Roscoe Karns


Actor

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Major Phipps
Onionhead (1958)
Windy Woods
The Inside Story (1948)
Eustace Peabody
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)
Carmody, the cop
Devil's Cargo (1948)
Lieutenant Hardy
Speed to Spare (1948)
Kangaroo
That's My Man (1947)
Toby Gleeton
Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)
Billy Delaney
Avalanche (1946)
Red Kelly
I Ring Doorbells (1946)
Stubby
One Way to Love (1945)
Hobie Simmons
The Navy Way (1944)
Frankie Gimble
Minstrel Man (1944)
[Lee] "Lasses" White
Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944)
Archie
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Old Acquaintance (1943)
Charlie Archer
My Son, the Hero (1943)
Big Time [Percy Morgan]
His Butler's Sister (1943)
Fields
Riding High (1943)
Shorty
Woman of the Year (1942)
Phil Whittaker
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
Cassidy
You Can't Escape Forever (1942)
"Mac" McTurk
Yokel Boy (1942)
Al Devers
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Monahan
The Gay Vagabond (1941)
Arthur Dixon/Jerry Dixon
Petticoat Politics (1941)
Joe Higgins
Road to Happiness (1941)
Charley Grady
His Girl Friday (1940)
McCue
They Drive by Night (1940)
Irish McGurn
Meet the Missus (1940)
Joe Higgins
Ladies Must Live (1940)
Peter Larrabee
Double Alibi (1940)
Jermiah Jenkins
Saturday's Children (1940)
Willie Sands
King of Chinatown (1939)
Rep Harrigan
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
Joe Drews
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939)
Mal Stamp
Everything's on Ice (1939)
Felix Miller
Dangerous to Know (1938)
Duncan
Thanks for the Memory (1938)
George Trent
You and Me (1938)
Cuffy
Scandal Street (1938)
Austin Brown
Tip-Off Girls (1938)
Tom Benson
Night of Mystery (1937)
Sergeant Heath
Partners in Crime (1937)
Sim Perkins
Clarence (1937)
Clarence Smith
Murder Goes to College (1937)
Sim Perkins
On Such a Night (1937)
Joe Flynn
Three Cheers for Love (1936)
Doc "Short Circuit" Wilson
Three Married Men (1936)
Peter Cary
Border Flight (1936)
Calico Smith, Chief Mechanic
Cain and Mabel (1936)
[Aloysius K.] Reilly
Woman Trap (1936)
Mopsy
Four Hours to Kill! (1935)
Johnson
Two Fisted (1935)
Chick Moran
Wings in the Dark (1935)
Nick Williams
Front Page Woman (1935)
Toots [O'Grady]
Red Hot Tires (1935)
Bud Keene
Alibi Ike (1935)
Carey
Shoot the Works (1934)
Sailor Burke
Come On Marines! (1934)
[Terence V.] Spud McGurke
Elmer and Elsie (1934)
Rocky Cott
Twentieth Century (1934)
[Owen] O'Malley
It Happened One Night (1934)
[Oscar] Shapeley
I Sell Anything (1934)
Monk
Search for Beauty (1934)
Newspaper reporter
Lawyer Man (1933)
Merritt
Grand Slam (1933)
Radio announcer
The Women in His Life (1933)
Lester
Gambling Ship (1933)
Blooey
Today We Live (1933)
["Mac"] McGinnis
One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
Snappy Downer
A Lady's Profession (1933)
Tony
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Tweedledee
Week-end Marriage (1932)
If I Had a Million (1932)
O'Brien
One Way Passage (1932)
Ship's bartender
The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
Jeff Dale
The Crooked Circle (1932)
Harry Carter
Two Against the World (1932)
Segall
Night After Night (1932)
Leo
Stowaway (1932)
Inspector Redding
Under-Cover Man (1932)
Dannie
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Steve
Many a Slip (1931)
Stan Price
Laughing Sinners (1931)
Fred Geer
Leftover Ladies (1931)
"Scoop" [O'Connor]
Pleasure (1931)
Dirigible (1931)
Sock McGuire
The Gorilla (1930)
Simmons
Safety in Numbers (1930)
Bertram Shapiro
The Little Accident (1930)
Gilbert
Man Trouble (1930)
Scott
The Costello Case (1930)
Blair
Troopers Three (1930)
Bugs
New York Nights (1929)
Johnny Dolan
This Thing Called Love (1929)
Harry Bertrand
The Shopworn Angel (1929)
Dance director
Beggars of Life (1928)
Hopper
Warming Up (1928)
Hippo
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
Ray Hearn
The Desert Bride (1928)
Private Terry
Something Always Happens (1928)
George
Object--Alimony (1928)
Al Bryant
Moran of the Marines (1928)
"Swatty"
Jazz Mad (1928)
Sol Levy
Win That Girl (1928)
Johnny Norton, 2d
Beau Sabreur (1928)
Buddy
Ten Modern Commandments (1927)
Benny
Ritzy (1927)
Smith's valet
The Jazz Singer (1927)
The agent
Wings (1927)
Lt. Walter Cameron
The Overland Limited (1925)
Pat Madden
Dollar Down (1925)
Gene Meadows, her son
The Foolish Virgin (1924)
Chuck Brady
Bluff (1924)
Jack Hallowell
The Midnight Express (1924)
Switch Hogan
Other Men's Daughters (1923)
Hubert
Afraid To Fight (1922)
Bertie
Her Own Money (1922)
Jerry Woodward
Conquering the Woman (1922)
Shorty Thompson
The Trouper (1922)
Neal Selden
The Man Tamer (1921)
Bradley P. Caldwell, Jr.
Too Much Married (1921)
Bob Holiday
The Family Honor (1920)
Dal Tucker
The Life of the Party (1920)
Sam Perkins
Poor Relations (1919)
Henry

Cast (Short)

Copy (1929)

Life Events

Photo Collections

You and Me - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
You and Me - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Videos

Movie Clip

Woman Of The Year (1942) - Should We Abolish Baseball? Opening scene, sports writer Sam (Spencer Tracy) joins pals (Roscoe Karns, William Tannen) and barkeep (William Bendix), as they hear high-brow columnist Tess (Katharine Hepburn) on the radio, in Woman Of The Year, 1942, original screenplay by Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr.
His Girl Friday (1940) - The Real Red Menace In the press room at the courthouse, Howard Hawks directs the guys from Ben Hecht’s original play (Roscoe Karns as McCue, Porter Hall as Murphy, Ernest Truex as Roy, Cliff Edwards as Endicott, Frank Jenks as Wilson), and Roz Russell convincing as the title character, their pal Hildy, informing them she’s done, in His Girl Friday, 1940.
His Girl Friday (1940) - That Fella In The Movies, Ralph Bellamy Reporter Hildy (Rosalind Russell) tells ex-husband and almost-ex boss editor Walter (Cary Grant) of another scoop, he sends vamp Vangie (Marion Martin) and hood Louie (Abner Biberman) to scam her waiting fiancè Bruce (Ralph Bellamy), Howard Hawks directing the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur dialogue sprint, in His Girl Friday, 1940.
Twentieth Century - Go on Hit Me! Impresario Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore) plays the martyr, not fooling his protege Lily Garland (Carole Lombard), leading to a chilling moment in Howard Hawks' comedy Twentieth Century, 1934.
Saturday's Children (1940) - Garden Of Eden Apartments Though the Maxwell Anderson play isn’t set in New York, the Warner Bros. version begins there, Claude Rains and Elizabeth Risdon as the parents, Anne Shirley as daughter Bobby, and Roscoe Karns the live-in brother-in-law, Vincent Sherman directing, in Saturday’s Children, 1940, starring John Garfield.
Woman Of The Year (1942) - No Women In The Press Box Famous scene, executing their enforced truce, sports writer Sam (Spencer Tracy) brings baseball-illiterate columnist Tess (Katharine Hepburn) to Yankee Stadium, his pals (Roscoe Karns, William Tannen) sniping, in George Stevens' Woman Of The Year, 1942.
Woman Of The Year (1942) - Here's Your Hat Sportswriter Sam (Spencer Tracy), having gallantly left the apartment of columnist Tess (Katharine Hepburn), despite her vulnerable state and his growing attraction, at work the next morning receives the hat he forgot, and attitudes from colleagues, in George Stevens’ Woman Of The Year, 1942.
Front Page Woman (1935) - Time For The Slow Music Early scenes established the upcoming execution of a society diva murderess, and George Brent as top reporter Devlin, at the prison we meet the press corps and Bette Davis, as junior journo Ellen Garfield, scheduled to witness the event, Michael Curtiz directing, in Front Page Woman, 1935.
Front Page Woman (1935) - She Makes Me Feel Effeminate After getting them both in trouble for filing the same story for both of their newspapers when she passed out at an execution, Devlin (George Brent) and sidekick Toots (Roscoe Karns) join discouraged Ellen (Bette Davis), commenting on Nell (Grace Hayle) before events overtake, in Front Page Woman, 1935.
One Sunday Afternoon (1933) - Leave Your Husbands Alone Nifty opening shot from director Stephen Roberts, in the first movie version of the play that became The Strawberry Blonde (1941) and a 1948 musical re-make, Gary Cooper is small-town dentist Biff, Roscoe Karnes his pal “Snappy Downer,” in Paramount’s One Sunday Afternoon, 1933.
Wings (1927) - Youse Powder Puff Guys With decent schtick from the drill sergeant (Gunboat Smith) and "Unconscious" Walter (Roscoe Karns), Jack (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) bonds with wealthier David (Richard Arlen) over boxing, setting aside their romantic rivalry as they train to become WWI aviators, in William A. Wellman's Wings, 1927.
They Drive By Night - Stewed Pinballs With Irish (Roscoe Karns) in tow, trucker Joe (George Raft) joins ex-partner now-dependent one-armed brother Paul and wife (Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page) and girlfriend Cassie (Ann Sheridan) for dinner in They Drive By Night, 1940.

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