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Robert Emmett Keane (1883–1981)

Robert Emmett Keane was one of Hollywood's more overworked character players to be found near the bottom of the credit list. An ex-vaudevillian, he appeared on Broadway from as early as 1914 and at the London Hippodrome two years later, invariably specialising in musicals and comedies. Keane did not enter films until 1929, but thereafter amassed ... See full bio »

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 1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Mr. Bannister
- Three Stacked Stockholders (1958) ... Mr. Bannister
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mr. Benedict
- Happy Birthday, Captain (1958) ... Mr. Benedict
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Judge George Walters
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The City Hunter (1953)
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Dixon
- Fool's Gold (1952) ... Dixon
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Hosiery Man (uncredited)
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans
Opera Board Member (uncredited)
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Charles Stevens
 1950 Please Believe Me
Gambler at Roulette Table (uncredited)
 1950 Father Makes Good
Seton (uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Lavery (uncredited)
 1950 Blondie's Hero
Mr. J. Collins (uncredited)
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
Bullrush's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Captain Blake
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sim Sturgess
- Return of the Convict (1949) ... Sim Sturgess
 1949 Mary Ryan, Detective
Munsell
 1949 Everybody Does It
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1949 Navajo Trail Raiders
John Blanford
 1949 Jolson Sings Again
Charlie (uncredited)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Coroner (uncredited)
 1949 The Sickle or the Cross
Dr. Soams
 1949 You're My Everything
Architect (uncredited)
 1949 Frontier Investigator
Erskine Doubleday
 1949 Susanna Pass
Martin Masters, Newspaper Editor
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Police Pathologist (uncredited)
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Seton
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Sam Harris (uncredited)
 1948 Incident
Rinsel
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Judge Benson (uncredited)
 1948 I Surrender Dear
Russ Nelson
 1948 Black Eagle
General (uncredited)
 1948 Out of the Storm
Holbrook
 1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere
Marshal (uncredited)
 1948 The Timber Trail
Jordon Weatherbee, Banker
 1948 The Return of the Whistler
Hart (uncredited)
 1948 Angels' Alley
Attorney Felix Crowe
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 A Double Life
Second Photographer (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Cruise Line Manager (uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1947 Jungle Flight
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1947 News Hounds
Mack Snide
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Mr. Kurlinger (uncredited)
 1947 Sport of Kings
Dr. Craig (uncredited)
 1947 The Millerson Case
Littleton (uncredited)
 1947 Fear in the Night
Lewis Belknap, aka Harry Byrd
 1947 Millie's Daughter
Henry Harris (uncredited)
 1947 Undercover Maisie
Ed Harris (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. Rand
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
The Chestnut's Owner (uncredited)
 1946 Fool's Gold
Professor Dixon
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Harrington (uncredited)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas
Wooster J. Dalrymple
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Doctor Treating O'Neill (uncredited)
 1946 Night Editor
Max (uncredited)
 1946 The Shadow Returns
Charles Frobay
 1946 Live Wires
Mr. Barton (as Robert E. Keane)
 1945 The Red Dragon
Alfred Wyans (as Robert E. Keane)
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
District Attorney
 1945 Why Girls Leave Home
Ed Blake
 1945 Guest Wife
Harry the Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Over 21
Ed Kennedy (uncredited)
 1945 You Came Along
Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1945 Scared Stiff
Prof. Wisner
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Austin Vemmering (uncredited)
 1945 Patrick the Great
Henry Ames (uncredited)
 1945 Leave It to Blondie
Gilmore the Butler (uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night
Lawson
 1944 Strange Affair
Police Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down
Mr. Halliman - Tivoli Owner (uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1944 The Impatient Years
Attorney (uncredited)
 1944 Kansas City Kitty
Joe Lathim
 1944 Casanova Brown
Yokes
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 Slightly Terrific
Brannerton (uncredited)
 1944 The Whistler
Charles 'Charlie' McNear (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Homer Hardacre
 1943 The Dancing Masters
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Attorney Scatterby (uncredited)
 1943 Fired Wife
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1943 The Good Fellows
Harrigan (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Wally Fairchild (uncredited)
 1943 Jitterbugs
Henry Corcoran
 1943 He Hired the Boss
Mason (uncredited)
 1943 Salute for Three
Patton - Radio Producer (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
City Editor (uncredited)
 1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You
Alarm Clock Salesman (uncredited)
 1942 The Daring Young Man
Bowling Alley Manager
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Lawyer Peabody
 1942 Sabotage Squad
Conrad
 1942 A-Haunting We Will Go
Parker
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Coupe Driver (uncredited)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Team Co-Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Private Buckaroo
Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Mr. Littlefield
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Alfred Dunning
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Nat Burton
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce
Judge John Osborne (uncredited)
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Mr. Burt Reiner (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart
Mike - Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Don't Get Personal
Radio Quiz Host (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Defense Attorney
 1941 Design for Scandal
Blair's Aide (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Mortician selling casket
 1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Husband (scenes deleted, uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Professor Andrews (uncredited)
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Ralph - Headwaiter
 1941 Hello, Sucker
Connors
 1941 In the Navy
Mr. Travers (uncredited)
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
Mr. Gregory
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Burton
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
Tom Higgins
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
Rudy (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Store Manager (uncredited)
 1941 High Sierra
Man with Glasses at Auto Accident (uncredited)
 1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective
Larry Kincaid
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Dr. Walton (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Manager
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Gentleman Jack
 1940 Boom Town
Oilman in New York (uncredited)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Peter Van Wyck
 1940 The Saint Takes Over
Leo Sloan
 1940 Lillian Russell
Jeweler
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Gifford (uncredited)
 1940 Primrose Path
Gossip in Diner (uncredited)
 1940 Double Alibi
Chick Lester
 1940 City of Chance
Editor (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Ed Harvey (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Drunken Agitator (uncredited)
 1939 One Hour to Live
Max Stanton
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
Kane
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Editor (uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms
Booking Agent (uncredited)
 1939 Hawaiian Nights
Fothering
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Seal Expert (uncredited)
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Mr. Wilston (uncredited)
 1939 The Spellbinder
Judge Butler - Second Trial
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Fred Barrett (uncredited)
 1939 Career
Chaney, Lawyer (uncredited)
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Lawyer Sam Todd (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Henchman Careira (uncredited)
 1939 Outside These Walls
Sam Fulton
 1939 The Rookie Cop
Commissioner Hugh Thomas
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Harrison - Passport Official (uncredited)
 1939 Streets of New York
Roger Wilson (uncredited)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Krueger (uncredited)
 1939 Cafe Society
Random (uncredited)
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mr. Barklett, the Lawyer (uncredited)
 1939 Swing Vacation (Short)
 1938 Strange Faces
Newspaper Editor Hammon (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Express
Howard Hewitt, Chief City Engineer
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Foreign Editor (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Burton
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Mr. Page
 1938 Meet the Girls
Manicure Customer (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Simon Kelly, Traction Co. Adjuster
 1938 Think It Over (Short)
Johnson, Furniture Store Owner
 1938 Fool Coverage (Short)
 1938 There's Always a Woman
City Editor (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Bill Watkins - Criminologist (uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild
J. Stearns Davis
 1937 45 Fathers
Producer (uncredited)
 1937 Under Suspicion
Logan Walters
 1937 Hot Water
Speaker (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
R.J. Wittrock (uncredited)
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Hale (uncredited)
 1937 I Promise to Pay
John Scully (uncredited)
 1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective
Editor
 1937 A Family Affair
J. Carroll Nichols (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Murphy
 1936 Beware of Ladies
Charles Collins
 1936 The Captain's Kid
Mister Bridges, a Lawyer
 1936 Down the Stretch
Nick
 1936 Jailbreak
City Editor
 1936 Grand Jury
Walters (uncredited)
 1936 Hot Money
Professor Kimberly (as R. Emmett Keane)
 1936/I The Big Noise
Mr. Aldrich
 1936 The Law in Her Hands
Second Trial Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Forgotten Faces
Fields
 1936 Panic on the Air
Cillani
 1936 Brides Are Like That
Jones, the Jeweler
 1936 Freshman Love
Announcer (uncredited)
 1935 Mad Love
Raoul - the Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 McFadden's Flats
Hotel Claerk (uncredited)
 1934 Dames
Man on Train (uncredited)
 1934 Enlighten Thy Daughter
Dr. Palmer
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich
Phelps
 1931 Men Call It Love
Joe
 1930 Captain Thunder
Don Miguel
 1929 Room 909 (Short)
 1929 Gossip (Short)
Frank

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Head Over Heels (1918). Musical. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Edgar Allan Woolf. Book by Edgar Allan Woolf. Dramatized by Lee Arthur. From the story "Shadows" by Nalbro Bartley. Additional music by Harold A. Levey. Musical Director: Harold A. Levey. Musical Staging by Julian Mitchell. Directed by George F. Marion. George M. ... See more »

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