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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 23, 2001|
|Born:||February 17, 1919||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad''s bride. Accompanying him on his mission is wisecracking Donkey, who will do anything for Shrek... except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed.
Two wrestling-loving losers, Gordie and Sean, are devastated when their favorite World Championship Wrestling star, Jimmy King, is humiliated while losing his championship belt. The pair travel to WCW headquarters in Atlanta and infiltrate the organization in order to help their fallen hero regain the championship.
A comedy centered on Jake Wilkinson, a self-absorbed prep school student, who, just days before Christmas awakens to find himself stranded in the middle of a California desert--wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face. The butt of a payback by the football team who thinks he double-c
Eighteen years after the original "mission from God," Elwood Blues is released from prison and sets out on the road with an 11-year-old orphan, determined to reform the old band and raise funds for hospital's children's wing. They're soon in trouble--pursued by Elwood's upstanding police officer cou
A sequel to the theatrical film "Richie Rich," about the wealthiest 12-year-old boy in the world. Richie Rich wishes he had never been born when his nasty cousin Reggie Van Dough destroys the neighborhood and loses a sleigh full of Christmas gifts meant for local orphans. Professor Keenbean invents
More than a man. Less than a God. Everything you've ever heard about history's mightiest hero is only a myth. The son of Zeus was robbed of his divine birthright when he was stolen from his cradle by the evil Hades and fed a potion that made him mortal. Now, armed with only his great strength and hi
Franklin Laszlo is a hapless, henpecked but eager-to-please carnival owner who''s taking a one-shot chance at robbery in order to salvage his business and relationship with his young son. Daniel Miller is a compulsive workaholic resentfully stuck driving the neighborhood carpool, including his own two overlooked sons, on the day of a make-or-break presentation at his advertising agency. Their paths cross in the middle of a bungled robbery when Franklin flees the site, taking Daniel and his vanful of kids as hostages and beginning a comic day-long chase.
With the help of his philandering friend, a neurotic guy tries to get the girl of his dreams.
A naive desperado finds Hollywood stardom while saving his atoll from a greedy banker''s clutches.
The intrepid, now-retired police Lt. Frank Drebin is drawn undercover after coming upon an unconscionable terrorist plot--all the while trying to ignite the hot-burning embers with his new wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin.
Three outlandishly wild witches return from 17th-century Salem after they''re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters. The tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.
There's magic in the rainforest and it's called FernGully. Deep in the heart of the forest awaits a paradise filled with tiny sprites, winged fairies and tree spirits who all live in joyful harmony. But when their home is threatened by humans, one courageous sprite gives her all to save it.
Little Nemo is a young New Yorker who is carried off by a giant blimp to Slumberland where he is to become a playmate for King Morpheus's daughter, Princess Camille. In Slumberland, Nemo is warned never to open the door which leads to Nightmare Land. Dared by a mischievous trickster named Flip, Nemo
A popular comedian who dies in the midst of his performance is given a memorial service by his show biz friends.
Within 48 hours, a man enlists the help of a straitlaced accountant to find an heir and save his fortune from the IRS.
A rich kid learns about life in the real world when his divorced mom's beau drives him home for Thanksgiving.
While trying to scare each other by telling bedtime horror stories in a tent, Michael, Kyle and Josh recount a variety of tales of a fat KFC-eating woman eating a fried rat, an old man dying in a haunted house, an old lady putting her poodle in a microwave, a nerd feeding his teacher and school bull
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
23 years after his death, a man comes back to Earth and stumbles into the life of Corinne, his former wife, as well as that of her daughter Miranda and his former best friend Philip, who harbors a long-suffering adoration for Corinne.
Christine Cromwell is a lawyer from a wealthy background who works as a financial advisor for a major San Francisco investment firm. In this television movie, Christine is forced to act as defense counsel for a woman who was a childhood friend and now stands accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
A Miami-based Detective Vincent Mora, while recuperating in Puerto Rico from a gunshot wound, becomes emotionally involved with a beautiful call girl. Soon after moving to Atlantic City to work in a casino, she is murdered, and Mora''s name and phone number are found on the body. Mora flies to Atlantic City to search for the killer -- only to discover he is being stalked by a murderous ex-con who wants revenge.
To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner''s friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday''s heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.
Todd, a bookish freshman discovers that he has inherited the family werewolf curse. But he soon realizes that his full-moon transformation bring him girls, glory and a conflict of values.
When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the publicity from this case makes him the
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
A Viking prince sails to America in an attempt to rescue his father who is held captive by the native Indians.
In the second of the "Joshua Cabe" pilot movies -- this one with an entirely different cast -- the three shady ladies, hired by a rascally old rancher to pose as his daughters, are outwitted by the real father of one, who kidnaps his own daughter and holds her for a ransom Cabe can't pay.
Charlie is a sad sack of a man, working at a depressingly dull office job and stuck in a passionless engagement to a neurotic woman. One of the few bright spots in his life is his friend Mike, who seems to be living a life of carefree bohemianism. When the two end up on a long road trip together, they are forced to re-examine their lives and worldviews. Mike may have independence in some ways, but it has come at a price. Charlie, in turn, may feel trapped, but how much of the trap is of his own making?
The further adventures of those teenaged newlyweds of the Old West who were introduced in the TV-movie "Lock, Stock and Barrel" (1971), with Sally Field taking over the role originated by Belinda Montgomery in this pilot film.
Sheila is a newspaper reporter who returns to her home town in order to write an article about the progress of the liberation of the women. Arriving at the town she is very surprised to see that her sister and also her mother agree very much with the feministic arguments.
A sexy waitress becomes a housemother in a fraternity house and involves the college in a nationwide women's lib controversy. Gloria DeHaven, playing the ex-chorus girl wife of college president Van Johnson, replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.
Karen wants more action out of life and quits her job at the cannery to become a skater in the roller derby. She encounters friction from the other skaters - especially Mickey, the current number one star of the team. Karen proves herself a feisty competitor but refuses to be a team player. As she skates her way to roller stardom, she incurs the wrath of jealous team members and the owner of the team.
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy hospital administrator, is an expert in the arts of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery, and kickbacks. His assistant Alice however, has finally had enough of his scams and gets him sent to prison--but not for long enough...
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
Two ex-soldiers set off on a road trip. When a car accident in the mountains forces the duo to go to work a moody lumbermill operator named Koger, the pair meet the beautiful Millie and their friendship is put to the test.
Cable Hogue is left to die in the dessert. After days of wandering the dunes he collapses from dehydration and heat-exhastion. He notices some mud on his boot however and manages to uncover a mudhole turn it into a life-saving puddle. Eventually he sets up rest stop here and sells water and provisions to travellers and prospers. He takes in a young woman into his dessert home named Hildy who was expelled from Gila for lowering the morals of the town.
Brendan Byers III, the richest man Americas, has been pronounced unfit to serve in the army of his country by the medical examination board. However, Mr. Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" for an answer and soon a new player enters World War II.
Myron Breckinridge goes to Europe to have a sex change, and comes back to America as the sexy, man-hating Myra. She enrolls at the acting school of her uncle, conservative Western star Buck Loner, insisting that she is Myron's widow.
A cowboy drifts into a lawless town and brings things back together.
Even though Marshal Frank Patch has kept the peace in Cottonwood Springs for over twenty years, he is now the laughing stock of the town liberals who want some new blood in the Marshall's Office. When Patch shoots the drunken Luke Mills in self-defense they get the excuse they had been waiting for.
Thinking he's dying, a man racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed.
An aging lawman hears that his old nemesis is back in the area and planning a robbery.
Two government agents try to stop a band of would-be sorcerers from using a deadly weapon.
A gangster plots an elaborate revenge on the wife and partner who did him dirty.
When a psychiatrist refuses to marry until her patients are cured, her fiance sets out to do the job himself.
A couple divorces by mistake during a madcap Mexican vacation.
Two ne''er-do-well cowpokes look for sex and easy money in the modern West.
An aging cowhand tries to help a young rancher settle down by buying him a wife.
An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients.
A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side.
Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, John McGiver, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Nancy Culp, Richard Deacon, Francesca Bellini, Milton Frome, Kathleen Freeman. Dunderhead Lewis falls in love with dishy St. John, but her mean-but-rich ol? ma (Moorehead) doesn?t like him one bit. So what does the old biddy do? She gives him a job, of course, at her fancy department store, in the hopes that he?ll screw up so bad that her daughter will lose interest. Lewis, of course, does screw up, and spectacularly (watch for the vacuum cleaner scene--and look out for that shelf full of basketballs). Stupid but funny, thanks to the always reliable Lewis and former cartoonist-turned-writer/director Frank Tashlin ("The Girl Can?t Help It.").
A houseboy creates chaos at a Hollywood hotel for aspiring actresses.
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
A scientist's experiments with teleportation produce a deadly hybrid.
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
The daughter of an iconic actor reunites with her father after a ten year estrangement.
A 15-year old runaway orphan determines to make it on his own as a farmer.
Three navy war heroes are booked on a morale-building "vacation" in San Francisco and plan to throw a wild party.
Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio Malatesta. Ordered off the case, Joe turns in his badge and investigates alone. Soon he is a close friend of the Malatesta family, all delightful people, especially lovely cousin Anna. Uncertain whether Sylvio is guilty or innocent, Joe is now torn between old and new loyalties.
A cartoonist/artist starts using the inane mutterings of his sleeping idiot of a roommate for his published strip. Soon, the "sleep-talking" starts to smack of political conspiracies and the CIA starts investigating the two. Meanwhile, two lovely models, living next door attempt to make boyfirends out of the pair.
Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble.
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
A society lawyer falls in love with the daughter of a family of fitness fanatics.
A new radio-active element could destroy the world by absorbing the planet's energy.
A married writer moves to the suburbs to research a story.
A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S.
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.
For state reasons, a diplomat fakes an engagement to a Middle Eastern princess.
An expectant mother hatches a series of madcap schemes to improve her husband's financial standing.
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
A fading Hollywood star returns to the stage to work with the man who discovered her.
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Small-town gossips rage over the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Five stories reveal O. Henry''''s gift for the surprise ending.
A scientist''''s search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
A young couple''''s dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight...
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.
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
An ambitious young man wins an heiress''''s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''''s pregnancy.
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
A woman fights to intercept a letter in which her husband tries to prove her guilty of murder.
A hard-luck woman falls for a con man.
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her.
Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.
A small-town politician falls for an idealistic zookeeper.
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.
A homely woman injured in a car crash awakes to find the plastic surgery has transformed her into a first class beauty.
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private investigator and asks him to pretend to be insane, so that he can get inside the sanitarium and look for the judge. The investigator is admitted to the asylum, and encounters many dangers while trying to prove that the judge is there.
Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne DeCarlo), his girl friend, is infiriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French vistor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre)is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah.
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper, David Hemmings, Maureen Arthur, Shecky Greene, Jodi Wexler. Based on the best-selling pulp novel by Jacqueline Susann, this behind-the-scenes expose of a national television network follows the career of a ruthless executive who sleeps his way to the top. The music score includes two songs by Dionne Warwick - "He''s Moving On" & "Amanda''s Theme".
A disturbed young man kidnaps a woman he's been stalking.
A fledgling screenwriter uses a love potion on the girl of his dreams, with surprising results.
The story, set in the town of Sutters Bay, depicts comical incidents in the lives of some of its citizens. The pilot episode relates a somewhat serious matter when Emma Frye, the school teacher, protests being fired because she is single -- and pregnant.
The story of "Soup" and Rob, two mischievous boys.
The comings and goings of Father Flicker, the conservative pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Boston, and his liberal assistant, Father Morgan.
The misadventures of Sergeants Joe Ready and Herbert Willing, two bumbling police detectives, and Pamela Stevens, a beautiful but somewhat dizzy criminologist who assists them. In the pilot episode, a parody of "Dragnet," the trio attempt to solve the murder of a seemingly insignificant drifter.
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A septuagenarian, hoping to make her husband jealous and reawaken his ardor, persuades an acquaintance to pretend they're having an affair.
This short film has narrator John Nesbitt tell the story of Scandinavian immigrant Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home.
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