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Cast (feature film)

Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as "Slops" Denton
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
The Fallen Sparrow (1943) as Priest
Nazi spies pursue a Spanish Civil War veteran in search of a priceless keepsake.
King of Dodge City (1941) as Storekeeper
Wild Bill Hickok is sent to Abilene to take on Morgan King and his gang. When he breaks into King's bank to get proof of King's thievery, Sheriff Tex puts him in jail. His friend Cannonball, having lost Bill's letter of authority, now has to get him out.
Prairie Stranger (1941) as Whittling Jones
Little Men (1941) as Railroad conductor
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Band member
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941) as Station boss
(Wes ''41,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald, Richard Fiske, Don Curtis, Lloyd Bridges. President Grant enlists the son of Davy Crockett to help secure Texas'' vote for inclusion in the Union in this Civil War era western starring Bill Elliott in the title role.
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Engineer
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Grocer
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
Double Alibi (1940) as Librarian
The Arizona Wildcat (1939) as
Mary Jane Patterson finds an old poster in the attic offering a reward for the capture of bandit "El Gato", whom she recognizes as Manuel Hernandez, her adopted father. He jokingly tells her that the members of his band, which robbed from the rich to give to the poor, ar now all respected citizens in their town of Mineville, Arizona. Donald Clark (William Henry), a stranger, recognizes the crooked town-Sheriff Richard Baldwin (Henry Wilcoxin) as the man he is hunting as the murdered of his father, but is outdrawn and shot by the sheriff. The wounded Clark escapes and makes his way to Manuel's house, where a group is entertaining schoolteacher Caroline Reid (Pauline Moore.) The sheriff and his men capture Clark, but Mary Jane mounts a horse and gallops away, and throws a rock through the windows of each member of El Gato's band with a message reading: "Be prepared---We Ride Again. El Gato." And also a note into the sheriff's office warning him that El Gato will ride again unless Clark is released inside of 24 hours. Manuel knows nothing of this the next day when he walks down the street and is puzzled by the mysterious winks of his friends and their whispered assurances that they are ready. But he leads his men against the sheriff, and soon finds himself under arrest and on trial charged with kidnapping the prisoner, stealing a gold shipment and killing the Wells Fargo agent.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Watchman
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
Chicken Wagon Family (1939) as Proprietor
An traveling merchant (Carrillo) takes his family to New York where he explores his weakness for poker as he looks for work aided by his daughter (Withers).
The Night of Nights (1939) as Doorman
I Stole a Million (1939) as Watchman
For Love or Money (1939) as Night watchman
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Mule man
Union Pacific (1939) as Vendor
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Ugly man
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Hero for a Day (1939) as Watchman
Romance in the Dark (1938) as Stagehand
If I Were King (1938) as Second ruffian
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Vendor
The Main Event (1938) as
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Juror
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Arab
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
The Wrong Road (1937) as Ira Foster
The Toast of New York (1937) as Second mug
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Coachman
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Man of the People (1937) as Manager of brewery
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Second moustache
The Firefly (1937) as Stablehand
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
She Loved a Fireman (1937) as Barman
A ne''''er-do-well learns the hard way that there''''s more to fire fighting than lying around the bunkhouse.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Bartender
Sutter's Gold (1936) as
The King Steps Out (1936) as Cab driver
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
Give Me Your Heart (1936) as Cab driver
A socialite has to give up the baby she bore to a married man.
Earthworm Tractors (1936) as Hardware man
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
The Garden of Allah (1936) as Ouled Naïls proprietor
A monk deserts his calling to marry a beautiful woman he meets in the Sahara.
I Married a Doctor (1936) as Hotel clerk
An idealistic city girl moves to the country with her doctor husband.
A Son Comes Home (1936) as Musician
Fatal Lady (1936) as Brazilian opera troupe
Wedding Present (1936) as Beer wagon driver
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Storekeeper
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as Bartender
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
Mad Love (1935) as Gendarme
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Bartender
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Reporter
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as Bartender
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
Transient Lady (1935) as Mark Baxter
A Night at the Ritz (1935) as Cook
A publicist doesn''t know that his famous chef client can''t cook.
The Florentine Dagger (1935) as Taxi driver
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
The Merry Widow (1934) as Fat lackey
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Greasy
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Station master
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) as Manouse
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
The Merry Frinks (1934) as Proprietor
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as Fat German
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
To the Last Man (1933) as Greaves
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Zoo in Budapest (1933) as Toski
An orphan escapes her keepers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only friends are animals.
Central Airport (1933) as Chef
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
Lady and Gent (1932) as Second bartender
Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.
Mystery Ranch (1932) as Sheriff Bill Burnap
To maintain his vast ranch holdings, Henry Steele holds Jane, the daughter of his deceased business partner, against her will. Stalwart ranger Bob Sanborn rescues Jane in a riding incident and is invited to stay over at the ranch by the malevolent Steele, who catches on immediately to the fact that Sanborn has been asked by Jane to help her escape. Steele escorts Bob off the ranch just after giving the order to his vicious ranch hands, Mudo and Tonto, not to let him leave alive.
The Sin Ship (1931) as Tourist, detective
A ship''''s captain fights to protect a female passenger from his crew.
Are These Our Children (1931) as Sam
Authorities try to figure out how a young man from a good background ended up on death row.
An American Tragedy (1931) as The coroner [Fred Heit]
A factory worker''s romance with a beautiful heiress is complicated by an earlier fate.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Claudet
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
The Love Parade (1930) as Afghan Ambassador
A count finds his marriage to a queen less than satisfying.
The Grand Parade (1930) as Calamity Johnson
The Big Trail (1930) as Windy Bill
A young mountaineer leads hundreds of settlers on a difficult journey from the Mississippi River to California.
Check and Double Check (1930) as Kingfish
Two black taxi drivers keep landing in hot water in this adaptation of radio''''s popular Amos ''''n'''' Andy.
Fashions in Love (1929) as Joe
The Gate Crasher (1928) as Caesar, the actor
Riley the Cop (1928) as Mr. Kuchendorf
Vamping Venus (1928) as Pete Papaglos/Bacchus
Soft Cushions (1927) as The Fat Thief
No Place To Go (1927) as Cannibal chief
The Re-creation of Brian Kent (1925) as Sheriff Knox
The Wheel (1925) as Dan Satterly
Dynamite Smith (1924) as Colin MacClintock
Gladstone Smith, a fearful young reporter, gets on the wrong side of a murderous criminal and flees to Alaska, along with the killer's wife, who is equally frightened of her husband. But the murderer pursues them to the frozen north and Gladstone must overcome his cowardice in order to overcome his nemesis.
A Boy of Flanders (1924) as Baas Kronstadt
An orphan who dreams of becoming a painter adopts a stray dog that changes his life.
One Stolen Night (1923) as Sheik Amud
Through a Glass Window (1922) as "Coffee Pete"
Head over Heels (1922) as Papa Bambinetti
The Concert (1921) as Pollinger
A concert pianist, the romantic idol of many women, is seduced away from his wife. The seductress's husband takes in the pianist's wife, and all four pretend to be happy with the new arrangement.
The Soul of Youth (1920) as Patrolman Jones
The Slim Princess (1920) as The governor general
Brothers Divided (1919) as Lafe Wetherby
The Tale of the Night Before (1915) as His friend

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Miracle In The Wilderness (1991)
Based on a novella by Paul Gallico in which the story of the first Christmas is miraculously re-created. Set in the Old West, a frontier family is captured by an Indian tribe.
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
A true story about the 1984 Miami court case about a child molester who operates a preschool day-care center. The case was the first successful prosecution of a day-care operator on child abuse charges. The children were witnesses in the court case.
Ryan White Story, The (1989)
A movie based on the true story of Ryan White, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS. The story documents his bouts with illness and the surge of hostility from fearful parents, neighbors and former friends as he attempts to go back to school in Kokomo, Indiana.
Plain Clothes (1988) as Transportation Coordinator
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
Stoning in Fulham County, A (1988)
A television movie about a young county prosecutor who fights to bring to trial a group of teenagers who harassed an Amish family in a small town and accidentally killed their infant child, despite the refusal of the infant's parents to press charges.
Adam (1983)
The fact-based story of John and Reve Walsh who, following the kidnapping of their six-year-old son (later found murdered), prompted them to mount a national campaign and lobby in Congress to pass the Missing Children's Bill allowing parents access to the FBI's national crime computer. At the end of

Film Production - Main (special)

Under Fire: The Real Story (1989) as Transportation
A reality-based special in which newsmaking events are re-created using dramatizations and newsreel footage. Two segments are included in this pilot episode. "Mississippi Freedom Summer" is a dramatization about Sue Brown, a civil rights black activist living in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1964. "Guad

Cast (short)

Short subject on the part that the pony express played during the election of President Lincoln and the news of the Civil War.
Arabian Tights (1933)
In this comedic short, a trip to Paris turns sour for Charley Chase and his friends when they are captured by an Arabian sultan.

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