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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 20, 1974|
|Born:||April 9, 1900||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
A comedy about two urban couples who decide to chuck big-city life and return to nature, only to find that rural living has its own set of infuriating problems.
Four suitors pursue a pregnant singer to the maternity ward.
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her.
The Bowery Boys join the Navy to catch some crooks posing as sailors.
The Bowery Boys get mixed up with a race horse and the gambling racket.
A young couple''''s dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.
A mechanic alienates everyone who loves him when he becomes a champion race car driver.
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
A collection agent arrives in a small town with $1000 for a local farmer. Whilst waiting for the farmer to arrive the money is put in a safe at a hotel for safe keeping. However, it is removed by mistake and solves a number of financial problems before it is returned.
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Penniless strangers team up to fleece the rich.
Judy McCoy (Judy Canova), a fortune teller with a circus, learns she has inherited some property and heads west to collect. When she arrives in the desert ghost town, she learns that a stipulation in the will is that she has to return the property to the rightful owners, an Indian tribe, before she gets the remaining inheritance. A gambling ring, led by Honest John Richards (Alan Bridge), will gain possession of the town if it is not returned to the Indians. The latter believe the town is haunted, because of the schemes of Honest John, and do not want it.
When his career crashes and burns, a director tries to come back staging country club shows.
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
A murdered nightclub star possesses a mild-mannered look-alike to bring his killers to justice.
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
The gentleman detective postpones his wedding to find a cache of stolen diamonds.
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
A sheriff''''s girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
A scatterbrained waitress invests her inheritance in a broken-down race horse and a sweepstakes ticket.
A female reporter gets herself arrested so she can interview a gangster''''s moll.
Survivors of a jungle plane crash realize that their repaired airplane can only carry five passengers.
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
A sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
A Hollywood star falls for a broken down aristocrat.
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
A Canadian Mounted Policeman searches for the outlaws who robbed a freighter.
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
A young Marine develops an inflated ego after winning a talent contest.
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
Daffy detectives fight off a giant octopus in a haunted lighthouse.
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
The publicity romance between a prizefighter and a showgirl turns into the real thing.
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Perry Mason tries to stay on the wagon while investigating the murder of a crooked beauty contest promoter.
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
A small-town girl rises to night-club stardom.
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.
A publicist doesn''t know that his famous chef client can''t cook.
Two stranded showgirls enter a beauty contest to win the fare back home.
A socialite tries to break into show business.
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
A racketeer breaks into black-market medicine.
Perry Mason gets caught between feuding neighbors who claim to be married to the same woman.
A hotheaded truck driver gets mixed up in a labor dispute.
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
An unscrupulous detective makes a killing locating missing heirs.
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he's been hired to frame.
A fake mentalist tries to go straight, only to end up in jail.
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
An unscrupulous department store manager stops at nothing to get what he wants.
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
A female crook fights her way from poverty to the top of the underworld.
Success corrupts a smooth-talking lawyer.
A young silk importer fights off threats to his cargo during a perilous train ride.
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
A police chief helps a young bride find her missing husband or at least his corpse.
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.
A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.
Misc. Crew (short)
This short film showcases production numbers from various Warner Brothers musicals, including choreography by Busby Berkeley (among others). Vitaphone Release 1086A.
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