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A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
A scientist on vacation stumbles upon a Martian invasion.
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
An innocent cowboy in Las Vegas stumbles into a fortune and a glamorous girlfriend.
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him.
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Peter Sterling (Donald O'Conner) is working at a government plant. His friend Francis (the talking mule) tells him the plant is going to be bombed. Peter passes the information to the plant manager. The bombers are caught and the plant is saved. Because of his help in saving the plant, Peter is sent to West Point. After his arrival, he finds out that Francis is there as one of the mascots. As usual, Peter gets himself in trouble by telling the commander that Francis can talk.
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
Landers and gang are after money intended for a new hospital. Lane and the Sheriff have a plan to trap them. But Landers hears of it and Lane is captured and the Sheriff's posse diverted. This clears the road for the gang to rob the stage bringing the money.
A cattle inspector runs a rustling ring on the side.
A cowboy tries to prevent the sabotage of a transcontinental telegraph.
Joe and Anne Palooka, along with Joe's trainer Knobby, are vacationing when they a kidnapped by The Professor and his gang. The Professor plans to make Joe throw a fight (and shows up at the fight dressed as Anne's aunt).
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
A beauty with a skeleton in her closet seeks revenge on the suitor who jilted her.
A dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy.
A group of ranchers, led by Colonel Arnold (Cliff Clark) and Ward Gordon (Tom Keene as Richard Powers), are drilling an oil well but getting fierce opposition from an unknown gang of outlaws. Eastern promoter J.B."Dude" Dawson (I. Stanford Jolley), is behind the gang as he is out to prevent the co-op members from striking oil before their lease expires, so he can secure the property for his company. When Ward, with the help of Arnold and his daughter Sally (Judy Clark), arranges for a new driller to be brought in, the replacement man is killed and one of Dawson's men takes his place.
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
A paraplegic veteran fights his own bitterness to build a new life.
Rocky, a Range Detective, arrives to help Nugget with rustlers. When he learns Nugget owns only three cows, he stays on anyway and soon becomes involved in Benson's attempt to blow open the banks's safe. When Rocky upsets his plans, Benson supposedly gets rid of him by having him declared an outlaw wanted dead or alive. Then Benson takes a load of explosives into an old mine located directly under the bank vault.
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country.
A Westerner searches for a white woman held by the Apaches.
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens.
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
The Bowery Boys pose as bellhops to solve a murder.
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
A crooked lawyer tries to protect his numbers running brother from a ruthless crime boss.
A black G.I. faces racism while fighting for his country in World War II.
True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health.
Finishing a trail drive, Hoppy and the boys head to town and immediately get caught up in the conflict between school teacher Miss Abott and next door saloon owner Mawson. When Miss Abott disappears, Hoppy gets a clue to her location and rescues her from Mawson's cabin. It looks like Mawson is the man he wants, but Hoppy finds an item that indicates otherwise.
After Bentley sells Professor Larson a worthless ranch, Hoppy tells banker Waite there is silver on the ranch. Waite tells Bentley and Bentley tries to buy it back. When he fails, Waite lends money to finance a mine but puts a 30 day due date on it. Hoppy takes over running the mine but Bentley puts his henchman to work to make sure the venture fails.
A bellboy masquerades as a spy and lands behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
When he accidentally injures a young girl, a gangster risks his freedom to nurse her.
A New York businessman''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
A bumbling salesman gets mixed up in murder.
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
A neurotic invalid accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
This script rode in right off of the range that had been ridden at least twice by Tim McCoy at Columbia. Writer Elmam did little other than moving it from a Western to a big-town Eastern. Don Castle plays a newly-elected district attorney but, just before he takes office, the town's crooked political boss (Edward Keane) has his henchies (including Jeff Chandler)kidnap him with intentions of replacing him with an ex-convict(Don Castle in a dual role) who is his exact double. While the D.A.'s double/replacement is studying his mannerisms where he is being held captive, the D.A. knocks out the double, takes his clothes and manages to fool the gang boss into thinking he is the ex-con. The henchies then kill the ex-con thinking he is the D.A. The latter continues to impersonate his double until he has set and sprung the trap on the gang boss and his minions. Peggy Knudsen plays the D.A's. fiance, Patricia Knight the wife of the ex-con and Joe Sawyer pops up as a crooked police official.
In the 7th of Columbia's "Whistler" series, truck-firm owner Steve Reynolds (Richard Dix) gets involved in a feud with a rival firm, and shortly thereafter is slugged by a masked assailant who steals the truck he is driving. The assailant runs down a policeman in the truck and leaves other clues pointing to Reynolds as the cop killer. With only a glove, with diamonds stuck in the thumb,as a clue, and while evading the police and other characters after him and the diamonds, Reynolds finally runs down the guilty party and clears himself.
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
An ad man fights off his wife''''s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
Barbara Carlin (June Lockhart) attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband,Rod Carlin (Mark Daniels), had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman buried under her name. She learns that the victim was glamour girl Helen Lawrence (Sonia Darren), with whom her husband had been having an affair. Complications come from her sister Rusty (Cathy O'Donnell), who, it turns out, is not her real sister and also doesn't like her a whole lot, and from a dim-witted prize fighter,George Mandley (Greg McClure). The family attorney, Michael Dunn (Hugh Beaumont), stands around and provides little in the way of help or reason for being there, until...
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives and problems with her husband.
A detective tries to stop whomever is murdering the jurors on a notorious murder case.
A society sleuth turns cowboy to investigate a Texas murder.
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
A college boy has to cope with a pair of beautiful twins.
An heiress poses as her own secretary to screen out fortune-hunting suitors.
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
A society sleuth is framed for murder by criminals running a war-bond racket.
A radio actress researches a role by mixing with gangsters.
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
A society sleuth tracks a lost plane carrying $100,000.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
A society sleuth investigates murder at a girls'' school.
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
A female surgeon pretends to be a nurse so she can serve on the front line.
Detective Michael Shayne aids the war effort by fighting industrial diamond smugglers. They operate through Hawaii and part of the movie takes place on an ocean liner headed for there.
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
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.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
A night-club singer on the lam marries a South American rubber planter to escape the law.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
A young man tries to rescue his grandmother from kidnappers.
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
Three naval cadets graduate and help each other find jobs.
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
A Scottish lad and Irish lass risk their families' wrath by marrying.
Settlers and traders en route to the West fight off Indian attacks.
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''s moll.
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
An traveling merchant (Carrillo) takes his family to New York where he explores his weakness for poker as he looks for work aided by his daughter (Withers).
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
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.
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
This short film focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking.
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