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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
2.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Stevedore
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
3.
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) as Doctor
A small-town repairman takes in his childhood sweetheart's triplets and is mistaken for their father.
4.
Hear Me Good (1957) as Technician
5.
The Leather Saint (1956) as Referee
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.
6.
The Square Jungle (1956) as Sparring partner
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con Bernie Browne trains him. Three years later, he is a challenger for the championship, and Julie re-enters his life. Can she win him back from a predatory blonde? And why does the prospect of Eddie's winning worry Bernie more than his losing?
7.
Off Limits (1953) as Aragon second
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
8.
Glory Alley (1952) as Fighter
A boxer's drinking problem threatens his career and his love life.
9.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as Cliff
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
10.
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) as Crunch
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.
11.
Love That Brute (1950) as Gangster
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
12.
Riding High (1950) as Bettor
An heiress and her sister's fiancee defy her family to race horses.
13.
Fighting Fools (1949) as Fighter
The Bowery Boys help a boxer break up a fight-fixing gang.
14.
The Accused (1949) as Abe Comar
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
15.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Waiter
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
16.
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Flyer with dice
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.
17.
Whiplash (1948) as Fighter
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
18.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Prize fighter
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
19.
Mr. Hex (1946) as Billy Butterworth
A hypnotist turns one of the Bowery Boys into a championship boxer.
20.
Criminal Court (1946) as First gunman
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
21.
Knockout (1941) as Kent
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
22.
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Killer Kane
23.
Winner Take All (1939) as Fighter
When a waiter (Martin) makes a lucky hit and wins a benefit prizefight, gamblers rig some fights for him; but a reporter (Stuart) arranges for a real boxer (Richmond) to put him in his place.
24.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Nails
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
25.
Golden Boy (1939) as Fighter
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
26.
You and Me (1938) as Red
27.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Fighter
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.
28.
A Star Is Born (1937) as Boxer
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.

Editing (feature film)

29.
Between Men (1979) as Editor
The subjects of male socialization and the United States military are explored.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

30.
Some Came Running (1959) as Stand-in for Dean Martin
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
31.
The Leather Saint (1956) as Technical Advisor
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

32.
Patch Adams (1998)
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi
33.
Patch Adams (1998)
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi

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