Voice Actor

Jim Backus

  • Feb 25, 1913 - Jul 03, 1989 (age 76)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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1989
Jim Backus
PersonalJuly 1989

Jim Backus

Jim Backus passed away.
1982
Gilligan's Planet
TV ShowSep 18, 1982

Gilligan's Planet

Gilligan's Planet is an American Saturday morning animated …
Gilligan's Planet is an American Saturday morning animated series produced by Filmation and MGM/UA Television which aired during the 1982-1983 season on CBS. It was the second animated spin-off of the sitcom Gilligan's Island (the first being The New Adventures of Gilligan).
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1981
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
MovieMay 15, 1981

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Is…

The staff of the island resort …
The staff of the island resort need the aid of the Harlem Globetrotters to keep their island from a greedy millionaire.
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1979
Trapper John, M.D.
TV ShowSep 23, 1979

Trapper John, M.D.

Trapper John, M.D. is an American medical drama television …
Trapper John, M.D. is an American medical drama television series and spin-off of the film MASH (1970). Pernell Roberts portrayed the title character, a lovable surgeon who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS for seven seasons, from September 23, 1979, to September 4, 1986. Roberts played the character more than twice as long as had Wayne Rogers (1972–75) on the TV series M*A*S*H. The role of Trapper John was played by Elliott Gould in the film.
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The Castaways on Gilligan's Island
MovieMay 3, 1979

The Castaways on Gilligan's Island

The Castaways finally get …
The Castaways finally get permanently rescued and they turn their island home into an exclusive resort.
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1978
Rescue from Gilligan's Island
MovieOct 14, 1978

Rescue from Gilligan's Island

The castaways must try to …
The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island.
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1977
Pete's Dragon
MovieNov 3, 1977

Pete's Dragon

In early-20th-century New England, 9-year-old orphan Pete …
In early-20th-century New England, 9-year-old orphan Pete escapes his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine and live with lighthouse-keeper Nora and her father Lampie, but the corrupt Dr. Terminus seeks Elliott for medical purposes.
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The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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1976
Charlie's Angels
TV ShowSep 22, 1976

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series …
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 115 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron Spelling. It follows the crime-fighting adventures of three women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles, California, and originally starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett (billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors), and Jaclyn Smith in the leading roles and John Forsythe providing the voice of their boss, the unseen Charlie Townsend, who directed the crime-fighting operations of the "Angels" over a speakerphone. There were a few casting changes: after the departure of Fawcett and Jackson came the additions of Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts.
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1975
Friday Foster
MovieDec 25, 1975

Friday Foster

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, …
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ...
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1974
The New Adventures of Gilligan
TV ShowSep 7, 1974

The New Adventures of Gilligan

The New Adventures of …
The New Adventures of Gilligan is an American Saturday morning animated series produced by Filmation and was aired on ABC during the 1974–1977 seasons.
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1971
Alias Smith and Jones
TV ShowJan 5, 1971

Alias Smith and Jones

Alias Smith and Jones is an …
Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973. The show initially starred Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, outlaw cousins who are trying to reform. The governor offers them a conditional amnesty, aiming to keep the pact a secret. The "condition" is that they will still be wanted until it becomes politically advantageous for the governor to pardon them.
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1970
Myra Breckinridge
MovieJun 22, 1970

Myra Breckinridge

After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an …
After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.
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Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
MovieApr 22, 1970

Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County

Charley (Dan Blocker) is the …
Charley (Dan Blocker) is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. The saddened giant plans to leave town. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie (Nanette Fabray) to pose as the bride-to-be so the residents will retain the services of the blacksmith. Jim Backus is the Sheriff who runs for Mayor. Wally Cox plays Mr. Bester, the henpecked husband of his harridan wife (Marge Champion). Mickey Rooney, Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody, and Jack Cassidy appeared in this western comedy.
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1969
Love, American Style
TV ShowSep 29, 1969

Love, American Style

Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television …
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons, it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and The Odd Couple.
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The Brady Bunch
TV ShowSep 26, 1969

The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood …
The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with six children. Considered one of the last of the old-style family sitcoms, the series aired for five seasons and, after its cancellation in 1974, went into syndication in September 1975. While the series was never a critical success or hit series during its original run, it has since become a popular staple in syndication, especially among children and teenaged viewers.
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1968
Blondie
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TV ShowSep 26, 1968

Blondie

Blondie (also known as The New Blondie) is an American …
Blondie (also known as The New Blondie) is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1968–69 television season. The series is an updated version of the 1957 TV series that was based on the comic strip of the same name. The series stars Patricia Harty at the title character and Will Hutchins as her husband Dagwood Bumstead. Jim Backus played Dagwood's boss Mr. Dithers, with his real life wife Henny Backus playing Cora Dithers. The series also featured the noted child character actress Pamelyn Ferdin as the Bumstead's daughter, Cookie, and character actor Bryan O'Byrne as the hapless mailman, always getting run over by Dagwood hurrying out the door, late for work.
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The Good Guys
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TV ShowSep 25, 1968

The Good Guys

The Good Guys is an American situation comedy which aired …
The Good Guys is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from September 25, 1968, to January 23, 1970. Forty-two color episodes were filmed in all. As with The Governor & J.J. and Get Smart, it was produced by Talent Associates.
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The Mod Squad
TV ShowSep 24, 1968

The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran …
The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973. It starred Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.
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1965
I Dream of Jeannie
TV ShowSep 18, 1965

I Dream of Jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom television …
I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom television series starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired from September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970, with new episodes, and through September 1970 with season repeats, on NBC. The show ran for five seasons and 139 episodes were produced.
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The Wild Wild West
TV ShowSep 17, 1965

The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West is an American western espionage and …
The Wild Wild West is an American western espionage and science fiction television series that ran on the CBS television network for four seasons from September 17, 1965 to April 11, 1969. Two satirical comedy television films were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a theatrical film in 1999.
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1964
Gilligan's Island
TV ShowSep 26, 1964

Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced …
Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, and Dawn Wells. It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to April 17, 1967. The series followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive on an island on which they had been shipwrecked. Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways' conflicts and their unsuccessful attempts, for whose failure Gilligan was frequently responsible, to escape their plight.
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1963
The Wheeler Dealers
MovieNov 14, 1963

The Wheeler Dealers

Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying …
Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying up and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who he falls in love with. Molly tries to ignore the attention he lavishes on, and keep the relationship strictly professional.
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Sunday in New York
MovieNov 13, 1963

Sunday in New York

On a Sunday, Eileen Tyler, still a virgin, leaves Albany to visit …
On a Sunday, Eileen Tyler, still a virgin, leaves Albany to visit her airline pilot brother in New York but a chance encounter with a man on a city bus threatens to derail her upcoming marriage to boyfriend Russ.
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
MovieNov 7, 1963

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

A group of motorists hear …
A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.
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1962
Match Game
TV ShowDec 31, 1962

Match Game

Match Game is an American television panel game show …
Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next three decades. The game featured contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions that are often formed as humorous double entendres (beginning in the CBS run), the object being to match answers given by celebrity panelists.
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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
MovieDec 18, 1962

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

An animated, magical, …
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ...
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The Beverly Hillbillies
TV ShowSep 26, 1962

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies is an …
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom television series broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The show had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor backwoods family from the Ozarks region who move to posh Beverly Hills, California after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired "country cousin" series on CBS: Petticoat Junction and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.
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Boys' Night Out
MovieJun 21, 1962

Boys' Night Out

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. …
Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male.
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1959
The Wild and the Innocent
MovieMay 27, 1959

The Wild and the Innocent

Charming tale of …
Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl.
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1958
77 Sunset Strip
TV ShowOct 10, 1958

77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective …
77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective drama series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Richard Long (from 1960 to 1961) and Edd Byrnes (billed as Edward Byrnes). Each episode was one hour long including commercials. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
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1957
Maverick
TV ShowSep 22, 1957

Maverick

Maverick is an American Western dramatic television series …
Maverick is an American Western dramatic television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins and originally starring James Garner. The show ran for five seasons from September 22, 1957, to July 8, 1962, on ABC.
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1956
To Tell the Truth
TV ShowDec 18, 1956

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show …
To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants (the "team of challengers", each an individual or pair) and must identify which is the "central character" whose unusual occupation or experience has been read out by the show's moderator/host. When the panelists question the contestants, the two "impostors" may lie whereas the "central character" must tell the truth. The setup adds the "impostor" element to the format of What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret.
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The Opposite Sex
MovieOct 26, 1956

The Opposite Sex

Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City …
Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), are getting a Kay-initiated Reno divorce after Kay finds out about a marital indiscretion he had with Crystal Allen (Dame Joan Collins), a gold digging chorus girl in one of his shows. News of the indiscretion made its way to Kay indirectly by her catty friend, Sylvia Fowler (Dolores Gray). In Kay getting the divorce, Kay's best friend, playwright Amanda Penrose (Ann Sheridan) believes Kay is playing right into the wants of Crystal, whose main goal is not to be happily married to Steven, but to get what such a marriage can bring to her in material wealth and comfort. Amanda does not believe Steven loves Crystal and that he still really does love Kay. And Kay does proceed with the divorce despite believing theirs was a happy and loving marriage before she learned of the indiscretion, and despite having an adolescent daughter, Debbie (Sandy Descher), to consider. But when Kay learns some information of the goings-on within her social circle, she decides to take back control of her married status while exacting a little revenge.
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1955
Rebel Without a Cause
MovieOct 26, 1955

Rebel Without a Cause

Jim Stark is the new kid in …
Jim Stark is the new kid in town. He has been in trouble elsewhere; that's why his family has had to move before. Here he hopes to find the love he doesn't get from his middle-class family. Though he finds some of this in his relation with Judy, and a form of it in both Plato's adulation and Ray's real concern for him, Jim must still prove himself to his peers in switchblade knife fights and "chickie" games in which cars race toward a seaside cliff.
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Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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1953
Angel Face
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MovieJan 2, 1953

Angel Face

Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of …
Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.
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1952
Above and Beyond
MovieNov 21, 1952

Above and Beyond

Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic …
Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.
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I Married Joan
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TV ShowOct 15, 1952

I Married Joan

I Married Joan is an American situation comedy that aired …
I Married Joan is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1952 to 1955. It starred actress Joan Davis as the manic, scatterbrained wife of a mild-mannered community judge, the Honorable Bradley Stevens (Jim Backus).
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Pat and Mike
MovieJun 6, 1952

Pat and Mike

Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance …
Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction.
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Here Come the Nelsons
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MovieJan 16, 1952

Here Come the Nelsons

Ozzie works as an ad writer …
Ozzie works as an ad writer who must devise a brilliant campaign for a foundation garment company. Trouble is, his mind is on a misunderstanding leading him to think Harriet has a secret lover- and she thinks the same of him. The supposed interlopers are Nelson house guests in town for a rodeo that Ozzie decides to enter to prove himself.
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1951
I Want You
MovieDec 22, 1951

I Want You

In 1950, life as usual in a middle-American town. Cold War …
In 1950, life as usual in a middle-American town. Cold War paranoia is beginning; the young men's biggest concern is the draft board and deferments from the peacetime army. Then the Korean War begins, and the Greer family starts to worry: kid brother Jack, courting the lovely daughter of the draft board chairman, is next on the list. A character study examining American attitudes of that era.
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Iron Man
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MovieAug 17, 1951

Iron Man

An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his …
An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.
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His Kind of Woman
MovieAug 15, 1951

His Kind of Woman

A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves …
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.
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Bright Victory
MovieJul 16, 1951

Bright Victory

Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner …
Bright Victory is a 1951 film, adapted by Robert Buckner from Baynard Kendrick's novel Lights Out. It was directed by Mark Robson, and it stars Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams, James Edwards, Will Geer, Nana Bryant, Jim Backus, Richard Egan, and Rock Hudson. Kennedy earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
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M
MovieMar 1, 1951

M

There is a baby killer loose and the police can't find him. He is a …
There is a baby killer loose and the police can't find him. He is a sick, psychotic and confused individual, though guilty. The increased police activity trying to find the baby killer is interfering with the mob's criminal activities. The gangsters are not pleased the intense police attention so the mob decides to find him themselves. The mob bosses send the mobsters out to find him. He is found and the young girl he grabbed is saved. A mock trial is conducted in the basement of a parking garage in front of mass of gangsters who captured him and citizens demanding blood. The baby criminal is defended by a lawyer provided by the mob boss. As the police show up, the mob boss shoots the lawyer defending the baby killer because he is doing too good of a job defending the baby killer. Both the mob boss and the baby killer are taken into custody by the police for justice. As the movie ends and the guilty are led out of the parking garage, we hear the spooky single tune played on a flute that was single clue leading to the apprehension of the baby killer.
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1949
A Dangerous Profession
MovieNov 26, 1949

A Dangerous Profession

LA ex-cop Vince Kane is a …
LA ex-cop Vince Kane is a bail-bondsman who bails out the suspect of a securities bonds robbery but his client disappears, prompting Vince to investigate.
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1943
Henny Backus
Marriage1943

Henny Backus

Henny Backus (March 21, 1911 – December 9, 2004) was a …
Henny Backus (March 21, 1911 – December 9, 2004) was a Broadway showgirl in the 1930s whose stage credits include Orson Welles's Horse Eats Hat. She was the wife of actor and comedian Jim Backus.
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Henny Backus
Relationship1943

Henny Backus

Henny Backus (March 21, 1911 – December 9, 2004) was a …
Henny Backus (March 21, 1911 – December 9, 2004) was a Broadway showgirl in the 1930s whose stage credits include Orson Welles's Horse Eats Hat. She was the wife of actor and comedian Jim Backus.
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1913
Jim Backus
BirthFebruary 1913

Jim Backus

Jim Backus was born.
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