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Also Known As: Died: March 21, 1938
Born: January 17, 1879 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Code of the Cow Country (1927) as Director
2.
Cheaters (1927) as Director
3.
When Seconds Count (1927) as Director
4.
Perils of the Coast Guard (1926) as Director
5.
The Last Alarm (1926) as Director
6.
Race Wild (1926) as Director
7.
Midnight Limited (1926) as Director
8.
The Call of the Klondike (1926) as Director
9.
Somebody's Mother (1926) as Director
10.
The Thoroughbred (1925) as Director
11.
Borrowed Finery (1925) as Director
12.
The Sporting Chance (1925) as Director
13.
The Heart Bandit (1924) as Director
14.
In Search of a Thrill (1923) as Director
15.
The Social Code (1923) as Director
16.
Trail of the Law (1923) as Director
17.
Bulldog Drummond (1923) as Director
18.
A Man's Man (1923) as Director
19.
The Wolf's Fangs (1922) as Director
20.
Lion's Mouse, The (1922) as Director
21.
Auction of Souls (1922) as Director
22.
The Man Who Paid (1922) as Director
23.
Ten Nights in a Bar Room (1921) as Director
24.
Mandarin's Gold (1919) as Director
25.
The Steel King (1919) as Director
26.
Auction of Souls (1919) as Director
27.
Phil for Short (1919) as Director
28.
The Little Intruder (1919) as Director
29.
Bringing Up Betty (1919) as Director
30.
An Amateur Widow (1919) as Director
31.
The Oakdale Affair (1919) as Director
32.
The Crook of Dreams (1919) as Director
33.
Me and Captain Kidd (1919) as Director
34.
The Rough Neck (1919) as Director
35.
The Interloper (1918) as Director
36.
Tinsel (1918) as Director
37.
The Grouch (1918) as Director
38.
To Him That Hath (1918) as Director
39.
Merely Players (1918) as Director
40.
The Turn of a Card (1918) as Director
41.
A Man's Man (1918) as Director
42.
The Price of Her Soul (1917) as Director
43.
The Hidden Children (1917) as Director
44.
A Man of Sorrow (1916) as Director
45.
The Battle of Hearts (1916) as Director
46.
The Fires of Conscience (1916) as Director
47.
The Man from Bitter Roots (1916) as Director
48.
The End of the Trail (1916) as Director
49.
Fighting Blood (1916) as Director
50.
After Five (1915) as Director
51.
The Little Gypsy (1915) as Director
52.
A Soldier's Oath (1915) as Director
53.
The Broken Law (1915) as Director
54.
Snobs (1915) as Director
55.
Kilmeny (1915) as Director
56.
Peer Gynt (1915) as Director
A fantasy from Ibsen's verse drama. Ne'er-do-well and braggart Peer Gynt has many adventures in varied countries, making and losing money, gaining fortune at others' expense, until he finds salvation in the love of Solveig.
57.
The Wild Olive (1915) as Director
58.
The Rug Maker's Daughter (1915) as Director
59.
The Only Son (1914) as Director
60.
The Squaw Man (1914) as Director
In this silent film, a wrongly accused man escapes to the West and takes an Indian bride.
61.
The Last Volunteer (1914) as Director
62.
The Master Mind (1914) as Director
The defense attorney who was unable to obtain the acquittal of an innocent young man concocts a complicated and diabolical scheme to revenge himself upon the prosecutor.
63.
The Ghost Breaker (1914) as Director
64.
Ready Money (1914) as Director
65.
The Call of the North (1914) as Director
Trader Ned Stewart's father Graehme was unjustly accused of adultery and killed. Ned sets out to avenge his father but is captured and send on "la longue traverse," the long journey to death. Virginia saves Ned, and the villain confesses Graehme's innocence on his deathbed.
66.
Brewster's Millions (1914) as Director
67.
The Man on the Box (1914) as Director
68.
The Circus Man (1914) as Director
69.
70.
Passer-By, The (1912) as Director
71.
72.

Cast (feature film)

73.
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Lambert
74.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Smorgen
75.
We Who Are About to Die (1937) as Armitage
A San Quentin inmate''s death row conviction is reversed.
76.
The Fire Trap (1937) as R. A. Rawson
77.
The Toast of New York (1937) as Wallack
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
78.
Conquest (1937) as Count Potocha
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
79.
The Soldier and the Lady (1937) as Tsar's general
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
80.
Shadows of the Orient (1937) as Judge Avery
81.
Trouble in Morocco (1937) as Colonel DeRouget
82.
Rustler's Valley (1937) as Clem Crawford
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.
83.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Judge
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
84.
Crack-Up (1937) as Alfred Kruxton
85.
Back to Nature (1936) as Hotel manager
86.
Bulldog Edition (1936) as Taggart
87.
The Plot Thickens (1936) as [H. G.] Robbins
Schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers suspects a deadly link between two seemingly unrelated murders.
88.
36 Hours to Kill (1936) as Man in wash room
89.
Missing Girls (1936) as
90.
Every Saturday Night (1936) as Mr. Dayton
91.
Bridge of Sighs (1936) as
92.
And Sudden Death (1936) as Counsel for the defense
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
93.
San Francisco (1936) as Singer in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
94.
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Diamond cutter
95.
Till We Meet Again (1936) as German general
96.
Sutter's Gold (1936) as
97.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Tompkins
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
98.
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Captain Gilman
99.
Murder at Glen Athol (1936) as Reuben Marshall
100.
Career Woman (1936) as Medical examiner
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
101.
Hollywood Boulevard (1936) as Doctor Inslo
102.
Romance in Manhattan (1935) as The judge
A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city.
103.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Williams
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
104.
Ginger (1935) as Bill collector
105.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Tailor
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
106.
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as School principal
107.
This Is the Life (1935) as Dept. of Justice chief
108.
Another Face (1935) as Dr. H. J. Buler
Plastic surgery turns a gangster into a movie star.
109.
The Best Man Wins (1935) as Chief of police
110.
Rainbow's End (1935) as Gibson, Sr.
111.
The Nut Farm (1935) as Bob Bent
112.
Death Flies East (1935) as [Wallace P.] Burroughs
113.
The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) as President Malloy
A henpecked husband''s lie gets him in trouble at home and at work.
114.
His Night Out (1935) as Dr. Kraft
115.
Cappy Ricks Returns (1935) as T. Osgood Blake
116.
Party Wire (1935) as Tom Sherman
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
117.
Mary Jane's Pa (1935) as Chief Bailey
A female newspaper publisher hires the husband who deserted her years earlier.
118.
Carnival (1935) as Mr. Lawson
When he''s widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
119.
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as Lawyer
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
120.
The Firebird (1934) as Sergeant
A young girl''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
121.
Crimson Romance (1934) as John Fleming
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the German air force. There, both men fall in love with ambulance driver Alida Hoffman. When America enters the war, Bob is caught between loyalty to his home country and the threat of execution for desertion and treason to Germany. It remains for his friend Fred to extricate him from the dilemma - but at what cost?
122.
A Wicked Woman (1934) as Doctor
A woman kills her drunken husband to defend her children.
123.
White Lies (1934) as Hunter
124.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Manager
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
125.
Whirlpool (1934) as Editor
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
126.
Are We Civilized? (1934) as Dr. Leonard Gear
127.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Speaker of assembly
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
128.
Beloved (1934) as Henry Burrows
129.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Doctor
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
130.
The Old Fashioned Way (1934) as Mr. Livingston
The manager of a travelling theatre cons an entire small town to keep his troupe afloat.
131.
Take the Stand (1934) as
132.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Prussian officer
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
133.
Madame Spy (1934) as Pahlke
134.
I Am a Thief (1934) as Auctioneer
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
135.
Fifteen Wives (1934) as District Attorney Kerry
Shortly after his arrival from South America to New York, Steven Humbolt is found dead in his apartment at the Savoia Hotel. Inspector Decker Dawes (Conway Tearle) investigates the case and although the cause of death is described as apoplexy, Dawes is convinced it as murder, especially after he learns that Humbolt had been married fifteen times. The widows come from all over the world but three of them live in NYC; Sybilla Crum (Margaret Dumont), a noted evangelist; Carol Manning (Natalie Moorhead), recently remarried to a man named Arnold; and Ruby Cotton (Noel Francis.) A detective is sent to Philadelphia to try to learn the identity of the sender of a box of flowers delivered to Humbolt's room before his death. Dawes calls on Carol Manning Arnold, who says she had married Humbolt five years ago, and that he had disappeared after stealing all her money and she was told he had died in South America. But he had recently shown up trying to blackmail her as she had not told Arnold of the marriage. The autopsy shows that Humbolt was killed by hydrocyanic acid gas and that the broken glass globe, found by Dawes, was a Helmholtz resonator, a well-known device that can be broken by sound-waves. Sybilla Crum goes to the district attorney to try to stop the investigation, while Dawes also learns that, unknown to her husband, Carol maintains an apartment in her maiden name. Dawes hears a radio program featuring The Electric Voice (Ralf Harolde) in which the latter demonstrates the power of sound waves emanating from his voice in breaking glasses, ringing bells and other feats. When the Voice emits a sound that is supposed to break glass, a Helmholtz resonator on Dawes' desk breaks.
136.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Mr. Lane
137.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) as District Attorney
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers.
138.
The World Changes (1933) as Morley
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
139.
One Man's Journey (1933) as John Radford
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
140.
Rasputin and the Empress (1933) as
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
141.
Pick-Up (1933) as Warden
142.
Emergency Call (1933) as Dr. Schwarz
A promising surgeon discovers his hospital is run by gangsters.
143.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Marsden
144.
Ladies Must Love (1933) as Nussbauer
145.
The Bowery (1933) as Ivan Rummel
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ...
146.
Before Dawn (1933) as Chief John F. O'Hara
Detectives compete to solve the murders at a mysterious mansion.
147.
Hold the Press (1933) as Bishop
148.
Hell's Highway (1932) as [William] Billings
A prison-camp convict learns that his younger brother will soon be joining him behind bars.
149.
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Dr. Wilcox
150.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
151.
Madame Racketeer (1932) as J. Harrington Hagney
152.
When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932)
A lame boy's uncle tries to rescue him from his over-protective parents.
153.
Symphony of Six Million (1932) as Doctor
A doctor fights his way from the slums to Park Avenue.
154.
Hot Saturday (1932) as Mr. [Ed. W.] Randolph
A virtuous small-town clerk becomes the victim of a scandalous rumor from an unsuccessful suitor.
155.
A Successful Calamity (1932) as The President
A family pulls together to help a member in financial trouble.
156.
Make Me a Star (1932) as Henshaw
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
157.
You Said a Mouthful (1932) as Armstrong
To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.
158.
Two Against the World (1932) as Howard Mills
A debutante takes the rap for her sibling's mistakes.
159.
The World and the Flesh (1932) as Banker
160.
When a Fellow Needs a Friend (1932) as Doctor
Two 1938 documentaries by acclaimed German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl comprise this athletic-based collection. "Festival of the Nations" is an exploration of the limits of the human body, featuring footage of Jesse Owens's performances at the 1936 Olympics. "Festival of Beauty" portrays different at
161.
False Faces (1932) as Fineberg
162.
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) as
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
163.
Business and Pleasure (1932) as P. D. Weatheright
164.
The Man Who Played God (1932) as Lip reader
After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.
165.
High Pressure (1932) as B.B.B.M.
A scheming promoter tries to get rich selling artificial rubber.
166.
The Heart of New York (1932) as Gassenheim
When he invents a new washing machine, a plumber becomes a millionaire.
167.
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) as Boynton
Fame complicates a naval hero''s private life.
168.
Shopworn (1932) as [Judge] Forbes
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
169.
State's Attorney (1932) as Mr. Ulric [sic]
A district attorney's arrogance almost costs him his career.
170.
Alias the Doctor (1932) as Keller
Brothers with different work ethics clash while attending medical school.
171.
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) as Dr. Rabeouf
A ship''s captain loses course in perilous waters when he discovers his wife cheating on him.
172.
Sooky (1931) as Krausmeyer
173.
The Maltese Falcon (1931) as District Attorney
In the first screen version of The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade investigates the theft of a priceless statue.
174.
Huckleberry Finn (1931) as The King, [Senior]
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...
175.
Inspiration (1931) as Vignaud
Yvonne is a Parisian woman with a disreputable past. When this past returns to haunt her, she decides to leave her boyfriend in order to presever his honor. Later, she returns to him, but the couple have many more trials to face.
176.
Misbehaving Ladies (1931) as Mayor Twitchell
A European princess returns to her hometown in the Midwest pretending to be a seamstress.
177.
Way Back Home (1931) as Wobbling Duffy
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
178.
Wicked (1931) as Judge Edwin Luther
179.
Big Business Girl (1931) as Walter Morley
A college girl uses her brains and her legs to conquer the business world.
180.
Sidewalks of New York (1931) as Judge
A society boy gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a girl from the slums.
181.
The Finger Points (1931) as Managing editor Wheeler
A naive reporter takes payoffs for keeping a prominent gangster out of the papers.
182.
Men in Her Life (1931) as The attorney [Bill Blake]
183.
The Bargain (1931) as G. T. Warren
184.
Five Star Final (1931) as [Bernard] Hinchecliffe
An unscrupulous newspaper editor searches for headlines at any cost.
185.
Abraham Lincoln (1930) as Secretary of War
In this biography the simple backwoods boy rises to become one of America''s most beloved presidents.
186.
The Right To Love (1930) as Mr. Kellogg
187.
The Spoilers (1930) as Struve
188.
The Virtuous Sin (1930) as Major Ivanoff
189.
Man Trouble (1930) as Eddie
190.
The Texan (1930) as Thacker
191.
True Heaven (1929) as German general
192.
Half-way to Heaven (1929) as Manager
193.
Not Quite Decent (1929) as Canfield
194.
Marianne (1929) as Major
Two American soldiers fall for the same French girl during World War I.
195.
Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) as Max North
196.
The Heart of Broadway (1928) as Dave Richards
197.
Romance of the Underworld (1928) as Champagne Joe
198.
The Valley of Hunted Men (1928) as Dan Phillips

Writer (feature film)

199.
Somebody's Mother (1926) as Writer
200.
The Hidden Children (1917) as Scen
201.
The End of the Trail (1916) as Scen
202.
A Man of Sorrow (1916) as Scen
203.
Fighting Blood (1916) as Scen
204.
205.
The Battle of Hearts (1916) as Scen
206.
A Soldier's Oath (1915) as Scen
207.
Peer Gynt (1915) as Scen
A fantasy from Ibsen's verse drama. Ne'er-do-well and braggart Peer Gynt has many adventures in varied countries, making and losing money, gaining fortune at others' expense, until he finds salvation in the love of Solveig.
208.
The Broken Law (1915) as Scen

Producer (feature film)

209.
Me and Captain Kidd (1919) as Producer
210.
The Oakdale Affair (1919) as Producer
211.
The Steel King (1919) as Producer

Cast (short)

212.
Angel of Mercy (1939)
This short film details the life of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
213.
The Perfect Tribute (1935)
This short drama focuses on the immediate effect of Abraham Lincoln''s Gettysburg address.
214.
It Happened One Day (1934)
Charley Chase discovers that he may have risen in his company quicker than he had fantasized in this short comedy.
215.
You Said a Hatful! (1934)
Charley Chase is sent by his boss to purchase a railroad line and encounters numerous obstacles in this short film.
216.
You Bring the Ducks (1934)
In this comedic short film, Irvin S. Cobb attempts to secure a job by taking the governor on a duck hunting trip... but his nephew has other plans.
217.
Helping Grandma (1930)
A gang of kids try to help their adopted grandmmother to sell her store in this short film.

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