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John Parrish

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Cast (feature film)

Kronos (1957) as General Perry
Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Sheik of Rephidim
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'.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Bartender
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) as Mr. Black
A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt.
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) as Turnkey
Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde) rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready), and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Titinius
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
Salome (1953) as Politician
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) as Client
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
Saginaw Trail (1953) as Walt Curry
Micgigan in 1827 was a bit off the beaten path for any B-western, especially one from Gene Autry, so Gene had to shed his Levis (since Mr. Strauss was about 20 years away from stitching his first pair together in San Francisco)and wear a different gun-belt, but the rest of his costume (hat and string-looped shirt)didn't make much of a bow in the authentic direction in this film, which finds the fur empire of Jules Brissac (Eugene Borden)in Michigan's Saginaw Valley wilderness being threatned by advancing settlers. His right hand henchman, Miller Webb (Myron Healey), dusguised as an Indian, leads renegade Delawares against the settlers. Captain Gene Autry (Gene Autry) of Hamilton's Rangers is sent to investigate. Gene and his pal Smiley (Smiley Burnette), aided by Randy Lane (Ralph Reed) and Brissac's niece, Flora Tourney (Connie Marshall), find evidence pointing to the guilt of Brissac and Webb and round them up to make the region safe for settlers.
Prisoners of the Casbah (1953) as Thief
A typical Sam Katzman sand-and-sandals saga that is better than his later "Harem Scarum" only because this one doesn't have Elvis Presley. Gloria Grahame is the princess, Turhan Bey is the Captain of the Guard and Cesar Romero is the oily villain who has his sights set on Gloria and her father's throne. Romero and his henchmen cause Gloria, disguised as a boy (what a waste!), and Turhan to flee to the Casbah, where they plot to strike back at Romero.
Hiawatha (1952) as
Vince Edwards, Yvette Dugay, Keith Larsen, Gene Iglesias, Armando Sylvestre, & Morris Ankrum as Igaoo. Intended for juvenile audiences, this loose adaptation of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem features Vince Edwards (prior to his successful TV series, BEN CASEY) as a Chippewa Indian warrior en route to the Dakota territory where he hopes to prevent an attack on his people
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Jack Lawson
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Wagons West (1952) as Chief Black Kettle
Rod Cameron, Noah Berry, Jr., Peggie Castle, Michael Chapin, Henry Brandon, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Glenn Strange. While leading a wagon train to California, the wagonmaster discovers that three of his party are actually gunrunners who are selling arms to the Cheyennes.
As You Were! (1951) as
Bunco Squad (1950) as Lt. Rand
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Lord of Gath
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
California Passage (1950) as Station agent
Canadian Pacific (1949) as Mr. Gautier
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
The Pilgrimage Play (1949) as John the Baptist
A Woman's Secret (1949) as Professor Camelli
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
Riders in the Sky (1949) as Sam Devlin
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
Port of New York (1949) as Joe Leoni
Joan of Arc (1948) as Beaupere
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Let's Live Again (1948) as Doctor
T-Men (1948) as Agent
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Vitale
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Borrowed Trouble (1948) as Steve Mawson
Finishing a trail drive, Hoppy and the boys head to town and immediately get caught up in the conflict between school teacher Miss Abott and next door saloon owner Mawson. When Miss Abott disappears, Hoppy gets a clue to her location and rescues her from Mawson's cabin. It looks like Mawson is the man he wants, but Hoppy finds an item that indicates otherwise.
The Dead Don't Dream (1948) as Jeff Potter
Hoppy, California, and Lucky arrive at an inn for Lucky's wedding only to find it called off as Lucky's fiancee's uncle is missing. He is found murdered and on each of the next two nights a man is found missing the next morning. All three stayed in the same room and Hoppy has lots of suspects. That night he announces the murderer is right here among them and then takes that same room for the night hoping to flush out the murderer.
Four Faces West (1948) as Frenger
After a big bank job, a bandit tries to avoid the posse on his trail.
That Lady in Ermine (1948) as Ancestor
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
Honeymoon (1947) as Gilhooley
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
Unexpected Guest (1947) as David J. Potter
At the reading of his late cousin's will, California learns the estate will be divied among whoever remains of the seven relatives. With one already dead, another immediately murdered, and the Lawyer telling them the ranch is almost worthless, Hoppy investigates. Finding the ranch valuable and the Lawyer embezzling money from it, Hoppy confronts him.

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

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