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Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer

Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer



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Also Known As: Died: January 21, 1959
Born: August 7, 1927 Cause of Death: gunshot wounds
Birth Place: Paris, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Defiant Ones (1958) as Angus
Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.
Motorcycle Gang (1957) as Speed
A troublemaker returns to town only to find his old tearaway pals have joined a supervised motorcycle club. Friction erupts between him and the new leader about this goody-goody setup, and about the charms of gang moll Terry.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Savage
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Slave
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'.
Dig That Uranium (1956) as Shifty Robertson
The Bowery Boys battle crooks for control of a uranium mind out West.
Francis in the Navy (1955) as Timekeeper
Not As a Stranger (1955) as Patient
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
The High and the Mighty (1954) as Ensign Keim
When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.
Track of the Cat (1954) as Joe Sam
A murderous panther haunts a dysfunctional pioneer family.
This Is My Love (1954) as Customer
Flight Nurse (1954) as Rifleman
Island in the Sky (1953) as Hopper
A WWII transport plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952) as Pvt. Cronkheit
Pat and Mike (1952) as Busboy
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Messenger boy
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Chuck Norlinger
Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Messenger
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
Cause for Alarm! (1951) as Boy fixing hotrod
A woman fights to intercept a letter in which her husband tries to prove her guilty of murder.
House by the River (1950) as Office boy
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.
Redwood Forest Trail (1950) as "Alfalfa" Donohue
Arthur Cameron (Pierre Watkin) has spent many years establishing the mountain forest community of New Horizon for underprivileged boys. His chief assistant is Hattie Hickory (Jane Darwell) who cooks and acts as a foster mother for the boy. The property is in danger of reverting to Julie Westcott (Jeff Donnell), whose father Sam Westcott (Bob Burns) has recently being killed by riding his horse into a rope stretched across the trail, and she believes the New Horizon boys to be responsible. She is determined to end the Cameron project and to sell the property to lumber king Bart Bryant (Joseph Granby). Actually behind the trouble is her attorney, Craig Danvers (Marten Lamont), who is in debt to Bryant, who has agreed to take the New Horizon property in payment of the debt. Danvers, with the help of his henchmen Curley (John Cason) and Lush Mason (Robert W. Wood), pulled off the killing through one of the New Horizon boys, Two-Bits (Jimmy Ogg), who just thought he was playing a trick on Westcott. Into this situation rides Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a young official of the American Forestry League, and his sidekick "Alfalfa" Donahue (billed as Carl Switzer).
Alias the Champ (1949) as Newsboy
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Messenger
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
State of the Union (1948) as Bellboy
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Big Town Scandal (1948) as Frankie Sneed
Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone (Stanley "Stash" Clements), ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Zoot
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Driftwood (1947) as Messenger
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Gas House Kids Go West (1947) as Alfalfa
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Freddie
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Courage of Lassie (1946) as First youth
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
Gas House Kids (1946) as Sammy Levine
Man Alive (1945) as Ignatius
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife's suitors.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Delivery boy
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
The Great Mike (1944) as Speck
Going My Way (1944) as Herman Langerhanke
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Together Again (1944) as Elevator boy
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Rosie, the Riveter (1944) as Buzz
Shantytown (1943) as Bindy
The Human Comedy (1943) as Auggie
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Dixie (1943) as Boy
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Henry and Dizzy (1942) as Billy Weeks
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Junior [Lemuel P. Twine, Jr.]
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Billy Wiggs
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
Johnny Doughboy (1942) as "Alfalfa"
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Frederick
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Messenger boy
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Reg'lar Fellers (1941) as Bump Hudson
I Love You Again (1940) as Harkspur Jr.
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
Barnyard Follies (1940) as Alfalfa
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Small boy
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Scandal Street (1938) as Bennie Nordskudder
Wild and Woolly (1937) as Zero
Easy to Take (1936) as Alfred Bottle
Kelly the Second (1936) as Boy with stomach ache
A feisty Irish woman turns a truck driver into a championship boxer.
General Spanky (1936) as Alfalfa
Three youngsters get mixed up in a crucial Civil War battle.
Too Many Parents (1936) as "White Gardenia"

Cast (short)

The Big Premiere (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children stage their own premier night in a barn.
Bubbling Troubles (1940)
A boy tries to impress a girl by drinking a "dynamite" brew in this comedic short.
Waldo's Last Stand (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children decide to put on a show to help their friend sell lemonade.
The New Pupil (1940)
In this comedic short, two boys fall in love with a new girl at school, but are forced to join her in a tea party.
Alfalfa's Double (1940)
In this short film, a boy comes face to face with a wealthy lookalike, and the two boys decide to trade places.
All About Hash (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children put on a radio skit to teach their parents not to fight over cooking breakfast hash for dinner.
Good Bad Boys (1940)
Deciding that a life of crime suits them, a gang of children gets mixed up with a real burglar in this comedic short.
Kiddie Kure (1940)
In this comedic short, a gang of children are invited over to dine with a cranky hypochondriac.
Goin' Fishin' (1940)
In this short film, a gang of children face several comedic problems on their fishing trip.
Duel Personalities (1939)
While under a hypnotic spell, a boy thinks he''s one of the Three Musketeers and challenges his friend to a duel in this comedic short.
Auto Antics (1939)
In this short film, a gang of kids join a soap box race hoping to win so that they can take the prize money and get their dog back from the dog-catcher.
Dog Daze (1939)
In this comedic short, a gang of children attempt to round up stray dogs... but are soon accused of dognapping.
Cousin Wilbur (1939)
In this short, a snooty cousin instantly gets on the bad side of a childhood gang of friends.
Tiny Troubles (1939)
In this comedic short, a boy "trades in" his whining baby brother for another baby... who turns out to be a midget criminal.
Joy Scouts (1939)
In this comedic short, a gang of children decide to head off on an unsupervised camping adventure.
Clown Princes (1939)
In this short film, a gang of children raise money through a circus to help their friend to pay rent.
Alfalfa's Aunt (1939)
In this short film, a boy is convinced that his own aunt is plotting to murder him.
Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)
In this short film, a gang of children put an abandoned show boat back to use and put on a show.
Time Out for Lessons (1939)
In this short film, a boy learns the importance of keeping up with his school grades.
Party Fever (1938)
In this comedic short, a group of children compete to become mayor for a day.
Men in Fright (1938)
In this comedic short, a gang of children visit their friend in the hospital, but chaos ensues when someone turns on the laughing gas...
Practical Jokers (1938)
In this comedic short, a practical joker gets his comeuppance from his friends.
Aladdin's Lantern (1938)
In this short film, a gang of children decide to put on a show based on the story of Aladdin.
Dad for a Day (1938)
In this short film, a service station owner falls in love with a widowed woman with a son who runs the lunch counter next door.
Football Romeo (1938)
In this comedic short, a gang of children try to prep up their friend for an upcoming football game, with disastrous results.
The Little Ranger (1938)
After being dumped by his girlfriend, a young boy fantasizes about revenge in a movie theater in this short film.
Rushin' Ballet (1937)
Two boys get trapped in a dance recital in this comedic short film.
Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937)
In this comedic short, a boy abandons his friends to attempt a career as an opera singer.
Hearts are Thumps (1937)
A gang of boys attempt to keep away from girls on St. Valentine''''s Day in this comedic short film.
Bored of Education (1936)
In this short film, two boys fake a toothache to get out of school.
Life Hesitates at 40 (1936)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase finds himself having strange spells in which everything around him appears to stop.
Two Too Young (1936)
A gang of children battle over fireworks in this comedic short film.
Little Sinner (1935)
A boy chooses to skip church to go fishing... with disastrous results in this comedic short.
Southern Exposure (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase pretends to be a wealthy southern plantation owner in order to get a distant relative''''s lawyer husband to help with a lawsuit.

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