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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 8, 1969|
|Born:||August 30, 1889||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Italy||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
The head of a Mafia family goes head to head with his younger brother who doesn't want to adhere to the old codes of operation.
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting big things from Carla, only to learn that her sole purpose is to see Serge Miller killed...
Attila the Hun goes to Rome and wreaks all kinds of havoc. Fortunately, the Pope enlists a little Divine intervention to stop the barbaric invader before all is lost.
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
The U.S. government is conducting experiements on the effects of exposure to space radiation by sending animals briefly into orbit. Following a malfunction, one of the rockets stays in space longer than planned, and is lost from the scientists' radar screens. Later, Dr. Brady, one of the rocket scientists, reads a news report about strange occurances in Central Africa. Theorizing that it may be the irradiated test wasp wreaking havoc in the jungle, he organizes an expedistion to investigate.
A shipwrecked prince's love for a married queen triggers war between Greece and Troy.
A sultry dancer is torn between two men--one a wealthy nobleman who is enamored of her and wishes to help her rise to the top and the other a sleazy, macho type who tries to convince her to bilk the richer man out of his money.
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that passed it off to Eagle Lion and finally to United Artits when they acquired Eagle Lion properties. Anna Magnani, a prostitute, is banished from Naples and returns to her home, a volcanic island off of southern Italy. There, she is accepted only by her younger sister and younger brother, and takes whatever job she can to get by. Rossano Brazzi, a diver by trade but a procuer for a prostitution ring---the white slave trade in those days---sets his cap for Anna's beautiful sister who has fallen in love with him. Anna sleeps with Brazzi to convince the sister he is bad news but the sister thinks otherwise. Later, on Brazzi's boat, Anna is pumping air to him while he is on an underwater dive and she resorts to the only course she has left to save her sister. She stops pumping. Feeling guilt and remorse she then climbs the island volcano as it begins erupting.
In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte (Borgia's next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Angry because his father, Don Manuel Ortega (Fortunio Bonanova), had arranged a marriage with a girl he has never met, Dolores de Garfias (Patricia Barry as Patricia White), Ramon Ortega (Eduardo Noreiga), despite the threat of being disinherited, becomes an entertainer at a local night club. His father uses his influence and has the club closed. Ramon goes to Santa Rosa and helps a beautiful senorita, Rose, open her new night club, and falls in love with her. When his father arrives, Ramon learns that "his" Rose is the Dolores his father wanted him to marry in the first place.
While visiting France, a criminal psychologist tries to clear a disturbed young man of his father's murder.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
A mystery writer runs into the real thing when he holes up at a deserted inn.
In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity.
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat O'Brien)viewed as a suspicious character by newspaper woman Agnes Stuart (Ruth Warrick), who is working on a story to expose racketeering night-club owner Doc Lilley (Alan Hale.) She searches Lilley's home and finds the counterfeiting plates and thinks Nevil is part of the gang.
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special "guest" at Deresco's casino, but there you can't be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention...
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Flying students Danny Collins (Johnny Downs), Jinx Roberts (Bobby Jordan), Scrapper Mackay (Ward Wood) and Zombie Parker (Billy Benedict) are suspected of a series of murders perpetrated by a Nazi agent known as the Black Hangman. The latter is an engineer, Arthur Galt (Robert Armstrong), who has disposed of several people who accompanied him on an expedition which located lost helium deposits in Africa. Galt has also imprisoned the remaining members of the expedition, Professor Mason (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Andre (Jennifer Holt). Galt plans to sell the helium to Germany through a Gestapo ring headed by Karl Von Heiger (Eduardo Ciannelli). The four cadets, thinking Galt is their friend, fly with him to Africa as they hope to track down Von Heiger, thinking he is the Black Hangman, and clear their own names of the murder charges. They are pursued to Africa by U.S. Army Intelligence officer Captain Ralph Carson (Regis Toomey).
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Herbert Marshall, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Kingsford, Jack Carr, Hugh Beaumont. Loosely based on the career of Amelia Earhart, this aviation drama features Rosalind Russell as a female pilot who breaks the Los Angeles to New York record and attracts the interest of the U.S. Navy who want to send her on a spy mission
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
Although she''''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
Archaeologists are stalked by a resurrected mummy during an Egyptian dig.
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Three British soldiers seek treasure during an uprising in India.
Bulldog Drummond postpones his wedding to track down a band of bank robbers.
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
A young delinquent defies his sister to join a tough street gang.
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
A man pretends to be blind to foil blackmailers.
A crackpot press agent tries to pass off an aspiring opera singer as a jungle girl.
A wily defense attorney changes his tune when he''''s named district attorney.
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
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 woman is tempted to betray her husband with an old flame.
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