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Cast (feature film)

1.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Musician
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
2.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Pirate
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
3.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Man with a whip
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
4.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as Craig's man
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend''''s son.
5.
Li'l Abner (1959) as Policeman
The residents of Dogpatch fight to persuade the government not to use their town as a nuclear testing ground.
6.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Policeman
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
7.
Beau James (1957) as Reporter
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
8.
Omar Khayyam (1957) as Commander
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
9.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Director
10.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Doorman at "Copa"
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
11.
The Sad Sack (1957) as Two-star Air Force general
A hopelessly innocent private gets himself kidnapped in Morocco.
12.
Showdown at Abilene (1956) as Cattleman
13.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Television crew member
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
14.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as High-ranking officer/Taskmaster/Slave/Officer
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'.
15.
Pardners (1956) as Carol's cowhand
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
16.
The Court Jester (1956) as King's man
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
17.
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Bernardo, Maggiorin's ruffian
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
18.
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953) as Major
In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard (Leo Genn), a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria (Dorothy Bromley), Hester (Audrey Dalton) and Violet (Joan Elan), along with the housekeeper, Thelma (Elsa Lancaster), who has raised the girls since childhood. Other than their father, the girls have never seen another man. Halyard is informed that 1500 U.S. Marines will soon arrive to establish an air base on the island. Halyard is rather apprehensive over the prospect of his daughters, who have never met another man, being thrown together with 1500 Marines who haven't seen a woman in months.
19.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) as Stuntman
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
20.
Flight to Tangier (1953) as Morrocan
At the Tangier airport, a group of people await the arrival of a mysterious plane from behind the Iron Curtain. The reception committee includes Susan, an American; Gil Walker, a free-booting pilot; Danzer, a black market operator; and Danzer's girlfriend, Nicki. The plane crashes and burns. No survivors are found, nor are any corpses. Soon the search begins for a missing courier worth $3 million.
21.
Houdini (1953) as Sailor
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
22.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Tim
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
23.
Arrowhead (1953) as Cavalryman
An Army scout and an Indian chief resolve their differences in single combat.
24.
The War of the Worlds (1953) as Big guy
A scientist on vacation stumbles upon a Martian invasion.
25.
Pony Express (1953) as Miller, clerk
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickcok fight to create a pony express route in California.
26.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Canvas man
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
27.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) as Krafstein
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
28.
Hurricane Smith (1952) as Sailor
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
29.
Something to Live For (1952) as Pharaoh
30.
Flame of Araby (1952) as
31.
Carrie (1952) as Bartender
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
32.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
33.
At Sword's Point (1952) as Captain regent guard
The children of the Three Musketeers swing into action against a traitor.
34.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as Policeman
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
35.
The Racket (1951) as Day duty sergeant
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
36.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Sergeant of detectives
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
37.
The Fat Man (1951) as Guard
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
38.
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as Crony
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
39.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Mail clerk
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...
40.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) as Reporter
A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder.
41.
Union Station (1950) as Doctor
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
42.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Philistine soldier/Guest/Courtier/Spectator
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
43.
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950) as
Two zany wrestling promoters join the French Foreign Legion by mistake.
44.
Let's Dance (1950) as Captain
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
45.
Mr. Music (1950) as Cop
46.
Whispering Smith (1949) as Railroad man
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
47.
The Accused (1949) as Detective
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
48.
Sorrowful Jones (1949) as Attendant
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
49.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Reporter
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
50.
The Great Lover (1949) as Soldier
The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys. Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim?
51.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Jailer
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
52.
The Paleface (1948) as Bob
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
53.
Joan of Arc (1948) as French soldier
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
54.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as
55.
The Big Clock (1948) as Guard, Janoth Building
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
56.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as M.P. in corridor
57.
Hazard (1948) as Taxicab driver
58.
Unconquered (1947) as Zeke/Indian
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
59.
Where There's Life (1947) as Airport attendant
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
60.
Variety Girl (1947) as Makeup man
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
61.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Officer
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
62.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
63.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Bandit/swordsman
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
64.
Without Reservations (1946) as Chauffeur
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
65.
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Guard
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
66.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
67.
Lost in a Harem (1944) as Guard
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
68.
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Candidate
69.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as U.S. sailor
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
70.
Let's Face It (1943) as Soldier
71.
The Man from Down Under (1943) as Newsman
A World War I veteran sneaks two orphans back to his native Australia.
72.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Ambulance driver
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
73.
Paris Calling (1942) as Gestapo
74.
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Reporter
75.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Photographer
76.
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942) as Photographer
77.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Slim, member of 'Falcon' crew
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
78.
Broadway Limited (1941) as State trooper
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
79.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Bailiff
A wrongly executed man seeks revenge on the mobsters who framed him after his brain is placed into the body of an ape.
80.
Bad Man from Red Butte (1940) as Brady
81.
Seven Sinners (1940) as Sailor
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
82.
Mystery Sea Raider (1940) as August, German seaman
83.
Love Thy Neighbor (1940) as Lifeguard
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
84.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Young man
85.
86.
Let Us Live (1939) as Cop
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
87.
Rio (1939) as
88.
The Lady Objects (1938) as Draftsman
89.
Man-Proof (1938) as Man in drawing room
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
90.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Defense attorney's assistant
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
91.
Women of Glamour (1937) as
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
92.
A Star Is Born (1937) as
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
93.
The Cowboy Star (1936) as Leading man
A cowboy movie star retires to Arizona to fight bad guys for real.
94.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) as Ben
An American orphan discovers he is heir to a British title.
95.
High Tension (1936) as Draftsman
96.
The Garden of Allah (1936) as Anteoni's lieutenant
A monk deserts his calling to marry a beautiful woman he meets in the Sahara.
97.
The Girl Friend (1935) as
98.
Metropolitan (1935) as Chorus man
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
99.
College Rhythm (1934) as Stacey quarterback
100.
The Scarlet Empress (1934) as A guard
A young innocent masters the decadent ways of Imperial Russia in order to reign as Catherine the Great.
101.
Blonde Venus (1932) as A guard
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

102.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Stunts
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
103.
The Court Jester (1956) as Double for Basil Rathbone
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.

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