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Cast (feature film)
Three bumblers travel West to save the buffalo and end up fighting to save themselves.
An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients.
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
Three servants help their master duplicate his great grandfather's global tour without spending a dime.
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
A third-rate magician tours Japan with the USO.
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...
A stewardess and a television star become romantically involved.
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
The Bowery Boys go diamond hunting in Africa.
The Bowery Boys enter an auto race when one of them invents a new super gas.
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
In 1953 in the United States, there were more homes without television sets than there were with, so William F. Broidy's Newhall Productions would paste two of the 30-minute episodes of The Wild Bill Hickok TV series together and Allied Artists would sell it as a 60-minute feature to theatres. The first half of "Border City Rustlers" is from an unknown-to-me episode (I was one of the citizens who didn't have a TV set in 1953) in which Wild Bill (Guy Madison) and his deputy Jingles P. Jones (Andy Devine) arrive in Green Springs just after the mayor has been killed in a gun battle. The town's Old Maid, Hepsibah (Isabel Randolph), stirs up the other townswomen and is elected mayor. Wild Bill and Jingles help her prove that the local judge (George Eldredge) is behind the town's reign of terrorism. Wild and Jingles saddle up and ride over to Border City (from the episode called "Border City")to mix it up with a gang of international cattle rustlers where, helped by Consuelo (Gloria Talbot), daughter of a Mexican cattle baron, and her cousin Ramon (George J. Lewis), the two marshals nab cattle buyer Flint Kirby (Murray Alper) as the head of the rustlers. Those of us who didn't have TV sets figured Wild Bill and Jingles were twice as good as the usual western heroes as they only took half the usual time to clean up a situation. No, we really didn't. One didn't have to have a telly to figure out these were on-the-cheap productions. The cast order in the theatre-released films is not the same as that shown on the original TV episodes, as Newhall Productions and/or Allied Artists would crunch both casts together to get the better-known names closer to the top.
A rodeo star fights to mend his broken marriage.
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
The Bowery Boys enter the wrestling world when one of them develops superhuman powers.
When they''''re drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spend a LOT of running time climbing rocks. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some fake-looking dinosaurs. And they climb more rocks.
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
A star's former servants try to keep her daughter from learning of her fate.
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
The Bowery Boys get into the escort service and get mixed up with crooks.
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
A troubled gangster, who has lost all faith in people, loses his weak grip on life.
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
A reformed thief tries to stop a murderous blackmailer.
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
A young woman seeks an amnesiac''s true identity in the clues in his pockets.
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war.
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
A sophisticated reporter hires the construction worker she accidentally got fired.
In a desperate attempt to get a job for Ken Daniels (Allan Jones) and Alvino Rey (Himself) and his Orchestra (themselves), agent Mike Simms (William Frawley) plots to make Daniels a missing heir. Simms hires Austin J. Caldwell (Gus Schilling) to pose as an attorney and go to Gus Borelli (Leo Carrillo), owner of the swank Blue Room, asking if he has heard about Daniels' inheritance. Borelli, figuring he can cut in on the money, bright Daniels and Simms to the Blue Room just as Pamela Mason (Kitty Carlisle) is rehearsing some songs with Zybisco (Sig Arno) and his string quintet. Simms refuses to let Daniels sing with the quintet,saying he has already made arrangements with Alvino Rey to bring his orchestra and the King Sisters (Alyce, Donna, Louise and Yvonne King) into the Blue Room. This causes Pamela to lose her job and she is furious with Daniels, who tells her he will get her a job with the Rey orchestra. Later, she discovers the hoax tells Borelli, who sets out to kill Daniels and Simms. They, and the orchestra, manage to escape just as the Blue Room is filling with customers drawn by Borelli's heavy advertising of Daniel's debut. He sends Pamela to bring them back.
The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton (Cecil Kellaway) so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel (Helen Walker)is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson (James Brown), and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans.
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
A New York aristocrat marries for the money to save the family mansion.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
A scientist clashes with a munitions foreman in his fight to create a new explosive.
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child.
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
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.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
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 quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
A man thinks his high-spirited wife is cheating on him.
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
After the badguys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the work of the butler and his wife who figure the house rightfully belongs to them.
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies.
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann (Broderick Crawford) meets composer Bob Gunther (Johnny Downs), he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend Linda Carroll (Peggy Moran) to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music. After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star Magda Delys (Gertrude Michael). Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie (Warren Hymer), barges in and reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on writing hit songs "in the pen."
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
A reporter avenges his editor's murder by gangsters.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
To secure a huge fortune, an heiress has to find a husband fast.
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
District Attorney's investigator (Whalen) starts his honeymoon and a man is indicated for murder. His bride (Stuart) doubts the man's guilt and enlists the help of a former racketeer (Kelly) to find the real killer.
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
Army training Sgt. Gray makes a bet that he can get himself invited to breakfast with his commanding officer, General Markley. But he gets into an unhappy tangle with a couple of enemy spies (and a happy tangle with the general's daughter) before the bet is finally decided.
A racehorse owner tries to buy victory by performing good deeds, but gets mixed up in murder instead.
A mild-mannered milkman stumbles onto a career in the boxing ring.
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the gangster Trock Estrella.
A sports announcer takes on kidnappers.
A dog and a horse grow up together and become inseparable.
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
A mystery writer runs into the real thing when he holes up at a deserted inn.
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her daughter Gwen must decide between going on stage, or settling down in a conventional marriage. Julie is just thinking that it would be nice to retire and get married, when who should turn up but her old beau, Gilmore Marshal, the platinum magnate from South America.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.
The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow (Tom Drake) to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs. Ballard(Esther Dale), head of the prison, whose moronic brother, Cletus (John Dierkes), is keeper of the prison bloodhounds. Nora Collins (Peggy Knudsen), once engaged to Jeff, but now an inmate because she had stolen to protect her brother, is resentful of prison methods and particularly bitter against the sadistic methods of a brutal prison guard named Darcy (Sara Haden.)Honey Blake (Beverly Michaels) and Kate (Carole Mathews)unsuccessfully try to use Cletus in an escape attempt. But they try a second escape using Jeff, Nora and Mrs. Ballard as hostages. Mabry (John Damler), Kate's gangland lover, hears of the escape and knowing she will go where she had hidden $50,000 gets there ahead of her.
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.
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