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A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women''''s boarding house.
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''s not a Nazi collaborator.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
Rancher Blaze Barker (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to Dead Falls after being framed by land-grabbers and spending two years in jail. Paroled, he can't wear a gun, but is aided by Marshal Fargo Steele (Tex Ritter). The gang is out to gain control of all of the valley land before a dam is constructed. When Blaze raises the money to pay off the taxes on his ranch, he finds it has been marked to incriminate him.
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
A landowner''''s will leaves his ranch to anyone who''''s served two years in prison.
A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.
The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war.
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
When a woman turns outlaw, she''''s suspected of murder.
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
Family bickering features young daughter (Withers) favored by her father (Kellaway) and older daughter (Wright) by favored by snobbish mother (Alexander).
Tomboy (Withers) is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster (Sutton). When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher (Kelly) and gets her first kiss from a beau (Clayton).
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
A cowboy has to clear his name when he''''s mistaken for a bank robber.
A drifter accused of horse stealing faces off against the notorious Judge Roy Bean.
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.
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
A high-school band sets out to win a national radio contest.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he's re-married.
A wrongly imprisoned man sends his snobbish son to the country to grow up.
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Learning of Walters' inheritance, Larson kills him and assumes his identity. When Larson's men try to kill Walter's niece Lola, Jack Lane breaks it up. This leads to a showdown with Jack outnumbered by Larson and his gang. Having saved Loma's life earlier, he has Fuzzy ride for him and his men.
A millionaire who''''s been married seven times courts wife number eight.
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Old Joel Bentham (Harry Davenport) is awarded $50,000 as the last surviving Civil War veteran in his part of the country. His fellow townsmen in Cleardale are more than willing to help him spend it, but he remembers their neglectful years and decides to spend it as he sees fit. He offers a home to Meg (Dorothea Kent) who has been forced into a hobo life by economic stress and also takes in Ray Riggins (Robert Wilcox), wild young grandson of a war comrade. He promises to make Ray his heir, against the advice of his servant, Benjie Collins (Clem Bevans.) Ray plans, with the aid of some former criminal pals, to rob the old man but changes his mind and is fighting a losing battle against the crooks when a corps of American Legion men, coming to escort Joel to a train, mops up the robbers.
Jerry Cummings (Forrest Taylor), a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone (Monte Hale) and Jan Jaffin (Jack Mulhall), and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy (Joan Barclay), posing as a jewel thief called Mary Layton, is working to keep the crooks from absconding with the jewel, and her efforts are hindered greatly by an artist, Jimmy Baxter (Herman Brix), who thinks she is a crook and Crone and Jaffin the good guys.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
In this The "NEW" Universal presentation, high-tempered New York radio producer George Hayes (William Gargan) quarrels with Cyrus Wittles (William B. Davidson), sponsor of the Crunchie Munchie Hour, and loses his job. He hears that station WBAM in Valley Falls needs a new manager and heads there. Stumbling into the wrong station, WVOX, he meets Jane Arledge (Judith Barrett), program manager for local town-magnate, Harry Fox (Charles Brokaw.) She directs him to WBAM and he finds it is a collection of junk in an abandoned stable. Humiliated, he boasts to Jane that he will put the old station on its feet again. He sends for his announcer friend, Tiny Martin (Don Wilson), after convincing station-owner Pete Jones (Spencer Charters) that Martin can give valuable aid in reviving the station. Merchants fear to use WBAM, although they despise Fox and his crony, Mayor Applegate (Ferris Taylor), who is up for re-election. Learning that the merchants are holding a secret meeting, George uses a ruse to broadcast their suspicions about Fox and Applegate. They repudiate the statements, but George prepares another strong blast against them for a later broadcast. This angers Janes, who believes the attacks on her boss are unjustified and she tells George he should return to New York. While George waits for his train, Jane learns that Fox and Applegate have connived to loot the town treasury and, with Martin, she rushes to WBAM and adds her own evidence to the charges prepared previously by George and reads them over the air.
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
An investigator tries to find a gang responsible for a rash of bank robberies. He doesn't know that his sister is the girlfriend of the gang's ringleader.
A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends.
When silver is found in Virginia City, Lawyer John Storm leads a group from Indiana west. He soon has to defend them all in court against a company that is after their claims. Fighting a crooked Judge, he gets a mis-trial by telling how much each of the jurors was bribed. Then he gets the Governor to appoint a new Judge. But just as the retrial opens, the Judge learns his daughter has been kidnaped.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter''''s virtue.
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
A mild-mannered milkman stumbles onto a career in the boxing ring.
Tenderfoot Trask gets rodeo champ Travis to take his place as the new owner of a ranch having trouble with rustlers. To stop the rustling Travis and his men build a drift fence. Out to stop them is Clay Jackson and his men led by Slinger Dunn.
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
Three cowboys buy a ranch but have to fight off gunmen to keep it.
Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run her ranch. Then she finds out about his past.
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
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.
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Joe has Cowboy-Race Driver Brent drive him to the border where his men slug Brent, and he shoots Stafford and takes his bonds. Brent's old friend Chuck arrives and the two head out to find the gang and recover the bonds.
Nick is a modern day Robin Hood. But he has to split with his gang and the crooked Sheriff. When the Sheriff kills the Countess he arrests Nick. When they put the rope around his neck Nick reaches for the confession he got from the Sheriff, but it is missing.
A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.
Bart Morgan controls the town of Cactus City and is keeping all men away from Jane Rankin. When Johnny Day arrives and takes an interest in Jane, Morgan tries to kick him out. Johnny refuses to go and the stage is set for a showdown.
Having quit their old gang and gone straight, Bert Allen (Jack Perrin) and Joe Kemp (Franklyn Farnum) finally own their own ranch after three years, but Joe robs the Riverton bank of the Green River Dam payroll - using Bert's horse, gun and gloves and leaving behind Bert's hat. Bert escapes across the Mexican border and there falls in love with Betty Burke (Charline Burt), while Bill (Jay Wilsey as Buffalo Bill Jr), Al Mooney (Pete Morrison) and Dick (Edmund Cobb) pursue the $5000 reward for Bert and the robbery loot held by Joe. Bert offers to surrender to the sheriff (Henry Roquemore) if the reward money will be spent on surgery for Betty's blind mother (Emma Tansey).
The Oklahoma Kid (Bob Custer) is sent to New Mexico to buy and deliver back to Texas a cattle herd from the T-Bar-S ranch of cattleman Standing (Henry Roquemore.) He is soon in the middle of trouble caused by the Petty (J.P.McGowan) gang, who wants the herd and the money.Petty has henchman Pete Gibbs (Tommy Bay) impersonate the Kid, but the Kid, unknown to Petty and Gibbs, has a map of Oklahoma tatooed on his arm that serves as his identification.
This short film focuses on how marriages can start to crumble.
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
This historical short film looks at the Founding Fathers of the United States and the creation of the Constitution of the U.S.
In this comedic short, Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd loose their jobs as dancers and end up as assistants for a magician.
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