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Born: June 18, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flemington, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966) as Old timer
Taggart (1964) as Stark
Newly arrived settlers are attacked by local ranch owner Ben Blazer and his men. Kent Taggart sees his parents killed by Blazer's son, whom he tracks home. Taggart kills the boy in front of Blazer, himself dying of a wound, who then puts a price of $5,000 on Taggart's head, an offer enthusiastically taken up by ruthless killer Jason. Taggart has no option but to head out into hostile Apache country followed by Jason and other no-goods.
Donovan's Reef (1963) as Australian Navy officer
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy's reputation when the man's daughter comes calling.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Patrick Lonigan
(Dra '60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago's South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs' cronies.
The Atomic Submarine (1960) as Cmdr. Dan Wendover
In the far and distant future of 1968, many ships and planes are crossing the North pole to transport passengers and cargo. However lately more than eight ships and seven submarines have vanished mysteriously. The Tigershark is sent out to investigate their whereabouts and - if possible - remove the cause of their disappearance. But the life form Commander Vandover and his crew encounter may be too powerful even for their weapons of newest technology...
The Big Night (1960) as Ed Robelo
The Fearmakers (1958) as Jim McGinnis
A Korean War veteran discovers his Washington-based PR firm has been taken over by Communist infiltrators.
Thundering Jets (1958) as Lt. Col. Spalding
Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot involving him, another officer, and a pretty young lady. Exciting flight sequences, filmed at Edwards (Muroc) Air Force Base, California, showcases Reason and other "pilots" going off into the wild blue [black & white] yonder, in wide screen Regalscope (CinemaScope).
Violent Road (1958) as Frank Miller, also known as Sarge
Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.
Chicago Confidential (1957) as [Artie] Blane
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
Sierra Stranger (1957) as Bert Gaines
Please Murder Me (1956) as Joe Leeds
Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955) as Allan Doran
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Frank Jennings
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
Deputy Marshal (1949) as Joel Benton, also known as Jed Northey
A few minutes before he is killed by an unseen gunman using a split-butt rifle, in a saloon in Tumult, Wyoming, railway employee Harley Masters (Wheaton Chambers) gives a secret map to Deputy Marshal Ed Garry (Jon Hall.) Garry is questioned about the murder by Master's niece Janet (Frances Langford); her cousin Bill Masters (Russell Hayden); the town big-shot, Joel Benton (Dick Foran) and Doc Vinson (Clem Bevans). Garry meets Claire Benton (Julie Bishop) when her brother and his henchman Eli Cressett (Joe Sawyer) question Garry about the map. Garry accuses Cressett of being one of the two wanted men he is seeking. Cressett, aided by Benton, escapes from jail. Garry and Janet find a split-butt rifle near where one of her hands was killed in a rustling raid. They take it to town and Garry telegraphs the Winchester Arms Company and asks the name of the purchaser based on their serial number records. Cressett meets with Bill Masters, the real leader of the gang, and is offered more money if he will kill Benton. He agrees, but intends to double-cross Masters.
El Paso (1949) as Sheriff La Farge
A young lawyer turns himself into a sharpshooter to clean up a corrupt western town.
Fort Apache (1948) as Tim Quincannon
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Dale Whipple
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Guest Wife (1945) as Christopher Price
He's My Guy (1943) as Van Moore
Vaudeville performers Van Moore (Dick Foran) and Terry Allen (Irene Hervey) split up after a quarrel. Terry moves in with Madge Donovan (Joan Davis), a dancing comedienne friend. She gets a job as secretary to Kirk (Donald Douglas), personnel manager of a defense plant, and conceives the idea of staging a talent show from among the workers. She sends for Van to help her stage the show but he arrives and finds her with Kirk and they break up again. When the show goes on, Kirk takes bows for its success. When it comes Terry's turn to sing, she is terrified without Van. But when she hears her accompaniment, she knows it is Van playing it, and walks out on the stage to find him at the piano. Madge tells the plant president (Samuel S.Hinds) that Van, not Kirk, really produced the show and he announces that Van and Terry are now co-directors of the entertainment for all the company's plants.
Hi, Buddy (1943) as Dave O'Connor
Behind the Eight Ball (1942) as Bill Edwards
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) as Stephen [A.] Banning
A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.
Private Buckaroo (1942) as Lon Prentice
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as ["Bronco"] Bob Mitchell
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Dennis Devlin
In the Navy (1941) as Dynamite Dugan
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Unfinished Business (1941) as Frank
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
Four Mothers (1941) as Ernest Talbot
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941) as Jinx Roberts
The Kid from Kansas (1941) as Kansas
Mob Town (1941) as [Sergeant] Frank Conroy
Horror Island (1941) as Bill [Martin]
Road Agent (1941) as Duke [Masters, also known as "Douglas"]
Reissued by Realart Pictures in 1953 as "Texas Road Agent", with a title change because RKO had just made a 1952 film using this title, and this was the first year that Universal's "Road Agent" was known as "Texas Road Agent" and that was not a 1941 alternate title as shown by some revisionist-history sources. The actual 1941 filming title was "The Sonora Kid." Duke Masters (Dick Foran) and his two pals, Pancho (Leo Carrillo) and Andy (Andy Devine), are undercover agents for an express company sent to round up a gang of bandits who have been holding up stages carrying gold to the cattlemen of the district. They begin by hijacking a gold shipment from the three bandits who took it from the stage. They take it to town and drop it at the bank. The money was the annual payment to the cattlemen, who are excitedly surrounding bank president Sam Leavitt (Samuel S. Hinds). Steve (John Gallaudet) and the two gunmen who helped him rob the stage are in the crowd. They report this unexpected turn of events to their boss, Big John Morgan (Morris Ankrum.) Morgan tries unsuccessfully to pin the original robbery on Duke and his pals. He later confers with Leavitt who is an unwilling tool in the holdups. Morgan tries to decoy Duke, Pancho and Andy out of town while his gang holds up the bank, but Duke, with the help of Leavitt's daughter, Patricia (Anne Gwynne), beats them to it and cleans out the bank himself, taking the money to Leavitt's home to cache. But Morgan, Steve and the gang are in pursuit.
Riders of Death Valley (1941)
Promoted and advertised as "The Million Dollar Serial", most of which appears to have been spent on advertising and the most elaborate pressbook ever put out by Universal on a serial (or 95% of their feature films for that matter), Universal's 51st sound-era serial (following "Sky Raiders" and before "Sea Raiders" and, to quote the late Oliver Drake who wrote the original story,..."we were lucky they didn't call it 'Land Raiders'), "Riders of Death Valley" remains a favorite for the 7-12 year-old kids who saw in on original release in 1941, and a major disappointment for those who came later and never saw it in the 35mm version shown on a screen in a 350-seat grind-house theatre, and now question what all the excitement was about. Hey, you had to have been there. Actually, it is just one long prolonged chase after another for the most part and, even worse, it is usually the 5-6 good guys running from 2-3 of the bad guys (which even had eight-year-old kids of 1941 wondering what's up with this?) and has lots of stock-footage cliffhangers from earlier Universal western serials and features. The plot has Jim Benton (Dick Foran) as the head of a vigilante group, known as the Riders of Death Valley, organized to protect the miners from the take-over plots hatched by Joseph Kirby (James Blaine) and Rance Davis (Monte Blue.) They hire Wolf Reade (Charles Bickford) and his motley crew to do their dirty work, and spend most of their time lamenting their choice of sub-contractee as Reade deals his employees as much misery as he does the "Riders" and miners. Benton's "Riders" are Tombstone (Buck Jones), Pancho (Leo Carrillo), Smokey (Noah Beery, Jr, who is a no-show in most episodes), Borax Bill (Big Boy Williams) and Tex (Glenn Strange.) Always worth watching just for Foran, Jones, Carillo, and Jeanne Kelly (Jean Brooks), and especially if one flash forwards the chase scenes, which will serve to basically make a seven chapter offering out of the original 15.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Matthew Holgrave [alias of Matthew Maule]
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
The Fighting 69th (1940) as Lieutenant Long John Wynn
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
My Little Chickadee (1940) as Wayne Carter
A small-town seductress'''' romance with a masked bandit goes on hold when she''''s forced to marry a con artist.
The Mummy's Hand (1940) as Steve Banning
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
Rangers of Fortune (1940) as Johnny Cash
I Stole a Million (1939) as Paul Carver
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Eddie Moore
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
Private Detective (1939) as Jim Rickey
Rival detectives fall in love when they're forced to work together.
Hero for a Day (1939) as "Brainy" Thornton
Inside Information (1939) as Danny Blake
Four Wives (1939) as Ernest Talbot
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Over the Wall (1938) as Jerry Davis
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
The Sisters (1938) as Tom Knivel
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as ["Killer"] Lee Burke
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Love, Honor and Behave (1938) as Pete Martin
A college tennis star gives up the game for love.
Four Daughters (1938) as Ernest
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
Heart of the North (1938) as Sgt. Alan Baker
A Canadian Mounted Policeman searches for the outlaws who robbed a freighter.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) as Larry Toms
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Sam Thorne
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
She Loved a Fireman (1937) as Red Tyler
A ne''''er-do-well learns the hard way that there''''s more to fire fighting than lying around the bunkhouse.
The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937) as Tal Holladay
A crooked sheriff tries to pin a rancher''''s death on the victim''''s son.
The Cherokee Strip (1937) as Dick Hudson
Outlaws lame a cowboy''''s horse on the eve of the Oklahoma land rush.
Guns of the Pecos (1937) as Steve Ainslee
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
Blazing Sixes (1937) as Red Barton
A government agent poses as an outlaw to stop a series of gold robberies.
Prairie Thunder (1937) as Rod Farrell
A scout risks his life to repair telegraph wires torn down by the Indians.
Black Legion (1937) as Ed Jackson
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Jink Carter
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Land Beyond the Law (1937) as Chip Douglas
An innocent rancher gets mixed up with rustlers.
Empty Holsters (1937) as Clay Brent
An outlaw frames a cowboy to steal his girl.
Trailin' West (1936) as Lieut. Red Colton
A singing secret agent tracks down renegades at President Lincoln''''s request.
California Mail (1936) as Bill Harkins
A singing cowboy has to fight some crooked characters to win a pony express contract.
Treachery Rides the Range (1936) as Capt. Red Taylor
A cowboy takes on buffalo hunters out to stir up the Indians.
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Thomas Duncan McKay
An escaped convict's bride joins forces with the FBI.
Song of the Saddle (1936) as Frank Wilson, Jr.
A cowboy sets out to avenge the murder of his father years ago.
The Big Noise (1936) as Don Andrews
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Tommy Blake
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Tommy Blake
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
Earthworm Tractors (1936) as Emmet McManus
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
The Petrified Forest (1936) as Boze Hertzlinger
An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage.
Ladies Love Danger (1935) as Sergeant Bender
Moonlight on the Prairie (1935) as Ace Andrews
An unemployed rodeo star takes on cattle rustlers.
It's a Small World (1935) as Motor cop
Socialite Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin run into each other in an automobile accident. Clummerhorn is a small town judge, sheriff, etc. and decides to try them. She is trouble at first, but she and Bill warm to each other as the trial goes forth.
Shipmates Forever (1935) as Gifford
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
One More Spring (1935) as Policeman
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) as
A farmer tries to convince the cook on a canal boat to leave her exciting life for him.
Accent on Youth (1935) as Butch
Lottery Lover (1935) as Cadet Allen Taylor
Dangerous (1935) as Teddy
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''s fallen in love with.
Gentlemen Are Born (1934) as Smudge [Casey]
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
Change of Heart (1934) as Nick
Janet Gaynor and James Dunn and their close friends Charles Farrell and Ginger Rogers graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Himself
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.

Cast (special)

Five's a Family (1961) as Bill Hewitt
The misadventures of Harry Conover, a retired detective who can't resist the urge to solve crimes. In the pilot episode, Harry struggles to solve an arson case that is baffling the police.
Miracle on 34th Street (1955) as Thomas Mara
The charming story of a department store Santa who believes he is the real Santa Claus--and his efforts to convince a disbelieving world that he is. Based on the 1947 story by Valentine Davies.
Philadelphia Story, The (1954) as George Kittredge
The story of a reporter and a photographer, assigned to cover the fashionable wedding of wealthy Tracy Lord to the snobbish George Kittredge, and the problems that arise when Tracy has second thoughts about George and announces that she still loves her first husband, Dexter Haven. Based on the play

Cast (short)

Wagon Wheels West (1943)
In this short film, a U.S. marshal seeks vengeance against the man who killed his father. Vitaphone Release 1147A.
Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)
This musical short spoofs the production of Hollywood movies.
A Vitaphone Pictorial Review No. 2-6 (1937)
This short film contains three segments, showcasing Arabian trick and race horses, hockey, and footwear. Vitaphone Release B56.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
The Sunday Round-Up (1937)
In this short film, a pastor in a western town competes against a saloon in order to form a congregation for his small church. Vitaphone Release 7661-7662.
Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)
Winners of a dance contest spend a day at Palm Springs with famous movie stars in this short film.

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