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Cast (feature film)

1.
Inside Out (1986)
A man with expensive tastes must come to terms with his agoraphobia.
2.
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) as Herr Simon
A dramatization of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt following FDR's death through the time of her new career at the fledgling United Nations. Jean Stapleton was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Actress, and other nominations went for costume design and hairstyles.
3.
F.I.S.T. (1978) as Mishka
A small-time union member trades his integrity for power within the organization.
4.
Heavy Traffic (1973) as Voice
An animated feature which begins, ends and occasionally combines with, live-action filmed on location. A white dropout struggles to create comics and animated films, drawing inspiration from the harsh, gritty world around him. Still sharing his run-down apartment with his middle-aged parents, an oafish slob of an Italian father and a ditzy nut-case of a Jewish mother, he is ridiculed and looked down upon by his friends, hypocrites who run with violent gangs and the Italian Mafia, and a shallow Black girl who makes her living downtown with the pimps and pushers. This cartoonist gets a chance to pitch a film idea to a movie mogul, but the story proves too outrageous: a far-future Earth, destroyed by war and pollution, where a mutant antihero challenges and kills God. Complications ensue when the cartoonist's parents react in irrational ways to his various involvements.
5.
The Loved One (1965) as Mr. Bogaloff
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
6.
The Hook (1963) as Steward
Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they''re ordered to execute an enemy soldier.
7.
If a Man Answers (1962) as Tobacconist
Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend .
8.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Mr. Raft
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
9.
The Gene Krupa Story (1960) as Father
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
10.
Ice Palace (1960) as Fisherman
A money-hungry white man tries to plunder post-World War I Alaska for all that he can, but goes up against a local fisherman who resents his ways, and they battle it out up until Alaska becomes a State.
11.
The Blue Angel (1959) as Proprietor
Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in a magic act as a shill to attract customers from among his old students and friends. Lola meets a former lover and, as Rath is being degraded on the stage, she allows the former lover to make love to her in sight of her husband. Rath goes beserk and sets out to strangle her.
12.
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as Diggins
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
13.
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Jake Haberman
14.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Bates
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
15.
World Without End (1956) as Jule
Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
16.
Crashing Las Vegas (1956) as Joe Krumm, man in seat #62
When an electric shock turns one of them into a psychic, the Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas.
17.
Spy Chasers (1955) as Phony courier
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with an exiled king and a murderous band of spies.
18.
White Lightning (1953) as Tailor
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player. When the team is joined by cocky Mike Connors (Stanley Clements), a boyhood friend of Jack's, they begin to regain their former winning ways. Mike becomes a star who cannot be stopped, but is disliked by his teammates becuase of his selfish play. Jack tries to keek Mike away from his sister Margaret (Barbara Bestar), who is in love with him, which leads to a bloody fight between the two men. The angry Mike accepts a bribe from gambler Rocky Gilbratar (Lyle Talbot) to throw the big final game. But during the game, an appeal from a young boy who idolizes him, Davey (Duncan Richardson), sets Mike on the right road, and his unselfish play helps win the game.
19.
The Juggler (1953) as Mordecai
A Jewish refugee fights to overcome the psychological effects of his World War II experiences.
20.
Red Snow (1952) as Commissar Volgan
21.
Aladdin and His Lamp (1952) as Billah
22.
Bowery Battalion (1951) as Decker
The Bowery Boys join the Army to catch a spy ring.
23.
Sirocco (1951) as Hungarian
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
24.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Uncle
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
25.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Hungarian artist
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
26.
State Penitentiary (1950) as Jailbreak Jimmy
A man wrongly accused of a crime must decide between getting involved in a prison break, or remaining in jail until his wife can prove his innocence.
27.
The Jackpot (1950) as Bald man
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
28.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Rosey
Two nuns set up a children's hospital in the New England countryside.
29.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Doctor
30.
16 Fathoms Deep (1948) as Captain Briacos
31.
The Enchanted Valley (1948) as Menelli
32.
Smugglers' Cove (1948) as Franz Leiber
The Bowery Boys take on a gang of German smugglers.
33.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Jan Gruska
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
34.
French Leave (1948) as Pop LaFarge
35.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as Groom
36.
High Conquest (1947) as Traveler
37.
High Conquest (1947) as Traveler
38.
Fall Guy (1947) as Clerk
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
40.
Without Reservations (1946) as Coal heaver
A woman writer falls for a war hero who's a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
41.
Rendezvous 24 (1946) as Becker
42.
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Russian sailor
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
43.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Japanese guard
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
44.
Waterfront (1944) as [Oscar] Zimmerman
45.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Coach driver
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
46.
The Conspirators (1944) as Polish man
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
47.
In Our Time (1944) as Wladek
A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.
48.
Background to Danger (1943) as Secretary
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
49.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Peasant who flails Gonzales
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
50.
They Got Me Covered (1943) as Waiter
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
51.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Hostage
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides.
52.
Night Plane from Chungking (1943) as Japanese sentry
53.
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Siga
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
54.
Headin' for God's Country (1943) as Nickolai
55.
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The third of Universal's three serials headlining the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys (preceded by "Junior G-Men" and "Sea Raiders") is the 55th of Universal's sound-era serials (followed "Gang Busters" and ahead of "Overland Mail") and is the last 12-chapter serial (despite some source that lists it as 13 chapters) released by Universal; "Overland Mail" had 15 episodes while the remaining 13 serials released by Universal Pictures (none of which were ever distributed to theatres by MCA/Universal which didn't exist in the years that Universal produced serials) were all 13 episodes. This one finds the gang, Billy "Ace" Holden (Billy Halop), "Bolts" Larson (Huntz Hall), "Stick" Munsey (Gabriel Dell) and "Greaseball" Plunkett (Bernard Punsly) working in an airplane/auto junk yard owned by Ace's father (Eddy Waller.) Their truck is stolen by members of a fifth column organization, the Order of the Black Dragonfly, but when government agent Don Ames (Richard Lane) returns the recovered truck, Ace, who distrusts law men, refuses to give Ames a description of the men who stole the truck. Ames decides to let Jerry Markham (Frank Albertson), young leader of the Junior G-Men, who knows both Ace and his brother Eddie (Gene Reynolds) through their mutual interest in airplanes and flying, try to gain Ace's cooperation. The Axis agents, Araka (Turhan Bey), Augar (John Bagni), Beal (John Bleifer), Monk (Noel Cravat) and Comora (Edward Forrest), report to the Japanese leader of the Black Dragonfly, The Baron (Lionel Atwill), at his farmhouse headquarters outside the city. In an attempt to track down the spies, Ace and his friends drive their truck near the farm and are spotted by the enemy agents. Monk, the gang's pilot, tries to bomb the truck and the boys appear doomed. But not so with many chapters still remaining in this 12-chapter-only serial
56.
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Native
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
57.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as German sergeant
58.
Lure of the Islands (1942) as Laval
59.
Berlin Correspondent (1942) as Prisoner
American correspondent Bill Roberts (Dana Andrews) is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau (Martin Kosleck) means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father (Erwin Kalser). She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyality to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help.
60.
Paris Calling (1942) as Workman
61.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Janitor
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
62.
63.
Four Sons (1940) as Czech soldier
A Czech family is torn apart by violence and political conflicts during the rise of Nazi Germany in this 1940 drama. Frau Bernie's four sons all choose different paths: pro-Czech, pro-Nazi, and toward America. The mother becomes an eyewitness to tragedy as she begins to lose her sons to the war. Based on the 1928 film of the same name, which was set during World War I.
64.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Pedro
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
65.
Girl from God's Country (1940) as Ninimook
66.
Frontier Marshal (1939) as
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
67.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Wendling
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
68.
Full Confession (1939) as Weaver
A priest hears a murderer's confession, then finds himself suspected of the same crime.
69.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as Sentry
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
70.
Everything Happens at Night (1939) as Sled driver
Two reporters compete to discover a scientist living in hiding and win his daughter.
71.
Boy Friend (1939) as Midge
A cop pretends to be a crook in order to catch a gang of outlaws. The bad guys run a night club as a front. The cop's sister helps him by singing there; otherwise, she's busy making love to a military cadet.
72.
Pacific Liner (1939) as Kovac
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
73.
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938) as Ludwig
Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French.
74.
Sharpshooters (1938) as Skarpa
75.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Chauffeur
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
76.
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as Maxie
77.
Slave Ship (1937) as Member of crew
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
78.
Thin Ice (1937) as Third porter
79.
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Lamplighter
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
80.
Love Under Fire (1937) as Juan
81.
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) as Ivan
An Asian detective competes with treasure-hunters for the key to a priceless golden hoard.
82.
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Look-out
83.
Sutter's Gold (1936) as
84.
36 Hours to Kill (1936) as Gangster
85.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Runner
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
86.
Ladies in Love (1936) as Porter
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own.
87.
The Black Room (1935) as Franz
An evil twin brother disposes of his enemies in a secret death chamber on his estate.
88.
Les Misérables (1935) as Chenildieu
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character and great strength, is convicted of stealing a loaf of bread, an act that sets in motion a lifetime of misery for Valjean, as he is pursued by the uncompromising and brutal lawman Javert.
89.
The Crimson Trail (1935) as Loco
When Jim Bellair is shot, Jimmy Carter follows the trail to a cabin where he overhears that Luke Long did it. Captured by the gang, he is able to escape and returns to the Bellair ranch. Learning that Long has kidnapped Kitty Bellair and is heading for the border, he sets out after them.
90.
Black Fury (1935) as Ivan
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob's efforts to infiltrate his union.
91.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Chauffeur
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
92.
Night Alarm (1934) as Dexter
93.
Hell in the Heavens (1934) as Soldier
94.
The Line Up (1934) as Louie
95.
Clear All Wires (1933) as Sozanoff
Foreign correspondents clash over working methods and love.
96.
Captured! (1933) as Strogin
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
97.
The Bowery (1933) as "The mute"
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ...
98.
Blood Money (1933) as Nagel
99.
We Americans (1928) as Korn

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

100.
Qb Vii (1974) as Ben-Dan
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli

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