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Cast (feature film)

Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Stricken soldier
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Policeman
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Force of Arms (1951) as Doctor
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
The Strip (1951) as Deputy
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
The Sea Hornet (1951) as Policeman
The Tanks Are Coming (1951) as Col. Matthews
A hard-nosed sergeant takes his men behind enemy lines in World War II.
Never Trust a Gambler (1951) as Trooper
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Naval commander
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
The First Legion (1951) as Father Tom Rawleigh
Up Front (1951) as M.P. lieutenant
Based on the famed W.W.II cartoons: Lowbrow G.I.s Willie and Joe, on the Italian front, are good soldiers in combat, but meet the antics of gung-ho Captain Johnson and other military snafus with a barrage of wry comments. On a 3-day pass in Naples, Joe's penchant for wine and women involves the pair with luscious Emi Rosso and her moonshiner father, whose tangled affairs land them in ever deeper trouble.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Andy
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
Highway 301 (1950) as Sergeant Parker
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
Black Hand (1950) as Policeman
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Gertessen
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
To Please a Lady (1950) as Newark referee
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Federal Agent at Large (1950) as Customs officer
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Captain
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Coast Guard officer
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
Task Force (1949) as Supply Officer
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
White Heat (1949) as Psychiatrist
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
Command Decision (1949) as Fly control officer
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Capt. Joyce
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.
Border Incident (1949) as Norson
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
Sky Liner (1949) as George Eakins
Flamingo Road (1949) as Plain-Clothes Man
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Major Duncan
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.
River Lady (1948) as Collins
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
The Strawberry Roan (1948) as Bud Williams
Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his foreman, Gene Autry. The roan escapes and Autry, told to leave the ranch by Walt, finds and trains the horse, now named Champ, in hopes that by returning it to Joe it will provide him with the will to overcome his disability.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Rawlins
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Bells of San Angelo (1947) as Rex Gridley
Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Detective
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Young man
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
The Mayor of 44th Street (1942) as Curly Sharp
A dance-band manager has to cope with hooligans trying to get into the act.
The Navy Comes Through (1942) as James Bayliss
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) as Ship's officer
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
Sing Your Worries Away (1942) as Nolan, policeman
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
Powder Town (1942) as Harvey Dodge
A scientist clashes with a munitions foreman in his fight to create a new explosive.
Highways by Night (1942) as James "Duke" Wellington
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942) as Luders
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife investigate a haunted house.
The Invisible Ghost (1941) as Ralph [Dickson]/Paul [Dickson]
Sea Raiders (1941)
Street of Memories (1940) as Joe Mason [later known as Richard Havens, Jr.]
Women Without Names (1940) as Walter Ferris
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) as Michael [Ward]
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936) as Jerry Turner
A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.
Human Cargo (1936) as "Spike" Davis
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Lieutenant Lovell
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) as Hal Blake
The Asian detective investigates threatening letters sent to a circus'''' owner.
End of the Trail (1936) as Larry Pearson
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
Outlaw Rule (1935) as Danny Taylor
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Wireless operator
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Your Uncle Dudley (1935) as Robert Kirby
This Is the Life (1935) as Michael Grant
Bright Eyes (1934) as Aviator or mechanic
Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
Bachelor of Arts (1934) as Radical

Animation (feature film)

Art Department (feature film)

Cast (special)

Hiding in Plain Sight: Tales of a Fugitive (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary that examines the case of the man some believe is one of the last casualties of the Vietnam War. For 28 years, his "Wanted" poster described him as "armed and dangerous," but when authorities finally caught up with one-time student radical, Howard Mechanic, he was running a health food b
Tale of Cinderella, A (1998)
This version of the classic story of Cinderella features a feisty Cinderella, her mystical wooden spoon-waving godmama and the romantic setting of Venice, Italy.

Animation (special)

Raggedy Ann and Andy in the Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile (1979) as Animator
An animated television special. Come-to-life ragdolls Raggedy Ann and Andy bring joy to a pumpkin who has never experienced happiness.

Animation (special)

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tale (1979)
Bugs Bunny spins three yuletide yarns: "A Christmas Carol (Bunny style)" with Porky Pig as Bob Cratchit, Yosemite Sam as Ebenezer Scrooge, and Tweetie Bird as Tiny Tim. The second tale relates Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch himself a Christmas dinner -- the Road Runner. In the final story, the

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