Victor Potel

Victor Potel

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1889-10-12 · Deathday: 1947-03-08 (57 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Lafayette, Indiana, USA

100 Movies

Also Known As: Vic Potel

Biography

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

1947.

3 Movies
The Devil Thumbs a Ride

The Devil Thumbs a Ride

1947
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

The Egg and I

1947
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

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

1947
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...

1946.

1 Movie
The Glass Alibi

The Glass Alibi

1946
A rich woman with failing health is married to a reporter. The reporter takes drastic measures to make sure his wife dies when she starts feeling better after the wedding.

1945.

3 Movies
Flame of Barbary Coast

Flame of Barbary Coast

1945
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

A Medal for Benny

1945
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.
Rhythm Round-Up

Rhythm Round-Up

1945
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 "...

1944.

1 Movie
The Great Moment

The Great Moment

1944
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.

1943.

2 Movies
Wagon Wheels West

Wagon Wheels West

1943
In this short western, a U.S. marshal seeks vengeance against the man who killed his father.
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

6
1943
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.

1942.

1 Movie
The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story

6
1942
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...

1941.

4 Movies
The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

4.5
1941
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. ...
Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

5.43
1941
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

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...
The Lady from Cheyenne

The Lady from Cheyenne

1941
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...

1940.

8 Movies
The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty

1940
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

Young Tom Edison

1940
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

Trail of the Vigilantes

1940
A reporter goes undercover.
The Villain Still Pursued Her

The Villain Still Pursued Her

1940
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...
Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

1940
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

Christmas in July

1940
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

Girl from God's Country

1940
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

Three Faces West

6
1940
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 ...

1939.

11 Movies
Second Fiddle

Second Fiddle

1939
A studio publicist takes a skating teacher to Hollywood. He follows her back to Minnesota.
Slightly Honorable

Slightly Honorable

1939
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
Stand Up and Fight

Stand Up and Fight

1939
A driver is transporting slaves to freedom.
Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

1939
A Harvard man is fighting a railroad baron in disguise.
Chip of the Flying U

Chip of the Flying U

1939
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

Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence

1939
A store clerk in New York joined a hobo and an illegal immigrant on their way to Arizona.
Hollywood Cavalcade

Hollywood Cavalcade

1939
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

Blondie Brings Up Baby

1939
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...
Rovin' Tumbleweeds

Rovin' Tumbleweeds

1939
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

The Housekeeper's Daughter

1939
A mobster leads a newsman, a reporter and a photographer to a scoop.
Down the Wyoming Trail

Down the Wyoming Trail

1939
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...

1938.

2 Movies
On the Great White Trail

On the Great White Trail

1938
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

The Girl of the Golden West

1938
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...

1937.

4 Movies
White Bondage

White Bondage

1937
A reporter is at risk of lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
God's Country and the Woman

God's Country and the Woman

1937
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

1937
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

Small Town Boy

1937
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...

1936.

8 Movies
Fury

Fury

3.67
1936
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 of the Mounted

1936
O'Malley pretends to be an outlaw in order to join a gang.
Three Godfathers

Three Godfathers

1936
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

The Captain's Kid

1936
In this children's adventure, the children of a small town are enthralled by the tales of the town drunk.
Man Hunt

Man Hunt

1936
A teacher gets mixed up with a bank Robber.
Song of the Saddle

Song of the Saddle

1936
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...
Yellow Dust

Yellow Dust

1936
After he's accused of a series of stagecoach robberies, an innocent man has to find the real crooks.
Down to the Sea

Down to the Sea

1936
Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs, Florida duel over diving methods and fight over the same girl, and only one will survive.

1935.

13 Movies
Last of the Clintons

Last of the Clintons

1935
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

The Cowboy and the Bandit

1935
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...
Gun Play

Gun Play

1935
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.
Waterfront Lady

Waterfront Lady

1935
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

Moonlight on the Prairie

1935
A singing cowboy and his magician partner are trying to catch a killer.
Shipmates Forever

Shipmates Forever

1935
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

The Adventures of Rex and Rinty

1935
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

Whispering Smith Speaks

1935
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

She Couldn't Take It

1935
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

Million Dollar Haul

1935
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

Ruggles of Red Gap

1935
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...
Western Frontier

Western Frontier

1935
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.

1934.

3 Movies
Thunder Over Texas

Thunder Over Texas

1934
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.
Frontier Days

Frontier Days

1934
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 ...
Inside Information

Inside Information

1934
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, ...

1933.

3 Movies
Damaged Lives

Damaged Lives

1933
A young couple contracting venereal disease is caused by an extramarital affair.
Face in the Sky

Face in the Sky

1933
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

Hallelujah I'm a Bum

1933
A New York man falls in love with the mayor's girlfriend after saving her from a suicide attempt.

1931.

4 Movies
King of the Wild

King of the Wild

1931
Richard Grant, who was imprisoned in India for a crime he did not commit, escapes and makes his way to Africa.
The Squaw Man

The Squaw Man

1931
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...
Scandal Sheet

Scandal Sheet

1931
A tabloid editor prints a story about his wife.
Ten Cents a Dance

Ten Cents a Dance

1931
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband is falling in love with a wealthy client.

1930.

3 Movies
Doughboys

Doughboys

1930
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.
Paradise Island

Paradise Island

1930
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

The Virtuous Sin

1930
Marya is trying to save her husband from being executed.

1929.

2 Movies
Border Romance

Border Romance

1929
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...
The Virginian

The Virginian

1929
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.

1928.

2 Movies
Melody of Love

Melody of Love

1928
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...
Captain Swagger

Captain Swagger

1928
Hugh went broke and turned to crime in order to pay his bills.

1926.

1 Movie
The Lodge in the Wilderness

The Lodge in the Wilderness

1926
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...

1925.

1 Movie
Below the Line

Below the Line

1925
Rin Tin Tin adventure!

1924.

1 Movie
A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady

1924
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...

1922.

2 Movies
Step on It!

Step on It!

1922
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

At the Sign of the Jack'O Lantern

1922
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...

1921.

1 Movie
One a Minute

One a Minute

1921
Douglas MacLean is an excellent silent comedy star. Side Effects' is sharper than its indictment of pharmaceutical entrepreneurs.

1920.

3 Movies
Mary's Ankle

Mary's Ankle

1920
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

Billions

1920
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

Water, Water, Everywhere

1920
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...

1919.

1 Movie

1915.

2 Movies
Versus Sledge Hammers

Versus Sledge Hammers

1915
A count shows up in Snakeville to deliver a letter telling matronly Margaret Joslin that she has inherited a lot of money, so of course he wants to romance and marry her.
His Regeneration

His Regeneration

1915
A criminal got into an argument with a girl in a dance hall.

1914.

1 Movie
The Good-for-Nothing

The Good-for-Nothing

1914
No overview available

1913.

3 Movies
The Making of Broncho Billy

The Making of Broncho Billy

1913
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

Broncho Billy and the Western Girls

1913
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

Why Broncho Billy Left Bear County

1913
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...

1912.

3 Movies
Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress

Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress

1912
"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

Alkali Ike Bests Broncho Billy

1912
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

Broncho Billy's Narrow Escape

1912
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...

1911.

3 Movies
Alkali Ike's Auto

Alkali Ike's Auto

1911
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

Broncho Billy's Adventure

1911
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

Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner

1911
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...
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