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Olin Francis

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Cast (feature film)

Citizen Kane (1941) as Expressman
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940) as Mule Bates
The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940) as Ranger
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.
Beyond the Sacramento (1940) as Jimson
Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their schemes before and this time he breaks into Adams' office and resets the front page saying Adams confesses to be a fugitive criminal. When the citizens gather the next day the end is near for Adams and Crowley.
Gunga Din (1939) as Fulad
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
Red River Range (1938) as
The Cattlemen's Association has called in the Mesquiteers to find cattle rustlers. They get Tex Riley to pose as Stony so Stony can arrive posing as a wanted outlaw. This gets Stony into the gang of rustlers and he alerts Tucson and Lullaby as to the next raid. But Hartley is on hand and unknown to anyone is the rustler's boss and he joins the posse with a plan that will do away with the Mesquiteers.
Rough Riding Rhythm (1938) as Jake Horne
Overland Stage Raiders (1938) as Jake
After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.
Two Gun Justice (1938) as Blacky
A western town is being overrun and ruled by a gang of outlaws led by Bart (John Merton). Former Ranger Tim (Tim McCoy) is called out of retirement and assigned to clean up the gang. He disguises himself as a Mexican bandit, joins the gang and works from within.
Swing Time (1936) as Muggsy
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
I Conquer the Sea! (1936) as Gabe
O'Malley of the Mounted (1936) as Andy
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Bouncer
End of the Trail (1936) as Deputy
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
Born to Fight (1936) as Hobo
Les Misérables (1935) as Whip warder in galley
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Circle of Death (1935) as Deputy sheriff
Lightning Triggers (1935) as Deputy sheriff
Hard Rock Harrigan (1935) as Clancy
The Battling Buckaroo (1934) as Bull
Lightning Range (1933) as Black Pete
The Penal Code (1932) as McCarthy
Kismet (1930) as
Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.
The Devil's Trademark (1928) as Milt Soreley
Win That Girl (1928) as Larry Brawn, 2d
Stormy Waters (1928) as Bos'n
Free Lips (1928) as Detective Kelly
Pioneers of the West (1927) as Black Eagle
The Flying U Ranch (1927) as Dunk Whitaker
The Kid Brother (1927) as Olin Hickory
In this silent film, the weakling in a family of he-men tries to prove his mettle.
Cross Breed (1927) as Poleon
The Call of the Klondike (1926) as Dolan
Let's Go Gallagher (1925) as Black [Blackie?] Carter
Rarin' To Go (1924) as Hawk Morton
Walloping Wallace (1924) as Sheriff
Fightin' Devil (1922) as
A Knight of the West (1921) as Jack "Zip" Garvin

Cast (short)

A Failure at Fifty (1939)
In this short film, the story of Abraham Lincoln''''s 30-year struggle of persistence-through-failure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man.

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