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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1973
Born: July 28, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Holgate, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Entertaining the Troops (1989) as Himself
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
2.
It's Showtime (1976) as Himself
Film clips trace the careers of the screen's most popular animal actors.
3.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963) as Cemetery keeper
An undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.
4.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Union official
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
5.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Osgood Fielding III
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
6.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Stationmaster at Ft. Kearney
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
7.
Show Boat (1951) as Captain Andy Hawks
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
8.
9.
The Tender Years (1948) as Rev. Will Norris
The first of the Edward L. Alperson "Alson Productions" for 20th Century-Fox distribution, featuring the return to the screen, after nearly a four-year absence, of comedian Joe E. Brown, in a non-comedic role. The story is set in a small mid-western town in the 1880's, where minister William "Will" Norris (Joe E. Brown) becomes involved in the vicious fights held in the local dog-pit when one of the injured animals escapes its brutal master and seeks refuge in the Norris home. Forced by law to return the dog to its owner, the minister goes against his religious teachings and, with his son Ted (Richard Lyon), steals the dog in an effort to rouse public sympathy against the dog fights and against cruelty to all animals. The film was endorsed in many locations by local chapters of the American Humane Society and/or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
10.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
11.
Pin Up Girl (1944) as Eddie Hall
Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow.
12.
Casanova in Burlesque (1944) as Joseph L. Kelly, Jr., also known as Casanova Brown
13.
Chatterbox (1943) as Rex Vane
14.
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Cliff Little
15.
Shut My Big Mouth (1942) as Wellington Holmes [also known as Henrietta Oglethorpe]
(Com '42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown's most popular comedies.
16.
Daring Young Man (1942) as Jonathan Peckinpaw/Grandma
17.
So You Won't Talk (1940) as "Whiskers"[Charles Augustus Holt]/Brute Hanson
18.
Beware, Spooks! (1939) as Roy Gifford
Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe. Inept bunglerJoe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse.
19.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Marlowe Mansfield Booth
20.
Wide Open Faces (1938) as Wilbur Meeks
21.
Flirting with Fate (1938) as Dan Dixon
22.
The Gladiator (1938) as Hugo Kipp
23.
When's Your Birthday? (1937) as Dustin Willoughby
An astrologer trusts the stars to make him a championship boxer.
24.
Riding on Air (1937) as Elmer Lane
25.
Fit for a King (1937) as Virgil ["Scoops"] Jones
26.
Earthworm Tractors (1936) as Alexander Botts
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
27.
Polo Joe (1936) as Joe Bolton
A young man has to learn polo fast to impress his girlfriend.
28.
Sons O' Guns (1936) as Jimmy Canfield
A song-and-dance man gets caught up in war and espionage.
29.
Alibi Ike (1935) as Frank X. Farrell
A brash baseball star gets mixed up with gamblers and a pretty young girl.
30.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Flute, the bellows-mender
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
31.
Bright Lights (1935) as Joe Wilson
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
32.
Circus Clown (1934) as Happy Howard [and Chuckles Howard]
A young man defies his father''s wishes to join the circus.
33.
6 Day Bike Rider (1934) as Wilfred Simpson
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
34.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as Feet Samuels
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
35.
Son of a Sailor (1933) as Handsome [Callahan]
A lovesick fool bumbles into espionage and finds a stolen plane.
36.
Elmer the Great (1933) as Elmer [Kane]
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
37.
Fireman Save My Child (1932) as Smokey Joe Grant
A small-town ball player moves to the big leagues.
38.
You Said a Mouthful (1932) as Joe Holt
To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.
39.
The Tenderfoot (1932) as Peter Jones
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play.
40.
Broadminded (1931) as Ossie Simpson
A rejected suitor leaves town and gets mixed up in an international chase.
41.
Sit Tight (1931) as Jojo [Mullins]
A young man goes into the wrestling ring to win a pretty lady trainer.
42.
Local Boy Makes Good (1931) as John Miller
A timid student turns into a track-and-field star.
43.
Hold Everything (1930) as Gink Schiner
44.
Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
A college flirt lures the nation's best football players to join her school's team.
45.
Top Speed (1930) as Elmer Peters
A humble clerk pretends to be a millionaire and gets mixed up in a yachting race.
46.
The Lottery Bride (1930) as Hoke
Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.
47.
Going Wild (1930) as Rollo Smith
A lovesick fool pretends to be an ace flyer.
48.
Maybe It's Love (1930) as Speed Hanson
49.
Song of the West (1930) as Hasty
50.
Painted Faces (1929) as Hermann [or Beppo]
51.
On With the Show (1929) as Ike
An inexperienced newcomer steps in for a musical comedy's ailing star.
52.
Sally (1929) as Connie [The Grand Duke]
A waitress dreams of becoming a Broadway star.
53.
Molly and Me (1929) as Jim Wilson
54.
My Lady's Past (1929) as Sam Young
55.
The Circus Kid (1928) as King Kruger
56.
Hit of the Show (1928) as "Twisty"
57.
Take Me Home (1928) as Bunny

Cast (special)

58.
Five's a Family (1961) as Harry Conover
The misadventures of Harry Conover, a retired detective who can't resist the urge to solve crimes. In the pilot episode, Harry struggles to solve an arson case that is baffling the police.

Cast (short)

59.
Soaring Stars (1942)
In this comedic short, two autograph hounds attend an air show at the Santa Anita racetrack.
60.
Rodeo Dough (1940)
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo in this short film.
61.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
62.
Hollywood Party (1937)
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.
63.
A Dream Comes True: The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
64.
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.
65.
How to Break 90 #1: The Grip (1933)
In this short film, golf champion Bobby Jones shows why the proper grip on the club is so important. Vitaphone Release 5819.
66.
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 1 The Putter (1931)
The first in a series of short films in which golf champion Bobby Jones helps the viewer improve their game. Vitaphone Release 4791-4792.
67.
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 10 Trouble Shots (1931)
In this short film, golfer Bobby Jones presents how to hit the golf ball out of roughs, water, weeds, and trees. Vitaphone Release 4801.
68.
Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee, An (1930)
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.

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