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Cast (feature film)

Set This Town on Fire (1973)
After serving seven years for manslaughter, a man returns home to run for mayor following the disclosure that the local newspaper editor, whose eyewitness testimony had put him behind bars, now has second thoughts and the town drunk now has confessed to the crime. Filmed in 1969 as "The Profane Come
Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973)
The acclaimed TV adaptation of Selwyn Raab's book based on the Wylie-Hoffert murders in Manhattan in 1963, resulting in the case that ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Miranda decision three years later. Both director Sargent and writer Mann won Emmy Awards, and Telly Savalas received a nominati
WUSA (1970) as Senator
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
A Dream of Kings (1969) as Herman
The father of a dying boy tries to find the money to move his family to Greece.
Hotel (1967) as Kilbrick
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
Follow Me, Boys! (1966) as Doctor Ferris
A small-town man dedicates his life to leading a Boy Scout troop.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Mizner, The Wit
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
Twist Around the Clock (1961) as Joe Marshall
A struggling music producer tries to turn the Twist into a national obsession.
Man-Trap (1961) as Lieutenant Heissen
During the Korean War, Matt saves the life of his buddy, Vince, who promises that someday he'll repay Matt by cutting him in on a million dollars. Eight years later Matt is in the midst of a rapidly disintegrating marriage to Nina, a man-hungry alcoholic. Vince suddenly reappears for a reunion with Matt, telling him that enemies of a Central American dictator have hijacked $3.5 million, and that he knows how he can get hold of the money and collect a large reward he'll share with Matt if he will help recover the money. Matt is skeptical, but after a particularly violent quarrel in which he leaves his wife, he agrees to go along with Vince, provided there is no gunplay.
This Rebel Breed (1960) as Mr. Drake
North by Northwest (1959) as Detective
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) as Simon Agry
Clever gunfighter tangles with a gleefully corrupt family over control of a border town.
The Case Against Brooklyn (1958) as District Attorney Michael W. Norris
A rookie cop takes on criminals who have the local government in their pocket.
Pal Joey (1957) as Detective
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
The Unholy Wife (1957) as Carl Kramer
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
All That Heaven Allows (1956) as Tom Allenby
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Back from Eternity (1956) as Thomas J. Malone
When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Dan Slocum
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
Headline Hunters (1955) as <I>Examiner</I> reporter
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) as Navy intern
A giant octopus attacks San Francisco.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Fat man
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
Naked Alibi (1954) as Irish
Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Big guy
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
Scarlet Angel (1952) as Phineas Calhoun
In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan, as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...
No Questions Asked (1951) as Detective
A young lawyer''''s primrose path to success gets him framed for murder.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as The fat one
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
Gambling House (1951) as Adams
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Honest Hal
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Capt. Edwards
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.

Cast (special)

Watchman, The (1964) as Jack'S Publisher
The story of Jack Fleming, a Hemingway-like writer who explores various aspects of life. Broadcast as "The Watchman" on "Kraft Suspense Theater."
333 Montgomery (1960)
The pilot film for "Sam Benedict." The exploits of Jake Brittin, a criminal attorney who resides at 333 Montgomery in San Francisco. In the pilot episode, Jake defends a man accused of murdering his sweetheart's father. Based on the book, "Never Plead Guilty" by Jake Ehrlich. Broadcast as a segm
Justice of the Peace (1959)
The story of Mark Johnston, a small town Justice of the Peace. In the pilot episode, Johnston faces the wrath of an escaped mental patient who is determined to kill him for putting him away.

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