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Also Known As: Died: August 4, 1981
Born: April 5, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Macon, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Hot Touch (1982) as Max Reich
Ghost Story (1981) as John Jaffrey
Four old men get together one a week to entertain each other by telling scary tales. This diversion takes an ugly turn when one of the most terrifying stories comes to life and a woman they mistakenly left for dead many years before comes back to exact her revenge.
Tell Me a Riddle (1980) as David
Eva and David have been married for forty years, and their marriage has not been terribly happy. But when the couple travel to San Francisco to see their grandchildren, they rediscover the love that they once felt for each other.
Changeling, The (1979) as Senator Joseph Carmichael
A recently widowed composer moves into an old mansion haunted by the ghost of a child who died there 70 years ago.
Being There (1979) as Benjamin Rand
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
Seduction Of Joe Tynan, The (1979) as Senator Birney
Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as Zachariah Guthrie--Secretary Of Defense
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
Intimate Strangers (1977) as Donald'S Father
A contemporary drama of a couple who find that their deep love for each other cannot overcome the emotions threatening to destroy their marriage, and she becomes a battered wife. Tyne Daly garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
Tenant, The (1976) as Monsieur Zy
A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.
Death Squad, The (1974) as Captain Earl Kreski
A television carbon of Clint Eastwood's "Magnum Force" (1973), this movie likewise has a hard-nosed cop going after a self-styled assassination squad of bad cops who are methodically eliminating criminals they feel were wrongly exonerated in court. Forster is the one rooting out the bad apples.
Murder or Mercy (1974) as Dr Paul Harelson
An eminent physician, accused of his wife's mercy-killing, is defended by a retired attorney and his ambitious lawyer son. This film's plot more than vaguely resembles "An Act of Murder" (1948) that starred Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge.
One is a Lonely Number (1972) as Joseph Provo
A pretty divorcee tries to build a new life.
The Candidate (1972) as John J. McKay
A senate candidate''s ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger.
Death Takes a Holiday (1971) as Judge Earl Chapman
In this updated remake of the 1934 movie that starred Fredric March, Death in human form comes to earth to learn why people hang onto life so tenaciously and unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman. The film reunited veteran actors Melvyn Douglas and Myrna Loy for the first time sinc
I Never Sang for My Father (1970) as Tom Garrison
When his mother dies, a grieving son is torn between his demanding father and his need to live his own life.
Hotel (1967) as Warren Trent
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
Rapture (1965) as Larbaud
The Americanization of Emily (1964) as Adm. William Jessup
A British war widow falls for an opportunistic American sailor during World War II.
Advance to the Rear (1964) as Col. Claude Brackenby
Civil War rejects are sent to the West, supposedly out of harm's way.
Hud (1963) as Homer Bannon
An amoral modern rancher clashes with his rigid father.
Billy Budd (1962) as The Dansker
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.
My Forbidden Past (1951) as Paul Beaurevelle
A beauty with a skeleton in her closet seeks revenge on the suitor who jilted her.
On the Loose (1951) as Frank Bradley
When she's branded as a "bad girl," a troubled teen fights for her parents' approval.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Luke Jordan
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
The Great Sinner (1949) as Armand De Glasse
A young man succumbs to gambling fever.
My Own True Love (1949) as Clive Heath
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Bill Cole
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Brice Chamberlain
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Smithfield Cobb
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
We Were Dancing (1942) as [Baron Nicholas] Nicki Prax [also known as Mr. Manesque]
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Jeff Seabrook
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Michael Holmes
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
This Thing Called Love (1941) as Tice Collins
A new bride insists on postponing the wedding night until she and her husband are sure it''''s forever.
That Uncertain Feeling (1941) as Larry [Baker]
A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
Our Wife (1941) as Jerry Marvin
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
A Woman's Face (1941) as Dr. Gustav Segert
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) as Larry Blake
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) as Paul Beliot
Too Many Husbands (1940) as Henry Lowndes
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Jeff Thompson
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
Ninotchka (1939) as [Count] Leon [d'Algout]
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Kenny Williams
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) as Ronald Brooke
An English professor helps a waitress take a dream vacation in Paris.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Michael Cassidy
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
That Certain Age (1938) as Vincent Bullit
Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'
There's Always a Woman (1938) as William [H.] Reardon
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Georges Sartoris
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
The Shining Hour (1938) as Henry Linden
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
Fast Company (1938) as Joel Sloane
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
There's That Woman Again (1938) as Bill Reardon
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as Rene Farrand [also known as Arsene Lupin]
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
Women of Glamour (1937) as Richard ["Dick"] Stark
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
I Met Him in Paris (1937) as George Potter
Kay Denham is off for a 'fling' in Paris, leaving her staid suitor Berk behind. There, she meets two new suitors, Gene and George. Gene smooth-talks her into a junket to Switzerland, but George (with no illusions about his friend) appoints himself chaperone. Through a series of slapstick winter sports, Kay remains puzzled about George's disapproval of Gene...but there's a reason.
Captains Courageous (1937) as Mr. Cheyne
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Angel (1937) as Anthony Halton
While vacationing without her husband, a married woman falls for another man.
I'll Take Romance (1937) as James Guthrie
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as Michael Grant [also known as Dubarry]
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
And So They Were Married (1936) as Hugh [Stephen] Blake
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as John Randolph
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
She Married Her Boss (1935) as Richard Barclay
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Barton Powell
Annie Oakley (1935) as Jeff Hogarth
The famed female sharpshooter learns that you can't get a man with a gun when she falls for a rival marksman.
The People's Enemy (1935) as [George R.] Traps Stuart
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Michael [Lanyard, also known as The Lone Wolf and Colonel Thompson]
Woman in the Dark (1934) as Tony Robson
Dangerous Corner (1934) as Charles [Stanton]
Friends uncover a dark secret when they compare notes about a theft and suicide.
Nagana (1933) as Dr. Kurt Radnor
The Vampire Bat (1933) as Karl Breettschneider
Villagers suspect the town simpleton of being a vampire.
Counsellor at Law (1933) as Roy Darwin
A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past.
The Wiser Sex (1932) as [District Attorney] David Rolfe
As You Desire Me (1932) as [Count] Bruno [Varelli]
A woman recovering from amnesia must choose between her current lover and the husband she''''s forgotten.
The Broken Wing (1932) as Philip Marvin
Prestige (1932) as Lieut. Andre Verlaine
A woman joins her fiance at a Malaysian prison camp only to discover he's become an alcoholic.
The Old Dark House (1932) as Penderel
A storm strands travelers in a house full of dangerous eccentrics.
Tonight or Never (1931) as Jim Fletcher
An opera diva falls in love with a dashing, handsome young man but she must find out whether he is the answer to her dreams or...just a gigolo.

Cast (special)

Portrait of Grandpa Doc (1977) as Grandpa Doc
The story of a gentle and loving grandfather who encourages his grandson's ambition to be a painter.
Statesman, The (1975) as Benjamin Franklin
The fourth and final installment of a four-part special series dramatizing of the life of Benjamin Franklin. The program relates Franklin's efforts to help devise and institute a government for the new nation in the aftermath of victory in the War of Independence.
Inherit the Wind (1965) as Henry Drummond
A drama based on the historic "Monkey Trial" of 1925, in which Clarence Darrow defended a school teacher accused of teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

Cast (short)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.

Misc. Crew (short)

The Cinematographer (1951)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of the cinematographer.

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