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William Arnold

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Cast (feature film)

Edison, the Man (1940) as
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Salesman
Saint Louis Blues (1939) as Hotel clerk
The Overland Express (1938) as Henry Furness
I Am the Law (1938) as Witness
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Steward
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
Yellow Jack (1938) as Officer
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
Start Cheering (1938) as Director
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
Penitentiary (1938) as Fingerprint man
The Main Event (1938) as Ticket seller
The Toast of New York (1937) as Broker
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Parole Racket (1937) as Kennedy
The Last Gangster (1937) as Father
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Ready, Willing and Able (1937) as Customs man
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
Women Men Marry (1937) as Reporter
A reporter's busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
She Married an Artist (1937) as Reporter
Find the Witness (1937) as Reporter
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Reporter
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Exclusive (1937) as Reporter
Captains Courageous (1937) as Reporter
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Speed to Spare (1937) as Official
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Waiter
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Waiter
The Frame-Up (1937) as Tod Ellison
The Devil's Playground (1937) as Officer
The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Court clerk
A Dangerous Adventure (1937) as Doctor
Wells Fargo (1937) as
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
The Bride Comes Home (1936) as Elevator starter
Magnificent Obsession (1936) as Chief inspector
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
Love Before Breakfast (1936) as Waiter
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Officer
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Officer
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) as Croupier
Big Brown Eyes (1936) as Customer
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
The Sky Parade (1936) as Assistant manager
Yours for the Asking (1936) as
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
Three Wise Guys (1936) as Watchman
Grand Jury (1936) as Barnes
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
Come Closer, Folks (1936) as Pitchman
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936) as Manager
Roaming Lady (1936) as Johnson
Riffraff (1936) as Foreman
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
Cain and Mabel (1936) as Cameraman
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) as Salesman
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
Killer at Large (1936) as Police operator
The Woman in Red (1935) as Prosecutor's assistant
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
She Married Her Boss (1935) as Department head
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
Princess O'Hara (1935) as Headwaiter
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Second inspector
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
One More Spring (1935) as
Fighting Youth (1935) as Army captain
A Night at the Ritz (1935) as Waiter
A publicist doesn''t know that his famous chef client can''t cook.
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Officer in Brigg's office
The Call of the Wild (1935) as 1st faro player
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
Diamond Jim (1935) as Man at racetrack
Love Me Forever (1935) as
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Splendor (1935) as Jake
A man disappoints his destitute family by marrying a poor girl.
Bottoms Up (1934) as "Yes" man
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Blackjack dealer
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
David Harum (1934) as
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
In Love with Life (1934) as Townsend
Badge of Honor (1934) as
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Treasurer
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as City editor
Kid Millions (1934) as Steward
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
Sweet Adeline (1934) as Second man
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
The Personality Kid (1934) as Sullivan's manager
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Publicity man
The Hell Cat (1934) as Reporter
Hide-Out (1934) as Henchman
Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.
The Crowd Roars (1932) as Bill
A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps.
The Vice Squad (1931) as Prosecutor
Gun Smoke (1931) as Mugs Maransa
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas(William 'Stage' Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figues the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed(Guy Oliver)and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley(Richard Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey(Mary Brian.)
Rich Man's Folly (1931) as Johnson

Special Thanks (feature film)

Perfect Crime (1997)
Based on a true story, telefilm depicts how the investigation into the disappearance of Captain Shirley Gibbs Russell led to the landmark 1991 murder conviction of her husband Robert Russell. The story is told from the perspective of Joanne Jensen, a Naval Criminal Investigation Service civilian att

Cast (special)

Matters of Life and Death (1994)
A religious special that examines the ethical and moral issues involved in extending the life of terminally ill patients.

Cinematography (special)

Workplace Violence: Danger on the Job (2001) as Camera
Examines violent acts committed by employees against fellow employees. The most likely victims are middle-level managers and women. In a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, three men were gunned down by another man who felt everyone was talking about him -- spreading rumors about him and his sexual orie
UFOs vs. the Government (1997) as Camera
Special examines four reported sightings of UFOs in England, Belgium, Canada and Southwestern Michigan. These sightings were considered by experts to supply some of the best evidence of possible extraterrestrial spacecraft. After the stories are told, disbelievers present their version of what witne
P.T. Barnum: American Dreamer (1995) as Camera
Documentary profile of showman, con man and circus mogul Phineas Taylor "P.T." Barnum.

Film Production - Main (special)

2001 Essence Awards, The (2001) as Production Staff Member
Coverage of the 15th annual Essence Awards presentation, honoring the contributions of African-Americans. The theme of this year's ceremony is "Courage and Tenacity." Taped at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Marc Anthony: The Concert From Madison Square Garden (2000) as Production Associate
Marc Anthony in concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) as Production Associate
Stand-up comedian Chris Rock performs from the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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