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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 1966
Born: February 12, 1898 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Batton, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

A Patch of Blue (1965) as Ole Pa
A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.
Tess of the Storm Country (1960) as Fred Thorson
Fourth reworking of the classic Grace Miller White novel, this time updated to the 60s, with young Scottish lassie Tess (Diane Baker) becoming embroiled in a conflict about a toxic chemical plant near her new home in Pennsylvania.
Warlock (1959) as Judge Holloway
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
Twilight for the Gods (1958) as Old Brown
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Charles J. Hennessey
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Malachi Stack
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
The First Texan (1956) as [Henry] Delaney
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, a lawyer becomes involved in the independence of Texas.
Stagecoach to Fury (1956) as Judge Lester Farrell
The Spoilers (1956) as Flapjack Simms
The Rainmaker (1956) as Sheriff Howard Thomas
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
Johnny Concho (1956) as Albert Dark
Frank Sinatra, Keenan Wynn, William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk, Wallace Ford, Christopher Dark, Howard Petrie, Claude Atkins, John Qualen. Frank Sinatra is branded a coward by the townspeople of Cripple Creek, Arizona when he fails to stand up to the men that killed his brother. He eventually comes to grips with his yellow streak and returns for the big showdown. Co-produced by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Don McGuire who co-wrote TOOTSIE.
The Maverick Queen (1956) as Jamie
In post-Civil War Wyoming, ranch owner Lucy Lee is en route to Rock Springs to sell her cattle. When Jeff Young approaches her camp, asking for food and a place to sleep, she at first fears that he is part of Butch Cassidy's notorious Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang that has been terrorizing the country, but nevertheless allows him to stay.
Thunder over Arizona (1956) as Hal Styles
Wichita (1955) as [Arthur] Whiteside
Wyatt Earp fights to straighten out a crooked cow town.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Charley O'Leary
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
A Lawless Street (1955) as Doc Amos Wynn
A Marshal's past comes back to haunt him.
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Gus Basserman
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Destry (1955) as Doc Curtis
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
3 Ring Circus (1955) as Sam Morley
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Wally Higgins
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Joe Whelan
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
The Great Jesse James Raid (1953) as Elias Hobbs
The Nebraskan (1953) as McBride
A frontier scout tries to make peace between settlers and the Sioux.
Rodeo (1952) as Barbecue Jones
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as Jack "Pop" Richardson
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
Warpath (1951) as Private Potts
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
He Ran All the Way (1951) as Mr. Dobbs
A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Sam Parks
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Duncan
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
The Furies (1950) as Scotty Hyslip
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
Harvey (1950) as The Taxi Driver
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Dakota Lil (1950) as Carter
The Set-Up (1949) as Gus
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) as Talky Carson
Coroner Creek (1948) as Andy West
A gunman sets out to avenge his fiancee's murder.
Shed No Tears (1948) as Sam Grover
T-Men (1948) as The Schemer
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Belle Starr's Daughter (1948) as Lafe Bailey
Man from Texas (1948) as Jed
Embraceable You (1948) as Ferris
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as McGee
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
Magic Town (1947) as Lou Dicketts
A political pollster discovers the perfect cross-section of American tastes and fights to keep it that way.
A Guy Could Change (1946) as Bill Conley
Lover Come Back (1946) as Tubbs
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
Black Angel (1946) as Joe
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
Crack-Up (1946) as [Lieutenant] Cochrane
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Al Morgan
The Green Years (1946) as Jamie Nigg
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
Spellbound (1945) as Stranger in hotel lobby
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
The Great John L. (1945) as McManus
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Ollie Miller
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Emmet Rogers
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Pierre [Flandeau]
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
Secret Command (1944) as Miller
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
Machine Gun Mama (1944) as Johnny O'Reilly
The Ape Man (1943) as Jeff Carter
Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Fred Saunders
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
All Through the Night (1942) as Spats Hunter
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Sergeant Mead
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
Scattergood Survives a Murder (1942) as Wally Collins [also known as Lloyd Quentin, Jr.]
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) as Babe Hanson
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.
The Marines Come Thru (1942) as Singapore
Inside the Law (1942) as Billy
Blues in the Night (1941) as Brad Ames
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
Murder by Invitation (1941) as Bob White
A Man Betrayed (1941) as Casey
Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city. Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.
Roar of the Press (1941) as Wally Williams
Give Us Wings (1940) as York
The Mummy's Hand (1940) as Babe Jenson
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Jed Marlowe
A sister act splits up over love.
Scatterbrain (1940) as Sam Maxwell
Isle of Destiny (1940) as [Millard] "Milly" Barnes
Society glamour girl/aviatrix Virginia Allerton (June Lang) decides to alter her around-the-world flight by stopping off on the Pacific isle of Palo Pango where her brother, Lieutenant Allerton (Grant Richards) is stationed with a detachment of U.S. Marines, including "Stripes" Thornton (William Gargan) and "Milly" Barnes (Wallace Ford.) Local smuggler Barton (Gilbert Roland) baits her into a trap using her plane for his gun-smuggling racket and she ends up wrecked on another island. Thornton, as a stowaway on Barton's gun-smuggling plane, and Barnes, by water in a stolen speed boat, rush to her rescue. Inda (Katherine DeMille), the jealous native wife of Barton, with a penchant for dispatching people with poison darts from a blow gun, does her best to do the same for Virginia.
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940) as Joe Redmond
In despair after breaking up with his girlfriend, a man hires a thug he has never seen to kill him. However, he changes his mind when he falls in love with another woman--but he can't stop the man trying to kill him because he doesn't know who he is.
Back Door to Heaven (1939) as Frankie Rogers, as an adult
Swing It, Sailor! (1938) as Pete Kelly
You're in the Army Now (1937) as Jimmie Dean
An American gangster joins the British Army to evade the police.
Jericho (1937)
An army deserter joins a nomadic tribe to escape punishment.
Exiled to Shanghai (1937) as Ted Young
Absolute Quiet (1936) as Jack
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
Two in the Dark (1936) as Harry Hillyer
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
The Rogues' Tavern (1936) as Jimmy Flavin
A Son Comes Home (1936) as Steve
Get That Man (1935) as Jack Kirkland/John Prescott
In Spite of Danger (1935) as Bob Crane
Swell-Head (1935) as Terry McCall
Another Face (1935) as Joe Haynes
Plastic surgery turns a gangster into a movie star.
The Nut Farm (1935) as Willie Barton
One Frightened Night (1935) as Joe Luvalle
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter.
Men of the Hour (1935) as Andy Blane
The Informer (1935) as Frankie McPhillip
An Irish rebel turns in his best friend to earn passage money to America, then has to dodge the suspicions of his cohorts.
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Harper
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Healy
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as [Fingers] Boston
I Hate Women (1934) as Scoop McGuire
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Jason H. Barton
A Chinese warlord tracks twelve mysterious coins to the U.S.
Money Means Nothing (1934) as Ken McKay
The Lost Patrol (1934) as Morelli
A British army troop fights off Arab snipers while holed up in an oasis.
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as "Curly"
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.
A Woman's Man (1934) as Joe Flynn
Men in White (1934) as Shorty
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
The Big Cage (1933) as Russ Penny
Night of Terror (1933) as Tom Hartley
Employee's Entrance (1933) as Martin West
An unscrupulous department store manager stops at nothing to get what he wants.
My Woman (1933) as Chick [Rollins]
When a vaudeville hoofer hits the big time, he neglects the wife who helped put him there.
East of Fifth Avenue (1933) as Vic Howard
Headline Shooter (1933) as Mike
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
Goodbye Again (1933) as Arthur [Westlake]
An author''''s reunion with an old flame angers the secretary who loves him.
Three Cornered Moon (1933) as Kenneth [Rimplegar]
After losing their fortune, a family tries to find a way out of their predicament.
Freaks (1932) as Phroso
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband.
Beast of the City (1932) as Ed Fitzpatrick
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
Central Park (1932) as Rick
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Slim
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
Hypnotized (1932) as Bill Bogard
The Wet Parade (1932) as Jerry Tyler
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
Are You Listening? (1932) as Larry [Barnes]
A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.
Possessed (1931) as Al Manning
A factory girl rises to the top as mistress of a tycoon, then falls in love.
X Marks the Spot (1931) as Ted Lloyd
The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter (Ford) needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs (played well by Kohler). Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.

Cast (special)

Getaway Car (1958)
The exploits of a special operative for the California Highway Patrol. In the pilot episode, the agent attempts to track down a group of thieves who pulled off a daring daylight bank robbery.

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