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A Jewish basketball coach discovers a group of black men playing great basketball in Harlem and turns them into the famous Harlem Globetrotters.
A college student drops out of school to join a famous basketball team.
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
A playboy on the run hooks up with a sideshow''''s beautiful owner.
With a longer-than-usual running time on original release and boooked and sold to the exhibitors as a "Gene Autry Special", which Republic would do once a year from 1939-1943 in order to get higher rates than on the regular series entries from the theatre owners. Hey, Jimmy Durante and Ann Miler cost more than Smiley Burnette and June Storey.This "special",(which alternates between tongue-in-cheek and for-real and hard to distinguish which is which since there was very little for-real in most of the fantasy-land settings Autry's Republic films were laid in), finds Gene returinmg to his hometown of Torpedo as guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebraion, Once there, he encounters his childhood enemies, the Wildhack brothers (Barton MacLane, Joe Sawyer and Horace MacMahon in pecking order), now the local gangsters ( and playing it with relish.) The Wildhacks own a saloon next door to the school, and when their shooting and brawling endangers the safety of the children, Gene protests and threatens to expose them during his next radio broadcast. The Wildhacks stop the broadcast and beat Gene up. Gene, humiliated because Hollywood life has softened him to the extent that he can't hold his own against three assailants, decides to remain in Torpedo and get into shape again. He is encouraged by his friend Cornelius J. "Corney" Courtney (Jimmy Durante), and also by Pop Laramie (George Hayes), owner and operator of the local version of the "Toonerville Trolley." Since Gene refuses to return to Hollywood, his radio show now originates from Torpedo. Julie Sheldon (Ann Miller), a debutante with theatrical aspirations, sees Gene in his natural setting, and begins to take an interest in the cowboy she formerly scorned. Gene avenges himself against the Wildhacks by rounding them up, whipping them single-handed and forcing them to sing on his broadcast. Enraged, the brothers are determined to "get" Gene. He, in turn, runs for sheriff so he will be in position to clean up the Wildhack political machine and use can be made of the "Vote For Autry" song. During the battles that ensue, one of Gene's friends is killed. Gene finally obtains evidence which labels the Wildhacks as killers.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
Jimmie (Jackie Moran), the Brownsville Bugle's office boy, and Millie (Marcia Mae Jones), niece of editor Henshaw (George Cleveland), turn amateur detectives in order to help a friend who is accused of murder. With more zeal than direction, they pick the owner of a gas station as the killer, and when he turns out to be innocent, Henshaw fires Jimmie. The two go on searching and next suspect Lawyer Cy Burton (Henry Hall) but have no conclusive evidence and are about to give up when Millie finds a clue that leads to the hidden fortune of the murdered Mrs. Blake.
Following 1939's "The Phantom Stage", the last of 12 series westerns made at Universal by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern starring Bob Baker, Universal kicked off a new series of six starring their new series-sign Johnny Mack Brown (who had already starred in three Universal serials with one more to go.) Baker was now odd-man-out at the studio as his contract had been with Trem Carr, and Carr and associate Malvern had moved over to Monogram to begin a series of four "Tailspin Tommy" features. Universal, usually late to the party anyway, added Baker and comedian Fuzzy Knight to the first-six Brown films to form a trio angle along the lines of Republic's highly successful "Three Mesquiteers" series, but there were no continuing roles in these films---they even killed Baker off in the 2nd film---and Baker's 2nd-lead soon went to 3rd-lead (behind Knight) and then to "gone" after the sixth film. When Bob Baker was next seen in a film at Universal, it was as the uncredited bus driver in Abbott and Costello's "Ride 'Em Cowboy" in 1942. From this point onward, Fuzzy Knight was the sidekick in every B-series western made by Universal until they closed shop on series westerns and serial production when they merged with International Pictures to become Universal-International:In this one, Steve Hayden (Johnny Mack Brown), working undercover, comes to Denton to help restore law and order. The men secretly responsible for the lawlessness are Big Bill Tanner (Russell Simpson) and Melenkthy Culp (Clarence Wilson), the town banker. (A pairing made in filmdom heaven since the meaner and more desperate the two become, the more enjoyable they are to watch.) Judith Lantry (Frances Robinson) arrives from back east to check on her ranch holdings ran by her cousin Bill "Cousin Willie" Strong (Fuzzy Knight), and Tanner and Culp, fearful she will discover the faked mortgages they put on her property, send henchman Ortega (Charles Stevens) to do away with her, but Steve saves her life. She and Cousin Willie put Steve in charge of the ranch, and he quickly fires her crooked foreman Lon (Ralph Dunn), and hires Clem Waters (Bob Baker) and a whole new group of cowhands. Steve captures Lon with 200 head of horses belong to Judith, and he confesses and implicates Tanner and Culp.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
A carnival con artist tries to ride his girlfriend''''s singing talents to the big time.
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Perry Mason looks into a trio of murders heralded by the shriek of a cat.
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
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 Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter.
A barber tries to find the winning lottery ticket he hid from his moralistic wife.
A pair of rainmakers takes on a crooked businessman out to cash in on a drought.
A man disappoints his destitute family by marrying a poor girl.
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Two musicians try to get an orphaned heiress through hillbilly country to claim her inheritance.
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
The manager of a travelling theatre cons an entire small town to keep his troupe afloat.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
A romantic starts a marriage agency so he can play Cupid.
A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years.
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.
Producer Carl Denham returns to Skull Island in search of more monsters.
A man''''s nagging wife drives him to crime.
True story of the mad monk who plotted to rule Russia.
Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry franchise and a boat. The only way to keep the franchise is to win a race against Pratt's boat.
A wealthy family has to learn to live without when the Depression leaves them broke.
A night-club singer on the lam becomes a farmer's mail-order bride.
A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.
A jewel thief falls for a tycoon's wife in Vienna.
A Parisian tailor falls in love with a princess.
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
Five men have to prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
College team mates follow different paths after they graduate.
When Banker Ramsey sees Tom bring in rustlers, he hires him. But when his daughter's picture appears on the front page after she and Tom are spotted at a nightclub, he changes his mind. Tom takes the job anyway and again catches rustlers saving Ramsey's herd. But when Ramsey arrives he has Tom arrested for trespassing
A feisty school teacher sets out to solve a murder in an aquarium.
A jockey who was falsely accused of cheating and barred from the horse track becomes a singing waiter in Tijuana
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.
A shipping clerk bluffs his way into a country club to romance an heiress.
A young man named Heyst, soured on civilization, lives alone on a remote island "somewhere east of Suez". On one of his periodic visits to Sourabaya, he meets Alma, red-haired entertainer at Schomberg's bistro. To escape the sexual harassment of her bosses, Alma stows away on Heyst's boat and becomes his guest. Will she take the next steamer out... or become mistress of the island? Before this question is resolved, three cutthroats arrive seeking a mythical treasure...
Jerrold Jarvis Jones, a lowly shipping clerk, falls asleep on his office stool and has a dream: He is an aggressive, carefully groomed man of the world who welcomes adventure when an attractive girl addresses him as Tourvaine and takes him on an automobile ride. He is taken to a meeting of a secret criminal society known as "Children of the Night" and is mistaken for a new leader who was to arrive from abroad, a role he assumes until exposed. In a series of fights with the crooks, he rescues Sylvia (in real life a secretary in his office) and mingles in the world of high society. Awakening from his dream, he is fired with ambition and astonishes everyone by walking out with the stenographer.
In this silent film, a criminal mastermind plots revenge against the doctor who amputated his legs.
A gang of children help to save their favorite teacher from losing her job in this short film.
In this short film, a gang of children raise money through a circus to help their friend to pay rent.
In this short film, mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.
In this comedic short, two friends find themselves at a house owned by a mad scientist with a robot.
In this comedic short, Charley Chase is told he has only six months to live, so he decides to make the most of it.
In this comedic short, a man is hired to haunt a house.
This short film focuses on a police interrogation that cracks the false alibi of a criminal.
A boy chooses to skip church to go fishing... with disastrous results in this comedic short.
Charley Chase is sent by his boss to purchase a railroad line and encounters numerous obstacles in this short film.
In this short spoof of "Old Ironsides" (1926), Charley Chase is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.
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