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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 20, 1958|
|Born:||May 10, 1882||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered.
In Texas, the citizens are suffering from the brutality of the State Police who have replaced the disbanded Rangers. When a policeman kills a rancher, Gene then kills him in self defence. Now wanted for murder by the Police, Gene sets out to get evidence that will put an end to the Police and bring back the Texas Rangers.
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
An American schoolteacher on tour in Mexico is assumed to be kidnapped when she separates from her tour group to join a stateside lawyer on his trip to Acapulco.
When the local stagecoach is raided by bandits, a western banker sinks all of his capital into a railway line.
Big Jim Lassiter is trying to put together a western crime syndicate, but postal inspector Gene, with the help of agent Burnette (posing as a horse doctor), are out to stop him.
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.
A reporter gets a job as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.
Zara Montalve (Barbara Britton), half Spanish and half America, returns to her native California in time to see her parents (Cecile Weston and Victor Kilian) murdered for their hacienda and gold by Sheriff Jim Harding (Barton MacLane) and his gang. Posing as Lola Belmont, an American visiting from Detroit, teams up with Joaquin Murietta (Philip Reed), posing as Carlos Del Rio), to form a Robin-Hood type band that takes vengeance on the gang and restores stolen gold to its rightful owners, aided by militia leader Dan Hinsdale (Willard Parker.)
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Two talent scouts for a New York-based country music TV show called "Square Dance Jubilee" are sent out West to get authentic western singing acts. They find what they're looking for, but also get mixed up in cattle rustling and murder.
A faithful dog rescues his master from a life of delinquency.
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
Stagecoach owners try to save a friend''''s ranch from crooks.
Gene takes up where his dad left off, going after the baddies who took $30,000, returning twenty years later to the ghost town where they left the loot.
Three young girls try to help their widowed mother find the right husband.
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Repressed passions and shameful secrets destroy a New England family.
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
When they are separated, a boy and his dog fight to find each other.
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
A plain-Jane math professor (Joan Davis) at a small midwestern college is talked into journeying to New York on behalf of a colleague who has written a steamy bestseller under an assumed name. While in the big city, the math prof receives a bump on the head which brings on a form of amnesia. She begins to believe she is the author of the sultry book, and has actually lived its story. Now freed from her inhibitions, the lady professor sashays about with abandon. With a PR man (Jack Oakie) in tow, she crashes a party of swells at the home of a wealthy industrialist (Thurston Hall) and pressures him into making a large contribution to her tiny college back home.
Two young lawyers (Forrest Tucker and Lynn Merrick) open an office together. They are hired to defend a utilities magnate (Thurston Hall) who claims he has been framed. He is kidnapped by a gangster (Gerald Mohr), and a battle royal ensues when the lawyers try to rescue him.
A veteran has to spend $1 million in two months to inherit a fortune.
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
A young woman enlists a mystery writer to help her solve a murder when the corpse vanishes.
An aspiring singer masquerades as a Southern belle to get a radio job.
Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him.
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Business development prompts an effort to drive out the residents of the Mexican portion of a California town. Against the move is the growing love for a senorita.
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his daughter is going to sell his ranch and marry a man he dislikes. So he gives Roy a job on the ranch and sends him off to see if he can prevent both of these events while he remains in hiding.
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''''s not a Nazi collaborator.
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
Teenage autograph seekers cause trouble at MGM.
Michael Lanyard, alias the Lone Wolf and his man Friday, Jamison (Eric Blore), pick up Eve Andrews (Marguerite Chapman), when her car is wrecked. At her place, they discover the body of wealthy playboy Harry Cooper (Gerald Mohr) and are arrested. Inspector Crane (Thurston Hall), who doesn't believe the Lone Wolf has reformed, discovers jewels are missing. Lanyard and Jamison escape. Lanyard learns Cooper was blackmailing Eve, Sonia Budenney (Tala Birell), wife of a famous physician, and Jane Merrick (Mona Barrie), famous actress. He is spotted by gossip columnist Sidney Shaw (Warren Ashe), who agrees not to turn him in if he can tag along. Lanyard learns that Cooper planned to meet a woman at the airport. Hurrying there, he spots the girl and has Jamison trail her. Later, as he is questioning the girl, Patricia (Margaret Hayes), she is shot and wounded. After being turned in twice by Shaw and escaping , despite his promise not to do so, Lanyard and Jamison return again to Patricia's apartment where he learns that she is Shaw's wife.
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
While bombers roar overhead during a practice blackout in a large American West coast city, Robert Draper (Robert Preston), is among the prisoners in a police van. The inventor of a new range finder for anti-aircraft guns, he has been sentenced to death for the murder of his co-worker, John Maine, on the perjured testimony of night club singer Marie Duval (Eva Gabor), despite character evidence given in his favor by John Ronnel (John Merivale). Draper escapes when the van is in an accident and seeks refuge in a park, where he runs into telephone operator Mary Jones (Martha O'Driscoll) who decides to help him. They go to a garage where they cut the chain holding Draper's wrists together, and then to a hotel where they register as brother and sister. Draper telephones Ronnel, sure he is the only man who can establish his innocence. Ronnel, however, anonymously, telephones the police and Draper and Mary barely escape. Draper, knowing that Marie has information that can clear him, goes to the club where she works and finds her murdered.
A reformed criminal hunts Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
A sales woman at a department store works with two con artists and falls in love with a victim of one of their schemes.
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
A reporter is assigned to dig up dirt on a lady judge.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Believing her husband to be dead, a flyer's wife bargains with his former love to adopt the woman's baby.
A bored retiree decides to play matchmaker.
An elderly professor with six months to live plots a murder to reunite two young lovers.
A philanthropic businessman is framed for murder during a lobbying trip to Washington.
A newlywed tries to keep her husband from learning she''''s the boss''''s daughter.
A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for murder.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
A famous radio crooner secretly enlists in the Navy and tries to keep his identity a secret.
Dagwood gets Blondie a fur coat after his old girlfriend comes to town.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.
A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.
A woodchopper''''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a divorce. He begs the Weavers to trade places with him and fix things up.
A reformed thief tracks down a missing stamp collection and a kidnapped businessman.
A mad scientist makes a beautiful model invisible so she can get back at the man who fired her.
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.
A circus manager tries to break up his daughter''''s romance with a ventriloquist.
When he's sued for libeling a murder suspect, a hot shot reporter decides to solve the crime himself.
Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical paradise, and battle scenes between enraged California settlers and the Mexican Army.
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
A taxi driver buys a beer-drinking race horse.
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University?
An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress.
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 sporting-goods salesman poses as a jockey to stimulate sales.
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
A screen queen suffers through harebrained publicity stunts schemed up by her press agent.
Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scrapes along the way.
Years after their break-up, a couple finds each other all over again.
A small-town judge takes his family on a western vacation so he can help a friend negotiate water rights.
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
A doctor plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology.
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
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 milquetoast banker gets caught in an investment swindle.
A man goes to a loan shark to finance his family''''s vacation.
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.
An orphan tries to help his Marine guardian with a romance.
A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity but loses his memory during the operation.
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
An ace reporter tracks the man who killed the D.A. to an ocean liner.
A female shopkeeper sacrifices everything to give her son a theatrical career.
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
A playboy student backs a musical show.
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
An evil twin brother disposes of his enemies in a secret death chamber on his estate.
Honest railroad man Murray O'Neil competes with the crooked railroader Curtis Gordon to be the first to complete a trans-Alaska railroad. O'Neil must complete work on a massive bridge before the spring ice floes can destroy the project.
Socialite Charity Cheever, though neglected by her unfaithful husband, tells her would-be lover Dyckman to find another which he does. When she is finally divorced, Dyckman is already married. But the new Mrs. Dyckman is already in love with a Marquis so an opening appears.
Captain Wynnegate leaves England, accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Out West he and the Indian girl Nat-U-Rich save each other from the evil cattle rustler Cash Hawkins and marry. Lady Diana shows up to announce Sir Henry's death. After Nat-U-Rich's suicide Wynnegate takes his half-breed son and Lady Diana back to England as the new Earl of Kerhill.
In this comedic short, a gang of children are invited over to dine with a cranky hypochondriac.
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