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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 24, 1968|
|Born:||April 29, 1921||Cause of Death:||malignant brain tumor|
|Birth Place:||Bellingham, Washington, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
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.
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang.
American soldiers in France fight to survive a Nazi siege just before the Battle of the Bulge.
After shooting his best friend, an outlaw tries to cope with guilt.
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''s rights case.
An aging boxer defies the gangsters who've ordered him to throw his last fight.
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
After lucking into a map to a rich oil field, a man has to dodge those out to steal it.
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
A World War II veteran who thinks he''''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
Ken Williams (James Brown), a star basketball player on a college team learns that a police lieutenant (Regis Toomey) is the head of a gambling ring attempting to fix basketball games by bribing the players. With the aid of some of his ex-GI buddies, he exposes the gamblers.
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
A nightclub singer inspires a World War II flyer who names his bomber after her.
A society sleuth rescues a kidnapped woman, then is framed for murder.
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed.
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
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