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After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
The great warlord Genghis Khan falls in love with the daughter of a conquered enemy.
The legendary pirate's son fights an evil caliph over a magical secret.
Divers race the clock to find a Caribbean treasure before modern-day pirates can catch up to them.
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
An air-corps pioneer stands trial for criticizing his superiors.
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer's wife fights her love for another man.
Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
An ex-con dreaming of one last heist faces dissension within his gang.
A tailor's apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancTe is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''s backer.
Jim Canfield, convicted of a crime he did not commit, escapes a Nevada prison with several hardened criminals. He leads them to the small farming community home of the man who not only framed him, but committed the crime. But Jim's plans for revenge are put on hold when he discovers that the local men have all joined the posse in the convict's pursuit, leaving their women behind. He soon becomes attracted to the beautiful and resourceful Marcia, who turns out to be the fiance of the man who framed him. Can Jim protect the women from his less-civilized comrades, fall under Marcia's humanizing influence and still maintain his murderous resolve?
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
The famous Native American athlete fights prejudice in his pursuit of sports stardom.
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
A scientist invents a baseball that can't be hit.
Wanted outlaws have mysteriously disappeared. Ranger Captain Henley and Steve have a plan to find them. Steve becomes a wanted man by faking the killing of Henley. Not only is he now in trouble as both the Rangers and the Mexican Rurales are after him, but Smiley knows him and may expose his masquerade to the bad guys.
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women's suffrage movement.
A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony.
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
While building a tunnel through the Andes, an engineer falls in love with his possessive boss's daughter.
A married woman's passion for a former love drives her mad.
When he loses his job, a middle-aged bookkeeper goes out on the town.
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
A Western loner forges a bond with a runaway horse.
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Newlyweds try to survive their first fight.
A prosecutor's girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
A pair of wacky agents take their clients to audition for the top radio shows.
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
The boys are detectives working in Mexico. Laurel happens to resemble a famous matador who has disappeared, and he is enlisted to replace him in the bullring.
Two bumbling press agents seek a real zombie for a nightclub opening.
A man is accused of killing a waitress he had tried to seduce with his wife's money.
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Dutch rebels in the Caribbean turn pirate and kidnap the corrupt Spanish governor's bride-to-be.
Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to WWII.
A senator's daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
Soldiers Steve and Jim are friends but when their enlistment ends, Jim reenlists while Steve doesn't. Instead he takes an assignment to find the local gold rustlers. Robbing the stage and then the bank gets Steve into the gang where he plans a job that will capture the entire gang. But just as he is about to put his plan into action Jim arrives to arrest him.
Two vaudevillians try to round up some ready-made brides for gold prospectors.
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
Although she's been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
A lawyer's secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
A temperamental Latina and her family get caught in the search for a rare art treasure.
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Cash Quinlan (Norman Willis), owner of the Quinlan Hauling Company, is the leader behind a band of raiders, who have been robbing stagecoaches between Mesquite and Deadwood, in an effort to drive his competitors out of business so that he will be able to get the railroad franchise for himself. The only outfit still left is one owned by Linda Banning (Leslie Brooks.) Steve Prescott (Charles Starrett) and Lucky Chandler (Russell Hayden)stop a holdup of a Banning stage and offer the girl their services. They are lodged in her barn, along with Harmony Hobbs (Cliff Edwards), when Quinlan's men set it on fire, but Steve recognizes one of the outlaws. Convinced he must use strategy to trap Quinlan, Steve picks a fight with Lucky and the, after losing it, goes to Quinlan stating he wants revenge against Lucky and Miss Banning, and asks to drive Quinlan's stage in the race to determine which line gets the franchise. Quinlan, though, suspects a trick and puts a broken axel-pin on Steve's wagon. He also has a dynamite charge placed in the stage driven by Lucky and then, has another one of his men drive a third stage.
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
A daffy songwriter inherits a fortune but has to fight off gangsters to get it.
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
A young contractor fights off outlaws out to sabotage the telephone line he's building.
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
A man thinks his high-spirited wife is cheating on him.
Army men train for the parachute corps.
When a woman turns outlaw, she's suspected of murder.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
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.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
A man will only allow his daughter to marry if her fiance can raise $1,000.
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
A radio broadcaster running from the mob helps an heiress deal with her family's haunted mansion.
A famous flyer turns to drink but tries to straighten out to help with the war effort.
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
A taxi driver buys a beer-drinking race horse.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
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 cowboy and a bandit face off over possession of a valuable mine.
A young boy's lookalike lands him in hot water.
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
A ruthless cop gets mixed up with a man who's only turned to crime to help his crippled daughter.
When he''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis (Wendy Barrie) by her adoring aunts Nellie (Margaret McWade) and Evie Curtis (Clara Blandick.) Wealthy yankee Gregory Chandler (Kent Taylor) claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist (Ray Milland) and Jack Furness (William Gargan) make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She marries him and follows him to Honolulu.But the Navy bungalow is a bit drab---"pitifully drab" to be exact---for a good old girl from a southern plantation, and she isn't too keen about airplanes flying over the house all day even if they are on a Naval base and, for goodness gracious sakes, ol' Stony's duties force him to stay away from home at times. Meanwhile, Gregory sails his yacht into the harbor with the express purpose of winning Lauralee away from Stony, which is not surprising for a damn yankee. She assures the cad that she loves her husband more than ever but...she will attend a party on his yacht since Stony is tied up doing whatever it is he does and a girl just can't stay cooped up all the time and she reckons there is nothing wrong in that. But Stony comes home early, finds out where she is going and reckons otherwise. They quarrel and Lauralee hies herself on to the party, which ends up on a slumming excursion to a disreputable cafe where a drunk makes a pass at Lauralee, and Gregory, miffed that someone other than he is out to spoil Lauralee's honor, fights the drunk. All three are hauled to jail and the story is all over Honolulu's morning newspapers. Grief-stricken and not wishing to bring further shame on Stony, Lauralee sends word she is leaving him for Gregory Chandler. Stony isn't buying any of that and he steals a Navy plane and goes in search of Chandler's yacht. To compound his theft of United States government property, Stony also manages to crash said property. He offers no defense at his court martial, since doing so would involve his wife's good (albeit somewhat tarnished) name. But Lauralee shows up and tells the court martial board it was all her fault, and the board reckons that under these circumstances Stony should be restored to full duty and rank but transferred to another base. In real life, of course, his next base would have been the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas doing a hard-duty twenty years behind the bars.
Cowboys clash with gangsters and Boston snobs in the modern West.
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
A dog and a horse grow up together and become inseparable.
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other--they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. During the honeymoon, all hell breaks loose as a comedic war of the sexes leads inevitably to love.
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
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 bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.
Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the island. When he locates Ruth, he learns that her father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hindered by greedy gold hunters and wild animals.
Down-on-his-luck film director Jimmie Dale takes a job at a fly-by-night acting school. He is drawn into the plans of the school's owner to bilk a wealthy young man out of the funds he has supplied to shoot a movie starring pretty student Alice Perkins. But Jimmie hopes to bilk the bilkers by actually completing the movie as ostensibly planned.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
A cowboy goes undercover to catch the cattle thieves who killed his father.
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This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
This short film focuses on charity fraud.
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