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Wally Cassell

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Cast (feature film)

The Scarface Mob (1962) as Phil D'Andrea
The pilot for the series of the same title. The exploits of Eliot Ness, the leader of an elite group of Treasury Department agents assigned to battle the underworld. In the pilot episode, broadcast as two one-hour segments of "Desilu Playhouse," Ness attempts to break up Al Capone's gang.
The Rat Race (1960) as Hotel clerk
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
I, Mobster (1959) as Cherry-Nose
Joe Sante wants to be the big man, and nobody is going stand in his way. In a world full of smoke, molls, shakedowns, muscle, and murder, Joe knows what he wants and how to get it. But can he disregard his poor old immigrant parents who are ashamed of his criminal life? Will he drag his sweet girlfriend into the life of the underworld? And most importantly, can Joe trust his mobster friends?
Until They Sail (1957) as "Shiner" Phil Friskett
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
Accused of Murder (1956) as Doorman at Cipriano's
Nightclub singer Ilona Vance is accused of the murder of a crooked lawyer. But Lt. Roy Hargis is convinced that Ilona is caught up in a web of deceit and intends to prove her innocence.
Wetbacks (1956) as Coast Guard lieutenant
About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's seizure order. But Jim finds himself with a loudmouthed drunk, Shanks, and his companion, Sally. To avoid paying for the fishing excursion, Shanks stages a fight with Jim and, when Jim puts him ashore at a small Mexican port, Shanks takes off, stranding both Jim (who is out of gas as well as cash) and Sally. The two begin to become "friends in need" and are put up by Alfonso, local innkeeper who is a friend of Jim's. But the town is the base of operations for a gang, led by Bodine and Ortega, who smuggle illegal aliens into California for a profit. Learning of Jim's plight, they offer him money to run 'just one' shipment of these 'wetbacks' across the border - then blackmail Jim to continue working for them. Sally tries to persuade him to tell the police, but he is too afraid and plans to run away, so Sally reveals a secret which she intends to make him want to stay and fight to clear his name...
Paris Follies of 1956 (1955) as Harry
Timberjack (1955) as Veazie
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
Princess of the Nile (1954) as Goghi
Time: A.D. 1249. Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Bagdad. She practices her intrigues both at the court and, disguised as a dancing girl, in the market place.
City That Never Sleeps (1953) as Gregg Warren
Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has an illegal mission for Johnny that could put him in a financial position to act. But other, conflicting schemes are also in progress...
Law and Order (1953) as Durango Kid
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
Island in the Sky (1953) as D'Annunzia
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
Breakdown (1952) as Pete Samson
One Minute to Zero (1952) as Means
A U.S. colonel in Korea tries to evacuate American civilians.
Thunderbirds (1952) as PFC. Sam Jacobs
Sound Off (1952) as Tony Baccigalupi
A brash nightclub entertainer has to straighten out when he's drafted and falls for a beautiful WAC.
Little Big Horn (1951) as Pvt. Danny Zecca
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) as Sgt. Pulaski
Oh! Susanna (1951) as Trooper Muro
Quicksand (1950) as Chuck
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
Highway 301 (1950) as Robert Mais
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Ben Driscoll
Arctic Manhunt (1949) as Tooyuk
White Heat (1949) as Cotton Valetti
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
We Were Strangers (1949) as Miguel
A Cuban American returns to his homeland during the Revolution and becomes involved in an assassination attempt.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Pfc. Benny Ragazzi
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.
Homecoming (1948) as Patient
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
The Loves of Carmen (1948) as Dragoon
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
Saigon (1948) as Sergeant Pete Rocco
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
Summer Holiday (1948) as Salesman
Musical remake of Ah, Wilderness!, about a small-town boy's struggles with growing up.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Wounded French soldier
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Ramrod (1947) as Virg Lea
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
Killer McCoy (1947) as Louie
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
The Guilty (1947) as Johnny Dixon
Gallant Bess (1947) as Mike
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Ben
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
Bad Bascomb (1946) as Curley
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Bill Burns
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945) as Private Dondaro
War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins an Army platoon during World War II to learn what battle is really about.
Son of Lassie (1945) as Cockney prisoner
The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway.
National Velvet (1945) as Jockey
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
Music for Millions (1945) as Soldier
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Youngest brother
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Sailor
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Sailor
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Jack
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
Swing Fever (1944) as Cassidy, soldier
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as Reporter
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Ciccoti
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Talker
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Flirt
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Photographer
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Gangster
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.

Cast (special)

McGonigle, The (1961) as Chief Petty Officer Commissar Jones
The story of Mac McGonigle, a first class boatman's mate, and Scuttlebutt Baines, a seaman, two mischievous but well-meaning sailors stationed aboard the U.S.S. "Okinawa." In the pilot episode, Mac and Scuttlebutt attempt to arrange a shipboard honeymoon for a fellow shipmate and his new bride. Pilo

Cast (short)

Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.

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