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Also Known As: Died: January 13, 1966
Born: October 31, 1880 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United States Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Border Outlaws (1950) as Dial supv
Another in the list of B-westerns made in the early 1950's by the same people (usually changing the name of the production company on each film to get it by the previously-stung exhibitors) and easily avoided if one learns to look out for the names of Spade Cooley or Jack Schwarz. This one has undercover agent Mike Hoskins (Bill Edwards) teaming up with dude ranch proprietor Spade Cooley (Spade Cooley, what else could he play?) to put an end to The Phantom Rider and his seedy gang of diamond smugglers.

Cast (feature film)

That Certain Feeling (1956) as Senator
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-
No Man's Woman (1955) as Philip Grant
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) as Dr. Foster
Cattle Queen (1951) as Judge Whipple
When Queenie Hart brings her cattle to a lawless town be sold, town boss Drake gets the Cattle Inspector to declare them infected. To fight back, Queenie's foreman Bill gets the Warden to release three prisoners into his custody. With women now able to vote, Queenie gets them to elect Bill Sheriff. They are now ready to take on Drake and his men but one of the prisoners is a double-crosser.
Rhubarb (1951) as Mr. Carrol
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
Harriet Craig (1950) as Mr. Norwood
A woman''''s devotion to her home drives away friends and family.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Professor Stratton
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Border Outlaws (1950) as Kimball
Another in the list of B-westerns made in the early 1950's by the same people (usually changing the name of the production company on each film to get it by the previously-stung exhibitors) and easily avoided if one learns to look out for the names of Spade Cooley or Jack Schwarz. This one has undercover agent Mike Hoskins (Bill Edwards) teaming up with dude ranch proprietor Spade Cooley (Spade Cooley, what else could he play?) to put an end to The Phantom Rider and his seedy gang of diamond smugglers.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Mayor Bollen
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1949) as Mr. [Edward] Shaw
Shamrock Hill (1949) as Judge Mayer
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Cabot Winthrop
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Coates
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''''s suffrage movement.
I Surrender Dear (1948) as R. H. Collins
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as University president
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Fun on a Weekend (1947) as Hotel manager
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Rawson
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
Welcome Stranger (1947) as Mr. Tilson
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Little Miss Broadway (1947) as Richard Nichols, I
Judy Gibson (Jean Porter), upon leaving finishing school, goes to meet her relatives, whom she believes to be wealthy and socially prominent. Actually, ther are penniless Broadway characters and, in order to avoid Judy learning the truth, they take possession of a Long Island mansion owned by a thief presently doing time in Sing Sing. Judy arrives with her fiance Dick Nichols (John Shelton) and his father (Douglas Wood), an industrialist who tries to sell worthless stock to Judy's family in order to bolster his shaky fiancial status. They give him $200,000, part of the stashed loot they found belonging to the home-owner thief. The latter escapes from prison. Complications arise. Jerry Wald and his band provide music for Jean Porter's singing, and pert-'n-pretty Porter, as usual, carries the show.
Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947) as Judge Abbott
Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter) is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents (Regina Wallace and Douglas Wood) think. When the show closes, she brings two of her chorus friends, Patti Calhoun (June Preisser) and Vicki Adams (Judy Clark), home with her. In addition to trying to make her friends acceptable to the snooty society of which her family is part, she is also being blackmailed by a rival. She and her two friends win over the blue-bloods with a couple of chorus routines, and she discloses she will be marrying the butler, Tommy Randell (Jimmy Lloyd), rather than the pompous Freddie Ainsley (Rick Vallin).
It Had to Be You (1947) as Mr. Kimberly
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as Tappel
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Hamilton
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Blondie's Big Moment (1947) as Theodore Payson
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Charles Hamilton
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Mr. Dunfee
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Professor Seabright
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Dragonwyck (1946) as Mayor Kravitz
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
The Missing Lady (1946) as Alfred Kester
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston searches for a stolen statue that could solve an art dealer''''s murder.
So Goes My Love (1946) as Preacher
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
Night Editor (1946) as Bank manager
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
Because of Him (1946) as Samuel Hapgood
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Alexander Harmon
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
Patrick the Great (1945) as Sir Orville Armstrong
One Way to Love (1945) as Dignified man
The Stork Club (1945) as Dr. Marston
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''''s life.
The Big Show-Off (1945) as Dr. Dinwiddie
Joe Bagley (Lionel Stander),owner of the Blue Heaven Club,tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott (Arthur Lake)and band vocalist June Mayfield(Dale Evans.) Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional,masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter (George Meeker),also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy,in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg.June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl.
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Dean Flint
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
They Live in Fear (1944) as John Elwood
A refugee escapes the Nazis and comes to America, but he cannot enjoy his new life because he is worried about the family he left behind.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as William Dean Howells
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) as Whitaker
A veteran becomes a singing sensation.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Old man
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Stand by for Action (1943) as Senator Masterman
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
She's for Me (1943) as [Peter] Milbourne
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Chairman
Hers to Hold (1943) as Mr. Cartwright
What a Woman! (1943) as Dean Shaeffer
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
Crazy House (1943) as Studio executive
It's a Great Life (1943) as Insurance doctor
The More the Merrier (1943) as Senator
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
The Good Fellows (1943) as William Drayton
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Commodore
Murder in the Big House (1942) as Bill Burgen
Two reporters take on a murder ring at the state pen.
Parachute Nurse (1942) as Major Devon
Hospital nurses Glenda White (Marguerite Chapman) and Dottie Morrison (Kay Harris) join the newly-formed corps of parachute nurses to be dropped at sites where ordinary medical aide is inaccessible. They discover they have let themselves in for a life of rigorous training governed by strict military rules, with the only bright spots being their instructors, Lieutenant Jim Woods (William Wright) and Sergeant Peters (Frank Sully.) After weeks of arduous training, one of the earlier-entered classes is ready for practice jumps.Tragedy strikes when Gretchen Ernst (Evelyn Wahl), an American-born nurse who has been ostracized because she has a brother in the German army, commits suicide by failing to pull her rip cord during her jump. When it is time for Glenda's class to make their jumps, Glenda remembers Gretchen and cannot summon enough courage to make the leap. Jim and Peters are determined to force her to complete the course.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Hoover
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942) as Dr. Phillips
We Were Dancing (1942) as Colonel Sandys
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Glamour Boy (1941) as Psychiatrist
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
Buck Privates (1941) as Mr. Parker
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
In the Navy (1941) as Admiral Stacey
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) as Mr. Bullard
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
Small Town Deb (1941) as Mr. [Eustace R.] Richards
Family bickering features young daughter (Withers) favored by her father (Kellaway) and older daughter (Wright) by favored by snobbish mother (Alexander).
Honky Tonk (1941) as Governor Wilson
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Love Crazy (1941) as Doctor
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Mr. Barlow
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) as Board member
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.
Sergeant York (1941) as Mayor Hylan
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as President
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) as Vicar
A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I.
Babies for Sale (1940) as Mr. Andrews
A reporter attempts to stop a crooked adoption racket, operating out of a supposedly charitable maternity home.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Walker
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Private Affairs (1940) as Mr. Stanley
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Judge
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Director
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Speidler
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Juarez (1939) as Mr. Hartman
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
Off the Record (1939) as J. W.
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Member of alumni
20,000 Men a Year (1939) as Crandall
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
They All Come Out (1939) as First doctor
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Phillips
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Fisher
Sudden Money (1939) as Mr. Jordan
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Judge
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
The Beloved Brat (1938) as Mr. Butler
A compassionate teacher tries to reach a spoiled tomboy.
I Am the Law (1938) as Berry
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) as Mr. Hanson
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Major General Truson
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Kentucky (1938) as
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Maytime (1937) as Hotel manager
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Mr. Camden
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Over the Goal (1937) as Dr. Marshall
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
Mannequin (1937) as Rogers
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Guns of the Pecos (1937) as Governor
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
Dangerously Yours (1937) as Walter Chandler
A detective (Romero) poses as a jewel thief and joins a bunch of other crooks sailing from Europe to New York in search a famous gem. He falls in love with one of the crooks (Brooks).
Great Guy (1937) as Mayor
It's the New York Department of Weights and Measures vs. a systematic effort to cheat the public by giving them less product than they pay for...organized by crooked city alderman Marty Cavanaugh, who put the last chief deputy inspector in the hospital. The new man, pugnacious Johnny Cave, steps on the toes of influential merchants and gets increasing pressure, both political and strong-arm, to desist. Will the luck (if not the pluck) of the Irish pull him through?
Born Reckless (1937) as Mayor
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Admiral
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
On the Avenue (1937) as Mr. Trivet
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) as Renald C. Brownley
Perry Mason tries to find out if a long-lost heiress is the real thing.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Selim
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
West of Shanghai (1937) as Myron Galt
A Chinese warlord holds three fugitives prisoner.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Henry Maxwell
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Two in a Crowd (1936) as Ralston
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
Wedding Present (1936) as Willett
Navy Born (1936) as Mr. Strickland
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as General Ewing
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Professor Dutton
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Commodore David G. Farragut
Parole! (1936) as Parole board chairman
Dracula's Daughter (1936) as Dr. Townsend
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Love in Bloom (1935) as Rector
College Scandal (1935) as Dean Traynor
The President Vanishes (1935) as Roger Grant
A Night at the Ritz (1935) as Chairman
A publicist doesn''''t know that his famous chef client can''''t cook.
The Wedding Night (1935) as Heywood
A married author falls for the beautiful farm girl whose inspiration has saved him from writer's block.
The Great Impersonation (1935) as Lord Allison
Special Agent (1935) as Judge
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
Dangerous (1935) as Elmont
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''''s fallen in love with.
Spring Tonic (1935) as Mr. Ingals
College Rhythm (1934) as Second tramp
Great Expectations (1934) as Wopsle
Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events.
The Trumpet Blows (1934) as Señor Ramirez
Bottoms Up (1934) as Baldwin
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
The Fountain (1934) as De Greve

Cast (short)

Teddy the Rough Rider (1940)
This short film follows the political career of president Theodore Roosevelt. Vitaphone Release 9666-9667.
The Man in the Barn (1937)
This short film examines several stories revolving around John Wilkes Bookes.

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