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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 28, 1941|
|Born:||July 7, 1871||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Somerville, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A vaudeville act tries to turn a broken-down house into a posh nightclub.
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
A department store owner goes undercover as an employee to thwart union activists.
A man thinks his high-spirited wife is cheating on him.
A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
A Brooklyn showgirl tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.
A bickering couple takes an amnesia potion so they can re-discover each other.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
A British financier is among those murdered by a treacherous shiek. The man's son, who survived the massacre, is raised in the desert and becomes known as "El Lion." When he becomes an adult, he begins to search for the man who murdered his father.
A Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Linsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.
Tenderfoot Trask gets rodeo champ Travis to take his place as the new owner of a ranch having trouble with rustlers. To stop the rustling Travis and his men build a drift fence. Out to stop them is Clay Jackson and his men led by Slinger Dunn.
When Sue Bixby becomes his new boss, stagecoach robber Talbot reforms and goes after her rustled cattle. When he and his men are outnumbered fighting Lloyd's gang, Randall rides to get circus man Mahoney and his man shooting cannon.
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
A milquetoast has to fight off cops and gangsters when he''''s mistaken for a criminal.
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.
A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he''s fallen in love with.
An unemployed rodeo star takes on cattle rustlers.
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
The manager of a travelling theatre cons an entire small town to keep his troupe afloat.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
Both members of a married couple fight the temptation to stray.
Elna Curry, once a concert pianist, develops an unfounded jealousy of neighbor, Trudie Morrow. Elna who suffers from neurasthenia, believes that Trudie is having an affair with her husband, John, and vows revenge on Trudie. John explains to Trudie Elna's condition and plan. Trudie, being good-hearted tells John that she'll move. One evening, John returns late from work to discover Elna dead. John burns Elna's suicide note to protect Trudie. This results in John being charged for murder and put on trial.
A small-town ball player moves to the big leagues.
An Italian wine-maker woos a mail-order bride by sending her a picture of his handsome foreman.
A ventriloquist, a strong man and a midget form a criminal alliance.
Infidelity and an accidental death force a society wife to leave her infant son.
Myrtle enjoys rubbing shoulders with gangsters like Skeeter. When she learns too much about Skeeter's set-up, Myrtle is put on the spot by the mob. Police officer Dan puts Myrtle in "protective custody" in his own apartment.
Minca Dale is a fire lookout in love with Forest Ranger Tony Garland. Escaped killer Bob Mason hides out in Monica's observatory and falls in love with her. A fire encircles them and is put out by rain. Bob finally gives her up to Tony and is cleared of his earlier crime.
Mamie (Marion Davies), an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell (Hedda Hopper), a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander (John Huff). Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "Zander". When Mrs. Caldwell dies, the authorities decree that the boy must be placed in the same orphanage where Mamie was mistreated. Horrified, Mamie determines to see to it that the boy will be spared the same treatment that she had to suffer.
An Australian sheep rancher fulfills his promise to his dying mother by visiting his uncle on the French Riviera. There he meets and falls in love with a Russian princess who was forced into a bad marriage to save her family from the Communists.
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