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Cast (feature film)

Casanova Brown (1944) as Couple in license bureau
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Swing Fever (1944) as Concessionaire
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Masher
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Girls in Chains (1943) as Photographer
A teacher in a women''''s reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away.
Flight for Freedom (1943) as Drunk
A female pilot breaks the Los Angeles to New York record and attracts the interest of the U.S. Navy, who want to send her on a spy mission.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Bellhop
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
All by Myself (1943) as Photographer
Bataan (1943) as Wounded soldier
Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Dopey caller
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
I Dood It (1943) as Bellboy
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Delivery man
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Sailor in boat
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Soldier in canteen
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Truck driver
A police scientist investigates the mayor''s murder.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Spectator
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Reporter
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Ship Ahoy (1942) as Stagehand
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Wounded man
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Sailor
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) as Elevator boy
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Bridegroom
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Elevator boy
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Workman
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Elevator boy
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
Just Off Broadway (1942) as Newsboy
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Johnson
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
This Woman Is Mine (1941) as Clerk
Lady Be Good (1941) as Pageboy
Married songwriters almost split up while putting on a big show.
Golden Hoofs (1941) as Drunk
Down in San Diego (1941) as Sailor
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Glamour Boy (1941) as Prop man
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Bellhop
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) as Prop man
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Sentry
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Sailor
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Caddie
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941) as Spectator
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Mr. Jason
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Street of Memories (1940) as Al
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Clerk
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Gallant Sons (1940) as Salesman
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Man at railroad station
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
Saps at Sea (1940) as Newsboy
Two factory workers accidentally set sail with an escaped killer.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Soldier
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Young People (1940) as Young fellow
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Assistant salesman
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Yesterday's Heroes (1940) as Soda jerker
We Who Are Young (1940) as Father
A man violates company policy by getting married.
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Taxi driver
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Reporter
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
Judge Hardy and Son (1939) as Court clerk
A small-town judge tries to save an elderly couple from eviction while coping with his wife''s illness.
One Hour to Live (1939) as Intern
News Is Made at Night (1939) as Drunk
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Photographer
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Singer
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Workman
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
Test Pilot (1938) as Field mechanic
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Walking Down Broadway (1938) as Drunk
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Projectionist
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
The Main Event (1938) as Cushion vendor
Hold That Kiss (1938) as Maurice's chauffeur
Romance blossoms when a man and woman each think the other is rich.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Clayton rooter
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
I Am the Law (1938) as Photographer
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Johnson
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
Submarine Patrol (1938) as Warship sailor
Song of the City (1937) as Steward
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he's pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
Murder Goes to College (1937) as Taxi driver
Women Men Marry (1937) as Man at bar
A reporter's busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
Life Begins in College (1937) as Score marker
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Reporter
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Bad Guy (1937) as Drunk
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
Find the Witness (1937) as Jerry
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Moonlight Murder (1936) as Monk
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Mister Cinderella (1936) as Taxi driver
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Filing clerk in morgue
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
And So They Were Married (1936) as Drunk
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
Sins of Man (1936) as
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
Sinner Take All (1936) as Garage attendant
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
Here Comes Trouble (1936) as Harry Goodfellow
Song and Dance Man (1936) as Drunk
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as Acrobat
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
Metropolitan (1935) as Page boy
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Drunk
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
One New York Night (1935) as Wise guy
A farmer on the loose in Manhattan finds a dead body in the next hotel room.
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Newsboy
Society Doctor (1935) as
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
Here Comes the Band (1935) as Soldier
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Gas station attendant
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 Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
Death on the Diamond (1934) as
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Asst stage manager
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
The Cat's-Paw (1934) as Man on street
Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.
The Show-Off (1934) as Jimmy, drunk walking rail
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
Operator 13 (1934) as Confederate sentry
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
Straight Is the Way (1934) as Milk wagon driver
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
She Learned About Sailors (1934) as Drunk
Shanghai nightclub singer Jean falls in love to a sailor, but after his ship left Shangahai, he is of the oppinion that he cannot support her in the States, so he writes her in a letter, that he will not see her again, but two practical jokers intercept it and write another with an opposite content. Jean comes to the states, but her sailor doesn't aknowledge her, but the two don't give up trying to bring Jean and sailor back together.
Chained (1934) as Deck steward
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
Hypnotized (1932) as Vendor

Cast (short)

Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (1943)
In this short film, a gang of children put on a show based upon Benjamin Franklin''''s "Poor Richard''''s Almanac".
Trifles That Win Wars (1943)
This short film looks at how a number of inventions made a major contribution to the U.S. war effort.
Unexpected Riches (1942)
In this short comedy, a gang of children dream about what it would be like to be rich.
This "Crime Does Not Pay" short depicts how the police put a horse race betting scam out of business.
Know Your Money (1940)
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.
One Against the World (1939)
This short film presents the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who came under scrutiny for his pioneering of surgical practices.
How to Watch Football (1938)
In this short film, Robert Benchley tries to watch a football game at a stadium but soon realizes he should have stayed at home.
The Boss Didn't Say Good Morning (1937)
In this short film, an office worker fears for his job after his boss fails to respond to his "good morning."
Rushin' Ballet (1937)
Two boys get trapped in a dance recital in this comedic short film.
How to Start the Day (1937)
In this short film, Robert Benchley tries his best to demonstrate the routine one should follow to start the day right.
An All American Toothache (1936)
When a star football player needs a wisdom tooth to pull in order to play, Patsy Kelly isn''''t so sure she wants to giver any of her teeth up in this comedic short.
Three Chumps Ahead (1934)
In this short film, Thelma Todd falls for a gentleman but Patsy Kelly has her doubts.
Soup and Fish (1934)
In this short film, comedic duo Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd crash a high society party and have trouble fitting in.
Too Many Highballs (1933)
A man attempts to get his in-laws out of the house in this short comedy.
Beauty and the Bus (1933)
In this comedic short film, Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly win a car at a movie theater raffle contest.
Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife (1933)
In this short film, three games of bridge are presented over the ages.
Soilers, The (1932)
In an attempt to make money for college, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts, go door to door selling magazines but end up in a courtroom instead of a classroom in this short film.
Young Ironsides (1932)
In this short spoof of "Old Ironsides" (1926), Charley Chase is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.
Alum and Eve (1932)
To avoid getting a speeding ticket, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts pretend they are rushing to the hospital in this short film.
His Unlucky Night (1928)
In this short silent comedy, a traveling salesmen sets his friend up on a blind date.

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