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Also Known As: Died: October 9, 1958
Born: December 11, 1883 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

Hidden Aces (1927) as Director
Breed of Courage (1927) as Director
The Road to Broadway (1926) as Director
The Jazz Girl (1926) as Director
Romance Ranch (1924) as Director
The Lone Chance (1924) as Director
His Last Race (1923) as Director
Man's Size (1923) as Director
Forgive and Forget (1923) as Director
Winning With Wits (1922) as Director
The Great Night (1922) as Director
The Crusader (1922) as Director
Wing Toy (1921) as Director
The Lamplighter (1921) as Director
Lovetime (1921) as Director
Queenie (1921) as Director
Cinderella of the Hills (1921) as Director
The Mother Heart (1921) as Director
Ever Since Eve (1921) as Director
The Little Wanderer (1920) as Director
Faith (1920) as Director
Black Shadows (1920) as Director
The Tattlers (1920) as Director
Beware of the Bride (1920) as Director
Husband Hunter (1920) as Director
Molly and I (1920) as Director
Flame of Youth (1920) as Director
Love's Harvest (1920) as Director
The Splendid Sin (1919) as Director
A Girl in Bohemia (1919) as Director
Snares of Paris (1919) as Director
Petticoats and Politics (1918) as Director
The Law That Divides (1918) as Director
The Traffic Cop (1916) as Director
Betrayed (1916) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) as Mailman
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
Carrie (1952) as Businessman
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as
The Narrow Margin (1952) as Train conductor
A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster''s moll on a tense train ride.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Train conductor
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as Announcer Logan fight
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.
Father's Little Dividend (1951) as Policeman
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
Iron Man (1951) as Announcer
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
Hunt the Man Down (1951) as Bartender
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Broker
Night into Morning (1951) as Jail guard
After a fire kills his family, a college professor sinks into alcoholism.
The Enforcer (1951) as Chief
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
Excuse My Dust (1951) as
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
The Fat Man (1951) as Medical examiner
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
Storm Warning (1951) as
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Conductor
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
Singing Guns (1950) as
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
Union Station (1950) as Detective
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
Stars in My Crown (1950) as Townsman
A parson uses six-guns and the Bible to bring peace to a Tennessee town.
Fancy Pants (1950) as
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as Secretary
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
No Way Out (1950) as Bailiff
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
Three Little Words (1950) as Conductor's voice
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
The Next Voice You Hear (1950) as Man in church
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
Highway 301 (1950) as Sheriff
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
The Lady Gambles (1949) as
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
Alias Nick Beal (1949) as Committeeman
A crusading district attorney sells his soul to the devil to fight corruption.
My Friend Irma (1949) as Man in parking lot
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) as Cop
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Judge
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
Follow Me Quietly (1949) as Don, bartender
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
Abandoned (1949) as Judge
Outcasts of the Trail (1949) as Bald headed man
Lavinia White (Jeff Donnell) and her young brother Chad (Tommy Ivo) are shunned by the townspeople of Twin Wells because their father Tom (John Gallaudet) is serving the last part of a long prison sentence for robbing the Rysen Company of $100,000. Their only friends are Doc Meadowlark (Paul Hurst) and Pat Garrett (Monte Hale), who is employed by the Rysen Transportation Company. When released, Tom is determined to return the money to its rightful owners over the objections of Jim Judd (Roy Barcroft.) Judd threatens harm to Chad and forces Lavinia to aid him, under the same threat against Chad, in the stick-up of the stage in which Tom is returning to Twin Wells with the money. Pat arrives and Judd and the girl escape without the money. The money is returned and Tom prepares to settle down and make amends for the past. Judd conspires with Elias Dunkenscold (Milt Parsons), the Rysen office manager, to steal the money and frame it on Tom. In a chase, Sheriff Wilson (Steve Darrell) is shot but swears Pat in as a deputy before he dies. He has to jail Tom and Lavinia has to keep quiet as the outlaws have kidnapped Chad.
House of Strangers (1949) as Guard
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance for his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.
The Last Bandit (1949) as Conductor
About to marry Jim Plummer (Forrest Tucker), Kate Foley (Adrian Booth) runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley (Grant Withers) convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City she meets reformed-bandit Frank Plummer (William Elliott), posing as Frank Norris, brother of Jim Plummer, who has being going straight and working as an express shipment guard. Jim also shows up and plans a robbery by stealing a train and hiding it in an abandoned tunnel. The two brothers are on opposite sides of the law with the now-reformed Kate caught in the middle.
Act of Violence (1949) as Bobby, a bartender
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Policeman
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''''s suffrage movement.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Elderly man
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
Look for the Silver Lining (1949) as Stage manager
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
Command Decision (1949) as Staff officer in Ministry
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Man on streetcar
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
A Southern Yankee (1948) as
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Country club attendant
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Hazard (1948) as Poker player
High Wall (1948) as Attendant
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''''s murder.
An Act of Murder (1948) as Policeman
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
Easter Parade (1948) as
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
Smart Woman (1948) as
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
All My Sons (1948) as
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as Detective
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
State of the Union (1948) as Doctor
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
A Double Life (1948) as Tailor
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
I, Jane Doe (1948) as Bailiff
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Guest
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Whiplash (1948) as Fight announcer
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
That's My Gal (1947) as Juror
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) as Detective in montage
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Townsperson
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
Killer at Large (1947) as Whiteman
The Flame (1947) as Doorman
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) as Bald-headed executive
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Bailiff
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Bartender
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
The Egg and I (1947) as Announcer
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947) as Ring announcer
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Conductor's voice
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Gus
Golden Earrings (1947) as Naval officer
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
That Way with Women (1947) as Pasadena policeman
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947) as Conductor
A small-town boy returns to college after the war only to find his sweetheart engaged to another.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Doorman
High Barbaree (1947) as Conductor
A downed pilot looks back on his life as he awaits rescue in the South Pacific.
Michigan Kid (1947) as Citizen
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Bartender
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Customs official
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946) as Visitor
Father and son ghosts sort out their family''''s problems.
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Bernie
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Doctor
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
Girl on the Spot (1946) as Mug
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 Show-Off (1946) as Court attendant
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Board member
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Butler
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.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Loudspeaker voice
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Boston jailor
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Waiter
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
Notorious (1946) as Bailiff
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
A Letter for Evie (1946) as
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
The Affairs of Susan (1945) as Fisherman
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Well dressed man
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Danger Signal (1945) as First roomer
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
Colorado Pioneers (1945) as Policeman
In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.
The Chicago Kid (1945) as Watchman
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Train announcer
See My Lawyer (1945) as Hussar
Scarlet Street (1945) as Katherine "Kitty" March
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
The Crimson Canary (1945) as Bartender
Nothing But Trouble (1945) as Zoo keeper
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
Behind City Lights (1945) as Police clerk
I'll Remember April (1945) as Board member
Government Girl (1944) as Businessman
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Conductor
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Musician at ball
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Reporter
Thoroughbreds (1944) as
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Nicholas
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944) as Businessman
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Reformer
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Waiter
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Moon Over Las Vegas (1944) as Hank
Atlantic City (1944) as Bartender
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Gurtner's secretary
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
An American Romance (1944) as Gateman
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Father in waiting room
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Trainman
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Bartender
Week-End Pass (1944) as Worker
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Heckler
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Air Raid Wardens (1943) as Policeman
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Spectator at ballgame
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
The Seventh Victim (1943) as Police officer
A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists.
The Good Fellows (1943) as Roman
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Personnel manager
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Policeman
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
The Hard Way (1943) as Policeman
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Officer
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Gate guard
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Mokey (1942) as Man in searching party
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Pierre of the Plains (1942) as Sam
A French-Canadian trapper''''s adventures jeopardize his romance with an innkeeper.
Jackass Mail (1942) as Miner
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) as Doorman
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
The Palm Beach Story (1942) as Man in apartment
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
The Remarkable Andrew (1942) as Sanford
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Railroad clerk
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Spectator
Lady for a Night (1942) as Civic leader
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with his murder.
The Forest Rangers (1942) as Doctor
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Escape from Crime (1942) as Doorkeeper
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) as Conductor
As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.
Pacific Blackout (1941) as Bailiff
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
The Mad Doctor (1941) as Station master
Skylark (1941) as Man in front of Tony
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Prison guard
A wrongly executed man seeks revenge on the mobsters who framed him after his brain is placed into the body of an ape.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Stagecoach station master
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Bailiff
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Three Sons O'Guns (1941) as Draft board member
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
Pot O' Gold (1941) as Jailer
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
Honky Tonk (1941) as Citizen
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Officer
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
I Love You Again (1940) as Ranger leader
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Officer
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
The Way of All Flesh (1940) as Policeman
East of the River (1940) as Detective
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Juryman
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Emergency Squad (1940) as Elevator operator
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Dr. Virchow
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as Santa Claus
Money and the Woman (1940) as Depositor
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940) as Boyd
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Wyoming (1940) as Conductor
Outlaw pals are tempted to go straight.
Sudden Money (1939) as
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Shoe salesman
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Disbarred (1939) as Second bailiff
Pride of the Blue Grass (1939) as Messenger
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
Of Mice and Men (1939) as Sheriff
A drifter and his slow-witted pal try to make their way in the West.
Irish Luck (1939) as Hotel manager
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Chairman
Lucky Night (1939) as Cop
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
Society Lawyer (1939) as Plainclothesman
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Another Thin Man (1939) as Policeman
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Dodge City (1939) as
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Shep's lieutenant
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Sheriff
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Court officer
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
The Great Waltz (1938) as Headwaiter
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
Hunted Men (1938) as Doorman
Prison Farm (1938) as Guard
Illegal Traffic (1938) as Sea captain
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938) as Business man
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as First detective
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1938) as Prosecutor
Torchy Blane, the Adventurous Blonde (1937) as Cop
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Letter carrier
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Police lieutenant
Wells Fargo (1937) as
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Hotel Haywire (1937) as Lefty
Partners in Crime (1937) as Plainclothesman
Sophie Lang Goes West (1937) as Policeman
Wild Money (1937) as Sheriff Jones
The Big Noise (1936) as Sergeant
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
College Holiday (1936) as Deputy
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
Too Many Parents (1936) as Bailiff
And Sudden Death (1936) as Court attendant
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
F-Man (1936) as
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936) as Councilman
The Public Menace (1935) as Bailiff
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Against the Law (1934) as Cameraman
Jealousy (1934) as Policeman
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
Sweet Adeline (1934) as Bartender
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Detective
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
The Traffic Cop (1916) as Casey
The Great Ruby (1915) as Longman - The Diamond Gang

Writer (feature film)

The Mother Heart (1921) as Story

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Sunchaser, The (1996)
A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue''s unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
Tombstone (1993)
A retired lawman straps on his guns one more time to fight a vicious outlaw band.

Cast (short)

So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case.
So You Want to Build a House (1948)
In this comedic short film, Joe McDoakes is evicted from his apartment and must find a new home. Vitaphone Release 1606A.
So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946)
In this short film, Joe McDoakes fights his phobias and fears...and his boss. Vitaphone Release 1513A.
The Great American Mug (1945)
This short film takes a look at the typical American barbershop.
Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.
Main Street Today (1944)
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.
Short subject on the part that the pony express played during the election of President Lincoln and the news of the Civil War.
New Roadways (1939)
This short film focuses on various projects carried out by research laboratories in the United States.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (1938)
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.

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