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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
A Marine in turn-of-the-century Cuba risks his life in the fight to cure yellow fever.
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
A reporter''''s busy schedule keeps him from realizing his wife is having an affair with his editor.
Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen.
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
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 Park Avenue beauty plays two suitors against each other.
A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
A man disappoints his destitute family by marrying a poor girl.
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
A publicist doesn''''t know that his famous chef client can''''t cook.
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.
A gay nineties waitress rises from beer gardens to Broadway.
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps.
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas(William 'Stage' Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figues the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed(Guy Oliver)and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley(Richard Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey(Mary Brian.)
Special Thanks (feature film)
Based on a true story, telefilm depicts how the investigation into the disappearance of Captain Shirley Gibbs Russell led to the landmark 1991 murder conviction of her husband Robert Russell. The story is told from the perspective of Joanne Jensen, a Naval Criminal Investigation Service civilian att
A religious special that examines the ethical and moral issues involved in extending the life of terminally ill patients.
Examines violent acts committed by employees against fellow employees. The most likely victims are middle-level managers and women. In a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, three men were gunned down by another man who felt everyone was talking about him -- spreading rumors about him and his sexual orie
Documentary that looks at why Boeing 737s fall out of the sky. Investigation after investigation implicates, but never completely declares that a rudder malfunction is to blame. Bill Kurtis examines several overlooked possibilities that could provide critical answers as to why the rudder system can
When Teena Brandon's body was found with two others in a Nebraska farmhouse in 1993, the world took notice because Teena had been living as a man. Even more shocking -- she had reported being raped the week before by two acquaintances. The program examines the investigation, trial and social repercu
Profile of Colonel Robert McCormick, the publisher behind the early, controversial roots of the "Chicago Tribune" newspaper.
Documentary that explores the ramifications of one town's struggle to cope with an emerging global economy. Lima, Ohio, a town of 45,000 residents in the agriculturally rich northwest part of the state, flourished through the first 100 years after the Civil War. For the better part of the century, L
Documentary that examines the causes behind three of the most fateful mining disasters of the 20th century: the 1907 explosion in Monongah, West Virginia that killed 362; the 1951 Christmas disaster at West Frankfort, Illinois; and the 1986 fire at the Kinross Gold Mine in South Africa.
The program explores the dark side of passion by examining the case of Pamela Smart who seduced her lover, a 15-year-old, into killing her husband.
Documentary about Elliot Ness and his group of men from the U.S. Treasury Department. Though best known for his crusade against Al Capone, Ness also went after labor racketeers, crooked cops and the notorious serial killer known as "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run."
Profile of Ray Kroc, a paper cup salesman who launched the fast-food franchise McDonald's.
Documents the capture and trials of the Hillside Stranglers, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who terrorized Los Angeles in 1977 and 1978.
Examines the case of Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, who did nine years of a life sentence for the murder of her husband's ex-wife before she escaped to Canada. She was captured after three months and extradited back to the United States after 18 months, where her attorney worked out a plea-bargain that
Three-part documentary in which filmmaker David Sutherland examines the marriage of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter, a young farm couple in rural Nebraska, who tell their story in their own words. Part 1 recounts the story of Juanita and Darrel's romance and their emotional struggles, which have pus
Special examines four reported sightings of UFOs in England, Belgium, Canada and Southwestern Michigan. These sightings were considered by experts to supply some of the best evidence of possible extraterrestrial spacecraft. After the stories are told, disbelievers present their version of what witne
Biographical documentary of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Documentary profile of showman, con man and circus mogul Phineas Taylor "P.T." Barnum.
Film Production - Main (special)
Coverage of the 15th annual Essence Awards presentation, honoring the contributions of African-Americans. The theme of this year's ceremony is "Courage and Tenacity." Taped at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Marc Anthony in concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Stand-up comedian Chris Rock performs from the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
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