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Cast (feature film)

Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Office help
Saddle Legion (1951) as Gabe
A cattle inspector runs a rustling ring on the side.
Never Trust a Gambler (1951) as Trooper
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as Guard
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
Armored Car Robbery (1950) as Control tower operator
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Hennick
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
Convicted (1950) as Guard
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
The Lawless (1950) as Anderson
A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant workers.
Massacre River (1949) as Eddie
Guy Madison, Rory Calhoun, Carole Mathews, Cathy Downs, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Art Baker, Iron Eyes Cody, Queenie Smith. Two army officers compete for the hand of the colonel''s daughter in this western romance which features a subplot involving a sneaky gambler and Indians on the warpath.
Race Street (1948) as Male nurse
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
The Man from Colorado (1948) as Corporal Dickson
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
Homecoming (1948) as Instructor
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Out of the Past (1947) as Doorman
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Dr. Ernest O. Lawrence
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
Because of Him (1946) as Critic
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
They Made Me a Killer (1946) as Frank Chance
Wilson (1945) as Reporter
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
The Big Noise (1944) as Hartman
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Cavalry officer
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
Call of the Jungle (1944) as Jim Forbes
An amateur detective in the South Seas tries to track down a pair of jewel thieves.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as William Fowler
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Gangster
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Spotlight Scandals (1943) as Jerry
He Hired the Boss (1943) as Clark
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
Air Force (1943) as Control officer
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Bomber captain
Hangmen Also Die! (1943) as Pescacek
When a Nazi officer is assassinated, Czech patriots band together to protect his killer.
King of the Cowboys (1943) as Dave Mason
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Bomber's Moon (1943) as Radek, Czech prisoner
American bomber pilot Captain Jeff Dakin (George Montgomery) is shot down on a bombing raid over German-held territory. As his crew bails out, Jeff sees his bombadier brother, Lt. Danny Dakin (Richard Graham), machine-gunned to death as he is drifting to earth. After being taken prisoner Jeff learns the name of the man who murdered his brother---Nazi ace Major Von Streicher (Martin Kosleck). In the concentration camp he begins a plan of escape with two other prisoners; Czech prisoner Captain Paul Husnik (Kent Taylor) and a young Russian doctor, Alexandra "Alec" Zoreisch (Annabella). The three escape during an air raid. Jeff begins to take a dislike to Paul over several incidents that arouse his suspicions. Actually Paul is Gestapo officer Paul van Brock who has engineered the escape in the hope that the Alec will lead him to the leaders of the underground movement. They manage to reach the home of a friend of Alec's father, where Paul reveals his true colors by killing the underground leader and calling the Gestapo. Jeff overpowers Paul and he and Alec escape and elude the Nazi agents. Reaching Holland, where plans have been set for their escape, Jeff learns that the plane in which he was shot down has been re-built by the Nazis for a mysterious flight to England. He refuses to take the boat with Alec and, disguised as a German soldier, learns the details of the flight plan and that the man who murdered his brother, Von Streicher, is to pilot the plane. Jeff steals a Nazi plane and heads for the English Channel to intercept Von Streicher.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) as Joe Morgan
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
Sundown Jim (1942) as Ring Barr
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Sergeant pilot
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
Iceland (1942) as Master sergeant
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
Sergeant York (1941) as Private
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
West of Cimarron (1941) as Ken Morgan
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Lieutenant
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
So Ends Our Night (1941) as Herbert
An anti-Nazi on the run and a young Jewish couple race across Europe trying to escape Hitler's ever powerful influence. When the political refugee risks his life to see his dying wife in Austria, he has a dangerous encounter with a rabid Nazi.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Sailor
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Appointment for Love (1941) as Dr. Wade
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) as Jace Taylor
A ghost tries to smooth the way for two young lovers he knew during his lifetime.
They Asked for It (1939) as Tucker Tyler
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) as Roger Bel-Goodie
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter''''s romance with a ventriloquist.
The Family Next Door (1939) as Harold Waner
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) as Bill Franklin
A teenage boy falls in love with his drama teacher.
Topa Topa (1938) as Jim Turner
I Am the Law (1938) as Student
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Sky Giant (1938) as Thompson
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
Crashing Through Danger (1938) as Eddie
Come On, Leathernecks (1938) as Dick Taylor
Night of Mystery (1937) as Rex Greene
Internes Can't Take Money (1937) as Haines
In a fantastically art-deco hospital, young Dr. Kildare treats and falls for impoverished Janet Healy, widow of a bank robber, who's been in prison and can't find her baby. Later she helps Kildare sew up gangster Hanlon in a tavern back room. Kildare pursues Janet and enlists Hanlon to help her; the gangster's solution, not surprisingly, is violent.
The Good Old Soak (1937) as Tom [Ogden]
A small-town drunk catches a temperance campaigner in dirty dealings.
Outlaws of the Orient (1937) as Johnny Eaton
I Cover the War (1937) as Don Adams
Bob Adams (John Wayne), ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar (Charles Brokaw), bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela (Gwen Gaze), saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don (James Bush) from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army. Made during the two-year period when Universal became "The NEW Universal" but still looked like the old Universal. FYI to source that thinks actor Jack Mack is the same actor as musician/western actor Taylor Curtis McPeters, AKA Cactus Mack; He ain't. Not even close.
Battle of Greed (1937) as Mark Twain
When silver is found in Virginia City, Lawyer John Storm leads a group from Indiana west. He soon has to defend them all in court against a company that is after their claims. Fighting a crooked Judge, he gets a mis-trial by telling how much each of the jurors was bribed. Then he gets the Governor to appoint a new Judge. But just as the retrial opens, the Judge learns his daughter has been kidnaped.
Absolute Quiet (1936) as Operator
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
O'Malley of the Mounted (1936) as Bud Hyland
M'liss (1936) as Jack Farlan
A young innocent searches a rough mining town for her drunken father.
Ceiling Zero (1936) as Buzz [Gordon]
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
The Glory Trail (1936) as David Kirby
A Shot in the Dark (1935) as Byron Coates/John Mesero
Harmony Lane (1935) as Morrison Foster
Confidential (1935) as Lacey
The Lady in Scarlet (1935) as Arthur Pennyward
The Arizonian (1935) as Orin Tallant
A new marshal teams with an outlaw to straighten out a crooked town.
Freckles (1935) as Ralph Barton
Strangers All (1935) as Lewis Carter
A mother tries to bring her estranged children closer together.
The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) as James
A strong-willed patriarch returns from the dead to amend the wrongs he did his family.
Crimson Romance (1934) as Fred von Bergen
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the German air force. There, both men fall in love with ambulance driver Alida Hoffman. When America enters the war, Bob is caught between loyalty to his home country and the threat of execution for desertion and treason to Germany. It remains for his friend Fred to extricate him from the dilemma - but at what cost?
Young and Beautiful (1934) as Dick
Beggars in Ermine (1934) as Lee Marley
John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his steel mill.
Against the Law (1934) as Bill Barrie
House of Danger (1934) as Ralph Nelson
Burn-'Em-Up Barnes (1934) as George
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.
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as Paul [Lang]
In an exclusive Swiss school for young girls, Crista Storm (Dorothy Wilson) discovers she is going to have a baby, and keeps the secret from everyone but her lover, David Perrin (Douglass Montgomery), a young medical student. Having been in the private school most of her life, she can't confide in her father (Walter Connolly) whom she hardly knows and, while he wishes to but can't afford to marry her, David can't get the approval of his father.
The Merry Frinks (1934) as Oliver Gilfin
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
One Man's Journey (1933) as Bill Radford
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
Central Airport (1933) as Pilot
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
The Great Jasper (1933) as Andrew Horn, as an adult
Early in the century, high-spirited Irishman, Jasper Horn, drives a horse-drawn New York streetcar. But the electric era is beginning, so what's wrong with celebrating by having a drink while he's driving the tram? If it's only beer? Jasper and his wife, the teetotal daughter of a preacher, have a baby boy. His employer's beautiful wife finds herself attracted to the smartly-dressed son of Erin. A decade passes. The boss learns of the paternity of his son and fires Jasper. He leaves his wife and goes to Atlantic City where he finds success as a fez-wearing boardwalk fortune teller, the Great Jasper. Fifteen years pass. One of Jasper's sons has inherited his father's wicked ways...
Wild Horse Mesa (1932) as Bent Weymer

Writer (feature film)

Dublin Murders (1988) as Screenwriter
A New York policeman becomes involved in a murder case in Ireland.

Cast (short)

People on Paper (1945)
This short film provides a history of comic strips, with clips of various cartoonists at work.
The Ash Can Fleet (1939)
This short film presents the story of David Bushnell, inventor of the submarine and the depth charge.

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