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Leonard Penn

Leonard Penn

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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Spartacus (1960) as Garrison officer
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
2.
In the Money (1958) as Don Clark
The Bowery Boys escort a diamond concealing poodle on a cruise.
3.
The Girl He Left Behind (1956) as Chief of staff
The misadventures of a new army recruit.
4.
Jump into Hell (1955) as Pvt. Rigault
This film reenacts the battle of Dien Bien Phu, focusing on the struggles of the French troops stationed in Vietnam.
5.
To Catch a Thief (1955) as Monaco policeman
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
6.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Soldier in banquet hall
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
7.
The Saracen Blade (1954) as Haroun
Ricardo Montalban, Betta St. John, Rick Jason, Carolyn Jones, Whitfield Conner, Michael Ansara. A 13th century revenge drama set during the time of the Crusades in which a commoner exacts justice for the murder of this father by Count Siniscola and his son. Directed by William Castle ("The Tingler") and based on the novel by Frank Yerby.
8.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Gendarme Dumas
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
9.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Director
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
10.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Physician
King Richard's attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
11.
Drum Beat (1954) as Miller
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
12.
Savage Mutiny (1953) as Emil Bruno
Jungle Jim fights enemy agents to help move natives from a nuclear testing site.
13.
Flame of Calcutta (1953) as Nadir
Denise Darcel, Patric Knowles, Paul Cavanagh, George Keymas, Leonard Penn. The daughter of a slain French official wages guerrilla war on Prince Jehan, the man responsible for her father's death. This Sam Katzman production is set in India circa 1760.
14.
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) as Brad Mitchell
15.
Lost Planet, The (1953)
Dr. Grood (Michael Fox) has succeeded in winning control over the planet Ergro as the first step in his desired conquest of the Universe. Reporter Rex Barrow (Judd Holdren), his photographer Tim Johnson (Ted Thorpe), Professor Edmund Dorn (Forrest Taylor) and his daughter Ella (Vivian Mason) are all captured by Grood, who plans to make use of the professor's knowledge. With the help of the professor's inventions, Rex is able to free Ergro of Grood's domination, while Grood is sent on an endless voyage into space.
16.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Lt. Picard
17.
Eyes of the Jungle (1953)
Another feature film from the makers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" television series in which three TV episodes were stitched together and sent out as a feature film. Let somebody who knows the series(or cares) identify the TV episodes but the three used here were about a phony fossil hunter; recovery of a gold plaque stolen by two Americans; and the third was about the breaking up of a slave girl ring. The TV influence carries on when the heroes are about to embark on a fourth adventure at the end.
18.
Fangs of the Arctic (1953) as Morgan
19.
Murder Without Tears (1953) as Parker
20.
21.
A Yank in Indo-China (1952) as Col. Sablon
22.
Outlaw Women (1952) as Sam Bass
23.
No Holds Barred (1952) as Pete Taylor
The Bowery Boys enter the wrestling world when one of them develops superhuman powers.
24.
King of the Congo (1952)
Based on the comic book character "Thun'Da, King of the Congo," a Tarzan imitator, whose only comic of any value is the first one rendered entirely by cult artist Frank Frazetta, this was Columbia's 48th serial and the seventh and last serial starring Buster Crabbe. Crabbe plays U.S.A.F. Captain Roger Drum who shoots down an unidentified plane whose pilot was bound for Africa to deliver a message to a subversive group. Drum takes his place, makes the flight and crashes in the jungle. The rock people, led by Princess Phi (Gloria Dea, not Gloria Dee as shown by some sources), rescue him and take him to their temple. The subversives, led by Boris (Leonard Penn), appear and Drum rings a temple gong in alarm, and its sound crumbles the walls, burying him in debris at the end of Chapter One, "Mission of Menace." Chapter Two, "Red Shadows in the Jungle" finds Drum being proclaimed Thunda, King of the Congo, by the natives but is still mistrusted by Princess Phi and her assistant Nahee (Neyle Morrow), still miffed that he rang the wrong gong. This goes on for 15 chapters before Thundra reunites the Rock and Cave People and clears the jungle of all the villains with Russian names.
25.
Thief of Damascus (1952) as Habayah
A young man assembles a band of adventurers to take on an evil sultan.
26.
Barbed Wire (1952) as Steve Ruttledge
A rancher vs. homesteader war will prevent cattle buyer Autry from getting his cows. Complicating things is Ruttledge's scheme to run a railroad through the land.
27.
South of Caliente (1951) as Captain
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track, prepares to take a number of thoroughbreds to the Pan American fair races at Monterey. Among them is "Dancing Girl", a fine mare owned by Doris Stewart (Dale Evans), who is being forced to sell the horse in order to keep her ranch. Doris and her trainer, Dave Norris (Douglas Fowley), accompany Roy and his outfit to the border at Caliente, where they are approached by Rosina (Charlita), a young gypsy fortune teller who begs Roy not to continue the trip. After crossing the border, Roy and his men are attacked by masked bandits, the horses are stolen and the stable boy (Willie Best) is murdered. Accompanied by Doris and his sidekick Pinky (Pinky Lee) and the a Mexican Commandante (Leonard Penn), Roy goes to the gypsy camp to find Rosita. She is not there but Roy spots the stolen thoroughbreds hidden among a herd of wild horses near the camp. He also finds the dead body of a horse that appears to be "Dancing Girl." The loss of the horse means ruin for Doris, who is unaware that Norris and his crooked partner, Studsy (Frank Richards), killed a mare resembling her horse and left it where Roy could find it.
28.
Sirocco (1951) as Rifat
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
29.
On the Loose (1951) as Dance judge
When she's branded as a "bad girl," a troubled teen fights for her parents' approval.
30.
Wanted Dead or Alive (1951) as Taggert
Taggart and his men are breaking wanted outlaws out of jail and then killing them for the reward money. Marshal's Whip, Jim, and Fuzzy have a plan to trap the gang. Whip poses as a wanted outlaw while Jim joins Taggart's gang and helps break him out. But there is trouble when gang member Mike, wanting a bigger cut, double-crosses everyone.
31.
Mysterious Island (1951)
The story begins in 1865, during the Civil War, when Captain Cyrus Harding (Richard Crane), prisoner of the Confederates, escapes in an enemy baloon with war correspondent Gideon Spilett (Hugh Prosser); Jack Pencroft (Marshall Reed), a sailor; Herbert "Bert" Brown (Ralph Hodges), Pencroft's adopted son, and Neb (Bernard Hamilton), Harding's black servant. A sailor with an adopted son and a servant in jail with his master is rather mysterious in itself. Hey, move on, it's a Katzman serial from Columbia. The baloon drifts in space for days and finally lands on a desert island. Also landing, in a better aircraft, is Rulu (Karen Randle, a former Miss Oklahoma in the Miss America pagent), a visitor from Mercury who seeks a radio-active material that will enable her to manufacture an explosive that will destroy the world or, at least, the portion known as Earth. Since it is in the 1860's and she has a spacecraft that will make the journey from Mercury to Earth, and all of the earthlings are riding horses or walking, her problem with Earth is none too clear, other than possibly hacked about not winning the Miss America contest. Harding and his hardy crew fight 15 chapters of battles against the island's natives, some passing-by pirates led by reliable Gene Roth, and Rulu and her Mercury henchmen, wearing the same headgear that "The Spider" wore in two previous Columbia serials, indicating the costume department went overboard on black headcoverings with spider webs on them earlier in the decade. Harding and his men are frequently aided by Captain Nemo, a man of mystery in charge of the only submarine (the Nautilus) around at the time other than the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac." Rulu, who also has the power to put grown men into a trance and does so a couple of times, including the native chief and all of his warriors, finally has enough of all the problems, but has gathered up enough "radio-active" material to at least destroy the island and does so.
32.
Stagecoach Driver (1951) as George Barnes
34.
The Girl from San Lorenzo (1950) as Thomas McCarger
35.
Gunfire (1950) as Dan Simons
36.
Silver Raiders (1950) as Lance Corbin
37.
Law of the Badlands (1950) as Cash Carleton
Texas rangers try to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters.
38.
Six Gun Mesa (1950) as Carson
39.
Lonely Hearts Bandits (1950) as Detective Stanley
Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.
40.
Women from Headquarters (1950) as Officer Allen
41.
The Pilgrimage Play (1949) as Judas Iscariot
42.
Range Land (1949) as Bart Sheldon
43.
Batman and Robin (1949)
Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood?
44.
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Companion
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
45.
Congo Bill (1948)
46.
47.
The Dead Don't Dream (1948) as Earl Wesson
Hoppy, California, and Lucky arrive at an inn for Lucky's wedding only to find it called off as Lucky's fiancee's uncle is missing. He is found murdered and on each of the next two nights a man is found missing the next morning. All three stayed in the same room and Hoppy has lots of suspects. That night he announces the murderer is right here among them and then takes that same room for the night hoping to flush out the murderer.
48.
Courtin' Trouble (1948) as Dude Dawson
49.
Outlaw Brand (1948) as Brent
50.
Partners of the Sunset (1948) as Les
Middle-aged Bill Thompson (Steve Darrell) returns to his ranch with his much younger bride, Janice (Christine Larsen, once again as Christine Larson), and her supposed brother Lon (Leonard Penn.) When Thompson's son Dan (Jay Kirby) disapproves of the surprise re-marriage of his father, the latter orders him off the ranch, without his promised horses, despite the pleas of ranch foreman Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and cowhand "Cannonball" (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor.) Janice and Lon, in reality sweethearts, plot to gain Thompson's rich holdings. In town, outlaws Kirk (Marshall Reed) and Hashknife (Carl Sepulveda) try to persuade the intoxicated Dan to let them steal the horses. Thompson breaks with his son again when he sees him drinking. Jimmy and "Cannonball" thwart the horse rustlers and Janice swears secrecy when the trusting-Jimmy tells her that Dan led the horse thieves, but she has Lon inform her husband. Thompson hits Dan, tells him to leave and sends for his attorney to draw up the papers to disinherit his son. Lon kills Thompson, and Dan is jailed on circumstantial evidence. Jimmy and "Cannonball" help him escape jail, but he is wounded and brought to the ranch to have Janice dress his wound. The trusting-Jimmy departs, while Lon awaits in the next room to get rid of the last obstacle in his and Janice's scheme.
51.
Killer at Large (1947) as Brent Maddux
52.
I Cover Big Town (1947) as Norden Royal
One of the four films in the Pine-Thomas series based on radio's long-running "Big Town." This time out, society editor Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) is assigned to the police beat. Her paper, "The Illustrated Press", following its usual policy of socially-correct muckraking by crusading editor Steve Wilson, is putting heat on the chief of police (Robert Shayne.) But Lorelei believes the chief is qualified to do the job. She and managing editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), who, in the film series, is wrong more often than right, discover a corpse and then proceed to help the police solve the crime. The police chief lends enough of a helping hand to be vindicated.
53.
Hoppy's Holiday (1947) as Dunning
Hoppy, California, and Lucky travel to Mesa City for a short vacation. California buys new clothes and carrying his old ones in a suitcase, bumps into escaping bank robbers in the dark. His suitcase gets switched with that of the robbers and he is seen with the money. Hoppy must find the money that has mysteriously disappeared and also the robbers so that he can clear California who is now in jail.
54.
The Hat-box Mystery (1947) as Stevens
55.
High School Hero (1946) as Professor Farrell
58.
The Way of All Flesh (1940) as Joe
59.
Almost a Gentleman (1939) as Arthur
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
60.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Jerome Weiss
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
61.
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Pedro
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
62.
Ladies in Distress (1938) as Daniel J. Roman
63.
Man-Proof (1938) as Bob
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
64.
Judge Hardy's Children (1938) as Steve Prentice
A small-town judge's Washington trip lands his son in hot water with a diplomat's daughter.
65.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Gaston Vincent
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
66.
Marie Antoinette (1938) as Toulan
Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake."
67.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Stuart Walden
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
68.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as First reporter
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
69.
Woman Against Woman (1938) as Fred Barnes
A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he's re-married.
70.
Three Comrades (1938) as Tony
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
71.
Bad Guy (1937) as Detective
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
72.
The Firefly (1937) as Etienne
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
73.
Women Men Marry (1937) as Quinn
A reporter's busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
74.
Between Two Women (1937) as [Dr.] Tony Wolcott
A nurse with an alcoholic husband falls for a doctor, only to find his interests lie elsewhere.

Cast (short)

75.
The Face Behind the Mask (1938)
This dramatized short film focuses on the historical mystery of France's "man in the iron mask."
76.
What Price Safety! (1938)
Racketeers move in on construction business and endanger public safety in this short film.
77.
Ship That Died, The (1938)
This short film looks at the mystery of the Mary Celeste, a ship that was discovered abandoned for no discernible reason.
78.
That Mothers Might Live (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a physician that realized the death of new mothers could be reduced through the washing of hands.

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