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Donald Curtis

Donald Curtis



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Cast (feature film)

Warning Shot (1967) as Dr. James Ruston
An officer goes on suspension when he shoots a suspect in self defense and the man''''s gun vanishes.
Night Passage (1957) as Jubilee
A disgraced railroad employee tries to prove himself by guarding the company''''s payroll against outlaws.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Mered
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
Flame of the Islands (1956) as Johnny
Rosalind Dee is a cabaret singer who aspires to enter high society. When she comes into dirty money she forms a partnership with two gambling-club owners to build the establishment into a gathering place for the only the most elite.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Major Huglin
Space invaders attack Washington D.C.
7th Cavalry (1956) as Lieutenant Bob Fitch
An alleged coward tries to redeem himself by reclaiming General Custer''''s body.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Howard Hoffer
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) as Dr. John Carter
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Leader
Phffft (1954) as Rick Vidal
A couple divorce but can''''t stop getting mixed up in each other''''s lives.
Two Flags West (1950) as
A bitter Union commander is forced to accept Confederate prisoners to help fight an Indian war.
Stampede (1949) as Leroy Stanton
Two brothers sell their Arizona land at a dangerous cost.
The Fuller Brush Man (1948) as Gregory Cruckston
A bumbling salesman gets mixed up in murder.
I Love Trouble (1948) as Martin
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
Dangerous Years (1948) as Jeff Carter
Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve (one of Marilyn's first bit parts) works. When Jeff tries to stop a robbery planned by Danny, he is killed and Danny goes on trial.
The Spiritualist (1948) as Paul Faber
On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind...
Night Song (1948) as George
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
Gallant Bess (1947) as Lieut. Bridgeman
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
Bad Bascomb (1946) as John Fulton
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Nate Romano
Courage of Lassie (1946) as Charlie
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
A Letter for Evie (1946) as Captain Budlow
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
This Man's Navy (1945) as Operations officer
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
Without Love (1945) as Professor Ellis
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
Son of Lassie (1945) as Sergeant Eddie Brown
The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway.
National Velvet (1945) as American
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Lt., J.G., "Shorty" Long
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as K. O. Karny
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Spellbound (1945) as Harry
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
Swing Fever (1944) as Reporter
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Marcel [Cadeau]
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) as Sergeant Heldon
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
Lost Angel (1944) as Mounted policeman
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) as Dr. Girard
Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Lieut. [Joe] Randall
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
Bataan (1943) as Lieutenant
Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Joe Peterson
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Randall James
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
Law of the Northwest (1943) as Frank Mason
War Dogs (1942) as Fred
The Invisible Agent (1942) as German sentry
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
A Tornado in the Saddle (1942) as Slim Stevens, also known as Steve Duncan
Code of the Outlaw (1942) as Taggart
Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942) as Phineas Clanton
Westward Ho (1942) as Rick West
The local gang is framing men for bank robbery, shooting them, and then collecting the reward money offered for a dead bank robber. When the Three Mesquiteers ride into town, Lullaby becomes their next victim. He aviods being shot but is assumed to be a bank robber and to keep him from talking, the gang organizes a lynch mob. Tucson and Stony save him from the rope but they are now wanted men and must find out who is behind this scheme.
In Old California (1942) as Pike
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.
Hello Annapolis (1942) as C.P.O.
The Royal Mounted Patrol (1941) as Frenchy Duvalle
Criminals Within (1941) as Lt. Harmon
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941) as
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
We Go Fast (1941) as The real Nabob of Borria
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941) as Jack Ringe
(Wes ''41,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald, Richard Fiske, Don Curtis, Lloyd Bridges. President Grant enlists the son of Davy Crockett to help secure Texas'' vote for inclusion in the Union in this Civil War era western starring Bill Elliott in the title role.
Hands Across the Rockies (1941) as Dade Crawley
As Wild Bill Hickok and sidekick Cannonball stalk a murderer, they encounter the killer's fiancee.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Murphy
Thunder Over the Prairie (1941) as Taylor
Emergency Squad (1940) as Intern
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Army player
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Murder in the Air (1940) as Quarter-master
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Second cadet
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) as Stafford
Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940) as Snapper

Cast (short)

Little White Lie (1945)
In this short film, an orphan is uncertain whether she wants to stay with her adopted family or return to the orphanage.
Return from Nowhere (1944)
In this short film, a man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams.
Patrolling the Ether (1944)
This short film details how the U.S. government created the R.I.D. to locate foreign enemy radio broadcasts.
Propaganda short from 1943 depicting the devil conspiring with Adolph Hitler by phone to economically sabatage the US. He tries to prey on people's fear and greed, to get them to hoard food, sell war bonds for quick cash, buy scarce items on the black market and beat the government rationing and price ceilings.

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