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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 8, 1941|
|Born:||November 6, 1886||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Germany||Profession:||Music ...|
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Stella Grant is every bit a 17-year-old - she's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But, unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control - all of which are put to the test w
Neurotic and charming jingle writer, Sonia, dreams of having an exciting life. The sudden marriage proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend force Sonia to confront whether she wants to join the ranks of her married friends or chase down her fantasies.
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. When intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and
When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But air
In a candid confessional told from his point of view, television producer Barney Panofsky recounts the events that led to the death of his long-time friend, Boogie. This is prompted by the fact that there were suspicions about his role in Boogie's death, and a book on the case by the investigating d
A company called The Union has extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property--with no concern for you
No one could stop John Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger''s gang-later including Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis-thrilled many, J. Edgar Hoover made Dillinger America''s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Melvin Purvis, the dashing "Clark Gable of the FBI.'''' However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis'' men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals-from the infamous "Lady in Red'''' to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti-were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.
The twenties have roared. The thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However, when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter in law. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother in law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs. Whittaker''s game and sees that she must fight back if she''s not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs. Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs. Whittaker''s manipulation starts to work on John and Larita feels their love is in danger of slipping away. In a grand finale, where the secrets from Larita''s past are revealed, she finally makes a break for freedom from the suffocating house.
Melanie is eagerly looking forward to taking her first big step towards independence when she plans a "girls only" road trip to check out prospective universities. However, when her imposing police-chief dad insists on escorting her instead, she soon finds her dream trip turning into a nightmare full of misfortune and turmoil. Dad wants to assure total security and safety for his precious daughter, while Melanie has a 17-year-old''s need to become a grown woman and have her own sense of independence. Now, even as dad and daughter bicker, banter and careen from one disaster to the next on their journey, they are about to discover that, sometimes, going that extra mile to be together can forge a family bond so strong it can withstand anything--even wild curves ahead.
In 1925, Dodge Connolly is a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain ho
Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupte
Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
Ira Black, 33, is brilliant, neurotic, Jewish and has so many issues he can't fit them into 12 years of analysis. He can't finish his dissertation, he can't commit to his longtime girlfriend, and he's incapable of making a decision, even if it's just what to order at the diner. Abby Willoughby, 30,
In the dizzying world of New York fashion, where size zero is the new 2, six is the new 8, and a bad hair day can end a career, Runaway Magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen with a finely manicured fist by Miranda Priestly--the most powerful woman in fashion--Runway is a fearsome gauntlet for anyone
Jimmy Cremmins has been working as a front man for a bogus insurance company set up by his longtime mentor, Marvin. In the aftermath of a disastrous hurricane, claims against their fabricated coverage come pouring in. With Marvin living as an expatriate in Southeast Asia, Jimmy is forced to face the
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can''t divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects. It is communicated to him that he had agreed to forfeit his payment for this specific project. With his memory erased, the meticulous engineer attempts to use the objects in the envelope to figure out what happened to him in his now obscured past. Soon, federal agents are after Jennings and he teams up with his old flame, Rachel, who helps him uncover the mystery of his past--and the question behind why the people whom he once worked for, now want him dead.
Bob Harris and Charlotte are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband. Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. This chance meeti
Chaos ensues when a meteor carrying alien life forms crashes in the Arizona desert. This new strain of organism evolves at a rate beyond human imagination and soon the only people standing between the aliens and world domination are Dr. Ira Krane, a community college science professor, his eccentric geologist buddy Harry Block, and wannabe fireman Wayne -- which could be bad news for planet earth!
Preeminent New York psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Conrad has a successful practice, a beautiful wife and a charming daughter. Making his way home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Conrad is summoned by a colleague to examine a young woman. Elisabeth Burrows presents a history of unexplained violence, failed t
Gwen Cummings is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane and everyone''s favorite party girl. She shares this roller-coaster lifestyle of hopping from dance club to bar to hangover with boyfriend Jasper--handsome, magnetic and equally attracted to life on the wild side. Life is just an execise in debauchery--until Gwen''s ungraceful display at her sister Lily''s wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28-days in court ordered rehab. There Gwen comes face to face with a unique set of rules (like no cell phones) and rituals (like chanting) embraced by an assortment of fascinating fellow re-habbers. A jaded city-girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell, who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look herself Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually begins the long struggle to take back her life.
Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC str
Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma
Consumed by betrayal and jealousy, a wealthy Manhattan doctor becomes entangled in a a ritualistic sexual underworld when his wife admits to having lascivious sexual fantasies about another man.
An orphan trained in medicine sets out to find his place in the world.
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton''s politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton''s from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate''s past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton''s campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton''s longtime friends.
A young gay photographer falls in love with a straight waiter who he hires as a model in the hopes of winning him over.
The true story of Gertrude "Trudy" Lintz, an eccentric socialite in the 1920s likened to a modern-day Noah. On her New York estate, she, her physician husband Bill and her assistant Dick care for a menagerie as extensive as a zoo''s. Adding to the fun are her four chimpanzees whom she treats as her children; their clothes are tailor-made at Bergdorf Goodman; she teaches them table manners, how to mix martinis, do light housework and say their prayers. And they become the stars of Chicago''s 1933 World''s Fair. But her gorilla, Buddy is her favorite child. When she first sees him, he is a sickly baby gorilla. But she opens her home and her heart to him, and proceeds to raise him as if he were her own... and, for a time, he is. Still, Buddy inevitably grows up, and keeping him becomes increasingly dangerous for Trudy because he can''t fit into the human world he lives in, anymore, and yet can''t be his true self either. Finally, Trudy has to make the decision all mothers face--she has to let him go.
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He''s had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry''s latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can''t make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother''s refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block''s former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
Someone is pitting the world's superpowers against each other--and only the legendary James Bond (Agent 007) can stop it. When a British warship is mysteriously destroyed in Chinese waters, the world teeters on the brink of World War III--until 007 zeros in on the true criminal mastermind. Bond's do-or-die mission takes him to Elliot Carver, a powerful industrialist who manipulates world events as easily as he changes headlines from his global media empire. After soliciting help from Carver's sexy wife, Paris, Bond joins forces with a stunning yet lethal Chinese agent, Wai Lin. In a series of explosive chases, brutal confrontations and impossible escapes, including a motorcycle pursuit through Saigon, Bond and Wai race to stop the presses on Carver's next planned news story--global pandemonium.
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
A devilish 10-year-old boy wreaks havoc when he visits his bachelor uncle in Los Angeles.
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''s baseball during World War II.
Story about a married professor who falls in love with one of his students.
Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
After they graduate from law school, best friends Peter Burton and Tim Gerrity find themselves working against each other. Burton stands for justice while Gerrity is out to accrue as much power as he can, however he can get it.
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
Four mental patients are accidentally separated from their therapist on an outing to a baseball game in New York City.
An English coal miner gives up his job and girl to join an amateur show that will tour in the United States.
A man and a woman turn a feud into a lasting friendship, until love threatens to ruin everything.
Two brothers hire a female singer to help their dwindling duo piano-playing act.
An aging woman hires a matchmaker to find her independent granddaughter a man.
A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from
A paralyzed law student is given a specially trained monkey to help him recuperate. Due to a mind-enhancing drug the two begin to share a telepathic bond, and the monkey starts carrying out the student's subconscious evil desires.
Mex Escalante (Reynolds) is a self-assured, all-knowing Las Vegas bodyguard. Holly (Karen Young), a hooker who has been roughed up by Danny DeMarco (Neill Barry), the psychopathic son of a Mafia don, asks for Mex''s help in getting revenge. Meanwhile, Cyrus Kinnick (Peter MacNicol), a clean-cut computer wizard, hires Mex first as his chaperon to make the rounds of the casinos and later to teach him self-defense. Naturally, taking revenge on a sadistic Mafiosa leads to trouble.
A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Rachel Samstat, a New York food critic, beds Mark Forman, a Washington, D.C. newspaper columnist. The two fall in love, and Rachel relinquishes her job and relocates to be with a man who views himself as unfit for marriage. They try to build a life together as they struggle with the construction crews renovating their home. When Rachel gets pregnant, Mark is enthusiastic but soon begins doubting whether he could be a family man.
Cassie was very sad and lonely. When she got pregnant, her boyfriend Billy left her. Cassie finally gave the baby up for adoption, a choice she regretted, and attempted suicide several times. She is working unhappily at her job in a bar in the small town of Buckeye when a Los Angeles theater group a
A World War II soldier returns home to his Pennsylvania town with deep psychological wounds from his incarceration at a Japanese POW camp. Trying to put his life back together, he finds his childhood sweetheart in the arms of another solider and his own father scheming to keep him away from her.
A portrait of the history of the homosexual experience in the United States. Using filmed recollections and a wealth of archival material from both the mass media's portrayal of homosexuality and from the gay subculture's own documentation, we trace the social, political, and cultural development of
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
A documentary traces the strange life of a man who could adapt himself to any group he encountered.
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
A madman uses the plagues of ancient Egypt to avenge his wife''''s death.
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
A free-living New Yorker fights to maintain custody of his nephew.
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
The jazz band''''s leader gets mixed up with gangster in ''''20s Kansas City.
The beloved entertainer rises to stardom from humble beginnings in the slums.
A small-town girl's love life goes ballistic when her sweetheart returns from World War I.
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
Opera singer Grace Moore turns to popular music when her dreams of a classical career fail to materialize.
Two men vie for the heart of a Cypress Gardens swimming star.
A lovesick teenager searches for romance at college.
A girl vocalist and her apartment manager get mixed up in a creepy Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
On the eve of her big Broadway break, a dancer discovers she''''s pregnant.
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Songwriter Gus Kahn fights to make his name, then has to fight again to survive the Depression.
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
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.
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
An opera star risks disaster when he marries a lovesick fan.
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
A tramp steamer lands sick crewman Jake Davis on rubber-growing island Oraka, from which voluptuous, bedroom-eyed saloon singer Coral is about to be ejected because "men like her too much." But Coral's slimy boss Cognac gets her a reprieve so she can learn Jake's secret. In the process, Coral gets a bit too fond of Jake, who (suspected of wartime collaboration ) resolves on new efforts to clear himself; but more complications arise.
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
An efficiency expert tries to prove his methods apply to child rearing.
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east.
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
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 American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man.
Three zanies tackle outlaws and Indians when they head westward.
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 hoofer and a fake Russian countess are caught behind enemy lines at the outbreak of World War II.
A playboy''''s fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother.
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
The Army wants the ranchers land and the Borax plant for their maneuvers. Stevenson is dissatisfied with their offer for the plant and has his men blowing up ranches making it look like the work of the Army. He hopes when the ranchers rebel the Army will raise their bid to avoid trouble. Gene has been sent to investigate but the eviction day has arrived and the ranchers prepare to fight the Army.
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
Career conflicts threaten a singer''''s marriage to a young composer.
A theatrical family tries to put on a show but is upstaged by their servants.
A frontierswoman shelters a notorious outlaw.
A Harvard graduate returns to his Southern home to create an all-black school.
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he''''s pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
A chorus girl crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband.
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
The daughters of a divorced couple try to keep their father from remarrying.
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with an Indian scout.
An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
Plantation owner William Hawks (David Newell) doesn't approve of the fact that most of the white men on the island have married, or are living with native girls. He doesn't approve of mixed marriages and is equally opposed to accepting the "gifts of love" offered to him by the native girls. One night, after several hours of hard drinking, he sees Leilani (Mona Maris) bathing on the beach, and he watches her until he can resist his craving no longer. He catches her in his arms and she willingly accepts his embraces. She comes to live with him and waits on him hand and foot. Hawks goes to San Francisco for a planter's convention and, when he returns, brings back society girl Lucille Cheney (Virginia Cherrill) as his wife. Leilana is heart-broken, while Lucille becomes quickly bored with her husband and Hawaii. Her boredom ends when Chandler Morris (Hardie Albright) sails into port on his yacht and he and Lucille begin an affair. Hawks drinks to forget. He catches Lucille and Chandler together and a fight ensues, Lucille, in an effort, to save her lover throws a kerosene lamp into the ripe sugar cane and fire spreads in all directions.
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
An aspiring opera singer and her mentor fight so much they barely realize they''''re in love.
Fictionalized account of the events leading up to Archduke Ferdinand''''s assassination and the start of World War I.
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks he's just giving her a ride; but she left a note saying they've eloped! Chasing them are jilted Bob, Henry's nurse Mary (who's been trying to seduce him) and others.
A small-town boy finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band.
A cantor's son breaks with family tradition to go into show business.
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.
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