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Cast (feature film)

Jubilee Trail (1954) as Mr. Turner
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as
Iron Mountain Trail (1953) as Marshal
We're Not Married! (1952) as Detective Magnus
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
The Last Musketeer (1952) as Lem Shaver
A cattle buyer gets mixed up in a brutal war over water rights.
Barbed Wire (1952) as McGraw
A rancher vs. homesteader war will prevent cattle buyer Autry from getting his cows. Complicating things is Ruttledge's scheme to run a railroad through the land.
All That I Have (1951) as
Utah Wagon Train (1951) as Sam Sickle
Rancher Rex Allen (Rex Allen) receives a summons from his uncle (Forrest Taylor), an old time frontiersman, that he is in trouble. The uncle has been hired to lead a modern-day band of adventurers on a wagon train retracing the route taken by their ancestors 100 years ago. Before Rex can talk to his uncle, the uncle is murdered, and Rex sets out to find the killer and the motive by taking his uncle's place as the leader of the wagon train. He discovers that the motive was the gold that the original pioneers had cached in a cave on the trail to California, and now has to find the culprit that is after it.
In Old Amarillo (1951) as Sheriff
A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and to seed the clouds for rain. Roy is sent by a packing house to investigate.
Oh! Susanna (1951) as Jave Ledbetter
Hunt the Man Down (1951) as Ulysses Sheldon
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
A Woman of Distinction (1950) as Editor
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
The Tougher They Come (1950) as Jenson
The Traveling Saleswoman (1950) as P. Carter
North of the Great Divide (1950) as Henry Gates
The annual return of the salmon each year gives the Indians of the Northwest enough food to last until the next year. This way of live is threatened by Banning who puts in a cannery on the river to harvest the fish for sale. With the Canadian cannery on the other side, the Indians find no fish in the river for them. But Banning wants all the fish for his business and he plans to burn the Canadian cannery and put the blame on Chief Nagora. But Indian Agent Roy knows that Nagora is being framed and starts looking for the people responsible with the help of his blood brother Dakota.
California Passage (1950) as Conover
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Conovan
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
The Devil's Henchman (1949) as Elmer Hood
Quick on the Trigger (1949) as Judge Kormac
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) as Sheriff [Ambrose]
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.
Trail of the Yukon (1949) as Old man
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as Assistant jailer
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Medicine seller
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
South of St. Louis (1949) as Farmer
T-Men (1948) as Agent in phone booth
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Lawyer
Smart Woman (1948) as Hotel clerk
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
Silver River (1948) as [Sam] Slade
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) as House detective
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.
The Fabulous Joe (1947) as Bartender
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) as Wild Bill Hitchcock
When he loses his job, a middle-aged bookkeeper goes out on the town.
The Mighty McGurk (1947) as Toothless derelict
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
California (1947) as Town marshal
"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.
Road to Rio (1947) as Ship's officer
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
Down to Earth (1947) as Police sergeant
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
Nora Prentiss (1947) as Policeman
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
Black Gold (1947) as Jones
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) as Cudd
Dick Tracy takes on "The Claw" in this crime thriller
Robin Hood of Texas (1947) as Sheriff
When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Detective Flynn
Framed (1947) as Judge
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
Michigan Kid (1947) as Sheriff
Unconquered (1947) as Militiaman
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Nagle, a policeman
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
Messenger of Peace (1947) as Harry Franzmeier
Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Detective Smiley
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Cowboy Blues (1946) as Jim Peters
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Taxi driver
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Superintendent
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Saratoga Trunk (1946) as Engineer of Soule's gang
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
Shadows Over Chinatown (1946) as Captain Allen
Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims.
So Goes My Love (1946) as Street car conductor
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
Singin' in the Corn (1946) as Honest John Richards
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
My Pal Trigger (1946) as Wallace
A cowboy fights to clear his name when he's accused of shooting a friend's horse.
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946) as Sam Havemeyer
Geoffrey Holden (Lloyd Corrigan) is an elderly con-man who is a lovable old man when providing his beloved granddaughter (Gigi Perreau) with the simple luxuries of life, yet has no qualms when working a racket devised to relieve his victims of their property. Trudy Marshall is the governess of the grandaughter, and is in love with a detective (Michael Duane) who is about to expose the old man's unsuspected activities.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Captain on boat
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Sheriff
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Inspector Blake
A society sleuth sets out on the trail of a society matron''''s lost jewels.
Below the Deadline (1946) as Turner
A veteran joins the mob to avenge his gangster brother's murder.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Publisher
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.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Cheap Charlie
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Lieutenant colonel
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Conductor
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945) as Dr. Hicks
The Jade Mask (1945) as Sheriff Mack
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
The Clock (1945) as Subway guard
A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.
Both Barrels Blazing (1945) as Lucky Thorpe
The Durango Kid tries to track down stolen money after the bandits are killed.
Blazing the Western Trail (1945) as Forrest Brent
The Durango Kid tries to save a beautiful young woman''s stagecoach line from an unscrupulous rival.
The Unseen (1945) as Truck driver
Escape in the Desert (1945) as Joe
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Bartender
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Mayor
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Businessman
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Squad car policeman
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
The Missing Juror (1944) as Tom Marshall
A detective tries to stop whomever is murdering the jurors on a notorious murder case.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) as E. L. Johnson
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Political boss
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944) as
Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers, the Gabby Whittaker and Madden rodeo's are competing for bookings. When Gabby gets a date in Albuquerque, Madden has his man destroy his equipment. Roy finds a broken rawhide rope at the scene and uses it to bring Madden to justice.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Pirate
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
The Great Moment (1944) as Mr. Stone
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
The Merry Monahans (1944) as Man on train
The Unwritten Code (1944) as Sheriff
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Whaler
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943) as Matt Warner
Wade Benson (Johnny Mack Brown), road construction boss anxious to help the East-West Company obtain the government mail franchise, is aided by his pal, Cyril Addlebert "Si" Dugan (Fuzzy Knight). Through the treachery of a rival line, Wade is forced to kill gunman Smoke Dawson (Reed Howes). Bob Courtney (Tex Ritter), representing eastern interests, witnesses the shooting, as does Kay Randolph (Jennifer Holt), and the two, being unaware of the plot against Wade, turn against him. Meanwhile, the rival company is actively frustrating the East-West plans and forces Wade's stage-line road crew to quit work. Following a fight, Bob makes up his mind to help Wade and talks the men into rushing the last bridge through to completion in time for the government's test run.
Idaho (1943) as Jailer
Ex-outlaw Grey is now a respected judge out to close down Belle's saloon. Duke and Spike, who knew Grey when he was a criminal, arrive and team up with Belle. When Belle's threat to reveal Grey's past fails, Duke and Spike hold up the bank and frame Grey. Roy now sets a trap for the outlaws.
Petticoat Larceny (1943) as Goss
A radio actress researches a role by mixing with gangsters.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Bum
The Man from Thunder River (1943) as Farmer
Henry Stevens knows that Ferguson's abandoned mine is valuable and when Jack Ferguson plans to reopen it he has him framed for murder. Bill and Gabby save him from the lynch mob and then investigate his mine. They accidentally find the secret door that connects it to Steven's mine. But Stevens' men capture them and set a charge that will explode and bury the two intruders.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Furniture mover
West of Tombstone (1942) as Marshal
Fighting Bill Fargo (1942) as [Tom] Houston
Bill Fargo returns from prison to find Scanlon controlling the town including the Sheriff and the editor. First Scanlon has the Sheriff's opposition in the upcoming election murdered. Then when the editor confesses to Bill, he has him killed with Bill's gun. But the editor set off Scoops' camera just as he was shot and then left a dying note. Scoop finds the note and the inept photographer tries to develop the picture.
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Desk sergeant
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Juke Girl (1942) as
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'' rights.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Cutler man in barrel room
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
A Man's World (1942) as Capt. Peterson
Bad Men of the Hills (1942) as Sheriff Arnold
U.S. Marshal Dave Upjohn (John Shay) arrives in Sundown to investigate reports of lawlessness and is met by Sheriff Mace Arnold (Alan Bridge) and his deputy, Lefty Brant (Dick Botiller.) Knowing that an investigation will disclose that they have being using their office to rob the ranchers, they murder Upjohn. When his son Steve (Charles Starrett), posing as Steve Carlton, learns of the murder, he vows vengeance. Arnold's gang captures him, knocks him unconscious, ties him to his horse and then drives the animal into Chimney Hole, trusting that the canyon's tough residents will kill him for prying into their affairs. Steve soon learns that, rather then being outlaws, the people of Chimney Hole are really upstanding ranchers who have fled there to get away from Arnold and his gang. At first, Steve suspects the leader, Lucky Shelton (Russell Hayden), of being responsible for the murder, but Harmony Haines (Cliff Edwards), proves to him that Arnold was the man responsible. The ranchers agree to cooperate with Steve in an effort to drive Arnold from office. He and Lucky ride to town where they offer to pay Arnold $8,000 in "back taxes" as a bribe to make peace. When he accepts the bribe, the honest citizens break in and a gun-fight battle ensues.
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) as First mate
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule.
In This Our Life (1942) as Worker
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
Sealed Lips (1942) as Newspaperman
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as The Mister
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Bells of Capistrano (1942) as Bartender
Shag Johnson (Morgan Conway), owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, has been trying for years to gain control of the World-Wide Wild West Show managed by Jennifer Benton (Virginia Grey), by fair means or foul. Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) arrive on the scene during a battle between the two rival shows and rescue Pa (Licien Littlefield) and Ma McCracken (Claire DuBrey) from an attack by Johnson's hired henchmen. All hands are carted off to jail, and great crowds are attracted there by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken decides to add the singing cowboy to his World-Wide show. He does and Gene skyrockets the box-office receipts, which enrages Johnson since it appears certain that World Wide will be able to secure the contract for the annual Capistrano festival and the following Madison Square Garden rodeo. Gene refuses Johnson's offer of $10,000 per week to change shows, and Shag hires Jenkins to burn the Capistrano set-up to the ground. Pa McCracken is seriously injured and Gene learns that only a specialist from the east can save him, and his fee is $5,000. He accepts Johnson's offer in order to pay the doctor, and Jennifer is heartbroken over his apparent disloyalty. At Johnson's show, however, Gene learns of Johnson's duplicity, forces confessions from Shag and Jenkins, makes the former pay Pa's doctor bill and release Gene from his contract.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Conductor
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
I Married a Witch (1942) as 2d prison guard
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Pardon My Stripes (1942) as Guard
Saboteur (1942) as Marine sergeant
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Meet the Stewarts (1942) as Jailer
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) as Hobo
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Trustee
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
Men of Texas (1942) as Goodrich
The Lone Rider Rides On (1941) as Bob Cameron
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Horgan
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
The Kid's Last Ride (1941) as [Bob] Harmon
Honky Tonk (1941) as Man in meeting house
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Double Date (1941) as Sergeant O'Rourke
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Mr. Matthews [John Clark]
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Law of the Range (1941) as [Squint] Jamison
The Little Foxes (1941) as Hotel manager
An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth.
Wild Geese Calling (1941) as
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
Road to Zanzibar (1941) as Policeman
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as Express agent
Barnacle Bill (1941) as Collector
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
The Lady Eve (1941) as Steward
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
Honolulu Lu (1941) as Shooting gallery proprietor
Rawhide Rangers (1941) as Rawlings
Road Agent (1941) as Rancher
Reissued by Realart Pictures in 1953 as "Texas Road Agent", with a title change because RKO had just made a 1952 film using this title, and this was the first year that Universal's "Road Agent" was known as "Texas Road Agent" and that was not a 1941 alternate title as shown by some revisionist-history sources. The actual 1941 filming title was "The Sonora Kid." Duke Masters (Dick Foran) and his two pals, Pancho (Leo Carrillo) and Andy (Andy Devine), are undercover agents for an express company sent to round up a gang of bandits who have been holding up stages carrying gold to the cattlemen of the district. They begin by hijacking a gold shipment from the three bandits who took it from the stage. They take it to town and drop it at the bank. The money was the annual payment to the cattlemen, who are excitedly surrounding bank president Sam Leavitt (Samuel S. Hinds). Steve (John Gallaudet) and the two gunmen who helped him rob the stage are in the crowd. They report this unexpected turn of events to their boss, Big John Morgan (Morris Ankrum.) Morgan tries unsuccessfully to pin the original robbery on Duke and his pals. He later confers with Leavitt who is an unwilling tool in the holdups. Morgan tries to decoy Duke, Pancho and Andy out of town while his gang holds up the bank, but Duke, with the help of Leavitt's daughter, Patricia (Anne Gwynne), beats them to it and cleans out the bank himself, taking the money to Leavitt's home to cache. But Morgan, Steve and the gang are in pursuit.
The Big Boss (1941) as
Blazing Six Shooters (1940) as Bert Karsin
Karsin and Lash are after the Kenyon and Rawlins ranches where they have spotted silver ore. When Lash robs Rawlins and kills Kenyon, Jeff suspects them and makes a plan to nab the two. He sells the ranch to Karsin and as suspected, Karsin pays with the stolen bills. But Lash is suspicious of his partner and arrivers to re-take the money by force and flee.
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
If I Had My Way (1940) as Doorman
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.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Dark Command (1940) as Slave trader
A Western sheriff takes on a Civil War renegade.
Christmas in July (1940) as Mr. Hillbeiner
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
West of Carson City (1940) as Foreman of the jury
When a gold strike turns a ghost town into a boom town, Gorman arrives to open his crooked gambling hall and Judge Harkins arrives to bring law and order. Jim Bannister is aiding the Judge by bringing in Gorman's outlaws and to lure Jim into a trap, Gorman's men kidnap the Judge and his daughter for bait.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Guard
Pioneers of the Frontier (1940) as Marshal Larsen
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Fisherman
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Captain
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Senator Dwight
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
No Place to Go (1939) as Frank Crowley
An aging man clashes with his social-climbing daughter-in-law.
The Man from Sundown (1939) as Slick Larson
The Stranger from Texas (1939) as Jeff Browning
With fences cut and livestock disappearing, Jeff Browning (Alan Bridge) suspects his new neighbor, Dan Murdock (Edward LeSaint.) Sheriff Fletcher (Jack Rockwell) appeals to the U. S. Marshal for help, and Tom Murdock (Charles Starrett), Dan's son, is sent. Tom arrives in Buffalo Springs, posing as cattle buyer Tom Morgan, with the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr and Pat Brady) as his foreman and ranch hands. Browning's foreman, Bat Springer (Dick Curtis), is alarmed at the news of the impending sale of the Browning herd. He and Murdock's foreman, Carver (Edmund Cobb), have been rustling cattle from both ranches, changing the brands and loading them into railroad cattle cars at a distant siding. Dan discovers that the brands from both ranches have been changed to the Bar-X, a brand that is registered to Browning's son Ned (Richard Fiske.) As he is telling this to Browning, he is killed from ambush and Browning is knocked unconscious. But Tom has seen Bat steal Browning's unfired gun, the only clue to Browning's innocence, and tells his suspicions to Ned and his sister Jean (Lorna Gray). But Bat shows the sheriff a letter showing that the Bar-X brand is in Ned's name and Ned is also arrested. Tom and the sheriff set a trap for Bat and his henchmen by announcing that Ned and his father have escaped but, in reality, they have been transferred to the sheriff's home. But Bat learns of the plan and he and his partner capture Ned and Jeff and take them along as hostages on an escape to the border.
Devil's Island (1939) as Captain of guards
A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil's Island fights to survive harsh treatment.
Risky Business (1939) as Policeman
Blue Montana Skies (1939) as Marshall
Hendricks is smuggling furs across the border. Gene's partner sees them and is murdered. But before he died he wrote the initials HH. So Gene and Frog head to the HH dude ranch to investigate. They eventually get wise to Hendricks game but as soon as they find the furs they are made prisoners.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Police lieutenant
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
Romance of the Redwoods (1939) as Boss Whittaker
Two Gun Justice (1938) as Sheriff Tate
A western town is being overrun and ruled by a gang of outlaws led by Bart (John Merton). Former Ranger Tim (Tim McCoy) is called out of retirement and assigned to clean up the gang. He disguises himself as a Mexican bandit, joins the gang and works from within.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938) as Tony, factory foreman
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Call of the Rockies (1938) as Weston
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Corporal Dronov
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Highway Patrol (1938) as Jarvis
Down in "Arkansaw" (1938) as Jake
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Sheriff
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
Law of the Plains (1938) as Card player
Partners of the Plains (1938) as Scar Lewis
Lorna Drake arrives from England to take over the ranch. Although she and Hoppy argue most of the time she takes a liking for Hoppy, angering her fiance Ronald. This enables Scar to enlist Ronald's help in his plan to kill Hoppy. But when Hoppy foils that plan a forest fire develops endangering Lorna.
Born to Be Wild (1938) as Trucker in cafe
The Colorado Trail (1938) as Mark Sheldon
Crime School (1938) as Mr. Burke
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
Gunsmoke Trail (1938) as Sheriff
Learning of Walters' inheritance, Larson kills him and assumes his identity. When Larson's men try to kill Walter's niece Lola, Jack Lane breaks it up. This leads to a showdown with Jack outnumbered by Larson and his gang. Having saved Loma's life earlier, he has Fuzzy ride for him and his men.
Jezebel (1938) as Man with gun
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Borderland (1937) as Dandy Morgan
Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron.
Dodge City Trail (1937) as Dawson
Let's start with some house cleaning first. Columbia produced a series of Charles Starrett westerns that they called "Peter B. Kyne productions" but, other than allowing the use of his name, writer Peter B. Kyne was not the producer on any of the films in this series, and didn't even write the few he is credited with by some sources. Since the source for this error is one of those often-used and often-wrong sources that many researchers use, and said source is one of those that never bother correcting the multitude of errors in their catalogs, the chances of some uninformed source adding Peter B. Kyne back to this film as the Producer is highly likely. This Harold Shumate story finds Texas ranch-foreman Steve Braddock (Charles Starrett) in charge of driving a large herd of cattle overland from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. Slim Grayson (Donald Grayson), the eastern-educated son of the ranch owner, is along to sing songs around the campfire. The trail drive part only lasts until the herd reaches Plainview, where Steve, Slim and the cowhands rescue Marian Phillips (Marion Weldon) after she has been kidnapped off a stage by a gang led by Dawson (Alan Bridge). She tells Steve her father is a local rancher named Phillips, who she has not seen since she was a young girl, but Steve knows no rancher by that name but from her description, he feels sure that Plainview gambling-hall owner Kenyon Jackson (Russell Hicks) is her father. Of course he is and he, of course, is also the secret head of the Dawson gang, and Steve's tasks are to keep Marian from learning the truth about her father, cleaning up the gang and persuading the father to reform. By the way, Peter B. Kyne did not produce this film.
You Only Live Once (1937) as Guard
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Western Gold (1937) as Holman
Springtime in the Rockies (1937) as Briggs
Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.
Dead End (1937) as Policeman
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
Westbound Mail (1937) as Bull Feeney
One Man Justice (1937) as Red Grindy
A remake of Columbia's 1932 "Texas Cyclone", starring Tim McCoy, in which Larry Clarke (Charles Starrett) rides into the town of Mesa, Arizona, from Texas, where he has just sold his ranch. Several people call him "Ted Crockett",who supposedly has been dead for five years, and a bartender advises him to say he is Crockett, as he can aid the law0abiding citizens that way. Both Red Grindy (Alan Bridge), leader of the town's badmen, and Sheriff Ben Adams (Jack Clifford)are fooled by Larry's resemblence to Crockett, as is Crockett's young widow, Mary (Barbara Weeks), until Larry convinces her his isn't. He finds that all of the Crockett cowhands, with the exception of Neal King (Hal Taliaferro, long past using Wally Wales as a screen or working name), are systematically rustling Mary's cattle. Larry takes charge, sends to Texas for his riders and then brings to an end the reign of terror Grindy and his men have over the territory. Creased in the head by a gunshot, Larry is freed of his amnesia and turns out to actually be Ted Crockett.
Woman Chases Man (1937) as Process server
A millionaire hires a lady architect to con the money for a housing project out of his wealthy son.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Cp[
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Song of the City (1937) as Captain
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he's pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
Two-Gun Law (1937) as Kipp Faulkner
Trail Dust (1936) as Babson
When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp.
Mary of Scotland (1936) as
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
They Met in a Taxi (1936) as Detective
These Three (1936) as Chauffeur
Scandal destroys the lives of two small-town schoolteachers.
Call of the Prairie (1936) as Sam Porter
Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai.
And So They Were Married (1936) as Motor cop
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Police inspector
Crash Donovan (1936) as Desk sergeant
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Swartzman
An escaped convict's bride joins forces with the FBI.
Fast Bullets (1936) as Travis
The Rangers are after Travis. When Tom catches three of his gang members, he gets Jimmy to go straight and lead him to Travis where he hopes to join the gang. But Tom is in trouble when Pat escapes from the Rangers and returns to identify him.
The Three Mesquiteers (1936) as Olin
Lullaby and his World War I buddies head west to farmstead. When the Canfield brothers try to stop them, they get help from Stony and Tucson as Livingstone and Corrigan start their long run as Mesquiteers while Saylor makes his lone appearance.
The Lawless Nineties (1936) as Steele
Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.
Adventures of Frank Merriwell, The (1936)
A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnaping and Indian raids. He saves his father and returns to school just in time to win a decisive baseball game with his remarkable pitching and hitting.
Silent Valley (1935) as Frank Harley
The Gay Deception (1935) as Jail attendant
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
Melody Trail (1935) as Matt Kirby
After Gene has his watch stolen by the Gypsy he takes a job on the Thomas ranch. Thomas' dog has brought home the cradle with the Gypsy's baby and when the Gypsy retrieves his baby, Gene thinks he is a kidnaper. But as he chases after him he now sees that Thomas' cattle are being rustled.
Rendezvous (1935) as Sergeant
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
Diamond Jim (1935) as Poker player
The Headline Woman (1935) as Baker
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
The Good Fairy (1935) as Doorman
A naïve girl tries to use a rich admirer''''s money to help others.
Confidential (1935) as Hanover
Valley of Wanted Men (1935) as
Three men that were sent to prison for bank robbery escape. The stolen money was never recovered and they return to the scene looking for the fourth man who has the money. Two of the robbers are out to get the money for themselves but the other who was framed wants to recover the money so he can clear himself.
Murder Man (1935) as Judge
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as Ditch digger
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
The New Frontier (1935) as Kit
In 1889 pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace Holmes, only to have him shot in the back. But leading the next batch of settlers is Milt's quick-on-the-draw son John, who gets help from friendly outlaws.
Transient Lady (1935) as Angel Verner
A Night at the Opera (1935) as Immigration inspector
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege''s romance with the leading lady.
Outlaw Rule (1935) as Bat Lindstrom
Gallant Defender (1935) as Salty Smith
Munro and his gang control the valley and are driving away all nesters. Johnny arrives, and taking an interest in Barbara McGrail, decides to help the nesters. He receives unexpected help from Barbara's uncle who is posing as Salty Smith, one of Munro's hired guns. Salty thinks Munro killed his brother and is out to get proof.
Burn-'Em-Up Barnes (1934) as Tucker
Marjorie Temple, owner of a bus line and an apparently worthless plot of land, is set upon by rich oil speculators who know her land actually is worth millions. When they try to put her out of business for good, young race driver Burn 'em Up Barnes comes to her rescue - again and again and again.
The Trumpet Blows (1934) as Policeman
The Cheyenne Kid (1933) as Denver Ed
An honest cowboy is mistaken for a bandit.
Thundering Herd (1933) as Catlee
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.
Sucker Money (1933) as George Hunter
The Lone Avenger (1933) as Burl Adams
Cal Weston (Ken Maynard), after an absence of many years (in a remake of his 1930 Universal film "The Fighting Legion"), rides into Mesa to visit his father, co-partner of the town bank with Jud Winters (James Marcus.) Cal discovers the sheriff (Jack Rockwell) and the coroner, Doctor Crandall (Clarence Geldert)in his father's office examining his body with Crandall rendering a verdict of suicide. Cal knows it wasn't suicide as the gun is in his right hand and John Weston was left handed, and he cautions Winters, the only person in town who knows his true identity, not to reveal it. Cal then begins his quest to find the killer and the motive, a quest hampered when the bank's crooked bookkeeper Martin Carter (Niles Welch)has his henchman Burl Adams (Al Bridge)and two accomplices (Merrill McCormick and Lew Meehan)ambush and shoot the examiner (Robert Walker) from the country seat, and then has a fake examiner declare that the bank has been looted by John Weston, and Carter declares that Cal, whose true identity has been learned, knows where the money is. Maynard, as usual, gets tied up in order his give his horse "Tarzan" a chance at untying the sugar-coated, loosely tied rope.
Black Beauty (1933) as Cab driver
Fighting Texans (1933) as Gus Durkin
Nash makes fast talking salesman Graves the manager of a new oil well being drilled. Graves continues his sales pitch getting the townspeople to buy shares in the well. When Nash arrives, shuts down the well, takes the money and leaves, and the angry mob starts to gather, Graves is in trouble.
When a Man Rides Alone (1933) as Montana Slade
Son of the Border (1933) as Henchey
A lawman adopts the son of an outlaw he accidentally killed.
Sunset Pass (1933) as Tom
Public Stenographer (1933) as Detective
Drum Taps (1933) as Lariat
The Forty-Niners (1932) as O'Hara
A Man's Land (1932) as Steve
Million Dollar Legs (1932) as Man in black cape
A small country decides to enter the Olympic Games to raise money for their soon to be bankrupt home.
From Broadway to Cheyenne (1932) as Dutch
When Owens' gang shoots it out in a New York nightclub, detective Breezy Kildare is wounded. After he recovers he takes a vacation at his father's ranch in Wyoming. Here he meets Owens again and finds him running a protection racket. When Breezy tries to stop him, Owens makes plans to eliminate Breezy.
Blonde Venus (1932) as Bouncer
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''s medical treatment.
South of Santa Fe (1932) as Drunken member of Stone's gang
The Cowboy Counsellor (1932) as Sheriff Matt Verity
The Spirit of the West (1932) as Tom Fallon
Galloping Thru (1931) as
Producer Trem Carr would remake this film at Lone Star/Monogram in 1935 as "The Dawn Rider" with John Wayne, and again in 1938 at Universal as "Western Trails" with Bob Baker. The local express agent, the father of Tom McGuire (Tom Tyler), is killed during a robbery. In the chase that follows Tom is wounded and taken by his friend, Sandy Thompson (Al Bridge as Alan Bridge), to the home of Janice Warren (Betty Mack) to recover. Janice and Tom soon fall in love, and that brings complications as Sandy is also in love with Janice, and Tom believes that her brother Cliff (Gordon DeMain as G. D. Woods), is one of the gang members that robbed the express office. Cliff challenges Tom to a shoot-out in the street. Tom accepts, not knowing that his guns have been emptied by the jealous Sandy. The latter, in a change of heart, steps into the duel and shoots Cliff just before he is shot down from ambush by saloon owner Willis (Stanley Blystone), the secret leader of the gang. Willis is captured by Tom and Tom takes Sandy to the doctor (Si Jenks.) Cliff confesses before dying to his role in the robbery, and Tom and Janice are reconciled.
Rider of the Plains (1931) as Gaynes
The Ridin' Fool (1931) as Nikkos
God's Country and the Man (1931) as Livermore
Tex Malone is sent to the border where Livermore is smuggling guns across. Other government agents are already there, and after Livermore kills one, he captures the Mexican agent and then overhears that his girl friend Rose is an American agent. Tex, attracted to Rose, rescues the Mexican agent only to learn that Livermore has given Rose to a band of Mexican outlaws.

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God's Country and the Man (1931) as Dial
Tex Malone is sent to the border where Livermore is smuggling guns across. Other government agents are already there, and after Livermore kills one, he captures the Mexican agent and then overhears that his girl friend Rose is an American agent. Tex, attracted to Rose, rescues the Mexican agent only to learn that Livermore has given Rose to a band of Mexican outlaws.
God's Country and the Man (1931) as Story
Tex Malone is sent to the border where Livermore is smuggling guns across. Other government agents are already there, and after Livermore kills one, he captures the Mexican agent and then overhears that his girl friend Rose is an American agent. Tex, attracted to Rose, rescues the Mexican agent only to learn that Livermore has given Rose to a band of Mexican outlaws.

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