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Cast (feature film)

San Antone (1953) as Gen. Lee
Savage Frontier (1953) as Dr. Pearson
In his final B western, Bob Steele is Sam Webb, an ex-outlaw gone straight. When the Cherokee Kid is broken out of jail Rocky questions Sam. Cherokee was in Sam's gang which has now been taken over by respected townsman Oakes. Just as Rocky convinces Sam to talk, Oakes has Sam shot. Oakes then plans to lure Rocky into a trap and also finish off Sam.
Old Overland Trail (1953) as Roger Peterson
Anchor is building a railroad and to get cheap labor he gets Black Hawk's Indians to attack and burn the incoming wagon train. This forces the settlers to work for Anchor and he pays them in devalued scrip. When Rex figures out Anchor's swindle, Anchor gets Black Hawk to capture him. When Anchor turns on Black Hawk and shoots him, Black Hawk gets a chance to repay a debt to Rex.
Calamity Jane (1953) as Bartender
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
Hoodlum Empire (1952) as U.S. marshal
Spoilers of the Plains (1951) as Mr. Miller
This is an odd one for Roy. There are foreign spies, desert sites for rocket-launching and artificial satellites. The climax is a one-on-one fight on top of an oil derrick.
In Old Amarillo (1951) as Old rancher
A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and to seed the clouds for rain. Roy is sent by a packing house to investigate.
Trigger, Jr. (1950) as Chadwick
A lawbreaker uses a killer horse to set up a protection racket preying on local ranchers.
Dangerous Years (1948) as Attendant
Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve (one of Marilyn's first bit parts) works. When Jeff tries to stop a robbery planned by Danny, he is killed and Danny goes on trial.
The Naked City (1948) as Patrolman
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Bank guard
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.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Benson
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Banker
The Web (1947) as Policeman
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
Wyoming (1947) as Rancher
Charles Alderson (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) and his wife settle in the Wyoming Territory, and form a lasting friendship with Thomas Jefferson "Windy" Gibson (George Hayes as George "Gabby" Hayes). Alderson's wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with an infant daughter, who he sends to Europe for an education. During the years in which she is abroad, Alderson becomes a wealthy cattle baron. The daughter, Karen (Vera Ralston), returns to Wyoming soon after it has been admitted to statehood. She finds that much of the land her father has considered as his own is now open to homesteaders, and that hostilities have broken out between the two factions. Alderson's foreman, Glenn Forrester (John Carroll), a former lawyer with whom Karen falls in love, warns Alderson against using violence in dealing with the homesteaders. Duke Lassister (Albert Dekker), a smooth operator dealing in cattle rustling, sets himself up as a spokesman for the homesteaders and uses their fight with Alderson to further his own interests. When Lassister murders Windy, Alderson hires a gang of outlaws to war on the homesteaders.
Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947) as Steve Harrington
Ranchers have been burned out and Buffalo Bill has been called in. He arrives just as Tom Russell is framed for murdering an Indian. Bill gets the Indian Chief to give him three days to find the killer before Tom is turned over to them. With his three days almost up, Bill gets a break when one of his Indian scouts finds the gang's hideout.
The Wild Frontier (1947) as Bartender
Outlaws are in control of the land so the town of Clayton City writes the governor for an honest marshal. That marshal is Frank Lane, who brings his son Rocky with him. They are attacked on the way to town by bandits, but Jimmy arrives in time to drive them off. In town, Marshal Lane figures that Saddles is the man behind the outlaw gang, but Saddles kills Lane before he can jail him. With no witnesses, they blame Nugget for the killing and Jimmy is gunning for him. Rocky decides to use the insurance money as bait to smoke out the outlaws and the head man.
That's My Man (1947) as Starter
Roll on Texas Moon (1946) as Ned Barnes
To get the Delaney ranch Cole's henchman Anders has started a phony range war between the cattlemen and sheepmen. After killing Delaney, he tries to kill his daughter Jill and then Roy who was sent to investigate the war. But the failed attempts gives Roy the information he needs.
The Magnificent Rogue (1946) as Conductor
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Bailiff
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Policeman
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945) as Plainclothesman
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) as Detective
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Guard
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
The Chicago Kid (1945) as Night watchman
Oregon Trail (1945) as Captain Steet
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Detective
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Guard
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
Ladies of Washington (1944) as Sgt. Martin
Man from Frisco (1944) as Workman
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.
My Buddy (1944) as Guard
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Patrolman
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
Gentle Annie (1944) as Fireman
A frontierswoman turns her family into a band of bank robbers.
Bombardier (1943) as Officer
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) as Army major
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
Dead Man's Gulch (1943) as Fred Beecher
When the Pony Express disbands, riders Tennessee and Johnny head for Adobe Wells. Tennessee becomes the Deputy Marshal while Johnny joins an outlaw gang. It's not long before Tennessee catches Johny attempting murder. As Johhnny is his best friend, he gives him another chance. But to no avail as Johnny murders a man and this time Tennessee must do his duty.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Policeman
Stardust on the Sage (1942) as Rancher
I Married a Witch (1942) as Fireman
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) as Bailiff
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) as
Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.
Arizona Terrors (1942) as Sheriff Wilcox
Jesse James, Jr. (1942) as Tom Perry
Pirates of the Prairie (1942) as Marshal
A cowboy pretends to be a vigilante.
Priorities on Parade (1942) as Jones
Sweater Girl (1942) as Policeman
Roxie Hart (1942) as Policeman
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Stand by All Networks (1942) as Policeman
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Policeman
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
Home in Wyomin' (1942) as Bartender
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Brigadier general
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Policeman in car
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Policeman
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Among the Living (1941) as Scissors grinder
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
West Point Widow (1941) as Policeman
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Cop
Two Gun Sheriff (1941) as Sheriff Blake
Prairie Pioneers (1941) as Nelson
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941) as [Andy] Walker
No Greater Sin (1941) as Jarvis
Murder by Invitation (1941) as Eric
A Missouri Outlaw (1941) as Sheriff Fenwick
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) as Deputy sheriff
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Immigration officer
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Cop
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Officer
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Honky Tonk (1941) as
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Ride on Vaquero (1941) as
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
World Premiere (1941) as Cop
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Guard in warden's office
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Deputy
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
The Long Voyage Home (1940) as Dock policeman
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Legionnaire
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Deadwood Dick (1940)
Columbia's 11th serial (between "Terry and the Pirates" and "The Green Archer") and the first western serial that James W. Horne solo-directed. The standard one-man-to-a-hoss and nobody walks rule of Westerns tended to cramp Horne's usual style of directing, in that he wasn't able to pour six or seven henchies into a four-door sedan and have them come tumbling out like the clowns at a circus, and the suprise with those familiar with his serials is that he didn't have all the henchmen riding around in a stagecoach or wagon. And, since they usually stayed on their horse, he was unable to have them rounding a corner on foot at an angle, freeze in surprise with their arms thrust over their heads, do a couple of takes and hot-foot it stage left for an alarmed feet-do-your-stuff exit. The character of "Deadwood Dick" in this serial is just a name that had a ring to it, was not intended to be based on the real-life "Deadwood Dick" in any manner, and those who delight in pointing out that the real "Deadwood Dick" was a black man and Columbia didn't know what they were doing miss an obvious point; the Columbia writers most likely knew that, but they weren't writing a factual history of the West and their fictional character could be what they wanted him to be. And was. That he ended up being played by the dullest actor (Don Douglas) ever to essay the lead role in a serial (at least until Republic came up with the likes of Bill Henry and Harry Lauter as serial leads) probably wasn't something they planned. This one had a little promise with veteran western actor Lane Chandler as "Wild Bill Hickok" but that promise soon faded with Hickok's demise in chapter one of this 15-chapter serial, where a renegade band led by a mysterious, masked character known as "The Skull" is terrorizing the town of Deadwood in the territory of Dakota. Dick Stanley (Don Douglas), editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of the Statehood For Dakota committee, is, unknown to his fellow townsmen and committee members, the equally mysterious Deadwood Dick, who is fighting The Skull and his gang. This makes everything about even as, unknown to Stanley, fellow-committeeman banker Transon Drew (Ed Cassidy) is The Skull. Well, actually, The Skull is a bit ahead as his "speaking voice" in costume is that of Forrest Taylor, who is nowhere in sight among the suspected citizens. Frank Butler, Stanley's "star' reporter is killed when he discovers that The Skull has plans to build an mpire of his own, and this also raises the possibility that Butler's sister, Anne (Lorna Gray), is also in danger. Chapter One ends with Deadwood Dick involved in a fight on a railroad handcar (filled with dynamite, naturally) with Jack McCall (Karl Hackett), the slayer of Wild Bill Hickok (Lane Chandler), and the handcar crashes to the bottom of a deep gorge and crashes...and explodes. Stanley/Deadwood Dick faces 13 more cliffhangers (mainly because he keeps letting Drew in on his plans to capture The Skull),before he unmasks The Skull in Chapter 15, "The Deadwood Express," Most of the action footage involving the Deadwood Dick character shows up again in 1954's "Riding With Buffalo Bill", where Marshall Reed as Buffalo Bill sans goatee, rides around in Deadwood Dick's costume.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Mobster
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Youth Will Be Served (1940) as Guard
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
The Gay Caballero (1940) as Stage driver
The Great McGinty (1940) as Mike, the cop
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
Geronimo (1940) as Captain Williams
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Gob
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Mule man
Lone Star Pioneers (1939) as Bill Ruphy
Let Us Live (1939) as Warden's attendant
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Boy Friend (1939) as Policeman
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.
Another Thin Man (1939) as Policeman
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Russian officer
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Detective
First Offenders (1939) as Police sergeant
The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939) as
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
Gateway (1938) as Guard
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
City Girl (1938) as Policeman
The Main Event (1938) as Police announcer
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938) as Deputy warden
Kentucky (1938) as Sergeant
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Daughter of Shanghai (1938) as Ship's officer
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
City Streets (1938) as Doorman
Over the Wall (1938) as Guard
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Police announcer
A temperamental singer''''s murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
There's That Woman Again (1938) as Policeman
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Policeman
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
Painted Desert (1938) as Bart Currie
A cowboy and a bandit face off over possession of a valuable mine.
Rawhide (1938) as Johnson
Baseball superstar Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Fisherman
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Penitentiary (1938) as Guard
Up the River (1938) as Guard
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
One Wild Night (1938) as Cop
Women in Prison (1938) as Detective
Passport Husband (1938) as Policeman
I Am the Law (1938) as Police sergeant
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Souls at Sea (1937) as Mate
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Partners in Crime (1937) as Detective
This Is My Affair (1937) as First secret service man
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Cop
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Townsman
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Love Is on the Air (1937) as Policeman
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Policeman
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Guard
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.
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937) as Capt. MacMillian
Black Aces (1937) as
Hollywood Round-Up (1937) as Carl Dunning
An unemployed stunt man unwittingly signs on with crooks posing as filmmakers to rob banks.
Windjammer (1937) as Yacht captain
The fourth and last of the George A. Hirliman-produced films starring George O'Brien (preceded by "Daniel Boone", "Park Avenue Logger" and "Hollywood Cowboy") that were distributed by RKO Radio. Hirliman sold O'Brien's contract to RKO, which then produced 18 series westerns starring O'Brien that ended when O'Brien went into the Navy at the outbreak of WW II. Long-time (past and future) O'Brien director David Howard served as Hirliman's Associate Producer on this film. "Windjammer" finds O'Brien as a subpoena server ordered to serve a subpoena on Brandon Evans (The Commondore) for a senate inquiry or lose his job. Posing as a playboy, he boards the Commondore's yacht during a yacht race, and the yacht is wrecked by a gun-running windjammer commanded by Captain Morgan (William Hall.) All hands are picked up by the windjammer, including the Commondore's daughter (played by Constance Worth, at her blonde, plumpish best) and put to work as galley slaves and such, but it isn't long before O'Brien starts knocking heads, and making the gun-runners wish they had left him swimming.
Left-Handed Law (1937) as
Hollywood Cowboy (1937) as Benson
A vacationing Western star signs on to help a female rancher fight off bandits.
Find the Witness (1937) as Higgins
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Policeman
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.
Two-Gun Law (1937) as Bartender
Nation Aflame (1937) as Campbell
Frank Sandino (Noel Madison), a suave, smooth confidence man, and his henchies are about to be run out of town on a fake real estate scheme, but his oratory skills soon has the town rubes in a buying frenzy. Sandino and Roland Adams (Harry Holman), portly and trusty-looking front man for Sandino, form an Avenging Angels league to rid America of foreigners, and plan to make a fortune selling robes to the members. Sandino decides to adopt the name of Sands for this escapade. They return to a town in which Adams was once the mayor, and find that Adams' daughter, Wynne (Norma Trelvar), is busy entertaining a host of friends at a party she is giving for her fiancee District Attorney Bob Sherman (Arthur Singley.) Once installed in the town, with the aid of the trusted Adams, Sands soon has gathered a flock of potential members for the Avenging Angels. He initiates them by forcing them to kneel while he holds a revolver at their head and forces them to take the oath that carries death as the punishment for breaking it. He and Adams then sell them hoods, cloaks and revolvers at fabulously high prices. It is soon easy for Sands/Sandino to turn the hatred among the members against the city's foreign elements. The town citizens, foreign-born excepted, are easily swayed by Sands, with the exception of Sherman and newspaper editor Harry Warren (Allan Cavan.) With the money rolling in, Sands opens chapters in other parts of the state, and when Adams voices his resentment at Sands' courting of his daughter, who has split from Sherman, Sands caters to the old man's ambitions and has him elected governor of the state. Sherman, after the Avenging Angels strike at the aviation plant because of the many foreigners it employs, Sherman urges Warren to start a campaign to expose Sands. Sands sends some of his henchmen, led by Dave Burtis (Roger Williams), after the crusading newsman and he is whipped to death. Sherman redoubles his efforts and even Adams is offended by the flogging death of Warren, and other acts of bloodshed by the clansman. Sherman has Burtis arrested but Sands soon has him freed for lack of evidence. Burtis comes home and discovers his wife, Toots (Dorothy Kildare), has been accidently shot while resisting Sands' advances. Sands feels obligated by the threat that Burtis now holds over him, and determines to get rid of him. When Adams threatens to veto a relief bill, because the veto will add a half-million dollars to the coffers of the Sands' group, the citizens gather outside the governor's mansion and yell for him to explain the veto.
Wild Money (1937) as Captain Bemis
The Frame-Up (1937) as Police sergeant
The Lady Fights Back (1937) as Workman
Thunder Trail (1937) as First miner
Blossoms on Broadway (1937) as Policeman
Wives Never Know (1936) as Police sergeant
The Blackmailer (1936) as Flannigan
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Policeman
Career Woman (1936) as Townsman
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
Wedding Present (1936) as Police captain
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936) as Deputy
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
And Sudden Death (1936) as Cop
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
Come Closer, Folks (1936) as Store detective
Go-Get-'Em-Haines (1936) as Baldwin
Song of the Trail (1936) as Stone
Ghost Town (1936) as Murrell
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936) as Chief of police
Killer at Large (1936) as Police captain
Shakedown (1936) as Detective
The Magnificent Brute (1936) as Worker
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Bailiff
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
The Public Menace (1935) as Police captain
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Society Doctor (1935) as Doctor
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
Mister Dynamite (1935) as Detective
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as G-man
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
Little Big Shot (1935) as Announcer
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
Frisco Waterfront (1935) as Foreman
Hard Rock Harrigan (1935) as Casey
Living on Velvet (1935) as Officer
A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl.
Ivory-Handled Guns (1935) as Pete
Outlawed Guns (1935) as Blacky Bates
To pay off his gambling debts to Keeler, Babe Rivers sells his and his brother Buck's cattle and then joins Keeler's gang. After the gang pulls off a stage holdup, Keeler takes the gold and double-crosses them sending the Sheriff to their hideout. When Babe gets caught and the lynch mob forms, Buck sets out to free his brother.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Steel mill foreman
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Sergeant
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
A Notorious Gentleman (1935) as Detective
The Mystery Man (1935) as
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as Detective
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
Calm Yourself (1935) as Police sergeant
An advertising man takes off after kidnappers.
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Policeman
Death Flies East (1935) as Prison guard
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Policeman
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1934) as First policeman
Lady by Choice (1934) as Detective
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Connelly
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Among the Missing (1934) as Police sergeant
Feeling unloved, a dowager runs away and gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
Girl O' My Dreams (1934) as Coach
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Brandon
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
Rocky Rhodes (1934) as Stark
The Lone Defender (1934) as Amos Harkey
A prospector is murdered by The Cactus Kid and his gang, who hope to find the murdered man's goldmine. The miner's dog, Rin-Tin-Tin, recognizes the killers, who thereafter seek to use the dog to locate the lost mine. With the help of a government agent and a young girl, Rinty saves the mine and brings the bad guys to justice.
Cheating Cheaters (1934) as Detective
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
Uncertain Lady (1934) as First mate
Million Dollar Baby (1934) as Tony
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as First cop
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
Against the Law (1934) as Policeman
The Crime of Helen Stanley (1934) as Radio announcer
Men of the Night (1934) as Detective
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
Lazy River (1934) as Sailor
Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring.
One Hour Late (1934) as Second detective
Central Park (1932) as
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
Partners (1932) as Chet Jarvis
An innocent cowboy is accused of murder.
The Santa Fe Trail (1930) as Slaven
The Widow From Chicago (1930) as Johnston
A woman infiltrates a criminal mob to avenge her brother''''s death.
The Lone Star Ranger (1930) as Red Kane
Showgirl in Hollywood (1930) as Kramer
A Broadway songbird goes to Hollywood in search of screen stardom.
So This Is College (1929) as Coach
A scheming coed comes between college buddies.
Queen of the Night Clubs (1929) as Crandall
The Leatherneck (1929) as
Night Parade (1929) as Sid Durham
A woman tries to seduce a champion boxer into throwing a fight for the mob.
Evangeline (1929) as Colonel Winslow
In the Canadian province of Acadia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them into exile with their lands forfeit to the Crown Evangeline follows the exiled men in hopes of finding her beloved, but even after he and the other Acadians are released in Louisiana, she cannot find him, always arriving at some locale just after he has departed. But she dedicates her life to searching the continent for the man she loves.
Hit of the Show (1928) as Greening
The House of Scandal (1928) as The butler
A Million for Love (1928) as D. A. Norfleet
Beyond London Lights (1928) as John Risk
Son of the Golden West (1928) as Tennessee
Let It Rain (1927) as The Captain of Marines
The Great Mail Robbery (1927) as Philip Howard
Outlaws of Red River (1927) as Mr. Torrence
South Sea Love (1927) as Fred Stewart
The Last Trail (1927) as Joe Pascal
The robberies on Jasper Carrol's stages have been so frequent that the stage line plans to hold a stagecoach race with the winner getting the new contract. Tom foils Cal Barker's attempt to kill him and gets a confession from him that Kurt Morley is behind the robberies. But first Tom must win the race for Carrol although Morley's stages have him greatly outnumbered.
The Bat (1926) as The Unknown
A maniacal killer dressed in a weird, bat-like costume terrorizes a group of people in a shuddery, spooky old house riddled with secret passageways.
The Checkered Flag (1926) as Ray Barton
Whispering Canyon (1926) as Lew Selby
The Sign of the Claw (1926) as Al Stokes
Glenister of the Mounted (1926) as Jack Danrock
One Minute to Play (1926) as Tex Rogers
The Air Mail (1925) as Scotty
The Danger Signal (1925) as John Moran
The Texas Bearcat (1925) as Murdock
Introduce Me (1925) as J. K. Roberts
Smilin' at Trouble (1925) as Swazey
The Price of Success (1925) as George Harden
The Handsome Brute (1925) as John Granger
The Bad Lands (1925) as Captain Blake
The Man from Red Gulch (1925) as Lasham
The Air Hawk (1924) as Robert McLeod
American Manners (1924) as Clyde Harven
The Vagabond Trail (1924) as Lord Nick
The Yankee Consul (1924) as Purser of S. S. President
The Bowery Bishop (1924) as Tim Brady
Snowdrift (1923) as John Reeves
Hearts Aflame (1923) as Milt Goddard
The Lone Star Ranger (1923) as Lawson
The Gunfighter (1923) as Joe Benchley
Soft Boiled (1923) as The Road House Manager
Brawn of the North (1922) as Peter Coe
Step On It (1922) as Bowman
Over the Border (1922) as Corporal Byng
The Big Adventure (1921) as John Wellborn
The Lure of Jade (1921) as Captain Willing
The Conflict (1921) as Mark Sloane
The Torrent (1921) as Sam Patton
Society Secrets (1921) as George
The Daredevil (1920) as Gilroy Blake
The Gamesters (1920) as Marshall Andrews
To Please One Woman (1920) as Lucien Wainwright
When Dawn Came (1920) as Dr. John Brandon
The Love Hunger (1919) as Abbott Ashton
The Speed Maniac (1919) as Knockout McClusky
A Girl in Bohemia (1919) as Richard Huldane
Rustling a Bride (1919) as Pen Walton
The Siren's Song (1919) as Raoul Nieppe
Eve in Exile (1919) as Dr. Courtland
The Bride of Fear (1918) as Donald Sterling
The Scarlet Road (1918) as John Rand
Confession (1918) as Bob Anderson
Two-Gun Betty (1918) as Jack Kennedy
The Bird of Prey (1918) as Dick Brown
The Girl with the Champagne Eyes (1918) as James Blair
The Fallen Angel (1918) as George Hemingway, Jr.
The Gates of Doom (1917) as Francis Duane
The Phantom's Secret (1917) as Henry Marston
The Kingdom of Love (1917) as Rev. David Cromwell
Miss Jackie of the Army (1917) as Lieut. Wilbur
The Plow Woman (1917) as Lieut. Jack Fraser
Behind the Lines (1916) as Jose
Saved from the Harem (1915) as Lieut. Robert Brice

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