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Cast (feature film)

The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Doctor
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Music critic
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
Around the World (1944) as Colonel
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as President Hayes
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
The Ghost That Walks Alone (1944) as Bascum
Jam Session (1944) as
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Putnam
An agent''s secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Businessman
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
Cover Girl (1944) as Rusty's photographer
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
Over My Dead Body (1943) as Editor
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
She Has What It Takes (1943) as Chamberlain Jones
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star's daughter.
Princess O'Rourke (1943) as Elevator man
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
The Iron Major (1943) as Doctor
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
False Faces (1943) as Burnett
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith (1943) as Head of board
A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to stay married to him.
All by Myself (1943) as Mr. Dilson
Mission to Moscow (1943) as American senator
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Queen of Broadway (1943) as Bickel
Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) as Howard
Here Comes Kelly (1943) as
A hot-tempered young process server gets mixed up with gangsters.
So's Your Uncle (1943) as Stevens
King of the Cowboys (1943) as Bryson
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Green
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
Happy Land (1943) as Charles Clayton
Pilot #5 (1943) as Defense instructor
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Carlson, clerk
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.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as "Telegram" reporter
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
This Land Is Mine (1943) as Mayor's secretary
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he's not a Nazi collaborator.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Salesman
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Lady Bodyguard (1943) as Doctor
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
The Leopard Man (1943) as Coroner
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Pop
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Tracy
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Uncle Joe
A lawyer's secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
A Night to Remember (1942) as Medical examiner
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
Ship Ahoy (1942) as Dr. Simpson
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
Footlight Serenade (1942) as Clerk
Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Ship's doctor
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
For Me and My Gal (1942) as Manager of theater
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
Sealed Lips (1942) as Building manager
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) as Mayor Appleton/Clifford
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
Wildcat (1942) as Gus Sloane
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
The Yukon Patrol (1942) as Dr. Wall
Canadian Tom Merritt (Stanley Andrews) has discovered a substance, Compound X, that will cure infantile paralysis, which he extracts from a mine at Caribou, Canada. A country at war with Canada (unnamed because while Canada and the British Empire were at war with Germany, the USA "officially" wasn't in 1940) discovers that Compound X also contains magnetic properties which will make their mines effective against the British fleet, and dispatch one of their intelligence officers, John Kettler (Robert Strange), to work undercover to ensure a steady stream of Compound X for the Fatherland. RCMP Major Ross King (Herbert Rawlinson) is killed in a fray against Kettler's henchmen, and his son, RCMP Sergeant Dave King (Allan Lane) continues on in his place in command of the Mountie post. The foreign agents open a "sham" sanitarium, supposedly to help paralysis victims, but actually to ship the gathered quantities of Compound X abroad to their warring country. Sergeant King discovers the fraud and exposes "Dr. Shelton" (John Davidson), the sham head of the hospital. The Mounties also secure some fuse caps which will provide proof that Kettler and his men are saboteurs. In an effort to recover the fuse caps, the enemy agents kidnap Linda Merritt (Lita Conway), sister of RCMP Corporal Tom Merritt,Jr.(Robert Kellard). King and the Mounties eventually put an end to the enemy agents in chapter 12, "Code of the Mounted", but not without a great personal sacrifice by one of their own.
Madame Spy (1942) as Martin
Sabotage Squad (1942) as Mr. Guthrie
Pittsburgh (1942) as Wilson
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
Highways by Night (1942) as Baldy
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Court clerk
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Johnny Eager (1942) as Pawnbroker
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Senator
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.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942) as Judge Smith
Sergeant York (1941) as Reporter
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
Unholy Partners (1941) as Circulation man
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
Manpower (1941) as Clerk
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941) as Pawnbroker
An accident-prone reporter stumbles into love and a big story.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Jury foreman
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Mystery Ship (1941) as Warden
The Stork Pays Off (1941) as Judge
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
Footsteps in the Dark (1941) as Coroner
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Man at Large (1941) as Cable editor
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.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Coroner
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Anderson
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Mr. Quinn
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Coroner
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Jesse James at Bay (1941) as Collins
The infamous outlaw helps Missouri settlers battle railroad tycoons.
Father Steps Out (1941) as [Tom] Oliver
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Medical examiner
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) as Mr. Davis [school principal]
On the verge of graduation, a high-school boy decides he needs a social secretary.
Blonde Inspiration (1941) as Mr. Johnson
A pulp-fiction writer hires a curvaceous blonde to be his muse.
Across the Sierras (1941) as Dan Woodworth
Just released from prison after a six year stint, a trigger-happy convict goes in search of Wild Bill Hickok, the man who put him behind bars.
Sunset in Wyoming (1941) as Phipps
They Meet Again (1941) as Wm. Merrill, Sr.
Father's Son (1941) as Tex
A banker's son gets into a variety of comic scrapes in an effort to catch his father's attention.
Cyclone on Horseback (1941) as Williams
A young contractor fights off outlaws out to sabotage the telephone line he''s building.
The Deadly Game (1941) as Harkness
Naval Academy (1941) as John Frazier
A tough student at the Garfield Reform School is given a chance to straighten his life when a friend of his father's, offers to enroll him at the State Naval Academy.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Jerome Kittleman
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Vanderhoff
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
Blues in the Night (1941) as Doctor
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) as Minister
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Fitzpatrick
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Highway West (1941) as Judge
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
The Body Disappears (1941) as Dr. Jasper
A scientist''s invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Auctioneer
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
New York Town (1941) as Doctor
Life with Henry (1941) as Business man
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Employment clerk
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
Citizen Kane (1941) as Man in Thatcher montage
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Spectator
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Phantom of Chinatown (1940) as Charles Fraser
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong fights to keep a killer from winning control of a rich oil deposit.
Glamour for Sale (1940) as Collins
Gallant Sons (1940) as Druggist
When a man is charged with murder, his son''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
The Great Profile (1940) as Doctor
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.
My Love Came Back (1940) as Cashier
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Cornell
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.
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Daniels
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
Stage to Chino (1940) as
A retired postal inspector gets back in the saddle to prevent a stagecoach robbery.
The Secret Seven (1940) as Walter Carter
Marked Men (1940) as Dr. Harkness
The Man with Nine Lives (1940) as John Hawthorne
A doctor''s attempts to cure cancer lead to a series of grisly murders.
Danger Ahead (1940) as Hatch
Thundering Frontier (1940) as Carter Filmore
Pioneers of the West (1940) as Morgan
Hold That Woman! (1940) as Bill Lannigan
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Albert Carter
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Cashier
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
I Love You Again (1940) as
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) as Pawnbroker
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
Private Affairs (1940) as
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Broker
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Women Without Names (1940) as Sheriff
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
Mesquite banker Calvin Drake (Harry Worth) plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation against the ranchers, Ira Withers (Edward Cassidy) is killed and Red Ryder (Don Barry as Don "Red" Barry for the first time, and any Don "Red" Barry credit shown on a film made before this one is factually incorrect and historically misleading) and his father, Colonel Tom Ryder (William Farnum), form an organization to drive the gunmen and outlaws out of the territory. Colonel Ryder is killed by One-Eye Chapin (Bob Kortman) and Red vows vengeance. Sheriff Dade (Carleton Young) is in league with the Drake faction, including Ace Hanlon (Noah Beery). The Duchess (Maude Pierce Allen), Red's aunt, is about to lose her ranch. Red learns of a plan to dynamite a dam providing the water supply, and saves Beth Andrews (Vivian Austin billed as Vivian Coe), daughter of the former sheriff, Luke Andrews (Lloyd Ingraham) who was also murdered by Drake's men.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Clerk
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.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Secretary
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Bad Little Angel (1939) as Mr. Brown
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
The Forgotten Woman (1939) as Banker
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Finlay
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939) as Deputy coroner
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) as Mr. Davis
A teenage boy falls in love with his drama teacher.
Laugh It Off (1939) as Swan
Everybody's Hobby (1939) as Reporter
A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.
Stand Up and Fight (1939) as Auctioneer
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
Ex-Champ (1939) as Lawton
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) as King
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Here I Am a Stranger (1939) as Professor
North of Shanghai (1939) as Editor
On Trial (1939) as Jury foreman
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
Tropic Fury (1939) as Third director
At the Circus (1939) as Defense attorney
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
In Name Only (1939) as Steward
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Chris Durk
Racketeers of the Range (1939) as William J. Benson
Gangsters take up rustling in the wild West.
A Woman Is the Judge (1939) as Ramsey
Trouble in Sundown (1939) as John Cameron
A man''s friend searches for the real crooks when he''s accused of robbery and murder.
Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939) as Judge
Women in the Wind (1939) as Sloane
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
Fixer Dugan (1939) as Steve
A circus man adopts an aerialist's daughter.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Doctor
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Doctor
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Dr. Gordon Stewart
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''s turned into murder.
They All Come Out (1939) as Doctor
The getaway driver for a gang of thieves is captured by the police and sent to a prison, where he contemplates a life of reform. Horror master Jacques Tourneur (Cat People and I Walked With a Zombie) made his directorial debut with this crime melodrama, which was filmed in a documentary style.
Down in "Arkansaw" (1938) as Graves
The Chaser (1938) as Process server
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Women in Prison (1938) as Henry Russell
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Curran
A temperamental singer's murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
Racket Busters (1938) as Mr. Robbins
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
There's That Woman Again (1938) as Coroner's deputy
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Director of public works
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Laboratory foreman
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Kentucky (1938) as Man at track
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Island in the Sky (1938) as Coroner
District Attorney's investigator (Whalen) starts his honeymoon and a man is indicated for murder. His bride (Stuart) doubts the man's guilt and enlists the help of a former racketeer (Kelly) to find the real killer.
Thanks for Everything (1938) as Mr. Lish
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Doctor
A fighter''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
My Lucky Star (1938) as Department head
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Superintendent
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) as Chronicle editor
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Gang Bullets (1938) as Capt. Brown
Midnight Taxi (1937) as Dr. Wilson
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as City editor
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
All-American Sweetheart (1937) as Dr. Blair
Borrowing Trouble (1937) as Clark
Dick Tracy (1937)
Easy Living (1937) as Nervous man
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''s battles.
Bad Guy (1937) as Dr. Logan
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
The Shadow Strikes (1937) as
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston dodges the police while hunting down a killer and a gangster chief.
Venus Makes Trouble (1937) as Rankin
Love Is on the Air (1937) as Chairman
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
Love Is News (1937) as Clerk
Motor Madness (1937) as Lewis
Escape by Night (1937) as
Three of a Kind (1936) as "Doc" Adams
Easy Money (1936) as Rusick
The Drag-Net (1936) as Arnold Crane
Hitch Hike to Heaven (1936) as Charlie Reed
And Sudden Death (1936) as Judge
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.
Missing Girls (1936) as
The Final Hour (1936) as Burns
Gentle Julia (1936) as Uncle
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Doctor
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Next Time We Love (1936) as Stage manager
Woman drops out of college to marry an ambitious, young journalist. Their happiness is delayed when a rich admirer sees that she gets an acting job just as her reporter leaves to cover the news from Rome. The marriage goes stale as separartions follow reunions, and the two pursue their respective ca
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as Arthur Atwood
Perry Mason''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)
A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our hero is blamed. He convinces the local Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival high priest Porotu.
It Had to Happen (1936) as Juror
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
Wives Never Know (1936) as Doctors
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
Woman Wanted (1935) as Juror
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
The Girl Who Came Back (1935) as Wadsworth
Murder Man (1935) as Meltzer
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
Happiness C.O.D. (1935) as Snyder
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) as Information clerk
Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.
Navy Wife (1935) as Dowager's husband
Every Night at Eight (1935) as Huxley
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band.
Cheers of the Crowd (1935) as Barney Booth
Special Agent (1935) as
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
Your Uncle Dudley (1935) as Printer
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as City editor
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
I'll Tell the World (1934) as Legendre
A Man's Game (1934) as John T. Bradley
The Westerner (1934) as Senator Lockhart
Tim Addison buys a ranch which is having cattle rustled. Tim suspects Wallace is the culprit, so Wallace frames Tim and has his stooge Sheriff arrest him. Escaping jail, Tim needs proof against Wallace and he and Joe Allen find the answer.

Cast (short)

Gun to Gun (1944)
This short western focuses on a ranch owner who must deal with corrupt officials over a cattle transaction.
Easy Life (1944)
In this short film, a high school dropout finds that leading a life of crime is not all he thought it would be.
My Tomato (1943)
In this comedic short, Robert Benchley attempts to grow his own tomatoes.
Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)
A gang of children try to clean the mud from their clothes, but gain a pretty horrific stench in this comedic short.
1-2-3 Go! (1941)
In this short film, a gang of children form a society to promote automobile safety awareness.
The Big Premiere (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children stage their own premier night in a barn.
Soak The Old (1940)
This short film focuses on crimes revolving around pension scams.
You, the People (1940)
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
Know Your Money (1940)
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
Weather Wizards (1939)
This short film focuses on how scientists predict changing weather to assist in giving several days'' warning to farmers.
Drunk Driving (1939)
In this short film, an up and coming businessman mixes drinking and driving with tragic consequences.
Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States (1937)
This historical short film looks at the Founding Fathers of the United States and the creation of the Constitution of the U.S.
The Public Pays (1936)
In this short film, a protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken up.
Twin Triplets (1935)
Two reporters attempt to find a story at a hospital in this comedic short.

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