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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Where There's Life (1947) as Salesman
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
2.
Abie's Irish Rose (1946) as [Dick] Saunders
Anne Nichols updated her original play by moving the time to the (then) present by starting the film with the V-E Day celebration in London, but no fundimental changes otherwise. This first film from Bing Crosby's production company (known as Bing Crosby Producers, Inc. and not as Bing Crosby Productions) was released in the US with a "General Audience" classification (and not the unknown-in-1946 classification of "Unrated") and starred newcomers Joanne Dru (Rosemary Murphy)and Richard Norris (Abie Cohen) in the roles defined in the title. Their respective fathers and mothers are none too keen on Abie and Rosemary's oil-and-water romance, and get even less keener when the two are married by a Protestant minister, a marriage that is quickly done again by a Jewish rabbi and then again by a Catholic priest. The contrast between Yiddish and Celtic dialects and religious practices is also maintained. Providence lends a helping hand at the end to effect the reconciliation of the fathers to their respective children and the choice they have made.
3.
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946) as Senator Smiley
4.
People Are Funny (1946) as Mr. Pippensiegal
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
5.
The Fleet's In (1942) as Arthur Sidney
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
6.
Honolulu (1939) as Bearded man
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
7.
Bridal Suite (1939) as Professor Kockerthaler
A playboy's fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother.
8.
Behind the Mike (1937) as Vale
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
9.
Varsity Show (1937) as Professor Washburn
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
10.
The Harvester (1936) as Jake Ebben
11.
The Outsider (1926) as Jerry Sidon
12.
Souls for Sale (1923) as Arthur Tirrey
In this silent film, a young woman turns Hollywood upside down in her search for stardom.
13.
The Heart Specialist (1922) as Winston Gates
14.
Red Hot Romance (1922) as Jim Conwell
15.
South of Suva (1922) as Marmaduke Grubb
16.
Grand Larceny (1922) as Harkness Boyd
17.
Don't Get Personal (1922) as Horace Kane

Cast (short)

18.
Echo Mountain (1936)
In this musical short, a guide leads several tourists up a beautiful mountain in Switzerland. Vitaphone Release 7633-7634.
19.
Rambling 'Round Radio Row 8 (1934)
The articles for a newspaper come to life in this musical short film. Vitaphone Release 1664.

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