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Also Known As: Died: April 4, 1979
Born: March 20, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Humansville, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Benji (1974) as Bill
A stray dog sets out to rescue two kidnapped children.
Yuma (1971) as Mules Mcneil
A Western adventure about a tough marshal's efforts to clean up a frontier town filled with brawling cattlemen, crooked officials and various bad guys out to discredit him.
Over-the-hill Gang Rides Again, The (1970) as Jason Fitch
In this sequel to "The Over-the-Hill Gang" (1969), the old-time comrades-in-arms join forces to sober up an old buddy, a down-and-out drunk, and restore his reputation. Fred Astaire made his TV-movie debut in this one and appeared in his only Western role.
Over-the-hill Gang, The (1969) as Jason Finch
In this comedy Western, a retired Texas Ranger and three aged pals help to clean up a town run by a crooked mayor, a drunken judge and a trigger-happy sheriff. This marked the TV-movie debuts of both Rick Nelson and Gypsy Rose Lee, and it was the latter's farewell acting appearance.
Angel in My Pocket (1969) as Axel Gresham
A minister and his family fight for acceptance when he moves to a new church.
Welcome to Hard Times (1967) as Brown
A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw.
Gunpoint (1966) as Bull
A Colorado sheriff pursues a ruthless gang of train robbers into New Mexico, where he has no official jurisdiction. Accompanying him is a motley posse, including a sharp-shooting gambler whose fiancee the gang has kidnapped.
The Rounders (1965) as Vince Moore
Two ne''er-do-well cowpokes look for sex and easy money in the modern West.
A Ticklish Affair (1963) as Cramps Martin
A naval commander gets mixed up with a widow and her three children.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Judge Bryson
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
McLintock! (1963) as Bunny Dull
A cattle baron fights to tame the West and his estranged wife.
Donovan's Reef (1963) as Boston notary
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy's reputation when the man's daughter comes calling.
Ride the High Country (1962) as Judge Tolliver
Two aging gunslingers sign on to transport gold from a remote mining town.
The Devil's Partner (1961) as Doc Lucas
The Comancheros (1961) as Judge Bean
A Texas ranger teams up with a gambler to stop an outlaw from running weapons into Mexico with the help of the Comanches.
Tammy Tell Me True (1961) as Judge Carver
A swamp girl decides to go to college to improve herself.
Cimarron (1960) as Neal Hefner
A pioneer couple plays a major role in the settling of Oklahoma.
Four Fast Guns (1960) as Dipper
Chartroose Caboose (1960) as Woody Watts
King of the Wild Stallions (1959) as Idaho
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
Edge of Eternity (1959) as Sheriff Edwards
A modern-day western follows a Midwestern sheriff''s deputy on the trail of a murderer who killed a gold trader and sold the stash to Mexico. The crazy pursuit involves hostage taking, a Thunderbird, and a climactic encounter at the Grand Canyon.
It Started with a Kiss (1959) as Congressman Tappe
After a whirlwind courtship, an Army officer and his wacky wife try to make their marriage work.
Hound-Dog Man (1959) as Doc Cole
Two young boys spend the summer of 1912 having fun and games instead of working on the farm.
Stump Run (1959) as Buck Gaskin
The Sheepman (1958) as Milt Masters
A tough sheep farmer battles the local cattle baron for land and a beautiful woman.
Day of the Bad Man (1958) as Sam Wyckoff
When a judge sentences a killer to be hanged, the latter's henchmen ride into town to put a stop to it. Soon, it boils down to a showdown beteween the judge and the four bad guys.
Spoilers of the Forest (1957) as Tom Duncan
Come Next Spring (1956) as Mr. Canary
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old sun nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansaw in the 1920's.
The Lonesome Trail (1955) as Dan Wells
A veteran of the Indian wars, Johhny Rush returns to his home to find that it has been confiscated by a cattle baron taking over in the valley. Rush also finds that his girl is engaged to the baron, because the girl's fathers' ranch is in financial jeopardy. When Rush loses the use of his gun arm in a fight with the barons henchmen, he learns to use a bow and arrow for defense...with deadly consequences.
The Silver Star (1955) as Bill Dowdy
Destry (1955) as Mayor [Hiram J.] Sellers
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
Rage at Dawn (1955) as Judge Hawkins
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
Wichita (1955) as Doc Black
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
Human Desire (1954) as Alec Simmons
An unhappy wife seduces a veteran into helping her get rid of her husband.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Ad Meeker
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as Lafe
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
Dawn at Socorro (1954) as Sheriff Calhoun
A gunfighter mends his ways to help save an innocent young girl.
It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as Jake [Armstrong]
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
Shane (1953) as Fred Lewis
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Wild Stallion (1952) as Sgt. Johnny Wintergreen
A horse hunter pursues a white colt that ran off when his parents were killed.
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952) as Jim Hadlock
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him.
The Big Trees (1952) as Yukon "Lucky" Burns
An unscrupulous lumber baron has to join forces with former enemies to keep even bigger businessmen from taking over.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Sgt. O'Rourke
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
The Great Missouri Raid (1951) as Dr. Samuels
Cave of Outlaws (1951) as Dobbs
Rawhide (1951) as Sam Todd
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
Silver City (1951) as Dutch Surrency
The Big Hangover (1950) as Uncle Fred Mahoney
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
Cargo to Capetown (1950) as Sam Bennett
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
Devil's Doorway (1950) as Zeke Carmody
A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) as Dr. Burton
A pioneering efficiency expert tests his theories on his large family.
Red Canyon (1949) as Jonah Johnson
The Walking Hills (1949) as Old Willy
A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Ed
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
Lust for Gold (1949) as Wiser
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
The Black Arrow (1948) as Lawless
A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.
Coroner Creek (1948) as Sheriff O'Hea
A gunman sets out to avenge his fiancee's murder.
The Man from Colorado (1948) as Doc Merriam
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
The Untamed Breed (1948) as John Rambeau
Tom Reed's adaptation of the "Saturday Evening Post" story by Eli Colter finds Texas wrangler Tom Kilpatrick (Sonny Tufts) persuading the ranchers of the Pecos area, led by John Rambeau (Edgar Buchanan), to buy a Brahma bull on a cooperative basis to improve their depleted cattle strain. The bull escapes, due to the carelessness of Windy Lucas (George Hayes as George 'Gabby' Hayes.) The mishap is seen by Larch Keegan (William Bishop), young rancher in love with Cherry Lucas (Barbara Britton), Windy's adopted daughter. Larch, jealous of Tom as a rival for Cherry and for water rights, fixes the blame on the wrangler. The bull terrorizes the countryside, injuring farm women and killing other bulls. Larch and his brothers, Hoy (Joe Sawyer) and Happy (Gordon Jones), incite the ranchers to shoot the bull on sight, but Tom begs for time to capture it alive. Tom corners and lassoes the bull in the hills, but his horse is no match for the bull, who escapes again. Tom then sets out to capture the Widow Maker, a famous wild horse, knowing the horse is the only one capable of holding the lassoed bull. He does so and trains the horse in secret. Larch grows so jealous of Tom that he vows to burn down his ranch house. To prevent this, Cherry marries Tom but the latter, discovering why Cherry rushed into the marriage, refuses to live with her as man and wife.
Adventures in Silverado (1948) as H. C. "Doc" Henderson, also known as The Monk
Best Man Wins (1948) as Jim Smiley
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948) as George Lockhart
Framed (1947) as Jeff Cunningham
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Jeff
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
The Swordsman (1947) as Angus MacArden
A couple tries a hand at romance while their respective families are busy feuding.
Renegades (1946) as Kirk Dembrow
A prominent citizen''''s daughter marries an outlaw''''s son.
Perilous Holiday (1946) as George Richards
Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat O'Brien)viewed as a suspicious character by newspaper woman Agnes Stuart (Ruth Warrick), who is working on a story to expose racketeering night-club owner Doc Lilley (Alan Hale.) She searches Lilley's home and finds the counterfeiting plates and thinks Nevil is part of the gang.
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) as Friar Tuck
Robins Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946) as George Bradford
Abilene Town (1946) as Sheriff Bravo Trimble
In the years following the Civil War, the town of Abilene, Kansas is poised on the brink of an explosive confrontation. A line has been drawn down the center of the town where the homesteaders and the cattlemen have come to a very uneasy truce. The delicate peace is inadvertantly shattered when a group of new homesteaders lay down their stakes on the cattlemen's side of town, upsetting the delicate balance that had existed thus far and sparking an all-out war between the farmers, who want the land tamed and property lines drawn, and the cowboys, who want the prairies to be open for their cattle to roam.
If I'm Lucky (1946) as Magonnagle
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
The Fighting Guardsman (1945) as Pepe
A French nobleman robs from his fellow aristocrats to help the poor.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Sergeant Chips McGraw
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
Strange Affair (1944) as Lt. Washburn
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
Bride by Mistake (1944) as Jonathan Connors
An heiress poses as her own secretary to screen out fortune-hunting suitors.
The Impatient Years (1944) as Judge
A feuding couple re-creates their courtship in hopes of falling back in love.
Destroyer (1943) as Kansas Jackson
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as "Jonesy" Jones
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
City Without Men (1943) as Judge Malloy
The Desperadoes (1943) as Uncle Willie McLeod
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Sam Yates
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Penny Serenade (1941) as Applejack [Carney]
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
You Belong to Me (1941) as Billings
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
Texas (1941) as Doc [Buford] Thorpe
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Pete Martin
Her First Beau (1941) as Elmer Tuttle
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Wheelwright
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?
Escape to Glory (1940) as Charles Atterbee
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
Arizona (1940) as Judge Bogardus
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Cousin Andy
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Doorman
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Too Many Husbands (1940) as McDermott
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Dan
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...

Cast (special)

Sam Hill (1961) as John Henry Hill; Sam'S Father
The story, set in 1864, relates the adventures of Sam Hill, a traveling blacksmith of legendary strength who roams throughout the West with only a knife and a hammer. In the pilot episode, Sam tries to protect a piece of land he owns from a colonel who is seeking to buy it--at any cost.

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