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Francis Sayles

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Cast (feature film)

Sing a Jingle (1944) as Workman
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Elevator operator
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944) as Song plugger
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Audience member
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
Ministry of Fear (1944) as
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
Fighting Frontier (1943) as Express agent
A cowboy risks his life to infiltrate an outlaw band.
Crazy House (1943) as Stooge
Moonlight in Vermont (1943) as Dr. Stubbs
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
The Good Fellows (1943) as
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Coney Island (1943) as Heckler
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Cab driver
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Honeymoon Lodge (1943) as Bailiff
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Clerk
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Waiter
A female executive hires a male secretary.
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) as Parisian
Secrets of the Underground (1942) as Station agent
Sunset on the Desert (1942) as Clerk
Roy is mistaken for a bad guy expected by the local outlaw gang. He goes undercover to pin the goods on the bad guys. Just as he is about to do so, the real bad guy shows up. Songs include "Remember Me," "Yip Pe Yi Your Troubles Away," "Faithful Pal of Mine," and "Don Juan."
Sweater Girl (1942) as Coroner
Unseen Enemy (1942) as Chef
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as Pearcley
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
North of the Rockies (1942) as Grey
Morgan and his gang are smuggling furs across the border. Both the Mounties on the Canadian side and Tex Martin on the American side are after them. When Morgan sets up Tex to be found with furs, Mountie Bill arrests him. But he lets him go hoping he will lead him to the gang and eventually the two join forces.
Stagecoach Express (1942) as Postmaster
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Proprietor
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
Strictly in the Groove (1942) as Guest
The Glass Key (1942) as Seedy-looking man
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Taxi driver
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as Freeman
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as 1st printer
Rags to Riches (1941) as Bert Cassidy
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Court clerk
Thunder Over the Prairie (1941) as Corbin
Public Enemies (1941) as Copy man
Thundering Hoofs (1941) as Clerk
A young man fights to keep his father from cheating the owner of a stagecoach line.
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941) as Doc Banks
(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.
World Premiere (1941) as Dining car steward
Man Made Monster (1941) as Husband
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) as Second jury foreman
Citizen Kane (1941) as Politician at Madison Square Garden
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Riders of Pasco Basin (1940) as Rancher
One Crowded Night (1940) as Jasper
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
Private Affairs (1940) as Bailiff
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Dodge City (1939) as
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
King of the Underworld (1939) as Furniture store proprietor
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Riders of the Black River (1939) as Doc Greene
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Cab driver
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Union Pacific (1939) as Conductor
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
The Big Guy (1939) as Clerk
Laugh It Off (1939) as Clerk
Man of Conquest (1939) as President James Van Buren
For Love or Money (1939) as Bartender
Devil's Island (1939) as Boatman
A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil's Island fights to survive harsh treatment.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as First official
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
Down on the Farm (1938) as Member of chamber of commerce
The Purple Vigilantes (1938) as Detective William Jones
David Ross organizes the ranchers into a vigilante group to rid the town of outlaws. The plan succeeds but the trouble starts when some of the men form a new vigilante group and posing as the original one plunder for loot.
Swing That Cheer (1938) as Counter man
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as Policeman
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Jury foreman
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Bill
Easy Living (1937) as Houseman
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Baggage man
Wells Fargo (1937) as Townsman
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Heckler
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Bartender
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
The Man in Blue (1937) as Policeman
Trapped (1937) as John
Partners in Crime (1937) as Jail guard
The Hit Parade (1937) as Small policeman
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?
I Promise to Pay (1937) as Clerk
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
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.
Alcatraz Island (1937) as
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
The Shadow (1937) as Mr. Shaw
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Waiter
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Black Legion (1937) as Charlie
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
45 Fathers (1937) as
Florida Special (1936) as Sergeant
Yours for the Asking (1936) as Waiter
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
Alibi for Murder (1936) as Waiter
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Policeman
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Big Brown Eyes (1936) as Barber
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
More Than a Secretary (1936) as Waiter
A secretary gets the glamour treatment to win her boss'' heart.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Barber
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
The Gay Deception (1935) as Chef
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Gambler
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Midnight Phantom (1935) as Police Surgeon Kelly
One Hour Late (1934) as First mixer
College Rhythm (1934) as Customer
Home on the Range (1934) as Hotel clerk
One in a Million (1934) as Dickman
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Second drug store proprietor
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Strangers of the Evening (1932) as Detective Roberts
The Texas Bad Man (1932) as Andrews
The Rangers have planted wanted posters of their man Tom Logan around hoping he can join the outlaw gang they are after. Robbing the stage ahead of the gang gets him in and he learns Keefe is the boss. When it's time for the big bank robbery Keefe puts Tom in charge but secretly tells a henchman to kill him during the holdup.
Blonde Venus (1932) as Charlie Blaine
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.

Cast (short)

Bum Voyage (1934)
In this short film, Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd must share their voyage on a steamship with a gorilla.

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