Some of George Leroy Tirebiter's more obscure films include:
Those Darn Kids! (1933) - This film is now generally regarded as the
first of the Peorgie and Mudhead series, although neither character appears in
the film. George plays Jimmy Jonas Jones, a wisecracking teenager who
spends altogether too much time at the soda shop. Look for cameo
appearances of the famous theatrical team of Frank Funnk and Margot
Mundaigne as Jimmy's physical education teacher and the school janitor
The Pride of Cococino (1938) - In this, the only live-action adaptation
of George Herriman's famous Krazy Kat comic, George dons make-up and wig to
become famed duck, Gooseberry Sprig. The plot, what little there was of it,
concerns musical cat Krazy (songs by Irving Berlin include the hit "The
Jitterbug Waltz") desperately trying to please the mouse he loves by being
hit in the head by brick after brick. Described by critics at the time as,
"inhumanly terrible," The Pride of Cococino has gained a small cult
following and is a favourite at comic book conventions and the like today.
Rounding out the cast was Bill "Bojangles" Robinson as Krazy, Doodles
Weaver as Ignatz and Ralph Edwards as Offica Pupp.
I Was a Male WAC (1949) - In the leading role this screwball comedy,
George plays a young soldier accidentally enlisted in the Women's Army Corps.
Written by Dalton Trumbo, Ring Lardner, Jr. and Adrian Scott and directed
by Edward Dmytryk, this has been described as the most blacklisted film in
Deuteronomy (1957) - In this failed Cecil B. Demille Biblical Epic,
George has a small cameo appearance as dietary law #53.
Quest for Fleece (1964) - George plays a small; but pivotal role as
Mixematosis, the blind seer in this low-budget Italian film starring Steve
Reeves and Agnes Moorehead (whom no one could tell apart). Made after the
success of Jason and the Argonauts, this film capitalized on the popular
mythological film of the time. Two brothers named Pollux and Remus go on a
quest for the mystical yellow fleece of Antioch and encounter a series of
monsters and wizards, barring them from completing their quest. George's
character, forseeing the quest's success, accurately describes the film's
entire plot within the first 15 minutes of its runtime.