Samuel Rufus McDaniel (January 28, 1886 – September 24, 1962) was an American actor who appeared in over 210 television shows and films between 1929 and 1950. He was the older brother of actresses Hattie McDaniel and Etta McDaniel.
Movies & TV shows
The last great wilderness frontier of America is Alaska. There is a land of glaciers, mountains, and ice-fields. Two rough-hewn men whose bitter 40-year rivalry mirrored their powerful land's struggle...
A Man Called Peter
Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea but finds out there is a different future for him when he receives a "calling" from God to become a min...
The File on Thelma Jordon
Cleve Marshall is an assistant district attorney who falls for the shadowy Thelma Jordon. With her sordid past -- and her relationship with thief Tony Laredo kept secret from the married attorney, Jor...
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
Heart of Virginia
Jimmy Easter is a jockey who gets shook up when he is responsible for the death of a fellow rider during a race. He gets back down to business, however, when the daughter of his ex-boss shows her fait...
Shemp dies but cannot get into heaven until he reforms Moe and Larry. He returns to earth as an invisible spirit and sets out to prevent the other two stooges from selling a phony invention (a fountai...
Give My Regards to Broadway
A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.
The Egg and I
It tells the story of young married couple who become chicken farmers. Betty has been raised to follow her husband's dreams with him, and Bob's dream is to be a successful chicken farmer. The problem ...
The train wreck that George Steele experienced never happened. Is he cracking up or is he the victim of a plot?
Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous book, and wh...
Gentleman Joe Palooka
In the second film of Monogram's Joe Palooka series, Joe is 'used', by two state senators scheming to obtain oil-rich lands, in a publicity campaign to get the land transferred to the state, supposedl...
When a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man, tongues start wagging. When gossip is passed down to her own children, there are problems.
Never Say Goodbye
Flip, Phil and Ellen's 8-year old daughter, is very unhappy that her parents are not together after a year of separation. Flip sends a picture of her beautiful mother to the author of her flirtatious ...
Joe Palooka, Champ
After losing heavyweight contender Al Costa to mob boss Florini fight promoter Knobby Walsh recruits small town boy Joe Palooka to take his place. First in the series.
The Naughty Nineties
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try...
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem, but frowni...
Marriage Is a Private Affair
Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal...
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
Andy is following in his father's footsteps and going to college. He sees a pretty blonde on the train, and every time he sees her, he is winked at or slapped. Andy is not familiar with what is going ...
When Strangers Marry
A naive small-town girl is going to New York City to meet her husband and discovers that he may be a murderer.
A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the ...
Roger Hudson, a wealthy businessman who has moved to Washington to work for the government as a "dollar a year man," is late for a radio broadcast about his new department, the Mobilization of Woman P...
Son of Dracula
Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.
After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Blackie is arrested when retrieving stolen gems from a safety deposit box for a friend.
The Ghost and the Guest
Newlyweds are spending their honeymoon in an old country house. They are besieged by a gang of crooks who are searching for a fortune in diamonds. The honeymooners are trying to outsmart the villains ...
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
A beautiful heiress is an excellent poker player. Her comfortable life changes when her father and his fortune die during market crash of the 1800's.
Grand Central Murder
Conniving Broadway starlet Mida King has plenty of enemies, so when she's found murdered at Grand Central Station, Inspector Gunther calls together a slew of suspects for questioning. Mida's shady ex-...
A grown-up Jane Withers is joined by a whole slew of former child stars in the lightweight Republic musical Johnny Doughboy. Withers capably essays the part of a teenaged movie star who tires of the s...
In This Our Life
A young woman dumps her fiancée and runs off with her sister's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only...
All Through the Night
Broadway gambler 'Gloves' Donahue wants to find out who killed the baker of his favorite dessert. He can see nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When Marty's partner Joe is murdered, Le...
I Was Framed
A reporter (Michael Ames) runs from charges by a corrupt politician only to face them years later.
They Died with Their Boots On
The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and late...
A teenage horse trainer (Jane Withers) fears she'll lose her beloved horses when the stables where she works is sold.
Private eye Mike Shayne encounters a large amount of trouble while attempting to guard a murder witness.
New York Town
Victor Ballard, a happy-go-lucky albeit impoverished sidewalk photographer, shares a New York City studio apartment with Polish immigrant painter Stefan Janowski. The big city doles out joy and misery...
A senator investigating corruption in Louisiana is being targeted by a scheme involving a beauty.
South of Panama
Secret agent Roger Pryor is dispatched below the border to protect an important scientific formula. Believe it or don't, this mixture has the ability to render things invisible.
Bad Men of Missouri
The Younger brothers return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick, a crooked banker who has been buying up warrants on back-taxes and dispossessing the ...
The Great Lie
Days after Sandra and Pete elope, they discover their consummated union isn't valid since, unbeknownst to them, Sandra's divorce isn't yet final. They decide to not stay together, but, by then, Sandra...
A publicity stunt staged on a train known as the Broadway Limited creates problems because of an unknown baby that was part of the stunt.
Tim Hanley, an American agent, posing as a lawyer with the United States Embassy in London, and Reggie Oliver, a Scotland Yard detective, posing as a music critic are both keeping their eye on Carla ...
Calling All Husbands
A henpecked husband and his bossy wife are due for a surprise when the wife's former boyfriend unexpectedly turns up. Comedy.
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to get back in the game, he ends up in a monastery, where he becomes a monk.
Too Many Husbands
Romantic comedy adapted from a Somerset Maugham play.
A Union officer escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for the Confederates. A Confederate sympathizer and a Mexican bandit are trying to prevent him from...
Am I Guilty?
A young black doctor sets out to establish a free clinic in Harlem.
Chicken Wagon Family
Addie Fippany, her father Jean Paul Batiste Fippany, her mother Josephine and her sister Cecile roam the country-side in a mule-drawn wagon, trading trinkets to farmers for chickens which they sell in...
They Made Me a Criminal
A boxer flees, believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk.
The Jones family encounters new theories of childrearing when an author arrives in town to lecture on the topic.
Days of Jesse James
Days of Jesse James is a 1939 American film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers. Bank robbery pulled off by the bank officials, not the usual James gang.
A scatterbrained waitress invests her inheritance in a broken-down race horse and a sweepstakes ticket.
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...
The Union Pacific Railroad can be pushed across the wilderness to California thanks to one of the last bills signed by President Lincoln. Asa Barrows is a financial opportunist who wants to make money...
Let Us Live
In Springdale, a small town near New York, taxi driver Brick Tennant and his friend Joe Linden are unjustly accused of a hideous crime and blindly convicted by those who are only interested in feeding...
Pride of the Blue Grass
A young man is determined to turn his beloved racehorse, which is blind, into a champion.
An Army private (Ronald Reagan) proves his horse is fit for service and wins his colonel's (Donald Crisp) daughter (Mary Maguire).
In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.
A gambler uses his winnings to help support an orphanage.
A group of people, including a former vet and a teenage orphan, are trying to enter a broken-down horse in the big race.
Walking Down Broadway
Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.
It Happened in Hollywood
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Danger - Love at Work
A New York City lawyer finds himself falling in love with the daughter of a screwball South Carolina family.
Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an idiosyncrasy father, falls off a steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey didn't convince the crew of his wealth or persuade t...
Napoleon Bonaparte's younger brother, visiting the United States, falls madly in love with a young woman he meets in Baltimore.
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnapin...
Sing, Baby, Sing
The "Caliban-Ariel" romance of fiftysomething John Barrymore and teenager Elaine Barrie is spoofed in this delightful 20th Century Fox musical. Adolphe Menjou plays the Barrymore counterpart, a loose-...
36 Hours to Kill
Duke and Jeanie Benson, an outlaw couple hiding out under assumed names. Duke realizes that he has a winning sweepstake ticket and will win $150,000 if he can cash it in without getting apprehended
Rhythm on the Range
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her hea...
The Calling of Dan Matthews
Dan Matthews (Richard Arlen), a young parson, is in love with Hope Strong (Charlotte Wynters), the daughter of James B. Strong ('FRederick Burton'), a man who controls the town with his real estate an...
A 1935 melodrama, set in San Francisco, starring Kay Francis as a travelers' aid worker who becomes involved with her clients' personal lives.
We're in the Money
Ginger and Dixie are process servers for goofy lawyer Homer Bronson. The two friends want to quit, but they're offered a thousand dollars to serve four subpoenas in a breach of promise suit against ri...
Gold Diggers of 1935
Romance strikes when a vacationing millionairess and her daughter and son spend their vacation at a posh New England resort.
Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to prison a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as hi...
A cook in a railroad construction camp inherits $500,000. She pretends to be English royalty and barges into the New York social scene.
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
An add campaign for stockings embarrasses the girls.
The Human Side
The story of a theatrical producer, his divorced wife and their four children.
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie Marge leaves him. After a few years he returns, ...
The American Civil War took place in the late 19th century. Major Allen, chief of the Secret Service of the Union, asked Gail Loveless to become one of his operators after the Second Battle of Bull Ru...
The Blondes and Redheads series, June's father forbids her to see her boyfriend, so she sneaks him into the house disguised as a woman. One of her father's friends, however, falls in love with the mys...
A 1934 remake of 1931's Fighting Caravans uses stock footage from the original and a new cast headed by Randolph Scott and Gail Patrick to replace the earlier film's Gary Cooper and Lili Damita. The m...
Fashions of 1934
When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dress...
Ruthless Coach Gore creates turmoil at a college by hiring players and alienating students. Along the way, the coach loses his wife Claire Gore to a grandstanding player. Inside look at college footba...
On the back of the Wall Street Crash of 1929, a young business man is about to commit suicide. With the note to his wife scribbled down and a gun in his hand, he notices a thick envelope addressed to ...
The film tells the story of Sylvia, a French teacher at an all-girl school, who wants to find love. When she hears Bill Williams on the radio, she decides to go visit and thank him. However, difficult...
Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every wom...
A Depression-downtrodden waif uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.
Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Racketeer Frank Rocci is smitten with Joan Whelan, a dancer at Texas Guinan's famous Broadway night spot. He uses his influence to help her get a starring role in the show, hoping that it will also ge...
A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.
The dim-witted son of a heroic fire chief tries to follow in his father's footsteps, only to become the pawn of corrupt politicians.
Whistling in the Dark
A mystery writer and his sweetheart are held hostage by a fugitive gangster, who hopes to enlist their help in devising the perfect crime.
A Russian waiter in New York City becomes a national celebrity after he develops a "system" for winning at contract bridge.
The story of the rise and fall of an All-American football player.
The Rich Are Always with Us
A wealthy couple's marriage is falling apart due to the man's infidelity. The wife's male friend has long loved her and sees his big opportunity.
Among the travelers of varied backgrounds that meet and interact on one night at Union Depot, a metropolitan train station, are Chick and his friend Scrap Iron, both newly released from prison after s...
After a mix-up with his application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a screen test and goes off to Hollywood.
A Free Soul
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
Richard Grant is a lawyer who believes that murder under certain circumstances is justifiable. Richard's daughter, Barbara, takes her dad to a dinner party hosted by Richard's old friend, wealthy play...
The Public Enemy
Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfou...
Dance, Fools, Dance
When misfortune hits the Jordan family of Chicago's upper class, Bonnie Jordan, a dazzling and witty girl, finds a job as an aspiring reporter; however, his naive younger brother, Rodney, takes a twis...
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