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Cast (feature film)

Mister Cory (1957) as Vendor
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
World in My Corner (1956) as Referee
A scrappy fighter from Jersey City named Tommy Shea -- "born in a dump, educated in an alley" -- catches the eye of wealthy businessman, Robert Mallinson, who allows him to train at his Long Island estate. Shea soon falls for Mallinson's daughter, Dorothy, but fears he doesn't have the money to support her in proper style. To get this money, Shea decides to work with crooked fight-promoter Harry Cram, even though this means dropping his honest manager, Dave Bernstein. As the big fight approaches, however, Shea begins to have second thoughts.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Vendro
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
Flaming Feather (1952) as Bartender
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
Sailor Beware (1952) as Referee
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Meet Danny Wilson (1952) as Inmate
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
Iron Man (1951) as Referee
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
Kansas Raiders (1950) as Man in crowd
Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy. Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians. Goaded by Quantrill's girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in. Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone. Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history.
The Great Jewel Robber (1950) as Mail clerk
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
The Milkman (1950) as Danny
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.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Umpire
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as Rogers
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Dallas (1950) as Citizen
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
White Heat (1949) as Clocker
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
Whiplash (1948) as Manager
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Scout
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Man reciting Lord's Prayer
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
Trail Street (1947) as Henchman
Bat Masterson fights to make Kansas safe for wheat farmers.
Killer McCoy (1947) as Cigones' fight referee
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
The Mighty McGurk (1947) as Man at table
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
Ding Dong Williams (1946) as Grip
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Whispering man
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Gambler
A singer can't choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Doctor
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Wilson (1945) as Secretary Wilson
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
One Way to Love (1945) as Passenger
Man Alive (1945) as Show boat character
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945) as Villager
Wilson (1945) as William B. Wilson
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) as Cabby
A soldier loses his girlfriend to his best buddy.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Butler
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Referee
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Bartender
Gentleman Jim (1942) as
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Sin Town (1942) as Stick man
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
Broadway (1942) as Gangster
Pittsburgh (1942) as Waiter
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
Knockout (1941) as Referee
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Bartender
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Ringside Maisie (1941) as Referee Zinick
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'' training camp.
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.
Tight Shoes (1941) as
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Referee
20 Mule Team (1940) as
A miner fights his way across Death Valley to beat out the competition.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Waiter
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
You'll Find Out (1940) as
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Guard
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Radio operator
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Gas station attendant
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Guard
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Goodie Vosburg
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
Golden Boy (1939) as Referee
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Unmarried (1939) as Referee
Pardon Our Nerve (1939) as Referee
King of Chinatown (1939) as Referee
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Referee
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
Over the Wall (1938) as Announcer
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Referee
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Referee
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
The Devil's Party (1938) as Cop
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Referee
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.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Referee
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Some Blondes Are Dangerous (1937) as Referee
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Captain Burton
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as Member of Bill's gang
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as John Phillips
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Riffraff (1936) as Shorty
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
The Milky Way (1936) as Referee
A mild-mannered milkman stumbles onto a career in the boxing ring.
The Girl on the Front Page (1936) as Makeup editor
Dangerous (1935) as Waiter
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''s fallen in love with.
Here Comes Cookie (1935) as Tramp
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Man outside hospital
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
Dr. Socrates (1935) as Gangster
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
Jealousy (1934) as
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?
Broadway Bill (1934) as
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as Referee
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Side Streets (1934) as Waiter
A lady furrier marries a lovesick sailor then has to deal with his checkered past.
Picture Brides (1933) as Tom
King Kong (1933) as Ballyhooer
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
Smart Money (1931) as
A barber''''s good luck turns him into a big-time gambling boss.
The Big Fight (1930) as Pinkie
The Arizona Kid (1930) as Homer Snook
The Cisco Kid (Warner Baxter) carries out his mission as a Robin Hood-type bandit while posing as a wealthy and carefree miner. He falls for an eastern girl, Virginia Hoyt (Carole Lombard), accompanied by presumably her brother, Dick Hoyt (Theodore von Eltz), actually her husband. The Kid's mine is raided and two of his friends are killed and he learns that Dick and Virginia are the culprits...
Knockout Reilly (1927) as Kewpie Dugan

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