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Also Known As: Died: September 18, 1968
Born: February 27, 1905 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Niagara Falls, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Uncle Vanya (1958) as In assoc with

Cast (feature film)

2.
The High Commissioner (1968) as Ambassador Townsend
Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them.
3.
Mickey One (1965) as Ruby Lopp
A comic tries to escape his mob connections.
4.
In Harm's Way (1965) as CINCPAC I Admiral
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
5.
La bonne soupe (1964) as Montasi, Jr.
An older woman recounts her sordid past.
6.
Advise & Consent (1962) as The President
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
7.
Uncle Vanya (1958) as [Mikhail] Astroff, the Doctor
8.
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Wilbur Stanley
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he's adopted.
9.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950) as Johann Radek
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.
10.
Jigsaw (1949) as Howard Malloy
11.
Without Honor (1949) as Dennis Williams
Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage. # Enter your plot summary below. Your lines should be no longer than this... # Try and keep plot summaries concise and avoid including spoilers.
12.
I Love Trouble (1948) as Stuart Bailey
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
13.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) as Roger Sanford
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
14.
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as William Weldon
An ad man fights off his wife's attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
15.
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as John Grey
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
16.
Honeymoon (1947) as [David] Flanner
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
17.
Because of Him (1946) as Paul Taylor
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
18.
That Night with You (1945) as Paul Renaud
19.
Phantom Lady (1944) as Jack Marlow
A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.
20.
Dark Waters (1944) as Dr. George Grover
Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney.
21.
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) as Jim Hetherton
22.
Pilot #5 (1943) as [Lt.] George Braynor Collins
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
23.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as John J. Bramble
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
24.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, men playing cards skit
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
25.
His Butler's Sister (1943) as Charles Gerard
26.
True to Life (1943) as Fletcher Marvin
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
27.
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Christopher Reynolds
28.
She Knew All the Answers (1941) as Mark Willows
29.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Richard Calvert
30.
This Woman Is Mine (1941) as Robert Stevens
31.
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) as "Kansas" [Tim Mason]
32.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Joel Sloane
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant .
33.
Three Comrades (1938) as Otto Koster
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
34.
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) as Robert Hanson
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
35.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Peter Lawrence
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
36.
Man-Proof (1938) as Jimmy Kilmartin
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
37.
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Paul Wagner
A European playboy falls for his maid.
38.
Quality Street (1937) as Dr. Valentine Brown
A woman masquerades as her own niece to get back at a neglectful suitor.
39.
Between Two Women (1937) as [Dr.] Allen Meighan
A nurse with an alcoholic husband falls for a doctor, only to find his interests lie elsewhere.
40.
The Bride Wore Red (1937) as Giulio
A chorus girl crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband.
41.
They Gave Him a Gun (1937) as Jimmy [Davis]
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
42.
The King Steps Out (1936) as Emperor Franz Josef
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn't love.
43.
The Unguarded Hour (1936) as Sir Alan Dearden
A blackmailer tries to stop a woman from revealing evidence that could save a condemned man.
44.
Suzy (1936) as Terry [Moore]
A French air ace discovers that his showgirl wife's first husband is still alive.
45.
Love on the Run (1936) as Barnabas Pells
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
46.
Exclusive Story (1936) as Dick Barton
A newspaper's attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
47.
No More Ladies (1935) as Jim [Salston]
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
48.
Dangerous (1935) as Don Bellows
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''s fallen in love with.
49.
Reckless (1935) as Bob Harrison
A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire.
50.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) as [Roger] Byam
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
51.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Lieutenant ["Fort"] Forsythe
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
52.
One New York Night (1935) as Foxhall [Ridgeway]
A farmer on the loose in Manhattan finds a dead body in the next hotel room.
53.
Straight Is the Way (1934) as Benny [Horowitz]
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
54.
The Girl from Missouri (1934) as T. [Tom] R. Paige, Jr.
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
55.
The World Moves On (1934) as Richard [Girard]
A Louisiana cotton family fights to survive war and the Depression.
56.
Gentlemen Are Born (1934) as Bob [Bailey]
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
57.
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Douglas
58.
Sadie McKee (1934) as Michael [Alderson]
A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity.
59.
Dancing Lady (1933) as Tod Newton
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
60.
Stage Mother (1933) as Warren Foster
A young actress's mother will sacrifice anything, even her daughter, for money.
61.
Gabriel over the White House (1933) as Harley Beekman, Secretary to President
A crooked president reforms mysteriously.
62.
Midnight Mary (1933) as Tom [Mannering, Jr.]
An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.
63.
Today We Live (1933) as [Lieutenant] Ronnie [Boyce-Smith]
An aristocratic English girl's tangled love life creates havoc during World War I.
64.
Bombshell (1933) as Gifford [Middleton]
A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.
65.
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Guy [Crane]
A divorcee visits her grandfather''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
66.
The Wiser Sex (1932) as Phil Long

Producer (feature film)

67.
Uncle Vanya (1958) as Presented By

Production Companies (feature film)

68.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950) as Company
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.

Cast (special)

69.
Little Foxes, The (1956) as Horace Giddens
A taut drama set in the South in the later nineteenth century about the ruthless, amoral members of a decadent, well-to-do family.
70.
Guardsman, The (1955) as Actor
The story, set in Vienna at the turn of the century, tells of a young actor who poses as a dashing guardsman to court his own wife and test her fidelity. Based on the play by Ferenc Molnar.

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