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Director (feature film)
Married detectives investigating a small-town murder uncover a spy ring.
Nazi agents use a headless ghost as a front.
A private eye hunts for the talking bird that holds the key to a murder.
An independent driver organizes other truckers to fight a corrupt executive.
A 4F military school teacher's lie about being accepted for active duty causes problems on the home front.
Two reporters take on a murder ring at the state pen.
A flighty society girl sells secrets to the enemy.
Hoods kidnap an honest doctor to patch up one of their own.
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
The body count rises during the competition for a family inheritance.
A news man''''s political investigations land him in prison.
A saboteur rigs a bomb to destroy a strategic oil field.
A reporter and a police detective sort through the clues in a night-club owner''''s murder.
A banker's son gets into a variety of comic scrapes in an effort to catch his father's attention.
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
A northwoods lumberjack unwittingly marries his best friend''''s girl.
A country bumpkin tries to save his millionaire pal from a gold-digging singer.
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
A secret service agent fights to keep enemy spies away from top secret government plans.
An insurance investigator gets caught between cops and crooks when he hides the beneficiary of a million-dollar policy.
A henpecked husband confronts the man his wife thinks she should have married.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
A jockey trains a blind horse for the Grand National.
A waiter becomes a singing prizefighter.
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.
Rival detectives fall in love when they''''re forced to work together.
A football scout tries to get a legendary runner back into the game.
A daring lady reporter sets out to catch a blackmailer.
An Army base murder investigation dredges up strange secrets.
A ring veteran turns a Texas tenderfoot into a winning fighter.
Even a jail term for contempt can't keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
An ambitious newspaper woman traces bank robbers to an ocean liner.
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case.
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
To win a bet, a society girl elopes with someone she hardly knows.
Reporter Torchy Blane takes to the skies to track down a band of killers.
Texas Rangers take on cattle rustlers.
Outlaws lame a cowboy''''s horse on the eve of the Oklahoma land rush.
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
Reporter Torchy Blane walks out on her own wedding to solve the case of a murdered actor.
A college football star risks his health to play in the big game.
Salesman develops fake stock plan in new invention before it''''s finished.
A radio commentator avenges an old wrong by blowing the whistle on Hollywood scandals.
A singing secret agent tracks down renegades at President Lincoln''''s request.
When he comes to New York for a wedding, an out-of-towner makes trouble for all concerned.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison so he can solve a murder behind bars.
A young man uses flattery to beat out a romantic rival.
A flight carrying government agents and gangsters must land in a dust storm.
Cast (feature film)
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl''''s college education.
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
A frontier farmer takes off with his son and a saloon singer after the man who stole his rifle and his horse.
A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
The son of an ex-ballplayer manages to assist a struggling major league baseball club.
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
When a bride goes on a ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy.
To get in touch with the younger generation, a TV star signs on as a Boy Scout leader.
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben.
A scientist's search for the fountain of youth makes him and his wife regress to childhood.
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are."
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
A twin takes her deceased sister''''s place as wife of the man they both love.
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
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.
A widow generates small-town gossip when she falls in love too soon after her husband's death.
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Perry Mason helps a young woman whose supposedly dead husband suddenly returns to life.
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
A toothpaste tycoon''''s daughter joins his rival to teach him a lesson.
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
Rival reporters try to scoop each other while covering a fire.
A nurse investigates murder at a mysterious mansion.
A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast.
An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
An actress''''s manager tries to keep her from leaving the stage for marriage.
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
An admiral''''s son gives up the Navy for a career as a song-and-dance man.
A small-town girl rises to night-club stardom.
A promoter neglects his wife to make a singer a radio star.
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
A mild-mannered reporter learns to stand up for himself.
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
A female doctor learns that her husband loves another woman.
An elderly recluse shelters a gambler on the run from bogus murder charges.
Perry Mason gets caught between feuding neighbors who claim to be married to the same woman.
A bitter woman who thinks she''''ll never love again marries, only to fall for a brash young man.
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
To sell his unsinkable bathing suit, an inventor passes himself off as a championship swimmer.
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play.
A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters.
Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters.
Music (feature film)
Film Production - Main (feature film)
On the same day that he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary valor in the European campaign during World War II, Sergeant Joe Dusak (Harry Morgan as Henry Morgan) is charged with desertion during combat by a military court. Also summoned to testify are Corporal Crocker (John Locke), Corporal Quinn (Gregory La Fayette)and Private Pope (Robert Levin), the only surviving members of a patrol led by Dusak. The charges stem from a patrol into the Black Forest of Germany in which Dusak claims the patrol got lost. Sergeant William Hutchins (Karl Lucas) testifies that he ran into Dusak's patrol, and the men were laughing and not lost.
In this comedic short, the owner of a burnt down gas station attempts to fool his insurance company by embellishing the description of his business. Vitaphone Release 1700-1701.
In this short musical comedy, Adam and Eve go on a adventure that leads them from the Garden of Eden to Florida. Vitaphone Release 1702-1703.
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