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Also Known As: Died: April 24, 1968
Born: April 29, 1921 Cause of Death: malignant brain tumor
Birth Place: Bellingham, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)


Cast (feature film)

Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967) as Bird-Dog Berrigan
Promises! Promises! (1963) as Jeff Brooks
Swingin' Along (1962) as Freddy Merkle
The Rookie (1959) as Tommy Noonan/Japanese sailor
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Buzz
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
The Ambassador's Daughter (1956) as Albert O'Connor
A diplomat's daughter in Paris turns a fact-finding mission into a non-stop party.
Bundle of Joy (1956) as Freddie Miller
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Carl Frisbee
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
Violent Saturday (1955) as Harry Reeves
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Eddie Jones
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Danny McGuire
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Gus Esmond, Jr.
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1952) as Young clerk
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
Starlift (1951) as Himself
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
F.B.I. Girl (1951) as Television act
Holiday Rhythm (1950) as Surgeon
The Return of Jesse James (1950) as Charlie Ford
Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang.
I Shot Jesse James (1949) as Charles Ford
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
The Set-Up (1949) as Masher
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
Battleground (1949) as G. I. straggler
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
Make Mine Laughs (1949) as Doctor's assistant
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Reporter
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''s rights case.
Trapped (1949) as Teller
I Cheated the Law! (1949) as Sad Sam Carney
Jungle Patrol (1948) as Ham Hamilton
Open Secret (1948) as Bob
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Elevator boy
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
A Likely Story (1947) as Taxi driver
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Riffraff (1947) as Drunk
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
Beat the Band (1947) as Toby
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
The Big Fix (1947) as Andy Rawlins
Ken Williams (James Brown), a star basketball player on a college team learns that a police lieutenant (Regis Toomey) is the head of a gambling ring attempting to fix basketball games by bribing the players. With the aid of some of his ex-GI buddies, he exposes the gamblers.
Born to Kill (1947) as Card player with Mrs. Kraft
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as Roughneck
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
Riverboat Rhythm (1946) as Bartender
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
The Bamboo Blonde (1946) as Art Department
A nightclub singer inspires a World War II flyer who names his bomber after her.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Attendant
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
Ding Dong Williams (1946) as Zang
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
Crack-Up (1946) as Vendor
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
The Falcon's Adventure (1946) as Elevator operator
A society sleuth rescues a kidnapped woman, then is framed for murder.
The Truth About Murder (1946) as Jonesy
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
Bedlam (1946) as Stonemason
When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed.
Criminal Court (1946) as Cab driver
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
Dick Tracy (1945) as Johnny Moko
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Joe
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
Boys Town (1938) as Red
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.

Writer (feature film)

Three Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964) as Screenwriter
Promises! Promises! (1963) as Screenwriter
The Rookie (1959) as Wrt by

Producer (feature film)

Promises! Promises! (1963) as Producer
The Rookie (1959) as Producer

Production Companies (feature film)


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