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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 6, 1964|
|Born:||November 1, 1881||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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An unscrupulous lawyer hires a vagrant to impersonate a missing millionaire.
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
A fore-runner and a semi- slight version of "Take Care of My Little Girl" from Sam Katzman, but pert-and-pretty Jean Porter had a knack for making Katzman's pictures look better than they were. Here, she (as Joanne Leeds), interrupts her carnival singing career to enroll as a freshman at Upton College. She quickly encounters the snobbery of the sorority girls because of her background. But the sorority is reorganized on democratic principles and she is invited to join, although it is never made too clear why she would want to join this group of airheads anyway.
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
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.
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his uncle Dr. Steiner is developing a chemical that will extract rubber from a local plant. The Nazis are out to stop the project and they get the fake Schiller to sabotage the Doctor's formula.
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
A mad scientist experiments with a serum tainted with a psychopath''''s blood.
"The Phantom Creeps" was Universal's 44th sound-era serial (between "The Oregon Trail" and "The Green Hornet")and was re-issued to theatres in 1949 by Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, a distribution set-up handling primarily Universal re-issues. Commonwealth had no hand at all in the production of this serial (as incorrectly shown on site) as they were a distribution company only. Some sources mistakenly identify them as the serial producer because all of the 1949 re-issue prints (and the 16mm prints sold to television circa 1952) show "Commonwealth Pictures Corp. Presents" above the title.There is a whole lot of difference between "presenting" and "producing", a fact that some sources appear to not know or don't care. The serial is of interest to some collectors as it re-unites Bela Lugosi and Edwin Stanley from 1931's "Dracula", and the crater-discovery of the meteorite fragment by Zorka (Bela Lugosi)in the serial is stock footage from Universal's 1936 "The Invisible Ray." The stock footage of an explosion and avalanche used in Chapter 11 comes from Universal's 1934 serial, "The Vanishing Shadow." Plot finds eccentric scientist Dr. Alex Zorka (Bela Lugosi)carrying on various experiments in his secret laboratory with the aid of his assistant Monk (Jack C. Smith). Zorka has invented many strange weapons of warfare, including a devisualizer belt which renders him invisible; a terrifying, eight-foot tall robot (played by stuntman Edwin "Bud" Wolfe and not circus giant Bud Wolff), and he also has a deadly meteorite fragment (which he found in a 1936 movie with Boris Karloff)from which he extracts an element which can induce suspended animation in an entire army. Foreign spies, operating under the guise of a foreign language school (great cover), are trying to buy or (mostly) steal the meteorite element, while his former partner, Dr. Fred Mallory (Edwin Stanley), miffed that Zorka will not turn his inventions over to the U. S. Government, blows the whistle on him to Captain Bob West (Robert Kent) of the Military Intelligence Department. Tired of answering the door and saying no to the spies and the government, Zorka moves his lab and when his beloved wife (Dora Clement) is killed, Zorka, puttering around for his own amusement up to this point, gets hacked off as only Lugosi can, swears eternal vengeance against society, and decides to use his inventions to make himself world dictator. And would have if not for his assistant Monk, an escaped convict virtually enslaved by Zorka, who is cowardly, treacherous and totally incompetent, and whose accidental or deliberate interference with Zorka's efforts repeatedly frustrates his master's grand schemes.
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
A Hungarian countess seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
An evil twin brother disposes of his enemies in a secret death chamber on his estate.
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
A young innocent masters the decadent ways of Imperial Russia in order to reign as Catherine the Great.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
Death goes on vacation to learn about mortal life -- and love.
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
A wealthy manufacturer takes a vacation incognito and ends up working for his chief rival.
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
A young silk importer fights off threats to his cargo during a perilous train ride.
An innocent man sent to death row gets caught in a prison riot.
A deserted wife tries to keep her husband's costuming company afloat.
A Federal Agent goes undercover in prison to break up a drug syndicate.
A young innocent falls for a compulsive gambler.
A female executive falls in love with her male secretary.
An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.
A crazed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
The legendary bloodsucker stakes his claim on a British estate in search of new blood.
This short film focuses on the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a physician that realized the death of new mothers could be reduced through the washing of hands.
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