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A Western crook tries to break out of prison.
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
A British war widow falls for an opportunistic American sailor during World War II.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
(Dra ''57,BW). Rodolfo Acosta, James Darren, Robert McQueeney, Jean Willes, Joy Stoner, Robert Blake, Paul Newlan. Mexican newspaperman Rodolfo Acosta wages a one-man war against a powerful crime syndicate in this inspirational melodrama based on a real-life incident and narrated by the original reporter who broke the sensational story, Paul Coates.
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
A woman returns from Indian captivity to find herself an outcast.
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
A Korean War veteran is accused of cracking under enemy torture.
After competing in a river boat race, Davy Crockett and Mike Fink join forces to fight pirates.
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln.
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
A pirate tries to help a deposed Arabian princess reclaim her throne.
After escaping Devil''''s Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.
A Greek slave who keeps Christ's robe after the crucifixion is sentenced to be one Caligula's gladiators.
Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence.
A British officer must face off against the pirates of Madagascar.
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Events separate them, but after an exciting sea race to the Pribilof Islands they meet again; now, both are in danger from the schemes of villainous Prince Semyon.
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
King David''s lust for a married woman has disastrous consequences for Israel.
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
A gun salesman tracks down the outlaws who stole his sample case.
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
A downed pilot looks back on his life as he awaits rescue in the South Pacific.
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He hopes to reach the Governor and bring back the troops.
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
A disgraced jockey teaches a boy to ride and cheat.
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of the entries underwent a title change from "Hit Parade of 19??" to, usually, a title of a song contained in the film, as happened in the case of this film when it was reissued as "Change of Heart" in 1949, and not known under that title until 1949. Not reissuing the film under the original title of "Hit Parade of 1943" had a two-fold purpose; the audiences of that era were not much interested in seeing a film twice, and a changed title-even when the original title was clearly shown in (very) small print in the ads and on the posters---had a chance of being seen again by that segment of the ticket-buying public who didn't read the small print. The plot here is just a trifle---Susan Hayward ghost writes songs for composer John Carroll, whose charms evidently outweighed his song-writing ability---played in and around some great singing and dancing numbers by, for its time, a large number of black performers including Dorothy Dandridge, Count Basie, dancing by the great Jack Williams and the team of "Pops & Louie"(Albert Whitman and Louis Williams)and others, including Spanish dancer Chinita Marin, billed as Chinita. The song "Change of Heart", by Jule Styne and Harold Adamson, was Oscar-nominated, and also became the title of the film on 1949 reissue. Walter Scharf also was Oscar-nominated for Best Scoring of a Musical. Republic seldom got two nominations in any single year, much less two in the same film.
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Although she''''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
An Alaskan prospector fights a crooked federal agent for a beautiful saloon singer.
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill Hickok and Marshal Tex Martin comes to get him. Later when Hickok saves Tex's life, the two join up and return to Tiburon to try and bring in McQuade and his gang.
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Teenagers take on enemy spies at a Navy base.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
A radio broadcaster running from the mob helps an heiress deal with her family''''s haunted mansion.
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
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.
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
When Sue Bixby becomes his new boss, stagecoach robber Talbot reforms and goes after her rustled cattle. When he and his men are outnumbered fighting Lloyd's gang, Randall rides to get circus man Mahoney and his man shooting cannon.
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
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.
In this short film, a criminal idolizes the life of a famous gangster... unaware that his hero met a tragic end.
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