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Also Known As: Died: January 26, 1952
Born: August 17, 1879 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Blissfield, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Carrie (1952) as Joe Brant
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) as Janitor
When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame.
The Sea Hornet (1951) as Watchman
Little Women (1949) as Crony
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
Rusty Saves a Life (1949) as Dr. McNamara
A faithful dog rescues his master from a life of delinquency.
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Prosecutor
A Double Life (1948) as Oscar Bernard
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
Spoilers of the North (1947) as Salty
The Son of Rusty (1947) as Dr. McNamara
When they are separated, a boy and his dog fight to find each other.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Mr. Ryan
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...
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Exhibitor
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947) as Judge, Seth
The ranch of Red Ryder (Allan Lane) and his aunt, The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), is being used as the training site for "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (George Turner) for his upcoming fight in Carson City, Nevada for the heavyweight championship against Bob Fitzsimmons (John Dehner). Molly McVey (Peggy Stewart), the daughter of a U.S. Senator, crusading against prize-fighting in Nevada, complicates matters soemwhat when she conceives the bright idea of having Corbett kidnapped, thus causing the cancellation of the fight. The two men (George Chesebro and George Lloyd) she hires to do the kidnapping also add to the complications by kidnapping Ryder instead of Corbett. Meanwhile, a gang of crooks, led by McKean (Roy Barcroft), descend on the town intent on looting the town and also making off with the fight proceeds.
Cynthia (1947) as J. M. Dingle
A sheltered girl uses music as a means of winning her independence.
Personality Kid (1946) as Mr. Howard
My Pal Trigger (1946) as Dr. Bentley
A cowboy fights to clear his name when he's accused of shooting a friend's horse.
A Stolen Life (1946) as Fisherman
A twin takes her deceased sister''s place as wife of the man they both love.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Mr. Higbee
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Night and Day (1946) as Doorman
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Quinn
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Dr. Balance
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Doorman
To Each His Own (1946) as Dr. McLaughlin
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as Brown
A detective discovers the woman he''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
It's Great to Be Young (1946) as Logan
Ricky Malone (Jimmy Lloyd), Spud Winters (Bob Haymes AS Robert Stanton and not Kirby Grant as Robert Stanton, since Grant hadn't used that name in over five years, but I digress) and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry (Leslie Brooks and she needs no number since she was in films 40 years before Leslie Brooks (I) directed his one-and-only film), a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show-biz career, hires on as the (dubbed) singer.
State Fair (1945) as Judge
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Conflict (1945) as Miller, pawnbroker
A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) as Hangman
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Gaston
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Luke Simpson
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Paris Calling (1942) as Papa Picon
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Senator
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
The Vanishing Virginian (1942) as Mr. Rogard
A conservative southern patriarch tries to cope with changing times.
The Remarkable Andrew (1942) as Clem Watkins
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Druggist MacFarlan
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Among the Living (1941) as Judge
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) as Pierce
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Mr. Bailey
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Lucky Partners (1940) as Mayor
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Youth Will Be Served (1940) as Postmaster
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
I Love You Again (1940) as Mayor Carver
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Foreman of the jury
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) as Coroner
On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
Jennie (1940) as Mr. Veitch
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as Denton Offut
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Young As You Feel (1940) as Dr. Ainsley
Father (Prouty) sells his drugstore and the Jones family heads for New York to enjoy sophisticated city life. They lose all their money before deciding to go back home. This was the last Jones family movie.
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Chief of police Wilson
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
Alias the Deacon (1940) as Ollie
My Little Chickadee (1940) as Hotel clerk
A small-town seductress'''' romance with a masked bandit goes on hold when she''''s forced to marry a con artist.
The Bank Dick (1940) as Doctor Stall
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Bisbee
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Davie Bryant
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Boy Trouble (1939) as Mr. Pike
Made for Each Other (1939) as Judge
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) as Mr. Bucker
Mark Twain''''s classic troublemaker helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
Bad Little Angel (1939) as Lem Dodd
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
Flight at Midnight (1939) as Pop Hussey
Spinner McGee (Phil Reagan), devil-may-care mail pilot volunteers his courage and skill for the task of raising $100,000 to save the small airport owned by Pop Hussey (Harlan Briggs) from being condemned. Spinner's recklessness, combined with the efforts of others who have a vested interest in seeing the field closed, make it a hard task to accomplish, but Colonel Roscoe Turner (played by Colonel Roscoe Turner who was always billed with his rank) is on hand to help.
The Mysterious Miss X (1939) as Charlie Graham
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939) as Holden
Blondie, Dagwood, Baby Dumpling and Daisy help an elderly couple save their mountain resort.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as James Galt
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
Maisie (1939) as Deputy sheriff
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
Frontier Marshal (1939) as Editor
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as Attorney Parker
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Edward
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Almost a Gentleman (1939) as Doc Rollins
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
Cafe Society (1939) as Justice of Peace
A Yank at Oxford (1938) as Printer
A cocky American student runs into trouble when he transfers to the famed British college.
One Wild Night (1938) as Mayor
You and Me (1938) as McTavish
Sing You Sinners (1938) as Customer at gas station
A brother act is broken up by one sibling''s devotion to gambling.
A Man to Remember (1938) as Homer Ramsey
A small-town doctor fights crooked politicians during a polio epidemic.
Reckless Living (1938) as "Colonel" Harris
Meet the Girls (1938) as Captain
Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Mr. Shaw
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
The Missing Guest (1938) as Kendall
Exclusive (1937) as Springer
That's My Story (1937) as Sheriff Allen
Behind the Mike (1937) as Sheriff
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Justice of the peace
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
Maytime (1937) as Committeeman
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Easy Living (1937) as Office mgr.
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Mr. Silas Moriarty
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Trouble at Midnight (1937) as Sheriff
Marked Woman (1937) as Man in phone booth
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
A Family Affair (1937) as Oscar Stubbins
In the first Hardy Family film, a small-town judge fights for re-election while dealing with family problems.
Stella Dallas (1937) as Mr. Beamer
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
Beg Borrow or Steal (1937) as Mr. [Virgil] Miller
Con men on the Riviera live by their wits.
Riding on Air (1937) as Mr. Harrison
Quick Money (1937) as Thorndyke Barnsdale
A small-town mayor fights crooks set on opening a gambling resort.
Happy Go Lucky (1936) as U.S. Consul E. R. Brown
After the Thin Man (1936) as Burton Forrest
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
The Garden of Allah (1936) as American tourist
A monk deserts his calling to marry a beautiful woman he meets in the Sahara.
Mad Holiday (1936) as Mr. [Bertie] Kinney
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
Dodsworth (1936) as Cubby Pearson
A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe.
We're in the Money (1935) as Justice of the peace
Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant.

Cast (short)

Opening Day (1938)
A man attends the opening of a new baseball stadium to throw out the first pitch, but the crowd must first endure his monologue in this comedic short.
Seasoned Greetings (1933)
In this short film, an innovative greeting card shop owner attempts to beat out neighboring competition by inventing talking greeting cards. Vitaphone Release 1564-1565.
Kissing Time (1933)
In this short film, an American woman visits a small South American town where she quickly falls for a charming lieutenant. Vitaphone Release 1593-1594.

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