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Also Known As: Died: July 17, 1971
Born: June 14, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hannibal, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Platinum High School (1960) as Frank
Re-issued in 1964 as "Trouble At Sixteen" by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with "Girls Town" (now called "The Innocent and the Damned" and a rather descriptive title considering the cast), this film takes place at an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island) attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway (Mickey Rooney) there to investigate the death of his son, whom he has been told died in an accident. The Mick is quickly in five feet of trouble (over his eyebrows) when he is met with hostility by the school's commandant, Major Redfern Kelly (Dan Duryea) and the latter's sweetheart-secretary Jennifer Evans (Terry Moore); intimidated by the cadet drill instructor, Vince Perley (Christopher Dark) and the P.E. instructor Hack Marlow (Richard Jaeckel); attempts are made on his life by a cadet trio known as "The Three Beasts", and he is trapped in a three-against-one fight with rifles, although memory fails as to just where Rooney came up with his rifle. Just to keep him tested there is a big-speedboat vs. small-motor boat (Rooney's craft of course) chase in shark-infested waters. That comes right after he makes a startling discovery when he talks to his son's former roommate Chip Hastings (Warren Berlinger).
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Voice of Jiminy Cricket
Disney version of fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the main roles. Also contains another short film, re-released as "Bongo"
The Avenging Rider (1943) as Ike
Two cowhands are wrongly jailed as members of a murderous gang.
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943) as Goldy Locke
A society sleuth is framed for murder by criminals running a war-bond racket.
Sagebrush Law (1943) as Ike
A Western bank president is framed on embezzlement charges.
Fighting Frontier (1943) as Ike
A cowboy risks his life to infiltrate an outlaw band.
Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1943) as Stormy
Escaped convicts land at a lighthouse being used by Nazi spies.
Salute for Three (1943) as Foggy
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.
Pirates of the Prairie (1942) as Ike
A cowboy pretends to be a vigilante.
Red River Robin Hood (1942) as Ike
Two ranchers fend off a crooked land grabber.
Overland to Deadwood (1942) as Harmony Hobbs
Cash Quinlan (Norman Willis), owner of the Quinlan Hauling Company, is the leader behind a band of raiders, who have been robbing stagecoaches between Mesquite and Deadwood, in an effort to drive his competitors out of business so that he will be able to get the railroad franchise for himself. The only outfit still left is one owned by Linda Banning (Leslie Brooks.) Steve Prescott (Charles Starrett) and Lucky Chandler (Russell Hayden)stop a holdup of a Banning stage and offer the girl their services. They are lodged in her barn, along with Harmony Hobbs (Cliff Edwards), when Quinlan's men set it on fire, but Steve recognizes one of the outlaws. Convinced he must use strategy to trap Quinlan, Steve picks a fight with Lucky and the, after losing it, goes to Quinlan stating he wants revenge against Lucky and Miss Banning, and asks to drive Quinlan's stage in the race to determine which line gets the franchise. Quinlan, though, suspects a trick and puts a broken axel-pin on Steve's wagon. He also has a dynamite charge placed in the stage driven by Lucky and then, has another one of his men drive a third stage.
Bandit Ranger (1942) as Ike
A cowboy takes on a band of cattle rustlers single-handedly.
Sundown Jim (1942) as Stable proprietor
American Empire (1942) as Runty
Bad Men of the Hills (1942) as Harmony Haines
U.S. Marshal Dave Upjohn (John Shay) arrives in Sundown to investigate reports of lawlessness and is met by Sheriff Mace Arnold (Alan Bridge) and his deputy, Lefty Brant (Dick Botiller.) Knowing that an investigation will disclose that they have being using their office to rob the ranchers, they murder Upjohn. When his son Steve (Charles Starrett), posing as Steve Carlton, learns of the murder, he vows vengeance. Arnold's gang captures him, knocks him unconscious, ties him to his horse and then drives the animal into Chimney Hole, trusting that the canyon's tough residents will kill him for prying into their affairs. Steve soon learns that, rather then being outlaws, the people of Chimney Hole are really upstanding ranchers who have fled there to get away from Arnold and his gang. At first, Steve suspects the leader, Lucky Shelton (Russell Hayden), of being responsible for the murder, but Harmony Haines (Cliff Edwards), proves to him that Arnold was the man responsible. The ranchers agree to cooperate with Steve in an effort to drive Arnold from office. He and Lucky ride to town where they offer to pay Arnold $8,000 in "back taxes" as a bribe to make peace. When he accepts the bribe, the honest citizens break in and a gun-fight battle ensues.
West of Tombstone (1942) as Harmony Haines
Lawless Plainsmen (1942) as Harmony Stubbs
Riders of the Northland (1942) as Harmony Bumpus
Power Dive (1941) as "Squid" Watkins
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Tips
A wrongly executed man seeks revenge on the mobsters who framed him after his brain is placed into the body of an ape.
Dumbo (1941) as Voice of Dandy Crow
The stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs Jumbo, veteran of the circus, but the newborn is ridiculed because of his truly enormous ears and dubbed "Dumbo". Dumbo is relegated to the circus' clown acts; it is up to his only friend, a mouse, to assist Dumbo to achieve his full potential.
Knockout (1941) as Pinky [Sleepy]
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Riders of the Badlands (1941) as Bones Malloy
When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky gradually realizes what happened and forges a release for Steve. With the Rangers after them they head out hoping to catch Collins.
Prairie Stranger (1941) as "Bones"
International Squadron (1941) as "Omaha" McGrath
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
Thunder Over the Prairie (1941) as Bones Malloy
She Couldn't Say No (1940) as Banjo Page
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
Friendly Neighbors (1940) as Notes
Pinocchio (1940) as Voice of Jiminy Cricket
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.
Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Happy
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
His Girl Friday (1940) as Endicott
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Flowing Gold (1940) as Hot Rocks
A fugitive from justice tries to get work in a western oil field.
High School (1940) as Jeff [Jefferson]
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Reminiscent soldier
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Maisie (1939) as Shorty
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
Smuggled Cargo (1939) as Professor
The Little Adventuress (1938) as Handy
The Girl of the Golden West (1938) as "Minstrel Joe"
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
Bad Guy (1937) as "Hi-Line"
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
They Gave Him a Gun (1937) as Laro
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
Women Men Marry (1937) as Jerry Little
A reporter''''s busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as "Buzz" McCreedy
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
Saratoga (1937) as Tip [O'Brien]
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
Between Two Women (1937) as Snoopy
A nurse with an alcoholic husband falls for a doctor, only to find his interests lie elsewhere.
The Man I Marry (1936) as Jerry Ridgeway
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Dude [Oliver]
Red Salute (1935) as [P. J.] Rooney
George White's Scandals (1934) as Stew Hart
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
Flying Devils (1933) as Screwy Edwards
A trio of veteran pilots joins an aerial circus.
Take a Chance (1933) as Louie Webb
Young Bride (1932) as Pete
A newlywed discovers her husband is a cheating phony.
Fast Life (1932) as [Franz] Bumpy [Jurgens]
Hell Divers (1932) as Baldy
Two naval air force officers carry their rivalry from the skies to the bedroom.
Shipmates (1931) as Bilge
A young sailor falls for the captain''''s daughter.
Sidewalks of New York (1931) as Poggle
A society boy gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a girl from the slums.
The Prodigal (1931) as Snipe
A wealthy southern boy takes to the road as a hobo.
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) as Bell hop
A henpecked husband gets in hot water when he becomes a landlord.
The Great Lover (1931) as Finny
A womanizing opera star falls in love with his innocent young protegee.
Laughing Sinners (1931) as Mike
A Salvation Army preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.
Stepping Out (1931) as Paul [Perkins]
After catching their husbands with other women, two wives go on a girls-only vacation.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) as Victor
A woman takes to the streets to provide for her illegitimate son.
Those Three French Girls (1930) as Owly
An addled Englishman's efforts to save three young women from eviction land them all in jail.
Way Out West (1930) as Trilby
When a carnival barker gets caught conning the local cowboys, he''''s forced to work off his sentence on the open range.
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) as Joe
A Broadway tunesmith uses a string of women as inspiration.
Good News (1930) as Kearney
A college football star falls for his mousy French tutor.
Doughboys (1930) as Nescopeck
A young eccentric joins the Army and tries to outwit his temperamental sergeant.
Montana Moon (1930) as Froggy
A flapper weds a cowboy and has to adjust to life out West.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) as
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
Marianne (1929) as Soapy
Two American soldiers fall for the same French girl during World War I.
So This Is College (1929) as Windy
A scheming coed comes between college buddies.

Music (feature film)

Killing Them Softly (2012)
A longtime hanger-on in the wise guy world, Johnny Amato has come up with a slick plan to roll a mob-protected card game. To complete the actual theft, Johnny turns to Frankie, a jittery young crook who is fresh out of jail and flat broke, and Russell, a gleefully seedy Australian junkie whose lates
Meet Monica Velour (2010)
Awkward teenager Tobe sets off on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamorous sexpot portrayed on film, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clu
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupte
I'm Not Rappaport (1996)
This inspirational celebration of the lunacy and levity of life follows two of the most captivating characters you've ever met, who comically and heroically tilt at the injustices around them. Nat and Midge meet regularly in Central Park, but at first glance you might not know why. Nat is a feisty,
The Avenging Rider (1943) as Composer
Two cowhands are wrongly jailed as members of a murderous gang.

Cast (special)

Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius (1997)
Documentary of painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Cast (short)

Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (1940)
Cliff Edwards runs a struggling dude ranch, but believes his luck has changed when some wealthy women arrive in this musical short. Vitaphone Release 26A.
The Royal Rodeo (1939)
In this short film, a young monarch invites a traveling rodeo show to perform at his palace. Vitaphone Release 9539-9540.
Cinema Circus (1937)
In this short film, various celebrities take part in a circus performance.
Pacific Paradise (1937)
In this musical short, Harry Owens and his orchestra perform several song numbers.
Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)
Some of Hollywood''''s biggest starts are entertained by singing, dancing, acrobatics, and impressions in this short film.
Child star Jackie Cooper and his friends have a Christmas party at the MGM Studios and are served dinner by many of MGM's top stars.
Crazy House (1930)
In this short film, a woman takes a tour of the "Lame Brain Sanitarium" and meets some of its strange patients.

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