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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
A Time for Dying (1982) as Milton
2.
The Baby Maker (1970) as Toystore owner
A free-spirited woman agrees to be a surrogate mother for a wealthy California couple. The original arrangement begins to unravel, however, when emotional feelings on the part of the surrogate mother emerge.
3.
Hail, Hero! (1969) as
A young, but clean-cut hippie confronts his family about his feelings regarding the Vietnam War.
4.
Cat Ballou (1965) as James
A prim schoolteacher turns outlaw queen when the railroad steals her land.
5.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965) as Old men
Card sharps try to deal with personal problems during a big game in New Orleans.
6.
The Police Dog Story (1961) as Firebug
After exhaustive training, a police dog joins an arson investigation.
7.
The Story of Ruth (1960) as Ruth's father
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
8.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) as Sneak thief
A young girl comes of age while hiding from the Nazis.
9.
The Tunnel of Love (1958) as Day motel man
A married couple endures endless red tape when they try to adopt a child.
10.
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958) as [Pete] Beasley
A notorious gunman faces a series of challengers determined to out-shoot him.
11.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Mike, bartender
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
12.
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956) as Jarry Carson
Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Maggie Mahoney, Angela Stevens, David Orrick, William Tannen. Retired gunslinger Howard Duff is forced to strap on his sidearms once more when cattle baron Victor Jory starts his strong arm tactics.
13.
Canyon Crossroads (1955) as Pete Barnwell
A geology professor and his daughter go hunting for uranium in the modern West.
14.
The Prodigal (1955) as Zubeir
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
15.
Kismet (1955) as Beggar
In this Arabian Nights musical, the "king of the beggars" infiltrates high society when his daughter is wooed by a handsome prince.
16.
The Sea Chase (1955) as American reporter
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
17.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Hymie the timekeeper
A mild mannered law student doesn''''t know what he''''s in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
18.
Cry Vengeance (1954) as Man in bar
Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli. The trail leads to the isolated city of Ketchikan, Alaska, where Vic finds his enemy...also the latter's charming little daughter...and tavern owner Peggy Harding, who's fascinated by the soft-spoken but volcanic Vic. And someone they're not expecting has violent designs on them...
19.
Bengal Brigade (1954) as Headman
20.
Suddenly (1954) as Kaplan
Gunmen take over a suburban home to plot a presidential assassination.
21.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Flunky
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
22.
Day of Triumph (1954) as Lazarus
23.
Executive Suite (1954) as Luigi Cassoni
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
24.
The Veils of Bagdad (1953) as Bedouin spy
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
25.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) as Paul
Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers.
26.
Loose in London (1953) as Pierre
The Bowery Boys take on British crooks when one of them thinks he''''s inherited a title.
27.
Tangier Incident (1953) as Fedar
28.
The Girl Next Door (1953) as Junkman
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
29.
Vicki (1953) as Seedy man
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
30.
Salome (1953) as Simon
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
31.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952) as Passerby
A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.
32.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Cab driver
A conservationist fights to save the habitat of the California condor and to do it she works her way into the affections of a representative of the oil company that wants the land for their own purposes.
33.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) as Old man
Three children from a small village claim to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary.
34.
The Captive City (1952) as Phone man
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
35.
The Sniper (1952) as Alpine
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
36.
Aladdin and His Lamp (1952) as Old Arab
37.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Sam
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
38.
Molly (1951) as Painter
39.
Pier 23 (1951) as Nifty, insurance agent
40.
Street Bandits (1951) as Gus Betts
41.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Man at accident
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman''''s identity but gets caught in a wealthy family''''s intrigues.
42.
Mask of the Avenger (1951) as Townsman
When his father is murdered, an Italian nobleman becomes an outlaw to avenge the crime.
43.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Pete
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
44.
Three Guys Named Mike (1951) as Irate man
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
45.
The Tall Target (1951) as Telegraph clerk
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
46.
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951) as Briggs
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
47.
Three Little Words (1950) as Waiter
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
48.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Townsman
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
49.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as Drunk
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
50.
Three Secrets (1950) as
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
51.
Key to the City (1950) as Drunk
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
52.
Mystery Street (1950) as Clerk
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
53.
Dial 1119 (1950) as Man on street
A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage.
54.
A Lady Without Passport (1950) as Ramon Santez
A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant.
55.
The Reformer and the Redhead (1950) as Attendant
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
56.
Double Deal (1950) as Bus driver
An oil engineer comes into a fortune when his boss is murdered.
57.
Motor Patrol (1950) as Bud Haynes
58.
The Great Sinner (1949) as Man with ring
A young man succumbs to gambling fever.
59.
The Set-Up (1949) as Hamburger man
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
60.
Criss Cross (1949) as Waiter
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
61.
I Cheated the Law! (1949) as Al Markham
62.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Piano player
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
63.
Scene of the Crime (1949) as Nervous man
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
64.
65.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Calot, taxpayer
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
66.
Bodyguard (1948) as Briller
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
67.
Cry of the City (1948) as Counterman
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?
68.
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as Con
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
69.
River Lady (1948) as
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
70.
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948) as Panwah's father
71.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) as Barber
Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl.
72.
Man from Texas (1948) as Bank teller
73.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Kummer
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
74.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Employment man
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
75.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Jim
76.
Lighthouse (1947) as
Looks like the film that might have inspired Hugo Hass to make one like it twice a year in the early fifties. Connie (June Lang) is all smitten with lighthouse keeper Sam Wells (Don Castle), but he brushes her off and she ups and marries his fellow-lighthouse keeper Hank Armitage(John Litel) out of spite. All three live together in the close confines of the lighthouse and jealously and recrimination rise nearly as high inside as the pounding surf and howling winds outside. It also begins to look like an Edgar G. Ulmer film, if it wasn't so semi-rational. Sam is pleased with the situation that appears to him to promise action with no responsibilities. But Connie, in addition to rebuffing Sam's unwanted passes, is actually falling in love with ol' Hank. Trouble is brewing.
77.
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) as Claude
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
78.
Pirates of Monterey (1947) as Juan
79.
Fiesta (1947) as Ticket seller
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
80.
Tangier (1946) as Hadji
81.
House of Horrors (1946) as Walter
82.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Young man
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
83.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Mr. Cohn
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
84.
The Brute Man (1946) as Pawnbroker
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
85.
Night Editor (1946) as Phillips
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
86.
The Dark Corner (1946) as Foss
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he''''s framed for murder.
87.
The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Clerk
A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.
88.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Hoffman
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
89.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Small man
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
90.
A Song to Remember (1945) as Waiter
The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland.
91.
House of Frankenstein (1945) as Prison guard
After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) and his hunch back assistant (J. Carrol Naish) revive Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies.
92.
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Mr. Sobel
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
93.
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Telegrapher
94.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Workman
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
95.
Counter-Attack (1945) as Tashkin
Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.
96.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Peasant
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
97.
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Gus Huzmann
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.
98.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as Fred
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
99.
Easy to Look At (1945) as Louie
100.
Within These Walls (1945) as Convict
101.
Summer Storm (1944) as Mailman
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
102.
Storm Over Lisbon (1944) as Frustrated man
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special "guest" at Deresco's casino, but there you can't be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention...
103.
Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California. In the first chapter, "Murder By Accident", Captain Steve Clark (Dennis Moore), is recognized as a Union Secret Service agent by Morel's accomplice Trina Dessard (Virginia Christine), and, with his friend Idaho Jones (Joe Sawyer), is ambushed in the baggage car and sent to almost certain death when the car is un-coupled and plunges down the mountainside. Leaping to safety, in order to be around for the next 12 chapters, Idaho and Steve report to Colonel Sewell (Addison Richards) in Oro Grande, and Idaho introduces himself as a Wells Fargo detective to Cathy Haines (Wanda McKay), the Oro Grande company agent. Steve and Idaho learn that the Morel raiders are only posing as Confederates, and their headquarters are at Morel's "Golden Eagle" saloon. In a raid on the hideout, Steve's brother Jim (Gene Garrick) is killed by the gang. The next victim is Confederate Army Captain Clay Randolph (Regis Toomey) who has discovered that Morel is connected with a group of Prussian spies and gives Steve a clue before he dies. The clue leads Steve to a San Francisco dive owned by Abel Rackerby (Charles Wagenheim), who, thinking he has Steve in his power, exposes the ring's activities and operation methods. Aided by the San Francisco Secret Service, Steve escapes and returns to Oro Grande, where in Chapter 13, "Golden Vengeance", he and Idaho round up the spies.
104.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) as Barber
Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.
105.
An American Romance (1944) as Merchant
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
106.
The Black Parachute (1944) as Kurt Vandan
107.
Sergeant Mike (1944) as Hall
108.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Hoffman the florist
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
109.
110.
Frontier Badmen (1943) as Marvin
111.
Calling Dr. Death (1943) as Coroner
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
112.
Blondie for Victory (1942) as Hoarder
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
113.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Martin
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
114.
Paris Calling (1942) as French waiter
115.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Composer
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
116.
Daring Young Man (1942) as Fritz
117.
Halfway to Shanghai (1942) as Jonathan Peale
Since the film credit frames and pressbooks were often finished before the film was completed there was quite often data shown there that didn't match what was often seen or heard in the film, especially when players were replaced during production, or character names were changed, for whatever reasons, during production. This film contains many character names on the cast and pressbook credits that were not the character names used in the film. The film itself concerns a train hurtling through the night toward Rangoon (which must be half-way to Shanghai from some point) and the efforts of two Nazi agents to acquire a map showing the location of Chinese Army munitions buried at the terminus of the Burma Road. Kent Taylor and Irene Hervey are lovers reunited after a two year period in which she thought he was dead and, other than Taylor getting knocked on the head when George Zucco murders the man carrying the munitions map, have little to do with the plots and counterplots taking place on the train. A somewhat mousey secretary, played by Fay Helm, brings the culprits to justice at the end.
118.
Mississippi Gambler (1942) as Collins
A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.
119.
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) as Subordinate
120.
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) as Jacques
A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father (George Zucco) resides. There he meets Noel (J. Carrol Naish), Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!
121.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Fred Bixley
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
122.
Sin Town (1942) as Dry Hole
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
123.
The Get-Away (1941) as Hutch
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
124.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as The Runt
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
125.
Dark Streets of Cairo (1941) as Dumil
126.
The Penalty (1941) as Taxi driver
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
127.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Valet
128.
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940) as Willie Fern
A wax museum run by a demented doctor contains statues of such crime figures as Jack the Ripper and Bluebeard the Pirate. In addition to making wax statues the doctor performs plastic surgery. It is here that an arch fiend takes refuge. The museum also houses a statue of Charlie. Frustrated number-two son kicks statue in rear; oops, number-two son wrong in his assumption.
129.
Sky Murder (1940) as Ricoro
Detective Nick Carter tries to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder.
130.
Sporting Blood (1940) as Man at race track
A young man trying to rebuild the family racing stables falls for the daughter of a bitter rival.
131.
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) as Waiter
A teenage boy goes into debt to court a Manhattan socialite.
132.
I Love You Again (1940) as Fingerprint man
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
133.
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) as Timid waiter
134.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Bartell's assistant
A sister act splits up over love.
135.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Assassin
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.

Cast (special)

136.
Adventures of a Model (1958)
The misadventures of Marilyn Woods, a pretty New York model who uses her wits to hold off wolfish suitors. The pilot episode relates Marilyn's efforts to please a Texas sportswear manufacturer, despite the fact that she dislikes athletics.

Cast (special)

137.
Mad Bull (1977) as Panhandler
A love story about a hulking wrestler, whose life in the ring has little meaning, and an attractive woman who sees through his muscleman veneer to discover a sensitive human being.

Cast (short)

138.
The Last Installment (1945)
In this short film, a criminal idolizes the life of a famous gangster... unaware that his hero met a tragic end.
139.
Out of Darkness (1941)
This short film focuses on the Nazi''''s efforts to shut down underground newspapers.
140.
Respect the Law (1941)
This short film focuses on how "minor" lawbreakers can do more damage than major criminals.
141.
Jack Pot (1940)
This short film focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking.
142.
Soak the Old (1940)
This short film focuses on crimes revolving around pension scams.
143.
Buyer Beware (1940)
This short film deals with shady companies selling fake merchandise.
144.
Know Your Money (1940)
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.

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