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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 22, 1996|
|Born:||December 10, 1914||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
Three horror stories are presented in this anthology. In "Old Chief Wood'n'head," a cigar store Indian comes to life in order to avenge the murders of the couple who owned the general store where he stands. "The Raft" tells the story of teenagers who find themselves stranded in the middle of a lake
Curious over the relationship that his artist-father had with a famous film queen in the 1930s, a young writer and his wife accept the challenge of writing a movie script about the legendary star, gain access to her old mansion, occupied by a lone caretaker, and find themselves menaced by her spirit
A rock band tours to Albania to rescue kidnapped American stars.
A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy's reputation when the man's daughter comes calling.
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess.
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
A phony psychiatrist''''s secretary gets caught up in a murder case.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is arrested for the crime. Sentenced to death, Malone and his faithful secretary set out to find the real murderer, who is probably also responsible for a protection racket Malone is investigating.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
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.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
A girl is raised as a native while living on a tropical island.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
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 radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
A Polynesian escapes prison to return home during a raging storm.
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives don't like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.
Music (feature film)
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
NBC's 43rd live coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in its 68th year.
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
A special in which Bob Hope appears with celebrity guest stars and ten new female "stars of tomorrow."
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
Live coverage of the sixty-first annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Highlights include: an opening production number which recreates Hollywood's glittering past and such landmarks as the Cocoanut Grove and the Chinese Theater; a tribute to the great musi
A live telecast of the 47th annual Golden Globe Awards presented by the the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for achievement in film and television.
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
A tribute profiling the life and career of Bing Crosby. The program includes film clips and interviews with celebrated performers.
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
The program salutes, via clips, Bob Hope's film career.
The program recalls screen legends via film clips and live interviews with the stars themselves.
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
A salute to Bob Hope on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.
A two-part music and comedy party honoring comedian Bob Hope.
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
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