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Cast (feature film)

Chances Are (1989) as Leadman
23 years after his death, a man comes back to Earth and stumbles into the life of Corinne, his former wife, as well as that of her daughter Miranda and his former best friend Philip, who harbors a long-suffering adoration for Corinne.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
A shocking murder-suicide leads to an in-depth investigation into an insane toymaker.
Elvis (1979)
An affectionate biography of Presley from his boyhood through his spectacular rise to fame and ending with the Las Vegas nightclub appearance in 1969 that began Elvis' resurgence and his final epoch. Kurt Russell, cinematographer Donald M. Morgan, and makeup specialist Marv Westmore each won an Emmy
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) as
Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, John W. Oates, Jeff Crabtree, & the inhabitants of Fouke, Arkansas. The residents of a small town near the Texas border are terrorized by a huge, hairy creature which likes to prowl the country roads at night, rocking trailer homes and scaring small children. Vern Stearman narrates this no-budget docudrama which exploits the Bigfoot myth. It inspired a sequel, RETURN TO BOGGY CREEK.
Slaughter Trail (1951) as Musician
An Indian hating bandit''''s reign of terror could lead to a range war.
Air Hostess (1949) as Fred MacCoy
Daughter of the Jungle (1949) as Carl Easton
Impact (1949) as Prosecutor
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Rose of the Yukon (1949) as Capt. Tom Clark
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Dave Fowler
Philo Vance Returns (1947) as Philo Vance
Playboy Larry Blandon (Damian O'Flynn) introduces his grandmother Stella Blandon (Clara Blandick) to his fiancee, radio singer Virginia Berneaux (Ramsay Ames). Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance (William Wright) to help find the killer. Even as they talk, the killer strikes again and Philo hears Larry fall dead. Philo begins his investigation with Alexis Carnova (Leon Belasco), Virginia's manager, and the two go to Larry's home, where Stella tells them that the motive for the killing might be Larry's will that names the six women in his life as heirs and if any die before the will is probated, the others will divide the shares. They also learn that Katherine Corbett (Phyllis Planchard), the first of Larry's wives, has been murdered. Suspicion now falls on Lorena Sims (Terry Austin), a former wife who has been a patient at a sanitarium suffering from a nervous ailment. All of the deaths have been by poison and Lorena had access to it at the sanitarium. Philo uncovers another piece of information that leads him to break into the Blandon home just as Stella is about to give Lorena a glass of warm milk.
Gas House Kids Go West (1947) as Jim Kingsley
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Colonel John Lansdale
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Mask of Diijon (1946) as Tony Holiday
Nocturne (1946) as Mr. Billings
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Jimmy Hennessey
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.
Down Missouri Way (1946) as Mike Burton
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Tommy Foley
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
Escape in the Fog (1945) as Barry Malcolm
A nurse recovering from a breakdown keeps dreaming about murder.
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Ward Williams
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Dancing in Manhattan (1944) as Steve Crawford
One Mysterious Night (1944) as Paul Martens
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
Murder in Times Square (1943) as Detective Lieutenant Tabor
A stage actor tries to solve a bizarre series of murders.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Barry Lang
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
Saddles and Sagebrush (1943) as Krag Savin
A Man's World (1942) as Dan O'Driscoll
Night in New Orleans (1942) as George Wallace
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Alderman
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Parachute Nurse (1942) as Lieutenant [Jim] Woods
Hospital nurses Glenda White (Marguerite Chapman) and Dottie Morrison (Kay Harris) join the newly-formed corps of parachute nurses to be dropped at sites where ordinary medical aide is inaccessible. They discover they have let themselves in for a life of rigorous training governed by strict military rules, with the only bright spots being their instructors, Lieutenant Jim Woods (William Wright) and Sergeant Peters (Frank Sully.) After weeks of arduous training, one of the earlier-entered classes is ready for practice jumps.Tragedy strikes when Gretchen Ernst (Evelyn Wahl), an American-born nurse who has been ostracized because she has a brother in the German army, commits suicide by failing to pull her rip cord during her jump. When it is time for Glenda's class to make their jumps, Glenda remembers Gretchen and cannot summon enough courage to make the leap. Jim and Peters are determined to force her to complete the course.
Not a Ladies' Man (1942) as John Keen
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) as Slick Barton
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
Meet the Stewarts (1942) as Winkie Rogers
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942) as Lt. Philip Blaine
Lucky Legs (1942) as Pemberton "Pinkie" Connors
True to the Army (1942) as Lieutenant Danvers
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Intern
Henry and Dizzy (1942) as Announcer
Sweater Girl (1942) as Announcer
A Night to Remember (1942) as Scott Carstairs
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
Daring Young Man (1942) as Sam Long
World Premiere (1941) as Luther Skinkley
Glamour Boy (1941) as Hank Landon
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.
Rookies on Parade (1941) as Bob Madison
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Reporter
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Senator
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Ambulance driver
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
Maisie Was a Lady (1941) as Judge
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
Nothing But the Truth (1941) as Mr. Prichard
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
The Devil Pays Off (1941) as Chris Waring
Chris Waring (William Wright) is a government investigator trying to gather the necessary evidence to convict a shipping magnate, DeBrock (J.Edward Bromberg), of selling his ships to the United States but is suspected of holding up and preventing their delivery because of bribes from foreign powers. DeBrock's conscience, nor his flirty wife, Valerie DeBrock (Osa Massen), give him any peace of mind.
China Clipper (1936) as Pilot
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.

Producer (feature film)

Boy Trouble (1939) as Associate Producer
Anna Karénina (1935) as Prod asst to David Selznick
Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love.

Animation (feature film)

Fantasia 2000 (1999) as Animator ("Pines Of Rome")
Walt Disney's dream of creating a "concert film" with a perpetually changing musical repertoire is at last realized with the debut of the animated extravaganza, "Fantasia/2000." The film introduces seven spectacular new animated sequences set to the music of the masters and spotlights the return of

Visual Effects (feature film)

Paddington (2015)
A young bear in Peru has always dreamed about seeing England. He stows away on a ship and finds himself lost in London's Paddington Station, where he's taken in by the kindly Brown family. Now, armed with only a coat and a suitcase far too small to actually fit everything he manages to cram inside,

Art Department (feature film)

Unsaid, The (2001) as Set Decorator
Still haunted by the suicide of his son Kyle three years earlier, psychologist Michael Hunter has given up his practice and moved into writing. When he's approached by a former student to evaluate a new patient, he at first declines. But when Michael hears more details about Tommy Caffey's case, he
Death Becomes Her (1992) as Set Dresser
Story about a vain actress, married to a plastic surgeon, and an author of beauty books, who both attempt to gain eternal youth, only to discover some unpleasant side effects.
Dick Tracy (1990) as Set Dresser
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
Hobo's Christmas, A (1987)
A Christmas television movie about a widower, his two children, and his long-lost father who turns up after 25 years as a hobo. The son still finds himself unable to forgive his father for running out on his childhood.
Secret Admirer (1985) as Set Dresser
An unsigned love letter causes chaos amongst some high-schoolers and their parents.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Lost in Space (1998) as Driver
Professor John Robinson, his wife Maureen, their daughters Judy and Penny, and son Will are selected to be the first family to colonize outer space. Piloted by Major Don West, the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith, who is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously off course, the Robinson family must band together and use their unique skills to complete their mission for face certain death while they remain "lost in space."
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992) as Swing Gang
A San Francisco-based securities analyst is made invisible during a scientific accident, and becomes the object of a CIA manhunt.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The Muppets gang go on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two.
47 Ronin (2013)
Based on the true story of the 47 Ronin, samurai swordsmen, who avenged the death of their master in 18th century Japan.

Cast (special)

My Dad Can't Be Crazy... (Can He?) (1989) as Crazy Man In Park
An "ABC Afterschool Specials" presentation about the relationship between a youth and his schizophrenic father.

Writer (special)

Pavarotti: My World (1995) as Writer
Global tour of tenor Luciano Pavarotti's most famous concerts combines arias and observations.
Pavarotti Returns to Naples (1988) as Writer
A "Great Performances" presentation featuring Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in the city of Naples in southern Italy, greeting its people and singing its songs.

Sound (special)

Conscience and the Constitution (2000) as Additional Sound
Documentary about Japanese Americans who resisted internment after the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. The United States government, fearing subversion, ordered 120,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast into 10 internment camps. The resisters criticized the camps and then, when the gove

Film Production - Main (special)

Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve 2004 (2004) as Crew
A New Years Eve celebration with live musical performances.

Cast (special)

Blind Faith (1990)
A four-hour miniseries based on a true story. A leading citizen in the small New Jersey community of Toms River arranges for the murder of his wife. The persistence of an assistant prosecutor assigned to the case unnerves the man, whose sons are finally forced to accept the tragic reality of their f

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