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William Halligan

William Halligan



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Cast (feature film)

The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) as Cap
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as Captain Andy in "Show Boat" number
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as MacGregor
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Judge
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Man at bar
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Sergeant Temple
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
If I'm Lucky (1946) as Bixby
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
San Quentin (1946) as Cartwright
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Within These Walls (1945) as Collins
Dick Tracy (1945) as Mayor
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as Police Captain Perie
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Chief Jennings
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
The Spider (1945) as Police inspector
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) as Buckman
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place.
The Stork Club (1945) as Barney, theatrical agent
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''''s life.
The Great Mike (1944) as Doc Scott
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Capt. Bradley
The Hairy Ape (1944) as Lieutenant
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
Show Business (1944) as Stage manager
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
He's My Guy (1943) as [Martin] Elwood
Vaudeville performers Van Moore (Dick Foran) and Terry Allen (Irene Hervey) split up after a quarrel. Terry moves in with Madge Donovan (Joan Davis), a dancing comedienne friend. She gets a job as secretary to Kirk (Donald Douglas), personnel manager of a defense plant, and conceives the idea of staging a talent show from among the workers. She sends for Van to help her stage the show but he arrives and finds her with Kirk and they break up again. When the show goes on, Kirk takes bows for its success. When it comes Terry's turn to sing, she is terrified without Van. But when she hears her accompaniment, she knows it is Van playing it, and walks out on the stage to find him at the piano. Madge tells the plant president (Samuel S.Hinds) that Van, not Kirk, really produced the show and he announces that Van and Terry are now co-directors of the entertainment for all the company's plants.
The Black Hills Express (1943) as Marshal Harvey Dorman
Riders of the Deadline (1943) as Simon Crandall
With writer Bennett Cohen recycling the same script he had used at Republic in 1941 for Don Barry's "Desert Bandit", this 50th entry in the "Hopalong Cassidy" series finds Ranger Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) falling into disrepute and leaving the service, because of the death of his pal and young protege Tim Mason (Richard Crane), who had lost his good standing through the suspicion that he was implicated with a band of smugglers, who had been using his ranch as a hideout. With the aid of his pals, California Carlson (Andy Clyde) and Jimmy Rogers (Jimmy Rogers), Cassidy tracks down the outlaw gang, invades their hideout, and captures or kills the leaders, and regains both his and Tim's good names, while revealing his discharge from the Rangers was a plot hatched by him and Ranger Captain Jennings (Herbert Rawlinson).
The Leopard Man (1943) as Brunton
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
The Seventh Victim (1943) as Radeaux
A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists.
Dixie (1943) as Publisher
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."
Pilot #5 (1943) as Bartender
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Coney Island (1943) as Policeman
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Jive Junction (1943) as Maglodian
A classical music student defies his teachers to organize an all-girl swing band.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Evan Webb
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
The Remarkable Andrew (1942) as Mr. Bricker
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Miller, the gateman
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Higgins
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
The Big Street (1942) as Detective
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
Remember the Day (1942) as Tom Hanlon
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Broadway Big Shot (1942) as Warden Collins
Moontide (1942) as Bartender [Charlie]
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
Foreign Agent (1942) as [Bob] Davis
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Sgt. McNamara
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) as Norman Kenly
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Desk sergeant
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) as Toastmaster
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941) as Franklin
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
Double Cross (1941) as Mayor Frawley
Paper Bullets (1941) as Chief Flynn
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
Playmates (1941) as Mr. Loomis
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
Accent on Love (1941) as Drunk
Murder Among Friends (1941) as Dr. James Gerald
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Bartender
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Mr. Burton
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
Mr. Celebrity (1941) as Daniel Mason
The grandparents (James Halligan and Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Buzzy Henry), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody rather than that of his uncle, Jim King (James Seay), a racetrack veterinary, as they object to the track enviroment in which he is being raised. Their destinies become entwined with that of former silent-film stars Francis X. Bushman and Clara Kimball Young and ex-heavyweight champion James J."Jim" Jeffries, and that of a broken-down race horse named "Mr. Celebrity." The tagline tells it all.
Emergency Landing (1941) as [George B.] Lambert
Blonde Comet (1941) as Cannonball Blake
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) as J. R. Gillespie
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Ralph Russell
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
Hired Wife (1940) as Latimer
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.
Earl of Puddlestone (1940) as Henry Potter-Potter
'Til We Meet Again (1940) as Bartender on boat
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as First man in nightclub
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Crooner (1932) as Theater manager
A saxophone player rises to fame as a singing star.
Lady and Gent (1932) as Doc Hayes
Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.
By Whose Hand? (1932) as Detective
An escaped killer stalks the man who had turned him in.
Blessed Event (1932) as Herbert Flint
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
Public Defender (1931) as Auctioneer
A bank failure could land one of its executives in jail.
Follow the Leader (1930) as Bob Sterling
The Wonder Man (1920) as "Bubbles"

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