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Gene O'Donnell

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Also Known As: Died: November 22, 1992
Born: February 28, 1911 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Lawyer (1970) as Judge Swackhammer
Dear Brigitte (1965) as Lieutenant Rink
An absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.
Pretty Boy Floyd (1960) as Oil field boss
Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957) as Drunk
A psychiatrist predicts that calypso will replace rock ''''n'''' roll.
Three Brave Men (1957) as Washington correspondent
A Navy Security employee gets discharged after being suspected of "Communist affiliations." With the help of a lawyer and the Secretary of the Navy, his life long commitment to the military is established and he is returned to service with back pay.
The Girl in Black Stockings (1957) as [Joseph] Felton
A young girl''''s murder leaves a hotel full of suspects.
Hell Bound (1957) as Purser
A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ambulance attendant who is an unsuspecting pawn in the scheme.
Hot Summer Night (1957) as Bartender
A hot-shot reporter risks his life to land an interview with a notorious crook.
Designing Woman (1957) as Reporter
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.
The Great American Pastime (1956) as Sam Garway
A mild-mannered lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he takes over a little league team.
The Mad Ghoul (1943) as Radio announcer
Curious about the effects of an ancient Mayan nerve gas on humans, a scientist exposes his young assistant and turns him into a mindless ghoul that must have human heart substance to live.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Attendant
Two Tickets to London (1943) as Officer
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Lieutenant-commander
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Band leader
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) as Reporter
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Reporter
The North Star (1943) as Russian pilot
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Announcer
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Quartermaster
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Top Sergeant (1942) as Messenger
An Army jeep is forced off the road by fleeing bandits. Sergeant Dick Manson (Don Terry), his kid brother Jack (Gene Garrick), and Corporals Frenchy Devereaux (Leo Carrillo) and Andy Jarrett (Andy Devine) follow and are joined by a posse of deputy sheriffs. Three of the robbers are killed in a shoot-out, but one of them, Al Bennett (Don Porter), escapes after wounding Jack, who dies. Bennett figures a perfect hideout would be in the Army, and becomes one of the recruits assigned to Manson. He gets into trouble because of his attitude, and particularly with Manson when he gets the Colonel's daughter, Helen (Elyse Knox), into covering up his A.W.O.L. G-Men reveal that some of the bank money has been passed at a local jewellery store. When Manson learns that Bennett has given Helen a gift trinket, he jumps at the clue, and drives her down to question the jeweler. They find him murdered. At the Army war games, Bennett blows up a bridge and several men are killed, and he diverts the blame upon Frenchy and Andy, who are court martialed for negligent homicide. Manson discovers a witness who identifies Bennett as one of the bank robbers.
Police Bullets (1942) as Monk
Police taken on a violent protection racket.
One Thrilling Night (1942) as Skinny
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
Saboteur (1942) as Jitterbug
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Private Buckaroo (1942) as McAllister
You're Telling Me (1942) as Reporter
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
Drums of the Congo (1942) as Army sergeant
Who Done It? (1942) as Radio actor
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
She's in the Army (1942) as Speed
Freckles Comes Home (1942) as Monk
Paris Calling (1942) as English messenger
So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Steve
Borrowed Hero (1941) as
Melody Lane (1941) as Barker
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Usher
Too Many Blondes (1941) as Announcer
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Radio control operator
Father Steps Out (1941) as Reporter Jones
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
Let's Go Collegiate (1941) as Announcer
To help their college win its first championship two rowers pass a truck driver off as a fellow student.
Queen of the Yukon (1940) as Young man
The Ape (1940) as Danny
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
Devil Bat (1940) as Don Morton
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent.
Laughing at Danger (1940) as Chuck Benson
Frankie Kelly (Frankie Darro), pageboy at the beauty salon ran by Madam Celeste (Veda Ann Borg), and his helper Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) find the routine broken when the body of one of the operators, Florence (Maxine Leslie), is found in the dumbwaiter. She had been shot just before she was to give Detective Dan Haggerty (George Houston)information about a blackmail gang. Since Mary Baker (Joy Hodges), Frankie's girl friend saw her last, she is suspected, and Frankie determines to clear her using his own sleuthing methods. He has hardy begun when Pierre (Rolfe Sedan), another member of the staff, and Florence's fiancee is found dead.
Irish Luck (1939) as
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."

Cinematography (feature film)

Wings (1927) as Addl photog
In this silent film, romantic rivals fly against the enemy in World War I.
Man and Woman (1920) as Camera

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