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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 29, 1963|
|Born:||February 18, 1890||Cause of Death:||chronic hepatitis|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.
An orphan's relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
A military lawyer comes to question the status quo when he defends three men accused of cowardice.
A neglected wife sets out to make her adman exec husband jealous.
A kidnapped movie star falls for one of her captors.
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A diplomat's daughter in Paris turns a fact-finding mission into a non-stop party.
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
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 ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Innocent lies build up as a show-business hopeful tries to build a career.
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
A semi-trifle with Adolphe Menjou as a department store floor walker who is persuaded by four husband-seeking salesgirls---two-bordering-on-three of which were well beyond the "girl" stage---to pose as their father in a Long Island mansion which they lease in order to gain access to eligible young men of means. The Greeks had a word for them, and they called them Golddiggers over at Warners.Flighty Bille Burke posed as their mother. And Adolphe Menjou got to display his soup-and-fish wardrobe only still worn by him and retired Prussian diplomats The exploitation for the film made special note of the presence of pianist Eugene List, who had gained international publicity by playing for the Big Three---Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin---at their Potsdam Conference.
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife''''s suitors.
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
A playboy on the run hooks up with a sideshow''''s beautiful owner.
Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies.
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head''''s hatred to make it on the big screen.
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
A movie mogul hires an innocent girl to teach him what the average audience member likes.
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
An unemployed musician's daughter fights to find him a new job.
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
A mild-mannered milkman stumbles onto a career in the boxing ring.
A taxi driver travels to Venice and poses as a gondolier to land a radio singing job.
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
When she thinks her husband has been unfaithful, a woman claims to be having an affair of her own.
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
Before she can confess to shooting her husband''''s mistress, a woman succumbs to amnesia.
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
A vacationing DA gets mixed up in a tangled case involving a touring circus.
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
A woman joins her fiance at a Malaysian prison camp only to discover he's become an alcoholic.
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.
A police commissioner investigates the murder of a nightclub owner who was under police protection.
A slum girl discovers the joys of life as a kept woman until she falls in love.
A man leaves his mistress to court a happily married woman.
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.
A society woman and her husband blackmail the men who flirt with her.
A Russian lieutenant falls in love with a beautiful princess.
A womanizing opera star falls in love with his innocent young protegee.
A sultry cabaret singer falls hard for a Foreign Legionnaire.
Geoffrey, a young and impoverished writer, is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his poverty, in his anger he curses God for abandoning him. Soon Geoffrey meets Prince Lucio de Rimanez, a wealthy, urbane gentleman who informs Geoffrey that he has inherited a fortune, but that he must place himself in the Prince's hands in order to enjoy the fruits of his inheritance. What Geoffrey doesn't know is that Prince Lucio is actually Satan, who is using Geoffrey as an experiment to show God that he can corrupt anybody.
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.
In this silent film, when a young woman thinks her fiance has jilted her, she runs off to Paris and a life of sin.
Classic tale of the dashing Frenchmen fighting to save their country from Cardinal Richelieu.
An Arabian sheik kidnaps a beautiful Englishwoman to win her heart.
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