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Also Known As: Died: May 5, 1968
Born: December 20, 1905 Cause of Death: Accidental death by autoerotic asphyxiation
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Wild Bunch (1969) as Pat Harrigan
A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town.
Come Spy With Me (1967) as Walter Ludeker
Gammera the Invincible (1966) as Secretary of defense
A giant, fire-spitting turtle-like monster arises out of the Japan Sea after an atomic blast and goes on to destroy major Japanese cities until an international consortium of militaries is able to blast it out of earth in a rocket. Japanese cities
The Sound and the Fury (1959) as Earl Scopes
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
Middle of the Night (1959) as [Walter] Lockman
A widowed businessman courts a younger woman who works for him.
The Wonderful Country (1959) as Captain Rucker
A hired gun falls for a Texas Ranger''''s wife.
These Thousand Hills (1959) as Conrad
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) as Dr. Hockstader
A dowager tries to buy a lobotomy to silence the woman who witnessed her son's murder.
Machete (1958) as Don Luis Montoya
Mari Blanchard, Albert Dekker, Juano Hernandez, Carlos Rivas, Lee Van Cleef. Shot on location in Puerto Rico, this hot-blooded melodrama focuses on the ill-fated relationship between a sugar cane plantation owner, his scheming wife, and his loyal foreman
She Devil (1957) as Dr. Richard Bach
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) as Dr. G. E. Soberin
Detective Mike Hammer fights to solve the murder of a beautiful hitchhiker with a mysterious connection to the Mob.
Illegal (1955) as Frank Garland
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
East of Eden (1955) as Will Hamilton
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Kester
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Leonardo da Vinci (1953) as Narrated by
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952) as Lloyd Slocum
Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben.
As Young As You Feel (1951) as Louis McKinley
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
The Furies (1950) as Mr. Reynolds
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
Destination Murder (1950) as Armitage
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father's killer.
The Kid from Texas (1950) as Alexander Kain
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949) as Trask
Explorers try to use the jungle king to find a fountain of youth.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Vanetti
Search for Danger (1949) as Kirk
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Boone Havock
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as John Minify
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.
Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) as Leverett
Lulu Belle (1948) as Mark Brady
Wyoming (1947) as Duke Lassiter
Charles Alderson (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) and his wife settle in the Wyoming Territory, and form a lasting friendship with Thomas Jefferson "Windy" Gibson (George Hayes as George "Gabby" Hayes). Alderson's wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with an infant daughter, who he sends to Europe for an education. During the years in which she is abroad, Alderson becomes a wealthy cattle baron. The daughter, Karen (Vera Ralston), returns to Wyoming soon after it has been admitted to statehood. She finds that much of the land her father has considered as his own is now open to homesteaders, and that hostilities have broken out between the two factions. Alderson's foreman, Glenn Forrester (John Carroll), a former lawyer with whom Karen falls in love, warns Alderson against using violence in dealing with the homesteaders. Duke Lassister (Albert Dekker), a smooth operator dealing in cattle rustling, sets himself up as a spokesman for the homesteaders and uses their fight with Alderson to further his own interests. When Lassister murders Windy, Alderson hires a gang of outlaws to war on the homesteaders.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Gen. Gibson Hart
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Slave Girl (1947) as Pasha
California (1947) as Mr. Pike
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
The Pretender (1947) as Kenneth Holden
The French Key (1946) as Johnny Fletcher
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Brown
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
Suspense (1946) as Frank Leonard
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
The Killers (1946) as "Big Jim" Colfax
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as [Joe] Cadden
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Hold That Blonde (1945) as Inspector Callahan
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.
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) as Count Erik Von Bohlen
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Narrator
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
Experiment Perilous (1944) as Clag [Claghorn]
A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband.
Buckskin Frontier (1943) as Gideon Skene
The Kansan (1943) as Steve Barat
A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.
The Woman of the Town (1943) as [William Barclay] "Bat" Masterson
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as James E. Gardner
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
In Old California (1942) as Britt Dawson
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.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) as Le Blanc
A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
Yokel Boy (1942) as Bugsie Malone
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Twig Dawson
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Baron Von Kemp
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
Wake Island (1942) as Shad McCloskey
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Lieutenant William Richards
Among the Living (1941) as John Raden/Paul Raden
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Louie Lanzer
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Herman
Blonde Inspiration (1941) as Phil Hendricks
A pulp-fiction writer hires a curvaceous blonde to be his muse.
You're the One (1941) as Luke Laramie
Honky Tonk (1941) as Brazos Hearn
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
The Great Commandment (1941) as Longinus
Rangers of Fortune (1940) as George Bird
Strange Cargo (1940) as Moll
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
Seven Sinners (1940) as Dr. Martin
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
Dr. Cyclops (1940) as Dr. [Alexander] Thorkel
A brilliant physicist in the Peruvian jungle discovers how to shrink his enemies.
Paris Honeymoon (1939) as Drunken peasant
A Texas millionaire travels to Europe to meet his girlfriend, a European countess. He stops in a rustic mountain village and meets a beautiful peasant girl. He falls in love with her, then must decide if he wants her or the rich countess.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Louis XIII
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
The Last Warning (1939) as Higgs
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Sergeant
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Beau Geste (1939) as Schwartz
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
Marie Antoinette (1938) as Comte de Provence
Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake."
Extortion (1938) as Jeffrey Thompson
The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938) as Marquis [Albert] de Meyervon
The Great Garrick (1937) as Lebrun
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
She Married an Artist (1937) as Whitney Holton

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