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Eleven Gilbert & Sullivan numbers are melded within the murder-mystery plot of "Girl on the Spot", with a result that either G&S and/or the plot are always seemingly on stage-wait or in the wings awaiting a cue. Lois Collier is the girl-on-the-spot of the title because she was on the scene of a murder. The police conclude she didn't do it and they use her to set a trap for the real killer, a G&S addict, by financing a Broadway production starring Collier. The police department evidently found the money for financing a Broadway show under "Misc.Expenses" in the city budget.
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
Three people who share a sweepstakes ticket travel a tangled road to collect their winnings.
An actor playing a notorious killer begins to live the part.
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form every once in a while to kill somebody.
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
A British war widow travels to Berlin to assassinate Hitler.
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Joan Terry, from a Mid-Western smalltown, comes to New York to get a job on the stage. But until she finds an opportunity, she stays at a boarding house where other talent is also waiting. To get a better chance, the people there decide to build a talent pool, where the person with the most chances for a job gets the full support, trying to get jobs for the others there too - and Joan is chosen to do that. But this is not so easy when her fiance is trying to keep her away from the stage...
Sherlock Holmes fakes his own death to expose a killer.
A newlywed fears she''s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad.
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
A young innocent signs on with a ship whose captain is going mad.
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast.
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
A woman''''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
A rarely seen movie about a werewolf who prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.
A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
A psychiatrist sacrifices everything for his research.
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
The dangers of his job threaten to break up a stuntman and his movie star wife.
A Scottish lad and Irish lass risk their families' wrath by marrying.
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
A woodchopper''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I.
While visiting the grave of Dr. Thomas Arnold, the beloved late headmaster of the famous preparatory school Rugby, Tom Brown meets his old classmate East, and the two begin to reminisce about Dr. Arnold's days at Rugby.
An entrepreneur builds an international news agency.
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
A woman becomes a secret agent to avenge her brother''''s death.
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
A penniless heiress goes to work as secretary to a stuffed shirt.
A woman''''s mania for entering contests leads her family on a madcap trip to Atlantic City.
A homeless family tries to take over an abandoned house, only to discover it''''s a gangsters'''' hideaway.
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
A determined nurse puts a cocky surgeon back on track.
A French opera star in hiding hooks up with a swing band.
A rich girl plays poor to win over a Greenwich Village artist.
Murder and jewel theft plague a China-bound steamer.
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
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.
An American orphan discovers he is heir to a British title.
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
This short film documents the U.S. Department of Immigration''''s efforts to halt the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the country.
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