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Edward Peil Sr.

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Cast (feature film)

Excuse My Dust (1951) as
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
Fort Worth (1951) as Citizen
A retired gunfighter fears that he might have to take up his former trade when a gang of outlaws rides into town
Storm Warning (1951) as
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
The Texas Rangers (1951) as Pinkerton man
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as Texan
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Gnarled worker
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
Kansas Raiders (1950) as Bank teller
Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy. Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians. Goaded by Quantrill's girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in. Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone. Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history.
My Foolish Heart (1950) as Conductor
A young innocent's life is shattered when she falls for a World War II flyer.
Bright Leaf (1950) as Conductor
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
Pretty Baby (1950) as Hawkins
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Gateman
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
Highway 301 (1950) as Garage man
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
Colt .45 (1950) as Townsman
A gun salesman tracks down the outlaws who stole his sample case.
Force of Evil (1949) as Counterman
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Piano tuner
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
The Sun Comes Up (1949) as
Lassie helps an embittered woman find happiness with an orphaned boy.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Bartender
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Court reporter
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
Up in Central Park (1948) as Politician
Three Daring Daughters (1948) as Waiter
Three young girls try to help their widowed mother find the right husband.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
The Son of Rusty (1947) as
When they are separated, a boy and his dog fight to find each other.
That's My Gal (1947) as Buyer
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
The Last Round-Up (1947) as Carl
Gene Autry (Gene Autry) attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City's mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason (Ralph Morgan.) Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol (Jean Heather), Gene is able to expose Mason's schemes.
Valley of Fear (1947) as
Johnny Williams (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to his home town of Beaufort, and finds himself when being chased by banker Henry Stevens (Tristram Coffin), Grangers Association head Les Travers (Ed Cassidy as Edward Cassidy)and real estate agent Frank Wilkins (Ted Adams.) At the Williams ranch, cowhand Rusty Peters (Raymond Hatton) explains that Johnny's uncle, ostensibly killed in an accident, is believed by the townspeople to have embezzled money from the local bank that is holding mortgages that now must be foreclosed. Neighboring rancher Tom Lansing (Steve Darrell) offers to help Johnny clear himself from the accusation that he received the stolen money. At the scene of the "accident" in which his uncle died, Johnny finds new evidence and is shot at by Duke (Eddie Parker as Edwin Parker), henchman of the man secretly trying to grad up the land by taking over the mortgages. Joan Travers (Christine McIntyre) is antagonistic toward Johhny when her fiance Stephens goes to jail for the embezzlement to trick the real culprit to relax his guard, so Johnny and Sheriff Burt Wheeler (Pierce Lyden) can bring him to justice. After the sheriff and several others are killed, another real estate agent (Edward Peil as Edward J. Peil)confesses that Lansing is the brains behind the land-grab and murders.
Wyoming (1947) as Nester
Charles Alderson (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) and his wife settle in the Wyoming Territory, and form a lasting friendship with Thomas Jefferson "Windy" Gibson (George Hayes as George "Gabby" Hayes). Alderson's wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with an infant daughter, who he sends to Europe for an education. During the years in which she is abroad, Alderson becomes a wealthy cattle baron. The daughter, Karen (Vera Ralston), returns to Wyoming soon after it has been admitted to statehood. She finds that much of the land her father has considered as his own is now open to homesteaders, and that hostilities have broken out between the two factions. Alderson's foreman, Glenn Forrester (John Carroll), a former lawyer with whom Karen falls in love, warns Alderson against using violence in dealing with the homesteaders. Duke Lassister (Albert Dekker), a smooth operator dealing in cattle rustling, sets himself up as a spokesman for the homesteaders and uses their fight with Alderson to further his own interests. When Lassister murders Windy, Alderson hires a gang of outlaws to war on the homesteaders.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
Throw a Saddle on a Star (1946) as Frazer
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Rancher
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
The Last Ride (1944) as Secretary
A detective suspects foul play in a series of accidental deaths.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Palace guard
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Silver City Kid (1944) as Citizen
Molybdenum deposits can make a man rich, but Stoner finds that the deposits run under the Clayton Ranch. Judge Ballard wants the Ranch so he has Garvey shoot Steve. When Ruth blames Stoner for the death of Steve, Ballard shoots Stoner and puts the blame on Ruth, who is holding the gun. This way, Ballard has no partners. While Garvey tries to shoot Jack over and over, Jack is looking for evidence to clear Ruth and convict Ballard.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Key man
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Robin Hood of the Range (1943) as Grady
Steve Malone (Charles Starrett), an orphan raised by an early-day railroad pioneer, assumes a masked disguise to help the homesteaders who are being deprived of their ranches by a railroad land grab. To do this, he has to go up against Henry Malone (Kenneth MacDonald), his foster parent.
Canyon City (1943) as Jim Hardy
Craig Morton (Morgan Conway), fronting for an eastern electric concern, and town banker Emerson Wheeler (Emmett Vogan) are scheming to gain control of a water-supply dam owned by local ranchers. The bank is to foreclose on the ranchers, and sell the ranches to the corporation for a large profit. Senator Gleason (Forbes Murray) promises to help the ranchers, but he is murdered. Terry Reynolds (Don Barry), posing as an outlaw called the Nevada Kid, meets and works with Gleason's daughter, Edith (Helen Talbot), to trap the crooks and bring about a square deal for the ranchers.
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Man in board room
The Good Fellows (1943) as
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Policeman
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Captive Wild Woman (1943) as Jake
A mad scientist transplants human glands into a gorilla, turning the ape into a beautiful young woman (Acquanetta). However, a severe emotional jolt soon reverts her back into her primitive self with disastrous consequences.
King of the Cowboys (1943) as
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
The Desperadoes (1943) as Conductor
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
The Kid Rides Again (1943) as Ainsley
Jail House Blues (1942) as Guard
Juke Girl (1942) as
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'' rights.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Code of the Outlaw (1942) as Committeeman
Down Rio Grande Way (1942) as Adams
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Cop
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Bailiff
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
For Me and My Gal (1942) as Conductor
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Stationmaster
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Sin Town (1942) as Hedges/Oil man
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
Border Roundup (1942) as Sheriff
In this 10th film of PRC's "Lone Rider" series, crooked banker Masters (I. Stanford Jolley) learns from rancher Jeff Sloane (John Elliott) that he and his partner, Sourdough (Jimmy Aubrey), have discovered a gold mine. Masters has his henchman Blackie (Charles King) and his gang, kill Sourdough and take Sloane a prisoner to force him to reveal the location of the gold strike. Masters tries to frame Smoky Moore (Dennis Moore) for the murder, by planting on him the gun used in the murder by Indian Pete (Nick Thompson), but his pals Tom Cameron/The Lone Rider (George Houston) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) rescue him as the gang is taking him to the sheriff (Edward Peil.) After talking to Sloane's daughter, Amy (Patricia Knox), Tom is convinced that Masters is behind the killing and is also holding the old man a prisoner somewhere. He and his two pals set out to find and free Sloane and to also prove Masters' guilt.
Black Dragons (1942) as Wallace
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed.
Shut My Big Mouth (1942) as Hotel proprietor
(Com ''42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown''s most popular comedies.
The Glass Key (1942) as Politician
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) as Police captain
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Mailman
Unseen Enemy (1942) as Patron
Foreign Agent (1942) as Nelson
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Eddie
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Court clerk
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Second patient
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?
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Conductor
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Air raid warden
World Premiere (1941) as Bob, studio guard
Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941) as Photographer
The Lone Rider in Ghost Town (1941) as [Dennis] Clark
Tom and Fuzzy investigate a ghost town which, in this case, is supposedly haunted by real ghosts. The town is an outlaw gang's hideout, and they scare folks away to protect their mine.
Fugitive Valley (1941) as Jailer
Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals (1941) as Hardy
Billy, Fuzzy, and Jeff are on the run from the law again. This time they travel to a new town where Fuzzy is made Marshal. But Hardy and his outlaw gang control the town and none of the previous Marshals survived for very long.
The Texas Marshal (1941) as Adams
Skylark (1941) as Man behind Tony
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
Red River Valley (1941) as Rancher
Ranchers, with the help of Roy, raise money to build a reservoir but lose it to a gambler through a crooked stock deal. Songs include the title song, "Love Begins at Sunset on the Trail," "Lily of the Hillbilly Valley," "When Payday Rolls Around," and "Chant of the Wanderer."
Jesse James at Bay (1941) as Marshal Masterson
The infamous outlaw helps Missouri settlers battle railroad tycoons.
Penny Serenade (1941) as Train conductor
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Melody Lane (1941) as Policeman
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Mill worker
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Lucky Devils (1941) as Jail guard
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Lieutenant
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Love Crazy (1941) as Detective
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Meet John Doe (1941) as
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as
A sister act splits up over love.
Men with Steel Faces (1940) as Dr. Cooper
You're Not So Tough (1940) as Carstens
The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters their minds until Halop is egged on by Grey to show his capabilities. Before long, he and Hall are working on the ranch of Galli, an elderly Italian woman who treats her workers like human beings instead of animals. Galli's son disappeared as an infant, and Halop tries to convince her that he is that long lost son, thus possibly sharing in her wealth. Galli is such a good person that Halop is soon motivated by respect instead of greed, so he devises a plan to help her when truckers and a labor organization band together to keep her crops from making it to market.
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Doctor
Shadow, The (1940)
Columbia's 9th serial, slotted between "Overland With Kit Carson" and "Terry and the Pirates", was intended to have Lorna Gray in the role played by Veda Ann Borg, and to have been co-directed by D. Ross Lederman and Norman Deming. The credits specified the serial was "Based upon stories published in "The Shadow Magazine", while the ads proclaimed it to be "right out of the air waves and magazine stories." What appeared was a mixture of both with Lamont Cranston the true identity of The Shadow, although Lamont Cranston was only an occasional disguise of the pulp magazine Shadow. The hypnotic invisibility of the radio character was completely ignored, as was the almost invisible "Living Shadow" of the pulps.(In the serial, the only invisible man (The Black Tiger) was the villain, as even James Horne probably realized that six to ten henchmen taking orders from an invisible man was more plausible then six to ten henchman falling all over the place from unseen blows delivered by an invisible hero. Actually, based on how he directed serials, Horne would have most likely been in favor of henchies Charles King and Kit Guard exchanging punches with thin air.) Margot Lane (Veda Ann Borg) was a radio-only character until 1941 when she was picked up by the magazine and also the comic books. Police Commissioner Weston (Frank LaRue) and Inspector Cardona (Edward Peil) were characters who had appeared both in the radio series and the magazine, while Harry Vincent (Roger Moore II), used here as The Shadow and Cranston's chauffeur, general assistant and gofer, was from the pulp stories. Anybody watching the serial and expecting to hear Jory ask "who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men" had best bring a sack lunch and prepare for a long wait. The best line in the film, both in delivery and circumstances, comes when head henchie Flint (Jack Ingram) advises his hapless,clueless but always-game cohorts that "The Black Tiger IS REALLY mad this time." Horne utilized Richard Cramer, from Horne's Laurel and Hardy days, as the "voice" of The Black Tiger, and Cramer read it with over-the-top ripeness from beginning to end, and one almost expects assistant-head henchie Williams (Eddie Fetherston) to ask Flint how he could discern any degree of difference in the Black Tiger's attitude. That said, the plot begins with dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, with the clear message that nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. The man has plans to take over everything. While the police make only a few futile arrests, Lamont Cranston,noted scientist and criminologist, assumes the guise of a black-garbed, masked figure (The Shadow) to combat this evil. The police,of course, assume that The Shadow and The Black Tiger are one and the same. Cranston works with Police Commissioner Weston and a group of solid citizen businessmen including Joseph Rand (Charles K. French), Gilbert Hill (Gordon Hart), Stanford Marshall (Robert Fiske), Turner (J. Paul Jones) and Stephen Prescott (Griff Barnett), and somewhere in nearly every chapter Cranston, Weston, Cardona and these solid citizens gather at The Cobalt Club and Cranston brings them up to date on the next steps to rid the city of The Black Tiger. Since one of the solid citizens is actually The Black Tiger, these meetings, for the most part, are counter-productive.
One Man's Law (1940) as Joe Winters
Riders of Black Mountain (1940) as Harris
I Take This Oath (1940) as Riley
Riders of Pasco Basin (1940) as Rancher
Geronimo (1940) as John A. J. Cresswell
Dodge City (1939) as
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
The Singing Cowgirl (1939) as Tom Harkins
One Hour to Live (1939) as Fingerprint expert
Let Us Live (1939) as Bank attendant
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Doorman
The Man from Sundown (1939) as Sheriff Wiley
Spoilers of the Range (1939) as Harper
Beginning as usual with The Sons of the Pioneers singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" over the opening title and credit frames, which should be how all Westerns begin, especially those westerns of the 50's and 60's that used insipid title songs telling the plot before the film started, this one wastes no time as Lobo Savage (Dick Curtis, of course) secretly in league with saloon owner Cash Fenton (Kenneth Macdonald, of course) steals the $50,000 raised by the ranchers for Mesa Verde's new dam. Fenton agrees to lend the ranchers new money---their old money of course---to complete the dam on the condition their cattle are driven to market by a certain date in order to repay the loan. Then Lobo and his henchies set out to make certain the ranchers can't meet the deadline. Jeff Strong (Charles Starrett) discovers the connection between Savage and Fenton, and he and his cowhands, the Sons of the Pioneers, begin the battle to defeat Savage and Fenton.
The Night Riders (1939) as Harper
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil.
Sundown on the Prairie (1939) as John
Union Pacific (1939) as Laborer
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Water Rustlers (1939) as Lawyer
Pirates of the Skies (1939) as Policeman
The Forgotten Woman (1939) as Policeman
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Policeman
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
The Thundering West (1939) as Hayes
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Janitor
Girl from Rio (1939) as
The Storm (1938) as San Francisco pilot
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Newsreel man
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Man in sheriff's office
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
Squadron of Honor (1938) as Policeman
Penitentiary (1938) as Guard
Cattle Raiders (1938) as Sheriff
The Colorado Trail (1938) as Hobbs
Law of the Plains (1938) as Bernard
West of Cheyenne (1938) as Jed
Code of the Rangers (1938) as Ranger captain
The Main Event (1938) as Detective
Over the Goal (1937) as Student
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
Captains Courageous (1937) as Fisherman
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Peter's friend
San Quentin (1937) as Deputy
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
Paid to Dance (1937) as Conductor
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
Parole Racket (1937) as Detective
This Is My Affair (1937) as Secretary Hayes
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Westbound Mail (1937) as Judge
The Old Wyoming Trail (1937) as Sheriff
When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be unable to pay off his note. When Slade robs Halliday, Bob has a plan that will use the stolen bills to trap Kenney.
Trapped (1937) as Bill Ashley
The Toast of New York (1937) as First gentleman
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Two Fisted Sheriff (1937) as Judge Webster
A Fight to the Finish (1937) as Second parole officer
It's All Yours (1937) as First guard
The Awful Truth (1937) as Bailiff
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
Blossoms on Broadway (1937) as Conductor
Conquest (1937) as
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
It Can't Last Forever (1937) as Detective
Heroes of the Alamo (1937) as Sam Houston
Filmed and produced in 1937 by Anthony J. Xydias as a Sunset Productions, Inc. film and distributed as such that year, Columbia Pictures Corporation purchased it in 1938, and sent it back out as a Columbia production distributed by the Columbia film exchanges, with all references to Sunset deleted. Columbia also prepared new posters, lobby cards and pressbook, and re-did the original cast listings, now showing Lane Chandler and Rex Lease top-billed with the original first-billed Earle Hodgins delegated much further down the cast. In the event of somebody knowing only the Columbia cast order and changing this one, the original correct cast order was; Earle Hodgins, Bruce Warren, Ruth Findlay, Lane Chandler, Rex Lease, Roger Williams, Lee Valainos (correct spelling), Julian Rivero, William Costello (as Willy Costello), Paul Ellis, Edward Peil Sr., Jack C. Smith (as Jack Smith) and Marilyn Haslett. Columbia couldn't change the story which in early spring of 1833, finds the smouldering resentment of American settlers in Texas against their oppression by Mexico dictator General Santa Anna/Ana (Julian Rivero) coming to a head. When a decree is issued that no more Americans may enter Texas, William H. Wharton (Jack C. Smith), firey head of a faction determined on independence or nothing, warns Stephen F. Austin (Earle Hodgins) that the time for half-measures is past. Austin, responsible for bringing the Americans to Texas as colonists, reminds Wharton that a settler's revolt against Mexico would dishonor his name and the arrangements he had with the Mexican government. He gets the "Whartonites" to agree to a general convention of all colonists. Almerian Dickinson (Bruce Warren), biggest land owner in the settlement of Gonzales, deeply in love with his wife Anne (Ruth Findlay), warns Wharton that a bloody revolt would endanger every wife and mother in the colony. He proposes they send Austin to Mexico City to ask Santa Anna to grant Texans a voice in their own government. After months in Mexico City of waiting to see Santa Anna, Austin is granted a mock interview and then arrested and thrown into a dungeon. In Texas, the months pass with no news from Austin and Wharton goes to work in earnest in early 1835 to fan the fires of revolution. Santa Anna decides to march troops north and finish off the rebel "gringos" - a description that only came later in the conflict - once and for all, and frees Austin to serve as an example. The Texans, under Dickinson and William Barrett Travis (Rex Lease), send the advance Mexican troops back across the border in retreat. Austin goes for help from the United States, and the Texans fortify themselves at the old Alamo mission in Bejar with Travis in command. And one February morning, his scouts bring news that Santa Anna is coming with an army of 5000 men. Anne Dickinson takes her baby, rides for Bejar(San Antonio), slips through the Mexican lines and joins her husband in the beleaguered fort to his mingled joy and horror. The Mexican troops storm the walls day after day but are thrown back by the 183 defenders. At dawn, March 6, 1836, Santa Anna orders the buglers to sound the "deguello" (No quarter) and the final assault begins.
Crusade Against Rackets (1937) as Chief of detectives
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.
Road Gang (1936) as Guard
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Undergraduate
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936) as Juror
Injured scientist Eric Godfrey asks his protege to give him a fatal dose of opiates to end his misery. When he dies the doctor is accused of murder.
Show Boat (1936) as Gambler
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Engineer
Career Woman (1936) as Townsman
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
The Walking Dead (1936) as Train engineer
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
Counterfeit (1936) as Police sergeant
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Detective
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
Riffraff (1936) as Fisherman
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
Legion of Terror (1936) as Bradley
Frank Marshall and Slim Hewitt, postal inspectors, infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan-like vigilante group which has mailed a bomb to a senator. When the legion kills the brother of Nancy Foster, she helps Frank and Slim in their investigation.
Alibi for Murder (1936) as Peters, finger print man
Pennies From Heaven (1936) as Old man
A singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house.
White Fang (1936) as
Jack London tale of a woman (Muir) and weakling brother (Beck) who inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide (Whalen) is accused of murder
Yours for the Asking (1936) as Waiter
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.
Code of the Range (1936) as Sheriff
In this Charles Starrett western that WAS NOT produced by Peter B. Kyne and was solely written by Ford Bebee, although some sources attribute the story to Peter B. Kyne because, with his permission and as a selling angle, the title shown on the film and all of the posters is "Peter B. Kyne's CODE OF THE RANGE." The use of his name was Mr. Kyne's only contribution. Ford Beebe's "original screenplay" (he had used it before) finds the cattlemen, headed by "Calamity" Parker (Allan Cavan), opposing the use of their range lands by sheep herders, with cattlemen Lee Jamison (Charles Starrett) and Ed Randall (Edmund Cobb) in the dissenting minority and they offer sheepman Angus McLeod (Edward Coxen as Ed Coxen) free grazing privileges. Saloon owner Barney Ross (Albert J. Smith) offers to keep the sheepmen off of the range and out of town if each cattleman will pay $500. They agree after he promises there will be no bloodshed. Ross then visits bank clerk Quigley (Ralph McCullough), who Ross knows has stolen bank funds to cover his gambling losses at Ross' saloon, and forces him to forge the name of bank president Adams (Edward LeSaint) on a foreclosure notice on Jamison's ranch. Ross then buys Jamison's property thereby making it impossible for the sheep-herders to use the land for grazing. Calamity's daughter Janet (Mary Blake) works at the bank and is engaged to Jamison but they have parted because of a quarrel over the feud. But when Jamison learns that his property has been "legally" stolen, Mary, who suspects Ross and Quigley, aids him by wiring Adams to return immediately. Jamison, suspecting that Ross will have his henchmen take Adams off the stagecoach and kill him, beats the gang to the stagecoach, takes Adams and hides him. But Jamison has to flee town when Ross tells the townsmen that Jamison took Adams off the stage and killed him. But he will return.
Snowed Under (1936) as Man in producer's office
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
Oh, Susanna! (1936) as Sheriff Briggs
Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, and assumes Autry's identity. Still posing as Autry he robs and kills Autry's friend Lee. When Autry is jailed, his friends Frog and the Professor break him out and the three head out to clear him of the murder charge.
Angels in White (1936) as Dr. Moore
The Cowboy Star (1936) as Clem Baker
A cowboy movie star retires to Arizona to fight bad guys for real.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) as Cartwright
Charles Dickens'''' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
The Public Menace (1935) as Announcer
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Villager
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as Warden
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
The Revenge Rider (1935) as
Tim McCoy, Robert Allen, Billie Seward, Edward Earle, Frank Sheridan. Cowboy Tim McCoy becomes an instrument of revenge when he discovers his parents have been murdered.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Barber
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
$10 Raise (1935) as Customer in cigar store
Whipsaw (1935) as Bartender
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Engineer
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
Our Daily Bread (1934) as Powerhouse man
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
6 Day Bike Rider (1934) as Jailer
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Bailiff
Port of Lost Dreams (1934) as Second hospital detective
Voice in the Night (1934) as Foreman
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Jen Yu
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
Madame Spy (1934) as Garage proprietor
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934) as A peddler
An innkeeper''''s daughter falls for a British deserter during the American revolution.
Kid Millions (1934) as Assistant bartender
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
Journal of a Crime (1934) as Jailor
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
Babbitt (1934) as Policeman
A small-town businessman bumbles into blackmail and a real-estate swindle.
Cheating Cheaters (1934) as Detective
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
Out All Night (1933) as Eddie
Three Musketeers, The (1933) as Actor
Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shasta, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.
The Big Cage (1933) as Glenn Stoner
Destry Rides Again (1932) as [Frank] Warren
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
The Hatchet Man (1932) as Bing Foo
When he''s forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man''s daughter.
The Local Bad Man (1932) as Sheriff Hickory Drake
The Murdock's bank is in trouble. So they ship money on the train and rob it to get back the money plus the insurance, Bonner and his two pals recover the money only to be thrown in jail.
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932) as Li Gung
Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
The Gay Buckaroo (1932) as Hi Low Jack
Tombstone Canyon (1932) as Henchman
Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.
Texas Ranger (1931) as Lanning
The Avenger (1931) as Ike Mason
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
Seas Beneath (1931) as Reserve
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
Clearing the Range (1931) as Sheriff Jim Burke
Kildare kills Curt Fremont's brother Jim. When Curt arrives he poses as a coward in public but sneaks out unseen to become the daring El Capitan as he looks for the killer.
Wild Horse (1931) as Sheriff
Ben Hall offers $1000 for the wild Devil Horse which Jim Wright and Skeeter capture. While Jim is away, Gil Davis kills Skeeter and takes the horse. The Sheriff then arrests Jim for Skeeter's murder. But unknown to them, an outlaw witnessed the killing.
Cock o' the Walk (1930) as Ortega
The College Coquette (1929) as Slim
Masked Emotions (1929) as Lee Wing
The Little Yellow House (1928) as Perry Milburn
Tumbling River (1927) as Roan Tibbets
The King of Kings (1927) as
In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
Framed (1927) as Moola
Midnight Faces (1926) as Suie Chang
The Girl From Montmartre (1926) as Messenger
The Family Upstairs (1926) as Willie Heller
The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926) as Bandit leader
Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him bring in the gang he enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry.
Yellow Fingers (1926) as Kwong Li
Black Paradise (1926) as Murdock
The Pleasure Buyers (1925) as Kildare
The Man Without a Country (1925) as Captain Kearney
The Wife Who Wasn't Wanted (1925) as "Slick" Jennings
The Hunted Woman (1925) as Charlie
The Goose Hangs High (1925) as Bradley Ingals
Double Action Daniels (1925) as Jack Monroe
The Fighting Heart (1925) as Flash Fogarty
Rose of the World (1925) as The boy
The Iron Horse (1925) as Old Chinaman
A pony express rider honors his father''''s memory by helping build the transcontinental railway.
$50,000 Reward (1924) as Buck Schofield
Tex Sherwood has just come into possession of a valuable piece of land that will be irrigated by a new dam. Banker Holman knowing the deed must be registered the next day, offers a $50,000 reward for Tex's capture.
Teeth (1924) as Sheriff
The Man Who Came Back (1924) as Sam Shu Sin
The Lone Star Ranger (1923) as Kane
Purple Dawn (1923) as Wong Chang, Tong leader
Three Jumps Ahead (1923) as Taggitt
Stepping Fast (1923) as Sun Yat
Broken Chains (1922) as Burglar
The Dust Flower (1922) as Judson Flack
Arabia (1922) as Ibrahim Bulamar
Don't Doubt Your Wife (1922) as John Manning
The Song of Life (1922) as Amos Tilden
The Killer (1921) as Ramon
Dream Street (1921) as Swan Way
That Girl Montana (1921) as Lee Holly
The Road to Divorce (1920) as Dr. Shaw
The Servant in the House (1920) as Bill Smith
The Money-Changers (1920) as Ling Choo Fang
Fighting Cressy (1920) as John Ford
Two Moons (1920) as Lang Whistler
Haunting Shadows (1920) as Arthur Pickering
Broken Blossoms (1919) as Evil eye
In this silent film, an Asian man in London falls in love with an abused child.
Peppy Polly (1919) as Judge Monroe
The Dragon Painter (1919) as Kano Indara
In this silent film, an artist obsesses over a beautiful woman he believes has been turned into a dragon.
Boots (1919)
Boots is a young servant girl who polishes shoes in an English inn. She is an incurable romantic, addicted to melodramatic stories of love and adventure. When she discovers a Bolshevik plot to blow up a government official, she takes it on herself to foil the plot.
A Sage Brush Hamlet (1919) as Claude Dutton
I'll Get Him Yet (1919) as Robert Hamilton
The Illustrious Prince (1919) as Inspector Jacks
The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919) as The Turnverein terror
Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American expatriate living in France who rallies behind his former country.
The Lincoln Highwayman (1919) as Steele
Prudence on Broadway (1919) as Mrs. Wentworth
False Ambition (1918) as David Strong
The Primitive Woman (1918) as Edward Burnham
The Greatest Thing in Life (1918) as German officer
Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, a giant of a vegetable peddler, but his unsophisticated ways disillusion her. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young man from home who had spurned Jeannette, now turns up and realizes the error of his ways. But he, too, has a great flaw, and only the outbreak of war , ironically, is able to lead Jeannette to a peaceful conclusion to her quest.
The Shuttle (1918) as Ughtred Anstruthers
Jilted Janet (1918) as Ernest Morgan
The Fly God (1918) as Robert "Bob" Allers
Cheating the Public (1918) as Mary's attorney
You Can't Believe Everything (1918) as Jim Wheeler
High Play (1917) as Gautier Brooks
Souls in Pawn (1917) as Etienne Jaccard
The Upper Crust (1917) as Captain Hancock
New York Luck (1917) as Steve Diamond
Whose Wife? (1917) as John Herrick
The Serpent's Tooth (1917) as Jack Stilling
The Eyes of the World (1917) as James Rutledge, Jr., Sensuality
The Stronger Love (1916) as Jim Serviss
At Piney Ridge (1916) as Mark Brierson
Unto Those Who Sin (1916) as Stokes
The Valiants of Virginia (1916) as Edward Sassoon
The Ragged Earl (1914) as Lord Wildbrook
Through Fire to Fortune (1914) as Thomas Barrett

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