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El Brendel

El Brendel


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Also Known As: Died: April 9, 1964
Born: March 25, 1890 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The She-Creature (1956) as Olaf, the butler
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
Paris Model (1953) as Papa Jensen
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) as Mr. Jorgensen
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
I'm from Arkansas (1944) as Oly
Machine Gun Mama (1944) as Ollie Swenson
Gallant Sons (1940) as Olaf Larsen
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
If I Had My Way (1940) as Axel Swenson
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.
Captain Caution (1940) as Slushy
When a ship''''s captain dies at war, his daughter takes command.
Call a Messenger (1939) as "Baldy"
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Merchant
Risky Business (1939) as Axel
The House of Fear (1939) as Jeff
A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play. The actor's body disappeared shortly after the crime, and his ghost is rumored to be haunting the theater.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as Fats
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Ole
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Happy Landing (1938) as Yonnie
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
God's Country and the Woman (1937) as Ole Oleson
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
The Holy Terror (1937) as Axel Svenson
Blonde Trouble (1937) as Window washer
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
Career Woman (1936) as Chris Ericson
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) as Chris [Petersen]
A stranded carnival girl comes between a lady show owner and the town barber.
Hot Pepper (1933) as Olsen
Olsen's Big Moment (1933) as Knute Olsen
The Last Trail (1933) as Newt Olsen
My Lips Betray (1933) as [Oswald] Stigmat
Born to Fight (1932) as Swiebach
Handle with Care (1932) as Carl Lundstrom
Disorderly Conduct (1932) as Olsen
When motorcycle cop Dick Fay gives a ticket to Phyllis Crawford, her father's graft-fed influence leads to his demotion to foot patrolman. When Fay leads a raid on a gangster's place he discovers Phyllis there, helps her escape, then blackmails her father.
Delicious (1931) as Jansen
A Scottish immigrant falls for a dashing playboy engaged to another woman.
West of Broadway (1931) as Axel ["Swede" Axelson]
A millionaire doesn''''t remember getting married but can''''t forget how much he hates his new wife.
The Spider (1931) as Ole
Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931) as Oscar Lemon/Silent McGee
Women of All Nations (1931) as Olsen
Marines Flagg and Quirt fought together in WWI and Panama. After some time in New York they go to Sweden and compete for the love of Else. Next they go to Nicaragua and help earthquake victims. Then to Egypt where Else is now in Prince Hassan's harem.
Six Cylinder Love (1931) as Axel
Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally sell the car to the janitor.
Just Imagine (1930) as Single 0
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
Fox Movietone Follies of 1930 (1930) as Axel Svenson
Happy Days (1930) as
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.
The Golden Calf (1930) as Knute Olson
The Big Trail (1930) as Gussie
A young mountaineer leads hundreds of settlers on a difficult journey from the Mississippi River to California.
Hot for Paris (1929) as Axel Olson
Frozen Justice (1929) as Swede
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) as Olson
Sunnyside Up (1929) as Eric Swenson
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who.
Rolled Stockings (1927) as Rudolph
Arizona Bound (1927) as "Oley Smoke" Oleson
Too Many Crooks (1927) as Botts
Wings (1927) as Herman Schwimpf
In this silent film, romantic rivals fly against the enemy in World War I.
Ten Modern Commandments (1927) as Speeding Shapiro
You Never Know Women (1926) as Toberchik
Man of the Forest (1926) as Horace Pipp
The Campus Flirt (1926) as Knute Knudson

Music (feature film)

The Last Trail (1933) as Composer

Cast (short)

Okay, José (1935)
A salesman must find and capture a notorious Mexican bandit in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 7071-7072.
Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)
Several members of MGM''''s ''''galaxy of stars'''' attend an evening of music and a fashion show in this short film.
What, No Men? (1934)
In this comedic short, a bill collector and a policeman are captured by a group of mad scientists and taken to an all-women tribe of Native Americans for study. Vitaphone Release 1704-1705.

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