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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 18, 1969|
|Born:||May 31, 1915||Cause of Death:||Coronary thrombosis|
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.
A small-town songwriter tries to sell his work to a stranded singing star.
Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, John McGiver, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Nancy Culp, Richard Deacon, Francesca Bellini, Milton Frome, Kathleen Freeman. Dunderhead Lewis falls in love with dishy St. John, but her mean-but-rich ol? ma (Moorehead) doesn?t like him one bit. So what does the old biddy do? She gives him a job, of course, at her fancy department store, in the hopes that he?ll screw up so bad that her daughter will lose interest. Lewis, of course, does screw up, and spectacularly (watch for the vacuum cleaner scene--and look out for that shelf full of basketballs). Stupid but funny, thanks to the always reliable Lewis and former cartoonist-turned-writer/director Frank Tashlin ("The Girl Can?t Help It.").
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
An emotionally fragile woman takes a job teaching mentally handicapped children.
A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America.
Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family portraits look like him. Surely..no..he can't be...can he ?
A stripper with a high IQ gets a job teaching at a college science department through a selection process determined by a robot.
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.
An eccentric heiress raises her nephew to be a free spirit.
A small-town repairman takes in his childhood sweetheart''''s triplets and is mistaken for their father.
A tough drill sergeant has three days to keep a sensitive enlistee from washing out.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
20th Century-Fox put a lot of eggs in this 1953 film---Cinemascope, 3-D and stereophonic sound on prints for the few theatres equipped for that sound system in 1953, and the result was possibly the best 3-D film made during the craze. The basically-simple plot, in theory but more than that in execution, concerns a spoiled and alcoholic millionaire, Robert Ryan, who breaks his leg falling off of a horse, and is left to die in the desert by his cheating wife, Rhonda Fleming (born for Technicolor and 3-D), and her lover, William Lundigan.
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
A perpetual student is mistaken for a government official in a small Eastern European village.
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
While on vacation, a criminal psychologist investigates a murder during a typhoid epidemic.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?
A veteran has to spend $1 million in two months to inherit a fortune.
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
Two country bumpkins rock the nation''''s capital with their formula for synthetic rubber.
A teacher in a women''''s reformatory searches for evidence to put her crook husband away.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
A couple''''s honeymoon is sabotaged by gangsters looking for missing cash.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and love...in a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
The mayor''''s secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé''''s devotion to his job.
A shop owner tries to interest his heirs in the family business.
Spinner McGee (Phil Reagan), devil-may-care mail pilot volunteers his courage and skill for the task of raising $100,000 to save the small airport owned by Pop Hussey (Harlan Briggs) from being condemned. Spinner's recklessness, combined with the efforts of others who have a vested interest in seeing the field closed, make it a hard task to accomplish, but Colonel Roscoe Turner (played by Colonel Roscoe Turner who was always billed with his rank) is on hand to help.
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A drifter and his slow-witted pal try to make their way in the West.
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
Gene and his buddies discover that the ranch they bought is really a dairy farm. And worse, it's subject to intimidation from a protection racket that prevents dairy products from safely reaching the market.
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
A European playboy falls for his maid.
A racehorse owner tries to buy victory by performing good deeds, but gets mixed up in murder instead.
An eccentric playboy tries politics only to get mixed up with the mayor''''s daughter.
A schoolteacher turns detective to solve a theatrical murder.
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
An heiress and a dog-catcher go searching for a priceless stamp.
A small-town veterinarian''''s life goes to the dogs when he inherits a fortune.
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.
A young innocent searches a rough mining town for her drunken father.
A quarterback stands against gangsters out to control the college sports scene.
Two ditch-digging fools sign on to help excavate a cursed Egyptian tomb.
Madcap society girl June Bolton (Maxine Doyle) has a talent for trouble. Trying to evade a subpoena in connection with one of her misadventures, she winds up in jail and has to be bailed out by the family attorney, Dick Clayton (Rod La Rocque). But June is soon in trouble again, this time involved with a mob boss (Bryant Washburn) and a shady lady (Barbara Pepper). Exasperated by his wealthy client's reckless escapades, Clayton determines to quit... until he realizes he has fallen in love with the little madcap.
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the gangster Trock Estrella.
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Humiliated by her Aunt Hortense (Grace Goodall), Lettie Morgan (Ann Rutherford) runs away from home. Mixing with a troupe of show girls, led by Otto (Henry Roquemore), she is mistaken for the expected leading lady and heads for California with their wagons. They miss the main wagon train and are attacked just as they cross the California border, but are rescued by Captain Tex Autry (Gene Autry) and his troop. Lettie believes Tex has been insolent for condemning the show troupe being on their own unprotected, and reports him to Colonel Seward (Frank LaRue) at Fort Henry. Horses are stolen from the fort that night by renegades led by Buck LaCrosse (Warner Richmond) and Utah Joe (Alan Sears), and when Tex goes in pursuit, he is believed to be a traitor, captured and condemned to death. Judge Lane (Niles Welch), in on the plot and hankering for Lettie, is asked by Lettie to intercede, but he double-crosses her. Aided by his pals, Frog (Smiley Burnette) and Buffalo (Bob Burns), Tex escapes and takes after the wagon train with which Lettie and the troupe of show girls has gone.
Before he was murdered Grandpa Martin found a gold mine. He failed to record it and now everyone is looking for Martin's old horse that can lead them to it. When Autry arrives to investigate, he is accused of the murder and finds the Sheriff after him.
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
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