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Also Known As: Died: April 26, 1950
Born: September 22, 1886 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Virginia City, Nevada, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Stella (1950) as Tim Gross
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Mr. Manleigh
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
My Girl Tisa (1948) as Sigmund
Best Man Wins (1948) as Amos
Up in Central Park (1948) as Mayor [Joe] Oakley
The Inside Story (1948) as Mason
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Mr. Higgins, repair shop manager
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Driftwood (1947) as Judge Beckett
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Mr. Dudley
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as George
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Mr. Wilson
A sailor on leave causes problems at the department store his girlfriend manages.
Margie (1946) as Mr. McDuff
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.
Night and Day (1946) as Man in hospital corridor
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Black Angel (1946) as Jake
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
Little Iodine (1946) as Henry Tremble
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Lonely little man
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Clock salesman
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) as Bill Stapleton
Jean (Brenda Joyce) takes the job of caretaker/companion (before the word took on a completly alternate-life style meaning) to blind woman Zenobia (Gale Sondergaard.) Also hanging around the house, in this horror/western, is Mario (Rondo Hatton), a deaf-mute servant who evidently wasn't much help to Zenobia when it came to identifying the source of a noise Zenobia couldn't see. Jean is a little slow in realizing that Zenobia is slowly killing her by taking her blood. Nothing personal. Zenobia needs her blood to feed some plants. She uses the blossoms of the plants to make poison to kill cattle in order to drive away the local ranchers so she can buy all the
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Mr. Rostigaff
Lady on a Train (1945) as Drunk
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Teacher
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
I'll Remember April (1945) as [Joe] Billings
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Mr. McGregor
Together Again (1944) as Perc Mather
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Malcolm Cartwright
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
Kismet (1944) as Moolah
In the classic Arabian Nights tale, the king of the beggars enters high society to help his daughter marry a handsome prince.
Guest in the House (1944) as Mr. Blossom
The Human Comedy (1943) as Drunk at bar
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
The Man from Down Under (1943) as "Boots"
A World War I veteran sneaks two orphans back to his native Australia.
Dangerous Blondes (1943) as Pop
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
The Kansan (1943) as Josh Hudkins
A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Clark
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Boat owner
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
A Scream in the Dark (1943) as Leo Starke
Jack London (1943) as Mike
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
What a Woman! (1943) as Mailman
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Carpenter's Mate "Chips"
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) as Homer
On a trip to New York, a small-town blowhard gets caught between a wealthy widow and a gold digger.
My Favorite Spy (1942) as Jules
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Albert Gowdy
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Jackass Mail (1942) as Gospel Jones
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Charles Miller
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Police detective
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Reporter
Land of the Open Range (1942) as Pinky Gardner
A landowner''''s will leaves his ranch to anyone who''''s served two years in prison.
Pittsburgh (1942) as Derelict
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Desk clerk
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Whistling in Dixie (1942) as Panky
A radio detective''''s southern honeymoon is cut short by the discovery of a murder.
Thieves Fall Out (1941) as David Tipton
A young man tries to rescue his grandmother from kidnappers.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Mickey
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Skylark (1941) as Little individual--subway car
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Front office man
The Captain of Koepenick (1941) as Rosenkrantz, Treasurer
Our Wife (1941) as
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Juniper
Horror Island (1941) as [Dr.] Jasper [Quinley]
Playmates (1941) as Tremble
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
There's Magic in Music (1941) as Announcer
Down in San Diego (1941) as Telegraph clerk
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Mr. Schilitz
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
The Ghost Comes Home (1940) as Ambrose Bundy
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
An Angel from Texas (1940) as Mr. [C. H.] Robelink
A pair of slick Broadway producers con a wealthy cowboy into backing their show.
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as "Gimpy" Darnell
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
The Great Plane Robbery (1940) as Homer Pringle
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
Hired Wife (1940) as William
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) as Potts
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
Street of Memories (1940) as Mr. Foster
Charter Pilot (1940) as Horace Sturgeon
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
Stage to Chino (1940) as J. Horatius Boggs
A retired postal inspector gets back in the saddle to prevent a stagecoach robbery.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Barber Doyle
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
A Child Is Born (1940) as Mr. [Herbie] West
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
Shooting High (1940) as Clem Perkle
Jane Pritchard (Jane Withers) sides with the Carsons in a generations-old feud which her family wages with the descendents of Wild Bill Carson, first United States Marshal of Carson Corners. Will Carson (Gene Autry) insists that a Pritchard killed his grandfather when the Marshal came into town on a marauding expedition led by The Hawk. Will maintains his grandfather had joined the gang to trap the leaders and a trigger-happy Pritchard had kept him from doing so. A crew from Signet Pictures comes to town to film the story of Wild Bill's life. Will is in love with Jane's sister, Marjorie (Marjorie Weaver)but her banker-father opposes the match. Will and Marjorie argue, and she becomes infatuated with Bob Merritt (Robert Lowery), who is to co-star in the film with Evelyn Trent (Kay Aldridge, billed as usual at TCF as Katharine Aldridge.) Jane and Sheriff Clem Perkle (Hobart Cavanaugh) get rid of Merritt by telling him the townspeople are going to ride him out of town on a rail. Movie director J. Wallace Rutledge (Hamilton McFadden)agrees to let Will play the role of his grandfather. On the day a bank robbery scene is to be filmed at Pritchard's bank, four supposed actors who have joined the troupe turn out to be bank robbers for real. The townspeople, seeing Will chasing after the robbers, assume he was part of the gang and has reverted to what they consider the character trait of the Carson family.
Four Wives (1939) as Jenkins
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Tourist
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
The Covered Trailer (1939) as E. L. Beamish
Career (1939) as Jim Bronson
The children of old-time romantic rivals fall in love.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Charlie Daggett
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939) as Dwight Cook
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head''''s hatred to make it on the big screen.
The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939) as Prisoner
A reporter poses as a jewel smuggler to unmask a criminal gang.
Reno (1939) as Abe Compass
A divorce lawyer prospers as a gambling tycoon.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Whitey Boone
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
Chicken Wagon Family (1939) as Henri Fippany
An traveling merchant (Carrillo) takes his family to New York where he explores his weakness for poker as he looks for work aided by his daughter (Withers).
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as [Avery] Butterfield
Zenobia (1939) as Mr. Dover
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Book keeper
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Piano tuner
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Mr. Ingalls
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Mr. Jordan
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Strange Faces (1938) as
Orphans of the Street (1938) as William Grant
The Great O'Malley (1937) as Pinky Holden
A ruthless cop gets mixed up with a man who''''s only turned to crime to help his crippled daughter.
Sing Me a Love Song (1937) as Mr. Barton
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
The Mighty Treve (1937) as Mr. Davis
Night Key (1937) as Petty Louie
That's My Story (1937) as Sheriff Otis
Girl Overboard (1937) as Joe Gray
Reported Missing (1937) as "Ab" Steele
Love in a Bungalow (1937) as Mr. Kester
Carnival Queen (1937) as Professor Sylva
The Golden Arrow (1936) as De Wolfe
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as De Wolfe
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
Colleen (1936) as Noggin
An eccentric millionaire hires a gold digger to run his business.
Three Smart Girls (1936) as Wilbur Lamb
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
Stage Struck (1936) as Wayne
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
Cain and Mabel (1936) as Milo
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
Hearts Divided (1936) as Innkeeper
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
The Lady Consents (1936) as Yardley
A doctor leaves his wife for another woman then realizes he''''s made a big mistake.
Here Comes Carter (1936) as Mel Winter
A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals.
Love Letters of a Star (1936) as Chester Blodgett
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as N. J. Stebbins
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Jake Buckley
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Joe
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Joe Bonner
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Broadway Gondolier (1935) as Gilmore
A taxi driver travels to Venice and poses as a gondolier to land a radio singing job.
Captain Blood (1935) as Dr. Bronson
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
Bordertown (1935) as The drunk
An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.
While the Patient Slept (1935) as Eustace [Federie]
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
Wings in the Dark (1935) as Mac
Dr. Socrates (1935) as [Floyd] Stevens
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935) as Philbert O. Slemp
An actress's manager tries to keep her from leaving the stage for marriage.
We're in the Money (1935) as Max
Gold-digging process servers set their sights on a breach of promise defendant.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
I Live for Love (1935) as Townsend
A socialite tries to break into show business.
Madame Du Barry (1934) as Professor de la Vauguyon
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France''''s King Louis XV.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as M. Sautier
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Easy to Love (1934) as Hotel desk clerk
When she thinks her husband has been unfaithful, a woman claims to be having an affair of her own.
I've Got Your Number (1934) as Happy Dooley
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
Jimmy the Gent (1934) as The Imposter
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
The Firebird (1934) as Emile
A young girl''''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
Hi Nellie! (1934) as Fullerton
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
A Modern Hero (1934) as [Henry] Mueller
A circus rider makes a hit in the automotive industry but can't find happiness.
Kansas City Princess (1934) as [Samuel] Warren
A pair of con women masquerade as girl scouts to escape to New York.
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Drunk
A Lost Lady (1934) as Robert
A bitter woman who thinks she''''ll never love again marries, only to fall for a brash young man.
Housewife (1934) as George
Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer.
Harold Teen (1934) as Pop
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as Benny
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as Freddie
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
I Am a Thief (1934) as Daudet
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
The St. Louis Kid (1934) as Richardson
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
I Sell Anything (1934) as Stooge
A small-time auctioneer tries to break into society.
Dark Hazard (1934) as George Mayhew
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
The Key (1934) as Homer
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
Mandalay (1934) as Purser
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Derwent
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Convention City (1933) as [Wendell] Orchard
Headline Shooter (1933) as Happy
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
From Headquarters (1933) as Muggs
A police lieutenant uses scientific methods to solve a decadent playboy's murder.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Peanuts Dinwiddie
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.
Havana Widows (1933) as Mr. Otis
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933) as Mr. Simmons
A woman doctor decides to have a baby without benefit of marriage.
Private Detective 62 (1933) as Burns
A private eye in Paris falls for the beautiful gambling lady he's investigating.
Goodbye Again (1933) as Clayton
An author''''s reunion with an old flame angers the secretary who loves him.
No Marriage Ties (1933) as Smith
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
My Woman (1933) as Miller
When a vaudeville hoofer hits the big time, he neglects the wife who helped put him there.
Devil's Mate (1933) as Parkhurst
I Cover the Waterfront (1933) as McCoy
Reporter Joe Miller is sure that fisherman Eli Kirk smuggles illegal Chinese immigrants into the country, but can't obtain enough evidence to satisfy his editor. Chance plays into his hands in the lovely form of Kirk's daughter, Julie, whom he catches swimming in the nude and pumps for information. But she's fiercely loyal to her dad, and may be too attractive for Joe's own good. Racy pre-Code sexual situations.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Tommy's father
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Dog salesman
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
Footlight Parade (1933) as Title man
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
San Francisco Nights (1928) as Tommie

Cast (short)

The Immortal Blacksmith (1944)
This short film tells the true story of Vermont blacksmith and inventor Tom Davenport.
Home Movies (1940)
In this short film, a blunderer tries to show some house guests the film he took on a vacation trip.
See Your Doctor (1939)
In this comedic short film, a lecturer tells of the problems a man faces seeking medical treatment.
The Day of Rest (1939)
In this short film, a family man tries to spend a quiet Sunday at home, but his wife and children have other ideas.
How to Sub-Let (1939)
In this short film, Robert Benchley tries to demonstrate the proper method of sub-letting an apartment.
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.
The Wall Street Mystery (1931)
In this short film, a forensic expert is called in to solve the murder of two stockbrokers. Vitaphone Release 1291-1292.
Sympathy (1929)

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