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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 23, 1976|
|Born:||May 14, 1906||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Portland, Maine, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
Three generations of New York City cops are the focal point of this saga revolving primarily around the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs caught up in the politics and intrigue of the department, the discovery that his father had been on the take, and the news that his youngest son is having second tho
A young man discovers a chimp with a knack for picking winning TV programs.
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
Singers Sonny and Cher try to find the perfect script for their movie debut.
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
A woman marries her late sister''''s husband but finds true love with his son from an earlier marriage.
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.
Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton.
Biography of Frank "Spig" Wead, the pioneer aviator who turned to writing after being grounded by an accident.
The fifth and last of the Ben Schwab productions starring Bill Elliott as a L.A. sheriff's department detective begins with Henry Johnson (Douglas Dick) being sought by the sheriff's office for the murder of his neighbor and friend,Fred Horner (Robert Shayne), whose strangled body was found in Johnson's motel apartement. Lieutenant Andy Doyle (Bill Elliott) of the Los Angeles sheriff's department learns that Johnson had been an avid card-playing gambler, and had frequently argued violently with the deceased. Trailing Johnson's fiancee, Mary Raikin (Eleanore Tanin), the police capture Johnson, who insists he did not kill Horner, but fled in panic when he discovered Johnson's body in his room after an absence of only a few minutes. It is discovered that a wealthy tenant of an adjacent motel, Bradbury (James Flavin), bears a resemblence to the murdered man, and in order to set him up as a decoy, Doyle suggests the Bradbury spread the word he is leaving for his home the next day. That night, the real killer,Pat Orvello (Gregg Palmer), sneaks into Bradbury's room to rob him, but is shot and captured by Doyle and his men. Earlier, the robber/killer had mistaken the neighboring motels, killed the wrong man in his robbery attempt, and had left the body in Johnson's room.
A female publishing magnate tries to keep a general she hates from securing a prestigious appointment.
Hypnotism sends the Bowery Boys to battle pirates in the 17th century.
The Bowery Boys'' leader sells his soul to the devil for help betting on the horses.
A disgraced railroad employee tries to prove himself by guarding the company''''s payroll against outlaws.
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
President Lincoln enlists an Indian scout to guard a cattle drive.
A racketeer saves his daughter''''s no-good husband from the chair but lives to regret it.
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
Lt. Faraday has two wagons full of guns that he and his men must deliver. He also must escort two young ladies through hostile Indian Country. It is up to Running Horse to sabotage the wagons so that they will end up at Massacre Canyon where they will meet their fate.
The Ozark farmers try to clean up their act to help their son win a college scholarship.
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
An expectant mother hatches a series of madcap schemes to improve her husband's financial standing.
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star.
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
When they''''re drafted, the Bowery Boys set out to solve a murder.
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 dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy.
A retired teacher sells her apartment to a group of gangsters.
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge.
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker (Jim Davis) is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston (Adrian Booth) and has an encounter with the U.S.Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee (Noah Beery Jr). , owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor (Grant Withers). Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer (Bob Steele), gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him.
A police officer tries to find half a million dollars stolen by gangsters.
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father's killer.
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
A cavalry officer must join forces with an outlaw he has been tracking to fight a Sioux war party.
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building.
An ambitious carnival worker attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in this brutal noir.
Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
A singer can't choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
Near the end of World War II, the Allies must find out how much the Axis knows about building atomic bombs. The OSS recruits a physicist, Alvah Jesper, to reach his former colleague, Katerin Lodor, now in Switzerland, and bring her out for debriefing. He reaches her, but a German agent is quickly onto him, and Lodor dies. Jesper must now get into Italy, go underground with the help of Gina, a resistance leader, and convince Polda, a physicist there, to leave with him. Polda won't go until his daughter is rescued from German detention. As Jesper's pal Pinky works on rescuing Polda's daughter and as time for escape runs down, Jesper and Gina fall in love.
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Howard Young (Alfred Drake) is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley (Janet Blair), a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Lawyer-superhero Lamont Cranston searches for a stolen statue that could solve an art dealer''''s murder.
An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died.
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone.
The FBI trails a young couple suspected of stealing government plans.
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
A ball player creates a ranch for troubled kids from the city.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
A twin takes her deceased sister''s place as wife of the man they both love.
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
When a newspaper editor enlists during World War II service, his wife has to run interference with his boss.
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister.
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
Ogden Spencer Trulow III (Eddie Bracken) is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his interest upon Sally Martin (Veronica Lake), who happens to be engaged upon helping some crooks steal a valuable necklace. Complications include two scantily attired individuals, one of them drunk, clinging to the cornice of a skyscraper and a large band of crooks in quest of the precious jewels.
A pollster stumbles on a family of small-town killers.
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
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
Biff and Jeff, two American G.I.'s on furlough in Australia during The Second World War, are enjoying their time the way most soldiers on leave do. When they meet the beautiful Joyce, however, they both fall head over heels for her, and start competing for her attentions. As their R&R time begins to run out, the schemes they each come up with to win her affection and foil the other's plans to do the same become more and more outrageous.
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Nazis and entertainers are involved in an inventor's murder.
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
A police scientist investigates the mayor''s murder.
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
A neglected daughter tries to find the right wife for her widowed father.
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.
Accompanied by his trainer, Hotfoot (William Frawley), and his handyman/valet, Snake-eyes (Mantan Moreland), prizefighter Bill Kingsford (Eddie Albert), aka The Panama Kid, returns to his home town to help clear his dad, Gray Kingsford (Lloyd Corrigan), of graft involving several thousand gallons of oil hijacked from his own company. Betty (Peggy Moran), Mr. Kingsford's secretary, overhears a conversation between company officials Wetherbee (Joseph Crehan) and Perkins (Truman Bradley) ordering a gunman to intercept Kingsford on a trip to check a suspicious truck movement, and she warns Bill. The henchman manages to stop and slug Kingsford, but is himself killed when he tries to flee and his car bursts into fire. The police think the dead man is Kingsford, so Bill hides him while he and Betty try to get evidence against the real culprits.
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
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.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Fledgling entertainers put on a show for Uncle Sam.
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'' rights.
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
A mob leader escapes prison and flees with his love to a mountain hideaway, where he tries to atone for his sins.
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Two small-time con artists enlist in the Army to avoid the police.
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
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.
Cisco and Gordito arrive to find there is an outlaw operating in the area who is assumed to be the Cisco Kid. When a reward is offered for his capture and a large shipment of money goes out, Cisco is on hand. Seeing the gang rob the stage he goes after them only to be wounded. The gang leader leaves Cisco's handkerchief at the scene and now he is wanted for the murder he tried to break up.
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
A radio broadcaster running from the mob helps an heiress deal with her family''''s haunted mansion.
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.
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
A runaway tries to help the students at a school for musical prodigies.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
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.
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
The getaway driver for a gang of thieves is captured by the police and sent to a prison, where he contemplates a life of reform.
When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains.
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
A D.A.''''s personal life mirrors the love-triangle murder he''''s prosecuting.
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
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.
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
Broadway press agent Nap Sisler (Ken Murray) sees a chance to make a national hit with a new dance, "The Baltimore Bubble", created by Greenvale filling-station attendant Johnny Bennett (Johnny Downs). Nap promotes dance instructor Professor L. Orlando Beebee (Ernest Truex) out of $500 to bring Johnny, his dancing partner Snookie Saunders (Kathryn Kane, formerly known as Katherine "Sugar" Kane but not in this film), and Greenvale grocery clerk and hot trombonist Satchel-Lips Peters (Eddie Quillan) to New York. Introduced at a night club by bandleader Ted Weems, the trio is a hit. The Greenvale trio begin a theatre tour with their dance, now a national sensation. The craze soon dies out and Johnny stays in New York to try for another chance at fame with a dancer, Nona (Edna Sedgwick), while the other two return to Greenvale. The new act soon flops and Johnny returns to Greenvale and is met by Snookie, Satchel-Lips and the town band, who escort him to a new and lavish service station built with the money earned from "The Baltimore Bubble."
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
A showgirl marries well, then has to contend with her stuffy in-laws.
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
A young jockey goes crooked to land a valuable riding job.
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Leter he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track.
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
A henpecked husband''''s lie gets him in trouble at home and at work.
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
The story of Clem Waters, a midwestern lawyer who has a dream of becoming governor someday.
This short film focuses on doctors that scam patients into believing they have cancer.
In this comedic short, an etiquette expert finds it increasingly difficult to follow his own advice.
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