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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 16, 1971|
|Born:||January 14, 1901||Cause of Death:||cerebral hemorrhage|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past.
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
A farmer strikes it rich out West, then leaves his wife for a young beauty.
A stage star finds herself torn between a wealthy older man and a handsome younger one.
Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl...
In the first screen version of The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade investigates the theft of a priceless statue.
A circus star falls for a society playboy in 19th-century New Orleans.
A female thief poses as a maid to bilk her high-society employers.
An American sailor falls in love with a saloon singer.
A wife seeks revenge against the owner of a gambling operation.
A Texas Ranger finds love while tracking an outlaw.
Polly Brewster, a penniless Hollywood model/movie extra inherits one million dollars. But her new lawyer, Tom Hancock, informs her that she has to spend it all within 30 days to inherit $5 million more from her spiteful Uncle Ned Brewster who tries to prevent it from happening.
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.
In this silent film, a married man neglects his wife to search for the perfect mistress.
A man sets out to teach his flirtatious fiancée a lesson.
Sylvester Tibble is a clerk in his uncle's restaurant. Sylvester dreams of becoming a famous dancer and tries to inject a little of the jazz life into his uncle's old-fashioned establishment. When dancer Junie Budd shows up at the restaurant, Sylvester sees a chance to make his dream come true.
Robert and Beth Bordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort.
In this silent film, a young man asks his girlfriend's father for permission to marry her.
In this silent film, a young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent for a struggling actress.
In this silent film, Harold Lloyd cleans up the town in this western parody, one of his best one-reel comedies.
In this silent film, when an aristocratic family and their servants are shipwrecked, the butler becomes their ruler.
Luke is a pickpocket, hiding out from the cops in a dive in the slum part of town. He later winds up in a boxing match which again brings the law on his tail.
Luke and friends are crowded into his two-seater, out for a ride in the country. Hayhem ensues when his party of fifteen encounters some 'fashionable folk.'
Luke, a mechanic, stands in for a famous violinist. At first, his bad manners and rough behavior are accepted as the eccentricities of genius. Then matters get out of hand.
When a doctor is forced, because of a lack of patients, to dismiss his pretty nurse, Luke comes to the rescue and uses his flivver to supply a ready supply of accident cases.
Luke, stranded on a desert island, becomes chief of the natives. When he pursues the affections of a pretty white girl, he runs afoul of her sweetheart and has to swim back home.
Luke, a street tramp, is taken to a dance contest by a pretty millionairess, but when he is ejected, he returns with a gun and wreaks havoc.
In this silent version of the classic tale, a cyclone transports Dorothy to the land of Oz.
Producer (feature film)
To quote a Marine D.I. in San Diego or John Wayne in several movies, "Listen up, we ain't going to plow this ground twice." In 1947, Hal Roach made a film called "Curly", which was an expanded version of 1930's "Our Gang" short "Teacher's Pet", with Frances Rafferty and Larry Olsen taking the roles played by June Marlowe and Jackie Cooper in the original short. Hal Roach also made a film called "The Fabulous Joe", basically about a drunk, a talking dog, gangsters and Marie Wilson running around in her skivvies. The two films, intended as bottom-half of a double feature, were released about two weeks apart, with "Curly" going out first. "The Fabulous Joe" came about two weeks later. At the same time, the two films were stitched together and offered, with the combined running time of 112 minutes, to exhibitors who didn't play double features. The film listed on this page, "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival", is the result. "Curly" was an attempt by Hal Roach, who no longer owned the rights to "Our Gang" (aka "The Little Rascals") to create a version of "Our Gang" with a new set of kids, which would be known as "Curly and His Gang", and would be feature-length films in Cinecolor. "Curly" was the first one in the series and was followed in 1948 by "Who Killed "Doc" Robbin" with the same kids from "Curly" playing the same roles. Later, "Curly" and "Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin" were packaged together as "The Adventures of Curly and His Gang" for theatres and later sold to televison, and there are sources who keep adding the adult cast from the "Doc Robbin" film (Don Castle, Virginia Grey, Claire DuBrey, Paul Hurst and others)incorrectly to the cast of "Curly." The fun part of "Hal Roach's Comedy Carnival" is that it is comprised of two films that are about as opposite of each other as films can be. "The Fabulous Joe" is a screwball comedy filled with double entendre dialogue and scenes and as "Adult" as a film of the 40's could be and still get PCA approval. "Curly", as mentioned, is "Our Gang" updated and in color.
A man sets out to teach his flirtatious fiancée a lesson.
A young man goes out to eat breakfast with his friend, and encounters a restaurant "regular" with a pistol that threatens to eat everyone's bacon in this silent short comedy.
Suburban neighbors join together to build a garden shed, but end up demolishing their garden in this short silent comedy.
A bumbling U.S. soldier attempts to aid a put-upon Russian woman in this silent short comedy.
A bookkeeper escapes the office to enjoy the spring weather in this short silent comedy.
A man gets chased into an ongoing marathon in this silent short comedy.
Harold Lloyd suffers through a wedding and a lousy honeymoon in this silent short comedy.
In this silent short film, Harold Lloyd and his girlfriend escape her father... and land into a dance hall run by crooks.
A man is mistaken for an escaped initiate of a kooky fraternal order in this silent short comedy.
A stage hand falls in love with the leading lady of a visiting theatrical troupe in this silent short comedy.
A rare Harold Lloyd short film in which Lloyd literally demolishes a department store in helping the unlucky customers.
After a wild bachelor party, a boy finds himself aboard a sailing vessel where he encounters numerous adventures in this short film.
A wealthy father attempts to set up his daughter with a suitable match in this silent short comedy.
An innocent man gets mixed up with a perverted photographer in this silent short comedy.
Comedian Harold Lloyd gets mixed up with an escaped convict in this silent short film.
A rare Harold Lloyd comedic short.
After finding a note in a floating bottle, a young man sets off to rescue the heroine from a tribe of cannibals in this silent short film.
This short silent comedy focuses on a police officer who gets involved in a crap game.
While delivering a message, a messenger finds himself in a girl''''s seminary in this silent short comedy.
In order to claim his inheritance, a man must first come up with a wife and child in this silent short comedy.
In this silent short, a boy saves a man from drowning, only to discover that it is the wrong man.
A detective is after a gang of crooks who are robbing party guests of their jewels in this silent short film.
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