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Cast (feature film)
An astonishing number of cameos pepper this spoof targeting a local TV station''s airing of ''50s sci-fi B-movie, complete with film scratches, take-offs of TV commercials, and spots for upcoming TV series.
On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate for an investigative reporting assignment, and then makes another bet that he can keep the relationship platonic for two weeks.
Conflict erupts when the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court takes her seat on the bench and her conservative views are in sharp contradiction to her peers of the court.
A fact-based drama about Caryl Chessman, California's famous "red light bandit," who was arrested in 1948 and convicted under an obsolete statute that carried the death penalty. Chessman spent twelve years on death row in San Quentin, during which time his case became a famous cause celebre for oppo
A lawyer running for district attorney starts turning into a large sheep dog at awkward moments.
A cavalry outpost in the Wild West of 19th Century USA is in need of horses. The captain of the outpost gets word that they're to receive a shipment of fine Arabians. What he gets is a shipment of...camels.
A teenage loner who happens to be a gifted athlete must cope with personal shame and the angry accusations of his parents, especially his demanding mother, over his chronic bed-wetting, although his shame ironically results in his eventually becoming an Olympic gold-medalist runner. Michael Landon b
Susan Clark here gave an Emmy Award-winning performance as America''s foremost woman athlete who won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. The film traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias (played by ex-football pro Alex Karras), and her losing struggle with cancer. In addition to an Emmy for its star, the movie also received a nomination as the Outstanding Special of 1975-76, and director Buzz Kulik and writer Joanna Lee were nominated for their work, as were composer Jerry Goldsmith, cinematographer Charles Wheeler, editor Henry Berman and makeup artist William Tuttle.
A stray dog sets out to rescue two kidnapped children.
Jack Murphy and his friend Allan Kuhn are two hedonistic beach bums living in Miami Beach in the early 1960's who collaborate to steal the Star of India sapphire from the American Museum of Natural History.
Wilbur is a young pig living on a farm in New England who''s terrified that he''ll end up on the dinner table. His friend, Charlotte, is a charming spider, who comes to Wilbur''s rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is a special pig, too special to kill.
A special police unit goes out after a cop killer in this pilot to another Jack Webb series that ran briefly during the 1973-74 season. Ryan continued as the head of the unit, and Wayne Maunder and Gary Crosby signed on, along with Reid Smith, Michael Richardson, Brian Fong and Albert Reed.
The pilot movie to the hit series about Los Angeles' paramedics and their interaction with the fire department and hospital system -- told briskly in the proven, clipped-dialogue Jack Webb style that had served so well in "Dragnet" and "Adam-12" (its two stars turn up here to give this film a Webb c
After his doctor orders him to take a much needed vacation, talk show host Dan Bartlett heads out to a ranch in Arizona where he hopes to get a little rest and relaxation. However, Once he arrives, he stumbles upon the murder of an Native American girl and becomes the primary suspect. In order to cl
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired after her disastrous sales attempts nearly destroy the town. The stranded saleslady becomes friendly with an equally bumbling inventor and moves in with his family. The two then try to sell his automatic milking machine, but things turn sour when their demonstration causes a stampede.
In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good?
A cleaning girl tries to pass off her workplace as her home, not knowing she''''s dating her boss.
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of.
Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic.
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed searches for a talent contest''''s mysterious winner.
17-year-old Jimmy Walker (Jack Nicholson, in his screen debut) is brutally beaten by Manny Cole (Brett Halsey) and two of his teen-age punk friends, Joey (Ralph Reed) and Al (James Fillmore), because Manny wants to move in on Jimmy's girl, Carole Fields (Carolyn Mitchell). Later, Jimmy shows up at the hangout of the teenage crowd to take Carole away, and challenges Manny to a fight. Manny's two buddies move in with brass knuckles, and one of them pulls a pistol, which falls to the ground in the scuffle. Jimmy picks it up and shoots Manny and Al. A police officer orders Jimmy to surrender, but he panics, thinking he killed the pair, and dives into a small storeroom, and holds Sam (Smoki Whitfield as Jordan "Smoki" Whitfield) and Mrs. Maxton (Barbara Knudston) and her small infant baby hostages. Police Lieutenant Porter (Myron Healey) and others plead with Jimmy to surrender and release the hostages, but the terrified Jimmy threatens Sam and Mrs. Maxton with death if they break out. A large crowd gathers and almost breaks through the police lines to storm the storeroom. Porter decides to use tear gas, with a rescue unit standing by to help Mrs. Maxton and her baby. Jimmy is captured, but because he shot in self-defense, looks forward to leniency...and on such things 45-years-and-counting careers are born.
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
An experimental treatment turns a small-town doctor into a vampire.
A man tries to deal with his brother's drug addiction and his growing attraction to the man's wife.
A sheriff tries to find the man who killed his predecessor.
Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio Malatesta. Ordered off the case, Joe turns in his badge and investigates alone. Soon he is a close friend of the Malatesta family, all delightful people, especially lovely cousin Anna. Uncertain whether Sylvio is guilty or innocent, Joe is now torn between old and new loyalties.
The third of five films (Dial Red-O, Sudden Danger, Calling Homicide, Footsteps in the Night and Chain of Evidence in release order and released across a full period of two years) in which Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant (Andy Flynn in the first one, Doyle in the others) in the Los Angeles homicide department) with all five produced by Ben Schwab but a different director on each one. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles Sheriff;s homicide department, while investigation the mysterious dynamiting death of a young policeman, discovers that the strangling-murder of Francine Norman, owner of a modeling school, is linked with the firsy killing. While questioning those connected with the school, manager Darlene Adams (Jeanne Cooper), and executives Allen Gilmore (Thomas B. Henry) and Tony Fuller (Lyle Talbot), Lt. Doyle and his aide, Detective Sergeant Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty), find there is a blackmailing "baby racket" being run in conjunction with the school. Suspicion points to construction company owner Jim Haddix (Myron Healey) who had been in love with Francine. All evidence of the baby extortion racket is destroyed by an explosion, and the hunt narrows down to one man, the school handyman.
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
A crusading politician falls prey to the temptations of power.
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
A high school teacher has to rescue the professor she loves from his grasping mother.
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
A wealthy businessman sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son.
Astronauts returning from a voyage are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
After Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Craig)kills Billy the Kid, Billy's gang plan to get Garrett to settle the score. After two innocent men are shot dow, Garrett resigns and leaves town, believing this act will save lives. He settles down in Tascosa, New Mexico, under an alias, and meets Sarita McGuire (Margia Dean)who hires him as a bartender in her saloon. She falls in love with Garrett and tells him she was once married to Billy the Kid. Garrett's former deputy, John Poe (Jim Davis) discovers Garrett working in the saloon, and they decide to go back to Lincoln and face Billy's gang.
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
A sailor vows to give up his wandering ways when he falls for a waitress.
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
Life on the road isn''t what it''s cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster''''s brutal murder.
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
Johnny Tracy (Howard Duff), son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy (Harry Shannon), is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker (Helene Stanley), to give up the track if he wants to marry her. He persuades her to marry him on the promise that he will quit after racing once in the Indaanapolis 500, but he is injured in a qualifying race and goes to work as a spark plug salesman for Mackey (Minor Watson), an old family friend. He is a failure at selling but Marcy changes her attitude towards his racing, and he qualifies for the 500. Race-car drivers Johnnie Parsons, Duke Nalon, Manuel Ayulo (not the actor Manuel Ayuso) and Henry Banks play themselves.
A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances.
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
Two bumbling private eyes turn a boxer invisible to save him from being framed for murder.
A college professor tries to raise a chimpanzee as though it were human.
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
After a fire kills his family, a college professor sinks into alcoholism.
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
A young lawyer''''s primrose path to success gets him framed for murder.
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.
A woman on the verge of divorce and re-marriage discovers she''''s pregnant by her husband.
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance for his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
Susan Miller (Gene Tierney) works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington (Spring Byington) and Warren (Laird Cregar), a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler (Henry Fonda) who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Wheeler (John Shepperd), who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain (Warren) that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $50-a-week clerk. He asks her to marry him and, over the protests of May, she accepts. Tod, who has been away, wires Linda a marriage proposal which is intercepted by Warren, who accepts on her behalf via a return wire. He intends to blackmail her into marrying Tod and then blackmail the Fenwicks into dissolving the marriage. To get John's money back to him, which she has but can't tell him, Linda enlists the aid of Colonel Prentiss (Henry Stephenson) who runs a gambling house, and the machines are fixed so that John wins his money back. Linda and John go to the terminal to leave, but Tod shows up and she tries to keep him away from John, who knows her as Sue.
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
A sister act splits up over love.
A gangster hides out in a boardinghouse full of eccentrics.
The dangers of his job threaten to break up a stuntman and his movie star wife.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
A department store owner''''s sons compete for his secretary''''s heart.
The exploits of Ron Hart, chief operative of O.U.T. (the Office of Unusual Tactics), a semi-official government agency that tackles the cases that nobody else wants. In the pilot episode, Hart and his team attempt to recover $2 million in counterfeit bills for the U.S. government.
The story of Ned Carver, a newscaster whose teletype machine reports news that will happen instead of what has happened. He attempts to help the people whose lives are effected by the future. Ned attempts to save the lives of a newlywed couple whose car will be hit by a train at a gate crossing with
The misadventures of Vernon Hathaway, a meek watch repairman who daydreams himself into exciting adventures.
The charming story of a department store Santa who believes he is the real Santa Claus--and his efforts to convince a disbelieving world that he is. Based on the 1947 story by Valentine Davies.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a senior presidential advisor. This first long-form TV movie, shown in two parts (actual running time minus commercials totaled three hours and ten minutes), paved the way for subsequent filmed miniseries. Both Richard Widmark, in his TV acting debut,
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A salesman trains a singing and dancing washing machine sales force in this musical short film. Vitaphone Release 1928-1929.
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