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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 1, 1994|
|Born:||February 15, 1907||Cause of Death:||complications from a blood clot|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A documentary covering the career of child star Shirley Temple.
Students on vacation reach a small town that appears to be a tropical paradise, but is, in reality, a cursed village to which Satan comes to Earth to claim souls.
When the perpetrators of the vicious robbery and murder of a young innocent couple are themselves savagely killed by a mysterious stranger, it could be a case of vigilante justice. Now the investigators must follow their leads down a dangerous path in order to uncover the elusive truth.
The adventures of a dean and an instructor at an embalming school.
An old-fashioned service comedy -- the kind Bob Hope used to make in the 1940s -- telling of the misadventures of an Italian POW who is drafted into the American army during World War II. Made in 1969, it was produced and directed by Bob Hope's son-in-law, with Italian actor Enzo Cerusico, remembere
After her husband's death, a widow continued to run their Alaskan logging camp. When her livelihood is threatened by two ruthless businessmen, a group of lumberjacks help her to fight back.
A student discovers the key to super strength by mixing chemicals with his breakfast cereal.
When Edgar Allan Poe's fiance Lenore goes into a coma, she is mistaken for dead and is about to be buried alive when she is rescued at the last minute. The horrific experience drives Lenore insane, and Poe's friend Dr. Forrest convinces him to commit her to a mental asylum. But during a visit to the
Dexter Riley is studying science at Medfield College. While working with two of his science major friends, they invent an invisibility spray. Before long, a group of thieves find out about the spray which would be the perfect tool in helping them in their next bank robbery and Dexter and his friends
After the Civil War, a group of veterans and ex-Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen leave Texas and go to South America. Upon arrival, they are ambushed by soldiers of the ruthless dictator General Martinez who sends them to the town of San Carlos to spy on the rebels who are plottin
A problem student accidentally mind melds with a super computer.
When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government.
A computer whiz and his pregnant girlfriend set out to rob a massive corporation.
A retired gangster has to pull off a hit when his daughter is kidnapped.
The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.
A magician''s estranged daughter must stay in his mansion for seven nights alone to inherit his fortune.
After accidentally getting launched into space, a sergeant suffers from a personality change and a look-alike replacement must stand in for him at his wedding.
A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation.
Story follows the life of Polly Adler, who grew to become one of New York's most successful bordello madams of the 20s.
An exiled nobleman sneaks back into Spain to defend his country against the Moors.
A war veteran in the South Seas tries to salvage a buddy''''s reputation when the man''''s daughter comes calling.
Rich socialite, Sandra Dee meets and marries photographer Bobby Darin and attempts to "train" him to be the perfect husband. Look for a very young Stephanie Powers as the devious friend .
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
The career of folk hero Pancho Villa whose banditry was put to the service of Mexican patriots attempting to overthrow the feudal landowners.
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
A man alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver.
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
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 great white hunter and an Indian princess trek into the Indian jungle to investigate a number of wild animal stampedes which have resulted in the deaths of many people. On their journey, they discover a herd of prehistoric wooly mammoths are responsible for the terror!
A chorus girl becomes a star when gossip links her with a millionaire she''''s never met.
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spend a LOT of running time climbing rocks. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some fake-looking dinosaurs. And they climb more rocks.
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
A hard-luck woman falls for a con man.
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
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...
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
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.
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) tells his pal Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin) that "From now on, Amigo, I am through with women" and then a few minutes later, after rescuing Joan Allen (Jean Rogers) from an attempted stage holdup, tells her "...but you, senorita, you are different!" and therein lies the short summary of all of the films in the 20th Century-Fox Cisco Kid series. The padded plot, so exhibitors could tell the entries apart, finds Towash, Texas saloon owner Hank Gunther (Harold Goodwin) plotting with Jesse Allen (Minor Watson), Joan's father, to rob the money missed on the aborted stage holdup from the express company safe rather than report empty-handed to the "Boss"(Stanley Fields). Allen robs the express office, but is seen by Moses (Nigel de Brulier), an old hermit, who tells the boys in the saloon that he doesn't know the robber's name but recognized him as the man he had seen that day with Joan. The latter has convinced her father to return the money and they will go to Arizona. Cisco, also seen that day with Joan, gets blamed for the robbery as Gunther has killed ol' Mose who is no longer around to identify Cisco as not being the robber, and Joan is not willing to implicate her father. It is beginning to look like Cisco is indeed through with women, albeit on an involuntary basis.
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
A detective (Romero) poses as a jewel thief and joins a bunch of other crooks sailing from Europe to New York in search a famous gem. He falls in love with one of the crooks (Brooks).
When her parents die, an orphaned girl goes to live with her grandfather on a British outpost in India.
An escaped convict's bride joins forces with the FBI.
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
A naïve girl tries to use a rich admirer''''s money to help others.
An enterprising clerk leads the British colonial campaign in India.
A member of the Spanish guard falls for a temptress who once ruined his commanding officer''''s life.
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
Visual Effects (feature film)
Max has lived a mundane life as a cab driver for twelve years. The faces have come and gone from his rear-view mirror: people and places he''s long since forgotten--until tonight. Vincent is a contract killer. When an off-shore narco-trafficking cartel learns that they''re about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witnesses, and the last stage is tonight. It is on this very night that Vincent has arrived--and five bodies are supposed to fall. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max'' taxicab, and Max becomes collateral--an expendable person who''s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night, Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination. And as the L.A.P.D. and F.B.I. race to intercept them, Max and Vincent''s survival become dependent on each other, in ways neither would have imagined.
Profile of actor Adam West, best known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1960's television series "Batman."
Biographical documentary of actress Carmen Miranda.
A special starring actor Barry Humphries portraying the noveau-riche Australian Dame Edna Everage in a spoof of Hollywood talk shows.
A retrospective of the series, "The Beverly Hillbillies," which aired on CBS from 1962 to 1971.
A special/pilot in which actor Barry Humphries portrays nouveau-riche Australian Dame Edna Everage in this spoof of talk-shows.
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
A documentary about director, screenwriter and playwright Preston Sturges. The program includes extensive clips from Sturges's feature films as well as interviews with friends and associates.
A comedy pilot not picked up to become a series by CBS. A Wall Street secretary must cope with the demands of her old-world family when she moves back home to their apartment in Little Italy.
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
A special, taped before a live audience, featuring popular entertainers from the stage, screen and television, performing circus acts.
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
The misadventures of Annie Jordan, "The Rainbow Girl," a beautiful singer on "The Miles Starling Family Dance Party," a local television program on Channel 66 in New York City. In the pilot episode, Annie and her sister, Natalie, scheme to find a way to finance a trip for their mother so she can vis
The story of Branch Taylor, a happy-go-lucky drifter who tackles any job. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Zane Grey Theater," Taylor is hired by Sheriff Morgan to hustle his prisoner, Tom Bowdry, to the nearby town of Borrengo (and thus avoid an angry lynch mob).
The story relates the romantic adventures of a young couple (Stephen and Julie) who meet and fall in love while visiting New York City.
NBC TV's first color special to emanate from the network's new $3,700,000 Burbank studios. A live program of music, comedy, and dramatic vignettes from New York and California.
In this promotional short, Cesar Romero presents a series of portraits of Academy Award winners from 1928 to 1961 created by artist Nicholas Volpe.
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
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