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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Lady Luck (1946) as Gambler
A woman from a family of gamblers marries one and tries to reform him.
2.
The Locket (1946) as
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
3.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Dr. Holmes' board member
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
4.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Army general
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
5.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Club member
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
6.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) as Guest at Atterbury home
7.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Clerk of Devereaux company
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
8.
It Started with Eve (1941) as
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
9.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Buckley
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
10.
Night of January 16th (1941) as Faulkner Corp. director
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
11.
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Judge
12.
Union Pacific (1939) as
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
13.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) as Man at wedding
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
14.
The Sawdust Paradise (1928) as District Attorney
15.
Obey Your Husband (1928) as District Attorney
16.
Take Me Home (1928) as The producer
17.
Driftwood (1928) as Barlow
18.
The Black Diamond Express (1927) as Sheldon Truesdell
19.
Flying Luck (1927) as The colonel
20.
Desert Valley (1926) as Timothy Dean
21.
The New Klondike (1926) as Joe Cooley
22.
Winds of Chance (1925) as Mountie
23.
The Greatest Love of All (1925) as District Attorney Kelland
24.
Backbone (1923) as Captain of the guards
25.
Unseeing Eyes (1923) as Trapper
26.
The Ruling Passion (1922) as Peterson
27.
The Valley of Silent Men (1922) as Jacques Radison, the brother
28.
29.
Cardigan (1922) as Colonel Cresap
30.
Partners of the Sunset (1922) as Jim Worth
31.
The Kentuckians (1921) as Boone's brother
32.
Mother Eternal (1921) as William Brennon
33.
Man's Plaything (1920) as Dan Vaughan
34.
Why Women Sin (1920) as Captain Morelake
35.
The Praise Agent (1919) as Stanley Adams
36.
The Twin Pawns (1919) as Harry White
37.
Speedy Meade (1919) as Henry Dillman
38.
On the Quiet (1918) as Horace Colt
39.
The Woman the Germans Shot (1918) as U.S. Minister to Belgium
40.
The Reason Why (1918) as Zara's first husband
41.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1918) as Haley
42.
The Adopted Son (1917) as Henry McLane
43.
The Cost of Hatred (1917) as Robert Amory
44.
As Men Love (1917) as Keith Gordon
45.
Molly Make-Believe (1916) as Sam Rogers
46.
Out of the Drifts (1916) as Rudolph
47.
Destiny's Toy (1916) as Thomas Carter
48.
Should a Baby Die? (1916) as Burton
49.
Fifty-Fifty (1916) as Frederic Harmon
50.
God's Half Acre (1916) as Henry Norman
51.
The Moment Before (1916) as John, the gypsy
52.
53.
The Virginian (1914) as Steve
Wyoming schoolteacher Molly Wood is attracted to a cowboy known as "The Virginian." He has to help hang his best friend Steve when the latter falls in with a bunch of cattle thieves led by Trampas. Eventually the Virginian must take on the bad guys and get the girl.
54.
The Man on the Box (1914) as Count Karloff
55.
Where the Trail Divides (1914) as Clayton Craig
56.
Rose of the Rancho (1914) as Kearney of the U.S. Gov't
Esra Kincaid takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. US government agent Kearney holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can declare his love for Juanita "The Rose of the Rancho."

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