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Also Known As: Died: August 8, 2000
Born: June 4, 1912 Cause of Death: liver failure
Birth Place: Greenville, South Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Live a Little, Steal a Lot (1974) as Museum Guard
Jack Murphy and his friend Allan Kuhn are two hedonistic beach bums living in Miami Beach in the early 1960's who collaborate to steal the Star of India sapphire from the American Museum of Natural History.
The Night Walker (1964) as Malone
A woman is beseiged by nightly dreams of an imaginary lover, and, after her husband dies, she is helped by a scheming lawyer to unravel the mystery in her subconscious.
Three Bad Sisters (1956) as George Gurney
A millionaire''''s daughter plots to kill her sisters and inherit all of her father''''s money.
The Peacemaker (1956) as Ed Halcomb
Shack Out on 101 (1955) as Artie
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.
Kentucky Rifle (1955) as Daniel Foster
A man escorts a wagon load of Kentucky rifles through Indian territory and must find a way to get through without losing the rifles to the Indians. Unfortunately the Indians know about it, and give the occupants an ultimatum: either the rifles or their lives.
Dragonfly Squadron (1954) as Dixon
A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base. Once there he meets again Donna Cottrell (Barbara Britton), whom he was about to marry a year ago until she learned that she wasn't the widow she thought she was. Her husband (Bruce Bennett), had been a prisoner and wasn't dead, and showed up before the wedding and more or less put a damper on the whole proceedings. He is the base doctor and also keeps a wary eye on his wife and Brady. Not a bad idea considering the short period of grief she went through, after being informed he was dead, before heading for the altar with Brady. But Bruce Bennet, as was par for the course for characters Bennett usually played, does the right thing and gets himself blown up by an enemy bomb (and is certified real dead this time), thereby ensuring the two top-billed players will end up together.
Marry Me Again (1953) as Eddie Jenkins
Bill (Robert Cummings), a jet pilot hero from the Korean War, returns home with intentions of marrying his sweetheart, Doris (Marie Wilson.) But Doris has inherited a million dollars and Bill won't marry her because he dreams of a home and babies, with himself as the sole source of income on his $65 a week. Doris has to find a way to make him change his mind. No matter her character name, Marie Wilson was playing her usual "Irma" role, and finds an "Irma" solution.
The Milkman (1950) as John Carter
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
Take One False Step (1949) as Arnold Sykes
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
The Black Book (1949) as Saint-Just
Opponents plot to bring down Robespierre during the French Revolution.
Idea Girl (1946) as Larry Brewster
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Tom Danbury
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Rick Crane
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.
This Love of Ours (1945) as Chadwick
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's new technique, Florence is revealed in a flashback as Michel's abandoned wife Karin, whom their daughter Susette thinks is dead. Can Susette cope if they now re-unite?
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) as Jeff Coulton
Scarlet Street (1945) as Arthur Janeway
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Senorita from the West (1945) as Tim Winters
Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) as Junior Vanderheusen
Three girls overcome their differences when they join the WACS.
Jam Session (1944) as George Carter Haven
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Government Girl (1944) as Dana McGuire
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
She's a Soldier Too (1944) as Dr. Bill White
Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943) as Oliver Yates
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.

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