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Matt and Dean are in trouble. Dean owes tons of gambling debts. To pay it off, he promises to fix a horse, so that it does not run. To do that, he intends to use his animal lover, veterenian apprentice cousin, Jerry to do this. Of course, he doesn't tell Jerry the real reason. Hilarity ensues as mistaken identies are assumed, while along the way, Jerry meets a female vet and Dean falls for the owner of the horse he's promised to fix. Goons and mobsters are also lurking around; so beware!
Flashbacks reveal how a posse after stolen money returned empty handed.
Five stories reveal O. Henry''''s gift for the surprise ending.
A con artist disguises himself as a priest, then begins to believe the role.
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
A bank teller reaps the rewards of saving a gangster's life, but can't reveal where he got the money.
Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''''s suffrage movement.
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere.
Grant Jordan, bachelor botany professor, marries Katie, a widow with three kids, despite the machinations of Grant's former girlfriend Minna. But on the wedding day, Aunt Jo, who was to babysit, breaks a leg; so the kids come along on the honeymoon. After misadventures en route, they make it to the Grand Canyon, only to find Minna there, still scheming.
Lost Caverns Hotel bellhop Freddie Phillips is suspected of murder. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the killer (and it isn't the Swami).
A reformed thief tracks a stolen jewel to clear his name.
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
A young woman uses scientific research to trap a man into marriage.
A boy and his dog help a bitter blind girl adjust to life.
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll.
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
A dog helps a boy and his father sort out their differences.
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murder.
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac''''s killing spree.
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures?
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can''''t find a replacement he likes.
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
A songwriter enrolls in an all-girl school to court a pretty gym teacher.
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
A 19th-century dentist sets out to find a painless method for pulling teeth in this true story.
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Marion Bliss (Grace McDonald), a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby (Robert Paige), of a giant music publishing house. Alf (Shemp Howard) is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity.
A young woman marries a soldier to fulfill the conditions of a will. However, when she gets ready to divorce him, she realizes that she actually loves him, and determines to find a way to stay married to him.
An aspiring actress pretends to be a beloved stage star''''s daughter.
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
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.
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
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 journalist finds out, that a plantation owner he meets is a gangster the police is looking for, who has changed his face with plastic surgery.
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Although she's been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city. Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.
The story revoles around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane (Ellen Drew), his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
A fishing boat captain searches for romance in hopes of improving his financial picture.
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
Two bumbling gas station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Gangster Deak Foster (Victory Jory) and his three henchmen, Brains Moran (Maxie Rosenbloom), Ears-to-the-Ground Hinkle (Horace MacMahon) and Photofinish Farris (George McKay), take over what they think is a night club run by a rival, Stud Rocco (Ralf Harold), only to discover it is a nursery run by Irene Perry (Rochelle Hudson). All fall under the benign influence to the point where the three henchmen go to night school to be educated and Deak falls in love with Julie.
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters their minds until Halop is egged on by Grey to show his capabilities. Before long, he and Hall are working on the ranch of Galli, an elderly Italian woman who treats her workers like human beings instead of animals. Galli's son disappeared as an infant, and Halop tries to convince her that he is that long lost son, thus possibly sharing in her wealth. Galli is such a good person that Halop is soon motivated by respect instead of greed, so he devises a plan to help her when truckers and a labor organization band together to keep her crops from making it to market.
An unemployed dreamer thinks he's won a big radio contest.
Two factory workers accidentally set sail with an escaped killer.
Confidence man Professor Ross (Hugh Herbert) is released from prison and goes to Knoxton where his daughter Judy (Peggy Moran) lives. She has told everyone, including her fiancee Jimmy Duncan (Johnny Downs), that her father has been exploring in South America. Civic leaders ask him to lecture at a gala reception. Because Jimmy needs money to finance a toy train factory, Ross ends his lecture with a sales talk about the valuable Iridium mines he found in South America. Ethelreda Knox (Elisabeth Risdon), big-time toy manufacturer, wants to get a monopoly on the Iridium stock, while Gentleman Jack (Robert Emmett Keane) and The Duchess (Gertrude Michael), a pair of slick crooks, also want to chisel in on the deal. Ross gets the swindlers and civic leaders to deposit $60,000 in the bank and he finances Jimmy's factory with the funds. Feeling somewhat "taken", Gentleman Jack and The Duchess rob the bank, but with the help of his crony Peter (George E. Stone), Ross sees to it that the pair leave town holding an empty bag. Ross reimburses the locals and suggests a merger of the factories owned by his bride-to-be Eltelreda and his future son-in-law Jimmy.
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Spinner McGee (Phil Reagan), devil-may-care mail pilot volunteers his courage and skill for the task of raising $100,000 to save the small airport owned by Pop Hussey (Harlan Briggs) from being condemned. Spinner's recklessness, combined with the efforts of others who have a vested interest in seeing the field closed, make it a hard task to accomplish, but Colonel Roscoe Turner (played by Colonel Roscoe Turner who was always billed with his rank) is on hand to help.
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
Just as Harbison kills a miner, Cisco and Gordito arrive and the dying miner rips his map into three pieces. Harbison tries to get the other two pieces but Cisco continues to outwit him. When Cisco takes the map from Billie who took it from Harbison, she identifies him and he is jailed. Having a change of heart she has a plan to get him out and he has a plan to trap Harbison.
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan.
A Hindu doctor's affair with a British noblewoman is disrupted by a violent flood.
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
A teenage boy falls in love with his drama teacher.
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
Trainer Pop Hardy thinks his heavyweight boxer 'King' Cole could be champ...some day; he wants to sell a half interest in Cole to his rich friend Wayne. Wayne's daughter Eleanor is disdainful, but brash Cole manages to get under her skin. Can a society dame and a mug find happiness together? And can she wait for his slow rise to fame?
Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead lose Baby Dumpling as well as Daisy the dog.
Childhood friends on opposite sides of the law fight over the future of a street gang.
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
Rich boy marries poor girl. Poor girl gets pregnant. Rich boy's parents don't know they're married, forbid him to see her anymore. Rich boy dumps poor girl, poor girl gives baby up for adoption. Rich boy and his family are happy, poor girl and her family are miserable...
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
Three loonies become professional wrestlers to help a young man get into horse racing.
While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
An escaped convict''''s bride joins forces with the FBI.
Perry Mason looks into a trio of murders heralded by the shriek of a cat.
An idealistic city girl moves to the country with her doctor husband.
A Brooklyn girl masquerades as a princess to land a Hollywood contract.
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
A short dramatization of how Eli Whitney developed the system of interchangeable parts and mass-production after promising the U.S. War Department 10,000 muskets over two years.
This short film focuses on fake "spiritualists" and psychics who con innocent people out of their money.
This short film deals with racketeers shaking down small grocers and working in on the relief tickets, designed to get food to the hungry and needy during the Depression.
This short film focuses on charity fraud.
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