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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1982
Born: November 23, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dawson City, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

A Time for Dying (1982) as Judge Roy Bean
Mountain Men, The (1980) as Iron Belly
The story of two rowdy hunters living in the mountains, drinking and fighting off attacks.
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) as Shaman
A chiller involving a suburban family which falls under the spell of a dog imbued with the spirit of the devil.
Perilous Voyage (1976) as Dr Henry Merrill
An alcoholic banana republic revolutionary hijacks a ship carrying armaments and holds a group of passengers hostage. This one sat on the shelf for eight years following its production in 1968. At that time its title was "The Revolution of Antonio DeLeon."
Frasier, The Sensuous Lion (1973) as Frasier'S Voice
Zoologist Marvin Feldman lives with his overbearing mother and likes animals more than most people. While spending time at a wildlife refuge in California, Marvin meets Frasier, one of the older lions in the preserve who is known for his ongoing virility. When he is alone with Frasier one day, the l
Papillon (1973) as Indian Chief
Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans.
Time For Dying, A (1971) as Judge Roy Bean
An innocent farm boy with a talent for handling guns who decides to make it big by becoming a bounty hunter.
Flap (1970) as Wounded Bear Mr. Smith
An aging Native American mounts a one-man rebellion against the U.S. government.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Narrator
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
Jigsaw (1968) as Dr. Edward Arkroyd
An amnesiac tries to recover his memory and begins to find out he was involved in a murder plot.
Who Has Seen the Wind? (1965) as Peraltor
When they are forced from their home in the aftermath of World War II, the Radeks, a family of three, take refuge aboard a tramp steamer. The story, set twelve years later, relates their experiences as they await the papers that will free them from their shipboard prison. Produced by the United Nations.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Tall Tree
A reluctant Calvary Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
The Miracle Worker (1962) as Captain Keller
True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.
The Fugitive Kind (1960) as Jabe Torrance
A drifter ignites passions among the women of a Mississippi town.
Last Stagecoach West (1957) as Rand McCord
The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line gambling with the new buyer, but has enough hidden money to buy a ranch and some cattle. To make more money, he starts a gang to rob the railroad, express offices and steal cattle. But the railroads send out special agent Cameron to end his reign of violence.
The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) as Dr. Murdock
Mad scientists steal the life force from reform school girls.
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956) as Jared Tetlow
Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Maggie Mahoney, Angela Stevens, David Orrick, William Tannen. Retired gunslinger Howard Duff is forced to strap on his sidearms once more when cattle baron Victor Jory starts his strong arm tactics.
Death of a Scoundrel (1956) as Leonard Wilson
A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business interest.
Manfish (1956) as "Professor"
Valley of the Kings (1954) as Taureg chief
Archaeologists clash with graverobbers during the search for a priceless Egyptian treasure.
The Man from the Alamo (1953) as Jess Wade
A survivor of the battle at the Alamo returns home to find his family has been killed by a bunch of thugs disguised as Mexican soldiers. He then grows intent on enacting revenge despite the lack of support for his cause.
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) as Kip Reisner
Five astronauts travel to the dark side of the moon on a scientific expedition. There they discover a cave which somehow retains a breathable atmosphere. They remove their space suits and venture on, soon finding a buried city where the last members of a 2 million year old civilization greet them with food and drink. Little do they know that these eight lovely leotard-clad women are planning to steal their ship.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Lucky Lee, also known as "The Sidewinder"
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952) as Frank Girard
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him.
Son of Ali Baba (1952) as Caliph
In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her; but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his father's palace. Alas, there's more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
Cave of Outlaws (1951) as Ben Cross
The Highwayman (1951) as Lord Douglas
The Capture (1950) as Father Gomez
The Cariboo Trail (1950) as Frank Walsh
A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country.
South of St. Louis (1949) as Luke Cottrell
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Dave Oldham
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Brook Matthews
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
Canadian Pacific (1949) as Dirk Rourke
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
The Gallant Blade (1948) as Marshall Mordore
The Loves of Carmen (1948) as Garcia
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
Power of the Press (1943) as Oscar Trent
Bar 20 (1943) as Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson has a scheme to get Adams' land. His gang robs Adams' fiancé of her jewels, robs Hoppy of his cattle money, and then gives that money to Adams to buy back the jewels in exchange for a deed to his land. But Lin recognizes the bills and Hoppy and his pals go after the robbers.
Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) as Tom Jordan
Posing as a cattle buyer, Hoppy crosses over into Oklahoma where the Jordan brother's and their outlaw gang operate outside the law. After receiving an unfriendly reception when he finds them, he, California, and Johnny rustle their cattle and drive across the river into Texas. He hopes they will cross over to retrieve their cattle and then he can arrest them.
Colt Comrades (1943) as Jeb Hardin
Hoppy and his pals use their reward money to buy a half interest in the Whitlock ranch. After Wildcat Kelly cons California into buying a well drilling rig, they strike water instead of oil. This threatens Jebb Hardin's water monopoly and he retaliates by framing Hoppy for cattle rustling.
Buckskin Frontier (1943) as Champ Clanton
The Kansan (1943) as Jeff Barat
A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.
Unknown Guest (1943) as Chuck Williams
Leather Burners (1943) as Dan Slack
As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he locks up the operator Lafe knowing he can escape. Tailing Lafe he finds a secret entrance to a mine and inside finds the missing cattle. But Slack's men also find him just as the cattle are stampeded through the mine shaft.
Shut My Big Mouth (1942) as Buckskin Bill
(Com ''42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown''s most popular comedies.
Border Vigilantes (1941) as Henry Logan
A town bedeviled with outlaws sends for Hoppy, Lucky and California after their own vigilante committee fails to solve the towns problems. Hoppy discovers that the bad guys are led by the town boss, and so are the vigilantes.
Green Archer, The (1941)
Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the same reactions that served him well in Laurel and Hardy films would work well in action serials where he has all hands, heroes and villains alike, doing some kind of over-the top "take", no matter the situation. This loose adaptation of an Edgar Wallace story finds Michael Bellamy (Kenne Duncan in his Kenneth Duncan period) inheriting Garr Castle, but his brother, Abel Bellamy (James Craven, as usual making Oil-Can Harry look smooth), has him imprisoned unjustly and moves into the castle himself. When Michael's wife, Elaine Bellamy (Dorothy Fay), fails to return after visiting Abel, her sister Valerie Howett (Iris Meredith), accompanied by their father, Parker Howett (Forrest Taylor) and private detective Spike Holland (Victor Jory, who even when playing the lead hero gets a villain's name), rent an adjoining estate, determined to investigate the case. Abel is afraid they will discover his association with a gang of jewel thieves and desperately - with Horne directing and Craven emoting, desperate is the only word - tries to have them all killed, and anybody else that might be standing around wondering how ten henchmen could fit in a six-passenger car. Each attempt is thwarted by the sudden appearance of the mysterious Green Archer, who is always there with his deadly bow and arrows whenever needed. It takes Abel most of the 15 chapters before he succeeds in capturing Spike, Valerie and Mr. Howett, but the shadow of the Green Archer's feathered Robin-Hood cap is on one of the walls of Garr Castle, and moving in.
The Stork Pays Off (1941) as Deak Foster
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941) as Dapper Dan Streever
Riders of the Timberline (1941) as Baptiste Deschamp
Yates has hired Petrie and his men to stop logger Kerrigan from fulfilling his contract. When Petrie's man Slade gets the loggers to quit, Kerrigan's daughter arrives with a new crew. When they destroy the flume, Hoppy builds an overhead line to transport the logs. Now desperate, Petrie sets out to blow up the dam and Hoppy takes to the overhead line in an attempt to get there in time to stop him.
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) as Alfredo Marana [alias of Alfredo Cardozo]
A pair of murders in Rio de Janiero leads the local police to call the famed detective. Charlie is puzzled, at first, when it appears that one of the murderers is killed by the first victim's widow.
Wide Open Town (1941) as Steve Fraser
Belle Langtry runs a town being taken over by cattle rustlers. She is also a front for the outlaws, who are led by Steve Fraser. Hoppy gets elected sheriff and cleans up the town with help from the Bar 20 boys.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as William Merrick
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Shadow, The (1940)
Columbia's 9th serial, slotted between "Overland With Kit Carson" and "Terry and the Pirates", was intended to have Lorna Gray in the role played by Veda Ann Borg, and to have been co-directed by D. Ross Lederman and Norman Deming. The credits specified the serial was "Based upon stories published in "The Shadow Magazine", while the ads proclaimed it to be "right out of the air waves and magazine stories." What appeared was a mixture of both with Lamont Cranston the true identity of The Shadow, although Lamont Cranston was only an occasional disguise of the pulp magazine Shadow. The hypnotic invisibility of the radio character was completely ignored, as was the almost invisible "Living Shadow" of the pulps.(In the serial, the only invisible man (The Black Tiger) was the villain, as even James Horne probably realized that six to ten henchmen taking orders from an invisible man was more plausible then six to ten henchman falling all over the place from unseen blows delivered by an invisible hero. Actually, based on how he directed serials, Horne would have most likely been in favor of henchies Charles King and Kit Guard exchanging punches with thin air.) Margot Lane (Veda Ann Borg) was a radio-only character until 1941 when she was picked up by the magazine and also the comic books. Police Commissioner Weston (Frank LaRue) and Inspector Cardona (Edward Peil) were characters who had appeared both in the radio series and the magazine, while Harry Vincent (Roger Moore II), used here as The Shadow and Cranston's chauffeur, general assistant and gofer, was from the pulp stories. Anybody watching the serial and expecting to hear Jory ask "who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men" had best bring a sack lunch and prepare for a long wait. The best line in the film, both in delivery and circumstances, comes when head henchie Flint (Jack Ingram) advises his hapless,clueless but always-game cohorts that "The Black Tiger IS REALLY mad this time." Horne utilized Richard Cramer, from Horne's Laurel and Hardy days, as the "voice" of The Black Tiger, and Cramer read it with over-the-top ripeness from beginning to end, and one almost expects assistant-head henchie Williams (Eddie Fetherston) to ask Flint how he could discern any degree of difference in the Black Tiger's attitude. That said, the plot begins with dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, with the clear message that nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. The man has plans to take over everything. While the police make only a few futile arrests, Lamont Cranston,noted scientist and criminologist, assumes the guise of a black-garbed, masked figure (The Shadow) to combat this evil. The police,of course, assume that The Shadow and The Black Tiger are one and the same. Cranston works with Police Commissioner Weston and a group of solid citizen businessmen including Joseph Rand (Charles K. French), Gilbert Hill (Gordon Hart), Stanford Marshall (Robert Fiske), Turner (J. Paul Jones) and Stephen Prescott (Griff Barnett), and somewhere in nearly every chapter Cranston, Weston, Cardona and these solid citizens gather at The Cobalt Club and Cranston brings them up to date on the next steps to rid the city of The Black Tiger. Since one of the solid citizens is actually The Black Tiger, these meetings, for the most part, are counter-productive.
River's End (1940) as Norman Talbot
In the Canadian wilderness, an accused murderer takes the place of a dead Mountie.
Knights of the Range (1940) as Malcolm Lascalles
Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's money from the cattle drive, he is tested when his old gang attacks.
Cherokee Strip (1940) as Coy Barrett
A newly appointed U.S. Marshal faces off against a criminal family.
Lady with Red Hair (1940) as Mr. Clifton
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
The Light of Western Stars (1940) as Gene Stewart
Easterner Madeline Hammond buys a ranch not knowing Hayworth is using it to smuggle ammunition across the border. When trouble starts, she brings back Gene Hammond, the ex-foreman who left the country after fighting with the Sheriff. Gene learns of Hayworth's scheme and forces him to blow up his supply. But the Sheriff, not getting his cut, has Hayworth killed and then arrives to arrest Gene for the murder.
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) as Clay Beaudine
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
Give Us Wings (1940) as [Arnold] Carter
Girl from Havana (1940) as Tex Moore
Susannah of the Mounties (1939) as Wolf Pelt
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie (Scott) and his girlfriend (Lockwood) take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Grayce
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Dodge City (1939) as Yancey
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Jonas Wilkerson, the overseer
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Thomas McNair
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Women in the Wind (1939) as Doc
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
Rangle River (1939) as Dick Drake
I Stole a Million (1939) as Patian
Man of Conquest (1939) as William B. Travis
Call a Messenger (1939) as Ed Hogan
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.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Lieutenant Parsons
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Injun Joe
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
First Lady (1937) as Gordon Keane
A U.S. president's granddaughter fights a femme fatale to groom her husband for the White House.
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
A rock thrown through his window sets a gentleman adventurer on a search for enemy agents.
The King Steps Out (1936) as Palfi
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Claude Roberts
Hell-Ship Morgan (1936) as Jim Allen
After getting in a fight in a waterfront cafe over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan (George Bancroft) hires Jim Allen (Victor Jory) and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor (Ann Sothern), and, out of gratitude, she agrees to marry him. Morgan gives her the magnificient Callao pearl as a wedding present. But Mary and Jim fall in love and are found together one night by a sailor, and Mary is forced to give him the pearl to keep him quiet. Morgan finds out about it. A terrific storm comes up and Morgan taunts Allen into going over the side to make repairs. Allen is injured but Morgan saves his life but breaks his own back.
Too Tough to Kill (1935) as John O'Hara
Streamline Express (1935) as Jimmy Hart
A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a superspeed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive blackmailer and the stage director he intends to frame, a woman chasing her husband who is running away with the blackmail victim, and the stage director's feisty leading lady.
Party Wire (1935) as Matthew Putnam
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Oberon, King of the fairies
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Mills of the Gods (1934) as Jim Devlin
White Lies (1934) as Terry Condon
I Believed in You (1934) as Jim Crowl
Madame Du Barry (1934) as [Duc] d'Aiquillon
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France''''s King Louis XV.
Murder in Trinidad (1934) as Howard Sutter
He Was Her Man (1934) as Nick [Gardella]
A safecracker goes straight to get back at some fellow crooks.
Pursued (1934) as Beauregard
I Loved You Wednesday (1933) as Randall Williams
Trick for Trick (1933) as La Tour
The Devil's in Love (1933) as Andre [Morand, also known as Paul Vernay]
Sailor's Luck (1933) as Baron Darrow [Portolo]
U.S. sailor Jimmy Harrigan, on shore leave in San Pedro, meets and falls for Sally Brent She promises to wait for him when he ships out to San Francisco, but Jimmy becomes jealous and tells her off when he learns Sally has entered a marathon dance contest sponsored by a lecherous snake named Baron Portola. Along with several of his Navy pals, Jimmy goes to the ballroom the night of the dance marathon, to try to change Sally's mind and win her back.
Smoky (1933) as Clint [Peters]
Infernal Machine (1933) as Alfred Doreen
My Woman (1933) as [John] Bradley
When a vaudeville hoofer hits the big time, he neglects the wife who helped put him there.
State Fair (1933) as The barker
The children of Iowa farmers find love, with mixed results, at the state fair.
Broadway Bad (1933) as Stone
Second Hand Wife (1933) as Lotzi Vadja
The Pride of the Legion (1932) as Jerry Brewster
Handle with Care (1932) as First public enemy

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Last Stagecoach West (1954) as Rand Mccord (Guest)
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Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this four-hour movie traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (played by Joe Don Baker) from Chicago dock worker to influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, eventually finds himself behind bars in a federal prison and later, not long after his parole, and again like

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