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Also Known As: Died: July 14, 1970
Born: August 24, 1900 Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Birth Place: Ocean City, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Chubasco (1968) as Nick
A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.
You've Got To Be Smart (1967) as D. O. Griggs
Advance to the Rear (1964) as General
Civil War rejects are sent to the West, supposedly out of harm's way.
The Time Travelers (1964) as Dr. Erik von Steiner
A time travel experiment that was supposed to produce a window into time turns out to be a portal instead. One of the experimenters steps through into a not-too-distant-future world that has been destroyed by nuclear war. Some of the others follow, but then the portal phases out and they can't get back. Things just get worse after that. They run across a rocket that has landed to escape pursuing enemies, bearing scientists who survived the war, and many android "slaves." The time travellers are invited to escape when the ship is again ready to blast off - but just before that happens, the scientits' enemy returns and fires on the sitting-duck ship. A very bad day for the scientists turns terminal at that point, and the 20th-century Earthlings barely escape with their skins.
The Man From Galveston (1963) as Judge Homer Black
Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet.
Destination 60,000 (1957) as Col. Ed Buckley
Law and Order (1953) as Kurt Durling
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
The Marshal's Daughter (1953) as
Produced by Ken Murray strictly as a vehicle for Laurie Anders, his curvy protege from his television show and billed above the title and first billed in the cast as Laurie ("I-like-the-wide-open-spaces") Anders, which was her catch-line phrase and how she was introduced and known. This is neither a comedy, satire or parody---missing badly on all attempts at such---and isn't much of a western either, even by bottom-of-the-barrel B-standards. The plot by veteran B-western villain player Bob Duncan, who did manage to write himself the best role in the movie, relative to there being no good roles in this movie, has town banker Anderson (Robert Bray as Bob Bray), the secret head of an outlaw gang, trying to organize a Cattleman's Association and not getting any takers. He sends for Trigger Gans (Bob Duncan) to act as a persuader. But a mysterious, masked rider known as El Coyote begins to resist. El Coyote is of course Laurie Dawson (Laurie Anders as Laurie "I-like-the-wide-open-spaces" Anders), daughter of retired Marshal and rancher Ben Dawson (Hoot Gibson), and her El Coyote role ensured that whoever stunt-doubled her would wear pads where no stunt man ever wore them, with the possible later exception of Dean Smith doubling Maureen O'Hara in "McLintock." The heroines that Dave Sharpe doubled in Republic serials weren't built like Laurie Anders. Producer Ken Murray, as a riverboat gambler named Sliding Bill Murray, rolls into town on the same stage as Trigger Gans, and then promptly engages Preston Foster, Johnny Mack Brown,Jimmy Wakely and Buddy Baer(in cameo roles) in a blackout-skit poker game written by himself, which had to have been even more painful for the participants than the viewers. Ralph Staub used to get better stuff than this in his "Screen Snapshots" just roaming around Columbia's backlot and interviewing Smiley Burnette and Ringeye.
I, the Jury (1953) as Capt. Pat Chambers
It's nearly Christmas, but Mike Hammer is on the vengeance trail when Jack, his wartime buddy, is murdered. Hotheaded Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses). Along the way, he meets a new love interest, psychologist Charlotte Manning, a treacherous Santa, a gangster named Kalecki, and two weird sisters, the Bellamy twins.
Kansas City Confidential (1952) as Tim Foster
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.
Montana Territory (1952) as Sheriff Henry Plummer
(Wes ''52). Lon McCallister, Wanda Hendrix, Preston Foster, Hugh Sanders, Jack Elam, Clayton Moore, Myron Headley, & George Chesebro as Weasel. A young deputy sheriff takes action when he learns that the marshall is using his badge as a license to commit murder.
The Big Gusher (1951) as Hank Mason
Two oil-field roughnecks try to protect their land from a con artist until they can strike oil.
The Big Night (1951) as Andy La Main
An emotional teenager takes on the mob when gangsters beat up his father.
Three Desperate Men (1951) as Tom Denton
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) leave their home in Fort Grant, Texas and head west. They arrive in Tulare just in time to rescue Matt from being hanged, but a guard is killed during their escape. Ed Larkin (Rory Mallinson) who framed Matt, falsely accuses them of a long list of crimes. They return to Fort Grant so that Tom can see his sweetheart Laura Brook (Virginia Grey). They encounter outlaw Bill Devlin (William Haade) who persuades them to hold up a train which Laura unwittingly told them would carry a large payroll. Soon the whole territory is enraged at their deeds. They return to Fort Grant to hold up the two banks that are filled with huge sums of cattle money.
Tomahawk (1951) as Col. Carrington
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
The Tougher They Come (1950) as Joe McKinley
I Shot Jesse James (1949) as [John] Kelley
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
The Big Cat (1949) as Tom [Eggers]
1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.
Thunderhoof (1948) as Scotty Mason
The Hunted (1948) as Johnny Saxon
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder.
Ramrod (1947) as Frank Ivey
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
King of the Wild Horses (1947) as Dave Taggert
Strange Triangle (1946) as Sam Crane
Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Francine is relentless and soon gets Sam involved in trying to cover up her husband's embezzling activities and ultimately implicates him in a murder.
Tangier (1946) as Col. Jose Artiego
The Harvey Girls (1946) as Judge Sam Purvis
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
Inside Job (1946) as Bart Madden
Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945) as Rob McLaughlin
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) as Himself
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
The Valley of Decision (1945) as Jim Brennan
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
Twice Blessed (1945) as Jeff Turner
Twin sisters set a parent trap to reunite their divorced mother and father.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Roger Touhy
Bermuda Mystery (1944) as Steven Carromond
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) as Father Donnelly
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
My Friend Flicka (1943) as Rob McLaughlin
A boy''s love for a horse helps him grow up.
Thunder Birds (1942) as Steve Britt
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) as Michael Steele
A Gentleman After Dark (1942) as [Capt.] Tom Gaynor
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as Roy Bonnell
American Empire (1942) as Paxton Bryce
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Steve Abbott
The Round Up (1941) as Greg Lane
Unfinished Business (1941) as Steve Duncan
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.
Moon over Burma (1940) as Bill Gordon
Geronimo (1940) as Captain Bill Starrett
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Jim Howell
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
The Last Warning (1939) as Bill Crane
Cafe Hostess (1939) as Dan Walters
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
Missing Evidence (1939) as Bill Collins
News Is Made at Night (1939) as Steve Drum
Chasing Danger (1939) as Steve Mitchell
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Society Smugglers (1939) as [Richard] "Sully" [Sullivan]
Army Girl (1938) as [Captain] Dike Conger
Up the River (1938) as Chipper Morgan
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
The Lady in the Morgue (1938) as Bill Crane
The Storm (1938) as [Jack] Stacey
Double Danger (1938) as Robert Crane, also known as "The Gentleman"
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
Submarine Patrol (1938) as Lieut. J. C. Drake
Everybody's Doing It (1938) as Bruce Keene
After creating a popular contest, a man goes on a drunken binge and takes the answers with him.
The Plough and the Stars (1937) as Jack Clitheroe
First Lady (1937) as Stephen Wayne
A U.S. president's granddaughter fights a femme fatale to groom her husband for the White House.
Sea Devils (1937) as Mike O'Shay
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
The Westland Case (1937) as Bill Crane
We Who Are About to Die (1937) as Steven Mathews
A San Quentin inmate''s death row conviction is reversed.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) as John Oakhurst
A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight.
You Can't Beat Love (1937) as James Ellsworth Hughes
An eccentric playboy tries politics only to get mixed up with the mayor''''s daughter.
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as Tippecanoe "Tip" O'Neil
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Scott Miller
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Strangers All (1935) as Murray Carter
A mother tries to bring her estranged children closer together.
Annie Oakley (1935) as Toby Walker
The famed female sharpshooter learns that you can't get a man with a gun when she falls for a rival marksman.
We're Only Human (1935) as Detective Sergeant Pete McCaffrey
A cop, who plays by his own rules, brings down a notorious gangster.
The Informer (1935) as Dan Gallagher
An Irish rebel turns in his best friend to earn passage money to America, then has to dodge the suspicions of his cohorts.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) as Marcus
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
The Arizonian (1935) as Tex Randolph
A new marshal teams with an outlaw to straighten out a crooked town.
The People's Enemy (1935) as Vince [M.] Falcone
Baby Take a Bow (1934) as
The Band Plays On (1934) as [Howard] Howdy [Hardy]
Four street kids mend their ways when they take up football.
Heat Lightning (1934) as George [also known as Jerry]
A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.
Wharf Angel (1934) as Como [Murphy]
Sleepers East (1934) as Jason Everett
Ladies They Talk About (1933) as David Slade
A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison.
Elmer the Great (1933) as [Dave] Walker
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
Corruption (1933) as Tim Butler
Sensation Hunters (1933) as Tom Baylor
Hoop-la (1933) as Nifty [Miller]
Devil's Mate (1933) as Inspector O'Brien
Dangerous Crossroads (1933) as Hinton
Life Begins (1932) as Dr. Brett
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients'''', doctors'''' and nurses'''' personal problems.
The Last Mile (1932) as [Killer John] Mears--cell 4
An innocent man sent to death row gets caught in a prison riot.
Doctor X (1932) as Dr. Wells
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
Two Seconds (1932) as Bud Clark
In the last moments of his life, a criminal reviews the circumstances that led him to death row.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Pete
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
You Said a Mouthful (1932) as Ed Dover
To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.
The All American (1932) as Steve Kelly
Heads Up (1930) as Blake
Follow the Leader (1930) as Two-Gun Terry

Music (feature film)

Express, The (2008)
The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.
Friday Night Lights (2004) as Composer
As darkness descends over the flatlands of West Texas, every Friday EVENING, from September through December, a dazzling, disorienting glow, visible on the stark horizon for miles around, ignites the blackened sky. Looming over the landscape, Ratliff Stadium, the country''s biggest high school football field, overflows with 20,000 spectators, their voices raised in the trademark chant: "MO-JO! MO-JO! MO-JO!" The crowd''s jubilation rises to a fever pitch as the Permian Panthers--Odessa''s "boys in black"--take to the field like warriors in an ancient coliseum. Once a week during the fall, this town and its dreams are carried on the padded shoulders of these young gridiron heroes. The exalted players are illuminated beneath the autumnal glare of those Friday night lights; the radiant glare serves as a beacon of hope to the townsfolk of this dusty West Texas town. Since their first season in 1959, the Panthers established themselves as the most successful football program, not only in Texas, but in the entire country. Now, in the last days of summer of 1988, the Permian High School Panthers begin the season with one thing on their minds--winning their fifth straight championship in their thirty-year team history. For their coach, Gary Gaines, it all comes down to his definition of perfection: "Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know you didn''t let them down. I want you to put each other in your hearts forever--because forever is about to happen. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, with love and joy in your heart? If you can do that, then you''re perfect."
Meet the Parents (2000) as Song ("Got My Mojo Working")
Greg Focker is head over heels in love with his girlfriend Pam, and is ready to pop the big question. Greg realizes the key to Pam''s hand in marriage lies with her formidable father, Jack Byrnes. A trip to New York for her sister''s wedding seems just the right occasion for Greg to ask Pam to be his wife. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Upon his arrival at the family''s picturesque home, Greg is greeted by what appears to be the picture-perfect family. But for a guy who usually resorts to dry wit in stressful situations, Greg is suddenly shooting blanks with Jack, a retired horticulturist--and rather imposing figure. No one is good enough for Jack''s first-born daughter, and the fact that Greg is a cat-hating male nurse with a vulgar-sounding last name is not helping things at all. While Greg bends over backwards to try and make a good impression, his weekend begins with lost luggage at the airport and turns into a series of disasters.

Art Department (feature film)

Last Innocent Man, The (1987)
Harry Nash, a criminal defense attorney at the peak of his career, is tired of dealing with guilty clients and decides to quit his profession. His resolve weakens when he has a torrid affair with a woman who convinces him to defend her estranged husband against a murder charge. Harry's search for th

Cast (short)

The 42nd. Street Special (1933)
This promotional short, part of Warner Bros. studios publicity campaign for "42nd Street" (1933), presents the send-off for a 7-car train assembled in conjunction with the film.

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