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William Royle

William Royle



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Director (feature film)

Inspector Hornleigh (1939) as Assistant Director

Cast (feature film)

Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) as Sir Nayland Smith
Murder on the Yukon (1940) as [George] Weathers
Heroes of the Saddle (1940) as Crone
Montana Bill Bell (Kermit Maynard), a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Rusty Joslin (Raymond Hatton) and Rico Renaldo (Duncan Renaldo), is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy (Patsy Lee Parsons) in an orphanage while they earn enough money to qualify for her adoptation. Visiting the orphanage, they discover that Peggy's foot has been injured in an accident. The superintendent, Melloney (Byron Foulger), silences Peggy when she attempts to tell them about it. Despite their suspicions they agree to raise the $400 needed for special treatment required for Peggy's injury. To raise the money, Stony boxes four rounds in an exhibition with "Killer" McCully (Jack Roper) and succeeds in knocking him out. Taking the money to the orphanage, the Mesquiteers are impressed when they find that Melloney has stretched his budget and purchased the equipment already. They are unaware that Melloney and associate J. D. Crone (William Ruhl) did so to keep attention from being focused on the home, as they are exploiting the kids and taking funds alloted to running the orphanage. When Stony sees a small boy being bullied by an attendant, he hears enough to convince him that a child-labor sweatshop is being run in the basement. In the garb of a "Masked Rider", and with the aid of Rusty, Rico and nurse Ruth Miller (Loretta Weaver), the job of rescuing the children and convicting the crooks begins.
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) as Sheriff
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
The Man from Dakota (1940) as Supervisor
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
Son of the Navy (1940) as Captain Moore
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) as Captain Jalme
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939) as Captain Samson
A prison chaplain tries to help a young innocent and prevent a breakout.
Chicken Wagon Family (1939) as Checker
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).
Let Us Live (1939) as Prison guard
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Mexicali Rose (1939) as Carruthers
Carruthers has sold shares in a phony oil well and when Gene investigates he finds the well is a fake. Gene has a plan to recoup everyone's money. Pouring some oil in a recommended location gets Corruthers to drill a real well. Gene plans to let him know it's a fake and redeem the shares before the oil comes in.
Arizona Legion (1939) as Dutton
A federal agent infiltrates an outlaw band that's taken over a western town.
Frontier Pony Express (1939) as Garrett
In the midst of the Civil War, Lassiter has a plan to get control of California. Working out of St. Joseph, he plans to send forged messages to the troops on the west coast via Pony Express. First he attempts to bribe Pony Express ride Roy Rogers. When Roy refuses he turns to the outlaw Johnson and his gang and this leads to trouble.
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939) as
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Brad
The Fighting Gringo (1939) as Ben Wallace
A cowboy tries to clear an innocent Mexican rancher of murder charges.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Commandant of Bastille
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
City in Terror (1939) as Howard
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
Pirates of the Skies (1939) as Policeman
The Rains Came (1939) as Raschid Ali Kahn
A Hindu doctor's affair with a British noblewoman is disrupted by a violent flood.
Rio (1939) as First guard
Man from Montreal (1939) as Luther St. Paul
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Boylan
The Renegade Ranger (1938) as Ben Sanderson
A Texas Ranger discovers the man he''''s chasing for murder is a woman.
Convicts at Large (1938) as Steve [Moran]
Flaming Frontiers (1938)
Tom Grant has found a rich gold vein and Bart Eaton is after it. Tom's sister Mary heads for the gold fields and Eaton and his men follow. Eaton teams up with Ace Daggett who plans to doublecross him and get the gold for himself. They frame Tom for murder and then try to get him to sign over his claim. The famous scout Tex Houston is on hand, escaping the attempts on his life, saving Mary from various perils, and trying to bring in the real killer and clear Tom.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as Burly detective
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Cop
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.
Red River Range (1938) as
The Cattlemen's Association has called in the Mesquiteers to find cattle rustlers. They get Tex Riley to pose as Stony so Stony can arrive posing as a wanted outlaw. This gets Stony into the gang of rustlers and he alerts Tucson and Lullaby as to the next raid. But Hartley is on hand and unknown to anyone is the rustler's boss and he joins the posse with a plan that will do away with the Mesquiteers.
The Storm (1938) as Officer
Block-Heads (1938) as Lieutenant in trench
Chaos erupts when a man tries to help an old war buddy.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Pilot
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Second flier
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937) as George Poulis
Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny help message on it. Renfrew catches a henchman who has one of the new bills. A magnifying glass lets him read the message and he heads out alone to round up the counterfeiters.
Hollywood Cowboy (1937) as Klinker
A vacationing Western star signs on to help a female rancher fight off bandits.
Reported Missing (1937) as Senator
Special Agent K-7 (1937) as Captain Hall
It Can't Last Forever (1937) as Assistant district attorney
Westbound Limited (1937) as Messenger
Her Husband Lies (1937) as First investigator
The Plainsman (1937) as Corporal Brannigan
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
She's No Lady (1937) as Second detective
The Glory Trail (1936) as Captain Fetterman
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Investigator
Crash Donovan (1936) as Patrolman
Rebellion (1936) as Harris
Nobody's Fool (1936) as Lookout

Cast (short)

The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of black educator and horticulturist, Dr. George Washington Carver.
Torture Money (1937)
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.

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