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Cast (feature film)

The Bounty Killer (1965) as
A tenderfoot goes after easy money as a bounty hunter.
Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965) as
A professional gunfighter is mistaken for a judge in a small town plagued by bandits.
Three Came to Kill (1960) as Premier Gourem-Nara
Professional assassin Cameron Mitchell and his cronies invade the home of a flight controller and take his family hostage as they plot the murder of a Middle Eastern premier.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Old man in granary/Hebrew at Dathan's tent/Old man/Old man praying
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
Flesh and the Spur (1956) as Indian chief
Jaguar (1956) as Priest
The Twinkle in God's Eye (1955) as Indian chief
Reverend Macklin is headed for Lodestone where his father was killed 25 years before when the Indians burnt down the church. He plans to rebuild the church and minister to the people, but all he seems to do is stop the gambling at the Silver Palace Saloon. Marty wants him to build on the other side of town and will finance the new church if Macklin moves, but he will not. When Marty is robbed by a gang of outlaws one of them hides the money in the church altar. Macklin finds that he has been ordered to San Diego due to his lack of accomplishment, and it might take a miracle for him to stay.
Devil Goddess (1955) as Nkruma
Johnny Weissmuller guides Professor Blakely (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Nora (Angela Stevens) into forbidden Kirundi land, home of the fire-worshipers, in search of missing scientist Ralph Dixon (William M. Griffith). In addition to finding Dixon worshiped as a fire god, they uncover a treasure of sapphires, rout a party of renegade whites and Johnny rescues Nora from flaming death on a ritual altar just before a volcano erupts molten death.
Bengal Brigade (1954) as Merchant
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Gendarme Chavet
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
King of the Khyber Rifles (1954) as Ahmed
A half-Indian, half-British soldier is given command of a native fighting unit by the ruling British to squelch the uprisings of a rebellious guerilla group.
Northern Patrol (1953) as Dancing Horse
The Big Sky (1952) as Indian
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
Desert Pursuit (1952) as Priest
Three camel-riding Arabs pursue a pair of gold-laden miners across the Death Valley desert.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Hopi Joe
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.
Kim (1951) as Shadow
Rudyard Kipling''''s classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) as Blind beggar
The Desert Hawk (1950) as One-eyed Arab
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
Dakota Lil (1950) as
Indian Territory (1950) as Chief
Immediately following the Civil War, former Confederate cavaly captain Gene Autry (Gene Autry), now a sergeant in the Union Army, is assigend to help break up Indian raids on the frontier. While working with a scout, Shadrach Jones (Pat Buttram), Gene tangles with and is forced to lick Lt. Randolph Mason (Kirby Grant), who is in love with Melody Colton (Gail Davis, in the 3rd of her 14 films with Autry), daughter of rancher Jim Colton (G. Pat Collins as Pat Collins). Gene manages to forestall one Indian raid, fails to stop another one but does stop the gun-running activities of Curt Raidler (Philip van Zandt) and the Apache Kid (James Griffith).
North of the Great Divide (1950) as Indian
The annual return of the salmon each year gives the Indians of the Northwest enough food to last until the next year. This way of live is threatened by Banning who puts in a cannery on the river to harvest the fish for sale. With the Canadian cannery on the other side, the Indians find no fish in the river for them. But Banning wants all the fish for his business and he plans to burn the Canadian cannery and put the blame on Chief Nagora. But Indian Agent Roy knows that Nagora is being framed and starts looking for the people responsible with the help of his blood brother Dakota.
Son of a Badman (1949) as Piute
The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) as Blue Eagle
Finding Indians stealing from his ranch, Gene learns they are suffering from malnutrition. Store owner Martin is cheating them and now he is after the Chief's valuable necklace. When the dying chief is found, having been attacked and robbed, Martin blames Lakhona who would become the new chief. When Gene helps Lakhona they soon find themselves fleeing from the law.
Amazon Quest (1949) as Guide
Daughter of the Jungle (1949) as Mahorib
The Mysterious Desperado (1949) as Pedro
A cowboy is accused of his father''''s murder.
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948) as Villager
To the Ends of the Earth (1948) as Camel driver
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
Oregon Trail Scouts (1947) as Running Fox
Red Ryder (Allan Lane) battles an unscrupulous fur theif named Hunter (Roy Barcroft) for the right to trap beaver and otter on the land of Chief Running Fox (Frank Lackteen). Hunter attempts to ambush Ryder and his pal "Bear Trap" (Emmett Lynn) and when this fails, he kidnaps Little Beaver (Bobby Blake), grandson of the Chief, and kills the Judge (Earle Hodgins), with whom the boy had been staying. But the boy manages to escape. The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), Ryder's aunt, turns up and tries to persuade Ryder to return east with her. He discovers her and Little Beaver as stowaways in the supply train he is taking to the Indian camp. Hunter stages a fake Indian attack and attempts to recapture Little Beaver. The latter escapes and locates Running Fox who leads his warriors to the rescue. Hunter tries to escape by using Little Beaver as a shield, but he is knocked cold by the Duchess who sneaks up behind him. There is a joyful reunion between the old chief and his grandson, but Little Beaver elects to stay with Ryder and renounces his right to one day be chief in favor of Barking Squirrel (Billy Cummings).
Singin' in the Corn (1946) as Medicine man
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) as
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
A Bell for Adano (1945) as Photographer
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
Under Western Skies (1945) as Dan Boone
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
Frontier Gal (1945) as Cherokee
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Counter-Attack (1945) as Mongolian partisan
Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Indian guide
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
Moonlight and Cactus (1944) as Ogala
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Japanese conductor
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Ali Omar
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Turkish soldier
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Elias' man
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Frontier Badmen (1943) as Cherokee
Chetniks! (1943) as Major Danilov
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
Passport to Suez (1943) as Launderer
A reformed thief goes undercover to stop Nazi agents from hijacking planes.
Headin' for God's Country (1943) as Minnemook
Assignment in Brittany (1943) as Arab chief
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Arab vendor
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
Sahara (1943) as Sheik Ali
An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.
Always in My Heart (1942) as Pedro
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
The Girl from Alaska (1942) as Cultis Jim
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Cutler man in barrel room
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Halfway to Shanghai (1942) as Conductor
Since the film credit frames and pressbooks were often finished before the film was completed there was quite often data shown there that didn't match what was often seen or heard in the film, especially when players were replaced during production, or character names were changed, for whatever reasons, during production. This film contains many character names on the cast and pressbook credits that were not the character names used in the film. The film itself concerns a train hurtling through the night toward Rangoon (which must be half-way to Shanghai from some point) and the efforts of two Nazi agents to acquire a map showing the location of Chinese Army munitions buried at the terminus of the Burma Road. Kent Taylor and Irene Hervey are lovers reunited after a two year period in which she thought he was dead and, other than Taylor getting knocked on the head when George Zucco murders the man carrying the munitions map, have little to do with the plots and counterplots taking place on the train. A somewhat mousey secretary, played by Fay Helm, brings the culprits to justice at the end.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Bidder
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Indian
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
Bombs over Burma (1942) as Hallam
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Mordant
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
South of Tahiti (1941) as Besar
While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Jungle Girl (1941)
Dr. John Meredith (Trevor Bardette) has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith (also Trevor Bardette). With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba (Frank Lackteen), a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer (Gerald Mohr). The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka (Frances Gifford), Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet(which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton (Tom Neal) rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the deception.
Dark Streets of Cairo (1941) as Blind beggar
The Sea Wolf (1941) as Smoke
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Arab man
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Strange Cargo (1940) as Convict
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
Girl from Havana (1940) as Peon
Stagecoach War (1940) as Twister Maxwell
In the 30th film of this series, "Hopalong" Cassidy (William Boyd), "Lucky" Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and "Speedy" McGinnis (Britt Wood) are driving a herd of Bar 20 mustangs to Blue Sky, to be delivered to Jeff Chapman (J. Farrell MacDonald), operator of a stage line. They come upon a Chapman stage, which has just been looted of silver bullion by Smiley (Rad Robinson) and his singing outlaws (Ken Darby, Jon Dodson and Bud Linn, the four members of The King's Men Quartet) . They tend Chapman's wounds and Lucky drives the stage to town. Lucky immediately falls in love with Shirley Chapman (Julie Carter), Jeff's daughter, but she is in love with Neal Holt (Harvey Stephens), who has designs on the mail-carrying contract held by Jeff. Holt's foreman, "Twister" Maxwell (Frank Lackteen) secretly works with Smiley and his gang, tipping them off on gold and silver shipments. Cassidy becomes suspicious of Maxwell when he sees him leading a lame horse into town and later discovers that a horseshoe found near the scene of the robbery fits the horse. This also puts Holt under suspicion and he and Cassidy get into an arguments over the relative merits of the Bar 20 mustangs versus Holt's pure-bred Morgans, and the result is a match race, with the stage-mail contract at stake. During the race, as Lucky is about to pass the Holt stage on a dangerous curve, he sees Shirley in the Holt stage and throws the race to save her life. Irate townsmen, who had bet on the mustangs, are all for hanging Lucky, but Cassidy and Holt explain Lucky's gallant act, and the race is called a draw. Cassidy and his hands roundup the outlaws, Jeff consents to the marriage of his daughter and Holt, and he and Holt becomes partners in the stage business.
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) as Bandit
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
The Mummy's Hand (1940) as Priest
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Worker
The Gay Caballero (1940) as Peon
Moon over Burma (1940) as Khran
The Kansas Terrors (1939) as Captain Gonzales
The Girl and the Gambler (1939) as Tomaso
An outlaw kidnaps a dancer and her lover in order to win a bet.
Union Pacific (1939) as Indian
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
The Rains Came (1939) as Engineer
A Hindu doctor's affair with a British noblewoman is disrupted by a violent flood.
Juarez (1939) as Coachman
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Bolo
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) as First man
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Native
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
Suez (1938) as Swami
A young French nobleman dreams of building the Suez Canal.
Conquest (1937) as Solider
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Ala Ben Ala
I Cover the War (1937) as Mustapha
Bob Adams (John Wayne), ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar (Charles Brokaw), bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela (Gwen Gaze), saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don (James Bush) from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army. Made during the two-year period when Universal became "The NEW Universal" but still looked like the old Universal. FYI to source that thinks actor Jack Mack is the same actor as musician/western actor Taylor Curtis McPeters, AKA Cactus Mack; He ain't. Not even close.
Left-Handed Law (1937) as
The Soldier and the Lady (1937) as Chieftain
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
Isle of Fury (1936) as Old native
A man on the run in the South Seas gets caught up in a romantic triangle.
Women Are Trouble (1936) as
A small-town news hen goes after a big-city job by investigating a vicious protection racket.
Under Two Flags (1936) as Ben Hamidou
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
Mummy's Boys (1936) as Second Oriental
Two ditch-digging fools sign on to help excavate a cursed Egyptian tomb.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Arab
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Peon spy
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as Panjari
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
The Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935) as Half-breed Indian
Rendezvous (1935) as Customs officer
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
Escape from Devil's Island (1935) as Python
British Agent (1934) as First suspect
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
Treason (1933) as Chet Dawson
Rustlers' Roundup (1933) as Bayhorse
Winters is after the Brand ranch and his man Brett who is foreman there is rustling the Brand stock. But Tom is on to their game and breaks up their attempt to buy the ranch. When they plan to rustle their horses, Tom must not only rescue Danny Brand who is their prisoner but stop the rustlers.
Nagana (1933) as Ivory trader
Tarzan the Fearless (1933) as Abdul
The jungle king helps a young woman rescue her father from the high priest of a lost city.
Texas Pioneers (1932) as Scout
Come On Danger! (1932) as Piute
A woman turns outlaw to save her ranch.
Land of Wanted Men (1931) as Lonie
Cimarron (1931) as
A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.
Hell's Valley (1931) as Don Francisco Fernando
Texas Rangers Captain Wally(Wally Wales)is leading a troop of Rangers in pursuit of the Valdez brothers, border bandits. There is an encounter with a portion of the outlaw band in which Jose Valdez(Jack Phipps) is killed by Wally. The Rangers head for the Flores ranch where Carlos(Walter Miller) and Manuel Valdez(Franklyn Farnum)are hiding out.Before they get there Carlos and Manuel hear of Jose's death and ride out for vengeance. Rosita Flores(Virginia Brown Faire), Jose's sweetheart and daughter of ranch owner Don Flores(Lafe McKee), also thirsts for vengeance and demands that the Ranger Captain be brought back to her alive.For his part, old man Flores has had more than enough of the Valdez brothers.The Rangers are trapped in Hell's Valley, Wally is severely wounded and his force scattered.He is brought back to the ranch where Rosita promises the Valdez brothers to nurse him back to life so that he can be tortured. Oh, yeah, that the teekit.But the Valdez brothers have no contigency plan in the event Rosita falls in love with her patient, especially with both brothers now having an eye on Rosita since Jose is out of the picture.But after some fighting, shooting, riding, intrigue and a smooch or two between Wally and Rosita, Carlos is tricked into shooting Manuel and is, in turn, killed by Rosita's father.
Law of the Tong (1931) as Yuen Lee
Hawk of the Hills (1929) as The hawk
Court-Martial (1928) as "Devil" Dawson
Prowlers of the Sea (1928) as Ramón Sánchez
The Warning (1927) as Tso Lin
The Last Frontier (1926) as Pawnee Killer
Desert Gold (1926) as Yaqui
Idaho (1925)
The Pony Express (1925) as Charlie Bent
The Virgin (1924) as His valet
The 40th Door (1924) as Hamid Bey
White Eagle (1922)

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