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Cast (feature film)

Born to the Saddle (1952) as Judge Henry R. Trumball
At Sword's Point (1952) as Dr. Fernand
The children of the Three Musketeers swing into action against a traitor.
Girls' School (1950) as Ephraim Baines
Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.
Father of the Bride (1950) as
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Emergency Wedding (1950) as Doctor
Let's Dance (1950) as Butler
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Judge
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
Bright Leaf (1950) as Official
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as First Priest
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Court clerk
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Chairman
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
They Live by Night (1949) as Herman
After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Vestryman
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) as Mr. Simpson
On the verge of eviction, the hillbilly family wins a slogan contest and moves into an automated home.
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Tall man
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Politico
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
State of the Union (1948) as Doctor
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948) as Governor Lincoln
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as Mr. Barstow
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
High Wall (1948) as Mr. Grant
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Giffin
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
Unconquered (1947) as Dr. Boyd
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Mr. Dawson
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as Board member
The Swordsman (1947) as Major domo
A couple tries a hand at romance while their respective families are busy feuding.
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947) as Clerk
A small-town boy returns to college after the war only to find his sweetheart engaged to another.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Mr. Prentice
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) as Director of forum
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Senator
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Doctor
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Doctor
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Van Orsdale, Sr.
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
The Unknown (1946) as Captain Selby Martin
A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.
Terror by Night (1946) as McDonald
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves.
Saratoga Trunk (1946) as Poker player
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
The Green Years (1946) as Master
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
The Verdict (1946) as Prison governor
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
Night and Day (1946) as Dean
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Sheriff
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Jessie Bibbs
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Mr. Sedgemore
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Mr. Frost
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
Youth on Trial (1945) as Mayor Townsend
A hard-boiled juvenile court judge orders that a popular road house be raided because she knows it is a popular hangout for young punks but then is appalled when the cops bring in her own daughter with the rest of the delinquents.
Doll Face (1945) as Spencer Bennett
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Mr. Birch
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Admiral
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Col. Mason
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Captain Kingsley
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Col. Humphrey
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Mr. Coleman
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
The Ghost Ship (1943) as Charlie Roberts
A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as Middle-aged man
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
What's Cookin'? (1942) as Colonel
J. P. Courtney wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney, is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue and her friends, Marvo the Great, the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne and bandleader Woody Herman, they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program.
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) as Defense attorney
Junior Army (1942) as Major Carter
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942) as Mayor
Hello Annapolis (1942) as Executive officer
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Doctor
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) as Police commissioner
After five men previously acquitted of various criminal charges are murdered by a mysterious avenger known as Dr. Rx, police Inspector Hurd (Edmund MacDonald) and Sergeant Sweeney (Shemp Howard) ask private investigator Jerry Church (Patric Knowles) to help them on the case. He takes the case after talking to Dudley Crispin (Samuel S. Hinds), a brilliant attorney who had defended three of the murdered men. Crispin gains an acquittal for his latest client, Zarini (Matty Fain), but the latter falls dead in the courtroom. Jerry marries Kit Logan (Anne Gwynne), who becomes frightened and persuades Jerry to quit the case. He stays however after Ernie Paul (John Gallaudet), suspected of the Zarini murder, threatens to "get" him if he does not stay on and clear Paul. Dr. Rx captures Jerry and attempts to frighten him into insanity by strapping him on an operating table, and pretending to exchange the detective's brain for a gorilla (Ray Corrigan in his gorilla suit).
You're Telling Me (1942) as Driscoll
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
Stand by All Networks (1942) as Col. Stanton
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
Mississippi Gambler (1942) as Kirby
A journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) as Chamberlain
A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) as Ship's captain
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule.
Meet the Stewarts (1942) as Mr. Brighton
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Colonel Shiller
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
Harvard, Here I Come (1941) as Professor Hayworth
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Charles Miller

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