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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Waiter in Madrid
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
2.
Yolanda and the Thief (1945) as Native man
A con man poses as a Latin American heiress'''' guardian angel.
3.
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Toni
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
4.
Honeymoon Ahead (1945) as Convict
5.
I Love a Mystery (1945) as Bearded Oriental
A detective tries to protect a man who has predicted his murder will take place in three days.
6.
The Unseen (1945) as Hurdy-gurdy man
7.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) as Leader of caravan
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
8.
An American Romance (1944) as Steel worker
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
9.
The Black Parachute (1944) as Harl
10.
Sailor's Holiday (1944) as King's guard
11.
The Conspirators (1944) as
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
12.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Vegetable man
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
13.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Peon
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
14.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Italian
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
15.
The Falcon in Danger (1943) as Excited man
A society sleuth tracks a lost plane carrying $100,000.
16.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie (1943) as Greek florist
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
17.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Greek
18.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Barber
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
19.
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) as Partner
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
20.
Arizona Terrors (1942) as Cantina proprietor
21.
Reunion in France (1942) as R.R. mechanic
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
22.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Mug
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
23.
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942) as Waiter
Two army men are forced to team up again in Trinidad to stop a Nazi spy operation.
24.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Eddie
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
25.
Barnacle Bill (1941) as Tony
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
26.
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) as Third comrade
27.
The Devil's Pipeline (1940) as Albu
28.
Strange Cargo (1940) as Convict
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
29.
Kit Carson (1940) as Pioneer
Frontiersman Kit Carson fights off Indian attacks on the trail to California.
30.
King of the Turf (1939) as Coffee Pot proprietor
31.
Overland Mail (1939) as Pancho
32.
Ninotchka (1939) as Spy
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
33.
34.
The Sisters (1938) as
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.
35.
Yellow Jack (1938) as Cuban carriage driver
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
36.
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Man in cafe
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
37.
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Crook
A European playboy falls for his maid.
38.
Swiss Miss (1938) as Organ grinder
When they''''re swindled, two salesmen have to work off their debts in a Swiss hotel.
39.
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Peon servant
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
40.
When G-Men Step In (1938) as Charles
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
41.
Blockade (1938) as
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
42.
Partners in Crime (1937) as Off-stage bit
43.
Bad Guy (1937) as Manelli
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
44.
Life Begins with Love (1937) as Radical
45.
Hot Water (1937) as Barber
46.
It Could Happen to You (1937) as Fatso
47.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Flower peddler
48.
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) as Guard
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
49.
Big City (1937) as Counter man
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
50.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Chief of police
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
51.
Swing It Professor (1937) as Angelo
52.
Midnight Taxi (1937) as Joe
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
53.
Confession (1937) as Porter
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter''''s virtue.
54.
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Peddler
55.
Missing Witness (1937) as Italian man
56.
Conquest (1937) as
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
57.
Wells Fargo (1937) as
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
58.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Joe Scarpa
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
59.
Give Us This Night (1936) as Prisoner
60.
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as Kickopopolos
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
61.
Exclusive Story (1936) as Tony
A newspaper''''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
62.
Human Cargo (1936) as Baretto
63.
The Gay Desperado (1936) as Manuel
A Mexican bandit kidnaps a singing cowboy star to learn American ways.
64.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
65.
I'll Name the Murderer (1936) as Luigi [aka Alfredo Rossi]
66.
Till We Meet Again (1936) as Spy
67.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as Sepoy chief
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
69.
Pepper (1936) as Chauffeur
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
70.
Rose of the Rancho (1936) as Blacksmith
71.
Under Two Flags (1936) as Sergeant Malinas
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
72.
Mister Dynamite (1935) as Gambler
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
73.
The Wedding Night (1935) as Man at party
A married author falls for the beautiful farm girl whose inspiration has saved him from writer's block.
74.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Greek
75.
Les Misérables (1935) as Cochepaille
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
76.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Italian visitor
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
77.
Stone of Silver Creek (1935) as [R.J.] Simmons
Stone runs an honest saloon and gives Mason back his money two card sharps take from him. The Reverend overhears the two plan to get the money back. He is on hand when they make their raid but they shoot him and take off with the money. Stone catches up with them but is in trouble when they outmaneuver him.
78.
Escape from Devil's Island (1935) as Rougon
79.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Bartender
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
80.
Love Me Forever (1935) as
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
81.
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Porter
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
82.
The Revenge Rider (1935) as Rankin
Tim McCoy, Robert Allen, Billie Seward, Edward Earle, Frank Sheridan. Cowboy Tim McCoy becomes an instrument of revenge when he discovers his parents have been murdered.
83.
Ginger (1935) as Customer at bar
84.
Coronado (1935) as Customs inspector
85.
I Live My Life (1935) as Greek
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
86.
The Last Outpost (1935) as Amrak
87.
Let's Live Tonight (1935) as Gardner
88.
Down to Their Last Yacht (1934) as
A society family gone bust uses their yacht for charter tours.
89.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as Greek
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
90.
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Man in museum
91.
Viva Villa (1934) as Soldier
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
92.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Garbage man
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
93.
94.
Name the Woman (1934) as Waiter
95.
Twentieth Century (1934) as Artist
A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.
96.
Our Daily Bread (1934) as Italian shoemaker
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
97.
Murder in the Private Car (1934) as Evil eye
A speeding train becomes the setting for murder.
98.
Rocky Rhodes (1934) as Boggs
99.
Pursued (1934) as Cafe proprietor
100.
Sons of Steel (1934) as Ryan
101.
Marie Galante (1934) as Crew member
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
102.
Drum Taps (1933) as Pete
103.
Thrill Hunter (1933) as Norton
A blowhard cowboy talks himself into a job as a movie stunt man.
104.
King of the Wild Horses (1933) as Big man
105.
Central Airport (1933) as Havana airfield worker
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
106.
Young Blood (1932) as Tony Murullo
Nick is a modern day Robin Hood. But he has to split with his gang and the crooked Sheriff. When the Sheriff kills the Countess he arrests Nick. When they put the rope around his neck Nick reaches for the confession he got from the Sheriff, but it is missing.
107.
108.
Ghost Valley (1932) as Henchman
A cowboy and a beautiful girl inherit a supposedly haunted gold mine.
109.
South of the Rio Grande (1932) as Pancho
After being duped by Consuello into losing the family fortune, Carlos' brother Juan commits suicide. When Carlos next meets Consuello, she is the bride to be of his friend Ramon and this means more trouble.
110.
Sally of the Subway (1932) as Von Trump
111.
From Broadway to Cheyenne (1932) as Louis
When Owens' gang shoots it out in a New York nightclub, detective Breezy Kildare is wounded. After he recovers he takes a vacation at his father's ranch in Wyoming. Here he meets Owens again and finds him running a protection racket. When Breezy tries to stop him, Owens makes plans to eliminate Breezy.
112.
Texas Buddies (1932) as Kincaid
113.
Sin's Pay Day (1932) as Louie Joe
114.
Subway Express (1931) as Tony
115.
Night Beat (1931) as Italian
116.
The Lion and the Lamb (1931) as Second lascar
117.
The Bad Man (1930) as José
118.
Those Who Dance (1930) as
A policeman doubles as a gunman to get in with the mob.
119.
Big Money (1930) as Waiter
120.
Hawk of the Hills (1929) as Sheckard
121.
The Delightful Rogue (1929) as Hymie
A modern-day pirate vies with a society playboy for the love of a dancer.
122.
The Royal Rider (1929) as Parvene
123.
The Last Command (1928) as Soldier extra
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.
124.
125.
Beware of Blondes (1928) as Portugee Joe
126.
Put 'Em Up (1928) as Lloyd Turner
127.
Virgin Lips (1928) as Patron
128.
129.
The Demon (1926) as Joseph Lomax
130.
Moran of the Mounted (1926) as Dubuc
131.
Stick to Your Story (1926) as Fanatic
132.
Play Ball (1925)
133.
134.
America (1924) as Hikatoo, Chief of Senecas
135.
Plunder (1923)
136.
137.
138.
Rogues and Romance (1920) as Pedro Pezet
139.
140.
Pirate Gold (1920)
141.
The American Way (1919) as Half breed
142.
143.
Here Comes the Bride (1919) as Sevier
144.
A Fallen Idol (1919) as Tushau

Cast (short)

145.
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
This short film takes a humorous look at photography.
146.
Alibi Racket (1935)
This short film focuses on a police interrogation that cracks the false alibi of a criminal.

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