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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 3, 1990|
|Born:||January 6, 1913||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A young man, bored with his bourgeois surroundings, drives around aimlessly looking for new experiences -- which he finally finds when he and a friend pick up two high-class prostitutes who teach them a few new tricks.
Don Pablo Salazar steals a fortune in jewels from an Indian tribe and an Aztec medicine man puts a curse on the jewels until they are returned. Years later an American insurance man, Breen Mathews (Willard Parker) promises to deliver the Salazar fortune to the rightful heir after Luis Salazar, son of Don Pablo, is killed. Breen heads for Topaz, where he hopes to find the surviving heir, Teresa. He finds instead, Louisa, daughter of Teresa, and is forced to fight a crooked group of townspeople, who are after the Salazar fortune, cursed or otherwise. Included in the group are Judge Cole (Billy House), known as "the Hanging Judge" and Barnum (Barton MacLane), local saloon owner. After defeating all the crooks, Breen is told by Louisa that she, the last of the Salazars, is going to return the treasure to its rightful owners, and lift the curse.
An intended film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ened up with Hugh O'Brian (a performer who was often funny, but not on purpose) and Buddy Hackett in the A&C roles, with most of the footage given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, with all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. A&C visible in some long shots.
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
Special prosecutor Lloyd Pearson (Ian Keith) has been murdered and there is strong evidence that gambler Moroni (John Maxwell) committed the crime, but he has an air-tight alibi, spending the evening with Brad McKay (Lee Tracy), star reporter of the Chronicle. Norris (Robert Middlemass), the publisher, send Brad and his son, Guy Norris (Tom Brown), to cover the story. Brad learns that Moroni did commit the murder, but has no way to prove it. Moroni tells Brad that the murdered prosecutor was getting a payoff, and was killed by his assistant Hugh Walker (Forrest Taylor) following a quarrel. John Angus (Jack La Rue), proprietor of the Hi Lo Club, tells Moroni that Brad suspects him. Phyllis Walker (Tina Thayer) tells Brad that her father is in danger from Moroni. Hugh Walker has given her a key to the public locker where some money is hidden. That night, Brad finds Moroni dead. He realizes there is a higher-up that had Moroni kill Pearson, and then has had Moroni killed. He learns that Walker has been kidnapped, but secures the money from the locker and hides it in his apartment. He meets Alma Dorne (Evelyn Brent)at the night club, and, while attracted to her, he suspects she is an accomplice of the gang. He surprises her while she is searching his apartment for the money, and agrees to help him. Norris summons Brad to his home for Brad to show him what evidence he has collected so far. Norris, at the point of a gun, tells Brad he has collected too much. Brad gets the upper hand by telling Norris that his son Guy is walking into a death trap. Norris rushes to save his son from the trap he himself had set for Brad.
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Too young to enlist, a gang of street kids try to solve the murder of an Allied agent.
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
Three reckless brothers dodge the draft then sign up and become men.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.
When gangster Phil Daley (Barton MacLane) gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess (Walter Woolf King) he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents (Oscar O'Shea and Esther Dale) and his sweetheart Susan Warren (Eve Arden.) His younger brother Danny (Tom Brown) quits college and forces Phil to make him part of the gang. The overly-ambitious Danny fixes a prize-fight on which rival gang-leader Mike Luger (Jack La Rue) loses heavily and, thinking that Phil has double-crossed him, sends gunmen out to kill Phil. They kill Danny instead and the frightened Phil flees to a country hideout. His chief lieutenant, Sid Travis (Frank Jenks), sets a trap for Phil when he returns.
A small-town judge takes his family on a western vacation so he can help a friend negotiate water rights.
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
An eccentric plays cupid for an elevator operator and a girl from Australia.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
A gambler comes to the aid of a victim of a jewel thief, only to find out he might know the victim better than he thinks.
A female newspaper publisher hires the husband who deserted her years earlier.
A young orphan goes to stay with elderly relatives in the country.
A lawyer gets mixed up in a net of intrigue when he witnesses a suicide.
An orphan sent to work on a farm gets pregnant.
An eccentric family tries to work together when the father is accused of embezzlement.
A Southern judge confounds civic leaders with his laid-back approach to his job.
After losing their fortune, a family tries to find a way out of their predicament.
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
A prison-camp convict learns that his younger brother will soon be joining him behind bars.
The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year.
Music (feature film)
A police detective hunts a killer through the sleazy gay nightclub scene of 1970s New York City in William Friedkin's gritty and controversial crime drama "Cruising" (1980), starring Al Pacino. Detective Steve Burns goes deep undercover and learns the rituals and culture of hard-core S&M to catch a
Art Department (feature film)
Remake of the film about an English professor with a gambling problem.
An unscrupulous promoter takes a girl group to the top but dumps their lead singer.
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan''s first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor''s advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
Three-part documentary examining how ordinary people are finding solutions to the crime problem in their communities.
Documentary that looks at the phenomenon of "pre-code women" during the years 1929-1934.
A TCM original documentary that explores the world of short subjects through film clips and interviews.
A rare behind the scenes look at the tragedies and bitter disappointments that plagued one of MGM''''s most popular leading ladies.
Documentary on the details of her life, career and her relationship with William Randolph Hearst.
James Garner appears with Robert Osborne to discuss his extensive film career.
Documentary, directed by Dietrich''''s grandson, that reveals the passionate artist and political activist beneath the star''''s glamorous facade. Interviews with Rosemary Clooney and Burt Bacharach.
An original TCM documentary reflection upon the beloved musical fantasy, its place in film history and how it has affected so many lives.
Singer-comedian Betty Hutton shares stories from her career as one of Hollywood''''s top stars.
Oscar winner Rod Steiger discusses his career as a top dramatic star with TCM host Robert Osborne .
TCM host Robert Osborne interviews Tony Curtis on his life and career. Curtis appears in interviews and film clips.
Special that reports on the state of the global environment. With field reports from Mongolia, British Columbia, the American Midwest, Brazil and South Africa -- augmented by satellite imaging, computer graphics and interviews with leading scientists -- Bill Moyers explores how human behavior affect
Profile of the Harlem Globetrotters and their coach Abe Saperstein.
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