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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 5, 2004|
|Born:||February 6, 1911||Cause of Death:||pneumonia|
|Birth Place:||Tampico, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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In the realm of documentary filmmaking there is no greater icon than Michael Moore, perhaps the most controversial filmmaker of our time; many, even those on the left, argue he's more propagandist than documentarian, asking at what point does the manipulation of fact become a work of fiction?
A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.
A profile of student activism on the UC Berkeley campus during the 1960s.
The continuing AIDS crisis in New York City.
Documentary about the elimination of 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan by General Motors.
The documentary explores the far-reaching effects of the 1952 McCarran Walter Act which barred 250,000 foreigners from entering the United States on political grounds, and was repealed in 1991. The filmmakers interviewed people in twelve countries as to why they had been denied U.S. visas, and cultu
Katharine Hepburn pays tribute to one of the screen''''s most natural actors, Spencer Tracy.
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they''re being used as decoys for a real spy team.
Chronicles the struggle of Guatemalan peasants against a long heritage of state and foreign oppression.
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.
Film clips trace the careers of the screen''''s most popular animal actors.
Filmmakers capture conflicting attitudes toward the Vietnam War.
A plotless collection of various musical encounters and adventures by the famous rock band The Monkees which follows Davy, Peter, Mike and Mickey as they travel through an assortment of places in search of meaning.
Supposedly based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. In this film noir, two hitmen want to find out why their latest victim (a race car driver!) "just stood there and took it" when they came to shoot him. Ronald Reagan plays a rich, double-crossing bad guy. A young Angie Dickinson (looking just like Ellen Barkin) plays the femme fatale.
An aging doctor's resentment of his young assistant could lead to tragedy.
A submarine commander inadvertently causes the death of a romantic rival under his command.
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...
American GIs fight to survive inhuman treatment in a Korean POW camp.
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War join forces to fight off marauding Indians.
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?
Doctors try to get a Scottish soldier to open up to his comrades before telling him he's dying.
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
A lovelorn actress shares her apartment with a lonely soldier.
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
A veterinarian and a novelist compete for the heart of a lady rancher.
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry.
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'' rights.
American pilots stranded in Germany during World War II fight their way to freedom.
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
A hotshot flyer endangers his colleagues in the Royal Air Force as they fly against the Nazis.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
A Mexican outlaw reforms to help an old friend and a pair of young lovers.
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
A pair of slick Broadway producers con a wealthy cowboy into backing their show.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
Secret Service agents try to solve the theft of treasury banknote plates.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
A government agent battles smugglers.
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
A young delinquent defies his sister to join a tough street gang.
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret.
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
A documentary chronicling the history of the trolley car, from its inception at the turn of the century as a horse-drawn vehicle, through its years of competition with the automobile, to its present-day renaissance as an alternative to highway congestion.
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
A documentary chronicling the history of the U.S. Horse Cavalry from the American Revolution to its mechanization during the two World Wars. Combines clips from film classics, original location footage and battle reenactments.
A special featuring a music and comedy salute to country comedian Minnie Pearl.
A documentary on a range of royal activities for one year by Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The program contains a number of "firsts," including voiceover commentary by the Queen and behind-the-scenes footage of briefings, family gatherings, and the preparations for a lavish banquet at Windsor
A broadcast of a concert honoring the United States armed forces and fifty years of service by the USO.
Live, worldwide broadcast of the 1990 Goodwill Games, featuring over 2,500 athletes from more than 50 countries competing in 21 amateur events, including basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, track and field, figure skating, gymnastics, boxing, ice hockey, rowing, volleyball, weightlifting, wre
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
A variety special on the occasion of Disneyland's 35th anniversary. Features a rededication ceremony led by hosts of the original 1955 Opening Day telecast: former President Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter and Bob Cummings. Also features comedy sketches, vignettes of celebrities' encounters at Disney
Live coverage of the 1989 Major League All-Star Game from Anaheim Stadium, featuring elected All-Star players of the American League against their National League counterparts.
Live coverage of the inauguration of George Bush as the forty-first President of the United States and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Also included are scenes from the Inaugural Parade, which includes civilian and military bands and marching units, floats and dance groups from each of the states and
A documentary that chronicles John Wayne's life and career through movie clips, news footage and interviews.
A CBS News Special prompted by the death of Lucille Ball, offering a retrospective on her life and career.
Live coverage of the inauguration of George Bush as the forty-first President of the United States and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Included are scenes from the Inaugural Parade, which includes civilian and military bands and marching units, floats and dance groups from each of the states and U.S.
A "Magical World of Disney" special saluting the opening of the new Disney Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities perform song-and-dance routines. Film clips spotlight world leaders and famous personalities, who name their favorite films and discuss how television and movies have affected their
A news special and documentary that examines the problem of international debt. Includes coverage of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Conference held in Washington and a documentary entitled "The Debt Crisis," as well as analysis by major economists and journalists.
A special tribute in observance of the twentieth anniversary of the re-opening of Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.
Live coverage of the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival opening ceremonies from Owen Field Stadium at the University of Oklahoma. The U.S. Olympic Festival competition is the largest amateur multi-sport event in the United States.
An NBC News special profiling Ronald Reagan. The program includes an interview with Reagan taped January 17, 1989, at the White House, stills and film footage tracing his career, and comments from friends and colleagues.
Live coverage of the inauguration of George Bush as forty-first President of the United States and Dan Quayle as Vice President. Also included are scenes from the Inaugural Parade, which includes civilian and military bands and marching units, as well as floats and dance groups from each of the stat
A special featuring music from Broadway shows, including "Hello Dolly!," "The Fantasticks," "West Side Story," "Company," "42nd Street," "Les Miserables" and others. The first of three specials saluting the music of Broadway.
A musical special featuring a performance on the South Lawn of the White House. The third of three special saluting Broadway musicals.
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
A special featuring music from Broadway shows including "Leave It to Me," "South Pacific," "One Touch of Venus," "70, Girls, 70," "Dreamgirls," "Evita," and "Cats." A tribute to Mary Martin on her fiftieth anniversary in show business is also featured. This is the second of a three-part salute to Am
A special in which President Ronald Reagan and former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford engage in informal dialogue in a mini-press conference format with a cross-section of students, aged ten to fourteen, representing other young Americans from across the country.
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
The seventh annual Christmas musical gala featuring popular and classical music performers and nationally known choruses. The gala is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady along with other leaders and dignitaries from the nation's capital.
David Brinkley conducts an interview with departing President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office.
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.
A special featuring a "test format" that allows viewers to answer 50 questions on AIDS, after which answers, based on the latest medical research, are given. The program, presented without commercial interruption, features discussions on AIDS origin, transmission, prevention, and treatment, as well
Live coverage of proceedings on the eve of the bicentennial of the Constitution at the the Capitol building in Washington. Includes President Reagan leading a group of children in the Pledge of Allegiance. The program also looks at a few of the 110,000 school "teach-ins" on citizenship held througho
The fourth in a series of four specials focusing on the works of popular American composers. The music of Jerome Kern is highlighted in this segment, which was taped in the East Room of the White House on October 18, 1987 before an audience that included President and Mrs. Reagan.
A retrospective on the life and career of actor James Stewart, with clips from many of his films and interviews with people who have worked with him.
A program which guides viewers through the 45-year history of Camp David, the famous American presidential mountain retreat located in an isolated area in rural Thurmont, Maryland. It has offered seclusion from the press and general public to nine first families beginning with the Roosevelt's in 194
A live coverage of the parade in Philadelphia, celebrating the Bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. The parade begins at Independence Hall and concludes at the Philadephia Museum of Art on the historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The converage ends with President Reagan so
The third in a series of four specials focusing on the work of popular American composers. This tribute to Cole Porter was taped in the East Room of the White House on June 28, 1987.
A documentary offering a look at the Conservative movement in America. The story of the movement and its rise from political obsurity in the 1940s to political power in the 1980s, is examined. The program offers eyewitness testimonies from those who were intimately involved in the movement's develop
The second in a series of programs saluting popular American composers. This special features the songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as performed before an audience including the President and Mrs. Reagan.
Two-hour coverage of a black-tie event, broadcast from the Constitution Hall of Philadelphia's Civic Center, honoring the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. The program features performers and special guests offering tributes through music, dance, and dramatic representat
Four one-hour documentaries on the American Constitution and its impact on the lives of the American people. By focusing on contemporary problems, the series underscores the enduring qualities of the Constitution. The broad subjects of the four episodes are freedom of speech and religion, judicial p
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
A musical celebration with traditional carols and contemporary seasonal songs performed before an invited audience of government officials and dignitaries.
A special highlighting the nineteenth annual celebration of the performing arts in America at historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The program features a tribute to Nancy Reagan.
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
John Forsythe welcomes the nation's first family and a distinguished audience of notables from the nation's capital when he hosts the fifth annual telecast of the perennial NBC special.
A prime time special featuring memorable moments and extraordinary personalities associated with the show's twenty-five years of sports coverage.
A live telecast of the Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasadena, California. The parade theme is "A Celebration of Laughter." The event features 60 fresh-flower floats, 22 marching bands, and 228 equestrians traversing the five-mile parade route.
A two-hour special centering around the 90th birthday celebration of World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle, who led the first offensive bombing mission on Tokyo in the spring of 1942. The program includes appearances by guest celebrities and a toast from President Reagan. Doolittle is credited with the
A two-hour variety show celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Walt Disney World. The program features a potpourri of music, comedy and dance. Also included in the special is vintage footage of Walt Disney, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and a view of the all-new Birthday Parade down Main Stree
Special marking the fiftieth anniversary of LIFE Magazine and bringing memorable and historic photographs to television with many of the people featured in the photos. The broadcast will cover such subjects as "Cover Stories," "Show Business," "Growing Up," "American Fads" and "Heroes."
A variety special celebrating comedian George Burns' ninetieth birthday. The event includes appearances by many celebrities in person and on pre-taped sequences.
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
The first of four specials focusing on popular and enduring American composers. The music of George Gershwin is highlighted in this segment, with various performers presenting his music before a live audience which includes the President and Mrs. Reagan.
A special featuring live and taped coverage of the events revolving around the Statue of Liberty centennial celebration on July 3, 1986. The theme of the program is "the immigrant experience." The program is capped by the lighting of the Statue's torch by President Reagan, and coverage of Chief Just
A gala tribute to historic Ford's Theatre in Washington (where Lincoln was assassinated in 1865) taped before a black-tie audience and featuring talent from all of the popular entertainment arts.
In a special black-tie event, celebrities perform as entertainers and pay tribute as seven new members are inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Steve Allen, Fred Coe, Walt Disney, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Stanton, and Burr Tillstrom.
A musical salute to composer Irving Berlin, whose music has captured the American spirit for more than fifty years. Included in the program are vintage television performances, archival news footage, and fifty years of film clips. In addition, interviews with performers associated with Berlin's musi
Film clips, commentary, and interviews are the ingredients of this three-hour special that reviews American political and cultural life from the end of World War II to the present. Much of the program focuses on U.S.-Soviet relations.
An all-star party that honors President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, on the occasion of his inauguration to his second term.
An entertainment special honoring President Ronald Reagan, nicknamed "Dutch" in his Hollywood days. The black-tie, invitational event was taped in early December, 1985, as a benefit for the Variety Clubs International's charities for children.
President and Mrs. Reagan take part in a musical celebration of Christmas in the nation's capital.
A holiday program of music and song from our nation's capital.
An eightieth birthday celebration for Bob Hope.
A salute to Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Acuff, including recollections, film clips, and songs.
A holiday special taped at the National Building Museum, the White House, and other sites in Washington, D.C.
Bob and his guests celebrate the dedication of the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The program, set in a nightclub called Dean's Place, spotlights new (and not-so-new) talent.
A tribute to the famous screen actor, featuring many of Cagney's friends and colleagues who offer personal and professional recollections of his long and distinguished career. The special also includes clips from some of his most famous films. Cagney receives the American Film Institute's second Lif
The American Film Institute presents its first Life Achievement Award to director John Ford.
The pilot film for "Burke's Law." The story of Amos Burke, an inspector with the Los Angeles Police Department. In the pilot episode, Burke attempts to solve the murder of a famous model.
The exploits of Robert Hale, a U.S. Treasury Department agent. Hale recruits a civilian locksmith named Johnny Henderson to help retrieve stolen currency plates. Broadcast as a segment of "G.E. Theater."
The program recalls the music and songs of the 1940s.
The program recalls the music of the Big Band era.
A special in which Judy Garland sings songs she has never before sung in public.
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.
Joe McDoakes learns what a bumpy road it can be to become an Hollywood star in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 1537A.
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, focuses on a small-town Kansas boy who fulfills his dream of becoming a tail gunner in a bomber. Vitaphone Release 1111A.
This short film focuses on the training and missions of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless. Vitaphone Release 1064-1065A
In this short film, Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman are given golf lessons by several professional golfers. Vitaphone Release 779A.
This short film presents the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops.
When a beauty queen tries to make it in Hollywood, she learns stardom comes at a price in this short film. Vitaphone Release 88-89A.
This short film looks at a unique way of fishing with archer Howard Hill: using a bow and arrow-like harpoon. Vitaphone Release 9434.
This short film contains three segments, showcasing Arabian trick and race horses, hockey, and footwear. Vitaphone Release B56.
Misc. Crew (short)
This short film presents a blooper reel containing clips of various movies from 1941.
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