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Costume-Wardrobe (feature film)
A New York businessman''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
A handsome racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
A woman''''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.
Brothers feud over a girl they both fall for while covering World War II.
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
An expert at deciphering codes takes on an enemy spy ring.
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
A sappily married couple discover a murder victim in their closet.
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
An unscrupulous song-and-dance man uses his partner and his best friend to get ahead.
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
A conservative southern patriarch tries to cope with changing times.
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
A young girl falls for a western gambler.
A stuffy businessman livens things up by having a fling.
A Brooklyn showgirl sets pulses racing at a boxers'''' training camp.
A reporter is assigned to dig up dirt on a lady judge.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
A wounded gangster's recuperation on a remote farm leads to love.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the work of the butler and his wife who figure the house rightfully belongs to them.
Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.
The Bumsteads decide to spend a safe and sane 4th of July at Aunt Hannah's ranch. After missing their station, they hitch a ride with a young couple who are getting ready to elope. The young man, Charlie, sprains his ankle, so Dagwood is enlisted to carry the girl off for him. Dagwood climbs into her father's window by mistake, and just as the old man is about to explode with rage, Baby Dumpling explodes a firecracker which turns out to be a stick of dynamite. As the action reaches its peak, a gusher of oil suddenly springs up in the yard.
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
A tough pioneer woman needs a young man's help in fighting land grabbers and finding love.
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
An English professor helps a waitress take a dream vacation in Paris.
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
When a gangster takes him hostage, a psychiatrist psychoanalyzes the criminal.
A book salesman (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland) sells Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) a set of books on child training because he has convinced her that Baby Dumplin (Larry Simms) is a child prodigy. Meanwhile, J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), boss of Blondie's husband, Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake), rips Dagwood for altering the plans on an apartment building the construction firm is building for Abner Cartwright (Robert Middlemass) and, to keep his job, Dagwood must get Cartwright to sign off on the changes - the latter refuses in order to escape from an unfavorable contract. Baby Dumpling, the genius, is registered at school and Daisy, accompanying him, is picked up by the dog-catcher on the way back home and taken to the pound. Daisy is adopted by Melinda Mason (Peggy Ann Garner), the crippled daughter of one of the town's wealthiest men. Baby Dumpling looks everywhere and can not find Daisy, and plays hooky from school the next day. Immediately, Blondie and Dagwood suspect kidnapping, and Dagwood learns that Melinda, also missing, was last seen playing with a little boy and a dog. Dagwood promptly heads for the Mason estate, where he is even more promptly arrested as a kidnap suspect.
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
The mayor''''s secretary competes with her homicide detective fiancé''''s devotion to his job.
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
A woman sets out to break a criminal gang controlling the dry cleaning business.
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
Tom Ferguson (Ward Bond), star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams (Paul Fix) and Bill Drake (Max Hoffman, Jr.), two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson (Charles Quigley), is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau (Clyde Dilson) who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. He learns that the team, a member of a nation-wide professional league, has been throwing games on the orders of a gambling ring. He meets Betty Holland (Rita Hayworth) the pretty daughter of team coach Joe Holland (J. Farrell MacDonald) and falls in love with her. He plays along with Adams and Drake and learns that the owner, Rudy Maxwell (Arthur Loft), is the head of the gambling ring and has Coach Holland under control because of bad checks written to pay off gambling losses. Reporter Sam Erskine (John Gallaudet) suspecting that the games are being thrown and talks Betty into accepting a job on the Chronicle to find out what she can to protect her father's name. Maxwell discovers Alec's true identity and orders Betty kidnapped, thus ensuring that Alec's play will lead to an Indians' defeat in an important game.
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
Law school graduate Paul Maddox (Douglass Montgomery), adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox (Thurston Hall), accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon (Otto Kruger), brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. Maddox (Nana Bryant) is actually Paul's real mother, although neither the Senator nor Paul know it, and Bill Mellon is his father. Yes, it is one of "those" plots. Paul is at first critical of Mellon's sharp practices, but he relents when Ann McItyre (Jacqueline Wells, long before she ever thought about being Julie Bishop) convinces him it's all within the law, a fact most law school graduates would have learned in law school. Gambler Georgie Evans (Stanley Fields) comes to Mellon and tells him he has just killed Harrison, another underworld character, and insists it was in self defense. Mellon coaches Evans in how to tell his story to the police, then sends him to police headquarters to give himself up, and then assigns Paul to follow up on the case. While Evans and Paul are on separate routes to the police station, Evans stops by Harrison's and kills him under circumstances corresponding with Mellon's fool-proof alibi version already supplied before the act. Truly a good example of why it is best to consult an attorney before committing a rash act. Mellon learns of this post-dated action but, for a large sum of money from Evans, agrees to have his firm represent him and assigns Paul the task. Paul, of course, wins Evans an acquital. Paul later learns that the killing was committed after Evans had retained Mellon and quits the firm. Paul's moral snit does not extend past the point of allowing his adopted-father's influence getting him appointed Assistant District Attorney. Paul begins a probe against malpractice in the law profession, and Mellon hires Mitchell (Marc Lawrence) to dig up scandal on state officials sponsoring the probe. Mitchell does this even better than Mellon anticipated, especially when he comes back with the truth about Paul actually being Mrs. Maddox' own son. When Mitchell refuses to give up the papers with the proof, he and Mellon struggle and Mitchell dies from a shot from his own gun. Mellon is charged with murder and Paul is the prosecutor. Will Paul send his real Pa to jail for life?
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
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.
An aspiring opera singer and her mentor fight so much they barely realize they''re in love.
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
A wealthy woman opposes her grandfather to marry a poor man.
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