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Cast (feature film)

Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Convict
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
Jeanne Eagels (1957) as Barker
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
The Brothers Rico (1957) as Cabbie
A reformed mob accountant tries to get to his gangster brother before the criminals can.
Six Bridges to Cross (1955) as
Youth gang leader Jerry Florea is shot fleeing from a crime scene by rookie cop Ed Gallagher. Result: "he'll never have children of his own." Ed and Jerry develop a mutually beneficial friendship: Jerry gets the benefit of the doubt, Ed gets information that brings him rapid promotion. As years and jail terms go by, Ed's friendship with this likable rogue becomes strained, as hope for his reform dwindles. Can Jerry redeem himself in the end?
City of Bad Men (1953) as
The System (1953) as Clerk
Affair with a Stranger (1953) as
A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
The Las Vegas Story (1952) as Stickman dealer
When newlyweds visit Las Vegas, the wife's shady past comes to the surface.
Just for You (1952) as Photographer
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?
Here Come the Marines (1952) as Croupier
When they''''re drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
Branded (1951) as Clerk
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Gambler
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
Criminal Lawyer (1951) as Waiter
An alcoholic lawyer sobers up to defend his friend in a murder case.
Gasoline Alley (1951) as Workman
When Worlds Collide (1951) as Traveler
Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon.
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) as Joe
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
Frenchie (1951) as
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
The Strip (1951) as Clerk in bookie joint
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
Highway 301 (1950) as Visitor
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
The Furies (1950) as Dealer
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
Beware of Blondie (1950) as Office worker
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
Dark City (1950) as Bettor
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Fight fan
Illegal Entry (1949) as Man on street
Scene of the Crime (1949) as Patron
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
Sorrowful Jones (1949) as Horse player
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
Impact (1949) as Reporter
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Waiter
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
Blondie's Secret (1948) as Office worker
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Patron
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
The Return of October (1948) as Reporter
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
State of the Union (1948) as Reporter
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as Waiter
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
Blondie's Holiday (1947) as
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
Blondie's Big Moment (1947) as Office worker
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Raker
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
A Letter for Evie (1946) as Gambler
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Gangster
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) as Employee
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Mug
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946) as Stagehand
Music for Millions (1945) as Taxi driver
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Sailor
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Clerk
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Murder, My Sweet (1944) as Headwaiter
Detective Philip Marlowe's search for a two-timing woman leads him to blackmail and murder.
My Buddy (1944) as Little Maxie
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
Casanova in Burlesque (1944) as Bartender
Strange Affair (1944) as Taxi driver
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Cab driver
Mr. Lucky (1943) as Gambler
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
A Stranger in Town (1943) as Rowdy
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) as Sam the Waiter
My Favorite Spy (1942) as Dave
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Hot Steel (1940) as Bartender
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Headwaiter
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Cab driver
The Escape (1939) as Gangster
An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home.
Invisible Stripes (1939) as Spotter
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Fast and Furious (1939) as Thug
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Coast Guard (1939) as Sailor
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as Man on street
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
I Am the Law (1938) as Prisoner
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
The Main Event (1938) as Gangster
The Last Gangster (1937) as Convict
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) as Speed
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) as Gangster
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
Crash Donovan (1936) as Stickup man
Air Hawks (1935) as Reporter
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Dapper mobster
Under the Pampas Moon (1935) as Man
Party Wire (1935) as
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
His Night Out (1935) as Taxi driver
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.

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