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James Ellison

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Birth Place: Guthrie Center, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
When the Girls Take Over (1962) as Axel "Longhorn" Gates
2.
Texas City (1952) as Jim Kirby, also known as Jim Clark
3.
Man from the Black Hills (1952) as Jim Fallon
Jim Fallon (James Ellison as Jimmy Ellison) is summoned to Rim Rock by Hugh Delaney (Ray Bennett), an uncle he has not seen in years. Delaney wants to inform Jim that he has located Jim's elderly father, Pop Fallon (Stanley Andrews), who is blind, and that a young imposter who calls himself Jimmy Fallon (Rand Brooks)has established himself as Pop's son. Pop owns a rich gold mine and is cared for by his housekeeper Martha (Florence Lake.) Jim's pal Johnny (Johnny Mack Brown) accompanies him to Rim Rock. Before they can hear Delaney's story, Delaney is badly wounded as he and two miner friends, Ed Roper (Robert Bray) and Shealey (Stanley Price), hold up the stage and take a shipment of gold from the Fallon mine for the third time. In Rim Rock, neither Pop nor Martha believe Jim's story about Jimmy being an imposter. Jimmy is actually the son of Rim Rock storekeeper Pete Ingram (I. Stanford Jolley) who had waited for years to present Jimmy as Fallon's son and get control of Fallon's fortune.
4.
Oklahoma Justice (1951) as Clancy
Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown), operating out of the Marshal's office, poses as a band bandit and stage robber, aided by his friend, stage driver Clancy (James Ellison as Jimmy Ellison), in order to learn the identity of a gang that has been pulling off stagecoach and bank robberies. The gang is headed by widowed ranch owner Ma Posey (Barbara Allen) and includes Blackie Marshall (Marshall Reed), Deuce Logan (Lane Bradford), Tad (Zon Murray) and a traveling bank examiner,Fleming (I. Stanford Jolley), who tips the gang off on money movement.
5.
Texas Lawmen (1951) as Tod Merrick
6.
Whistling Hills (1951) as Dave Holland
This somewhat off-the-beaten-path-formula for a Saturday matinee B-western has Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) being hired by stageline owner Chet Norman (I. Stanford Jolley)to stop a series of stagecoach holdups that always take place when the driver, Pete (Bud Osborne), sees a mystery rider and hears the weird notes of a silver whistle. Sheriff Dave Holland (James Ellison as Jimmy Ellison), in love with Chet's niece, Beth Fairchild (Noel Neill), and jealous of Johnny, gives grudging help. Town banker Roger Claine (Marshall Reed), is the mastermind behind the gang led by the Mystery Rider and Slade (Lee Roberts), and is having an affair with waitress Cora (Pamela Duncan), and has promised her he will kill Slade when they have enough money. Beth is shot by Dave in an aborted holdup that reveals her to be the Mystery Rider, working with Claine in a spirit of revenge, thinking that her uncle had stolen the stageline from her father.
7.
Kentucky Jubilee (1951) as Jeff Benson
8.
The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950) as Gordon Hastings
9.
I Killed Geronimo (1950) as Captain Packard [also known as Jeff Smith]
10.
Last of the Wild Horses (1948) as Duke Barnum
11.
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) as Monty Crandall
Monty Crandall (James Ellison) is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager (Ruth Donnelly) with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife (Stephanie Bachelor) forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband (Grant Withers) is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric (Edward Everett Horton), that his problems are solved.
12.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Steve Adams
13.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Steve Giles
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
14.
Hollywood and Vine (1945) as Larry [Winters, also known as Larry Summers]
15.
Lady, Let's Dance! (1944) as Jerry Gibson
16.
Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944) as Mike [Burke]
A young woman sublets a Marine's apartment not knowing he's handed out keys to several of his friends.
17.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Roger Hudson
18.
The Gang's All Here (1943) as Sgt. Andrew J. Mason, Jr., also known as Sgt. Pat Casey
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancTe. Mostly song and dance.
19.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) as Wesley Rand
A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband.
20.
Army Surgeon (1942) as Captain James Mason
A female surgeon pretends to be a nurse so she can serve on the front line.
21.
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942) as Thomas Aldrich
At a December 7, 1941 Washington cocktail party, Connie Mathew (Virginia Bruce) is not amused by the romantic advances of playboy Tommy Aldrich (James Ellison), son of an important Navy consultant. The party is shocked by the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Connie blithely announces she would like to serve Uncle Sam as a new version of Mata Hari. She finds Mr. Fortune (Aubrey Mather) waiting for her when she gets home and he introduces himself as a member of the Secret Service and asks her to join his staff. Thinking it is a practical joke by Tommy, she accepts. Fortune tells Connie her first assignment is to get friendly with Tommy, as the government suspects him of selling convoy information that he gets from his father to enemy agents. She does so, falls in love with him and finds out he is 100% loyal. Mr. Fortune takes Connie and Tommy captive. Connie's sister, Agatha (Sheila Ryan), had earlier suspected Mr. Fortune and she was taken prisoner by his Axis spies.
22.
That Other Woman (1942) as Henry Summers
23.
The Undying Monster (1942) as Bob Curtis
A rarely seen movie about a werewolf who prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.
24.
Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case (1941) as P. Cadwallader Jones
25.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Bob Clemens
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
26.
Play Girl (1941) as Tom Dice
An aging gold digger takes a young woman under her wing.
27.
They Met in Argentina (1941) as Tim Kelly
An oil tycoon's representative finds love when he tries to buy a South American race horse.
28.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Jack Chesney
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
29.
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) as Andrew Hinklin
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
30.
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) as Tony Pringle
Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Ernestine Pringle.
31.
Sorority House (1939) as Bill Loomis
A young girl begins to wonder if she really fits into the upper-class sorority she's trying to join.
32.
Zenobia (1939) as Jeff Carter
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
33.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Jeff Buchanan
Guests at a women's residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
34.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Mike
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
35.
Almost a Gentleman (1939) as Dan Preston
Saving a dog from the pound gets a man mixed up in murder.
36.
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) as Ralph Thurston
A widow with four children fights to keep her home.
37.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Keith [Morgan]
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
38.
Next Time I Marry (1938) as Anthony "Tony" J. Anthony
To secure a huge fortune, an heiress has to find a husband fast.
39.
The Barrier (1937) as Lieutenant Burrell
40.
The Plainsman (1937) as Buffalo Bill Cody
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
41.
23 1/2 Hours Leave (1937) as Sergeant Robert Gray
42.
Borderland (1937) as Johnny Nelson
Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, deflects suspicion from himself by pretending to be a moron.
43.
Annapolis Salute (1937) as Bill J. Martin
A naval cadet clashes with his father and his best friend over his love of the commander's daughter.
44.
Heart of the West (1936) as Johnny Nelson
The sixth of the Hopalong Cassidy films, with the story source credited to Clarence E. Mulford's "Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed", finds Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his young pal, Johnny Nelson (Jimmy Ellison), leaving their Bar 20 home range to answer a letter oferring them jobs on the Tumbling-L Ranch of Big John Trumbull (Sidney Blackmer) near Yucca. Before they arrive in town, they save an old wrangler named Windy (George Hayes, long before there was a George "Gabby" Hayes) from drowning, who has been fired on from ambush as he was delivering a valuable stud bull to the depot. Windy, whose sole trusted weapon is a blacksnake whip, tells them he works for the Three-J Ranch adjoining Trumbull's spread. Hoppy and Johnny soon learn that Trumbull's outfit isn't the kind they want to work for, turn down the job offer, and take work with the Three-J, operated by easterner Jim Jordan (Charles Martin) and his sister Sally (Lynn Gabriel.) Jordan is planning on fencing in his grazing land, but Trunbull swears this won't happen because, unknown to the other ranchers, Trumbull's men have been driving rustled cattle through a pass on the Jordan land. Hoppy and Johnny aid Jordan in getting his fence up, while Trumbull's men first try to stop them by gun warfare and then by starting a stampede of rustled cattle toward the narrow pass where the fence is being erected. Hoppy dynamites a dam, releases a torrent of water, and then succeeds in turning back the herd on the rustlers. The troubles at the Three-J are over and Hoppy and Johnny head back to the Bar 20.
45.
Trail Dust (1936) as Johnny Nelson
When Hoppy agrees to lead a large cattle drive north he runs into lots of trouble. First Anderson and Wilson join the drive to do what damage they can. Then Lewis and his men posing as Tail officials try to cut out part of the herd. When Hoppy sees through this ruse, they rustle some cattle and burn the camp.
46.
Three on the Trail (1936) as Johnny Nelson
An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.
47.
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936) as "Mac" MacDonald
48.
Call of the Prairie (1936) as Johnny Nelson
Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai.
49.
Reckless (1935) as Dale Every
A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire.
50.
Hop-Along Cassidy (1935) as Johnny Nelson
An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle. With the help of Bill Cassidy (Hop-along, because of an earlier bullet wound) and Johnny Nelson, the warring cattlemen join forces to do in the outlaws.
51.
Hitch Hike Lady (1935) as Jimmy Peyton
52.
The Eagle's Brood (1935) as Johnny Nelson
When his son is killed by Big Henry, the bandit El Toro receives a note from Dolores saying his grandson is in danger. Setting out to retrieve him, he saves Hoppy's life. Hoppy then takes over the task knowing lawmen are looking for El Toro. Hoppy finds Dolores only to see her killed by Big Henry. Johhny then uses the mud on Dolores' boots to find the boy. But he was followed and Big Henry, now on to Hoppy's game and knowing the boy's location, sends Hoppy into a trap.
53.
Bar 20 Rides Again (1935) as Johnny Nelson
Rancher Arnold sends for Hoppy and Red to help fight the cattle rustler Nevada and his gang. Hoppy poses as a gambler to get on Nevada's ranch and meet the snuff taking boss who pictures himself another Napoleon. Hoppy's smoke signal alerts Arnold's men leading to a massive gunfight.
54.
The Winning Ticket (1935) as Jimmy
A barber tries to find the winning lottery ticket he hid from his moralistic wife.
55.
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as Romantic couple
In an exclusive Swiss school for young girls, Crista Storm (Dorothy Wilson) discovers she is going to have a baby, and keeps the secret from everyone but her lover, David Perrin (Douglass Montgomery), a young medical student. Having been in the private school most of her life, she can't confide in her father (Walter Connolly) whom she hardly knows and, while he wishes to but can't afford to marry her, David can't get the approval of his father.
56.
Death on the Diamond (1934) as Cincinnati pitcher
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
57.
Carolina (1934) as Dancer
58.
Central Airport (1933) as Pilot with rabbit's foot
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
59.
Play Girl (1932) as Elmer
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.

Music (feature film)

60.
A Soldier's Story (1984)
During World War II, an African-American officer investigates a murder that may have been racially motivated.

Cast (short)

61.
Buried Loot (1935)
This short film covers the story of a man who confesses to imbezzlement only after burying the money he stole.
62.
STAR NIGHT AT THE COCOANUT GROVE (1934)
Several members of MGM''s ''galaxy of stars'' attend an evening of music and a fashion show in this short film.

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