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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Phffft (1954) as Taxi driver
A couple divorce but can't stop getting mixed up in each other's lives.
2.
The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Assistant director
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America's favorite humorist.
3.
The Lusty Men (1952) as Red Logan
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
4.
It Grows on Trees (1952) as Treeburger proprietor
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.
5.
The Winning Team (1952) as Fred
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
6.
Golden Girl (1951) as Lotta's musician
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
7.
The Unknown Man (1951) as Reporter
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he's gotten off was really guilty.
8.
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Buck Botkin
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
9.
G. I. Jane (1951) as Pvt. Tennessee Jones
10.
The Second Woman (1950) as Mr. Nelson
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.
11.
Quicksand (1950) as Buzz [Larson]
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
12.
Singing Guns (1950) as Stage guard
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
13.
The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950) as Bosun's voice
A captain tries to keep home as tight as his ship.
14.
Convicted (1950) as Grant
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
15.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949) as Curly
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancTe, 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?
16.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Clancy
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
17.
Too Late for Tears (1949) as Bindlestiff
One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane, with luxury within her reach, persuades him to hang onto it "for a while." Soon, the Palmers are traced by one Danny Fuller, a sleazy character who claims the money is his. To hang onto it, Jane will need all the qualities of an ultimate femme fatale...and does she ever have them!
18.
Flaming Fury (1949) as Kenneth Bender
19.
Post Office Investigator (1949) as Eddie Waltch
20.
Incident (1949) as Red Mathews
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
21.
Easter Parade (1948) as Cab driver
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
22.
The Tender Years (1948) as Spike
The first of the Edward L. Alperson "Alson Productions" for 20th Century-Fox distribution, featuring the return to the screen, after nearly a four-year absence, of comedian Joe E. Brown, in a non-comedic role. The story is set in a small mid-western town in the 1880's, where minister William "Will" Norris (Joe E. Brown) becomes involved in the vicious fights held in the local dog-pit when one of the injured animals escapes its brutal master and seeks refuge in the Norris home. Forced by law to return the dog to its owner, the minister goes against his religious teachings and, with his son Ted (Richard Lyon), steals the dog in an effort to rouse public sympathy against the dog fights and against cruelty to all animals. The film was endorsed in many locations by local chapters of the American Humane Society and/or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
23.
Daredevils of the Clouds (1948) as Eddy Clark
24.
Let's Live a Little (1948) as Lewis
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancTe. 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?
25.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Messenger
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss's winnings.
26.
Song of My Heart (1948) as Pfc. Murphy
27.
Whiplash (1948) as Bill, piano player
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
28.
Kidnapped (1948) as Sailor
After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, a young man fights to reclaim his birthright.
29.
Are You with It? (1948) as Usher
30.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Whitey
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
31.
Swell Guy (1947) as Wise guy
32.
Rolling Home (1946) as A cowboy
Old time rodeo performer Raymond Hatton and his grandson, (Buzz Henry as Robert Dee 'Buzzy" Henry) arrive in a small town with an injured horse, and local minister Russell Hayden tends the horse's injured leg. Jean Parker, a wealthy but selfish young widow, lives in the town. The church is in debt but the minister's financial problems are eventually solved by the horse winning a surrey race, and the widow whose attitude has been softned by Hatton, Henry and Hayden. This was the first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in as an adult, and was brought about when the just-discharged-from-the-Navy Carey ran into producer William Berke on an Hollywood street corner. Berke, who had produced six sound westerns in the mid-30's starring the elder Carey, offered Carey Jr. a bit in this film. The first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in was in 1921, as an infant in one of his father's silent westerns. Even with a 25-year-gap between his "first" and second film, Carey's 80 years of work in films may be the longevity record.
33.
The Runaround (1946) as Cab driver
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
34.
Night and Day (1946) as Student
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
35.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as Sailor
36.
China's Little Devils (1945) as Eddie
37.
Penthouse Rhythm (1945) as Hank Davis
38.
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Chuck
39.
Hi, Beautiful (1944) as Soldier specialty
40.
41.
An American Romance (1944) as Workman in meeting
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
42.
Hey, Rookie (1944) as Bopkins
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions.
43.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Mail orderly
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
44.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Train passenger
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
45.
The Impostor (1944) as Young officer
46.
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Chuck
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
47.
Something for the Boys (1944) as Gambling soldier
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
48.
Thundering Trails (1943) as "Lullaby" Joslin
49.
Santa Fe Scouts (1943) as Lullaby Joslin
50.
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) as "Lullaby" Joslin
51.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Steward
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
52.
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Shorty
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
53.
The Blocked Trail (1943) as Lullaby Joslin
54.
Shadows on the Sage (1942) as "Lullaby" Joslin
55.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Stuttering boy in car
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
56.
Flying Tigers (1942) as McIntosh
American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders.
57.
Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942) as Missouri
58.
Private Snuffy Smith (1942) as Don
Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan), moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don (Jimmie Dodd), a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents.
59.
Valley of Hunted Men (1942) as "Lullaby" Joslin
It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his uncle Dr. Steiner is developing a chemical that will extract rubber from a local plant. The Nazis are out to stop the project and they get the fake Schiller to sabotage the Doctor's formula.
60.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Bill
61.
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Bellboy with manager
62.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Indignant patient
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
63.
Those Were the Days! (1940) as Evans
64.
Law and Order (1940) as Jimmy [Dixon]
Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon brings law and order. When Daggetts men ambush him he kills Poe's brother. Poe then kills Bill's friend Brant and this leads to the showdown.

Music (feature film)

65.
G. I. Jane (1951) as Composer
66.
Rolling Home (1946) as Composer
Old time rodeo performer Raymond Hatton and his grandson, (Buzz Henry as Robert Dee 'Buzzy" Henry) arrive in a small town with an injured horse, and local minister Russell Hayden tends the horse's injured leg. Jean Parker, a wealthy but selfish young widow, lives in the town. The church is in debt but the minister's financial problems are eventually solved by the horse winning a surrey race, and the widow whose attitude has been softned by Hatton, Henry and Hayden. This was the first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in as an adult, and was brought about when the just-discharged-from-the-Navy Carey ran into producer William Berke on an Hollywood street corner. Berke, who had produced six sound westerns in the mid-30's starring the elder Carey, offered Carey Jr. a bit in this film. The first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in was in 1921, as an infant in one of his father's silent westerns. Even with a 25-year-gap between his "first" and second film, Carey's 80 years of work in films may be the longevity record.
67.
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Composer
68.
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Composer
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
69.
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) as Composer
70.
Shadows on the Sage (1942) as Composer
71.
Private Snuffy Smith (1942) as Composer
Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan), moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don (Jimmie Dodd), a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents.
72.
Law and Order (1940) as Composer
Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon brings law and order. When Daggetts men ambush him he kills Poe's brother. Poe then kills Bill's friend Brant and this leads to the showdown.

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