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Cast (feature film)
San Francisco police try to track down a vicious serial killer.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
A British war widow travels to Berlin to assassinate Hitler.
In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
A female executive hires a male secretary.
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend''''s girl.
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University?
A carnival con artist tries to ride his girlfriend''''s singing talents to the big time.
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
A young girl is marooned on a desert island after her ship sinks. A tramp steamer sailing near the site of the wreckage recovers some valuable emeralds. When the woman is found on the island, some of the crew members plot to steal the emeralds.
A broken down veterinarian saves a stable boy's prize racehorse.
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
In the first Hardy Family film, a small-town judge fights for re-election while dealing with family problems.
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
A horse breeder''''s daughter falls for a bookie.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
A cowboy sets out to avenge the murder of his father years ago.
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
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.
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
A ship captain''''s daughter fights to survive a mutiny and hostile islanders.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
In a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D''Leh has found his heart''s passion--the beautiful Evolet. But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D''Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group discovers there are civilizations beyond their own and that mankind''s reach is far greater than they ever knew. At each encounter the group is joined by other tribes who have been attacked by the slave raiders, turning D''Leh''s once small band into an army. Driven by destiny, the unlikely warriors must battle prehistoric predators while braving the harshest elements. At their heroic journey''s end, they uncover a lost civilization and learn their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies. Here they will take their stand against a tyrannical god who has brutally enslaved their own. And it is here that D''Leh finally comes to understand that he has been called to save not only Evolet but all of civilization.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
Baron Munchausen, with the help of a little girl as well as his four assistants, saves a town from being taken by the Turks.
In this short film, a U.S. marshal seeks vengeance against the man who killed his father. Vitaphone Release 1147A.
In this comedic short, Patsy Kelly angers a local sheriff whom wrecks havoc with the sideshow she performs in.
Like a true friend, Patsy Kelly helps Thelma Todd land a screen test but this time her help isn''''t needed in this comedic short.
Rival taxi companies compete for business in this comedic short.
Two taxi drivers run over a dummy, but mistake it for a real person in this comedic short film.
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