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Gus Shy (1903–1945)

Gus Shy clowned on Broadway before making a hit on stage in "Good News" in 1927 and "The New Moon" in 1928. He appeared in the first film versions of both these shows, but in the film "New Moon" he played an entirely different character from the one he had played in the stage version. See full bio »
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New Moon
New Moon Potkin
Two Hearts in Wax Time
Two Hearts in Wax Time Joe - the Inebriated Custodian
Good News
Good News Bobbie
Turkey in the Raw


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 1936 The Captain's Kid
John 'Johnny' Shores, the Chauffeur
 1935 Two Hearts in Wax Time (Short)
Joe - the Inebriated Custodian (uncredited)
 1934 I Sell Anything
Third Stooge
 1934 I Scream (Short)
Harold Fritch, Delivery Man #17
 1933 Turkey in the Raw (Short)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short)
Paul Revere Watson
 1930 New Moon
 1930 A Lady's Morals
 1930 Crazy House (Short)
 1930 Good News
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 1937 Once a Doctor (dialogue director)
 1936 King of Hockey (dialogue director)
 1936 California Mail (dialogue director)
 1936 Down the Stretch (dialogue director)
 1936 The Law in Her Hands (dialogue director)
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 1935 Two Hearts in Wax Time (Short) (performer: "We're Monsters, One and All")
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short) (performer: "Oh, Paul" - uncredited)
 1930 Good News (performer: "Gee, But I'd Like to Make You Happy" (1930) - uncredited)
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 1930 The March of Time

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