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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
At Long Last Love (1975) as Doorman
This film was Peter Bogdanovich's honor to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high-school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after.
2.
Hotel (1967) as Elevator operator
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
3.
Inherit the Wind (1960) as Dr. John
In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution.
4.
Vice Raid (1960) as Man at desk
A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.
5.
Arson for Hire (1959) as Dispatcher
6.
Marjorie Morningstar (1958) as Elevator operator
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
7.
Missile Monsters (1958) as Crane
A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out singlehanded to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode.
8.
Hot Rod Gang (1958) as Dryden Philpot
A young man enters a rock band to raise money so he can enter a big drag race.
9.
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Salesman
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
10.
Seven Angry Men (1955) as Thoreau
A fanatical abolitionist leads a personal war against slave owners in Kansas.
11.
The Girl Rush (1955) as Carnival spieler
12.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Seedy character
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
13.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Salesman
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
14.
Killers from Space (1954) as Station attendant
Atomic scientist Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes while on an investigatory mission after a nuclear test. Showing up at the base later, he is given sodium pentathol after being caught in espionage activities. He is not believed as he relates how he was captured by aliens who plan on conquering Earth by using giant animals and insects.
15.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as Army doctor
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
16.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) as Customer
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
17.
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) as
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
18.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Barker
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
19.
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Mailman
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
20.
Somebody Loves Me (1952) as Waiter
21.
Follow the Sun (1951) as Attendant
22.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
23.
The Strip (1951) as Police surgeon
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
24.
Night Riders of Montana (1951) as Drummer
State Ranger Rocky Lane becomes involved in a mystery surrounding a gang of horse rustlers and a young rancher who is blamed falsely for a killing. Lane helps uncover the real killers and unmasks the ringleader of the rustlers.
25.
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as Ugly One
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
26.
No Questions Asked (1951) as Elevator operator
A young lawyer''s primrose path to success gets him framed for murder.
27.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Priest
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
28.
The Law and the Lady (1951) as Newspaperman
A society jewel thief falls for one of her marks.
29.
Three Secrets (1950) as Houseman
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
30.
Copper Canyon (1950) as Guard
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuously harassed.
31.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
32.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Assistant police chief
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
33.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Victim
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
34.
Covered Wagon Raid (1950) as Pete
Under the leadership of a cutthroat named Grif (Dick Curtis), a band of outlaws has systematically been robbing and murdering settlers bound for the large Chandler ranch which has been cut up into small parcels of land for purchase. The postmaster, and operator of the Three Monkeys Saloon, Harvey Grimes (Alex Gerry) opens all mail addressed to Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), foreman of the Chandler ranch, and is able to tell who is coming to buy land. He passes the information along to the outlaws and they bring their hauls back to him. Some of the settlers are clients of the Mohican Insurance Company, which sends their ace agent, Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) to investigate. Rocky finds a piece of a watch fob that links Brag (Pierce Lyden), one of Grif's men, to the recent killing of a settler. When Brag becomes unduly nervous, Grif shoots him and lays the blame on Rocky, posing as an itinerant cowhand. Roy Chandler (Byron Barr), heir to the Chandler ranch, is a witness and is kidnapped and held captive in a hideout. Rocky reveals his true identity to Nugget and Gail Warren (Lyn Thomas), who innocently puts his life in danger just as he is about to unravel the mail-tampering scheme.
35.
Quicksand (1950) as Baldy
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
36.
The Big Hangover (1950) as Waiter
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
37.
I'll Get By (1950) as Song plugger
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
38.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as Pedestrian
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
39.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Townsman
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
40.
The Fountainhead (1949) as
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
41.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Incoming reporter
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
42.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Drugstore manager/Workman
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
43.
Whispering Smith (1949) as Brakeman
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
44.
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Barker
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
45.
Without Honor (1949) as Neighbor
Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.
46.
The Heiress (1949) as Groom
A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
47.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Commercial fisherman
A crusading district attorney sells his soul to the devil to fight corruption.
48.
The Blonde Bandit (1949) as Ticket taker
49.
On the Town (1949) as
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
50.
Silver River (1948) as
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
51.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Mr. Byers
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
52.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Salesman
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
53.
Embraceable You (1948) as Smiley
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
54.
The Vicious Circle (1948) as Molnar
55.
The Big Clock (1948) as Cab driver
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
56.
Music Man (1948) as Mailman
57.
On an Island with You (1948) as Photographer
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
58.
April Showers (1948) as Hotel clerk
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
59.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Sergeant
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
60.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Peasant
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
61.
62.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Reporter
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
63.
California (1947) as Mike, the dealer
"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.
64.
Roses Are Red (1947) as Reporter
This script rode in right off of the range that had been ridden at least twice by Tim McCoy at Columbia. Writer Elmam did little other than moving it from a Western to a big-town Eastern. Don Castle plays a newly-elected district attorney but, just before he takes office, the town's crooked political boss (Edward Keane) has his henchies (including Jeff Chandler)kidnap him with intentions of replacing him with an ex-convict(Don Castle in a dual role) who is his exact double. While the D.A.'s double/replacement is studying his mannerisms where he is being held captive, the D.A. knocks out the double, takes his clothes and manages to fool the gang boss into thinking he is the ex-con. The henchies then kill the ex-con thinking he is the D.A. The latter continues to impersonate his double until he has set and sprung the trap on the gang boss and his minions. Peggy Knudsen plays the D.A's. fiance, Patricia Knight the wife of the ex-con and Joe Sawyer pops up as a crooked police official.
65.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Sam
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
66.
Swell Guy (1947) as Farmer
67.
Pursued (1947) as Dealer
68.
Robin Hood of Texas (1947) as News reporter
When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building.
69.
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Apartment house clerk
On Mother's Day, 1946, in San Francisco, Ziggy Brennan thinks back on the events which have brought her to this day.
70.
Notorious (1946) as Motorcycle officer
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
71.
The Shadow Returns (1946) as William Monk
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston searches for precious jewels stolen from the grave.
72.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Steward
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
73.
Deadline for Murder (1946) as Stickman
74.
Bowery Bombshell (1946) as Feather-Fingers
The Bowery Boys tackle gangsters to clear one of their own from a bogus robbery charge.
75.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Newspaperman
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
76.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Assistant director
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
77.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Prisoner
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
78.
The Jade Mask (1945) as Michael Strong
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
79.
Nob Hill (1945) as
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
80.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Painter
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
81.
You Came Along (1945) as Reporter
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
82.
Wilson (1945) as Reporter
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
83.
Life with Blondie (1945) as John
84.
The Impostor (1944) as Soldier
85.
Enemy of Women (1944) as Hanussen
Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (Paul Andor), an unsuccesful playright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt (Ralph Morgan.) His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt (Claudia Drake), daughter of Colonel Brandt (H.B. Warner)at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger (Donald Woods), shuns Goebbels' attentions.
86.
Shadow of Suspicion (1944) as Reporter
Private investigators infiltrate a jewelry store to guard a priceless emerald bracelet.
87.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Reporter
88.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Joe, newspaperman
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
89.
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) as Soldier
90.
Hi, Beautiful (1944) as Conductor
91.
Hitler's Madman (1943) as Sergeant
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
92.
A Stranger in Town (1943) as Electric man
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
93.
Jitterbugs (1943) as
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
94.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Citizen
95.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
96.
Destroyer (1943) as Ship fitter
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
97.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Reporter
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
98.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Cameraman
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
99.
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Waiter
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
100.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Assistant manager
101.
Remember the Day (1942) as Photographer
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
102.
Pardon My Stripes (1942) as Bookie
103.
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942) as Dispatcher
104.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Little man
105.
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Porter
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
106.
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Clerk
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
107.
So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Duke
108.
Right to the Heart (1942) as Gas station attendant
109.
Sabotage Squad (1942) as Harry
110.
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) as Subordinate
111.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Writer
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
112.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Reporter
113.
Young America (1942) as Chamber of Commerce clerk
114.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) as Clerk
115.
Stand by All Networks (1942) as Bartender
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
116.
Paris Calling (1942) as Gendarme
117.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Court attendant
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
118.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Evaluating officer
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
119.
Unholy Partners (1941) as Circulation manager
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
120.
Unfinished Business (1941) as Yes man
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
121.
Meet the Chump (1941) as Taxi driver
122.
Tight Shoes (1941) as
123.
Model Wife (1941) as Waiter
124.
Hello Sucker (1941) as
125.
South of Panama (1941) as Joe
Jan Martin, sister of government chemist Paul Martin, realizes she is being followed by enemy agents after her brother. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mile Lawrence, instead. Enemy agents Lake and Wilton are convinced that Mike is her brother and attempt to trap the pair. They get away but Jan disappears. Disguised with a black wig and new makeup, Jan becomes Dolores and gets a job singing at a cafe. Spotting Jan without her disguise, Mike follows her down an alley where they are trapped by Raynor, another espionage agent. They get away and Jan also gets away from Mike. Later, both Mike and Jan are captured and the agents realize that Mike is not the brother they are after. Paul is also brought to the hideout, but Mike gets the drop on them.
126.
The Sunset Murder Case (1941) as Editor
First of all this film was produced and distributed in 1938, and is not a 1941 production. The exhibitors and various censor boards objected to the original title, "The Sunset Strip Case" (because of the double meaning that implied a strip on Sunset rather than the name of the street, which is exactly what the producer had in mind when he hired fan-dancer Sally Rand, the hit of the Chicago Exposition and the later Texas Centennial), and Boston promptly banned the film, as Boston was often subject to do with far less reason than they had with this film. The film was tied up in law suits across the country brought against the various blue-nose boards who also blocked its showing, and all this was going on during the collapse of Grand National with GN president E. W. Hammons being hauled to court by exhibitors and creditors, including the production unit headed by this film's producer George A. Hirliman. The latter produced it for Grand National distribution, but Grand National had no distribution left when Hirliman finally got it cleared for showing in New York in 1941 under the title of "The Sunset Murder Case"...and it was distribued through indie exchanges in 1941 as Grand National had long folded its tent. It still carried the Grand National logo, which evidently has fooled the source that keeps calling this a 1941 production, and showing it as being distributed by an entity that no longer existed. The cast order shown on the 1941 prints is no way reflective of the cast order shown on original release. Excuse the use of Plot Summary to explain why this is not a 1941 film, but that is beginning to appear to be the only way to get this film into its proper decade. The plot summary, albeit skimpy,already on site will suffice for the plot. Be advised that Sally Rand was slower with her fans and showed more flesh in a later-Soundies short film than she does here. This one ran into trouble in 1938 because of her name, and not what she actually showed, although she showed more than was custom in 1938...or 1948 or 1958 for that matter.
127.
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Clerk
128.
The Officer and the Lady (1941) as Concessionaire
129.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Photographer
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
130.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Information attendant
131.
You Belong to Me (1941) as Photographer
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
132.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Onlooker
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
133.
134.
Under Age (1941) as Pearson
135.
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Dispatcher
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
136.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941) as Camera operator
Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to pitch an idea for a cartoon.
137.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
138.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Reporter
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
139.
Danger Ahead (1940) as Lefty
140.
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Harry
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
141.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Assistant paymaster
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
142.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Reporter
A sister act splits up over love.
143.
Military Academy (1940) as Reporter
144.
The Secret Seven (1940) as Racketeer
145.
Girls of the Road (1940) as
The governor''''s daughter tries to win fair treatment for female vagrants by joining them on the road.
146.
Dulcy (1940) as Reporter
A scatterbrained beauty tries to help her fiance''''s career by throwing a big party.
147.
Pop Always Pays (1940) as Auto salesman
A man will only allow his daughter to marry if her fiance can raise $1,000.
148.
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) as Photographer
A teenage boy goes into debt to court a Manhattan socialite.
149.
Star Reporter (1939) as
150.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Photographer
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
151.
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Convict
152.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Ambulance attache
153.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Reporter
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
154.
Behind Prison Gates (1939) as Floyd
155.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Day clerk
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
156.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Reporter
157.
North of Shanghai (1939) as Wycoff
158.
They All Come Out (1939) as Clerk in Atlanta
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
159.
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Reporter
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
160.
Society Lawyer (1939) as Photographer
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
161.
Coast Guard (1939) as Second officer
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
162.
Pardon Our Nerve (1939) as Reporter
163.
Cafe Society (1939) as Waiter
164.
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939) as Telegraph operator
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
165.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
166.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Performer
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
167.
Meet the Girls (1938) as Steward
168.
Straight Place and Show (1938) as Photographer
Three loonies become professional wrestlers to help a young man get into horse racing.
169.
Sweethearts (1938) as Dance director
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
170.
The Main Event (1938) as Buck
171.
The Chaser (1938) as Injured man
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
172.
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) as Newsstand man
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
173.
Penitentiary (1938) as Reporter
174.
Sharpshooters (1938) as Newsman
175.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Reporter
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
176.
Test Pilot (1938) as Pilot
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
177.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Casting assistant
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
178.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Photographer
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
179.
I Am the Law (1938) as Reporter
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
180.
Exposed (1938) as Slim
181.
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Reporter
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
182.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Television director
183.
Squadron of Honor (1938) as Attendant
184.
Sea Racketeers (1937) as Sailor
185.
Expensive Husbands (1937) as Reporter
A rising film star pays a steep price when she marries a prince for publicity.
186.
She Married an Artist (1937) as Reporter
187.
Wells Fargo (1937) as
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
188.
The Firefly (1937) as French officer
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
189.
Missing Witness (1937) as Ship's office clerk
190.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Photographer
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
191.
Captains Courageous (1937) as Corridor steward
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
192.
It's All Yours (1937) as Cab driver
193.
Partners in Crime (1937) as Reporter
194.
Bad Guy (1937) as Interne
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
195.
Dangerous Holiday (1937) as Carpenter
196.
Criminals of the Air (1937) as Trigger
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
197.
Speed to Spare (1937) as Otto Behrman
198.
Hollywood Round-Up (1937) as Louis Lawson
An unemployed stunt man unwittingly signs on with crooks posing as filmmakers to rob banks.
199.
Big City (1937) as Petty officer
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
200.
Hollywood Cowboy (1937) as Joe Garvey
A vacationing Western star signs on to help a female rancher fight off bandits.
201.
Postal Inspector (1936) as Truck driver
202.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Attendant
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
203.
Crash Donovan (1936) as Patrolman
204.
Snowed Under (1936) as Man in producer's office
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
205.
Tell Your Children (1936) as
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
206.
Sinner Take All (1936) as Reporter
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
207.
Front Page Woman (1935) as Waiter
Rival reporters try to scoop each other while covering a fire.
208.
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Photographer
209.
Metropolitan (1935) as Press agent
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
210.
Show Them No Mercy! (1935) as Milkman
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
211.
The Case of the Missing Man (1935) as Reporter
212.
A Modern Hero (1934) as Chauffeur
A circus rider makes a hit in the automotive industry but can't find happiness.
213.
Housewife (1934) as Chauffeur
Success could spell divorce for an advertising writer.
214.
Name the Woman (1934) as Reporter
215.
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Hotel bellhop
216.
Upper World (1934) as Steward
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
217.
Desirable (1934) as Head usher
An aging actress tries to keep her teen-aged daughter out of the public eye.
218.
Murder in the Clouds (1934) as Assistant
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
219.
Helldorado (1934) as Newspaper reporter
220.
Central Airport (1933) as Desk clerk
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
221.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1931) as Judkins
Lassiter's sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Years later Lassiter arrives at the Withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. He immediately gets caught up in the ranch's struggle against rustlers. Trailing a rustled herd of horses leads him to the rustler's hideout and the missing daughter.

Cast (special)

222.
Another Day, Another Dollar (1959)
The misadventures of Augie Adams, a toy salesman. In the pilot show, broadcast as a segment of "Alcoa Theater," Augie risks losing a big client in order to attend his son's art show at school. See also "How's Business?," the sequel pilot show.

Cast (short)

223.
The Great American Mug (1945)
This short film takes a look at the typical American barbershop.
224.
Rodeo Dough (1940)
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo in this short film.
225.
Happily Buried (1939)
In this short film, two heirs of competing waffle iron companies are getting married, but call off the wedding when they can''''t agree on the shape of the new iron.
226.
The Ash Can Fleet (1939)
This short film presents the story of David Bushnell, inventor of the submarine and the depth charge.
227.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
228.
Duel Personalities (1939)
While under a hypnotic spell, a boy thinks he''''s one of the Three Musketeers and challenges his friend to a duel in this comedic short.
229.
Hollywood Handicap (1938)
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
230.
Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (1938)
This short musical takes the viewer to Billy Rose''''s Casa Manana Revue, filmed at the Fort Worth Frontier Fiesta.
231.
The Canary Comes Across (1938)
In this musical short, a prisoner gifted with a good singing voice escapes from prison.
232.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
233.
"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.
234.
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
This short film takes a humorous look at photography.
235.
Thicker Than Water (1935)
Oliver Hardy suffers some pretty serious money troubles in this comedic short film.
236.
Southern Exposure (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase pretends to be a wealthy southern plantation owner in order to get a distant relative''''s lawyer husband to help with a lawsuit.
237.
The Four Star Boarder (1935)
In this comedic short film, a man''''s new wife must convince her wealthy aunt that she''''s married to someone else.
238.
Poker at Eight (1935)
In this comedic short, a man attempts to hypnotize his wife to escape to a poker game.
239.
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.
240.
Service with a Smile (1934)
In this comedic short, the owner of a burnt down gas station attempts to fool his insurance company by embellishing the description of his business. Vitaphone Release 1700-1701.

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