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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 7, 1963|
|Born:||January 3, 1898||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Parsons, Kansas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A doctor tries to cope with his wife's newfound stardom as an advertising pitch woman.
A teen tycoon becomes a rock star.
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.
A talking mule helps a hapless soldier uncover an enemy agent.
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
An Arkansas store owner stages a series of accidents to impress a woman with his heroism.
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
Three small-town spinsters adopt a baby.
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
A married woman invites a former boyfriend to dinner, and he decides to move in.
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
A small-town matchmaker takes on the local blue noses.
A gangster hides out in a boardinghouse full of eccentrics.
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
A schoolteacher turns detective to solve a theatrical murder.
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
Schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers suspects a deadly link between two seemingly unrelated murders.
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
A racing fan''''s predictions go wrong and land his friends in debt.
A nouveau riche couple try to break into high society.
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
An orphan sent to work on a farm gets pregnant.
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married.
A stranded carnival girl comes between a lady show owner and the town barber.
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
A phony psychic conjures up a real ghost who asks her to solve his murder.
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
A socialite can''''t choose between the tough guy she''''s turned into a gentleman and the gentleman she''''s turned into a tough guy.
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a poor novelist, then dreams of giving their children the finer things.
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
Its 1850 and California is under ruthless military rule. Kirby Tornell's rancho has been taken over by soldiers and when two of Kirby's men are captured, he goes there to free them. He meets the General's daughter there and attracted to her, repeatedly returns to see her. Eventually he is captured and now his men must try and rescue him.
Bandits menace Americans on a Chinese riverboat.
Poster writes a gossip column for the Morning Gazette. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets most of his information from his gal, Peggy who is a showgirl. When Bill sees Tony stab Angelo Spinelli to death in a speak easy, he puts it front page of the Gazette. But on the night that he goes out with heiress Mildred, he slips the diamond that came from Peggy's finger on Mildred's finger and announces his engagement - while tattling about her friends in his column. This gets him in dutch with Mildred and Peggy. At the same time, the cops cannot find Tony, but Tony is looking for Poster to thank him for the publicity.
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove who really committed the murder.
Four soldiers at the front think back on their reasons for enlisting.
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
Booth Tarkington''''s tale of two mischievous boys in turn-of-the-century Indiana.
A jealous husband dons a disguise to test his wife''''s fidelity.
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy.
A gambler fakes his death so he can pay off his creditors with the insurance money.
A wealthy count poses as a hairdresser to romance a financially strapped countess.
A nurse fights to survive when she''''s caught behind enemy lines during World War I.
A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was that she wanted him out of the way so she could have his best friend.
A society woman courts heartache when she falls in love with her chauffeur.
An accused killer takes over the life of the Canadian Mountie who died hunting him down.
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.
Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.
A stenographer tries to save her boss from his divorcee girlfriend.
A homicide cop investigates the murder of a multimillionaire.
A stage star''''s romance with a young man is jeopardized by his mother''''s arrival.
A gypsy beauty sets the men of a farming family to fighting over her favors.
A woman once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer tries to save her sister from him.
Prince Nikki, Lieutenant of the Guard in pre WWI Vienna, is flat broke, but the only advice he gets from his parents is either to shoot himself or to marry money. During the Chorpus Christi parade his horse accidentaly hurts poor Mitzi, the daughter of inn-keepers in a Viennese suburb, who is, according to the wishes of her parents, going to marry the butcher Schani. When Nikki visits her at the hospital, they fall in love, much to the dislike of her parents and Schani. Nikki's parents, meanwhile have arranged a prospective marriage with Cecilia, the limping daughter of a very rich non-aristocratic industrial. Due to the fact, that Nikki's father is a general in the Austrian-Hungarian Army, resitance is useless. When Mitzi, after hearing of it, is still refusing Schani's proposal, he vowes to shoot Nikki when he leaves the church.
A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds out what happened. Complications ensue.
An American adventurer on the run from detectives finds love.
On the night before his wedding, a young man plays poker with friends. When the game is raided by the police, he escapes into a Turkish bath on ladies night, ending up disguised in drag and with difficult explanations to make.
A headlining comedienne falls in love with a drummer after literally taking a fall off the stage.
In this silent film, lust for gold tears apart a dentist and his wife.
Steve Tuttle (Charles Jones), the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.
The will states that the tin factory goes to his wastrel son King if he'll settle down or else to his son by another marriage factory manager William. Both sons wants factory forewoman Ann.
In this silent film, a young woman turns Hollywood upside down in her search for stardom.
Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable for Sara.
Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L
The story of Sheridan Whiteside, a famous author who visits a couple, the Stanleys, intending to stay only for dinner -- until he accidentally breaks his hip and is confined to the Stanley home for six weeks. The plot revolves around the havoc Sheridan causes with his opinionated view of life. Based
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts try their hand at being charitable by working at a dance club to raise money for a friend.
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they get caught by their boss at a party.
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they become the cause of a police officer losing his job.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts head to Hollywood with dreams of stardom... little do they know that the man with the power to make it happen is on the train!
In an attempt to make money for college, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts, go door to door selling magazines but end up in a courtroom instead of a classroom in this short film.
In this short film, an aspiring journalist and her friend follow a lead for a stolen royal seal when they should be working on their attention to detail.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts travel along with their pet monkey to a show but their antics on the train antagonize the show director.
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd has gotten her big break in a vaudeville act but friend ZaSu Pitts steals the show.
A juror accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just happens to be a time bomb in this comedic short.
To avoid getting a speeding ticket, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts pretend they are rushing to the hospital in this short film.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts get sent to a spa while recovering from being sick.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts go out for a driving lesson... and what a lesson they get!
In this short film, a society matron insists that Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd spend the evening at her mansion after running their car off the road.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are excited when they are taken out by two gentlemen but discover quickly that they are not going to be wined and dined.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves behind enemy lines and playing strip poker with Germans!
In this comedic short, a hotel phone operator finds love with a wrestler with a little matchmaking help from a friend.
Comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are taken out for a night on the town by two not so sharp men in this short film.
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.
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