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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 18, 1963|
|Born:||January 11, 1887||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
The story of a beautiful and emotionally/psychologically distraught young woman whose unique perspective (literally, through the lens of a camera) results in suffering and despair. The heroes are Jiney and sexy lesbian roommate-best-friend Jas. Jiney and Jas are casual photographers, but Jiney is t
Flashbacks reveal how a posse after stolen money returned empty handed.
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.
Oklahoma lad grows up to become America''''s favorite humorist.
Rebel soldiers raid a Union gold shipment, then learn the Civil War has been over for a month.
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) leave their home in Fort Grant, Texas and head west. They arrive in Tulare just in time to rescue Matt from being hanged, but a guard is killed during their escape. Ed Larkin (Rory Mallinson) who framed Matt, falsely accuses them of a long list of crimes. They return to Fort Grant so that Tom can see his sweetheart Laura Brook (Virginia Grey). They encounter outlaw Bill Devlin (William Haade) who persuades them to hold up a train which Laura unwittingly told them would carry a large payroll. Soon the whole territory is enraged at their deeds. They return to Fort Grant to hold up the two banks that are filled with huge sums of cattle money.
In this comedy western, the Three Stooges star as traveling salesmen who work with a frontier insurance agent to stop a gang of gold thieves.
A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West.
An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men.
A frontiersman helps the British fight off French invaders and double-dealing Indians.
An unscrupulous lawyer hires a vagrant to impersonate a missing millionaire.
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
Having been framed for murder, the half-breed Joe Bearclaws escapes from prison and Ranger Steve Howard goes after him. He catches up with him in the Cherokee Strip where he has no authority. Joe is then framed for another murder and this time Steve knows he is innocent and goes after the real killer.
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
An outlaw just released from prison is sucked back into a life of crime in this remake of High Sierra.
Three law-breaking brothers try to go straight, only to be hounded by a vengeful detective.
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
A ruthless gambler''''s rise to power is cut short by character flaws.
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys.
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
A gambler falls for the wife of the outlaw he's out to catch.
Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He hopes to reach the Governor and bring back the troops.
A married woman''''s passion for a former love drives her mad.
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
A veterinarian and a novelist compete for the heart of a lady rancher.
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
A woman with a past returns to 19th-century New Orleans for revenge.
A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Two producers and their girls look for a backer for their big show.
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
A twin takes her deceased sister''''s place as wife of the man they both love.
A husband tries to win back his wife before she can divorce him.
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
A war bride helps her husband adjust to civilian life.
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
In this remake of The Petrified Forest, Nazi spies infiltrate a hotel in the American Southwest.
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
A reformed rustler tracks down a band of cattle thieves and tries to reform a crooked dance-hall girl.
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
True story of U.S. Ambassador Joseph E. Davies' attempts to forge a wartime alliance with the Soviet Union.
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
An independent driver organizes other truckers to fight a corrupt executive.
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
Accompanied by his trainer, Hotfoot (William Frawley), and his handyman/valet, Snake-eyes (Mantan Moreland), prizefighter Bill Kingsford (Eddie Albert), aka The Panama Kid, returns to his home town to help clear his dad, Gray Kingsford (Lloyd Corrigan), of graft involving several thousand gallons of oil hijacked from his own company. Betty (Peggy Moran), Mr. Kingsford's secretary, overhears a conversation between company officials Wetherbee (Joseph Crehan) and Perkins (Truman Bradley) ordering a gunman to intercept Kingsford on a trip to check a suspicious truck movement, and she warns Bill. The henchman manages to stop and slug Kingsford, but is himself killed when he tries to flee and his car bursts into fire. The police think the dead man is Kingsford, so Bill hides him while he and Betty try to get evidence against the real culprits.
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
The body count rises during the competition for a family inheritance.
Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana 'Butch' Mason, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Twig Dawson but can't prove it. Butch loves Don but he, poor fool, won't notice her as a woman; instead he meets socialite Celia in town and elopes with her. The action plot (Don's pursuit of the fire starter) parallels Tana's comic efforts to scare tenderfoot Celia back to the city.
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors. Songs include "Call Of The Dusty Trail," "Joe O'Brady," and "Home on the Rangeland."
Promoted and advertised as "The Million Dollar Serial", most of which appears to have been spent on advertising and the most elaborate pressbook ever put out by Universal on a serial (or 95% of their feature films for that matter), Universal's 51st sound-era serial (following "Sky Raiders" and before "Sea Raiders" and, to quote the late Oliver Drake who wrote the original story,..."we were lucky they didn't call it 'Land Raiders'), "Riders of Death Valley" remains a favorite for the 7-12 year-old kids who saw in on original release in 1941, and a major disappointment for those who came later and never saw it in the 35mm version shown on a screen in a 350-seat grind-house theatre, and now question what all the excitement was about. Hey, you had to have been there. Actually, it is just one long prolonged chase after another for the most part and, even worse, it is usually the 5-6 good guys running from 2-3 of the bad guys (which even had eight-year-old kids of 1941 wondering what's up with this?) and has lots of stock-footage cliffhangers from earlier Universal western serials and features. The plot has Jim Benton (Dick Foran) as the head of a vigilante group, known as the Riders of Death Valley, organized to protect the miners from the take-over plots hatched by Joseph Kirby (James Blaine) and Rance Davis (Monte Blue.) They hire Wolf Reade (Charles Bickford) and his motley crew to do their dirty work, and spend most of their time lamenting their choice of sub-contractee as Reade deals his employees as much misery as he does the "Riders" and miners. Benton's "Riders" are Tombstone (Buck Jones), Pancho (Leo Carrillo), Smokey (Noah Beery, Jr, who is a no-show in most episodes), Borax Bill (Big Boy Williams) and Tex (Glenn Strange.) Always worth watching just for Foran, Jones, Carillo, and Jeanne Kelly (Jean Brooks), and especially if one flash forwards the chase scenes, which will serve to basically make a seven chapter offering out of the original 15.
A runaway tycoon and his sailor buddy try to con their way through the South Seas.
Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane try to stop foreign agents from taking over the West.
In the midst of the Civil War, Lassiter has a plan to get control of California. Working out of St. Joseph, he plans to send forged messages to the troops on the west coast via Pony Express. First he attempts to bribe Pony Express ride Roy Rogers. When Roy refuses he turns to the outlaw Johnson and his gang and this leads to trouble.
A group of American adventurers discover a bed of black pearls off a South Pacific island. When one of them is shot dead, a young girl in the group is accused of the crime.
True story of Mexico's Abraham Lincoln and his fight against Napoleon's empire.
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Bank officials set out to rob their own bank.
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in Folsom's cattle rustling and a chance to settle an old score.
Prep football star Jimmy Howal(Robert Cummings)gets a reception far different from what he expected when he enters West Point. His cocky attitude earns him the enmity of many upperclassmen, especially hot-tempered southerner Brandon Culpepper (John Howard), who also sees Howal as a rival for beautiful Toni Denby (Mary Carlisle), daughter of West Point officer Colonel Denby (Minor Watson.) Just before the Army-Navy football game, Howals' name is posted as failing French, and the cadets fear he will be kept from playing because of it. (The Paramount writers overlooked the fact that since Howal was a plebe nee freshman student, he couldn't have played anyway as freshman weren't eligible for the varsity in this period.) Toni agrees to tutor Howal, but she, unknowingly, uses an old examination which Is the basis for the new test. Howal realizes what has happened when he passes the exam with flying colors, and suspects Toni of having set out to make a fool of him.
A group of prisoners break out of Alcatraz and hijack a passenger ship.
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight.
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
John Kent (Monte Blue) wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified on a charge of professionalism. William Stevens (Kenneth Harlan), the second-place finisher, is awarded the title and trophies. Six years later Kent is running a moving truck for a living and training his young son Johnny (Joe O'Brien)to become an athlete. Chance brings about a meeting between Ken and Stevens, now a prosperous business man, with a little daughter, Joan (Joy Healey), who makes friends with young Johnny. As the years pass, the grown-up Johnny (Herman Brix)has developed to where he stands a chance of becoming an Olympic athlete and is in love with Joan (Joan Fontaine.) Mr. Stevens also wants to see Johnny succeed, and is annoyed that his attention to Joan may interfere with his training. Rich girl Patricia Stanley (Suzanne Kaaren)is also interested in Johnny, a proceeding which suits wealthy young athlete Duke Hale (Reed Howes), who is Johnny's main rival in sports and for Joan. Stevens, in an effort to repay the elder Kent for the wrong done him in stripping him of his rightful Olympic title, makes Johnny a member of the athletic club that sponsors the preliminary track-and-field events leading to the choosing of the American team for the Olympic Games. Johnny wins first place in the initial trials and is carried away by the flattery of the social set, which leads to a quarrel and separation from his father. At a party given by Patricia, Johnny drinks heavily, and Joan, feeling she is partly to blame for Johnny breaking his training, tells him she is through if him, hoping to bring him to his senses.
Jerry Cummings (Forrest Taylor), a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone (Monte Hale) and Jan Jaffin (Jack Mulhall), and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy (Joan Barclay), posing as a jewel thief called Mary Layton, is working to keep the crooks from absconding with the jewel, and her efforts are hindered greatly by an artist, Jimmy Baxter (Herman Brix), who thinks she is a crook and Crone and Jaffin the good guys.
Gene and Frog, out to stop a bunch of cattle rustlers, assume the identities of what they believe to be dead bandits, which soon gets them in big trouble.
Dare Rudd takes a shine to his cattleman cousin Tom's girlfriend who asks Tom to hire Dare to head the big cattle drive. Dare loses the money for the drive to cardsharps, but Tom wins it back, but Dare must save Tom's life.
Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.
A U.S. Marshal poses as an outlaw to find his missing father.
Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. Norton's rocket submarine searching the sea and little Billy Norton, the professor's son stows away, of course. When they find Atlantis they are caught in a war between peaceful Atlanteans, note their white capes, and war-monging Atlanteans, note their black capes. After many harrowing moments for Crash, Diana, Prof. Norton and Billy, they barely get away with their lives when they escape a tower of Atlantis raised to the surface for the sole purpose of dominating or destroying the Earth (Which one depends on the compliance of the upper world dwellers.)
A cowboy takes on buffalo hunters out to stir up the Indians.
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
Texas rangers fight the U.S. Cavalry to save them from train robbers.
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the impression is that it hasn't occurred to them and one keeps expecting them to revert to type. But across the hall, Louie (Matty Fain) and Sonia (Sheila Terry), the low-rent tenants living on the same floor with the "rich" Mertons, have every intention of kidnapping the girl, and do so with the aid of the bumbling Ed and Shadow. Berke was also producing a western series with Harry Carey at the time, and the only cast members from those westerns missing here are Chief Thunder Cloud, Harry Carey and his horse Sonny. Lots of outdoor action and chases with views of 1935 Hollywood.
A philosophy professor gets stuck chaperoning a student tour of the world.
The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the wagon train vulnerable as it crosses a river, Murdock has the Indians make a final attack.
Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters.
A murder is committed aboard a cruise ship just before it sinks in a storm. The survivors, including the killer, land on a mysterious jungle island.
A policeman doubles as a gunman to get in with the mob.
Warner Bros. stars perform a series of musical and dramatic sketches.
An alcoholic doctor runs off to Tahiti, where he finds love with a native girl.
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.
In this silent film, two sisters, one of them blind, fight to find each other during the French Revolution.
In this silent film, a married man neglects his wife to search for the perfect mistress.
Wealthy cripple Markley finances the education of blacksmith's daughter Ruth. When she returns to their small town he asks to marry her, but she runs off with city worker Jim Dirk who is then killed in a subway accident. Markley offers to marry her in name only to protect her new son.
Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes to their ranch near San Francisco. Tarzan shows up in a tuxedo and rescues Jane from outlaws. Later she suspects him ot being in love with another woman. Disgusted with civilization Tarzan returns to the jungle, followed by Jane who learns she was wrong.
Belgian girl Yvonne is married to Karl Von Krutz who admits being a spy after war breaks out. US Captain Strong assumes his identity and aborts a mission he is on to save the life of Yvonne and the orphans she cares for. For this he must face court-martial
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.
A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and the minister onto the train, it leaves, carrying his bride-to- be away. Now the young man, minister in tow, pursues his bride while her father and a horde of lawmen pursue them both.
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes attempts to improve his odds at playing the horse races. Vitaphone Release 1497A.
In this short film, a sheriff and a U.S. marshal bring law and order to a frontier community terrorized by a gang and Native Americans. Vitaphone Release 1375A.
A logger must save his stand of redwoods from being bought by an unscrupulous logging company owner in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1234A.
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