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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 8, 1981|
|Born:||September 19, 1910||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Dubuque, Iowa, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
After many years with "My Three Sons" Fred MacMurray made his TV movie debut in this pilot about a concerned father whose brood consists of one son, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and the Chinese-American boyfriend of the youngest girl. The concept worked better later as "Eight Is Enough."
A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.
FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he's been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. Then the pilots succumb to the fumes, and the only available substitute is Murphy.
Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and lies threaten their relationship in this small town drama.
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
Patients and staff face life-or-death situations during 12 hours in an ER.
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
A mystery writer runs into the real thing when he holes up at a deserted inn.
When her soldier lover disappears, a young woman gives up their child to her sister, only to have the man return intent on building a family.
A lonely boy tries to rehabilitate a police dog trained by the Nazis.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
A blow on the head forces a renowned psychologist to remember he was once a criminal.
An Alaskan prospector fights a crooked federal agent for a beautiful saloon singer.
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
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.
A lady spy uses a British nobleman''s home in her undercover work for the Germans.
Pilot (Scott) disobeys unsafe orders and loses his job. He then starts a flying school which receives a boost when the government launches a program which it hopes will produce 20,000 pilots a year.
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
A reporter tries to win her editor''''s heart by solving a murder case.
An idealistic doctor sacrifices his career to protect an elderly surgeon.
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he''''s pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
A man on the run in the South Seas gets caught up in a romantic triangle.
A doctor leaves his wife for another woman then realizes he''''s made a big mistake.
A lady lawyer for the mob tries to break free of her criminal connections.
An escaped convict''''s bride joins forces with the FBI.
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast.
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
A maid''''s ability to pick stock market winners keeps her employer in the money.
An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''''s fallen in love with.
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
A British family survives war and changing times.
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
A private eye in Paris falls for the beautiful gambling lady he's investigating.
A police lieutenant uses scientific methods to solve a decadent playboy's murder.
The famed French writer becomes the conscience of his country during the French Revolution.
A criminal on the run becomes a Hollywood movie star.
Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off to pay them. But Jones is on to Tom and sends his entire gang after him.
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Follow up to the 1980 film "The Blue Lagoon," after the lovers of the first film die at sea, and their young son is rescued by a ship infected with cholera. The son escapes the ship with a young girl and her mother, and the two youths become lovers on an unchartered island.
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.
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