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Also Known As: Died: March 5, 1984
Born: July 29, 1892 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
It's Showtime (1976) as Himself (Archival Footage)
Film clips trace the careers of the screen''''s most popular animal actors.
2.
It's Showtime (1976)
Film clips trace the careers of the screen''''s most popular animal actors.
3.
Mister Roberts (1955) as Doc
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
4.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) as Steve Latimer
A criminal lawyer's daughter falls for one of his clients.
5.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) as J. D. Hanley
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
6.
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952) as Doc Homer Brown
Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence.
7.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Professor
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
8.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as Emery Slade
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
9.
Take One False Step (1949) as Andrew Gentling
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
10.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) as Mr. [Arthur] Peabody
A middle-aged man accidentally catches a mermaid and falls in love.
11.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Senator Melvin G. Ashton
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
12.
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Nick Charles
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
13.
Life with Father (1947) as Father [Clarence Day]
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
14.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as The Great Ziegfeld
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
15.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Terry Ellerton O'Neill
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
16.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Nick Charles
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
17.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as William S. Whitley
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
18.
The Youngest Profession (1943) as
Teenage autograph seekers cause trouble at MGM.
19.
Crossroads (1942) as David Talbot
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
20.
Love Crazy (1941) as Steve Ireland
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
21.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Nick [Charles]
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
22.
I Love You Again (1940) as Larry Wilson/George Carey
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
23.
Another Thin Man (1939) as Nick [Charles]
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
24.
Daughter of Shanghai (1938) as Carib waiter
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
25.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Johann Porok
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
26.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) as Charles
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
27.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Baron Stephan Wolensky
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
28.
Double Wedding (1937) as Charlie Lodge
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
29.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
30.
My Man Godfrey (1936) as Godfrey [Parke]
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
31.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as Dr. Lawrence Bradford
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
32.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Nick Charles
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
33.
Libeled Lady (1936) as Bill Chandler
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
34.
Reckless (1935) as Ned Riley
A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire.
35.
Rendezvous (1935) as [Lieutenant] Bill Gordon
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
36.
Star of Midnight (1935) as Clay Dalzell
A New York lawyer tries to track down a kidnapped actress.
37.
Escapade (1935) as Fritz [Heideneck]
38.
Evelyn Prentice (1934) as John Prentice
A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.
39.
The Thin Man (1934) as Nick [Charles]
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
40.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Jim Wade
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
41.
The Key (1934) as Captain [Bill] Tennant
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
42.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Sherwood Nash
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
43.
Double Harness (1933) as John Fletcher
After tricking a playboy into marriage, a woman sets out to win his love honestly.
44.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) as Philo Vance
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
45.
Private Detective 62 (1933) as [Donald] Free
A private eye in Paris falls for the beautiful gambling lady he's investigating.
46.
Lawyer Man (1933) as Anton ["Tony"] Adam
Success corrupts a smooth-talking lawyer.
47.
Jewel Robbery (1932) as Robber
A jewel thief falls for a tycoon's wife in Vienna.
48.
High Pressure (1932) as Gar Evans
A scheming promoter tries to get rich selling artificial rubber.
49.
One Way Passage (1932) as Dan [Hardesty]
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal.
50.
Ladies' Man (1931) as James [Jamie] Darricott
51.
The Road to Singapore (1931) as Hugh Dawltrey
A woman''''s life falls to pieces when she''''s caught cheating on her husband.
52.
Man of the World (1931) as Michael Trevor, assumed name of Jimmie Powers
53.
Street of Chance (1930) as John B. Marsden ["Natural" Davis]
54.
Behind the Make-Up (1930) as Gardoni
55.
Shadow of the Law (1930) as John Nelson/Jim Montgomery
56.
57.
For the Defense (1930) as William Foster
An attorney, who specializes in springing criminals out of prison, is faced with a moral dilemma when his girlfriend drunkenly kills a pedestrian with her car and another man takes the blame.
58.
The Benson Murder Case (1930) as Philo Vance
59.
Interference (1929) as Philip Voaze
60.
Charming Sinners (1929) as Karl Kraley
61.
The Four Feathers (1929) as Captain Trench
62.
The Greene Murder Case (1929) as Philo Vance
63.
The Canary Murder Case (1929) as Philo Vance
A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were used by her and everyone had a motive to see her dead. The only witness to the crime has also been 'rubbed out'. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer.
64.
Pointed Heels (1929) as Robert Courtland
65.
Feel My Pulse (1928) as Her Nemesis
66.
Partners in Crime (1928) as Smith
67.
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928) as John Murdock
68.
Forgotten Faces (1928) as Froggy
69.
The Dragnet (1928) as Dapper Frank Trent
70.
Beau Sabreur (1928) as Becque
71.
The Last Command (1928) as Leo Andreiev
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
72.
Time To Love (1927) as Prince Alado
73.
New York (1927) as Trent Regan
74.
Paid To Love (1927) as Prince Eric
75.
Love's Greatest Mistake (1927) as Don Kendall
76.
She's a Sheik (1927) as Kada
77.
Señorita (1927) as Ramón Oliveros
78.
Nevada (1927) as Clan Dillon
79.
Special Delivery (1927) as Harold Jones, a get-rich-quick artist
80.
The Great Gatsby (1926) as George Wilson
A young Midwesterner finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his nouveau riche neighbour and becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.
81.
The Runaway (1926) as Jack Harrison
82.
Desert Gold (1926) as Landree
83.
Beau Geste (1926) as Boldini
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
84.
White Mice (1926) as Roddy Forrester
85.
Aloma of the South Seas (1926) as Van Templeton
86.
Sea Horses (1926) as Lorenzo Salvia
87.
Tin Gods (1926) as Tony Santelli
88.
Too Many Kisses (1925) as Julio
89.
The Beautiful City (1925) as Nick Di Silva
90.
Romola (1925) as Tito Melema
In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a beautiful daughter named Romola. Tito flirts with a peasant girl in the streets, and for fun goes through a mock marriage with her -- but she takes it seriously. Romola doesn't really love him, but marries him because her father wishes it. When the Medici are forced out, Tito joins the new government and rises to be chief magistrate. His evil actions earn him the hatred of Romola and of the people, and he is killed by a mob. Romola ends up with sculptor Carol, who has always loved her.
91.
My Lady's Lips (1925) as Scott Seddon
92.
Faint Perfume (1925) as Barnaby Powers
93.
Dangerous Money (1924) as Prince Arnolfo da Pescia
94.
When Knighthood Was in Flower (1923) as Francis I
95.
Under the Red Robe (1923) as Duke of Orléans
96.
The Bright Shawl (1923) as Gaspar de Vaca, a Spanish captain
Charles Abbott is a wealthy adventurer in Cuba of the 1850s. He is in love with Narcissa but goes after La Clavel to obtain information on the Spanish. He becomes implicated in the death of his friend Escobar, brother of Narcissa.
97.
Outcast (1922) as De Valle
98.
Sherlock Holmes (1922) as Forman Wells
Sherlock Holmes faces off against Professor Moriarty.

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