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The story of the infamous gang of bootleggers, hijackers, and killers in 1920's Detroit.
Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.
John Ericson, Lola Albright, Toni Gerry, Edward Platt, Judith Ames. In the midst of an Indian uprising, John Ericson is accused of having an affair with his commanding officer's wife, Lola Albright. Things go downhill from there in this taut western from B movie specialist, Paul Landres.
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
Treasury agents, desperate to get evidence on syndicate kingpin Dutch Becker, give ex-con hood Casey Martin a choice...life in prison or courting sudden death as a government 'finger man.' Finding that his sister is now a drug addict thanks to Becker, Martin agrees to go undercover. Becker's chief aide proves to be sadistic Lou Terpe, Martin's former cellmate whom he can't stand the sight of. And the danger hanging over Martin expands to threaten those around him...
Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli. The trail leads to the isolated city of Ketchikan, Alaska, where Vic finds his enemy...also the latter's charming little daughter...and tavern owner Peggy Harding, who's fascinated by the soft-spoken but volcanic Vic. And someone they're not expecting has violent designs on them...
Wayne Morris, Virginia Gray, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso, Gloria Talbot, and Emmett Lynn as Leatherface. Three camel-riding Arabs pursue a pair of gold-laden miners across the Death Valley desert in this decidedly atypical western.
A war widow spies for the U.S. in Japanese-occupied Manila.
The Bowery Boys join the Army to catch a spy ring.
The Bowery Boys take on a fake medium.
Canadian Mountie Rod Webb (Kirby Grant) has been assigned to the case where three messengers carrying Kenmore Mine payrolls have been robbed and murdered. He travels to the mine on a train with Jane Kenmore (Gail Davis), niece of the mine owner; payroll messenger Brown; an armed guard named Le Clerque (John McGuire) ; and a young mining engineer, Len (Rand Brooks), and his sister Polly (Margaret Field). Someone sneaks chemicals in the stove and, in the confusion, Brown and the conductor are killed and the payroll vanishes. Rod uncovers evidence that Kenmore and his niece, with the help of Le Clerque, have been robbing their own payrolls.
Bomba the Jungle Boy defends his animal friends from a team of unscrupulous hunters.
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
David Langham (James Lydon), the youngest son of a hot-rod hating father, Judge Langham (Art Baker), buys an old jalopy but, out of respect for his father, doesn't convert it. He changes his mind when Jack Blodgett (Tommy Bond), the local speed demon, impresses David's girl, Janie Pitts (Gloria Winters), and David makes his car the fastest in town. Jack steals David's hot rod, and flees the scene of an accident he causes. The car is traced back to David, but the truth comes out in court, although David's father is still unhappy about the car...until David and his friend, Swifty Johnson (Gil Stratton Jr.), use it to apprehend some escaping robbers. The Judge decides to back a movement for building a hot-rod race track for the town.
Astronauts (Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., and Hugh O'Brien) blast off to explore the moon on. Because of craft malfunction and some fuel calculations, they end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determinted that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians (Who suprsingly look like humans). Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existance. 2 of the Astrunauts are killed while on Mars. The remaining 3 Astronauts return to Earth. Unfortunatly, they are killed when lack of fuel causes them to crash on re-entry.
When they're framed for a robbery, the Bowery Boys investigate the case from behind bars.
While robbing the stage with Jeff Johnson (Tommy Farrell), outlaws Jordan (Terry Frost) and Wilkins (Zon Murray) kill the stage guard and leave Jeff unconscious on the trail, to be picked up by pursuing U.S. Marshals Tom Yeager (Whip Wilson) and "Hungry" Rogers. Posing as an outlaw, Tom is put in the same cell with Jeff, and, with Hungry's help, stages a jailbreak and takes Jeff with him on the latter's promise to lead him to an outlaw gang head by the supposedly-dead Bill Moore (Stanley Price). They find the gang led by Anne Moore (Phyllis Coates), who passes on the instructions of her infamous father. Wilkins, after an unsuccessful attempt to ambush Tom, is taken to jail where the gabby sheriff informs him of the two marshal's true identities. Tom and Anne take the loot from a staged-bank robbery to Moore, where Tom arrests him and Anne and declares that Moore is an imposter. Meanwhile, Jordan visits Wilkins in jail and learns about Tom being a lawman, and sets a trap for him.
Written (with Tom Blackburn and Sam Roeca) by actor Warren Douglas using the name of Warren D. Wandberg: When Yance Carter(Alan Hale,Jr.),Andy(Paul McGuire) and Bart(Richard Karlan), professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke(Billy Gray)is adopted by Thad Kring(Lloyd Corrigan), owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper(Roland Winters) as his ace sharpshooter.For the next ten years, while working in the show and becoming an ace sharpshooter with Cooper as his mentor,the adult Johnny(Wayne Morris)maintains a relentless search for Yance, whom he knows only as a big man with a missing finger and a high piercing laugh.In an attempt to find a restraining influence on the revenge-mad Johnny, Thad hires pretty Ann Walker(Lola Albright)to be Johnny's assistant in his sharp-shooting act, but Johnny's desire for revenge precludes marriage.When Yance, Andy and Bart hold up a train on which the minstrel troupe is traveling, Johnny gives pursuit, despite the pleadings of Ann and Thad.He trails the killers for several months without success, eventually winding up in Silver Springs,where the ministrel show is playing. Johnny agrees to perform his act with the troupe and, during the show, he hears Yance's peculiar laugh coming from the audience.
The Bowery Boys open a night club when a tonsillectomy turns one of them into a singing star.
A fisherman's son tries to prove himself by hunting sharks.
A corrupt newspaperman, blacklisted from his big-city paper, becomes involved with a murder case for a small town paper.
Prospector Jeff Malloy (Whip Wilson) rescues Doris Devlin (Nancy Saunders), owner of a trading post, from an ambush planned by her uncle, Kilburn (John Merton), who is trying to scare her out of the territory so that he can continue his counterfeiting operations. Jeff is framed by the gang, but he and bumbling Marshal Luke Winslow (Andy Clyde)get on the trail after Doris is kidnapped by her uncle's gang.
Sheriff Tom Stocker (Riley Hill) sends for U.S. Marshal Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown) to help him stop an outlaw reign of terror which is driving ranchers from Green Valley. En route, Johnny witnesses the murder of a messenger who is carrying secret information to the sheriff, and he and Stocker trail the killers to their hideout, where the sheriff is wounded in a gunfight and the killers get away. Stocker recognizes one of the men as Ed Rance (Marshall Reed), and Johnny watches him hoping to get a lead onto the identity of the gang leader. The news of a new secret rail route leads Johnny to check on who has being buying up land, and he learns that only stage-line owner Henry Faulkner (Myron Healey) and rancher Fred Kendal (Ted Adams), father of the sheriff's sweetheart Margie (Jane Adams) has recently purchased land. Faulker tells Johnny that Kendal has rounded up his entire herd, in order to sell it to purchase more land. Kendal is seriously wounded when the herd is stampeded by the outlaws, and Johnny gives out the news that Kendal is dead. Rance makes Marge an offer for the ranch on the behalf of a mysterious friend, but is taken captive by Johnny. The latter rides to town and asks Faulkner to come to the Kendal ranch to identify a possible outlaw suspect.
Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.
Bomba the Jungle Boy must stop a man-eating black panther.
When his brother is murdered, Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson), posing as Chris Graham, trails an old saddle bum, Trigger Winks (Andy Clyde), who leads him to the other gang members Phil (Dennis Moore) and Joe Rankin (I. Stanford Jolley.) The Rankins are attempting to gain the rights to the late Colonel Graham's ranch, and have Winks pose as a brother of Graham's. Marie Martel (Reno Browne) gets the property if no Graham relative appears. After a kindness by Whip, Winks reforms and he and Whip team up to put an end to the Rankin scheme.
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
The Bowery Boys discover a lost baby they think is heir to a fortune.
A photographer and his daughter discover a wild boy in the jungle.
The Bowery Boys takes on a mad scientist when one of them develops the ability to predict the future.
Gunner Peterson (William Gargan) is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake (Irving Bacon)and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary (Virginia Welles.) Johnny Brown (Richard Crane), son of Nellie Brown (Mary Newton) who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard-Rock Mason (Frank Ferguson)and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel.
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder.
Finishing a trail drive, Hoppy and the boys head to town and immediately get caught up in the conflict between school teacher Miss Abott and next door saloon owner Mawson. When Miss Abott disappears, Hoppy gets a clue to her location and rescues her from Mawson's cabin. It looks like Mawson is the man he wants, but Hoppy finds an item that indicates otherwise.
The Bowery Boys find a dead gangster's loot-and the mob out to get it back.
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center. The project leaders discuss with the town mayor about buying an old warehouse from the city, and rebuilding it as the Center. The mayor, however, has his own plans to buy it himself for another project which he would profit from. The Teen-Agers, Freddy Trimball (Freddie Stewart), Dodie Rogers (June Preisser), Lee Watson (Warren Mills), Betty Rogers (Noel Neill), Roy Donne (Frankie Darro) and the rest of Monogram's non-delinquent juveniles, think otherwise and, while the mayor does buy the warehouse, he is forced to donate it to the Youth Center committee.
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, a young man fights to reclaim his birthright.
Banty Prentiss (Raymond Hatton) returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown), who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye (George J. Lewis), fail in an attepmt to ambush Johnny and Banty. Nan Prentiss (Evelyn Finley), Banty's daughter, dislikes Johnny for having imprisoned her father. She eludes Buckeye's men and arrives in town in time to pay taxes on her ranch, which banker Harry Stuart (Bill Kennedy) wants. When Banty and handyman Alibi Terhune (Max Terhune) find quartz on the ranch, assayer Jim Carson (Frank LaRue)claims it is fool's gold. However, one of Johnny's deputies gets another report from the town of Baxter Forks, which proves the gold is real. Stuart has Buckeye hold up the bank, while Banty is there, so the latter can be blamed but Nan rescues her dad from jail. Johnny foils an attempt to kill Banty, and henchman Pardo (Peter Perkins) kills Buckeye as he is about the reveal the name of the gang leader. Johnny and Banty are captured and jailed by Pardo, who has made himself the sheriff. Stuart tells Nan he will have Banty freed in exchange for the property, but Alibi informs Johnny what is happening and he and Banty make an escape. Carson and the other outlaws are killed in a blazing gun battle at the ranch, and Stuart is thrown as he tries to escape on Johnny's horse, Rebel.
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
Traveling north into Arizona, Cisco finds that someone committing robberies has been impersonating him and he is a wanted man. After retrieving some of the stolen loot, he is caught with it in his posession and put in the guard house. A friend whose life he recently saved beaks him out and Cisco heads out to find the impersonator and clear himself.
June Forbes (Geneva Gray)unexpectedly visits her older sister Daisy Forbes (Christine McIntyre) in the town of Silverforks, not aware that the latter is a poker dealer in the Half-Way House gambling saloon owned by Rod Jackson (Douglas Evans), member of a gang secretly headed by local barber Herkimer Stone (Wheaton Chambers.) With the aid of henchmen Pepper (Carl Mathews), Nolan (Zon Murray), Diggs (Boyd Stockman)and other members of the gang, Daisy conceals her connection with the saloon. Lucky Danvers (Raymond Hatton), who has just arranged a bank loan to develop his Escondido mine, arrives in town and meets Johnny McVey (Johnny Mack Brown)who is seeking his missing cousin Bill. Lucky and Johnny are object of attacks by the outlaws, who want Lucky's mine and who murdered Bill for his money. The town bank operated by Simpson (Frank LaRue) is robbed and Johnny traces Pepper, who has the money, to the barber shop. Because Jackson insists on forcing his attentions on June, Daisy goes to Marshal Wetherby (Cactus Mack) with evidence against the gang. All are rounded up in a gun battle, except Herkimer, who is killed by Jackson. Daisy goes back east with June.
Chasing women and staying one step ahead of the law, the Cisco Kid meets Raquel and then Dolores. He sees that Raole is the boy friend of Raquel but engaged to Dolores. Learning that all her money will got to her uncle Don Jose when she marries Raole, Cisco suspects a plot and sets out to unravel it.
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
Quite possibly the dullest of all the films in the Monogram series with Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton, with Hatton in a role normally played by the likes of character actors Steve Clark or Frank LaRue, and excessive footage given to Riley Hill, always capable of bringing a scene to a grinding halt. Rancher Amos Shelby (Raymond Hatton)has one day left to pay off a loan on his ranch, and sends son Freddie (Riley Hill) to tell banker Ainsworth (James E. Logan)that it will be paid on time. Freddie is forced to reveal to gambler Ripley (Ted Adams), to whom he is in debt, that his sister Ann (Jan Bryant)is bringing the money from Silana. Ripley's me waylay the girl and she is rescued by Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown). Ainsworth has Longden (Douglas Evans)forge old man Shelby's signature to predated papers. Johnny gets Shelby's money back from Ripley and kills the gambler gambler when he attempts to take it away from Freddie. Ainsworth informs Amos he is too late to pay his loan and shows him the forged papers. Amos kills one of Longden's henchmen when the gang tries to take over the ranch. Judge Pool (Frank LaRue) sets him free of the murder charge but gives him three days to clear the ranch. Johnny discovers that Ainsworth is after ore he knows is on the ranch property. Henchman Sagebrush (Jack O'Shea) is captured by a ruse, and reveals Ainsworth's plot to Johnny. Freddie is saved from a posse after he robs the bank of a poster revealing Longdon to be a forger. Ainsworth and the gang is captured by Johnny, and Amos recovers his ranch.
Johnny Williams (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to his home town of Beaufort, and finds himself when being chased by banker Henry Stevens (Tristram Coffin), Grangers Association head Les Travers (Ed Cassidy as Edward Cassidy)and real estate agent Frank Wilkins (Ted Adams.) At the Williams ranch, cowhand Rusty Peters (Raymond Hatton) explains that Johnny's uncle, ostensibly killed in an accident, is believed by the townspeople to have embezzled money from the local bank that is holding mortgages that now must be foreclosed. Neighboring rancher Tom Lansing (Steve Darrell) offers to help Johnny clear himself from the accusation that he received the stolen money. At the scene of the "accident" in which his uncle died, Johnny finds new evidence and is shot at by Duke (Eddie Parker as Edwin Parker), henchman of the man secretly trying to grad up the land by taking over the mortgages. Joan Travers (Christine McIntyre) is antagonistic toward Johhny when her fiance Stephens goes to jail for the embezzlement to trick the real culprit to relax his guard, so Johnny and Sheriff Burt Wheeler (Pierce Lyden) can bring him to justice. After the sheriff and several others are killed, another real estate agent (Edward Peil as Edward J. Peil)confesses that Lansing is the brains behind the land-grab and murders.
A magician fakes his own death to catch a murderer.
A detective uses psychological warfare to get a confession out of a murderous student.
A hypnotist turns one of the Bowery Boys into a championship boxer.
Range detectives Johnny Bronton (Johnny Mack Brown) and Tucson Smith (Raymond Hatton) are out to trap and bring to justice a band of smugglers who have been bringing silver across the Mexican border illegally. Their task is complicated when the smugglers kidnap Keanne Willoughby (Jan Bryant), the daughter of a rancher whose land the smugglers are using for their activities.
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
The Bowery Boys get wrapped up in a taxi war.
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston searches for a stolen statue that could solve an art dealer's murder.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates a shipboard murder.
The Bowery Boys tackle gangsters to clear one of their own from a bogus robbery charge.
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston is framed for the murder of a newspaper columnist.
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston searches for precious jewels stolen from the grave.
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates the murders of two entertainers.
A woman saves her gangster boyfriend from the gas chamber to get her hands on his hidden money.
A mad scientist's attempts to revive the dead go haywire when he runs into a voodoo priestess.
In their first film, the Bowery Boys tackle gangsters.
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.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence left at a bank robbery.
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.
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
Glimpy finds a necklace next to a dead body in an alley. His discovery leads to the gang getting mixed up in murder, intrigue involving a European royal family, and a killer who is after the necklace that Muggs has and will stop at nothing to get it.
A radio station page tries to solve a singer's murder.
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
Charlie Chan tracks down a spy ring that has stolen plans for a new radar system.
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
When two employees of a clothing factory are murdered, the shadow of suspicion falls upon a lowly stock boy.
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable foreclosed on. However, one of the gamblers involved in the frame falls for Ma Brwn's daughter, and decides to come clean and confess to the police about the frame. The other gamblers hear about it and set out to shut him up and discredit Muggs and Ma Brown once and for all.
Private investigators infiltrate a jewelry store to guard a priceless emerald bracelet.
Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders involving a mysterious statue.
An amateur sleuth drives her boyfriend and the police crazy when she butts into a murder investigation.
An amateur detective in the South Seas tries to track down a pair of jewel thieves.
Copy boys Muggs and Glimpy investigate a murder. They locate the ex-wife of the murdered man and become convinced she is innocent. They hide her from the police while they investigate.
Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented from marrying her sweetheart. Both women speak out against the terrorist reign and are imprisoned. Pagan baptisms, "mercy" killings, sterilizations, government-encouraged vice and the cruelties of the Gestapo are only a few of the practices they see or endure.
Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...
(Spy Dra '43, BW). Ann Corio, Charles Butterworth, Tim Ryan, Eddie Norris, Jack LaRue, Irene Ryan, Cris-Pin Martin. Stripper Ann Corio plays an alluring tease in this espionage thriller about a power play between US and German agents for control of valuable Arabian oil fields. The music score by Karl Hajos includes "Clickety-Clack-Jack", "I'm Always the Girl", and the title song.
Radio writers have big plans for a woman singer.
A young woman sublets a Marine's apartment not knowing he's handed out keys to several of his friends.
A blow on the head forces a renowned psychologist to remember he was once a criminal.
Singer pretends to be younger so she can enter a music school.
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
A radio singer escapes her managers to attend college incognito.
A burlesque queen decides to get back at the cop who busted her by making a play for his son.
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star's daughter.
A hot-tempered young process server gets mixed up with gangsters.
Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Lucille Lambert, John Merton, & Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Way out west, a gang of desperados exploit the local settlers until Russell Hayden straps on his six-shooters and restores law and order to the once-peaceful prairie.
Wild Bill Hickok is sent to Abilene to take on Morgan King and his gang. When he breaks into King's bank to get proof of King's thievery, Sheriff Tex puts him in jail. His friend Cannonball, having lost Bill's letter of authority, now has to get him out.
George Hollister (Jack Holt), crack investigator for the NYC police, is assigned to run down the enemy aliens who dynamited a Detroit munitions plant. The trail takes him to a customs inspector who is known to have honored fake passports provided by Leon Fenten (C. Henry Gordon), chief henchman of Drexel Stuyvesant (Clay Clement) who heads the sabotage ring. Aided by his partner Ray Nolan (Noah Beery Jr). Hollister arrests an agent named Reed (Robert Fiske) and takes his place using the fake passport. As Reed, he is met by Karol Roy (Cecilia Callejo), an innocent assistant, who takes him to Fenten. Working undercover, Hollister is still unable to learn the name of the head man, not even from dumb gang-member Hank Kircher (Maxie Rosenbloom). Stuyvesant warns Fenten of his suspicions about "Reed" and the latter gives Hollister an assignment as a test.
An insurance company hires a private detective to protect a gangster fresh out of college.
The mysteriously ill John Braun (Fred Niblo) makes a new will, leaving out his daughter Barbara (Marsha Hunt), over the protests of his wife (Ann Shoemaker). The trouble began when the daughter wanted to marry Mr. Braun's doctor, James Rogers (Michael Whalen). Mrs. Braun asks Inspector Queen to help find the long-missing Barbara. The inspector's son, Ellery (Ralph Bellamy), works on the case. He goes to a home frequently visited by Dr. Rogers where the bell is answered by Nikki Porter (Margaret Lindsay) who Ellery mistakes for Barbara and insists she return to the Braun home. Nikki does, to protect Barbara, and a short time later finds herself alone in a room outside Braun's bedroom. She finds him dead - his throat cut. No weapons are found and the door to the room where Nikki had been is locked, and she is suspected. Ellery hides Nikki in his apartment. Braun's body, sent for an autopsy, disappears and in its place is a life-sized statue of the dead man. Elley finds the body in a closet, the police prepare to send it downtown but someone drives off with the ambulance. Ellery, with Nikki, visits Braun's bedroom that night and discovers that a pet raven flies in and out taking items.
Jack Luden, Joan Barclay, Slim Whitaker, Leon Beaumon, Hal Taliaferro, Marin Sais, & Tuffy the dog. The foreman of a cattle drive is kidnapped by outlaws who offer to free him if he participates in a cattle rustling scheme. All is not lost, however, because Tuffy the dog comes to his rescue.
(Wes '38,BW). Jack Luden, Eleanor Stewart, Harry Woods, Hal Taliaferro, Lafe McKee, Slim Whitaker, Blackjack Ward, & Tuffy the dog. Once again, Tuffy the dog steals the show from cowboy star Jack Luden, in this tale about a race between two stagecoaches and the prize that awaits the victor.
When auto magnate Robert Bailey (Jack Holt) announces he is going to retire and turn his plant over to the employees he incurs the enmity of K.Y. Mitchell (Granville Bates), a large stockholder in the company; Carey MacGregor (Morgan Wallace), head of a parts manufacturing company that depends on Bailey Motors for most of its business; Logan Walters (Robert Emmett Keane), general manager of the business and his social-climbing wife Laura (Margaret Irving); and Mary Brookhart (Katherine DeMille), a predatory widow who is also a large stockholder and in love with Bailey. Bailey announces he is flying to his mountain retreat for a vacation and to complete the transfer of his interests to the employees. On the way to the airport, Bailey's car is side-swiped and his private plane cracks up before leaving the ground. Bailey is injured and his taken home, and narrowly escapes death when a bullet is fired through his bedroom window, He hires noted detective Frank Rogers (Purnell Pratt) to investigate. Mitchell, MacGregor, Walters, Mary and Bailey's ne'er-do-well nephew, Ralph (Maurice Murphy) are all suspected by the detective. In a scheme to make the guilty party show his hand, Bailey, his attorney Nelson Dudley (Craig Reynolds) and Rogers decide to invite the suspects to a week-end party at Bailey's lodge. The nephew brings an uninvited guest, Doris (Rosalind Keith). A dummy decoy is placed in Bailey's bed and another detective placed on watch. The next morning, the operative is found dead from a bullet fired through the window. On Dudley's advice, Bailey and Rogers agree to keep the killing secret. Another detective, accompanied by Dudley, takes the body to town, and later this detective is found dead. MacGregor returns from a hunting trip and tells Bailey and Rogers he knows the name of the guilty party but, just as he about to reveal the name, he is shot from outside. Though MacGregor is not killed, Rogers announces that he is dead. Rogers calls a midnight meeting of all the guests and Bailey, noting that Dudley is missing, starts a search of the house. He is attacked in the cellar, but subdues his assailant.
A Texan Ranger must stop a greedy land owner out to steal the town's water rights.
Neighboring ranchers feud between cattle land.
Bob Allen, Martha Tibbetts, Walter Miller, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, and Harry Strang as Snaky. Bob Allen is the Texas Ranger sent to protect a wagon train bearing a well-stocked strongbox through Indian territory.
A ranger in disguise tries to clear a wild horse accused of rustling.
Just after his man Louder loses the Sheriff's election to Ken, Flamer finds Ken's rowel. Then he and his men rob the train as he poses as Ken and leaves the rowel. The train crew's identification plus the rowel convicts Ken. Ken escapes but must now prove his innocence as a fugitive.
When Edith overhears Bart's plan to rob the bank she informs Ken. But she is also overheard and when Ken goes to investigate, Bart's Henchman Prod frames him for the robbery. Thrown in jail, Ken's pal Pedro arrives with a plan to get him out.
At the end of the 17th century a impetuous woman of noble birth but poor arrives in Boston when it was just a village rather than a city. As she is married to an old doctor she tries to change her life.
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