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Cast (feature film)

Crossing, The (1990) as Shorty
A young man returns to the woman he left behind a year earlier and discovers that a childhood friend has taken his place.
Phar Lap (1983) as Jockey
Go Naked in the World (1961) as Parkson
A powerful businessman opposes his son''''s involvement with a woman with a past.
The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960) as
Danny, son of a wealthy family, is running away from home. He meets Bix, a long-time drifter, who agrees to "mentor" Danny. Danny's naivete leads him to commit gaffe after gaffe, leaving Bix to straighten things out. But when they stop in a diner in the next town, Bix finds himself attracted to the waitress, Carrie, and is forced to reexamine his whole drifting career. Meanwhile, Jesse (Jack Elam) goes around creeping everyone out.
Key Witness (1960) as Reporter
A street gang pressures the man whose testimony could put them behind bars.
The Subterraneans (1960) as Balloon man
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
The Rookie (1959) as Janitor
The High Cost of Loving (1958) as Cady
An office worker thinks he's going to lose his job just as his wife announces she may be pregnant.
Wink of an Eye (1958) as Rand
The Missouri Traveler (1958) as Herb Davis
A 15-year old runaway orphan determines to make it on his own as a farmer.
Mardi Gras (1958) as M.C.
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
Man on Fire (1957) as Loud member
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
Designing Woman (1957) as Drunk reporter
A sportswriter and a fashion designer have a lot of adjusting to do when they marry in haste.
Four Girls in Town (1957) as Husband at pool
Four young starlets, from various parts of the world, are called to Hollywood to test for the lead in a major film. Each is romantically pursued by the director (Nader), composer (Chaplin) , playboy (Williams), and actor (Gavin.)
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1956) as William Grant
A mutated sea creature attacks people along the beach.
Tea and Sympathy (1956) as Alumnus
A faculty wife risks her marriage to help a troubled teen tormented by his fellow students.
Trial (1955) as Lew Bardman
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Malibu party guest
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Brigadoon (1954) as Man in bar
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.
Woman's World (1954) as Executive
An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates'''' wives.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Dave
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as William Johnson
A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip.
The Winning Team (1952) as Reporter
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
Montana Belle (1952) as Hotel clerk
The Daltons force Belle Starr to help them on a dangerous raid.
Something for the Birds (1952) as Announcer
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.
I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) as Harris's assistant
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Mr. Yogurt
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Broker
Starlift (1951) as Photographer
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Love Nest (1951) as Drunk
Newlyweds try to manage a New York apartment building and its eccentric tenants.
Close to My Heart (1951) as Young father
A journalist's wife insists on adopting an abandoned child.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Gasoline Alley (1951) as Judd
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Dr. George Wheaton
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
Pretty Baby (1950) as Policeman
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
The Great Jewel Robber (1950) as
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
Love That Brute (1950) as Mug
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) as Withers
A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Waiter
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Party guest
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
The Last Bandit (1949) as Traveling salesman
About to marry Jim Plummer (Forrest Tucker), Kate Foley (Adrian Booth) runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley (Grant Withers) convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City she meets reformed-bandit Frank Plummer (William Elliott), posing as Frank Norris, brother of Jim Plummer, who has being going straight and working as an express shipment guard. Jim also shows up and plans a robbery by stealing a train and hiding it in an abandoned tunnel. The two brothers are on opposite sides of the law with the now-reformed Kate caught in the middle.
Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) as Truck driver
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Politico
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?
Wallflower (1948) as Druggist
Two sisters compete for the same man.
The Inside Story (1948) as
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
Millie's Daughter (1947) as Reporter
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Man in radio station
That's My Man (1947) as Owner
Swell Guy (1947) as Wise guy
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Lame-brain
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
Blondie's Holiday (1947) as Tom Henley
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
The Brute Man (1946) as
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
The Runaround (1946) as Proprietor
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
Little Miss Big (1946) as Nephew
Live Wires (1946) as George
In their first film, the Bowery Boys tackle gangsters.
San Quentin (1946) as Andy
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Centennial Summer (1946) as Master of ceremonies
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Fingerprint man
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) as Joe, the Greek
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?
Scarlet Street (1945) as Barney
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Sailor's Holiday (1944) as Charles Laughton double
Sing Your Worries Away (1942) as Police officer
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as Student
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
Sing Another Chorus (1941) as Imitator

Cinematography (special)

FBI Under Fire, The (2001)
Documentary that looks into the controversy surging around the FBI. In the summer of 1999, new revelations about the FBI's actions during the siege of the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas, made many Americans believe the worst about the FBI. One reason the Waco charges won't go away is b

Sound (special)

Cold Case Files 1 (1998) as Field Audio
Examines "cold cases" - homicides and other crimes that go unsolved while innocent persons are wrongfully sentenced. With a combination of timing, persistence and high-tech police work such as DNA and enhanced fingerprinting technology, law enforcers are now able to catch some criminals who have sli

Misc. Crew (special)

FBI Under Fire, The (2001)
Documentary that looks into the controversy surging around the FBI. In the summer of 1999, new revelations about the FBI's actions during the siege of the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas, made many Americans believe the worst about the FBI. One reason the Waco charges won't go away is b

Cast (short)

So You Think You Need Glasses (1942)
This short film offers a humorous but informative look at how an average man can remedy common vision problems. Vitaphone Release 914A.

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