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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Pier 5, Havana (1959) as Pablo
An American in Cuba tries to thwart a bombing plot aimed at Castro.
2.
Bullwhip (1958) as Marshal
3.
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Escape from Red Rock (1958) as Judd Bowman
5.
6.
The Storm Rider (1957) as Jack Feylan
7.
The Tijuana Story (1957) as Ricardo
(Dra ''57,BW). Rodolfo Acosta, James Darren, Robert McQueeney, Jean Willes, Joy Stoner, Robert Blake, Paul Newlan. Mexican newspaperman Rodolfo Acosta wages a one-man war against a powerful crime syndicate in this inspirational melodrama based on a real-life incident and narrated by the original reporter who broke the sensational story, Paul Coates.
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9.
Jet Pilot (1957) as Sergeant
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
10.
Terror at Midnight (1956) as Officer Gaudino
11.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Reporter
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
12.
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956) as Policeman
13.
Naked Gun (1956) as Savage
Don Pablo Salazar steals a fortune in jewels from an Indian tribe and an Aztec medicine man puts a curse on the jewels until they are returned. Years later an American insurance man, Breen Mathews (Willard Parker) promises to deliver the Salazar fortune to the rightful heir after Luis Salazar, son of Don Pablo, is killed. Breen heads for Topaz, where he hopes to find the surviving heir, Teresa. He finds instead, Louisa, daughter of Teresa, and is forced to fight a crooked group of townspeople, who are after the Salazar fortune, cursed or otherwise. Included in the group are Judge Cole (Billy House), known as "the Hanging Judge" and Barnum (Barton MacLane), local saloon owner. After defeating all the crooks, Breen is told by Louisa that she, the last of the Salazars, is going to return the treasure to its rightful owners, and lift the curse.
14.
Fighting Trouble (1956) as Vic Savigne
The Bowery Boys try to make their name as crime photographers.
15.
Frontier Gambler (1956) as Gambler
Deputy marshal Curt Darrow returns to his hometown, Fairweather, to investigate the apparent murder of prominent businesswoman Sylvia "Princess" Melbourne. However, Curt meets with resistance in town because of his deceased father's unsavory reputation.
18.
Dial Red O (1955) as Deputy Clark
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt (Keith Larsen) getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Bill Elliott) of the sheriff's department. Wyatt's wife, Connie (Helene Stanley) is having an affair with Norman Roper (Paul Picerni), a judo expert in Wyatt's old Marine unit. When Roper refuses to divorce his own wife (Regina Gibson) to marry Connie, they have a violent quarrel in Connie's apartment. Roper kills Connie and incriminates Wyatt, who is arrested and held on suspicion of homicide. Convinced that Roper is the real murderer, Wyatt escapes from his cell in the Hollywood Sheriff's office, and goes to Roper's home. Lt. Flynn has discovered evidence pointing to Roper as the killer, and arrives in time to prevent Wyatt from killing him. Jazzman Shorty Rogers (and his Giants) are also on hand as part of the Hollywood night life. The Elliott role name was changed to Andy Doyle for the following four films in the series, as there was a real Andy Flynn working in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
19.
The Scarlet Coat (1955) as Lieutenant
An American officer goes undercover to unmask a Revolutionary War traitor.
20.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Moore
21.
Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955) as Bob Vernon
22.
Bowery to Bagdad (1955) as Selim
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Aladdin's magic lamp.
23.
Sign of the Pagan (1954) as Cavalry officer
Roman centurion Marcian is captured by Attila the Hun en route to Constantinople, but escapes. On arrival, he finds the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius plotting with Attila to look the other way while the latter marches against Rome. But Marcian gains the favor of Pulcheria, lovely sister of Theodosius, who favors a united Empire. As Attila marches, things look bleak for the weakened imperial forces. But the conqueror has an awe of the power of the Christians' God...
24.
Day of Triumph (1954) as James
25.
Thunder Pass (1954) as
26.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954) as Indian
The Ozark farmers try to clean up their act to help their son win a college scholarship.
27.
Salome (1953) as Sailor
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
28.
The Fighting Lawman (1953) as Manuel Jackson
Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, John Kellogg, Harry Lauter, John Pickard. WW II Navy flying hero Wayne Morris enjoyed a second career as a cowboy hero in Hollywood westerns. In this one, he pursues frontier adventuress Virginia Grey who is planning to steal the spoils of an outlaw gang.
29.
The Marksman (1953) as Leo Santee
30.
Trail Blazers (1953) as Officer Lundig
31.
Star of Texas (1953) as William Vance
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Topeka (1953) as Ray Hammond
33.
The Homesteaders (1953) as Slim
A man faces numerous travails transporting a consignment of dynamite for a group of Oregon homesteaders.
34.
Blackhawk (1952)
Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ever they find it. In this movie, they are battling a group of spies and saboteurs bent on destroying democracy. The Blackhawks foil a succession of plots, with a cliff hanger ending in each episode.
35.
Woman in the Dark (1952) as Phil Morello
36.
Strange Fascination (1952) as Carlo
37.
King of the Congo (1952)
Based on the comic book character "Thun'Da, King of the Congo," a Tarzan imitator, whose only comic of any value is the first one rendered entirely by cult artist Frank Frazetta, this was Columbia's 48th serial and the seventh and last serial starring Buster Crabbe. Crabbe plays U.S.A.F. Captain Roger Drum who shoots down an unidentified plane whose pilot was bound for Africa to deliver a message to a subversive group. Drum takes his place, makes the flight and crashes in the jungle. The rock people, led by Princess Phi (Gloria Dea, not Gloria Dee as shown by some sources), rescue him and take him to their temple. The subversives, led by Boris (Leonard Penn), appear and Drum rings a temple gong in alarm, and its sound crumbles the walls, burying him in debris at the end of Chapter One, "Mission of Menace." Chapter Two, "Red Shadows in the Jungle" finds Drum being proclaimed Thunda, King of the Congo, by the natives but is still mistrusted by Princess Phi and her assistant Nahee (Neyle Morrow), still miffed that he rang the wrong gong. This goes on for 15 chapters before Thundra reunites the Rock and Cave People and clears the jungle of all the villains with Russian names.
38.
Aladdin and His Lamp (1952) as Captain of guard
39.
Lone Star (1952) as Sub chief
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
40.
Voodoo Tiger (1952) as Sgt. Bono
Jungle Jim helps an attractive research writer for the British museum clear up the mystery of a tiger cult in Africa while thwarting art thieves and bringing to justice a Nazi war criminal.
41.
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Marine
42.
When the Redskins Rode (1951) as Duprez
In 1753, Colonel George Washington (James Seay) and frontiersman Christopher Gist (John Ridgely) are proudly introducing their protege, Delaware Indian Prince Hannoc (Jon Hall) to Williamsburg, Virginia society. French spy Elizabeth Leeds (Mary Castle) romances Hannoc, hoping to swing the Delawares to the French side in the impending colonial war. Hannoc saves Washington and his men from a French trap during a peace mission. When Hannoc's father, Chief Shingiss (Pedro de Cordoba), comes to Williamsburg to sign a mutual defense pact with the British, he is murdered by French spies. Hannoc and Indian maiden Morna (Sherry Moreland) unmask Miss Leeds as a spy just as war breaks out, with Washington and his troops besieged at Fort Necessity.
43.
Hurricane Island (1951) as Coba
A captain assists Ponce de León with the search for the Fountain of Youth.
44.
Revenue Agent (1951) as Al Chaloopka
45.
Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1951) as McCullough
46.
The Magic Carpet (1951) as Abdul
A dethroned ruler becomes a masked avenger to win back his throne and his ladylove.
47.
Yellow Fin (1951) as
48.
Jungle Manhunt (1951) as Bono
Jungle Jim searches for a famous football player lost in the jungle.
50.
State Penitentiary (1950) as The guard
A man wrongly accused of a crime must decide between getting involved in a prison break, or remaining in jail until his wife can prove his innocence.
51.
Comanche Territory (1950) as Pakaneh
Silver has been found on comanche territory and the government accomplished a peaceful agreement with the indians. When James 'Jim' Bowie comes into the scene he finds the white settlers living near by planning to attack the indians although they know about that agreement and the beautiful Katie seems to play a leading role in this intrigue.
52.
Rio Grande Patrol (1950) as Captain Trevino
A cowboy signs on to stop gunrunners from crossing the Mexican border.
53.
Snow Dog (1950) as Louis
54.
Killer Shark (1950) as Agapito
A fisherman's son tries to prove himself by hunting sharks.
55.
Captive Girl (1950) as Mahala
Jungle Jim fights to save a young innocent from treasure hunters and a witch doctor.
56.
Batman and Robin (1949)
Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood?
57.
Tuna Clipper (1949) as Silvestre Pereira
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Shamrock Hill (1949) as Oliver Mathews
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Jungle Jim (1948) as Kolu
The famed explorer tries to protect a lady scientist searching the jungle for a polio cure.
61.
The Story of Bob and Sally (1948) as Jim Cooper
62.
Sea Hound, The (1947)
Columbia's 34th serial production starring Buster Crabbe, the Serial King himself, who had the lead in five from Universal and two for Columbia, was based on the radio serial,("Captain Silver's Log of) The Sea Hound", heard on the Blue Network 1942-44,on Mutual 1946-47 and, briefly on ABC in 1948, and also the comic book (six issues across four years) that had little demand in 1945-49 and not much now among Golden Age collectors, with Crabbe, playing Captain Silver and getting more money for it than producer Sam Katzman paid for the rights to use the character, and some claim the copyright owner may have paid Katzman to use the character. Captain Silver (Buster Crabbe) and his friends---Jerry (Ralph Hodges) and seagoing cowboy Tex (Jimmy Lloyd) and a chinese inventor named Kukai (Spencer Chan) ---are cruising through tropical waters, between California and Catalina, aboard the "Sea Hound" when they pick up an SOS from the yacht "Esmeralda." Silver sails to Typhoon Cove and finds the yacht under attack by "pirates." Aboard the attacked craft are Ann Whitney (Pamela Blake), yacht owner Stanley Rand (Hugh Prosser) and Vardman (Pierce Lyden.) Silver and crew beat off the attackers and he learns that Ann is searching for her father, John Whitney (Milton Kibbee), who vanished into the jungle during a search for a fabulous treasure of Spanish gold. Later, Silver discovers the "pirates" are in the employ of a sinister master-criminal known as the Admiral (Robert Barron.) Using a map in Rand's possession, Silver locates the treasure chest when he descends to the ocean floor in a diving suit, but finds it empty. 14 water-logged, none-too-thrilling chapters later, Silver locates the treasure, rescues Ann's father and puts an end to the Admiral and his henchmen, including Rand and Vardman who veteran serial-watchers had an eye on as far back as chapter 1.
63.
Two Blondes and a Redhead (1947) as Freddie Ainsley
Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter) is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents (Regina Wallace and Douglas Wood) think. When the show closes, she brings two of her chorus friends, Patti Calhoun (June Preisser) and Vicki Adams (Judy Clark), home with her. In addition to trying to make her friends acceptable to the snooty society of which her family is part, she is also being blackmailed by a rival. She and her two friends win over the blue-bloods with a couple of chorus routines, and she discloses she will be marrying the butler, Tommy Randell (Jimmy Lloyd), rather than the pompous Freddie Ainsley (Rick Vallin).
64.
Last of the Redmen (1947) as Uncas
65.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as Dovkin
66.
Dangerous Money (1946) as Tao Erickson
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates a shipboard murder.
67.
Secrets of a Sorority Girl (1946) as Paul Reynolds
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
68.
Army Wives (1944) as Barney
69.
A Night for Crime (1943) as Arthur
70.
The Desert Song (1943) as Officer
71.
Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943) as Johnny Pacific
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
72.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Jack
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.
73.
Nearly Eighteen (1943) as Tony Morgan
Singer pretends to be younger so she can enter a music school.
74.
Wagon Tracks West (1943) as John Fleetwing
Fleetwing has gone east to become a doctor and the first patient that he gets is Gabby. Gabby swallowed bad water escaping from Indians and has Indian fever. Fleetwing and Elliott know that the fever comes from the ranchers and want them to drain the bad water because it is killing the Pawnee. But the Indian agent, Warren, wants the land for grazing and is working with Clawtooth to get the Indians to move off the land because of the bad water. Warren decides to get rid of Fleetwing who does not want the tribe to move.
75.
Corregidor (1943) as Pinky
76.
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) as Tom Owens
77.
Smart Guy (1943) as Johnny Reagan
78.
Clancy Street Boys (1943) as George [Mooney]
A small-time tough enlists his gang mates to impress a visiting uncle.
79.
The Panther's Claw (1942) as Anthony Abbot
80.
Youth on Parade (1942) as Customer
81.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Clerk
82.
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942) as Nick Jordan
83.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Rodney Carr
84.
King of the Stallions (1942) as Little Coyote
85.
Pardon My Stripes (1942) as Red

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