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Director (feature film)

Uncle Moses (1932) as Assistant Director
"Uncle" Moses is a wealthy garment store owner in the Lower East Side. He lords his wealth and its attendant power over the neighborhood, dispensing noblesse oblige and conducting casual affairs with numerous women. When he falls in love with the beautiful young daughter of one of his employees, he discovers what it is like to be beholden to another person. He convinces her to marry him, but she does so out of financial and social obligation, and Moses' love remains distressingly unrequited. At the same time, the growing labor movement attacks him for his exploitative employment conditions, and Moses begins to doubt the truth of the American Dream he thought he had achieved.

Cast (feature film)

Love and Death (1975) as Borslov
A devout coward vows to assassinate Napoleon in the name of love.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) as Mordcha
In Russia before the revolution, a Jewish milkman tries to marry off his daughters who have plans of their own.
Shaft (1971) as Dr. Sam
A slick black detective enlists gangsters and African nationals to fight the mob.
Donovan's Brain (1953) as Tailor
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
The First Time (1952) as Tidy Didy man
Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra bills and no more free time.
The Fat Man (1951) as Louie
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Hotel clerk
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
Ten Tall Men (1951) as Riff
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
Gun Crazy (1950) as Cab driver
Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.
Please Believe Me (1950) as Y. Barosian
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Undercover Girl (1950) as Janitor
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) as Gus
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
The Life of Riley (1949) as Muley
A factory worker tries to cope when his daughter dates the boss's son.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Cab driver
Force of Evil (1949) as Sorter
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Older man
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Juror
Slave Girl (1947) as Rug merchant
Body and Soul (1947) as Grocer
A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime.
The Arnelo Affair (1947) as Driver
A neglected wife gets mixed up with an hypnotic charmer and murder.
Dark Passage (1947) as Driver
A man falsely accused of his wife''s murder escapes to search for the real killer.
Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Storekeeper
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
The Mask of Diijon (1946) as Guzzo
Crack-Up (1946) as Wild-eyed man
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Artist
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Sam
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as O'Connor
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946) as Busboy
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Russian waiter
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Elevator operator
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
In Our Time (1944) as Bartender
A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.
Three Men in White (1944) as Martinelli, tailor
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
Swing Out the Blues (1944) as Hungarian café manager
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Page boy
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Peter Miliach
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
Young Ideas (1943) as Book clerk
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
What a Woman! (1943) as Gadajalski
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Excited Russian
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
The Big Street (1942) as Waiter captain
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Hireling, "Chicago Inquirer"
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Footlight Fever (1941) as Radio station man
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
Dance Hall (1941) as [Charles] Limpy [Larkin]
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
Lady from Louisiana (1941) as Gaston
Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each other, the fact that her father heads the lottery means they end up on opposite sides. When her father is killed, Julie becomes more and more involved in the shady activities and in blocking Reynolds' attempts at prosecution.
Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Shrimpo
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.

Cast (special)

Grandpa Max (1975) as Louis Yates; Max'S Friend
A story of the generation gap between middle age and old age as seen through the bickering relationship of "Grandpa" Max Sherman, a crusty, caustic Jewish widower, and Paul Sherman, his overly protective son, who treats his father (self-described as "young at heart") like an old man. In the pilot ep

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