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Cast (feature film)

Dragonwyck (1946) as Farmer
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) as Sleigh driver
A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.
Scared Stiff (1945) as Emerson Cooke
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Farmer
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Missourian
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Home in Indiana (1944) as Blacksmith
A troubled teen gets a new future when he moves to the country to raise a racehorse.
Moontide (1942) as Pop Kelly
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
Roxie Hart (1942) as Mr. Wadsworth
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Sin Town (1942) as Sheriff Bagby
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
Scattergood Rides High (1942) as Cromwell
The Bride Wore Crutches (1941) as Conductor
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Coroner
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Dr. Taylor
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Dangerously They Live (1941) as Gatekeeper
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
The Smiling Ghost (1941) as Justice of the peace
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
Sergeant York (1941) as Marter
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
Last of the Duanes (1941) as Older man
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Quenton
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Poker player
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Western Union (1941) as Woody
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
World Premiere (1941) as Police chief
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Abolitionist
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Dancing on a Dime (1940) as Joe Phillips
Women Without Names (1940) as Juror
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Sky Murder (1940) as
Detective Nick Carter tries to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Father
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Little Old New York (1940) as Sea captain
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Sheriff Quinn
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Young People (1940) as Doorman
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
The Westerner (1940) as Second homesteader
A drifter accused of horse stealing faces off against the notorious Judge Roy Bean.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as Jim Bridger
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Mr. Cobb
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Bigelow
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Frontier Marshal (1939) as Card player
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
What a Life (1939) as MacGowan
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) as
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Dawson
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
The Return of Dr. X (1939) as Guide
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
King of the Underworld (1939) as Dr. Sanders
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
The Oklahoma Kid (1939) as Judge Morgan
A cowboy sets out to avenge his father''''s lynching.
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) as Magistrate
A young misfit lands on a prison chain gang and falls for the foreman's daughter.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as George Weaver
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) as Pilot
Mark Twain''''s classic troublemaker helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
Beau Geste (1939) as Deserter
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
Jesse James (1939) as Tom Colson
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
Bad Little Angel (1939) as John Little
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939) as Sheriff
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939) as Stagecoach driver
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
In Name Only (1939) as Farmer on truck
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Driver
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.
Outside the Law (1938) as Reuben Lacey
Of Human Hearts (1938) as Rufus Inchpin
A rebellious son neglects his parents after enlisting in the Civil War.
Test Pilot (1938) as Mr. [Frank] Barton
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Boys Town (1938) as Tim
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Rancher
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
Blockade (1938) as
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Defense attorney
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Ticker seller
A European playboy falls for his maid.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Fisherman
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Escape by Night (1937) as Sheriff [Charlie Thornton]
Speed to Spare (1937) as Kennedy
That Man's Here Again (1937) as Johnson
An eccentric plays cupid for an elevator operator and a girl from Australia.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Southern orator
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Sandflow (1937) as Texan
Behind the Mike (1937) as Williams
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.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Deputy
Marked Woman (1937) as Mr. [Johnny] Truble
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Slave Ship (1937) as Stranger
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
I Cover the War (1937) as Logan
Bob Adams (John Wayne), ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar (Charles Brokaw), bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela (Gwen Gaze), saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don (James Bush) from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army. Made during the two-year period when Universal became "The NEW Universal" but still looked like the old Universal. FYI to source that thinks actor Jack Mack is the same actor as musician/western actor Taylor Curtis McPeters, AKA Cactus Mack; He ain't. Not even close.
Marry the Girl (1937) as Second Southerner
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
King of the Pecos (1936) as Hank Matthews
Profiteer Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall) lays claim to a million acres of range in the Pecos River country, but a rancher named Clayborn (John Beck) stands in his way as he has already claimed the water-rich location of Sweetwater as his own, and refuses Stiles' $1000 offer for his land. Led by the murderous Ash (Jack Clifford), the hired guns of Stiles kill Clayborn and his wife (Mary MacLaren) but their young son John (Bradley Metcalfe Jr.) survives and joins his grandfather in Austin. As the boy grows into a man he learns the use of a law book as well as a six gun, intending to use both to bring Stiles to justice. As lawyer John Clay (John Wayne), he travels to the Cottonwood headquarters of Stiles, self-proclaimed King of the Pecos, and meets Hank Matthews (Arthur Aylesworth) and Josh Billings (Herbert Heywood), two cattlemen thrown into poverty through the crooked dealings of Stiles. John serves a summons for Stiles to appear in court but the circuit judge (James Marcus) is too frightned to face the might of Stiles. John sends Hank to round up other impoverished cattlemen, and they provide the judge with an armed escort to Cottonwood. The judge upholds the ranchers' pleas for use of water and grass, and Stiles sees most of his ill-gotten gains turned over to public domain for proper filing. Stiles convinces newcomers Eli Jackson (Edward Hearn) and his daughter Belle (Muriel Evans) that John is trying to cheat the ranchers and file claims for himself. He also plans an ambush for those riding through the canyon to file claims and he sends Ash and his gunmen to the hills, instructing them to shoot anyone without the white arm bands he has supplied to his own riders. John discovers the plot and has the ranchers to also wear white arm bands, ensuring their safe passage. With their claim successfully filed the ranchers plan a cattle drive to Abilene where the railroad is promising $20 a head. Stiles steals whatever cattle he can and moves his outlaws to Sweetwater, where he hopes to extort money for use of the water there from the trail drivers. When the drive reaches Sweetwater, John confronts Stiles, revealing that he is the son of the murdered Clayborn's and that Sweetwater rightfully belongs to him. Following a siege by John and the ranchers, Stiles tries to escape by buckboard, but when the wagon tips over he is crushed by the safe containing money he has stolen from others. John pursues Ash into the rocks, offering him a chance to draw first and then ills him. John leaves his gun and his quest for revenge at the site and turns his mind to Belle and his law career.
Next Time We Love (1936) as Secretary
Woman drops out of college to marry an ambitious, young journalist. Their happiness is delayed when a rich admirer sees that she gets an acting job just as her reporter leaves to cover the news from Rome. The marriage goes stale as separartions follow reunions, and the two pursue their respective ca
The President's Mystery (1936) as Joe Reed
Girl of the Ozarks (1936) as Buck Wilder
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Justice Felton
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
The Arizona Raiders (1936) as Andy Winthrop
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Linsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
The Plot Thickens (1936) as Kendall
Schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers suspects a deadly link between two seemingly unrelated murders.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Sheriff James
To Mary--With Love (1936) as Bartender
Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at keeping them together.
Mister Cinderella (1936) as Simpson
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
Dimples (1936) as Pawnbroker
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
The Petrified Forest (1936) as Commander of Black Horse Troupers
An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage.
Woman Trap (1936) as Bert, city editor
The Man I Marry (1936) as Gas station attendant
The Call of the Wild (1935) as 2d miner in Dawson
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.
The Woman in Red (1935) as Village grocer
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935) as Bill collector
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Head barman
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
The Virginia Judge (1935) as Bailiff
Maybe It's Love (1935) as Patron
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) as Judge
A henpecked husband''''s lie gets him in trouble at home and at work.
Escape from Devil's Island (1935) as Commandante [de Montresson]
Red Hot Tires (1935) as
A race-car driver wrongly convicted of murder escapes prison to prove his innocence.
The Nitwits (1935) as Lurch
Two cigar-stand attendants get mixed up in a murder investigation.
Men Without Names (1935) as Drew
Forced Landing (1935) as Al Talcott
The St. Louis Kid (1934) as Judge Jones
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934) as Bill Pemberton
Perry Mason gets caught between feuding neighbors who claim to be married to the same woman.
British Agent (1934) as Henry Farmer
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
6 Day Bike Rider (1934) as Colonel Jenkins
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
Midnight Alibi (1934) as Blind man
An elderly recluse shelters a gambler on the run from bogus murder charges.
The Dragon Murder Case (1934) as Trainor
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
I Am a Thief (1934) as Fran├žois
A man dodges jewel thieves while carrying a fortune in diamonds on the Orient Express.
The Secret Bride (1934) as Lieutenant Nigard
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
Dames (1934) as Conductor
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
Gentlemen Are Born (1934) as Mr. Gillespie
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
The Man with Two Faces (1934) as Morgue keeper
An actor uses his skills to protect his sister from her sinister husband.
Babbitt (1934) as Zeke
A small-town businessman bumbles into blackmail and a real-estate swindle.
The Key (1934) as Kirby
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
Desirable (1934) as Eph
An aging actress tries to keep her teen-aged daughter out of the public eye.
Over Night (1915) as

Cast (short)

Joaquin Murrieta (1938)
This historical short film follows the life and exploits of killer outlaw Jaoquin Murrieta, in California in the 1850s.
A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio (1935)
This short film takes the viewer on a tour of the Warner Brothers studios lot. Vitaphone Release 6616.
Show Kids (1934)
In this short film, a troubled theater owner hands over his business to his son who has an idea for a show that will surely fill the seats. Vitaphone Release 1706-1707.

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