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James C. Morton (1884–1942)

James C. Morton was born on August 25, 1884 in Helena, Montana, USA as James Carmody Lankton. He was an actor and director, known for A Daughter of Uncle Sam (1918), The Devil's Brother (1933) and Lucky Devils (1941). He died on October 24, 1942 in Reseda, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

A Daughter of Uncle Sam
The Devil's Brother
The Devil's Brother Woodchopper
Lucky Devils
Lucky Devils Exposition Guard
Black Diamonds
Black Diamonds Joseph Aloysius Stacey


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 1943 Murder in Times Square
Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Have Fun (uncredited)
 1942 Laugh Your Blues Away
Actor (uncredited)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Policeman at Intersection (uncredited)
 1942 Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
Al - Police Operator (uncredited)
 1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You
Trooper Fred Quincy (uncredited)
 1942 Street of Chance
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Legs
Pat (as James Morton)
 1942 In Old California
Red - Sacramento Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Westward Ho!
Stagecoach Agent (uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy
Sign Painter
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Chubby Detective (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Jake (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
Conventioneer (uncredited)
 1941 A Quiet Fourth (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. District Attorney in the Carter Case
Conductor (uncredited)
 1941 Johnny Eager
Card Player (uncredited)
 1941 Appointment for Love
Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Store Owner (uncredited)
 1941 The Iron Claw
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
 1941 A Polo Phony (Short)
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
 1941 Dutiful But Dumb (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Cop (uncredited)
 1941 Road Show
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1941 Lucky Devils
Exposition Guard (as James Morton)
 1940 Colorado
Stagecoach Station Manager (uncredited)
 1940 Earl of Puddlestone
Officer Brannigan
 1940 The Return of Frank James
Liberty Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Ed Pickett - Juror (uncredited)
 1940 Black Diamonds
Joseph Aloysius Stacey (as James Norton)
 1940 Bad Man from Red Butte
Baldy (uncredited)
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Conductor (uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 Mutiny in the County (Short)
Policeman Joe (as James Morton)
 1940 Saps at Sea (uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Proprietor (uncredited)
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1940 Danger on Wheels
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 The Fatal Hour
Policeman Clancy (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Meet Dr. Christian
City Council Member (uncredited)
 1939 Call a Messenger
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Kid
Bartender Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Blackmail
Second Policeman Arresting John (uncredited)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Bill, the Chef (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Blackie the Electrician (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Ship's Cook (uncredited)
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Crowd Control Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Moving Vanities (Short)
Wife's Uncle (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Speakeasy Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Clock Wise (Short)
Joe--Janitor (as James Morton)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Fight Announcer (scenes deleted)
 1939 We Want Our Mummy (Short)
Prof. Wilson (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Four Girls in White
Policeman at Drug Store (uncredited)
 1939 Three Little Sew and Sews (Short)
Admiral H.S. Taylor (uncredited)
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
First Bailiff (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 California Frontier
Bartender Hank (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of a Nurse
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Up the River
Hap (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 The Nightshirt Bandit (Short)
Dr. Gideon Pruitt (as James Morton)
 1938 Prairie Moon
Bald Tenement Man (uncredited)
 1938 Stablemates
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Bald Man (uncredited)
 1938 Block-Heads
James - the Porter (uncredited)
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Cop at Fire (uncredited)
 1938 Three Missing Links (Short)
B.O. Botswaddle (uncredited)
 1938 City Streets
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Speed to Burn
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 The Soul of a Heel (Short)
 1938 Josette
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Bartender at Scarbie's (uncredited)
 1938 Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb (Short)
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1938 International Crime
Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1938 A Doggone Mixup (Short)
Insurance salesman
 1938 International Settlement
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Mama Runs Wild
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 September in the Rain (Short)
Various (voice)
 1937 The Sitter Downers (Short)
Mr. Bell (uncredited)
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 The Shadow Strikes
Kelly (as James Morton)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Eustace P. Quackenbush
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Doorman (uncredited)
 1937 Calling All Doctors (Short)
Pallbearer (uncredited)
 1937 Flying Fists
Referee (uncredited)
 1937 Brothers of the West
Cattle Man's Protective Assoc. Chief
 1937 Slave Ship
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 My Little Feller (Short)
 1937 Pick a Star
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Dizzy Doctors (Short)
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1937 Two Wise Maids
Sergeant Abbot
 1937 Join the Marines
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 She's Dangerous
Lunch Room Proprietor
 1937 Knee Action (Short)
Homeowner Hit with Horseshoe
 1937 Dancing on the Ceiling (Short)
Dental Patient (uncredited)
 1936 Arizona Mahoney
Bald-Headed Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Bill Poster (uncredited)
 1936 Easy to Take
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
Beer Garden Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Policeman Mike (uncredited)
 1936 A Pain in the Pullman (Short)
Paul Pain (uncredited)
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 The Champ's a Chump (Short)
Dean (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood - The Second Step (Short)
'Tarzan' Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1936 Disorder in the Court (Short)
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Bad Medicine (Short)
Medicine Show Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Hill-Tillies (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
Mr. Gypson
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
 1936 Caught in the Act (Short)
Sewer Worker
 1936 Song of the Saddle
Settler (uncredited)
 1936 It Had to Happen
Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 The Bohemian Girl
Constable (uncredited)
 1936 Ants in the Pantry (Short)
Guest w / toupee in piano scene (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
Assembly Line Relief Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Brain Busters (Short)
Herman P. Ferguson
 1936 King of Burlesque
Jim - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Frisco Kid
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1935 Yoo Yoo Hollywood (Short)
 1935 Thanks a Million
Frank Slocum (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 The Timid Young Man (Short)
Helen's Father (uncredited)
 1935 The Payoff
Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Oh, My Nerves (Short)
 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy
Man on Train Who Wants to Sleep (uncredited)
 1935 Hoi Polloi (Short)
Party Guest wearing toupée (uncredited)
 1935 Pardon My Scotch (Short)
J.T. Walton
 1935 The Captain Hits the Ceiling (Short)
Mr. Turner
 1935 Do Your Stuff (Short)
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Road House Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Uncivil Warriors (Short)
Union General (uncredited)
 1935 Old Sawbones (Short)
Dr. Oak E. Doak
 1935 Gypsy Sweetheart (Short)
Second Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Poker at Eight (Short)
Second Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta
Herald (uncredited)
 1935 Times Square Lady
Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Gum Shoes (Short)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short)
Piano player
 1935 The Fixer Uppers (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Tit for Tat (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 The Chases of Pimple Street (Short)
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1934 You Said a Hatful! (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 It's the Cats (Short)
Banquet Hall Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Washee Ironee (Short)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Husband (uncredited)
 1934 Super Stupid (Short)
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
Conventionaire (uncredited)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short)
Mr. Morton - Station Manager
 1934 One-Horse Farmers (Short)
Paradise Acres Promoter
 1934 It Happened One Day (Short)
Man on Train with Toupee (uncredited)
 1934 Another Wild Idea (Short)
Milkman (uncredited)
 1934 Operator 13
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1934 Wild Gold
Mine Owner (uncredited)
 1934 Benny, from Panama (Short)
Morton, the Landlord
 1934 Movie Daze (Short)
Mr. Morton (uncredited)
 1934 Maid in Hollywood (Short)
Grip (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Take Vanilla (Short)
The Druggist (uncredited)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Tied Up Mug (uncredited)
 1934 The New Dealers (Short)
 1934 You're Telling Me!
George Smith - Gossip (uncredited)
 1934 House of Mystery
Englishman (uncredited)
 1934 A Circus Hoodoo (Short)
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short)
 1933 Rhapsody in Brew (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 Snug in the Jug (Short)
Wilbur's Father (as James Morton)
 1933 The Midnight Patrol (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1933 The Rummy (Short)
Taxidermist (uncredited)
 1933 The Nuisance
Motorist (uncredited)
 1933 The Devil's Brother
 1933 His Silent Racket (Short)
Capt. Wafflebottom of the Bomb Squad (uncredited)
 1933 Me and My Pal (Short)
Traffic Cop (uncredited)
 1933 Hokus Focus (Short)
 1933 Wreckety Wrecks (Short)
 1933 Fallen Arches (Short)
The Auto Driver (uncredited)
 1933 Bring 'Em Back a Wife (Short)
Archie, Taxi Cab Superintendent
 1932 A Lad an' a Lamp (Short)
 1932 Sneak Easily (Short)
Presiding Judge
 1932 Taxi for Two (Short)
Judge J. A. Morton
 1932 The Soilers (Short)
Judge J.A. Morton
 1932 Alum and Eve (Short)
Policeman (as James Morton)
 1932 Hot Spot (Short)
Man at Train Station (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 In the Family (Short)
Prospective stepfather
 1932 The Imperfect Lover (Short) (as James Norton)
 1931 Footlights (Short)
 1931 Darn Tootin (Short)
Father (uncredited)
 1931 Hot News Margie (Short)
Stadium Policeman (uncredited)
 1931 Batter Up! (Short)
Irate Motorist (uncredited)
 1931 What Price Pants (Short)
Henchman (uncredited)
 1930 Follow the Leader
 1922 The Barnstormers (Short)
 1912 A Grocery Clerk's Romance (Short)
Brown - the Husband
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Polygamy". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

James Morton | James Norton

Did You Know?


Balding character actor who worked often for Hal Roach, playing short-tempered policemen, judges, court officers, bartenders, etc., and was usually the butt of shenanigans by such comics as The Little Rascals, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. He also went up against The Three Stooges, most notably in Disorder in the Court (1936), and even turned up in a couple of W.C. Fields pictures.

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