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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 4, 1992|
|Born:||November 23, 1915||Cause of Death:||emphysema and diabetes|
|Birth Place:||Staten Island, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Lisa and Tom Burke, former advertising executives in New York, relocate to Arizona where Tom has a new post as president of a children's wear company. When they arrive, they are shocked to learn that Cyrus, Tom's boss, thinks they have a family, which he believes to be essential for the image of the
When a wealthy publishing magnate is accused of murdering his heiress wife, a high powered attorney is called in to defend him. She succeeds and the two fall in love. Then she grows suspicious that she helped acquit a guilty man.
An eccentric research biologist becomes obsessed with the idea of reproducing his beloved wife who died ten years before.
The first astronauts fight for their place in space.
Though haunted by combat memories, heroic pilot Ted Striker agrees to return to the cockpit to man the controls of Mayflower One, America''s first commercial spacecraft. But, as soon as Mayflower One lifts off, an electrical malfunction sends the ship veering off course. A shaken Striker struggles to guide the shuttle through a treacherous asteroid belt, tame its failing computer systems and stop the disgruntled Joe Seluchi from detonating a deadly bomb on board.
Two Bret Harte adventures, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", are threaded together and related from Harte's point of view, with Robert Hays playing Harte as an aspiring young writer who goes west in the 1840's in search of adventure. Another in the "Classics Illustrated" s
A Nazi hunter tracks a mad scientist out to bring back Hitler.
This was the pilot for the brief 1977-78 series "Big Hawaii," with an angry young man fighting his scheming stepmother for control of his ill father's huge island ranch-estate.
Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.
When a wealthy couple loses their main source of income, both turn to a life of crime--as they organize various heists on their rich friends'' accounts.
Rascally Joshua Cabe is back for his third go-around (John McIntire takes over for Dan Dailey who previously took over for Buddy Ebsen) and is wrongly convicted of murder, so his "daughters" devise a daring plot to smuggle him out of prison and cheat the hangman.
Everyone figures Lou Ford, a small-town, Texas, deputy sheriff, to be a normal, good-old-boy kind of regular Joe. But no one knows about "the sickness" that drives him to kill.
As Galen Clark moves into his later years, he regrets not having made any great accomplishments and goes out west to die in the wilderness. But living in nature renews his spirit, and he sends for his daughter and her family to join him there where they start a new life in the forest.
This was the pilot for Curtis' "McCoy" series (1975-76) with an elaborate "sting" which he concocts to recover $250,000 in ransom from the kidnappers of a millionaire's wife.
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
After teaching dolphins to speak, a scientist tries to keep them from being used in an assassination plot.
"Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, whosurvives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his pastas a young American POW, in the future as a well-cared-for resident of a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in Ilium, N.Y.
A con artist poses as a notorious hired gun.
A two-bit outlaw''''s attempts to strike it rich put him in conflict with a bungling sheriff.
An aging cowboy finds that the successful business he has inherited is actually a house of prostitution.
A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
Two government agents try to stop a band of would-be sorcerers from using a deadly weapon.
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
A novelist exercises a powerful spell over every woman he meets.
A Broadway critic must write a negative review about his wife's play.
A research psychologist gets involved in the personal lives of four women.
When the Sioux come to Canada, the Canadians permit them to stay in Canada if they come peacefully. However, some cowboys kill all inhabitants of one of their villages. The cowboys seek to get back their horses, but they pretend to search for a girl who once had been robbed by the Indians.
A French colonel needs his wife''''s lover to help him stop an Arabian rebellion.
A hard-drinking drifter tries to claim a deceased cattle baron''''s estate.
Don Diego dons the mask of Zorro to free the town from the tyrannical rule of a dictator.
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
A cowboy sets out to try to stop an Indian war.
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
A sheriff tries to clear his son of the murder of a stagecoach driver.
A young girl''''s murder leaves a hotel full of suspects.
Start of the Civil War splits troops at frontier fort.
A woman returns from Indian captivity to find herself an outcast.
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
A reformed gunslinger''''s past keeps catching up with him.
A dramatic love story unfolds between a rough-talking, macho carousel barker, and a young, innocent mill worker.
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
A man returns to wreak vengeance against a cattle baron and claim the land that is rightfully his.
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
An American officer goes undercover to unmask a Revolutionary War traitor.
After he''''s cleared of murder, a cowboy runs for town marshal.
The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasibility of camels in the deserts of the Southwest.
The Bowery Boys battle a family of mad scientists.
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
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?
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.
A Czech circus owner and his entire troupe employ a daring plan to escape from behind the iron curtain.
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
A notorious outlaw tries to go straight, only to be framed by his former gang.
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
A cowboy doesn''''t realize the man he''''s been hired to drive to Mexico is an outlaw.
A wisecracking secretary saves the ruler of an Arab nation from foreign invaders.
A wealthy landowner leads the fight to leave Mexican rule and make California a state.
In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop, Ron Randell, Sean McClory, Onslow Stevens, John Dehner, Queenie Leonard. English farmer Richard Greene leads a village uprising against their corrupt landlords in this second screen adaptation (The first version was filmed in 1935) of the popular Richard D. Blackmore novel.
In 1753, Colonel George Washington (James Seay) and frontiersman Christopher Gist (John Ridgely) are proudly introducing their protege, Delaware Indian Prince Hannoc (Jon Hall) to Williamsburg, Virginia society. French spy Elizabeth Leeds (Mary Castle) romances Hannoc, hoping to swing the Delawares to the French side in the impending colonial war. Hannoc saves Washington and his men from a French trap during a peace mission. When Hannoc's father, Chief Shingiss (Pedro de Cordoba), comes to Williamsburg to sign a mutual defense pact with the British, he is murdered by French spies. Hannoc and Indian maiden Morna (Sherry Moreland) unmask Miss Leeds as a spy just as war breaks out, with Washington and his troops besieged at Fort Necessity.
A pair of cowboys take on train robbers.
A Foreign Legion sergeant leads ten volunteers against a mighty Arab army.
An adventuress enlists a shipwrecked sailor to help her fight smugglers.
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
Robin Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men when King John reverts to tyranny.
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.
In a rigged gunfight Tom Blake is forced to shoot a man in self defense and is then hunted for murder. After a long trip fleeing the posse he uses a false name and joins the Pony Express which is just about to commence operatons. Relegated to the most dangerous section of the route, he finds himself fighting the District Manager's scheme to sabotage the inital run. But just then a wanted poster with his picture on it arrives.
A woman infiltrates the mob to find her father''''s killer.
Highwaymen invade a road built by cowboys.
When one of his lieutenant''''s attacks an American ship, Jean Lafitte has to elude the U.S. Navy.
Jungle Jim fights to save a young innocent from treasure hunters and a witch doctor.
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
Donald Woods, Trudy Marshall, Lenore Aubert, Stefan Schnabel, John Dehner, Joe Mantell. Major Tom Blake (Donald Woods) travels to Tripoli to unmask the traitor who is selling information about U. S. boat shipments to sea pirates. Joe Mantell went on to achieve fame and a best supporting actor nomination as Ernest Borgnine''s best friend in MARTY.
Wanted outlaws have mysteriously disappeared. Ranger Captain Henley and Steve have a plan to find them. Steve becomes a wanted man by faking the killing of Henley. Not only is he now in trouble as both the Rangers and the Mexican Rurales are after him, but Smiley knows him and may expose his masquerade to the bad guys.
A Frenchman imprisoned during the Napoleonic wars escapes to prove his innocence.
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
A harried, overworked advertising executive is being pursued romantically by one of his clients, a successful perfume magnate ... and his former fiancée. The latest client of the agency is a psychiatrist and author of a new book. When the executive goes over to discuss the ad campaign, the psychiatrist turns out to be a woman. But what does he really need? Romance? Or analysis?
The ranch of Red Ryder (Allan Lane) and his aunt, The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), is being used as the training site for "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (George Turner) for his upcoming fight in Carson City, Nevada for the heavyweight championship against Bob Fitzsimmons (John Dehner). Molly McVey (Peggy Stewart), the daughter of a U.S. Senator, crusading against prize-fighting in Nevada, complicates matters soemwhat when she conceives the bright idea of having Corbett kidnapped, thus causing the cancellation of the fight. The two men (George Chesebro and George Lloyd) she hires to do the kidnapping also add to the complications by kidnapping Ryder instead of Corbett. Meanwhile, a gang of crooks, led by McKean (Roy Barcroft), descend on the town intent on looting the town and also making off with the fight proceeds.
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
Diamond mine owner Mark Harper (Douglass Dumbrille) hires pilot Steve Blake (Leif Erickson) and his pal Hoppy Owens (Frank Jenks)to search for a hidden jungle village from which the natives have made trouble for his mine operations. They crash near the village and discover that Meelah (Gale Sherwood), a white girl brought up by the natives after her parents had been killed for their property by Harper, is the head of the village. Returning to the mine, Harper, already suspicious of what they may have learned and jealous of the attention his wife, Connie Harper (Veda Ann Borg), is paying to Steve, has them jailed, while he leads an expedition against the village and Meelah.
An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale (Monte Hale) is tying to just get a job in western films when he meet young Danny McCoy (Bobby Blake) and his sister Gloria (Adrian Booth). Danny is trying to get his horse, "Pardner" into films. Monte sings a song and "Pardner" does some tricks and a casting director notices. Monte gets a singing-cowboy role and the horse gets a bit, but there is an accidental explosion, engineered by western star George Sheridan (John Dehner), who is jealous of Monte, and the horse is badly scared and blows his lines. Monte takes care of Sheridan in some hand-to-hand fisticuffs and "Pardner", trouper that he is, recovers and performs as expected. Republic contractees Roy Rogers and Dale Evans drop by and sing a song while "Trigger" upstages "Pardner" with some tap-dancing, and Donald Barry and Allan Lane drop by and say 'hidy."
John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes.
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford.
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Twin sisters set a parent trap to reunite their divorced mother and father.
A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to pitch an idea for a cartoon.
An hour of music and comedy sketches, featuring comedian Bill Cosby and friends.
The misadventures of Jane Franklin, an actress married to a doctor who also portrays a doctor's wife on a television soap opera. In the pilot, Jane seeks to ease the tension her dual roles cause by convincing her husband that she can handle both careers -- actress and housewife -- efficiently.
When a clause in his contract forces him to become the guinea pig of a scientist demonstrating a time machine on TV, Tennessee Ernie Ford is whisked back into time--to England and the days of King Arthur. The story, adapted from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain, relates E
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
In her prime-time starring debut, Genie Francis (of the daytime drama "General Hospital") is a spunky Malibu girl whose Hollywood mogul father dies and whose much-married mother (Linda Evans) invites her back East where she gets a job with a conglomerate that had backed her dad's last movie, and the
This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Wild Rovers" (1971).
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