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John Thomas Neville

John Thomas Neville


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Cast (feature film)

A Study in Terror (1966) as Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes tries to unmask Jack the Ripper.
The Unearthly Stranger (1964) as Dr. Mark Davidson
I Like Money (1962) as Roger de Berville
Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy Baroness (Martita Hunt). Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
Billy Budd (1962) as Lieut. John Ratcliffe
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.

Writer (feature film)

The Flying Serpent (1946) as Scr and orig story by
The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills his wife by giving her one of the beast's feathers, causing the creature to track her down and slaughter her. Now Dr. Forbes uses this twisted knowledge to extract revenge upon his enemies by placing one of the serpent's feathers on his intended victim and letting the beast loose to wreak havoc.
Shake Hands with Murder (1944) as Screenwriter
A female bail-bond broker and her partner help an accused embezzler prove his innocence. Having the body of the embezzler's late business partner pop up doesn't help matters.
Rogues Gallery (1944) as Orig scr
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as Screenwriter
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
Drums of the Desert (1940) as Original Story
Devil Bat (1940) as Screenwriter
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent.
Star Reporter (1939) as Orig scr
Girl from Rio (1939) as Orig scr
Numbered Woman (1938) as Orig story and scr
My Old Kentucky Home (1938) as Orig story and scr
Barefoot Boy (1938) as Orig story and scr
A wrongly imprisoned man sends his snobbish son to the country to grow up.
County Fair (1937) as Screenwriter
Blazing Sixes (1937) as Screenwriter
A government agent poses as an outlaw to stop a series of gold robberies.
Battle of Greed (1937) as Screenwriter
When silver is found in Virginia City, Lawyer John Storm leads a group from Indiana west. He soon has to defend them all in court against a company that is after their claims. Fighting a crooked Judge, he gets a mis-trial by telling how much each of the jurors was bribed. Then he gets the Governor to appoint a new Judge. But just as the retrial opens, the Judge learns his daughter has been kidnaped.
A Million to One (1937) as Screenwriter
John Kent (Monte Blue) wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified on a charge of professionalism. William Stevens (Kenneth Harlan), the second-place finisher, is awarded the title and trophies. Six years later Kent is running a moving truck for a living and training his young son Johnny (Joe O'Brien)to become an athlete. Chance brings about a meeting between Ken and Stevens, now a prosperous business man, with a little daughter, Joan (Joy Healey), who makes friends with young Johnny. As the years pass, the grown-up Johnny (Herman Brix)has developed to where he stands a chance of becoming an Olympic athlete and is in love with Joan (Joan Fontaine.) Mr. Stevens also wants to see Johnny succeed, and is annoyed that his attention to Joan may interfere with his training. Rich girl Patricia Stanley (Suzanne Kaaren)is also interested in Johnny, a proceeding which suits wealthy young athlete Duke Hale (Reed Howes), who is Johnny's main rival in sports and for Joan. Stevens, in an effort to repay the elder Kent for the wrong done him in stripping him of his rightful Olympic title, makes Johnny a member of the athletic club that sponsors the preliminary track-and-field events leading to the choosing of the American team for the Olympic Games. Johnny wins first place in the initial trials and is carried away by the flattery of the social set, which leads to a quarrel and separation from his father. At a party given by Patricia, Johnny drinks heavily, and Joan, feeling she is partly to blame for Johnny breaking his training, tells him she is through if him, hoping to bring him to his senses.
Drums of Destiny (1937) as Screenwriter
Valley of Terror (1937) as Screenwriter
A cowboy finds himself in jail for rustling cattle. His buddy gets the idea to form a lynch mob in the hopes of arranging his escape once the mob takes him out of jail. However, things don't quite work out the way he planned.
Empty Holsters (1937) as Screenwriter
An outlaw frames a cowboy to steal his girl.
Tough to Handle (1937) as Adaptation
Raw Timber (1937) as Screenwriter
Old Louisiana (1937) as Original Story
The Lion's Den (1936) as Screenwriter
Riding On (1936) as Screenwriter
Bolton has organized a feud between the Rork's and the O'Neil's. He has rustled cattle and killed a man putting the blame on Danny O'Neil. Tom Rork has found a bullet with markings on it that he hopes will clear Danny and bring in the real killer.
Rebellion (1936) as Story and Screenplay
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936) as Contr to scr const
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
El crimen de media noche (1936) as Orig story and scr
The Glory Trail (1936) as Story and Screenplay
The Traitor (1936) as Story
Midnight Phantom (1935) as Screen story
Ivory-Handled Guns (1935) as Screenwriter
Outlawed Guns (1935) as Screenwriter
To pay off his gambling debts to Keeler, Babe Rivers sells his and his brother Buck's cattle and then joins Keeler's gang. After the gang pulls off a stage holdup, Keeler takes the gold and double-crosses them sending the Sheriff to their hideout. When Babe gets caught and the lynch mob forms, Buck sets out to free his brother.
Atlantic Adventure (1935) as Screenwriter
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
Ticket to a Crime (1934) as Adaptation
Hollywood Hoodlum (1934) as Screenwriter
Justice Takes a Holiday (1933) as Adpt and dial
Ranger's Code (1933) as Story
Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933) as Dial
Alimony Madness (1933) as Story and dial
Malay Nights (1933) as Adpt and dial
Revenge at Monte Carlo (1933) as Story
Sister to Judas (1933) as Adpt and dial
Dos noches (1933) as Screenwriter
Dos noches (1933) as Story
Her Resale Value (1933) as Adaptation
Behind Jury Doors (1932) as Adaptation
Her Mad Night (1932) as Story and cont
Honor of the Press (1932) as Dial and scen
Sundown Rider (1932) as Story
Wanted for a murder he didn't commit, Camp O'Neill escapes and assumes a different identity becoming foreman on Molly McCall's ranch. Banker Houseman is after the ranch for the oil he knows is there and is trying to keep her from paying off the note. To add to the trouble O'Neill has in fighting Houseman's men, Jim Hunter who is the real killer arrives to identify O'Neill and collect the reward.
Midnight Warning (1932) as Adpt and dial
A sister & brother check into a posh hotel. Shortly thereafter, the brother is missing, & despite the sister's inquiries, no one admits to ever having seen the man. Meanwhile, a sniper shoots bullets through the window of the room that the brother & sister stayed in. Is there any connection between these events? That's the mystery.
Heart Punch (1932) as Adpt and scr story
Trader Horn (1931) as Adaptation
An African trader and a white jungle goddess join forces against a hostile tribe.
The Homicide Squad (1931) as Scr and dial
The Flood (1931) as Orig story and adpt
The Dawn Trail (1930) as Adaptation
Dissension arises between cattlemen in Osage County, Texas, and sheepherders who have settled there and use the same watering stream. Mart Dalton (Charles Morton), son of a wealthy cattleman, quarrels with and kills one of the settlers, thus placing Sheriff Larry Williams (Buck Jones) in a delicate position; for he is Mart's best friend and is engaged to Mart's sister June (Miriam Seeger). However, sworn to do his duty, he arrests Mart, incensing the cattlemen, who help Mart escape, leaving Larry wounded.
The Last of the Lone Wolf (1930) as Adaptation
Brothers (1930) as Adaptation
Brothers (1930) as Cont
Desert Nights (1929) as Story
In this silent film, diamond robbers get caught in a violent sandstorm.
Beyond the Sierras (1928) as Story
A masked avenger takes on claim jumpers.
The Enchanted Island (1927) as Story
Spoilers of the West (1927) as Story

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