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Ernest Truex

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Also Known As: Died: June 26, 1973
Born: September 19, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Dialogue Director
Chip Off the Old Block (1944) as Dialogue Director
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Dialogue Director

Cast (feature film)

Fluffy (1965) as Claridge
A scientist proves that he can domesticate a lion, but nobody seems to believe him.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Reverend Butterfield
All Mine to Give (1958) as Dr. Delbert
Pioneer children fight to build a new family after their parents die.
The Leather Saint (1956) as Father Ritchie
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.
The Girl from Manhattan (1948) as Homer Purdy
Always Together (1948) as Mr. Bull
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
A Night in Paradise (1946) as Scribe
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Pan-Americana (1945) as Uncle Rudy
A New York magazine sends its editors to South America to find beautiful girls.
Club Havana (1945) as Willy Kingston
Life with Blondie (1945) as Theodore Glassby
Men in Her Diary (1945) as Williams
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
Chip Off the Old Block (1944) as Henry McHugh
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Uncle Hubert
This Is the Army (1943) as Father of soldier
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
True to Life (1943) as Oscar Elkins
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.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Mr. Martin, the bachelor
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
Fired Wife (1943) as Willie Wilson
Sleepy Lagoon (1943) as Dudley Joyner
Rhythm of the Islands (1943) as Mr. Holton
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, Murgatroyd in skit, "Priorities" number
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.
The Affairs of Martha (1942) as Llewellyn Castle
A servant's scandalous novel lands her employers in hot water.
Don't Get Personal (1942) as Jules Kinsey
Private Buckaroo (1942) as Colonel [Elias] Weatherford
Twin Beds (1942) as Larky
You're Telling Me (1942) as [Charles] Handley
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Wilkins
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
Tillie the Toiler (1941) as George Winker
We Go Fast (1941) as Harold Bruggins
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
The Gay Vagabond (1941) as A. J. Wilbur
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) as Bailey No. 1
A ballet dancer and a burlesque queen compete for a wealthy suitor.
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) as Toutasche
Little Orvie (1940) as Frank Stone
A child is told he cannot have a dog, but finds a stray and keeps it for a day.
His Girl Friday (1940) as [Roy B.] Bensinger
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Christmas in July (1940) as Mr. Baxter
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
Calling All Husbands (1940) as Homer Trippe
A henpecked husband confronts the man his wife thinks she should have married.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Charles K. Leonard
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
Slightly Honorable (1939) as P. Hemingway Collins
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
Little Accident (1939) as Tabby Morgan
Ambush (1939) as Mr. Gibbs
Island of Lost Men (1939) as Frobenius
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Willie Heyward
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Investigator
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
These Glamour Girls (1939) as Alumnus
A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.
The Underpup (1939) as Mr. Binns
Mama Runs Wild (1938) as Calvin Summers
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) as Binguccio
Classic biography of the Italian explorer and his journeys to China.
Swing Sister Swing (1938) as Prof. L. Orlando Beebee
Broadway press agent Nap Sisler (Ken Murray) sees a chance to make a national hit with a new dance, "The Baltimore Bubble", created by Greenvale filling-station attendant Johnny Bennett (Johnny Downs). Nap promotes dance instructor Professor L. Orlando Beebee (Ernest Truex) out of $500 to bring Johnny, his dancing partner Snookie Saunders (Kathryn Kane, formerly known as Katherine "Sugar" Kane but not in this film), and Greenvale grocery clerk and hot trombonist Satchel-Lips Peters (Eddie Quillan) to New York. Introduced at a night club by bandleader Ted Weems, the trio is a hit. The Greenvale trio begin a theatre tour with their dance, now a national sensation. The craze soon dies out and Johnny stays in New York to try for another chance at fame with a dancer, Nona (Edna Sedgwick), while the other two return to Greenvale. The new act soon flops and Johnny returns to Greenvale and is met by Snookie, Satchel-Lips and the town band, who escort him to a new and lavish service station built with the money earned from "The Baltimore Bubble."
Swing That Cheer (1938) as Professor Peabody
Start Cheering (1938) as Blodgett
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
Freshman Year (1938) as Professor [Lucius] Peabody
Everybody Dance (1937) as Wilbur Spurgeon
Get That Venus (1933) as Tim Wilson
The Warrior's Husband (1933) as Sapiens, a progressive young man
Whistling in the Dark (1933) as Wallace Porter
A mystery writer''''s plan for the perfect murder greatly interests a mobster.
If I Had a Million (1932) as Mr. Brown
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Six Cylinder Love (1923) as Gilbert Sterling
Oh, You Women (1919) as Abraham Lincoln Jones
Good-Bye, Bill (1918) as Teddy Swift
Come on in (1918) as Eddie Short
A patriotic but short American man tries without luck to qualify for the Army, but can't get in until a knock on the head raises a lump high enough for him to pass the height requirement. Meanwhile, his lady friend decides to become a Secret Service agent, though she is unable to keep the fact a secret, even from the German spies she hopes to apprehend.
Artie, the Millionaire Kid (1916) as Artie Hamilton
A Good Little Devil (1914) as Charles MacLance
The Quest of the Sacred Jewel (1914) as The office boy
Dope (1914) as Jimmy Binkley
Caprice (1913) as Wally Henderson

Cast (short)

An American Citizen (1914) as Mercury
In this silent film, a Russian peasant learns he must work and not treat his wife like a slave.

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