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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 28, 1973|
|Born:||August 22, 1890||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||South Africa||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A graduate student must choose between his former activism and the preservation of his academic career when violence breaks out on campus.
When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''s secrets hidden.
A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church.
A college professor finds a mystical coin that gives him super powers.
A swamp girl decides to go to college to improve herself.
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
An ancient spell turns a teenager into a large sheep dog.
A rancher tries to raise money to treat his mute son.
When her apartment house becomes a college dorm, an elderly woman stays on to become the boys'' surrogate mother.
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
Beaurefard Clemment (Dick Haymes), a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane (Audrey Totter), the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson (Cecil Kellaway), arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs (see Soundtrack) and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
The future Elizabeth I fights court intrigue in the turbulent years before her ascension to the throne.
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Rudyard Kipling''''s classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
A re-make of the 1922 silent film that details the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
A young man joins forces with a judge in an effort to reconcile his parents'''' broken marriage.
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Father and son ghosts sort out their family''''s problems.
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
Tomboy (Withers) is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster (Sutton). When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher (Kelly) and gets her first kiss from a beau (Clayton).
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
Family bickering features young daughter (Withers) favored by her father (Kellaway) and older daughter (Wright) by favored by snobbish mother (Alexander).
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
A businessman''s aunt enlists his ex-wife to break up his marriage to a temperamental Latina.
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim''''s daughter.
A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence.
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
A British doctor hires an injured ballerina as a nanny for his son.
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own.
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
A married violinist deserts his family when he falls for his accompanist.
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
An undercover cop tries to catch a gang of jewel thieves at a high-society nightclub.
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
A millionaire backs his daughter''s stage career to keep her from marrying the wrong man.
A wealthy boy masquerading as a milkman falls for an heiress he thinks is a maid.
After creating a popular contest, a man goes on a drunken binge and takes the answers with him.
The story of Fabian Holme, a brilliant private detective who uses his mastery of disguises to apprehend criminals. In the pilot episode, Holme attempts to solve the mysterious murder of Howard Hayes, a multi-millionaire industrialist.
The story, set in ancient Baghdad, tells of a street beggar who falls in love with a princess; and a prince who falls in love with the begger's daughter. The title refers to fate; based on the play by Edward Knoblock.
Events in the lives of the Sycamores, a not-so-typical American Family. In the pilot episode, Essie, the one normal member of the otherwise wacky family, tries to convince her boyfriend's pompous parents that she'd make a suitable daughter-in-law. Based on Kaufman and Hart's Broadway play "You Can
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