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Cast (feature film)

The Slime People (1963) as
After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.
Convicts 4 (1962) as
A convicted killer discovers a talent for art while behind bars.
The Purple Gang (1960) as Murphy
The story of the infamous gang of bootleggers, hijackers, and killers in 1920''''s Detroit.
Key Witness (1960) as Detective
A street gang pressures the man whose testimony could put them behind bars.
Pay or Die (1960) as Policeman
A policeman attempts to crack down on organized crime "protection" rackets.
Al Capone (1959) as Plainclothesman
Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.
A Private's Affair (1959) as Combat course captain
The Naked and the Dead (1958) as Captain
A green lieutenant comes up against incompetent officers and a sadistic sergeant during World War II.
Street of Darkness (1958) as Matt Flood
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) as Sgt. Crowley
A young man in trouble with the Texas state police during the 1870's is forced to go on the lam, joining a gang with an infamous outlaw.
Step Down to Terror (1958) as Detective
Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to him. Ominous events and conflicting evidence leave Helen suspicious, but uncertain about her brother-in-law as tension builds...
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Guard
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
No Time for Sergeants (1958) as M.P.
A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down.
Three Brave Men (1957) as Photographer
A Navy Security employee gets discharged after being suspected of "Communist affiliations." With the help of a lawyer and the Secretary of the Navy, his life long commitment to the military is established and he is returned to service with back pay.
Footsteps in the Night (1957) as McConnell
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
Chain of Evidence (1957) as Deputy
Hold That Hypnotist (1957) as Sgt. Benton
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
Beginning of the End (1957) as Maj. Everett
A reporter attempts to thwart the attack of giant radioactive grasshoppers.
House of Numbers (1957) as Guard
A man tries to spring his twin brother from prison.
Escapade in Japan (1957) as Mid-Pacific pilot
After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home.
The Deadly Mantis (1957) as Engineer
A prehistoric praying mantis wreaks havoc on the Eastern seaboard.
The Storm Rider (1957) as Forrest
World Without End (1956) as Reporter
Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
The Unguarded Moment (1956) as Detective
When a high-school teacher is attacked, evidence implicates a troubled student.
Calling Homicide (1956) as Deputy Warren
The third of five films (Dial Red-O, Sudden Danger, Calling Homicide, Footsteps in the Night and Chain of Evidence in release order and released across a full period of two years) in which Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant (Andy Flynn in the first one, Doyle in the others) in the Los Angeles homicide department) with all five produced by Ben Schwab but a different director on each one. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles Sheriff;s homicide department, while investigation the mysterious dynamiting death of a young policeman, discovers that the strangling-murder of Francine Norman, owner of a modeling school, is linked with the firsy killing. While questioning those connected with the school, manager Darlene Adams (Jeanne Cooper), and executives Allen Gilmore (Thomas B. Henry) and Tony Fuller (Lyle Talbot), Lt. Doyle and his aide, Detective Sergeant Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty), find there is a blackmailing "baby racket" being run in conjunction with the school. Suspicion points to construction company owner Jim Haddix (Myron Healey) who had been in love with Francine. All evidence of the baby extortion racket is destroyed by an explosion, and the hunt narrows down to one man, the school handyman.
The Spoilers (1956) as Deputy
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Officer
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
Illegal (1955) as Guard
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955) as Uniformed deputy
One Desire (1955) as George
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
Finger Man (1955) as Big Joe Walters
Treasury agents, desperate to get evidence on syndicate kingpin Dutch Becker, give ex-con hood Casey Martin a in prison or courting sudden death as a government 'finger man.' Finding that his sister is now a drug addict thanks to Becker, Martin agrees to go undercover. Becker's chief aide proves to be sadistic Lou Terpe, Martin's former cellmate whom he can't stand the sight of. And the danger hanging over Martin expands to threaten those around him...
Hit the Deck (1955) as Petty officer
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
Interrupted Melody (1955) as <I>Tristan</I> man
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
Sudden Danger (1955) as Sgt. Mike Duncan
Them! (1954) as Voice of pilot
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as M.P.
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
Drive a Crooked Road (1954) as Police officer
A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Boater
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
The Big Heat (1953) as Policeman
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
Fangs of the Arctic (1953) as Howell
Above and Beyond (1953) as Co-pilot
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as M.P.
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
Torpedo Alley (1953) as Turk
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Coach
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
Code Two (1953) as Lieutenant
Three young men train to become motorcycle cops.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Trooper
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Secret Service man
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
You For Me (1952) as Policeman
A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.
Red Skies of Montana (1952) as Lewisohn
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) as Ballplayer
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Reporter
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
Sailor Beware (1952) as Hospital corpsman
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Battle Zone (1952) as Officer
A rivalry develops between two Marine combat photographers over the attentions of a Red Cross nurse during their stint in the Korean War.
We're Not Married! (1952) as Major
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Fearless Fagan (1952) as MP
When a circus clown is drafted, he tries to sneak his pet lion into the service.
Submarine Command (1951) as Frogman
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman''''s death.
Halls of Montezuma (1951) as Marine
The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Soldier
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) as Captain
An alien demands that Earth's leaders choose between peace and destruction.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Tufano
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Anne of the Indies (1951) as Pirate
LaRochelle, a former pirate captain, is caught by the British. To get his ship back, he works as a spy against other pirates, first of all Blackbeard and Providence. He works on some ships, crossing the Caribbean sea, with the intention of being enchained, when a pirate ship is in sight, to make them believe he's an enemy of the British. One day, his ship is conquered by Captain Providence. What nobody knew before, Providence is a (beautiful, of course) woman. She believes his story and so he joins her crew. But Blackbeard, her fatherly friend, doesn't believe him. Providence and LaRochelle fall in love, although he is married. When LaRochelle tries to deliver her to the British, she forebodes the trap, kidnaps his wife and escapes. As for revenge, she wants to sell his wife on a slave-market. LaRochell gets his ship and his crew back and follows her. ...
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Marine
Follow the Sun (1951) as Golf pro
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951) as Player
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Broker
Korea Patrol (1951) as Captain Green
An American military patrol sets to blow up a bridge crucial to the North Koreans.
The Girl on the Bridge (1951) as Harry Olson
An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from her somewhat unsavory past shows up and attempts to blackmail the woman.
I'll Get By (1950) as Marine guard
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Deputy
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Hanson
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.

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