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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 1956
Born: July 6, 1983 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, New York Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Gold Fever (1952) as Nugget Jack
Heart of the Rockies (1951) as Andrew Willard
A crooked rancher frames the boys on a rehabilitation ranch for a series of crimes.
Blue Grass of Kentucky (1950) as Maj. Randolph McIvor/Narrator
Sword of the Avenger (1948) as Don Adolfo [Rivera]
The Creeper (1948) as Dr. Lester Cavigny
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Dr. Rhinehart
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
Mr. District Attorney (1947) as Ed Jamison
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as David I. Thayar
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
The Last Round-Up (1947) as Charlie Mason
Gene Autry (Gene Autry) attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City's mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason (Ralph Morgan.) Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol (Jean Heather), Gene is able to expose Mason's schemes.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Dr. Lane
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
Monster and the Ape, The (1945)
At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold (Ralph Morgan), displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst (George Macready) and three other colleagues. Shortly afterwards, the three associates are killed by Thor (Ray Corrigan, in his for-rent ape suit), a huge ape trained by Ernst, and Arnold, his daughter Babs (Carole Mathews) and Ken Morgan (Robert Lowery), a representative of the company for whom the robot was made, find it has been stolen. Their 15-chapter search for Thor, the robot and Ernst leads to a series of cliff-hanging adventures as Ernst strives to gain control of the robot and the supply of metalogen needed for its production.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as B. B. Benton [Lavish]/Richard Benton [Lavish]
Black Market Babies (1945) as Dr. Henry Jordan
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
Trocadero (1944) as Sam Wallace
Weird Woman (1944) as Prof. Millard Sawtelle
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.
The Impostor (1944) as Colonel De Bolvin
The Monster Maker (1944) as [Anthony] Lawrence
Enemy of Women (1944) as Mr. Quandt
Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (Paul Andor), an unsuccesful playright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt (Ralph Morgan.) His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt (Claudia Drake), daughter of Colonel Brandt (H.B. Warner)at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger (Donald Woods), shuns Goebbels' attentions.
Hitler's Madman (1943) as Jan Hanka
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
Jack London (1943) as George Brett
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Gang Busters (1942)
Detective Lt.Bill Bannister (Kent Taylor) has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan (Robert Armstrong), news photographer Vicki Logan (Irene Hervey) and reporter Happy Haskins (Richard Davies). Bill finds that the gang's leader is a mysterious Professor Mortis (Ralph Morgan) and the gang is made up of known criminals officially listed in the police records as dead. Each has become of member of Mortis' "League of Murdered Men" after seemingly committing suicide by hanging while on death row. Bill eventually, after surviving a plane crash, being dynamited, dropped down a well and other nuisances, tracks the gang to two hideouts; a subterranean cell beneath the city's subways and a suburban mystery house.
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942) as Alan Rogers
Klondike Fury (1942) as Dr. Brady
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
The Traitor Within (1942) as John Scott Ryder
Night Monster (1942) as Kurt Ingston
Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as Dr. Charles Downer
Adventure in Washington (1941) as Senator [Sam] Cummings
Geronimo (1940) as General Steele
Forty Little Mothers (1940) as Judge Joseph M. Williams
A girls''''-school teacher stumbles on an abandoned baby.
I'm Still Alive (1940) as Walter Blake
The dangers of his job threaten to break up a stuntman and his movie star wife.
Man of Conquest (1939) as Stephen Austin
Fast and Loose (1939) as Nicholas Torrent
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane investigate the killing of a noted collector.
Smuggled Cargo (1939) as John Clayton
Way Down South (1939) as Timothy Reid, Sr.
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
Trapped in the Sky (1939) as Colonel Whalen
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Spiro
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Orphans of the Street (1938) as Martin Sands
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as [Professor] Shaw MacAllen
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
Shadows over Shanghai (1938) as Howard Barclay
Barefoot Boy (1938) as John Hale
A wrongly imprisoned man sends his snobbish son to the country to grow up.
Out West with the Hardys (1938) as Bill Northcote
A small-town judge takes his family on a western vacation so he can help a friend negotiate water rights.
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) as Captain [John] Carey
A widow with four children fights to keep her home.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Reggie Odell
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
Army Girl (1938) as Major Hal Kennet
Exclusive (1937) as Horace Mitchell
Wells Fargo (1937) as Nicholas Pryor
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
That's My Story (1937) as B. K. Carter
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Commander of Paris
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
Mannequin (1937) as Briggs
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Crack-Up (1937) as John P. Fleming
The Outer Gate (1937) as John Borden
The Man in Blue (1937) as The professor
Yellowstone (1936) as James Foster [also known as Anderson]
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Debrulle
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Speed (1936) as Mr. Dean
A race-car driver fights to prove the worth of his new high-speed carburetor.
Human Cargo (1936) as District Attorney [Joe] Carey
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Jim Glenray
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
Little Miss Nobody (1936) as Gerald Dexter
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as Leroy Hutchins
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
General Spanky (1936) as Yankee general
Three youngsters get mixed up in a crucial Civil War battle.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Randolph
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Calm Yourself (1935) as Mr. [Kenneth S.] Rockwell
An advertising man takes off after kidnappers.
The Unwelcome Stranger (1935) as Mike Monahan
Condemned to Live (1935) as Professor Paul Kristan
After a series of murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.
Star of Midnight (1935) as Roger Classon
A New York lawyer tries to track down a kidnapped actress.
A Girl of the Limberlost (1934) as Wesley Sinton
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) as Herbert Rosson
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Secretary to the president
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
Hell in the Heavens (1934) as Lieutenant "Pop" Roget
I've Been Around (1934) as John Waring
Orient Express (1934) as Dr. [Richard] Czinner
She Was a Lady (1934) as Stanley Vane
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Henry Loring
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
No Greater Glory (1934) as [Andros] Nemecsek Sr.
A frail boy fights to win acceptance from the leader of a street gang.
Their Big Moment (1934) as Dr. Portman
A phony psychic conjures up a real ghost who asks her to solve his murder.
Little Men (1934) as Professor Bhaer
The former Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for homeless boys. One of the boys, Nat, invites Dan, a street kid, to come to the school, where the boys are all loved and well cared for. Dan is a young tough, but his heart is good, and when he is accused of theft at the school, Jo continues to believe in him and that the true thief will be found out.
Rasputin and the Empress (1933) as The Czar [Nikolai Alexander]
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
Doctor Bull (1933) as Dr. Verney
A country doctor ignites gossip when he falls for a small-town widow.
Trick for Trick (1933) as Azrah
Humanity (1933) as Dr. William [J. "Doc"] MacDonald
Shanghai Madness (1933) as Li Po Chang
In the 1920s Pat Jackson destroys a Chinese post and is discharged from the Navy. Li Po Chang hires him to run a gunboat up the river. He drops Wildeth off at a mission for safety, but when his boat returns the mission is being attacked by communists. If he can drive off the communists he may be restored to the Navy and receive permission to marry Wildeth.
The Mad Game (1933) as Judge Penfield
Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is paroled to help in the capture.
The Power and the Glory (1933) as Henry
A man rises to run a railroad company at the cost of his family ties.
Walls of Gold (1933) as [J.] Gordon Ritchie
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Raymond Wrede, the secretary
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
Strange Interlude (1932) as Charlie Marsden
A doctor's daughter defies convention in her fight for love and her child.
The Son-Daughter (1932) as Fang Fou Hy
Young Asians in San Francisco find their love thwarted by clan warfare.
Dance Team (1932) as Alec Prentice
Disorderly Conduct (1932) as James Crawford
When motorcycle cop Dick Fay gives a ticket to Phyllis Crawford, her father's graft-fed influence leads to his demotion to foot patrolman. When Fay leads a raid on a gangster's place he discovers Phyllis there, helps her escape, then blackmails her father.
Cheaters at Play (1932) as Freddie Isquith
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932) as Barry Kirk
Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
Devil's Lottery (1932) as Captain Geoffrey Maitland
Honor Among Lovers (1931) as Riggs
Fredric March, a businessman, is in love with his secretary (Claudette Colbert) but she deserts him for another man; when she realizes her mistake, she goes back to March. Ginger Rogers is Colbert's girlfriend who is love with Charles Ruggles.
The Man Who Found Himself (1925) as Edwin Macauley, Jr.
The Penny Philanthropist (1917) as Tom Oliphant
Madame X (1916) as Raymond Floriot
Thrown out of her home by a jealous husband, a woman sinks into degradation. Twenty years later, she is charged with killing a man bent on harming her son. The son, unaware of who the woman is, takes the assignment to defend her in court.

Writer (feature film)

Millie (1931) as Dial
A prostitute turns to murder to protect her teenage daughters honor.

Cast (short)

Soak the Old (1940)
This short film focuses on crimes revolving around pension scams.

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