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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 2, 1956|
|Born:||February 18, 1891||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department.
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
The Bowery Boys almost strike it rich when they break into the stock market.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
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?
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
An artist discovers a real-life version of the perfect woman he's been drawing for years.
Two talent scouts for a New York-based country music TV show called "Square Dance Jubilee" are sent out West to get authentic western singing acts. They find what they're looking for, but also get mixed up in cattle rustling and murder.
The Bowery Boys takes on a mad scientist when one of them develops the ability to predict the future.
By accident Dagwood discovers a non-flammable paint. Bad guys Dillon and Stack steal it before he can give it to his boss Radcliffe. To show off his invention, Dagwood paints Radcliffe's house with it and disgraced when the house burns down. Blondie discovers the culprits and saves the day.
In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
A movie star falls for a handsome naval officer during location shooting in Hawaii.
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?
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
A World War II veteran who thinks he''''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
Larry Morgan (Kent Taylor), a private detective, is hired by a woman who wants Larry to trail her husband. The husband is murdered and, shortly afterwards, the wife is also killed. Larry shuffles through a long list of suspects before revealing the killer...
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
When they set themselves up as ghost hunters, the Bowery Boys tangle with a mad scientist.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Two producers and their girls look for a backer for their big show.
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
An aspiring singer masquerades as a Southern belle to get a radio job.
An amnesiac discovers he's wanted for murder.
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
A society sleuth tours the movie capital, where he uncovers an actor's murder.
A young woman sublets a Marine's apartment not knowing he's handed out keys to several of his friends.
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
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.
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.
A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
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.
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
An Alaskan prospector fights a crooked federal agent for a beautiful saloon singer.
A pair of New Yorkers face culture shock when they buy a dilapidated country house.
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy?
A socialite struggles to live on her blue-collar husband''''s salary.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
A small-town banker and his wife quarrel over their daughter''''s love life.
An oil tycoon's representative finds love when he tries to buy a South American race horse.
Two producers will stop at nothing to raise money for their big show.
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.
A sister act splits up over love.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
An ad man asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal.
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
A ballet dancer and a burlesque queen compete for a wealthy suitor.
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
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.
Battling spouses accidentally switch bodies.
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
Bill Sheldon (Larry J. Blake as Larry Blake) has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams (Samuel S. Hinds) as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up government flood control money. When Williams is found murdered, Sheldon is charged with the crime that was actually committed by Walter Russell (Kent Taylor), the paper's rebel editorial writer. Ney York reporter Linda Ware (Fay Wray) arrives to cover the story and finds that Russell, her old sweetheart, is on the jury hearing Sheldon's trial. She also discovers that he is the killer. Russell forces an acquittal and, before another trial can be held, realizes that his conscience will not permit him to let Sheldon be tried again.
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Prep football star Jimmy Howal(Robert Cummings)gets a reception far different from what he expected when he enters West Point. His cocky attitude earns him the enmity of many upperclassmen, especially hot-tempered southerner Brandon Culpepper (John Howard), who also sees Howal as a rival for beautiful Toni Denby (Mary Carlisle), daughter of West Point officer Colonel Denby (Minor Watson.) Just before the Army-Navy football game, Howals' name is posted as failing French, and the cadets fear he will be kept from playing because of it. (The Paramount writers overlooked the fact that since Howal was a plebe nee freshman student, he couldn't have played anyway as freshman weren't eligible for the varsity in this period.) Toni agrees to tutor Howal, but she, unknowingly, uses an old examination which Is the basis for the new test. Howal realizes what has happened when he passes the exam with flying colors, and suspects Toni of having set out to make a fool of him.
A movie star on tour gets thrown into a variety of wacky publicity stunts.
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an operation to regain her memory.
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. Rugged Robert Wade, an inventor in town to secure funding for his new model tractor, wants to meet a woman who won't try to run his life. Despite being made for each other, Helen and Bob go through the usual complications of a film like this before ending up together in the final reel.
A trumpeter''''s sure-fire moneymaking scheme backfires.
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 stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
A brother act is broken up by one sibling''s devotion to gambling.
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
A reformed jewel thief helps detectives track down a criminal.
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
A man and woman working different shifts share the same apartment without realizing it.
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
A compulsive liar, married to a scrupulously honest lawyer, confesses to a murder she didn''''t commit to help further his career.
In this comedic short, a gang of children try out a career as radio stars.
A girl''''s friends believe her new stepmother is an evil stepmother from a fairy tale and attempt to break up the wedding in this comedic short.
This short film takes a look at strange yet still existing laws in the U.S.A.
In an attempt to win the girl of his dreams, a sausage salesman enters a department store ski jump contest in this short film.
In this comedic short, a young woman stows on board a plane destined for a trip "around the world"... or is it? Vitaphone Release 1613-1614.
A dentist deals with a variety of eccentric and difficult patients.
In this short film, Robert L. Ripley settles a bet by producing a man who has not slept in 70-plus years. Vitaphone Release 1093.
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