TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)
|Also Known As:||Died:||April 8, 1957|
|Born:||April 26, 1903||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Birmingham, Alabama, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
A suspended Texas ranger sets out to catch the outlaws who killed his partner.
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
A Confederate officer tries to expose outlaws posing as members of his army.
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
A gambler fakes his death so he can pay off his creditors with the insurance money.
Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.
A bumbling manager turns a beauty queen into a Hollywood star.
Cal Reynolds, known as The Utah Kid (Rex Lease) eludes a sheriff's posse and takes refuge in Robber's Roost, a hideout for outlaws running from the law complete with its own dirt-floor saloon. Jennie Lee (Dorothy Sebastian), a school teacher from a nearby town is out sight-seeing and is picked up by a couple of the boys and brought into the saloon. Since they aren't gentleman and don't believe in "finders-keepers", a brawl breaks out over who gets the girl until Cal steps forward and claims she is his fiancee who had followed him there and hands off, thank you. Some of the boys, including Baxter (Boris Karloff) aren't buying and, just to prove Cal's claim is true, trot out Parson Joe (Lafe McKee) to tie the knot. Jennie also forgets to mention she is engaged to town Sheriff Bentley (Walter Miller. ) Cal, realizing that he is now really married, decides to reform but he isn't far along in his program before Sheriff Bentley and a posse of deputies show up looking for Jennie, and the outlaws think Cal has gone too far too fast reference his reformation and blame him. To prove otherwise Cal joins the gang in a battle against the law and wounds the sheriff, but later saves his life. Gang leader Butch (Tom Santschi) is killed in a duel with Cal, and Jennie decides that Cal is the man for her.
A flapper weds a cowboy and has to adjust to life out West.
Three roommates try to land rich husbands.
In this silent film, an actress marries a tailor's assistant to get back at a faithless suitor.
In this silent film, a free-spirited debutante tries to prove that women can love as carelessly as men.
A mad strangler haunts the London fog.
A story of revolution and adventure concerning a Spanish Beauty and a Yankee hero.
A flapper sets her hat for a man with a hard-drinking wife.
Prejudice keeps a free spirit from the man she loves, triggering a series of tragedies.
In this silent film, a small-town girl tries to make it in Hollywood.
A waiter who''''s just won a fortune is the target for society thieves.
Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out on board Jerry's boat.
In this comedic short, a drunkard climbs a ladder into the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there.
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute