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A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A newspaperman sets out to catch a sea-going thief.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
Government investigators take on a powerful protection racket.
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy organization and its members. Through her surveillance of Carl, she meets Hans Teller and recognizes him as Alan, but doesn't let on. Alone, she agrees to flee to Holland with him but her superior officer, Ludwig (Lionel Atwill), is not fooled and is in pursuit.
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
In the South Seas, Bill Jones (George Houston), captain of the schooner "Marigold", is known as Captain Calamity as he is quick to fight or frolic. Stone broke on the island of Quica and with his ship in need or re-stocking, Bill accepts an ancient Spanish doubloon from a young Australian named Carr (Barry Norton)in exchange for taking him to Tapillo, where Carr can take a ship to Sidney. Bill gives the doubloon to trader Joblin (Louis Natheaux)for supplies, and does not bother to correct the trader's impression that he has found a fabulous horde of pirate gold. With Madame Gruen (Margaret Irving), a slatternly jade who runs a waterfront boarding house, and Samson (the ever-oily Roy D'Arcy), her paramour, Joblin schemes to seize Captain Bill's supposed treasure trove. Together, they gather a a crew of cutthroats, led by Black Pierre (George J. Lewis), leader of the scum of the waterfront dives, to seize the treasure. Bill also meets Dr. Kelkey (Crane Wilbur), loser in many bouts with a brandy bottle, and his ward, Madge Lewis (Marian Nixon), on a mission to find the man who murdered and robbed her father in Australia. Bill agrees to help her, but does not remember her as the young girl he had saved from a sinking ship a dozen years before.
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
A department store owner''''s sons compete for his secretary''''s heart.
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
A publicist doesn''t know that his famous chef client can''t cook.
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.
Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Ben Halliday (Buck Jones) stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James (Diane Sinclair), is making a lone stand to hold her property that is desired by Joshua La Plante (Erville Alderson) and his gunman Joe Krull (Ward Bond). Meeting Helen, Ben realizes she has been parted from her brother so long that she would not recognize him, so Ben decides to pose as him. With the help of another new arrival, Barry (Louis Natheaux), and Judge Williams (Alfred P. James as Alf James), he uncovers a plot to secure Helen's property and build a dam in the canyon that would deprive the valley of water but would water the desert property owned by La Plante. Krull murders a surveyor and frames Ben who is thrown into jail, where he meets Crosby (Niles Welch) who furnishes proof of the guilt of La Plante and Krull. Ben breaks jail and he and Barry break into La Plante's office and hide in a wardrobe closet when Krull and La Plante enter. The later pair argue and Krull kills La Plante. Sheriff Olson (Dick Alexander) arrives and Krull also blames Ben for his latest murder.
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and they fall in love. Eleanor is afraid to tell Ace she's a soiled dove and Ace doesn't tell Eleanor of his shady past. Old enemies won't let Ace begin his new life, and old commitments's won't free Eleanor of her sordid ties. Ace's old life and Eleanor's deception collide with the typical results. But love conquers all!
When motorcycle cop Dick Fay gives a ticket to Phyllis Crawford, her father's graft-fed influence leads to his demotion to foot patrolman. When Fay leads a raid on a gangster's place he discovers Phyllis there, helps her escape, then blackmails her father.
A husband's violent reaction becomes the talk of the neighborhood when he catches his cheating wife in the act.
A secret society funds the investigation of a bootlegging gang.
A socialite masquerades as a notorious femme fatale to win back her straying husband.
A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was that she wanted him out of the way so she could have his best friend.
A jailed criminal''''s life turns around when he fronts the prison band.
A virtuous flapper gets into a compromising situation with the boss''s son.
A chorus girl can't choose between a party animal and her stage manager.
A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.
In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
This short film shows how gossip can be used to spread propaganda or ruin a person''''s reputation.
This short film focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking.
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.
A small town newspaper editor struggles with what to publish on his front page in this short film.
This short film presents a re-enactment of how the Jonker diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1905.
In this comedic short film, a man''''s new wife must convince her wealthy aunt that she''''s married to someone else.
In this short comedy, Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd come across some much needed money that just happens to be stolen.
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly go to a radio station in hopes of starting an acting career.
In this comedic short, Charley Chase pretends to be a wealthy southern plantation owner in order to get a distant relative''''s lawyer husband to help with a lawsuit.
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