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Charles Winninger

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Also Known As: Died: January 19, 1969
Born: May 26, 1884 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Athens, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Raymie (1960) as R. J. Parsons
Raymie (David Ladd), an eight-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he has a change of heart and doesn't want to see the barracuda destroyed.
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955) as Ernest Raff
Torpedo Alley (1953) as Oliver J. Peabody
Champ for a Day (1953) as Pa Karlsen
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Judge William "Billy" Pittman Priest
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
A Perilous Journey (1953) as Captain Eph Allan
Father Is a Bachelor (1950) as Professor Mordecai Ford
Five orphans ''adopt'' a loner and set out to find him a wife.
The Inside Story (1948) as Uncle Ed
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Albert Norwick
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Uncle Chester
Living in a Big Way (1947) as D. Rutherford Morgan
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Pa
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
State Fair (1945) as Abel Frake
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Dr. Lane
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Belle of the Yukon (1944) as Pop Candless
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944) as Dudley "Granfeathers" Osborne
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.
Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Sam Demming
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Waco
Coney Island (1943) as Finnegan
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Judson Craig
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as King Lamarr
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Friendly Enemies (1942) as Karl Pfeiffer
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as "Pop" Gallagher
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
The Get-Away (1941) as Dr. Josiah Glass
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
Pot O' Gold (1941) as C. J. [Charles] Haskell
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
My Life with Caroline (1941) as Bliss
A man thinks his high-spirited wife is cheating on him.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Joe Johnson
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Michael Noonan
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) as Michael O'Brien
A ghost tries to smooth the way for two young lovers he knew during his lifetime.
My Love Came Back (1940) as Julius Malette
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
Babes in Arms (1939) as Joe Moran
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
Barricade (1939) as Samuel J. Cady
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Washington Dimsdale
A deputy who''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) as Judson Craig
Now that their parents are back together, the Craig girls think life is going to be easy. It is, until Kay falls in love with Joan's fiance! Complications arise when youngest sister Penny tries to find Joan a new boyfriend so that Kay and Richard can be together.
Every Day's a Holiday (1938) as Von Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon
Hard to Get (1938) as Ben Richards
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
Goodbye Broadway (1938) as Pat Malloy
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Sam Gordon
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
The Go Getter (1937) as Cappy Ricks
A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Dr. Enoch Downer
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
Woman Chases Man (1937) as B. J. Nolan
A millionaire hires a lady architect to con the money for a housing project out of his wealthy son.
Café Metropole (1937) as Joseph Ridgeway
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as Cherokee Charlie
Show Boat (1936) as Cap'n Andy Hawks
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
White Fang (1936) as Doc McFane
Jack London tale of a woman (Muir) and weakling brother (Beck) who inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide (Whalen) is accused of murder
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Judson Craig
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
Social Register (1934) as "Jonesie," also known as Uncle Jefferson Breene
Husband's Holiday (1931) as Mr. Reid
God's Gift to Women (1931) as Mr. Churchill
A modern-day Don Juan tries to go straight for love of an American woman.
Night Nurse (1931) as Dr. Bell
A nurse discovers that the children she''s caring for are murder targets.
Gun Smoke (1931) as Tack Gillup
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas(William 'Stage' Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figues the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed(Guy Oliver)and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley(Richard Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey(Mary Brian.)
Bad Sister (1931) as John Madison
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
Flying High (1931) as Doctor Brown
A hare-brained inventor invents a new flying machine but can''''t figure out how to land it.
Children of Dreams (1931) as Dr. Joe Thompson
Fighting Caravans (1931) as Marshall
A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Photographer
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
Soup to Nuts (1930) as Schmidt
Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll have none of him. Schmidt's friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire.
The Canadian (1926) as Pop Tyson
Summer Bachelors (1926) as Preston Smith
Pied Piper Malone (1924) as Louie, the barber

Cast (special)

Philadelphia Story, The (1954) as Willie Tracy
The story of a reporter and a photographer, assigned to cover the fashionable wedding of wealthy Tracy Lord to the snobbish George Kittredge, and the problems that arise when Tracy has second thoughts about George and announces that she still loves her first husband, Dexter Haven. Based on the play

Cast (short)

Mister Gardenia Jones (1942)
This short film presents the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops.
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 2 "Chip Shots" (1931)
In this short film, golfer Bobby Jones offers a few tips on chip shots. Vitaphone Release 4793.

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