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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
Music (feature film)
Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a holiday. Meanwhile a British Intelligence officer who served with Laker in the Second World War decides to use the opportunity of Laker+s trip and his lack of an intelligence profile to coerce him into carrying out an assassination.
During World War II, American and Japanese soldiers stranded on a remote island call a truce in order to survive.
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
An old waterfront character tries to help his daughter when her lover leaves her pregnant.
The CIA turns a Russian spy into a double agent.
Musical genius Franz Liszt betrays his lover to court a married princess.
An American officer helps villiagers against the Japanese during WWII.
An extramarital affair threatens the fortunes of two families.
A television journalist decides to profile his uncle's fight to bring medical care to the slums.
Boys from opposite sides of the tracks vie to take a pretty senior to the prom.
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
A small-town businesswoman takes on a railroad magnate in court.
An Arabian merchant falls in love with a princess.
A young girl dreams of winning acceptance from a gang of surfers.
A rancher's rebellious son tries to teach him that violence is no longer an answer.
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
A married couple has to deal with pregnancy and the husband's meddling father.
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose.
A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers.
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
A reformed mob accountant tries to get to his gangster brother before the criminals can.
Three delinquents murder a prosperous farm owner and hold his secretary hostage.
A sheriff must run the gauntlet to get his prisoner out of town.
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
The famed pianist loses the love of his life and almost loses his son''s love as well.
A rancher's wife falls for a wandering cowhand.
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
An Irish immigrant becomes one of West Point's most beloved officers.
Four college buddies plot to rob a Reno casino.
A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself falling for a local woman.
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
A district attorney tries to get a hardboiled woman to testify against the mob.
A woman begins to enjoy life with two husbands in this remake of Too Many Husbands.
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
A New England schoolteacher goes to New York to become a songwriter.
Two sisters from Ohio, one pretty, one witty, plot to take New York City by storm.
A manipulative Southern socialite sets out to destroy the lives of all those around her.
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.
A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy.
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
An unhappy wife seduces a veteran into helping her get rid of her husband.
A couple divorce but can't stop getting mixed up in each other's lives.
A young boy dreams that his piano teacher is a super-villain out to rule the world.
When her brother marries, a 12-year-old girl faces the awkward pains of adolescence.
The only survivors of an Indian raid fight to reach safety at a distant fort.
A Jewish refugee fights to overcome the psychological effects of his World War II experiences.
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
A woman harbors a deadly secret when her husband brings home a child she injured in a hit-and-run accident.
A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.
A World War II squad tries to save a man trapped behind enemy lines.
Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra bills and no more free time.
A disgraced military officer stands in for an injured Arab ruler.
A brash nightclub entertainer has to straighten out when he's drafted and falls for a beautiful WAC.
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
A reformed pirate returns to the seas when cutthroats start imitating his modus operandii.
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop, Ron Randell, Sean McClory, Onslow Stevens, John Dehner, Queenie Leonard. English farmer Richard Greene leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords in this second screen adaptation (The first version was filmed in 1935) of the popular Richard D. Blackmore novel.
A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover.
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
The son of the notorious scientist fights to clear his father's name.
When his father is murdered, an Italian nobleman becomes an outlaw to avenge the crime.
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
A high school girl steals from her parents to be with the boy she loves.
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
A farmer turns to violence when a land baron threatens him.
Brandy Kirby (Lizabeth Scott ) and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer (Alexander Knox) plan to rob William (Griff Barnett) and Maida McIntyre (Virginia Brissac) by producing a convincing double for their long-lost son. Brandy charms gambler Lefty Farrell (Edmond O'Brien) into impersonating the missing son. Kathy (Terry Moore), the McIntyre's niece, who likes Lefty, introduces him to the McIntyres who soon become convinced he is their son, but the old man refuses to change his will. Lefty balks at killing McIntyre and exposes Mailer's attempted swindle. Brandy and Lefty end up together as "two of a kind."
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
(Wes '51). Rod Cameron, Wayne Morris, Kay Buckley, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Fowley. Two Union agents are sent to investigate charges that the Confederates are stealing Arizona stagecoaches and smuggling them into Atlanta in an effort to break the Federal's western supply line.
A college student drops out of school to join a famous basketball team.
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
A terminally ill woman struggles to leave her husband and child taken care of before she dies.
Robin Hood's son reunites the Merry Men when King John reverts to tyranny.
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
A doctor exiled from England becomes a pirate of the Caribbean.
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Police patrolmen are stalked by a vengeful mobster escaped from prison.
A U.S. Marshall tries to recover stolen gold.
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
A woman's devotion to her home drives away friends and family.
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.
Five orphans ''adopt'' a loner and set out to find him a wife.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend.
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market.
A woman on the verge of divorce and re-marriage discovers she''s pregnant by her husband.
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
A jungle prince stands against a maharajah's plan to capture and sell wild animals.
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
A treasury agent tries to convict a ruthless mobster of tax evasion.
A Cuban American returns to his homeland during the Revolution and becomes involved in an assassination attempt.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan, John Ireland, Arthur Kennedy, Jerome Courtland. Eight men and a woman seek buried treasure in an abandoned wagon train site in Death Valley. Tautly directed by John Sturges with moody cinematography by Charles Lawton, this moralistic western is similar in theme to THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRE MADRE. Look for blues singer Josh White in a supporting role.
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
Tom Reed's adaptation of the "Saturday Evening Post" story by Eli Colter finds Texas wrangler Tom Kilpatrick (Sonny Tufts) persuading the ranchers of the Pecos area, led by John Rambeau (Edgar Buchanan), to buy a Brahma bull on a cooperative basis to improve their depleted cattle strain. The bull escapes, due to the carelessness of Windy Lucas (George Hayes as George 'Gabby' Hayes.) The mishap is seen by Larch Keegan (William Bishop), young rancher in love with Cherry Lucas (Barbara Britton), Windy's adopted daughter. Larch, jealous of Tom as a rival for Cherry and for water rights, fixes the blame on the wrangler. The bull terrorizes the countryside, injuring farm women and killing other bulls. Larch and his brothers, Hoy (Joe Sawyer) and Happy (Gordon Jones), incite the ranchers to shoot the bull on sight, but Tom begs for time to capture it alive. Tom corners and lassoes the bull in the hills, but his horse is no match for the bull, who escapes again. Tom then sets out to capture the Widow Maker, a famous wild horse, knowing the horse is the only one capable of holding the lassoed bull. He does so and trains the horse in secret. Larch grows so jealous of Tom that he vows to burn down his ranch house. To prevent this, Cherry marries Tom but the latter, discovering why Cherry rushed into the marriage, refuses to live with her as man and wife.
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
An invalid matriarch manipulates her entire family.
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki. When his prize mare is stolen, cowboy Robert Young goes in pursuit of the culprit, only to learn that he is also being pursued by the law for a murder he didn't commit
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress' estate.
A couple tries a hand at romance while their respective families are busy feuding.
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
An ad man fights off his wife's attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
A French police detective investigates his fiancée's murder.
Howard Young (Alfred Drake) is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley (Janet Blair), a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.
A prominent citizen's daughter marries an outlaw's son.
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
Robins Hood's son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat O'Brien)viewed as a suspicious character by newspaper woman Agnes Stuart (Ruth Warrick), who is working on a story to expose racketeering night-club owner Doc Lilley (Alan Hale.) She searches Lilley's home and finds the counterfeiting plates and thinks Nevil is part of the gang.
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
When his career crashes and burns, a director tries to come back staging country club shows.
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
A French nobleman robs from his fellow aristocrats to help the poor.
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland.
Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.
When a newspaper editor enlists during World War II service, his wife has to run interference with his boss.
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
A 14-year-old has to re-adjust when he's returned to his family after falsifying his age to become a World War II hero.
A Nazi officer on trial for war crimes thinks back on his past.
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 German-born art dealer finds himself falling for Nazi propaganda.
An agent's secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can't find a replacement he likes.
A rancher turns his spread into a dude ranch for soldiers during World War II.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
When a sorority girl is found murdered, her classmates set out to solve the case.
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions.
A feuding couple re-creates their courtship in hopes of falling back in love.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
German treaty violations lead to the start of World War II.
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier's wife.
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
A Norwegian resistance fighter seduces a Nazi officer to learn enemy secrets during World War II.
Molly (Glenda Farrell) and her troupe of dancing girls and "entertainers", sent for by saloon owner "Sometime" Smith, arrive in a Klondike mining town by train. Smith is out of town and rival saloon owner Jefferson Braddock (Tom Neal) signs the girls up to work in his saloon. Also arriving is Katherine (Kate) O'Day, with a deed of ownership, willed her by her father, to Braddock's saloon. She hires attorney and self-appointed Judge Horace Crawford (George Cleveland) to handle her ownership claim, but she soon sees that the deck has been stacked against her when Crawford works the trial as the judge and also the lawyer for both sides. She takes a job as singer in the saloon, replacing Lita (Constance Worth) both as star and Braddock's "favorite." Lita helps Smith win a crooked-and-staged game of "High Card" giving Smith ownership of Braddock's saloon. But Smith double-crosses her and she shoots him somewhat dead, and Braddock is accused of the killing, and is about to be lynched.
A stage actor tries to solve a bizarre series of murders.
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachussetts.
Michael Lanyard, alias the Lone Wolf and his man Friday, Jamison (Eric Blore), pick up Eve Andrews (Marguerite Chapman), when her car is wrecked. At her place, they discover the body of wealthy playboy Harry Cooper (Gerald Mohr) and are arrested. Inspector Crane (Thurston Hall), who doesn't believe the Lone Wolf has reformed, discovers jewels are missing. Lanyard and Jamison escape. Lanyard learns Cooper was blackmailing Eve, Sonia Budenney (Tala Birell), wife of a famous physician, and Jane Merrick (Mona Barrie), famous actress. He is spotted by gossip columnist Sidney Shaw (Warren Ashe), who agrees not to turn him in if he can tag along. Lanyard learns that Cooper planned to meet a woman at the airport. Hurrying there, he spots the girl and has Jamison trail her. Later, as he is questioning the girl, Patricia (Margaret Hayes), she is shot and wounded. After being turned in twice by Shaw and escaping , despite his promise not to do so, Lanyard and Jamison return again to Patricia's apartment where he learns that she is Shaw's wife.
A reformed thief goes undercover to stop Nazi agents from hijacking planes.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
Freddy Martin (Himself) and his band go on a trailer vacation, taking along Rochester (Eddie Anderson) as a handy man. They run out of gas in a ghost town and have to spend the night in the deserted Palace Hotel. The next morning, Ann Crawford (Ann Miller) and her three friends, Josie (Leslie Brooks), Billie (Jeff Donnell) and May (Carol Hughes), arrive as Ann has inherited the hotel and most of the surrounding property, and she and her friends have pooled their savings to pay off the debts and formed a company to run the hotel. Jimmie Ross (John Hubbard), singer with the band, decides to help the girls and has the hotel done over at his expense. Rochester, digging in the Victory Garden he has started, finds a gold nugget and the rush is on. Gangster Pete Hartley (Bradley Page) and his henchmen move in with intentions of taking over. He succeeds, over Ann's protests, in buying the property from her friends. Jimmie returns and thinks Ann has double-crossed him and they quarrel and part. Jimmie discovers that Rochester's gold nugget was his own gold inlay. Later, back on the radio with Freddie's band, Jimmie sings a song especially to Ann, who he hopes is listening.
A vampire terrorizes a British family during World War II.
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star's daughter.
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa.
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
Russian children out in the fields gathering grain find themselves in the path of the invading German army making its way to Stalingrad, a target city of their onslaught. The four youths, Kolya, Grisha, Pavel, and the girl, Nadya, realize the German army, is attacking so they set fire to the grain field's harvest. Returning to their village the children find Tommy, a hurt English consulate's son fleeing the city with his parents who perished in the attempt. They stretcher him to their village for recovery. Still alive in the rubble of the village is a young child Yuri whom the group takes in also. Kolya, the oldest assumes leadership and skirmishes to find food for the group, living in a village cellar. He discovers a German tank encampment and sabotages a tank. A Nazi Major commander sends men to scout the village who are met by resistance from the children using found weapons. The Major believes a large guerilla force is present and halts his advance to neutralize it. The Nazi soldiers capture Grisha who feigns dim wittedness. The Major believing the boy harmless, lets him go, thinking he will lead him to the Russian resistance forces. But Grisha leads the Major into a trap where the children overpower him and take him to their village refuge for questioning. The Germans, searching for their commander come upon the village and in the shooting kill all the children save Tommy who while in their midst explodes a grenade destroying himself, and the Germans around him. A German General later views the scene with much consternation and bewilderment. The surviving child patriots Kolya and Pavel are subsequently lauded by the defending Russian forces for having delayed the Nazis attacking the city long enough to allow Soviet forces time to mount their defenses against the attack on Stalingrad.
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
Two sisters - one smart, one pretty - move to New York to build careers.
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
A young divorcee tries to convert a house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants.
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
An English refugee and a street thug go to military school together.
(Com '42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown's most popular comedies.
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband's salary.
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child.
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son's respect.
A Norwegian refugee leads the British in an attack against his country's Nazi invaders.
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
A reformed thief tracks down an escaped convict so he can prove the man is innocent.
Hospital nurses Glenda White (Marguerite Chapman) and Dottie Morrison (Kay Harris) join the newly-formed corps of parachute nurses to be dropped at sites where ordinary medical aide is inaccessible. They discover they have let themselves in for a life of rigorous training governed by strict military rules, with the only bright spots being their instructors, Lieutenant Jim Woods (William Wright) and Sergeant Peters (Frank Sully.) After weeks of arduous training, one of the earlier-entered classes is ready for practice jumps.Tragedy strikes when Gretchen Ernst (Evelyn Wahl), an American-born nurse who has been ostracized because she has a brother in the German army, commits suicide by failing to pull her rip cord during her jump. When it is time for Glenda's class to make their jumps, Glenda remembers Gretchen and cannot summon enough courage to make the leap. Jim and Peters are determined to force her to complete the course.
A reformed criminal hunts Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
A submarine captain tries to warn the Navy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the Minnesota Gophers) or, later, in the broadcast booth, but, on film, he managed to find himself in two of the all-time bad sports movies..."The Spirit of West Point" and "Harmon of Michigan." The latter, if it had been a true-life biography of Tom Harmon, might have made a passable film but after a short prologue, narrated by sports writer Bill Henry who is not the same as actor William Henry, that semi-recaps Harmon's football-playing days at the University of Michigan, it quickly develops into a mess that indicates the director and writers used the technical adviser, Coach Jeff Cravath, only to put plays on the blackboard. Once Harmon,(supposedly playing himself but the character he plays here has more character flaws than the law allows), graduates from Michigan, he marries his college sweetheart Peggy Adams (Anita Louise), turns up his nose at the prospect of playing professional football---a poor-paying and not-that-well respected job in 1941---and starts a vagabond tour of coaching tank-water colleges. Authenicity went out the window when the narration ended, as did any kind of time tracking, as everything that follows seems to happen in a single football season. Tom takes an assistant coach job at a cow-pasture college under Jimmy Wayburn (William Hall) and lasts one day before Wayburn fires him. Then he signs to play for a College All-Star team doing exhibition games against pro teams, but his team-mates, hacked because Tom gets star billing, lay down on him and he gets smacked down hard on every play. One of the leaders willing to let Harmon get slaughtered is old Michigan teammate Forrest Evashevski (playing himself), a life-long friend in real life and Godfather to Mark Harmon and a long-time respected coach at the University of Iowa. Harmon wins the game by himself, but decides this isn't his cup of tea. He hangs around the house a few weeks, then gets a job as an assistant under old-time coach Pop Branch at a college that has three buidings on campus and a football stadium seating 100,000 fans. He helps Pop win a few games (still ticking along in what appears to be the same fall football season), but the alumni at Webster College are tired of losing, fire their coach and hire Harmon away from Pop. Harmon takes over the Webster team in mid-season and becomes the all-time example of a hard-ass coach willing to win at any cost, including installing a screen-pass play that depends on an illegal blcoking scheme---the Flying Wedge---to make it work. His Webster team begins to thump their opponents by large scores, usually leaving the other team battered and bloodied by the use of the illegal blocking scheme. They win four or five games which, based on the writers time scheme, would have them playing 20 games a season in what was then a nine-and-ten game season. Plus, the press and other coaches around and about, are up in arms about Harmon's tatics, but the jerks refereeing the games evidently haven't read the rule book nor the newspapers and throw no penalty flags against his team. Well, one referee does once, but he never officiated nor had lunch in that town again. It, by any reasonable calendar must now be July of the next year in a season that should have ended in December, and hard-case Harmon's team is going up against Pop's team (where Harmon coached earlier in this never-ending season) and Pop drops by and tells Tom he ain't all that fond of Tom's coaching methods, but Tom poo-pahs him off, and then sends his team out and they gleefully dismantle Pop's fair-playing team by 109-0. But Webster's quarterback Freddie Davis (Stanley Brown) suffers a concussion running a play Harmon calls just to run up the score even higher---Harmon evidently didn't read the script because nobody using their own name would want this character perceived
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
A scientist kills innocent victims in his efforts to communicate with his late wife.
A new bride insists on postponing the wedding night until she and her husband are sure it's forever.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.
A sheriff's girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
A stage star''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
A housekeeper tries to manage her actress employer and her own emotionally disturbed sisters.
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
A working class family moves West in search of better fortune.
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
When a jury member takes in the defendant he couldn't convict, she has a bad influence on his son.
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath's blood.
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
The Bumsteads decide to spend a safe and sane 4th of July at Aunt Hannah's ranch. After missing their station, they hitch a ride with a young couple who are getting ready to elope. The young man, Charlie, sprains his ankle, so Dagwood is enlisted to carry the girl off for him. Dagwood climbs into her father's window by mistake, and just as the old man is about to explode with rage, Baby Dumpling explodes a firecracker which turns out to be a stick of dynamite. As the action reaches its peak, a gusher of oil suddenly springs up in the yard.
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
The governor's daughter tries to win fair treatment for female vagrants by joining them on the road.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the work of the butler and his wife who figure the house rightfully belongs to them.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
A homicide detective clashes with a beautiful citizens' rights advocate while investigating war profiteers.
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
An English professor helps a waitress take a dream vacation in Paris.
Fur trader Jules Moreaux is killed by raiders terrorizing the section patrolled by Canadian Mounties Sergeant Jim Cameron (Charles Starrett) and his brother, Constable Bob Cameron (Bob Nolan), who find Jean Duncan (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters) hiding in a backroom of the trading post. She says she is not sure she can identify the gang leader as Pierre Ledoux (Paul Sutton) whom the Mounties suspect. Ledoux reaches Moosehead ahead of the Mounties and reports to Mart Duncan (Robert Fiske), Jean's uncle and secret leader of the fur raiders. LeDoux is ordered to backtrack and try to kill Jean in the event she recognized him, but misses. At the suggestion of RCMP Inspector Wylie (Vernon Steele), Jean goes to work for her uncle, sees Ledoux, but Jim is forced to release him for lack of evidence. Jim is suspended from the Mounties and his actions become suspicious to both the raiders and the Mounties, he attempts to loot Moreaux's cabin and is attacked by LeDoux, there for the same purpose. Jim hides the raider when his brother shows up. Duncan, about to flee town with the raider's money, is stopped by Ledoux, now friendly to Jim. The Mounties arrest Jim for apparently trying to rob Duncan, and he is drummed out of the service and jailed. Ledoux helps him break jail and takes him to the gang's hideout where Jean is a captive.
Joe E. Brown, Mary Carlisle, Clarence Kolb, Marc Lawrence, Don Beddoe. Inept bunglerJoe E. Brown saves the day when he traps some wanted criminals in the Coney Island funhouse.
A caravan of settlers is arriving and the ranchers intend to keep them out. It looks like a range war but Sheriff Jim gets the ranchers to accept the settlers. Kohler re-ignites the feud by making settler Winters appear to be a rustler and then by killing Winter's son. Once more the two sides appear headed for a war and Jim is caught in the middle.
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Wade Beaumont (Dick Curtis), R. A. Kirby (Kenneth MacDonald) and Burke (Edmund Cobb), of the Caribou Trading Company, have reduced the miners and trappers almost to the point of slavery by charging them exorbitant prices for provisions. Beaumont threatens to quit and the other two are thrown in a panic, but a fistfight between Beaumont and Larry Daniels (Stanley Brown)gives Burke an idea. He stabs Beaumont with Larry's knife and RCMP Sergeant Neal Crawford (Charles Starrett)arrests Larry for murder. Neal's romantic interest in Larry's sister, Norma (Iris Meredith), makes this task difficult. Not happy at the evidence brought out in the trial, Neal takes a leave of absence and begins his own investigation. He ties up the gold at the trading company until a successor to Beaumont is appointed, and thus keeps Burke and Kirby from absconding with the gold. Norma and Neal see the crooks burn the evidence that will free Larry. Burke, Kirby and Jacques LaRue (Albert Morin) clean out the vault and ride away, but are pursued by Neal and the Mounties.
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
A woman sets out to break a criminal gang controlling the dry cleaning business.
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
A book salesman (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland) sells Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) a set of books on child training because he has convinced her that Baby Dumplin (Larry Simms) is a child prodigy. Meanwhile, J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), boss of Blondie's husband, Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), rips Dagwood for altering the plans on an apartment building the construction firm is building for Abner Cartwright (Robert Middlemass) and, to keep his job, Dagwood must get Cartwright to sign off on the changes - the latter refuses in order to escape from an unfavorable contract. Baby Dumpling, the genius, is registered at school and Daisy, accompanying him, is picked up by the dog-catcher on the way back home and taken to the pound. Daisy is adopted by Melinda Mason (Peggy Ann Garner), the crippled daughter of one of the town's wealthiest men. Baby Dumpling looks everywhere and can not find Daisy, and plays hooky from school the next day. Immediately, Blondie and Dagwood suspect kidnapping, and Dagwood learns that Melinda, also missing, was last seen playing with a little boy and a dog. Dagwood promptly heads for the Mason estate, where he is even more promptly arrested as a kidnap suspect.
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
When he can't save his client from the chair, a public defender helps the man's sister clean up the slums.
A temperamental singer's murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
An unemployed stunt man unwittingly signs on with crooks posing as filmmakers to rob banks.
Tom Ferguson (Ward Bond), star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams (Paul Fix) and Bill Drake (Max Hoffman, Jr.), two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson (Charles Quigley), is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau (Clyde Dilson) who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. He learns that the team, a member of a nation-wide professional league, has been throwing games on the orders of a gambling ring. He meets Betty Holland (Rita Hayworth) the pretty daughter of team coach Joe Holland (J. Farrell MacDonald) and falls in love with her. He plays along with Adams and Drake and learns that the owner, Rudy Maxwell (Arthur Loft), is the head of the gambling ring and has Coach Holland under control because of bad checks written to pay off gambling losses. Reporter Sam Erskine (John Gallaudet) suspecting that the games are being thrown and talks Betty into accepting a job on the Chronicle to find out what she can to protect her father's name. Maxwell discovers Alec's true identity and orders Betty kidnapped, thus ensuring that Alec's play will lead to an Indians' defeat in an important game.
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family's vacation.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
Let's start with some house cleaning first. Columbia produced a series of Charles Starrett westerns that they called "Peter B. Kyne productions" but, other than allowing the use of his name, writer Peter B. Kyne was not the producer on any of the films in this series, and didn't even write the few he is credited with by some sources. Since the source for this error is one of those often-used and often-wrong sources that many researchers use, and said source is one of those that never bother correcting the multitude of errors in their catalogs, the chances of some uninformed source adding Peter B. Kyne back to this film as the Producer is highly likely. This Harold Shumate story finds Texas ranch-foreman Steve Braddock (Charles Starrett) in charge of driving a large herd of cattle overland from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. Slim Grayson (Donald Grayson), the eastern-educated son of the ranch owner, is along to sing songs around the campfire. The trail drive part only lasts until the herd reaches Plainview, where Steve, Slim and the cowhands rescue Marian Phillips (Marion Weldon) after she has been kidnapped off a stage by a gang led by Dawson (Alan Bridge). She tells Steve her father is a local rancher named Phillips, who she has not seen since she was a young girl, but Steve knows no rancher by that name but from her description, he feels sure that Plainview gambling-hall owner Kenyon Jackson (Russell Hicks) is her father. Of course he is and he, of course, is also the secret head of the Dawson gang, and Steve's tasks are to keep Marian from learning the truth about her father, cleaning up the gang and persuading the father to reform. By the way, Peter B. Kyne did not produce this film.
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
Law school graduate Paul Maddox (Douglass Montgomery), adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox (Thurston Hall), accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon (Otto Kruger), brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. Maddox (Nana Bryant) is actually Paul's real mother, although neither the Senator nor Paul know it, and Bill Mellon is his father. Yes, it is one of "those" plots. Paul is at first critical of Mellon's sharp practices, but he relents when Ann McItyre (Jacqueline Wells, long before she ever thought about being Julie Bishop) convinces him it's all within the law, a fact most law school graduates would have learned in law school. Gambler Georgie Evans (Stanley Fields) comes to Mellon and tells him he has just killed Harrison, another underworld character, and insists it was in self defense. Mellon coaches Evans in how to tell his story to the police, then sends him to police headquarters to give himself up, and then assigns Paul to follow up on the case. While Evans and Paul are on separate routes to the police station, Evans stops by Harrison's and kills him under circumstances corresponding with Mellon's fool-proof alibi version already supplied before the act. Truly a good example of why it is best to consult an attorney before committing a rash act. Mellon learns of this post-dated action but, for a large sum of money from Evans, agrees to have his firm represent him and assigns Paul the task. Paul, of course, wins Evans an acquital. Paul later learns that the killing was committed after Evans had retained Mellon and quits the firm. Paul's moral snit does not extend past the point of allowing his adopted-father's influence getting him appointed Assistant District Attorney. Paul begins a probe against malpractice in the law profession, and Mellon hires Mitchell (Marc Lawrence) to dig up scandal on state officials sponsoring the probe. Mitchell does this even better than Mellon anticipated, especially when he comes back with the truth about Paul actually being Mrs. Maddox' own son. When Mitchell refuses to give up the papers with the proof, he and Mellon struggle and Mitchell dies from a shot from his own gun. Mellon is charged with murder and Paul is the prosecutor. Will Paul send his real Pa to jail for life?
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
A secretary gets the glamour treatment to win her boss' heart.
A woman puts her beautiful house ahead of her family.
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
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