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Cast (feature film)

State of the Union (1948) as Butler
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Attendant
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Porter
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Luke
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.
California (1947) as Black servant
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
The Crimson Key (1947) as Headwaiter
Larry Morgan (Kent Taylor), a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...
Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Red Cap
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
Louisiana (1947) as Butler
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Waiter
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
The Egg and I (1947) as Porter
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Headwaiter
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
Variety Girl (1947) as Chef at garden party
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Millie's Daughter (1947) as Black waiter
Do You Love Me (1946) as Bartender
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Porter
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
Without Reservations (1946) as Porter
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Servant
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Headwaiter
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Servant
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.
Two Smart People (1946) as Waiter
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man''''s hidden loot.
One Way to Love (1945) as Waiter
Wilson (1945) as Scott
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Bells of Rosarita (1945) as Porter
Dale Evans inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner (Grant Withers) is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Dale's aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Coachman
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
The Valley of Decision (1945) as Sweeper
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Porter
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Doctor
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) as Waiter
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
Someone to Remember (1943) as Elevator operator
Death Valley Manhunt (1943) as Henry
Junior Army (1942) as Butler
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Sam
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Sleepers West (1941) as Waiter
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Joseph
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
Love Crazy (1941) as Butler
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) as Porter
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
Son of Ingagi (1940) as Chief of detectives
Safari (1940) as Chief
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Porter
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Black committeeman
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) as Black butler
Mark Twain''''s classic troublemaker helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
Grand Jury Secrets (1939) as Doorman
Going Places (1938) as Butler
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
Jezebel (1938) as Black servant
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
The Lady Objects (1938) as Doorman
Mannequin (1937) as Penthouse servant
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Easy Living (1937) as Black porter
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Red Cap
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
General Spanky (1936) as Jesse, the butler
Three youngsters get mixed up in a crucial Civil War battle.

Cast (short)

Whispers (1941)
This short film shows how gossip can be used to spread propaganda or ruin a person''''s reputation.
The Flag of Humanity (1940)
This short film focuses on how Clara Barton helped found the American Red Cross. Vitaphone Release 9889-9890.
The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of black educator and horticulturist, Dr. George Washington Carver.
This film presents a dramatization of Patrick Henry's speech before the Virginia legislature in which he argues for colonial independence.
Memories and Melodies (1935)
This musical short presents the festivities at a Kentucky plantation.

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