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Cast (feature film)

Definition of Insanity, The (2004)
Robert, a struggling actor, is trudging along a thin line of dreams and delusions. He is hoping to get one big role which would change his life. He doesn't realize how adversely his obsession affects the people close to him. A chance meeting with legendary film director Peter Bogdanovich inspires n
The Case of Patty Smith (1962) as Father O'Brian
The Great Impostor (1961) as Guard
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
Ice Palace (1960) as Fisherman
A money-hungry white man tries to plunder post-World War I Alaska for all that he can, but goes up against a local fisherman who resents his ways, and they battle it out up until Alaska becomes a State.
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) as Monty
Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as Desk sergeant
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
The FBI Story (1959) as Klansman
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
The Crimson Kimono (1959) as Uniformed policeman
Two detectives clash over the hunt for a stripper''''s killer in Los Angeles'''' Japanese district.
Gunman's Walk (1958) as Cattleman
A rancher''''s rebellious son tries to teach him that violence is no longer an answer.
Party Girl (1958) as Guard
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Cowboy (1958) as Cattle buyer
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
Screaming Mimi (1958) as Glazer
A serial killer stalks an exotic dancer in New Orleans.
The Big Land (1957) as Banton
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) as M/Sgt. Pringle
A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Lane
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
The Deadly Mantis (1957) as Capt. Frank Carver
A prehistoric praying mantis wreaks havoc on the Eastern seaboard.
Full of Life (1957) as Contractor
A married couple has to deal with pregnancy and the husband's meddling father.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Savoldi
Partners in a run-down amusement park try to adopt two children.
The Burning Hills (1956) as Doctor
A young cowboy and a Mexican girl run from a ruthless criminal.
The Peacemaker (1956) as Sam Davis
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) as Captain Stanley
In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and setting fires in the process.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) as Crunch's father
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) as Owner of auto court
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
Top of the World (1955) as Brownie, the bartender
When he''''s transferred to Alaska, a brash pilot tries to stop his ex-wife from remarrying.
Let's Do It Again (1953) as Doorman
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
So Big (1953) as Policeman
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
All Ashore (1953) as Harbor patrol man
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.
Off Limits (1953) as Shore patrol
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
The War of the Worlds (1953) as Minister
A scientist on vacation stumbles upon a Martian invasion.
Split Second (1953) as Hunter
Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town that's the target of a nuclear bomb test.
Eight Iron Men (1952) as Cafferty
A World War II squad tries to save a man trapped behind enemy lines.
Glory Alley (1952) as Frank, the policeman
A boxer's drinking problem threatens his career and his love life.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Policeman
Five stories reveal O. Henry''''s gift for the surprise ending.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Deliveryman
A conservationist fights to save the habitat of the California condor and to do it she works her way into the affections of a representative of the oil company that wants the land for their own purposes.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) as Policeman
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
The Sniper (1952) as Detective
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Guard
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Waiter
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
The Magnificent Yankee (1951) as Workman
True story of the lifelong love affair between Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and his wife.
The Mob (1951) as Prowl cop
A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover.
Best of the Badmen (1951) as Perk
A band of notorious outlaws help a friend against a corrupt federal agent.
The Thing from Another World (1951) as General Fogarty
The crew of a remote Arctic base fights off a murderous monster from outer space.
I Want You (1951) as Taxi driver
The draft and the Korean War threaten a small-town romance.
The Scarf (1951) as State trooper
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
Roadblock (1951) as Radio operator
An insurance agent''''s greedy wife leads him to a life of crime.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) as British sergeant
An alien demands that Earth''''s leaders choose between peace and destruction.
Storm Warning (1951) as Hollis
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Coast guard cop
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
Three Secrets (1950) as
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as General Ainsley
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
Mystery Street (1950) as Garrity
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Harrington
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
Peggy (1950) as Taxi driver
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) as Heckler at fight
Adam's Rib (1949) as Reporter
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''''s rights case.
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949) as Freight handler
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind?
The Great Sinner (1949) as Station master
A young man succumbs to gambling fever.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as Chaplain
An Army woman stationed overseas tries to get her French husband back home.
The Fighting O'Flynn (1949) as Soldier
O'Flynn, soldier of fortune, returns to Ireland during the Napoleonic wars just in time to save Lady Benedetta from robbers. But they pursue her to ruinous Castle O'Flynn, after secret papers she carries which would reveal Napoleon's plans to invade Ireland. The Napoleonic agents (and British traitors) will stop at nothing to gain their ends, but the swashbuckling exploits of the O'Flynn may be a match for them all
The Sainted Sisters (1948) as Policeman
While hiding out in small-town Maine, two female con artists inadvertently become philanthropists.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) as Seaman
Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.
Hazard (1948) as Bailiff
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Miner
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Something in the Wind (1947) as Detective

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Cinematography (special)

Monster That Ate Hollywood (2001)
The program explores the changing Hollywood, revealing how once-fiercely independent studio bosses must now answer to the mega-corporations that have swallowed the industry.

Post Production (special)

American Porn (2002)
Examination of the United States pornography industry and some of the well-known top corporations that quietly profit from it. With adult movies, magazines, retail stores, and the growth of the Internet -- business is booming. The Bush administration has pledged a new attack on the porn industry and
Dot Con (2002)
Examination of the financial forces behind the unprecedented rise and seemingly overnight fall of the Internet economy and explores allegations that institutional brokers at investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) manipulated the market for their own gain.
Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV (2002)
Report on the SUV that turned Detroit's fortunes around, asking what consumers really know about their SUVs and those charged with making them safe. Among the questions posed: Was the rise of the SUV enabled, even encouraged by Washington regulators with close ties to the automobile industry? And di
Inside the Terror Network (2002)
The hijackers of September 11 led lives so ordinary they moved through America and Europe virtually unnoticed. They joined health clubs, used computers at public libraries and took flying lessons. Focusing on several individuals, the program traces the hijackers' movements across two continents, fol
Inside the Teenage Brain (2002)
Experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. The documentary explores how the new discoveries can change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers.
Ordinary Crime, An (2002)
Investigation of a bizarre North Carolina case of injustice where two men with the same first name are implicated in the same crime, and one -- Terence Garner -- is sentenced to 32 to 43 years in prison.
Target America (2001)
Documentary examining a long-standing division within the nation's security apparatus about how to deal with the terrorism of Islamic militants that have been targeting America and Americans for decades.
Blackout (2001)
An investigative look at the California energy crisis. Through interviews with state and federal officials, power company executives, and average citizens affected by the crisis, the documentary examines whether power companies and energy trading giants have capitalized on deregulation to make treme
Trail of a Terrorist (2001)
On December 14, 1999, Ahmed Ressam was arrested on the U.S.-Canadian border when an alert Customs agent became suspicious of Ressam's answers to her questions. When the trunk of his car was opened, agents discovered a powerful bomb and a plot for a Millennium attack on America. Ressam said nothing a
Dangerous Straits (2001)
Examination of the tension and suspicion that exists between the world's most powerful nation, the United States, and its most populous country, China. The Communist government says that it will go to war if Taiwan declares independence, but the Bush Administration has pledged to defend the island i
Looking for Answers (2001)
Examination of the U.S. failure to understand fully the hatred for America among Muslim fundamentalists, and its roots in the U.S. government's support for Israel and for authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East. Traces the roots of radical Islam's assault on the West, including the attacks
Organ Farm (2001)
Documentary about xenotransplantation, the experimental process of transplanting genetically modified pig cells and whole organs into human beings. While this scientific breakthrough in cross-species transplants could offer hope to millions of ill patients, such procedures could introduce new retrov
Monster That Ate Hollywood (2001)
The program explores the changing Hollywood, revealing how once-fiercely independent studio bosses must now answer to the mega-corporations that have swallowed the industry.
Saudi Time Bomb? (2001)
Exploration of the fragile alliance with the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia upon which the United States depends for 15 percent of the country's oil needs.
Harvest of Fear (2001)
An investigative look at the controversial advancements that biotech scientists have made in genetically altering food. A gene from a jellyfish is placed in a potato plant, making it light up whenever it needs watering. Rice plants are genetically transformed to produce vitamin A, preventing millio
Gunning For Saddam (2001)
As Americans are confronted by acts of bioterrorism, powerful forces in the Washington believe Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to blame for this and many other terrorist acts during the last decade. Many are lobbying to mobilize a military operation to oust Hussein when the next phase of the war o
Hunting bin Laden (1999)
Examines America's counter-terrorism command structure and traces the investigation into the 1998 embassy bombings in East Africa. In August 1998, two car bombs exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5000. In the days and w

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