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Cast (feature film)

The Great Impostor (1961) as Sheriff
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961) as Kelly Barnum
But Not for Me (1959) as Mounted policeman
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as Gabe
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Turnkey
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as Sheriff Claude Mundy
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Waiter
The Killing (1956) as Plainclothes policeman
A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don''t reckon with human frailty.
The Steel Jungle (1956) as Policeman
A convict¿s loyalty to the mob is when they threaten his pregnant wife.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Sam Patrick, psychologist
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
A Day of Fury (1956) as Duggen
Prince of Players (1955) as Assistant theater manager
Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln.
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Captain of police
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Barrett
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Man at filling station
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Simpkins
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
Lucky Me (1954) as Sergeant
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
Crime Wave (1954) as Detective
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Blacksmith
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
San Antone (1953) as Bartender
The Big Heat (1953) as Hopkins
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
No Escape (1953) as Wilbur K. Grossett
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
Invaders from Mars (1953) as Officer Blaine
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Girls in the Night (1953) as McGinty
Ruby Gentry (1953) as Cullen McAuliffe
A tempestuous girl from the swamps ignites passions when she moves into the business world.
Kansas City Confidential (1952) as Detective Mullins
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as Capt. Cooper
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
Lone Star (1952) as Mr. Mayhew
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
Models Inc. (1952) as Big Jim
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Heeney
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
As Young As You Feel (1951) as Rogell
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
Too Young to Kiss (1951) as Detective
A grown woman poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist.
Never Trust a Gambler (1951) as Deputy
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Cal
Native Son (1951) as Britten
In a Lonely Place (1950) as
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
Southside 1-1000 (1950) as Harris
Kill the Umpire (1950) as George, umpire
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Convicted (1950) as Sergeant
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Ambush (1950) as Fat trooper
A Westerner searches for a white woman held by the Apaches.
The Woman on Pier 13 (1950) as Hagen
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
Born Yesterday (1950) as Policeman
A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend.
The Dark Past (1949) as Sheriff
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) as J. Wells
Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime?
Brimstone (1949) as Bartender
Prison Warden (1949) as Bill Radford
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Grant's man
The Blonde Bandit (1949) as Lt. Metzger
Adventures in Silverado (1948) as Sheriff
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948) as George Wendell
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Bodyguard (1948) as Captain Wayne
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) as Parole officer
A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Mounted policeman
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...
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Lt. Kincaid
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Walker
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
Framed (1947) as Manager of truck company
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
Crime of the Century (1946) as Ed Harris
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Willard
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Valley of the Zombies (1946) as Inspector Ryan
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge) tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Grey as Adrian Booth), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped.
The Dark Corner (1946) as Policeman
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he''''s framed for murder.
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946) as Immigration officer
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946) as Madigan
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Cop with Smith
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Lady on a Train (1945) as New York policeman
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
Within These Walls (1945) as Guard
Escape in the Desert (1945) as Gas truck driver
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Doorman, Stork Club
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Artie Mossrock
Nob Hill (1945) as Chips Conlon
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Wilson (1945) as
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Andrews
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Miner
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Seven Days Ashore (1944) as Bosun mate
A sailor enlists his buddies to help with an excess of girlfriends.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Detective
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Plainclothesman
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
The Lady and the Monster (1944) as Grimes
The Hairy Ape (1944) as Gantry
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Hicks
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Dixie (1943) as Fireman
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Comstock
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) as Clannahan
Shantytown (1943) as Dan Crowley
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) as Police chief
A small-town politician is the jury hold-out in a sensational murder case.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as O'Riley
True to Life (1943) as Expressman
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Workman
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Police lieutenant
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Plumber
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Henderson
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Lieutenant Brailey
What's Cookin'? (1942) as Jenkins
J. P. Courtney wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney, is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue and her friends, Marvo the Great, the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne and bandleader Woody Herman, they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Policeman
The Big Street (1942) as Police officer
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942) as Broderick, chauffeur
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Sergeant
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Turk O'Flaherty
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Bells of Capistrano (1942) as Tex
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.
All Through the Night (1942) as Sage
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Tommy
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.

Cast (short)

This "Crime Does Not Pay" short depicts how the police put a horse race betting scam out of business.
Come to Dinner (1933)
This short film presents a parody of "Dinner at Eight" (1933), replete with look-alike actors of Lionel Barrymore and Marie Dressler. Vitaphone Release 1636-1637.

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