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Also Known As: Died: July 20, 1974
Born: April 9, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Front Page (1974)
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
Getting Away From It All (1972) as Doorman
A comedy about two urban couples who decide to chuck big-city life and return to nature, only to find that rural living has its own set of infuriating problems.
Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding (1967) as Joe Bonney
Four suitors pursue a pregnant singer to the maternity ward.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966)
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Fred
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Vermin
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Police officer
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
Pillow Talk (1959) as Harry
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
Chained for Life (1952) as Hinkley
A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her.
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952) as Mr. Redington
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as Bartender
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Longnecker
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
Crazy Over Horses (1951) as Weepin' Willie
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Detective
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
Bodyhold (1950) as Slats Henry
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.
The Big Wheel (1949) as George
A mechanic alienates everyone who loves him when he becomes a champion race car driver.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Farrell
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?
The Inside Story (1948) as Eddy Hale
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947) as Harvard
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Joe Morgan
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Higgins
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Nick
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
The Hat-box Mystery (1947) as Harvard
The Dark Horse (1946) as Willy Trimble
Singin' in the Corn (1946) as Glen Cummings
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
Meet Me on Broadway (1946) as Deacon McGill
When his career crashes and burns, a director tries to come back staging country club shows.
Wonder Man (1945) as Chimp
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
Lady on a Train (1945) as Danny
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
Stage Door Canteen (1943) as
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Jonathan "Goldy" Locke
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) as "Pappy" Goodring
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Jonathan "Goldy" Locke
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
Eyes in the Night (1942) as Marty
Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.
Tortilla Flat (1942) as Portagee Joe
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Garbage man
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Johnny Johnson
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
The Gay Falcon (1941) as Jonathan "Goldy" Locke
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Off-Beat [One Note] Davis
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
Footsteps in the Dark (1941) as Wilfred
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Dive Bomber (1941) as "Lucky" James
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
Go West, Young Lady (1941) as Hank
A sheriff''''s girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Max
Brother Orchid (1940) as Willie the Knife
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Casey
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
Margie (1940) as Kenneth
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Gyp Watson
A deputy who''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Joe Dirk
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Sweepstakes Winner (1939) as [Xerxes] "Tip" Bailey
A scatterbrained waitress invests her inheritance in a broken-down race horse and a sweepstakes ticket.
Torchy Blane...Playing with Dynamite (1939) as Lt. Steve McBride
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''s moll.
Five Came Back (1939) as Pete
Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers.
Going Places (1938) as Droopy
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938) as Mike
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938) as Okay
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Heart of the North (1938) as Corpl. Bill Hardsack
A Canadian Mounted Policeman searches for the outlaws who robbed a freighter.
Swing Your Lady (1938) as Shiner
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
Fools for Scandal (1938) as Dewey Gilson
A Hollywood star falls for a broken down aristocrat.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Duke Dennis
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
Hard to Get (1938) as Roscoe
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
Racket Busters (1938) as Skeets Wilson
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Ready, Willing and Able (1937) as J. Van Courtland
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
Marked Woman (1937) as Louie
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Pinky
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Dance Charlie Dance (1937) as Alf Morgan
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
Sh! The Octopus (1937) as Dempsey
Daffy detectives fight off a giant octopus in a haunted lighthouse.
Dead End (1937) as Hunk
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
Sing Me a Love Song (1937) as Christopher Cross
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
Ever Since Eve (1937) as Jake Edgall
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
Marry the Girl (1937) as Specs
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
The Singing Marine (1937) as Sergeant Mike [Kelly]
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
Sins of Man (1936) as Crusty
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
Cain and Mabel (1936) as Dodo
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
Three Men on a Horse (1936) as Charlie
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
The Singing Kid (1936) as Joe
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
A Night at the Ritz (1935) as Gyp [Beagle]
A publicist doesn''t know that his famous chef client can''t cook.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Petey
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Miss Pacific Fleet (1935) as Kewpie [Wiggins]
Two stranded showgirls enter a beauty contest to win the fare back home.
I Live for Love (1935) as Mac [Jim McNamara]
A socialite tries to break into show business.
The Irish in Us (1935) as Carbarn [Hammerschlog]
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.
Sweet Music (1935) as Barney Cowan
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) as Spudsy [Drake]
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
While the Patient Slept (1935) as Jackson
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) as Spudsy [Drake]
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
Broadway Hostess (1935) as Fishcake [Carter]
A small-town girl rises to night-club stardom.
I've Got Your Number (1934) as John
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
Whirlpool (1934) as Mac
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
The Merry Frinks (1934) as Emmett Frink
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Pete
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
Happiness Ahead (1934) as Chuck
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
The Big Shakedown (1934) as Lefty
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934) as Sgt. Holcomb
Perry Mason gets caught between feuding neighbors who claim to be married to the same woman.
The St. Louis Kid (1934) as Buck [Willets]
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
Bedside (1934) as [Sam] Sparks
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
Jimmy the Gent (1934) as Louie
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
The Mind Reader (1933) as Frank
A fake mentalist tries to go straight, only to end up in jail.
Hard to Handle (1933) as Radio announcer
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
Havana Widows (1933) as Herman Brody
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
Blondie Johnson (1933) as Louis
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as O'Connor
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
The Keyhole (1933) as Hank [Wales]
A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he's been hired to frame.
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) as Joe Musik
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Mike
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
Employee's Entrance (1933) as Sweeney
An unscrupulous department store manager stops at nothing to get what he wants.
42nd Street (1933) as MacElroy
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
Lawyer Man (1933) as Izzy Levine
Success corrupts a smooth-talking lawyer.
The Silk Express (1933) as Rusty, alias of Raymond Griffith
A young silk importer fights off threats to his cargo during a perilous train ride.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Dugan
Three on a Match (1932) as Dick
A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
Rackety Rax (1932) as Mike Dumphy
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Barney Sykes
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
Blessed Event (1932) as Frankie Wells
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
The Girl Habit (1931) as Tony [Maloney]

Cast (short)

A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.

Misc. Crew (short)

Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)
This short film showcases production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals, including choreography by Busby Berkeley (among others). Vitaphone Release 1086A.

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