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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 20, 1977|
|Born:||December 8, 1894||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Producer ...|
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Director (feature film)
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
A chorus girl gets mixed up with gangsters.
Writer (feature film)
In this silent film, a high school egghead becomes a football hero in college.
In this silent film, a high school egghead becomes a football hero in college.
Producer (feature film)
Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific.
A young woman is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years.
A concerned housewife goes undercover for the police to bust a drug ring.
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
An undercover agent investigates atrocities at a Korean P.O.W. camp.
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
Betrayed by his manager, a master magician uses his skills to seek revenge.
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
The mediator in a dispute between farmers and cattle men falls for the head rancher's daughter.
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.
A cowboy fights to save a wild horse from its exploitative owner.
Three children from a small village claim to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary.
A warden and his assistant clash over prison reform, triggering a violent riot.
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
A hard-nosed sergeant takes his men behind enemy lines in World War II.
An American infantry unit moves from basic training to combat in Europe.
A brutal bank robber fights internal divisions within his gang.
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
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.
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.
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
A guerrilla resistance leader battles Nazi troops in German-occupied Yugoslavia.
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
A rarely seen movie about a werewolf who prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.
American correspondent Bill Roberts (Dana Andrews) is a thorn in the side of the Nazis, as his paper always scoops the world with the truth about Germany. Gestapo Captain Carl Von Rau (Martin Kosleck) means to plug the leak and assigns Karen Hauen (Virginia Gilmore), who he attends to wed, to the case. Roberts is obtaining his information for his stories and broadcasts from an elderly stamp collector who, defiantly opposed to the Nazis, sells the "proper" stamps to Roberts, giving him the information. Attracted to Karen, Roberts invites her to his apartment where she learns his secret. The old philatelist is sent to a concentration camp, and then Karen learns that he is her father (Erwin Kalser). She appeals to Roberts for help and he, in loyality to the old man and now in love with Karen, agrees to help.
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
Resistance leaders in Germany plot to broadcast Nazi secrets over the radio.
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
A scientist's invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
Steel-worker brothers compete for the same woman.
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
A banker's son gets into a variety of comic scrapes in an effort to catch his father's attention.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
A reporter and a police detective sort through the clues in a night-club owner''''s murder.
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
A young man tries to rescue his grandmother from kidnappers.
A series of mysterious murders haunts the inhabitants of a boarding house.
When her patient is murdered, a private-duty nurse investigates the crime.
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
A night-club singer on the lam marries a South American rubber planter to escape the law.
A fugitive from justice tries to get work in a western oil field.
A lady spy uses a British nobleman''s home in her undercover work for the Germans.
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
A murder defendant falls for his alleged victim's daughter.
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
A country bumpkin tries to save his millionaire pal from a gold-digging singer.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
Airline stewardesses vie for the love of a dashing pilot.
In the Canadian wilderness, an accused murderer takes the place of a dead Mountie.
A society girl pushes her working class boyfriend into politics.
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend''''s girl.
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
A henpecked husband confronts the man his wife thinks she should have married.
A scatterbrained waitress invests her inheritance in a broken-down race horse and a sweepstakes ticket.
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
Secret Service agents try to solve the theft of treasury banknote plates.
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
A murderer returns from the grave with a thirst for blood.
A government agent battles smugglers.
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
A group of delinquents get shipped to military school.
A reporter poses as a jewel smuggler to unmask a criminal gang.
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
A novice lawyer must defend a killer.
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
A surgeon unjustly sent to Devil's Island fights to survive harsh treatment.
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''s moll.
An aging man clashes with his social-climbing daughter-in-law.
Family who witness a murder are pursued by gangsters.
A lady doctor gets mixed up with a criminal gang.
Rival detectives fall in love when they're forced to work together.
A hobby-mad family makes their obsessions pay off.
A teen-aged sleuth tries to clear one of her father''''s friends of a murder charge.
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
A Canadian Mounted Policeman searches for the outlaws who robbed a freighter.
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
A detective tries to solve a murder in a house full of suspects.
A crusading warden sets out to improve conditions at a reform school.
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
Female reporter Torchy Blane tries to crack a counterfeiting case.
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
An impoverished widow fights scandal for the sake of her four children.
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.
A compassionate teacher tries to reach a spoiled tomboy.
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
A lowly private becomes attached to a trained military horse.
A young boy''''s lookalike lands him in hot water.
A trumpeter''''s sure-fire moneymaking scheme backfires.
A missing boy''''s lookalike takes his place and raises havoc.
Even a jail term for contempt can''''t keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
A teen-aged sleuth investigates a wealthy woman''''s disappearance.
A ring veteran turns a Texas tenderfoot into a winning fighter.
A club for junior-league detectives gets caught up in a bank robbery.
A Hollywood heartthrob helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
An innocent rancher gets mixed up with rustlers.
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
To win a bet, a society girl elopes with someone she hardly knows.
A scout risks his life to repair telegraph wires torn down by the Indians.
A reformed gambler risks his marriage when he returns to the betting table.
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
A reporter risks lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
Out-of-work show folk stage a fake wedding to generate publicity.
An eccentric plays cupid for an elevator operator and a girl from Australia.
A businessman buys trouble when he hires his wife''s best friend as his secretary.
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
A Chinese warlord holds three fugitives prisoner.
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
Daffy detectives fight off a giant octopus in a haunted lighthouse.
Two foster brothers studying medicine fall for the same woman.
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
A ne''''er-do-well learns the hard way that there''''s more to fire fighting than lying around the bunkhouse.
Reporter Torchy Blane takes to the skies to track down a band of killers.
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
A crooked sheriff tries to pin a rancher''''s death on the victim''''s son.
A district attorney sells out to the mob until he falls for an honest girl.
A government agent poses as an outlaw to stop a series of gold robberies.
Outlaws lame a cowboy''''s horse on the eve of the Oklahoma land rush.
Gun smugglers clash with an island dictator.
After a mine cave in, the rescue crew risks their lives to search for two trapped miners.
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
A disgraced jockey's son fights to clear the family name.
A widowed duchess enlists an American thief to save her from blackmail.
A cowboy takes on buffalo hunters out to stir up the Indians.
A bored small-town teacher gets mixed up with an escaped bank robber.
A reporter exposes corruption on a southern chain gang.
A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals.
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
A singing cowboy has to fight some crooked characters to win a pony express contract.
Perry Mason looks into a trio of murders heralded by the shriek of a cat.
A lady lawyer for the mob tries to break free of her criminal connections.
A doctor investigates the murder of a colleague involved in experimental surgery.
A hockey star goes blind and has to fight for a new life.
Salesman develops fake stock plan in new invention before it's finished.
A blackmailer's murder tears apart a well-off family.
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
A cowboy sets out to avenge the murder of his father years ago.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison so he can solve a murder behind bars.
A sea captain has to live up to his tall tales when he''''s attacked by gangsters.
A singing secret agent tracks down renegades at President Lincoln''''s request.
A flight carrying government agents and gangsters must land in a dust storm.
When he comes to New York for a wedding, an out-of-towner makes trouble for all concerned.
After causing his friend's death, an animal trainer marries the man's daughter to atone.
A young man has to learn polo fast to impress his girlfriend.
A young man uses flattery to beat out a romantic rival.
A man on the run in the South Seas gets caught up in a romantic triangle.
An unemployed rodeo star takes on cattle rustlers.
A maid''''s ability to pick stock market winners keeps her employer in the money.
A small-town girl rises to night-club stardom.
A sports columnist''''s greedy wife talks him into shilling for a wrestling promoter.
A steel worker rises to the boardroom but longs for his former life.
A socialite tries to break into show business.
A tuna fisherman marries a woman in love with another man.
Production Companies (feature film)
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Sheila Page, a Broadway star, shoots Barney, her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her Producer, John Friday. When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different.
Yong Joel Curtis (Ted Donaldson) finds an orphaned colt in the woods, whom he names "Red" and raises and trains him. When he learns that his grandmother (Jane Darwell) is going to have to sell her ranch to pay off the debts, he trains Red, with the help of Andy McBride (Robert Paige), as a race horse with the intention of selling his beloved animal friend in order to pay off his grandmother's debts.
Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh (George Brent), a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae (Carole Landis); a Bohemian artist, David Galleo (Turhan Bey) and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler (Virginia Mayo); and Olive Jensen (Ann Dvorak), a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shakey, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead.
Cecily Harrington (Sylvia Sidney), struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiance Nigel Lawrence (John Howard.) A stranger, Manuel Cortez (John Hodiak), comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn't realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste.
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
In this short film, two desperate singers take a job as the singing act in a movie theater between shows, but soon regret their decision. Vitaphone Release 4393.
The incredibly talented Baby Rose Marie sings her heart out in this delightful short. Vitaphone Release 809.
Georgie Price performs his musical routine in this short film.
This short film presents a vaudeville act performed by The Foy Family. Vitaphone Release 2580.
The popular jazz singer performs her song and dance act.
A police raid on a club results in the entire cast of the floor show being hauled into court, where they must perform their routines for the judge in this musical short.
Georgie Price performs his musical routine in this short film.
As a husband and wife eat breakfast, they argue about anything and everything in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1058.
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