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An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
In the second of the PRC "Michael Shayne" series,civic crusader Burton Stallings (Gordon Richards) hires private detective Michael Shayne (Hugh Beaumont) to locate the former's missing step-daughter Helen (Marie Harmon.) Shayne discovers that Stallings himself has had Helen confined in an asylum in order to obtain her money.
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.
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
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.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
A reformed thief tries to stop a murderous blackmailer.
Two young lawyers (Forrest Tucker and Lynn Merrick) open an office together. They are hired to defend a utilities magnate (Thurston Hall) who claims he has been framed. He is kidnapped by a gangster (Gerald Mohr), and a battle royal ensues when the lawyers try to rescue him.
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
An amnesiac discovers he's wanted for murder.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.
Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show, Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him his help. He thinks, she does it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about this, till he finds out, that she has no such intentions.
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A detective tries to stop whomever is murdering the jurors on a notorious murder case.
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
Daisy Baker, a Chicago "refuse collector" who fancies herself as a theatrical agent, finds a play which had been thrown away by two Portuguese playwrights. Without bothering to get permission, she sends it off to a New York producer named Rupert Shannon and he wires her to come to New York immediately. Daisy and her two showgirl friends, Gloria and Maria, arrive in New York where the two girls assume accents and pretend to be the sisters of the playwright. Shannon agrees to star them in a production of the play. Two former friends, Lena and Louise, recognize the girls and threaten to blow the whistle unless they are also cast. Meanwhile, the two actual playwrights sell the story to producer Sam Grohman who hires Lena and Louise.
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.
In his first screen appearance, the Caped Crusader of Gotham City (belying the lethargic facade of his alter ego Bruce Wayne) battles Dr. Daka, Japanese mastermind of a wartime espionage-sabotage group. Daka has a radium-powered death ray that pulverizes walls, a classic alligator pit to dispose of enemies, and can turn men into electronic zombies who do his bidding and transmit video signals to Daka's lab! Batman has no Batmobile, but there are bats in the Bat Cave...
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
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.
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
A radio broadcaster tries to reform a gangster's moll who has been sent up the river.
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim''''s daughter.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Tracey Browne (Michael Whalen), sports editor of the "Globe", leanrs that fight promoter Richards (Alan Dinehart) and Stevens (Douglas Fowley), sports editor of the "Dispatch", are conducting a boxing racket that victimizes down-and-out, has-been fighters, and he denounces them in his column. He gives Alice Fuller (Richelle Hudson),daughter of one of the fighters (Pat Flaherty) whom he aids , the job of following young Clint De Witt (John Beck), son of the "Globe's" owner, to see that he sticks to his job. Browne, who has fallen in love with Alice, thinks it is Clint she loves. In their effort to get Browne for his meddling, Richards and Stevens strike at him through Clint.
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
Perry Mason tries to find out if a long-lost heiress is the real thing.
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.
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
A photojournalist and his pet pigeon crash a society party and find love.
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.
A disgraced jockey's son fights to clear the family name.
Frank Marshall and Slim Hewitt, postal inspectors, infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan-like vigilante group which has mailed a bomb to a senator. When the legion kills the brother of Nancy Foster, she helps Frank and Slim in their investigation.
A sports announcer takes on kidnappers.
A singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house.
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
At the urging of his ambitious girlfriend, a salesman starts hawking tractors.
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Two cigar-stand attendants get mixed up in a murder investigation.
A cop, who plays by his own rules, brings down a notorious gangster.
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout.
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
A milquetoast has to fight off cops and gangsters when he''''s mistaken for a criminal.
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
Seamen hunt down a deadly saboteur.
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
A news reporter turns the woman he loves into a media star after she rejects an aristocrat''s marriage proposal.
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
Plastic surgery turns a gangster into a movie star.
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
A gold-digging chorus girl tries to keep her virtue while searching for a rich husband.
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
A young man defies his father''''s wishes to join the circus.
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
A woman doctor decides to have a baby without benefit of marriage.
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
A female CEO who's used to buying love meets her match in an independent young executive.
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
In this short film, a man joins the police force with the intention of getting away with crimes.
In this short film, a detective is sent to solve the murder among a group of jewel thieves attempting to smuggle diamonds into the U.S. Vitaphone Release 1439-1440.
In this short film, a reporter for a tabloid newspaper attempts to find out if a college football star is secretly married. Vitaphone Release 1290.
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