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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) as Joseph Moody
Changing times create sexual tensions among members of a small-town family in the '20s.
2.
Sunrise at Campobello (1960) as Convention delegate
After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career.
3.
The FBI Story (1959) as Justice Dept. lawyer
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
4.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Writer
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
5.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Holmby
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
6.
Sand (1949) as Dr. Dunlap
Jeff Keane's expensive showhorse escapes from a train and runs wild in the Colorado wilderness. Keane searches for the horse while the horse learns the ways of the wild.
7.
Rimfire (1949) as Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilson
8.
The Undercover Man (1949) as Court clerk
A treasury agent tries to convict a ruthless mobster of tax evasion.
9.
Train to Alcatraz (1948) as Defense attorney
10.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Doctor
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
11.
Lulu Belle (1948) as Doctor
12.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Guest
13.
Shep Comes Home (1948) as Mr. Gardner
14.
The Tender Years (1948) as
The first of the Edward L. Alperson "Alson Productions" for 20th Century-Fox distribution, featuring the return to the screen, after nearly a four-year absence, of comedian Joe E. Brown, in a non-comedic role. The story is set in a small mid-western town in the 1880's, where minister William "Will" Norris (Joe E. Brown) becomes involved in the vicious fights held in the local dog-pit when one of the injured animals escapes its brutal master and seeks refuge in the Norris home. Forced by law to return the dog to its owner, the minister goes against his religious teachings and, with his son Ted (Richard Lyon), steals the dog in an effort to rouse public sympathy against the dog fights and against cruelty to all animals. The film was endorsed in many locations by local chapters of the American Humane Society and/or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
15.
The Bishop's Wife (1948) as Mr. Perry
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
16.
The Brasher Doubloon (1947) as Shaw
Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) gets involved when limp-wristed and snidley Leslie Murdock (Conrad Janis) steals a rare doubloon from his mother (Florence Bates) to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a husband-killing woman; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who thinks she has killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a son (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who blackmails his widowed mother. So, what's not to like.
17.
Welcome Stranger (1947) as Headwaiter
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
18.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Politician
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
19.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Jewelry clerk
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
20.
The Homestretch (1947) as Dr. Rice
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?
21.
Louisiana (1947) as Judge David B. Samuels
22.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Police lieutenant
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
23.
The Locket (1946) as Willis butler
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
24.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Latham
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
25.
26.
Notorious (1946) as Reporter
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
27.
The Razor's Edge (1946) as Clerk in American Express
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
28.
O.S.S. (1946) as Waiter
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
29.
If I'm Lucky (1946) as Headwaiter
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
30.
Wilson (1945) as Reporter
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
31.
Sing Neighbor Sing (1944) as Conductor
32.
Tampico (1944) as Dr. Brown
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent.
33.
Reckless Age (1944) as Dentist
34.
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Sharkey
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
35.
Mountain Rhythm (1943) as Alton
36.
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Heckler
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
37.
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Campbell
38.
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) as Warden Root
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
39.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Immigration officer
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
40.
Sin Town (1942) as Dr. Pendergrast
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
41.
Anything Goes (1936) as Plumber
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
42.
Flying Hostess (1936) as
43.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Chief clerk
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.

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