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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 14, 1954|
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Cast (feature film)
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
A pair of war veterans wreak havoc when they join the circus.
A boxer reforms his crooked manager.
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
After escaping a lynch mob, an innocent man returns to find out who framed him for murder.
Matt and Dean are in trouble. Dean owes tons of gambling debts. To pay it off, he promises to fix a horse, so that it does not run. To do that, he intends to use his animal lover, veterenian apprentice cousin, Jerry to do this. Of course, he doesn't tell Jerry the real reason. Hilarity ensues as mistaken identies are assumed, while along the way, Jerry meets a female vet and Dean falls for the owner of the horse he's promised to fix. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
A newspaperwoman turns a man who thinks he''''s dying into a national hero.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son.
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
A lawyer defends a migrant worker in a sensational murder trial.
A Marine sergeant battles Nazi agents to help a showgirl escape war torn China.
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
To commit the perfect crime, a former detective keeps his colleagues' identities secret from each other.
An Apache of mixed blood tries to make peace between Indians and whites.
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
The head of a smuggling ring sucks his niece''''s fiancé into his operation.
A fisherman tangles with Nazi smugglers off the Canadian coast.
An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from her somewhat unsavory past shows up and attempts to blackmail the woman.
A woman sets her hat for a man who's inherited a million dollars.
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
A doctor exiled from England becomes a pirate of the Caribbean.
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant.
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom.
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan...
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
Romantically involved reporters compete to solve a murder on a famous actress'''' estate.
To save her fortune, an aging woman must reunite her three adopted sons.
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
A punch-drunk prizefighter living on the Bowery takes in an orphaned boy.
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
A woman from a family of gamblers marries one and tries to reform him.
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''s death was suicide.
A conductor means to destroy the career of a former student, pianist Myra Hassman. Showing no mercy, he conspires to ruin her even as she wrestles with Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall.
Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international counterfeiting-ring operating in Mexico starts with Patrick Nevil (Pat O'Brien)viewed as a suspicious character by newspaper woman Agnes Stuart (Ruth Warrick), who is working on a story to expose racketeering night-club owner Doc Lilley (Alan Hale.) She searches Lilley's home and finds the counterfeiting plates and thinks Nevil is part of the gang.
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
Vaudeville partners spend years vying for the same beautiful woman.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
An infamous pirate tries to double cross the King of England.
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A mysterious woman saves a doctor''''s life at the price of his soul.
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
A cowardly knight rescues a disguised princess from pirates.
A detective suspects foul play in a series of accidental deaths.
A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
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.
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
A stage actor tries to solve a bizarre series of murders.
A reformed thief gets himself arrested fetching some jewels for a friend.
A.C.Baker (Anne Shirley), advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore (Eddie Albert) with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000 policy. High-risk Terry agrees. George MacAlister (Roger Pryor) fires his secretary, Miss Tracy (Mary Treen), just as she is typing up the policy and she, for spite, changes the amount from a thousand dollars to one million dollars. A.C. delivers the policy, without noticing the difference, to Terry at a party at the Frolics Club, a cheap joint wedged between a burlesque house and a flop house hotel. Three characters, an elderly hat-check "girl" known as Mother Hodges (Maude Eburne); Avery Jamieson (Raymond Walburn), a broken-down actor; and bartender Harry Gargan (Edward Brophy) are named beneficiaries. When the company discovers the error, A.C. is sent to get back the policy and, pending that, don't let Terry make any test flights.
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
A radio actress researches a role by mixing with gangsters.
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad.
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
An ex-con becomes a daredevil photojournalist.
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
A police scientist investigates the mayor''s murder.
An outlaw and his brother are on opposite sides of a stagecoach robbery.
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.
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
A detective and his zany pals take over a failing department store.
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'''' training camp.
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's aides falls into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge...
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
A gangster helps pay a tabloid editor's debts to gain control of the paper.
Two sisters vie for the same dashing young man.
Truck driving brothers are framed for murder by a lady psycho.
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's hideout and are taken prisoner. Bill rescues them, but Kilgore and his henchman surround the hideout.
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
When he foils two robberies in one day, the town drunkard is hired to guard the local bank.
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
On his release from prison, a crook tries to stop his brother from following in his footsteps.
A lady reporter adopts the young delinquent her crime exposes helped send to jail.
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and mobster Tony Garcia are suspected. However, Hamilton's friend Edgar Bergen solves the case (without much help from Charlie McCarthy).
An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home.
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Lorna Drake arrives from England to take over the ranch. Although she and Hoppy argue most of the time she takes a liking for Hoppy, angering her fiance Ronald. This enables Scar to enlist Ronald's help in his plan to kill Hoppy. But when Hoppy foils that plan a forest fire develops endangering Lorna.
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
A small-town veterinarian''''s life goes to the dogs when he inherits a fortune.
In the first Hardy Family film, a small-town judge fights for re-election while dealing with family problems.
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
A vacationing Western star signs on to help a female rancher fight off bandits.
A convict's sister falls for the captain of the prison guards.
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
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.
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy organization and its members. Through her surveillance of Carl, she meets Hans Teller and recognizes him as Alan, but doesn't let on. Alone, she agrees to flee to Holland with him but her superior officer, Ludwig (Lionel Atwill), is not fooled and is in pursuit.
An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.
Hoppy returns to find Johnny in trouble. Buck Peters has been shot by Porter who made it look like Johnny did it. When Johnny flees he runs into Linda. He takes a liking to her only to learn her father Shanghai is one of Porter's gang. Going after Shanghai, he gets captured by the gang and Porter now plans to kill him. But Hoppy is near by and Johnny will get unexpected help from Shanghai.
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
When a border patrolman catches their spoiled daughter smoking in a no-smoking area, parents hire him to watch over her. She then runs over to Mexico and gets involved with jewel thieves and he has to go save her.
Woman drops out of college to marry an ambitious, young journalist. Their happiness is delayed when a rich admirer sees that she gets an acting job just as her reporter leaves to cover the news from Rome. The marriage goes stale as separartions follow reunions, and the two pursue their respective ca
A meek businessman turns hero when he refuses to pay the mob for protection.
A law student poses as a fight promoter to catch a notorious gangster.
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
A scientist named Hunter Hawk invents a device that can turn flesh to stone. While celebrating his discovery he becomes involved with a half naked leprechaun. On a trip to New York, Hunter and Meg (the leprechaun) decide to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turn all of the Statues of Greek Gods into people. What follows in a drunken romp around New York with Medusa's severed head still in Perseus' hand.
A sports columnist''''s greedy wife talks him into shilling for a wrestling promoter.
Two competing air services battle each other while a mysterious death ray threatens the security of the world.
Murder charges threaten an actress's marriage plans.
A barber tries to find the winning lottery ticket he hid from his moralistic wife.
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who''''s lost the use of her legs.
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
Shanghai nightclub singer Jean falls in love to a sailor, but after his ship left Shangahai, he is of the oppinion that he cannot support her in the States, so he writes her in a letter, that he will not see her again, but two practical jokers intercept it and write another with an opposite content. Jean comes to the states, but her sailor doesn't aknowledge her, but the two don't give up trying to bring Jean and sailor back together.
"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves. His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside - waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed. Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
An innocent man sent to death row gets caught in a prison riot.
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.
A humble clerk pretends to be a millionaire and gets mixed up in a yachting race.
A young beauty marries a gangster to help her musician boyfriend's career.
A cop discovers the killer he''''s chasing is his brother.
A mobster kills a police offer and uses the victim''''s daughter as his alibi.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Summer session is in full swing at the elite Dartmoor Academy. With classes like opera appreciation, it's no wonder that Domino, Loaf, Lucy, Sonny and Witz, an imaginative group of 7-year-old scholarship students, are yearning for a little excitement. Unfortunately, all attempts at summertime fun ar
In this short film, a man''''s wife suspects him of cheating so she hires a private detective and finds the results surprising.
Deciding that a life of crime suits them, a gang of children gets mixed up with a real burglar in this comedic short.
This short film covers the story of a man who confesses to embezzlement only after burying the money he stole.
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