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William Benedict

William Benedict

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Also Known As: Died: November 25, 1999
Born: April 16, 1917 Cause of Death: complications following heart surgery
Birth Place: Haskell, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Computercide (1982) as Elderly Man
Sci-fi pilot, filmed in 1977 as "The Final Eye," about the last private detective on Earth, who is hired to find a missing scientist in the year 1996, last seen by his daughter on Eden Isle, the utopian paradise he founded.
2.
Last Hurrah, The (1978) as Willie Degman
Carroll O'Connor wrote and starred in this second screen adaptation of the 1956 best-seller (previously filmed by John Ford in 1958 with Spencer Tracy) about the aging and ailing head of a big-time political machine who schemes to stay in power and win a fourth term. Emmy nominations went to Burgess
3.
Born Again (1978)
Charles Colson was involved in the infamous Watergate scandal that brought down the administration of former President Richard Nixon. Colson was sentenced to prison for the crimes he committed in the name of "national security", and while in prison he underwent a religious conversion. This film tells the story of his life up to, including and after his conversion.
4.
Big Ripoff, The (1975)
This was the pilot for Curtis' "McCoy" series (1975-76) with an elaborate "sting" which he concocts to recover $250,000 in ransom from the kidnappers of a millionaire's wife.
5.
Homebodies (1974)
When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers.
6.
The Sting (1973)
Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '30s Chicago.
7.
Adventures of Nick Carter, The (1972) as Newsboy
Nick Carter learns that a fellow private eye's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife, and he hunts for the killer among the social register as well as the dregs of 1912 New York. Pilot to a prospective series.
8.
The Dirt Gang (1972) as Station attendant
A film crew is shooting in the desert when a motorcycle gang rides into the area. The gang members soon begin menacing everyone in the company, particularly the women.
9.
Big Daddy (1969) as
10.
Over-the-hill Gang, The (1969) as Telegrapher
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
11.
What Am I Bid? (1967) as Clem
12.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as Simpson, a miner
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
13.
The Hanging Tree (1959) as Trapper
A doctor saves a man from hanging then tries to run his life.
14.
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) as Bellboy
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
15.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend's son.
16.
Bride of the Monster (1956) as Newsboy
A mad scientist fights to create a race of supermen.
17.
The Killing (1956) as American Airlines ticket clerk
A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don't reckon with human frailty.
18.
The Magnetic Monster (1953) as Albert
A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet's energy.
19.
Crazy Over Horses (1951) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
20.
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
21.
Ghost Chasers (1951) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys take on a fake medium.
22.
Bowery Battalion (1951) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys join the Army to catch a spy ring.
23.
Riders of the Pony Express (1950) as Eddie Lund
In a rigged gunfight Tom Blake is forced to shoot a man in self defense and is then hunted for murder. After a long trip fleeing the posse he uses a false name and joins the Pony Express which is just about to commence operatons. Relegated to the most dangerous section of the route, he finds himself fighting the District Manager's scheme to sabotage the inital run. But just then a wanted poster with his picture on it arrives.
24.
Triple Trouble (1950) as Whitey
When they're framed for a robbery, the Bowery Boys investigate the case from behind bars.
25.
Lucky Losers (1950) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys almost strike it rich when they break into the stock market.
26.
Blonde Dynamite (1950) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys get into the escort service and get mixed up with crooks.
27.
Blues Busters (1950) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys open a night club when a tonsillectomy turns one of them into a singing star.
28.
Trouble Makers (1949) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys pose as bellhops to solve a murder.
29.
Hold That Baby! (1949) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys discover a lost baby they think is heir to a fortune.
30.
Fighting Fools (1949) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys help a boxer break up a fight-fixing gang.
31.
Master Minds (1949) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys takes on a mad scientist when one of them develops the ability to predict the future.
32.
Angels in Disguise (1949) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys go undercover to expose a gang.
33.
Smugglers' Cove (1948) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys take on a gang of German smugglers.
34.
Jinx Money (1948) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys find a dead gangster's loot-and the mob out to get it back.
35.
Night Wind (1948) as Irv Bennett
36.
Secret Service Investigator (1948) as Counter man
37.
Angels' Alley (1948) as Whitey
An ex-con cousin of one of the Bowery Boys gets them into trouble with the law.
38.
Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys try to expose a phony fortune-teller.
39.
News Hounds (1947) as Whitey
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
40.
Bowery Buckaroos (1947) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys head west and land themselves in hot water.
41.
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Bellboy
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
42.
The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Bellboy
43.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Von Strutt's assistant
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
44.
The Hucksters (1947) as Bellboy
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
45.
In Fast Company (1946) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys get wrapped up in a taxi war.
46.
Spook Busters (1946) as Whitey
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
47.
Bowery Bombshell (1946) as Whitey
The Bowery Boys tackle gangsters to clear one of their own from a bogus robbery charge.
48.
Live Wires (1946) as Whitey
In their first film, the Bowery Boys tackle gangsters.
49.
Mr. Hex (1946) as Whitey
A hypnotist turns one of the Bowery Boys into a championship boxer.
50.
Gay Blades (1946) as Newsboy
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
51.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Newsboy
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
52.
Without Reservations (1946) as Western Union boy
A woman writer falls for a war hero who's a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
53.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Expectant father
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
54.
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946) as Bellboy
55.
One More Tomorrow (1946) as Office boy
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
56.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Western Union boy
Katharine Hilliard, mousy dean of a stuffy music school, meets and is insulted by swing band leader Barry Clayton on a train. To "show" him she takes a friend's advice, removes her glasses, and puts on a designer gown. Naturally, she becomes gorgeous. Soon, both Barry and crooner Jimmy Hale are after her, and she finds herself in the midst of triangles and misunderstandings.
57.
Never Say Goodbye (1946) as Messenger boy
A husband tries to win back his wife before she can divorce him.
58.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Newsboy
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
59.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Joe, newsboy
60.
Come Out Fighting (1945) as Skinny
61.
Docks of New York (1945) as Skinny
Glimpy finds a necklace next to a dead body in an alley. His discovery leads to the gang getting mixed up in murder, intrigue involving a European royal family, and a killer who is after the necklace that Muggs has and will stop at nothing to get it.
62.
Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945) as Skinny
After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable foreclosed on. However, one of the gamblers involved in the frame falls for Ma Brwn's daughter, and decides to come clean and confess to the police about the frame. The other gamblers hear about it and set out to shut him up and discredit Muggs and Ma Brown once and for all.
63.
Patrick the Great (1945) as Joey
65.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Soldier
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
66.
Night Club Girl (1945) as Young man
67.
Youth on Trial (1945) as Soda jerk
A hard-boiled juvenile court judge orders that a popular road house be raided because she knows it is a popular hangout for young punks but then is appalled when the cops bring in her own daughter with the rest of the delinquents.
68.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Joe, a soldier
69.
Million Dollar Kid (1944) as Skinny
The East Side Kids set out to reform a rich boy and round up a gang of punks.
70.
Bowery Champs (1944) as Skinny
Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.
71.
The Merry Monahans (1944) as Messenger
72.
The Lady and the Monster (1944) as Bellhop
73.
They Live in Fear (1944) as Mac
After witnessing the killing of a professor in concentration camp "Dachau" German student Paul emigrates to the USA. Here an American fellow student endangers Paul's new American existence and his family's which stayed in Germany.
74.
Cover Girl (1944) as Florist boy
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
75.
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) as Bellboy
76.
My Gal Loves Music (1944) as Bellboy
77.
Follow the Leader (1944) as Spider
After they get home from the army, Muggs and Glimpy learn that Danny has been jailed in connection with a warehouse robbery. Knowing that he couldn't have done it, they set out to discover the real robbers. Suspicion falls upon Spider, a new member of the gang whom Muggs has taken a dislike to.
78.
That's My Baby (1944) as Office boy
79.
Block Busters (1944) as Butch
80.
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
Flying students Danny Collins (Johnny Downs), Jinx Roberts (Bobby Jordan), Scrapper Mackay (Ward Wood) and Zombie Parker (Billy Benedict) are suspected of a series of murders perpetrated by a Nazi agent known as the Black Hangman. The latter is an engineer, Arthur Galt (Robert Armstrong), who has disposed of several people who accompanied him on an expedition which located lost helium deposits in Africa. Galt has also imprisoned the remaining members of the expedition, Professor Mason (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Andre (Jennifer Holt). Galt plans to sell the helium to Germany through a Gestapo ring headed by Karl Von Heiger (Eduardo Ciannelli). The four cadets, thinking Galt is their friend, fly with him to Africa as they hope to track down Von Heiger, thinking he is the Black Hangman, and clear their own names of the murder charges. They are pursued to Africa by U.S. Army Intelligence officer Captain Ralph Carson (Regis Toomey).
81.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Benny
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.
82.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Greene
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
83.
Moonlight in Vermont (1943) as Abel
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
84.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Bus boy
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
85.
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Pvt. "Sleeper" Laswell
86.
Clancy Street Boys (1943) as Cherry St. leader
A small-time tough enlists his gang mates to impress a visiting uncle.
87.
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) as Pinkie
Muggs, ordered by a judge to get a job "or else", is hired by a society matron as the chauffeur for her wacky family. An engagement party is thrown for the family's daughter, and the rest of the gang is hired as servants for the party. However, a valuable necklace disappears during the festivities, and all the gang is blamed for the theft.
88.
Whispering Footsteps (1943) as Jerry Murphy
A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.
89.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Sammy
90.
All by Myself (1943) as Telegraph messenger
91.
Minesweeper (1943) as
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
92.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Newsboy
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...
93.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) as Newsboy
Susan Miller (Gene Tierney) works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington (Spring Byington) and Warren (Laird Cregar), a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler (Henry Fonda) who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Wheeler (John Shepperd), who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain (Warren) that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $50-a-week clerk. He asks her to marry him and, over the protests of May, she accepts. Tod, who has been away, wires Linda a marriage proposal which is intercepted by Warren, who accepts on her behalf via a return wire. He intends to blackmail her into marrying Tod and then blackmail the Fenwicks into dissolving the marriage. To get John's money back to him, which she has but can't tell him, Linda enlists the aid of Colonel Prentiss (Henry Stephenson) who runs a gambling house, and the machines are fixed so that John wins his money back. Linda and John go to the terminal to leave, but Tod shows up and she tries to keep him away from John, who knows her as Sue.
94.
Get Hep to Love (1942) as Soda clerk
95.
On the Sunny Side (1942) as Messenger
96.
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) as Messenger
97.
Heart of the Golden West (1942) as Messenger boy
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette), Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes) and the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr) undertake to protect the ranchers of Cherokee City from unjust charges levied against them for transporting their cattle to the stock yards of the packing houses. Trucking executive Ross Lambert (Edmund McDonald) doubles his rates and Roy decides to try and convince old Colonel Silas Popen (Walter Catlett) to run his riverboat as far as Cherokee City and transport the cattle that way. Roy and his friends plan a "western" welcome for Popen and his daughter Mary Lou (Ruth Terry), but James Barabee (Paul Harvey), head of the cattleman's association, sends Roy a wire warning him that Popen hates and fears anything smacking of the "wild west." Lambert and his henchman Cully Bronson (William Haade) intercept the wire and start a campaign to make Cherokk City appear lawless and wild, so that Popen will refuse to bring his steamboats up the river. They also set fire to the steamboat and rustle all the cattle, hiding them in an underground cave covered by a waterfall. Mary Lou discovers the lair and Roy and his friends shoot it out with the Lambert gang.
98.
Perils of Nyoka (1942)
Professor Campbell's expedition into the hills of Libya obtains a papyrus which might reveal the hiding place of the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates, containing lost medical secrets. Also in the region is intrepid Nyoka Gordon, still seeking her father, lost on a previous expedition. She alone can translate the papyrus, which directs our heroes through deadly perils (including the Tunnel of Bubbling Death) into the land of the Tuaregs. Opposing them are Vultura, Queen of the Desert, and her Arab ally Cassib, both greedy for the treasure...
99.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Barker
100.
Wildcat (1942) as Bud Smithers
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
101.
Right to the Heart (1942) as Truck driver
102.
Almost Married (1942) as Western Union boy
Gloria Dobson (Jane Frazee) is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III (Robert Paige). The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda (Elizabeth Patterson) has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin (Jan Wiley). Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael (Charles Coleman) persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then heads for Reno to get a divorce. Jimmy, realizing that he does love Gloria, flies to catch her Reno-bound train...
103.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Western Union boy
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
104.
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942) as Ice cream man
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
105.
The Glass Key (1942) as Sturdy
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
106.
A Night to Remember (1942) as Messenger boy
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
107.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Bellboy
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
108.
Home in Wyomin' (1942) as Receptionist
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
109.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Usher in opera house
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
110.
The Man Who Lost Himself (1941) as Messenger boy
John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.
111.
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
On a scientific expedition to Siam young Billy Batson is given the ability to change himself into the super-powered Captain Marvel by the wizard Shazam, who tells him his powers will last only as long as the Golden Scorpion idol is threatened. Finding the idol, the scientists realize it could be the most powerful weapon in the world and remove the lenses that energize it, distributing them among themselves so that no one would be able to use the idol by himself. Back in the US, Billy Batson, as Captain Marvel, wages a battle against an evil, hooded figure, the Scorpion, who hopes to accumulate all five lenses, thereby gaining control of the super-powerful weapon.
112.
Jesse James at Bay (1941) as Al Davis
The infamous outlaw helps Missouri settlers battle railroad tycoons.
113.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as
114.
Cadet Girl (1941) as
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
115.
Great Guns (1941) as Soldier
116.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Western Union boy
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
117.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Young man
118.
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941) as Jig
An accident-prone reporter stumbles into love and a big story.
119.
Citadel of Crime (1941) as Wes Rankins
120.
Unholy Partners (1941) as Copy boy
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
121.
She Knew All the Answers (1941) as Singing telegram boy
122.
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Messenger
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
123.
Tuxedo Junction (1941) as Thomas "Piecrust" Murphy
124.
The Great McGinty (1940) as Farm boy
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
125.
Stage to Chino (1940) as
A retired postal inspector gets back in the saddle to prevent a stagecoach robbery.
126.
Young People (1940) as Boy
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
127.
Legion of the Lawless (1940) as Edwin
A vigilante group takes over the town they're supposed to be protecting.
128.
Lucky Partners (1940) as Bellboy
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
129.
Give Us Wings (1940) as Link
130.
Melody Ranch (1940) as Slim
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
131.
And One Was Beautiful (1940) as Boy
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
132.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Trouble
133.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as Office boy
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
134.
Call a Messenger (1939) as "Trouble"
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
135.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as David's caddy
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
136.
Say It in French (1938) as Red-haired boy
137.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Sylvester
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.
138.
Hold That Kiss (1938) as Tailor
Romance blossoms when a man and woman each think the other is rich.
139.
No Time to Marry (1938) as Farm boy
140.
Young Fugitives (1938) as Jud
Old Joel Bentham (Harry Davenport) is awarded $50,000 as the last surviving Civil War veteran in his part of the country. His fellow townsmen in Cleardale are more than willing to help him spend it, but he remembers their neglectful years and decides to spend it as he sees fit. He offers a home to Meg (Dorothea Kent) who has been forced into a hobo life by economic stress and also takes in Ray Riggins (Robert Wilcox), wild young grandson of a war comrade. He promises to make Ray his heir, against the advice of his servant, Benjie Collins (Clem Bevans.) Ray plans, with the aid of some former criminal pals, to rob the old man but changes his mind and is fighting a losing battle against the crooks when a corps of American Legion men, coming to escort Joel to a train, mops up the robbers.
141.
King of the Newsboys (1938) as Squimpy
142.
Walking Down Broadway (1938) as Eddie
143.
144.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Trouble
145.
Crack-Up (1937) as Crumpy
146.
A Dangerous Adventure (1937) as Blister
147.
Flying Fists (1937) as
Hal Donovan (Bruce Bennett as Herman Brix) gets into a fight with ex-heavyweight champion Slug Cassidy (Guinn Williams) at a lumber camp in the north woods. Slug takes a bad beating and he and his trainer, Spider (Fuzzy Knight), urge Hal to become a professional boxer. Soon, "Chopper" Hal proves to be a natural and is beating all comers. He meets Kay Conrad (Jeanne Martel), who is struggling to support her father (John Elliott), an ex-fighter invalided for life in the ring, and her young brother Dickie (Dickie Jones.) Kay hates everything connected to the sport, and Hal keeps her ignorant of his profession. But Slug and Spider tell the Conrads of Hal's identity as "Chopper" Hal, and Kay breaks off the engagement while Hal takes to the open road. Hal, now a tramp, picks up odd jobs where he can find them and one of them leads him to a training camp where he meets Slug and Spider with their new fighter Lion Lee (Jimmy Baker). He also meets Kay and learns that her father is in desperate need of money. He accepts Spider's offer to fight Lee, on the condition that he take a dive in the third round. Kay learns of this and begs Hal to fight an honest fight if he is determined to fight. He tells Spider that he'll fight Lee on honest terms and the match is on.
148.
Rhythm in the Clouds (1937) as Bellboy
149.
Love in a Bungalow (1937) as Telegraph boy
150.
The Road Back (1937) as Boy leader
151.
That I May Live (1937) as Kurt Plivens
152.
They Wanted to Marry (1937) as Freckles
A photojournalist and his pet pigeon crash a society party and find love.
153.
Can This Be Dixie? (1937) as Shenandoah Peachtree
154.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Office boy
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
155.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Newsboy
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge.
156.
A Son Comes Home (1936) as Cabin boy
157.
M'liss (1936) as Archer Morpher
A young innocent searches a rough mining town for her drunken father.
158.
The Witness Chair (1936) as Benny Ryan
A woman lets her lover stand trial for the murder she committed.
159.
Ramona (1936) as Joseph Hyar
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
160.
Captain January (1936) as Messenger
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
161.
Laughing at Trouble (1936) as Wilbur
A man convicted of murder escapes from jail and hides out in the home of a smalltown newspaper publisher who has befriended him. She knows who the real killer is.
162.
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Johnny
163.
The Country Doctor (1936) as The gawker
164.
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) as Office boy
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
165.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as Henry
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
166.
Libeled Lady (1936) as Johnny
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
167.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) as
A farmer tries to convince the cook on a canal boat to leave her exciting life for him.
168.
Welcome Home (1935) as
169.
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) as Breck
170.
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as "Uncle Sam"
171.
$10 Raise (1935) as Jimmy
172.
Metropolitan (1935) as Hotel bellboy
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
173.
College Scandal (1935) as Penny Parker
174.
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as "Flash"
175.
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as Willie
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
176.
Way Down East (1935) as Amos
177.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Caddie
When a man's wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
178.
Your Uncle Dudley (1935) as Cyril Church

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Cast (short)

180.
I Won't Play (1944)
In this short film, a Marine boasts his skill as an entertainer, much to the disbelief of his friends.

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