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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 3, 1957|
|Born:||November 19, 1883||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Guelph, Ontario, CA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the townsfolk get self-conscious). And of course, civic crusader Mary Peterman must be kept from changing things too much. But romantic involvement with Mary complicates life for Rip; then suddenly everything changes...
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
A society family gone bust uses their yacht for charter tours.
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
A New England society girl braves the West to help her husband build his fortune.
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
A girl poses as a French maid to catch a singing star.
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
A country boy finds love and heartache in New York City.
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
A steel worker marries the boss''''s daughter, then has to teach her about life on a budget.
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters.
An American sailor falls in love with a saloon singer.
A brother and sister take on the drug ring that caused their father''''s death.
A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were used by her and everyone had a motive to see her dead. The only witness to the crime has also been 'rubbed out'. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer.
A girl from the wrong part of town finds a new life managing a jazz band.
Bob Wharton marries Lorelei Knight, a beauty contest winner. While on their honeymoon, Bob is laughingly abducted by the flirtatious Bernice Lane, who keeps Bob out way past his bedtime (and his rising time, too). Lorelei, having somehow gotten the wrong idea, returns to her North Carolina home alone. But Bob follows, intent on proving his innocence and winning her back. At a charity auction, Bob proves up to the task.
A man facing financial ruin attempts to win back his wife who is considering a divorce.
Tom loves Patsy, but she lives in the city while he is every bit the country bumpkin. When an invention of his sells, he decides to take the money and go to the city. There he will show Patsy that he can be just what he thinks she wants: a city slicker. But Patsy yearns for the simple pleasure of her country boy, Tom, and is shocked at what shows up at her door.
Georgiana Chadbourne is married to a good but dull man. When he dies, she decides to find a more exciting romance, one with a "bad" man. But a case of mistaken identity upsets her plans.
A flirtatious young woman takes a job in a busy office, where her presence is terribly disruptive. None of the men in the office can concentrate on their jobs while her charms are on display. Of course, she sets her eye on the one man who seems oblivious to her.
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