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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 28, 1984|
|Born:||March 23, 1898||Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Birth Place:||Sherman, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
A young bride suspects her husband has been replaced by a space invader.
The daughter of an iconic actor reunites with her father after a ten year estrangement.
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail.
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.
The famed pianist loses the love of his life and almost loses his son''''s love as well.
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
A New York lawyer returns to his hometown down in the Deep South investigate the missing funds of an old friend, now blind. Along, the way he rekindles a romance with a childhood sweetheart and discovers the missing funds are being paid to a hush a black woman, who turns out to be his friend's real
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
A Texas heiress masquerades as a model in hopes of finding true love.
A doctor returned from the Korean War must choose between setting up a glamorous practice and helping the poor.
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
An unscrupulous woman murders her loved ones for profit.
A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist.
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
Nuclear tests set a dormant prehistoric monster on a path of destruction.
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
A foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he''''s adopted.
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
A scrupulously honest lawyer discovers that the client he''''s gotten off was really guilty.
A young lawyer''''s primrose path to success gets him framed for murder.
A controversial doctor gets mixed up with an unwed mother.
An ambitious designer has to choose between her career and love.
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
A brother-and-sister musical team find romance when they tour to London for Elizabeth II's wedding.
A society jewel thief falls for one of her marks.
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge.
An ambitious girl steals a rich husband but keeps her lover on the side.
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
Three men pursue a shipboard romance with a woman they think is an heiress.
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
To win a wealthy man, a British woman plots to kill her husband and pin it on her lover.
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath.
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man''''s hidden loot.
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
An Egyptian high priest (John Carradine) travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.). Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest^Òs greedy desires cause him to loose control of the mummy...
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
At the Davis School of the Theatre, ran by Jeremy Taswell (Samuel S. Hinds), where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley (Robert Paige) and Alice Taswell (Elyse Knox) are in love. The students, including Donald (Donald O'Connor), Patricia (Gloria Jean) and Peggy (Peggy Ryan), secretly want to become singers. Patricia's aunt, Mrs. Davis (Florence Bates), owns the school and disapproves. Donald has written a musical comedy for the year's class play, which the students want to do, but Mrs. Davis has selected and insists they do Sophocles' "Antigone". Taswell agrees to let the kids do Donald's show. Donald manages to keep Mrs. Davis away on the day of the show, and when Broadway producers in attendance rave about Donald's play, she becomes a backer.
Ex-outlaw Grey is now a respected judge out to close down Belle's saloon. Duke and Spike, who knew Grey when he was a criminal, arrive and team up with Belle. When Belle's threat to reveal Grey's past fails, Duke and Spike hold up the bank and frame Grey. Roy now sets a trap for the outlaws.
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
A newlywed goes to work for his disapproving father-in-law.
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on the island, sees what is happening and determines to free the natives from his rule.
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
A father and son compete in the search for rich wives.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
Five siblings face boarding school when their working mother can''''t hold a job and care for them.
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance.
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
An idealistic doctor sacrifices his career to protect an elderly surgeon.
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
A hotshot reporter and a temperamental actress clash when he investigates the backer of her latest show.
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy organization and its members. Through her surveillance of Carl, she meets Hans Teller and recognizes him as Alan, but doesn't let on. Alone, she agrees to flee to Holland with him but her superior officer, Ludwig (Lionel Atwill), is not fooled and is in pursuit.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
A timid young man longs to enter high society.
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
After a working girl reforms an alcoholic lawyer who was recently dumped, his ex wants him back.
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
An honest working girl falls for a skirt-chasing playboy.
Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. Despite seeing major movie stars around every corner, and knocking on every casting office door in town, at the end of her first day she is still unemployed. To her horror, when she arrives back at their hotel, she finds that Grandpa has been cast in a movie by William DeMille and quickly becomes a star during the ensuing weeks. Her family, worried that Angela and Grandpa are getting into trouble, come to Hollywood to drag them back home. In short order Aunt, Grandma, brother, boyfriend and even the parrot become superstars, but Angela is still unemployed...
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of a motion picture director.
This short film focuses on the job of the costume designer in the production of motion pictures.
Joe McDoakes learns what a bumpy road it can be to become an Hollywood star in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 1537A.
In this short film, a group of tourists are given a studio tour of several locations of famous movie musicals.
In this short film, the student body at a girls finishing school struggle to satisfy their craving for swing music when it is banned by an oppressive dean.
In this comedic short, a gang of children visit their friend in the hospital, but chaos ensues when someone turns on the laughing gas...
In this comedic short, an etiquette expert finds it increasingly difficult to follow his own advice.
In this short film, a protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken up.
In this comedic short, a husband and wife manage to switch bodies with the assistance of a psychic.
Two reporters attempt to find a story at a hospital in this comedic short.
Oliver Hardy suffers some pretty serious money troubles in this comedic short film.
This short film provides a humorous history of the bicycle since 1819.
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