Frank Orth

Frank Orth

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1880-02-20 · Deathday: 1962-03-17 (82 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

107 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: Frank Kaiser Orth

Biography

Frank Orth (February 21, 1880 – March 17, 1962) was an American actor born in Philadelphia. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Inspector Faraday in the 1951-1953 television series Boston Blackie.

Movies & TV shows

1953.

2 Movies
Houdini

Houdini

1953
By the early 1900s, the extraordinary Houdini earned an international reputation for his theatrical tricks and daring feats of extrication from shackles, ropes, handcuffs. Scotland Yard has jails.
Here Come the Girls

Here Come the Girls

1953
Bob Hope played an incompetent member of the chorus boy in a stage show. When a killer goes after the real star after being fired, he is starring as a decoy.

1952.

1 Movie
Something to Live For

Something to Live For

1952
An alcoholic actress is aided by a married AA member with whom she is having an affair.

1951.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Double Dynamite

Double Dynamite

1951
An innocent bank teller is aided by a wisecracking waiter.

1950.

3 Movies
The Petty Girl

The Petty Girl

1950
An artist famous for his calendar portraits of beautiful women becomes fascinated by a prim and proper professor and tries to get her to pose for his work. He's determined not to take no for an answer...
Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

8
1950
Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter got married. We learn of the surprises and disasters along the way when she announces her engagement.
The Great Rupert

The Great Rupert

1950
A family moves into an apartment with a squirrel. As it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel, not only saving Christm...

1949.

2 Movies
Bride for Sale

Bride for Sale

1949
Nora Shelley is a tax expert for the accounting company which is led by Paul Martin. She thinks she can find a suitable husband by inspecting their clients' tax documents. Martin finds out and tries t...
Red Light

Red Light

1949
Nick Cherney, who is in prison for swindling from a company, sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his brother. He pays someone to kill someone. Johnny went to Jess's hotel room after he w...

1948.

3 Movies
The Big Clock

The Big Clock

1948
A crusading editor of a crime magazine has to take a vacation with his wife when his publishing boss assigns him to find the murderer of a glamorous blonde. As the investigation proceeds to its conclu...
The Girl from Manhattan

The Girl from Manhattan

1948
A small-town girl who's made it big in New York as a fashion model returns home, only to find that her somewhat dotty uncle has mortgaged his boarding house to the hilt She became involved with a hand...
Blondie's Secret

Blondie's Secret

1948
The 24th entry in the "Blondie" film series begins as Dagwood prepares for a long-awaited vacation with the family. Mr is his boss. There will be no more postponements for the holiday. When something ...

1947.

5 Movies
The Guilt of Janet Ames

The Guilt of Janet Ames

1947
The reporter tried to help the widow of the soldier who saved his life.
The Gas House Kids in Hollywood

The Gas House Kids in Hollywood

1947
The kids are going to Hollywood.
Heartaches

Heartaches

1947
Up-and-coming Hollywood actor/crooner, Vic Morton, has a secret. He starts receiving death threats in the mail and an attempt on his life is made. Soon after, two of his associates are murdered. Who i...
It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You

1947
A chronic runaway bride is haunted by her conscience.
Born to Speed

Born to Speed

1947
The romantic, dangerous and fast-paced world of professional midget auto racing provides the backdrop for this dramatic tale of a young driver who decides to follow in his late father's footsteps and ...

1946.

7 Movies
Wake Up and Dream

Wake Up and Dream

1946
A young woman is aided by her friends as she searches for her brother.
The Hoodlum Saint

The Hoodlum Saint

1946
It's difficult to find work for a former reporter who served in the army during World War I. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful...
Lady in the Lake

Lady in the Lake

1946
Private detective Philip Marlowe was asked to find the wife of Derace Kingsby. She told her husband that she was going to Mexico to marry Chris Lavery. Kingsby was in the Bay City recently. Marlowe is...
The Bride Wore Boots

The Bride Wore Boots

1946
Sally Warren is rich and beautiful, but her husband doesn't like mammals. Jeff Warren is a popular lecturer on the ladies club circuit. It's obvious that Jeff and Sally don't have much in common, afte...
Murder in the Music Hall

Murder in the Music Hall

1946
An orchestra leader turns sleuth to clear his ice-skating girlfriend for murder.
It's Great to Be Young

It's Great to Be Young

1946
Ricky Malone, Spud Winters and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort. Terry, a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show...
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

1946
Martha, Walter and Sam were childhood friends. Martha and Walter have been married for a long time. She is a cold businesswoman and he is the district attorney, a perfect combination to dominate the c...

1945.

5 Movies
The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend

5.14
1945
The long-time alcoholic, Don Birnam, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst. His craving is now even more pervasive. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfrie...
Pillow to Post

Pillow to Post

1945
Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left because of the war. Jean doesn't make a sale when she hits the road. Earl wants dinner with her, but she gets one tentative sale with the Black Hills Oil...
Doll Face

Doll Face

1945
Doll Face was rejected from auditioning for a Broadway show because she lacked culture. She could get both culture and publicity by writing her memoirs. Doll Face and her partner might have more than ...
She Went to the Races

She Went to the Races

1945
A group of scientists are working on a system. There is a lot of comedy.
Tell It to a Star

Tell It to a Star

1945
Carol (Ruth Terry), the cigarette girl at a swank Palm Springs hotel, dreams of singing in the establishment's nightclub. She gets a chance when her well-to-do uncle, "Colonel" Morgan (Alan Mowbray), ...

1944.

2 Movies
The Impatient Years

The Impatient Years

1944
Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson are in front of a divorce court judge. William Smith objects to the judge allowing him to give his version of the story. After only three days of knowing each...
The Mummy's Curse

The Mummy's Curse

5.36
1944
After being buried in quicksand for 25 years, the soul of his beloved Princess Ananka, who sought help and protection at a swamp draining project, is set free to roam the rural bayous of Louisiana as ...

1943.

4 Movies
The Meanest Man in the World

The Meanest Man in the World

1943
A compassionate small-town lawyer moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. He's the most p...
The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

1
1943
There are cattle thieves in Nevada. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. The liv...
Coney Island

Coney Island

1943
Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot, which is set at the turn of the century. Eddie and Kate meet the club's star attraction, a singer with a penchant for f...
Hello, Frisco, Hello

Hello, Frisco, Hello

1943
While spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet to the big time.

1942.

12 Movies
Blue, White, and Perfect

Blue, White, and Perfect

1942
Mike Shayne wants to get a job as a riveter in an aircraft plant in order to win back his girlfriend. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industrial diamonds from the plant's safe and,...
Orchestra Wives

Orchestra Wives

1942
When Gene Morrison's band arrives in town, Connie Ward is in seventh heaven. Bill Abbot swept her off her feet. She joined the band tour and learned about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the cat...
Tales of Manhattan

Tales of Manhattan

1942
Those who wear a tailcoat are cursed by the tailor. There is a W.C in the video. The original theatrical release did not include the Fields segment.
The Magnificent Dope

The Magnificent Dope

1942
When the "dope" takes his course, a contest is staged to find the biggest failure in the USA. Tad Page is contented with his life and threatens to convert other students to his philosophy. Will Tad fi...
Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart

1942
A cafe in Chicago in 1942. On a rainy night, veteran reporter Homer Howard tells the story of Roxie Hart and the crime she was judged for in 1927.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant

Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant

1942
The doctor (Lionel Barrymore) has a Kansan (Van Johnson), an Australian and an Asian from Brooklyn to choose from.
Rings on Her Fingers

Rings on Her Fingers

1942
Susan Miller works behind the counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. May and Warren are con artists who pose as the mother and unc...
Footlight Serenade

Footlight Serenade

1942
Tommy Lundy is going to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy is always looking for the ladies and he starts paying attention to Pat. Bill Smith doesn't like Tommy because he gets a boxing par...
Henry and Dizzy

Henry and Dizzy

1942
After accidentally sinking a borrowed motorboat, teenager Henry Aldrich scrambles to raise the replacement cash the boat's owner demands. If Henry doesn't come up with the funds within two days, the b...
My Gal Sal

My Gal Sal

1942
The film chronicles the early life of a gay writer who wrote hit songs as he moved up into New York society. SallyElliott, one of the more popular songstresses of the day, was wooed and won by him des...
Dr. Kildare's Victory

Dr. Kildare's Victory

1942
Dr. Kildare's crusade against their hospital's deal with a rival hospital is supported by Gillespie.
Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body

1942
Berle is a mystery writer who is never able to finish a story. Berle overheard several men discussing the suicide of a coworker while visiting his wife at the office where she works. Berle decided to ...

1941.

7 Movies
Respect the Law

Respect the Law

1941
Shows how so-called "minor" lawbreakers can do more damage than major criminals.
Come Live with Me

Come Live with Me

1941
A refugee from Austria arranges a marriage of convenience.
They Died with Their Boots On

They Died with Their Boots On

1941
The general's adventures from West Point to his death are the subject of the story. During the Civil War, he defies orders, trains the 7th Cavalry, and later engages in a bloody battle with the Sioux ...
Sergeant York

Sergeant York

1
1941
A hillbilly sharpshooter becomes a religious person. Despite his religious and moral objections, he is called to serve his country and become one of the most celebrated American heroes of World War I....
I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming

1941
A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.
Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited

1941
There are problems because of a baby that was part of a publicity stunt.
Ride on Vaquero

Ride on Vaquero

1941
The commander of a U.S. army released the Cisco Kid after he was captured while keeping a rendezvous with a cantina dancer. The army is helping break up a kidnap ring. Carlos, Gordito's friend, was ki...

1940.

19 Movies
His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

5.72
1940
Hildy, the former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, went to his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fia...
Brother Orchid

Brother Orchid

1940
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to get back in the game, he ends up in a monastery, where he becomes a monk.
Gallant Sons

Gallant Sons

1940
When a teenager's father is accused of murder, the boy and his high-school classmates set out to find the real killer.
Gold Rush Maisie

Gold Rush Maisie

1940
She became attached to a dirt poor farmer and his family as she joined hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned out ghost town.
Boom Town

Boom Town

1940
People come to oil towns to make money. Betsy was going to marry Sand but decided against it. Getting rich and losing it all teach the value of personal ties.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

Dr. Kildare's Strange Case

1940
Kildare tries brain surgery. The nurse faces a rival.
'Til We Meet Again

'Til We Meet Again

1940
Criminal Dan Hardesty is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke after Joan Ames dies on a luxury liner. Joan and Dan fall in love.
Know Your Money

Know Your Money

1940
The government's attempt to curb counterfeiting is explored in the MGM Crime Does Not Pay series.
Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware

1940
The entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with shady companies selling fake merchandise.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis

Dr. Kildare's Crisis

1940
Jimmy Kildare's impending nuptials are jeopardized by a diagnosis of possible epilepsy in his fiancee's brother.
The Doctor Takes a Wife

The Doctor Takes a Wife

1940
A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic agree that it is a good idea to lie about being married.
Pier 13

Pier 13

1940
A policeman discovers that his girlfriend is involved in a waterfront racket.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Dr. Kildare Goes Home

1940
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
You, the People

You, the People

1940
The MGM Crime Does Not Pay series features a big city crime boss's attempt to use his crime " machine" to fraudulently win reelection for the corrupt mayor. The crime boss is almost able to continue h...
Father Is A Prince

Father Is A Prince

1940
Director Noel Smith's comic 1940 morality tale, about a carpet sweeper manufacturer who sacrifices his family's happiness for his business, stars Grant Mitchell, Nana Bryant, Jan Clayton, George Reeve...
Florian

Florian

1940
A man and woman of different classes are brought together by their love of Lippizan horses.
Michael Shayne: Private Detective

Michael Shayne: Private Detective

6
1940
Michael Shayne was hired by Hiram to keep his daughter away from racetrack betting windows. Shayne faked the murder of her gambler boyfriend, who is also romancing the daughter of a casino owner, in o...
La Conga Nights

La Conga Nights

1940
Hugh Herbert is in six different roles. A man is in one of the roles. A music lover has grown rich through real estate deals. A cab driver and an aspiring singer are figuring in the story. She skips o...
Mexican Spitfire Out West

Mexican Spitfire Out West

1940
Dennis heads west to work on an important business deal minus the Mexican Spitfire, Carmelita. His hot-tempered spouse decides to surprise him, but ends up as the surprised one when she sees him with ...

1939.

16 Movies
Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose

1939
The theft of a Shakespeare manuscript is tied to the murder of a rare-book dealer and his wife.
Broadway Serenade

Broadway Serenade

1939
A married singer, pianist/composer team are struggling to hit it big in New York. Finally, they audition before a Broadway producer, but the producer only wants the singer, leaving the husband without...
Stanley and Livingstone

Stanley and Livingstone

1939
Henry M was an American newspaperman. James Gordon Bennett sent Stanley to Africa to find a doctor after he came back from the western Indian wars. The missing Scottish missionary is David Livingstone...
Nancy Drew... Reporter

Nancy Drew... Reporter

3
1939
Nancy Drew intercepts a real story assignment while participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story. She covers the inquest. Nancy doesn't thi...
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

4.33
1939
Two old ladies were saved by two people. There is a hidden staircase in the old mansion.
Idiot's Delight

Idiot's Delight

1939
When the borders are closed at the start of WWII, a group of disparate travelers are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel.
Within the Law

Within the Law

1939
A wrongly convicted woman is studying law.
Dust Be My Destiny

Dust Be My Destiny

4.25
1939
Joe Bell is going back to jail after serving time for a crime he did not commit. The foreman's daughter was the reason why the older man's death was due to a weak heart. No one would believe a person ...
At the Circus

At the Circus

3.5
1939
The owner of a small circus owes his partner a lot of money. Carter allows his associates to steal so that he can take over the circus. The people who work at the circus are trying to find the person ...
Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

6
1939
In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. They met in Spri...
Calling Dr. Kildare

Calling Dr. Kildare

1939
The eccentric Dr was involved in an argument with his student. Jimmy Kildare was dumped in a street clinic by a man who wanted to teach him a lesson. Mary Lamont is a pretty nurse and Kildare treated ...
The Secret of Dr. Kildare

The Secret of Dr. Kildare

6
1939
intern Kildare heals a millionaire's daughter and tricks a doctor The man is going to take a vacation.
Thunder Afloat

Thunder Afloat

1939
Wallace Beery is a tugboat captain and Chester Morris is a U-boat chaser in World War I.
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

1939
A husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. Mike Stevens is preparing for their beauty contest. He invested $5,000 and was made one of the...
Tell No Tales

Tell No Tales

1939
A newspaper editor turns a kidnapping into the banner headlines and exclusive story that could save his publication.
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor

1939
There have been many fatal racecar accidents.

1938.

7 Movies
Young Dr. Kildare

Young Dr. Kildare

1938
A medical school graduate takes an internship at a big city hospital, only to be subjected to a rigorous (and sometimes embarrassing) testing of his knowledge by the hospital's top dog. The man is Leo...
Comet Over Broadway

Comet Over Broadway

1938
A rising stage star is in trouble because of her ambition.
Think It Over

Think It Over

1938
In Tod Browning's 1930 film "Dracula", Dwight Frye is an Arsonist who proves to be too good at his job.
The Patient in Room 18

The Patient in Room 18

1938
Warner Bros.' The Patient in Room 18 was directed by Bobby Connolly and Crane Wilbur. Lance is a normal young man who is obsessed with detective stories. Lance is sent to the hospital for a long rest ...
Torchy Blane in Panama

Torchy Blane in Panama

1938
Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. Through the Panama Canal.
Mr. Chump

Mr. Chump

1938
A naive young trumpet player is involved in a bank fraud. Comedy.
Nancy Drew: Detective

Nancy Drew: Detective

6
1938
The case of a wealthy elderly lady who was kidnapped was solved by Nancy Drew and Ted Nickerson. Ted had to disguise himself as a nurse in order to find the lady they were trying to rescue.

1937.

7 Movies
Prairie Thunder

Prairie Thunder

1937
To increase profits for his shipping company, Lynch has goaded the Indians to attack both the telegraph line and the new railroad. When Lynch sells rifles to the Indians, Rod Farrell captures Lynch an...
Talent Scout

Talent Scout

1937
A celebrity helps a small-town girl.
Marry the Girl

Marry the Girl

1937
A comedy about a meek personal assistant who is promoted to managing editor of a newspaper features syndicate that is owned by and staffed with cuckoos.
Ever Since Eve

Ever Since Eve

1937
Madge Winton makes herself look attractive in order to avoid being advances by her bosses. When Freddy Matthews accidentally sees her without her disguise, she has to pretend to be her roommate.
The Footloose Heiress

The Footloose Heiress

1937
A rich businessman brings home a homeless man who will be good for his daughter.
The Devil's Saddle Legion

The Devil's Saddle Legion

1937
Tal is in a lot of trouble. Seems that his father has been murdered while he was in Montana and they put the blame on him. Also, he has been framed and sentenced to 10 years hard labor for another mur...
Land Beyond the Law

Land Beyond the Law

1937
A cowboy becomes a sheriff after his father is murdered.

1936.

3 Movies
Polo Joe

Polo Joe

1936
A young man with an allergy to horses has to learn to play polo in order to impress her. Comedy.
Two Against the World

Two Against the World

1936
A radio-network manager's boss makes him air a serial that is based on a murder.
Hot Money

Hot Money

1936
A man is working on a fake stock plan for a new invention.

1935.

1 Movie
The Payoff

The Payoff

1935
An honest sports columnist's greedy wife convinces him to go easy on a cheat, famous for crooked sports deals.
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