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Dwight Frye

Dwight Frye



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Cast (feature film)

Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) as Anderson
Dangerous Blondes (1943) as Hoodlum
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
Dead Men Walk (1943) as Zolarr
A small-town doctor's twin returns from the grave seeking vengeance.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) as Rudi
The wolf man asks one of Dr. Frankenstein's descendants to find a cure for lycanthropy.
Danger in the Pacific (1942) as Hotel clerk
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Villager
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster's body.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Mug
Flying Blind (1941) as Leo Qualen
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Jury foreman
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941) as
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
The Devil Pays Off (1941) as Radio operator
Chris Waring (William Wright) is a government investigator trying to gather the necessary evidence to convict a shipping magnate, DeBrock (J.Edward Bromberg), of selling his ships to the United States but is suspected of holding up and preventing their delivery because of bribes from foreign powers. DeBrock's conscience, nor his flirty wife, Valerie DeBrock (Osa Massen), give him any peace of mind.
The Blonde from Singapore (1941) as Barber
Mystery Ship (1941) as Rader
Sky Bandits (1940) as
Sgt. Renfrew and Constable Kelly go aloft to search for a plane missing with a shipment of gold from the Yukon Mine Company. Inventor Speavy has devised a power ray which disrupts electrical impulses, and Morgan and his gang of crooks has brought in Prof. Lewis to increase the ray's range, telling him he's helping the government develop this new weapon. Speavy spills the beans to Prof. Lewis and his daughter Madeleine,and Morgan threatens to implicate them in his crimes unless they cooperate. Morgan kills Speavy when he tries to warn Renfrew, but when Madeleine stows away on board the doomed plane Renfrew is piloting, will the crooks be able to make Prof. Lewis use the power ray to bring the plane down?
Phantom Raiders (1940) as Eddie Anders
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
Gangs of Chicago (1940) as Pinky
Conspiracy (1939) as Lieutenant Keller
A shipment of poisonous gas is delivered for use in a mythical Central American country.
The Night Hawk (1938) as John Colley
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Mr. Owen
A temperamental singer''''s murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Marshall
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Invisible Enemy (1938) as Alex
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Gravet
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Fast Company (1938) as Sidney Z. Wheeler
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
The Shadow (1937) as Vindecco
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
The Man Who Found Himself (1937) as Patient
A determined nurse puts a cocky surgeon back on track.
The Road Back (1937) as Small man
Something to Sing About (1937) as Easton
A New York bandleader takes Hollywood by storm.
Beware of Ladies (1936) as Swanson
Alibi for Murder (1936) as McBride
Tough Guy (1936) as Mack
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
Florida Special (1936) as Jenkins
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Spike [Jones]
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
The Great Impersonation (1935) as Roger Unthank
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Karl
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
The Crime of Dr. Crespi (1935) as Dr. Thomas
The Vampire Bat (1933) as Herman Gleib
Villagers suspect the town simpleton of being a vampire.
The Circus Queen Murder (1933) as Flandrin
A vacationing DA gets mixed up in a tangled case involving a touring circus.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as [James] Wallace
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
The Western Code (1932) as Dick Lumas
By Whose Hand? (1932) as Chick Lewis
An escaped killer stalks the man who had turned him in.
Strange Adventure (1932) as Robert Wayne
Frankenstein (1931) as Fritz
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
Dracula (1931) as Renfield
The legendary bloodsucker stakes his claim on a British estate in search of new blood.
The Maltese Falcon (1931) as Wilmer
In the first screen version of The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade investigates the theft of a priceless statue.
The Black Camel (1931) as Jessop
Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.
Man to Man (1930) as Vint Glade
A young man attempts to overcome the memory of his father, who was sent to jail for committing a murder.
The Doorway to Hell (1930) as Gangster [Monk]
Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Cast (short)

Don't Talk (1942)
This short film focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime.


JimCog ( 2007-01-16 )

Source: "Dwight Frye's Last Laugh" by Gregory Mank, James T. Coughlin, and Dwight D. Frye

Enter Your Contribution Here Submarine Alert (1943) as Haldine Don't Talk (1942 MGM short) as Ziggy, sabotuer Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Bruno The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Fouquet's valet Think it Over (1938 MGM short) as Arsonist Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1939) as hotel desk clerk Sea Devils (1937) as Radio operator, S.S. Paradise The Invisible Man (1933) as Reporter

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