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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 1, 1957|
|Born:||June 4, 1895||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Baltimore, Maryland, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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An alleged coward tries to redeem himself by reclaiming General Custer''''s body.
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
One-time cavalry officer Rex Allen, between jobs as a star rodeo rider, is asked by his former commanding officer, Colonel Bigelow, to help settle a dispute between the army and local ranchers. The cavalry has commandeered a large parcel of land needed to test their newly-designed tank and prominent rancher Jenson has encited the locals to rebel at this intrusion. It is up to Rex and his sidekick, Slim, to thwart Jenson and convince the residents that these army tests are essential.
Army Lieutenant Devlin (Bill Elliott) is ordered to take Sgt. Frick(Myron Healey), Corporal Johnson(Robert Bray) and some troopers to break up a gang of gunmen hired by Frank Bullitt(Richard Reeves), leader of the cattlemen, to drive homesteaders from the range. Devlin's troop captures Bullitt and three of the hired killers: Fane(Gregg Barton), Karns (Denver Pyle) and Nixon (eugene Roth.) En route to Fort Jeffrey with the prisoners, the troop overtakes a wagon carrying Della Watson (Phyllis Coates) and her grandmother (Florence Lake), and Devlin reluctantly agrees to let the two women accompany his party. Meanwhile, Bullitt's foreman, Massey (Robert Wilke),has sent more gunmen to free the prisoners, and the disgruntled Lt. Frick has sold out to Bullitt.
A policeman tries to talk a desperate young man off the ledge of a New York skyscraper.
A cowboy tries to prevent the sabotage of a transcontinental telegraph.
The Bowery Boys join the Army to catch a spy ring.
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
During a Sun Valley vacation, a woman tries to solve her roommate''''s romantic problems only to get caught in a love triangle of her own.
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
A dentist in turn-of-the-century New York thinks he may have married the wrong girl.
Donald Woods, Trudy Marshall, Lenore Aubert, Stefan Schnabel, John Dehner, Joe Mantell. Major Tom Blake (Donald Woods) travels to Tripoli to unmask the traitor who is selling information about U. S. boat shipments to sea pirates. Joe Mantell went on to achieve fame and a best supporting actor nomination as Ernest Borgnine''s best friend in MARTY.
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.
A young British nobleman comes back from fighting in the War of the Roses to discover that his father has been murdered by an old family friend who is now an outlaw. However, he becomes suspicious about the exact circumstances of his father's death and determines to find out exactly what happened.
A cavalry officer must join forces with an outlaw he has been tracking to fight a Sioux war party.
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Vic Armstrong arrives at his Uncle Judge Armstrong's home just in time to answer the telephone. Unknown to him, his uncle has just been murdered and the culprit is right there in the room with him! Phyllis Powers, on the other end of the line, recognizes Vic's voice, but just then Vic is knocked unconscious by the murderer. When he awakens, he (for reasons known only to movie mystery writers) pulls the knife out of his uncle's back, thus putting his fingerprints all over it, and just in time for the police, having been called by a worried Phyllis, to discover him standing over the body. Well, we know he didn't do it, but the police don't agree. Can Charlie Chan recognize the boy's innocence, and find the real murderer before Vic is sent into durance vile, or even worse?
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder.
A businesswoman who wants to adopt a child must find a husband.
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his apartment, with a constant parade of eccentric visitors and slapstick provided by klutzy roommate Ronnie. Moreover, Waterbury's idea of work looks a lot like play, his interest less in books than in blondes. She leaves; to get her back, he swallows his playboy principles and marries her. Can the leopard change his spots? Can Stephanie turn the tables?
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
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.
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
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.
A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
A reformed thief fights to clear himself of murder charges.
A semi-trifle with Adolphe Menjou as a department store floor walker who is persuaded by four husband-seeking salesgirls---two-bordering-on-three of which were well beyond the "girl" stage---to pose as their father in a Long Island mansion which they lease in order to gain access to eligible young men of means. The Greeks had a word for them, and they called them Golddiggers over at Warners.Flighty Bille Burke posed as their mother. And Adolphe Menjou got to display his soup-and-fish wardrobe only still worn by him and retired Prussian diplomats The exploitation for the film made special note of the presence of pianist Eugene List, who had gained international publicity by playing for the Big Three---Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin---at their Potsdam Conference.
St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen (Vera Ralston), daughter of Michael Arnesen (Rheinhold Schunzel), owner of the Pony Express. Michael hires Sam Cotton (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) to protect his pony line from hostile Indians and the attacks of the gang of Peter Marquette (Joseph Schildkraut), owner of a stagecoach line who fears losing his contracts to the pony riders. Sam finds himself in a difficult position because Michael's wife, Cathy (Gail Patrick), is in love with Marquette. Sam, despite several attacks by Marquette's men, organizes the pony line. The ailing Michael is shocked to death by his wife's confession of hate, and Marquette tries to destroy the ecpress stations. Sam, with the aid of a friendly Indian tribe, finally wipes out Marquette and his gang, and returns to St. Joseph and Ann, the woman he loves.
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Robins Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men to battle royal corruption.
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
Ricky Malone (Jimmy Lloyd), Spud Winters (Bob Haymes AS Robert Stanton and not Kirby Grant as Robert Stanton, since Grant hadn't used that name in over five years, but I digress) and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort resort. Terry (Leslie Brooks and she needs no number since she was in films 40 years before Leslie Brooks (I) directed his one-and-only film), a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show-biz career, hires on as the (dubbed) singer.
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence left at a bank robbery.
An army pilot infiltrates the Japanese during World War II.
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland (Ann Savage) not knowing that she is married to a man years older than she. By the time he finds out, he is so under her spell that he murders her husband which is what Toni had planned all along. City editor McKee (Charles D. Brown), Kenny's boss and best friend, begins to pursue the tangled threads of the crime relentlessly and gradually closes the net on Kenny. The latter is mortally wounded by Toni, who has deserted him for another man.
A novelist and a pair of siblings are among the innocents stranded on remote island at the mercy of Nazi madman.
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place.
A songwriter enrolls in an all-girl school to court a pretty gym teacher.
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
A small-town girl defies her father by falling for a soldier.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
A female literary agent tries to make her star client as adventures as his most famous character.
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
A pair of bumblers stumble upon Nazi spies on the home front.
A disgraced jockey teaches a boy to ride and cheat.
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
The chapter-crunched version of this 196 minutes, 12-episode serial from Republic finds Canada being bombed mercilessly by a mysterious-enemy plane (shaped like a boomerang) called the Falcon, under the supervision of Admiral Yamata (Abner Biberman), Count Baroni (Nestor Pavia) and Marshal von Horst (Wilheim/William von Brincken using his WW II alias of William Vaughn), chiefs of the Axis Fifth Column in Canada. No one can identify the plane until American inventor, Professor Marshall Brent (George Irving), and his daughter Carol (Peggy Drake) arrive with a new type of airplane detector. This poses a threat to the Axis chiefs in preparing western Canada for an invasion and they have him kidnapped by local Quisling Gil Harper (Douglass Dumbrille.) RCMP Sergeant Tom King (Allan Lane) attempts to rescue Brent, but the inventor is killed when a plane in which he is held captive crashes into a riverboat. Carol, determined to carry on her father's work and with King's aid, manages to prevent the enemy agents from capturing the detector, and destroys the device (many chapters later) when the agents make a last desperate attack on the cabin where it is hidden. She is captured and taken to the crater of a volcano, where the ring makes its headquarters.
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city. Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.
Dr. Ralph Snyder (John Beal) and Dr. Frank Blake (Edward Norris) open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne (Florence Rice) and a difference over ethics. In an effort to make some quick money and marry Diana, Blake becomes a retainer for gangster Joe Grant (Douglas Fowley)while the upright (and uptight)Sawyer (John Beal)becomes a medical examiner in the district attorney's office. Grant is involved in a murder and forces Blake to remove an identifying scar, thereby proving that all gangsters should keep a doctor on retainment. But Blake has a change of heart and shows up at Grant's trial, spills the beans and Grant is convicted. Consequently, Blake loses his license, Diana and then his life, proving that the "do-tell' doctor should have heeded the film title.
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth.
An outlaw goes straight to work for the telegraph company, which puts him in conflict with his lawless brother.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
A detective and his zany pals take over a failing department store.
An heiress ditches her fortune-hunting fiance to find happiness living on her own.
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
A teenage boy goes into debt to court a Manhattan socialite.
A young gangster and his honest brother fall for the same woman.
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
A woodchopper''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family.
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
A young man trying to rebuild the family racing stables falls for the daughter of a bitter rival.
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
Nick and Ellen's second honeymoon in Switzerland is interrupted when he is called back to Paris on business. But it turns out to be funny-business when he discovers his ex-mistress Linda sent him the telegram. Nick spurns her, leading her to shoot and kill him. His ghost cannot rest, though, since Linda's husband Jeff is arrested for the crime and tried. Nick hovers over Ellen guiding her to the evidence that will clear Jeff and convict Linda, at which point he can rest at peace.
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
Romantic rivals get caught in the battle to stop abolitionist John Brown.
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by the Russians, the next by the Austrians, and the inhabitants soon acquire a complacent view of the changing allegiances. To the town comes Ann Warschaska (Isa Miranda), intent on aveninging the suicide of her sister, who has killed herself after being betrayed by an Austrian officer. She knows no more about his identity than the number of his room at the "Hotel Imperial". She gets a job at the hotel as a maid but soon combines this work with modeling, when an eccentric Russian, General Videnko (Reginald Owen), with a passion for painting asks her to pose for him. Breaking into the fatal Room 12, she finds Lt. Nenassey (Ray Milland), a young Austrian officer who has taken refuge there after being separated from the army. Thinking him the betrayer of her sister, she plans to hand him over to the occupying-Russians, but relents when she learns that there are two Room 12's. The man actually guilty of the crime is a Russian spy who holds a commission in the Austrian army. Believing him to be a fellow-soldier in distress, Nenassey makes plans to help him escape, but finds out at the last minute that he is a Russian spy. A strange turn events allows Nenassey to aid Anna in her mission and rid his country of a dangerous enemy at the same time. General Videnko, meanwhile, is giving a grand-style banquet for the man who will never be able to attend another.
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
Let's start with some house cleaning first. Columbia produced a series of Charles Starrett westerns that they called "Peter B. Kyne productions" but, other than allowing the use of his name, writer Peter B. Kyne was not the producer on any of the films in this series, and didn't even write the few he is credited with by some sources. Since the source for this error is one of those often-used and often-wrong sources that many researchers use, and said source is one of those that never bother correcting the multitude of errors in their catalogs, the chances of some uninformed source adding Peter B. Kyne back to this film as the Producer is highly likely. This Harold Shumate story finds Texas ranch-foreman Steve Braddock (Charles Starrett) in charge of driving a large herd of cattle overland from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. Slim Grayson (Donald Grayson), the eastern-educated son of the ranch owner, is along to sing songs around the campfire. The trail drive part only lasts until the herd reaches Plainview, where Steve, Slim and the cowhands rescue Marian Phillips (Marion Weldon) after she has been kidnapped off a stage by a gang led by Dawson (Alan Bridge). She tells Steve her father is a local rancher named Phillips, who she has not seen since she was a young girl, but Steve knows no rancher by that name but from her description, he feels sure that Plainview gambling-hall owner Kenyon Jackson (Russell Hicks) is her father. Of course he is and he, of course, is also the secret head of the Dawson gang, and Steve's tasks are to keep Marian from learning the truth about her father, cleaning up the gang and persuading the father to reform. By the way, Peter B. Kyne did not produce this film.
A small-town veterinarian''''s life goes to the dogs when he inherits a fortune.
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
A San Quentin inmate''s death row conviction is reversed.
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Army training Sgt. Gray makes a bet that he can get himself invited to breakfast with his commanding officer, General Markley. But he gets into an unhappy tangle with a couple of enemy spies (and a happy tangle with the general's daughter) before the bet is finally decided.
A young innocent in Hollywood enlists a publicist''s help in her search for stardom.
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
Squabbling business partners settle their differences in a wrestling match, with the loser becoming the winner''''s slave.
Bank employee assigned to tell Arizona rancher her property is no good gets suspicious when her foreman agrees. Turns out his banker boss and the foreman know there's silver on that property.
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
When a Coast Guard commander arrives at his actress girlfriend''''s yacht, he finds the owner killed and his girlfriend missing.
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
A shy office worker becomes a hero when a fortune teller calls him another Napoleon.
An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.
A crooked criminal lawyer discovers his brother has been killed by one of the gangsters he kept out of prison.
A man with amnesia fights to prove himself innocent of murder.
A man convicted of murder escapes from jail and hides out in the home of a smalltown newspaper publisher who has befriended him. She knows who the real killer is.
To save his beloved dog, a boy runs away from home, only to get mixed up with gangsters.
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
The Chinese government calls Charlie Chan to Shanghai to investigate a murder involving an opium ring. Ring leaders kidnap Charlie and attempt to have him killed.
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Murder charges threaten an actress's marriage plans.
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
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.
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl.
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
A young girl''''s secret romance is exposed when her lover is murdered.
A small-town businessman bumbles into blackmail and a real-estate swindle.
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
A hotshot pilot takes on enemy agents to fly a scientist and his new explosive to Washington.
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
Perry Mason gets caught between feuding neighbors who claim to be married to the same woman.
Visual Effects (feature film)
Bear-like Teddy Ruxpin and his trusted caterpillar companion, Grubby, encounter evil creatures, royalty, and explosive aerial combat in their adventurous quest to see the rest of the world and find a treasure. A two-part "ABC Weekend Specials" presentation utilizing new computer wizardry for a live
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