skip navigation
Overview for Douglass Dumbrille
Douglass Dumbrille

Douglass Dumbrille



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

Treasure... Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore. A classic adventure tale of a... more info $15.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Fast Company /... Who bumped off bibliophile Otto Brockler? Mystery turns a new page when book... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

I Married An... With a lilting 'Tira Lira La,' a bevy of Budapest beauties show up for the... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

The Naughty... Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy. The famous screen duo star in their first film... more info $15.96was $19.99 Buy Now

Luise Rainer... Celebrate the short career (10 films and two Oscars) and long life (100 years... more info $23.95was $29.99 Buy Now

Fog Over... Bette Davis and Margaret Lindsay portray stepsisters from a society family in... more info $11.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: April 2, 1974
Born: October 13, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Shock Treatment (1964) as Judge
A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Johnny Cool (1963) as Gang members
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Air Patrol (1962) as Millard Nolan
High Time (1960) as Judge Carter
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Collector of the port
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Shake, Rattle & Rock! (1956) as Eustace Fentwick III
A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Jannes
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
A Life at Stake (1955) as Augustus A. Hillman
Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Scipio
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
The Lawless Rider (1954) as Marshal Brady
World for Ransom (1954) as Inspector McCollum
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain China" TV series that starred Dan Duryea as soldier-of-fortune China Smith, using many of the same players that were regulars on the TV series, including Douglass Dumbrille, as head of the British Intelligence, and the same "Singapore", British Colony colonials and China sets used on the series. In this instance, they had the good grace to actually make a "new" film rather than just paste two of the TV episodes together and sending it out as a "new" movie as many of the TV production companies were doing at the time, i.e., the producers of the "Ramar of the Jungle" and Guy Madison's "Wild Bill Hickok" series. And changed the role names of Duryea and Dumbrille, but the Duryea character is still "China Smith." And hired a good director. This time out China Smith...uh.....Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea), because of his friendship with Julian March (Patric Knowles),becomes involved with a plot to kidnap a nuclear scientist who is one of the three men in the whole wide world who knows how to detonate an H-Bomb and evidently carries most of the makings around with him. March is in league with Alexis Pederas (Gene Lockhart, less lovable than usual)and his henchman Guzik (former boxer Lou Nova and mean as usual), planning to do some blackmailing on a global scale. Lots of killing, kidnappings, crosses and double-crosses, fights and pursuits follow, plus some bit of footsie between March's wife, Frennessy (Marian Carr) and Callahan. Nothing much happens in that area either as she departs Singapore and Callahan both when neither are of further use to her. Better than the TV series because of director Robert Aldrich. And Marian Carr, who Aldrich would use later on.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Lepidus
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
Plunder of the Sun (1953) as Carter, U.S. Consulate official
Mexican Aztec ruins hold the secret of a long-buried treasure.
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) as Powhatan
The legendary Indian princess saves a British soldier from execution and follows him to England.
Scaramouche (1952) as President of the Assembly
In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.
Apache War Smoke (1952) as Major Dekker
A killer joins stagecoach passengers under attack by Indians.
Sky Full of Moon (1952) as Rodeo official
An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend.
Son of Paleface (1952) as Sheriff McIntyre
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
A Millionaire for Christy (1951) as J. C. Thompson
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
The Kangaroo Kid (1951) as Vincent Moller, also known as Spengler
Tex Kinnane (Jock Mahoney as Jock O'Mahoney), posing as a stage driver, goes to Australia to investigate a series of robberies at Goldstar. He makes friends at the saloon with Baldy Muldoon (Alex Kellaway) and barmaid Stella Grey (Veda Ann Borg). Lawyer Vincent Moller (Douglass Dumbrille), the leader behind the robberies, learns Tex's real identity, and frames a plot to blame the crimes on Tex.
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Captain Martos
Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style.
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) as Hamud El Khalid
Two zany wrestling promoters join the French Foreign Legion by mistake.
Riding High (1950) as Eddie Howard
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
The Savage Horde (1950) as Col. Price
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker (Jim Davis) is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston (Adrian Booth) and has an encounter with the U.S.Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee (Noah Beery Jr). , owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor (Grant Withers). Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer (Bob Steele), gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him.
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949) as Captain Lance
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as George Ellerby
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949) as Henry Mitchell
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949) as John J. Murdock
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
Alimony (1949) as Burt Crail
Dynamite (1949) as Foreman Hank Gibbons
Gunner Peterson (William Gargan) is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake (Irving Bacon)and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary (Virginia Welles.) Johnny Brown (Richard Crane), son of Nellie Brown (Mary Newton) who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard-Rock Mason (Frank Ferguson)and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel.
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as Charlie Cooper
Dragnet (1947) as Frank Farrington
Christmas Eve (1947) as Doctor Bunyan
To save her fortune, an aging woman must reunite her three adopted sons.
Blonde Savage (1947) as Mark Harper
Diamond mine owner Mark Harper (Douglass Dumbrille) hires pilot Steve Blake (Leif Erickson) and his pal Hoppy Owens (Frank Jenks)to search for a hidden jungle village from which the natives have made trouble for his mine operations. They crash near the village and discover that Meelah (Gale Sherwood), a white girl brought up by the natives after her parents had been killed for their property by Harper, is the head of the village. Returning to the mine, Harper, already suspicious of what they may have learned and jealous of the attention his wife, Connie Harper (Veda Ann Borg), is paying to Steve, has them jailed, while he leads an expedition against the village and Meelah.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as Dan Healey
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Luke Roland
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Dishonored Lady (1947) as District Attorney
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as George Washington
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Spook Busters (1946) as Dr. Coslow
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
The Catman of Paris (1946) as Henry Borchard
A Night in Paradise (1946) as High Priest
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Under Nevada Skies (1946) as Arthur Courtney
Rodeo star Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), returning with his horse "Trigger" to his home town, finds old Tom Craig (Leyland Hodgson) murdered and offers his aid to "acting sheriff" Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes). Roy meets Helen Williams (Dale Evans), new singer at the Trading Post club, who is on her way to see Craig about a family-heirloom crest which he has stolen from her father. Arthur Courtney (Douglass Dumbrille)is informed by his henchmen that Craig is dead but they were unable to find the crest since Gabby, Helen and Roy had appeared on the scene. He orders them to get rid of Roy and Helen. After narrowly missing being killed while on their way to an Indian pow-wow, Roy and Gabby go to the Craig ranch where they discover an old clock and the crest hidden it it. They are taken captive by Courtney's henchmen and watch Courtney press a catch on the crest and take out a piece of paper. A fight ensues and The Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr and "Shug" Fisher) and Roy's Indian friends come to Roy's and Gabby's aid.
The Cat Creeps (1946) as Tom McGalvey
Road to Utopia (1946) as Ace Larson
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
A Medal for Benny (1945) as The General
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) as Sheriff
Flame of the West (1945) as Tom Nightlander
A lawman turned doctor refuses to fight in his town.
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as Inspector Brant
Pardon My Past (1945) as Uncle Wills
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.
Lumberjack (1944) as Keeper
Julie's husband has been murdered and land agents want her to sign away her property rights. Hoppy warns against this but she does so anyway. It looks as though she will be unable to deliver the timber called for in her agreement. Hoppy has to make the lumber deal happened and solve the murder.
Jungle Woman (1944) as District Attorney
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form every once in a while to kill somebody.
Uncertain Glory (1944) as Police commissioner
A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.
Lost in a Harem (1944) as Nimativ
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
Forty Thieves (1944) as Tad Hammond
When he runs for sheriff, Hoppy is beaten by Jerry Doyle, the gutless wonder voted for by every crook in town. When Hoppy moves to have the new sheriff impeached, outlaw leader Tad Hammond hires forty gunslingers to stop him. Stop Hoppy? Hah!
Gypsy Wildcat (1944) as Baron Tovar
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Captain Ludlow
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
False Colors (1943) as Mark Foster
Before he was killed by Mark Foster's men, Bud Lawton willed part ownership in his ranch to Hoppy and his two pals. When the three arrive they find a fake posing as Lawton. When they expose the imposter, Foster gets the Sheriff to jail them for Lawton's murder.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Willie/Duc de Rigor
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
Castle in the Desert (1942) as [Paul] Manderley
Paul Manderley, eccentric historian, and his wife, descendant of the Borgias, live in an isolated castle-like mansion in the Mojave Desert. When a guest suddenly collapses, Charlie Chan is invited to stay. As the standard mystery-mansion props come into play, and all means of outside communication are sabotaged, it becomes evident that one of the inhabitants has access to poisons and is prepared to use them...
King of the Mounties (1942)
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata (Abner Biberman), Count Baroni (Nestor Pavia) and Marshal von Horst (Wilheim/William von Brincken using his WW II alias of William Vaughn), chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent (George Irving), and his daughter Carol (Peggy Drake) arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper (Douglass Dumbrille.) RCMP Sergeant Tom King (Allan Lane) attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
I Married an Angel (1942) as Baron Szigethy
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Gen. William Henry Harrison
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
A Gentleman After Dark (1942) as Enzo Calibra
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Jake Rainwater
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) as [Benny] Gordon
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
Murder Among Friends (1941) as Carter Stevenson
Washington Melodrama (1941) as [District Attorney] Donnelly
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
The Round Up (1941) as Captain Lane
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941) as John Mathews
Road to Zanzibar (1941) as Slave trader
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
The Big Store (1941) as Mr. Grover
A detective and his zany pals take over a failing department store.
Virginia City (1940) as Major Drewery
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
South of Pago Pago (1940) as Williams
Slightly Honorable (1939) as George Taylor
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as District commander
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as La Costa
The Three Musketeers (1939) as Athos
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Matt Cooper
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Captain Fury (1939) as Preston
An Irish convict escapes an Australian prison to organize a revolution.
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) as Holloway
A flood has wiped out the ranchers. Congressman Fuller was against the Flood Control bill so Gene runs against him in the next election and wins. Gene goes to Washington but has no success in passing the bill as Holloway is using his influence to block it. Then just as Gene returns home another disastrous flood hits.
City in Darkness (1939) as Petroff
Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) as [Stewart Salzbury, alias] Thomas Gregory
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
Sharpshooters (1938) as Count Maxim
Fast Company (1938) as Arnold Stamper
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
The Buccaneer (1938) as Governor Claiborne
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Storm over Bengal (1938) as Ramin Kahn
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938) as J. J. Grant
Kentucky (1938) as John Dillon, 1861
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
The Mysterious Rider (1938) as Pecos Bill/Ben Wade [also known as "Red"]
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in Folsom's cattle rustling and a chance to settle an old score.
Stolen Heaven (1938) as Klingmann
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Korum
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Woman in Distress (1937) as Jerome Culver
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Prince Musah
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
The Firefly (1937) as Marquis de Melito
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
A Day at the Races (1937) as Morgan
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
You May Be Next! (1936) as Beau Gardner
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Bishop
End of the Trail (1936) as Bill Mason
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as John Cedar
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
The Witness Chair (1936) as Stanley Whittaker
A woman lets her lover stand trial for the murder she committed.
Princess Comes Across (1936) as [Paul Musko, also known as Detective] Lorel
A Brooklyn girl masquerades as a princess to land a Hollywood contract.
Counterfeit Lady (1936) as August Marino
M'liss (1936) as Lou Ellis
A young innocent searches a rough mining town for her drunken father.
Naughty Marietta (1935) as Uncle
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
Air Hawks (1935) as [Victor] Arnold
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1935) as Jeff Hardy
The Public Menace (1935) as Tonelli
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Love Me Forever (1935) as Miller
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Unknown Woman (1935) as Phil Gardner
A female undercover agent tracks down bond thieves.
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Morphew
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Grilov
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Mohammed Khan
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Baradas
Peter Ibbetson (1935) as Colonel Forsythe
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, but Peter is sentenced to life in prison for an accidental killing. Mary comes to him in dreams and they are able to live out their romance in a dream world.
Stamboul Quest (1934) as General
A notorious enemy spy falls for an American medical student during World War I.
Treasure Island (1934) as Hands
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
Harold Teen (1934) as Snatcher
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
Operator 13 (1934) as General Stewart
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
The Secret Bride (1934) as [Dave] Bredeen
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
Hi Nellie! (1934) as [Harvey] Dawes
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Eddie Morgan
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Journal of a Crime (1934) as [Germaine] Cartier
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
Massacre (1934) as Chairman
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''s rights.
Fog over Frisco (1934) as Mayard [alias of Arthur Burchard]
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Hard to Handle (1933) as District Attorney
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
Elmer the Great (1933) as Stillman
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
The Silk Express (1933) as
A young silk importer fights off threats to his cargo during a perilous train ride.
Smoke Lightning (1933) as [Sam] Edson
The Big Brain (1933) as Dan Thomas
King of the Jungle (1933) as Ed Peters
Laughter in Hell (1933) as Ed Perkins
Rustlers' Roundup (1933) as Bill Brett
Winters is after the Brand ranch and his man Brett who is foreman there is rustling the Brand stock. But Tom is on to their game and breaks up their attempt to buy the ranch. When they plan to rustle their horses, Tom must not only rescue Danny Brand who is their prisoner but stop the rustlers.
Convention City (1933) as Hadley
The World Changes (1933) as Buffalo Bill
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
Heroes for Sale (1933) as Chief engineer
A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.
The Way to Love (1933) as Agent Chapusard
Baby Face (1933) as Brody
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
Voltaire (1933) as Oriental king
The famed French writer becomes the conscience of his country during the French Revolution.
Lady Killer (1933) as Spade [Maddock]
A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star.
Female (1933) as Mumford
A female CEO who's used to buying love meets her match in an independent young executive.
The Wiser Sex (1932) as The Chauffeur
That's My Boy (1932) as Coach Daisy Adams
Featuring members of the 1931 National Champion football team from the University of Southern California Trojans, with team members Russell Saunders and Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian also cast in roles other than just team members. Former USC football player John Wayne (not on the 1931 team) and Olympic swimmer Buster Crabbe also in cast as football players: Thomas Jefferson "Snakehips" Scott (Richard Cromwell, definitely cast against type)is the sensation of the Freshman football squad at Bedford University. After a sensational Sophomore season, varsity coach "Daisy" Adams (Douglass Dunbrille) gets him a summer "job" in the Maine woods as a bond salesman. The coach sends him there for conditioning purposes only, but Tommy is pleased with the $6,000 he gets for selling bonds he never even sees. Nice work if you can get it and, seventy years later, college football players (usually from Texas and California, playing for colleges from some other states that can't "grow their own")still manage to find similar positions. Tommy, figuring that there is more where this came from, tells a graduate manager he will quit the team unless they pay him $50,000. The manager arranges with a broker to start an investment fund named after Thomas Jefferson Smith, the receipts from which will net Tommy his demanded amount. Thousands of shares are sold, for unclear reasons since the buyers had no reason to expect a return, but, hey, the plot must move along. The broker gambles away the funds. The broker kills himself. The district attorney questions Tommy. The father of Tommy's college squueze offers Tommy $50,000 if he will break his engagement to the girl. Tommy holds out for $100,000. Tommy is booed off the field after the first half of "the BIG GAME." Tommy has sent the $100,000 to the district attorney to pay off the investors. The D.A. tells the newspapers. The newspapers print special editions that are delivered to the stadium at half-time. Tommy receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Tommy scores the winning touchdown. Mom Scott (Mae Marsh)is proud of Tommy, for reasons hard to discern.
The Pride of the Legion (1932) as McMahon
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Murchenson
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
His Woman (1931) as Alisandroe
Tough Caribbean freighter Captain Sam Whelan engages Sally Clark, a tramp masquerading as a missionary's daughter, to care for an abandoned baby on board his ship. En route to New York, ships mate Gatson sexually attacks her. The Captain knocks Gatson overboard in an ensuing scuffle. A romance developing between the Captain and Miss Clark is put to the test in New York after an assault investigation uncovers the girl's questionable past.

Cast (special)

Life of Vernon Hathaway, The (1955) as Red Beecham
The misadventures of Vernon Hathaway, a meek watch repairman who daydreams himself into exciting adventures.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute