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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 1, 1959|
|Born:||December 23, 1887||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Alladin's magic lamp.
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Animation brings to life "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and The Wind in the Willows.
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
A reformed thief gets mixed up in blackmail and the theft of diamonds held at Scotland Yard.
A croupier is murdered in a Mexico City gambling casino and the Lone Wolf is suspected. Sharon Montgomery, wife of diamond merchant Charles Montgomery, becomes involved in a jewel heist, in which again the Lone Wolf is a suspect.
A reformed thief tracks a stolen gem to clear his name.
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
Anne Nichols updated her original play by moving the time to the (then) present by starting the film with the V-E Day celebration in London, but no fundimental changes otherwise. This first film from Bing Crosby's production company (known as Bing Crosby Producers, Inc. and not as Bing Crosby Productions) was released in the US with a "General Audience" classification (and not the unknown-in-1946 classification of "Unrated") and starred newcomers Joanne Dru (Rosemary Murphy)and Richard Norris (Abie Cohen) in the roles defined in the title. Their respective fathers and mothers are none too keen on Abie and Rosemary's oil-and-water romance, and get even less keener when the two are married by a Protestant minister, a marriage that is quickly done again by a Jewish rabbi and then again by a Catholic priest. The contrast between Yiddish and Celtic dialects and religious practices is also maintained. Providence lends a helping hand at the end to effect the reconciliation of the fathers to their respective children and the choice they have made.
Singer/Dancer Peggy Ryan neither sings nor dances in this comedy in which she plays a secretary, whose life has no romance because she devotes all of her time to her attractive older sister. But she does keep a diary that contains some fact and many fictional entries. One such is read by the wife (Louise Allbritton) of her boss (Jon Hall) who promptly sues for a divorce. Virginia Grey stars in a musical produced by Hall and sings (possibly dubbed) "Makin' a Million" and "Keep Your Chin Up." No spoiler to add that Ryan gets a boyfriend and Hall and Allbritton are reunited before this one runs it course.
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
Ship engineer Jim Taggert (John Litel) is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan (Alan Baxter), an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an out-of-the-way island off of the coast of South America. Morgan makes his headquarters at the Halfway House run by the parents of Maria Styx (Fifi D'Orsay) as a bar and dance resort catering to the planters and traders of the island. Taggert finds himself practically a prisoner along with a group of American girls acting as entertainers at the resort. Taggert shadows Morgan in his activities in a remote cove and finds that Morgan is supplying German U-boat commanders with torpedoes, but does not know that Morgan has rigged the torpedoes with clock devices that explode when at sea and sinks the U-boats.
A reformed thief goes undercover to stop Nazi agents from hijacking planes.
Michael Lanyard, alias the Lone Wolf and his man Friday, Jamison (Eric Blore), pick up Eve Andrews (Marguerite Chapman), when her car is wrecked. At her place, they discover the body of wealthy playboy Harry Cooper (Gerald Mohr) and are arrested. Inspector Crane (Thurston Hall), who doesn't believe the Lone Wolf has reformed, discovers jewels are missing. Lanyard and Jamison escape. Lanyard learns Cooper was blackmailing Eve, Sonia Budenney (Tala Birell), wife of a famous physician, and Jane Merrick (Mona Barrie), famous actress. He is spotted by gossip columnist Sidney Shaw (Warren Ashe), who agrees not to turn him in if he can tag along. Lanyard learns that Cooper planned to meet a woman at the airport. Hurrying there, he spots the girl and has Jamison trail her. Later, as he is questioning the girl, Patricia (Margaret Hayes), she is shot and wounded. After being turned in twice by Shaw and escaping , despite his promise not to do so, Lanyard and Jamison return again to Patricia's apartment where he learns that she is Shaw's wife.
Loosely inspired by the life of Gauguin, a man abandons his middle-classed life to start painting.
A reformed criminal hunts Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
Police try to capture a murderous female gangster and her band of killers.
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim's daughter.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
A ballet dancer and a showgirl fake a marriage for publicity purposes, then fall in love.
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
A crackpot press agent tries to pass off an aspiring opera singer as a jungle girl.
A squabbling stage couple gets mixed up with an amorous fan and her jealous suitor.
A Texas heiress competes with a gold digger for the love of a playboy.
A woman masquerades as her own niece to get back at a neglectful suitor.
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
A cartoonist pokes fun at his widowed father's future in-laws.
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
A girl in search of a rich husband mistakes a millionaire for a male model.
A song-and-dance man gets caught up in war and espionage.
A naïve girl tries to use a rich admirer''''s money to help others.
A composer sets the stage for discord when he pushes his wife into a singing career.
A mystery writer runs into the real thing when he holes up at a deserted inn.
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
A man courts a widow in order to inherit his aunt''''s fortune.
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
A business leader goes back to college to keep an eye on his playboy son.
A woman thinks the man who loves her is her best friend''s husband.
An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
A young Midwesterner finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his nouveau riche neighbour and becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.
In this short film, a bandleader must prove his worth to enter the Hall of Music in heaven.
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
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