Leonard Praskins


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Gentleman's Fate (1931) - Don't Be An Echo Opening, with an uncredited actor as the butler, still further proof there was nothing wrong with John Gilbert’s voice or delivery in talkies, he’s introduced as New York dandy Jack Thomas, inspired to get married, Mervyn LeRoy directing, in Gentleman’s Fate, 1931, co-starring Louis Wolheim.
Gentleman's Fate (1931) - A Father Living? Having decided to marry , slick New Yorker Jack (John Gilbert) has been summoned to meet his lawyer Mario (Paul Porcasi), who manages his apparently vast estate, who has news to match, early in MGM’s gangster-ish Gentleman’s Fate, 1931.
Gentleman's Fate (1931) - She Wants To Talk To Giacomo Having taken somewhat better than expected to the news that he’s not an orphan, and is part of a mob family, Jack, now called Giacomo (John Gilbert) with his brother (Louis Wolheim), takes a call from his rightly alarmed fianceè (Leila Hyams), in MGM’s Gentleman’s Fate, 1931.
Gentleman's Fate (1931) - He Don't Look Like You Now informed that he’s not an orphan as he’d been told his whole life, and that he has a gangster father who’s about to die across the river in Jersey City, New Yorker Jack (John Gilbert) meets thug Mike (George Cooper), Mabel (Marie Prevost), and his brother Frank (Louis Wolheim), in Gentleman’s Fate, 1931.
Molly And Me (1945) - I Do Hope Your Ladyship Approves From the top, English superstar Gracie Fields as the title character, eager to disguise the theatrical boarding house she runs, Queenie Leonard and Edith Barrett her compatriots, Natalie Schafer (from Gillian’s Island) visiting, in Molly And Me, 1945, with Monty Woolley and Roddy McDowall.
Molly And Me (1945) - He Was In A Dreadful State A maid (Lillian Bronson) warns the staff about Gracie Fields (title character), a London actress aiming to get hired as housekeeper, the butler Peabody (Reginald Gardiner), whom she got drunk, arising and the master (Monty Woolley) making his first appearance, in Molly And Me, 1945.
Molly And Me (1945) - The Shaping Of Your Cultural Life Ex-politician Graham (Monty Woolley) has no idea Gracie Fields (title character), an actress who tricked him into hiring her as a housekeeper, has been staffing the place with her own colleagues, and he’s also not expecting his son (Roddy McDowall), home for the holidays, in Molly And Me, 1945.
Champ, The (1931) - Ya Big Palooka LA boxing promoters visiting Tijuana rightly conclude that former champ Wallace Beery (title character) is not up to a fight, his posse (Roscoe Ates, Edward Brophy) splitting, leaving son Dink (Jackie Cooper) in an early, intimate scene from director King Vidor, in The Champ, 1931.
Champ, The (1931) - I Wouldn't Take A Drink Straight from the titles, pointing out that they are on location in Tijuana, Mexico, Wallace Beery the title character, Jackie Cooper the son "Dink," in the hit that made them both box office stars, Jesse Scott the young friend, from King Vidor and MGM, in The Champ, 1931.
Champ, The (1931) - Keep Your Chin Up Compressed melodrama, Wallace Beery (title character) and Jackie Cooper (his son "Dink") watch "Little Champ" run his first race, as Linda (Irene Rich), with husband Tony (Hale Hamilton) realizes she's just met the son she gave up, then a crash, King Vidor directing MGM's The Champ, 1931.
Champ, The (1931) - Give The Kid A Chance At first amicable Tony (Carleton Young) and Linda (Irene Rich) see off her long-lost son Dink (Jackie Cooper) after a visit, his father (Wallace Beery, title character, with sidekick Roscoe Ates) paid for his trouble, then later in a Tijuana casino, pressed to compromise, in The Champ, 1931.
We Live Again - Peasants and Ourselves... The lovely serf Katusha (Anna Sten) hurries to greet the returning Russian Prince Dimitri (Fredric March) who has alarmed his aunts (Gwendolyn Logan and Ethel Griffies) with proletarian notions in We Live Again, 1934.

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