Billy House

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Billy House (May 7, 1889 – September 23, 1961) was an US vaudevillian, Broadway performer and feature film actor. After devoting most of his career to live performance, he moved to Hollywood where he became a supporting actor during the 1940s and 1950s. According to Orson Welles, the name "Billy House" was likely an invention for use in burlesque theatres. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy House, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Imitation of Life (1959)

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Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Touch of Evil (1958)

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Calleia

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Calleia

Where Danger Lives (1950)

A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman and apparently becomes involved in the death of her husband. They head for Mexico trying to outrun the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Faith Domergue  •  Claude Rains  •  Maureen O'Sullivan

A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman and apparently becomes involved in the death of her husband. They head for Mexico trying to outrun the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Faith Domergue  •  Claude Rains  •  Maureen O'Sullivan

Smart Money (1931)

Two brothers' trip to the big city to do a little gambling results in a fateful turn of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  James Cagney  •  Margaret Livingston  •  Evalyn Knapp

Two brothers' trip to the big city to do a little gambling results in a fateful turn of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  James Cagney  •  Margaret Livingston  •  Evalyn Knapp

Aladdin and His Lamp (1952)

A poor young man finds a lamp with a genie trapped inside. The genie promises to grant the man three wishes if he frees him from the lamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Johnny Sands  •  Patricia Medina  •  Richard Erdman  •  John Dehner

A poor young man finds a lamp with a genie trapped inside. The genie promises to grant the man three wishes if he frees him from the lamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Johnny Sands  •  Patricia Medina  •  Richard Erdman  •  John Dehner

Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937)

Two screwy characters travel to Hollywood and cause mischief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Cummings
CAST:  Bert Lahr  •  Billy House  •  Jimmy Savo  •  Alice Brady

Two screwy characters travel to Hollywood and cause mischief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Cummings
CAST:  Bert Lahr  •  Billy House  •  Jimmy Savo  •  Alice Brady

Trail Street (1947)

Bat Masterson (Randolph Scott) cleans up Liberal, Kansas. Ray Enright's 1947 western also stars Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, Steve Brodie, George "Gabby" Hayes and Billy House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Robert Ryan  •  Anne Jeffreys  •  George 'Gabby' Hayes

Bat Masterson (Randolph Scott) cleans up Liberal, Kansas. Ray Enright's 1947 western also stars Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, Steve Brodie, George "Gabby" Hayes and Billy House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Robert Ryan  •  Anne Jeffreys  •  George 'Gabby' Hayes

Expensive Women (1931)

A wealthy young woman struggles to find love while surrounded by possible suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hobart Henley
CAST:  Dolores Costello  •  H.B. Warner  •  Anthony Bushell  •  Warren William

A wealthy young woman struggles to find love while surrounded by possible suitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hobart Henley
CAST:  Dolores Costello  •  H.B. Warner  •  Anthony Bushell  •  Warren William

The Stranger (1946)

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

The Reckless Hour (1931)

Seduced and abandoned, with child, by a charming cad, a former New York fashion model learns to detest the male race in general until befriended by a warm-hearted artist-type who shows her that life -- and men -- ain't so bad in this early talkie drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Francis Dillon
CAST:  Dorothy Mackaill  •  Conrad Nagel  •  H.B. Warner  •  Joan Blondell

Seduced and abandoned, with child, by a charming cad, a former New York fashion model learns to detest the male race in general until befriended by a warm-hearted artist-type who shows her that life -- and men -- ain't so bad in this early talkie drama.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Francis Dillon
CAST:  Dorothy Mackaill  •  Conrad Nagel  •  H.B. Warner  •  Joan Blondell

Bedlam (1946)

London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, is horrified by the deplorable living conditions of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Anna Lee  •  Billy House  •  Ian Wolfe

London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, is horrified by the deplorable living conditions of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Anna Lee  •  Billy House  •  Ian Wolfe

Outlaw Women (1952)

This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Ormond  •  Sam Newfield
CAST:  Marie Windsor  •  Richard Rober  •  Carla Balenda  •  Jackie Coogan

This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Ormond  •  Sam Newfield
CAST:  Marie Windsor  •  Richard Rober  •  Carla Balenda  •  Jackie Coogan

Thrill of a Romance (1945)

A soldier falls in love with a newly-married woman after her husband abandons her for a business meeting on their honeymoon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Esther Williams  •  Frances Gifford  •  Henry Travers

A soldier falls in love with a newly-married woman after her husband abandons her for a business meeting on their honeymoon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Esther Williams  •  Frances Gifford  •  Henry Travers

Inner Sanctum (1948)

A killer hides out in a small-town boarding house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Charles Russell  •  Mary Beth Hughes  •  Dale Belding  •  Billy House

A killer hides out in a small-town boarding house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Charles Russell  •  Mary Beth Hughes  •  Dale Belding  •  Billy House

Santa Fe (1951)

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Janis Carter  •  Peter M. Thompson  •  John Archer

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  Janis Carter  •  Peter M. Thompson  •  John Archer

The Fountain of Youth (1958)

A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth. Based on John Collier's short story “Youth from Vienna”.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Marjorie Bennett  •  Madge Blake  •  Billy House  •  Rick Jason

A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth. Based on John Collier's short story “Youth from Vienna”.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Marjorie Bennett  •  Madge Blake  •  Billy House  •  Rick Jason

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

Chester Wooley and Duke Egan are travelling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while enroute to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Lou Costello  •  Marjorie Main  •  Audrey Young

Chester Wooley and Duke Egan are travelling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while enroute to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Bud Abbott  •  Lou Costello  •  Marjorie Main  •  Audrey Young

Rogues Of Sherwood Forest (1950)

The son of Robin Hood carries on his late father's tradition. Director Gordon Douglas' minor 1950 swashbuckler stars John Derek, Diana Lynn, Alan Hale, Billy House, George Macready, Lowell Gilmore, Paul Cavanagh. Lester Matthews, Billy Bevan, Wilton Graff, John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  John Derek  •  Diana Lynn  •  George Macready  •  Alan Hale

The son of Robin Hood carries on his late father's tradition. Director Gordon Douglas' minor 1950 swashbuckler stars John Derek, Diana Lynn, Alan Hale, Billy House, George Macready, Lowell Gilmore, Paul Cavanagh. Lester Matthews, Billy Bevan, Wilton Graff, John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  John Derek  •  Diana Lynn  •  George Macready  •  Alan Hale

The Egg and I (1947)

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 is their home is old and needs to be repaired and the baby chicks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chester Erskine
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Marjorie Main

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 is their home is old and needs to be repaired and the baby chicks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chester Erskine
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Marjorie Main

Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)

The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh, the manager of Joe Palooka trying to talk his way out of a traffic citation, and the story leading to that point is told in flashback as narrated by Walsh. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Leon Errol  •  Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Elyse Knox

The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh, the manager of Joe Palooka trying to talk his way out of a traffic citation, and the story leading to that point is told in flashback as narrated by Walsh. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Leon Errol  •  Joe Kirkwood, Jr.  •  Morris Carnovsky  •  Elyse Knox
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