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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940) as Mr. Barnes
Five siblings face boarding school when their working mother can't hold a job and care for them.
2.
The Lady in Question (1940) as Juror
When a jury member takes in the defendant he couldn't convict, she has a bad influence on his son.
3.
Start Cheering (1938) as Director
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
4.
Love Is News (1937) as Desk man
5.
Blossoms on Broadway (1937) as Hotel clerk
6.
A Star Is Born (1937) as
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
7.
Motor Madness (1937) as Drunk
8.
The Frame-Up (1937) as Cafe manager
9.
Mister Cinderella (1936) as Member of board of directors
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
10.
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Doctor
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
11.
Captain January (1936) as Engineer
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
12.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
13.
Ship Cafe (1935) as Photographer
14.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Tommy
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
15.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
16.
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Manager book department
17.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Secretary
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
18.
She Was a Lady (1934) as Clerk
19.
White Lies (1934) as Clerk
20.
The White Parade (1934) as Atwater
The title represents the hopeful, ambitious students at a hospital training school and is primarily a story of the stern discipline and laborious physical and mental toil they endure in order to become nurses and join the White Parade. It is told mainly through the character of June Arden (Loretta Young)who finds romance with Ronald Hall III (John Boles)on the way, with side stories of the other girls who find failure, success, laughs and tears on the way. The forerunner of umpteen dozens of TV series over the past 40 years.
21.
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
22.
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.
23.
Morning Glory (1933) as
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
24.
Her Big Adventure (1926) as Count Fontaine
25.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) as Roger Caldwell
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays off his father Amos's mortgage and marries Betty.
26.
The Imposter (1926) as Morris
27.
The Great Jewel Robbery (1925) as Hooper
28.
Girl Shy (1924) as The rich man
In this silent film, a small-town boy raises a ruckus when he writes a book about how to handle women.
29.
The Painted Flapper (1924) as Lord Coventry

Cast (short)

30.
NURSE TO YOU! (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase is told he has only six months to live, so he decides to make the most of it.
31.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase pretends to be a wealthy southern plantation owner in order to get a distant relative's lawyer husband to help with a lawsuit.
32.
Poker at Eight (1935)
In this comedic short, a man attempts to hypnotize his wife to escape to a poker game.
33.
SLIGHTLY STATIC (1935)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly go to a radio station in hopes of starting an acting career.
34.
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.
35.
Babes in the Goods (1934)
In this comedic short, two women are offered a job in a department store... and are locked in after hours.
36.
MAID IN HOLLYWOOD (1934)
Like a true friend, Patsy Kelly helps Thelma Todd land a screen test but this time her help isn't needed in this comedic short.
37.
It Happened One Day (1934)
Charley Chase discovers that he may have risen in his company quicker than he had fantasized in this short comedy.
38.
NATURE IN THE WRONG (1933)
In this short comedy. Charlie Chase is tricked into believing he is a descendant of Tarzan and he begins to behave thusly.
39.
ARABIAN TIGHTS (1933)
In this comedic short, a trip to Paris turns sour for Charley Chase and his friends when they are captured by an Arabian sultan.
40.
First in War (1932)
Charley Chase gets mixed up in a revolution in this short comedy.
41.
Rough Seas (1931)
WWI dough boy Charley Chase attempts to return home from France on a troop transport ship with his girlfriend and pet monkey in this comedic short.
42.
High C's (1930)
In this comedic short, an entertainer serving in World War I puts music before military service.

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