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Cast (feature film)

Salute for Three (1943) as Taxi driver
Press agent Jimmy Gates (Marty May) gets an idea while watching a New York parade, for a returned war hero Sergeant Buzz McAllister (Macdonald Carey), with his chief client, singer Judy Ames (Betty Rhodes); Dona Drake (Dona Drake), leader of an all-girl orchestra; his photographer Foggy (Cliff Edwards), and his secretary Myrt (Minna Gombell). Jimmy, thinking Judy needs publicity in order to get a singing job on a radio program, thinks that a romance between her and the war hero would be just the ticket. Judy isn't too warm on the idea but agrees to go ahead for Jimmy's sake, with whom she thinks she is in love. She agrees to work on Buzz that night at the Manhattan Canteen, a converted night club where show business people entertain and wait on service men. Foggy is assigned to get pictures of Judy and Buzz together but fails through ineptness. Buzz escorts Judy home in a rainstorm and, while helping her out of the taxi, slips and falls into a deep puddle. Judy asks him to come in so she can dry his soaking-wet uniform on the kitchen stove. Foggy gains entrance to the apartment via the dumbwaiter and snaps a picture of Buzz in his underwear. The next morning Buzz tells Jimmy that he intends to marry Judy, which is going further than he had intended. He also decides he can't use the compromising - but innocent - photo for publicity purposes but does announce their - he thinks - publicity-only engagement. That clinches the deal for Judy to get a radio program called "The Girl I Left Behind." Buzz proposes to Judy, who realizes she loves Buzz and not Jimmy, and they, not knowing that Jimmy has announced their "engagement", decide to keep it a secret.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Blondie for Victory (1942) as
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Netty Peck
A professor''''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
In the Navy (1941) as Hatchet-faced woman
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Among the Living (1941) as Woman at trial
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Honolulu Lu (1941) as Mezzo soprano
Convicted Woman (1940) as Matron
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Committeewoman
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Large woman
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
The Women (1939) as Masseuse
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
Slander House (1938) as Hilda
That I May Live (1937) as
All over Town (1937) as Mrs. Wilson
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Raider
Bad Boy (1935) as
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Singer
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
One More Spring (1935) as Wife
Fugitive Lady (1934) as Matron
Blind Date (1934) as Nurse
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
Whirlpool (1934) as Henpecking wife
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
Half a Sinner (1934) as Large wife
Among the Missing (1934) as Police matron
Feeling unloved, a dowager runs away and gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
Jealousy (1934) as Matron
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?
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Mrs. Thomas
Wicked (1931) as Matron
Figures Don't Lie (1927) as Mrs. Jones
The Bachelor's Baby (1927) as Mrs. Boppo
La Bohème (1926) as Factory supervisor
In this silent film, a starving artist falls in love with a sickly seamstress in 19th-century Paris.
Oh, Doctor (1925) as Osteopath
We Moderns (1925) as Johanna

Cast (short)

Red Noses (1932)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts get sent to a spa while recovering from being sick.
Love Pains (1932)
In this comedic short film, two soda jerks become jealous of a new employee because all of the girls like him best.
Dogs is Dogs (1931)
In this comedic short, two children are forced to live with their cruel stepmother.
Our Wife (1931)
A man tries to help his best friend elope in this comedic short film.
War Mamas (1931)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves behind enemy lines and playing strip poker with Germans!
Tiembla Y Titubea ("Below Zero", Spanish) (1930)
Spanish language version of Laurel and Hardy''''s "Below Zero", in which struggling street musicians find a wallet full of money, not realizing it belongs to a police officer.
Below Zero (1930)
Struggling street musicians find a wallet full of money, not realizing it belongs to a police officer in this short film.
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925)
An eccentric inventor comes into conflict with an oil baron after creating a car that runs on radio waves in this short silent comedy.
Thirst (1917)
Several madcap plots unfold involving a boarding house owner catching (and beating) tenants attempting to leave without paying board in this silent short comedy.
Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)
A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law in this silent short comedy.

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