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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 27, 1961|
|Born:||July 14, 1902||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Jersey City, New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Director (feature film)
Fourth reworking of the classic Grace Miller White novel, this time updated to the 60s, with young Scottish lassie Tess (Diane Baker) becoming embroiled in a conflict about a toxic chemical plant near her new home in Pennsylvania.
A group of foreign agents plots to blow up the Panama Canal.
Cast (feature film)
Magic transports a boy to the days of cutthroats and buccaneers.
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist.
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
A con-artist couple pose as a detective and a psychic.
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
One of Davy Crockett''''s descendants leads a wagon train through perilous territory.
Bomba comes to the rescue of a princess.
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
Police track a mysterious killer nicknamed "The Judge."
A retired singer takes on a protegee only to be betrayed by her.
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
While on vacation, a criminal psychologist investigates a murder during a typhoid epidemic.
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
This script rode in right off of the range that had been ridden at least twice by Tim McCoy at Columbia. Writer Elmam did little other than moving it from a Western to a big-town Eastern. Don Castle plays a newly-elected district attorney but, just before he takes office, the town's crooked political boss (Edward Keane) has his henchies (including Jeff Chandler)kidnap him with intentions of replacing him with an ex-convict(Don Castle in a dual role) who is his exact double. While the D.A.'s double/replacement is studying his mannerisms where he is being held captive, the D.A. knocks out the double, takes his clothes and manages to fool the gang boss into thinking he is the ex-con. The henchies then kill the ex-con thinking he is the D.A. The latter continues to impersonate his double until he has set and sprung the trap on the gang boss and his minions. Peggy Knudsen plays the D.A's. fiance, Patricia Knight the wife of the ex-con and Joe Sawyer pops up as a crooked police official.
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "sweetheart" of the title and he coaches the Varsity rowing crew. Some source describes Miss Knox as a B-actress. A more apt and better description would be one that describes her as an Actress who never got out of B-movies. This one is about half plot and half music but the plot is stretched pretty thin to cover 35 of the 75 minutes when it essentially boils down to: a couple of gamblers pressure the local night club(soft drinks only)owner to rig things so the local college rowing crew will lose their upcoming race. End of plot when the cowswain of the home team uses a rabbit's foot to plug the hole the gamblers cut in the bottom of their racing shell. Two of 1945's top hits, "Five Minutes More" and Slim Gaillard's "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti" are performed, although some people who heard "Cement Mixer" in 1945 are still wondering what it was all about.
Diana Leslie (Pamela Blake) is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams (Sheldon Leonard). The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an appointment to meet him at the dock. The story is told in flashback as Williams visits the people who know Diana. The parents (Virginia Brissac and Joel Friedkin) feel responsible as, against their wishes, Diana had accompanied musician Jimmie Lobo (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the Kitten Club and had gotten a job as a singer but they had not seen her following an argument when she came home that ended with her being slapped by her brother Ted (Fred Kohler Jr.). One of the Kitten Club showgirls, Flo (Constance Worth) tells Chris that when Diane came to the club for an audition, she incurred the wrath of the heavy-drinking featured singer Marianne Mason (Claudia Drake) and club owner Steve Raymond (Paul Gulifoye) delegated her to the hostess ranks of girls whose job was to steer customers to the illegal gambling. This led to a couple of suckers, Wilbur Harris (Walter Baldwin) and Ed Blake (Robert Emmett Keane), losing heavily in the crooked game with Harris committing suicide and Blake being killed in the the ensuing melee.
A German officer fights to keep the Nazi dream alive even as his nation faces defeat.
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him over the money in that account.
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
A radio actress researches a role by mixing with gangsters.
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar tries to help a police inspector who''s been framed on bribery charges.
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
John Abbott (Donald Woods) returns to the desert land he owns, and after being wounded by hired gunman Chick Chance (Paul Fix), he is befriended by rancher Andrew Naab (Robert Barrat) and his son, Marvin (Russell Hayden). Naab's daughter, Marian (Evelyn Venable), falls in love with John but is about to marry Snap Thornton (Paul Guilfoyle) to keep a promise made by her father. She runs away on her wedding day but is captured and held hostage by outlaw Henry Holderness (c. Henry Gordon). John, the Naabs and fellow ranchers rush to her rescue.
Jimmy Hanley (Dennis O'Keefe) learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy (Sandra Lee Henville as Baby Sandy), so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko (Mischa Auer). Theatre manager Allen Rand (Donald Briggs) threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana (Shirley Ross) squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition.
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
A young runaway ends up in a juvenile labor camp.
A cowardly judge enlists a hot young gunman to help him fight outlaws.
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
A man pretends to be blind to foil blackmailers.
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
A young flyer fights to win his father''''s respect while vying with dad''''s best friend for a young woman''''s heart.
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.
Hypnosis turns a tenderfoot into an expert rider.
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete.
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
A homeless family tries to take over an abandoned house, only to discover it''''s a gangsters'''' hideaway.
Tempers ignite when an explosives carrier falls in love with a colleague's daughter.
A wrestling promoter helps an opera singer with his love life.
Tensions flare among flyers carrying supplies through the Andes.
A small-town mayor fights crooks set on opening a gambling resort.
A racehorse owner tries to buy victory by performing good deeds, but gets mixed up in murder instead.
A radio station''''s newsman rushes to the rescue of his peer, who has been kidnapped by bank robbers.
An eccentric playboy tries politics only to get mixed up with the mayor''''s daughter.
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the gangster Trock Estrella.
A government agent poses as a newspaperman to get the goods on a mobster.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son.
This short film focuses on a psychiatrist investigating the murder of another psychiatrist.
This short film, set in 1893, focuses on a stranger that arrives in a small town and keeps a promise he made to his wife.
This short film chronicles the political life of Francisco Madero.
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
This short film tells the story of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.
In this short, a mysterious Chinese merchant and his eccentric upstairs tenants come under suspicion when the skeleton of a man is dug up in an alley. Vitaphone Release 1348-1349.
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