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Frank Jenks

Highest Rated:   100% Swing Time (1936)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
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From 1922 through 1934, Iowa-born performer Frank Jenks was a song and dance man in vaudeville. He began picking up day work in Hollywood films in 1933, and by 1937 had worked his way up to a contract with Universal Pictures. Jenks was seen in sizeable character roles in films ranging from the sumptuous Deanna Durbin vehicle 100 Men and a Girl to several entries in the Crime Club B-series. He portrayed sardonic sleuth Bill Crane (a creation of mystery writer Jonathan Latimer) in the Crime Club entries The Westland Case (1937) and Lady in the Morgue (1938). Jenks' familiar Hibernian grin and salty delivery of dialogue graced many a feature of the '40s and '50s; most of the roles were supporting, though Jenks was allowed full leads in an informal series of PRC detective films of the mid '40s. Frank Jenks' most conspicuous assignment of the '50s was as Uthas P. Garvey, the Runyonesque assistant of lovable con artist Alan Mowbray on the TV series Colonel Humphrey Flack, which ran live in 1953-54 and was resurrected for 39 filmed episodes in 1958.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
38% The Amazing Colossal Man
  • Delivery Man
1957
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock!
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet The She-Creature
  • Police Sergeant
1956
88% Friendly Persuasion
  • Shell Game Man
1956
No Score Yet The Scarf
  • Tom
1951
No Score Yet Bowery Battalion
  • Recruiting officer
1951
No Score Yet I Was An American Spy
  • Mac
1951
No Score Yet Silver City Bonanza
  • Theater Owner
1951
80% Woman on the Run
  • Detective Shaw
1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Newark Press Agent
1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero
  • Tim Saunders
1950
No Score Yet Motor Patrol
  • Mac
1950
No Score Yet Shep Comes Home
  • Iceman
1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Man in Checkered Suit
1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Reward
  • Ed Vance
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Drunk
1947
No Score Yet Blonde Savage
  • Hoppy Owens
1947
No Score Yet That Brennan Girl
  • Joe
1946
No Score Yet Blondie's Lucky Day
  • Postman
1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient
  • Harry Smith
1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut
  • Sinkewicz
1945
No Score Yet Kid Sister
  • Burglar
1945
No Score Yet Phantom of 42nd Street
  • Egbert Egelhofer, aka Romeo (Taxicab Driver)
1945
No Score Yet The Missing Corpse
  • Hogan
1945
No Score Yet Rogues' Gallery
  • Eddie Porter
1944
No Score Yet The Falcon in Hollywood
  • Lt. Higgins
1944
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree
  • Curly
1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor
  • Dick Deyo
1944
No Score Yet Shake Hands With Murder
  • Eddie Jones
1944
No Score Yet Rosie the Riveter
  • Kelly Kennedy
1944
No Score Yet Zombies on Broadway
  • Gus
1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister
  • Emmett
1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer
  • Sgt. Koslack
1943
No Score Yet Corregidor
  • Sgt. Mahoney
1943
80% The Human Comedy
  • Larry
1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz
  • Jimbo
1943
No Score Yet Syncopation
  • Smiley Jackson
1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through
  • Sampter
1942
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans
  • Second Sailor
1941
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish
  • Ed McKean
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Wilson
1940
No Score Yet First Love
  • Mike
1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy
  • Boxer
1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
  • Jerry
1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction
  • Joe
1938
No Score Yet The Devil's Party
  • Sam
1938
No Score Yet Saturday's Heroes
  • Dubrowsky
1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Taxi Driver
1937
No Score Yet When's Your Birthday
  • Lefty
1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris
  • Laughing Boy
1936
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile)
  • Mr. Murphy
1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air
  • First Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
1936
100% Swing Time
  • Red
1936
78% Follow the Fleet
  • Sailor
1936
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw
  • Tom
1936

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