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J. Anthony Hughes

J. Anthony Hughes



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Cast (feature film)

Warlock (1959) as Shaw
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as Reporter
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) as
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
The Lost Missile (1958) as
Scientists try to stop a mysterious missile from destroying the Earth.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Reporter
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) as Buyer
A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Court judge
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Deliveryman
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Servant
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
Highway Dragnet (1954) as Inspector
Lucky Me (1954) as Doorman
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
The Mississippi Gambler (1953) as Teller
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Press official
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
The Rose Bowl Story (1952) as Newsman
The Sniper (1952) as Policeman
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Merchant
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The Cariboo Trail (1950) as Dr. Rhodes
A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country.
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Kerrigan
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Detective
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Ned Bannon
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Manager of Green Star Shipping
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Wilson (1945) as Colonel Harts
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
You Came Along (1945) as Hotel clerk
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Timber Queen (1944) as Harold Talbot
Follow the Boys (1944) as
Marine Raiders (1944) as Army colonel
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Navy air officer
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
Salute for Three (1943) as Col. Rennick
Press agent Jimmy Gates (Marty May) gets an idea while watching a New York parade, for a returned war hero Sergeant Buzz McAllister (Macdonald Carey), with his chief client, singer Judy Ames (Betty Rhodes); Dona Drake (Dona Drake), leader of an all-girl orchestra; his photographer Foggy (Cliff Edwards), and his secretary Myrt (Minna Gombell). Jimmy, thinking Judy needs publicity in order to get a singing job on a radio program, thinks that a romance between her and the war hero would be just the ticket. Judy isn't too warm on the idea but agrees to go ahead for Jimmy's sake, with whom she thinks she is in love. She agrees to work on Buzz that night at the Manhattan Canteen, a converted night club where show business people entertain and wait on service men. Foggy is assigned to get pictures of Judy and Buzz together but fails through ineptness. Buzz escorts Judy home in a rainstorm and, while helping her out of the taxi, slips and falls into a deep puddle. Judy asks him to come in so she can dry his soaking-wet uniform on the kitchen stove. Foggy gains entrance to the apartment via the dumbwaiter and snaps a picture of Buzz in his underwear. The next morning Buzz tells Jimmy that he intends to marry Judy, which is going further than he had intended. He also decides he can't use the compromising - but innocent - photo for publicity purposes but does announce their - he thinks - publicity-only engagement. That clinches the deal for Judy to get a radio program called "The Girl I Left Behind." Buzz proposes to Judy, who realizes she loves Buzz and not Jimmy, and they, not knowing that Jimmy has announced their "engagement", decide to keep it a secret.
Flight for Freedom (1943) as Starter at races
A female pilot breaks the Los Angeles to New York record and attracts the interest of the U.S. Navy, who want to send her on a spy mission.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Hunter
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
Pacific Rendezvous (1942) as Pat Riley
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
Young America (1942) as Judge Baker
Flight Lieutenant (1942) as Capt. Connors
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Policeman at garage
Men of San Quentin (1942) as Jack Holden
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as Baseball coach
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.
Great Guns (1941) as Aide
Knockout (1941) as Norton
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Buck Privates (1941) as Captain Williams
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
In the Navy (1941) as Lieutenant Martin
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Policeman
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
Last of the Duanes (1941) as Cannon
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
Life with Henry (1941) as Bus driver
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Prisoner
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
High Sierra (1941) as
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Reporter
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Lieutenant Senior Grade- -Arizona
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940) as Officer Johnson
A ghost tries to smooth the way for two young lovers he knew during his lifetime.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Matt Campbell
The Quarterback (1940) as Trainer
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Reporter
A sister act splits up over love.
Flight Angels (1940) as Officer
Airline stewardesses vie for the love of a dashing pilot.
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939) as Drake
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Bartender
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Tail Spin (1939) as Al Moore
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Gardner
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.
Invisible Stripes (1939) as First chauffeur
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
News Is Made at Night (1939) as Guard
Spirit of Culver (1939) as Dance instructor
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Instructor
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Motorcycle cop
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Up the River (1938) as Police broadcaster
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
Speed to Burn (1938) as Stableman
Gateway (1938) as Irish inspector
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
No Time to Marry (1938) as Desk man
Call of the Yukon (1938) as Bill
Letter of Introduction (1938) as
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.
The Little Adventuress (1938) as Mr. Horton
Ladies in Distress (1938) as Lieutenant
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Henshaw's assistant
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
Wives Under Suspicion (1938) as Murphy
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
In Old Chicago (1938) as Patrick O'Leary
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
Hot Water (1937) as Bartender
Armored Car (1937) as Bill Wane
Educating Father (1936) as Dick Harris
High Tension (1936) as Telephone operator
It Had to Happen (1936) as Reporter
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
The Girl on the Front Page (1936) as Nelson
The Country Doctor (1936) as Mike
Whipsaw (1935) as Bailey
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
Murder in the Fleet (1935) as Walter Drake
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.

Cast (short)

The Perfect Set-Up (1936)
In this short film, a radio and television engineer falls into a life of crime by dismantling alarms for robberies.

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