance troupe in this musical short film.
I'll Be Suing You (1934)
In this short film, Patsy Kelly is coerced into faking a lost leg in order to win an insurance settlement after an automobile accident.
Taxi Barons (1933)
In this comedic short, a pair of taxi drivers get in trouble with the law and disguise themselves as royalty to escape.
The King (1930)
In this comedic short film, a game of "musical beds" ensues when a queen attempts to trap a king in an affair.
The Shrimp (1930)
A timid man undergoes a personality change, and turns the tables on the people who''''ve bullied him in this short film.
The Big Kick (1930)
A filling station owner and his girlfriend are caught in the middle of a gunfight in this comedic short film.

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