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Cast (feature film)

The Big Land (1957) as Tom Draper
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Drunken cowboy
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
Motor Patrol (1950) as Ken Foster
Stampede (1949) as Tim McCall
Two brothers sell their Arizona land at a dangerous cost.
Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) as Defense attorney
Perilous Waters (1948) as Willie Hunter
Strike It Rich (1948) as Tex Warren
Madonna of the Desert (1948) as Joseph Salinas
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Tom J. Quinn
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
Born to Speed (1947) as Mike Conroy
Seven Were Saved (1947) as Lt. Pete Sturdevant
Roses Are Red (1947) as Robert A. Thorne/Don Carney
This script rode in right off of the range that had been ridden at least twice by Tim McCoy at Columbia. Writer Elmam did little other than moving it from a Western to a big-town Eastern. Don Castle plays a newly-elected district attorney but, just before he takes office, the town's crooked political boss (Edward Keane) has his henchies (including Jeff Chandler)kidnap him with intentions of replacing him with an ex-convict(Don Castle in a dual role) who is his exact double. While the D.A.'s double/replacement is studying his mannerisms where he is being held captive, the D.A. knocks out the double, takes his clothes and manages to fool the gang boss into thinking he is the ex-con. The henchies then kill the ex-con thinking he is the D.A. The latter continues to impersonate his double until he has set and sprung the trap on the gang boss and his minions. Peggy Knudsen plays the D.A's. fiance, Patricia Knight the wife of the ex-con and Joe Sawyer pops up as a crooked police official.
Lighthouse (1947) as Sam [Wells]
Looks like the film that might have inspired Hugo Hass to make one like it twice a year in the early fifties. Connie (June Lang) is all smitten with lighthouse keeper Sam Wells (Don Castle), but he brushes her off and she ups and marries his fellow-lighthouse keeper Hank Armitage(John Litel) out of spite. All three live together in the close confines of the lighthouse and jealously and recrimination rise nearly as high inside as the pounding surf and howling winds outside. It also begins to look like an Edgar G. Ulmer film, if it wasn't so semi-rational. Sam is pleased with the situation that appears to him to promise action with no responsibilities. But Connie, in addition to rebuffing Sam's unwanted passes, is actually falling in love with ol' Hank. Trouble is brewing.
High Tide (1947) as Tim Slade
A reporter hires a bodyguard to protect him from a gang boss he has been investigating. After a car accident traps the two of them inside the car with the tide coming in, the reporter recounts for his bodyguard the circumstances leading up to their predicament.
The Guilty (1947) as Mike Carr
The Invisible Wall (1947) as Harry Lane
The Searching Wind (1946) as David
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as "On the Swing Shift" number
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
World Premiere (1941) as Joe Bemis
You're the One (1941) as Tony Delmar
Power Dive (1941) as Douglas Farrell
The Ghost Comes Home (1940) as Spig
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
Strike Up the Band (1940) as Charlie
A high-school band sets out to win a national radio contest.
I Take This Woman (1940) as Ted Fenton
A tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Second clerk
A man violates company policy by getting married.
These Glamour Girls (1939) as Jack
A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Radio operator
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Ed
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
The Hardys Ride High (1939) as Dennis Hunt
A small-town family inherits a fortune but has trouble adjusting to society life.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) as Frank Thayer
A millionaire courts a working-class woman.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) as Dennis Hunt
A small-town boy tries to juggle two girlfriends at once.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Bates
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
Out West with the Hardys (1938) as Dennis Hunt
A small-town judge takes his family on a western vacation so he can help a friend negotiate water rights.

Cast (short)

Souvenirs of Death (1948)
This short film tells the story of how an automatic weapon used by Germans during WWII makes its way into the hands of a gangster.
Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles (1939)
In this short film, winners of a baby pageant get to visit MGM studios and meet the cast of "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
An Hour for Lunch (1939)
A man attempts to shows how to budget one''''s time during lunch hour to get things done efficiently in this comedic short.
Men in Fright (1938)
In this comedic short, a gang of children visit their friend in the hospital, but chaos ensues when someone turns on the laughing gas...

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