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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 23, 1990|
|Born:||June 3, 1910||Cause of Death:||Emphysema|
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
An engaging comedy-mystery about a couple of eccentric mystery writers, a spinster and her widowed sister, who turn detective to hunt down the killer of a faded movie star (Paulette Goddard, who came out of retirement to play the role) with the help of their ex-con bodyguard/chauffeur, hired by thei
An amnesiac returns home from a fishing trip he began several years before.
A soldier masquerades as a gypsy to rescue his best friend from the enemy.
The head of an escort ring joins forces with a vice cop to solve a murder.
A dress plays a key role in the lives of each of the women who wear it.
Hassan (John Boles), the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing 12 beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara (Gypsy Rose Lee). A newcomer, Kyra (Paulette Goddard), introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of complaining to the Caliph about the lot of the women in the harem. Hassan suffers a greater shock when his God-son, Ezar (Richard Ney), asserts that women are the equal of men. They make a wager under which Ezar must settle down with a conventional harem unless Zohara can outwit Hassan within ten days.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
An upstanding politician is haunted by his past when a blackmailer threatens to reveal a youthful indiscretion.
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
An ambitious chambermaid hopes to seduce a rich husband.
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
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
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
A businessman bets he can tell the truth for 24 hours.
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
A radio broadcaster running from the mob helps an heiress deal with her family''''s haunted mansion.
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
An attorney tries to protect the sole heir to a millionaire¿s creepy estate.
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
A family of con artists saves the life of a wealthy old woman and plots to fleece her.
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
An innocent man accused of robbing banks masquerades as a bullfighter to escape the police.
Two World War I veterans try help a comrade''s orphaned daughter find her family.
Producer (feature film)
Music (feature film)
In this short spoof of "Old Ironsides" (1926), Charley Chase is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts travel along with their pet monkey to a show but their antics on the train antagonize the show director.
In this comedic short, a man takes a job at an all-girls school... despite being terrified of girls.
Vaudeville stars face an uncomfortable train ride to their next booking in this comedic short film.
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