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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 11, 1941|
|Born:||January 10, 1907||Cause of Death:||liver ailment|
|Birth Place:||Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
A cowboy has to clear his name when he''''s mistaken for a bank robber.
A reporter poses as a jewel smuggler to unmask a criminal gang.
The mayor''''s secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé''''s devotion to his job.
A circus man adopts an aerialist's daughter.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
Two strangers, a man and a woman, are framed for a jewel robbery and thrown in jail. After they get out, they join forces to track down the real thieves.
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.
A new bride disappears from her honeymoon hotel the same night a dead body pops up.
After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns he's furious (he wanted to marry her). When Boyton is killed Kiddo is accused of the crime and even Tom thinks she's guilty.
Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been resting. Finally, Dan's school confronts its arch rival and Dan must decide how badly he wants the boys to win.
Make-Up (feature film)
A television movie pilot for an ABC series based on Arthur Hailey's novel "Hotel." Dramatic vignettes depict incidents in the lives of guests and staff of the St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco.
Teenage paraplegic Suzy Gilstrap made her TV acting debut as a wheelchair-bound girl with a desire to pilot her own airplane. Bette Davis, as a former stunt flyer who now runs a small airport's cafe, and Howard Hesseman, as the airport's easy-going watchman, team up to help her fulfill her dream. Fo
A drama about a dying woman who returns to the home of her widowed mother after an absence of twenty years and how their bitter estrangement slowly turns to love. This double tour-de-force for Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands was a heralded first effort for writer Michael de Guzman, and premiered right
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
A dramatization of the unexplained six-week disappearance in 1926 of evangelist Aimee Semple McPhearson after which a court hearing had to decide whether she had been kidnapped to Mexico as she claimed or had been trysting with a married man as the police and her mother (played by Bette Davis) suspe
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she's released from a mental hospital.
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
A gambling-hall owner goes straight when he discovers the market for Chicago jazz.
Make-Up (TV Mini-Series)
Bette Davis is a New England schoolteacher, put out to pasture after 50 years of dedicated service, who sets out to rediscover her family -- large enough to keep a soap opera going for years -- only to discover that the town that bears the family name and her home for her lifetime is threatened with extinction by certain members of the clan who are in cahoots with a land developer. Davis'' real-life grandson, J. Ashley Hyman, made his acting debut in this four-hour drama as the young neighbor boy she takes on her extended trip.
In this short film, a gang of children put on a radio skit to teach their parents not to fight over cooking breakfast hash for dinner.
In this short film, a service station owner falls in love with a widowed woman with a son who runs the lunch counter next door.
This short film satirizes theatrical opening nights. Vitaphone Release 1138.
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