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Cast (feature film)

Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, men playing cards skit
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Dixie (1943) as Mr. Whitlock
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
The Desert Song (1943) as Johnny Walsh
Silver Queen (1942) as Hector Bailey
A girl is dismayed to discover that her deceased father has left her destitute and in debt.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Jammer Jones
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Jake Callahan
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Captain Phillip Philpott
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Steve
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
New York Town (1941) as Sam
Aloma of the South Seas (1941) as Corky
A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
There's Magic in Music (1941) as George Thomas
Safari (1940) as Jock McPhail
Typhoon (1940) as Skipper [Joe]
Edison, the Man (1940) as Bunt Cavatt
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Union Pacific (1939) as Leach Overmile
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Persons in Hiding (1939) as Pete Griswold
Death of a Champion (1939) as Oliver Quade
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as Oklahoma
Sons of the Legion (1938) as Charles Lee
Spawn of the North (1938) as Jackson
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as Scoop McPhail
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Men with Wings (1938) as Hank Rinebow
Her Jungle Love (1938) as Jimmy [Wallace]
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
Hunted Men (1938) as Peter Harris
Blonde Trouble (1937) as Joe Hart
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
Nobody's Baby (1937) as Detective [Emory] Littleworth
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
Murder Goes to College (1937) as [Henry] Hank Hyer
Partners in Crime (1937) as Hank Hyer
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Russell Kirk
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Dr. [Henry] Parkhouse
True Confession (1937) as Bartender
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
Don't Tell the Wife (1937) as Steven Dorsey
A milquetoast banker gets caught in an investment swindle.
Wild Money (1937) as Perry Brown
Yours for the Asking (1936) as Honeysuckle
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
Poppy (1936) as Attorney [E. G.] Whiffen
A carnival con man tries to pass off his daughter as heiress to a great estate.
The Jungle Princess (1936) as Frank
Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives don't like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.
Three Married Men (1936) as Jeff Mullins
Collegiate (1935) as Sour-Puss [also known as Bob]
Paris in Spring (1935) as Dupont
Rumba (1935) as Flash
Two for Tonight (1935) as Harry Kling
Men Without Names (1935) as Gabby Lambert
Broadway Bill (1934) as [Oscar] Happy McGuire
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
You Belong to Me (1934) as Brown
She Loves Me Not (1934) as Gus McNeal
Curly Flagg, Philadelphia nightclub dancer, witnesses a murder and runs away to avoid being held as material witness. Landing in Princeton, she hides out in a college dorm, decked out in men's clothes and haircut by students Paul and Buzz. Soon, converging on Princeton are: 1) publicity men for Buzz's dad's movie studio; 2) Paul's irate fiancée Frances; 3) killer Mugg, who wants to rub out Curly. By the time they arrive yet another girl is after Paul: Midge, the dean's daughter.
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Regret
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
The Great Flirtation (1934) as Joe Lang
Enter Madame! (1934) as Mr. Farnham
Midnight (1934) as Joe "Leroy" Biggers
Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Garboni, just as Saxon was to sit in the electric chair.

Cast (short)

Five Minutes from the Station (1930)
A man brings his boss home to dinner hoping it will get him a promotion in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1051-1052.

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