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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 9, 1966|
|Born:||June 30, 1905||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Fresno, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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When his orphaned nephew inherits a fortune, a former spy plots to kill him.
Baron Frankenstein''''s granddaughter turns the legendary outlaw''''s partner into a monster.
At the end of World War II, Nazi officials spirited the living head of Adolf Hitler out of Germany to a hiding place in the South American country of Mandoras, in order to revive the Third Reich at a later date. By the 1960s these men believed the time had come, so they kidnap a top scientist in order to force him to help keep Hitler alive. Several intellgence agencies find out about the plot and send agents to stop it.
Inspired by the best-selling ballad "El Paso", this sagebrush saga was one of singer Marty Robbins'' few forays into the Western genre or filmmaking for that matter.
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
Members of an Argentinian family fight on opposite sides during World War II.
(Com ''62,BW). Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe De Rita, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll, Emil Sitka, George Neise, Nestor Paiva. The stooges accidentally launch a top secret military weapon which implicates them in a sticky situation involving Martians and the U.S. Army. The great Frankenstein-like Martian makeup is by Frank McCoy.
Jim Davis, Nancy Hadley, Ken Mayer, Nestor Paiva, Don O''Kelly. While leading pioneers to the West Coast, frontier scout Jim Davis discovers that the U.S. has gone to war with Mexico. Hordes of attacking Mexicans and hostile Indians enliven this remake of KIT CARSON which uses stock footage from the original 1940 version
An ambitious judge tries to put a stop to the "forbidden dance" at a nightclub despite the protest of its owner.
The story of the infamous gang of bootleggers, hijackers, and killers in 1920''''s Detroit.
A doctor commits euthanasia on his dying friend and then pursues an affair with the latter''s wife, causing a small New England town to suspect him of plotting it as a murder.
A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
An American in Cuba tries to thwart a bombing plot aimed at Castro.
A rookie cop takes on criminals who have the local government in their pocket.
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
A Union deserter helps a group of women fight off an Indian attack.
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
Three showgirls recall different versions of their time together touring Europe.
A public relations man defies his boss to court a beautiful client.
A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man.
Archaeologists stumble upon a race of albinos living under the earth. They are afraid of light of any kind and keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slave
A frontier scout tries to protect an Indian tribe from a bigoted Cavalry officer.
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, a lawyer becomes involved in the independence of Texas.
A former pro-football player falls on hard times.
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
A scientist's experiments to cure hunger create a giant tarantula.
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon is back! This time he's captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Naturally, he's attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, heading to Jacksonville, presumably to catch a Jaguars game.
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
At Rio Galdez's remote Brazilian trading post live assorted outcast Americans and Europeans, including Jerry Russell, ex-engineer who became obsessed with the Jivaro headhunters' treasure, quit his job, and took up with the bottle and local girl Maroa. But he still gets letters from his nominal fiancée in California, and unexpectedly the shapely, glamorous Alice Parker arrives, expecting to marry a rich planter. Disillusioned, Alice is almost ready to fall into Rio's arms when news comes that Jerry is missing in Jivaro country...
Wayne Morris, James J. Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes, Dabbs Greer, Lee Van Cleef, Nestor Paiva. While on the run from corrupt carpetbaggers in post-Civil War Texas, a young gunslinger teams up with a fugitive gunfighter to seek revenge on his former partner.
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town that's the target of a nuclear bomb test.
It's nearly Christmas, but Mike Hammer is on the vengeance trail when Jack, his wartime buddy, is murdered. Hotheaded Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses). Along the way, he meets a new love interest, psychologist Charlotte Manning, a treacherous Santa, a gangster named Kalecki, and two weird sisters, the Bellamy twins.
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
Jungle Jim is accused to the murder of a native who has been providing a mad scientist with innocent animals to be used in his experiments. The killing was actually committed by a ferocious "Man-Ape" that is terrorizing the jungle.
A typical Sam Katzman sand-and-sandals saga that is better than his later "Harem Scarum" only because this one doesn't have Elvis Presley. Gloria Grahame is the princess, Turhan Bey is the Captain of the Guard and Cesar Romero is the oily villain who has his sights set on Gloria and her father's throne. Romero and his henchmen cause Gloria, disguised as a boy (what a waste!), and Turhan to flee to the Casbah, where they plot to strike back at Romero.
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
A British valet in Turkey during World War II sells secrets to the Germans.
Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata leads the peasants against a corrupt president.
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
A U.S. agent guards defense plans at a conference in Istanbul.
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana.
A doctor exiled from England becomes a pirate of the Caribbean.
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
A New York businessman''''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
An ex-con cousin of one of the Bowery Boys gets them into trouble with the law.
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
Pepe Castro and Luisa Molina return to Costa Rica from U.S. schools to find that their parents have arranged their marriage. Pepe has brought his new sweetheart Celeste with him from the USA, but can't get a word in edgewise with his father. Then Luisa meets American coffee buyer Jeff Stephens at the fiesta. Meanwhile, the obtuse parents continue to plan the wrong marriage...
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.
The Cisco Kid finds a wounded man who fled after being accused of killing his father. While he recovers Cisco investigates. He learns the murder weapon was a large bore pistol but the bullet came from a derringer. He finds the derringer belongs to the man's wife, an old acquaintance who has been on the wrong side of the law like himself. But then Cisco, a wanted man, is captured and placed before the firing squad and shot.
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
A World War II veteran who thinks he''''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
A croupier is murdered in a Mexico City gambling casino and the Lone Wolf is suspected. Sharon Montgomery, wife of diamond merchant Charles Montgomery, becomes involved in a jewel heist, in which again the Lone Wolf is a suspect.
Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
A detective uses psychological warfare to get a confession out of a murderous student.
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
A World War II veteran hunts down the Nazi collaborators who killed his wife.
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Aladdin tries to make his fortune with the help of a beautiful genie.
U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Lazy A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location. Songs include the title song and the famous "Cool Water."
A sharecropper fights the elements to start his own farm.
A society sleuth travels South of the border to investigate an art dealer''s murder.
In the classic Arabian Nights tale, the king of the beggars enters high society to help his daughter marry a handsome prince.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
Oil-tanker Captain Manson rescues Kathie Hall after her ship is sunk by a U-boat. He marries her. When his ship is sunk and she is suspected because she has no identification. Manson tries to clear her of the charge and discovers that his first mate, Adamson, is a German agent.
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals.
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
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.
Nazi spies pursue a Spanish Civil War veteran in search of a priceless keepsake.
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata (Abner Biberman), Count Baroni (Nestor Pavia) and Marshal von Horst (Wilheim/William von Brincken using his WW II alias of William Vaughn), chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent (George Irving), and his daughter Carol (Peggy Drake) arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper (Douglass Dumbrille.) RCMP Sergeant Tom King (Allan Lane) attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders.
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
Two Marines compete for the love of a Central American plantation owner.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Frankie Terris (Fred Keating) and Mannie Robbins (Alexander Leftwich) are the two most powerful gangsters in their city. Frankie has a young sister, Louise (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters), whom he has kept at a boarding school away from the stench of his racketeering. Mannie's young son, Joe (James Blakely), is also ignorant of his father's profession. Louise and Joe meet, and Joe tries to make love to her. Frankie interrupts and, in a fight that follows, kills Joe. Mannie vows to get Frankie. The latter, sentenced to Alcatraz, fears for Louise's safety and makes her promise to take a trip abroad. Louise learns that Mannie plans to shoot Frankie on the train taking him to prison, and she stows away in hopes of warning her brother. On the train, she falls into the protective arms of Federal Agent Bill Adams (Peter Potter as William Moore.) Before she has a chance to warn Frankie, Mannie's henchmen go to work and a gangland shootout ensues.
The story of an undercover agent for the New York District Attorney's office who doubles as the editor of a music magazine. The agent attempts to find a con man who is blackmailing his latest discovery, a promising blues singer.
This short film focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking.
This short film focuses on the Postal Inspection Service, which investigates mail order racketeering.
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