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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 1968
Born: September 6, 1909 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Off Limits (1953) as Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
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.
Room for One More (1952) as Harry Foreman
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Jack Steelman
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Fort Osage (1952) as Henry Travers
Rod Cameron, Jane Nigh, Morris Ankrum, Douglas Kennedy, John Ridgely. Trail scout Rod Cameron is hired to lead a wagon train through Indian territory after two unscrupulous white men violate an important treaty with the redskins.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Bill Akeley
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
As You Were! (1951) as Captain
When Worlds Collide (1951) as Chief inspector
Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Doctor
The Last Outpost (1951) as Sam McQuade
Brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War join forces to fight off marauding Indians.
When the Redskins Rode (1951) as Christopher Gist
In 1753, Colonel George Washington (James Seay) and frontiersman Christopher Gist (John Ridgely) are proudly introducing their protege, Delaware Indian Prince Hannoc (Jon Hall) to Williamsburg, Virginia society. French spy Elizabeth Leeds (Mary Castle) romances Hannoc, hoping to swing the Delawares to the French side in the impending colonial war. Hannoc saves Washington and his men from a French trap during a peace mission. When Hannoc's father, Chief Shingiss (Pedro de Cordoba), comes to Williamsburg to sign a mutual defense pact with the British, he is murdered by French spies. Hannoc and Indian maiden Morna (Sherry Moreland) unmask Miss Leeds as a spy just as war breaks out, with Washington and his troops besieged at Fort Necessity.
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Dan Hanes
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
Thunder in God's Country (1951) as Bill Stafford
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty (Ian MacDonald) arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a gambling resort. Fronting for him is hotel owner Carson Masterson (Paul Harvey) who is running for mayor against incumbent Larkin (Harry Cheshire). Smitty is counting on Masterson winning the election and getting rid of Marshal Tim Gallery (Harry Lauter) and his deputy, Happy Hooper (Buddy Ebsen). Newspaper editor Bill Stafford (John Ridgely) confronts Smitty about his past and the convict beats him to death. Masterson uses the killing as a campaign issue, and blasts away at Larkin's inability to catch the killer, while the crooks are also able to frame Happy as a tool of the gambling interests. Western artist Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a WW II Air Force buddy of Tim and Happy arrives on an assignment from a national magazine and becomes involved in the troubles facing his pals and the Mayor.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as Coroner
An ambitious young man wins an heiress'''' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''''s pregnancy.
Half Angel (1951) as Tim McCarey
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Edge of Doom (1950) as 1st detective
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
South Sea Sinner (1950) as [Don] Williams
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
Rookie Fireman (1950) as Harry Williams
The Petty Girl (1950) as Patrolman
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
The Lost Volcano (1950) as Barton
Bomba the Jungle Boy arrives to rescue a child just as a volcano is about to erupt.
Beauty on Parade (1950) as Jeffrey Woodstock
Saddle Tramp (1950) as Slim Stevens
Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this.
Backfire (1950) as Plainclothesman
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
Border Incident (1949) as Mr. Neley
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
Tucson (1949) as Ben
Command Decision (1949) as James Carwood
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
Trouble Makers (1949) as "Silky" Thomas
The Bowery Boys pose as bellhops to solve a murder.
Once More, My Darling (1949) as Burke
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
Task Force (1949) as Dixie Rankin
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
Luxury Liner (1948) as Chief Officer Carver
The daughter of a ship's captain becomes a sea-going cupid.
High Wall (1948) as David Wallace
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''''s murder.
The Iron Curtain (1948) as Policeman Murphy
This film, based on real events, focuses on the defection of Soviet Embassy code specialist Igor Gouzenko.
Night Wind (1948) as Walters
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Captain Lance Nissen
The Man I Love (1947) as Roy Otis
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
Cheyenne (1947) as Chalkeye
A gambler falls for the wife of the outlaw he's out to catch.
That Way with Women (1947) as Sam
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
That's My Man (1947) as John Ramsey
Possessed (1947) as Harker
A married woman''''s passion for a former love drives her mad.
Nora Prentiss (1947) as Walter Bailey
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
Cry Wolf (1947) as Jackson Laidell
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Mike Collins
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
My Reputation (1946) as Cary Abbott
A widow generates small-town gossip when she falls in love too soon after her husband's death.
The Big Sleep (1946) as Eddie Mars
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) as Tex Hill
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
Danger Signal (1945) as Thomas Turner
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Jim Merchant
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Julian Cadman
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Reserve officer Raymond
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Saunders
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Jim Austin
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Air Force (1943) as Pilot [Irish Quincannon]
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
The Big Shot (1942) as Tim
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Johnson
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) as Radio man
An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in with a midwestern family.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Second Lieutenant Davis
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Secret Enemies (1942) as John Trent
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Ollie Ward
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
International Squadron (1941) as Bill Torrence
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Navy Blues (1941) as Jersey
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
Knockout (1941) as Pat Martin
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Steel Against the Sky (1941) as Policeman
Steel-worker brothers compete for the same woman.
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) as Mechanic
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) as Arch
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
Highway West (1941) as Alex
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Dangerously They Live (1941) as John
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
Here Comes Happiness (1941) as Jim
An heiress ditches her fortune-hunting fiance to find happiness living on her own.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Tex
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941) as Eddie Williams
An accident-prone reporter stumbles into love and a big story.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Clerk
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Reporter
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Money and the Woman (1940) as Doctor
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Torrid Zone (1940) as Gardner
A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Texas Pearson
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Saturday's Children (1940) as Mr. MacReady
A young inventor''''s new marriage is jeopardized by financial problems.
Gambling on the High Seas (1940) as Cutter radio operator
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
River's End (1940) as Constable Jeffers
In the Canadian wilderness, an accused murderer takes the place of a dead Mountie.
The Letter (1940) as Driver
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
They Drive by Night (1940) as Hank Dawson
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Brooks
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
A Child Is Born (1940) as Intern
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
Flight Angels (1940) as Lt. Parsons
Airline stewardesses vie for the love of a dashing pilot.
On Trial (1939) as Radio announcer
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) as Officer
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as Army hospital clerk
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Dark Victory (1939) as
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Cab driver
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Cowboy Quarterback (1939) as Mr. Walters
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939) as Reporter
A reporter poses as a jewel smuggler to unmask a criminal gang.
Torchy Blane...Playing with Dynamite (1939) as First reporter
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''''s moll.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as [Charles] Magee
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
The Kid from Kokomo (1939) as Sam
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) as Reporter
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
Father Is a Prince (1939) as Salesman
An industrialist values money over his family''''s happiness.
Indianapolis Speedway (1939) as Ted [Horn]
A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track.
Secret Service of the Air (1939) as Joe LeRoy
A government agent battles smugglers.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Dan Morrison
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Kid Nightingale (1939) as Whitey
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
Everybody's Hobby (1939) as Morgan
A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.
Private Detective (1939) as Donald Norton
Rival detectives fall in love when they''''re forced to work together.
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) as Gas station attendant
A young tough takes the rap for a hardened gangster.
The Return of Dr. X (1939) as [Stanley] Rodgers
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
King of the Underworld (1939) as Jerry
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Hudson's assistant
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Jerry Poague
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Waterfront (1939) as Orchestra leader
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) as Photographer
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
Women in the Wind (1939) as Salesman
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Employment
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Policeman
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) as Hotel clerk
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Desk clerk
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
White Banners (1938) as Charles Ellis
A mysterious woman tries to help her son''''s foster family without revealing her true identity.
Torchy Blane in Panama (1938) as Reynolds ("Sparks")
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
Going Places (1938) as Desk clerk
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
He Couldn't Say No (1938) as The Man-on-the-street
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Hard to Get (1938) as Burke
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
My Bill (1938) as Florist
An impoverished widow fights scandal for the sake of her four children.
Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938) as Slug
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938) as Bugs
Female reporter Torchy Blane tries to crack a counterfeiting case.
Blondes at Work (1938) as Regan
Even a jail term for contempt can't keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
Western Trails (1938) as Ben
In a remake of Dawn Trail, Bob Mason is wounded chasing the killers of his father. During his recovery, his nurse is Alice whom his friend Ben plans to marry. He eventually learns the killer was Alice's brother Rudd. But Rudd convinces Ben that Bob is taking Alice away from him. So Ben removes the bullets from Bob's gun just before Bob goes off to face Rudd.
The Patient in Room 18 (1938) as Jim Warren
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as M. C.
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
The Invisible Menace (1938) as Private Innes
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
Forbidden Valley (1938) as Sheriff Lafferty
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Beacon reporter
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Control man
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
Racket Busters (1938) as Truck driver
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) as Cutter
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Lieutenant Junior Grade
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Photographer
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.

Cast (short)

Those Good Old Days (1941)
In this short film, an old vaudeville performer entertains his granddaughter with stories of his past. Vitaphone Release 369A.
Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (1941)
In this short musical, Skinnay Ennis attempts to get his orchestra in shape for an audition. Vitaphone Release 9935.
Alice in Movieland (1940)
When a beauty queen tries to make it in Hollywood, she learns stardom comes at a price in this short film. Vitaphone Release 88-89A.
March On, Marines (1940)
Short film that was used to boost U.S. public morale and draw interest to the marines due to the inevitable conflict of WWII. Vitaphone Release 9954-9955.
Spills for Thrills (1940)
This short film pays tribute to Hollywood''''s stunt men and women with clips of difficult stunts on land and in the air. Vitaphone Release 9793-9794.
Service with the Colors (1940)
This short film focuses on new army recruits prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. Vitaphone Release 9933-9934.
Short subject on the part that the pony express played during the election of President Lincoln and the news of the Civil War.
Quiet, Please (1939)
In this short film, a temperamental film director has a tendency of changing his films in the middle of production. Vitaphone Release 9240-9241.
Slapsie Maxie's (1939)
In this comedic short, a waiter accidentally knocks out a boxing champion leading to a humorous "rematch." Vitaphone Release 9384-9385.
The Bill of Rights (1939)
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
The Man Without a Country (1937)
This short film focuses on a disgraced U.S. army officer. Vitaphone Release 8369-8370.

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