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Cast (feature film)

Family Honeymoon (1949) as Stewart
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
The Life of Riley (1949) as
A factory worker tries to cope when his daughter dates the boss's son.
The Wyoming Bandit (1949) as Doctor
Deputy Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to Dry Wells to bring in Wyoming Dan. He arrives just after a robbery where a man has been killed. He then finds Wyoming only to learn that the murdered man was Wyoming's son. Instead of bringing him in, the two join up and go after the killer.
Highway 13 (1949) as Norris
Prince of the Plains (1949) as Tim
Gun Law Justice (1949) as Bill Thorpe
Singing cowpoke Wakely and his comic sidekick Taylor help a bandit give up the lawless life and follow the trail of the straight and honorable life.
Outlaw Brand (1948) as Tom Chadwick
Heart of Virginia (1948) as Dr. Purdy
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Judge
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
Carson City Raiders (1948) as John Davis
Frazier is out to stop Nugget's freight line. He has Starky impersonate the notorious outlaw Fargo Jack. But Rocky quickly realizes that the new Sheriff Tom was the real Fargo Jack and he sets out to trap the gang.
Marshal of Amarillo (1948) as James Underwood
The Denver Kid (1948) as Doctor
When Border Patrol Lieut. Roberts is killed, it appears that his brother Tim was the killer. To clear the Robert's name for his boss, Lieut. Rocky Lane heads south of the border posing as an outlaw. He hopes to get in with the gang and find Tim who is using an assumed name. As always, Nugget is there to help.
West of Dodge City (1947) as Officer manager
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Mr. Krock
Something in the Wind (1947) as Bronston
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as
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.
California (1947) as Joe, chauffeur
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Alias Billy the Kid (1946) as Ed Pearson
Texas Ranger Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) is given the mission of tracking down the notorious Marshall gang. Uncovering their hideout, he discovers the gang is led by Ann Marshall (Peggy Stewart) and is comprised of three of her ranch-hands, Dakota (Tom London), PeeWee (Russ Whiteman) and Buckskin (Tex Terry). He soon learns that they are the innocent victims of a ring of swindlers and cattle rustlers led by the ruthless Matt Conroy (Roy Barcroft).
Stagecoach to Denver (1946) as Doc Kimball
Lambert has the stagecoach wrecked killing the Commissioner so his phoney replacement can alter Coonskin's land survey. When Red Ryder exposes the survey hoax, Lambert has his stooge Sheriff put Red in jail.
Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946) as Doc Ellis
Redwood Valley residents raise $50,000 for blasting a mountain tunnel to bring a new railroad there. Town leader Bidwell (James Craven) engineers a plot to steal the money and to blame it on the Reno Kid (Bob Steele)who has recently broken out of prison in order to clear himself of false charges that sent him there and caused him to lose his ranch. The badly-wounded sheriff (Tom London) turns his badge over to Red Ryder (Bill Elliott.) Reno visits his wife, Molly (Peggy Stewart) and their ailing son Johnny (John Wayne Wright), and Red, also wounded, is brought there by Little Beaver (Bobby Blake.) There, Red begins to believe Reno's story about being innocent.
Heading West (1946) as Doctor
Conquest of Cheyenne (1946) as Rancher Jones
Red Ryder has to help bring in an oil well on Jackson's ranch. Tom Dean found the oil and has started a well. But banker Tuttle hopes to foreclose on the Jackson ranch and has the oil rig burned down.
Gay Blades (1946) as Babson
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Joe, chauffeur
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.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as
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.
Without Reservations (1946) as Pullman conductor
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
The Locket (1946) as Art critic
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
Home on the Range (1946) as William Jennings "Grizzly" Garth
A cowboy tries to protect wild grizzlies from ranchers who think the bears are decimating their cattle.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Speaker
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
I'll Remember April (1945) as Board member
The Phantom Speaks (1945) as Prison chaplin
Lawless Empire (1945) as Sam Enders
The Durango Kid helps a small-town minister drive off land raiders.
Lone Texas Ranger (1945) as "Iron Mike" Haines
"Iron Mike" Haines (Tom Chatterton), a crooked sheriff, and "Hands" Weber (Roy Barcroft), the town blacksmith, are in cahoots and have been robbing stages, silver mines, etc., and framing innocent ranchers and cowhands with their deeds. They set out to rob the stage and frame Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) for it, but the plan backfires and the sheriff is killed. The sheriff's son, Tommy (Jack McClendon), arrives home from college and is given his dad's job, not knowing he was a crook, and swears to get the man who killed him. Weber tells Tommy that Red killed his dad and Tommy sets out to get Red.
Colorado Pioneers (1945) as Father Marion
In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.
Marshal of Laredo (1945) as Reverend Parker
Cheyenne Wildcat (1944) as Jason Hopkins
Two men are partners of the town bank. When one learns the other has cashed in bonds and replaced them with forgeries, he is murdered. The murdered Banker's adopted daughter takes his place and tries to keep the townspeople from losing their money. She will need help from Red Ryder who in turn will need help from Little Beaver when he gets into trouble.
Marshal of Reno (1944) as Judge Holmes
One of two towns will be selected to be the County Seat and Editor Palmer has a gang working to make sure his town is chosen. Investigating the lawlessness, Red Ryder poses as an outlaw to get into the gang hoping to find out who the boss is. But Palmer knows Red and exposes his true identity when he arrives and Red and Gabby then find themselves prisoners of the gang.
Rosie, the Riveter (1944) as Senator Jones
An American Romance (1944) as Board of directors member
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
Code of the Prairie (1944) as Bat Matson
Tucson Raiders (1944) as Judge James Wayne
In Elliot's initial appearance as Red Ryder, he finds himself framed for murder. Little Beaver then foils the crooked Sheriff's attempt to have Red killed excaping jail. When Hannah Rogers gives the Sheriff a note, Red sees her give him a signal. Gabby lifts the note and Red decodes it. The Duchess then gets a confession from Hannah enabling Red to set out after the outlaws.
Man from Frisco (1944) as Doctor
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Zorro's Black Whip (1944)
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood.
Santa Fe Scouts (1943) as Neil Morgan
Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) as Professor Randolph
An investigator goes after the people who are corrupting the nation's youth by spreading the weed of Satan - Marijuana.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Parson
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Raiders of the Range (1942) as Doc Higgins
Overland Mail (1942)
Government agents Jim Lane (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Sierra Pete (Noah Beery Jr.) are sent to investigate the breakdown of the U.S. Mail delivery in the La Paz country, which is carried by the Overland Company operated by Tom Gilbert (Tom Chatterton) and his daughter Barbara (Helen Parrish.) Aided by their friend, Buckskin Bill Burke (Don Terry), they discover that Frank Chadwick (Noah Beery), using white renegades disguised as Indians, is behind the trouble as he wants the mail franchise owned by Gilbert's stageline.
Honky Tonk (1941) as Citizen
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Desert Bandit (1941) as Captain Banning
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) as Captain Timothy Sheldon
Covered Wagon Days (1940) as Major Norton
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Landlord
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Son of Roaring Dan (1940) as Stuart Manning
Hot Steel (1940) as Director
Pony Post (1940) as [Major] Goodwin
Black Diamonds (1940) as Dr. Lukas
The Trail Blazers (1940) as Major R. C. Kelton
City in Terror (1939) as Police commissioner
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
Dodge City (1939) as Passenger
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
The Big Guy (1939) as Doctor
Arizona Legion (1939) as Commissioner Teagle
A federal agent infiltrates an outlaw band that's taken over a western town.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Lieutenant
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Laugh It Off (1939) as Politician
Kentucky (1938) as
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Under Western Stars (1938) as Congressman Edward H. Marlowe
A singing-cowboy congressman goes to Washington to save ranchers from a power dam.
Hold That Co-Ed (1938) as Political advisor
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
Sandflow (1937) as Sheriff
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Bank manager
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
All-American Sweetheart (1937) as Thatcher
Venus Makes Trouble (1937) as Kenneth Rowland
Sudden Bill Dorn (1937) as Stock Morgan
A Fight to the Finish (1937) as Mayberry
The Toast of New York (1937) as Fisk broker
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936) as Sheriff Blane
The Price of Silence (1921) as Lennox Dunbar
The Price of Silence (1920) as Lennox Dunbar
Her Husband's Friend (1920) as Princeton Hadley
Would You Forgive? (1920) as John Cleveland
The Gilded Dream (1920) as Jasper Halroyd
Whither Thou Goest (1917) as Tom Van Wye
Bluff (1916) as Harold Wainwright
A Soul Enslaved (1916) as Richard Newton
Shorty Escapes Marriage (1914) as Tom Crowne
The Voice at the Telephone (1914) as Dick Carson

Cast (short)

Old Hickory (1940)
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.
The Bill of Rights (1939)
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
This short historical film focuses on the creation of the Monroe Doctrine. Vitaphone Release 9436-9437.
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
This short film offers an account of the meeting of the Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Vitaphone Release 8874-8875.

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