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Hal K. Dawson

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Cast (feature film)

Brock's Last Case (1973) as Mr Henderson
A comedy drama about a New York cop who retires to his small ranch in the West and is reluctantly drawn into a local case of an Indian accused of killing a sheriff with a bow and arrow. This pilot for a series that never materialized looked suspiciously like a reworking of "McCloud" in reverse.
The Rat Race (1960) as Bo
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
But Not for Me (1959) as Father in play
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
The Alligator People (1959) as Conductor
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that¿s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family¿s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
Face of a Fugitive (1959) as Stableman
A man framed for murder tries to build a new life after escaping the law.
Cattle Empire (1958) as George Washington Jeffrey
Teacher's Pet (1958) as Rewrite man
A tough city editor assumes a fake identity to study journalism with a lady professor who''''s criticized his work.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Managing editor
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) as
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
Top Secret Affair (1957) as Reporter
A female publishing magnate tries to keep a general she hates from securing a prestigious appointment.
The Tin Star (1957) as Andy Miller
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
Loving You (1957) as Lieutenant
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Mr. McHenshey
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Joey's victim
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
Foxfire (1955) as Tourist
Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery, while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap, and Jonathan must do the same, or he will lose her. Mesmerizing brief performance by Celia Lovsky as Princess Saba.
The Girl Rush (1955) as Desk clerk
Three for the Show (1955) as Theater treasurer
A woman begins to enjoy life with two husbands in this remake of Too Many Husbands.
The Country Girl (1955) as Actor
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
Trial (1955) as Nervous man
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
City of Shadows (1955) as Lift tender
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Sam Torrence
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Used car salesman
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
Rails into Laramie (1954) as Hotel clerk
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Man in barbershop
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Mr. Cumberly
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
Woman of the North Country (1952) as Dispatcher
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Mr. Cox
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Tutt
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
Park Row (1952) as Mr. Riley
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
The Captive City (1952) as Clyde Nelson
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
Rhubarb (1951) as Mr. Fisher
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) as Weber
Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.
Double Dynamite (1951) as Mr. Hartman
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
Dallas (1950) as Drummer
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Healy
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
To Please a Lady (1950) as IMRA manager
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Slightly French (1949) as Whitaker
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
You're My Everything (1949) as Ticket seller
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Jake Barker
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband''''s harebrained financial schemes.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949) as Night clerk
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind?
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Harry Selby
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Let's Live a Little (1948) as M.C.
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
The Mating of Millie (1948) as Davidson
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as Frederick X. Gibson
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
Apartment for Peggy (1948) as Salesman
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as Mr. Taylor
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) as Artie
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
Variety Girl (1947) as Man at steam bath
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Road to Rio (1947) as
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Exhibitor
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
A Likely Story (1947) as Dr. Fraser
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Gus Blanchard
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Blondie's Big Moment (1947) as Mr. Little
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
The Flame (1947) as Telegraph clerk
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Mr. Cook
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as Peabody
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Man at airport
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
One More Tomorrow (1946) as Guest
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Hotel clerk
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Sam Carter
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Guest Wife (1945) as Dennis
Doll Face (1945) as Hotel clerk
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Clerk
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
You Came Along (1945) as Reporter
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Life with Blondie (1945) as Reporter
One Way to Love (1945) as Henry
Greenwich Village (1944) as Cashier
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Photographer
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
Coney Island (1943) as Cashier
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Photographer
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
Riding High (1943) as Master of ceremonies
What a Woman! (1943) as Foster
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) as Minister
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Desk clerk
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Hi' Ya, Sailor (1943) as Howard
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Poindexter
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Draft board director
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Producer
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Hotel clerk
Jail House Blues (1942) as Talent scout
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Shumate
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Bert
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
My Favorite Spy (1942) as Eberle
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Pullman bore
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Charlie
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Song of the Islands (1942) as John Rodney
A cattle baron''s son falls for the daughter of a South Seas businessman.
Baby Face Morgan (1942) as J. B. Brown
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Information
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
Cracked Nuts (1941) as Saw horse man
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
San Antonio Rose (1941) as Farnsworth
Man at Large (1941) as Drunk reporter
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) as Salesman
On the verge of graduation, a high-school boy decides he needs a social secretary.
You're the One (1941) as Male secretary
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Mr. Marks
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
Little Men (1941) as Telegraph operator
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
Blues in the Night (1941) as
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Photographer
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Guest
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Washington Melodrama (1941) as Logan
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Photographer
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Salesman
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Blondie on a Budget (1940) as Bank teller
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
Star Dust (1940) as Wellman's assistant
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Charlie
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Steward
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Layout man
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
The Great Profile (1940) as Ticket seller
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Hotel clerk
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Chauffeur
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
Pier 13 (1940) as Ticket salesman
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Reporter
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as O'Grady
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Clerk
A sister act splits up over love.
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Boswell
The Great Victor Herbert (1939) as George Faller
The Big Guy (1939) as Man customer
For Love or Money (1939) as Cashier
Honolulu (1939) as Wally
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Judge
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Blackmail (1939) as Desk clerk
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Publicity man
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Dave Moore
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939) as Booking agent
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
Disbarred (1939) as Clerk
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Announcer
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Chump
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
Keep Smiling (1938) as Casting director
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Reporter
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Cutter
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
You and Me (1938) as Information clerk
Blondie! (1938) as Eddie
Change of Heart (1938) as Golf store clerk
International Settlement (1938) as Master of ceremonies
Sweethearts (1938) as Stage manager
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Safety in Numbers (1938) as Cameraman
Kentucky (1938) as Clerk
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Camera clerk
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Boy friend
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938) as Pedestrian
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Gateway (1938) as Reporter
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) as Wardrobe attendant
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Nurse from Brooklyn (1938) as Tommy Tucker
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Dr. Hedges
Love and Hisses (1937) as Clerk in music store
We're on the Jury (1937) as John Weatherman
A jury member sets out to prove a murder defendant innocent.
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as Chauffeur
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Crack-Up (1937) as Reporter
Wells Fargo (1937) as Correspondent
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Andy
Life Begins in College (1937) as Graduate manager
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
One Mile from Heaven (1937) as Information clerk
Easy Living (1937) as Second jeweler
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Mountain Music (1937) as Hotel clerk
Café Metropole (1937) as Arthur Cleveland Thorndyke
On Again--Off Again (1937) as Sanford
Squabbling business partners settle their differences in a wrestling match, with the loser becoming the winner''''s slave.
She Had to Eat (1937) as Telegraph clerk
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Daugherty
An escaped convict's bride joins forces with the FBI.
My American Wife (1936) as Stephen Cantillon
Libeled Lady (1936) as Harvey Allen
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
Wedding Present (1936) as Furniture salesman
Everybody's Old Man (1936) as Jameson
Paddy O'Day (1936) as Motorist
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
China Clipper (1936) as Airplane designer
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Jim Waters
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
Dr. Socrates (1935) as Mel Towne
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Firebird (1934) as Assistant stage manager
A young girl''''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
Another Language (1933) as Walter [Hallam]
A newlywed discovers that she and her husband''''s snobby family speak different languages.

Cast (short)

How to Sub-Let (1939)
In this short film, Robert Benchley tries to demonstrate the proper method of sub-letting an apartment.
How to Read (1938)
This comedic short makes light of the proper reading technique.
The mishaps of a married couple simply trying to attend a local movie show.

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