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Cast (feature film)

Burden of Truth (1957) as Archie
Semi-documentary on how marijuana dealers lure small-town teenagers into heroin use and prostitution and how the police help to fight it.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Elevator starter
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
Gunslinger (1956) as
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Muleface
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
People Will Talk (1951) as Uriah Haskins
A controversial doctor gets mixed up with an unwed mother.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Soldier
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
Halls of Montezuma (1951) as Marine
The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.
Fourteen Hours (1951) as Reporter
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
Let's Go Navy (1951) as Schwartz
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
Go for Broke! (1951) as Texas soldier
The true story of World War II''''s all Japanese-American unit.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951) as Union soldier
A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War.
Purple Heart Diary (1951) as Ross
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Elevator boy
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Nick Butler
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Johnny Allegro (1949) as Elevator man
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
Battleground (1949) as G. I.
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) as Manager of messenger service
Smart Politics (1948) as Breezie
The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center. The project leaders discuss with the town mayor about buying an old warehouse from the city, and rebuilding it as the Center. The mayor, however, has his own plans to buy it himself for another project which he would profit from. The Teen-Agers, Freddy Trimball (Freddie Stewart), Dodie Rogers (June Preisser), Lee Watson (Warren Mills), Betty Rogers (Noel Neill), Roy Donne (Frankie Darro) and the rest of Monogram's non-delinquent juveniles, think otherwise and, while the mayor does buy the warehouse, he is forced to donate it to the Youth Center committee.
Homecoming (1948) as Clerk
A married man's wartime love affair spells trouble when peace comes.
Fighting Back (1948) as Corporal
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Sailor
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
Vigilante, The (1947)
Columbia's 33rd serial (made between "Jack Armstrong" and "The Sea Hound") was based on the character that first appeared in "Action Comics" No. 42, who was a radio singing cowboy who doubled as a crime-fighting, motorcycle-riding crime-fighter with a pre-teen Chinese boy, Stuff, as his answer to Batman's Robin, although Stuff ran a lot or errands that Robin didn't have to do since the Dynamic Duo had Alfred the Butler (both versions) to do those. In the serial version, Stuff became a white, draft-age sidekick played by George Offerman Jr.(and we are still looking for any film made in the 30's and 40's that this actor was billed as the incorrect George Offerman rather than the correct George Offerman Jr), which fit right in with the costume changes that Columbia tagged The Vigilante character with; a snappy-brim fedora and a Montgomery Ward catalog white Gene Autry- style shirt instead of the large flat-brimmed hat and double-button blue shirt he wore in the comic books. The nose-chin covering bandana is about all that survived the comic book to screen transfer. They also changed Greg Sanders, the Vigilante's alter-ego from a radio troubador to a western film actor and miscast Ralph Byrd in the role (they could have held John Hart over from the previous serial who would have fit the role better) as a government agent known as the Vigilante investigating the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", which are rubies sought by a gang led by the unknown (ha!)X-1 and the mysterious Prince Amil Hassan (Robert Barron.) While not the worst of the Katzman-produced serials, the best thing about it remains Ramsay Ames, coming toward or going away from the camera.
A Walk in the Sun (1946) as Tinker
A platoon of American soldiers captures an Italian farmhouse.
Out of the Depths (1945) as Ten-to-One-Ryan
The Sullivans (1944) as Joseph Eugene Sullivan
During WWII, five brothers enlist in the Navy and are assigned to serve on the same ship.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) as Private [Orrin] Esty
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Freshman
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Messenger
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Cecil
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as Chuck
Sunday Punch (1942) as Elevator boy
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as New Yorker
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Bellboy
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Sweater Girl (1942) as Student
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Soldier
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Saboteur (1942) as Worker
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Appointment for Love (1941) as Theodore
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Blues in the Night (1941) as Jitterbug
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
Flight Command (1940) as Small sailor
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Frontier Vengeance (1940) as Clay Blackburn
Fugitive from a Prison Camp (1940) as Ted Baldwin
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Jury foreman
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
Boy's Reformatory (1939) as Joie
They Asked for It (1939) as Eddy
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Nick [Lewett]
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
Code of the Streets (1939) as Harry
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Messenger
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) as Boy
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Unexpected Father (1939) as Messenger boy
Jimmy Hanley (Dennis O'Keefe) learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy (Sandra Lee Henville as Baby Sandy), so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko (Mischa Auer). Theatre manager Allen Rand (Donald Briggs) threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana (Shirley Ross) squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) as Messenger boy
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter''''s romance with a ventriloquist.
Off the Record (1939) as Sweenie
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
Call a Messenger (1939) as "Big Lip"
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
First Offenders (1939) as Skinny
Code of the Secret Service (1939) as Messenger
Secret Service agents try to solve the theft of treasury banknote plates.
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) as Murph
A young tough takes the rap for a hardened gangster.
Scandal Street (1938) as Jerome Murphy
Youth Takes a Fling (1938) as Slim
Girls' School (1938) as Tommy
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
Three Comrades (1938) as Adolph
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
The Patient in Room 18 (1938) as Newsboy
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
Crime School (1938) as Red
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Elevator operator
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
Happy Landing (1938) as Western Union messenger
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Extortion (1938) as Soupy Pettie
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as Second newsboy
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Richard Payne
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Messenger boy
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
Crack-Up (1937) as Waiter
Over the Goal (1937) as Teddy
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
San Quentin (1937) as Young convict
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
The Toast of New York (1937) as Usher
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Wispy youth
Love Is News (1937) as Copy boy
Midnight Court (1937) as Adolph Nodle
A district attorney sells out to the mob until he falls for an honest girl.
Wedding Present (1936) as Sammy Smith
Shakedown (1936) as Pat O'Roark
Chatterbox (1936) as Michael Arbuckle
A country girl tries to talk her way into a stage career.
Stage Struck (1936) as Wilbur
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Freddy
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Fury (1936) as Defendant
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as
Ah, Wilderness (1935) as Poet
In his only comedy, Eugene O'Neill captures the trials of growing up in small-town America.
Men of the Hour (1935) as Welch
Behind the Evidence (1935) as Copy boy
Grand Old Girl (1935) as Walter
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
Air Hawks (1935) as Office boy
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
Jalna (1935) as Finch [Whiteoaks]
A young bride struggles to cope with the tangled relationships on her husband''''s Canadian estate.
Black Fury (1935) as Pete Novak
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
The Outlaw Deputy (1935) as Chuck Adams
Such Women Are Dangerous (1934) as Messenger boy
The House of Rothschild (1934) as
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
The Merry Frinks (1934) as First thug
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
Babbitt (1934) as Messenger boy
A small-town businessman bumbles into blackmail and a real-estate swindle.
Twentieth Century (1934) as Page boy
A tempestuous theatrical director tries to win back the star he created and then drove away.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Charlie
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
The Girl on the Barge (1929) as Ontario McCadden
The Broadway Drifter (1927) as Tommy
S.O.S. (1917) as Harold's pal

Cast (short)

Hot News Margie (1931)
In this short film, a reporter for a tabloid newspaper attempts to find out if a college football star is secretly married. Vitaphone Release 1290.

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