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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 1970
Born: February 16, 1901 Cause of Death: barbiturate overdose
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Great White Hope (1970) as Pop Weaver
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
The She-Creature (1956) as Dr. Carlo Lombardi
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
Unchained (1955) as Warden Kenyon J. Scudder
Tale about life in a special prison farm in California, where the program is about treating the prisoners with humanity and minimal security to enhance their moral attitudes about paying for their crimes out of their own volition.
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) as Boston Blackie
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948) as Boston Blackie
When the pearl necklace he's been hired to guard goes missing, a reformed thief is the prime suspect.
Blind Spot (1947) as Jeffrey Andrews
The Phantom Thief (1946) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief tries to stop a murderous blackmailer.
A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946) as Boston Blackie, also known as Cyrus Peyton
A reformed thief fights to clear himself of murder charges.
Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief brings a magic show to a woman's prison and gets mixed up in an escape.
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac''''s killing spree.
Rough, Tough and Ready (1945) as Brad Crowder
Brad Crowder (Chester Morris) is co-owner in the Crowder Salvage Company with Jo Matheson (Jean Rogers), who inherited her father's share of the business. She is in love with Brad, while he thinks of her as a brat in overalls. Brad is a wolf after all the girls, especially those of his best friend Owen McCarey (Victor McLaglen.) When the war begins, Brad offers his salvage equipment and men to the Navy, provided he gets an officer's commission. The Navy isn't interested but the Army is, minus the commission, and send Brad and his men to training school for thirteen weeks. Brad has a dinner date with Jo, but breaks it when Owen bets him he can't take his latest girl, Kitty Duval (Amelita Ward.) Kitty phones while Owen is taking a shower, and Brad tells he Owen is still working but he will pick her up. By the time Owen catches up, Kitty is showing a decided preference for Brad, and Owen consoles himself with Lorine Gray (Veda Ann Borg), a Brooklyn girl pretending to be an innocent little gal from the South who wants a home and a husband. Brad returns from training to find that Jo has joined the WAC abd that Owen is about to marry Lorine. Brad, seeing that Owen is really in love, has no intention of breaking up the romance. Kitty can't make a date with Brad and sends Lorine to explain. Lorine falls for Brad and jilts Owen. Presuming that Brad has deliberately taken her, they fight and both men are badly mauled. Before the breach between them can be mended, bot are ordered overseas. Unless one has missed the other 123 versions of this plot, the only question remaining is which man will save the other's life at the risk of his own?
One Way to Love (1945) as Barry Cole
Secret Command (1944) as Jeff Gallagher
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
Double Exposure (1944) as Larry Burke
Gambler's Choice (1944) as Ross Hadley
One Mysterious Night (1944) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) as Boston Blackie, also known as Horatio Black
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Foxy Pattis
High Explosive (1943) as Buzz Mitchell
Tornado (1943) as Pete Ramsey
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) as Boston Blackie
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) as Boston Blackie
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
I Live on Danger (1942) as Jeff Morrell
Wrecking Crew (1942) as Duke Mason
Canal Zone (1942) as "Hardtack" Hamilton
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942) as Boston Blackie
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Boston Blackie [also known as Horatio Black]
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
No Hands on the Clock (1941) as Humphrey Campbell
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride.
Wagons Westward (1940) as David Cook/Tom Cook
Republic, in pre-producion trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role, twin brothers type. The film opens by establishing that, as young boys, David Cook (Wayne Hull) and twin brother Tom (Warren Hull (II) ) are poles apart in disposition and traits. When their father, (Trevor Bardette) dies, Tom goes to New Mexico to live with his Uncle Hardtack (George "Gabby" Hayes) while David remains behind to care for their mother (Virginia Brissac) . The grown Tom (Chester Morris) becomes an outlaw while brother David (Chester Morris) becomes a government lawman. David is charged with apprehending Tom and also two other renegades, Hardman (Guinn Williams) and Marsden (Douglas Fowley), both bitter enemies of Tom. Unable to arrest Tom in his home territory because he is in league with crooked sheriff McDaniels (Buck Jones, in his only Republic film and only villain role in what is considered the only black mark against Republic by hard-core western fans. They are correct, for that and other reasons seen as this one moves along...slowly.) Tom is lured home by a fake telegram telling him his mother is dying and put in jail. David, posing as Tom, goes to Mesa City, New Mexico and undertakes a campaign to obtain evidence to convict Hardman and Marsden. He persuades the latter to pool their interests in one gang, under his leadership. Tom had been romancing Phyllis O'Conover (Anita Louise), an entertainer at the Bonanza Cafe, and Phyllis' older sister, Julie (Ona Munson), has been working hard to break up the romance. David, posing as Tom, has to continue the pursuit of Phyllis, but finds himself falling in love with Julie. Julie learns Tom's real identity and agrees to marry him but Phyllis, thinking her sister is taking from her the man she believes to be Tom Cook, threatens suicide. The broken-hearted Julie urges David to marry Phyllis and David, much against his own desires, carries out Julie's wishes. (The mis-casting of Buck Jones isn't the only problem with this film.) Meanwhile, Hardman, Marsden and McDaniel have discovered David's real identity and plot to get rid of him. And in another meanwhile, Tom escapes, returns to town and, finding that Phyllis has married David, kills her for what seems to him to be her unfaithfulness, never mind that she thought David was Tom. Some days, a good girl just can't get a break. Tom and the other outlaws are lined up against David in a gun battle when Pima (Charles Stevens), Tom's Indian servant, who has long hated him for his cruelties, brings a large force of Indians to David's aid. Tom attempts to kill David, but Uncle Hardtack shoots him first. Some days, a bad guy just can't get a break either.
Girl from God's Country (1940) as Jim Holden, previously known as Dr. Gary Currier
Marines Fly High (1940) as Lt. Malone
Two Marines compete for the love of a Central American plantation owner.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as [Richard] "Rocky" Blake
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Pacific Liner (1939) as Doc [Tony] Craig
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
Five Came Back (1939) as Bill [Brooks]
Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers.
Blind Alley (1939) as Hal Wilson
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
Sky Giant (1938) as Ken Stockton
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
Law of the Underworld (1938) as Gene Fillmore
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
Smashing the Rackets (1938) as Jim Conway
Pushed into a do-nothing job, an FBI man finds his own way of going after the mob.
Flight from Glory (1937) as Smith
Tensions flare among flyers carrying supplies through the Andes.
I Promise to Pay (1937) as Eddie Lang
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
The Devil's Playground (1937) as Robert Mason
Frankie and Johnnie (1936) as Johnnie [Drew]
Three Godfathers (1936) as Bob [Sangster]
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
Moonlight Murder (1936) as Steve Farrell
A murderer strikes an opera company.
They Met in a Taxi (1936) as Jimmy Donlin
Counterfeit (1936) as John Joseph Madden
Pursuit (1935) as Mitchell
The reward in a kidnapping case attracts a variety of desperate characters.
Society Doctor (1935) as Dr. [Bill] Morgan
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
Princess O'Hara (1935) as Vic Toledo
Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as Jeff Crane
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
The Gay Bride (1934) as Office Boy [also known as Jimmie Burnham]
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
Gift of Gab (1934) as Himself
I've Been Around (1934) as Eric Foster
Embarrassing Moments (1934) as Jerry Randolph
Let's Talk It Over (1934) as Mike McGann
A young sailor saves a woman from drowning. The woman turns out to be a rich heiress; unfortunately for the sailor, she was only pretending to be drowning so that another young man she had her eye on would save her.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Neil Broderick
Infernal Machine (1933) as Robert Holden
King for a Night (1933) as "Bud" ["Kid" Williams]
Blondie Johnson (1933) as Danny [Curley Jones]
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
Golden Harvest (1933) as Chris Martin
The Miracle Man (1932) as John Madison [Morgan also known as Doc]
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
Red-Headed Woman (1932) as Bill Legendre, Jr.
An ambitious secretary tries to sleep her way into high society.
Cock of the Air (1932) as Lieutenant Roger Craig
Breach of Promise (1932) as James Pomeroy
Sinners in the Sun (1932) as Jimmie Martin
Corsair (1931) as John Hawkes
She Couldn't Say No (1930) as Jerry Casey
Second Choice (1930) as Don Warren
The Divorcee (1930) as Ted
The double standard destroys a liberal couple's marriage.
Playing Around (1930) as Nickey Solomon
A tenement girl falls for a smooth con artist.
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) as Sgt. Grischa Paprotkin
The Big House (1930) as [John] Morgan [also known as John Everett]
An attempted prison break leads to a riot.
The Bat Whispers (1930) as Detective Anderson/The Bat
A masked criminal terrorizes the residents at a deserted country house.
Fast Life (1929) as Paul Palmer
Alibi (1929) as Chick Williams
A mobster kills a police offer and uses the victim''''s daughter as his alibi.
The Show of Shows (1929) as
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
Woman Trap (1929) as Ray Malone
The Road to Yesterday (1925) as Extra at party
Malena's apparent frigidity toward her husband Kenneth is a result of injustice done in an earlier incarnation when he was a knight and she was a gypsy headed for burning at the stake. This becomes evident when their unconscious minds travel back from a train wreck in the American plains to Elizabethan England.
Loyal Lives (1923) as Tom O'Hara
The Beloved Traitor (1918) as Dan
An Amateur Orphan (1917) as Dick

Cast (special)

Fliers, The (1965) as Major Whitman
The story, set during World War I, relates the exploits of Sergeant Lee Harmon, an Air Corps pilot who fights by his own rules.
Knight's Gambit (1964) as Blaine Davis
The story of Anthony Griswold Knight, a reporter who uses unorthodox methods to acquire stories. In the pilot episode, Knight uses his playboy reputation to gather evidence against a government official who is now in voluntary exile.
String of Beads, A (1961) as Walter Harmon
The story of Gloria Winters, a young girl who buys a string of cultured pearls and the complications that ensue when she wears them to a lavish party and is mistaken for a woman of great wealth.

Cast (short)

Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)
In this short film, two small town girls sneak into a Hollywood club hoping for some star sightings but they get much more when they enter a conga line contest.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
This short film presents a musical and comedy revue staged as a pirate party on Catalina Island.

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