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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 2, 1991|
|Born:||April 11, 1909||Cause of Death:||aneurysm|
|Birth Place:||New Mexico, USA||Profession:||Make-Up ...|
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Make-Up (feature film)
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
A husband and wife spend a holiday at the beach with their extensive family.
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson (Terry Thomas) has the natural British charm that allures women automaticaly. When his fiancée Helen Bushmill (Celeste Holm) is abroad for an extended time, he has to fight the neighborhood ladies and his students away. Helen has failed to tell him that she has a seventeen year old daughter Libby (Tuesday Weld) who shows up at her mothers home unaware that she in engaged.
Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair.
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
In the Misssissippi of the 20s, the black maid of a white woman, tormented by her love affiars, kills the latter's newborn in order to give her employer a way out of a predicament, but then ends up facing the death penalty for her crime.
A Texas Ranger teams up with a gambler to stop an outlaw from running guns into Mexico wih the help of Comanches in order to set up a power base in that country as a means of planning an attack on the Union.
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
A widow with several children leaves New York City to become a ranch hand in territorial Arizona.
A farm boy and his sister capture a mysterious wild horse.
The residents of Peyton Place, Mass., are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants.
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
Ruth becomes the favourite of a pagan king but eventually flees to Israel.
A young field administrator (Montgomery Clift) for the TVA comes to rural Alabama to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.
A professor leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify that dinosaurs still live there.
A millionaire uses a fake name to infiltrate a musical making fun of him.
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites.
A financial wizard is tempted to sacrifice his career for an affair.
In ancient Baghdad, a genie helps a prince and princess occupy the throne instead of the evil Sultan.
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires his oldest son to find him, Mr. Pennypacker's dual life is revealed.
Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
A teenage girl gets pregnant by her boyfirend and, together, they decide to get an abortion. Their parents find out and try to convince them to marry and keep the child.
A young girl comes of age while hiding from the Nazis.
After her husband dies in a fire, a woman is left to tend for her young son and the family farm on her own. Soon, she takes in a drifting handyman, they fall in love, and a resentment begins to build between the son and his new "step-father" who treats the boy harshly on purpose to prepare him for
Three secretaries look for love while working in the publishing business.
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
Professor Immanuel Rath (Curt Jurgens)is a martinet botany professor at a German high school who finds post cards bearing the likeness of Lola-Lola (May Britt), "The Blue Angel", in the possession of his pupils. He goes to the cafe where she is appearing to see if any of his pupils are there, and spots two of them. While chasing them, he encounters Lola-Lola and the troupe manager, Kiepert (Theodore Bikel.) He returns the next evening and becomes involved with Lola. His visit to the cafe, and the fact he spent the night with Lola, becomes common knowledge and he is forced to leave his school position. Despite the protests of his friends, he marries Lola, who is intrigued by the idea of being the wife of a professor. The intrigue doesn't last long, as Rath is unable to get work because of his wife. He becomes a broken character, reduced to performing odd jobs around the troupe and living off the earnings of his wife. When the troupe returns to his hometown, Kiepert brutally uses him in a magic act as a shill to attract customers from among his old students and friends. Lola meets a former lover and, as Rath is being degraded on the stage, she allows the former lover to make love to her in sight of her husband. Rath goes beserk and sets out to strangle her.
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.
A kindly cowboy suddenly finds himself the object of a massive manhunt after he accidently kills the son of a powerful rancher.
Three marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II: Wagner to a lower class dysfunctional family, Hunter to his pregnant fiancée, and the upper class Dillman to a high-living playgirl. Each must decide whether to make the best of their situation, or break out of it. Wagner drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Hunter marries his fiancée but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Dillman sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later in battle, a heroic act costs one of the marines his life.
A Navy nurse must choose between love and prejudice during World War II.
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
A Jewish soldier faces anti-Semitism when he enlists to fight World War II.
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the townspeople enlist Douglas' aid to recapture them.
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair...
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
A young Pop Star struggles with his singing career being "sinful" and his gospel roots that his grandfather who raised him instilled in his heart.
Three American pilots are assigned to dogfight during the Korean War.
At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatified wife and eased only by alcohol. But it starts to emerge that there was in fact one brief and unsuspected period of happiness and love.
A scientist's experiments with teleportation produce a deadly hybrid.
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
Three navy war heroes are booked on a morale-building "vacation" in San Francisco and plan to throw a wild party.
A young man visiting his relatives in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.
A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later.
A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network''''s research staff.
A Navy Security employee gets discharged after being suspected of "Communist affiliations." With the help of a lawyer and the Secretary of the Navy, his life long commitment to the military is established and he is returned to service with back pay.
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War''''s end.
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star.
A man tries to deal with his brother's drug addiction and his growing attraction to the man's wife.
Small-town scandals erupt when a repressed woman deals with her daughter''''s move into adulthood.
When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Tod, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he''''s infatuated.
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
A public relations man must cope with revelations about a wartime romance.
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
A middle-aged man is left to tend house while his wife is accepted by the Air Force training program and becomes a Lieutenant.
A blind playwright living in London overhears part of a conversation that propels him into a desperate race to find a kidnapped child.
A "miracle" drug threatens a family man's sanity.
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson.
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 dramatic love story unfolds between a rough-talking, macho carousel barker, and a young, innocent mill worker.
A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than her and to appease his new love interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers.
Three brothers unwittingly become outlaws after robbing a train the day after peacetime.
An American and a British soldier in love with the same woman head for the Normandy Invasion.
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photogrpaher husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl''''s college education.
A man alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver.
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more impotantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !
A spoiled, married English woman falls in love with an Indian doctor.
Sir Walter Raleigh wins favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
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 Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.
A New York lawyer returns to his hometown down in the Deep South investigate the missing funds of an old friend, now blind. Along, the way he rekindles a romance with a childhood sweetheart and discovers the missing funds are being paid to a hush a black woman, who turns out to be his friend's real
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
A Scottish boy follows his faith to a bright career preaching in Washington, DC.
An Army investigator infiltrates a Tokyo crime syndicate to solve a colleague''''s murder.
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
In the XVIII century, an spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigins, but perhaps a divine intervention could help the spaniards to save the life.
Life and career of the great American stage actor Edwin Booth, including his troubled brother, John Wilkes, who gained lasting infamy by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln.
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
An ancient Egyptian doctor uses court intrigue to discover his birthright.
The chairman of a large automobile maker is left to find a new second in command and narrows it to three equally qualified candidates. To make his decision, he decides to examine each of the men''s wives and learn something about the candidate through their relationships.
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
A young stage hopeful (Peggy Ann Gardner), is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer (Van Heflin).
A young woman wins the heart of Napoleon, though the two can never be together.
A trio of soldiers of fortune on their way to the California gold rush are tempted with rewards by a woman who needs help in rescuing her husband from a goldmine cave-in in Mexico. They agree, but then find themselves the target of angry Indians who wish to protect the sacred hill on which the mine is located.
The storytelling shoemaker falls for a married ballerina who stars in one of his stories.
A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves.
A cattle owner''''s daughter risks everything to drill for oil.
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private investigator and asks him to pretend to be insane, so that he can get inside the sanitarium and look for the judge. The investigator is admitted to the asylum, and encounters many dangers while trying to prove that the judge is there.
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Bigotry flares when a teacher is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South.
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