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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Ticket taker
2.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Starter
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
3.
The Big Gusher (1951) as Doctor
Two oil-field roughnecks try to protect their land from a con artist until they can strike oil.
4.
Stage to Tucson (1951) as Bartender
(Wes '51). Rod Cameron, Wayne Morris, Kay Buckley, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Fowley. Two Union agents are sent to investigate charges that the Confederates are stealing Arizona stagecoaches and smuggling them into Atlanta in an effort to break the Federal's western supply line.
5.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Desk clerk
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
6.
Soldiers Three (1951) as Drunk
Three British officers look for adventure in 19th-century India.
7.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Husband
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
8.
The Lady and the Bandit (1951) as Stage hand
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
9.
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Postal clerk
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
10.
Mr. Music (1950) as Conductor
11.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Bookeeper
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
12.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Quartz miner
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
13.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Miner
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
14.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Southerner
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
15.
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Driver
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
16.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Waiter
An actress's rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
17.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Reformer
18.
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as Dunn
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
19.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Loafer
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women's suffrage movement.
20.
The Big Clock (1948) as
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
21.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Judge
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
22.
Beyond Glory (1948) as 4F
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
23.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Elderly doorman
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancTe Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
24.
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Manager
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
25.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Stage doorman
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
26.
That's My Man (1947) as Pharmacist Simpson
27.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Drew
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
28.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Detective
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
29.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
30.
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Doorman
31.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Vendor
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
32.
California (1947) as
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
33.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Janitor
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
34.
The Killers (1946) as Doctor
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
35.
I've Always Loved You (1946) as Stagehand
A conductor means to destroy the career of a former student, pianist Myra Hassman. Showing no mercy, he conspires to ruin her even as she wrestles with Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall.
36.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Murphy
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
37.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Bartender
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
38.
Casanova in Burlesque (1944) as Shakespearean actor
39.
The Man in Half Moon Street (1944) as Expressman
40.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Policeman
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
41.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Gang boss
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
42.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Referee, stage manager
43.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as German civilian
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
44.
An American Romance (1944) as Irish workman
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
45.
Swingtime Johnny (1944) as Raffle wheel barker
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
46.
Marine Raiders (1944) as Spieler
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
47.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Paper hanger
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
48.
Bombardier (1943) as Congressman
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
49.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Storekeeper
50.
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Tramp
51.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Bartender
52.
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Producer Bell
Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts.
53.
Silent Witness (1943) as
54.
Johnny Come Lately (1943) as Third cop
55.
The Pay Off (1943) as Sergeant Brenen
Special prosecutor Lloyd Pearson (Ian Keith) has been murdered and there is strong evidence that gambler Moroni (John Maxwell) committed the crime, but he has an air-tight alibi, spending the evening with Brad McKay (Lee Tracy), star reporter of the Chronicle. Norris (Robert Middlemass), the publisher, send Brad and his son, Guy Norris (Tom Brown), to cover the story. Brad learns that Moroni did commit the murder, but has no way to prove it. Moroni tells Brad that the murdered prosecutor was getting a payoff, and was killed by his assistant Hugh Walker (Forrest Taylor) following a quarrel. John Angus (Jack La Rue), proprietor of the Hi Lo Club, tells Moroni that Brad suspects him. Phyllis Walker (Tina Thayer) tells Brad that her father is in danger from Moroni. Hugh Walker has given her a key to the public locker where some money is hidden. That night, Brad finds Moroni dead. He realizes there is a higher-up that had Moroni kill Pearson, and then has had Moroni killed. He learns that Walker has been kidnapped, but secures the money from the locker and hides it in his apartment. He meets Alma Dorne (Evelyn Brent)at the night club, and, while attracted to her, he suspects she is an accomplice of the gang. He surprises her while she is searching his apartment for the money, and agrees to help him. Norris summons Brad to his home for Brad to show him what evidence he has collected so far. Norris, at the point of a gun, tells Brad he has collected too much. Brad gets the upper hand by telling Norris that his son Guy is walking into a death trap. Norris rushes to save his son from the trap he himself had set for Brad.
56.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Box office man
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
57.
Jail House Blues (1942) as Critic
58.
Mug Town (1942) as Manager
59.
Pittsburgh (1942) as Bill
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
60.
Wake Island (1942) as Pete Hogan
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
61.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Keever
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
62.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Drunk
63.
Broadway (1942) as Oscar
64.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Red face
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
65.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Actor
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
66.
Melody Lane (1941) as Bus driver
67.
Las Vegas Nights--"The Last Frontier Town" (1941) as Bartender
A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
68.
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Police sergeant
69.
Honky Tonk (1941) as Citizen
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
70.
Unfinished Business (1941) as
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.
71.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Street cleaner
A man's infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
73.
Broadway Limited (1941) as Conductor
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
74.
Kisses for Breakfast (1941) as Motorcycle policeman
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
75.
Bachelor Daddy (1941) as Manager
76.
Mob Town (1941) as Mr. Loomis
77.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) as Drunk
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
78.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Announcer
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
79.
Flight Command (1940) as Mechanic
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
80.
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Third deputy
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
81.
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Janitor
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
82.
East of the River (1940) as Bartender
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
83.
Young As You Feel (1940) as Fire chief
Father (Prouty) sells his drugstore and the Jones family heads for New York to enjoy sophisticated city life. They lose all their money before deciding to go back home. This was the last Jones family movie.
84.
Hullabaloo (1940) as Manager
A radio star creates a national panic when he announces a Martian invasion.
85.
Men Against the Sky (1940) as
A famous flyer turns to drink but tries to straighten out to help with the war effort.
86.
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Justice
87.
King of the Lumberjacks (1940) as Bartender
A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend's girl.
88.
Hidden Enemy (1940) as Marden
89.
Margie (1940) as Mr. Cladwell
90.
Seven Sinners (1940) as Drunk
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
91.
Torchy Blane...Playing with Dynamite (1939) as Desk Sergeant O'Toole
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster's moll.
92.
Big Town Czar (1939) as Ray Norman
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
93.
Inside Story (1939) as Jones
94.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
95.
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Drunk
96.
The Magnificent Fraud (1939) as First petty officer
97.
Winner Take All (1939) as Announcer
When a waiter (Martin) makes a lucky hit and wins a benefit prizefight, gamblers rig some fights for him; but a reporter (Stuart) arranges for a real boxer (Richmond) to put him in his place.
98.
Wolf Call (1939) as Grogan
99.
Death of a Champion (1939) as Officer Clancy
100.
101.
Slightly Honorable (1939) as Mike Daley
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
102.
The Night of Nights (1939) as Bartender
103.
104.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Fire chief
105.
Down on the Farm (1938) as Fire chief
106.
Youth Takes a Fling (1938) as Second Communist
107.
Rascals (1938) as
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
108.
Mama Runs Wild (1938) as Snodey
109.
Love on a Budget (1938) as Fire chief
110.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Guest
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
111.
Marked Woman (1937) as Vincent
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
112.
The Great O'Malley (1937) as Radio car cop
A ruthless cop gets mixed up with a man who's only turned to crime to help his crippled daughter.
113.
Dangerous Holiday (1937) as Bodyguard
114.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Reporter
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
115.
Smart Blonde (1937) as Blyfuss
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
116.
All over Town (1937) as McKee
117.
Wake Up and Live (1937) as Attendant
118.
Join the Marines (1937) as O'Day
119.
Island Captives (1937) as Police captain
120.
Midnight Court (1937) as Clouter Hoag
A district attorney sells out to the mob until he falls for an honest girl.
121.
Love Takes Flight (1937) as Spud Johnson
122.
On the Avenue (1937) as Stage manager
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
123.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Duffy
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
124.
It Had to Happen (1936) as Pelkey's secretary
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
125.
Three Men on a Horse (1936) as Man bettor
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
126.
Ticket to Paradise (1936) as Taxi driver
127.
Three Godfathers (1936) as Ed. [Barrow]
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
128.
The Case of the Black Cat (1936) as Sergeant Holcomb
Perry Mason looks into a trio of murders heralded by the shriek of a cat.
129.
Laughing Irish Eyes (1936) as Joe Cronin
130.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as Murphy
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
131.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Orville Jensen
132.
Here Comes Carter (1936) as Slugs Dana
A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals.
133.
Whipsaw (1935) as Joe
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
134.
The Goose and the Gander (1935) as Murphy
A divorcee can't stop meddling in her ex-husband's affairs.
135.
Murder Man (1935) as Sweeny
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
136.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
137.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as Brophy
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
138.
The Personality Kid (1934) as Thompson
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
139.
Circus Clown (1934) as Moxley
A young man defies his father''s wishes to join the circus.
140.
That's Gratitude (1934) as Publicity man
141.
The House of Mystery (1934) as Harry Smith
142.
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Granigan
143.
The Human Side (1934) as Grady
144.
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Sun Rise
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
145.
146.
Grand Slam (1933) as Player
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
147.
King for a Night (1933) as Mannie
148.
Child of Manhattan (1933) as Charlie
A taxi dancer tries to pick up the pieces when her marriage to a millionaire playboy collapses.
149.
The Warrior's Husband (1933) as Pokus, a Greek herald
150.
Hard to Handle (1933) as Ed McGrath
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
151.
The Past of Mary Holmes (1933) as [Tom] Kincaid
152.
As the Devil Commands (1932) as Wilfred Morgan
153.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as [Mike] Maloney
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
154.
The Criminal Code (1931) as McManus
A convict trying to reform is torn between conflicting loyalties when he witnesses a murder behind bars.
155.
Fair Warning (1931) as
156.
Swing High (1930) as Doc May
157.
Kismet (1930) as Kazim
Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.
158.
159.
Fighting Bob (1915) as
160.
The High Hand (1915) as Franques
161.
The Key to Yesterday (1914) as George Steels

Sound (special)

162.
Unauthorized Biography: Milo -- Death of a Supermodel (1997) as Production Audio
A parody of "A&E's Biography," this ficticious documentary follows the life of Milo, a girl who went from a Midwestern wallflower to icon status during the days of Studio 54 in the 1970s.

Cast (short)

163.
Under Southern Stars (1936)
This short film focuses on Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson the night before he would meet his fate in battle. Vitaphone Release 7792-7793.
164.
Alibi Racket (1935)
This short film focuses on a police interrogation that cracks the false alibi of a criminal.

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