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Cast (feature film)

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Innkeeper
Robins Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Santa Claus
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Prince Too Much Belly
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Pillow to Post (1945) as Traveling salesman
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Dutch councilman
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.
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as Mr. Fabler
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Kris Kringle
The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944) as Fat man
Outlaws conceal a gold mine's true worth from the man who inherited it.
Claudia (1943) as Mr. Feiffer
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Relative
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Man in lobby
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Crossroads (1942) as Fat man
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
I Married an Angel (1942) as Rich man
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
Commandos Strike at Dawn (To Be Deleted) (1942)
Erik Toresen, widower and fishery observer, leads a quiet life in a small Norwegian town; but after the Nazi occupation, German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. After a killing, Erik flees to the wilderness and finds a secret German air base; he resolves to escape to England with its location.
Flight Lieutenant (1942) as Photographer
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942) as Mr. Korstad
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Bartender
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
Model Wife (1941) as Mr. Howard
It Started with Eve (1941) as
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
Argentine Nights (1940) as Captain
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) as Cafe proprietor
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Russian colonel
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Midnight (1939) as Major domo
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Defense attorney
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Everything Happens at Night (1939) as Conductor
Two reporters compete to discover a scientist living in hiding and win his daughter.
Rio (1939) as Banker
Three Comrades (1938) as Burgomaster
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
Going Places (1938) as Mr. Beckman
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
The Great Waltz (1938) as Innkeeper
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) as Old Major Trumleigh
Ready, Willing and Able (1937) as Mr. Twittingham
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
Marriage Forbidden (1937) as Mr. Allen
High Hat (1937) as Horatio Parker
Wells Fargo (1937) as Mr. Langley
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Can This Be Dixie? (1937) as Mozart Beethoven Von Peachtree
Confession (1937) as Bald man at theater
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter''''s virtue.
The Lady Fights Back (1937) as Senator
Melody for Two (1937) as Klepper
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
She Had to Eat (1937) as Williamson
Tovarich (1937) as Mr. Van Hemert
Russian nobles flee the revolution and take jobs in Paris as servants.
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Mayor
A Star Is Born (1937) as Waiter at Burke's home
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Doctor at baths
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
The Bold Caballero (1936) as Landlord
Swing Time (1936) as Minister
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
The White Angel (1936) as Alexis Soyer
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) as Prosecutor
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
Angels in White (1936) as Senator Blank
Vagabond Lady (1935) as Department head
A department store owner''''s sons compete for his secretary''''s heart.
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) as Governor
His Family Tree (1935) as Mayor John J. "Jolly John" Holtsapple
An Irish immigrant builds a new life in America as a politician.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Miles, the butler
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
Roberta (1935) as Lord [Henry] Delves
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
Clive of India (1935) as Admiral [Charles] Watson
In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by his lack of advancement, and transfers to the military arm of the company, where he excels. Clive's leadership and gift for manipulation strengthen England's hold over India and lead to personal wealth, which is often threatened by the enemies he makes along the way.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Morrisot
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
Metropolitan (1935) as Portly man
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.
Two Sinners (1935) as Monte Alabaster
Harmony Lane (1935) as Mr. Pond
Mister Dynamite (1935) as Old Roue
Two Fisted (1935) as Mr. Jerry Mason
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Mayor
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
The Gilded Lily (1935) as Otto Bushe
A news reporter turns the woman he loves into a media star after she rejects an aristocrat''s marriage proposal.
Stars over Broadway (1935) as
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Maitre d'hotel
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables.
The Merry Widow (1934) as Jailer
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Bottoms Up (1934) as
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) as Dr. Chambers
An invalid poetess defies her father's wishes to marry a dashing young poet.
Babes in Toyland (1934) as Santa Claus
Two employees of a toy maker try to borrow money from their employer to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe.
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as Assistant professor
In an exclusive Swiss school for young girls, Crista Storm (Dorothy Wilson) discovers she is going to have a baby, and keeps the secret from everyone but her lover, David Perrin (Douglass Montgomery), a young medical student. Having been in the private school most of her life, she can't confide in her father (Walter Connolly) whom she hardly knows and, while he wishes to but can't afford to marry her, David can't get the approval of his father.
Laughing Boy (1934) as Fred
A young Navajo defies tribal custom to marry an outcast.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) as Louis XVIII
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
Music in the Air (1934) as Innkeeper
A constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young pair comes along.
Behold My Wife! (1934) as Arthur
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
Sweet Adeline (1934) as General Hawks
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
The Bowery (1933) as Honest Mike
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ...
Queen Christina (1933) as Innkeeper
Young Christina ascends to the Swedish throne at age 5. While she is queen, Sweden becomes a dominant European power at the end of the Thirty Years War. Like England's Elizabeth I, Christina (Greta Garbo) is pressured into a politically correct marriage (her cousin) but she falls in love with an emissary from Spain (John Gilbert). As with her English counterpart, religion becomes a focal point with Protestant Sweden aghast that their queen could marry a Catholic.
Storm at Daybreak (1933) as Party goer
Fictionalized account of the events leading up to Archduke Ferdinand''''s assassination and the start of World War I.
Only Yesterday (1933) as
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Minister
A divorcee visits her grandfather''''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
Girl Without a Room (1933) as Fat baker
The Woman I Stole (1933) as Sixto
Wild Girl (1932) as Colonel Starbottle
Stepping Sisters (1932) as Ambassador Leonard
After Tomorrow (1932) as Mr. Beardsley
Ambassador Bill (1931) as Senator Pillsbury
An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that the boy is prepared to take on the role and also to see that he lives long enough to assume the crown.
The Broken Wing (1923) as Luther Farley
Ruggles of Red Gap (1918) as Sen. Floud

Cast (short)

Song of Revolt (1937)
This short film tells the story of how France''''s "Le Marseillaise" came to be written during the French Revolution.
Okay Toots! (1935)
In this comedic short, a husband and wife manage to switch bodies with the assistance of a psychic.
Top Flat (1935)
In this short film, a woman tries to convince her friend that she''''s struck it rich.

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