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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 1961
Born: June 19, 1877 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) as Grampa Pennypacker
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires his oldest son to find him, Mr. Pennypacker's dual life is revealed.
John Paul Jones (1959) as Benjamin Franklin
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
A Stranger in My Arms (1959) as Vance Beasley
How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1958) as Uncle George [Clitterbern]
A bumbling nobleman tries to kill his rich uncle in a series of elaborate traps.
Town on Trial (1957) as Dr. John Fenner
When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's,
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Hippocrates
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Hong Kong steamship office clerk
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Guy Elliot
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Dr. Tweed
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
The Long Wait (1954) as Gardiner
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
The Rocket Man (1954) as Mayor Ed Johnson
Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut down by creditors and to help a cute couple fall in love.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Father Burke
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Samuel G. Fulton, also known as John Smith
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
Monkey Business (1952) as Oliver Oxly
A scientist''s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
The Highwayman (1951) as Lord Walters
Louisa (1950) as Mr. [Abel] Burnside
The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?
Peggy (1950) as Professor ["Brooks"] Brookfield
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
Mr. Music (1950) as Alex Conway
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as General Michael O'Hara
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Professor Jason Hartley
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as Dr. John Corday
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
Everybody Does It (1949) as Major Blair
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
Impact (1949) as Lt. [Tom] Quincy
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
The Paradine Case (1948) as Sir Simon Flaquer
A married lawyer falls for the woman he's defending on murder charges.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as B. F. Fulton
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
Green Grass of Wyoming (1948) as Beaver Greenway
A roving stallion causes problems for Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd.
Lured (1947) as Inspector Harley Temple
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
The Green Years (1946) as Alexander Gow
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Colonel William Seaborn Effingham
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Nicolai Illytch, the chancellor
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
Over 21 (1945) as Robert Drexel Gow
When a newspaper editor enlists during World War II service, his wife has to run interference with his boss.
Wilson (1945) as Professor Henry Holmes
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Max Dreyfus
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Shady Lady (1945) as Colonel John Appleby
The Impatient Years (1944) as William Smith
A feuding couple re-creates their courtship in hopes of falling back in love.
Together Again (1944) as Jonathan Crandall, Sr.
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944) as Peter Stuyvesant
It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom... Watch-out!
The More the Merrier (1943) as Benjamin Dingle
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
Princess O'Rourke (1943) as Uncle
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Rudyard Morley
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
The Constant Nymph (1943) as Charles Creighton
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Grandfather
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
In This Our Life (1942) as William Fitzroy
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
Kings Row (1942) as Dr. Henry Gordon
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
George Washington Slept Here (1942) as Uncle Stanley
A pair of New Yorkers face culture shock when they buy a dilapidated country house.
Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Seton Mansley
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
Our Wife (1941) as Professor Drake
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Mr. [Harry] Pulham, Sr.
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
The Lady Eve (1941) as "Colonel" Harrington
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) as [John P.] Merrick
A department store owner goes undercover as an employee to thwart union activists.
The Captain Is a Lady (1940) as Capt. Abe Peabody
When a sea captain has to send his wife to a women''''s home, he dresses as a lady to be with her.
Three Faces West (1940) as Dr. [Karl] Braun
A refugee must choose between the man she loves and the man who helped her father escape the Third Reich.
Florian (1940) as Hofer
Road to Singapore (1940) as Mr. Mallon [Josh Mallon IV]
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
Edison, the Man (1940) as General Powell
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Made for Each Other (1939) as Judge Doolittle
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as Gardner Hubbard
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Lord Tyce
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as J. B. Merlin
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Idiot's Delight (1939) as Dr. Waldersee
A hoofer and a fake Russian countess are caught behind enemy lines at the outbreak of World War II.
In Name Only (1939) as Mr. [Richard] Walker
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
Of Human Hearts (1938) as Dr. Charles Shingle
A rebellious son neglects his parents after enlisting in the Civil War.
Yellow Jack (1938) as Dr. Finlay
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Mr. Morgan
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Captain Briggs
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.

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