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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 28, 1983|
|Born:||February 27, 1892||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||St Paul, Minnesota, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Three people's lives are drastically changed when they are suddenly given one million dollars each by an eccentric billionaire in this pilot to a prospective new series which the producers hoped would equal the success of the original one that ran from 1955 to 1960 -- with Robert Quarry now in the r
Patriarch J.J. McCulloch rules his family with an iron hand and his grown children's attempts to gain independence from him lead to tragedy. One son goes to fight in Korea and is killed, another is arrested for murder, and the only daughter is drawn into dysfunctional relationships. Only the younges
A trim chiller that has a young couple inheriting an old mansion inhabited by demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act.
A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career.
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.
Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash.
Romanticized version of Lewis and Clarks voyage of discovery through the American West.
An outspoken officer is forced to take charge of a military school.
Hearing loss creates professional and romantic crises for a concert pianist.
A beautiful Roman mounts a romantic campaign to halt Hannibal's invasion of the empire.
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
A family of fitness freaks sets out to swim the English Channel.
The Civil War complicates the Cavalry''s battle against Indians.
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
A marine captain and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches.
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
A fledgling magician and his girlfriend get mixed up with bank robbers.
A female music critic marries a rancher and has to adjust to life out West.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
A railroad detective tries to bring in a gang of train robbers and a lost love.
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?
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
While hiding out in small-town Maine, two female con artists inadvertently become philanthropists.
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.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace.
A mild-mannered cowboy is mistaken for a notorious outlaw.
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
When a sorority girl is found murdered, her classmates set out to solve the case.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
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 filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Marathon Pictures is stuck with Billy Doran (Darryl Hickman), Whiz Quiz radio show star but a flop in Hollywood. Ex-child star Tiny Barlow (Jackie Cooper) suggests that the studio remake "Skippy", the film that made him famous, with himself as coach for little Billy. A. J. Colder (Walter Abel), Marathon's Mighty Mogul, agrees. Joan Winslow (Susanna Foster), a contract player who has never had a part, is picked to replace balky Brenda Lee (Ann Gillis) in Marathon's monster musical of the year. Tiny poses as a big shot and takes credit for getting Joan the role. They are soon seen everywhere together as Tiny is taking advantage of her publicity build-up for his own gain, until he suddenly finds out he is in love with her and confesses his duplicity. This occurs when Colder has forbid Joan to see Tiny anymore, directing her to only be seen with important people who can help her career, and Tiny thinks it is because she has dumped him. He enters into a conspiracy with Brenda's agent, Mickey Fadden (John Gallaudet), to make Brenda give up her strike and accept the role Colder gave Joan. She does and Tiny is given the role of her leading man. But he is unhappy about what he has done in costing Joan her big chance, plus his old friend, Georgie Clemons (Jackie Searle) who used to play the mean kid in Tiny's films is also replaced. Faced with the taunts of the production crew because of what he helped engineer and broken hearted about Joan, Tiny walks out on the picture, climbs into his automobile and heads for parts unknown. Little Billy, who adores him, stows away in the luggage compartment. Billy, the high IQ kid, has devised a scheme to set everything right.
A department store owner goes undercover as an employee to thwart union activists.
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.
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
A drunk fighting to hold on to his family discovers he has the deciding vote in a local election.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
A milquetoast banker gets caught in an investment swindle.
A West Point cadet falls for a European princess.
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
A young man defies his father''''s wishes to join the circus.
Gracie Allen (Gracie Allen) assumes the "management" of the shop owned by her papa Horatio Allen (George Barbier), turning it into a radio station and then an aviary---with the usual Gracie Allen logic---while distracted Papa is trying to get younger daughter, beauty contest winner Florence (Joan Marsh), married before she can head to Hollywood and get into the movies. The story moves to Hollywood, where, with Gracie around, kidnappers get kidnapped and the chatter between her and George Burns (George Burns)even takes a few satirized shots at Filmland, in addition to their usual unusual routines. Guy Lombardo, top-billed on the ads and posters with Burns and Allen but not the cast listings, and dance team Frank Veloz and Yolanda, fill in where needed between the cracks of the mostly on-the-fly plot, and they don't seem to be taking their gigs all that seriously either. Burns & Allen Radio fans, the few of us that still remember "Radio", will love it,while others are likely to give it a "say what" or 'duh", especially if they were raised on television comedy of the past 20 years.
In this silent film, a horse-loving father clashes with his auto-loving son at the turn of the century.
A cantor's son breaks with family tradition to go into show business.
A reuniting of the stars of the TV series "The Partridge Family" and "My Three Sons."
An hour review, broadcast as a special segment of "The Desilu Playhouse," that spotlights members of the Desilu Workshop for aspiring performers.
A police raid on a club results in the entire cast of the floor show being hauled into court, where they must perform their routines for the judge in this musical short.
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