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William Norton Bailey

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Also Known As: Died: November 8, 1962
Born: September 26, 1886 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

But Not for Me (1959) as Doorman
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
A Hatful of Rain (1957) as
A man tries to deal with his brother's drug addiction and his growing attraction to the man's wife.
Tall Man Riding (1955) as Townsman
A man returns to wreak vengeance against a cattle baron and claim the land that is rightfully his.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) as Board member
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as Ed Jenkins
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) as Citizen
The "Silver Kid" is an orphan who is deputized by the marshal of Silver City to help rid the town of a gang of gold mine claim-jumpers who will kill anyone who stands in their way.
The Lusty Men (1952) as
A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife.
Carrie (1952) as Man at bar
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Clash by Night (1952) as Waiter
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
Here Come the Marines (1952) as Postman
When they''''re drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
Flight to Mars (1951) as Councilman
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1951) as Assistant
Pistol Harvest (1951) as Citizen
A shipping magnate uses murder to escape an old debt.
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) as Lawyer
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
The Texas Rangers (1951) as
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Bob Kyle
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
Cattle Queen (1951) as Warden
When Queenie Hart brings her cattle to a lawless town be sold, town boss Drake gets the Cattle Inspector to declare them infected. To fight back, Queenie's foreman Bill gets the Warden to release three prisoners into his custody. With women now able to vote, Queenie gets them to elect Bill Sheriff. They are now ready to take on Drake and his men but one of the prisoners is a double-crosser.
Double Dynamite (1951) as Bank guard
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
Lightning Guns (1950) as Luke Atkins
Please Believe Me (1950) as Hank Wadburn
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Man in dream seq
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Shadow on the Wall (1950) as Juror
A child is left mute by the sight of her stepmother's murder.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Devil's Doorway (1950) as Posse member
A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people.
Beauty on Parade (1950) as Holbrook
Act of Violence (1949) as Drunk
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
Brand of Fear (1949) as Frank Martin
Two cowboys try to help the new schoolteacher when she's accosted by bandits.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Casino patron
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Reporter
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
The Stratton Story (1949) as Man in theater
True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg.
Big Jack (1949) as Passenger
A pair of thieves swindle their way through the gay ''''90s.
Family Honeymoon (1949) as Todd
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
Flamingo Road (1949) as John Shelton
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
West of El Dorado (1949) as Sheriff
Trails End (1949) as Sheriff
Cowhand Drake (Myron Healey) discovers gold on the ranch of his boss, Joe Stuart (George Chesebro) and makes a deal with crooked lawyer Mel Porter (Douglas Evans)to induce Stuart to sell. The latter refuses, and also orders Bill Cameron (Keith Richards) not to see his daughter Laurie (Kay Morley) again. Foreman Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), after intervening, quits after he sees Stuart hit Laurie while quarreling over her proposed marriage to Cameron. Peddler Alibi Terhune (Max Terhune) witnesses the killing of Stuart by Clem Kettering (Zon Murray), hired by Porter, and is taken prisoner. Cameron is blamed for Stuart's killing, escapes jail, but is persuaded by Johnny to go back and stand trial. Johnny rescues Alibi and the two work together on clearing Cameron's name, and bringing the real culprits to justice.
Across the Rio Grande (1949) as Sheriff
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine (Riley Hill) from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally (Reno Browne) and rescuers Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor). Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan (Ted Adams)/Carson (Dennis Moore) mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
Kazan (1949) as
The Gallant Legion (1948) as
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Courtin' Trouble (1948) as Curtis
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Guard
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
Silver River (1948) as
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
A Double Life (1948) as Detective
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
Silver Trails (1948) as John Chambers
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Voice in crowd
A faithful dog helps his master''''s father win a mayoral race.
Campus Sleuth (1948) as Coroner
Black Bart (1948) as
Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold.
A Southern Yankee (1948) as Confederate officer
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Reporter
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Music Man (1948) as Mr. Larkin
Something in the Wind (1947) as Belton's assistant
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Father
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
The Egg and I (1947) as Man at social
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
Desperate (1947) as Traveling salesman
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
The Foxes of Harrow (1947) as
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
Code of the Saddle (1947) as Sheriff Wallace
Sarge Goes to College (1947) as Professor
Unconquered (1947) as Townsman witness
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Gentleman
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
National Velvet (1945) as Bookie
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Conductor
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Musician at ball
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) as Brakeman
A college boy has to cope with a pair of beautiful twins.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Cigar clerk
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Man in box
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Ticket collector
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) as Detective
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
The Chaser (1938) as Hank
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Spring Madness (1938) as Conductor
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937) as Dupont
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
Too Many Parents (1936) as Trustee
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Guest
I'll Name the Murderer (1936) as Hugo Van Ostrum
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) as Harris
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!
Career Woman (1936) as Attorney--Clarkdale
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
Klondike Annie (1936) as Mission man
Rose Carlton is the kept woman of Chan Lo, who takes her from walking the streets to pacing the floors of her high rent apartment. Rose ends up killing Chan and boards a ship where burly sea captain Bull Brackett takes a shine to her. When he finds out she killed Chan, he blackmails her into coming
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) as
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
Thunder Mountain (1935) as Cliff Borden
Living on Velvet (1935) as Drew
A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl.
King Solomon of Broadway (1935) as Detective
Shadow of Doubt (1935) as Plainclothesman
Murder charges threaten an actress's marriage plans.
Murder Man (1935) as Welch
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Harold Bestry
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Croupier
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Insurance clerk
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
One Hour Late (1934) as Clayton
Search for Beauty (1934) as Cement foreman
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
David Harum (1934) as
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
The Lone Avenger (1933) as Sam Landers
Cal Weston (Ken Maynard), after an absence of many years (in a remake of his 1930 Universal film "The Fighting Legion"), rides into Mesa to visit his father, co-partner of the town bank with Jud Winters (James Marcus.) Cal discovers the sheriff (Jack Rockwell) and the coroner, Doctor Crandall (Clarence Geldert)in his father's office examining his body with Crandall rendering a verdict of suicide. Cal knows it wasn't suicide as the gun is in his right hand and John Weston was left handed, and he cautions Winters, the only person in town who knows his true identity, not to reveal it. Cal then begins his quest to find the killer and the motive, a quest hampered when the bank's crooked bookkeeper Martin Carter (Niles Welch)has his henchman Burl Adams (Al Bridge)and two accomplices (Merrill McCormick and Lew Meehan)ambush and shoot the examiner (Robert Walker) from the country seat, and then has a fake examiner declare that the bank has been looted by John Weston, and Carter declares that Cal, whose true identity has been learned, knows where the money is. Maynard, as usual, gets tied up in order his give his horse "Tarzan" a chance at untying the sugar-coated, loosely tied rope.
Fighting for Justice (1932) as Colorado
A cowboy fighting to save his land is framed for murder.
Today (1930) as Gregory
Back Pay (1930) as Ed
A small-town flirt jilts her soldier boyfriend, but changes her mind when he returns from the front a blind man.
The Aviator (1929) as Brooks
Burning Bridges (1928) as Jim Black
The Lone Patrol (1928) as
Waterfront (1928) as Brute Mullin
The Flyin' Cowboy (1928) as James Bell
The Stronger Will (1928) as Ralph Walker
Hit of the Show (1928) as Tremaine
Man in the Rough (1928) as Jim Kane
The Way of the Strong (1928) as Tiger Louie
Wild Beauty (1927) as Jim [Bull] Kennedy
High School Hero (1927) as Mr. Merrill
The Fighting Three (1927) as Steve Clayton
Ranson's Folly (1926) as Lieutenant Crosby
Queen o' Diamonds (1926) as LeRoy Phillips
The Stolen Ranch (1926) as Sam Hardy
My Neighbor's Wife (1925) as Greed's assistant
Big Pal (1925) as
Lazybones (1925) as Elmer Ballister
Steve Tuttle (Charles Jones), the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.
The Desert Flower (1925) as Jack Royal
Bustin' Thru (1925) as Harvey Gregg
Fighting Youth (1925) as Harold Brennty
The Flaming Forties (1924) as Desparde
A young cowhand befriends a disreputable gambler and pulls him out of some trouble. Hoping to square things with his new friend, the gambler seeks to warn him about the cowhand's fiancée, about whom the gambler knows some unsavory details.
Winner Take All (1924) as Jim Devereaux
The Cyclone Rider (1924) as Reynard Trask
The Uninvited Guest (1924) as Fred Morgan
Gold Heels (1924) as Kendall, Jr.
The Desert Hawk (1924) as Tex Trapp
Against All Odds (1924) as Tom Curtis
Three O'Clock in the Morning (1923) as Hugo von Strohm
Is Money Everything? (1923) as Roy Pelham
A farmer, unhappy with his life, decides to go the city to try and make his fortune. He takes a friend along with him. The two of them become successful, but that success brings other, unforeseen problems into their lives.
Speedy Meade (1919) as Cal Merchant
Shadows of Suspicion (1919) as Captain Walter Byfield
Three Black Eyes (1919) as Payne
Break the News to Mother (1919) as Warren Flint
The Blind Adventure (1918) as Captain Fraser-Freer
I'll Say So (1918) as August Myers
Bonnie Annie Laurie (1918) as Captain Donald McGregor
Leap to Fame (1918) as Hoffman's servant
On Dangerous Ground (1917) as Ritter Bloem
Richard the Brazen (1917) as Fitzgeorge
The Inevitable (1917) as Frank Lyons
The Pride of New York (1917) as Harold Whitley, the fop
A Million a Minute (1916) as Mark Seager
War Brides (1916) as Eric
A Coney Island Princess (1916) as Jan Kouver
Conscience (1915) as George Grant
When It Strikes Home (1915) as Victor Hartley
The Suburban (1915) as
The Banker's Daughter (1914) as Harold Routledge
The Boundary Rider (1914) as Big Bill

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Champ for a Day (1953) as Dial dir

Cast (special)

RFK Assassination, The (1992)
A documentary concerning the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 5, 1968 on the evening of his victory in the California Democratic primary. Presents evidence and critical discrepancies showing that Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of the murder, may not really be the assassin.
Kennedy Assassinations: Coincidence or Conspiracy, The (1992)
A live special examining the possible connection between the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. Includes archival footage, a dramatic reenactment and an interview with director Oliver Stone.

Cast (short)

Studio Visit (1946)
This comedic short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at studio lots.
Nostradamus IV (1944)
In this short film, Nostradamus predicts the fate of dictators Mussolini and Hitler.
Movie Pests (1944)
This comedic short looks at annoying movie-going habits that disrupt the viewing experience.
Shoe Shine Boy (1943)
In this short film, a young shoeshine boy tries to raise money to purchase a second-hand bugle.
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
This short film, part of the U.S. pro-war movement, suggests citizens avoid listening to rumors during wartime.
You, the People (1940)
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
Angel of Mercy (1939)
This short film details the life of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (1938)
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.
That Mothers Might Live (1938)
This short film focuses on the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a physician that realized the death of new mothers could be reduced through the washing of hands.
Bars and Stripes (1937)
O. Henry''''s short story "The Cop and the Anthem" is adapted in this musical short.

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