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Cast (feature film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Talk About a Stranger (1952) as Robert Fontaine, Sr.
Small-town gossips rage over the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
Walk East on Beacon (1952) as James Belden
A federal agent tries to track down the Communist spies behind a security leak.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Mr. Callaghan
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
No Questions Asked (1951) as Inspector Matt Duggan
A young lawyer''s primrose path to success gets him framed for murder.
Saturday's Hero (1951) as Football player
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as Football player
Battleground (1949) as "Pop" Stazak
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Football player
Border Incident (1949) as Jack Bearnes
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
Big City (1948) as Patrick O'Donnell
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) as Steve Abutt
A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life.
Cynthia (1947) as Larry Bishop
A sheltered girl uses music as a means of winning her independence.
The Arnelo Affair (1947) as Ted Parkson
A neglected wife gets mixed up with an hypnotic charmer and murder.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Joseph Morton
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Jake Justus
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Jonnie Demming
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
Show Business (1944) as George Doane
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
Step Lively (1944) as Gordon Miller
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
This Is the Army (1943) as Jerry Jones
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
Bataan (1943) as Lieut. Steve Bentley
Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese.
The Powers Girl (1943) as Jerry Hendricks
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942) as Joe Jonathan
A dance-band manager has to cope with hooligans trying to get into the act.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
For Me and My Gal (1942) as Jimmy K. Metcalfe
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
The Navy Comes Through (1942) as Lieutenant Thomas L. Sands
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
Ringside Maisie (1941) as Skeets Maguire
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'' training camp.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Claudius J. "Coffee Cup" Cup
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Jimmy M'Gonigle
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Tom
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as King Shaw
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Jerry Kelly
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Eddie Kerns
A sister act splits up over love.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Alan Blake
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Risky Business (1939) as Dan Clifford
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Barry Paige
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Roger Wendling
An orphan (Temple) is provisionally adopted by the manager (Ellis) of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner (Oliver) doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Rusty [Stevens]
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.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) as Sonny Ledford
Backstage problems jeopardize a Broadway musical.
Women Men Marry (1937) as Bill Raeburn
A reporter''s busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
Top of the Town (1937) as Ted Lane
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as Hal Adams
London by Night (1937) as Michael Denis
A blackmailer holds the key to several murders.
Woman Trap (1936) as Keat Shevlin
I'll Love You Always (1935) as Carl Brent
After the Dance (1935) as Jerry Davis [also known as Jerry Blair]
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
The Public Menace (1935) as Red Foster
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Kid Millions (1934) as Gerald "Jerry" Lane
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
Jealousy (1934) as Larry O'Roarke
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?

Visual Effects (feature film)

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Nine-year-old Milo finds out how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds.
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take Scrooge on a journey through time, giving him one chance to change before it's too late.
Eragon (2006)
A boy named Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. At first, he thinks it's a lucky discovery, something that will bring meat to his poor family for the winter. Instead, it brings a dragon hatchling, and Eragon is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon
Constantine (2005) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Esc Entertainment)
John Constantine has been to hell and back. Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated ag
King Kong (2005) as Vis eff supv, Weta Digital Ltd.
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Zion Unit)
In this second chapter of the "Matrix" trilogy, Neo assumes greater command of his extraordinary powers as Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus' conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracle's Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action. Strengthened by their love for each other and their belief in themselves, Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus and unleash their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. But there exist powerful figures within the Matrix who refute the artifice of choice, evading the responsibility it brings as they feed on the emotional truths of others. Meanwhile, there are exiles like Agent Smith, whose inexorable connection to Neo compels him to disobey the system that has called for his deletion. Driven by the humanity he once despised, Smith will consume everything in his path on his quest for revenge. On his treacherous journey toward further insight into the construct of the Matrix and his pivotal role in the fate of mankind, Neo will confront greater resistance, an even greater truth and a more impossible choice than he ever imagined. At the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen.
Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Zion Unit)
In the third installment, the epic war between man and machine reaches a thundering crescendo: the Zion military, aided by courageous civilian volunteers like Zee and the Kid, desperately battles to hold back the Sentinel invasion as the Machine army bores into their stronghold. Facing total annihilation, the citizens of the last bastion of humanity fight not only for their own lives, but for the future of mankind itself. But an unknown element poisons the ranks from within: the rogue program Smith has cunningly hijacked Bane, a member of the hovercraft fleet. Growing more powerful with each passing second, Smith is beyond even the control of the Machines and now threatens to destroy their empire along with the real world and the Matrix. The Oracle offers Neo her final words of guidance, which he accepts with the knowledge that she is a program and her words could be just another layer of falsehood in the grand scheme of the Matrix. With the aid of Niobe, Neo and Trinity choose to travel farther than any human has ever dared to go - a treacherous journey above ground, across the scorched surface of the earth and into the heart of the menacing Machine City. In this vast mechanized metropolis, Neo comes face to face with the ultimate power in the Machine world--the Deus Ex Machina--and strikes a bargain that is the only hope for a dying world. The war will end tonight, with Neo's destiny and the fate of two civilizations inexorably tied to the outcome of his cataclysmic confrontation with Smith.
Impostor (2002) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Industrial Light & Magic/Visual Effects)
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a tw
Planet of the Apes (2001) as Ilm Visual Effects Co-Supervisor
Story of humans living in a society controlled by simians.
Mission to Mars (2000) as Co-Visual Effects Supervisor (Ilm/Special Effects & Animation)
A team of astronauts must rescue several explorers lost on the surface of Mars.
Mercury Rising (1998) as Visual Effects Co-Supervisor (Ilm)
A teenage autistic savant inadvertantly uncovers a secret code for the National Security Agency and with the help of an FBI agent finds safety.
Starship Troopers (1997) as Visual Effects Supervisor (Industrial Light & Magic)
Military enlistees fight off an invasion by alien insects.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) as Associate Visual Effects Supervisor (Ilm)
The USS Enterprise must travel back in time to fight an ominous alien race set to take over humanity.
Hook (1991) as Digital Department (Ilm)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.

Art Department (feature film)

Congo (1995) as Computer Graphics Artist
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t
Death Becomes Her (1992) as Computer Graphics Artist
Story about a vain actress, married to a plastic surgeon, and an author of beauty books, who both attempt to gain eternal youth, only to discover some unpleasant side effects.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Mission: Impossible (1996)
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
Forrest Gump (1994)
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.

Director (special)

Clinton Years, The (2001) as Director
ABC News' "Nightline" and PBS' "Frontline" present a documentary special on the Clinton presidency. A number of White House staffers, Cabinet members and advisers are interviewed.

Cast (special)

Desilu Revue, The (1959) as Guest
An hour review, broadcast as a special segment of "The Desilu Playhouse," that spotlights members of the Desilu Workshop for aspiring performers.

Cinematography (special)

Ryan Interview, The (2000) as Director Of Photography
An adaptation of Arthur Miller's short play about Fredericka Rose, an urban newspaper reporter ordered to do a "puff piece" interview with centenarian Bob Ryan. Fredericka goes through the motions with the old man, turning on the phony charm and professional manipulation, trying not to show her irri

Cast (short)

M-G-M's 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (In the Greatness of Cinemascope) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) (1955)
This short features theatrical trailers of original musicals released by MGM in 1955 and visits the sets of films still in production.
King & Queen Meet the Stars (1954)
In this promotional short film, the king and queen of England meet various Hollywood stars.
Compares the pitches of totalitarian ideas to that of a snake oil salesman.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
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.
Violets in Spring (1936)
In this musical short film, a janitor at a carpet sweeping company gets a couple of employees to fall in love.

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