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Born: July 27, 1874 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

The Hired Killer (1967) as Director

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...
A Dangerous Profession (1949) as Barman
A bail bondsman is asked to raise money to free his girlfriend''s husband.
Crack-Up (1946) as Gateman
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
Man Alive (1945) as Show boat character
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
The Iron Major (1943) as Pa Cavanaugh
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Senator
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Captain in the coffee shop
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Rawhide Rangers (1941) as Captain [McDowell]
Rage in Heaven (1941) as Delegate
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover.
Unfinished Business (1941) as Groom's father
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
Federal Fugitives (1941) as Colonel Hammond
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Purser
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
Dancing on a Dime (1940) as Policeman
Emergency Squad (1940) as Boss
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Sheriff
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
Wildcat Bus (1940) as Sweeney
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
Rulers of the Sea (1939) as Kelsey
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) as Captain McTavish
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) as Captain McTavish
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
Torchy Blane...Playing with Dynamite (1939) as Inspector McTavish
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''s moll.
Torchy Blane in Panama (1938) as Captain McTavish
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
Accidents Will Happen (1938) as Man on crutches
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
Mars Attacks the World (1938) as Doctor Zarkov
Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarkov return from their former space adventures only to find that their enemy, Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo, has a new weapon: a deadly ray that crosses space to wreak havoc on earth. Earth's only hope is for our heroes to take off again and stop the ray at its source on Mars, where they (and a stowaway) must battle Ming's ally, Queen Azura, who turns her enemies into lumpish clay people. Can they survive 15 chapters of deadly perils? Find out next week...
Over the Wall (1938) as Duke
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Rocket Ship (1938) as Doctor Zarkov
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) as Captain McTavish
Female reporter Torchy Blane tries to crack a counterfeiting case.
Blondes at Work (1938) as Capt. McTavish
Even a jail term for contempt can''''t keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
Holiday (1938) as Farmer
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
High, Wide and Handsome (1937) as Peter's man
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937) as Dart Collins, Sr.
Off to the Races (1937) as 2d man at track
This Is My Affair (1937) as Root
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Mannequin (1937) as Sergeant
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as 1917 warden
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Detective
Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (1937) as Captain McTavish
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937) as Captain Braddock
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Mr. Holt
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (1936) as Police sergeant
A doctor investigates the murder of a colleague involved in experimental surgery.
Black Gold (1936) as Dan O'Reilly
The Texas Rangers (1936) as Capt. Stafford
End of the Trail (1936) as Sheriff Anderson
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Major domo
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Road Gang (1936) as Chaplain
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
The Eagle's Brood (1935) as Mike
When his son is killed by Big Henry, the bandit El Toro receives a note from Dolores saying his grandson is in danger. Setting out to retrieve him, he saves Hoppy's life. Hoppy then takes over the task knowing lawmen are looking for El Toro. Hoppy finds Dolores only to see her killed by Big Henry. Johhny then uses the mud on Dolores' boots to find the boy. But he was followed and Big Henry, now on to Hoppy's game and knowing the boy's location, sends Hoppy into a trap.
'G' Men (1935) as Chief
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
Men Without Names (1935) as Leahy
The Pace That Kills (1935) as
A drug dealer gets a small town waitress hooked on cocaine.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) as Badger
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.
Icebound (1924) as Judge Bradford
Boomerang Bill (1922) as Terrence O'Malley
The Bride's Play (1922) as Sir John Mansfield
An Irish lass is torn between the poet who seduced her and the nobleman who truly loves her.
Perjury (1921) as Phil Rourke

Writer (feature film)

The Hired Killer (1967) as Screenwriter

Cast (short)

The Ship That Died (1938)
This short film looks at the mystery of the Mary Celeste, a ship that was discovered abandoned for no discernible reason.
The Perfect Set-Up (1936)
In this short film, a radio and television engineer falls into a life of crime by dismantling alarms for robberies.

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