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Also Known As: Died: December 15, 1972
Born: July 16, 1882 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

The Fighting Lady (1935) as Dialogue Director

Cast (feature film)

The Ten Commandments (1956) as Slave
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'.
The She-Creature (1956) as Professor Anderson
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
Francis in the Haunted House (1956) as Howard Grisby
Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Army Col. [E. R.] Washburn
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
A Man Called Peter (1955) as Senator Prescott
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
One Desire (1955) as Mr. Hathaway
Circa 1900, runaway boy Nugget arrives in an Oklahoma boom town to find his brother...who's a dealer in the casino section of a palatial bawdy house, and lover of the madam, Tacey Cromwell. Together, Nugget, Clint, and Tacey seek respectability in a Colorado mining town. Clint finds work at the town's new bank, while Tacey adopts another orphan, Seely. But Clint is pursued by banker's daughter Judith Watrous, who's seemingly sweet but takes ruthless steps to eliminate competition. Result for Tacey: heartbreak, renunciation, and tears a-plenty.
Three Hours to Kill (1954) as Rancher
After escaping a lynch mob, an innocent man returns to find out who framed him for murder.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Senator
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
The Lawless Breed (1953) as Henry Johnson
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Lawyer for the Dureaus
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) as Jeb
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
Vice Squad (1953) as Bank teller at vault
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) as Col. Denning
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
Hangman's Knot (1952) as Cavalry officer
Rebel soldiers raid a Union gold shipment, then learn the Civil War has been over for a month.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Dr. Thompson
The Raiders (1952) as Judge
The Merry Widow (1952) as
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Flight to Mars (1951) as Justin
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
The Texas Rangers (1951) as Banker Lowden
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Go for Broke! (1951) as General
The true story of World War II''''s all Japanese-American unit.
Please Believe Me (1950) as
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) as Footman
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Key to the City (1950) as Councilman
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) as Mr. Fillion
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
When You're Smiling (1950) as Foster
Blondie's Hero (1950) as Richard Rogers
Beware of Blondie (1950) as J. C. Dithers
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) as Mr. Nolan
The Dark Past (1949) as McCoy
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
Command Decision (1949) as Congressman Watson
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
That Midnight Kiss (1949) as Jason
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
Mickey (1948) as Dr. Merckle
Words and Music (1948) as James Fernby Kelly
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Dr. Hawley
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as
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?
An Act of Murder (1948) as Dr. Standish
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as Stevens
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
River Lady (1948) as Executive
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
The Homestretch (1947) as Mac
A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. Jock Wallace (Cornel Wilde), an easy-going and rootless horse lover, is taken to task by Leslie Hale (Maureen O'Hara), who thinks he has swindled her Aunt Helen (Ethel Griffies) on the purchase of a horse. He finds out that she is engaged to Bill Van Dyke (Glenn Langan), a young diplomat, and follows her to London , entering the horse he acquired from Aunt Helen in the famed Ascot Gold Cup. Jock and Leslie fall in love and are married on a boat to South America. In Buenos Aires, Leslie is jealous of Kitty Brant (Helen Walker), an old flame of Jock's. Leslie wants Jock to settle down on his Maryland farm to raise and sell race horses, but he has too much gypsy in his blood and wants to follow the race-track circuit. They separate and he gives Leslie the horse that brought them together, and he hits the road. Leslie and old-time trainer "Doc" Ellbourne (James Gleason) then proceed to win race after race with the horse. Jock, contrite and converted, returns to his old homestead and begins training another horse. Will his horse beat her horse?
The Mighty McGurk (1947) as Martin
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
Dragnet (1947) as
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Charles G. Ross
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947) as Locke
A con man tries to blackmail a Mexican gangster.
Accomplice (1946) as Jim Bonniwell
Private detective Simon Lash (Richard Arlen) and his assistant Eddie Slocum (Tom Dugan) are hired by Joyce Bonniwell (Veda Ann Borg) to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell (Edward Earle.) They learn from Mr. Springer (Herbert Rawlinson), president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price (Marjorie Manners) is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker (Archie Twitchell as Michael Branden), Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive.
Dark Alibi (1946) as Thomas Harley
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence left at a bank robbery.
The Devil's Mask (1946) as E. R. Willard
A detective tries to identify a shrunken head found in a crashed cargo plane.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Steese
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
Swing Parade of 1946 (1946) as Businessman
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
The Harvey Girls (1946) as Jed Adams
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
Nothing But Trouble (1945) as
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Manager of jewelry store
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
Captain Tugboat Annie (1945) as J. A. Harper
In Old New Mexico (1945) as
The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and Pancho (Martin Garralaga) hold up a stagecoach and kidnap Ellen Roth (Gwen Kenyon). They take the girl, who is wanted on a murder charge, to the mission where Padre Angelo (Pedro de Cordoba) will look after her. She tells Cisco of a mysterious Doctor Willis(Richard Gordon) who called on an aged woman she had been nursing and gave her an overdose of sleeping pills. Convinced that Ellen is innocent, Cisco sets out to prove it. He goes to Bill Hastings (Norman Wills) where he makes a deal to turn Ellen in if Cisco gets part of the money Hastings will inherit when she is convicted. With Ellen safely in jail, Cisco and Pancho force the local newspaper to run a story saying that Doc Willis has been apprehended. Hastings makes another deal with Cisco to kill Ellen before she testifies against Doc.
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Director
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Doctor
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.
I'll Tell the World (1945) as Stockholder
Wilson (1945) as Reporter
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Detective Kitty O'Day (1944) as [Oliver] Wentworth
An amateur sleuth drives her boyfriend and the police crazy when she butts into a murder investigation.
Ghost Catchers (1944) as Ticket seller
Casanova Brown (1944) as Doctor in hall
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Practically Yours (1944) as Assistant manager at Hadley's store
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Officer USN, Surabaya
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as Clerk
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
I Accuse My Parents (1944) as Judge
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents.
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Wells
She's a Soldier Too (1944) as Mr. Spengler
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Mr. Burgess
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as President Polk
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
My Buddy (1944) as Chairman
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Prospective tenant
Alaska Highway (1943) as Blair Caswell
Pop Ormsby (Harry Shannon) wins the contract from the Army Engineer Corps for the construction of the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to Canada. The elder of his two sons, Woody Ormseby (Richard Arlen), decides he had rather fight with bullets than bulldozers but is assigned by the Army to work on the project. Woody and his younger brother Steve (William Henry) are both rivals for the affection of Ann Caswell (Jean Parker), the daughter of Road Engineer Blair Caswell (Edward Earle).
California Joe (1943) as Col. Burgess
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Col. Armstrong
Klondike Kate (1943) as Official
Molly (Glenda Farrell) and her troupe of dancing girls and "entertainers", sent for by saloon owner "Sometime" Smith, arrive in a Klondike mining town by train. Smith is out of town and rival saloon owner Jefferson Braddock (Tom Neal) signs the girls up to work in his saloon. Also arriving is Katherine (Kate) O'Day, with a deed of ownership, willed her by her father, to Braddock's saloon. She hires attorney and self-appointed Judge Horace Crawford (George Cleveland) to handle her ownership claim, but she soon sees that the deck has been stacked against her when Crawford works the trial as the judge and also the lawyer for both sides. She takes a job as singer in the saloon, replacing Lita (Constance Worth) both as star and Braddock's "favorite." Lita helps Smith win a crooked-and-staged game of "High Card" giving Smith ownership of Braddock's saloon. But Smith double-crosses her and she shoots him somewhat dead, and Braddock is accused of the killing, and is about to be lynched.
The Dancing Masters (1943) as Clerk
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
The Good Fellows (1943) as Architect
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Someone to Remember (1943) as Mr. Fielding
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Morris
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Young doctor
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Mr. Donovan
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Employee
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
King of the Cowboys (1943) as Businessman
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Crash Dive (1943) as
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Salesman
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) as Stage manager
Chatterbox (1943) as Assistant
The Heat's On (1943) as Dr. H. Snyder
A would-be censor''''s brother produces a Broadway show with a controversial star.
Jack London (1943) as James Hare
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Ducky Evans
Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Doctor
Thinking he''''s terminally ill, a man tries to raise money by undertaking daredevil stunts.
What a Woman! (1943) as Livingstone lawyer
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943) as Daniel Forrester
Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces Shelby to send incriminating papers in the next shipment. Bill captures these also and now has the evidence he needs to go after Shelby.
Submarine Alert (1943) as Dr. Barclay
Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio. Radio engineer Lew Deerhold, a resident alien without a job to pay for his adorable little ward Gina's life-saving operation, falls prey to the spy ring, and is swept up in a maelstrom of deceit and danger.
Smith of Minnesota (1942) as Bill Glaser
Johnny Eager (1942) as
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Wake Island (1942) as Commander
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Dr. Bell
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) as Richards
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.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Clerk
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Youth on Parade (1942) as Major
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Assistant District Attorney Hayes
Laugh Your Blues Away (1942) as Mr. Larkin
Pacific Rendezvous (1942) as Dr. Jackwin's assistant
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
Scattergood Baines (1941) as Harold Crane
Great Guns (1941) as Umpire
Meet John Doe (1941) as Radio M. C.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Blondie in Society (1941) as Griffin
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Chairman
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Steward
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Berton
She Knew All the Answers (1941) as Harassed man
Meet the Chump (1941) as Assistant
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Army major
Life with Henry (1941) as Executive associate
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
We Go Fast (1941) as Lawyer
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
Mystery Ship (1941) as Magistrate
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940) as Official
If I Had My Way (1940) as Headwaiter
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
On Their Own (1940) as Blankney
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
The Secret Seven (1940) as Manager of the Twine company
Military Academy (1940) as Campinelli
Pier 13 (1940) as Peters
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Minister
Black Friday (1940) as Dective
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Girls of the Road (1940) as Senator Wilson
The governor''''s daughter tries to win fair treatment for female vagrants by joining them on the road.
Before I Hang (1940) as Dr. Nichols
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
I Love You Again (1940) as Mr. Watkins
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
Seventeen (1940) as Headwaiter
Edison, the Man (1940) as Broker
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Lieutenant Commander - navigator
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.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Maple tree
A woodchopper''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Officer
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Building and Loan Co. manager
Buried Alive (1939) as Charlie Blake
Honolulu (1939) as Second guest
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Within the Law (1939) as Floorwalker
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
Miracles for Sale (1939) as
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Four Girls in White (1939) as Druggist
Student nurses cope with life''s problems.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Henry Smith
The Big Guy (1939) as Police announcer
Society Smugglers (1939) as Customs officer
Barricade (1939) as Under-secretary
Remember? (1939) as Joe
A bickering couple takes an amnesia potion so they can re-discover each other.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Actor
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Sued for Libel (1939) as Judge
When he's sued for libeling a murder suspect, a hot shot reporter decides to solve the crime himself.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Assistant manager
I Am a Criminal (1938) as Clark
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Medical examiner
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.
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) as Steward
Squadron of Honor (1938) as Haynes
Say It in French (1938) as First man
Woman Against Woman (1938) as 1st man
A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he's re-married.
The Rage of Paris (1938) as Waiter
A penniless woman sets out to snare a rich husband.
Safety in Numbers (1938) as Sloane
Battle of Broadway (1938) as Minister
Youth Takes a Fling (1938) as Businessman
Newsboys' Home (1938) as F. B. I. man
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Surgeon
City Streets (1938) as Mr. Chandler
Her Jungle Love (1938) as Captain Avery
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
The Headleys at Home (1938) as Van Wyck Schuyler
The Marines Are Here (1938) as Lieutenant Drake
When G-Men Step In (1938) as Morton
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
Phantom Ranger (1938) as [J. P.] Matthews
Code of the Rangers (1938) as Price
Kentucky (1938) as
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Sweethearts (1938) as Man in lobby
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Judge Hardy's Children (1938) as Penniwill
A small-town judge''s Washington trip lands his son in hot water with a diplomat''s daughter.
Men with Wings (1938) as Officer
Give Me a Sailor (1938) as First businessman
A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Padden
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
A Day at the Races (1937) as
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Second salesman
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
Artists and Models (1937) as Flunkey
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
The Frame-Up (1937) as Ellery Richards
Find the Witness (1937) as Mr. Quinn
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Amateur Crook (1937) as
Jerry Cummings (Forrest Taylor), a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone (Monte Hale) and Jan Jaffin (Jack Mulhall), and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy (Joan Barclay), posing as a jewel thief called Mary Layton, is working to keep the crooks from absconding with the jewel, and her efforts are hindered greatly by an artist, Jimmy Baxter (Herman Brix), who thinks she is a crook and Crone and Jaffin the good guys.
She Asked for It (1937) as Lawyer
A Doctor's Diary (1937) as P. J.'s secretary
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) as Mr. Andrews
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
Love in a Bungalow (1937) as Clerk in Bisbee's office
Can This Be Dixie? (1937) as Minister
That's My Story (1937) as Reporter
Parole Racket (1937) as Anderson
Wives Never Know (1936) as Mr. Lawyer
Counterfeit (1936) as Professor
The Final Hour (1936) as Assistant attorney
Dangerous Waters (1936) as Nelson
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Hotel manager
Tell Your Children (1936) as
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
The Bohemian Girl (1936) as
Two pickpockets raise a stolen child, not realizing she''s royalty.
Lady Be Careful (1936) as Second officer
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) as Maitland Harris
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Quartermaster
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Career Woman (1936) as Minister
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
San Francisco (1936) as
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Headline Crasher (1936) as Atwood
The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936) as Head waiter
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) as Henchman Jeff
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Manager of broadcasting station
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) as Hotel clerk
Lady of Secrets (1936) as Bill
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Mr. Miller
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Ship Cafe (1935) as Mr. Simpson
Lady Tubbs (1935) as Hotel manager
Chinatown Squad (1935) as
Coronado (1935) as Desk clerk
Grand Exit (1935) as Optical man
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
Here Comes the Band (1935) as Major
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
The Revenge Rider (1935) as Kramer
Tim McCoy, Robert Allen, Billie Seward, Edward Earle, Frank Sheridan. Cowboy Tim McCoy becomes an instrument of revenge when he discovers his parents have been murdered.
The Fighting Lady (1935) as Eugene ["Breck"] Breckenridge
Superspeed (1935) as Holmes
Mutiny Ahead (1935) as Barnes
Here Comes the Navy (1934) as Navy Chaplain
A cocky naval cadet clashes with an old friend serving with him.
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Marky's father
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Secret Service man
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
She Was a Lady (1934) as
The White Parade (1934) as Bolger
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in order to become nurses and join the White Parade. It is told mainly through the character of June Arden (Loretta Young)who finds romance with Ronald Hall III (John Boles)on the way, with side stories of the other girls who find failure, success, laughs and tears on the way. The forerunner of umpteen dozens of TV series over the past 40 years.
Mystery Mountain (1934)
Ken Williams is determined to discover the identity of the mysterious Rattler, who preys upon railroads and transportation companies like that owned by Jane Corwin. The Rattler is especially difficult to catch because of his skill at disguising himself as other people.
3 on a Honeymoon (1934) as First officer
Ticket to a Crime (1934) as Mr. [Willis] Purdy
Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933) as Francisco Hernandez
Alimony Madness (1933) as Joel Mason
Forgotten Women (1931) as Sleek Moran
A Woman of Experience (1931) as Captain Kurt von Hausen
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
Second Honeymoon (1930) as Jim Huntley
Phantom of the Desert (1930) as Dan Denton
In the Next Room (1930) as The husband
Spite Marriage (1929) as Lionel Denmore
In this silent film, an actress marries a tailor's assistant to get back at a faithless suitor.
The Hottentot (1929) as Larry Crawford
Kid Gloves (1929) as Penny
Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) as George Prescott
The Wind (1928) as Beverly
In this silent film, a sheltered southern girl fights to adapt to the rough-and-tumble life of the wild West.
Runaway Girls (1928) as Varden
Twelve Miles Out (1927) as John Burton
Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out on board Jerry's boat.
Spring Fever (1927) as Johnson
In this silent film, a shipping clerk pretends to be a champion golfer to win an heiress'''' heart.
A Woman's Heart (1926) as Ralph Deane
Irene (1926) as Larry Hadley
Pals First (1926) as Dr. Harry Chilton
The Greater Glory (1926) as Otto Steiner
Why Women Love (1925) as Ira Meers, the engineer
The Splendid Road (1925) as Doctor Bidwell
The Lady Who Lied (1925) as Alan Mortimer
Her Market Value (1925) as Anthony Davis
The Dangerous Flirt (1924) as Dick Morris
The Family Secret (1924) as Garry Holmes
A destitute man tries to help a foundling, not realizing she''s his daughter.
Gambling Wives (1924) as Vincent Forrest
How To Educate a Wife (1924) as Robert Benson
Broadway Broke (1923) as Charles Farrin
None So Blind (1923) as Sheldon Sherman
The Streets of New York (1922) as Paul Fairweather
False Fronts (1922) as Keith Drummond
The Man Who Played God (1922) as Philip Stevens
Passion Fruit (1921) as Pierce Lamont
East Lynne (1921) as Archibald Carlyle
High Speed (1920) as Billy Brice
The Law of the Yukon (1920) as Morgan Kleath
His Bridal Night (1919) as Joe Damorel
The Miracle of Love (1919) as Howard McClintock
One Thousand Dollars (1918) as Eddie Gillian
The Little Runaway (1918) as Lord Killowen
The Blind Adventure (1918) as Geoffrey West
The Beautiful Lie (1917) as Paul Vivian
For France (1917) as Gerald Ackland
God's Man (1917) as Archie Hartogensis
The Great Bradley Mystery (1917) as Collier
The Gates of Eden (1916) as Rodney
The Light of Happiness (1916) as Lowell Van Orden
The Innocence of Ruth (1916) as Jimmy Carter
Through Turbulent Waters (1915) as Frank Wentworth
Eugene Aram (1915) as Walter Lester
Ranson's Folly (1915) as Lieutenant Ranson

Cinematography (feature film)

A Dangerous Affair (1919) as Camera
The Barrier (1917) as Camera
When a cruel sea-captain named Bennett murders the mother of his child, the little girl is rescued and raised by Gale, a storekeeper. Years later, when the girl Necia has grown to womanhood, Bennett shows up in her Alaskan village, determined to have his vengeance on Gale and to retrieve Necia by force.

Music (feature film)

Story of Joanna, The (1975) as Song ("Theme From Joanna")
Jason is a possessive woman-hater who charms women in order to gain control over them and then abuses them. Joanna becomes interested in Jason and eventually decides to get involved with him, submitting herself to his cruelty and degrading requests.
Story of Joanna, The (1975) as Music Supervisor
Jason is a possessive woman-hater who charms women in order to gain control over them and then abuses them. Joanna becomes interested in Jason and eventually decides to get involved with him, submitting herself to his cruelty and degrading requests.
Story of Joanna, The (1975) as Music
Jason is a possessive woman-hater who charms women in order to gain control over them and then abuses them. Joanna becomes interested in Jason and eventually decides to get involved with him, submitting herself to his cruelty and degrading requests.

Cast (short)

Purity Squad (1945)
This short film focuses on the USFDA''s efforts to ensure drugs are properly tested before sold to the public.
Soak the Old (1940)
This short film focuses on crimes revolving around pension scams.
"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.
Life Hesitates at 40 (1936)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase finds himself having strange spells in which everything around him appears to stop.

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