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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 1969
Born: August 18, 1896 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Forever Amber (1947) as Dialogue Director
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.

Cast (feature film)

2.
A Majority of One (1962) as Captain Norcross
A Jewish widow falls in love with a Japanese businessman.
3.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Val Parnell
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
4.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as British consul in Suez
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
5.
The King and I (1956) as British ambassador
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
6.
The King's Thief (1955) as Sir Gilbert Talbot
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
7.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) as Mannering
Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalist by spending the weekend at the home of each. Pa makes numerous cosmetic improvements to his rundown home to impress the judges, but all wash away in a torrential rain storm. Will the judges still award the scholarship to Elwin?
8.
The Steel Cage (1954) as Gilbert Lee
9.
Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Editor
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?
10.
Just Across the Street (1952) as Davis
11.
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) as Noll
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
12.
Crosswinds (1951) as Sir Cecil Daubrey
13.
The Lady and the Bandit (1951) as Lord Willoughby
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
14.
The Jackpot (1950) as Leslie
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
15.
Wagon Master (1950) as Dr. A. Locksley Hall
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
16.
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as Jamison
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
17.
You're My Everything (1949) as Joe Blanton
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
18.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949) as Melton
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
19.
The Lovable Cheat (1949) as Justin
20.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Mr. Spitzer
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
21.
The Prince of Thieves (1948) as Friar Tuck
Robin Hood (Jon Hall) aids Lady Marian (Patricia Morison) and her brother (Michael Duane)to rescue the latter's betrothed Lady Christabel (Adele Jergens)from her father's house where she is being forced into a marriage against her will. The father recaptures his daughter and kidnaps Marian in the bargain. Robin gathers all of the merry men and a couple of grouches and routs the father's soldiers and slays him and his nephew. Friar Tuck (Alan Mowbray) then performs a triple wedding uniting Robin and Marian; the brother and the now-fatherless Christabel; and Little John (Walter Sande) and a handmaiden named Maude (Robin Raymond.)
22.
The Main Street Kid (1948) as "The Great Martine"
Otis Jones (Al Pearce), a small-town printer, has a fixation with the study of mental telepathy, and lives for the day when he can meet the top exponent of his hobby, The Great Martine (Alan Mowbray). A bolt of lightning hits him, giving him the real power of reading people's minds. When his daughter, Jill (Janet Martin), and her rich young fiancee, Bud Wheeling (Byron S. Barr), become involved in a scheme with the plotting Martine, he is able to make use of his newly-found power.
23.
An Innocent Affair (1948) as Ken St. Clair
Doing business with an ex-flame drives an ad man's wife mad with jealousy.
24.
My Dear Secretary (1948) as Detective Debanny
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
25.
Captain from Castile (1948) as Botello
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.
26.
The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Clifford Latimer
27.
Lured (1947) as Lyle Maxwell
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
28.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Frank Mulvaney
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
29.
Idea Girl (1946) as J. C. Crow
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
30.
Terror by Night (1946) as Major Duncan-Bleek, also known as Col. Sebastian Moran
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves.
32.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Thorndyke
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
33.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as August
34.
Men in Her Diary (1945) as Douglas Crane [also known as Icabad Smaltze]
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
35.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as General George Washington
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
36.
Sunbonnet Sue (1945) as Jonathan
37.
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) as Grand Duke Paul
38.
Tell It to a Star (1945) as "Colonel" Ambrose Morgan
39.
The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945) as Cecil Moore
An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer. During a production of "Julius Caesar" the killer makes a final attempt.
40.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Breckenridge Drake
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
41.
Ever Since Venus (1944) as J. Webster Hackett
42.
My Gal Loves Music (1944) as Rodney [P.] Spoonyer
43.
So This Is Washington (1943) as Chester Marshall
Two country bumpkins rock the nation's capital with their formula for synthetic rubber.
44.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
45.
His Butler's Sister (1943) as [Buzz] Jenkins
46.
The Powers Girl (1943) as John Robert Powers
47.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Pennington
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
48.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as English gentleman
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
49.
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Hugo Martindale
50.
Isle of Missing Men (1942) as Doc Brown
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
51.
Yokel Boy (1942) as R. B. Harris
52.
The Devil with Hitler (1942) as The Devil [also known as Gesatan]
If he wants to keep control of Hell, Satan has to get Hitler to perform a good deed.
53.
We Were Dancing (1942) as Grand Duke Basil
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
54.
Panama Hattie (1942) as Jay Jerkins
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
55.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Mr. Duncan
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
56.
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) as Phineas Johnson
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
57.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Sir William Hamilton
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
58.
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Grover Sloan
59.
Footlight Fever (1941) as Don Avery
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
60.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Pete Ellis
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
61.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Robin Ray
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
62.
The Perfect Snob (1941) as Freddie Browning
63.
That Uncertain Feeling (1941) as Dr. Vengard
A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
64.
65.
Music in My Heart (1940) as Charles Gardner
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
66.
Scatterbrain (1940) as J. R. Russell
67.
The Quarterback (1940) as Professor Hobbs
68.
Curtain Call (1940) as Donald Avery
Two producers get back at a temperamental star by putting her in a sure flop.
69.
The Boys from Syracuse (1940) as Angelo
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
70.
Topper Takes a Trip (1939) as Wilkins
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
71.
The Llano Kid (1939) as John Travers
Lora Travers is the only person who can identify hold-up artist The Llano Kid and she persuades him to come in on a scheme with her and her husband. They have been searching for the long-lost son of a rich Mexican widow and they get the Kid to claim it is him. All goes according to plan until greed and jealousy raise their heads.
72.
Way Down South (1939) as Jacques Bouton
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
73.
Never Say Die (1939) as Prince Smirnow
74.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Alexander Dupre
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
75.
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Pennypepper E. Pennypepper
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
76.
Music for Madame (1937) as [Leon] Rodowsky
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
77.
As Good As Married (1937) as "Wally" Burnside
78.
Four Days' Wonder (1937) as Archibald Fenton
79.
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) as Donald
While vacationing in New York, a European prince falls for a showgirl.
80.
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937) as Henry Morgan
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
81.
Marry the Girl (1937) as Dr. Stryker
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
82.
On the Avenue (1937) as Frederick Sims
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
83.
On Such a Night (1937) as Prof. Richard Candle
84.
Topper (1937) as Wilkins
A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.
85.
Stand-In (1937) as Koslofski
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
86.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Ralph Layton
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
87.
Give Us This Night (1936) as Forcellino
88.
Mary of Scotland (1936) as Throckmorton
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
89.
Ladies in Love (1936) as Paul Sándor
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own.
90.
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Paul Harding
A tough detective investigates organized crime's ties to the murder of a millionaire's dog.
91.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Tommy Gray
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
92.
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) as Lawrence Waterson
93.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Premier
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
94.
Fatal Lady (1936) as Uberto Malla
95.
Desire (1936) as Dr. Edouard [Maurice] Pauquet
Before they can marry, two society types run off with lower-class loves.
96.
The Gay Deception (1935) as Lord Clewe
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
97.
Lady Tubbs (1935) as Elyot Wembsleigh
98.
In Person (1935) as Jay Holmes
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
99.
Becky Sharp (1935) as Rawdon Crawley
An unscrupulous Englishwoman sets out to steal a place in society.
100.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Hunter Hawk
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
101.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Ham [Alan Hamlin]
102.
Long Lost Father (1934) as Sir Tony Gelding
A man who deserted his daughter years earlier tries to help her out of a jam.
103.
Charlie Chan in London (1934) as Geoffrey Richmond
104.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Franz Schlüter
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
105.
One More River (1934) as Mr. Forsyte
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
106.
Cheaters (1934) as [Paul] Southern
107.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as Lord Douglas
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
108.
Embarrassing Moments (1934) as Ahearn
109.
Where Sinners Meet (1934) as Nicholas
An eccentric millionaire kidnaps eloping couples to make sure they're meant for each other.
110.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Metternich
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
111.
Voltaire (1933) as Count de Sarnac
The famed French writer becomes the conscience of his country during the French Revolution.
112.
The World Changes (1933) as Sir Phillip Ivor
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
113.
Our Betters (1933) as Lord George Grayston
An American heiress marries into the British nobility.
114.
Berkeley Square (1933) as Major Clinton
Leslie Howards time-travels between 1784 and 1933 London in this fantasy romance.
115.
Roman Scandals (1933) as Majordomo
116.
Peg O' My Heart (1933) as [Captain Christopher] Brent
A spunky Irish girl inherits a place in a British estate.
117.
Midnight Club (1933) as Arthur Bradley
118.
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Lastrade
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
119.
Her Secret (1933) as Nils [Norton]
120.
Hotel Continental (1932) as Walter Underwood
121.
The Silent Witness (1932) as Arthur Drinton, K.C.
122.
The Man from Yesterday (1932) as Dr. Waite
123.
Winner Take All (1932) as Forbes
A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.
124.
The Man Called Back (1932) as King's counsel
125.
Sherlock Holmes (1932) as Colonel Gore-King
Moriarty is sentenced to death, and Sherlock Holmes prepares to retire to the country and marry his girl (sic). But Moriarty has sworn that Holmes, Lt-Col Gore-King of Scotland Yard, and his trial judge shall all be hanged too. When Moriarty escapes and proceeds to put his threat into operation, Holmes has to postpone his retirement.
126.
Two Against the World (1932) as George Walton
A debutante takes the rap for her sibling's mistakes.
127.
Jewel Robbery (1932) as Detective Fritz
A jewel thief falls for a tycoon's wife in Vienna.
128.
The Phantom President (1932) as George Washington
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
129.
The World and the Flesh (1932) as Dmitri [Rostoff]
130.
Man About Town (1932) as Ivan Boris
131.
Lovers Courageous (1932) as [Gerald] Lamone
A failed playwright falls for an admiral's daughter.
132.
God's Gift to Women (1931) as Auguste
A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman.
133.
Alexander Hamilton (1931) as George Washington
The American patriot's political career is threatened when he falls in love with a married woman.
134.
The Man in Possession (1931) as Sir Charles Cartwright
An out-of-luck heiress falls for the man appointed to dispose of her property.
135.
Leftover Ladies (1931) as Jerry [Reynolds]
136.
Nice Women (1931) as Mark Chandler
137.
Guilty Hands (1931) as Gordon Rich
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed.
138.
Honor of the Family (1931) as Tony Revere

Cast (special)

139.
Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960) as King Arthur
When a clause in his contract forces him to become the guinea pig of a scientist demonstrating a time machine on TV, Tennessee Ernie Ford is whisked back into time--to England and the days of King Arthur. The story, adapted from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain, relates E

Cast (short)

140.
The Big Irons (1931)
A businessman sneaks out of his office to play golf with champ Bobby Jones, but he meets his boss on the fairway in this short film. Vitaphone Release 4797.

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