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Cast (feature film)

Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958) as Farmer
Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker, Gale Robbins, Vaughn Taylor, John Ward. Two brothers on opposite sides of the law become embroiled in an Arizona range war between cattlemen and farmers.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as House doctor, Chicago
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
Siege at Red River (1954) as Anderson Smith
A Cavalry captain tries to keep the Indians from getting their hands on Gatling Guns.
Rails into Laramie (1954) as Station agent
Sweethearts on Parade (1953) as Father
Hannah Lee (1953) as Station master
About Face (1952) as Doctor
Two military school cadets discover their best friend is married.
Rodeo (1952) as Customer
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
Golden Girl (1951) as
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Curtis
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
Two Flags West (1950) as Dr. Magowan
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Grocer
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
The Good Humor Man (1950) as Man in elevator
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
The Lawton Story (1949) as Uncle Jonathan Wallock
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Bill Worden
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
Docks of New Orleans (1948) as Dr. Dooble, coroner
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as Floor manager
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
The Gallant Legion (1948) as Telegraph operator
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
Curley (1947) as Justice of the peace
When their favorite teacher marries, a gang of kids tries to scare her replacement away.
That's My Gal (1947) as Portly man
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
Bringing Up Father (1946) as Mr. F. Newson Kermishaw
Riverboat Rhythm (1946) as Porter
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Mr. Phillips
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.
Rendezvous 24 (1946) as Senator Bradley
Centennial Summer (1946) as Governor
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
Man from Rainbow Valley (1946) as Col. Ted Winthrop
Monte Hale (Monte Hale), cowboy creator of the popular comic strip featuring "Outlaw", the wild horse,is as fond of the real horse as his thousands of fans are of the comic strip version. When unscrupulous rodeo promoter Colonel Winthrop (Ferris Taylor) gets the idea of capturing "Outlaw" and making him a show horse, his niece Kay North (Adrian Booth) tricks Monte into believing she is a writer assigned to do an article on the real horse. With her help, Winthrop's henchmen Tracy (Bud Geary) and Lafe (Kenne Duncan) capture the horse, thus leaving unprotected the colt, "Shadow", and the herd of mares, against the wild animals who attack them when their protector is missing. Furious at the theft of the horse, Monte goes to the Winthrop Rodeo and, with the help of his kid sister, Ginny (Jo Ann Marlowe) and Locoweed (Emmett Lynn), an elderly comic-strip fan, rescues the horse.
The Runaround (1946) as Steve Fisher
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Wishum
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Decoy (1946) as Benny
A woman saves her gangster boyfriend from the gas chamber to get her hands on his hidden money.
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946) as Michael Larson
Idea Girl (1946) as Police sergeant
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
Wilson (1945) as Champ Clark delegate
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
I'll Tell the World (1945) as Stockholder
Roughly Speaking (1945) as "Tub" customer
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
End of the Road (1944) as Drake
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Mayor
An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
The Town Went Wild (1944) as Mr. Walker
Babes on Swing Street (1944) as Toupee gag
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Businessman
Together Again (1944) as
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) as The mayor
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Passenger
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Keifer
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
What a Woman! (1943) as Chris
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) as The mayor
Hoosier Holiday (1943) as Governor Manning
Happy Land (1943) as Mayor
A small-town druggist thinks back on the life of the son who has just died in World War II.
Hello Annapolis (1942) as Capt. Forbes
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) as Captain Nelson
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
A Man's World (1942) as "Chief" DeShon
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as Gage
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Almost Married (1942) as Swanson
Gloria Dobson (Jane Frazee) is finding it hard to become a night club singer in New York because she has "no name". She is given a chance to acquire one when her trunk is delivered by mistake to the home of socialite James Manning III (Robert Paige). The latter's wealthy Aunt Matilda (Elizabeth Patterson) has Jimmy tagged for marriage to Louella Marvin (Jan Wiley). Jimmy, not interested in marrying Louella, and his butler, Michael (Charles Coleman) persuade Gloria, who has come to claim her trunk, to be introduced to Aunt Mathilda as Jimmy's "secret bride". The news of his "secret marriage" makes the newspapers, and his lawyers advise him that the only way out is an actual marriage to Gloria, followed by a quick divorce. Gloria agrees and they are married, and she discovers she has fallen in love with Jimmy. But humiliated because Jimmy still wants a divorce, she defiantly obtains a night club singing engagement on the strength of her married name. Jimmy ruins her chances of gaining recognition by buying up all the club's reservations for three weeks. Gloria then heads for Reno to get a divorce. Jimmy, realizing that he does love Gloria, flies to catch her Reno-bound train...
Miss Polly (1941) as Mayor Walsh
A small-town matchmaker takes on the local blue noses.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Businessman
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Back Street (1941) as Mr. Mathews
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as President
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
San Antonio Rose (1941) as Keller
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Tourist
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Mr. Evans
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Magician
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Perkins
Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941) as Captain Elijah Bartlett
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy to bring it to him at a later stop on the river. When Patsy arrives without the money, both her and her father are made prisoners. So she sends her trained dog back to the showboat for help.
A Man Betrayed (1941) as Mayor
Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city. Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.
Country Fair (1941) as Cornelius Simpson
Adventure in Washington (1941) as Col. Sweetwater
Rancho Grande (1940) as Emory Benson
Always a Bride (1940) as Mayor [Paul] Loomis
A society girl pushes her working class boyfriend into politics.
She Couldn't Say No (1940) as Judge Jenkins
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as [Paul] Willem
Grand Ole Opry (1940) as Edgar G. Thompson
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Dr. Coldridge
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Jones's father
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Alias the Deacon (1940) as Carnival manager
Flight Angels (1940) as Mr. Kimball
Airline stewardesses vie for the love of a dashing pilot.
An Angel from Texas (1940) as Mayor O'Dempsy
A pair of slick Broadway producers con a wealthy cowboy into backing their show.
One Crowded Night (1940) as Lansing
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Thorne
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
Ladies Must Live (1940) as Paul Halliday
A country bumpkin tries to save his millionaire pal from a gold-digging singer.
First Offenders (1939) as Mr. Curtis
Frontier Marshal (1939) as Doctor
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).
Society Lawyer (1939) as Foreman
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
S.O.S.--Tidal Wave (1939) as Clifford Farrow
They Asked for It (1939) as Wickens
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senator Carlisle
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Mountain Rhythm (1939) as Judge Worthington
Chip of the Flying U (1939) as Sheriff
Duncan is secretly shipping explosives by ship and needs the Flying U ranch which has shore access. Chip breaks up his murder and robbery attempts and eventually captures two of his henchman. Duncan has to show his hand to rescue his men and now Chip and the posse know who they are after.
Main Street Lawyer (1939) as Judge
Man of Conquest (1939) as Jonas Lea
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) as Deputy sheriff
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter''''s romance with a ventriloquist.
The Zero Hour (1939) as Weber
He Couldn't Say No (1938) as Oxnard O. Parsons
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Racket Busters (1938) as
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Young Fugitives (1938) as Seth
Old Joel Bentham (Harry Davenport) is awarded $50,000 as the last surviving Civil War veteran in his part of the country. His fellow townsmen in Cleardale are more than willing to help him spend it, but he remembers their neglectful years and decides to spend it as he sees fit. He offers a home to Meg (Dorothea Kent) who has been forced into a hobo life by economic stress and also takes in Ray Riggins (Robert Wilcox), wild young grandson of a war comrade. He promises to make Ray his heir, against the advice of his servant, Benjie Collins (Clem Bevans.) Ray plans, with the aid of some former criminal pals, to rob the old man but changes his mind and is fighting a losing battle against the crooks when a corps of American Legion men, coming to escort Joel to a train, mops up the robbers.
Forbidden Valley (1938) as Sheriff Wolcott
Santa Fe Stampede (1938) as Judge Henry J. Hixon
The Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge. They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate but a friend with the petition is murdered. Stony is accused.
Daredevil Drivers (1938) as Councilman Baker
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
The Storm (1938) as Bartender
The Jury's Secret (1938) as Attorney Appleby
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
Reckless Living (1938) as Pawnbroker
The Luck of Roaring Camp (1937) as Judge Brandt
The Man in Blue (1937) as Vincent
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) as House manager
Varsity Show (1937) as Mayor
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
Behind the Mike (1937) as Applegate
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) as Hiram P. Doremus
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
I Give My Love (1934) as Roue
Tillie and Gus (1933) as
Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry franchise and a boat. The only way to keep the franchise is to win a race against Pratt's boat.

Cast (short)

The Domineering Male (1940)
This comedic short focuses on how a woman manages to "catch" her future husband.
All About Hash (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children put on a radio skit to teach their parents not to fight over cooking breakfast hash for dinner.
Campus Cinderella (1938)
After falling in love with a co-ed, a popular basketball star plays for a different college than what his father originally wanted in this musical short. Vitaphone Release 8809-8810.
The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of black educator and horticulturist, Dr. George Washington Carver.
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
This short film offers an account of the meeting of the Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Vitaphone Release 8874-8875.
Give Till It Hurts (1937)
This short film focuses on charity fraud.
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
This short film takes a humorous look at photography.

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