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A comedy drama about a New York cop who retires to his small ranch in the West and is reluctantly drawn into a local case of an Indian accused of killing a sheriff with a bow and arrow. This pilot for a series that never materialized looked suspiciously like a reworking of "McCloud" in reverse.
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
A man framed for murder tries to build a new life after escaping the law.
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that¿s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family¿s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
A tough city editor assumes a fake identity to study journalism with a lady professor who''''s criticized his work.
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Elvis Presley plays Deke Rivers, a gas station attendent who is discoverd by publicist Glenda Markle (Lizabeth Scott) and country-western musician Tex Warner (Wendell Corey) who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, first by changing Deke's name to Jimmy Tompkins, and giving him every break he deserves.
A female publishing magnate tries to keep a general she hates from securing a prestigious appointment.
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery, while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap, and Jonathan must do the same, or he will lose her. Mesmerizing brief performance by Celia Lovsky as Princess Saba.
A woman begins to enjoy life with two husbands in this remake of Too Many Husbands.
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
A crusading newspaperman fights to save his paper from a hostile takeover.
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
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.
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.
Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
Indecisive heiress Dee Dee Dillwood is pushed into marrying her sixth fiancée, but unable to face the wedding night, she flees into the adjacent hotel room of commercial pilot Marvin Payne, who just wants to sleep. Somehow, she persuades him to take her to California. Her fellow passengers include a chimpanzee, a corpse (in a coffin), an absconding embezzler, and two smoochy newlyweds. Can love be far behind?
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband''''s harebrained financial schemes.
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
A war veteran and his young wife attempt to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s.
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
A New York businessman''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
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.
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
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.
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
Three returning servicemen fight to adjust to life after World War II.
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
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.
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
A cattle baron''s son falls for the daughter of a South Seas businessman.
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 lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
On the verge of graduation, a high-school boy decides he needs a social secretary.
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
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.
A sister act splits up over love.
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
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.
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A man in prison on false charges escapes to save his family from a blackmailer.
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Out of work vaudevillians join the army in WWI and head for France.
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
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).
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
A jury member sets out to prove a murder defendant innocent.
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
Squabbling business partners settle their differences in a wrestling match, with the loser becoming the winner''''s slave.
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
An escaped convict''''s bride joins forces with the FBI.
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.
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
A young girl''''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
A newlywed discovers that she and her husband''''s snobby family speak different languages.
In this short film, Robert Benchley tries to demonstrate the proper method of sub-letting an apartment.
This comedic short makes light of the proper reading technique.
The mishaps of a married couple simply trying to attend a local movie show.
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