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Joseph Cawthorn

Joseph Cawthorn



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Cast (feature film)

The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) as Silas Harwood
A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.
So Ends Our Night (1941) as [Leopold] Potzloch
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.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Leopold Damrosch
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
Scatterbrain (1940) as Nicolas Raptis
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Dr. [Florenz] Ziegfeld [Sr.]
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
Freshman Love (1936) as Wilson Sr.
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) as Mr. Pelerin
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
Brides Are Like That (1936) as Fred Schultz
A young man uses flattery to beat out a romantic rival.
Hot Money (1936) as Max Dourfuss
Salesman develops fake stock plan in new invention before it's finished.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Mr. Freischutz
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Smart Girl (1935) as Karl Krausemeyer
Maybe It's Love (1935) as Adolph [Mengle], Sr.
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
Naughty Marietta (1935) as Herr Schuman
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
Bright Lights (1935) as Oscar Schlemmer
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
Sweet Music (1935) as Sidney Selzer
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Harmony Lane (1935) as [Professor Henry] Kleber
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Schultz
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
Housewife (1934) as Krueger
Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer.
Glamour (1934) as [Carl] Ibsen
Ambitious chorus girl Linda Fayne (Constance Cummings)achieves a friendship with successful composer Victor Banki (Paul Lukas), who writes a song for her and gets her in an Ibsen (Joseph Cawthorn) show where she is a hit. Fame, romance and marriage to Victor, and a baby follows. Linda is attracted to Lorenzo Valenti (Philip Reed as Phillip Reed), whom she discovered in a Bohemian cafe and persuades Ibsen to give him a job in her show. She and Valenti have an affair and Victor consents to a divorce. The locale shifts to London where Valenti's success and life style parallels Linda's rise to fame. Disillusioned, she returns to New York where tragedy awaits. The child dies and Victor has lost his ability, but Linda spurns Valenti's cable asking her to return to him, and she and Victor chart a new course in life.
Young and Beautiful (1934) as Herman Cline
Sweet Adeline (1934) as [Oscar] Schmidt
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Mr. Brokman
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Music in the Air (1934) as [Hans] Uppmann
A constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young pair comes along.
The Human Side (1934) as Fritz Speigal
Lazy River (1934) as Ambrose
Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring.
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) as Rudy [Brieux]
A struggling composer courts a singing star.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Dr. Wilson
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
Broken Dreams (1933) as Pop, John Miller
Medical intern Robert Morley is distraught after his wife dies in childbirth. He's resentful of his new son and wants nothing to do with him. He leaves the child with his aunt and uncle and heads off to Europe to pursue his medical studies. Morley returns to his hometown six years later, now a successful doctor and engaged to be married to a beautiful socialite. He also feels differently about the boy and attempts to gain custody from his aunt and uncle.
Whistling in the Dark (1933) as [Otto] Barfuss
A mystery writer''''s plan for the perfect murder greatly interests a mobster.
Grand Slam (1933) as Alex
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
Made on Broadway (1933) as [Maxie] Schultz
A public relations man tries to keep the mayor out of trouble.
Blondie Johnson (1933) as [Jewelry store] manager
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
She Had to Say Yes (1933) as Mr. Goran
A secretary pads her salary by dating prospective buyers for her company.
Best of Enemies (1933) as Gus Schneider
White Zombie (1932) as Dr. Bruner
A zombie master menaces newlyweds on a Haitian plantation.
Men Are Such Fools (1932) as Werner
They Call It Sin (1932) as Mr. Hollister
An innocent young chorus girl fights the advances of her lecherous producer.
Love Me Tonight (1932) as Doctor Armand de Pontignac
A Parisian tailor falls in love with a princess.
A Tailor Made Man (1931) as Huber
Peach-O-Reno (1931) as Joe Bruno
Two divorce lawyers run a gambling joint by night.
Kiki (1931) as Alfred Rapp
The Runaround (1931) as Lou
Dixiana (1930) as Cornelius Van Horn
A circus star falls for a society playboy in 19th-century New Orleans.
Jazz Heaven (1929) as Herman Kemple
A struggling song writer finds love at his boarding house.
Taming of the Shrew (1929) as Gremio
Speakeasy (1929) as Yokel
Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know that his manager is preparing to double-cross him.
Dance Hall (1929) as Bremmer
A dance trophy winning young couple is temporarily split up when a playboy aviator leads the girl to believe he's in love with her.
Street Girl (1929) as Keppel
A girl from the wrong part of town finds a new life managing a jazz band.
Hold 'Em Yale (1928) as Professor
2 Girls Wanted (1927) as Philip Hancock
Very Confidential (1927) as Donald Allen
Silk Legs (1927) as Ezra Fulton
The Secret Studio (1927) as Pa Merton

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