Charles C. Wilson (1894–1948)

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Charles C. Wilson was born on July 29, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Cahill Wilson. He was an actor and director, known for It Happened One Night (1934), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Blazing Across the Pecos (1948). He died on January 7, 1948 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1948 Crime on Their Hands (Short)
J.L. Cameron
 1948 Blazing Across the Pecos
Mayor Ace Brockway (as Charles Wilson)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Editor of the Chronicle (uncredited)
 1948 Tall, Dark and Gruesome (Short)
Charlie Hunter
 1947 Radio Romeo (Short)
Radio Station Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1947 Key Witness
Warden (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
Harry's Boss (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Charlie (uncredited)
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Frank - the Hotel Doorman (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 Ginger
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 Gas House Kids
Inspector Shannon (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1946 Dangerous Business
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 Suspense
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde for a Day
Will Gentry (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 Larceny in Her Heart
Chief Gentry (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 Passkey to Danger
Police Sergeant
 1946 The Phantom Thief
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1946 Crime of the Century
Police Lieutenant (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 I Ring Doorbells
The Inspector (as Charles Wilson)
 1946 Because of Him
City Editor (uncredited)
 1945 Scarlet Street
Watchman (uncredited)
 1945 Road to Utopia
Official Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Hi Johns (as Charles Wilson)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Mr. Ballinger (uncredited)
 1945 The Chicago Kid
Butler (uncredited)
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Brant - City Editor (uncredited)
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Charlie - the Stage Director (uncredited)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Berger (uncredited)
 1944 The Missing Juror
Mac Ellis--Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Detective (uncredited)
 1944 My Buddy
Chief Detective (as Charles Wilson)
 1944 The Big Noise
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 Crime by Night
District Attorney Hyatt (as Charles Wilson)
 1944 Kansas City Kitty
Mr. Hugo (uncredited)
 1944 Shadows in the Night
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Key Man (uncredited)
 1944 Silent Partner
North Hollywood Cop (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Police Capt. After Hay Wagon Crash (uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Sam Jonas
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy?
J. Lionel Smaltz (uncredited)
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
City Editor (uncredited)
 1943 Silver Spurs
Mr. Hawkins (as Charles Wilson)
 1943 Batman
Police Capt. Arnold (uncredited)
 1943 Two Señoritas from Chicago
Chester T. Allgood
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Gurney (uncredited)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Mr. Jepson (uncredited)
 1942 The Secret Code
Desk Sgt. Cullen
 1942 Escape from Crime
Reardon (as Charles Wilson)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
District Attorney McNamara (as Charles Wilson)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Police Captain
 1942 Lady Gangster
Detective (as Charles Wilson)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Captain Hurley (as Charles Wilson)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Inspector Mensil (uncredited)
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 All Through the Night
Police Lieutenant at Miller's Home Bakery (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Barney (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 The Officer and the Lady
Police Captain Hart
 1941 Dressed to Kill
Editor (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Captain Melton (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1941 Broadway Limited
Detective (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 Strange Alibi
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 Federal Fugitives
Bruce Lane (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 Knockout
Monigan (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Ed Silver - Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
Charlie Dawson (as Charles Wilson)
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Racing Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Charles, Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Chief O'Brien (as Charles Wilson)
 1940 Charter Pilot
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
George Martin (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 South of Suez
Guard (scenes deleted)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Gambler (uncredited)
 1940 So You Won't Talk
Johnson (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 They Drive by Night
Mike Williams (uncredited)
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
R.J. Reynolds, Sunday Editor (uncredited)
 1940 Girl in 313
Vincent Brady, Commissioner of Police
 1940 Sandy Is a Lady
 1940 Gangs of Chicago
C.A. Graham - Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1940 Enemy Agent
Chief (uncredited)
 1940 He Married His Wife
Warden (as Charles Wilson)
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Arresting Officer (uncredited)
 1939 The Return of Doctor X
Detective Roy Kincaid (as Charles Wilson)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Capt. Kilrane (as Charles Wilson)
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Managing Editor
 1939 Hotel for Women
Albert (uncredited)
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback
Coach Hap Farrell (as Charles Wilson)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Gray (uncredited)
 1939 The House of Fear
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Police Lt. Mike Cavanaugh
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Steward (uncredited)
 1939 I Was a Convict
Peterson (uncredited)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Boxing Commissioner (uncredited)
 1939 Fighting Thoroughbreds
Spencer Bogart (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Little Orphan Annie
Val Lewis (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Police Lt. Buckley (uncredited)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Editor Crocker (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Chase (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 The Night Hawk
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Coach Burke (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 10th Ave Kid
 1938 The Gladiator
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Inspector (uncredited)
 1938 When Were You Born
Inspector Jim C. Gregg (Taurus) (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 Prison Farm
Reardon (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Mr. Becker, the Gambler (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 State Police
Capt. Halstead (as Charles Wilson)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Covered Wagon Cafe Manager (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Schwartz (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Horse Owner (uncredited)
 1937 The Adventurous Blonde
Mortimer Gray (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 That's My Story!
 1937 Partners in Crime
Inspector Simpson
 1937 Life Begins in College
Coach Burke
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Horse Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Fletcher (uncredited)
 1937 Roaring Timber
Sam Garvin (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Defense Attorney Dan Healy (uncredited)
 1937 The Case of the Stuttering Bishop
Hamilton Burger (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 Night Key
Police Capt. Wallace (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Court
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1937 Murder Goes to College
Police Inspector Simpson (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Policeman Chiding School Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1937 They Wanted to Marry
Clark (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 Girl Overboard
Editor (uncredited)
 1937 You Only Live Once
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1937 Woman-Wise
Commissioner (uncredited)
 1937 Woman in Distress
Herbert Glaxton (as Charles Wilson)
 1937 Find the Witness
Charley Blair (uncredited)
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1936 White Hunter
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Legion of Terror
Colonel McCollum (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Burke (uncredited)
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Yale Coach (uncredited)
 1936 The Magnificent Brute
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Assistant Editor (uncredited)
 1936 Three Married Men
Train Conductor (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Down the Stretch
Tex Reardon (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Diamond Jim Brady
 1936 I'd Give My Life
 1936 Grand Jury
Clark, Chronicle City Editor
 1936 36 Hours to Kill
FBI Chief (uncredited)
 1936 Earthworm Tractors
H.J. Russell (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Satan Met a Lady
Detective Pollock (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Jim Green (uncredited)
 1936 The Mine with the Iron Door
Pitkins (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Panic on the Air
Chief Insp. Fitzgerald (as Charles Wilson)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Mr. Donaldson (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
County Hospital Guard (uncredited)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 The Country Doctor
George - Boat Captain (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Hardie (as Charles Wilson)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mike - a Racketeer
 1935 We're Only Human
Star City Editor Morgan (uncredited)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy!
 1935 Another Face
Police Captain Spellman (uncredited)
 1935 Thanks a Million
Motor Policeman Sergeant (uncredited)
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
G-Man at Dance Hall
 1935 Music Is Magic
Decker - Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Youth
Bull Stevens (as Charles Wilson)
 1935 Rendezvous
Editor (uncredited)
 1935 This Is the Life
Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Police Officer Ricker (as Charles Wilson)
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Jim McFee aka Mac
 1935 The Public Menace
First Detective
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1935 After the Dance
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1935 Smart Girl
Morgan (uncredited)
 1935 The Glass Key
District Attorney Edward J. Farr
 1935 The Nitwits
Police Captain Jennings (as Charles Wilson)
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Cmdr. Brown (uncredited)
 1935 Air Hawks
Tribune Editor (uncredited)
 1935 Men of the Hour
Harper (as Charles Wilson)
 1935 Reckless
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Ferry Captain (uncredited)
 1935 Baby Face Harrington
City Editor (uncredited)
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Newcomb (uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Clue
District Attorney
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Anthony Wilson
 1935 Car 99
Trooper Captain Ryan
 1935 The Little Colonel
Jeremy Higgins (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Managing Editor
 1934 White Lies
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1934 Here Is My Heart
Captain Dodge (uncredited)
 1934 The Secret Bride
Police Lt. Forrest (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Clouds
Lackey (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill
 1934 Men of the Night
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Mr. Harris - the Trucking Company Boss (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Port of Lost Dreams
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
 1934 Embarrassing Moments
 1934 The Human Side
Furniture Buyer (uncredited)
 1934 The Dragon Murder Case
Detective Hennessey (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Police Lt. O'Sullivan (uncredited)
 1934 Beyond the Law
Prosecuting Attorney (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Name the Woman
Joel Walker
 1934 The Circus Clown
Sheldon (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 The Hell Cat
Graham (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Fog Over Frisco
Detective Sgt. O'Hagen (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Inspector Quillan
 1934 I Believed in You
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1934 Harold Teen
'Mac' McKinsey (as Charles Wilson)
 1934 Gambling Lady
Detective Making Raid (uncredited)
 1934 The Crosby Case
Detective Summers (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night
Joe Gordon
 1934 I've Got Your Number
Detective Welch (uncredited)
 1934 The 9th Guest
Burke (uncredited)
 1934 Cross Country Cruise
Detective (uncredited)
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Police Chief Charles Pratt (uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady
Club Manager (uncredited)
 1933 Havana Widows
Mr. Timberg (as Charles Wilson)
 1933 Female
Private Detective Falihee (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Charles Hauser
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case
Det. Hennessy (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
Policeman (uncredited)
 1933 No Marriage Ties
Red Moran, City Desk Editor (as Charles Wilson)
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D.
Walter Rising (as Charles Wilson)
 1933 Disgraced
Thompson, Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
Wilson (uncredited)
 1933 Heroes for Sale
'Red' Squad Policeman #2 (uncredited)
 1933 Private Detective 62
Bartender (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Deputy (uncredited)
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Mr. Wade (as Charles Wilson)
 1933 Infernal Machine
First Mate (uncredited)
 1933 Hard to Handle
Jailer (uncredited)
 1932 The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (Short)
Detective Doyle (uncredited)
 1932 The Campus Mystery (Short)
Detective Reardon
 1931 A Put Up Job (Short)
I. C. Morgan (uncredited)
 1931 Hot News Margie (Short)
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1931 My Sin
Guest in Pool Party (uncredited)
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1931 Stolen Heaven
Detective (uncredited)
 1930 Insurance (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1930 Getting a Ticket (Short)
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1929 Song of Love
Traveling Salesman (as Charles Wilson)
 1929 Broadway Scandals
 1929 Acquitted
Detective Nelson
 1929 Lucky Boy
Master of Ceremonies - Amateur Night (uncredited)
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Three Times the Hour (1931). Melodrama. Written by Valentine Davies. Directed by Brock Pemberton and Antoinette Perry. Avon Theatre: 25 Aug 1931- Sep 1931 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Harry Blythe (as "Postal Messenger"), Jack Lionel Bohn (as ("Henri") [final Broadway role], Hamilton Brooks (as "Albert"), Linda... See more »

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Was in three Oscar Best Picture nominees It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946), with only the first winning. All were directed by Frank Capra.


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