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Cast (feature film)

1.
Police Beat (2005)
Z, a West-African immigrant and Seattle bicycle cop, is so preoccupied with his possibly unfaithful girlfriend that he never once acknowledges the criminal world that swirls around him. The crimes Z encounters become mirrors of the his turbulent inner state, allowing him to philosophize about his un
2.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones is blissful and besotted in the arms of gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy. Mark is accomplished, supportive and tolerant of (nearly) all of Bridget's tiny jealousies--why wouldn't every woman in London, including Mark's new long-legged, drop-dead gorgeous, "I-always-say-the-right-thing-at-all
3.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old "singleton" Bridget decides it's time to take control of her life and start keeping a diary.
4.
From Hell (2001) as Hospital Director
Jack the Ripper was the first tabloid star of the twentieth century and remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. After five heinous, ritualistic murders are committed during a ten-week span in London in the Fall of 1888, Scotland Yard Inspector Frederick Abberline's new ass
5.
Greenfingers (2000) as Nigel
Colin Briggs is a man who has given up on life. Nearing the end of a long sentence for murder, Colin is transferred to Edgefield, a minimum security prison in the Cotswolds. Once there, Colin meets Fergus Wilks, an eccentric "lifer" who gives Colin an unwanted packet of seeds as a Christmas present.
6.
Creatures of Light (1993) as Minister
Set in the 1850s on Scotland's remote Isle of Mull, a lame bachelor farmer rescues a mysterious woman who one day washes up half-frozen in a boat with her hands bound.
7.
The Reckoning (1971) as Garner
Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died because of a fight with some anglo-saxon teddy boys. It becomes "a matter of honour" for him, to take his revenge without involving the British police.
8.
Tunes of Glory (1960) as
When a popular colonel loses a promotion, it sets the stage for conflict with his new superior officer.
9.
The Truth About Murder (1946) as Paul Marvin
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
10.
Tokyo Rose (1946) as Timothy O'Brien
11.
The Strange Mr. Gregory (1946) as John Randall
A magician fakes his own death to catch a murderer.
12.
Gilda (1946) as Tom Langford
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
13.
Tarzan and the Amazons (1945) as Andres
Archaeologists trick Boy into helping them find a hidden valley ruled by women.
14.
A Royal Scandal (1945) as Variatinsky
Catherine the Great falls in love with an army officer who is plotting against her.
15.
Grissly's Millions (1945) as Ellison Hayes
16.
Club Havana (1945) as Johnny [Norton]
17.
The Falcon Out West (1944) as Stephen Hayden
A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder.
18.
Heavenly Days (1944) as Dr. George Gallup
When they''''re named Mr. and Mrs. Average Man, a small-town couple embarks on a whirlwind tour of Washington.
19.
Show Business (1944) as Charlie Lucas
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
20.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Lt. Randall
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
21.
Tall in the Saddle (1944) as Harolday
A woman-hating cowboy signs on with a lady rancher.
22.
Behind the Rising Sun (1943) as Clancy O'Hara
A Japanese publisher urges his American-educated son to side with the Axis.
23.
The More the Merrier (1943) as Harding
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
24.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Bill Banning
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
25.
Wintertime (1943) as Jay Rogers
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
26.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Husband
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
27.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Mr. Bowman
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
28.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Lieutenant-commander
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
29.
He's My Guy (1943) as [Charles B.] Kirk
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.
30.
On the Sunny Side (1942) as Mr. [George] Andrews
31.
Daring Young Man (1942) as Karl Rankin
32.
Now, Voyager (1942) as George Weston
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
33.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Clye, FBI
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
34.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942) as Hendricks
35.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Henderson
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
36.
Juke Box Jenny (1942) as Roger Wadsworth
37.
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) as Delbert Thompson
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
38.
Murder Among Friends (1941) as [Joe] Ellis
39.
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Gordon Thomas
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
40.
Melody Lane (1941) as [J. Roy] Thomas
41.
Mercy Island (1941) as Clay Foster
42.
The Great Swindle (1941) as Bill Farrow
43.
Night of January 16th (1941) as Attorney Polk
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
44.
Sleepers West (1941) as Tom Linscott
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
45.
Sergeant York (1941) as Captain Tillman
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
46.
The Get-Away (1941) as Jim Duff
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
47.
A Shot in the Dark (1941) as Roger Armstrong
A reporter and a police detective sort through the clues in a night-club owner''''s murder.
48.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Joe
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
49.
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) as J. O. Harper
On the verge of graduation, a high-school boy decides he needs a social secretary.
50.
Dead Men Tell (1941) as Jed Thomasson
Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor. Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan.
51.
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) as Captain Lewis
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
52.
Island of Doomed Men (1940) as Official
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
53.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as F.B.I. director
54.
Gallant Sons (1940) as [James] Hackberry
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
55.
Flight Command (1940) as 1st duty officer
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
56.
Deadwood Dick (1940)
Columbia's 11th serial (between "Terry and the Pirates" and "The Green Archer") and the first western serial that James W. Horne solo-directed. The standard one-man-to-a-hoss and nobody walks rule of Westerns tended to cramp Horne's usual style of directing, in that he wasn't able to pour six or seven henchies into a four-door sedan and have them come tumbling out like the clowns at a circus, and the suprise with those familiar with his serials is that he didn't have all the henchmen riding around in a stagecoach or wagon. And, since they usually stayed on their horse, he was unable to have them rounding a corner on foot at an angle, freeze in surprise with their arms thrust over their heads, do a couple of takes and hot-foot it stage left for an alarmed feet-do-your-stuff exit. The character of "Deadwood Dick" in this serial is just a name that had a ring to it, was not intended to be based on the real-life "Deadwood Dick" in any manner, and those who delight in pointing out that the real "Deadwood Dick" was a black man and Columbia didn't know what they were doing miss an obvious point; the Columbia writers most likely knew that, but they weren't writing a factual history of the West and their fictional character could be what they wanted him to be. And was. That he ended up being played by the dullest actor (Don Douglas) ever to essay the lead role in a serial (at least until Republic came up with the likes of Bill Henry and Harry Lauter as serial leads) probably wasn't something they planned. This one had a little promise with veteran western actor Lane Chandler as "Wild Bill Hickok" but that promise soon faded with Hickok's demise in chapter one of this 15-chapter serial, where a renegade band led by a mysterious, masked character known as "The Skull" is terrorizing the town of Deadwood in the territory of Dakota. Dick Stanley (Don Douglas), editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of the Statehood For Dakota committee, is, unknown to his fellow townsmen and committee members, the equally mysterious Deadwood Dick, who is fighting The Skull and his gang. This makes everything about even as, unknown to Stanley, fellow-committeeman banker Transon Drew (Ed Cassidy) is The Skull. Well, actually, The Skull is a bit ahead as his "speaking voice" in costume is that of Forrest Taylor, who is nowhere in sight among the suspected citizens. Frank Butler, Stanley's "star' reporter is killed when he discovers that The Skull has plans to build an mpire of his own, and this also raises the possibility that Butler's sister, Anne (Lorna Gray), is also in danger. Chapter One ends with Deadwood Dick involved in a fight on a railroad handcar (filled with dynamite, naturally) with Jack McCall (Karl Hackett), the slayer of Wild Bill Hickok (Lane Chandler), and the handcar crashes to the bottom of a deep gorge and crashes...and explodes. Stanley/Deadwood Dick faces 13 more cliffhangers (mainly because he keeps letting Drew in on his plans to capture The Skull),before he unmasks The Skull in Chapter 15, "The Deadwood Express," Most of the action footage involving the Deadwood Dick character shows up again in 1954's "Riding With Buffalo Bill", where Marshall Reed as Buffalo Bill sans goatee, rides around in Deadwood Dick's costume.
57.
I Love You Again (1940) as Herbert
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
58.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Jordan
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
59.
A Fugitive from Justice (1940) as Lee Leslie
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
60.
Calling Philo Vance (1940) as Philip Wrede
Society sleuth Philo Vance tangles with foreign agents when he investigates the murder of an aircraft manufacturer.
61.
Jesse James (1939) as Infantry captain
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
62.
Within the Law (1939) as Inspector Burke
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
63.
Fast and Loose (1939) as Forbes
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane investigate the killing of a noted collector.
64.
Stronger Than Desire (1939) as Clark
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
65.
Manhattan Shakedown (1939) as Hadley Brown
66.
The House of Fear (1939) as John Woodford
A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play. The actor's body disappeared shortly after the crime, and his ghost is rumored to be haunting the theater.
67.
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Al Boylan Sr.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
68.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Petty officer
69.
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) as Gordon
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
70.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Officer of the day
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
71.
On Dress Parade (1939) as Col. Wm. Duncan
A group of delinquents get shipped to military school.
72.
Special Inspector (1939) as L. L. Williams
73.
The Zero Hour (1939) as Stuart Brewster
74.
Fugitive at Large (1939) as Stevens
75.
The Mysterious Miss X (1939) as Clarence Fredericks
76.
Sabotage (1939) as Joe Grayson
77.
City in Terror (1939) as Miller
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
78.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Murray
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
79.
Law of the Texan (1938) as Hackett
80.
Convicted (1938) as District Attorney
81.
Orphans of the Street (1938) as Col. Daniels
82.
Judge Hardy's Children (1938) as J. O. Harper
A small-town judge''''s Washington trip lands his son in hot water with a diplomat''''s daughter.
83.
Smashing the Rackets (1938) as Spaulding
Pushed into a do-nothing job, an FBI man finds his own way of going after the mob.
84.
Fast Company (1938) as Lieutenant James Flanner
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
85.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Singer
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
86.
The Gladiator (1938) as Coach Robbins
87.
Test Pilot (1938) as Pilot in cafe
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
88.
Bad Guy (1937) as Instructor
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
89.
Madame X (1937) as Mr. Parson
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
90.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Lieutenant North
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
91.
Women Men Marry (1937) as Auctioneer McVey
A reporter''''s busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
92.
Headin' East (1937) as Eric Ward
93.
Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Assistant store manager
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
94.
A Woman's Man (1934) as Walter Payson
95.
Tomorrow's Children (1934) as Dr. Brooks
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
96.
Men in White (1934) as Mac
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
97.
Operator 13 (1934) as Confederate officer
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
98.
Lazy River (1934) as Officer
Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring.
99.
You Can't Buy Everything (1934) as Intern
A scorned woman dreams of revenge on the man who betrayed her.
100.
He Couldn't Take It (1933) as H. Herbert Oakley
Jimmy Kelly, who can't hold on to a job because of his hot temper, finds his calling as a process server. He serves process on a gangster and exposes a criminal conspiracy while trying to stop his long-suffering girlfriend from taking a vacation with her lecherous boss.
101.
The Great Gabbo (1930) as Frank
For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.
102.
Tonight at Twelve (1929) as Tom Stoddard

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