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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 11, 1959|
|Born:||April 11, 1907||Cause of Death:|
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Cast (feature film)
A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he''''s investigating.
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.
A small time investor takes on the management of a major corporation.
The classic Shakespearean tale is set inside a gangster''''s story.
A mad scientist uses gamma rays to turn the country's youth into either geniuses or subhumans at the bidding of an equally mad dictator.
An emerald prospector clashes with a beautiful plantation owner in South America.
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.
An aspiring playwright gets an opportunity to see his play produced but is forced to make significant changes in the script so that the producer can cast his middle-aged ex-wife in the ingenue leading role.
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
A con artist disguises himself as a priest, then begins to believe the role.
A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married. Annabel Norris, already Mrs. Mississippi and ready to enter the Mrs. America contest, is now free to enter the Miss Mississippi contest.
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
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.
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Two Air Force sergeants find love while flying the Berlin Airlift.
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
The pilot film for "Pursuit," a series of dramas about the plight of people being pursued by others. The pilot episode relates the story of a convicted murderer who vows to break out of prison and revenge himself on the people who were responsible for his capture.
The story of a wealthy junk dealer and the complications that ensue when he hires a writer to "educate" his sassy girlfriend.
The pilot film for the series of the same title. Dramatizations based on the files of the Legal Aid Society. In the pilot episode, an impoverished wife seeks the society's help when she learns that her husband is being blackmailed.
Bobby Hackett and his orchestra perform several sing numbers in this musical short.
Misc. Crew (short)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.
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