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Cast (feature film)

1.
Magic Town (1947) as Mayor
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
2.
Without Reservations (1946) as Gas station attendant
A woman writer falls for a war hero who's a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
3.
My Dog Shep (1946) as Judge
4.
Badman's Territory (1946) as Hodge
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
5.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mr. Partridge, high school principal
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
6.
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) as Dutch councilman
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
7.
Allergic to Love (1944) as Club member
8.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Santa Claus
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 ?
9.
Swing Hostess (1944) as [Leslie] Fralick
A girl who is having a hard time finding a job gets involved with a record mix up and falls in love with a handsome band leader.
10.
What a Man! (1944) as Harold D. Prewitt
A timid office worker gets mixed up with the mob when he helps out a beautiful girl.
11.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Drunken guest
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
12.
Idaho (1943) as Fat man
Ex-outlaw Grey is now a respected judge out to close down Belle's saloon. Duke and Spike, who knew Grey when he was a criminal, arrive and team up with Belle. When Belle's threat to reveal Grey's past fails, Duke and Spike hold up the bank and frame Grey. Roy now sets a trap for the outlaws.
13.
Young Ideas (1943) as Court clerk, Harry
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
14.
Higher and Higher (1943) as Banker
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
15.
Captive Wild Woman (1943) as Clerk
A mad scientist transplants human glands into a gorilla, turning the ape into a beautiful young woman (Acquanetta). However, a severe emotional jolt soon reverts her back into her primitive self with disastrous consequences.
16.
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Fat man
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
17.
Too Many Women (1942) as John Cartwright
18.
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) as Joshua Baldwin
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
19.
Shadows on the Sage (1942) as Lippy
20.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Janitor
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
21.
Inside the Law (1942) as Judge Mortimer Gibbs
22.
Seven Days' Leave (1942) as Justice of Peace Percy Gildersleeve
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
23.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Morley
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
24.
Public Enemies (1941) as Fat reporter
25.
Manpower (1941) as Justice of the peace
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
26.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Judge Sobler
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
27.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Mayor Hawkins
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
28.
I Killed That Man (1941) as Lanning
29.
Back Street (1941) as Cab driver
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
30.
Slightly Tempted (1940) as Mayor Ammerson
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
31.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939) as Man in window
32.
Jesse James (1939) as Engineer
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
33.
I Was a Convict (1939) as Martin Harrison
34.
Let Us Live (1939) as Businessman juror
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
35.
Hotel Imperial (1939) as Burgomaster
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
36.
The Texans (1938) as Town lawyer
37.
The Arkansas Traveler (1938) as Telegrapher
38.
Western Jamboree (1938) as Doc Trimble
39.
I Demand Payment (1938) as Justice of Peace
40.
Nation Aflame (1937) as Roland Adams
Frank Sandino (Noel Madison), a suave, smooth confidence man, and his henchies are about to be run out of town on a fake real estate scheme, but his oratory skills soon has the town rubes in a buying frenzy. Sandino and Roland Adams (Harry Holman), portly and trusty-looking front man for Sandino, form an Avenging Angels league to rid America of foreigners, and plan to make a fortune selling robes to the members. Sandino decides to adopt the name of Sands for this escapade. They return to a town in which Adams was once the mayor, and find that Adams' daughter, Wynne (Norma Trelvar), is busy entertaining a host of friends at a party she is giving for her fiancee District Attorney Bob Sherman (Arthur Singley.) Once installed in the town, with the aid of the trusted Adams, Sands soon has gathered a flock of potential members for the Avenging Angels. He initiates them by forcing them to kneel while he holds a revolver at their head and forces them to take the oath that carries death as the punishment for breaking it. He and Adams then sell them hoods, cloaks and revolvers at fabulously high prices. It is soon easy for Sands/Sandino to turn the hatred among the members against the city's foreign elements. The town citizens, foreign-born excepted, are easily swayed by Sands, with the exception of Sherman and newspaper editor Harry Warren (Allan Cavan.) With the money rolling in, Sands opens chapters in other parts of the state, and when Adams voices his resentment at Sands' courting of his daughter, who has split from Sherman, Sands caters to the old man's ambitions and has him elected governor of the state. Sherman, after the Avenging Angels strike at the aviation plant because of the many foreigners it employs, Sherman urges Warren to start a campaign to expose Sands. Sands sends some of his henchmen, led by Dave Burtis (Roger Williams), after the crusading newsman and he is whipped to death. Sherman redoubles his efforts and even Adams is offended by the flogging death of Warren, and other acts of bloodshed by the clansman. Sherman has Burtis arrested but Sands soon has him freed for lack of evidence. Burtis comes home and discovers his wife, Toots (Dorothy Kildare), has been accidently shot while resisting Sands' advances. Sands feels obligated by the threat that Burtis now holds over him, and determines to get rid of him. When Adams threatens to veto a relief bill, because the veto will add a half-million dollars to the coffers of the Sands' group, the citizens gather outside the governor's mansion and yell for him to explain the veto.
41.
When You're in Love (1937) as Babbitt brother
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
42.
She's No Lady (1937) as Colonel
43.
Murder at Glen Athol (1936) as Campbell Snowden
44.
Hitch Hike to Heaven (1936) as Philmore Tubbs
45.
46.
Sinner Take All (1936) as Sergeant Berkovitch
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
47.
Gentle Julia (1936) as Grandpa Atwater
48.
The Best Man Wins (1935) as Uncle Ed
49.
Living on Velvet (1935) as Bartender
A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl.
50.
Carnival (1935) as Announcer
When he''s widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
51.
52.
Calling All Cars (1935) as Judge Marlowe
53.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Waiter in cafe
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
54.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Jolly fat man
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
55.
Cheers of the Crowd (1935) as "Honest" John Brady
56.
Here Comes Cookie (1935) as Stuffy
57.
Traveling Saleslady (1935) as O'Connor, Sr.
A toothpaste tycoon''s daughter joins his rival to teach him a lesson.
58.
The Public Menace (1935) as Self-made man
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
59.
To Beat the Band (1935) as Nightclub patron
A man courts a widow in order to inherit his aunt''s fortune.
60.
Welcome Home (1935) as Flink
61.
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Friar
62.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Mr. Higpy
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
63.
It Happened in New York (1935) as Dockman
64.
Bad Boy (1935) as Me. Klink
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
65.
Your Uncle Dudley (1935) as Banker
66.
In Caliente (1935) as Biggs
At a Mexican resort, a fast-talking magazine editor woos the dancer he's trashed in print.
67.
Jimmy the Gent (1934) as Joe Cuney
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
68.
The Personality Kid (1934) as Counter man
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
69.
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Passenger
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
70.
Men of the Night (1934) as Fat man at pig stand
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
71.
Night Alarm (1934) as Mayor
72.
Million Dollar Baby (1934) as J. D. Pemberton
73.
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) as Mayor
A stranded carnival girl comes between a lady show owner and the town barber.
74.
Fugitive Road (1934) as Burgomaster
75.
The Line Up (1934) as Jacob
76.
Fugitive Lady (1934) as Mr. Young
77.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Mayor Short
A businessman's efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school's lady principal.
78.
It Happened One Night (1934) as Third auto camp owner
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
79.
The Lost Jungle (1934) as
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the island. When he locates Ruth, he learns that her father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hindered by greedy gold hunters and wild animals.
80.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Rube
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
81.
Jealousy (1934) as Man with dog
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
82.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
83.
The Woman Accused (1933) as Judge Osgood
Jeffrey and Glenda play two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover who has taken residence just two floors above her apartment. Glenda sneaks upstairs to confront Leo and tell him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit-man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hitman a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit-man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.
84.
One Year Later (1933) as Fat man
85.
Turn Back the Clock (1933) as 1920's spokesman
A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.
86.
Stage Mother (1933) as Rumley
A young actress's mother will sacrifice anything, even her daughter, for money.
87.
Devil's Mate (1933) as McGee
88.
East of Fifth Avenue (1933) as Cronin
89.
The Solitaire Man (1933) as Elmer Hopkins
Crooks double cross each other during a tense flight from Paris to London.
90.
Phantom Thunderbolt (1933) as Judge Tobias Wingate
91.
The Circus Queen Murder (1933) as Dugan
A vacationing DA gets mixed up in a tangled case involving a touring circus.
92.
My Woman (1933) as Agent [Lou]
When a vaudeville hoofer hits the big time, he neglects the wife who helped put him there.
93.
Bachelor Mother (1933) as Judge Yates
94.
Lucky Dog (1933) as The business man
95.
Hard to Handle (1933) as Colonel's associate
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
96.
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Doctor Spaulding
A divorcee visits her grandfather''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
97.
Oliver Twist (1933) as Grimwig
In Dickens' classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home.
98.
Roman Scandals (1933) as Mayor
99.
Frisco Jenny (1933) as Old man
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder.
100.
Doctor X (1932) as Policeman
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
101.
Central Park (1932) as Police captain
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
102.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Sheriff of Monroe
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
103.
American Madness (1932) as Man seeking loan
A banker fights to keep his independence and protect his customers.
104.
Silver Dollar (1932) as Adams
A farmer strikes it rich out West, then leaves his wife for a young beauty.
105.
The Conquerors (1932) as Stubby
Newlyweds go West and build a banking empire in Nebraska.
106.
Week-end Marriage (1932) as The judge
When her husband loses his job, a woman risks her marriage to become the breadwinner.
107.
So Big (1932) as Country doctor
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
108.
The Dark Horse (1932) as Jones
A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate for governor.
109.
The Wet Parade (1932) as Pow's crony
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
110.
Sporting Blood (1931) as B. H. Hartwick
A horse passes through a series of owners on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
111.
Peach-O-Reno (1931) as Counselor Jackson
Two divorce lawyers run a gambling joint by night.
112.
Her Majesty Love (1931) as Reisenfeld
A circus entertainer fights snobbery in her search for romance.

Cast (short)

113.
Count Takes the Count, The (1936)
In this short film, Charley Chase gets in trouble at work for insuring that a wedding isn''t called off, which leads into various comic scenarios.
114.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.

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