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Cast (feature film)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
The pressures of family life drive a woman insane.
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as Barney Lampweck
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Hood
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
Arson for Hire (1959) as Dink
The Hangman (1959) as Zimmerman
A marshal nicknamed "The Hangman" because of his track record in hunting down and capturing wanted criminals traces a robbery suspect to a small town. However, the man is known and liked in the town, and the citizens band together to try to help him avoid capture.
Escape from Red Rock (1958) as Price
Lonelyhearts (1958) as Taxi driver
A sensitive young reporter assigned to write an advice column gets caught up in his readers' lives.
The Cry Baby Killer (1958) as Gambelli
17-year-old Jimmy Walker (Jack Nicholson, in his screen debut) is brutally beaten by Manny Cole (Brett Halsey) and two of his teen-age punk friends, Joey (Ralph Reed) and Al (James Fillmore), because Manny wants to move in on Jimmy's girl, Carole Fields (Carolyn Mitchell). Later, Jimmy shows up at the hangout of the teenage crowd to take Carole away, and challenges Manny to a fight. Manny's two buddies move in with brass knuckles, and one of them pulls a pistol, which falls to the ground in the scuffle. Jimmy picks it up and shoots Manny and Al. A police officer orders Jimmy to surrender, but he panics, thinking he killed the pair, and dives into a small storeroom, and holds Sam (Smoki Whitfield as Jordan "Smoki" Whitfield) and Mrs. Maxton (Barbara Knudston) and her small infant baby hostages. Police Lieutenant Porter (Myron Healey) and others plead with Jimmy to surrender and release the hostages, but the terrified Jimmy threatens Sam and Mrs. Maxton with death if they break out. A large crowd gathers and almost breaks through the police lines to storm the storeroom. Porter decides to use tear gas, with a rescue unit standing by to help Mrs. Maxton and her baby. Jimmy is captured, but because he shot in self-defense, looks forward to leniency...and on such things 45-years-and-counting careers are born.
Teacher's Pet (1958) as Cab driver
A tough city editor assumes a fake identity to study journalism with a lady professor who''''s criticized his work.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Jake
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
The Storm Rider (1957) as Will Feylan
The Persuader (1957) as Steve
The Hard Man (1957) as Vince Kane
Madison is a Texas Ranger who resigns after he gets a reputation for bringing them back dead. He takes a job as deputy sheriff and quickly becomes embroiled in a range war against Greene, a rancher intent on taking over the whole range. He also begins an affair with French, Greene''s wife, who wants Madison to kill her husband for her. She ends up doing the job herself.
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) as Gus
An outlaw saved by a Mexican girl hunts the holdup partner who shot him in the back.
Man from Del Rio (1956) as Stableman
An uneducated Mexican gunfighter wins a town over when he shows his courage.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) as Little Harpe
After competing in a river boat race, Davy Crockett and Mike Fink join forces to fight pirates.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) as Blind Piggy
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
Running Target (1956) as Sam Castagna
Arthur Franz, Doris Dowling, Richard Reeves, Myron Healy, James Parnell, James Anderson. In the mountains of Colorado, a sheriff pursues four escaped convicts with the aid of a volunteer posse, which includes a gas station owner (Doris Dowling) who is in love with one of the criminals who robbed her store. Music by Ernest Gold.
Pirates of Tripoli (1955) as Zurtah
A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne.
A Bullet for Joey (1955) as Officer
A deported gangster sneaks into Canada to kidnap a scientist for the Reds.
Spy Chasers (1955) as George
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with an exiled king and a murderous band of spies.
Gang Busters (1955) as [Slug] Bennett
Hardened criminal repeatedly breaks out of Oregon State Prison, eluding police for prolonged periods afterwards.
Destry (1955) as Dummy
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
Return from the Sea (1954) as Bartender
A sailor vows to give up his wandering ways when he falls for a waitress.
Tennessee Champ (1954) as J. B. Backett
A boxer reforms his crooked manager.
Money from Home (1954) as Driver
Matt and Dean are in trouble. Dean owes tons of gambling debts. To pay it off, he promises to fix a horse, so that it does not run. To do that, he intends to use his animal lover, veterenian apprentice cousin, Jerry to do this. Of course, he doesn't tell Jerry the real reason. Hilarity ensues as mistaken identies are assumed, while along the way, Jerry meets a female vet and Dean falls for the owner of the horse he's promised to fix. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
The Atomic Kid (1954) as Thug
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953) as Black Hat
The surprise appearance of four corpses interferes with a beer baron's plans to crash high society.
The System (1953) as Charley
The Caddy (1953) as Burly caddy
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Clipped Wings (1953) as DuPre
The Bowery Boys join the air force and almost turn it into a fly-by-night organization.
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.
Girls in the Night (1953) as Danny
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Mr. Carney
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
The Savage (1952) as Sgt. Norris
Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hanson, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Milburn Stone, Ted De Corsia, & Donald Porter as Running Dog. A white man raised as an Indian by the Sioux is torn between loyalty to his adopted tribe and his true heritage when a minor feud between the cavalry and the Sioux erupts into warfare.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Sam Garsell
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Truex
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
The Scarf (1951) as Gargantua
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) as Tige Shannon
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
Kim (1951) as Abul
Rudyard Kipling''''s classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
South of Caliente (1951) as Studsy
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track, prepares to take a number of thoroughbreds to the Pan American fair races at Monterey. Among them is "Dancing Girl", a fine mare owned by Doris Stewart (Dale Evans), who is being forced to sell the horse in order to keep her ranch. Doris and her trainer, Dave Norris (Douglas Fowley), accompany Roy and his outfit to the border at Caliente, where they are approached by Rosina (Charlita), a young gypsy fortune teller who begs Roy not to continue the trip. After crossing the border, Roy and his men are attacked by masked bandits, the horses are stolen and the stable boy (Willie Best) is murdered. Accompanied by Doris and his sidekick Pinky (Pinky Lee) and the a Mexican Commandante (Leonard Penn), Roy goes to the gypsy camp to find Rosita. She is not there but Roy spots the stolen thoroughbreds hidden among a herd of wild horses near the camp. He also finds the dead body of a horse that appears to be "Dancing Girl." The loss of the horse means ruin for Doris, who is unaware that Norris and his crooked partner, Studsy (Frank Richards), killed a mare resembling her horse and left it where Roy could find it.
Western Pacific Agent (1950) as Keystone
California Passage (1950) as Sneed
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Prisoner
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
The Outriders (1950) as Outrider at dance
Rebel soldiers try to hijack a Union gold shipment.
No Way Out (1950) as Mac
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
Black Hand (1950) as Semi-moron
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
Love That Brute (1950) as Gangster
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.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Truck driver
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Prison Warden (1949) as Cory
The Threat (1949) as Lefty
An escaped con kidnaps the people he thinks put him behind bars.
Tough Assignment (1949) as Steve
I Cheated the Law! (1949) as Bartender
Come to the Stable (1949) as Lefty
Two nuns set up a children''''s hospital in the New England countryside.
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Bartender
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
The Set-Up (1949) as Bat
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) as "Smiley" Martin
Finding Indians stealing from his ranch, Gene learns they are suffering from malnutrition. Store owner Martin is cheating them and now he is after the Chief's valuable necklace. When the dying chief is found, having been attacked and robbed, Martin blames Lakhona who would become the new chief. When Gene helps Lakhona they soon find themselves fleeing from the law.
Appointment with Murder (1948) as Thug
A Double Life (1948) as Stagehand
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
The Story of Mr. Hobbs (1947) as Spike
Based by a true story of an estranged couple stranded in a blizzard at Christmas, Suzanne Shemwell's estranged husband Jim unexpectedly comes to Idaho for a family visit just before the holiday, Suzanne is less than thrilled, but their two daughters, 16-year-old Miranda and seven-year-old Taryn, are
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Trainee
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.
Redhead from Manhattan (1943) as Fisherman
Cairo (1942) as Alfred
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
A Man's World (1942) as Thomas
Sunday Punch (1942) as Bystander
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Alias Boston Blackie (1942) as Mack
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Scotty
Although she's been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Cutler man in barrel room
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Public Enemies (1941) as Shelby
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Mobster
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
Before I Hang (1940) as Otto Kron
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
Arizona (1940) as Dugan
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Shrek (2001) as I/O admin
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad''s bride. Accompanying him on his mission is wisecracking Donkey, who will do anything for Shrek... except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
A story about a dog newly released from prison, his dachshund pal and the trouble they get into.

Cast (short)

Coffins on Wheels (1941)
In this short film, unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.

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