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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 7, 1981|
|Born:||February 23, 1899||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Director ...|
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Director (feature film)
A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
A teen heiress falls for an American rock singer in London.
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
After accidentally getting launched into space, a sergeant suffers from a personality change and a look-alike replacement must stand in for him at his wedding.
A singing cowboy signs on with an all-woman dude ranch.
Dr. Goldfoot hopes to ensnare the fortunes of the world's wealthiest men with the aid of the beautiful bikini-clad robots he manufactures in his laboratory.
College students on spring break turn Palm Springs into a disaster area.
A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love.
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
A Hawaiian playboy defies his possessive mother to take a job with a tourist agency.
Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
A newlywed cannot remember what happened to the WWII battleship he commanded.
An irresponsible student enlists in the Coast Guard expecting to sit out World War II.
A kidnapped movie star falls for one of her captors.
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
Dean is an unsuccessful broadway performer until his handlers convince him to become an act using a stooge - a guy already positioned in the audience and picked by Dean to be the butt of his jokes - Jerry Lewis. But Jerry begins to steal the show, and helps keep Dean on his toes. Dean's girlfriend and pals tell him to make Jerry an equal partner. Complications occur, while Dean sings and Jerry gets the laughs.
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
A reporter is assigned to dig up dirt on a lady judge.
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
A European playboy falls for his maid.
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from an imaginary explorer-adventurer father; and is eventually put in a position where she has to produce him. Interesting things happen as she talks a visiting Englishman into helping her out.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
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.
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married.
A marooned socialite finds herself taking orders from the sailor she had snubbed before their shipwreck.
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
City slickers try to turn a broken-down ranch into a resort.
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...
Boys from opposite sides of the track try to raise money for a dog license.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
A couple adopts a trouble-making brat.
Staged scenes and vintage clips re-create Elvis Presley's life.
Staged scenes and vintage clips re-create Elvis Presley's life.
This is a silent comedy short about Andy Gump, the clueless husband at the center of the comic strip, The Gumps.
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