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Director (feature film)
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
Cast (feature film)
A buckskin-clad mountain scout helps to move his parents, his brother and sister-in-law and their four children westward in 1860 ahead of the impending war in this sweeping drama based on the film "How the West Was Won." James Arness returned to acting in this one after twenty years as Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," and he later continued in the once-in-a-while series (1977-79), also called "How the West Was Won."
General Custer''''s fight to win equal rights for Native Americans leads to his undoing.
A wealthy southern spinster fights to keep her family''s secrets hidden.
A gunslinger helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
Raymie (David Ladd), an eight-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he has a change of heart and doesn't want to see the barracuda destroyed.
After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career.
A young man in trouble with the Texas state police during the 1870's is forced to go on the lam, joining a gang with an infamous outlaw.
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
A young white boy, raised by Native Americans, is forced to return to white society following the signing of a peace treaty.
A whaler inherits his father's farm but has to fight off a corrupt town boss.
In a sequel to the popular film series, Andy Hardy returns to Carvel to negotiate a land deal.
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
A reformed outlaw takes on his old gang.
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
A sheriff tries to clear his son of the murder of a stagecoach driver.
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
A Marshal's past comes back to haunt him.
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base. Once there he meets again Donna Cottrell (Barbara Britton), whom he was about to marry a year ago until she learned that she wasn't the widow she thought she was. Her husband (Bruce Bennett), had been a prisoner and wasn't dead, and showed up before the wedding and more or less put a damper on the whole proceedings. He is the base doctor and also keeps a wary eye on his wife and Brady. Not a bad idea considering the short period of grief she went through, after being informed he was dead, before heading for the altar with Brady. But Bruce Bennet, as was par for the course for characters Bennett usually played, does the right thing and gets himself blown up by an enemy bomb (and is certified real dead this time), thereby ensuring the two top-billed players will end up together.
A trashy blonde lures a saloon owner away from his wife.
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
An aging ballplayer is relegated to managing a training camp.
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
The hillbilly farmers try to raise money to send their daughter to college.
Rod Cameron, Noah Berry, Jr., Peggie Castle, Michael Chapin, Henry Brandon, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Glenn Strange. While leading a wagon train to California, the wagonmaster discovers that three of his party are actually gunrunners who are selling arms to the Cheyennes.
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
A family with three children takes in troubled orphans.
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
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 westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
A woman sells her successful business in New Orleans to find the men who killed her father.
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty (Ian MacDonald) arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a gambling resort. Fronting for him is hotel owner Carson Masterson (Paul Harvey) who is running for mayor against incumbent Larkin (Harry Cheshire). Smitty is counting on Masterson winning the election and getting rid of Marshal Tim Gallery (Harry Lauter) and his deputy, Happy Hooper (Buddy Ebsen). Newspaper editor Bill Stafford (John Ridgely) confronts Smitty about his past and the convict beats him to death. Masterson uses the killing as a campaign issue, and blasts away at Larkin's inability to catch the killer, while the crooks are also able to frame Happy as a tool of the gambling interests. Western artist Rex Allen (Rex Allen), a WW II Air Force buddy of Tim and Happy arrives on an assignment from a national magazine and becomes involved in the troubles facing his pals and the Mayor.
Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad. But, following her graduation dance, she finds herself in the arms of and in love with her psychology professor, Matt Reagan (William Lundigan), and they decide to elope, telling only her godfather. He, when the Osbornes discovering Jake missing, tells them of her plans. They descend furiously on the Reagans, only to find Matt's father, (Tom (Charles Bickford), equally upset at the news. The two families, with a great dislike for each other, start off for a marriage mill across the state line, and join forces when the Reagan car breaks down. Meanwhile, Jake and Matt quarrel and decide they have made a mistake and start for home.
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
A fledgling magician and his girlfriend get mixed up with bank robbers.
A Broadway producer tries to put on a show at the legendary military academy.
Treasury agents join a traveling circus to catch a band of gold robbers.
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant workers.
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
A woman's dream marriage to a multi-millionaire turns into a nightmare when she discovers he's insane.
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
Gunner Peterson (William Gargan) is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake (Irving Bacon)and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary (Virginia Welles.) Johnny Brown (Richard Crane), son of Nellie Brown (Mary Newton) who operates a boarding house, finds college too tame after his stint with a demolition squad in the army, and decides to quit. Getting a job with Jake, he is soon resented by Gunner when he tries to introduce some new methods and also starts showing an interest in Mary. A truck loaded with dynamite gets away from Hard-Rock Mason (Frank Ferguson)and the loss of the truck causes Jake to have to borrow money from Nellie to keep his business going. Hard Rock is killed in a blast which Gunner decides was his fault, since he wouldn't listen to Johnny's ideas about how to set the charge, and he leaves. Later, when Johnny is testing charges, there is an unexpected blast and he is trapped in the tunnel.
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder.
A mail-order bride finds herself attracted to a handsome drifter.
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton's brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
The FBI and Scotland Yard join forces to stop security leaks at a nuclear power plant.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
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.
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
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.
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
Linda Hamilton (Mary Ware), president of Alpha Beta Sorority and Conover College campus queen, faints while at a sorority party in the company of ex-reporter Paul Reynolds (Rick Vallin), who is taking a post-graduate course. Linda learns from doctors that she has only one year to live but hesitates in telling her father, District Attorney Hamilton (Addison Richards), who is devoting his energies to wiping out illegal gambling. Linda goes with Paul to the Blue Parrot Cabaret, a notorious gambling den. Bail bondsman Justin Farley (Frank Ferguson) telephones casino owner Nick Vegas (Anthony Warde) that the police are about to make a raid and Vegas, knowing Linda is the district attorney's daughter, takes pictures of her. Several nights later, Paul takes Linda to another gambling house and more pictures are taken showing her at the roulette table and drinking. Realizing that she has hurt her father by going to the places he is trying to exterminate, she still goes to a plave ran by Whitey King (Ray Walker.) Reynolds arrives and he and Whitey get into a fight which is interrupted by a raid. Paul rescues Linda, who has been knocked unconscious. A motorcycle cop chases Paul's car and is killed when he runs into the car after Paul brakes sharply. Paul revives Linda and tells her she had been driving the car (quickly justifying the belief of audience members that no Rick Vallin character could stay heroic through a whole film.) Paul then goes to Linda with the pictures and reveals he is the secret leader of the gambling rackets, and tells her to ask her father to resign or he will give the newspapers the pictures. She refuses and Paul goes to civic committee meeting, where Mr. Hamilton is being proposed to run for governor, and shows him and other officials the pictures, plus Linda's stolen diary in which she has written about the wreck with the motorcycle policeman. Hamilton arrest his daughter and she is put on trial for the killing. Probably not a big deal to one who has only a few more months to live...
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
An independent driver organizes other truckers to fight a corrupt executive.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
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.
A detective investigates an actress's murder in a train car.
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Although she''''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
A flighty society girl sells secrets to the enemy.
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
A scientist''''s invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
An industrialist values money over his family''''s happiness.
This short film relates the story of the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
In this short film, a new student must overcome his shyness by studying the most popular kids at high school in order to fit in.
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