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J. D. Jewkes

J. D. Jewkes



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Cast (feature film)

The Music Man (1962) as Harley MacCauley
A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Prof. Bianchi
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
Royal Wedding (1951) as Specialty bit in "What a Lovely Day for a Wedding" number
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
Dressed to Kill (1946) as Singer, Joe Cisto
A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Pirate King
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
Lost in a Harem (1944) as Singer in "Sons of the Desert" number
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
Coney Island (1943) as Member of "Irish" number and singing waiters quartette
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Singer
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
White Cargo (1942) as Native singer
A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.
Men of Texas (1942) as Stage driver
My Gal Sal (1942) as Quartette member
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
Born to Sing (1942) as
Fledgling entertainers put on a show for Uncle Sam.
Rio Rita (1942) as Soloist in "The Ranger's Song"
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
Bitter Sweet (1940) as
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
The Wizard of Oz (1939) as Dubbed voice of Munchkin
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Music maker
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) as Bass in "Everybody Sing" number
Backstage problems jeopardize a Broadway musical.
The Hit Parade (1937) as Amateur boy singer
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?
Born to Dance (1936) as Solo bit in "Rolling Home" number
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
San Francisco (1936) as Singer in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Cain and Mabel (1936) as Smith brother
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
Naughty Marietta (1935) as Priest on dock
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.

Music (feature film)

Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Singer
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

High Barbaree (1947) as Voice double for Thomas Mitchell
A downed pilot looks back on his life as he awaits rescue in the South Pacific.
Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) as Voice double for Tarzan cry
The jungle king adopts the infant survivor of a plane crash.

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