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Cast (feature film)

Trouble Chasers (1945) as Del Sharp
Mom and Dad (1945) as Salesman
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby.
Rough Ridin' Justice (1945) as Virgil Trent
Steve Holden (Charles Starrett) and his men successfully raid a wagon train. Among the local ranchers who decide to stop the raiding are Virgil Trent (Wheeler Oakman) and his daughter Gail (Betty Jane Graham). At a meeting, Sidney Padgett (Forrest Taylor), Cannonball (Dub Taylor) and other townspeople conclude that someone is tipping the gang off on important shipments. Trent volunteers to contact the outlaws. He meets Steve and persuades him to cross to the side of the law and protect the ranchers. Steve soon suspects Padgett and tricks him into revealing his identity as the secret leader of the bandits, and in a furious battle between Steve's men and the outlaws, the former win.
Riding West (1944) as Capt. Amos Karnes
Sundown Valley (1944) as Cab Baxter
Three of a Kind (1944) as Oliver
What a Man! (1944) as Detective, Tim
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
Bowery Champs (1944) as [Tom] Wilson
Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.
Teen Age (1943) as Jim Murray
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Tony
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as Announcer
Kid Dynamite (1943) as Tony
A boxer is kidnapped by gamblers to keep him out of a big fight.
The Ape Man (1943) as Brady
Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors.
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943) as Sam Thatcher
Saddles and Sagebrush (1943) as Barcow
So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Blackie Hale
Bowery at Midnight (1942) as Stratton
A college professor hides a life of crime behind volunteer work.
The Medico of Painted Springs (1941) as Fred Burns
Escort Girl (1941) as Gregory Stone
A woman tries to hide her job as a paid escort from her visiting daughter.
Double Trouble (1941) as Kimble
The owner of an American bean cannery and his wife are expecting the arrival of two orphans from war-torn England, but the "youngsters" arrive and are two addled-brain adults, Albert (Harry Langdon) and Alfred Prattle (Charles Rogers). Making a worse deal out of a bad one, the owner puts them to work in his cannery where, among other mishaps, they manage to place a $100,000 gem in a can of beans. The word gets out and customers, hoping to buy the can with the gem, clear the market place of the company's beans.
Men with Steel Faces (1940) as Argo
Buck Rogers (1939)
A pilot and his young passenger crash-land on a mountaintop and are put into suspended animation by a strange gas. They awake 500 years later to discover that the Earth is now ruled by a tyrannical despot called Killer Kane, and they lead a fight to overthrow him.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939) as Benson
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
Buried Alive (1939) as Manning
Torture Ship (1939) as Ritter
In Old Montana (1939) as Jim Dawson
The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two sides together, Joe Allison is shot and Fred blamed. With Fred in jail and a lynch mob on the way, Doc tries to break his friend out.
Wolf Call (1939) as Carson
Red Barry (1938)
"Red Barry" was the 40th sound-era serial produced by Universal Pictures (followed "Flaming Frontiers" and preceded "Scouts To the Rescue"), and was based in the Will Gould comic strip distributed to newspapers by King Features Syndicated, Inc. It was the third of five serials from Universal starring Buster Crabbe, and while the plot only revolves around two million dollars in bonds and soon evolves into a game of "Bonds, Bonds, Who Has the Bonds?", it has so many groups, and their armies of henchmen, acquiring and re-acquiring the bonds that, in a chapter or two, the people who have the bonds don't appear to know they are the current holders. Wing Fu (Cyril Delevanti), brings the bonds to the USA to buy war planes for an unnamed county, and quickly loses them to Quong Lee (Frank Lackteen), a Eurasian underworld chief, but they are re-taken in chapter two by Red Barry (Buster Crabbe). Ballet dancer Natacha (Edna Sedgwick), representing a ruthless group of Russians, acquires them in chapter three, but Barry gets them back in chapter four. Hong Kong Cholly(Philip Ahn), an agent for Wing Fu, goes after Barry to get the bonds, but isn't successful, and is killed in chapter nine. Valentine Vane, aka Harry Dicer (Hugh Huntley), a criminal investigator, takes the bonds from Barry in chapter six, but Quong Lee re-acquires them again in chapter seven. Lyceum Theatre (where Natacha dances) manager C. E. Mannix (William Ruhl) pops up with them in chapter eight, and the question of the day is how did he get them from Quong Lee, and the answer is that Mannix and Quong Lee are one and the same as the Oriental makeup is only a disguise, and the next question is why would anyone want to look like Frank Lackteen. Two Russians, Petrov (Stanley Price) and Igor (Earle Douglas)grab the bonds in chapter nine, but Barry just as quickly grabs them back. But (keep up the best you can)Wing Fu has them in chapter ten, Mannix gets them again in chapter eleven, hides them in Natacha's trunk in chapter twelve, only to have Vane steal them, and Mannix promptly shoots Vane in chapter thirteen and gets them again. But, since chapter thirteen is the concluding chapter, his ownership doesn't last long. Frances Robinson, as newspaper reporter "Mississippi" (from the comic strip), makes it worthwhile watching.
Code of the Rangers (1938) as Blackie Miller
The Land of Fighting Men (1938) as Wallace
Mars Attacks the World (1938) as Tarnak
Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week...
The Texans (1938) as U. S. Captain
Bank Alarm (1937) as Joe Karlotti
An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. He doesn't know that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader.
Death in the Air (1937) as Lieut. Douglas Thompson
Planes are being shot down by a large black plane with a large "X" painted on the wing. The chief suspects are invited for the weekend to an old dark mansion.
Crusade Against Rackets (1937) as Jim Murray
Mary Lou manages to escape abduction by a prostitution ring. She tells the Chief of Detectives they were planning to take her to the Berrywood road house, a well-known den of iniquity. Jim Murray and beautician Belle Harris are using her beauty shop to recruit floozies for their road house circuit. Dona Lee, who works at the beauty salon, is falling in love with young reporter wanna-be Phillip, but Murray gets jealous and makes life rough for him. Meanwhile Dona begins to figure out the racket, but becomes threatened by Murray's unwanted advances.
Ghost Patrol (1936) as Kincaid
A Professor has an invention that will bring down planes causing them to crash and Dawson is forcing him to use it on those carrying money. When Tim arrives to investigate he is mistaken for a noted outlaw. So he assumes that identity to force Dawson to make him a partner. But just as a plane bringing Tim help is arriving, his true identity is revealed and while he is a prisoner, Dawson forces the Professor to start his machine.
Roarin' Guns (1936) as Walton
Aces and Eights (1936) as Ace Morgan
Harden and Morgan are after Hernandez's rancho. They lend money to his son Jose which is then won back in a crooked poker game. But the notorious card sharp Tim Madigan now posing as Tom Harrington steps in to help Hernandez.
Song of the Trail (1936) as Bob Arnold
Paradise Valley (1936) as "Smiley" Mason
Gambling with Souls (1936) as Lucky Wilder
Mae Miller wants the finer things in life, luxuries that she feels her husband, a doctor, cannot provide for her. She begins to gamble in order to ring in spending money for herself, but winds up deep in debt. To pay her dues, she is reduced to the shame of selling herself.
The Mysterious Avenger (1936) as Brophy
Phantom Empire, The (1935)
When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface. The peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to prevent all-out war, ideally without disrupting his regular radio show.
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Commander Lawson
The Headline Woman (1935) as Panther Fielding
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
The Man from Guntown (1935) as Henry DeLong
Timber War (1935) as Murdock
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) as Jones
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
Square Shooter (1935) as [Jim] Thorne
Trails of the Wild (1935) as Hardy
Death from a Distance (1935) as Langsdale
Motive for Revenge (1935) as Doane
Special Agent (1935) as Well-dressed man
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
The Code of the Mounted (1935) as Duval
Operator 13 (1934) as Scout
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
Murder in the Clouds (1934) as Accomplice
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
The Lost Jungle (1934) as Kirby
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the island. When he locates Ruth, he learns that her father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hindered by greedy gold hunters and wild animals.
One Is Guilty (1934) as Toledo Eddie
In Old Santa Fe (1934) as Tracy
After losing his horse in a crooked race, a cowboy is framed for murder.
Frontier Days (1934) as Henry Jethrow
Henry Jethrow is after the Wilson ranch. He has George Wilson unknowningly sign a note for the ranch, has him killed, and then presents the note. The Pinto Kid, investigating cattle rustlers, accidentally drops his glove at the murder scene and now has a price on his head. He has Beth Wilson turn him and use the reward money to reclaim the note. Now he has to escape jail and find the real killers.
Man of Action (1933) as Sheriff Norton
When the bank is robbed, the Sheriff shoots the robber and recovers the money bag only to find it empty. Ranger Tim Barlow arrives and over objections of the Sheriff decides to stay and find who has the missing money. He has four suspects, the Sheriff, the Banker, the Cashier, and Curt Masters.
Silent Men (1933) as Ed Wilder
Hold the Press (1933) as Abbott
Rusty Rides Alone (1933) as Poe Powers
Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933) as Spike Maguire
Soldiers of the Storm (1933) as George
Speed Demon (1933) as Pete Stenner
The Riding Tornado (1932) as Hetch Engall
Heart Punch (1932) as Spike
Gorilla Ship (1932) as Mr. [Philip] Wells
Honor of the Press (1932) as Roger Bradley
Boiling Point (1932) as Nobro
Jimmy's uncle George gives him 30 days probation on Kirk's ranch to control his temper or lose his inheritance. There he gets tangled up with a gang of robbers whose boss is Narbrough, his rival for Kirk's daughter Laura.
End of the Trail (1932) as Maj. Jenkins
Framed by Major Jenkins, Capt. Travers is kicked out of the Army. When Travers, now living with the Indians, is captured by Jenkins, the Indians attack the fort. With his men greatly outnumbered Colonel Burke realizes that Travers is their only chance.
The Devil on Deck (1932) as Shanghai Morgan
Guilty or Not Guilty (1932) as Joe
The Western Code (1932) as Nick Grindell
Beauty Parlor (1932) as Fremont
Sundown Rider (1932) as Laughing Maxey
Wanted for a murder he didn't commit, Camp O'Neill escapes and assumes a different identity becoming foreman on Molly McCall's ranch. Banker Houseman is after the ranch for the oil he knows is there and is trying to keep her from paying off the note. To add to the trouble O'Neill has in fighting Houseman's men, Jim Hunter who is the real killer arrives to identify O'Neill and collect the reward.
Two Fisted Law (1932) as Bob Russell
Rancher Tim Clark borrows money from Bob Russell, who then rustles Clark's cattle so he will be unable to repay the money. Thus Russell is able to cheat Clark out of his ranch. Clark becomes a prospector for silver and ultimately comes to settle accounts with Russell and crooked deputy Bendix.
Speed Demon (1932)
Texas Cyclone (1932) as Utah Becker
Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.
The Lawless Woman (1931) as Poker Wilson
The Good Bad Girl (1931) as Moreland
A gangster''''s moll tries to go straight to marry an honest man.
Sky Raiders (1931) as Willard
First Aid (1931) as Michael Rush
On Your Back (1930) as "Lucky" Jim Seymour
The Big Fight (1930) as Steve
The Costello Case (1930) as Mile-Away-Harry
Roaring Ranch (1930) as Ramsey Kane
Geoligist Kane is after Jim Dailey's ranch for the oil he knows is there. When Jim refuses the offer of Kane and his phony Count Reginald, they burn down Jim's buildings. Jim finds two men nearby, both with halves of $100 dollar bills and guesses where he can find the missing halves.
The Show of Shows (1929) as
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
The Shakedown (1929) as Manager
Shanghai Lady (1929) as Repen
The Girl From Woolworth's (1929) as Lawrence Mayfield
Morgan's Last Raid (1929) as John Bland
The Donovan Affair (1929) as Porter
Devil's Chaplain (1929) as Nicholay
Little Johnny Jones (1929) as Wyman
Father and Son (1929) as Anton Lebau
On With the Show (1929) as Durant
An inexperienced newcomer steps in for a musical comedy's ailing star.
Handcuffed (1929) as Tom Bennett
Gerald Morely's father commits suicide, leaving a note blaming his despair on a stock swindle perpetrated by John Randall. Randall denies the charge and is himself murdered by Tom Bennett, the real culprit. Bennett frames Jerry by having Deagan (the butler) plant the murder weapon in a way that makes Jerry look guilty. Posing as her protector, Bennett persuades Randall's daughter, Gloria, to marry him, although Jerry also falls in love with her. But Jerry is arrested, tried for murder, and convicted of killing his own father. He escapes on Gloria's wedding night and arrives in time to overhear her admit her love for him and Bennett drunkenly confess to Randall's murder.
What a Night (1928) as Mike Corney
While the City Sleeps (1928) as Skeeter
Myrtle enjoys rubbing shoulders with gangsters like Skeeter. When she learns too much about Skeeter's set-up, Myrtle is put on the spot by the mob. Police officer Dan puts Myrtle in "protective custody" in his own apartment.
The Good-Bye Kiss (1928) as Sergeant Hoffman
Black Feather (1928) as
Masked Angel (1928) as Luther Spence
Lights of New York (1928) as Hawk Miller
A chorus girl gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Broken Mask (1928) as Dr. Gordon White
Danger Patrol (1928) as George Gambier
Top Sergeant Mulligan (1928) as The Captain
The Heart of Broadway (1928) as "Dandy Jim" Doyle
Heroes of the Night (1927) as Jack Nichols
Out All Night (1927) as Kerrigan
The Snarl of Hate (1927) as Boyd [Maxson]
Hey Hey Cowboy (1927) as John Evans
In Borrowed Plumes (1926) as Jack Raymond
Fangs of Justice (1926) as Paul Orr
The Pace That Thrills (1925) as Director
Lilies of the Streets (1925) as Frank Delmore
Other Men's Daughters (1923) as "Winnie"
Slippy McGee (1923) as Slippy McGee
The Love Trap (1923) as Grant Garrison
Mine To Keep (1923) as Clint Mowbray
The Son of the Wolf (1922) as Scruff Mackenzie
The Half Breed (1922) as Delmar Spavinaw, the half-breed
Peck's Bad Boy (1921) as The Man in the Case
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
Penny of Top Hill Trail (1921) as Kurt Walters
What Women Love (1920) as Willy St. John
Outside the Law (1920) as Dapper Bill Ballard
The Virgin of Stamboul (1920) as Capt. Carlisle Pemberton
Achmet Bey, a Turkish chieftain, catches one of his many wives in adultery and murders her lover. Throwing aside the cuckolding wife, he abducts his harem an innocent girl. However, a brave American who loves her comes to her rescue.
Back to God's Country (1919) as Peter Burke
In this silent film, a frontierswoman is marooned in the Arctic with the man who killed her father and her husband.
The Splendid Sin (1919) as Stephen Hartley
False Evidence (1919) as Burr Gordon
A Woman of Pleasure (1919) as Bobby Ralston
Eve in Exile (1919) as Paul Armitage
Face Value (1918) as Bertram Van Twiller
I Love You (1918) as Armand de Gautier
Revenge (1918) as Dick Randall
The Claim (1918) as John MacDonald
Mickey (1918) as Herbert Thornhill
An orphan brought up in a mining settlement is sent to New York to live with her aunt
Betrayed (1917) as William Jerome
Princess Virtue (1917) as Basil Demarest
The Cycle of Fate (1916) as Joe Strong, alias "Red Hand," their son
The Ne'er-Do-Well (1916) as Kirk Anthony
The Battle of Hearts (1916) as Jo Sprague
Sweet Alyssum (1915) as Wynne Garlan
The Rosary (1915) as Bruce Wilton
The Carpet from Bagdad (1915) as George P. A. Jones
The Spoilers (1914) as The Bronco Kid, alias of Drury
In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914) as Chief Swift Wing
Tom and Sally are the only survivors when their wagon train is attacked by Swift Wing's braves. Starlight aids in their escape and they join a group of hunters. But there is more trouble when the tribe attacks again.

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