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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 19, 1991|
|Born:||July 1, 1903||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Henry Soames owns a diner in the country. When his friends Willard and Callie learn that she is pregnant, Willard leaves her and disappears. Henry takes Callie in, sees her through the entire pregnancy, and the two of them fall in love and marry. Everything is fine until Willard returns and wants to
A psychiatrist's mental health is tested when his daughter starts dating.
A Texan, an Indian and a Spanish noblemen join forces against their enemies.
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
A farm boy rises to noble heights to protect a princess from an evil wizard.
An aging priest reforms the felons in his parish.
With the help of his puppy, a young boy tracks down a gangster.
In ancient Baghdad, a genie helps a prince and princess occupy the throne instead of the evil Sultan.
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
A notorious gunman faces a series of challengers determined to out-shoot him.
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
Army veterans are on a mission to find out who sold faulty ammunition to a cavalry troop.
A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the warden and the inmate hostage, the warden steals $100,000 of the gang's money, then when police arrive he accuses the inmate of the guard's murder in order to cover up his own crime.
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
A crook tries to avenge his wife''''s accidental shooting by a cop.
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
Hunters drive animals out of a sanctuary so they can shoot them.
Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, Don Beddoe. Butch Cassidy tries to enlist former outlaw Phil Carey in his lawless gang but is thwarted by Carey''s fiancee (Martha Hyer) and her task force of women sharpshooters. One of the minor villains is Aaron Spelling, who in 1960 was to launch himself to fame as the producer of Zane Grey Theatre and later as the idea man behind "Charlie''s Angels".
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son.
The surprise appearance of four corpses interferes with a beer baron's plans to crash high society.
A hired hand gets caught between a noble rancher and ruthless land grabbers.
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster''''s moll on a tense train ride.
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
Montana ranch owner Cyrus Bigbee (Don Beddoe) sents his foreman, Gene Autry (Gene Autry), and Rawhide Buttram (Pat Buttram) to his Canadian timber land to stop the marriage of his daughter Sandy (Gail Davis) to Todd Markey (Ross Ford), whom he dislikes. Sandy wants to turn the property into a dude ranch, with Carolina Cotton (Carolina Cotton) and the Cass County Boys (Fred S. Martin, Jerry Scoggins and Bert Dodson) among the entertainers, and runs up against local timbermen who want it for cutting timber. When a Mountie is murdered, with suspicion pointing to Todd, Gene finds the real culprit and brings peace to the area.
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
Lacey is after the profits of the Foster and Morales rodeo show. He has Morales killed during a stunt and then forces Foster to take him on as a silent partner. When Rex Allen joins the show, Lacey tries to get rid of him also. But Rex survives and now believes Morales' accident may have been murder.
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
A farmer turns to violence when a land baron threatens him.
A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves.
A young couple''''s dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
A crusading district attorney takes on the mob''''s murder machine.
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he''''s gotten off was really guilty.
Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge.
Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.
Frontier scout Daniel Boone (David Bruce) is sent out to locate the only two survivors of General Braddock's men that are believed two have lived through an Indian massacre. One of the survivors, CHarlie Bryan (Don Beddoe), witnessed the capture of his two daughters, Rebecca (Kristine Miller) and Helen (Mary Treen), by the Indians. Boone succeeds in locating and rescuing the women. Shorty afterwards, the Boone party is joined by Captain Fraser (Damian O'Flynn), who proves to be an intelligence officer in the French forces, and Boone's small group is captured. An Indian attack is diverted and the tables are turned in favor of the British forces. Boone kills Captain Fraser, and looks forward to a happy future in Kentucky with Rebecca.
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison.
Hick town sheriff Gene must arrest Jack Beaumont even though he believe Jack innocent of his father's murder. Which, of course, he sets out to prove.
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies: did he fall or was he pushed? But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's former girl Patricia intervenes and opens Deborah's eyes, alas too late. Now Clark tries to kill Deborah. Believed dead by all but Clark, she flees. But drifter Keith Ramsey recognizes and follows her. Can she trust him? Can he believe her?
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won't let him retire.
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.
Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold.
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
Fifteen years after the Civil War the people of Bowden, Alabama still hate Marcus Hubbard for wartime profiteering. He's also at odds with wife Lavinia and his sons, conniving Ben and weak Oscar; but beautiful daughter Regina gets all she wants from him. Conflicts intensify when Regina gets involved with John Bagtry, scion of the old gentry, and Oscar with the Ku Klux Klan; on a stormy night, family relationships unravel.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
A reformed thief tracks a stolen gem to clear his name.
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
A medical researcher tries frantically to recover a jeweled garter he had given an old flame.
A young divorcee tries to convert a house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants.
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
(Com ''42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown''s most popular comedies.
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
A new bride insists on postponing the wedding night until she and her husband are sure it''''s forever.
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's hideout and are taken prisoner. Bill rescues them, but Kilgore and his henchman surround the hideout.
Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their schemes before and this time he breaks into Adams' office and resets the front page saying Adams confesses to be a fugitive criminal. When the citizens gather the next day the end is near for Adams and Crowley.
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
The governor''''s daughter tries to win fair treatment for female vagrants by joining them on the road.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe. Inept bunglerJoe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse.
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
The mayor''''s secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé''''s devotion to his job.
When six-year-old Barnaby Baxter wishes upon a star for a fairy godmother who can make his dreams come true, he is answered by O'Malley, a cigar-smoking, jovial, pink-winged fairy godfather. The would-be series was to depict O'Malley's misadventures as the fairy godfather to a young boy. In the pi
The charming story of a department store Santa who believes he is the real Santa Claus--and his efforts to convince a disbelieving world that he is. Based on the 1947 story by Valentine Davies.
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