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James C. Morton

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Birth name James C Morton
Nationality USA
Birth 25 august 1884 at Helena (USA)
Death 24 october 1942 (at 58 years) at Reseda, Los Angeles (USA)

James C. Morton (August 25, 1884 – October 24, 1942) was an American character actor. He appeared in 187 films between 1922 and 1943.

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Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(15 films)
Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
(8 films)
Jules White
Jules White
(14 films)
Curly Howard
Curly Howard
(12 films)
Moe Howard
Moe Howard
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Filmography of James C. Morton (71 films)

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The Good Bad Egg, 17minutes
Directed by Jules White
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joe DeRita, Dorothy Granger, Emil Sitka, Vernon Dent, Symona Boniface, Victor Travers
Roles Horseshoe Man (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.9633752.9633752.9633752.9633752.963375
Joe Priggle (Joe DeRita) is an inventor staying at a rest home where he tells the story to its proprietor (Vernon Dent) his strong dislike, eggs. It all starts when he fouls up one of his inventions to a client (Emil Sitka) when he finds an egg with an address written on it, the address belongs to a single woman Florabell (Dorothy Granger). He ends up marrying her, but soon finds out that she has an obnoxious brat of a son Rudolph (Norman Ollestead). He causes nothing but trouble for Joe by shooting him in the rear end with a slingshot, a BB gun and gets blown to bits by a miniature cannon. Meanwhile, Joe is busy working on his latest invention, a state-of-the-art dishwasher. The first time he uses it, it destroys all of Florabell's fine chinaware.
The Boogie Man Will Get You, 1h6
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Larry Parks, Jeff Donnell, Maude Eburne
Roles Trooper Frank Quincy
Rating59% 2.9557152.9557152.9557152.9557152.955715
Faced with mortgage debts, Professor Nathaniel Billings (Boris Karloff) sells his 18th-century tavern to Winnie Layden (Jeff Donnell), who plans to turn it into a hotel. Billings stipulates as a condition of sale that he is able to continue working in a laboratory in the basement. His housekeeper Amelia Jones (Maude Eburne) and hired hand Ebenezer (George McKay) also continue to work in the inn. Layden is initially unaware of the nature of Billings's experiments in the basement laboratory: he is attempting to use electricity to create a race of superhumans to help the war effort. Layden's ex-husband Bill (Larry Parks) is against the sale, but is too late to stop it, and decides to stay on at the inn for a few days.
In Old California, 1h28
Directed by William C. McGann
Origin USA
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Edgar Kennedy, Helen Parrish, Patsy Kelly
Roles Red - Sacramento Bartender
Rating63% 3.195883.195883.195883.195883.19588
À la fin des années 1840, Tom Craig, un pharmacien originaire de Boston, décide de tenter sa chance en Californie. Il est confronté à Britt Dawson, qui veut l'empêcher de s'installer à Sacramento, mais il reçoit l'aide de la propre fiancée de Dawson, la chanteuse Lacey Miller. Après qu'un filon est découvert dans la région, la ville se vide. Mais le camp des mineurs est frappé par la typhoïde, Tom organise le transport des médicaments nécessaires. Dawson va tenter de voler le chargement.
Wild Geese Calling, 1h17
Directed by John Brahm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Henry Fonda, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Ona Munson, Barton MacLane, Russell Simpson
Roles Mack
Rating65% 3.2712853.2712853.2712853.2712853.271285
A lumberjack, John, travels to Alaska from Seattle in search of gold. He marries a dance-hall girl named Sally, but soon finds that she was once in love with his best friend, Blackie.
Lady from Louisiana, 1h22
Directed by Bernard Vorhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors John Wayne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ona Munson, Henry Stephenson, Ray Middleton, Helen Westley
Roles Littlefield
Rating60% 3.001113.001113.001113.001113.00111
Yankee lawyer John Reynolds (Wayne) and Southern Belle Julie Mirbeau (Ona Munson) meet and fall in love on a riverboat going to New Orleans in the Gay Nineties. Upon arrival they are met by Julie's father (Henry Stephenson) who runs the popular Louisiana State Lottery Company and Reynold's Aunt Blanche (Helen Westley) who is a key figure in the anti-Lottery forces hoping Wayne as State's Attorney will end the Lottery.
When the Daltons Rode, 1h21
Directed by George Marshall, Harold Shumate
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Erwin
Roles Ed Pickett - Juror
Rating65% 3.2920653.2920653.2920653.2920653.292065
Law-abiding farmers, the Dalton brothers move to Kansas to begin a new life. Bob Dalton meets lawyer Tod Jackson and persuades him to defend his kin Ben Dalton in a court case against a corrupt land development company.
Bad Man of Deadwood, 1h1
Directed by Joseph Kane
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Carol Adams, Monte Blue, Henry Brandon, Herbert Rawlinson
Roles Store Owner
Rating59% 2.964442.964442.964442.964442.96444
The town of Deadwood and its businesses are controlled by Ripper and his gang of thugs. Roy and Gabby enter the town to set up a show business but are run over by Ripper and his gang. When the going gets too tough Roy and Gabby fight back to bring the gang to the law with evidence.
The Iron Claw (1941 serial)
Directed by James W. Horne
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Charles Quigley, Walter Sande, Joyce Bryant, Forrest Taylor, Charles King, James C. Morton
Roles Casey
Rating64% 3.21553.21553.21553.21553.2155
A Fortune in gold, taken from the wreck of a Spanish galleon, is hidden in the home of Anton Benson, a reclusive miser. The entire Benson family and household want the gold for themselves, including a mystery villain known as The Iron Claw. Newspaper journalist Bob Lane, with his photographer Jack Strong and Benton's niece Patricia, attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Lucky Devils
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres Romance
Actors Andy Devine, Dorothy Lovett, Richard Arlen, Janet Shaw, Vinton Hayworth, Ralf Harolde
Roles Exposition Guard

A sly pair of newsreel reporters, Dick McManus (Richard Arlen) and Andy Tompkins (Andy Devine), who work for the Mercury News Reel Company, has made a profession of photographing stories featuring daredevil acts by ordinary people. One of the exciting places for doing these acts is the Phillips Dam and it's often visible in the two reporters' photos. This fact is used by two foreign saboteurs, R. W. Ritter (Ralf Harolde) and Berko (Dick Terry). The saboteurs are planning to destroy the dam and have great help from the reporters' footage. At the same time, reporters Dick and Andy are informed by their editor, K. W. Momsen (Tim Ryan), at the Mercury News Reel Company offices, that they may be held responsible if anything does happen to the dam.
The Return of Frank James, 1h32
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Western
Themes Jesse James
Actors Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull, John Carradine, Donald Meek
Roles Liberty Bartender
Rating66% 3.347083.347083.347083.347083.34708
After the death of his outlaw brother, Jesse (played in the earlier film by Tyrone Power), Frank James (Henry Fonda) seeks revenge on his killers, Bob and Charlie Ford (John Carradine and Charles Tannen).
Saps at Sea, 57minutes
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Harry Bernard, Ben Turpin, Richard Cramer
Rating71% 3.5957153.5957153.5957153.5957153.595715
Stan and Ollie work in a horn factory, where Hardy is already under stress from all the incessant noise. One worker (Eddie Borden) has already gone insane and is the latest casualty of the work environment. Ollie is sent home after developing "hornophobia" and starts going crazy each time he hears horns or horn-based musical instruments. A physician (Jimmy Finlayson) is called to treat Ollie and, warning Ollie that he could develop a more serious condition, "hornomania," he prescribes a relaxing boat trip and goat's milk. Ollie dismisses the idea because he is afraid to sail on the ocean, but Stan prescribes an alternative: they will simply rent a boat and keep it attached to the dock, getting all the sea air they can while never actually going out to sea. When Stan's trombone teacher (Eddie Conrad) arrives and Ollie, returning from a fight with the janitor (Ben Turpin) who messed up the plumbing, hears the music, goes berserk and throws the teacher out, he knows he should take that advice. Phoning the hotel manager to complain why that teacher was allowed in, Hardy is accidentally knocked out the window and into the street.
Colorado (1940)
, 54minutes
Directed by Joseph Kane
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Pauline Moore, Milburn Stone, James C. Morton, Maude Eburne
Roles Stagecoach Station Manager
Rating61% 3.054273.054273.054273.054273.05427
During the American Civil War a Confederate officer who is also a Captain in the Union Cavalry is keeping Federal troops in the Colorado Territory from reinforcing their armies in the East by forming an alliance of secessionists, outlaws, and opportunists as well as arming hostile Indians. Unable to send more reinforcements, the United States Secret Service sends one man, Military intelligence officer Lieutenant Jerry Burke to identify who is behind the troubles and put an end to it. Armed with a sweeping letter of both law enforcement and military powers signed by President Abraham Lincoln Jerry meets his old comrade in arms Gabby to go west.
The Courageous Dr. Christian, 1h7
Directed by Bernard Vorhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Robert Baldwin, Tom Neal, Maude Eburne, Vera Lewis
Roles Bailey
Rating60% 3.0228853.0228853.0228853.0228853.022885
Kindhearted Dr. Paul Christian is appalled by the harsh living conditions of homeless inhabitants of Squatterstown. He lets one of the homeless, Dave Williams, to live with him, and goes on to ask the city to build housing for the poor. He realizes that it is the powerful Mrs. Norma Stewart that has the last say in the matter since it is her property they would build on.
The Fatal Hour, 1h8
Directed by William Nigh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds
Roles Policeman Clancy
Rating55% 2.75662.75662.75662.75662.7566
Lorsqu'un agent de police est assassiné, le capitaine, rue semble à M. Wong pour attraper le tueur. Prime Suspect: Frank Belden Jr., dont le père est un homme d'affaires bien connu pour son succès à la fois et la malhonnêteté. M. Wong est en danger de plus en plus et est presque lui-même exécuté que l'enquête se développe dans la trahison et de la complexité. Comme M. Wong suit les traces des cadavres, il découvre un anneau de contrebande de bijou sur le front de mer de San Francisco et une affaire beaucoup plus grande que la mort d'un officier de police.
Lillian Russell, 2h7
Directed by Irving Cummings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, Edward Arnold, Warren William
Roles Bartender
Rating66% 3.3421053.3421053.3421053.3421053.342105
Helen Leonard (Faye) has a beautiful voice. As she grows up, she trains to become an opera singer. Her instructor, however, informs her that her voice is pleasing, but not suitable for grand opera. Returning home one day, she and her grandmother (Westley) are saved by a handsome young man, newspaperman Alexander Moore (Fonda). Meanwhile, Helen's mother, Cynthia (Peterson), has political aspirations, but only receives a handful of votes for mayor.