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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Brighton Strangler (1945) as Dr. Manby
An actor playing a notorious killer begins to live the part.
2.
The Return of the Vampire (1943) as Professor Walter Saunders
A vampire terrorizes a British family during World War II.
3.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) as Sir Henry Marchmont
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
4.
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Thomas Jefferson
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
5.
The Remarkable Andrew (1942) as Mr. Thomas Jefferson
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
6.
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.
7.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Major [Colonel J. A.] Crosley
8.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Dr. Lane
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
9.
A Woman's Face (1941) as Associate judge
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
10.
Singapore Woman (1941) as Sir Stanley Moore
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
11.
Sundown (1941) as Ashburton
An exotic woman helps the Allies fight the Germans in North Africa.
12.
New Wine (1941) as Principal
13.
Rage in Heaven (1941) as Mr. Black
A jealous man plots to fake his death and incriminate his wife's suspected lover.
14.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) as Lord Spencer
Naval hero Lord Nelson defies convention to court a married woman of common birth.
15.
Scotland Yard (1941) as Sir Clive Heathcote
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
16.
South of Suez (1940) as Manders
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim's daughter.
17.
River's End (1940) as Justice
In the Canadian wilderness, an accused murderer takes the place of a dead Mountie.
18.
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) as Stephen Pringle
Dull and uninspired tale of an ambitious young teacher, Shirley, who arrives in a small town to assume the vice-principal position of the school. She soon runs afoul of the ruling family of the town and becomes the scapegoat of a local feud.
19.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Gerald Pyncheon
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
20.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) as Colonel
A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I.
21.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Brand Whitlock
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
22.
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Pickney Rodell
23.
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as Martin Eastman
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
24.
Raffles (1939) as Bingham
A suave thief falls in love again with his high school sweetheart and finds temptation and a detective on his trail while visiting her family.
25.
A Man to Remember (1938) as Dr. Robinson
A small-town doctor fights crooked politicians during a polio epidemic.
26.
Making the Headlines (1938) as Edmund Sandford
27.
The Buccaneer (1938) as Captain Lockyer
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
28.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Magistrate
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.
29.
Storm over Bengal (1938) as Col. Torrance
30.
Souls at Sea (1937) as Capt. Martisel
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
31.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as Minister of War
The famed writer risks his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason.
32.
Double or Nothing (1937) as Mr. Mitchell
A dying millionaire instructs his laywer to drop four purses on the streets of New York City. Four honest people find them and return them to the lawyer. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $1,000,000, which they must double within 30 days in order to claim his entire estate. However, the greedy relative cut from the will are determined to thwart each one's plans.
33.
Bullets or Ballots (1936) as Thorndyke
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
34.
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Doctor Ramsay
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
35.
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Sir Basil Humphrey
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
36.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) as Purvis
An American orphan discovers he is heir to a British title.
37.
The Girl on the Front Page (1936) as Thorne
38.
Without Regret (1935) as Inspector Hayes
39.
Goin' to Town (1935) as Winslow
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...
40.
Let's Live Tonight (1935) as Maharajah of Jadaar
41.
Peter Ibbetson (1935) as Wilkins
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.
42.
Clive of India (1935) as Mr. Sullivan
An enterprising clerk leads the British colonial campaign in India.
43.
Reckless Roads (1935) as Amos Truslow
44.
Harmony Lane (1935) as Mr. Foster
45.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Noble
46.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Betts
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
47.
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as J. Fenton Howell
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
48.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as His Excellency
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
49.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Prime minister
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
50.
Where Sinners Meet (1934) as Dominic
An eccentric millionaire kidnaps eloping couples to make sure they're meant for each other.
51.
Coming Out Party (1934) as Mr. Stanhope
52.
Now and Forever (1934) as James Higginson
A young swindler tries to mend his ways when he''s reunited with his daughter.
53.
All of Me (1934) as The Dean
54.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Prof. Weaver
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
55.
Grand Canary (1934) as Captain Renton
56.
One More River (1934) as The judge
An abused wife flees her husband and finds love, but at a price.
57.
The Man Called Back (1932) as Defense counsel
58.
A Farewell to Arms (1932) as British major
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
59.
Okay America (1932) as John Drake
60.
The Lady Refuses (1931) as Sir Gerald Courtney
A millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to lure his son from a gold digger.
61.
The Ruling Voice (1931) as Gregory
A powerful gangster goes soft when he meets his grown-up daughter.
62.
The Royal Bed (1931) as Phipps
A European king tries to settles his family's problems while fighting off a peasant revolt.
63.
Scandal Sheet (1931) as Franklin
64.
Rich Man's Folly (1931) as Kincaid
65.
Party Husband (1931) as Ben Holliday
A liberated couple''''s divergent lifestyles almost ruin their marriage.
66.
Ladies' Man (1931) as Horace Fendley
67.
The Sky Hawk (1930) as Major Nelson
68.
Sarah and Son (1930) as John Ashmore
A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--finally has enough time and money to begin a search for him.
69.
Prince of Diamonds (1930) as Smith, the Cockney
70.
Let Us Be Gay (1930) as Townley
A visit to Paris brings divorced spouses back together.
71.
A Lady's Morals (1930) as Broughm
Romantic biography of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind and her famous affairs.
72.
Behind That Curtain (1929) as Sir Frederic Bruce
Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes.
73.
Any Wife (1922) as Mr. John Hill
74.
Cousin Kate (1921) as Heath Desmond
75.
Sentimental Bloke, The (1918) as Ginger Mick

Writer (feature film)

76.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Story
77.
Gallant Lady (1934) as Original Story
78.
The Cuban Love Song (1931) as Additional Dialogue
An ex-marine returns to Cuba to find the child he fathered on leave.
79.
Mata Hari (1931) as Additional Dialogue
Romantic biography of World War I''s notorious lady spy.

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