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Cast (feature film)
Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, John McGiver, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Nancy Culp, Richard Deacon, Francesca Bellini, Milton Frome, Kathleen Freeman. Dunderhead Lewis falls in love with dishy St. John, but her mean-but-rich ol? ma (Moorehead) doesn?t like him one bit. So what does the old biddy do? She gives him a job, of course, at her fancy department store, in the hopes that he?ll screw up so bad that her daughter will lose interest. Lewis, of course, does screw up, and spectacularly (watch for the vacuum cleaner scene--and look out for that shelf full of basketballs). Stupid but funny, thanks to the always reliable Lewis and former cartoonist-turned-writer/director Frank Tashlin ("The Girl Can?t Help It.").
A married couple, just barely getting by, has their luck change drastically when the husband finally pens a best-selling novel. But, the "nouveau riche" life becomes less than pleasurable for the wife when the husband becomes a womanizer.
A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down.
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The Bowery Boys unleash an Arabian nightmare when they find Alladin's magic lamp.
An alienated teenager tries to handle life's troubles and an apron-wearing dad.
Federal agents fight to destroy a colony of mutated giant ants.
Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
A turn-of-the-century playboy courts a Salvation Army girl.
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?
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
An American artist finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties.
A high school girl steals from her parents to be with the boy she loves.
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal.
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
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.
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
A fledgling magician and his girlfriend get mixed up with bank robbers.
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.
During World War II, a marine sergeant must turn his recruits into fighting men.
A railroad surveyor faces an Indian rebellion.
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
A married insurance man falls for a criminal''s girlfriend.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A bumbling salesman gets mixed up in murder.
Adventure-seeker Ted Osborne has convinced his finacee Carole to finance his expedition to an uncharted South Pacific island supposedly populated with dinosaurs. Piloting their ship is Captain Tarnowski, a ruthless alcoholic suffering from malaria- induced bouts of insanity. When they arrive at the island, they discover that the stories they have heard are all true. Will they survive to tell anyone what they've found?
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
A political pollster discovers the perfect cross-section of American tastes and fights to keep it that way.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
While on vacation, a criminal psychologist investigates a murder during a typhoid epidemic.
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
A police detective uses his girlfriend to track down a homicidal maniac.
The Bowery Boys get wrapped up in a taxi war.
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
A French Resistance fighter discovers he''s a dead ringer for a Nazi official.
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to marry him. Then after the wedding he has his henchman kill the owner. Roy is nearby and when the murder gun is switched with his, Roy finds himself in jail.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Two army sergeants wreak havoc on leave.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl. Songs include "I'm Headin's for the Home Corral," "He's a No Good Son of a Gun," "Sandman Lullaby," "Song of the San Joaquin," and "I'm a Cowboy Rockefeller."
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Shag Johnson (Morgan Conway), owner of the Johnson Brothers Rodeo, has been trying for years to gain control of the World-Wide Wild West Show managed by Jennifer Benton (Virginia Grey), by fair means or foul. Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette) arrive on the scene during a battle between the two rival shows and rescue Pa (Licien Littlefield) and Ma McCracken (Claire DuBrey) from an attack by Johnson's hired henchmen. All hands are carted off to jail, and great crowds are attracted there by Gene's singing, and Pa McCracken decides to add the singing cowboy to his World-Wide show. He does and Gene skyrockets the box-office receipts, which enrages Johnson since it appears certain that World Wide will be able to secure the contract for the annual Capistrano festival and the following Madison Square Garden rodeo. Gene refuses Johnson's offer of $10,000 per week to change shows, and Shag hires Jenkins to burn the Capistrano set-up to the ground. Pa McCracken is seriously injured and Gene learns that only a specialist from the east can save him, and his fee is $5,000. He accepts Johnson's offer in order to pay the doctor, and Jennifer is heartbroken over his apparent disloyalty. At Johnson's show, however, Gene learns of Johnson's duplicity, forces confessions from Shag and Jenkins, makes the former pay Pa's doctor bill and release Gene from his contract.
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Steel-worker brothers compete for the same woman.
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
Ranchers, with the help of Roy, raise money to build a reservoir but lose it to a gambler through a crooked stock deal. Songs include the title song, "Love Begins at Sunset on the Trail," "Lily of the Hillbilly Valley," "When Payday Rolls Around," and "Chant of the Wanderer."
A military man promoted to sergeant because of his photographic memory fights to prove his worth.
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
An Eastern doctor is on the run from authorities in New York. Out west he comes to the aid of friends besieged by an outlaw gang known as the border legion. In the end, he is cleared of any wrong-doing back east.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
Tom Ferguson (Ward Bond), star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams (Paul Fix) and Bill Drake (Max Hoffman, Jr.), two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson (Charles Quigley), is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau (Clyde Dilson) who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. He learns that the team, a member of a nation-wide professional league, has been throwing games on the orders of a gambling ring. He meets Betty Holland (Rita Hayworth) the pretty daughter of team coach Joe Holland (J. Farrell MacDonald) and falls in love with her. He plays along with Adams and Drake and learns that the owner, Rudy Maxwell (Arthur Loft), is the head of the gambling ring and has Coach Holland under control because of bad checks written to pay off gambling losses. Reporter Sam Erskine (John Gallaudet) suspecting that the games are being thrown and talks Betty into accepting a job on the Chronicle to find out what she can to protect her father's name. Maxwell discovers Alec's true identity and orders Betty kidnapped, thus ensuring that Alec's play will lead to an Indians' defeat in an important game.
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
A reporter risks lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
Two Americans in search of a Scottish inheritance wind up serving with the British in India.
A man attempts to shows how to budget one''''s time during lunch hour to get things done efficiently in this comedic short.
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