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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 11, 1970|
|Born:||February 16, 1901||Cause of Death:||barbiturate overdose|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
Tale about life in a special prison farm in California, where the program is about treating the prisoners with humanity and minimal security to enhance their moral attitudes about paying for their crimes out of their own volition.
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
When the pearl necklace he's been hired to guard goes missing, a reformed thief is the prime suspect.
A reformed thief brings a magic show to a woman's prison and gets mixed up in an escape.
A reformed thief fights to clear himself of murder charges.
A reformed thief tries to stop a murderous blackmailer.
Brad Crowder (Chester Morris) is co-owner in the Crowder Salvage Company with Jo Matheson (Jean Rogers), who inherited her father's share of the business. She is in love with Brad, while he thinks of her as a brat in overalls. Brad is a wolf after all the girls, especially those of his best friend Owen McCarey (Victor McLaglen.) When the war begins, Brad offers his salvage equipment and men to the Navy, provided he gets an officer's commission. The Navy isn't interested but the Army is, minus the commission, and send Brad and his men to training school for thirteen weeks. Brad has a dinner date with Jo, but breaks it when Owen bets him he can't take his latest girl, Kitty Duval (Amelita Ward.) Kitty phones while Owen is taking a shower, and Brad tells he Owen is still working but he will pick her up. By the time Owen catches up, Kitty is showing a decided preference for Brad, and Owen consoles himself with Lorine Gray (Veda Ann Borg), a Brooklyn girl pretending to be an innocent little gal from the South who wants a home and a husband. Brad returns from training to find that Jo has joined the WAC abd that Owen is about to marry Lorine. Brad, seeing that Owen is really in love, has no intention of breaking up the romance. Kitty can't make a date with Brad and sends Lorine to explain. Lorine falls for Brad and jilts Owen. Presuming that Brad has deliberately taken her, they fight and both men are badly mauled. Before the breach between them can be mended, bot are ordered overseas. Unless one has missed the other 123 versions of this plot, the only question remaining is which man will save the other's life at the risk of his own?
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac''''s killing spree.
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride.
Republic, in pre-producion trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role, twin brothers type. The film opens by establishing that, as young boys, David Cook (Wayne Hull) and twin brother Tom (Warren Hull (II) ) are poles apart in disposition and traits. When their father, (Trevor Bardette) dies, Tom goes to New Mexico to live with his Uncle Hardtack (George "Gabby" Hayes) while David remains behind to care for their mother (Virginia Brissac) . The grown Tom (Chester Morris) becomes an outlaw while brother David (Chester Morris) becomes a government lawman. David is charged with apprehending Tom and also two other renegades, Hardman (Guinn Williams) and Marsden (Douglas Fowley), both bitter enemies of Tom. Unable to arrest Tom in his home territory because he is in league with crooked sheriff McDaniels (Buck Jones, in his only Republic film and only villain role in what is considered the only black mark against Republic by hard-core western fans. They are correct, for that and other reasons seen as this one moves along...slowly.) Tom is lured home by a fake telegram telling him his mother is dying and put in jail. David, posing as Tom, goes to Mesa City, New Mexico and undertakes a campaign to obtain evidence to convict Hardman and Marsden. He persuades the latter to pool their interests in one gang, under his leadership. Tom had been romancing Phyllis O'Conover (Anita Louise), an entertainer at the Bonanza Cafe, and Phyllis' older sister, Julie (Ona Munson), has been working hard to break up the romance. David, posing as Tom, has to continue the pursuit of Phyllis, but finds himself falling in love with Julie. Julie learns Tom's real identity and agrees to marry him but Phyllis, thinking her sister is taking from her the man she believes to be Tom Cook, threatens suicide. The broken-hearted Julie urges David to marry Phyllis and David, much against his own desires, carries out Julie's wishes. (The mis-casting of Buck Jones isn't the only problem with this film.) Meanwhile, Hardman, Marsden and McDaniel have discovered David's real identity and plot to get rid of him. And in another meanwhile, Tom escapes, returns to town and, finding that Phyllis has married David, kills her for what seems to him to be her unfaithfulness, never mind that she thought David was Tom. Some days, a good girl just can't get a break. Tom and the other outlaws are lined up against David in a gun battle when Pima (Charles Stevens), Tom's Indian servant, who has long hated him for his cruelties, brings a large force of Indians to David's aid. Tom attempts to kill David, but Uncle Hardtack shoots him first. Some days, a bad guy just can't get a break either.
Two Marines compete for the love of a Central American plantation owner.
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers.
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
Pushed into a do-nothing job, an FBI man finds his own way of going after the mob.
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
Tensions flare among flyers carrying supplies through the Andes.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
The reward in a kidnapping case attracts a variety of desperate characters.
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
A young sailor saves a woman from drowning. The woman turns out to be a rich heiress; unfortunately for the sailor, she was only pretending to be drowning so that another young man she had her eye on would save her.
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
An ambitious secretary tries to sleep her way into high society.
A tenement girl falls for a smooth con artist.
The double standard destroys a liberal couple's marriage.
An attempted prison break leads to a riot.
A masked criminal terrorizes the residents at a deserted country house.
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
A mobster kills a police offer and uses the victim''''s daughter as his alibi.
Malena's apparent frigidity toward her husband Kenneth is a result of injustice done in an earlier incarnation when he was a knight and she was a gypsy headed for burning at the stake. This becomes evident when their unconscious minds travel back from a train wreck in the American plains to Elizabethan England.
The story, set during World War I, relates the exploits of Sergeant Lee Harmon, an Air Corps pilot who fights by his own rules.
The story of Anthony Griswold Knight, a reporter who uses unorthodox methods to acquire stories. In the pilot episode, Knight uses his playboy reputation to gather evidence against a government official who is now in voluntary exile.
The story of Gloria Winters, a young girl who buys a string of cultured pearls and the complications that ensue when she wears them to a lavish party and is mistaken for a woman of great wealth.
In this short film, two small town girls sneak into a Hollywood club hoping for some star sightings but they get much more when they enter a conga line contest.
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
This short film presents a musical and comedy revue staged as a pirate party on Catalina Island.
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