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A small-town butcher has problems coping with meat rationing.
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent.
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
A magician turns detective to investigate murder and a phony seance.
Even a jail term for contempt can''''t keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
An astrologer trusts the stars to make him a championship boxer.
John Kent (Monte Blue) wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified on a charge of professionalism. William Stevens (Kenneth Harlan), the second-place finisher, is awarded the title and trophies. Six years later Kent is running a moving truck for a living and training his young son Johnny (Joe O'Brien)to become an athlete. Chance brings about a meeting between Ken and Stevens, now a prosperous business man, with a little daughter, Joan (Joy Healey), who makes friends with young Johnny. As the years pass, the grown-up Johnny (Herman Brix)has developed to where he stands a chance of becoming an Olympic athlete and is in love with Joan (Joan Fontaine.) Mr. Stevens also wants to see Johnny succeed, and is annoyed that his attention to Joan may interfere with his training. Rich girl Patricia Stanley (Suzanne Kaaren)is also interested in Johnny, a proceeding which suits wealthy young athlete Duke Hale (Reed Howes), who is Johnny's main rival in sports and for Joan. Stevens, in an effort to repay the elder Kent for the wrong done him in stripping him of his rightful Olympic title, makes Johnny a member of the athletic club that sponsors the preliminary track-and-field events leading to the choosing of the American team for the Olympic Games. Johnny wins first place in the initial trials and is carried away by the flattery of the social set, which leads to a quarrel and separation from his father. At a party given by Patricia, Johnny drinks heavily, and Joan, feeling she is partly to blame for Johnny breaking his training, tells him she is through if him, hoping to bring him to his senses.
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
A radio star''s efforts to save his station get him mixed up with con men, enemy agents and a beautiful countess.
A mother tries to bring her estranged children closer together.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
This short film tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase.
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