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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Waiter
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
2.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Master of ceremonies
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
3.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Regan
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
4.
Salty O'Rourke (1945) as Burp
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
5.
Out of This World (1945) as Stage manager
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
6.
Ten Cents a Dance (1945) as Bits
7.
Man Alive (1945) as Pa
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife's suitors.
8.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945) as Stage manager
Three amateur detectives try to find a missing magician.
9.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Phil Grady
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
10.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as House man
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
11.
Dancing in Manhattan (1944) as Joe
12.
One Mysterious Night (1944) as Sgt. McNulty
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
13.
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Station master
An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
14.
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Canada Brown
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
15.
Up in Arms (1944) as Old Stevedore
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
16.
Going My Way (1944) as Mr. Van Heusen
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
17.
Jam Session (1944) as Police officer
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
18.
Girl in the Case (1944) as Fire captain
19.
Swing Out the Blues (1944) as Actor
20.
Secret Command (1944) as Joe Day
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
21.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Sam
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
22.
Murder in Times Square (1943) as Sgt. Southcote
A stage actor tries to solve a bizarre series of murders.
23.
Klondike Kate (1943) as Bartender
Molly (Glenda Farrell) and her troupe of dancing girls and "entertainers", sent for by saloon owner "Sometime" Smith, arrive in a Klondike mining town by train. Smith is out of town and rival saloon owner Jefferson Braddock (Tom Neal) signs the girls up to work in his saloon. Also arriving is Katherine (Kate) O'Day, with a deed of ownership, willed her by her father, to Braddock's saloon. She hires attorney and self-appointed Judge Horace Crawford (George Cleveland) to handle her ownership claim, but she soon sees that the deck has been stacked against her when Crawford works the trial as the judge and also the lawyer for both sides. She takes a job as singer in the saloon, replacing Lita (Constance Worth) both as star and Braddock's "favorite." Lita helps Smith win a crooked-and-staged game of "High Card" giving Smith ownership of Braddock's saloon. But Smith double-crosses her and she shoots him somewhat dead, and Braddock is accused of the killing, and is about to be lynched.
24.
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Policeman
25.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) as Marty Beck
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
26.
Two Senoritas from Chicago (1943) as Gus
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
27.
The Return of the Vampire (1943) as Caretaker
A vampire terrorizes a British family during World War II.
28.
She Has What It Takes (1943) as Mike McManus
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star''''s daughter.
29.
The Big Street (1942) as Sergeant
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
30.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Announcer
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
31.
Lucky Legs (1942) as Red Fenton
32.
Pardon My Stripes (1942) as Old timer
33.
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Roggi McKay
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
34.
Not a Ladies' Man (1942) as Morgan
35.
Sabotage Squad (1942) as Chuck Brown
36.
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) as Ebenezer
A young divorcee tries to convert a house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants.
37.
Canal Zone (1942) as MacNamara
38.
Underground Agent (1942) as Pete Dugan
39.
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942) as Hambone Skelly
40.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Quartermaster sergeant
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
41.
Adventure in Washington (1941) as Guard
42.
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Cashier
43.
The Big Boss (1941) as Blake
44.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Terry Finnegan
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
45.
Honolulu Lu (1941) as Horseface
46.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Jerry Ross
47.
The Stork Pays Off (1941) as Photofinish Farris
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
48.
The Devil Commands (1941) as Station agent
A scientist kills innocent victims in his efforts to communicate with his late wife.
49.
Flying Blind (1941) as
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
50.
Hurry, Charlie, Hurry (1941) as Vice President Quimby
A small-town banker and his wife quarrel over their daughter''''s love life.
51.
Our Wife (1941) as Steward
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
52.
The Blonde from Singapore (1941) as Gabby Hart
53.
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) as McKay
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
54.
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Finance clerk
55.
Under Age (1941) as Mr. Ames
56.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Joe
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
57.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Baseball barker
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
58.
Playmates (1941) as Taxi driver
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
59.
Harvard, Here I Come (1941) as Blinky
60.
Emergency Squad (1940) as Griggs
61.
The Farmer's Daughter (1940) as Process server
62.
So You Won't Talk (1940) as Bartender
63.
Opened by Mistake (1940) as Oulahan
64.
Beyond the Sacramento (1940) as Bartender
Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their schemes before and this time he breaks into Adams' office and resets the front page saying Adams confesses to be a fugitive criminal. When the citizens gather the next day the end is near for Adams and Crowley.
65.
La Conga Nights (1940) as Cab driver
66.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Bill
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
67.
The Secret Seven (1940) as Golden
68.
Before I Hang (1940) as Reardon
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
69.
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Eddie
70.
Island of Doomed Men (1940) as Bookkeeper
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
71.
Glamour for Sale (1940) as Bartender
72.
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) as Mayor Stokes
73.
The Big Guy (1939) as Buzz Miller
74.
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939) as Mr. Fishbeck
75.
King of the Turf (1939) as Murphy
76.
Murder Is News (1939) as [Clarence] "Brains" McGillicuddy
77.
Manhattan Shakedown (1939) as 'Brains' McGillicuddy
78.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Reporter
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
79.
Beware, Spooks! (1939) as Cab driver
Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe. Inept bunglerJoe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse.
80.
Behind Prison Gates (1939) as Walsh
81.
Babes in Arms (1939) as Brice
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
82.
Cafe Hostess (1939) as Kennedy
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
83.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Andrews
84.
Special Inspector (1939) as Silver
85.
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Varsity hockey coach
86.
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Hartley
87.
Squadron of Honor (1938) as Todd
88.
Convicted (1938) as Kane
89.
Highway Patrol (1938) as Martin
90.
Illegal Traffic (1938) as Old Man [Frank] Butler
91.
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Phil Edwards
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
92.
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) as Officer
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
93.
It's All Yours (1937) as License clerk
94.
Racketeers in Exile (1937) as Horseface
95.
The Frame-Up (1937) as Joe Lavery
96.
Woman in Distress (1937) as Sergeant Casey
97.
The Devil's Playground (1937) as Red Anderson
Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen.
98.
A Fight to the Finish (1937) as Spudsy
99.
Girls Can Play (1937) as Sluggy
100.
And So They Were Married (1936) as Janitor
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
101.
You May Be Next! (1936) as Mitch Cook
102.
Shakedown (1936) as Spud
103.
Counterfeit (1936) as Angel White
104.
105.
Pride of the Marines (1936) as [Sergeant] Mac [McKay]
An orphan tries to help his Marine guardian with a romance.
106.
Come Closer, Folks (1936) as Rudolph
107.
The Blackmailer (1936) as Carney
108.
Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936) as Schmidty
109.
Killer at Large (1936) as Sergeant Kelly
110.
Counterfeit Lady (1936) as Pinky
111.
The Final Hour (1936) as Charlie
112.
End of the Trail (1936) as Ben Parker
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.
113.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Red
114.
Crime and Punishment (1935) as
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
115.
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Louie
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
116.
After the Dance (1935) as Danny [O'Neill]
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
117.
One Way Ticket (1935) as Martin
118.
Awakening of Jim Burke (1935) as Fly Speck Sam
119.
Superspeed (1935) as George Stone
120.
Too Tough to Kill (1935) as Nick Pollack
121.
Unknown Woman (1935) as Gus
A female undercover agent tracks down bond thieves.
122.
123.
The Public Menace (1935) as Dildy
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
124.
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) as Maestro
125.
Take a Chance (1933) as Stage manager

Cast (short)

126.
The Love Department (1935)
A love columnist can''''t find her own love connection in this musical short. Vitaphone Release 1837-1838.

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