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Charles Dingle

Charles Dingle



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Cast (feature film)

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Senator Fullerton
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
Half a Hero (1953) as Mr. Bascomb
A married writer moves to the suburbs to research a story.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Senator Tom Reynolds
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
The President's Lady (1953) as Capt. Irwin
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Senator Brockway
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Big Jack (1949) as Mathias Taylor
A pair of thieves swindle their way through the gay ''''90s.
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Mr. Whitley
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
A Southern Yankee (1948) as Colonel Weatharby
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
State of the Union (1948) as Bill Nolard Hardy
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Duel in the Sun (1947) as Sheriff Hardy
A fiery half-breed comes between a rancher''''s good and evil sons.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1947) as Raymond Arlington
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as John Dessark
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Major Simon Montague
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Welcome Stranger (1947) as C. J. Chesley
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Minland
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Three Wise Fools (1946) as Paul Badger
An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Michael Kenny
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Centennial Summer (1946) as Snodgrass
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) as Danglars
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Jacomet
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as [Jonathan] Kirkland
A Medal for Benny (1945) as Zack Mibbs
Guest Wife (1945) as A. T. Worth
The National Barn Dance (1944) as Mr. Gates
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
Home in Indiana (1944) as Godaw Boole
A troubled teen gets a new future when he moves to the country to raise a racehorse.
Together Again (1944) as Morton Buchman
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Kaspar Togersen
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
She's for Me (1943) as [Bradford] Crane
Someone to Remember (1943) as Jim Parsons
Lady of Burlesque (1943) as Inspector Harrigan
A star dancer and comedian team to investigate murders.
Johnny Eager (1942) as Marco
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Duncan Atterbury
George Washington Slept Here (1942) as Mr. Prescott
A pair of New Yorkers face culture shock when they buy a dilapidated country house.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Senator Jim Waters
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Dr. Ward O. Kenwood
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) as George L. Stafford
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Andrew Holmes
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Unholy Partners (1941) as Clyde Fenton
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
The Little Foxes (1941) as Ben Hubbard
An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth.
40. third of a nation... (1939) as Mr. Rogers
After rescuing a boy from a tenement fire, a wealthy young man learns he owns the run-down building.

Cast (short)

Double Talk (1937)
In this short film, a problem "child" attempts to foil his adoption at an orphanage. Vitaphone Release 1991.
Du Barry Did All Right (1937)
A woman living in Paris feels neglected by her husband, so she decides to go to New York City and enjoy herself in this short film. Vitaphone Release B27-28.

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