Victor Potel (October 12, 1889 – March 8, 1947) was an American film character actor who began in the silent era and appeared in more than 430 films in his 38-year career.
Movies & TV shows
The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Steve Morgan kills a man in a holdup and takes a ride to Los Angeles with Fergie. Two women are picked up at a gas station. Morgan persuaded the party to spend the night at an empty beach house. The p...
The Egg and I
Chicken farmers are married. Betty would like to follow in Bob's footsteps as a chicken farmer. Their home needs to be fixed. When a rich single woman with a new house and new farm equipment flirts wi...
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Twenty-three years after scoring the winning touchdown for his college football team, mild-mannered Harold Diddlebock, who has been stuck in a dull, dead-end book-keeping job for years, is let go by h...
Flame of Barbary Coast
Duke Fergus and Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry met in the Barbary Coast and married in San Francisco. He goes home, learns to gamble, and returns after losing money to a crooked gambler. The 1906 earthquake destr...
A Medal for Benny
Dorothy Lamour is being romanced by the town ne'er do well who keeps coming up with get-rich-quick schemes. J's father is Benny's father. Carrol Naish is a simple man who is confused by the world.
The band members discover that the hotel is haunted and that it belongs to the nephew of the previous owner. The "ghosts" are a trio of confidence men, Slim Jensen Victor Potel, Noah Jones and Guinn "...
The Great Moment
The biography of Dr.W.T.Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, was accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment during his attempt to have anesthesia in the form of ether.
Wagon Wheels West
In this short western, a U.S. marshal seeks vengeance against the man who killed his father.
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.
The Palm Beach Story
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets ri...
The Lady Eve
Charles falls for Jean. Jean wants to take advantage of Charles' wealth. Jean falls for her mark, which complicates the situation. Jean was dumped by Charles because he thought she was a gold digger. ...
John L is a successful movie director. Sullivan is convinced he won't be able to film his masterpiece until he has suffered, so he goes on a journey in a hobo disguise. When he finds a train ride back...
Ride on Vaquero
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...
The Lady from Cheyenne
The adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory was a fiction. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Ann...
The Great McGinty
Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great talent for this leads to rapid promotion from "the boss," who finally decides he'd be ideal as a new, nomina...
Young Tom Edison
Early inventions and scientific experiments that end up causing disastrous results are chronicled in Thomas Edison's childhood. The folk of the town think Tom is crazy, and this leads to a strained re...
Trail of the Vigilantes
A reporter goes undercover.
The Villain Still Pursued Her
The spoof production of the old play "The Drunkard; or, The Fallen Saved" spoofs the play where the evil villain Cribbs tries to get his lusty clutches on the hero by driving her naive husband to alco...
He agreed to marry Daisy Mae and Wendy Wilecat because he was convinced that he was going to die within 24 hours. The race is over.
Christmas in July
An office clerk loves entering contests so that he can win a fortune and marry the girl he loves. His most recent attempt was the Maxford House Coffee slogan contest. His co-workers made a fake telegr...
Girl from God's Country
A doctor in Alaska eagerly awaits the arrival of his new nurse. He left within a few weeks of the Alaskan winter.
Three Faces West
The surgeon is from the Viennese area. Braun and his daughter Leni came to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads ...
A studio publicist takes a skating teacher to Hollywood. He follows her back to Minnesota.
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
Stand Up and Fight
A driver is transporting slaves to freedom.
Let Freedom Ring
A Harvard man is fighting a railroad baron in disguise.
Chip of the Flying U
Johnny Mack Brown's first western entry was called Chip of the Flying U. The foreman of the Flying U ranch was essayed by Brown. Chip was wrongly accused of robbery and murder before the second reel f...
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
A store clerk in New York joined a hobo and an illegal immigrant on their way to Arizona.
A singer is discovered by the movie director. When she becomes a star, she fires them. She would like him to direct her next film. The stars make sounds.
Blondie Brings Up Baby
On his first day of school, Baby Dumpling vanished. While Dagwood combs the city in search of the boy, Baby Dumpling spent a nice, safe afternoon with poor little rich girl Melinda Mason, who with her...
Autry sings on the radio to help farmers and ranchers who lost their lands in the floods. He goes to Washington and tries to get a food control bill passed, but he has a lot to learn. Gene's theme son...
The Housekeeper's Daughter
A mobster leads a newsman, a reporter and a photographer to a scoop.
Down the Wyoming Trail
Tex arrives on the Parker ranch on Christman eve and is given the job of being Santa Claus. Also dressed as Santa Claus, Blackie robs Parker and kills a man. When Tex is arrested for the murder, he es...
On the Great White Trail
Death stalked Garou's Landing, in the Canadian frozen north, but who was the killer who murdered two men and left them huddled in the snow. Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill, of the Royal Canadian Mounte...
The Girl of the Golden West
Mary Robbins is a young woman who owns a saloon. She is the only woman in the town of Couldee, making her the favorite of all the men there. On the way to Monterey to sing at a mass, her stagecoach is...
A reporter is at risk of lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
God's Country and the Woman
Steve Russett is the son of Jefferson Russett. Steve learns about his brother's dirty tricks as he is stranded on the competition's property.
Two Gun Law
Two Gun Law perpetuated the cinematic winning streak established early in 1937 by western star Charles Starrett and director Leon Barsha. The action never lets up as hero Bob Larson (Charles Starrett)...
Small Town Boy
Henry Armstrong was past being a spring chicken, still believes in Santa Claus and the maxim that "honesty is the best policy", but lack of money keeps him from marrying Molly and buying a little home...
Joe, who owns a gas station along with his brothers, goes to visit his fiancée in a small town but is mistaken for a wanted kidnapper and arrested.
O'Malley of the Mounted
O'Malley pretends to be an outlaw in order to join a gang.
Three bandits hold up a bank. Three men retreat into the desert after a gun battle. A woman and her child are stuck. As her baby died, the mother begged the men to take care of her. The fugitives will...
The Captain's Kid
In this children's adventure, the children of a small town are enthralled by the tales of the town drunk.
A teacher gets mixed up with a bank Robber.
Song of the Saddle
Frank Jr. Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back after he sells his supplies to him. Junior gets away after Frank is murdered. He returns 10 years later as the Singing Cow...
After he's accused of a series of stagecoach robberies, an innocent man has to find the real crooks.
Down to the Sea
Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs, Florida duel over diving methods and fight over the same girl, and only one will survive.
Last of the Clintons
Cowboy tries to expose the rackets of an outlaw gang, but after he's ordered to kidnap a young girl, the gang finds out who he really is.
The Cowboy and the Bandit
After the outlaw Scarface saves him from a lynch mob, Bill travels to a new state. He joined the fight against the gang leader on the Barton ranch. He helped recover a wounded Scarface. With another l...
A cowboy came to the aid of a lady rancher who was threatened by Mexican bandits because they believed there was a treasure buried on her land.
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Moonlight on the Prairie
A singing cowboy and his magician partner are trying to catch a killer.
An admiral's son with no interest in carrying on the family tradition is a successful singer. He joined the Navy to prove he can, but with no real love for it.
The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
A serial starring Rex, the King of the Wild Horses and Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. Rex was brought to the U.S from the island of Sujan, where he is worshiped as a God- Horse. To be trained as a polo pony. He esc...
Whispering Smith Speaks
O'Brien is known asWhispering Smith because he knows how to fend for himself. Smith got a job as a track walker for his dad's rail line because he was determined to learn the business from the ground ...
She Couldn't Take It
The wealthy Van Dyke family are constantly in the media for outrageous behavior, much to the frustration of the patriarch, Dan Van Dyke. His self-centered wife has a fondness for foreign imports, incl...
Million Dollar Haul
Special Insurance-Investigator Dan Kennedy and his wonder dog, Tarzan the Police Dog, are called in to investigate the persistent robbing of a shipping-and-storage warehouse in Los Angeles.
Ruggles of Red Gap
In this comedy of an Englishman stranded in a sea of barbaric Americans, Marmaduke Ruggles, a gentleman's gentleman and butler to an Earl is lost in a poker game to an uncouth American cattle baron. R...
When the Indians attack the wagon train, Ken and his sister are separated. Ken was sent after the outlaw known as the Golden hair Girl only to find that he was his long lost sister.
Thunder Over Texas
A cowboy is trying to protect a young woman whose father was murdered because he had railroad maps that showed the location of a proposed new line. The killers think she has the maps.
Henry is looking for the Wilson ranch. He has George Wilson sign a note for the ranch, has him killed, and then presents the note. The Pinto Kid accidentally dropped his glove at the murder scene and ...
Lloyd Wilson, trusted employee of an investment firm, is suspected of theft when $20,000 in security bonds is stolen from his office. Wilson and the police go to the gang headquarters because Tarzan, ...
A young couple contracting venereal disease is caused by an extramarital affair.
Face in the Sky
In exchange for an advertisement on one side, Joe and Lucky travel around New England painting barns. Madge's father plans to marry her off to someone she doesn't like.
Hallelujah I'm a Bum
A New York man falls in love with the mayor's girlfriend after saving her from a suicide attempt.
King of the Wild
Richard Grant, who was imprisoned in India for a crime he did not commit, escapes and makes his way to Africa.
The Squaw Man
Jim Wyngate, a cousin of Lord Henry, came to the American West under suspicion of committing a crime. In Wyoming, Wyngate ran afoul of cattle rustler Cash Hawkins by saving the Indian girl. Wyngate le...
A tabloid editor prints a story about his wife.
Ten Cents a Dance
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband is falling in love with a wealthy client.
Mary won't be involved with him until he volunteers for the army. Mary was hired to entertain the troops. Mary was liked by the sergeant. They're going to France.
There are many plantations on the south sea island of Tonga. Ellen was expecting marriage to a respectable and successful plantation owner when she found him drunk and gambler. She is the only white w...
The Virtuous Sin
Marya is trying to save her husband from being executed.
Bob Hamlin shot a man that threatened his friend. Bob is attracted to Conchita and he and his friends return that night for the dance. Bob is running again from the Rurales. They escaped when Buck and...
A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when he discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling.
Melody of Love
Historically significant as Universal's first 100% all-talkie, the production suffered from having a tight shooting schedule. Carl Laemmle was only able to rent the Fox Movietone sound-on-film recordi...
Hugh went broke and turned to crime in order to pay his bills.
The Lodge in the Wilderness
Jim Wallace, a young engineer, is engaged by Hammond, manager of an estate in the Northwest, to build flumes for a logging camp, but Donovan, the superintendent, dislikes him and places numerous obsta...
A Lost Lady
A spoiled young girl manages to snag a wealthy older man as her husband but soon becomes bored. She finally leaves him but doesn't really know what she wants. A young man who is a friend--and, unbekno...
Step on It!
Cowpuncher Vic Collins, who is suffering tremendous losses at the hand of cattle rustlers, falls in love with Lorraine Leighton from Kansas City. The rustlers hide their tracks, but Lorraine is suspec...
At the Sign of the Jack'O Lantern
When Harlan Carr inherited his Uncle Ebenezer's "Jack-O Lantern" house and too his bride there to live, he found himself the unwilling host of a score of hungry relatives within a week. Soon, strange...
Three young men, struggling to find their next meal, encounter a young lady with an injured ankle. One of the men is a doctor, who maintains a ruse of success with his wealthy uncle, in which the uncl...
Billions is a lost 1920 American silent comedy film produced by and starring Alla Nazimova. Ray Smallwood directed. Jean Jose Frappa and Henry Dupuy-Mazuel wrote L'Homme riche.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Cowboy Billy Fortune is in love with Hope Beecher, who prefers Billy's friend Ben Morgan, but resists his advances because of his fondness for drink. Hope's discontent is echoed by the town wives' pub...
The Making of Broncho Billy
Broncho Billy runs into trouble in a bar when he gets into a confrontation with a bully. Since the bully has a gun and Billy doesn't, he's forced to endure the bully's humiliating tactics until he man...
Broncho Billy and the Western Girls
The general store and post office are in the care of Evelyn and Irene Courteny's father, who is a cripple. A large bag of gold is delivered by the mail carrier. Dick Lee watches the delivery of the ba...
Why Broncho Billy Left Bear County
Billy was presented with a Bible by the man who gave him the gratitute. She came upon him as he was about to hold up the stage, but at sight of the girl he was overwhelmed with shame and taking out th...
Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress
"Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress" (1912, 14 minutes) is a comedy-drama about yet another girl from the East who doesn't need to be protected from the local dangers. Broncho Billy plays a passive ...
Alkali Ike Bests Broncho Billy
When rancher Arthur Mackley welcomes his daughter to his ranch for a visit, all of the cowboys compete for her affections.
Broncho Billy's Narrow Escape
While looking for a job, Billy falls in love with a girl. The jealous lover of the girl accused Broncho of horse theft. At the moment that he is going to be hanged, his beloved girl comes to his rescu...
Alkali Ike's Auto
Alkali Ike and Mustang Pete are both wooing the same woman. Ike hopes to take her for a horseback ride, but she chooses instead to go with Pete, who has a horse and carriage. Ike trades his horses for...
Broncho Billy's Adventure
One of the earliest Broncho Billy films starring G was filmed in Fairfax, California. M. Anderson. Anderson includes his usual mix of comedy and drama as his character gets caught in the middle of a f...
Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner
A young woman is on her way to celebrate the holidays with her parents. A group of drunk cowboys startle her horses making her wagon, with the woman on it, and speed off. The girl invited Billy over f...