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Cast (feature film)

Heatwave (1982) as Steve'S Father
Arizona Territory (1950) as Assayer
Prospector Jeff Malloy (Whip Wilson) rescues Doris Devlin (Nancy Saunders), owner of a trading post, from an ambush planned by her uncle, Kilburn (John Merton), who is trying to scare her out of the territory so that he can continue his counterfeiting operations. Jeff is framed by the gang, but he and bumbling Marshal Luke Winslow (Andy Clyde)get on the trail after Doris is kidnapped by her uncle's gang.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Mr. Beaton, an attorney
Incident (1949) as Drunk
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948) as Mr. Beaton, an attorney
State of the Union (1948) as Crackpot
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Hills of Home (1948) as Old shepherd
Lassie helps a Scottish doctor deal with his patients' problems.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Station agent
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Swell Guy (1947) as Picnic guest
The Exile (1947) as Card player
A deposed king fights for his life while hiding out at a farm.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Trail Street (1947) as Farmer
Bat Masterson fights to make Kansas safe for wheat farmers.
The Harvey Girls (1946) as Rancher
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
She Went to the Races (1945) as Janitor, Tony
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
The Hidden Eye (1945) as Old newsman
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine uses his other senses to piece together confusing clues behind a murder.
Christmas Holiday (1944) as Juryman
3 Is a Family (1944) as
Frontier Badmen (1943) as Tallyman
Sleepy Lagoon (1943) as Wolfman
Fired Wife (1943) as Bartender
The Spoilers (1942) as
An Alaskan prospector fights a crooked federal agent for a beautiful saloon singer.
Private Snuffy Smith (1942) as Saul
Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan), moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don (Jimmie Dodd), a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents.
Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942) as Luke
Sundown Jim (1942) as
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) as Jed
A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Man in shop
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Swamp Water (1941) as Fred Ulm
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
Twilight on the Trail (1941) as Steve Farley
Hoppy, Lucky and California are chasing cattle rustlers who have been bothering cattle rancher friends of Hoppy. A crooked foreman is the source of the trouble. Johnny and Lucy are the love focus.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as Spectator
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Timmy
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Chauffeur
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Back Street (1941) as Steve
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Grubbel
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Small town man
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Taxi driver
West of Abilene (1940) as Doctor
Those High Grey Walls (1939) as Neck-brace convict
Texas Stampede (1939) as Doctor
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Inventor
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Cafe Hostess (1939) as Peddler
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
The Arkansas Traveler (1938) as Pessimistic hobo
Tip-Off Girls (1938) as Gus
True Confession (1937) as Caretaker
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937) as Doctor
Wells Fargo (1937) as Toothless miner
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
She Asked for It (1937) as Graves
Young Dynamite (1937) as Doc Clark, alias Endeberry
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Mr. Rankin
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Pennies From Heaven (1936) as Old man
A singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house.
Lady of Secrets (1936) as Caretaker
Don't Get Personal (1936) as Crabby man
Roarin' Lead (1936) as
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Railroad attendant
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Photographer
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
The County Chairman (1935) as Delegate
It's a Small World (1935) as
Socialite Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin run into each other in an automobile accident. Clummerhorn is a small town judge, sheriff, etc. and decides to try them. She is trouble at first, but she and Bill warm to each other as the trial goes forth.
Music in the Air (1934) as Peasant
A constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young pair comes along.
Blood Money (1933) as Laborer
Range Feud (1931) as Jed Biggers
Ranchers Walton and Turner are losing cattle to rustlers and they each blame the other. After Walton and Clint Turner argue, Walton is found shot and Sheriff Gordon has to arrest his friend Clint. With Clint scheduled to be hung, Gordon desperately looks for evidence to clear him.
The Drifter (1929) as Seth Martin
The Terror (1928) as Cotton
The Desert Bride (1928) as Beggar
Court-Martial (1928) as Abraham Lincoln
Snowed in (1926)
Code of the Northwest (1926) as Sandy McKenna
Sea Horses (1926) as Cheadle
Moccasins (1925) as John Avery
The Desert Demon (1925) as Dad Randall

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Big Jake (1971) as Driver
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Driver
James Bond fights diamond smugglers and blackmailers in Las Vegas.
How To Save a Marriage--And Ruin Your Life (1968) as Best boy
A womanizer sets out to end a friend's extra-marital affair but romances the wrong woman.

Cast (short)

Song of Revolt (1937)
This short film tells the story of how France''''s "Le Marseillaise" came to be written during the French Revolution.
Another Wild Idea (1934)
In this comedic short film, a man invents a ray machine to fulfill all of his wishes and tries to use it to get rid of his daughter''''s boyfriend.
Strange Innertube (1932)
In this comedic short, recent graduates from a taxi driving school find themselves involved with a gang of jewel smugglers.
Sealskins (1932)
In this short film, an aspiring journalist and her friend follow a lead for a stolen royal seal when they should be working on their attention to detail.
The Rap (1931)
Laurel and Hardy are sent to prison in this comedic short film.
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)
In this comedic short, a fishing trip leads Laurel and Hardy to a mansion where a murder has been committed.
Noche De Duendes ("Laurel & Hardy Murder Case" & "Berth Marks", Spanish) (1930)
Spanish language version of two Laurel and Hardy shorts ("Laurel & Hardy Murder Case" and "Berth Marks") edited together into one continuous film.
Hotter Than Hot (1929)
A man is trapped with a beautiful woman in a burning building in this comedic short film.

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