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Cast (feature film)

Rogue's March (1953) as M.P.
After being unjustly accused of spying, a British officer tries to redeem himself in India.
Fort Vengeance (1953) as
Outlaw brothers turned Mounties clash over their different attitudes toward law and order.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Newspaper man
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) as Soldier
A faithful dog changes the lives of all who know her after her master dies.
A Woman's Vengeance (1948) as Chemist
Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic heart disease, and Henry promptly marries Doris, to the chagrin of neighbor Janet Spence, who loves him. When a post-mortem shows that Emily's death was precipitated by arsenic, Henry is placed on trial for his life. But is he guilty?
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Officer
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
Homecoming (1948) as British soldier
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Forever Amber (1947) as Fop
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.
The Macomber Affair (1947) as Reporter Logan
A wealthy playboy and his wife hire a great white hunter to guide them to the African hunting grounds.
Golden Earrings (1947) as Club member
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Leigh
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Johns
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Cloak and Dagger (1946) as British sergeant
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
This Man's Navy (1945) as English officer
Two Navy vets compete to see whose son is the bigger hero.
The Spider Woman (1944) as Norman Locke
Sherlock Holmes fakes his own death to expose a killer.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as English liaison officer
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
The Canterville Ghost (1944) as Officer
A ghost who died a coward tries to inspire U.S. GIs to become heroes.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as Lieutenant Herrick
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as [Lt.] Clavering
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Officer
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.
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as English officer
International Squadron (1941) as Bar boy
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Suspicion (1941) as Benson
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Captain Carter
Jane Austen''''s comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
Mystery Sea Raider (1940) as Martin
Wuthering Heights (1939) as Giles
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Lift boy
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Clive of India (1935) as Mr. Stringer
In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by his lack of advancement, and transfers to the military arm of the company, where he excels. Clive's leadership and gift for manipulation strengthen England's hold over India and lead to personal wealth, which is often threatened by the enemies he makes along the way.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) as Hayward
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
Les Misérables (1935) as Brissac
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
The Dark Angel (1935) as Men in dormitory
Three childhood friends are torn apart by love and World War I.
East of Java (1935) as Pilot
Treasure Island (1934) as Boy in inn
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) as Octavius Barrett
An invalid poetess defies her father's wishes to marry a dashing young poet.

Cast (short)

Forbidden Passage (1941)
This short film documents the U.S. Department of Immigration''''s efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the country.
The Romance of Robert Burns (1937)
This short film presents the story behind Robert Burns'''' famous song "Auld Lang Syne." Vitaphone Release 7874-7875.

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