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Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.
A pioneer woman sets her sights on a trapper.
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
A diamond cutter unwittingly helps a jewel thief.
A mismatched couple's marital problems come to the surface when the husband develops an interest in their pretty boarder.
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitali
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.
It's just after the Civil War in Texas and Sam White has found a rich deposit of bauxite. But lawlessness abounds and Jim Tulane and his henchmen are in control. Tulane knows White has found something but is unable to find out what and kills him. He also knows the key is in a toy wagon White gave to his son. The son figures out the puzzle only to learn that Tulane's henchman has already accidently found the answer.
Two individuals on a stage coach find themselves at the mercy of four outlaws.
Four brothers end up on opposite sides of a shootout.
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) leave their home in Fort Grant, Texas and head west. They arrive in Tulare just in time to rescue Matt from being hanged, but a guard is killed during their escape. Ed Larkin (Rory Mallinson) who framed Matt, falsely accuses them of a long list of crimes. They return to Fort Grant so that Tom can see his sweetheart Laura Brook (Virginia Grey). They encounter outlaw Bill Devlin (William Haade) who persuades them to hold up a train which Laura unwittingly told them would carry a large payroll. Soon the whole territory is enraged at their deeds. They return to Fort Grant to hold up the two banks that are filled with huge sums of cattle money.
A tough sergeant has to teach a hotshot young soldier how to be a team player.
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
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.
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
A young innocent fights to survive the harsh life in a women's prison.
A Westerner searches for a white woman held by the Apaches.
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
During post civil war, southern veterans move wet to find money to rebuild their homes and are continuosly harassed.
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
A sultry singer tries to tempt a federal agent from the straight-and-narrow.
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Deputy Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to Dry Wells to bring in Wyoming Dan. He arrives just after a robbery where a man has been killed. He then finds Wyoming only to learn that the murdered man was Wyoming's son. Instead of bringing him in, the two join up and go after the killer.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
When his bank is robbed, a teller recognizes one of the crooks as his brother.
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
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 accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict.
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge) tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Grey as Adrian Booth), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped.
Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) and Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) return to Blue Springs and learn that the Duchess (Alice Fleming), Red's aunt, is going to sell her stagecoach line and marry a snooty Englishman Talbot Champneys (Ian Keith), who is really Fancy Charlie, who has the nasty habit of marrying rich women and then killing them for their fortune. The concerned Red thinks everything is okay until he sees Champneys mistreating Red's horse, Thunder, and he then decides to investigate Champneys because, as he tells Little Beaver, no true Englishman would mistreat a horse. Realizing that he doesn't have much time with Red snooping around, the western Bluebeard persuades the Duchess to return to England with him, meet him at the railroad station to be married and, oh yes, bring her money with her.
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
A man is accused of killing a waitress he had tried to seduce with his wife''''s money.
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''s life.
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
An heiress poses as her own secretary to screen out fortune-hunting suitors.
Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West Coast, he runs up against a rival builder, Joel Kennedy. Kennedy's son Russ idolizes Matt, but Russ's sister Diana thinks Matt is a hopeless idealist who could ruin her father.
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
A sailor enlists his buddies to help with an excess of girlfriends.
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
Marion Bliss (Grace McDonald), a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby (Robert Paige), of a giant music publishing house. Alf (Shemp Howard) is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity.
A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to stay married to him.
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women''''s boarding house.
A mystery writer and his wife investigate the murder of a couturier''''s wife.
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
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.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star''''s daughter.
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
An Alaskan prospector fights a crooked federal agent for a beautiful saloon singer.
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette), Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes) and the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr) undertake to protect the ranchers of Cherokee City from unjust charges levied against them for transporting their cattle to the stock yards of the packing houses. Trucking executive Ross Lambert (Edmund McDonald) doubles his rates and Roy decides to try and convince old Colonel Silas Popen (Walter Catlett) to run his riverboat as far as Cherokee City and transport the cattle that way. Roy and his friends plan a "western" welcome for Popen and his daughter Mary Lou (Ruth Terry), but James Barabee (Paul Harvey), head of the cattleman's association, sends Roy a wire warning him that Popen hates and fears anything smacking of the "wild west." Lambert and his henchman Cully Bronson (William Haade) intercept the wire and start a campaign to make Cherokk City appear lawless and wild, so that Popen will refuse to bring his steamboats up the river. They also set fire to the steamboat and rustle all the cattle, hiding them in an underground cave covered by a waterfall. Mary Lou discovers the lair and Roy and his friends shoot it out with the Lambert gang.
Roy is a government man sent to solve a novel crime problem: a woman flirts with unsuspecting ranchers in order to get information from them which she passes on to her cattle-rustling gang.
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
A migrant laborer becomes a champion of farm workers'' rights.
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.
Roy is a newspaper reporter. He goes to Cheyenne to cover the activities of supposed bad guy Arapahoe Brown. Roy, of course, discovers who the real bad guy is.
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
A small-town banker and his wife quarrel over their daughter''''s love life.
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
A newly appointed sheriff fights to save ranchers from an unscrupulous land baron.
Singer Lili Brown is attracted to dance hall manager Duke till she realizes he does that to all the girls. Nice guy Duke sets her up with composer Joe Brooks.
Hoppy, Lucky and California search for a mine owned by Trudy Pendleton after it was taken from her by thw swindling gambler Ace Gibson. They find the mine and Hoppy fights Gibson over it.
A cowboy's battle with rustlers leads to romance.
A retired postal inspector gets back in the saddle to prevent a stagecoach robbery.
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
A newly appointed U.S. Marshal faces off against a criminal family.
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
A divorce lawyer prospers as a gambling tycoon.
A priest hears a murderer''''s confession, then finds himself suspected of the same crime.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
Bulldog Drummond hunts down an assassin after a priceless diamond.
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
A brother act is broken up by one sibling''s devotion to gambling.
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Government investigators take on a powerful protection racket.
In this short film, a Marine boasts his skill as an entertainer, much to the disbelief of his friends. Vitaphone Release 1286A.
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