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Also Known As: Died: September 5, 1953
Born: August 15, 1882 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Call of the Heart (1928) as Director
Wolf's Trail (1927) as Director
Melodies (1926) as Director
False Friends (1926) as Director
The Ghetto Shamrock (1926) as Director
Winking Idol, The (1926) as Director
Wolves of the Air (1926) as Director
Her Own Story (1926) as Director
The Four From Nowhere (1925) as Director
Range Blood (1924) as Director
Western Yesterdays (1924) as Director
Western Feuds (1924) as Director
Midnight Shadows (1924) as Director
Lash of the Whip (1924) as Director
A Rodeo Mixup (1924) as Director
The Diamond Bandit (1924) as Director
Cupid's Rustler (1924) as Director
The Lash of Pinto Pete (1924) as Director
The Cowboy Prince (1924) as Director
Fighting Skipper, The (1923) as Director
Angel Citizens (1922) as Director
Cross Roads (1922) as Dir?
Trail's End (1922) as Director
Thundering Hoofs (1922) as Director
They're Off (1922) as Director
So This Is Arizona (1922) as Director
Gold Grabbers (1922) as Director
Storm Girl (1922) as Director
The Heart of Lincoln (1922) as Director
Cyclone Bliss (1921) as Director
The Stampede (1921) as Director
I Am the Woman (1921) as Director
Great Reward, The (1921) as Director
The Man from Nowhere (1920) as Director
Mystery of 13, The (1920) as Director
Thunderbolt Jack (1920) as Director
Crimson Shoals (1919) as Director
Mystery Ship, The (1918) as Director
Berlin Via America (1918) as Director
The Craving (1918) as Director
Silent Mystery, The (1918) as Director
Purple Mask, The (1917) as Director
Who Was the Other Man? (1917) as Director
The Avenging Trail (1917) as Director
Chicken-Hearted Jim (1916) as Director
Bandit's Wager, The (1916) as Director
Lumber Yard Gang, The (1916) as Director
The Campbells Are Coming (1915) as Director
Broken Coin, The (1915) as Director
Three Bad Men and a Girl (1915) as Director
Doorway of Destruction, The (1915) as Director
Mysterious Rose, The (1914) as Director
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery (1914) as Director
The Phantom Violin (1914) as Director
Washington at Valley Forge (1914) as Director
Custer's Last Fight (1913) as Director
Madonna of the Slums, The (1913) as Director

Cast (feature film)

The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Feeney
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as Old gentleman
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
The Lawless Breed (1953) as Old timer
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
The Marshal's Daughter (1953) as Gramps
Produced by Ken Murray strictly as a vehicle for Laurie Anders, his curvy protege from his television show and billed above the title and first billed in the cast as Laurie ("I-like-the-wide-open-spaces") Anders, which was her catch-line phrase and how she was introduced and known. This is neither a comedy, satire or parody---missing badly on all attempts at such---and isn't much of a western either, even by bottom-of-the-barrel B-standards. The plot by veteran B-western villain player Bob Duncan, who did manage to write himself the best role in the movie, relative to there being no good roles in this movie, has town banker Anderson (Robert Bray as Bob Bray), the secret head of an outlaw gang, trying to organize a Cattleman's Association and not getting any takers. He sends for Trigger Gans (Bob Duncan) to act as a persuader. But a mysterious, masked rider known as El Coyote begins to resist. El Coyote is of course Laurie Dawson (Laurie Anders as Laurie "I-like-the-wide-open-spaces" Anders), daughter of retired Marshal and rancher Ben Dawson (Hoot Gibson), and her El Coyote role ensured that whoever stunt-doubled her would wear pads where no stunt man ever wore them, with the possible later exception of Dean Smith doubling Maureen O'Hara in "McLintock." The heroines that Dave Sharpe doubled in Republic serials weren't built like Laurie Anders. Producer Ken Murray, as a riverboat gambler named Sliding Bill Murray, rolls into town on the same stage as Trigger Gans, and then promptly engages Preston Foster, Johnny Mack Brown,Jimmy Wakely and Buddy Baer(in cameo roles) in a blackout-skit poker game written by himself, which had to have been even more painful for the participants than the viewers. Ralph Staub used to get better stuff than this in his "Screen Snapshots" just roaming around Columbia's backlot and interviewing Smiley Burnette and Ringeye.
The Quiet Man (1952) as Tobin
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
Toughest Man in Arizona (1952) as Hanchette
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him.
Wagon Master (1950) as Mr. Peachtree
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
Father Makes Good (1950) as Fisherman
3 Godfathers (1949) as Drunk
Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.
San Antone Ambush (1949) as Major J. B. Farnsworth
Frontier Investigator (1949) as Ed Garnett
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) as Bartender
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
Fort Apache (1948) as Fink
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948) as Checker
Small towners kidnap a salesman to help them win a race against their rivals.
The Far Frontier (1948) as Alf Sharper
Eyes of Texas (1948) as Thaddius Cameron
A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots with Ford's long-lost nephew and a pack of killer dogs to get it. U.S. Marshal Roy Rogers puts an end to her plans.
The Timber Trail (1948) as Ralph Baker
The Plunderers (1948) as Barnaby
A cavalry officer must join forces with an outlaw he has been tracking to fight a Sioux war party.
California (1947) as Jessie
"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.
Unconquered (1947) as Frontiersman
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
High Tide (1947) as Pop Garrow
A reporter hires a bodyguard to protect him from a gang boss he has been investigating. After a car accident traps the two of them inside the car with the tide coming in, the reporter recounts for his bodyguard the circumstances leading up to their predicament.
Bandits of Dark Canyon (1947) as Horse trader
As prisoner Ed Archer is being transferred, the stage is attacked and crashes. Archer escapes the attackers but Ranger Rocky Lane catches up with him. As Rocky is bringing him in, Archer is attacked again. Somebody wants Archer killed and Rocky, now suspecting Archer is innocent, decides to find out who and why.
Driftwood (1947) as Abner Green
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.
My Darling Clementine (1946) as Town drunk
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous find Jeff.
Accomplice (1946) as Pete Connors
Private detective Simon Lash (Richard Arlen) and his assistant Eddie Slocum (Tom Dugan) are hired by Joyce Bonniwell (Veda Ann Borg) to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell (Edward Earle.) They learn from Mr. Springer (Herbert Rawlinson), president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price (Marjorie Manners) is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker (Archie Twitchell as Michael Branden), Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive.
Renegades (1946) as Eph
A prominent citizen''''s daughter marries an outlaw''''s son.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Heckler
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Mom and Dad (1945) as Country doctor
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Heckler
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Ranch owner
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Wilson (1945) as
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Merchant seaman
State Fair (1945) as R. C. Martin, Whirlwind's owner
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
The White Gorilla (1945) as Stacey
A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights the king of the black gorillas while we are told by a narrator that the fate of Africa hangs in the balance. The movie was made by editing some 1947 acting into footage from a 1927 silent serial, Perils of the Jungle, starring Frank Merrill the fifth screen Tarzan.
Wildfire (1945) as Ezra Mills
Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, Happy catches the outlaws but the Judge not only releases them, he discharges the Sheriff and tries to arrest Happy for rustling. Happy escapes and he and the Sheriff then set out to prove who the real rustlers are.
Hangover Square (1945) as Ogilby
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
San Antonio (1945) as Old cowboy
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) as Drunk pirate
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Bowery Champs (1944) as Scoop
Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.
The Climax (1944) as
Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer's fiancée (Bey) rushes to save her in the film's climax.
Home in Indiana (1944) as Ed
A troubled teen gets a new future when he moves to the country to raise a racehorse.
The Big Bonanza (1944) as Daly
The Big Noise (1944) as Station attendant
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Desert rat
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Girls in Chains (1943) as Jury foreman
A teacher in a women''''s reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away.
The Desperadoes (1943) as Hank
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Alva "Dad" Hardwick
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Tavern keeper
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
The Vanishing Virginian (1942) as Mountaineer
A conservative southern patriarch tries to cope with changing times.
Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942) as Bartender
King of the Mounties (1942)
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata (Abner Biberman), Count Baroni (Nestor Pavia) and Marshal von Horst (Wilheim/William von Brincken using his WW II alias of William Vaughn), chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent (George Irving), and his daughter Carol (Peggy Drake) arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper (Douglass Dumbrille.) RCMP Sergeant Tom King (Allan Lane) attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) as Caretaker
In the shadows of the night Dudley Wolff (Paul Harvey), his secretary Alfred Dunning (Robert Emmett Keane), and his doctor, Haggard (Henry Wilcoxin), bury a body in the estate cemetary. At the house, Wolff's daughter Catherine (Marjorie Weaver) arrives unexpectedly and tells her step-mother Anne Wolff (Helene Reynolds) that she has just been married to Roger Blake (Richard Derr) who will be along in a few days. Cathy retires and is awakened by a mysterious assailant who fires a shot at her, but her parents tell her she was just dreaming. Wolff goes to the cemetary and finds the body missing. The scared Cathy calls in fast-talking private detective Mike Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) and, since her father doesn't like detectives, she introduces him as her husband. That evening Shayne hears a shot and finds that Haggard has been killed. While the police are questioning the family, the lights go out and a shot is fired from outside.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Veteran
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Western Union (1941) as Stagecoach driver
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
Tobacco Road (1941) as Man on road
A patriarch of a large rural Southern clan are threatened to be thrown off their land.
Last of the Duanes (1941) as Luke Stevens
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
Romance of the Rio Grande (1941) as Stage driver
The Man from Dakota (1940) as Horseman
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
Geronimo (1940) as First scout
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Derek Bluje
Viva Cisco Kid (1940) as Proprieter [of eating house]
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) tells his pal Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin) that "From now on, Amigo, I am through with women" and then a few minutes later, after rescuing Joan Allen (Jean Rogers) from an attempted stage holdup, tells her "...but you, senorita, you are different!" and therein lies the short summary of all of the films in the 20th Century-Fox Cisco Kid series. The padded plot, so exhibitors could tell the entries apart, finds Towash, Texas saloon owner Hank Gunther (Harold Goodwin) plotting with Jesse Allen (Minor Watson), Joan's father, to rob the money missed on the aborted stage holdup from the express company safe rather than report empty-handed to the "Boss"(Stanley Fields). Allen robs the express office, but is seen by Moses (Nigel de Brulier), an old hermit, who tells the boys in the saloon that he doesn't know the robber's name but recognized him as the man he had seen that day with Joan. The latter has convinced her father to return the money and they will go to Arizona. Cisco, also seen that day with Joan, gets blamed for the robbery as Gunther has killed ol' Mose who is no longer around to identify Cisco as not being the robber, and Joan is not willing to implicate her father. It is beginning to look like Cisco is indeed through with women, albeit on an involuntary basis.
South of Pago Pago (1940) as [Peg Legged] Foster
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940) as Court clerk
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) as Frank Ford
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
Bad Lands (1939) as Garth
Indians pick off the members of a posse lost in the desert.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as Joe Boleo
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
Stagecoach (1939) as Sgt. Billy Pickett
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
In Old Chicago (1938) as Driver
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
Change of Heart (1938) as Dog pound man
The Texans (1938) as Uncle Dud
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Grandpa Hatfield
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
Checkers (1938) as Daniel Snodgrass
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as Miner
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
Mannequin (1937) as Tim O'Rourke
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Souls at Sea (1937) as Slaver
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) as Pedro
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
The Road Back (1937) as Street cleaner
A Star Is Born (1937) as William Gregory
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
Slave Ship (1937) as Scraps
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
Paddy O'Day (1936) as Immigration officer [Tom] McGuire
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
Sins of Man (1936) as Town drunk
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
Gentle Julia (1936) as Mr. Tubbs
Little Miss Nobody (1936) as Detective
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.
Educating Father (1936) as Sheriff Hart
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) as Boat captain
An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs. Lowell, her family of suspicious characters, and the spooky, untenanted Colby mansion, where the body turns up during a seance!
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) as John Gaines
The Asian detective investigates threatening letters sent to a circus'''' owner.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Corporal O'Toole
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
This Is the Life (1935) as Sticky [Jones]
The Informer (1935) as Flynn
An Irish rebel turns in his best friend to earn passage money to America, then has to dodge the suspicions of his cohorts.
Goin' to Town (1935) as Sheriff
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...
The Arizonian (1935) as Mayor Ed Comstock
A new marshal teams with an outlaw to straighten out a crooked town.
The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Reporter
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
The County Chairman (1935) as Cattle rancher
The World Moves On (1934) as Legionaire
A Louisiana cotton family fights to survive war and the Depression.
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934) as Hewitt
Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.
Judge Priest (1934) as Juror No. 12
A Southern judge confounds civic leaders with his laid-back approach to his job.
Bachelor of Arts (1934) as Pawnbroker
Cheaters (1934) as
Murder in Trinidad (1934) as Davenant
Man from Monterey (1933) as Don Pablo Gonzales
A U.S. Cavalry officer tries to protect Spanish landowners in California.
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) as Captain Hallett
Smoky (1933) as
Pilgrimage (1933) as Elmer [Briggs]
A possessive mother pushes her son into World War I service rather than see him get married.
Gordon of Ghost City (1933)
A cowboy is hired to track down a gang of rustlers, but gets involved with a beautiful girl trying to run her grandfather's gold mine and other outlaws who are trying to stop her.
Secrets (1933) as
A New England society girl braves the West to help her husband build his fortune.
Thundering Herd (1933) as
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.
Gun Justice (1933) as
Wanting the Lance ranch, Burkett kills Lance and brings in an imposter to pose as the heir Ken Lance. Ken learns of the plan, captures the imposter, and arrives posing as himself. In an ensuing gunfight a man is killed and Ken is in trouble when not only is he accused of the murder, but the imposter escapes and convinces the Sheriff he's the real Ken Lance.
Life in the Raw (1933) as Myles
Destry Rides Again (1932) as Judd Ogden
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
Rider of Death Valley (1932) as Gabe Dillon
Rigby, Larribe, and Grant each have one third of Bill Joyce's map locating his gold mine. The three plus Joyce's sister Helen head for the mine. An accident with a runaway horse carrying supplies leaves them stranded in the desert with very little water.
Tangled Fortunes (1932) as Matt Higgins
Battling With Buffalo Bill (1931)
A western adventure serial in 12 episodes. Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can gain possession of a gold strike discovered in the area. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called in.
Frankenstein (1931) as Second male mourner
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
The Last Ride (1931) as Brady
Seas Beneath (1931) as Trawler captain
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.
Indians Are Coming, The (1930)
1. PALS IN BUCKSKIN: George Woods has found gold and Jack Manning returns east with some for George's brother Tom. Just as he finds Tom's daughter Mary, her team runs away and he drops the gold which Rance Carter picks up. 2. CALL TO ARMS: As Woods is without money, Rance jealous of Mary's attraction to Jack, finances his trip west on the provision that Jack doesn't go. As the wagon train pulls out Jack is arrested for stealing the gold. 3. FURNACE OF FEAR: Released from jail, Jack catches up with the wagon train just as a prairie fire swoops down on Mary. 4. RED TERROR: The Indians attack the wagon train. 5. CIRCLE OF DEATH. Jack's friend Bill retuns with help. During the fight Rance shoots Woods. 6. HATE'S ARVEST: When Jack claims that Rance has the missing gold, they fight and just as Jack knocks him out Jack is shot. 7. HOSTAGE OF FEAR: Mary is kidnaped and Jack trails the kidnapers to an Indian village where Jack is attacked by Indians. 8. DAGGER DUEL: Forced to fight a knife duel, Jack is saved by friend Bill. 9. BLAST OF DEATH: Rance now gets the Indians to go on the war path and they attack. Fleeing into a mine shaft, Jack and Mary are caugh just as an explosive charge goes off. 10. REDSKIN'S REVENGE: When Rance kills the Chief's son and tells the Chief Jack did it, the Chief prepares to kill Jack. 11. FRONTIERS OF FLAME: Escaping from the Indians, Jack trails Mary's captors to a town set aflame by the Indians and finds her trapped in a burning building. 12. TRAIL'S END:
Song of the Caballero (1930) as Don Pedro Madera
Jade Box, The (1930)
One of a group of Americans steals the Jade Box, which holds the secret of invisibility; a murderous Oriental cult wants it back and tracks them down.
Kathleen Mavourneen (1930) as Butler
The Mounted Stranger (1930) as "Spider" Coy
Sons of the Saddle (1930) as "Red" Slade
The Lariat Kid (1929) as Cal Gregg
The Black Watch (1929) as Major McGregor
Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.
The Branded Sombrero (1928) as Link Jarvis
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928) as Lieutenant
A gentle slave tries to survive his sale to a vicious plantation overseer.
The Four-Footed Ranger (1928) as Brom Hockley
Sisters of Eve (1928) as Pritchard
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927) as John Hazzard
The Devil's Saddle (1927) as Pete Hepburn
The Cruise of the Hellion (1927) as Peg-Leg
The Heart of Maryland (1927) as Jeff Davis
Men of Daring (1927) as Black Roger
One Glorious Scrap (1927) as Ralph Curtis
Upstream (1927) as Juggler
Speed Cop (1926) as
The Sign of the Cactus (1925) as Panhandle George
The Taming of the West (1925) as Frosty Miller
The Red Rider (1925) as Brown Bear
The Fighting Heart (1925) as Town Fool
Scar Hanan (1925) as Jury foreman
A Roaring Adventure (1925) as Colonel Burns/Bennett Hardy
Ridin' Thunder (1925) as Frank Douglas
Soft Shoes (1925) as Quig Mundy
Western Yesterdays (1924) as "Twitchie"
The Diamond Bandit (1924) as Friar Aluviscious
Western Feuds (1924) as J. P. Hartley
Hearts of Oak (1924) as
The Measure of a Man (1924) as "Pale" Peter
In the Days of the Covered Wagon (1924) as
Four lifelong friends share one very special summer. Introduced as babies who were born to mothers who met in a prenatal aerobics class, the four grew up together and developed an enduring bond despite their distinctly different emerging personalities. Now, after years of sharing every triumph and l
A Rodeo Mixup (1924) as Her uncle
Lash of the Whip (1924) as "Hurricane" Smith
The Village Blacksmith (1923) as Asa Martin
Mine To Keep (1923) as Jack Deering
Three Jumps Ahead (1923) as Virgil
Thundering Hoofs (1922) as Jimmy
The Boss of Camp 4 (1922) as Dude McCormick
Another Man's Boots (1922) as "The Stranger"
The Heart of Lincoln (1922) as Abraham Lincoln
Storm Girl (1922) as Dr. Blake
They're Off (1922) as Colonel Blake
So This Is Arizona (1922) as Ned Kendall
The Lady From Longacre (1921) as Count de Freitas
Action (1921) as Soda Water Manning
The Stampede (1921) as Robert Wagner
The Man from Nowhere (1920) as The Drunkard
Crimson Shoals (1919) as Jack Quinn, the son/Frederick Fielding, the father/Thomas Fielding, the grandfather
The Craving (1918) as Carroll Wayles
Berlin Via America (1918) as Phil Kelly
John Ermine of the Yellowstone (1917) as John Ermine
Who Was the Other Man? (1917) as James Walbert/Ludwig Schumann
The Campbells Are Coming (1915) as Nana Sahib
Washington at Valley Forge (1914) as The Spy
The Phantom Violin (1914) as Ellis
Pals (1910) as

Writer (feature film)

The Four From Nowhere (1925) as Writer
Range Blood (1924) as Writer
Cupid's Rustler (1924) as Writer
The Diamond Bandit (1924) as Writer
Midnight Shadows (1924) as Writer
A Rodeo Mixup (1924) as Writer
Western Yesterdays (1924) as Adaptation
Lash of the Whip (1924) as Writer
They're Off (1922) as Writer
Crimson Shoals (1919) as Story
The Craving (1918) as Story
The Craving (1918) as Scen
Purple Mask, The (1917) as From Story
Purple Mask, The (1917) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

The Four From Nowhere (1925) as Producer
The Heart of Lincoln (1922) as Producer
Berlin Via America (1918) as Producer
The Campbells Are Coming (1915) as Producer

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, The (1985)
Interviews and film clips pay tribute to the Oscar-winning fantasy filmmaker.

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