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Cast (feature film)

Scaramouche (1952) as Innkeeper
In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.
The Merry Widow (1952) as Footman
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Junction City (1952) as Boggs
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) as Barber
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
Fury of the Congo (1951) as Professor Dunham
Jungle Jim aids the women of a tribe whose men have been enslaved by a narcotics gang to hunt down a sacred zebra-like animal, called the Okongo. This animal is the source of a powerful drug that the gang intends to exploit. Some of Jim's obstacles include a leopard and a giant desert spider.
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) as Mr. De Witt
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
Lightning Guns (1950) as Crawley
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) as Hootleman
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Doctor
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
The Secret Fury (1950) as Cavendish
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Dakota Lil (1950) as Doctor
The Clay Pigeon (1949) as Motorist
A man awakens from a coma to discover he's accused of treason.
Impact (1949) as Uncle Ben
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
The Life of Riley (1949) as Judge
A factory worker tries to cope when his daughter dates the boss's son.
Strange Bargain (1949) as Canon
A young bookkeeper is framed for his boss''''s murder.
Hollow Triumph (1948) as William
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
Phantom Valley (1948) as Sam Littlejohn
False Paradise (1948) as Professor [Alonzo] Larson
After Bentley sells Professor Larson a worthless ranch, Hoppy tells banker Waite there is silver on the ranch. Waite tells Bentley and Bentley tries to buy it back. When he fails, Waite lends money to finance a mine but puts a 30 day due date on it. Hoppy takes over running the mine but Bentley puts his henchman to work to make sure the venture fails.
Strange Gamble (1948) as Doc White
In the 63rd of the series based on the Clarence E. Mulford character, Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) is working on a counterfeiting case for the government and, with his two pals California Carlson (Andy Clyde) and Lucky Jenkins (Rand Brooks), enters a town where they meet Nora Murray (Elaine Riley) and her brother Sid (William Leicester), who have come to claim the "Silver Belle" mine. The brother is killed by the gang led by Ora Mordigan (James Craven), and Cassidy discovers a lost mine where the gang has been holding John Murray (Herbert Rawlinson), Nora's father, a prisoner and forcing him to print the bogus money.
Money Madness (1948) as Dr. Wagner
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948) as Stage passenger
Small towners kidnap a salesman to help them win a race against their rivals.
High Wall (1948) as Patient
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''''s murder.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Doctor
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Embraceable You (1948) as Justice of Peace
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
Unexpected Guest (1947) as Phineas Phipps
At the reading of his late cousin's will, California learns the estate will be divied among whoever remains of the seven relatives. With one already dead, another immediately murdered, and the Lawyer telling them the ranch is almost worthless, Hoppy investigates. Finding the ranch valuable and the Lawyer embezzling money from it, Hoppy confronts him.
Jewels of Brandenburg (1947) as Professor Barclay
Saddle Pals (1947) as Stimpson
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Mr. Grimsby
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
Magic Town (1947) as Dingle
A political pollster discovers the perfect cross-section of American tastes and fights to keep it that way.
Nobody Lives Forever (1946) as Storekeeper
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
California Gold Rush (1946) as Ernest Murphy
The stagecoaches on the line owned by Colonel Parker (Russell Simpson) are being robbed and the drivers killed, so The Duchess (Alice Fleming), sends for Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott). Businessman Ernest Murphy (Joel Friedkin), and his gang of outlaws that include the whistling Chopin (Dick Curtis), gets hold of the letter that the Duchess wrote Red and hires the Idaho Kid (Wen Wright) to waylay him. But Red gets the drop on Idaho instead, and then poses as him and joins the gang. Murphy, realizing that Red isn't the man he hired, frames Red for stealing an ore shipment. Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) helps Red escape from the Sheriff (Tom London) and his posse, and they set about to track down the gang.
Night Train to Memphis (1946) as Minister
Easy to Wed (1946) as Justice of the peace
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
Music for Millions (1945) as
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Judge
Sagebrush Heroes (1945) as Dr. Webb
This 1944 Columbia western starring Charles Starrett finds Steve Randall (Charles Starrett) forming a radio show with Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and his Saddle Pals, and are in town for a rodeo. Reporter Connie Pearson (Constance Worth) persuades them to visit Marty Jones (Elvin Fields), a fatherless boy, who has been sent to a boy's home after stealing Steve's wallet, ran by Tom Goodwin (Forrest Taylor.) Marty tells Steve that the home is a phony and is a front for cattle rustlers. Steve passes the information on to Connie, who doesn't believe him, so he and Jimmy wire the ranch for sound. They are caught and Goodwin turns them over to Sheriff Barnes (Edmund Cobb), and then plans to skip the country. Singer/band leader Ozie Waters and his Colorado Hill-Billies are also featured.
The Great John L. (1945) as Michael Sullivan
The Clock (1945) as Foreigner in subway
A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.
Murder, He Says (1945) as Tunk Thorsen
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) as Newspaper editor
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945) as Station agent
Twice Blessed (1945) as Mr. Winters
Twin sisters set a parent trap to reunite their divorced mother and father.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Waiter
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Sundown Valley (1944) as Joe Calloway
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Harris, Justice of the peace
Experiment Perilous (1944) as Brakeman
A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband.
Uncertain Glory (1944) as Veterinary
A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.
Wyoming Hurricane (1944) as Dan Foster
Frontier Fury (1943) as Doc Hewes
Indian Agent Steve Langdon is dismissed from his job when a money shipment he was transporting is robbed. He fought with one of the robbers and saw a tattoo on his arm. Later when Stella arrives Steve learns she was jilted by Dan Bentley, the man with that tattoo. So Steve puts her to work in a medicine show hoping she will be seen by one of Bentley's men.
Petticoat Larceny (1943) as Judge
A radio actress researches a role by mixing with gangsters.
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) as Joel Painter
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
The Cyclone Kid (1942) as Judge Phillips
The Sombrero Kid (1942) as Uriah Martin
A U.S. marshal is murdered by a gang run by the town boss. The marshal's son poses as an outlaw to infiltrate the gang and bring them to justice.
Pardon My Gun (1942) as Jeff
I Married an Angel (1942) as Board member
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
Reunion in France (1942) as Frenchman
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
The Devil's Trail (1942) as Dr. Willowby
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill Hickok and Marshal Tex Martin comes to get him. Later when Hickok saves Tex's life, the two join up and return to Tiburon to try and bring in McQuade and his gang.
Laugh Your Blues Away (1942) as Actor
Bad Men of the Hills (1942) as Judge Malotte
U.S. Marshal Dave Upjohn (John Shay) arrives in Sundown to investigate reports of lawlessness and is met by Sheriff Mace Arnold (Alan Bridge) and his deputy, Lefty Brant (Dick Botiller.) Knowing that an investigation will disclose that they have being using their office to rob the ranchers, they murder Upjohn. When his son Steve (Charles Starrett), posing as Steve Carlton, learns of the murder, he vows vengeance. Arnold's gang captures him, knocks him unconscious, ties him to his horse and then drives the animal into Chimney Hole, trusting that the canyon's tough residents will kill him for prying into their affairs. Steve soon learns that, rather then being outlaws, the people of Chimney Hole are really upstanding ranchers who have fled there to get away from Arnold and his gang. At first, Steve suspects the leader, Lucky Shelton (Russell Hayden), of being responsible for the murder, but Harmony Haines (Cliff Edwards), proves to him that Arnold was the man responsible. The ranchers agree to cooperate with Steve in an effort to drive Arnold from office. He and Lucky ride to town where they offer to pay Arnold $8,000 in "back taxes" as a bribe to make peace. When he accepts the bribe, the honest citizens break in and a gun-fight battle ensues.
Raiders of the Range (1942) as Ambrose
Smith of Minnesota (1942) as Kiekenapp
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Ed Gunther
Borrowed Hero (1941) as
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Mr. Perkins
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Postmaster
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Father
Riders of the Badlands (1941) as Doctor
When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky gradually realizes what happened and forges a release for Steve. With the Rangers after them they head out hoping to catch Collins.
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (1940) as Coroner Dodson
The Last Alarm (1940) as Burt Stafford

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