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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 8, 1954|
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|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
A female psychiatrist who''''s sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
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.
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
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