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Roscoe Ates

Total Credits at Criticker: 55 (Actor)

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    Honeychile (1951)
    After a lengthy absence from the screen, Judy Canova returned in the raucous musical Honeychile. The plot had been utilized in several previous Republic films, but was good for yet another go-round here. Canova plays Judy, a would-be songwriter who sends one of her tunes to a big-city composer. When the song, published under another author's name, becomes a hit, music agent Eddie Price (Eddie Foy Jr.) heads to the sticks to negotiate a contract with Judy. (allmovie.com)
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    Father
    In this entry in the "Henry Latham" comedy series, the parsimonious Henry protests the rising cost of meat and decides to take up hunting for wild game. (allmovie.com)
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    Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
    In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen (Rex Allen), the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest railhead when he runs into trouble. The drive is stopped by Brock Stevens (Robert Karnes), whose father is a power in the meat-packing industry, and whose ownership of the railroad spur line enables him to deal ruthlessly with the local ranchers. (imdb)
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    The Tioga Kid (1948)
    Ranger Eddie Dean is looking for the outlaw the Tioga Kid, a man he closely resembles. He runs into Joe Morino and his gang of rustlers at the same time Tioga arrives to cut himself into Morino’s game. But Morino doesn’t give in and in the showdown, Eddie and the Kid find themselves on the same side.
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    The Westward Trail (1948)
    Singing lawman Eddie Dean and sidekick Soapy Jones help a city woman and her ne'er-do-well brother save their ranch from a ruthless cattle baron seeking silver.
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    Tornado Range (1948)
    Eddie Dean, under orders as a U.S. Land Office agent, is trying to prevent a range war from being started between homesteaders and ranchers when a caravan of the so-called 'Nesters', start to take over land acquired by the homesteaders by a government lease. Quirt Thayer, working both sides against the middle, has his gang join with the ranchers seeking revenge against the settlers for raids on the ranchers by Quirt's henchmen.
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    Thunder in the Pines (1948)
    Loggers Jeff Collins and Boomer Benson compete for a mail-order bride by means of a timber-cutting contest.
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    Check Your Guns (1948)
    Dean takes over as Sheriff of Red Gap and makes everyone check their guns at his office. But he is in trouble as Taggert's men continue their lawlessness and the crooked judge Hammond lets them go when they are caught. (imdb)
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    The Hawk of Powder River (1948)
    Vivian as the Hawk is the secret leader of an outlaw gang. She wants the Chambers ranch and after Chambers is killed she sends her men to kill his daughter who is arriving on the stage. Eddie breaks it up and later foils a robbery attempt by the gang. Finding a hat at the scene, he marks it and leaves it hoping it will turn up again. (imdb)
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    West to Glory (1947)
    A western sheriff chases a gang trying to rob a rancher's gold.
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    Shadow Valley (1947)
    Singing cowboy saves woman's ranch from gold-greedy outlaws.
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    Wild Country (1947)
    Caxton has broken out of prison and Eddie has been sent to bring him in. Caxton is known by the polka dot band on his hat and Eddie has Soapy wear one like it. This gets Soapy arrested as soon as he rides into town but it leads Eddie to Varney and he realizes Varney will lead him to Caxton.
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    Range Beyond the Blue (1947)
    Henry Rodgers is after Margie's stage line. He has her in trouble by having her gold shipments robbed thereby driving her insurance premiums to an unaffordable level. Eddie and Soapy arrive to help out. Eddie suspects Rodgers but when he breaks into his office, Rodgers apparently kills him. With Eddie out of the way, Rodgers makes the robbery that will put her out of business.
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    Black Hills (1947)
    When Hadley finds gold on his land, Kirby kills him and then goes after Hadley's ranch. After Eddie Dean foils Kirby's robbery attempt, Kirby forces the assistant land agent Tuttle to sell the ranch to him. But Eddie learns of the forgery thru Tuttle's boss and goes after Kirby. (imdb)
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    Stars Over Texas (1946)
    When Eddie and his pals deliver cattle to the Lawrence ranch, they run into trouble with Ringo Evans and his gang. Ringo's men are rustling cattle and attempting to kill the foreman. Seeing the resemblance between the foreman and his pal Waco, Eddie has Waco impersonate the foreman. They then find proof that Evans is behimd the rustling but find themselves greatly outnumbered when the gang attacks.
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    Driftin
    The Army sends Eddie and Soapy to the Morgan ranch to buy horses. But the horses are rustled and the follow-up Army patrol murdered. When Eddie is mistaken for a notorious outlaw, he joins the outlaw gang but is in trouble when his true identity becomes known. (imdb)
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    Tumbleweed Trail (1946)
    Attended by his sidekick Roscoe Ates, Eddie Dean takes a ranch hand job with a cowgirl whose father has been murdered.
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    Wild West (1946)
    Eddie and his sidekicks have been called in to help get a new telegraph line through. Dawson and his men along with his stooge Judge are out to stop them. When Eddie and the boys catch three of Dawson's men destroying telegraph equipment, the Judge releases them and this leads to the showdown between the two sides.
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    Colorado Serenade (1946)
    Duke Dillon has his gang robbing stagecoaches carrying gold which is then melted down by his father. But Eddie and his sidekick Soapy are on the job and they are aided by undercover man Nevada. (imdb)
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    The Great Moment (1944)
    In the winter of 1868, Eben Frost (William Demarest) goes to a Boston pawnshop and redeems a silver medal, inscribed to "Dr. W.T.G. Morton, the Benefactor of Mankind, with the Gratitude of Humanity." Frost drives to a country farmhouse and gives the medal to Morton's widow, Elizabeth Morton (Betty Field) who explains to her daughter, Betty (Donivee Lee), that Frost was the first person given anesthesia by her father, Boston dentist Dr. W.T.G. Morton... (imdb)
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    The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)
    To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy Valentine, who is reportedly retired. Jason and co worker Cleo Arden, not Eve, lead the hunt . which takes them to a small and previously quiet town. There is little tough guy Mousey, who becomes over zealous over the possibility of winning the reward.
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    The Palm Beach Story (1942)
    An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. (imdb)
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    I
    As Freddie and Lugger, employees of Bovhini, are waiting in the parking lot of the Club Sirocco for Ruth Parmelee, they see a woman accost Ruth and then shoot her and speeds away in a car. Bochini, who has loved Ruth, vows revenge. Mordecai Breen is devoting his life to welfare work among the city's needy, and publishes a small newspaper called "The Friend in Need," assisted by his former prize fighter friend, Happy Hogan.
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    Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941)
    In Texas after the Civil War, Ballard has declared martial law intending to drive the ranchers out of the county. When Col. Davis ousts Ballard and Roy is elected Sheriff, his man Stacy kills Davis. Ballard reinstates martial law and sentences Gabby to be executed. (imdb)
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    Glove Affair (1941)
    Glove Affair (1941) - Short Film
    Terry protects his girlfriend's little brother from the town bully.
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    Reg
    Based on the comic strip by Gene Byrnes, the "Reg'lar Fellers", and one girl-feller, tinker with building a land/water machine, form a kid-band and go on the radio, celebrate a birthday, get involved with gangsters...and reunite a wealthy recluse with her baby granddaughter and estranged daughter-in-law. (imdb)
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    Untamed (1940)
    Dr. Bill Crawford, on a hunting trip to Canada, is attacked by a bear and his guide, Joe Easter, saves his life and takes the badly-mauled Crawford to his cabin home, where he lives with his beautiful young wife, Alverna. Leaning Bill there to recover, Joe goes on a prolonged hunting trip and Bill and Alverna fall in love. The local doctor, Billar, dies during an operation which Bill completes and then decides to remain in Lost Lake and continue his practice there...close to Alverna.
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    You
    You're Next! (1940) - Short Film
    Two goofball private detectives are hired to find a millionaire who has been kidnapped by a mad scientist. (imdb)
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    I Want a Divorce (1940)
    Ironically, the marriage between Dick Powell and Joan Blondell was beginning to fall apart at the time they co-starred in Paramount's I Want a Divorce. The film manages to sustain two plotlines, with newlyweds Alan and Geraldine MacNally (Powell and Blondell) beginning to have second thoughts about their union, while David and Wanda Holland (Conrad Nagel and Gloria Dickson) are in the last stages of their divorce proceedings. (allmovie.com)
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    The Cowboy from Sundown (1940)
    The drought-plagued ranchers of Sundown have to market their cattle at a loss in order to meet mortgage payments held by banker Cylus Cuttler. Then, Sheriff Tex Rockett is forced to quarantine all the cattle on the local ranches because of a hoof-and-mouth disease outbreak. Steve Davis herds his cattle to the railhead anyway, and Tex is forced to arrest him. Urged on by the banker's son, Nick Cuttler, the angry ranchers storm the jail, but Steve's sister Bee persuades them to await the trial. (imdb)
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    Riders of the Black Hills (1938)
    The famous race horse Black Knight has been stolen and a ransom is being asked. The Mesquiteers become involved when they are arrested for the theft. Mrs. Garth clears them and their look-alike horse is then used in the big race posing as Black Knight. When he wins the kipnapers now demand the entire purse.
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    On the Wagon (1935)
    On the Wagon (1935) - Short Film
    Shemp and Rosco are husbands who married sisters and all live with the wive's mother. The husbands have been out late at night drinking and are trying hard no to make any noise as they slip back into the house, where the mother-in-law is guarding the door armed with a rolling pin. But they get into a neighbor's house and the lady in that house has a very large, jealous husband.
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    The People
    Money was what gangster Vince M. Falcone wanted most and he did lay hands on millions of dollars by fair means or (mostly) foul. But once he became rich what he craved for was respectability. So why not marry a lovely society lady? And with a young daughter as a bonus Mister Falcone could show off among the creme de la creme. Of course when times got rough he felt free to desert his wife and little girl. Fortunately Taps, a lawyer working for the underworld, will console them both. (imdb)
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    Why Pay Rent? (1935)
    Why Pay Rent? (1935) - Short Film
    Elmer fixes up a room for his just-married, freeloading brother-in-law and wife. When the newlyweds show up, Henry brings a surprise in the form of stepson Junior. The apartment is now too small, so Henry decides that they’ll buy a lot and build a do-it-yourself home, a disaster in the making when Junior switches the house’s part numbers. It doesn’t help matters that Elmer, Henry and the wives are all incompetent.
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    Dizzy & Daffy (1934)
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    A half-blind minor league pitcher meets, and nicknames, Dizzy and Daffy Dean, who go on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals. (imdb)
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    Woman in the Dark (1934)
    Lightweight but entertaining crime/drama about a man (Ralph Bellamy) released from prison and deciding to stay alone in his cabin so that his bad temper won't get him back into prison. (imdb)
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    So You Won
    A hen-pecked husband takes his shrewish wife, and her obnoxious little brother, on a weekend camping trip. Along for the ride are the boorish downstairs neighbors (Shemp Howard and Ruth Gillette). A pleasant getaway turns into a nightmare thanks to the antics of Junior, an uncooperative tent, a lazy and oblivious Henry, and a skunk.
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    The Cheyenne Kid (1933)
    Chasing a gambler that stole money, Tom Larkin gets his horse shot out from under him. Meeting an outlaw with a horse, after a fight Tom rides away on that horse. Arriving in town he is mistaken for the outlaw and offered a job of killing a man. But the man is the father of the girl that Tom's money was to go to but was stolen by the gambler. (imdb)
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    Lucky Devils (1933)
    A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when Slugger Jones is killed doing his last stunt right after his marriage. Skipper Clark and Bob Hughes prevent a down-and-out girl, Fran, from committing suicide, and help her get an acting job at the studio. Romance follows, with Skipper marrying Fran, but with the understanding he'll continue doing his stuntwork. (imdb)
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    What! No Beer? (1933)
    Mild-mannered Elmer (Keaton) and gregarious Jimmy (Durante) are two simple men who are duped by a confidence woman (Phyllis Barry) and an underworld boss (John Miljan). Elmer and Jimmy reactivate an abandoned brewery, in anticipation of the repeal of Prohibition. Their success prompts the crooks to get tough, but Elmer foils them with a truckload of beer barrels. (wikipedia)
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    The Past of Mary Holmes (1933)
    An alcoholic former opera singer resents the promising career of her son and his recent engagement to an actress. (imdb)
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    Hold
    Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team. (imdb)
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    Young Bride (1932)
    While in mourning for her mother, Allie Smith, a shy New York children's librarian, resists joining her rowdy friend Daisy and Daisy's boyfriend Pete on a double date but finally agrees to have dinner with them. At a "chop suey joint," Daisy introduces Allie to Charlie Riggs, a handsome but irresponsible braggart. When Allie refuses to go out alone with him, Charlie becomes morose and, in a drunken state, spends the night with Maizie, a taxi dancer.
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    Freaks (1932)
    Treachery is discovered amongst a traveling circus sideshow. (imdb)
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    Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (1932)
    Eddie Kane wanders round the studio back-lot, opening various doors to see which stars pop out. (imdb)
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    The Roadhouse Murder (1932)
    To gain fame, a reporter arranges to be suspected of murder.
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    Renegades of the West (1932)
    Tom Bagby has gone to prison to learn of his father's killer. Returning, he looks for Curly Bogard who he thinks did it. Keeping his identity a secret, he gets a job on Curly's ranch. Just as he gets evidence out of Curly's safe, his cellmate Blackie arrives to expose him.
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    Never the Twins Shall Meet (1932)
    A Roscoe Ates & Edgar Kennedy comedy short.
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    Come on Danger! (1932)
    Sam Dunning, one of the wealthiest ranchers in the Pecos Valley is found dead with a bullet in his back. Pinned to his body is a note which reads "An eye for an eye, signed Joan Stanton". Danger follows for Larry, a Texas Ranger. Will his sense of chivalry allow him to bring in a woman to face the charge of murder? Along the way, several cowboy tunes and fine locations contribute to the picture's Texican atmosphere. (imdb)
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    The Big Shot (1931)
    The Big Shot is Ray (Eddie Quillan), a go-getting but incredibly naïve real estate speculator. Duped into purchasing some worthless swamp land, Ray is kept in the dark by the villains when the land turns out to be harboring a profitable sulphur spring. On the verge of selling back the property at a ridiculously low sum, our hero is saved from making a sap of himself again by true-blue heroine Doris (Maureen O'Sullivan). (allrovi.com)
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    Politics (1931)
    Two women take on small-town racketeers. (TCM.com)
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    Too Many Cooks (1931)
    Two young lovers are building their house, but their relatives don't stop interfering, finally cutting off the young man's income and alienating them, but he is impressing everybody by continuing working at his home. (imdb)
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    The Champ (1931)
    Dink Purcell loves his alcoholic father, ex-heavyweight champion Andy "Champ" Purcell, despite his frequent binges, his frequent gambling and their squalid living conditions. And there's nothing Andy wouldn't do for Dink. When Andy wins a race horse gambling, he gives it to Dink and they race it at a Tijuana track. There, Dink meets Linda Carleton... (imdb)
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    Cimarron (1931)
    When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind... (imdb)
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    Check and Double Check (1930)
    Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle, involving driving musicians to a fancy party. All the regular characters are here (or mentioned), including the famous Mystic Knights of the Sea. The only film appearance of radio's long-running characters. (imdb)
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