TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)
|Also Known As:||Died:||December 14, 1975|
|Born:||July 23, 1894||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Brighton, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
Two banker's children lose their nanny due to her frustration with them. A change in the wind blows in an assertive nanny who matches the qualifications of the children and not the father. As she helps them magically explore the world around them the father grows increasingly disapproving of her methods, and must eventually deal with his own distance from his children.
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
A singing truck driver battles snobbery to become a star.
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
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.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
An Irish shop girl falls in love with a high-society boy.
A playboy''''s fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother.
When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
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.
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
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 orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion.
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men.
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
Napoleon's younger brother falls for a girl from Baltimore.
An American playboy helps an orphan travel from Shanghai to the U.S.
In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
A man disappoints his destitute family by marrying a poor girl.
A maid''''s ability to pick stock market winners keeps her employer in the money.
A nouveau riche couple try to break into high society.
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
Two gamblers fall in love but one is already married to a possible murderer.
A chorus girl weds a British lord then falls for an old flame.
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
True story of the legendary courtesan who was mistress to France''''s King Louis XV.
An aging actress tries to keep her teen-aged daughter out of the public eye.
Piccolo player Mike Scanlon loses his girl due to his unexciting lifestyle, so he decides to commit a robbery to gain notoriety. But the robbery goes awry and Mike finds himself on the run from the police, pretending to be a famous singer whose gimmick is wearing a mask in public.
A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years.
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute