Lee Phelps


Lee Phelps

Biography

Lee Phelps was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Phelps began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Road Demon" (1921), the Greta Garbo dramatic adaptation "Anna Christie" (1930) and the Wallace Beery sports "The Champ" (1931). He also appeared in the James Cagney crime feature "The Public Enemy" (1931), "The Woman I Stole" (1933) and "Parole Girl" (1933)...

Biography

Lee Phelps was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Phelps began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Road Demon" (1921), the Greta Garbo dramatic adaptation "Anna Christie" (1930) and the Wallace Beery sports "The Champ" (1931). He also appeared in the James Cagney crime feature "The Public Enemy" (1931), "The Woman I Stole" (1933) and "Parole Girl" (1933). His film career continued throughout the thirties in productions like "Sandflow" (1937) with Buck Jones, "Smoke Tree Range" (1937) and the western "Sudden Bill Dorn" (1937) with Buck Jones. He also appeared in "Tough to Handle" (1937). In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "Life Begins at Eight-Thirty" (1942), the comedy "Don Juan Quilligan" (1945) with William Bendix and "Deadline at Dawn" (1946). He also appeared in "The Dark Corner" (1946) and "The Lone Wolf and His Lady" (1949). Phelps last acted in the Laurie Anders western "The Marshal's Daughter" (1953). Phelps passed away in March 1953 at the age of 60.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Count the Hours (1953)
Sheriff Masters
Code Two (1953)
Policeman
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
City engineer
Man of Conflict (1953)
Police captain
The Marshal's Daughter (1953)
Sheriff Barnes
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Policeman
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)
Bartender
The Clown (1953)
Sergeant
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Turnkey jailer
Carbine Williams (1952)
Guard
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
Taylor
The Turning Point (1952)
Policeman
My Man and I (1952)
Plainclothesman
Behind Southern Lines (1952)
Fort Defiance (1951)
Bartender
Pistol Harvest (1951)
Sheriff
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Emmett Kimbaugh
Double Dynamite (1951)
Detective
Hunt the Man Down (1951)
Bailiff
Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
Ranch hand
Don Daredevil Rides Again (1951)
To Please a Lady (1950)
Steward
Square Dance Katy (1950)
Court clerk
Devil's Doorway (1950)
Posse member
The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Passenger
Dial 1119 (1950)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Motor cop
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Chauffeur
Hi-Jacked (1950)
Western Pacific Agent (1950)
Chief of police
Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
Scotty Davis
The Girl from San Lorenzo (1950)
Sheriff Editor Marlowe
Timber Fury (1950)
Sheriff [Williams]
Desperadoes of the West (1950)
The Sky Dragon (1949)
Plainclothesman
Home in San Antone (1949)
Police captain
Follow Me Quietly (1949)
Detective
A Woman's Secret (1949)
Policeman
Flaxy Martin (1949)
Guard
Bad Boy (1949)
Bailiff
Tell It to the Judge (1949)
Police sergeant
Angels in Disguise (1949)
Watchman
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Policeman
Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
Policeman
White Heat (1949)
Guard
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
Stagehand
Prison Warden (1949)
Deputy Stewart
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949)
Sergeant Henderson
Shadows of the West (1949)
Hart
The Window (1949)
Police officer
Leave It to Henry (1949)
Bailiff
The Devil's Henchman (1949)
Guard
Gun Law Justice (1949)
Hank Cardigan
Alias a Gentleman (1948)
Mahaffy
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Policeman
Joan of Arc (1948)
Soldier
High Wall (1948)
Telephone man
The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
Fire captain
Michael O'Halloran (1948)
Lonnergan
The Web (1947)
Policeman
Undercover Maisie (1947)
Officer Mitchell
Out of the Blue (1947)
Motorcycle officer
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
Detective
High Barbaree (1947)
Workman
The Mighty McGurk (1947)
Cop
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Johnson
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947)
Policeman
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Bailiff
Unconquered (1947)
Royal American sergeant
Blaze of Noon (1947)
Engineer
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)
Moving man
A Likely Story (1947)
Policeman at intersection
Nora Prentiss (1947)
Doorman
Lost Honeymoon (1947)
Policeman
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Homesteader
California (1947)
Bartender
The Madonna's Secret (1946)
Detective
Ding Dong Williams (1946)
Policeman
San Quentin (1946)
Colonel
In Fast Company (1946)
O'Hara
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
Philosophical policeman
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946)
Mr. Little
The Dark Corner (1946)
Policeman
Blonde Alibi (1946)
Policeman
The Harvey Girls (1946)
Player
Adventure (1946)
Bartender
Up Goes Maisie (1946)
Cop
The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Policeman
A Letter for Evie (1946)
Policeman
Behind Green Lights (1946)
Policeman
Murder in the Music Hall (1946)
McCarthy
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Police officer
Three Wise Fools (1946)
Policeman
Magnificent Doll (1946)
Hatch
Her Adventurous Night (1946)
Cop
Scarlet Street (1945)
Policeman
Honeymoon Ahead (1945)
Browning
The Hidden Eye (1945)
Polasky
Road to Alcatraz (1945)
Policeman
Don't Fence Me In (1945)
Detective
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
Police stenographer
The Chicago Kid (1945)
Clerk
Circumstantial Evidence (1945)
Policeman
The Valley of Decision (1945)
Guard
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
Bartender
Patrick the Great (1945)
Props man
Girls of the Big House (1945)
Detective
Within These Walls (1945)
Guard
Roughly Speaking (1945)
Man in mill
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Cop
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
House detective
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Cop
Youth on Trial (1945)
Father
Music for Millions (1945)
Expressman
Nothing But Trouble (1945)
Betrayal from the East (1945)
Immigration officer
Along Came Jones (1945)
Deputy
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Umpire
The Lady and the Monster (1944)
Headwaiter
Girl Rush (1944)
Mac
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
Police officer
An American Romance (1944)
Workman in meeting
Lost Angel (1944)
Reporter
Meet the People (1944)
Workman
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
Sergeant
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Guard
Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Shotgun messenger
Gentle Annie (1944)
Expressman
Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943)
Clancey
Good Morning, Judge (1943)
Clerk
Air Raid Wardens (1943)
Moving man
Two Tickets to London (1943)
Jackson
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Lieutenant-commander
Swing Shift Maisie (1943)
Plant policeman
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Guard
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Detective
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
Officer Toomey
Truck Busters (1943)
Detective
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943)
Ryan
Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1943)
Luther
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Customer
The Iron Major (1943)
The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
Police officer
Night in New Orleans (1942)
Grady, driver of police car
The Great Gildersleeve (1942)
Bailiff
Born to Sing (1942)
Mr. Porter
Daring Young Man (1942)
Policeman
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
Lieutenant
Grand Central Murder (1942)
Maintenance man
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
Bartender
The Forest Rangers (1942)
Keystone Cop
North to the Klondike (1942)
Pilot of the river boat
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Sergeant
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Deputy
Joe Smith, American (1942)
Police driver
The Talk of the Town (1942)
Detective
Wings for the Eagle (1942)
Fingers at the Window (1942)
Voice on telephone
All Through the Night (1942)
Jailer
Saboteur (1942)
Plant policeman
In This Our Life (1942)
Policeman
Murder in the Big House (1942)
Executioner
Pardon My Stripes (1942)
Detective
Ball of Fire (1942)
Policeman in station
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Chairman
Broadway (1942)
Detective
The Man in the Trunk (1942)
Guard
Scattergood Rides High (1942)
Trainer
War Dogs (1942)
Sergeant Day
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Detective
Drums of the Congo (1942)
Captain of steamer
Blondie Goes to College (1942)
Coach Hartley
Dance Hall (1941)
Police sergeant
Public Enemies (1941)
Sergeant operator
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941)
Anderson
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
Brown
Blues in the Night (1941)
Guard
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Clerk
The Bride Wore Crutches (1941)
Policeman
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Policeman
Double Date (1941)
Policeman
The Big Store (1941)
Piano mover
Honky Tonk (1941)
Man in meeting house
Manpower (1941)
Detective
Unholy Partners (1941)
Mechanic
We Go Fast (1941)
Gateman
High Sierra (1941)
Officer
Love Crazy (1941)
Guard
Strange Alibi (1941)
Principal keeper
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Cop
A Shot in the Dark (1941)
Blaney
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
Barnes
Her First Beau (1941)
State trooper
Knockout (1941)
Announcer
Dead Men Tell (1941)
Detective
Murder over New York (1940)
First policeman
The Fargo Kid (1940)
Bartender
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Bartender
Gallant Sons (1940)
Lieutenant
Men Against the Sky (1940)
Shop foreman
Pop Always Pays (1940)
Cop at pawnbroker's
Framed (1940)
Police sergeant
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)
Guard
Girl in 313 (1940)
Second detective
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
Barter
Girls Under 21 (1940)
First detective
Dulcy (1940)
Customs officer
Black Diamonds (1940)
Night watchman
And One Was Beautiful (1940)
Bailiff
Brother Orchid (1940)
Policeman
Knute Rockne--All American (1940)
Army coach
Young Tom Edison (1940)
Engineer Miller
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
Guard
Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
Man in store
Wyoming (1940)
I'm Still Alive (1940)
Mac
Hidden Gold (1940)
Sheriff Cameron
Girl from Rio (1939)
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
Jim Webster
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
Stooge
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
Policeman
The Flying Irishman (1939)
Mechanic
Wings of the Navy (1939)
Conductor
Four Girls in White (1939)
Foreman
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
Bailoff
Remember? (1939)
Truck driver
Golden Boy (1939)
Announcer
Pirates of the Skies (1939)
Policeman
Bad Little Angel (1939)
Fireman
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Bailiff
Lucky Night (1939)
Waiter in George's
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
Riley
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
Detective
Sergeant Madden (1939)
Policeman
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)
Policeman
Smashing the Money Ring (1939)
Gate guard
Blackmail (1939)
Guard
Persons in Hiding (1939)
F.B.I. driver
Gone With the Wind (1939)
The bartender
Let Us Live (1939)
Cop
Women in the Wind (1939)
Official
Tell No Tales (1939)
Policeman
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Deputy sheriff
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Guard
Coast Guard (1939)
Senior officer
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Police broadcaster
Waterfront (1939)
Turnkey Martin
Kid Nightingale (1939)
Announcer
Undercover Agent (1939)
City Girl (1938)
Sergeant Farrell
Vacation from Love (1938)
2nd cop
Spring Madness (1938)
Ryan
Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
Old timer
Midnight Intruder (1938)
Deputy
Trade Winds (1938)
Detective Squad member
No Time to Marry (1938)
Jail guard
The Devil's Party (1938)
Cop
Over the Wall (1938)
Patrol officer
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Policeman
The Sisters (1938)
Announcer
Men with Wings (1938)
Photographer
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Detective
Sweethearts (1938)
Doorman at St. Regis
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Fake detective
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Bartender
Female Fugitive (1938)
Roberts
The Gladiator (1938)
Coach Stetson
Midnight Taxi (1937)
Chief of detectives
Under Suspicion (1937)
The Perfect Specimen (1937)
Head of State Patrol
The Man in Blue (1937)
Bartender
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)
Detective
Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
Bus announcer
Let Them Live (1937)
Fireman
That's My Story (1937)
Rubberneck barker
Time Out for Romance (1937)
Reporter
Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
Policeman
The Devil Is Driving (1937)
Motorcycle cop
Bad Guy (1937)
Repair man
Man of the People (1937)
Relative
Conquest (1937)
Servant
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
Waiter
God's Country and the Woman (1937)
Brakeman
One Mile from Heaven (1937)
Radio cop
Her Husband Lies (1937)
First barfly
Nothing Sacred (1937)
Electrician
Black Legion (1937)
Guard
You Only Live Once (1937)
Guard in corridor
Submarine D-1 (1937)
Marine orderly
San Quentin (1937)
Detective
Tough to Handle (1937)
Editor
A Fight to the Finish (1937)
First parole officer
Sandflow (1937)
The Kid
Raw Timber (1937)
Bull
Boss of Lonely Valley (1937)
Peter Starr
Left-Handed Law (1937)
Sheriff Grant
Sudden Bill Dorn (1937)
Ken Fairchild
Nation Aflame (1937)
Souls at Sea (1937)
Big City (1937)
Adams, immigration officer
Wells Fargo (1937)
Printer
Moonlight Murder (1936)
Electrician
Murder with Pictures (1936)
Girard henchman
Palm Springs (1936)
Bartender
Straight from the Shoulder (1936)
Police broadcaster
Absolute Quiet (1936)
Mechanic
The Bohemian Girl (1936)
Captain
Sinner Take All (1936)
Beaumont
Crash Donovan (1936)
Patrolman
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Bartender
Nobody's Fool (1936)
Court clerk
The Walking Dead (1936)
Bailiff
Human Cargo (1936)
Gangster
Big Brown Eyes (1936)
Jailer
Show Boat (1936)
Gambler
Riffraff (1936)
Sailor
Cain and Mabel (1936)
Announcer
Pepper (1936)
Guard
The Return of Sophie Lang (1936)
Police announcer
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Reporter
Wives Never Know (1936)
Doorman
The Accusing Finger (1936)
Riley
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
Taylor
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Hank
Postal Inspector (1936)
Policeman
The Magnificent Brute (1936)
Foreman
Road Gang (1936)
Guard
And Sudden Death (1936)
Court clerk
Forgotten Faces (1936)
Policeman
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936)
Sheriff Marsden
After the Thin Man (1936)
Proprietor of Flop House
Our Relations (1936)
Bartender
$1,000 a Minute (1935)
Ryan
Men of the Hour (1935)
Radio announcer
Whipsaw (1935)
Photographer
The Frisco Kid (1935)
Second lookout
Silk Hat Kid (1935)
Bartender
Times Square Lady (1935)
Waiter
Baby Face Harrington (1935)
Policeman
Orchids to You (1935)
Court clerk
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Conductor
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Pilot
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Bailiff
Princess O'Hara (1935)
Delivery driver
Metropolitan (1935)
Ghita's chauffeur
Special Agent (1935)
Court clerk
Grand Exit (1935)
Detective
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Attendant
Mister Dynamite (1935)
Policeman
Party Wire (1935)
Three Kids and a Queen (1935)
Policeman
Ginger (1935)
Policeman
Wings in the Dark (1935)
Helper
The Winning Ticket (1935)
Bookmaker
Let 'Em Have It (1935)
Federal agent
I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Photographer
You Can't Buy Everything (1934)
Clerk
Chained (1934)
Bartender
Murder in the Private Car (1934)
Cop
Among the Missing (1934)
Gaynor
The Girl from Missouri (1934)
Policeman/Poster man
Sadie McKee (1934)
Chauffeur
College Rhythm (1934)
Timekeeper
Death on the Diamond (1934)
Cigar clerk
This Side of Heaven (1934)
Policeman
You're Telling Me! (1934)
First cop
Six of a Kind (1934)
Starter at airport
Blind Date (1934)
Attendant
Midnight Alibi (1934)
Bailiff
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)
Soldier
Helldorado (1934)
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Bailiff
Men in White (1934)
Steelworker
Housewife (1934)
Court clerk
Beggars in Ermine (1934)
Joe Swanson
The Show-Off (1934)
Process server
King Kong (1933)
Cameraman
The Woman I Stole (1933)
Murdock
Parole Girl (1933)
Burns
Cross-Examination (1932)
Officer Myles
Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Waiter at The Log Cabin
The Night Club Lady (1932)
Joe
The Criminal Code (1931)
Detective Doherty
Anna Christie (1930)
Larry
The Freshie (1922)
Tom
The Road Demon (1921)
Ryan
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1920)
Turner boys
The Follies Girl (1919)
Basil
The Home Town Girl (1919)
Frank Willis
False Ambition (1918)
Peter Van Dixon
Secret Code (1918)
Towen Rage
Marked Cards (1918)
Wesley Cutting
The Flames of Chance (1918)
Paul
Old Love for New (1918)
Hennessey
The Reckoning Day (1918)
Jimmy Ware
The Hard Rock Breed (1918)
Jim Smith
Limousine Life (1918)
Moncure Kelts
The Fuel of Life (1917)
Leonard Durant
Framing Framers (1917)
Lonnie Gorman

Cast (Short)

Patrolling the Ether (1944)
Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)
Buyer Beware (1940)
Tiny Troubles (1939)
Dog Daze (1939)
Money to Loan (1939)
Drunk Driving (1939)
Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (1938)
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
"Decathlon Champion" The Story of Glenn Morris (1937)
It May Happen to You (1937)
Life Hesitates at 40 (1936)
Hot Money (1935)
A Thrill for Thelma (1935)
Southern Exposure (1935)
Alibi Racket (1935)
Nurse to You! (1935)
Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)
Over the Counter (1932)
Putting Pants on Phillip (1927)

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