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Also Known As: Died: August 7, 1972
Born: January 28, 1914 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Great Jesse James Raid (1953) as Arch Clements
Stop That Cab (1951) as Lefty
All That I Have (1951) as
The Daltons' Women (1951) as Mayor
The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.
Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951) as Prosecutor
Danger Zone (1951) as Edgar Spadely
The Du Pont Story (1951) as Alfred V. du Pont
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Joe
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
G. I. Jane (1951) as Tim Rawlings
Navy Bound (1951) as Joe Morelli
I Shot Billy the Kid (1950) as Charlie Bowdre
The legendary outlaw''s tumultuous relationship with Sheriff Pat Garrett leads to violence.
Call of the Klondike (1950) as Paul Mallory
Train to Tombstone (1950) as Dr. Willoughby
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) as Gordon Rogers
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
King of the Bullwhip (1950) as Benson
Marshals Lash and Fuzzy have been sent to bring in the masked whip wielding El Azote. When Lash displays his ability with his whip, he is hired to impersonate El Azote. This eventually brings the two together for the climatic whip fight.
Radar Secret Service (1950) as Mickey Moran
G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to really get the goods on criminal masterminds.
Red Desert (1949) as John Williams
The Pecos Kid (Don Barry) is ambushed on the Red Desert and left to die by the man he was hunting. As he muses about his fate, he recalls President U.S.Grant (Joseph Crehan) and Colonel McMasters (Tom London) assigning him the task of capturing a notorious man of many disguises and aliases, Lefty Jordon, killer and robber of government gold bullion. Pecos leaves Washington, D.C and while coming West on a stagecoach he meets casino owner John Williams (Tom Neal), jeweler Sparky Jackson (Byron Foulger) and saloon entertainer Hazel Carter (Margia Dean.) Williams and his partner Deacon Smith (Jack Holt) hire Pecos as a card dealer. Pecos discovers that Williams is shipping bullion processed into jewelry and, when he starts after Williams, is forced to kill Smith. Williams escapes into the desert but is killed by Pecos after a long chase. He then realizes that Williams is not the wanted Lefty Jordan. Recovering from his wound, he heads to town to deal with Jordan as he now knows who Jordan really is.
Amazon Quest (1949) as Tom Dekker
Apache Chief (1949) as Lt. Brown
Beyond Glory (1948) as Captain Harry Daniels
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
The Hat-box Mystery (1947) as Russ [Ashton]
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947) as Russ Ashton
My Dog Shep (1946) as District Attorney Herrick
Detour (1946) as Al Roberts
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man''''s identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
The Brute Man (1946) as Clifford Scott
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Rick Lavery
Crime, Inc. (1945) as Jim Riley
Club Havana (1945) as Dr. Bill Porter
First Yank into Tokyo (1945) as Major Steve Ross, also known as Sergeant Takishima
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
The Unwritten Code (1944) as Sgt. Terry Hunter
Two-Man Submarine (1944) as Jerry Evans
A film that is among the umpteen hundred films that some source has given Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco a "credited" composers credit, although his name appears actually nowhere in connection with the vast majority of these umpteen hundred films, and one of four films that Tom Neal and Ann Savage were in together. This one has Robert B. Williams as some kind of scientist on an unnamed South Pacific island and he is making penicillin out of jungle mold at a time when penicillin was so new that all the players in the film pronounce it as "pey-nen-sol-lon" or something like that. Tom Neal is also there as some kind of guard or protector of Williams' work and is hacked off something fierce about it as his goal if to get off the island and into hand-to-hand action "against the japs." Before long an unidentified plane flies over the island and Neal has his pistol at the ready to shoot it down in case it is an enemy plane but a figure parachutes out and in parachutes none other than Ann Savage, who is there as Neal's replacement, although Neal now isn't as ready to leave as he was before. Then a man, George Lynn, washes ashore and is accepted as a crewman from a torpedoed American ship. Later, Williams is murdered, after some of his "pey-non-sol-len or whatever" samples disappear, and Neal concludes that either Savage, island-doctor J.Carroll Naish or Abner Biberman is the guilty party working for the Axis to get the penicillin formula. This isn't exactly Holmes-or-Chan sleuthing on his part as he knows he isn't guilty and the only people on the island, with the exception of three natives, are those he names as suspects. He doesn't know that a two-man Japanese submarine (with five or six Germans on board plus the two Japanese crewmen)is lurking offshore, but his list of suspects is basically correct, as none of the people from the sub have come ashore yet. Well, one has but he floated in. Discounting the floater, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that between Savage, Naish and Biberman, which one who can least bear scrutiny.
The Racket Man (1944) as Matt Benson
Thoroughbreds (1944) as Rusty Curtis
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Fraternity boy
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Klondike Kate (1943) as Jefferson Braddock
Molly (Glenda Farrell) and her troupe of dancing girls and "entertainers", sent for by saloon owner "Sometime" Smith, arrive in a Klondike mining town by train. Smith is out of town and rival saloon owner Jefferson Braddock (Tom Neal) signs the girls up to work in his saloon. Also arriving is Katherine (Kate) O'Day, with a deed of ownership, willed her by her father, to Braddock's saloon. She hires attorney and self-appointed Judge Horace Crawford (George Cleveland) to handle her ownership claim, but she soon sees that the deck has been stacked against her when Crawford works the trial as the judge and also the lawyer for both sides. She takes a job as singer in the saloon, replacing Lita (Constance Worth) both as star and Braddock's "favorite." Lita helps Smith win a crooked-and-staged game of "High Card" giving Smith ownership of Braddock's saloon. But Smith double-crosses her and she shoots him somewhat dead, and Braddock is accused of the killing, and is about to be lynched.
She Has What It Takes (1943) as Roger Rutledge
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star''''s daughter.
China Girl (1943) as Captain Haines
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Charlie Edmonds
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
Air Force (1943) as Marine
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as Wally Williams
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
No Time for Love (1943) as Sandhog
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
Behind the Rising Sun (1943) as Taro Seki
A Japanese publisher urges his American-educated son to side with the Axis.
Flying Tigers (1942) as Reardon
American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Cadet
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
One Thrilling Night (1942) as Frankie Saxton
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
Bowery at Midnight (1942) as Frankie Mills
A college professor hides a life of crime behind volunteer work.
Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941) as Don [Lewis]
Jungle Girl (1941)
Dr. John Meredith (Trevor Bardette) has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith (also Trevor Bardette). With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba (Frank Lackteen), a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer (Gerald Mohr). The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka (Frances Gifford), Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet(which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton (Tom Neal) rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the deception.
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Jimmy Connley
Under Age (1941) as Rocky Stone
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) as Aldrich Brown
A teenage boy goes into debt to court a Manhattan socialite.
Sky Murder (1940) as Steve
Detective Nick Carter tries to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder.
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940) as Dave Williams
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Ransom
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
They All Come Out (1939) as Joe Z. Cameron
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
Within the Law (1939) as Richard Gilder
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939) as "Hank" Hogan
A race car driver tries to solve a series of track-side murders before he''''s next.
Another Thin Man (1939) as Freddie
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Four Girls in White (1939) as Dr. Phillips
Student nurses cope with life''s problems.
Honolulu (1939) as Interne
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Reporter
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Traffic (2001) as Driver
A patchwork of stories about various factions of the drug trade, including dealers, abusers and the law enforcement officials who pursue them. Mexican policeman Javier Rodriguez works on and around the border with his close friend and fellow policeman Manolo Sanchez, under Mexico's number one crime
Erin Brockovich (2000) as Driver
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working at the small law firm. Brockovich tracks a case of water poisoning created by PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) and champions it all the way up the judicial ladder--becoming instrumental in rallying the over 600 plaintiffs and in helping them win the largest class-action suit of its type.

Cast (short)

The Rear Gunner (1943)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, focuses on a small-town Kansas boy who fulfills his dream of becoming a tail gunner in a bomber. Vitaphone Release 1111A.
Rodeo Dough (1940)
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo in this short film.
Jack Pot (1940)
This short film focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
Prophet Without Honor (1939)
This short film portrays the life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans'''' winds and currents.
The Great Heart (1938)
This short film tells the story of Joseph Damien de Beuster, the Belgian priest who worked for many years among the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

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