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Cast (feature film)

Bells Are Ringing (1960) as Ludwig Smiley
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Mortimer Hopeclaw
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
Giant from the Unknown (1958) as Townsman
In the fourteenth century a small band of warriors from the Spanish Ptolemy Firello expedition in California mutinies. Led by one of Firello's lieutenants, a huge, depraved giant of a man known as Vargas, the group heads off into the mountains to search for gold and is never heard from again. Hundreds of years later, a lightning bolt frees Vargas from a state of suspended animation underground and sends him out to terrorize a rural mountain village.
The Fearmakers (1958) as Dr. Gregory Jessup
A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.
Raintree County (1957) as Jake the bartender
In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black.
Moonfleet (1955) as Crispin
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
The Seven Little Foys (1955) as Santa Claus
The famed vaudevillian puts his children in the act to keep the family together when his wife dies.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) as Geoduck
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.
The Cobweb (1955) as Curly
Inmates and staff at a posh asylum clash over love and lunacy.
Brigadoon (1954) as Bartender
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.
Susan Slept Here (1954) as Motel manager
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
Drum Beat (1954) as Minister
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Amadeo
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) as Geoduck
The Ozark farmers try to clean up their act to help their son win a college scholarship.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Hotel clerk
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) as Mr. Judlow
Life on the road isn''t what it''s cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
Julius Caesar (1953) as
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
So This Is Love (1953) as Apartment manager
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
So Big (1953) as Adam Ooms
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
Houdini (1953) as Barker
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) as Geoduck
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
She's Back on Broadway (1953) as Dude
A fading Hollywood star returns to the stage to work with the man who discovered her.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Innkeeper
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
Son of Paleface (1952) as Telegrapher
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
Room for One More (1952) as Mr. Doran
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Face to Face (1952) as Deacon
Feudin' Fools (1952) as Clem Smith
The Bowery Boys get caught in a hillbilly feud when one of them inherits a Kentucky farm.
The Belle of New York (1952) as Mr. Currier
A turn-of-the-century playboy courts a Salvation Army girl.
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) as Geoduck
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
Rhubarb (1951) as Cadaver Jones
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951) as Geoduck
The hillbilly farmers take off in search of uranium.
Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Traeger
Come Fill the Cup (1951) as Al, the bartender
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
Father of the Bride (1950) as
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Fancy Pants (1950) as Mr. Andrews
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Let's Dance (1950) as Man in bowler hat
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Court clerk
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
Colorado Territory (1949) as Station agent
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Mr. Pierson
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Slenzka
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Mr. Reynolds
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
The Paleface (1948) as Western character
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Indian
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?
The Challenge (1948) as Arno
Arch of Triumph (1948) as Albert
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
Moonrise (1948) as Ed Conlon
When a murderer''''s son accidentally kills someone, he takes it on the lam.
The Pirate (1948) as Baker
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl.
Cry of the City (1948) as Caputo
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?
Summer Holiday (1948) as Scorekeeper
Musical remake of Ah, Wilderness!, about a small-town boy's struggles with growing up.
Let's Live a Little (1948) as Photographer
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
The Mighty McGurk (1947) as Bass drummer
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
Out of the Past (1947) as Tillotson
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Nightmare Alley (1947) as Hobo
An ambitious carnival worker attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in this brutal noir.
Love and Learn (1947) as Pawnbroker
An heiress surreptitiously helps two songwriters waiting for their big break.
The Guilty (1947) as Jake
Ginger (1947) as Joseph Nash
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Mr. Purdie
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Bill Silk
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
My Reputation (1946) as Dave
A widow generates small-town gossip when she falls in love too soon after her husband's death.
House of Horrors (1946) as Janitor
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as Mr. Agrippa
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous find Jeff.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Pat Tenny
Inside Job (1946) as Herman
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Painter
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Photographer
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
A Medal for Benny (1945) as Pepster
Conflict (1945) as Pawnbroker
A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Reporter
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Escape in the Desert (1945) as Motorist
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
Up in Arms (1944) as Board member
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
The National Barn Dance (1944) as Gillespie
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Author
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Gypsy Wildcat (1944) as Lieutenant
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Porter
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Miner
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Lawyer
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Heckler
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Artist White
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Cook
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Saboteur (1942) as Detective
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Castle in the Desert (1942) as Wigley
Paul Manderley, eccentric historian, and his wife, descendant of the Borgias, live in an isolated castle-like mansion in the Mojave Desert. When a guest suddenly collapses, Charlie Chan is invited to stay. As the standard mystery-mansion props come into play, and all means of outside communication are sabotaged, it becomes evident that one of the inhabitants has access to poisons and is prepared to use them...
I Married an Angel (1942) as Mr. Gherkin
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
Reunion in France (1942) as Hypolite
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
Casablanca (1942) as Bartender
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Get Hep to Love (1942) as Music judge
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Artist
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Fenster
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
New York Town (1941) as Bender

Cast (short)

So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes faces numerous anxieties in becoming a new father. Vitaphone Release 1552A.

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