New York-born Dillaway started his acting career in the 1920s, with numerous appearances on Broadway. His Broadway debut came in The Backslapper (1925).In 1927, Dillaway was one of seven actors who were found guilty in New York City of participating in the production of an obscene play, The Virgin Man. They received suspended sentences, and three producers of the play were fined $250 each and sentenced to 10 days in the workhouse.He had prominent supporting roles in several films of the 1930s, including Pack Up Your Troubles in 1932, the second feature film from Laurel and Hardy. His roles became gradually smaller in the 1940s and 1950s, usually uncredited bit parts. His numerous TV appearances include Maverick, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Run for Your Life, and The Big Valley. His final role before retiring in 1967 was in The Wild Wild West.
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The Big Valley
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Kraft Suspense Theatre
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Dennis the Menace
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The cases of master criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his staff who handled the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.
Leave It to Beaver
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The Opposite Sex
Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs ...
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
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This Is Your Life
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Adventures of Superman
With powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, Superman battles for truth and justice.
Something to Live For
An alcoholic actress is aided by a married AA member with whom she is having an affair.
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Several of the local government and law-enforcement officials have been purchased by a Mobster. He can't seem to get close to the corrupt police captain, who refuses all attempts at bribe. McQueeg's j...
The Whip Hand
A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.
Hunt the Man Down
A lawyer uncovers secrets behind a 12-year-old murder case.
Gunmen of Abilene
Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner, who has discovered gold beneath the town and wishes ...
Police sergeants Johnson and McManus take on Los Angeles confidence tricksters. Con man Tony Wells, lining up rich widow Jessica Royce as his latest mark, sets up a false paranormal society with other...
Born to Be Bad
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Thomas Dekker is a diamond cutter attempting to reclaim his right to a portion of a rubber empire in the early part of the twentieth century. Tom travels to Brazil to uncover the fate of his father an...
Small-town soda-jerk Peggy Evans quits her dead-end job and moves to New York where she invents a new identity.
Margin for Error
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Over My Dead Body
Berle plays a mystery writer who forever writes himself into corners and is never able to finish a story. While visiting his wife (Mary Beth Hughes) at the office where she works, Berle overhears seve...
The Mad Martindales
A girl tries to pay the mortgage on a Nob Hill home and gets involved in selling her father's art treasures.
Blue, White, and Perfect
In order to win back his girlfriend, Mike Shayne promises to give up his detective practice and get a job as riveter in an aircraft plant. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industria...
The Magnificent Ambersons
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
Grand Ole Opry
Aided by musicians at the Grand Ole Opry, a small-town mayor in the Ozarks takes on a group of crooked politicians.
I'm Still Alive
Hollywood stuntman falls in love with a big name actress but still wants to pursue his risky career. The women gives him a choice-the stunts or her. He chooses the stunts and still manages to get her....
Good Girls Go to Paris
Jenny Swanson, a waitress on a college campus, is dying to visit Paris. Thanks to English professor Ronald Brooke, she manages to make her dream come true. Besides seeing the sights in the French capi...
Frontier Pony Express
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Notorious But Nice
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The Important Witness
A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it.
Men Must Fight
The tale of a mother in 1940 trying to keep her son out of war is prophetic.
A mother and father try to find a way to protect their young daughter against the influences of booze, wild parties and (gasp!) dancing during the Jazz Age.
The Little Giant
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One Year Later
A man is convicted of killing his boss, whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife. On board the train taking him to prison for his execution are a reporter, who is dying of lung cancer and w...
The Animal Kingdom
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Attorney for the Defense
A lawyer is haunted by a previous case in which he manipulated evidence and convicted an innocent man.
The Night Mayor
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Lady with a Past
A wealthy girl hires a male escort to make one of her male friends jealous. She spreads rumours about her character that makes her popular amongst all bachelors in the city including her friend.
Defense Atorney Gerald Waring uses great skill and ingenuity in his efforts to save the life of a young man charged with the murder of his father. Witness after witness piles up damaging evidence agai...
Pack Up Your Troubles
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She Wanted a Millionaire
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelt...
Men in Her Life
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Anne Schuyler is an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a crea...
Body and Soul
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