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Also Known As: Died: September 2, 1964
Born: August 27, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Danville, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961) as Captain Davis
A mob chief is bombarded by radiation while fleeing from the police, making him the most dangerous man alive!
Frontier Gun (1958) as Andrew Barton
How to Make a Monster (1958) as Capt. Hancock
Harris stars as an obsessed makeup artist specializing in horror special effects. When the studio he works for decides horror films are no longer worth producing, he goes mad and finds an insidious way to seek his revenge.
The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958) as Bo Slauter
Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed out of the army. Brown sets out to track down Givens in an effort to clear his name.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Sea captain
Young and Wild (1958) as Police Capt. Egan
From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as President Ulysses S. Grant
Lifelong rivals collaborate on a 19th-century moon rocket.
Tarawa Beachhead (1958) as Presiding officer at Pearl Harbor briefing
(War ''58,BW). Kerwin Matthews, Julie Adams, Ray Danton, Karen Sharpe, Onslow Stevens, Russell Thorsen. Sergeant Tom Sloan (Kerwin Matthews) witnesses his commanding officer (Ray Danton) kill one of his own men but hestitates to inform his superiors. Tension builds between the two men when Sloan falls in love with the murdered man''s widow. Paul Wendkos directs.
Badman's Country (1958) as Mayor Coleman
Four of the frontier west''s famed law officers--Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett and Buffalo Bill--convene to defend the sprouting city of Abilene.
Giant from the Unknown (1958) as Professor Cleveland
In the fourteenth century a small band of warriors from the Spanish Ptolemy Firello expedition in California mutinies. Led by one of Firello's lieutenants, a huge, depraved giant of a man known as Vargas, the group heads off into the mountains to search for gold and is never heard from again. Hundreds of years later, a lightning bolt frees Vargas from a state of suspended animation underground and sends him out to terrorize a rural mountain village.
Kronos (1957) as Dr. Stern
Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it.
Omar Khayyam (1957) as Imam Mowaffak
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
The Giant Claw (1957) as Lt. Gen. Edward Considine
A giant anti-matter bird invades the Earth's atmosphere.
Half Human (1957) as Dr. Carl Jordan
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then the trouble starts.
Hell's Crossroads (1957) as Wheeler
Beginning of the End (1957) as Gen. John Hanson
A reporter attempts to thwart the attack of giant radioactive grasshoppers.
Drango (1957) as Henry Calder
A Union officer faces hostility when he's sent to rebuild a ruined southern town.
Zombies of Mora-Tau (1957) as Jonathan Eggert
Sailors try to salvage a sunken treasure guarded by zombie seamen.
Death of a Scoundrel (1956) as Captain Lafarge
A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business interest.
Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956) as Col. Harry Conover
A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack.
The Desperados Are in Town (1956) as Mr. Rutherford
Walk the Proud Land (1956) as General Wade
A government agent tries to treat the Apaches with respect.
Down Liberty Road (1956) as Fred Schroeder
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as General Hanley
Space invaders attack Washington D.C.
Naked Gun (1956) as Sheriff Jim Jackson
Don Pablo Salazar steals a fortune in jewels from an Indian tribe and an Aztec medicine man puts a curse on the jewels until they are returned. Years later an American insurance man, Breen Mathews (Willard Parker) promises to deliver the Salazar fortune to the rightful heir after Luis Salazar, son of Don Pablo, is killed. Breen heads for Topaz, where he hopes to find the surviving heir, Teresa. He finds instead, Louisa, daughter of Teresa, and is forced to fight a crooked group of townspeople, who are after the Salazar fortune, cursed or otherwise. Included in the group are Judge Cole (Billy House), known as "the Hanging Judge" and Barnum (Barton MacLane), local saloon owner. After defeating all the crooks, Breen is told by Louisa that she, the last of the Salazars, is going to return the treasure to its rightful owners, and lift the curse.
When Gangland Strikes (1956) as Leo Fansler
Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956) as Doc Phillips
Part of an outlaw gang rides into town to rob the bank and their accomplice is the local undertaker. The robbery goes awry and they are captured but the money is not found. While the prisoners are being transferred, the rest of the gang overpowers the posse, frees the prisoners, and returns to town. The undertaker's wife finds the money and tries to flee putting the townspeople's life in jeopardy as the outlaw leader plans to start shooting them unless he gets the money.
Many Rivers to Cross (1955) as Mr. Emmett
A pioneer woman sets her sights on a trapper.
Tennessee's Partner (1955) as Judge
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...
Chief Crazy Horse (1955) as Red Cloud [/Conquering Bear]
When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.
No Man's Woman (1955) as Capt. Hostedder
The Eternal Sea (1955) as Adm. Arthur Dewey Struble
Crashout (1955) as Head guard
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
The Silver Star (1955) as Mr. [Charlie] Childress
The Last Command (1955) as Juan Bradburn
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
Flight Nurse (1954) as G-2 captain
The Outlaw Stallion (1954) as Sheriff Fred Plummer
Hagan is rustling horses lead by a white stallion from a Government restricted area. Young Danny Saunders captures the horse who then kills Hagen's mare. Hagen needs the white stallion and when Danny is hurt during the beaking of the horse, his mother gives the horse to Hagan. Upset, Danny runs away to be with the horse. His mother chases after him and they are both made prisoners when they see Hagan's rustling operation.
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) as Grey Eagle
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) as Pop Jones
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
Two Guns and a Badge (1954) as Sheriff Jackson
Vera Cruz (1954) as Ramirez
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
The Steel Cage (1954) as Garvey
Southwest Passage (1954) as Dr. Elias P. Stanton
The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasibility of camels in the deserts of the Southwest.
Apache (1954) as Dawson
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
Silver Lode (1954) as Zachary Evans
Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence: but the townspeople's loyalty to him gradually begins to waver under McCarthy's accusations.
Three Young Texans (1954) as Jeff Blair
A western about a Texan who robs a train in an effort to prevent his father from committing the crime, a young girl who attempts to help him after learning about the theft, and a cowboy friend who demands a share of the money.
Drums Across the River (1954) as Chief Ouray
A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands.
The Moonlighter (1953) as [Alex] Prince
A former jailbird makes good after the wrong man is accused for his crime.
The Man Behind the Gun (1953) as Bram Creegan
A cavalry officer sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles.
Arena (1953) as Bucky Hillberry
A rodeo star fights to mend his broken marriage.
Mexican Manhunt (1953) as Tip Morgan
Invaders from Mars (1953) as Col. Fielding
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Sheriff
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
Fort Vengeance (1953) as Crowfoot
Outlaw brothers turned Mounties clash over their different attitudes toward law and order.
Sky Commando (1953) as Gen. Combs
A tough flight commander risks his life to spy on the enemy.
Fort Osage (1952) as Arthur Pickett
Rod Cameron, Jane Nigh, Morris Ankrum, Douglas Kennedy, John Ridgely. Trail scout Rod Cameron is hired to lead a wagon train through Indian territory after two unscrupulous white men violate an important treaty with the redskins.
Red Planet Mars (1952) as Secretary of Defense Sparks
Radio broadcasts reveal Mars to be a source of religious inspiration.
The Raiders (1952) as Thomas Ainsworth
Son of Ali Baba (1952) as Ali Baba
In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her; but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his father's palace. Alas, there's more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
Mutiny (1952) as Radford
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
Hiawatha (1952) as Iagoo
Vince Edwards, Yvette Dugay, Keith Larsen, Gene Iglesias, Armando Sylvestre, & Morris Ankrum as Igaoo. Intended for juvenile audiences, this loose adaptation of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem features Vince Edwards (prior to his successful TV series, BEN CASEY) as a Chippewa Indian warrior en route to the Dakota territory where he hopes to prevent an attack on his people
Because of You (1952) as Dr. Travis
Blonde 'doll' Christine Carroll finds too late that her fiancée Mike is a gangster and she's his unwitting accessory. Emerging from prison with dark hair and an interest in nursing, she becomes a nurse's aide in a war hospital where her good looks quickly arouse the interest of battle-fatigued, 'melancholic' patient Steve Kimberly. When it's clear that Steve has fallen hard, she faces the dilemma of what and when to tell him. Her decision has melodramatic consequences...
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Navy captain
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as Sheriff
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
Flight to Mars (1951) as Ikron
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
The Lion Hunters (1951) as Forbes
Bomba the Jungle Boy defends his animal friends from a team of unscrupulous hunters.
Along the Great Divide (1951) as Ed Roden
A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) as Hugh Wagner
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as General Fraser
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
In a Lonely Place (1950) as Lloyd Barnes
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) as Mr. Whitehead
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
Chain Lightning (1950) as Ed Bostwick
A reckless jet pilot goes to work for a demanding aviation tycoon.
Southside 1-1000 (1950) as [Eugene] Deane
Short Grass (1950) as Hal Fenton
Steve Lewellyn (Rod Cameron), a drifter, comes into New Mexico just as it is about to be opened up to the law and to commerce by the oncoming railroad, but where a gun is still the deciding factor in disputes over grazing lands. He is set up as the intended scapegoat in a saloon robbery but escapes after killing the gunman in self defense. He picks up the robbery money but is wounded. Rescued by Sharon Lynch (Cathy Downs), daughter of an honest rancher, Steve gives her father the money to buy some short-grass acreage and becomes his partner, but is forced to leave the country after killing a neighboring rancher's brother, also in self defense. Five years later, he returns to the territory and finds Sharon and the other honest people being victimized by the rancher, who has vowed to get revenge on Steve.
Borderline (1950) as Whittaker
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
Rocketship X-M (1950) as Dr. Fleming
Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon on. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determinted that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (Who suprsingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existance. 2 of the Astrunauts are killed while on Mars. The remaining 3 Astronauts return to Earth. Unfortunatly, they are killed when lack of fuel causes them to crash on re-entry.
The Fountainhead (1949) as Prosecutor
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
We Were Strangers (1949) as Bank manager
A Cuban American returns to his homeland during the Revolution and becomes involved in an assassination attempt.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Dr. Holmes
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
Colorado Territory (1949) as U.S. marshal
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as Mr. Jones
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Adm. Walton
High Wall (1948) as Dr. Stanley Griffin
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Poton de Xaintrailles, Captain
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as O. K.
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
Fighting Back (1948) as Robert J. Higby
Song of the Thin Man (1947) as Inspector
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
Undercover Maisie (1947) as Parker
A stranded showgirl joins the police force and risks her life to expose a phony psychic.
Good News (1947) as Dean Griswold
A football hero falls in love with his French tutor.
Cynthia (1947) as Mr. Phillips
A sheltered girl uses music as a means of winning her independence.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Manager of club
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Lady in the Lake (1947) as Eugene Grayson
Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective''''s viewpoint.
The Mighty McGurk (1947) as Fowles
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
Desire Me (1947) as Martin
A war widow falls in love with the man who informed her of her husband's death.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Crane
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Little Mister Jim (1947) as Colonel Starwell
After his mother''s death, a young boy tries to help his father stop drinking.
Adventure (1946) as Mr. Ludlow
A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946) as Dr. Wilson
Father and son ghosts sort out their family''''s problems.
The Green Years (1946) as Dr. Gailbraith
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
The Harvey Girls (1946) as Rev. Claggett
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Judge
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
Courage of Lassie (1946) as Farmer Crews
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Willoughby
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
The Hidden Eye (1945) as Ferris
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine uses his other senses to piece together confusing clues behind a murder.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) as Colonel Forbes
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as French colonel
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as William F. Halsey
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
Meet the People (1944) as Monte Rowland
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
Rationing (1944) as Mr. Morgan
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Chaplain
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Alec Veeder
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Dr. Green
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
Gentle Annie (1944) as Gansby
A frontierswoman turns her family into a band of bank robbers.
Swing Fever (1944) as Dan Conlon
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Mr. Scofield
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Mr. Beaufrere
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Time to Kill (1943) as Alex Morny
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Blake
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Stenger
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
Best Foot Forward (1943) as Colonel Harkrider
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
I Dood It (1943) as Brinker
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Editor
Reunion in France (1942) as Martin
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Ace Henderson
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
The Omaha Trail (1942) as Job
The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war.
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Mr. Graham
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Martin S. Harrison
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Jefferson Davis
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Wood
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Judge [Barnes]
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Asst. district attorney
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
This Woman Is Mine (1941) as Roussel
The Round Up (1941) as Parenthesis
Pirates on Horseback (1941) as Ace Gibson
Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by thw swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it.
In Old Colorado (1941) as Joe Weiler
Joe Weller has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.
Doomed Caravan (1941) as Stephen Westcott
Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.
Wide Open Town (1941) as Jim Stuart
Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys.
Border Vigilantes (1941) as Dan Forbes
A town bedeviled with outlaws sends for Hoppy, Lucky and California after their own vigilante committee fails to solve the towns problems. Hoppy discovers that the bad guys are led by the town boss, and so are the vigilantes.
Road Agent (1941) as Big John [Morgan]
Reissued by Realart Pictures in 1953 as "Texas Road Agent", with a title change because RKO had just made a 1952 film using this title, and this was the first year that Universal's "Road Agent" was known as "Texas Road Agent" and that was not a 1941 alternate title as shown by some revisionist-history sources. The actual 1941 filming title was "The Sonora Kid." Duke Masters (Dick Foran) and his two pals, Pancho (Leo Carrillo) and Andy (Andy Devine), are undercover agents for an express company sent to round up a gang of bandits who have been holding up stages carrying gold to the cattlemen of the district. They begin by hijacking a gold shipment from the three bandits who took it from the stage. They take it to town and drop it at the bank. The money was the annual payment to the cattlemen, who are excitedly surrounding bank president Sam Leavitt (Samuel S. Hinds). Steve (John Gallaudet) and the two gunmen who helped him rob the stage are in the crowd. They report this unexpected turn of events to their boss, Big John Morgan (Morris Ankrum.) Morgan tries unsuccessfully to pin the original robbery on Duke and his pals. He later confers with Leavitt who is an unwilling tool in the holdups. Morgan tries to decoy Duke, Pancho and Andy out of town while his gang holds up the bank, but Duke, with the help of Leavitt's daughter, Patricia (Anne Gwynne), beats them to it and cleans out the bank himself, taking the money to Leavitt's home to cache. But Morgan, Steve and the gang are in pursuit.
The Bandit Trail (1941) as Red Haggerty
A cowboy turns bad for revenge, but cant stomach his new evil ways.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Second outlaw
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Knights of the Range (1940) as Gamecock
Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's money from the cattle drive, he is tested when his old gang attacks.
Three Men from Texas (1940) as [Bruce] Morgan
This 31st entry of the 66 films in the Hopalong Cassidy series marks the first of 35 consecutive appearances, in the remaining films of the series, of Scottish-born comedian Andy Clyde in the role of "California Carlson", although his introduction in this film is as "California Jack" Carlson and his credentials won't bear much scrutiny. The film finds local officers in an outlaw-infested town in California helpless to cope with the situation and a citizens committee comes to Texas and appeals to the Texas Rangers for help in organizing the forces of law and order. Captain Andrews (Morgan Wallace) of the Rangers offers the assignment to Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and Lucky Jenkins (Russell Hayden), but Cassidy, whose period of service in the Rangers is almost over, refuses. The as-usual impetuous Lucky takes the job alone. While on patrol duty, Cassidy is following the trail of a large herd of rustled horses and discovers the hide-out of the Bruce Morgan (Morris Ankrum) gang. The place is deserted except for a garrulous old cook who calls himself "California Jack" Carlson, who receives Cassidy who is posing as a Morgan friend and fellow outlaw Ben Stokes (Glenn Strange), whom California does not know. Cassidy arrests the frightened cook as a material witness against the gang and starts for Texas Ranger headquarters. Learning from Carlson that Morgan had planned to leave for the west coast, Cassidy gets permission from Captain Andrews to take up the trail. He is made a U. S. Marshal, which gives him blanket authority, and Carlson is taken along as a guide. Cassidy arrives in Santa Carmen, California just when newly-appointed town sheriff Lucky is foolishly setting out single-haned against Morgan and his gang. Cassidy and California join him and escape following a fight in which Lucky is wounded. They find refuge at the hide-out of Pico Serrano (Thornton Edwards), once rich but now penniless, as he and other Californians have been cheated out of and driven from their homes by the unscrupulous Morgan and his gunmen. Lucky falls in love with Pico's daughter, Paquita (Esther Estrella.) Cassidy organizes a posse and engages Morgan and his gang in a gun fight. Morgan, Stokes and others of the gang storm Pico's hide-out and, during the fighting, Paquita is mortally wounded and dies in Lucky's arms. With an augemented posse, Cassidy again invades Santa Carmen and, following a spectacular fight, Pico kills Morgan, while Gardner (Dick Curtis) and Stokes are taken prisoners.
The Light of Western Stars (1940) as Nat Hayworth
Easterner Madeline Hammond buys a ranch not knowing Hayworth is using it to smuggle ammunition across the border. When trouble starts, she brings back Gene Hammond, the ex-foreman who left the country after fighting with the Sheriff. Gene learns of Hayworth's scheme and forces him to blow up his supply. But the Sheriff, not getting his cut, has Hayworth killed and then arrives to arrest Gene for the murder.
The Showdown (1940) as Baron Rendor
European bad guy Baron Bendor leads some local townsmen in a plot to obtain horses through theft. Hoppy and his sidekicks Lucky and Speedy must find and expose the horse thieves.
Cherokee Strip (1940) as Hawk [Barrett]
A newly appointed U.S. Marshal faces off against a criminal family.
North of the Rio Grande (1937) as Henry Stoneham [also known as Lone Wolf]
Hoppy arives posing as an outlaw to avenge his brother's killing by Plunkett. After robbing a train and killing Plunkett, he gets to meet the boss known as the Lone Wolf and lead his next job. Seeking help from Stoneman to capture the outlaws, he realizes too late that Stoneman is the Lone Wolf and is captured.
Rustler's Valley (1937) as Glen Randall
Hoppy is the foreman on a ranch owned by Randall Glenn. Lawyer Cal Howard is trying to pressure Glenn into mortgaging his property, but Hoppy saves the ranch and gets the girl, Glenn's daughter.
Hills of Old Wyoming (1937) as Andrews
In the 10th film of the 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies, Russell Hayden makes his first (of 27 consecutive) appearances as Cassidy's sidekick/protege "Lucky" Jenkins. The character's actual name in the many Clarence E. Mulford books that featured him was "Mesquite" Jenkins, and Hayden's role was billed in this film as Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins, and this film was the first and last mention of Mesquite Jenkins. This initial pairing of the trio of William Boyd,Russell Hayden and George Hayes(who only became known as "Gabby" when he wasn't allowed by Paramount to carry his "Windy" moniker to Republic when he departed the Cassidy series, which makes any pre-1939 cast listing showing a credit listing for a George "Gabby" Hayes a misnomer and in error for those who don't care for revisionist film history) is the one that many western-film and/or Cassidy devotees consider the best of all the trio pairings in the series. This one finds the ranchers near a Wyoming Indian reservation suffering heavy losses because of cattle rustlers that leave signs that the Indians are the culprits. Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his pals, Mesquite "Lucky" Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and "Windy" Halliday (George Hayes) buy the Bar Three ranch in the territory, and Cassidy suspects Andrews (Morris Ankrum as Stephen Morris), the deputy government agent in charge of the reservation, of being the head of the rustlers. When Lone Eagle (Steve Clemente), a half-breed secretly working with the gang, is found murdered, Andrews incites the Indians to make war on the white men. Cassidy, as the leader of the ranchers, gains the confidence of the Indian chief (Chief John Big Tree, in a role not unsimilar to his later one pow-wowing with John Wayne in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon") by pointing out that Lone Eagle was "half-bad because he was half-white", and with the help of an Indian scout proves that Andrews killed Lone Eagle. The Indians then join forces with the ranchers in a Cassidy-led mounted charge against the rustler's stronghold, with the effective agitato score written by Lee Zahler for the earlier "Borderland" as the stirring background music.
Borderland (1937) as Loco [The Fox]
Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron.
Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936) as Blackie
When a miner is murdered before he can file his claim, Editor Saunders sends for Hoppy. Now the new Marshal, Hoppy learns Lilli Marsh owns the murdered miner's claim and her henchman Blackie was the killer. After Hoppy and the ranchers take care of Blackie's gang, Hoppy goes alone to face Blackie and Lilli.
Trail Dust (1936) as Tex [Anderson]
When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp.

Cast (special)

Man of the Comstock (1953) as Joseph Goodman
The exploits of Bill Stewart, a mining attorney in the Comstock mining area of Colorado during the Civil War, as he attempts to maintain peace. Broadcast as a segment of "Fireside Theater."

Cast (short)

The Fabulous Fraud (1948)
This short film focuses on Dr. Anton Mesmer, the man who discovered hypnotism.
Souvenirs of Death (1948)
This short film tells the story of how an automatic weapon used by Germans during WWII makes its way into the hands of a gangster.
A Really Important Person (1947)
In this short film, a policeman's son searches for a suitable subject for an essay about an important person.
Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.
Purity Squad (1945)
This short film focuses on the USFDA''''s efforts to ensure drugs are properly tested before sold to the public.
Radio Bugs (1944)
In this comedic short, a gang of children try out a career as radio stars.
Important Business (1944)
A man faces numerous dilemmas on his trip to Washington, DC in this comedic short.
Return from Nowhere (1944)
In this short film, a man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams.
Dark Shadows (1944)
This short film focuses on a psychiatrist investigating the murder of another psychiatrist.
Main Street Today (1944)
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.

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