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Also Known As: Died: January 24, 1972
Born: October 6, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Comic (1969) as Lawrence
A silent comic's rampant ego ruins the lives of those around him.
The Gnome-Mobile (1967) as Dr. Conrad Ramsey
An eccentric millionaire and his niece and nephew are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! He's committed, and the niece and nephew and the gnomes have to find him and free him.
Frankie and Johnny (1966) as Wilbur
A riverboat gambler has to choose between his true love and the woman who''''s his lucky charm.
Penelope (1966) as Bank manager
A neglected wife turns to bank robbery to get her husband''''s attention.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) as Brinkley
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
The Patsy (1964) as Executive
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
Critic's Choice (1963) as Joe Rosenfield
A Broadway critic must write a negative review about his wife's play.
Black Zoo (1963) as Jeffrey Stengel
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Mayor
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Sam Weaver
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
Private Property (1960) as Ed Hogate
Two young criminals set out to seduce an unhappy married woman.
Visit to a Small Planet (1960) as George Abercrombie
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
Have Rocket--Will Travel (1959) as J. P. Morse
Three janitors stumble onto the formula for rocket fuel.
The System (1953) as Brady
Criminal Lawyer (1951) as Walter Medford
An alcoholic lawyer sobers up to defend his friend in a murder case.
The Fat Man (1951) as Lt. Stark
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
Disc Jockey (1951) as Chris Marley
Peggy (1950) as Mr. Collins
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
The West Point Story (1950) as William Jacelyn
A Broadway producer tries to put on a show at the legendary military academy.
Dallas (1950) as Matt Coulter
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
When You're Smiling (1950) as Herbert Reynolds
Young Man with a Horn (1950) as Phil Morrison
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950) as Belden
Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr). and Anne Howe (Pamela Blake) go to Harrow Hot Springs to spend their honeymoon and shortly after they arrive, Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan), good-natured, small-town blacksmith, who has repaired their car, arrives and explains that he always guarantees his work for 30 days and wants to be on hand to ensure the motor works okay. Before long, Joe is matched in a benefit bout with Johnson, but the latter is replaced by Humphrey after being kayoed by him after he insulted Joe. Johnson's manager, Belden (Jerome Cowan), quickly tries to arrange to manage Humphrey, but Joe's manager Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) realizes that Humphrey's amazing super strength is a menace to Joe's career, so he poses as English fight manager Lord Cecil Poole and takes over the management of Humphrey. Belden has a couple of his henchmen kidnap Poole/Walsh.
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) as Harvey Simpson
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
The Fountainhead (1949) as Alvah Scarret
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Scene of the Crime (1949) as Webson
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) as George Radcliffe
Blondie's Big Deal (1949) as George Radcliffe
By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's house with it and disgraced when the house burns down. Blondie discovers the culprits and saves the day.
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) as Elliott Lewis
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) as Mr. Graves
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
So This Is New York (1948) as Francis Griffin
June Bride (1948) as Carleton Towne
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
Blondie's Secret (1948) as George Radcliffe
Arthur Takes Over (1948) as George Bradford
Wallflower (1948) as Mr. James
Two sisters compete for the same man.
Blondie's Reward (1948) as George Radcliffe
Dangerous Years (1948) as Weston
Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve (one of Marilyn's first bit parts) works. When Jeff tries to stop a robbery planned by Danny, he is killed and Danny goes on trial.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Whitney Courtland
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Addison Manning
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Blondie's Big Moment (1947) as George M. Radcliffe
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Thomas Mara
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.
Blondie's Anniversary (1947) as George Radcliffe
When Blondie mistakes a gold watch Dagwood carries home as her anniversary gift, it leads Dagwood into trouble with his boss, a loan shark, and crooked building contractors.
Cry Wolf (1947) as Senator [Charles] Caldwell
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
Driftwood (1947) as Mayor Snyder
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Blondie's Holiday (1947) as George Radcliffe
Dagwood gets in trouble with bookies and winds up in jail. Bank manager Samuel Breckinridge comes to his rescue to thank Dagwood for getting compulsive gambler Mrs. Breckinridge out of the casino just before the police raid.
Riffraff (1947) as Walter [F.] Gredson
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
The Unfaithful (1947) as Prosecuting attorney
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
Blondie in the Dough (1947) as George Radcliffe
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Fight announcer
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Claudia and David (1946) as Brian O'Toole
Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life.
A Night in Paradise (1946) as Scribe
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as George Morgan
Blondie Knows Best (1946) as Charles Peabody
Mr. Ace (1946) as Peter Craig
Margaret Wyndham Chase (Sylvia Sidney) wants to run for governor and approches Eddie Ace (George Raft), local political kingmaker/fringe gangster, to get his support. Ace's belief is that "beautiful women and politics do not mix" and he declines to help. She decides to play the game rough-and-tough without him, but he shows he is even rougher-and-tougher, and she gives up and withdraws from the race. But Ace has fallen in love with her at about the 45-minute mark and, with his new-found ardor for clean politics, he makes some (unclean) manipulations behind the scenes, and she is picked to run on an independent good-government ticket.
My Reputation (1946) as George Van Ormand
A widow generates small-town gossip when she falls in love too soon after her husband's death.
One Exciting Week (1946) as Al Carter
Deadline for Murder (1946) as Lynch
Flight to Nowhere (1946) as Porter
Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Lester Brady
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Getting Gertie's Garter (1945) as Billy
A medical researcher tries frantically to recover a jeweled garter he had given an old flame.
One Way to Love (1945) as A. J. Gunther, also known as Eustace Hinkelmuff
Blonde Ransom (1945) as [Ice] Larson
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Jeffers Jerome
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
Fog Island (1945) as [John] Kavanaugh
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Emperor Louis Napoleon III
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945) as Tony Riggs
Divorce (1945) as Judge Jim Driscoll
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
The Jungle Captive (1945) as [W. L.] Harrigan
Once again Paula ape woman (Vicky Lane) is brought back to life, this time by a mad doctor (Otto Kruger) and his disfigured assistant (Rondo Hatton), who also kidnaps a nurse in order to have a female blood donor. By this time, Paula's been brain damaged by experiences in the last film, so there's not much for her to do except wander around.
G. I. Honeymoon (1945) as Ace Renaldo
Behind City Lights (1945) as Perry Borden
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Ed Morrison
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
Guest in the House (1944) as Ernest Hackett
South of Dixie (1944) as Brains [Bill Watson]
Sing a Jingle (1944) as Andrews
Crime by Night (1944) as Sam Campbell
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
Minstrel Man (1944) as Bill Evans
Silver Spurs (1943) as Jerry Johnson
Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to marry him. Then after the wedding he has his henchman kill the owner. Roy is nearby and when the murder gun is switched with his, Roy finds himself in jail.
No Place for a Lady (1943) as Eddie Moore
Hi' Ya, Sailor (1943) as Lou Asher
Mission to Moscow (1943) as Spendler
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Ladies' Day (1943) as Updyke
To save their team, baseball players try to get their star pitcher married to the right woman.
The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) as Mallory Cartwright
A criminal psychologist searches for clues in an elderly crime victim's dreams.
Find the Blackmailer (1943) as D. L. Trees
A private eye hunts for the talking bird that holds the key to a murder.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Nichols
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
Who Done It? (1942) as Marco Heller
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
Thru Different Eyes (1942) as Jim Gardner
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Finchley
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
Street of Chance (1942) as Bill Diedrich
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942) as Ben Wilson
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
The Girl from Alaska (1942) as Ravenhill
'Frisco Lil (1942) as Vince [Warren]
Joan of Ozark (1942) as Phillip Munson
Moontide (1942) as Dr. [Frank] Brothers
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Bert Fisher
The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Miles Archer
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Dr. Horrigan
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Victory (1941) as [Martin] Ricardo
Singapore Woman (1941) as Jim North
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
Rags to Riches (1941) as Marshall Abbott
The Round Up (1941) as Wade McGee
Out of the Fog (1941) as Assistant district attorney
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
Affectionately Yours (1941) as Cullen
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
Too Many Blondes (1941) as Ted [Bronson]
Kisses for Breakfast (1941) as Lucius Lorimer
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
The Great Lie (1941) as Jock Thompson
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
High Sierra (1941) as Healy
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Ed Crowley
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Street of Memories (1940) as Mr. Gower
The Quarterback (1940) as Townley
Melody Ranch (1940) as Tommy Summerville
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
Wolf of New York (1940) as District attorney Cosgrove
City for Conquest (1940) as "Dutch"
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.
Framed (1940) as Monty de Granville
Castle on the Hudson (1940) as Ed Crowley
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940) as Ted Carter
Meet the Wildcat (1940) as Digby [Vanderhood]
Torrid Zone (1940) as Bob Anderson
A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) as Daniel Mirche
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
The Old Maid (1939) as Joe Ralston
An unmarried mother gives her illegitimate child to her cousin.
She Married a Cop (1939) as Bob Adams
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Claudius DeWolfe
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as Cullis
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
The Great Victor Herbert (1939) as Barney Harris
Exile Express (1939) as Paul Brandt
Saint Louis Blues (1939) as Ivar DeBrett
There's Always a Woman (1938) as Nick Shane
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
The Goldwyn Follies (1938) as Director [Lawrence]
A movie mogul hires an innocent girl to teach him what the average audience member likes.
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937) as Mr. Brockton
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
New Faces of 1937 (1937) as Robert Hunt
A producer over-finances a Broadway show, expecting it to flop.
You Only Live Once (1937) as Doctor Hill
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
The Hurricane (1937) as Captain Nagle
A Polynesian escapes prison to return home during a raging storm.
Shall We Dance (1937) as Arthur Miller
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
Beloved Enemy (1936) as [Tim] O'Rourke
During an Irish uprising, a rebel leader and a British noblewoman fall in love.

Cast (special)

Farmer's Daughter, The (1962) as Finley
The story, set in Washington, D.C., follows events in the life of Katrin Holstrom, a Swedish farm girl who comes to work as a housekeeper for Congressman Glen Morley.
Meet Corliss Archer (1956) as Harry Archer; Corliss'S Father
A third adaptation of the radio series about Corliss Archer, a very pretty teenage girl with a penchant for finding trouble. Broadcast in color.

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