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French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
The Army assigns a female psychologist to chaperone a corporal who''''s won a date with a glamorous movie star.
A fashion photographer turns a Greenwich Village unknown into an international supermodel.
When an electric shock turns one of them into a psychic, the Bowery Boys invade Las Vegas.
A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
A Texas heiress masquerades as a model in hopes of finding true love.
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
A gunfighter mends his ways to help save an innocent young girl.
For state reasons, a diplomat fakes an engagement to a Middle Eastern princess.
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
A playwright and his wife search the past for the key to saving their troubled marriage.
An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit.
A brash nightclub entertainer has to straighten out when he's drafted and falls for a beautiful WAC.
A reformed pirate returns to the seas when cutthroats start imitating his modus operandii.
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana.
Noble-born cad Dennis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
An American artist finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties.
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
A rancher's daughter visits Paris to meet her mother and find love.
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
An ambitious girl steals a rich husband but keeps her lover on the side.
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
An unhappily married woman falls in love with her niece's fiance.
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys. Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim?
A plain young woman's money makes her prey to fortune hunters.
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 young widow is torn between a boring businessman and a romantic ne'er-do-well.
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
While visiting France, a criminal psychologist tries to clear a disturbed young man of his father's murder.
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O''Connor, Henry Stephenson, Steven Geray. After escaping from Devil''s Island, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo returns to France to reclaim his family fortune and his title.
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
In their first film, the Bowery Boys tackle gangsters.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
A society sleuth rescues a kidnapped woman, then is framed for murder.
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
An ambassador''''s daughter falls for a famous musician.
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
A composer who can't control his creative temperament turns to murder.
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
Rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle. It's the "Taming of the Shrew" Hollywood style.
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
A voice teacher and his star pupil run away together to a life of love and poverty.
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
The mayor's secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé's devotion to his job.
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
A dizzy society matron runs wild on the Riviera.
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
In this short film, a young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way and winds up in jail.
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