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Cast (feature film)
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
After defeating Custer at the Little Big Horn, the famed chief tries to save an Indian sympathizer from court-martial.
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
Wrongly accused of treason, a Civil War veteran tries to clear his name.
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
In the last of the "Rocky" Lane series, federal marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) saddles up "Black Jack" and heads for the Mexican border to investigate cattle rustling during the Spanish-American War. He gets a job with feed-merchant Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), and discovers that Nugget's wizened little helper,Josh Bailey (Edward Clark), has been giving cattle shipment information to the town dentist, Mason "Doc" Ramsey (Stephen Chase), who is the secret leader of the rustlers headed by Floyd Garnett (Roy Barcroft.) When Ramsey and Garnett steal some of Nugget's cattle feed, Rocky follows them to their hideout through a waterfall into a hidden valley (El Paso is overun with such scenic delights.) The outlaws have kidnapped Alice Clark (Phyllis Coates)and Rocky captures Ramsey after Garnett is killed in a gun battle. Alice is rescued, the stolen cattle are recovered and Rocky moves on to his next film assignment, which was more than five years later when he turned up as the sheriff in Universal's "The Saga of Hemp Brown." This film had two working titles, "Stagecoach To Cheyenne" and "El Dorado Gold Rush", which lasted until somebody read the script and found no mention of gold rushes, El Dorado, Cheyenne or stagecoaches-to-anywhere. The waterfall in a hidden valley would have fit Cheyenne better than El Paso, but it would have been a heck of a cattle drive to get the herd across the Mexican border.
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Banker Mason is after the ranchers land so he can resell it to the railroad for a profit. He has the railroad agent killed and replaces him with his stooge who then offers even less than Mason. But Rocky eventually suspects Mason and when Bill Anderson informs him the agent is a fake, they head out after Mason
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Two cowhands join forces with a lady Marshall to fight a land-grabbing scheme.
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Unable to cope with a series of raids on stagecoaches hauling gold to the U. S. Mint, Sheriff Masters (Verne Teters) appeals to the U. S. Marshal's office for help. The Marshal assigns his best man, Johnny (John Carpenter), to the job of discovering the hiding place of the stolen gold and bringing the outlaws to justice. Johnny enlists the aid of Bess Benson (Alyn Lockwood) and her brother Bob (Troy Tarrell). Bess insists on taking her pack dog, Daisy. The foursome then goes to the territory controlled by Sheriff Masters.
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
State Ranger Rocky Lane becomes involved in a mystery surrounding a gang of horse rustlers and a young rancher who is blamed falsely for a killing. Lane helps uncover the real killers and unmasks the ringleader of the rustlers.
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate''s romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
One of Davy Crockett''''s descendants leads a wagon train through perilous territory.
Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore. It includes the songs "Bells of Coronado," "Got No Time for the Blues," and "Save a Smile for a Rainy Day."
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
A young bookkeeper is framed for his boss''''s murder.
The Jewel Land Company of Elko, Texas is selling Government land to settlers. Before any of the settlers can claim their land, they are being killed by McCabe's gang. When Rocky comes to Elko to find his friend Jim, he winds up in Jail on a charge of stealing money from the new Marshal. The only person in town that is on his side is Nugget, but there is little that he can do by himself. When Rocky escapes from the jail with another prisoner and the Marshal is shot, he has to find who is behind his problems and what has happened to Jim and Emily.
Deputy Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to Dry Wells to bring in Wyoming Dan. He arrives just after a robbery where a man has been killed. He then finds Wyoming only to learn that the murdered man was Wyoming's son. Instead of bringing him in, the two join up and go after the killer.
It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy. While claiming that he gave the money to Major Bishop, neither the money or Bishop have ever been found and Raymond was convicted of the theft. Now he is at the abandoned fort, an escaped convict with a letter, looking to find the truth about the robbery. Members of his old command are also there and Rocky shows up to return Raymond to prison.
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A boy and his dog help a bitter blind girl adjust to life.
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
Rocky and the Land agent riders need to get an important message to the Army post. The message is stolen but Rocky knows one of the four men on the stagecoach has it. When Rocky and the four get trapped in a shack by the outlaw gang, he learns that one of the four is the gang leader. Rocky has to learn his identity and retrieve the message
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
As prisoner Ed Archer is being transferred, the stage is attacked and crashes. Archer escapes the attackers but Ranger Rocky Lane catches up with him. As Rocky is bringing him in, Archer is attacked again. Somebody wants Archer killed and Rocky, now suspecting Archer is innocent, decides to find out who and why.
Johnny Brownell (Johnny Mack Brown), former Confederate officer turned Federal agent, is sent to Texas during the reconstruction years to obtain evidence against a gang of raiders who have been making life difficult for the local carpet-baggers. He saves the life of Shorty Kendall (Raymond Hatton), an unreconstructed rebel about to be hanged, and this wins him the gratitude of Belle Chambers (Evelyn Brent), a widow whose husband was killed in the Civil War who hates all Yankees with a fevor. It is she who heads the gang of Raiders, but Johnny soon proves she is a pawn of a conscienceless lawyer, Preson Durant (John Merton), who is using Bell's raiders to cover up his own schemes. Reno Browne is on hand as Belle's daughter Lynne, billed as Reno Blair, as she always was in any film with Johnny Mack Brown.
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
A female reporter goes undercover within a neo-Nazi group, then loses her memory.
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims.
An artist plots murder when his rich wife when she catches him in an affair with one of his models.
Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation.
A cowboy tries to protect wild grizzlies from ranchers who think the bears are decimating their cattle.
The FBI trails a young couple suspected of stealing government plans.
Career-slipping movie star Carole Raymond (Kay Francis) buys in as a real estate partner of Jeff Caldwell (Paul Cavanagh). Actually, through his secretary, Nola Reed (Veda Ann Borg), Caldwell runs a matrimonial bureau and, with the aid of his associate, Lee Kirby (John Gallaudet), they defraud and blackmail a large group of lonely people. Carole, unknowingly, is used as bait for one of their victims, Walter Desmond (Barton Yarborough), who "commits suicide." Reporter William Tyler (Robert Shayne) thinks otherwise and, posing as a rich rancher, contacts Miss Raymond. The latter, now being blackmailed by Caldwell, is forced to persuade Tyler to invest in a fraudulent oil deal. In her own attempt to break the racket, Carole uncovers Mildred Hayes (Teala Loring), another innocent victim of the Desmond case. Despite leading each other on for their own purposes, Carole and Tyler fall in love and combine their efforts.
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
Because a high school girl's parents refuse to discuss sex education (called "personal hygiene" in the film) with her, she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who conveniently dies. Her parents are blamed, and the local sex education teacher uses this opportunity to show a film showing the dangers (and results) of VD and the birth of a baby.
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship who-hates-the-girl relationship from an aunt to her mother. This time out, Elnora Comstock (Dorinda Clifton) lives on the edge of a great swamp and collects butterflies to sell in order to go to high school and pay for violin lessons. Her mother, Kate Comstock (Ruth Nelson), hates her as she blames the girl for the father's death as he drowned in a quagmire on the way home the night the girl was born. The years-late revelation that the husband had been off courting a neighbor woman that night brings an attitude adjustment to the mother.
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
A young man''''s efforts to investigate his father''''s death and stop his mother from re-marrying land him in an insane asylum.
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Hammond, owner of the town's stagecoach line and a leading citizen, is opposed to Idaho becoming a state, and kills Randolph Meredith, owner of the town's newspaper, for endorsing it. Meredith's sister Barbara, expert with a bullwhip and pistol, dons a black costume and mask and becomes "The Black Whip", dealing a blow to Hammond and his gang each time they perform some heinous act in their efforts to keep the town, and their power over it, unchanged. Aided by government agent Vic Gordon, Barbara confronts Hammond in a final showdown just as the town votes on whether or not to accept statehood.
Private investigators infiltrate a jewelry store to guard a priceless emerald bracelet.
When the Sheriff of Las Vegas is killed in a bank holdup, Red Ryder is made the new Sheriff. His first problem arises when the Judge is shot and the Judge's son framed for the murder. Red knows the son is innocent from the type of bullet used and after hiding him from the lynch mob, sets a trap for the man he thinks is behind both the robbery and the murder.
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
A veteran becomes a singing sensation.
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
An actress's publicist starts a rumor that she's a war hero's secret bride.
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
An innocent couple fights off Nazi agents on a speeding train.
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women's boarding house.
In a desperate attempt to get a job for Ken Daniels (Allan Jones) and Alvino Rey (Himself) and his Orchestra (themselves), agent Mike Simms (William Frawley) plots to make Daniels a missing heir. Simms hires Austin J. Caldwell (Gus Schilling) to pose as an attorney and go to Gus Borelli (Leo Carrillo), owner of the swank Blue Room, asking if he has heard about Daniels' inheritance. Borelli, figuring he can cut in on the money, bright Daniels and Simms to the Blue Room just as Pamela Mason (Kitty Carlisle) is rehearsing some songs with Zybisco (Sig Arno) and his string quintet. Simms refuses to let Daniels sing with the quintet,saying he has already made arrangements with Alvino Rey to bring his orchestra and the King Sisters (Alyce, Donna, Louise and Yvonne King) into the Blue Room. This causes Pamela to lose her job and she is furious with Daniels, who tells her he will get her a job with the Rey orchestra. Later, she discovers the hoax tells Borelli, who sets out to kill Daniels and Simms. They, and the orchestra, manage to escape just as the Blue Room is filling with customers drawn by Borelli's heavy advertising of Daniel's debut. He sends Pamela to bring them back.
Two zany soldiers escape the Japanese and head across Burma.
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
A news man''''s political investigations land him in prison.
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man.
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
A scientist's invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A lawyer's wife keeps mum as her husband defends an innocent woman for the crime she committed.
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
A government agent battles smugglers.
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
An Asian sleuth assists a baffled police detective in solving a bizarre murder.
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Fred, a young lawyer fresh out of school, climbs quickly to success as the mouthpiece for a gangland mob. His friend Paul, however, reaches equally quick success - in the district attorney's office. Inevitably, they meet on opposite sides of the courtroom.
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
Frank Marshall and Slim Hewitt, postal inspectors, infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan-like vigilante group which has mailed a bomb to a senator. When the legion kills the brother of Nancy Foster, she helps Frank and Slim in their investigation.
Pettigrew, a shop-keeper in a mountain town of Kentucky, falls in love with the teacher, Beatrice. The girl doesn't consider him as a lover, so he gets angry and accuses her of molesting his son Edward who has a mental illness. The girl marries the hermit, Fear O'God Fulton in order to calm the people's anger and day by day she falls in love with her husband and a child is born. Pettigrew hides Edward and charges the hermit with his son's murder. Fear O'God is imprisoned but he escapes and takes refuge in the mountain with his wife and son.
Cinematography (feature film)
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Post Production (feature film)
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
The story of Clem Waters, a midwestern lawyer who has a dream of becoming governor someday.
This "Crime Does Not Pay" short depicts how the police put a horse race betting scam out of business.
This short film focuses on how Clara Barton helped found the American Red Cross. Vitaphone Release 9889-9890.
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
This short film dramatizes the birth of the American Bill of Rights. Vitaphone Release 9300-9301.
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.
When the leading lady of a motion picture is murdered in the middle of a scene, two inspectors are called in to investigate in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1332-1333.
Two inspectors must solve the deaths of a cellist and a concert hall manager in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1317-1318.
In this short film, a detective is sent to solve the murder among a group of jewel thieves attempting to smuggle diamonds into the U.S. Vitaphone Release 1439-1440.
A gold digging wife is murdered on a train during her honeymoon, and it''''s up to Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree to solve the crime in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1375-1376.
In this short, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion when the skeleton of a man is dug up in an alley. Vitaphone Release 1348-1349.
Two detectives attempt to solve the murder of a wealthy man in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1269-1270.
In this short film, a forensic expert is called in to solve the murder of two stockbrokers. Vitaphone Release 1291-1292.
In this mysterious short film, a murder occurs during a rainstorm at a remote manor house. Vitaphone Release 1302-1303.
In this short film, two detectives are on the case of a man receiving mysterious death threats. Vitaphone Release 1365-1366.
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