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Joseph Forte

Joseph Forte



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Cast (feature film)

Black Spurs (1965) as
Law of the Lawless (1964) as
A former gunfighter now a circuit court judge faces his father''s killer in a small post-Civil War Kansas town.
The Nutty Professor (1963) as Faculty member
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
Homicidal (1961) as 2d clerk
A nurse and her husband conspire to collect a rich inheritance.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Indian agent
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
From the Terrace (1960) as Manservant
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
Beloved Infidel (1959) as Intellectual man
Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Minister
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Managing editor
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Managing editor
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Conductor
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
Return to Warbow (1958) as Doc Appleby
Loving You (1957) as Editor
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
Mister Cory (1957) as Butler
Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall...
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Theater manager
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Card player
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
Short Cut to Hell (1957) as Ticket seller
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off.
He Laughed Last (1956) as Dave Hoffman
When a chorus girl inherits a gangster''''s nightclub, her boyfriend accuses her of cheating.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Man in theater lobby
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956) as Andrew Ferguson
Part of an outlaw gang rides into town to rob the bank and their accomplice is the local undertaker. The robbery goes awry and they are captured but the money is not found. While the prisoners are being transferred, the rest of the gang overpowers the posse, frees the prisoners, and returns to town. The undertaker's wife finds the money and tries to flee putting the townspeople's life in jeopardy as the outlaw leader plans to start shooting them unless he gets the money.
Our Miss Brooks (1956) as Butler
A high school teacher has to rescue the professor she loves from his grasping mother.
The Toy Tiger (1956) as Hotel clerk
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
Cell 2455, Death Row (1955) as Lawyer
A Death Row inmate uses his prison law studies to fight for his life.
Them! (1954) as Coroner Putnam
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
Young at Heart (1954) as Minister
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
So This Is Love (1953) as Arthur Giles
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) as A. J. Patterson
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as Minister
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Hotel clerk
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...
Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951) as Dr. Teal
Lacey is after the profits of the Foster and Morales rodeo show. He has Morales killed during a stunt and then forces Foster to take him on as a silent partner. When Rex Allen joins the show, Lacey tries to get rid of him also. But Rex survives and now believes Morales' accident may have been murder.
Roadblock (1951) as Brissard
An insurance agent''''s greedy wife leads him to a life of crime.
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) as
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
The Secret Fury (1950) as Lester Martin
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
County Fair (1950) as Wentworth
Riders in the Sky (1949) as Willard Agnew
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Waiter
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...
The Judge (1949) as District Attorney
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Waiter
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
Task Force (1949) as Presidential Representative
A naval officer devotes his life to the development of the aircraft carrier.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Parole Board member
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Politician
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
Kilroy Was Here (1947) as Registrar
Returning G. I. John J. Kilroy (Jackie Cooper), whose main ambition is to get a college education, finds himself one-half credit short for college entrance. Connie Harcourt (Wanda McKay) writes feature stories about him as "Kilroy,", the most talked about G. I. of the war, and is able to get him registered. Fraternity members grow dubious and attempt to make him withdraw from college.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Senator Ainsworth
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.
Behind City Lights (1945) as Brainard
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Potter
Let's Make Music (1941) as Stage manager
A spinster schoolteacher becomes a national sensation when she writes a big-band hit.
Let Us Live (1939) as Prison doctor
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Beasts of Berlin (1939) as Berkley
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as 1st aid man
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Fingerprint man
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
Of Human Hearts (1938) as Interne
A rebellious son neglects his parents after enlisting in the Civil War.
Pals of the Saddle (1938) as Judge Hastings
Returning a lost item to Ann, Stony arrives just two men shoot each other. Ann is a Government Agent and she gets Stony to replace her now dead partner. An important chemical is being smuggled out of the country and she sends Stony to the storage facility posing as the foreign Agent. He fools the guards but the boss arrives to expose the hoax and Stony is made a prisoner.
When You're in Love (1937) as Walter's assistant
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Nobody's Baby (1937) as Intern
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
Tell Your Children (1936) as
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
Tell Your Children (1936) as Dr. [Alfred] Carroll
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.

Cast (short)

Bigger and Better (1930)
Several boys take summer jobs in a department store so they can make money and meet girls, but the jobs do not turned out as planned in this comedic short.

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