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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 9, 1954|
|Born:||October 12, 1884||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Lithuania||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
A reformed thief tracks a stolen gem to clear his name.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
A conductor means to destroy the career of a former student, pianist Myra Hassman. Showing no mercy, he conspires to ruin her even as she wrestles with Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall.
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
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.
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.
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
A married matador''''s rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man.
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
A Hollywood PR man tries to turn a Minnesota teacher into a star.
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
Keller buys Marsh's cattle and then murders him to retrieve the money. But Ann Marsh remembered some of the serial numbers and this is the clue that Hoppy needs. He arrives posing as a dude. He also poses as a novice poker player and this brings in a few of the stolen bills. When he realizes Keller is the one he is after, he wins back all the money at the poker table. He escapes from Keller's saloon but Keller and his men head out after him.
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
A screen queen suffers through harebrained publicity stunts schemed up by her press agent.
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter''''s virtue.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
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.
A couple who are always quarreling split up temporarily while she goes to France and teams up with a playboy who's being sued for breach of promise.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
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 mercenary is hired to kidnap a prince.
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables.
A magician''''s daughter falls in love with a reporter, but heartbreak ensues when the reporter''''s magazine runs a story exposing the magician''''s secret methods in this short film.
A woman reporter is hired by an author-songwriter to help him avoid additional breach-of-promise suits in this comedic short.
In this comedic short, a group of musicians takes desperate measures to appear on a radio program.
In this short, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion when the skeleton of a man is dug up in an alley. Vitaphone Release 1348-1349.
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