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Richard Fiske

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Cast (feature film)

Dad (1989) as Bingo Caller
A busy executive ends up being his father's caretaker.
Valley of the Sun (1942) as Lieutenant
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Will Duffy
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Customer
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) as Brakeman
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
North from the Lone Star (1941) as Clint Wilson
Kirby is taking over Deadwood and his next victim is Wilson. But Wild Bill arrives just in time to foil Kirby's plan. Kirby makes Bill the town Marshal and Bill arrests Wilson when he shoots one of Kirby's men. It looks like Bill is on Kirby's side until he shuts down Kirby's saloon. This calls for a showdown and Bill and Cannonball go off to face Kirby and his gang,
Across the Sierras (1941) as Larry Armstrong
Just released from prison after a six year stint, a trigger-happy convict goes in search of Wild Bill Hickok, the man who put him behind bars.
The Devil Commands (1941) as Dr. Richard Sayles
A scientist kills innocent victims in his efforts to communicate with his late wife.
Blondie in Society (1941) as Nelson
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.
The Medico of Painted Springs (1941) as Kentucky Lane
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Police officer
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Outlaws of the Panhandle (1941) as Britt
The Officer and the Lady (1941) as Ace Quinn
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941) as Jesse Gordon
(Wes ''41,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald, Richard Fiske, Don Curtis, Lloyd Bridges. President Grant enlists the son of Davy Crockett to help secure Texas'' vote for inclusion in the Union in this Civil War era western starring Bill Elliott in the title role.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Photographer
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Policeman
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940) as Croupier
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940) as Nelson
The Bumsteads decide to spend a safe and sane 4th of July at Aunt Hannah's ranch. After missing their station, they hitch a ride with a young couple who are getting ready to elope. The young man, Charlie, sprains his ankle, so Dagwood is enlisted to carry the girl off for him. Dagwood climbs into her father's window by mistake, and just as the old man is about to explode with rage, Baby Dumpling explodes a firecracker which turns out to be a stick of dynamite. As the action reaches its peak, a gusher of oil suddenly springs up in the yard.
Before I Hang (1940) as Mandish
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Wilcox chauffeur
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) as First cop
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
Glamour for Sale (1940) as Club bartender
Men Without Souls (1940) as Crowley
Texas Stagecoach (1940) as Workman
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) as Jackson
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
Island of Doomed Men (1940) as Hale
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
Phantom Submarine (1940) as Cab driver
So You Won't Talk (1940) as Cop
Prairie Schooners (1940) as Adams
Wild Bill Elliott, Evelyn Young, Dub Taylor, Kenneth Harlan, Ray Teal. Western legend Wild Bill Hickok leads a group of settlers from Kansas to the wilds of Colorado where the Indians are none too friendly.
Convicted Woman (1940) as Hank
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940) as Dixon
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's hideout and are taken prisoner. Bill rescues them, but Kilgore and his henchman surround the hideout.
Arizona (1940) as Teamster
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
Outside These Walls (1939) as Prisoner
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) as Salesman
A book salesman (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland) sells Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) a set of books on child training because he has convinced her that Baby Dumplin (Larry Simms) is a child prodigy. Meanwhile, J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), boss of Blondie's husband, Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), rips Dagwood for altering the plans on an apartment building the construction firm is building for Abner Cartwright (Robert Middlemass) and, to keep his job, Dagwood must get Cartwright to sign off on the changes - the latter refuses in order to escape from an unfavorable contract. Baby Dumpling, the genius, is registered at school and Daisy, accompanying him, is picked up by the dog-catcher on the way back home and taken to the pound. Daisy is adopted by Melinda Mason (Peggy Ann Garner), the crippled daughter of one of the town's wealthiest men. Baby Dumpling looks everywhere and can not find Daisy, and plays hooky from school the next day. Immediately, Blondie and Dagwood suspect kidnapping, and Dagwood learns that Melinda, also missing, was last seen playing with a little boy and a dog. Dagwood promptly heads for the Mason estate, where he is even more promptly arrested as a kidnap suspect.
The Taming of the West (1939) as Blake
(Wes ''39,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Dub Taylor, James Craig. Cattle rustlers make mincemeat of the local sheriffs until Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott) arrives on the scene. Wild Bill gives away a lot of knuckle sandwiches and makes the west a tamer place to live.
North of the Yukon (1939) as Mart Duncan
Fur trader Jules Moreaux is killed by raiders terrorizing the section patrolled by Canadian Mounties Sergeant Jim Cameron (Charles Starrett) and his brother, Constable Bob Cameron (Bob Nolan), who find Jean Duncan (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters) hiding in a backroom of the trading post. She says she is not sure she can identify the gang leader as Pierre Ledoux (Paul Sutton) whom the Mounties suspect. Ledoux reaches Moosehead ahead of the Mounties and reports to Mart Duncan (Robert Fiske), Jean's uncle and secret leader of the fur raiders. LeDoux is ordered to backtrack and try to kill Jean in the event she recognized him, but misses. At the suggestion of RCMP Inspector Wylie (Vernon Steele), Jean goes to work for her uncle, sees Ledoux, but Jim is forced to release him for lack of evidence. Jim is suspended from the Mounties and his actions become suspicious to both the raiders and the Mounties, he attempts to loot Moreaux's cabin and is attacked by LeDoux, there for the same purpose. Jim hides the raider when his brother shows up. Duncan, about to flee town with the raider's money, is stopped by Ledoux, now friendly to Jim. The Mounties arrest Jim for apparently trying to rob Duncan, and he is drummed out of the service and jailed. Ledoux helps him break jail and takes him to the gang's hideout where Jean is a captive.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as Policeman
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Student
Behind Prison Gates (1939) as Lyman
Homicide Bureau (1939) as Hank
A homicide detective clashes with a beautiful citizens'''' rights advocate while investigating war profiteers.
Parents on Trial (1939) as Lawrence Hastings
Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) as
An English professor helps a waitress take a dream vacation in Paris.
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) as Nelson
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939) as Steve Calhoun
The Man from Sundown (1939) as Tom Kellogg
Missing Daughters (1939) as Second attendant
The Stranger from Texas (1939) as Ned Browning
With fences cut and livestock disappearing, Jeff Browning (Alan Bridge) suspects his new neighbor, Dan Murdock (Edward LeSaint.) Sheriff Fletcher (Jack Rockwell) appeals to the U. S. Marshal for help, and Tom Murdock (Charles Starrett), Dan's son, is sent. Tom arrives in Buffalo Springs, posing as cattle buyer Tom Morgan, with the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr and Pat Brady) as his foreman and ranch hands. Browning's foreman, Bat Springer (Dick Curtis), is alarmed at the news of the impending sale of the Browning herd. He and Murdock's foreman, Carver (Edmund Cobb), have been rustling cattle from both ranches, changing the brands and loading them into railroad cattle cars at a distant siding. Dan discovers that the brands from both ranches have been changed to the Bar-X, a brand that is registered to Browning's son Ned (Richard Fiske.) As he is telling this to Browning, he is killed from ambush and Browning is knocked unconscious. But Tom has seen Bat steal Browning's unfired gun, the only clue to Browning's innocence, and tells his suspicions to Ned and his sister Jean (Lorna Gray). But Bat shows the sheriff a letter showing that the Bar-X brand is in Ned's name and Ned is also arrested. Tom and the sheriff set a trap for Bat and his henchmen by announcing that Ned and his father have escaped but, in reality, they have been transferred to the sheriff's home. But Bat learns of the plan and he and his partner capture Ned and Jeff and take them along as hostages on an escape to the border.
Girls' School (1938) as Boy
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
The Little Adventuress (1938) as Dick Horton
Blondie! (1938) as Nelson

Cast (special)

Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor (2000) as Interviewee
The world was changed forever after the Japanese commander radioed his pilots the "Tora, Tora, Tora," go signal, unleashing a swarm of Japanese fighter planes that devastated the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941 began with an intricate and well-planned attack. But the shock and anger over
Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed the World (1991)
A special commemorating the 50th anniverary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Survivors of the attack recall their memories of December 7, 1941.

Cast (short)

The Heckler (1940)

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