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Roscoe Karns

Roscoe Karns

Birthdate: September 7, 1891

Deathdate: February 6, 1970

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roscoe Karns (September 7, 1891 – February 6, 1970) was an American actor. He appeared in nearly 150 films between 1915 and 1964. He played the title role in the popular DuMont Television Network series Rocky King, Inside Detective from 1950 to 1954. His son, character actor Todd Karns, also appeared in the series. He was born in San Bernardino, California and died in Los ... ...detailed bio


Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Roger Willoughby is a well-known fishing expert who works for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Abigail Page is a brash and flighty public relations woman. Page is determined to secure Willoughby's participation in a prestigious fishing tournament, only to discover that Willoughby is a phony—he's never fis...

Devil's Cargo (1948)

Devil's Cargo is a 1948 American film directed by John F. Link Sr.. It was the fourteenth of the sixteen Falcon films produced in the 1940s, and the first of the three featuring the magician and actor John Calvert now released by Film Classics instead of RKO Pictures.

Old Acquaintance (1943)

Old Acquaintance is a 1943 film drama made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Henry Blanke with Jack L. Warner as executive producer from a screenplay by John Van Druten, Lenore Coffee and Edmund Goulding based on Van Druten's play. The film starred Bette Davis and...

You Can't Escape Forever (1942)

A demoted reporter (George Brent) and his girlfriend (Brenda Marshall) seek to expose a crime kingpin.

Woman of the Year (1942)

Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) and Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) are journalists for the same New York newspaper in the early 1940s. Tess, the daughter of a diplomat (Minor Watson), is an internationally inclined political affairs columnist, a polyglot educated in various prestigious European unive...

Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Francis Warren appears to have a normal life handling investments, but secretly he writes lurid detective novels under the pseudonym F.X. Pettibone. His other career is unknown to wife Rita or to anyone but Inspector Mason, who mocks the books, insisting that true crime is much more difficult to ...

His Girl Friday (1940)

Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany...

They Drive by Night (1940)

Brothers Joe (George Raft) and Paul Fabrini (Humphrey Bogart) are independent truck drivers who make a meager living transporting goods. Joe convinces Paul to start their own small, one-truck business, staying one step ahead of loan shark Farnsworth (an uncredited Charles Halton), who is trying t...

Dancing Co Ed (1939)

When a dancer's partner becomes pregnant, a nation-wide search is instituted to find a replacement from among college women. A perfect choice is found, but she is not in school, resulting in various hijinks.

You and Me (1938)

You and Me is a 1938 film by Fritz Lang. Sylvia Sidney and George Raft play a pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases; Harry Carey's character routinely hires ex-convicts to staff his store. The movie was written by Norman Krasna and Virginia Van Upp, a...

Wings in the Dark (1935)

Wings in the Dark is a 1935 motion picture starring Myrna Loy and Cary Grant and focusing on a daring aviatrix and an inspired aviation inventor thrust into an unbearably desperate situation. Wings in the Dark was the first film that Loy and Grant made together, although Loy's biographer Emily Le...

Alibi Ike (1935)

Alibi Ike is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Ray Enright and starring Joe E. Brown and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the short story "Alibi Ike" by Ring Lardner, the film is about an ace baseball player nicknamed "Alibi Ike" due to his penchant for making up excuses. After fallin...

It Happened One Night (1934)

Spoiled heiress Ellen "Ellie" Andrews (Claudette Colbert) marries fortune-hunter "King" Westley (Jameson Thomas) against the wishes of her extremely wealthy father (Walter Connolly) who has the marriage annulled. She runs away, boarding a bus to New York City, to reunite with her new spouse, when...

Twentieth Century (1934)

Larger-than-life Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe takes an unknown lingerie model named Mildred Plotka and makes her the star of his latest play, despite the grave misgivings of everyone else, including his two long-suffering assistants, accountant Oliver Webb and the consistently tipsy Owen O'Mal...

A Lady's Profession (1933)

A couple of down-and-out British aristocrats buy an American roadhouse.

Gambling Ship (1933)

Gambling Ship is a 1933 American drama film starring Cary Grant and directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Max Marcin.

Dirigible (1931)

When famed explorer Louis Rondelle (Hobart Bosworth) requests the U.S. Navy's assistance in reaching the South Pole, officer Jack Bradon (Jack Holt) convinces Rear Admiral John S. Martin (Emmett Corrigan) to offer his dirigible, the USS Pensacola, for the attempt. Jack requests his best friend "F...

The Flying Fleet (1929)

Six friends are to graduate the next day from the United States Naval Academy. They all hope to become aviators. When the officer of the day becomes sick, Tommy Winslow (Ramon Navarro) has to take his place, while the others go out and celebrate. Two return loudly drunk after curfew. Tommy is abl...

Wings (1927)

Jack Powell and David Armstrong are rivals in the same small American town, both vying for the attentions of pretty Sylvia Lewis. Jack fails to realize that "the girl next door", Mary Preston, is desperately in love with him. The two young men both enlist to become combat pilots in the Air Serv...

The Jazz Singer (1927)

Cantor Rabinowitz wants his son to carry on the generations-old family tradition and become a cantor at the synagogue in the Jewish ghetto of Manhattan's Lower East Side. But down at the beer garden, thirteen-year-old Jakie Rabinowitz is performing popular, so-called jazz, tunes. Moisha Yudelson ...