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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 30, 1988|
|Born:||January 18, 1905||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Kingston, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A priest and a dog help a young delinquent find a new lease on life.
A fishing boat discovers a deserted luxury yacht at sea with a dead body on board. They claim the yacht as salvage, not knowing that a drug smuggling ring has hidden $500,000 worth of heroin on the boat.
Don Pablo Salazar steals a fortune in jewels from an Indian tribe and an Aztec medicine man puts a curse on the jewels until they are returned. Years later an American insurance man, Breen Mathews (Willard Parker) promises to deliver the Salazar fortune to the rightful heir after Luis Salazar, son of Don Pablo, is killed. Breen heads for Topaz, where he hopes to find the surviving heir, Teresa. He finds instead, Louisa, daughter of Teresa, and is forced to fight a crooked group of townspeople, who are after the Salazar fortune, cursed or otherwise. Included in the group are Judge Cole (Billy House), known as "the Hanging Judge" and Barnum (Barton MacLane), local saloon owner. After defeating all the crooks, Breen is told by Louisa that she, the last of the Salazars, is going to return the treasure to its rightful owners, and lift the curse.
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
The Bowery Boys open a detective agency when one of them develops mind-reading talents.
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
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.
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
A squirrel becomes the guardian angel for an impoverished family.
Mob pressure sends a crusading reporter from the front page to the advice column.
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
A young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne'er-do-well.
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften up a female client in order to close a real estate deal.
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
A young woman sublets a Marine's apartment not knowing he's handed out keys to several of his friends.
A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a different body! He and the woman in question (Mary Rawlins, niece of the late owner), both suspects, become allies; among light romantic banter they hunt the real killer behind the seven doors of a blind alley, housing eccentric suspects and a dark, intricate, spooky cellar...
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
An innocent couple fights off Nazi agents on a speeding train.
Two sisters - one smart, one pretty - move to New York to build careers.
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
To please his dying father, a man hires a hatcheck girl to pose as his fiancée.
Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
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.
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
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.
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy organization and its members. Through her surveillance of Carl, she meets Hans Teller and recognizes him as Alan, but doesn't let on. Alone, she agrees to flee to Holland with him but her superior officer, Ludwig (Lionel Atwill), is not fooled and is in pursuit.
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
A schoolteacher jumps into detective mode when a fellow airplane passenger gets sick and dies.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
A jewel heist leads to murder.
A playboy finds true love during an ocean cruise.
The story of Charles Parker, a soft-touch minister whose kind reputation constantly causes trouble. The pilot episode relates Reverend Parker's efforts to help George and Eddie, a pair of itinerants who have just arrived in town.
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