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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 24, 1973|
|Born:||January 21, 1897||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Released to theaters in 1974, this collection of vintage Columbia short subjects included: "Yes, We Have No Bonanza" with The Three Stooges; "Violent Is the Word for Curly" with The Three Stooges; "You Nazty Spy!" with The Three Stooges (replaced by "Men in Black" for the nontheatrical reissue); "Nothing But Pleasure" with Buster Keaton; "Strife of the Party" with Vera Vague; Chapter 1 of the 1943 "Batman" serial with Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft; and "America Sings with Kate Smith."
Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals.
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
An orphaned teen tries to help a wrongly convicted man who's escaped from prison.
A man hunts down the bank robber who accidentally killed his son.
Mexican bandit Yaqui Jack (J. Carroll Naish) and his men hold up a stage coach, kill the driver and guard and are robbing the passengers, ranch owner Matt Quigg (Roy Roberts), his son Lute (Robert Hutton) and Linda (Mary Castle), when they in turn are ambushed by Lefty (Denver Pyle) and his gang. Yaqui Jack is shot but escapes and reaches the camp of Webb Dunham (Rod Cameron), who treats his wounds. They separate with Webb going to the ranch of his brother who has been murdered. Suspicion turns on Matt, who claims title to the brother's ranch, and has Webb brutally beaten after ordering him from the property. Webb goes to Matt's saloon, where Linda sings, and she and Webb had been in love in California. Webb retaliates against Matt for his beating, and Matt hires Lefty to kill Webb. Lefty, waiting in Webb's cabin to ambush him, is overpowered by Yaqui Jack who has returned to help the man who aided him, and asks Webb to join him and his friends in their fight to free Mexico. Matt, Lute, Linda and Lefty and the sheriff (Ray Walker) are kidnapped by Yaqui Indians, as is Webb, who shot a Yaqui grabbing Linda. They are taken across the border to be held for ransom, where Lefty confesses to Webb that he had killed Webb's brother on Matt's orders. Lute, with no intentions of returning, persuades his father to let him go across the border to get the ransom money but Linda, whom he had married the night before, refuses to go with him. Matt learns of the intended deceit deceit, and accidently kills Lute. Yaqui Jack is killed as he dfies the Mexican Army authorities who escort Webb, Linda, the sheriff and the now-demented Matt back across the border.
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
A member of the French Foreign Legion falls for an Arab woman whose family has sworn to kill all foreigners.
Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business.
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
After defeating Custer at the Little Big Horn, the famed chief tries to save an Indian sympathizer from court-martial.
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers.
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.
An explorer leads the way west for 19th-century settlers along the American frontier.
An idealistic small-town reporter tries to fight corruption.
A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings.
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage...
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
A sharecropper fights the elements to start his own farm.
After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) and his hunch back assistant (J. Carrol Naish) revive Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies.
A medical researcher tries frantically to recover a jeweled garter he had given an old flame.
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form every once in a while to kill somebody.
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
After being tortured by the Nazis, a concert pianist fights to recover his memory.
A film that is among the umpteen hundred films that some source has given Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco a "credited" composers credit, although his name appears actually nowhere in connection with the vast majority of these umpteen hundred films, and one of four films that Tom Neal and Ann Savage were in together. This one has Robert B. Williams as some kind of scientist on an unnamed South Pacific island and he is making penicillin out of jungle mold at a time when penicillin was so new that all the players in the film pronounce it as "pey-nen-sol-lon" or something like that. Tom Neal is also there as some kind of guard or protector of Williams' work and is hacked off something fierce about it as his goal if to get off the island and into hand-to-hand action "against the japs." Before long an unidentified plane flies over the island and Neal has his pistol at the ready to shoot it down in case it is an enemy plane but a figure parachutes out and in parachutes none other than Ann Savage, who is there as Neal's replacement, although Neal now isn't as ready to leave as he was before. Then a man, George Lynn, washes ashore and is accepted as a crewman from a torpedoed American ship. Later, Williams is murdered, after some of his "pey-non-sol-len or whatever" samples disappear, and Neal concludes that either Savage, island-doctor J.Carroll Naish or Abner Biberman is the guilty party working for the Axis to get the penicillin formula. This isn't exactly Holmes-or-Chan sleuthing on his part as he knows he isn't guilty and the only people on the island, with the exception of three natives, are those he names as suspects. He doesn't know that a two-man Japanese submarine (with five or six Germans on board plus the two Japanese crewmen)is lurking offshore, but his list of suspects is basically correct, as none of the people from the sub have come ashore yet. Well, one has but he floated in. Discounting the floater, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that between Savage, Naish and Biberman, which one who can least bear scrutiny.
A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive.
An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.
In his first screen appearance, the Caped Crusader of Gotham City (belying the lethargic facade of his alter ego Bruce Wayne) battles Dr. Daka, Japanese mastermind of a wartime espionage-sabotage group. Daka has a radium-powered death ray that pulverizes walls, a classic alligator pit to dispose of enemies, and can turn men into electronic zombies who do his bidding and transmit video signals to Daka's lab! Batman has no Batmobile, but there are bats in the Bat Cave...
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
A Japanese publisher urges his American-educated son to side with the Axis.
A Marine squadron takes on a heroic Pacific Island raid during WWII.
A disgraced jockey teaches a boy to ride and cheat.
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father (George Zucco) resides. There he meets Noel (J. Carrol Naish), Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
Englishman Mr Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises - the risk of being heard speaking English.
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.
A married matador''''s rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
A nightclub entertainer pretends to be a noted financier, only to fall for the man¿s wife.
Siamese twins, separated in infancy, join forces to avenge their parents' murder.
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.
Drummond, his girlfriend and his butler try to free an high post of Scotland Yard who has been kidnapped.
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
A San Quentin inmate''''s death row conviction is reversed.
Cowboys clash with gangsters and Boston snobs in the modern West.
An old enemy kidnaps Bulldog Drummond¿s fiancée.
A homeless family tries to take over an abandoned house, only to discover it''''s a gangsters'''' hideaway.
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he''''s pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
The Asian detective investigates threatening letters sent to a circus'''' owner.
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
A newspaper''''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
A crooked criminal lawyer discovers his brother has been killed by one of the gangsters he kept out of prison.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate.
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
Derived loosely from the popular-in-its-day autobiography of NY Police captain Cornelius W. "The Gang Buster" Willemse. Mary Kennedy, the daughter of police lieutenant Jim Kennedy, works for an unethical criminal attorney and is corrupted by the association. But she sees the light when she twists the law to obtain the acquittal of a client and the man later shoots her father. Mary then enlists the aid of Detective Dave Britten in hopes of bringing down the crooks for whom she works.
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Rival reporters try to scoop each other while covering a fire.
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is paroled to help in the capture.
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife's lover.
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder.
A newly rich couple finds wealth drives them apart.
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
In the last moments of his life, a criminal reviews the circumstances that led him to death row.
A tuna fisherman marries a woman in love with another man.
When her husband loses his job, a woman risks her marriage to become the breadwinner.
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.
A saxophone player rises to fame as a singing star.
When he''''s forced to kill his best friend, a Chinese hit man adopts the man''''s daughter.
Fame complicates a naval hero''''s private life.
A crusading DA goes into private practice and succumbs to the temptations of corruption.
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas(William 'Stage' Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figues the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed(Guy Oliver)and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley(Richard Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey(Mary Brian.)
A European king tries to settles his family's problems while fighting off a peasant revolt.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
Siegel's second made-for-TV movie (his first, "The Killers," had been diverted to theatrical distribution, having originally been deemed too violent for television) is a remake of the chase melodrama "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947), set this time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A gunman sets out to a
In this short film, mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.
In this short film, a man writes a check for $1,000 to cover a debt, but doesn''''t have enough money to cover it.
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