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The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster''''s moll on a tense train ride.
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
After a fire kills his family, a college professor sinks into alcoholism.
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
A parson uses six-guns and the Bible to bring peace to a Tennessee town.
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
A crusading district attorney sells his soul to the devil to fight corruption.
Based on the long-running radio show. Irma is a likeable airhead who meddles in her roommate's love-life. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, in their first screen appearance, are juice-bar operators who are discovered when a self-proclaimed manager hears Martin's golden voice. Irma's roommate wants to marry her rich boss, but instead falls in love with Martin.
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
Lavinia White (Jeff Donnell) and her young brother Chad (Tommy Ivo) are shunned by the townspeople of Twin Wells because their father Tom (John Gallaudet) is serving the last part of a long prison sentence for robbing the Rysen Company of $100,000. Their only friends are Doc Meadowlark (Paul Hurst) and Pat Garrett (Monte Hale), who is employed by the Rysen Transportation Company. When released, Tom is determined to return the money to its rightful owners over the objections of Jim Judd (Roy Barcroft.) Judd threatens harm to Chad and forces Lavinia to aid him, under the same threat against Chad, in the stick-up of the stage in which Tom is returning to Twin Wells with the money. Pat arrives and Judd and the girl escape without the money. The money is returned and Tom prepares to settle down and make amends for the past. Judd conspires with Elias Dunkenscold (Milt Parsons), the Rysen office manager, to steal the money and frame it on Tom. In a chase, Sheriff Wilson (Steve Darrell) is shot but swears Pat in as a deputy before he dies. He has to jail Tom and Lavinia has to keep quiet as the outlaws have kidnapped Chad.
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance for his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.
About to marry Jim Plummer (Forrest Tucker), Kate Foley (Adrian Booth) runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley (Grant Withers) convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In Bannock City she meets reformed-bandit Frank Plummer (William Elliott), posing as Frank Norris, brother of Jim Plummer, who has being going straight and working as an express shipment guard. Jim also shows up and plans a robbery by stealing a train and hiding it in an abandoned tunnel. The two brothers are on opposite sides of the law with the now-reformed Kate caught in the middle.
An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II.
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
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 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.
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
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.
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
A small-town boy returns to college after the war only to find his sweetheart engaged to another.
A downed pilot looks back on his life as he awaits rescue in the South Pacific.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
Father and son ghosts sort out their family''''s problems.
A singer can't choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
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.
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
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.
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
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 lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
A girl's search for her missing sister puts her in conflict with a band of satanists.
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
A French-Canadian trapper''''s adventures jeopardize his romance with an innkeeper.
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with his murder.
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Outlaw pals are tempted to go straight.
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
A drifter and his slow-witted pal try to make their way in the West.
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
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A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue''s unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
A retired lawman straps on his guns one more time to fight a vicious outlaw band.
In this comedic short film, Joe McDoakes is evicted from his apartment and must find a new home. Vitaphone Release 1606A.
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes imagines himself as a private detective on a murder case. Vitaphone Release 1636A.
In this short film, Joe McDoakes fights his phobias and fears...and his boss. Vitaphone Release 1513A.
This short film takes a look at the typical American barbershop.
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.
Short subject on the part that the pony express played during the election of President Lincoln and the news of the Civil War.
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
This short film focuses on various projects carried out by research laboratories in the United States.
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.
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