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Charles D. Brown

Charles D. Brown



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Cast (feature film)

Follow Me Quietly (1949) as Mulvaney
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
I Walk Alone (1948) as Lt. Hollaran
An ex-convict discovers the world of crime has changed drastically since he went up the river.
In This Corner (1948) as Doc Fuller
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Mr. Sadd
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Let's Live Again (1948) as Psychiatrist
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Dinty
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Inspector Stevens
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
Swell Guy (1947) as McHugh
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Jeff Baird
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Mike Dawson
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Undercover Maisie (1947) as Captain Mead
A stranded showgirl joins the police force and risks her life to expose a phony psychic.
Railroaded! (1947) as Capt. "Mac" MacTaggart
A two-bit hood sets out to rob his boss''''s illegal gambling operation.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Ed Collner
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Immigration officer
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Night Editor (1946) as Crane Stewart
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
The Man Who Dared (1946) as Darrell Tyson
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Inspector Burns
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
Danger Woman (1946) as Inspector Pepper
The Killers (1946) as Packy
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
The Big Sleep (1946) as Norris, the butler
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
The Bride Wore Boots (1946) as Wells
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as Lt. Commander
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous find Jeff.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as George Detrich
In Fast Company (1946) as Father Donovan
The Bowery Boys get wrapped up in a taxi war.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Carter
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) as Detective
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Notorious (1946) as Judge
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Woodson
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Police inspector
Sunbonnet Sue (1945) as Father Hurley
Apology for Murder (1945) as Ward McGee
Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland (Ann Savage) not knowing that she is married to a man years older than she. By the time he finds out, he is so under her spell that he murders her husband which is what Toni had planned all along. City editor McKee (Charles D. Brown), Kenny's boss and best friend, begins to pursue the tangled threads of the crime relentlessly and gradually closes the net on Kenny. The latter is mortally wounded by Toni, who has deserted him for another man.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Winslow
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Joe Gordon
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Up in Arms (1944) as Mr. Campbell
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
Ladies of Washington (1944) as Inspector Saunders
Secret Command (1944) as James Thane
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
Lost Angel (1944) as Ed Vincent
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Col. Starrett
Jam Session (1944) as Raymond Stuart
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Capt. Squires
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
Here Come the Waves (1944) as Capt. Johnson
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
The Racket Man (1944) as Clark
Bombardier (1943) as Colonel Converse
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
The Iron Major (1943) as Official
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Minesweeper (1943) as Commander
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Dr. Humboldt
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Inspector Gallagher
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Roxie Hart (1942) as Charles E. Murdock
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Sweater Girl (1942) as Lieutenant McGill
Right to the Heart (1942) as Jim Killian
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as District Attorney
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Bob Martin
Maisie Was a Lady (1941) as "Doctor" at sideshow
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
International Lady (1941) as Tetlow
Glamour Boy (1941) as Martin Carmichael
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Johnson
City of Chance (1940) as District Attorney
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Wilkie
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) as Major Sumner
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
The Leatherpushers (1940) as Stevens
Brother Orchid (1940) as Brother Wren
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
The Old Swimmin' Hole (1940) as Dr. David "Doc" Elliott
Forgotten Girls (1940) as Linton
Pier 13 (1940) as Captain Blake
He Married His Wife (1940) as Detective
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Captain Roscoe
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Detective
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Wolf of New York (1940) as Inspector Nolan
Tell No Tales (1939) as Lieutenant Brandt
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that's turned into murder.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as [Steve] Parker
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Kid Nightingale (1939) as Charles Paxton
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Barney
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Inside Story (1939) as J. B. Douglas
Disbarred (1939) as Jackson
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) as Chief of Police King
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
Little Accident (1939) as Jeff Collins
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Major Thomas Castle
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Bill Thorne
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Editor
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
Time Out for Murder (1938) as Newspaper editor
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Editor Crane
Up the River (1938) as Warden Harris
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
Exposed (1938) as Steve [Conway]
Flight to Fame (1938) as Major Loy
Speed to Burn (1938) as Pop Williams
The Shopworn Angel (1938) as McGonigle
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
Algiers (1938) as Max
A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love.
Island in the Sky (1938) as Inspector Whitehead
District Attorney's investigator (Whalen) starts his honeymoon and a man is indicated for murder. His bride (Stuart) doubts the man's guilt and enlists the help of a former racketeer (Kelly) to find the real killer.
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Doc Porter
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) as "Click" Donovan
A young jockey goes crooked to land a valuable riding job.
The Line Up (1934) as Chuck
It Happened One Night (1934) as Reporter
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
The Woman I Stole (1933) as Deleker
The Secret Call (1931) as Bob Barnes
Murder by the Clock (1931) as O'Brien
Touchdown! (1931) as Harrigan
Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been resting. Finally, Dan's school confronts its arch rival and Dan must decide how badly he wants the boys to win.
The Dance of Life (1929) as Lefty
Dangerous Curves (1929) as Spider
The Way of a Maid (1921) as Gordon Witherspoon
The Man of Stone (1921) as Lord Reggie
A Magdalene of the Hills (1917) as Len Mathis
A Night Out (1916) as Jonas Deacon
Green Stockings (1916) as Robert Tarver
C.O.D. (1915) as C. O. Dusenberry
A deadly disease spreads across an island and a vacationing doctor must try to stop it.
The Dust of Egypt (1915) as Simpson

Writer (feature film)

C.O.D. (1915) as Scen
A deadly disease spreads across an island and a vacationing doctor must try to stop it.

Music (feature film)

Wild 90 (1968) as Music

Sound (feature film)

Black Zoo (1963) as Music ed
Ski Troop Attack (1960) as Sound
Beast from Haunted Cave (1959) as Sound
Some gold thieves in South Dakota are terrorize and held prisoner in their cabin by a caobweb-like monster.

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