I am continuing on my quest to watch as many of my Grandpa Charlie's moves as is possible. This past week, the three movies seemed to have a common thing -- murder and prison. The first movie was the 1935 "Murder in the Fleet", starring Robert Taylor and Jean Parker. The movie was about murder and sabotage aboard a naval ship. Grandpa Charlie played the role of a yeoman who was taking messages from the civilians on board to send to their families. It was fun to hear Grandpa's voice, with lines such as "One at a time!" and "Lady, please!
The second movie I watched was the 1940 "Castle on the Hudson", starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien. The movie was the story about a man in prison at Sing Sing who for superstitious reasons refuses to take part in a prison break. Grandpa Charlie (the far right in the above photo) played the role of a prison guard who shoots the tear gas.
"Picture Snatcher" made in 1933 was the third movie I watched. James Cagney played the role of an ex con who tries to go legit and works for a newspaper, taking sought after photos, including one of a woman who is being put to death in the electric chair. Grandpa Charlie played the role of a reporter who is witnessing the execution.
It is rather amazing the variety of movies Grandpa Charlie had roles in. I wonder which ones I can find to watch this week.