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Max Hoffman Jr.

Max Hoffman Jr.



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Cast (feature film)

The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Sergeant
A downed pilot enlists a Dutch girl to help him elude the Nazis.
Freckles Comes Home (1942) as Hymie
Man from Headquarters (1942) as Louis Padroni
Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann and, before he gets another reporting job, has to pawn his engraved revolver with a fence in league with the gangsters also part of Pardoni's mob. The gang gets the revolver from the fence and plant it at their next job, but Larry is on their trail and captures them at the pawn shop.
Black Dragons (1942) as Kearney
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick Martin is assigned to the case that everyone's true motives and identities are revealed.
Cadets on Parade (1942) as Coach
Austin Shannon (Freddie Bartholomew), after showing cowardice in sports and unable to adjust to student life, decides he is a misfit at military school and runs away. He meets newsboy Joe Novak (Jimmy Lydon)and they become friends. A $1000 reward is posted for Freddie's return but Joe doesn't take advantage of it. Joe desires an education so Austin tutors him, while Joe teaches Austin how to box, play baseball and football...without flinching (no small task indeed when working with a Freddie Bartholomew character.)
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Orderly
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Out of the Fog (1941) as Taxi driver
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Charlie
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Policeman
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941) as Policeman
An accident-prone reporter stumbles into love and a big story.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Squadron C.O.
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
Highway West (1941) as Cop
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Publicity man
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Warden's clerk
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Policeman
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as Gangster
Money and the Woman (1940) as Detective
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Virginia City (1940) as Union sergeant
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
A Fugitive from Justice (1940) as Officer
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Driver
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Frayne
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Kid Nightingale (1939) as Fitts
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Steel worker
Undercover Agent (1939) as
A small-town postal clerk tries to land a government inspector''''s job by hunting down counterfeiters.
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Coach
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
King of the Underworld (1939) as Second policeman
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Drilling officer
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Ambush (1939) as Sam Moore
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Second chauffeur
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Cowboy Quarterback (1939) as Lon Ring
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Guard Sheldon
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
Sky Giant (1938) as Brown
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Sergeant Connors
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
Accidents Will Happen (1938) as Doc
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
Swing It, Sailor! (1938) as Bos'n Hardy
Girls on Probation (1938) as Officer
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
The Great Waltz (1938) as Revolutionary
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
Block-Heads (1938) as Reporter
Chaos erupts when a man tries to help an old war buddy.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Doorman
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
Daredevil Drivers (1938) as Joe Bailey
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937) as Butch [Frame]
A crooked sheriff tries to pin a rancher''''s death on the victim''''s son.
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937) as Apache Kid
Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Officer of the day
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
I Promise to Pay (1937) as Bunny Kent
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
The Game That Kills (1937) as Bill Drake
Tom Ferguson (Ward Bond), star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams (Paul Fix) and Bill Drake (Max Hoffman, Jr.), two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson (Charles Quigley), is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau (Clyde Dilson) who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. He learns that the team, a member of a nation-wide professional league, has been throwing games on the orders of a gambling ring. He meets Betty Holland (Rita Hayworth) the pretty daughter of team coach Joe Holland (J. Farrell MacDonald) and falls in love with her. He plays along with Adams and Drake and learns that the owner, Rudy Maxwell (Arthur Loft), is the head of the gambling ring and has Coach Holland under control because of bad checks written to pay off gambling losses. Reporter Sam Erskine (John Gallaudet) suspecting that the games are being thrown and talks Betty into accepting a job on the Chronicle to find out what she can to protect her father's name. Maxwell discovers Alec's true identity and orders Betty kidnapped, thus ensuring that Alec's play will lead to an Indians' defeat in an important game.
San Quentin (1937) as Wall guard
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Reporter
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Marked Woman (1937) as Third reporter
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936) as Salesman
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
Tough Guy (1936) as Jensen
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
King of Hockey (1936) as Torchy Myers
A hockey star goes blind and has to fight for a new life.
Counterfeit Lady (1936) as Kit
Sailor Be Good! (1933) as "Shakespeare" Hartigan
Angel Citizens (1922) as The doctor

Cast (short)

Campus Cinderella (1938)
After falling in love with a co-ed, a popular basketball star plays for a different college than what his father originally wanted in this musical short. Vitaphone Release 8809-8810.

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