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With unpaid actors and staff, the stage show Phantom Sweetheart seems doomed. Read More »
Several able silent-screen veterans converge in RKO Radio’s Midnight Mystery. Read More »
Madame Adele, once a great star of the Paris theatre, has fallen upon hard times. Read More »
A con-woman has a nice business going in fleecing gullible tourists who want a genuine ‘underworld’ experience Read More »
Bill Roberts works as a stoker on a coal-red barge. It’s dirty, hard work and the men have to put up with a foreman, Andy Read More »
A women in prison tale. Ones rich ones poor. Can they prosper after prison? Read More »
Jerry Larabee (Richard Barthelmess)is a gangster who can play piano and sing, mostly to entertain his girl Alice (Betty Compson), who is quite visibly thrilled by his crooning. Read More »
John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is a bank teller and invests in stocks. He and his best friend (another bank teller) Phil Wilson (Robert Ames) live at a boarding house run by his Swedish fiance’s aunt, Mrs. Larson (Bodil Rosing). Read More »
The Pony Express is a rousing James Cruze Western depicting the founding of the Pony Express with a backdrop of political ambitions concerning a senator’s plans to get California to secede from the United States so he can build his own empire.
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Jobless, homeless and starving Freddie Joyzelle is saved by Mike Fall from the clutches of a masher, and is then invited to stay with him and his musician partners for at least two weeks. The four men call themselves The Four Seasons because of their surnames: there is also Joe Spring, Happy Winter and Pete Summer. Besides joining their group as a violinist, Freddie cooks and cleans for them and even gets them a gig at the Little Aregon restaurant after they are fired for asking for a raise at their old job. She is from the country of Aregon and knows the owner, Mr. Keppel, also from Aregon. When Prince Nicholaus of Aregon pays a visit to the restaurant and recognizes Freddie, he kisses her on the forehead, creating front page news that makes the restaurant famous. Keppel decides to open a larger restaurant because of the increase in business.
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For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.
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