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A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Convicts on a prison island plot their escape.
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
Cast (feature film)
Ten years ago, police detective Jack Murphy helped put psychotic killer Joan Freeman in prison. Now Joan is out of jail and intent on getting her revenge against him, so she murders Jack's ex-wife and her current husband and frames Jack for the crime. When Jack is arrested, he is handcuffed to tough
A two-bit promoter tries to take a women''''s wrestling team to the top.
Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks self-confidence, but photographer Ralph Johnson takes some publicity shots and convinces her to try for her dream, and supports her as she's bounced from casting couches to sleazy photo shoots. She befriends once-powerful producer Hal James, who tries to steer her toward her dream of stardom, to where she will eventually be known as Marilyn Monroe.
Teenager Hoover Niebold is crazy about cars and a certain girl in high school, so he tries to impress her by taking her for a ride in a race car that is owned by local professional racer. Hoover's father, the town's sheriff, is angry at his son and orders his deputies to catch him, but as concerned
An unscrupulous millionaire tries to catch two mysterious children with super powers.
The body of a French magistrate is taken over by the soul of a murderer.
A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher.
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson.
A bureaucrat's mistake sends a chorus girl to Paris representing American theatre in place of a star actress.
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
Enemy agents kidnap an atomic scientist''''s son.
When she's branded as a "bad girl," a troubled teen fights for her parents' approval.
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Communists blackmail a shipping executive into spying for them.
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
A New York businessman''''s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Darnell plays the alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Sanders away from his milquetoast fiancee, with tragic consequences.
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Nazis and entertainers are involved in an inventor''''s murder.
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
A small-town boy tries life in the big city before going to college.
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.
Two composers vie for their lady manager's heart as they head for Broadway.
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Career conflicts threaten a singer''''s marriage to a young composer.
A lawyer plays with fire when he gets mixed up with underworld types.
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
A young policeman fights to prove the value of police dogs.
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
Fred Garth (Don Terry) owns a printing establishment and poses as a business research expert, but actually runs several white-collar rackets operating by means of high-pressure telephone soliciting. He has sent his younger brother, Bruce Garth (Robert Paige), through law school with the intention of making him his legal watch-dog. But idealist Bruce enrolls as a Department of Justice investigator, and is detailed to track down charity and other phoney rackets. Both brothers are in love with attractive socialite Marjorie Drake (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells), who is unaware of Fred's schemes and he uses her to meet other social leaders with pet charities and his salesmen sell them the program ads at five times the charity rate. Bruce and his partner Neale (Gene Morgan) trace the phone rackets to Bruce and a confrontation looms.
A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
A reporter investigates a series of murders related to a magician''''s escape act.
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
A race-car driver fights to prove the worth of his new high-speed carburetor.
A murderer strikes an opera company.
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
Injured scientist Eric Godfrey asks his protege to give him a fatal dose of opiates to end his misery. When he dies the doctor is accused of murder.
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
A female undercover agent tracks down bond thieves.
A gangster hides from the law by trading places with a mild-mannered double.
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
A gambler comes to the aid of a victim of a jewel thief, only to find out he might know the victim better than he thinks.
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
An expatriate Russian prince creates a scandal by winning big at the gambling tables.
A rookie pitcher tries to stop someone from killing the St. Louis Cardinals.
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a murder tied to a Long Island dog show.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infrantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher (John Ireland), captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin (Lon McCallister.)
Children are a gift, but in this short film one may hope they come with a return slip!
This short film asks the question, "have you ever wondered" about certain situations.
This short film posits the age old question, "Why is it?"
This short film runs through various scenarios of "just suppose," such as a man having a baby!
One of MGM's "Passing Parade" short films, "American Spoken Here" takes a humorous look at the (possibly apocryphal) stories behind some common American slang terms.
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
In this comedic short, a man attempts to hypnotize his wife to escape to a poker game.
A burlesque theater director is enlisted to help a failing opera house in this short musical comedy.
This short film presents a diaper derby, a fireman''s ball, and a basket race.
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