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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 5, 1979|
|Born:||September 24, 1894||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Lancaster, Pennsylvania||Profession:||Cast ...|
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In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker (Lyle Bettger) and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom (Audie Murphy) arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
The voice of God mystically appears on the radio, changing all who hear it.
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A ghost who died a coward tries to inspire U.S. GIs to become heroes.
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
A lady''''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
In the 8th film of the 22-film series, Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt (Dave O'Brien), Jim Steele (Jim Newill) and Panhandle Perkins (Guy Wilkerson) are sent to the district of Rawhide to investigate the killings of several ranchers. Tex enters the town posing as a tramp while the other two Rangers join a troupe of itinerant minstrels. Tex, convinced that while they may find the killer, it will not prevent further harassment of the poorer ranchers, and he returns to the Ranger station and persuades his father, Texas Ranger Captain John Wyatt (Robert Hill), to take a leave of absence and go to Rawhide and run for Land Commissioner. Tex and his father meet Henry Colby (Edward Cassidy), the wealthiest landholder in the district, who has been advised by his ranch foreman, Frank Hade (Charles King), and Sam Barrett (Jack Ingram), the boss of Rawhide, that the nesters are the cause of all the lawlessness. At a meeting, preceded by the dullest, most demeaning minstrel show ever filmed, Captain Wyatt is shot (a fate that should have befallen the minstrels) and the bullet is found to be the same calibre as that used in the earlier killings, although Wyatt is only wounded. Mary Colby (Nell O'Day), riding the range, sees Barrett attempt to kill Tex using a rifle. Realizing he has been identified, Barrett hurries back to town where he meets the other gang members, and they prepare to fight against the Rangers.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
Buck Jones, Carmen Bailey, Milburn Stone, Jose Perez, Soledad Jiminez. Buck Jones as a U.S. army captain goes undercover while investigating allegations of banditry and racism perpetrated on native Mexicans by redneck desperados in the California territory.
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters.
Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.
After a series of electrical storms disrupts the world, electrical engineer Bruce Gordon develops a machine to trace the cause of the disasters. He discovers that the source is in central Africa and, backed by the nations of the world, sets out on an expedition. Bruce learns that the disturbances emanate from an area called the Magnetic Mountain. But unknown to our hero and his pal Jerry, the Magnetic Mountain also contains a super-advanced secret city ruled by the tyrannical scientific wizard named Zolok, who has unleashed the electrical fury threatening civilization as part of his plan to conquer the world. Zolok has under his control a brilliant inventor, Manyus, Manyus' beautiful daughter Natcha and an army of giant African slaves, who follow the dictates of a strongman, Appolyn, and Gorza, a dwarf. Also in the mix are schemers Reynolds and Colton, who plan to capture Manyus and thereby gain control of Zolok's army, and a double-crossing fellow explorer named Butterfield. Can Bruce evade Zolok's "destroying rays" and stop his dreams of world conquest?
A small-town newspaper publisher champions a young man who may have been jailed wrongly.
A henpecked husband''''s lie gets him in trouble at home and at work.
Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning. Their plan backfires as he wins and embarks upon a reform crusade.
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
Jimmy's uncle George gives him 30 days probation on Kirk's ranch to control his temper or lose his inheritance. There he gets tangled up with a gang of robbers whose boss is Narbrough, his rival for Kirk's daughter Laura.
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
A humble clerk pretends to be a millionaire and gets mixed up in a yachting race.
A hot-shot dancer marries in haste and repents in waltz time.
A musical adaptation of the comic strip by Al Capp. The story finds the residents of Dog Patch, U.S.A., battling industrial pollution in the form of the sinister Deadly Glops.
Private Snafu pays for ignoring regulations that prevent malaria.
In this comedic short, a gang of children build a robot to assist them with their chores.
A gang of children help to save their favorite teacher from losing her job in this short film.
Mickey Mouse's ghost-hunting business is invaded by some real ghosts.
The Big Bad Wolf masquerades as Bo Peep to snare the Three Little Pigs.
In this short film, an assistant is called upon to give a speech on his candidate''''s behalf... much to the chagrin of the audience.
When a star football player needs a wisdom tooth to pull in order to play, Patsy Kelly isn''''t so sure she wants to giver any of her teeth up in this comedic short.
In this comedic short, two friends find themselves at a house owned by a mad scientist with a robot.
Two reporters attempt to find a story at a hospital in this comedic short.
A gang of children go after pirate treasure they believe is hidden in a cave in this short film.
The Three Little Pigs get caught up in the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Like a true friend, Patsy Kelly helps Thelma Todd land a screen test but this time her help isn''''t needed in this comedic short.
In this short film, two neighbors disapprove of their children being together until they perform at a speakeasy.
In this short film, Thelma Todd falls for a gentleman but Patsy Kelly has her doubts.
A gang of children attempt a camping trip in this comedic short film.
This short film provides a spoof on movie newsreels combined with humorous narration of silent screen footage.
In this comedic short, a bill collector and a policeman are captured by a group of mad scientists and taken to an all-women tribe of Native Americans for study. Vitaphone Release 1704-1705.
In this short film, Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly buy a farm in Paradise Acres and get scammed.
In this comedic short, the owner of a burnt down gas station attempts to fool his insurance company by embellishing the description of his business. Vitaphone Release 1700-1701.
Two rookie police officers bungle their way through a series of mishaps in this comedic short.
In this comedic short, a case of mistaken identity ensues after pub owners are thrown into a panic when the police announce that a censor will be sent over.
In this short film, a taxicab driver hopes to open a new delicatessen despite his friend''''s incompetence.
In this short film, Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly are flight attendants on an experimental flight.
In this comedic short, a pair of taxi drivers get in trouble with the law and disguise themselves as royalty to escape.
In this comedic short, The Schmaltz Brothers buy a beer garden that turns out to be a bad investment.
After an illiterate man loses his taxi driving job, he applies for to the "help wanted" ad at a local taxidermist in this comedic short.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts head to Hollywood with dreams of stardom... little do they know that the man with the power to make it happen is on the train!
In this comedic short film, a man must defend a ranch from an infamous bandit in order to impress his boss'''' daughter.
A juror accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just happens to be a time bomb in this comedic short.
A pair of taxi drivers create multiple accidents with their taxi in this comedic short.
A dentist deals with a variety of eccentric and difficult patients.
In this comedic short, a dog travels to Africa with a young sheik to look for adventure.
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