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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 11, 1981|
|Born:||May 23, 1898||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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When frogman Ted Jackson discovers a sunken treasure on his last day of Navy life, he decides to go back as a civilian and make himself rich. Unfortunately, there are others after the booty, and the man with the swiveling hips has a fight on his hands.
A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
A woman suspects her son is a Communist spy.
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane.
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
A woman pushes her son to pursue a career as a classical pianist.
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.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches.
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A hoofer gets mixed up with a ballet dancer, triggering backstage jealousy.
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
A young misfit lands on a prison chain gang and falls for the foreman's daughter.
A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
A cocky naval cadet clashes with an old friend serving with him.
A squabbling couple can't seem to make it to the divorce court.
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory.
A female artist is torn between her belief in free love and the constraints of romance.
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
A gangster victimizes three friends trying to get jobs.
After unwittingly marrying a bigamist, a pregnant woman faces many trials on the road to romance.
A lovesick fool bumbles into espionage and finds a stolen plane.
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
A scheming promoter tries to get rich selling artificial rubber.
An out-of-luck con artist discovers a suitcase full of money at a train station.
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal.
A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate for governor.
A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps.
A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients'''', doctors'''' and nurses'''' personal problems.
A prostitute turns to murder to protect her teenage daughters honor.
When she learns her husband and brother are involved with the mob, a woman decides to straighten them out.
A French army officer and a cabaret singer chase each other across Europe.
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.
A hotshot World War I flyer almost cracks under the pressure of sending his men on perilous missions.
A college flirt lures the nation''s best football players to join her school''s team.
An actress fights for happiness when she gives up the stage for marriage.
A lovesick fool pretends to be an ace flyer.
A humble clerk pretends to be a millionaire and gets mixed up in a yachting race.
A woman infiltrates a criminal mob to avenge her brother''''s death.
The story revolves around Helen Warren, a beautiful mute girl, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who preys on young, handicapped women. Based on the screenplay by Mel Dinelli.
The story relates incidents in the life of railroad worker Milton Barker as he crosses New York harbor each night aboard the floats that connect two freight lines.
The pilot for "The Adventures of Colonel Flack." The story of Humphrey J. Flack, a retired army colonel turned modern-day Robin Hood who helps people in need. Based on the Saturday Evening Post characters created by Everett Castle.
In this comedic short, things take a turn for the worse when an unwanted relative comes to visit his sister in the city.
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
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.
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.
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