The following list of movies was compiled from a number of sources and I hope is (or will be) a definitive list of Frankie's work.  Various sources list different years for certain pictures, so if any information listed here is incorrect, or if you can fill in any of the blanks, please let me know!

Talkie Movies are listed below, but you can jump right to the Silents!

Films listed in light green are movies I have on tape or DVD.  If you have a movie I don't already have or see something you've been looking for, let me know and we can work out a trade (movies listed here are NOT for sale!!!!).



1929

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Rainbow Man

Man-Sono-Art / Paramount / Famous Lasky Corporation

May 16, 1929

Billy Ryan

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The soundtrack from this film survives thanks to the sound-on-disc systems used to add sound to early talkies

Blaze O' Glory

Sono-Art World Wide Pictures

Dec. 30, 1929

Jean Williams

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The soundtrack from this film survives thanks to the sound-on-disc systems used to add sound to early talkies

1931

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Public Enemy

Warner Bros.

Apr. 23, 1931

Matt as a boy

Enemies of the Public

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The Vanishing Legion

Mascot

Jun. 1, 1931

Jimmy Williams

- - -

12 part serial

The Sin of Madelon Claudet

MGM

Oct. 24, 1931

Larry Claudet, as a Boy

The Lullaby

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The Lightning Warrior

Mascot

Nov. 1, 1931

Jimmy Carter

- - -

12 part serial with Rin Tin Tin

The Mad Genius

Warner Bros.

Nov. 7, 1931

Fedor as a boy

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Frankie's brief scene in this film is played opposite a terrifying Boris Karloff as Fedor's abusive father

Way Back Home

Radio Picture

Nov. 13, 1931

Robbie Turner

Old  Greatheart
/ Other People's Business

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1932

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Cheyenne Cyclone

Willis Kent Productions/First Division Pictures Inc.

Jan. 10, 1932

'Orphan' McGuire

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Armand L. Schaeffer, Director

Amateur Daddy

Fox Film Corporation

Apr. 10, 1932

Pete Smith

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Three on a Match

First National

Oct. 29, 1932

Bobby

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- - -

The Devil Horse

Mascot

Nov. 1, 1932

The Wild Boy

- - -

12 part serial

1933

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Mayor of Hell

Warner Bros.

Jun. 24, 1933

Jimmy Smith

- - -

- - -

Laughing at Life

Mascot

Jul. 12, 1933

Chango

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Tugboat Annie

MGM

Aug. 4, 1933

Alec, as a child

- - -

- - -

The Wolf Dog

Mascot

Sept. 30, 1933

Frank Courtney

- - -

12 part serial with Rin Tin Tin, Jr.

Wild Boys of the Road

First National

Oct. 7, 1933

Eddie

Dangerous Days

- - -

1934

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Big Race

Showmen's Pictures

Feb. 14, 1934

Jockey

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No Greater Glory

Columbia

Mar. 30, 1934

Feri Ats

- - -

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The Merry Frinks

First National Pictures

May 26, 1934

Norman

Happy Family (UK)

- - -

Burn 'Em Up Barnes

Mascot

June 13, 1934

Bobbie Riley

- - -

12 part serial

Broadway Bill

Columbia Pictures

Nov. 30, 1934

Ted Williams, Dan's jockey

aka  Strictly Confidential

- - -

Little Men

Mascot

Dec. 14, 1934

Dan

- - -

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1935

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Red Hot Tires

Warner Bros.

Feb. 2, 1935

Johnny

Racing Luck

with Lyle Talbot

The Phantom Empire

Mascot

Feb. 23, 1935

Frankie Baxter

Gene  Autry and the Phantom Empire / Men with Steel Faces / Radio Ranch (1940)

12 Part Serial

Unwelcome Stranger

Columbia Pictures

Apr. 6, 1935

Charlie Anderson

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- - -

Stranded

Warner Bros.

Jun. 29, 1935

Jimmy Rivers

- - -

- - -

Men of Action

Ambassador Conn Pictures

Jul. 13, 1935

Jimmy Morgan

- - -

with Roy Mason

Valley of Wanted Men

Conn Pictures

Oct. 20, 1935

'Slivers' Sanderson

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Three Kids and a Queen

Universal

Oct. 21, 1935

Blackie

- - -

- - -

The Pay-Off

First National

Nov. 9, 1935

Jimmy Moore

- - -

- - -

1936

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Black Gold

Conn Pictures Corporation

Jan. 20, 1936

Clifford 'Fishtail' O'Reilly

- - -

with Snowflake

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

RKO

May 13, 1936

Spike Salisbury

- - -

- - -

Charlie Chan at the Race Track

20th Century Fox

Aug. 14, 1936

"Tip" Collins

- - -

- - -

Born To Fight

Conn Pictures

Nov. 3, 1936

'Baby Face' Madison

- - -

with Kane Richmond  & Snowflake

Racing Blood

Conn Pictures

Nov. 15 1936

Frankie Reynolds

- - -

with Kane Richmond  & Snowflake

Mind Your Own Business

Paramount Pictures

Dec. 18, 1936

Bob

- - -

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1937

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Devil Diamond

Conn Pictures

Jan. 15, 1937

Lee

- - -

with Kane Richmond

Tough to Handle

Conn Pictures

May. 24, 1937

Michael Sanford

- - -

with Kane Richmond
& Snowflake

A Day at the Races

MGM

Jun. 11, 1937

Morgan's Jockey

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Anything for a Thrill

Conn Pictures Corporation

Jun. 15, 1937

Dan Mallory

- - -

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Saratoga

MGM

Jul. 23, 1937

Dixie Gordon

- - -

- - -

Headline Crasher

Conn Pictures

Aug. 4, 1937

Jimmy Tallant

- - -

with Kane Richmond

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

MGM

Dec. 3, 1937

Dink Reid

- - -

- - -

Young Dynamite

Conn Pictures

Dec. 15, 1937

Freddie

- - -

with Kane Richmond

1938

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Reformatory

Columbia Pictures

Jun. 20, 1938

Louie Miller

- - -

- - -

The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Columbia Pictures

Jul. 5, 1938

Jerry

- - -

15 part serial

Juvenile Court

Columbia Pictures

Sept. 7, 1938

Fred 'Stubby' Adams

- - -

- - -

Wanted by the Police

Monogram

Sept. 21, 1938

Danny

- - -

- - -

Tough Kid

Monogram

Dec. 28, 1938

'Skipper' Murphy

- - -

- - -

1939

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Boys' Reformatory

Associated Artists

May 1, 1939

Tommy

- - -

- - -

Irish Luck

Monogram

Aug. 22, 1939

Buzzy O'Brien

Amateur Detective

with Mantan Moreland - This film is currently available to view online at
PublicDomainFlicks.com

1940

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Chasing Trouble

Monogram

Jan. 30, 1940

Cupid

- - -

with Mantan Moreland
This movie is now available to download or view on
PublicDomainFlicks.com

Pinocchio

Disney

Feb. 9, 1940

Lampwick

- - -

Frankie's distinctive voice is perfect for Pinocchio's tough kid pal on Pleasure Island, and affords fans one of the most dramatic scenes in the picture.

On the Spot

Monogram

Jun. 11, 1940

Frankie

- - -

with Mantan Moreland

Laughing at Danger

Monogram

Aug. 12, 1940

Frankie Kelly

- - -

- - -

Up in the Air

Monogram

Sept. 9, 1940

Frankie

- - -

with Mantan Moreland

1941

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

You're Out of Luck

Monogram

Jan. 20, 1941

Frankie O'Reilly

- - -

with Mantan Moreland

The Gang's All Here

Monogram

June 11, 1941

Frankie

In the Night

with Mantan Moreland

Let's Go Collegiate

Monogram

Sept 12, 1941

Frankie

Farewell to Fame

with Mantan Moreland

Tuxedo Junction

Republic

Dec. 4, 1941

Sock

- - -

- - -

1942

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Junior G-men of the Air

Universal

May 4, 1942

Jack

- - -

12 part serial

1946

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Junior Prom

Monogram

May 11, 1946

Roy

- - -

TeenAgers Series

Freddie Steps Out

Monogram

Jun. 29, 1946

Roy

- - -

TeenAgers Series

Chick Carter, Detective

Columbia

Jul. 11, 1946

Creeper

- - -

15 part serial

High School Hero

Monogram

Sept. 7, 1946

Roy

- - -

TeenAgers Series

1947

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Vacation Days

Monogram

Jan. 25, 1947

Roy Donne

- - -

TeenAgers Series

Sarge Goes to College

Monogram

May 17, 1947

Roy Donne

- - -

TeenAgers Series

That's My Man

Republic Pictures

Jun. 1, 1947

Jockey

Will Tomorrow Ever Come?

- - -

1948

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Smart Politics

Monogram

Jan. 3, 1948

Roy

- - -

TeenAgers Series

Angels' Alley

Monogram

Mar. 21, 1948

Jimmy

- - -

Bowery Boys

Heart of Virginia

Republic Pictures

Apr. 25, 1948

Jimmy Easter

- - -

- - -

The Babe Ruth Story

Allied Artists

Sept. 6, 1948

Newsboy

- - -

- - -

Trouble Makers

Monogram

Dec. 10, 1948

Feathers

- - -

Bowery Boys

1949

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Fighting Fools

Monogram

Apr. 17, 1949

Johnny Higgins

- - -

Bowery Boys

Hold That Baby!

Monogram

Jun. 26, 1949

Bananas Stewart

- - -

Bowery Boys

Sons of New Mexico

Columbia

- - -

Gig Jackson

- - -

- - -

1950

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Riding High

Paramount

Apr. 12, 1950

Jockey Williams

- - -

- - -

A Life of Her Own

MGM

Sept. 1, 1950

Bellboy

- - -

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Wyoming Mail

Universal - International

Oct. 21, 1950

Rufe

- - -

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1951

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Pride of Maryland

Republic Pictures

Jan. 20, 1951

Steve

- - -

- - -

The Next Voice
You Hear

MGM

Apr. 2, 1951

Man at Door

- - -

Frankie is uncredited in this film and appears for only a moment

Across the Wide Missouri

MGM

Oct. 23, 1951

Cadet

- - -

- - -

The Sellout

MGM

- - -

Little Jake

- - -

- - -

Westward the Women

MGM

Dec. 31, 1951

One of the waiting men

- - -

- - -

1952

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Pat and Mike

MGM

Jun. 13, 1952

Caddie

- - -

- - -

1953

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Siren of Bagdad

Columbia Pictures

May 20, 1953

Man in camp after raid

- - -

Uncredited

Two-Gun Marshall

Paramount

Oct. 22, 1953

Clint Slocum

- - -

This movie is actually two episodes of "The Adventures Of Wild Bill Hickok" television show starring Guy Madison and Andy Devine put together and released to theaters.

1954

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Racing Blood

20th Century Fox

Mar. 3, 1954

Jockey Ben

- - -

- - -

The Lawless Rider

United Artists

Jul. 1, 1954

Jim Bascom

- - -

- - -

Living It Up

Paramount

Jul. 23, 1954

Bellboy Captain

- - -

- - -

1956

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Forbidden Planet

MGM

Mar. 15, 1956

Robby the Robot

- - -

Frankie was one of two actors who performed inside Robby the Robot in this movie.

The Ten Commandments

Paramount

Oct. 5, 1956

Slave

- - -

Appears in scene with Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer??

1957

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Tip on A Dead Jockey

MGM

Sept. 6, 1957

Jockey

- - -

We have not been able to find Frankie in this particular film.  If you know where he may appear, let us know!

1958

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Perfect Furlough

Universal

Oct. 1958

Man in cast

Strictly for Pleasure

- - -

1959

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Operation Petticoat

Universal

Dec. 5, 1959

Pharm. Mate Dooley

- - -

- - -

1962

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Notorious Landlady

Columbia Pictures

Apr. 1962

Stunt Double

- - -

According to Frankie's son-in-law, Frankie is the one in the chair when the old lady is pushed over the cliff!

1964

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

The Carpetbaggers

Paramount Pictures

Apr. 9, 1964

Bellhop

- - -

- - -

The Disorderly Orderly

Paramount Pictures

Dec. 16, 1964

Man in Board Room

- - -

Uncredited

1969

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Hook, Line and Sinker

Columbia Pictures

Jun. 6, 1969

Delivery Man

- - -

Jerry Lewis film

1975

Name of Film

Studio

Release Date

Character

Alt. Titles

Notes

Fugitive Lovers

American Motion Pictures

- - -

Lester the town drunk

- - -

Frankie's last film appearance