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Frederic Howard

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Cast (feature film)

Life, A (1988)
The Weird Ones (1971) as
Armored Car Robbery (1950) as Dr. Leslie
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters.
Slightly French (1949) as Newsman
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
The Big Clock (1948) as Baxter James
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
Dangerous Years (1948) as Clerk
Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve (one of Marilyn's first bit parts) works. When Jeff tries to stop a robbery planned by Danny, he is killed and Danny goes on trial.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Doctor
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
The Jolson Story (1947) as
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
The Hucksters (1947) as Elevator operator
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Bailiff
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
Mr. District Attorney (1947) as Doctor
Down to Earth (1947) as
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
One More Tomorrow (1946) as Waiter
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as Coroner
Passkey to Danger (1946) as Coroner
Meet Me on Broadway (1946) as Club member
When his career crashes and burns, a director tries to come back staging country club shows.
Crime of the Century (1946) as Richard Waldham
Till the End of Time (1946) as Zeke Ingersoll
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Cashier
A singer can't choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Foster
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
Lone Texas Ranger (1945) as Bates
"Iron Mike" Haines (Tom Chatterton), a crooked sheriff, and "Hands" Weber (Roy Barcroft), the town blacksmith, are in cahoots and have been robbing stages, silver mines, etc., and framing innocent ranchers and cowhands with their deeds. They set out to rob the stage and frame Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) for it, but the plan backfires and the sheriff is killed. The sheriff's son, Tommy (Jack McClendon), arrives home from college and is given his dad's job, not knowing he was a crook, and swears to get the man who killed him. Weber tells Tommy that Red killed his dad and Tommy sets out to get Red.
Man Alive (1945) as Show boat character
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945) as Saunders, banker
Sunset in Eldorado (1945) as Mr. Haines
The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale. Songs include "Go West, Young Man," "Lady Who Wouldn't Say Yes," and "Belle of the El Dorado."
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) as Columnist
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Stage manager
Code of the Prairie (1944) as Rancher Sam
Together Again (1944) as
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Cheyenne Wildcat (1944) as Bank examiner
Two men are partners of the town bank. When one learns the other has cashed in bonds and replaced them with forgeries, he is murdered. The murdered Banker's adopted daughter takes his place and tries to keep the townspeople from losing their money. She will need help from Red Ryder who in turn will need help from Little Beaver when he gets into trouble.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Photographer
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
One Mysterious Night (1944) as Colby
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
Coming Out Party (1934) as Reporter
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Reporter
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
The Richest Girl in the World (1934) as Haley
To put off fortune-hunters, an heiress trades places with her secretary.
Private Scandal (1934) as Reporter
The Fourth Horseman (1932) as Elmer Brown
Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off to pay them. But Jones is on to Tom and sends his entire gang after him.
The All American (1932) as Radio announcer
The Man Who Played God (1932) as
After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.
Two Seconds (1932) as Reporter
In the last moments of his life, a criminal reviews the circumstances that led him to death row.
Rain (1932) as [Leighton] Hodgson
A missionary tries to reform a streetwalker trapped on a Pacific island.
Destry Rides Again (1932) as [Edward] Clifton
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
The Guilty Generation (1931) as Bradley
The children of feuding gangsters fall in love and fight to escape their parents'''' notoriety.
Numbered Men (1930) as Jimmy Martin
A convict learns that a fellow prisoner has been messing with his woman.
Footlights and Fools (1929) as Treasurer
Bachelor Apartments (1920) as I. O. Underwood

Music (feature film)

Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951) as Composer
Lacey is after the profits of the Foster and Morales rodeo show. He has Morales killed during a stunt and then forces Foster to take him on as a silent partner. When Rex Allen joins the show, Lacey tries to get rid of him also. But Rex survives and now believes Morales' accident may have been murder.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) as Composer
Treasury agents join a traveling circus to catch a band of gold robbers.
Loaded Pistols (1949) as Composer
The only Gene Autry film where the leading lady, Barbara Britton, is equally billed above the title as the co-star, thereby knocking his horse Champion out of the honors, if one chooses to overlook the 1941 novelty from 20th Century-Fox that had Jane Withers and Gene Autry above the title in that order. This Autry entry has Larry Evans (Russell Arms), whose gun had been used to kill rancher Ed Norton (Stanley Blystone) in a poker game, escaping a lynching party headed by ranchers Dave Randall (Jack Holt) and Bill Otis (Fred Kohler, Jr.) Norton's friend Gene Autry (Gene Autry), investigating on his own, discovers that Larry's gun had been put in the poker pot with the chips, after Larry had lost all of his money, and anyone could have used it when the lights went out. He finds Larry and his sister Mary Evans (Barbara Britton) in a hideaway, and sends Mary back to town and hides Larry in the cabin of miner Jim Hedge (Clem Bevans). Finding out that Randall and Don Mason (Robert Shayne) have tried to buy the Evans ranch, Gene decides to take a look at it. Hedge shows up and says he can't figure out what could be on the ranch that would be worth committing murder for. The needle on Hedge's compass begins to spin madly but before Gene can question the miner, Sheriff Cramer (Chill Wills) arrives and arrests Larry. Gene persuades Cramer to gather all the players in the murder-game together to re-enact the crime, with Gene taking Norton's chair and with Larry's gun on the table. Gene tells the assembled players he knows who killed Norton and why, and the lights go out and a shot is fired at Gene. The latter, who didn't ride into town on a turnip truck, has filled Larry's gun with blanks and covered the handle with graphite.
The Strawberry Roan (1948) as Composer
Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes and Autry, told to leave the ranch by Walt, finds and trains the horse, now named Champ, in hopes that by returning it to Joe it will provide him with the will to overcome his disability.

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