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Cast (feature film)

Party Girl (1958) as Officer
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Mister Cory (1957) as Golfer
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
Designing Woman (1957) as Elevator man
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.
Four Girls in Town (1957) as Policeman
Four young starlets, from various parts of the world, are called to Hollywood to test for the lead in a major film. Each is romantically pursued by the director (Nader), composer (Chaplin) , playboy (Williams), and actor (Gavin.)
The Rawhide Years (1956) as Passenger
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
Ransom! (1956) as Chauffeur
A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Doorman
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
Six Bridges to Cross (1955) as
Youth gang leader Jerry Florea is shot fleeing from a crime scene by rookie cop Ed Gallagher. Result: "he'll never have children of his own." Ed and Jerry develop a mutually beneficial friendship: Jerry gets the benefit of the doubt, Ed gets information that brings him rapid promotion. As years and jail terms go by, Ed's friendship with this likable rogue becomes strained, as hope for his reform dwindles. Can Jerry redeem himself in the end?
The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955) as Onlooker
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Drug clerk
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
Revenge of the Creature (1955) as Skipper
Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
Blackboard Jungle (1955) as Electrician
An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954) as Stage manager
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
Playgirl (1954) as
Nightclub singer Fran Davis (Shelley Winters) is out to educate her out-of-town friend Phyllis Matthews (Coleen Miller)on the ins-and-outs of life in the Big City. But, par for the course in this Joseph Pevney potboiler, publisher Mike Marsh (Barry Sullivan), Fran's lover and unhappy married man to begin with, falls in love with Phyllis. There is a misunderstanding of the situation by the two girls. The girls quarrel, Marsh is shot, Fran hits the skids and she and Phyllis, to say the least, are on the outs. Then Fran learns that Phyllis is about to be used unwittingly as a decoy in a murder. Fran rides to her friend's rescue.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) as Doctor
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
The Wild One (1954) as
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
Executive Suite (1954) as
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Hotel doorman
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Bailiff
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
The Member of the Wedding (1953) as
When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence.
Vicki (1953) as Detective
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
Let's Do It Again (1953) as
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
Take the High Ground! (1953) as Army doctor
A tough drill sergeant prepares green recruits for service in the Korean War.
On Top of Old Smoky (1953) as
Gene Autry (Gene Autry), star of a singing show with the Cass County Boys (Fred S. Martin, Jerry Scoggins and Bert Dodson) billed as "Gene Autry and his Texas Rangers", is mistakenly believed to be an actual Ranger sent to Mountain City investigating trouble on a toll road operated be Jen Larrabee (Gail Davis). Gene discovers the Doc Judson (Grandon Rhodes), the local eye doctor, is behind the trouble so that Jen will sell him her property which contains valuable mica deposits. With the aid of his pal Smiley (Smiley Burnette) and the Cass County Boys, Gene gets the evidence necessary to turn Judson and his associates over to the real Rangers.
So This Is Love (1953) as Waiter
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Smythe
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
Carrie (1952) as Bartender
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Meet Me at the Fair (1952) as D. A.'s secretary
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Professor
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Waiter
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
The Pace That Thrills (1952) as Proprietor
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Everything I Have Is Yours (1952) as Waiter
On the eve of her big Broadway break, a dancer discovers she''''s pregnant.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as Barman
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) as Sullivan
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
Up Front (1951) as Soldier clerk
Based on the famed W.W.II cartoons: Lowbrow G.I.s Willie and Joe, on the Italian front, are good soldiers in combat, but meet the antics of gung-ho Captain Johnson and other military snafus with a barrage of wry comments. On a 3-day pass in Naples, Joe's penchant for wine and women involves the pair with luscious Emi Rosso and her moonshiner father, whose tangled affairs land them in ever deeper trouble.
The Magnificent Yankee (1951) as Reporter
True story of the lifelong love affair between Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and his wife.
The Racket (1951) as Lewis
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Usher in gallery
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
Little Egypt (1951) as Mathews
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Dispatcher
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
Three Guys Named Mike (1951) as Mr. Rogers
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
Too Young to Kiss (1951) as Paul, chauffeur
A grown woman poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist.
Hunt the Man Down (1951) as Assistant attorney
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
Double Dynamite (1951) as
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
Sunny Side of the Street (1951) as Counterman
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Waiter
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
You Never Can Tell (1951) as Smitty
Poisoned after inheriting its master''s estate, a dog comes back to Earth to find its killer.
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) as Faculty member
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
Royal Wedding (1951) as Bartender
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Hospital attendant
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
The Unknown Man (1951) as Male secretary
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he''''s gotten off was really guilty.
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950) as Court clerk
Police patrolmen are stalked by a vengeful mobster escaped from prison.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) as
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
Union Station (1950) as Police stenographer
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
Summer Stock (1950) as Clerk
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Peggy (1950) as Chauffeur
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Clerk of the court
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
East Side, West Side (1950) as Doorman
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
All the King's Men (1950) as
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Director
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Waiter
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Guest
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Attorney
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Casino patron
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
Once More, My Darling (1949) as Mixer
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Golf pro
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Angels in Disguise (1949) as Rewrite man
The Bowery Boys go undercover to expose a gang.
The Threat (1949) as Reporter
An escaped con kidnaps the people he thinks put him behind bars.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Bartender
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
Look for the Silver Lining (1949) as Stage manager
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Reporter
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as
A crusading district attorney sells his soul to the devil to fight corruption.
Arctic Manhunt (1949) as Steward
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
Good Sam (1948) as Parent
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
Best Man Wins (1948) as Stranger
Night Song (1948) as Waiter
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Assistant director
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
The Emperor Waltz (1948) as Master of ceremonies
Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons. But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U.S. citizen cannot work in Austria, that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong?
The Golden Eye (1948) as Voice from darkness
Bodyguard (1948) as Policeman
A cop on suspension is framed for murder.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Assistant prosecutor
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Stenotypist
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
Joan of Arc (1948) as Peasant
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Man at Sardi's
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
All My Sons (1948) as Workman
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
A Likely Story (1947) as Taxi driver
A World War II veteran who thinks he''''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Bartender
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
The Web (1947) as Ticket man
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
Road to Rio (1947) as Steward
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Policeman in courtroom
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Photographer
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Chauffeur
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.
Gunman's Code (1946) as Cashier
In this slightly-modified remake of Universal's 1941 "Road Agent", Wells Fargo agents Jack Douglas (Kirby Grant) and Roscoe O'Toole (Fuzzy Knight) are sent after a gang of stage robbers. Donny Burton (Bernard Thomas), brother of Laura Burton (Jane Adams), is implicated before Jack is able to prove that saloon owner Lee Payne (Danny Morton) is the man behind the outlaw gang.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
San Quentin (1946) as Kimball
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Milkman
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Waiter
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Milkman
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Cab driver
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
Ding Dong Williams (1946) as Tenant
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
The Razor's Edge (1946) as Waiter
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Steward
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) as Brown
Captain Eddie (1945) as Reporter
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
West of the Pecos (1945) as Croupier
Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Waiter
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
Dick Tracy (1945) as Policeman
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
Step Lively (1944) as Bar man
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Intern
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Steward
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Youth Runs Wild (1944) as Man in shooting gallery
During World War II, neglected teens on the home front turn to delinquency.
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Reporter
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) as Soldier
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women''''s boarding house.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Ball player
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
Land of the Open Range (1942) as Man on bike
A landowner''''s will leaves his ranch to anyone who''''s served two years in prison.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as Shadow
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Steward
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Man at Xanadu Great Hall
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Invitation to Happiness (1939) as Reporter
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
City Girl (1938) as Bookie
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Photographer
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Usher
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
Meet the Girls (1938) as Deck hand
Ann Vickers (1933) as
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Follow the Fleet (1936) as Stand-in for Fred Astaire
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.

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