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Cast (feature film)

The Fighting O'Flynn (1949) as Doctor
O'Flynn, soldier of fortune, returns to Ireland during the Napoleonic wars just in time to save Lady Benedetta from robbers. But they pursue her to ruinous Castle O'Flynn, after secret papers she carries which would reveal Napoleon's plans to invade Ireland. The Napoleonic agents (and British traitors) will stop at nothing to gain their ends, but the swashbuckling exploits of the O'Flynn may be a match for them all
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.
I, Jane Doe (1948) as Doctor
Docks of New Orleans (1948) as Simon Lafontanne
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
The Return of October (1948) as Jennings
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
A Woman's Vengeance (1948) as Mr. Craig
Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic heart disease, and Henry promptly marries Doris, to the chagrin of neighbor Janet Spence, who loves him. When a post-mortem shows that Emily's death was precipitated by arsenic, Henry is placed on trial for his life. But is he guilty?
If Winter Comes (1948) as Specialist
Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
A Double Life (1948) as
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
Campus Honeymoon (1948) as Dr. Shumway
Down to Earth (1947) as
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
Unconquered (1947) as Ship passenger
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Ivy (1947) as Mr. Oram
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
Forever Amber (1947) as Lord Rossmore
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.
King of the Bandits (1947) as Col. Wayne
The Cisco Kid has to evade the law while tracking down the bandit impersonating him.
Mr. District Attorney (1947) as Adams
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Reverend Sparling
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Dr. Callen
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Kitty (1946) as Passerby
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
Devotion (1946) as Dr. Barnes
The Bronte sisters and their brother fight personal demons to realize their artistic ambitions.
The Verdict (1946) as Judge
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
Deception (1946) as Elderly gentleman
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Hathaway
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
In Old Sacramento (1946) as Merritt
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
Dragonwyck (1946) as Tompkins
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Confidence man
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
The Time of Their Lives (1946) as Cranwell
Two ghosts from the Revolutionary War haunt a house until they can clear their names of treason charges.
Night and Day (1946) as Professor
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946) as Member
Rendezvous 24 (1946) as Carstairs
Scarlet Street (1945) as Critic
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
The Woman in Green (1945) as Short-tempered officer
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders.
The Fatal Witness (1945) as Tailor
Molly and Me (1945) as Lord Alexander
An actress becomes a housekeeper for a grumpy retired politician.
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as Guest
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
The Lodger (1944) as Policeman
The inhabitants of a boarding house fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
Ministry of Fear (1944) as Scotland yard man
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) as Magistrate
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) as Health inspector
In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as British major
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
The Man from Down Under (1943) as Colonel
A World War I veteran sneaks two orphans back to his native Australia.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Senator
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as
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.
Foreign Agent (1942) as Jennings
A Hollywood technician fights off enemy agents after his new searchlight design.
North of the Rockies (1942) as Capt. Adams
Morgan and his gang are smuggling furs across the border. Both the Mounties on the Canadian side and Tex Martin on the American side are after them. When Morgan sets up Tex to be found with furs, Mountie Bill arrests him. But he lets him go hoping he will lead him to the gang and eventually the two join forces.
The Black Swan (1942) as Assemblyman
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
Random Harvest (1942) as Party whip
A woman''''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
Youth on Parade (1942) as Professor
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Endore
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Major Griscom
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Unfinished Business (1941) as
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Major at court-martial
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Adventure in Washington (1941) as Mr. Davis
Criminals Within (1941) as Col. Longstreet
Play Girl (1941) as Mike Kilroy
An aging gold digger takes a young woman under her wing.
City of Missing Girls (1941) as Joseph Thompson
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Beattie
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
The Great Swindle (1941) as Thomas Marshall
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Doctor
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Judge
The Earl of Chicago (1940) as Presiding magistrate
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
A Dispatch from Reuters (1940) as Board member
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
The Invisible Killer (1940) as Cunningham
Drums of the Desert (1940) as Captain Andre
South of Suez (1940) as First detective
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim''''s daughter.
We Are Not Alone (1939) as Police officer
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) as Bobby
The famed sleuth tries to stop Professor Moriarty from stealing the Crown Jewels.
The Witness Vanishes (1939) as Sinclair Ellis
Risky Business (1939) as First executive
Buried Alive (1939) as Rutledge
City in Terror (1939) as Arthur Sheppard
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Lord High Constable of France
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
Sky Patrol (1939) as Colonel Meade
An ace pilot tries to rescue his commander''''s son from smugglers.
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Beauchamp
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Kidnapped (1938) as Leader of clansmen
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
Sergeant Murphy (1938) as Veterinary inspector
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
City Streets (1938) as Dr. Thompson
The Little Adventuress (1938) as Steward
A Christmas Carol (1938) as
In this adaptation of Charles Dickens'''' classic tale, an elderly miser learns the error of his ways on Christmas Eve.
Lost Horizon (1937) as Assistant foreign secretary
Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony.
I Promise to Pay (1937) as Doctor
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
It's All Yours (1937) as McIntyre
Lancer Spy (1937) as Surgeon
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Mr. Baylin
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) as Master of ceremonies
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
The Blackmailer (1936) as Dr. Lindsay
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Dr. Wagner
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as General Dunbar
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
The White Angel (1936) as Inspector
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
Trapped by Television (1936) as Tully
An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.
Devil's Squadron (1936) as Colonel [E.J.] Dawson
Killer at Large (1936) as Whitley
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Professor Barstow
The Walking Dead (1936) as British doctor
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
Woman Wanted (1935) as Judge
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) as Aristocrat
Charles Dickens'''' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
His Night Out (1935) as Dr. Small
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Austrian Prime Minister
The Crusades (1935) as Templar
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
One Exciting Adventure (1934) as Perfume shop manager
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Petty officer
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934) as Lord Pitt
An innkeeper''''s daughter falls for a British deserter during the American revolution.
The Man from Yesterday (1932) as English colonel
Madame Satan (1930)
A socialite masquerades as a notorious femme fatale to win back her straying husband.
Captain Blood (1924) as Levasseur
A pirate falls in love with a monarch''''s daughter.
Ashes of Vengeance (1923) as Duc de Guise
The Long Chance (1922) as "Boston" [T. Morgan Carey]
The Three Musketeers (1921) as De Rocheford
Classic tale of the dashing Frenchmen fighting to save their country from Cardinal Richelieu.
A Lady in Love (1920) as Barton Sedgewick
The Luck of Geraldine Laird (1920) as Louis Redding
The Gilded Dream (1920) as Frazer Boynton
The Marriage Pit (1920) as Daniel Brewster
Milestones (1920) as Arthur Preece

Cast (short)

The Royal Rodeo (1939)
In this short film, a young monarch invites a traveling rodeo show to perform at his palace. Vitaphone Release 9539-9540.
The Bill of Rights (1939)
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
This short film offers an account of the meeting of the Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Vitaphone Release 8874-8875.
Romance of Louisiana (1937)
This short film tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase.
This film presents a dramatization of Patrick Henry's speech before the Virginia legislature in which he argues for colonial independence.
Run, Girl, Run (1928)
A women''''s track team is preparing for a big meet against a rival college, but the coach is having trouble getting her team ready in this silent short comedy.

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