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Morgan Conway (1903–1981)

Square-jawed 'tough guy' actor Morgan Conway's chief claim to fame was being the screen's first feature film Dick Tracy (though Ralph Byrd, who bore a closer physical resemblance to Chester Gould's comic strip detective, had previously enacted the part in four 1930's Republic serials). Columbia University graduate Conway, incidentally a founding ... See full bio »

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 1946 Vacation in Reno
 1946 Badman's Territory
Marshal Bill Hampton
 1946 The Truth About Murder
Dist. Atty. Lester Ashton
 1943 Tornado
Gary Linden
 1943 Canyon City
Craig Morgan
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Stag Johnson
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Chesty Martin (uncredited)
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
James Brent
 1940 A Fugitive from Justice
'Julie' Alexander
 1940 Brother Orchid
Philadelphia Powell
 1940 Florian
Kingston (uncredited)
 1940 The Saint Takes Over
Sam Reese
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
Joe Niklas
 1939 Private Detective
Nat Flavin
 1939 Sued for Libel
Albert Pomeroy
 1939 Television Spy
Carl Venner
 1939 The Spellbinder
Mr. Carrington
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Thomas Reedy
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno
George Bently
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Louie, a 50% Owner
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
Edward V. Powell
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Tommy - Duty Officer (uncredited)
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Steve Cardigan
 1939 North of Shanghai
Bob Laird
 1939 Off the Record
Lou Baronette
 1938 Smashing the Spy Ring
Professor Leonard (uncredited)
 1938 Illegal Traffic
State's Attorney Ryan
 1938 Crime Ring
Ray Taylor
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Harrison Brand
 1938 The Nurse from Brooklyn
Inspector Donohue
 1938 Alibi Time (Short)
 1937 Flowers from the Sky (Short)
 1934 Happy Landing
Frank Harland
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Dan Sutter

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If a Body (1935). Drama/mystery. Written by Edward Knoblock and George Rosener. Scenic Design by Rollo Wayne. Directed by George Rosener. Biltmore Theatre: 30 Apr 1935- Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Joseph Allen, Anthony Blair, Hal Conklin, Morgan Conway (as "Dapper Dan Carmody"), Greta Granstedt, ... See more »

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Another portrayer of comic-strip detective "Dick Tracy" in 40's "B" films. (See also Ralph Byrd.)

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