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Poll: Remembering Charles Lane and His 7 Decades of Obscurity

Mean, miserly, and miserable-looking, Charles Lane made a career playing memorable characters. Many times, those characters had no names. He was just Clerk, or Passerby. From this list of TV shows, movies and the associated role profession, which do you think he is best remembered for? After voting, please discuss here.

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  1. Vote!

    The Bride Walks Out (1936)

    (CPR) Charles' Profession Role: Judge
  2. Vote!

    Three Men on a Horse (1936)

    (CPR) Cleaner
  3. Vote!

    Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

    (CPR) Doctor
  4. Vote!

    Blondie (1938)

    (CPR) Furniture Salesman
  5. Vote!

    Kentucky (1938)

    (CPR) Auctioneer
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    Second Fiddle (1939)

    (CPR) Studio Chief
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    5th Ave Girl (1939)

    (CPR) Union Representative
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

    (CPR) Nosey
  9. Vote!

    The Cat and the Canary (1939)

    (CPR) Reporter
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    Johnny Apollo (1940)

    (CPR) Assistant District Attorney
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    The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

    (CPR) Reporter
  12. Vote!

    You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)

    Lucy would later have Charles guest star on every TV program that she was involved in. (CPR) Salesman
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    Rhythm on the River (1940)

    This one is listed not because of the character profession. Characters name was, Bernard Schwartz. 9 Years later in (1949) Bernard Schwartz, AKA Tony Curtis, would make his first movie!
  14. Vote!

    Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

    (CPR) Train Conductor
  15. Vote!

    Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

    (CPR) Train Passenger
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    Barnacle Bill (1941)

    Wallace Beery (CPR) Auctioneer
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    The Big Store (1941)

    (CPR) Finance Company Man
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    Three Girls About Town (1941)

    (CPR) Mortician
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    A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)

    (CPR) Coroner
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    Home in Wyomin' (1942)

    (CPR) Newspaper Editor
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    Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

    (CPR) Doctor
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    Lucy Tells the Truth (1953)

    (CPR) Casting Director
  23. Vote!

    Staten Island Ferry (1956)

    (CPR) Passport Office Clerk
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    Lucy Goes to Mexico (1958)

    (CPR) Customs Officer
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    Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958)

    (CPR) Claims Clerk
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    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

    (CPR) 'Strife' Magazine Editor
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    The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

    (CPR) Judge
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    Eight on the Lam (1967)

    (CPR) Bank Examiner
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    Petticoat Junction (1963)

    I'd have some "Splainin to do Lucy"! if I did not put this in Role: Homer Bedloe
  30. Vote!

    The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

    Ditto this too!! Role: Foster Phinney
  31. Vote!

    Soap (1977)

    Double Ditto!! Role: Judge Petrillo
  32. Vote!

    Dark Shadows (1991)

    (CPR) Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Antique Dealer

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