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Cast (feature film)
Goofy goings-on in the Sherwood Forest and environs in this spoof of the Robin Hood legend with George Segal as a slightly out of kilter (and rather long of tooth) taketh from the rich and giveth to the poor -- after expenses -- medieval outlaw. To many, this film evoked fond memories of Mel Brooks'
When idealistic young judge Steven Hardin is forced to set a dangerous criminal free on a minor technicality, he loses faith in the system. But an older judge introduces Hardin to a secret group that rights courtroom wrongs in the form of a hitman hired to take out the guilty.
A parody of epic historical and biblical films, including such historical themes as "The Dawn of Man," "The Stone Age," The Spanish Inquisition," "The Bible," and "The Future."
A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.
A comic-book superhero who gained mysterious powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider pursues an evil extortionist whose mind-control plot threatens the lives of ten innocent people. This pilot movie previewed a series of once-in-a-while programs during the 1977-78 season and thereafter.
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard.
Voluptuous Chesty Anderson is a WAVE in the U. S. Navy who is busy chasing the Mafioso who killed her younger sister. She is aided in her pursuit by three Navy friends and a government agent.
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
In London's colourful but seedy Soho Michael Morgan is working mending the road. he is unhappy, with little hope of finding happiness. Then he meets Julia Gozzi, a barmaid, and "The Miracle" happens ...
A criminal plots a diamond robbery in post-war London.
Men on a U.S. aircraft carrier fight to survive the Korean War.
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.
A World War II squad tries to save a man trapped behind enemy lines.
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
(War ''52,BW). Pat O''Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict, Alvy Moore. The gun crew of a destroyer stationed off Okinawa duke it out with the Japanese during the Pacific Campaign of WWII.
Criminal pathologists try to crack a case with nothing but the victim's bones to go on.
A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.
A gunslinger hired to drive off a rancher falls in love with the man's daughter.
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
Dick Tracy tracks down a bank robber using nerve gas.
A crusading district attorney investigates the murder of a Jewish man.
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The getaway driver for a gang of thieves is captured by the police and sent to a prison, where he contemplates a life of reform.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
A jury member sets out to prove a murder defendant innocent.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.
A British butler goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to a fortune.
Fleeing from the Sheriff, Jess Burns hops on a passing train and right into the baggage car where hustler Chuck Morse is posing as a race car mechanic. Needing a driver for the big race, Chuck talks Jess into it and names him Speed. Having never driven a car and reluctant at first, Jess takes a dislike to his competing driver and sets out to win the race.
A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
When a man''''s wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
A police inspector investigates the murder of a man who prophesied his own death.
A woman doctor decides to have a baby without benefit of marriage.
During World War I, a woman suspects her husband of being a German spy.
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
Buck Jones, Barbara Weeks, Mary Carr, George Cooper, Ed Brady, Frank Rice, Frank La Rue, Silver the horse. After an apprenticeship in Wild West shows and circuses, Buck Jones made his film debut as a stuntman in 1917 and went on to become a popular western star. During the Depression era, Buck and his trusty steed Silver were a familar sight at the local Bijou. In this sagebrush opus, Buck undermines an outlaw gang in between bouts of slapstick comedy.
A bootlegger falls apart when his wife leaves him.
A Salvation Army preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.
A gambler accidentally commits murder and hides under the guise of a clergyman.
A young innocent plots revenge after being sent to prison unjustly.
A convict learns that a fellow prisoner has been messing with his woman.
San Francisco boys risk their lives to scout gold in the Klondike.
A mad strangler haunts the London fog.
A romantic drama unfolds when a woman is torn between her love for a Mountie and her loyalty to her outlaw brother.
A young French girl falls in love with an English flight pilot during World War I.
Years after Alaskan storekeeper Gale had rescued his ward Necia from Bennett, her murderous sea-captain father, Bennett shows up seeking his daughter -- and revenge.
An employee in a theater showing Valentino's "The Shiek" daydreams about himself playing Valentino's role.
A fabulous jewel known as the 'Dark Star' is stolen; a pastor's daughter gets involved, falling into the depths of a spy plot concerning war plans and fortifications...
Music (feature film)
In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers.
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
Jim Malloy (Johnny Mack Brown) returns from the Civil War to Texas to find his father, Colonel Malloy (William Franum), leading a band of land grabbers and carpet-baggers during the Reconstruction Era. He learns of this from newspaper publisher Jonathan Taylor (Pat O'Malley), who advocates the overthrow of Colonel Malloy's crooked regime, and his daughter Nan (Jennifer Holt.) Jim and his pal, "Happy" Snodgrass (Fuzzy Knight) save Taylor from Malloy's henchmen, led by Idaho (Harry Woods), and they side with the Governor's representative Brent Gordon (Tex Ritter) against the gang. When Jim kills one of the gang members, Captain Sneed (Kenneth Harlan), the Colonel's main aide, has him jailed and he is to be executed. Colonel Malloy goes to Gordon and Taylor, and they agree to take up arms to free Jim on the condition that the Colonel join their crusade against the lawlessness.
Costume-Wardrobe (feature film)
A senior executive at an architecture firm seeks revenge after his son and wife are brutally attacked.
Set in San Francisco, a tough cop is suspected of killing his partner. When he begins to look for the actual killer, he discovers he didn't know his partner as well as he thought, as evidence of the dead man's dirty dealings begins to mount.
An angel who was a self-involved, small-time country singer in her lifetime, returns to Earth in order to earn her wings by uniting a family that is experiencing emotional upheaval during the Christmas holidays.
A preacher''''s sons, one serious, one wild, look out for each other while growing up in rural Montana.
A buddy picture set in 1996, about two drifters who team up to try and save their hangout, the Rock 'n Roll Bar & Grill, by robbing the bank about to foreclose on it.
Pops is not worried about getting the lease of his Snowy Peaks ski lodge renewed, but he should be. A greedy land developer named Sam Maris is determined to get the logde and turn it into a resort complex. Maris is plotting to turn the state ski resort inspector against Pops by any means necessary, but the lovable misfits that make up the Snowy Peaks ski patrol are going to do their best to stop him.
Astronomy student Ronald Miller is an outcast at school who daydreams incessantly about Cindy, the most popular girl in school. To win the girl of dreams he offers Cindy his life savings of $1,000 if she will date him for one month to see if true love will blossom.
Sound (feature film)
A penniless farmer tracks the woman he loves to a New Orleans brothel.
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children.
The captain of a broken-down ship has to sneak an Australian spy into enemy waters during World War II.
After saving a woman kidnapped by Indians, a cowboy has to fight to get her back to civilization.
A scatterbrained inventor accidentally turns his girlfriend into a giant.
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
A modern-day western follows a Midwestern sheriff''s deputy on the trail of a murderer who killed a gold trader and sold the stash to Mexico. The crazy pursuit involves hostage taking, a Thunderbird, and a climactic encounter at the Grand Canyon.
A Polish officer unwillingly helps a Jewish refugee escape from the Nazis.
A small time investor takes on the management of a major corporation.
The famed pianist loses the love of his life and almost loses his son''''s love as well.
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
An Irish immigrant becomes one of West Point''s most beloved officers.
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
A New England schoolteacher goes to New York to become a songwriter.
A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself falling for a local woman.
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
Two sisters from Ohio, one pretty, one witty, plot to take New York City by storm.
Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, Don Beddoe. Butch Cassidy tries to enlist former outlaw Phil Carey in his lawless gang but is thwarted by Carey''s fiancee (Martha Hyer) and her task force of women sharpshooters. One of the minor villains is Aaron Spelling, who in 1960 was to launch himself to fame as the producer of Zane Grey Theatre and later as the idea man behind "Charlie''s Angels".
An American living in 19th-century Tahiti gets involved in intrigue against the French colonial government.
A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy.
Hagan is rustling horses lead by a white stallion from a Government restricted area. Young Danny Saunders captures the horse who then kills Hagen's mare. Hagen needs the white stallion and when Danny is hurt during the beaking of the horse, his mother gives the horse to Hagan. Upset, Danny runs away to be with the horse. His mother chases after him and they are both made prisoners when they see Hagan's rustling operation.
A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend.
Motorcycle-riding delinquents take over a small town.
Lt. Faraday has two wagons full of guns that he and his men must deliver. He also must escort two young ladies through hostile Indian Country. It is up to Running Horse to sabotage the wagons so that they will end up at Massacre Canyon where they will meet their fate.
When Ed Wheeler shoots Jim Granby, Gene brings him in. But Wheeler says even if Granby dies he cannot he charged because he has already served 10 years for Granby's supposed murder. Then in flashback Wheeler relates how he and Granby founded Goldtown based on an exaggerated supply of gold and how when Granby blackmailed him, he thought he killed him and confessed to the murder.
A divorced couple finds it impossible to stay out of each other's lives.
Wrongly accused of treason, a Civil War veteran tries to clear his name.
A rookie pilot in the Korean War wants to avenge his brother''''s death.
Ex-cons searching for buried loot are interrupted by an Indian attack.
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
A U.S. agent investigates a subversive group suspected of smuggling nuclear weapons.
The only survivors of an Indian raid fight to reach safety at a distant fort.
Beaurefard Clemment (Dick Haymes), a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane (Audrey Totter), the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson (Cecil Kellaway), arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs (see Soundtrack) and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.
(War ''52,BW). Pat O''Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict, Alvy Moore. The gun crew of a destroyer stationed off Okinawa duke it out with the Japanese during the Pacific Campaign of WWII.
A wisecracking secretary saves the ruler of an Arab nation from foreign invaders.
A stagecoach agent goes undercover with a medicine show to hunt down the band that stole the Army's payroll.
A brash nightclub entertainer has to straighten out when he's drafted and falls for a beautiful WAC.
A postal inspector pretends to be an outlaw to smoke out lawbreakers.
(Wes ''51). Rod Cameron, Wayne Morris, Kay Buckley, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Fowley. Two Union agents are sent to investigate charges that the Confederates are stealing Arizona stagecoaches and smuggling them into Atlanta in an effort to break the Federal''s western supply line.
An adventuress enlists a shipwrecked sailor to help her fight smugglers.
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
Mayor Autrey sends for a wagon train of women to settle in his town, but baddies Guilford and Rawlings plot to hijack the train and sell the ladies to love-hungry miners instead.
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
A female jewel thief tries to help the police capture a master criminal.
A college student drops out of school to join a famous basketball team.
During the Civil War, U.S.Army scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and "Cougar" Claggett (Pat Buttram) are detailed to Utah to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie (Jim Davis) who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier post commanded by Colonel Middler (Edgar Dearing) who has a daughter, Dell (Gail Davis) and a son, Walt (Bob Steele). Walt secretly supports McQuarrie's actions. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape.
Five orphans ''''adopt'''' a loner and set out to find him a wife.
A society boy tries to help a beautiful woman save her horse-breeding farm.
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
A Civil War veteran becomes a judge so he can take out his bitterness on the world.
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
A treasury agent becomes obsessed with exposing an international drug ring.
The famed explorer tries to protect a lady scientist searching the jungle for a polio cure.
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki. When his prize mare is stolen, cowboy Robert Young goes in pursuit of the culprit, only to learn that he is also being pursued by the law for a murder he didn''t commit
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
Dagwood falls foul of George M. Radcliffe even before he knows he's the new boss. After he manages to put a big deal in jeopardy he's in real trouble, and Blondie has the bright idea of having Radcliffe round for dinner. Maybe also inviting the feisty new schoolteacher to make up the foursome wasn't so bright though.
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.
A reformed thief tries to stop a murderous blackmailer.
A detective tries to identify a shrunken head found in a crashed cargo plane.
A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
Two sisters - one smart, one pretty - move to New York to build careers.
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill Hickok and Marshal Tex Martin comes to get him. Later when Hickok saves Tex's life, the two join up and return to Tiburon to try and bring in McQuade and his gang.
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
Leach Kilgrain (Ray Bennett) has a plan to gain control of all the ranches in Pecos. His unscrupulous Mayor Ewell (Walter Soderling) boosts taxes higher than the ranchers can pay, and Kilgrain plans to buy the land cheaply at foreclosure sales. Ellen Brandon (Betty Miles) rebels and shoots the tax collector Fuller (Lee Powell) when he visits her father, Jeb Brandon (Carl Stockdale.) While running from Kilgrain's henchie posse, she encounters Wild Bill Boone (Bill Elliott as Bill Elliott), grandson of the famous Daniel Boone, and forces him to change horses with her. Bill rides into Pecos and Kilgrain, knowing his reputation as a gunfighter, offers Bill the job of tax collector, and Bill accepts with the intention of getting evidence against kilgrain and the Mayor. He wires his friend Cannonball (Dub Taylor) to bring a large amount of money to Pecos. Bill marks the money and gives it to the Mayor, saying it represents taxes he has collected. Meanwhile, Cannonball has his own problems as he is pursued by twins Melinda and Matilda (played by twin sisters Verda and Verna Rodik) and he thinks they are the same girl. Bill, gets the evidence he needs when Kilgrain and Ewell use the marked money to further their plans.
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
When his brother Dave is put in jail, Bill Hickok returns to help him. Dave has been charged with attempted murder when the other man drew first. Judge Barlow put him there and Bill gets the Judge to confess. Bill learns that Rance McKee is behind all the trouble and he forces the Judge into the decisions he wants. So Bill heads out by himself to face McKee in the showdown.
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's hideout and are taken prisoner. Bill rescues them, but Kilgore and his henchman surround the hideout.
(Wes ''39,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Dub Taylor, James Craig. Cattle rustlers make mincemeat of the local sheriffs until Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott) arrives on the scene. Wild Bill gives away a lot of knuckle sandwiches and makes the west a tamer place to live.
A woman sets out to break a criminal gang controlling the dry cleaning business.
A caravan of settlers is arriving and the ranchers intend to keep them out. It looks like a range war but Sheriff Jim gets the ranchers to accept the settlers. Kohler re-ignites the feud by making settler Winters appear to be a rustler and then by killing Winter's son. Once more the two sides appear headed for a war and Jim is caught in the middle.
A mad scientist uses an artificial heart pump he invented to seek revenge after he is executed.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
Let's start with some house cleaning first. Columbia produced a series of Charles Starrett westerns that they called "Peter B. Kyne productions" but, other than allowing the use of his name, writer Peter B. Kyne was not the producer on any of the films in this series, and didn't even write the few he is credited with by some sources. Since the source for this error is one of those often-used and often-wrong sources that many researchers use, and said source is one of those that never bother correcting the multitude of errors in their catalogs, the chances of some uninformed source adding Peter B. Kyne back to this film as the Producer is highly likely. This Harold Shumate story finds Texas ranch-foreman Steve Braddock (Charles Starrett) in charge of driving a large herd of cattle overland from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. Slim Grayson (Donald Grayson), the eastern-educated son of the ranch owner, is along to sing songs around the campfire. The trail drive part only lasts until the herd reaches Plainview, where Steve, Slim and the cowhands rescue Marian Phillips (Marion Weldon) after she has been kidnapped off a stage by a gang led by Dawson (Alan Bridge). She tells Steve her father is a local rancher named Phillips, who she has not seen since she was a young girl, but Steve knows no rancher by that name but from her description, he feels sure that Plainview gambling-hall owner Kenyon Jackson (Russell Hicks) is her father. Of course he is and he, of course, is also the secret head of the Dawson gang, and Steve's tasks are to keep Marian from learning the truth about her father, cleaning up the gang and persuading the father to reform. By the way, Peter B. Kyne did not produce this film.
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be unable to pay off his note. When Slade robs Halliday, Bob has a plan that will use the stolen bills to trap Kenney.
An orphan tries to help his Marine guardian with a romance.
After getting in a fight in a waterfront cafe over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan (George Bancroft) hires Jim Allen (Victor Jory) and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor (Ann Sothern), and, out of gratitude, she agrees to marry him. Morgan gives her the magnificient Callao pearl as a wedding present. But Mary and Jim fall in love and are found together one night by a sailor, and Mary is forced to give him the pearl to keep him quiet. Morgan finds out about it. A terrific storm comes up and Morgan taunts Allen into going over the side to make repairs. Allen is injured but Morgan saves his life but breaks his own back.
A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity but loses his memory during the operation.
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
A female shopkeeper sacrifices everything to give her son a theatrical career.
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
When Cougar and his gang cross the border for a raid, they kill Jim's brother Bob. Jim takes leave from the Rangers and crosses back into Mexico posing as a wanted outlaw. He joins up with Cougar hoping to lure him and his gang back across the border where they can be arrested.
Eight strangers are invited by a mysterious unknown host to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. The eight (5 men, 3 women) are wined, dined, then greeted by their host's voice via a radio broadcast. The voice announces that before the night is over each one will be systematically murdered unless they manage to outwit their ninth guest Death. Based on the mystery novel The Invisible Host (1930) by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning.
A nightclub singer tries to rehabilitate a wealthy playboy.
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
Looking for his missing father, Joe Gordon heads into the desert where Elders from a secret village find him unconscious. Attracted to Sheilla O'Neill, the two plan an escape from the village where no one is allowed to leave. But then he learns his father is being held prisoner and finding him, he is also made a prisoner.
Ben Halliday (Buck Jones) stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James (Diane Sinclair), is making a lone stand to hold her property that is desired by Joshua La Plante (Erville Alderson) and his gunman Joe Krull (Ward Bond). Meeting Helen, Ben realizes she has been parted from her brother so long that she would not recognize him, so Ben decides to pose as him. With the help of another new arrival, Barry (Louis Natheaux), and Judge Williams (Alfred P. James as Alf James), he uncovers a plot to secure Helen's property and build a dam in the canyon that would deprive the valley of water but would water the desert property owned by La Plante. Krull murders a surveyor and frames Ben who is thrown into jail, where he meets Crosby (Niles Welch) who furnishes proof of the guilt of La Plante and Krull. Ben breaks jail and he and Barry break into La Plante's office and hide in a wardrobe closet when Krull and La Plante enter. The later pair argue and Krull kills La Plante. Sheriff Olson (Dick Alexander) arrives and Krull also blames Ben for his latest murder.
A police inspector investigates the murder of a man who prophesied his own death.
Criminals threaten a wealthy woman''''s underwater expedition.
A plucky stewardess risks her life marrying a daredevil pilot.
Ronald Quayle escapes from prison. He was sent there for murdering his father, based on the testimony of his stepmother, Caroline. An explosion disfigures him, but plastic surgery gives him an opportunity to return to England and investigate his father's murder under a new identity. As Robert Crockett he romances his stepmother, ultimately trapping her by creating the appearance of a double-cross among her accomplices, now guests at her house.
After being duped by Consuello into losing the family fortune, Carlos' brother Juan commits suicide. When Carlos next meets Consuello, she is the bride to be of his friend Ramon and this means more trouble.
Shortly after Moody Pierson saves Sheriff Tim's life, Moody is arrested for murder. Tim doesn't believe he did it and lets him get away. Kicked out as Sheriff, Tim goes after the real kiler and this leads him to the town controlled by Red Slavins.
A police commissioner investigates the murder of a nightclub owner who was under police protection.
After killing a friend in a gunfight, Jeff Douglas quits the Texas Rangers. He arrives at the Kenyon ranch just as Jonathan Kenyon apparently commits suicide. He and Janet Kenyon then become the new half owners. At first he refuses to wear a gun and is believed to be a coward, but as trouble mounts he straps it on once again.
Ranchers Walton and Turner are losing cattle to rustlers and they each blame the other. After Walton and Clint Turner argue, Walton is found shot and Sheriff Gordon has to arrest his friend Clint. With Clint scheduled to be hung, Gordon desperately looks for evidence to clear him.
The children of feuding gangsters fall in love and fight to escape their parents'''' notoriety.
Dale and sidekick 'Swede' break up a stage robbery only to be arrested for the robbery. Escaping to a new town they make an enemy of Moore. When the Sheriff arrives looking for the two, Moore and his men go after them planning to kill them.
Brother and sister Hugh and Anne Dixon pull their fake suicide scam on Jim Cardew. Hugh leaves a note for Jim to take care of Anne. After Jim proposes and leaves money to Anne, he learns of their scheme. Not revealing his knowledge he gets them to return with him to his desert hideout where he and his outlaw gang reside and from which the Dixon's only escape is 30 miles of desert on foot.
Stunts (feature film)
A fairy tale about a beautiful girl who is to be married to a nasty prince, but who is in love with another.
Vigilante Paul Kersey returns to New York to avenge the crimes of street thugs.
A clerk in a bureaucratic future world becomes an enemy of the state when he falls in love.
An unemployed female singer poses as a female impersonator and becomes a star.
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor''''s criminal plots.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A drifter settles down in a small southwestern town and becomes involved in a web of crime and romance.
When Ernie, a butcher, turns up dead inside the refrigerator at his shop, Dave, his partner, thinks that it was an accident for which he's responsible. Little does he know that Ernie was, in fact, murdered by his wife Sunny.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
An adaptation of Judy Blume's novel, about a ten-year-old who must overcome her two worst phobias -- fear of swimming and fear of dogs. Presentation of "ABC Weekend Specials."
Employees of The Homey Foamy Washing Machine Company decide to put on a musical show. The Board of Directors attempt to get the employees to get back to work.
In this musical short, a prisoner gifted with a good singing voice escapes from prison.
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