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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 30, 1967|
|Born:||January 10, 1882||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Veracruz, MX||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring (John Ireland) arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm...way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
A publicity hungry press agent creates a romance between an icy college dean and a visiting lecturer.
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
A lawman tries to find the source of a juvenile delinquent's bad behavior.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Lassie helps an embittered woman find happiness with an orphaned boy.
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
The police find the body of hostess Helen Howard (Wanda McKay), disposed of by petty racketeer Nick Mantee (Kane Richmond) after she was shot in his Bluejay night club by Benny Nordick (John Gallaudet) because she knew too much about Mantee's rackets. Police Lieutenant Williams (Conrad Nagel)and police Sergeant Tom Rainey (Ralph Byrd) inform the dead girl's parents (Nana Bryant and Selmer Jackson)and sister Nancy (Audrey Long)of the run-away's death. Nancy, following Helen's trail, signs with the Mercer Agency operated by Nordick, training girls for an excessive sum which they work off as hostesses at the Bluejay Club. Nancy becomes a hostess at the club and after a party for Latin-American night club owner Barda (Anthony Warde), she uncovers evidence that places Helen at the club. She accuses Nick and Benny of the murder and the two mobsters realize they must do away with her.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
Tarzan fights to keep a seductive female big game hunter from capturing too many animals.
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
While building a tunnel through the Andes, an engineer falls in love with his possessive boss's daughter.
Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her.
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge) tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Grey as Adrian Booth), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), a psychiatrist, is treating a young woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw), who is in a coma-state, brought on when she heard loud arguing, went to her window and saw a man strike his wife with a candlestick and kill her. As she comes out of her shock, she recognizes Dr. Cross as the killer. He takes her to his sanitarium and urged by his nurse/lover, Elaine Jordan (Lynn Bari), gives Janet an overdose of insulin. But he can't bring himself to murder her in cold blood and asks Elaine to get the medicine to save her. She refuses, they argue, and he strangles her. He saves Janet's life, but now faces two murder charges.
A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath.
An artist plots murder when his rich wife when she catches him in an affair with one of his models.
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
The famed female scientist fights to keep her marriage together while conducting early experiments with radioactivity.
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions.
When they''''re named Mr. and Mrs. Average Man, a small-town couple embarks on a whirlwind tour of Washington.
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
A society sleuth tracks a lost plane carrying $100,000.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
The problem with the mystery stories concocted by Jason Cord (Milton Berle) is that he can never figure out who's guilty. Stuck, as usual, he takes his latest unfinished "who-dunit" to the office of his wife, Patricia Cord (Mary Beth Hughes), whose boss, Brennan (Reginald Denny), doesn't know she is married. Hidden in a closet, Jason overhears Brennan and his partners discussing a situation which exactly parallels his new story. He steps out when the discussion reaches the point of his story's current progress and, seeing a chance of finding an ending to his story, offers to make a suicide look like a murder. He soon finds himself the central figure in a front-page murder trial before he proves the supposed suicide to have been an actual murder - committed by one of the victim's partners.
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
An accident-prone reporter stumbles into love and a big story.
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
When her patient is murdered, a private-duty nurse investigates the crime.
Rodeo rider Hurricane Smith is wrongly convicted of murder and robbery, but escapes and creates a new and happy life for himself. But one of the real criminals shows up to claim the loot which he believes Smith has.
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
A spinster schoolteacher becomes a national sensation when she writes a big-band hit.
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
A teenage boy goes into debt to court a Manhattan socialite.
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
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 tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice.
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
Small town lovers search for happiness.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
A doctor''''s attempts to cure cancer lead to a series of grisly murders.
A newly appointed U.S. Marshal faces off against a criminal family.
A man frames his brother for murder to secure the family fortune for himself.
A millionaire helps a pretty lady violinist with her career.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
An American playboy in Saigon has to fight to get his Eurasian wife out of the country.
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical paradise, and battle scenes between enraged California settlers and the Mexican Army.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
In 1738, a pact is drawn up between the Alden family and a highly respected Colonial college: If any female member of the family can pass her college exams within a 200-year period, ownership of the institution will be turned over to her. Two hundred years later in 1938, the last of the Alden girls,
A reporter fights to expose a phony psychic ring.
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
A teen-aged sleuth investigates a wealthy woman''''s disappearance.
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
A college football star rebels against the exploitation of the game and its players.
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
A showgirl marries well, then has to contend with her stuffy in-laws.
A phony psychic tries to solve a murder that took place during her seance.
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
Three middle-aged men try to recapture the joys of their college days.
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
A race-car driver fights to prove the worth of his new high-speed carburetor.
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
A newspaper''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
Society sleuth Philo Vance suspects dirty doings behind a mysterious series of suicides.
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
An advertising man takes off after kidnappers.
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
Thais, an Egyptian courtesan, is converted to a life of a penitant by Paphnutius, a holy man. She is taken to a convent in the desert and lives her life in the care of the abbess there. But Paphnutius is changed by the vision of Thais and becomes obsessed with gaining her love and retrieving her from the spiritual world for himself.
In this short film, a high school dropout finds that leading a life of crime is not all he thought it would be.
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.
This historical short film looks at the Founding Fathers of the United States and the creation of the Constitution of the U.S.
A small town newspaper editor struggles with what to publish on his front page in this short film.
This short film focuses on a police interrogation that cracks the false alibi of a criminal.
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