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Cast (feature film)

Hannah Lee (1953) as Loafer
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) as Ruffian
Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde) rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready), and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage.
Above and Beyond (1953) as Gen. Corlane
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
Red Mountain (1952) as Cavalry major
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell''s Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
The Big Sky (1952) as Henchman
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
Mutiny (1952) as Col. Rogers
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Chief Meyers
The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951) as Hansmann
In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon (David Bond) sends Captain Renault (George Montgomery) of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche (Berry Kroeger) and Major Nicolet (William Conrad) to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked Cavalier (Paula Corday), the niece, Lady Christianne, of the Marquis De Montableau (Robert Warwick), announces at a secret meeting of the Normandy underground leaders that the fabled treasure of Monte Cristo was willed to her and she will use it to finance their cause. Her uncle, the only one who can decipher the symbols on the sword of Monte Cristo, the key to the treasure, derides her stand against the Emperor. La Roche takes possession of the sword and has the Marquis put into the dungeon. Christianne, as the Masked Cavalier, regains the sword from La Roche, but Captain Renault apprehends her and returns to sword to La Roche.
Oh! Susanna (1951) as
Submarine Command (1951) as Marine general
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman''''s death.
The Desert Fox (1951) as S.S. man
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as Willie
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The Savage Horde (1950) as Greb
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker (Jim Davis) is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston (Adrian Booth) and has an encounter with the U.S.Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee (Noah Beery Jr). , owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor (Grant Withers). Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer (Bob Steele), gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) as Malloy
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
The Vicious Years (1950) as Leopoldi
Hellfire (1949) as Tex
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
The Crooked Way (1949) as Dr. Kemble
A war hero''''s amnesia keeps him from dealing with his criminal past.
Shockproof (1949) as Foreman
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as Mac
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
The Pilgrimage Play (1949) as Longinus
Outpost in Morocco (1949) as Caid Osman
In the middle of a desert war, a Foreign Legionnaire falls for his Arab enemy's daughter.
Train to Alcatraz (1948) as Police capt.
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) as Policeman
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Lavender Falls man
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) as Curly
The FBI and Scotland Yard join forces to stop security leaks at a nuclear power plant.
Unconquered (1947) as Plantation agent
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Variety Girl (1947) as Man at steam bath
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Oil executive
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
Brute Force (1947) as Armed guard in drainpipe
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
Framed (1947) as Cop
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
Where There's Life (1947) as Man with cane
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Constable Flint
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
California (1947) as Abe Clinton
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947) as Charlie Moore
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Prosecutor
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Angel and the Badman (1947) as
When a Quaker girl nurses a notorious gunman back to health, he tries to adopt her peaceful ways.
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as First house detective
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
Pursued (1947) as General
The Razor's Edge (1946) as Frenchman
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Casting director
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Guard
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
To Each His Own (1946) as Police captain
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Night and Day (1946) as Commercial artist
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
O.S.S. (1946) as Arnheim
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
The Return of Monte Cristo (1946) as Durec
Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O''Connor, Henry Stephenson, Steven Geray. After escaping from Devil''s Island, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo returns to France to reclaim his family fortune and his title.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Broker
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
Cloak and Dagger (1946) as Switchman
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Plainclothesman
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Newspaper reporter
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Waiter
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
You Came Along (1945) as Captain Taylor
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Father
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Commander Blain
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
Counter-Attack (1945) as Scout
Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Chauffeur at Millwood
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Officer
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Colonel
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
Tiger Woman, The (1944)
Greedy oil speculators, led by Morgan, are trying to force Tiger Woman and her band of warriors from their jungle home. Allen Saunders of Inter-Ocean Oil wants to develop the oil, too, but fights with Tiger Woman to stop the bad guys.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Admiral
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Soldier
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Union leader
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
The Conspirators (1944) as Detective outside pawnshop
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
Enemy of Women (1944) as Hanke
Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (Paul Andor), an unsuccesful playright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt (Ralph Morgan.) His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt (Claudia Drake), daughter of Colonel Brandt (H.B. Warner)at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger (Donald Woods), shuns Goebbels' attentions.
To Have and Have Not (1944) as DeGaullist
A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as "Louie"
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
Till We Meet Again (1944) as Man with silver
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Lt. Comdr. Hunter
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
Oh, What a Night (1944) as Sullivan
Girls in Chains (1943) as Rev. Greene
A teacher in a women''''s reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away.
Hostages (1943) as Ken Konrad
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Gestapo lieutenant
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
The North Star (1943) as German soldier
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
Hitler's Children (1943) as Whipping sergeant
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
Bomber's Moon (1943) as German sergeant
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
A Gentle Gangster (1943) as Reverend Hamilton
Eagle Squadron (1942) as German sentry
Who Done It? (1942) as Radio actor
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
They Raid by Night (1942) as Doctor
The British Commandos send Bob Owen (Lyle Talbot) to Norway to prepare for a raid. His mission also includes freeing General Heden (Paul Baratoff) who is being held by the Nazis. His aides include Eric Falken (George Nesie) and Harry (Charles Rogers). Inga (June Duprez), a Norwegian girl to whom Falken was once engaged but who has become the sweetheart of Oberst Von Ritter (Victor Varconi), betrays their hiding place. The three overpower the Gestapo men sent after them, take their uniforms and enter the prison camp and free Heden. The four men then start for the coast to meet the Commando expedition. Inga, who the men still trust, again informs von Ritter and Falken is captured but Bob and Harry escape with the aid of Dalberg, who they thought was a Quisling stooge.
Gallant Lady (1942) as Pete Saunders
Reunion in France (1942) as Officer
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Ulrich
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Gardener
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Officer
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Underground Agent (1942) as Guiseppe Ormanti
Underground (1941) as Gestapo
Resistance leaders in Germany plot to broadcast Nazi secrets over the radio.
Street of Memories (1940) as McKann
The Invisible Killer (1940) as [District Attorney Richard] Sutton
Beasts of Berlin (1939) as Klee
The Flying Deuces (1939) as Corporal
Two bumblers join the Foreign Legion to forget a beautiful woman.
Bad Boy (1939) as
Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939) as Pete
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
Television Spy (1939) as Tamley
The Last Warning (1939) as Slocumbe

Cast (short)

Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.

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