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An Eskimo family fights to survive harsh conditions in the frozen North.
Cast (feature film)
A cavalry major tries to prevent an Indian war.
A cavalry officer sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles.
A lawyer defends a migrant worker in a sensational murder trial.
Cowboys fight bandits trying to take over the trails.
A postal inspector pretends to be an outlaw to smoke out lawbreakers.
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly.
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released and struggles to adjust to the outside world.
A shipping magnate uses murder to escape an old debt.
A beautiful woman tries to seduce her way into ruling the West.
A model on vacation discovers that her sister's husband is a murderous Ku Klux Klansman.
An actress champions the cause of a man whom she believes has been falsely accused of murdering his wife.
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
A news man''''s political investigations land him in prison.
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
A horse thief marries for profit, but doesn't reckon with his wife's determination to reform him.
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war.
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
A conservative southern patriarch tries to cope with changing times.
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
Steel-worker brothers compete for the same woman.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A Western sheriff takes on a Civil War renegade.
The daughter of Irish immigrants patches up differences between her father and grandfather and rises to the top on Broadway.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Detective Nick Carter tries to stop enemy agents from sabotaging the Panama Canal.
A wagon train of settlers is approaching Prairieville and rancher Allen is out to stop them by having some of his men join the train and poison the horses. When Jack Cameron arrives in Prairieville with replacement horses, he learns his brother who was with the train has been murdered. A piece of his brother's clothing identifies a member of the gang and Jack sets out to find the rest of them and also deliver the horses.
Detective Nick Carter tries to prove a beautiful immigrant innocent of murder.
A sister act splits up over love.
A Yankee soldier becomes a spy with the help of a beautiful woman.
The Secret Service investigates a fleet of gambling ships.
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
A caravan of settlers is arriving and the ranchers intend to keep them out. It looks like a range war but Sheriff Jim gets the ranchers to accept the settlers. Kohler re-ignites the feud by making settler Winters appear to be a rustler and then by killing Winter's son. Once more the two sides appear headed for a war and Jim is caught in the middle.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
Married book-dealers Joel and Garda Sloane get mixed up with murder during a beauty pageant.
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
A teenage boy falls in love with his drama teacher.
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Old Joel Bentham (Harry Davenport) is awarded $50,000 as the last surviving Civil War veteran in his part of the country. His fellow townsmen in Cleardale are more than willing to help him spend it, but he remembers their neglectful years and decides to spend it as he sees fit. He offers a home to Meg (Dorothea Kent) who has been forced into a hobo life by economic stress and also takes in Ray Riggins (Robert Wilcox), wild young grandson of a war comrade. He promises to make Ray his heir, against the advice of his servant, Benjie Collins (Clem Bevans.) Ray plans, with the aid of some former criminal pals, to rob the old man but changes his mind and is fighting a losing battle against the crooks when a corps of American Legion men, coming to escort Joel to a train, mops up the robbers.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.
When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be unable to pay off his note. When Slade robs Halliday, Bob has a plan that will use the stolen bills to trap Kenney.
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Profiteer Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall) lays claim to a million acres of range in the Pecos River country, but a rancher named Clayborn (John Beck) stands in his way as he has already claimed the water-rich location of Sweetwater as his own, and refuses Stiles' $1000 offer for his land. Led by the murderous Ash (Jack Clifford), the hired guns of Stiles kill Clayborn and his wife (Mary MacLaren) but their young son John (Bradley Metcalfe Jr.) survives and joins his grandfather in Austin. As the boy grows into a man he learns the use of a law book as well as a six gun, intending to use both to bring Stiles to justice. As lawyer John Clay (John Wayne), he travels to the Cottonwood headquarters of Stiles, self-proclaimed King of the Pecos, and meets Hank Matthews (Arthur Aylesworth) and Josh Billings (Herbert Heywood), two cattlemen thrown into poverty through the crooked dealings of Stiles. John serves a summons for Stiles to appear in court but the circuit judge (James Marcus) is too frightned to face the might of Stiles. John sends Hank to round up other impoverished cattlemen, and they provide the judge with an armed escort to Cottonwood. The judge upholds the ranchers' pleas for use of water and grass, and Stiles sees most of his ill-gotten gains turned over to public domain for proper filing. Stiles convinces newcomers Eli Jackson (Edward Hearn) and his daughter Belle (Muriel Evans) that John is trying to cheat the ranchers and file claims for himself. He also plans an ambush for those riding through the canyon to file claims and he sends Ash and his gunmen to the hills, instructing them to shoot anyone without the white arm bands he has supplied to his own riders. John discovers the plot and has the ranchers to also wear white arm bands, ensuring their safe passage. With their claim successfully filed the ranchers plan a cattle drive to Abilene where the railroad is promising $20 a head. Stiles steals whatever cattle he can and moves his outlaws to Sweetwater, where he hopes to extort money for use of the water there from the trail drivers. When the drive reaches Sweetwater, John confronts Stiles, revealing that he is the son of the murdered Clayborn's and that Sweetwater rightfully belongs to him. Following a siege by John and the ranchers, Stiles tries to escape by buckboard, but when the wagon tips over he is crushed by the safe containing money he has stolen from others. John pursues Ash into the rocks, offering him a chance to draw first and then ills him. John leaves his gun and his quest for revenge at the site and turns his mind to Belle and his law career.
Bull and his men and their unknown boss are out to stop the completion of the dam being built by Baxter. Gene takes the job of ditch rider, the previous riders having been killed by the gang. When Bull and his men rob the payroll, Gene chases them down. Returning he finds the unpaid construction workers about to blow up the dam.
A ranger in disguise tries to clear a wild horse accused of rustling.
In this Charles Starrett western that WAS NOT produced by Peter B. Kyne and was solely written by Ford Bebee, although some sources attribute the story to Peter B. Kyne because, with his permission and as a selling angle, the title shown on the film and all of the posters is "Peter B. Kyne's CODE OF THE RANGE." The use of his name was Mr. Kyne's only contribution. Ford Beebe's "original screenplay" (he had used it before) finds the cattlemen, headed by "Calamity" Parker (Allan Cavan), opposing the use of their range lands by sheep herders, with cattlemen Lee Jamison (Charles Starrett) and Ed Randall (Edmund Cobb) in the dissenting minority and they offer sheepman Angus McLeod (Edward Coxen as Ed Coxen) free grazing privileges. Saloon owner Barney Ross (Albert J. Smith) offers to keep the sheepmen off of the range and out of town if each cattleman will pay $500. They agree after he promises there will be no bloodshed. Ross then visits bank clerk Quigley (Ralph McCullough), who Ross knows has stolen bank funds to cover his gambling losses at Ross' saloon, and forces him to forge the name of bank president Adams (Edward LeSaint) on a foreclosure notice on Jamison's ranch. Ross then buys Jamison's property thereby making it impossible for the sheep-herders to use the land for grazing. Calamity's daughter Janet (Mary Blake) works at the bank and is engaged to Jamison but they have parted because of a quarrel over the feud. But when Jamison learns that his property has been "legally" stolen, Mary, who suspects Ross and Quigley, aids him by wiring Adams to return immediately. Jamison, suspecting that Ross will have his henchmen take Adams off the stagecoach and kill him, beats the gang to the stagecoach, takes Adams and hides him. But Jamison has to flee town when Ross tells the townsmen that Jamison took Adams off the stage and killed him. But he will return.
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
Traveling with Doc Parker's medicine show, Gene finds his old friend Harry Brooks wounded and the Sheriff after him for murdering his father. Gene also sees that Craven and his gang are looking for Brooks. Finding clues that Craven was behind the murder, Gene has a plan utilizing the medicine show wagon that will trap the gang.
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
A disparate group of people meet as passengers on a superspeed train crossing the U.S. Aboard are a seductive blackmailer and the stage director he intends to frame, a woman chasing her husband who is running away with the blackmail victim, and the stage director's feisty leading lady.
When the daughter of a newspaper publisher is falsely charged with murder, a reporter on her father's paper goes into hiding with her. At first hoping to get an exclusive story, the reporter eventually finds himself falling in love and trying to find the real killer.
Charles Dickens'''' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
In 1930s Texas, following the murder of his father, Tom Morgan joins the Texas Rangers to avenge his father's death and to follow in his path as a proponent of Indian rights. His task as a Ranger is to stop the evil Zaroff and his gang, who are smuggling the elements for a powerful explosive from a mine on Indian land.
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
Derived loosely from the popular-in-its-day autobiography of NY Police captain Cornelius W. "The Gang Buster" Willemse. Mary Kennedy, the daughter of police lieutenant Jim Kennedy, works for an unethical criminal attorney and is corrupted by the association. But she sees the light when she twists the law to obtain the acquittal of a client and the man later shoots her father. Mary then enlists the aid of Detective Dave Britten in hopes of bringing down the crooks for whom she works.
A young Navajo defies tribal custom to marry an outcast.
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
Marjorie Temple, owner of a bus line and an apparently worthless plot of land, is set upon by rich oil speculators who know her land actually is worth millions. When they try to put her out of business for good, young race driver Burn 'em Up Barnes comes to her rescue - again and again and again.
Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?
Expatriates and foreign correspondents mix in a Paris bistro.
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
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.
The Murdock's bank is in trouble. So they ship money on the train and rob it to get back the money plus the insurance, Bonner and his two pals recover the money only to be thrown in jail.
Natty Bumppo, known as Hawk-Eye, is a frontiersman in the American wilderness. Together with his Indian friends Chingachgook and Uncas, he fights battles against nefarious white soldiers as well as the vicious Indian Magua and his cohorts.
A barber''''s good luck turns him into a big-time gambling boss.
A cowboy and his girlfriend try to settle a feud between their fathers.
A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.
Kildare kills Curt Fremont's brother Jim. When Curt arrives he poses as a coward in public but sneaks out unseen to become the daring El Capitan as he looks for the killer.
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
A woman faces off against her bullying husband in a high-stakes divorce trial.
Three cowboys risk their lives to get an abandoned baby to civilization.
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.
In this silent film, a young city girl is dragged into a life of crime.
Cinematography (feature film)
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of.
In this short film, a gang of kids spend some time on a farm.
This short film focuses on industrial sabotage during wartime.
In this short film, unscrupulous car dealers foist faulty and dangerous cars on an unsuspecting public.
A short film about the odd bequests that people have made in their final wills.
This short film tells the fictitious story of a bill counterfeiting ring.
This short film focuses on Joseph Goldberger, the physician who found a cure for an endemic that affected the American South in the 1910''''s.
This short film takes a look at illegal hospitals offering cheap service to expecting mothers in troubled circumstances.
This short film focuses on developing medical systems that will enable doctors to operate over long distances.
This short film focuses on a gangster who tries to get a cooked mayor re-elected.
This short film focuses on the story of John Peter Zengler, who was tried for sedition based on what he printed in his newspaper.
In this short film, the story of Abraham Lincoln''''s 30-year struggle of persistence-through-failure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man.
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
This short film presents the story of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who came under scrutiny for his pioneering of surgical practices.
This historical short film looks at the Founding Fathers of the United States and the creation of the Constitution of the U.S.
A businessman sneaks out of his office to play golf with champ Bobby Jones, but he meets his boss on the fairway in this short film. Vitaphone Release 4797.
In this comedic short film, Charley Chase must impress an important client without breaking up his engagement.
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