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Cast (feature film)

Peril From the Planet Mongo (1966)
A mysterious plague, the Purple Death, ravages the earth. Dr. Zarkov, investigating in his spaceship, finds a ship from planet Mongo seeding the atmosphere with dust. Sure enough, Ming the Merciless is up to his old tricks. So it's back to Mongo for Flash, Dale, and Zarkov, this time with ready-made allies waiting: Prince Barin of Arboria and Queen Fria of the frozen northern land of Frigia; where, it so happens, is found polarite, antidote to the plague. But Ming will use all his forces to keep our heroes from thwarting his plans of conquest...
The Penalty (1941) as Taylor
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
Navy Blues (1941) as Marine
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Mug
Brother Orchid (1940) as Al Muller
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Pier 13 (1940) as Husky man
You're Not So Tough (1940) as Conley
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.
La Conga Nights (1940) as Moving man foreman
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Guard
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Annabella's brother
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?
Slightly Tempted (1940) as O'Toole
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
Alias the Deacon (1940) as Oil worker
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Fourth gangster
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Big Town Czar (1939) as Stranger
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
Ex-Champ (1939) as Betting official
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) as Phillips
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
Everybody's Hobby (1939) as Murphy
A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.
Buried Alive (1939) as Big Billy
Oklahoma Terror (1939) as Slade
Racket Busters (1938) as Kimball
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Wanted by the Police (1938) as Owens
Tough Kid (1938) as Bill Grogan
When's Your Birthday? (1937) as Steve
An astrologer trusts the stars to make him a championship boxer.
When You're in Love (1937) as Bruiser
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937) as Riley
The Devil's Playground (1937) as Reilly
The Plainsman (1937) as Man on Deadwood Street
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
Souls at Sea (1937) as
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Policeman
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
Sea Racketeers (1937) as Lew
This Is My Affair (1937) as First guard
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as "Buttons" McDermott
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) as Henchman
And Sudden Death (1936) as Sergeant Maloney
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
Tough Guy (1936) as Powers
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
Wives Never Know (1936) as Foreman
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Battleship
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
San Francisco (1936) as Coast type
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
The Arizona Raiders (1936) as Luke Arledge
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Linsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Siki
Half Angel (1936) as
Allison Long is acquitted on charges of poisoning her father but then her benefactor is poisoned. Reporter Duffy Giles has faith in her innocence.
Whipsaw (1935) as Curley
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.

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