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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1966
Born: March 21, 1891 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Million Dollar Duck (1971) as Refinery clerk
To save it from being put to death, Professor Albert Dooley takes home a dumb duck from the research laboratory, which accidentally was exposed to X-rays. At home he discovers that it lays now golden eggs. Since he's broke all the time, his family welcomes this new source of income greatly, and tries to keep it secret. But their greedy neighbors become suspicious.
The Three Outlaws (1956) as Campbell
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) leave their home in Fort Grant, Texas and head west. They arrive in Tulare just in time to rescue Matt from being hanged, but a guard is killed during their escape. Ed Larkin (Rory Mallinson) who framed Matt, falsely accuses them of a long list of crimes. They return to Fort Grant so that Tom can see his sweetheart Laura Brook (Virginia Grey). They encounter outlaw Bill Devlin (William Haade) who persuades them to hold up a train which Laura unwittingly told them would carry a large payroll. Soon the whole territory is enraged at their deeds. They return to Fort Grant to hold up the two banks that are filled with huge sums of cattle money.
Jaguar (1956) as Dr. Henry Powell
Headline Hunters (1955) as Drunk
Illegal (1955) as Doctor
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
The Night Holds Terror (1955) as Bob Henderson
Escaped convicts take over a suburban home.
Duffy of San Quentin (1954) as Boyd
A biography of the experiences of San Quentin prison warden Clinton T. Duffy.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Mr. Bentley
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
The Glory Brigade (1953) as Col. Peterson
During the Korean War Lt. Sam Pryor volunteers his platoon to escort Greek troops to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines. Due to his Greek heritage Pryor is initially proud to accompany the Greek contingent but his feelings change to scorn and mistrust when what he believes is cowardice shown by the Greek soldiers and their leaders results in the near annihiliation of his own platoon. An uneasy alliance is maintained between the US and Greek troops as the enemy's true objective is learned.
The Flaming Urge (1953) as Chalmers
Kansas Pacific (1953) as Sherman Johnson
A Union captain fights Confederate saboteurs blocking the railroad construction.
Taxi (1953) as Mr. Barker
Son of Paleface (1952) as Governor Freedman
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Mr. Rixon
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Frank Madison
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
The Steel Trap (1952) as Tom Bowers
A bank employee steals cash from the bank on Friday and, at the bidding of his wife, must return the money before it is discovered missing on Monday morning.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Judge
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
The Tall Target (1951) as Professional Southerner
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Russell James
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Captain
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
Sunny Side of the Street (1951) as Cyrus Pelley
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951) as Dr. Sands
Lacey is after the profits of the Foster and Morales rodeo show. He has Morales killed during a stunt and then forces Foster to take him on as a silent partner. When Rex Allen joins the show, Lacey tries to get rid of him also. But Rex survives and now believes Morales' accident may have been murder.
Strangers on a Train (1951) as Mr. Antony
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
Three Husbands (1950) as The Lawyer [Wurdeman]
The Baron of Arizona (1950) as Governor
A swindler forges documents to make himself the owner of an entire state.
Triple Trouble (1950) as Judge
When they''''re framed for a robbery, the Bowery Boys investigate the case from behind bars.
Short Grass (1950) as Charlie Bissell
Steve Lewellyn (Rod Cameron), a drifter, comes into New Mexico just as it is about to be opened up to the law and to commerce by the oncoming railroad, but where a gun is still the deciding factor in disputes over grazing lands. He is set up as the intended scapegoat in a saloon robbery but escapes after killing the gunman in self defense. He picks up the robbery money but is wounded. Rescued by Sharon Lynch (Cathy Downs), daughter of an honest rancher, Steve gives her father the money to buy some short-grass acreage and becomes his partner, but is forced to leave the country after killing a neighboring rancher's brother, also in self defense. Five years later, he returns to the territory and finds Sharon and the other honest people being victimized by the rancher, who has vowed to get revenge on Steve.
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Goodwin
Stampede (1949) as Steve Varick
Two brothers sell their Arizona land at a dangerous cost.
The Judge (1949) as The Judge [Allan J. Brooks]
The Fountainhead (1949) as Guy Francon
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
State Department File 649 (1949) as Director-General
Rose of the Yukon (1949) as Brig. Gen. Craig Butler
A Dangerous Profession (1949) as Lennert
A bail bondsman is asked to raise money to free his girlfriend''s husband.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Robert Winston
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
High Wall (1948) as Emory Garrison
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Sam Hyland
Silver River (1948) as Major Spencer
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Dr. Gray
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
Michael O'Halloran (1948) as Judge [Chaffner]
Rocky (1948) as Forrester
Tap Roots (1948) as General Johnston
Disaster (1948) as Police commissioner
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Dr. Vannevar Bush
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) as Max Atterbury
Monty Crandall (James Ellison) is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager (Ruth Donnelly) with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife (Stephanie Bachelor) forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband (Grant Withers) is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric (Edward Everett Horton), that his problems are solved.
The Vigilantes Return (1947) as Judge Holden
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Governor Fox
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
Black Gold (1947) as
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Chairman
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Gay Blades (1946) as Whittlesey
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
Wife Wanted (1946) as Philip Conway
Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts.
Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) as J. C. Dithers
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
Rolling Home (1946) as Henry Kane
Old time rodeo performer Raymond Hatton and his grandson, (Buzz Henry as Robert Dee 'Buzzy" Henry) arrive in a small town with an injured horse, and local minister Russell Hayden tends the horse's injured leg. Jean Parker, a wealthy but selfish young widow, lives in the town. The church is in debt but the minister's financial problems are eventually solved by the horse winning a surrey race, and the widow whose attitude has been softned by Hatton, Henry and Hayden. This was the first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in as an adult, and was brought about when the just-discharged-from-the-Navy Carey ran into producer William Berke on an Hollywood street corner. Berke, who had produced six sound westerns in the mid-30's starring the elder Carey, offered Carey Jr. a bit in this film. The first film Harry Carey Jr appeared in was in 1921, as an infant in one of his father's silent westerns. Even with a 25-year-gap between his "first" and second film, Carey's 80 years of work in films may be the longevity record.
Easy to Wed (1946) as Hector Boswell
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
The Cat Creeps (1946) as Walter Elliot
The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946) as Capt. Griffin
The Strange Mr. Gregory (1946) as Blair
A magician fakes his own death to catch a murderer.
Riverboat Rhythm (1946) as Colonel Edward Beeler
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
Blondie Knows Best (1946) as J. C. Dithers
Divorce (1945) as Judge Conlon
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
Allotment Wives (1945) as Brig. General H. N. Gilbert
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
Leave It to Blondie (1945) as J. C. Dithers
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften up a female client in order to close a real estate deal.
Dakota (1945) as Col. Wordin
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
The Phantom Speaks (1945) as Owen McAllister
Life with Blondie (1945) as J. C. Dithers
G. I. Honeymoon (1945) as Col. Hammerhead Smith
Man Alive (1945) as Osborne
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as Joan Leslie's father
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Dr. Sloane
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
My Buddy (1944) as Senator Bill Henry
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Conductor
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
Dead Man's Eyes (1944) as Dr. [Sam] Welles
An artist (Lon Chaney Jr) is blinded by a jealous assistant/model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. there's only one hitch. Chaney has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist.
End of the Road (1944) as Gregory McCune
The Black Parachute (1944) as King Stephen
This Is the Life (1944) as Doctor Plum
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Mr. Fox
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Nobody's Darling (1943) as Jason Rhodes
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Ferguson
Hangmen Also Die! (1943) as Dedic
When a Nazi officer is assassinated, Czech patriots band together to protect his killer.
Jack London (1943) as Kerwin Maxwell
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
It's a Great Life (1943) as J. C. Dithers
Footlight Glamour (1943) as J. C. Dithers
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as General Sommerton
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Frank Marshall Todwell
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
Miss Annie Rooney (1942) as Mr. White
A young girl has to overcome social prejudice when she falls for a wealthy young man.
Blondie for Victory (1942) as J. C. Dithers
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as J. C. Dithers
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Blake McKettrick
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Flight Lieutenant (1942) as Joe Sanford
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942) as Mr. J. C. Dithers
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Brigadier-General
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
The Lone Star Ranger (1942) as Judge [John] Longstreth
Her First Beau (1941) as Mr. Harris
Blondie Goes Latin (1941) as Mr. J. C. Dithers
Blondie in Society (1941) as J. C. Dithers
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.
Flight from Destiny (1941) as District Attorney
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Inspector Henry Fernack
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Ringside Maisie (1941) as Dr. Kramer
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'''' training camp.
The Great Swindle (1941) as Swann
Strange Alibi (1941) as Chief Sprague
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
The Pittsburgh Kid (1941) as Max Ellison
Dulcy (1940) as Homer Patterson
A scatterbrained beauty tries to help her fiance''''s career by throwing a big party.
Melody and Moonlight (1940) as Otis J. Barnett
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Dr. Brown
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Braddock
A man violates company policy by getting married.
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) as Inspector Henry Fernack
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt.
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940) as J. C. Dithers
The Bumsteads decide to spend a safe and sane 4th of July at Aunt Hannah's ranch. After missing their station, they hitch a ride with a young couple who are getting ready to elope. The young man, Charlie, sprains his ankle, so Dagwood is enlisted to carry the girl off for him. Dagwood climbs into her father's window by mistake, and just as the old man is about to explode with rage, Baby Dumpling explodes a firecracker which turns out to be a stick of dynamite. As the action reaches its peak, a gusher of oil suddenly springs up in the yard.
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940) as J. C. Dithers
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the work of the butler and his wife who figure the house rightfully belongs to them.
The Saint Takes Over (1940) as Inspector Henry Fernack
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who''s been framed on bribery charges.
Private Affairs (1940) as [George] Gilkin
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Barricade (1939) as Asst. Secretary of State
In Old Monterey (1939) as Stevenson
The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army. He hopes when the ranchers rebel the Army will raise their bid to avoid trouble. Gene has been sent to investigate but the eviction day has arrived and the ranchers prepare to fight the Army.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Mayor
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
In Name Only (1939) as Dr. Gateson
A wealthy man falls for a widow but can't get his wife to divorce him.
The Big Guy (1939) as Jack Lang
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) as J. C. Dithers
A book salesman (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland) sells Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) a set of books on child training because he has convinced her that Baby Dumplin (Larry Simms) is a child prodigy. Meanwhile, J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), boss of Blondie's husband, Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), rips Dagwood for altering the plans on an apartment building the construction firm is building for Abner Cartwright (Robert Middlemass) and, to keep his job, Dagwood must get Cartwright to sign off on the changes - the latter refuses in order to escape from an unfavorable contract. Baby Dumpling, the genius, is registered at school and Daisy, accompanying him, is picked up by the dog-catcher on the way back home and taken to the pound. Daisy is adopted by Melinda Mason (Peggy Ann Garner), the crippled daughter of one of the town's wealthiest men. Baby Dumpling looks everywhere and can not find Daisy, and plays hooky from school the next day. Immediately, Blondie and Dagwood suspect kidnapping, and Dagwood learns that Melinda, also missing, was last seen playing with a little boy and a dog. Dagwood promptly heads for the Mason estate, where he is even more promptly arrested as a kidnap suspect.
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) as Mr. Dithers
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as Inspector [Henry] Fernack
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Commandant
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Admiral Girard
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as President of Western Union
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
Stand Up and Fight (1939) as Colonel Webb
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
Tail Spin (1939) as Starter
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Allison
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
Island in the Sky (1938) as Warden
District Attorney's investigator (Whalen) starts his honeymoon and a man is indicated for murder. His bride (Stuart) doubts the man's guilt and enlists the help of a former racketeer (Kelly) to find the real killer.
Boys Town (1938) as John Hargraves
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Over the Wall (1938) as Governor
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Yellow Jack (1938) as Major General Leonard Wood
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
The First Hundred Years (1938) as Judge Parker
A working woman doesn''''t want to give up her career when she marries.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as F.B.I. special agent
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
Judge Hardy's Children (1938) as John Lee
A small-town judge''s Washington trip lands his son in hot water with a diplomat''s daughter.
Gangs of New York (1938) as Warden
Men with Wings (1938) as Long
The Saint in New York (1938) as Inspector Fernack
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Her Jungle Love (1938) as J. C. Martin
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
Tarnished Angel (1938) as Detective Edward Cramer
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
Road Demon (1938) as Anderson
Blondie! (1938) as J. C. Dithers
Breaking the Ice (1938) as Kane
Fugitives for a Night (1938) as Captain
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Woodstock
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
There's That Woman Again (1938) as Rolfe Davis
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Colonel Early
This Is My Affair (1937) as Judge
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
The League of Frightened Men (1937) as Alexander Drummond
Madame X (1937) as Hugh Fariman, Sr.
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
Outcast (1937) as
You Only Live Once (1937) as District Attorney
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Wings over Honolulu (1937) as Judge
Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis (Wendy Barrie) by her adoring aunts Nellie (Margaret McWade) and Evie Curtis (Clara Blandick.) Wealthy yankee Gregory Chandler (Kent Taylor) claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist (Ray Milland) and Jack Furness (William Gargan) make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She marries him and follows him to Honolulu.But the Navy bungalow is a bit drab---"pitifully drab" to be exact---for a good old girl from a southern plantation, and she isn't too keen about airplanes flying over the house all day even if they are on a Naval base and, for goodness gracious sakes, ol' Stony's duties force him to stay away from home at times. Meanwhile, Gregory sails his yacht into the harbor with the express purpose of winning Lauralee away from Stony, which is not surprising for a damn yankee. She assures the cad that she loves her husband more than ever but...she will attend a party on his yacht since Stony is tied up doing whatever it is he does and a girl just can't stay cooped up all the time and she reckons there is nothing wrong in that. But Stony comes home early, finds out where she is going and reckons otherwise. They quarrel and Lauralee hies herself on to the party, which ends up on a slumming excursion to a disreputable cafe where a drunk makes a pass at Lauralee, and Gregory, miffed that someone other than he is out to spoil Lauralee's honor, fights the drunk. All three are hauled to jail and the story is all over Honolulu's morning newspapers. Grief-stricken and not wishing to bring further shame on Stony, Lauralee sends word she is leaving him for Gregory Chandler. Stony isn't buying any of that and he steals a Navy plane and goes in search of Chandler's yacht. To compound his theft of United States government property, Stony also manages to crash said property. He offers no defense at his court martial, since doing so would involve his wife's good (albeit somewhat tarnished) name. But Lauralee shows up and tells the court martial board it was all her fault, and the board reckons that under these circumstances Stony should be restored to full duty and rank but transferred to another base. In real life, of course, his next base would have been the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas doing a hard-duty twenty years behind the bars.
A Doctor's Diary (1937) as Mr. Williams
Exiled to Shanghai (1937) as J. B. Willet
She's Dangerous (1937) as Charles Fitzgerald
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as [J. B.] Parsons
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Midnight Madonna (1937) as Stuart Kirkland
Saratoga (1937) as Frank Clayton
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
John Meade's Woman (1937) as Mr. Melton
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Hopkins
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Robert Jacoby
Big Town Girl (1937) as Hershell
Racketeers in Exile (1937) as [Alden] Parker [previously known as Gordini]
A Star Is Born (1937) as Judge
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
Man of the People (1937) as Carter Spetner
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Night city editor
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
The Magnificent Brute (1936) as Official
Born to Dance (1936) as Hector
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
Panic on the Air (1936) as Johnson
A sports announcer takes on kidnappers.
Flying Hostess (1936) as Kendall
Parole! (1936) as [Jack] Driscoll
The Accusing Finger (1936) as Special prosecutor
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) as District Attorney
A Missouri farmer's love for his hunting dog triggers a feud that divides the county.
36 Hours to Kill (1936) as Conductor
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Garland
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as Judge Holmes
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Warren Fenton
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) as Warren T. Phelps
An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs. Lowell, her family of suspicious characters, and the spooky, untenanted Colby mansion, where the body turns up during a seance!
Three Live Ghosts (1936) as Bolton
Three POWs return home to find themselves listed as dead.
Happy Go Lucky (1936) as J. Lansing Bennett
Easy to Take (1936) as Mr. Hardy
Sinner Take All (1936) as Dr. Harrison
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
Too Many Parents (1936) as Judge
Educating Father (1936) as Fred Humphrey
Fury (1936) as Defense attorney
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Brown
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
Too Tough to Kill (1935) as Committee man
Alice Adams (1935) as Mr. Palmer
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
A Night at the Opera (1935) as Stage manager
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege''s romance with the leading lady.
Navy Wife (1935) as Norton
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Gangster

Cast (special)

Man of the Comstock (1953) as John Mckay
The exploits of Bill Stewart, a mining attorney in the Comstock mining area of Colorado during the Civil War, as he attempts to maintain peace. Broadcast as a segment of "Fireside Theater."

Cast (short)

The Rear Gunner (1943)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, focuses on a small-town Kansas boy who fulfills his dream of becoming a tail gunner in a bomber. Vitaphone Release 1111A.
One Against the World (1939)
This short film presents the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who came under scrutiny for his pioneering of surgical practices.
Hit and Run Driver (1935)
In this short film, a man runs over a young couple on a deserted road, then tries to cover up the incident.

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