The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. Read More »
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When shipping clerk Jack Kelly is recruited by his employer to help his golf game, his boss insists he conceal his humble identity at the country club.
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Man-crazy waitress Pansy Potts (Charlotte Greenwood) offers $500 for a husband. Read More »
A college rowing team’s world tour is in jeopardy because a philosophy professor plans to flunk the entire crew. Read More »
It’s all aboard for comedy as down-and-out Marie Truffle (Marie Dressler) and her rambunctious brood take the train from South Bend to sophisticated Manhattan. Read More »
This romance is set during the Dartmouth College Winter Carnival and follows the exploits of a woman recently divorced from a count who has returned to her alma mater for the annual carnival. Read More »
Divorce in the Family (1932) Charles Reisner, Jackie Cooper, Conrad Nagel, Lewis Stone, Drama, Romance
Divorced Ethnologist John Parker loves his two boys, Al and Terry, and misses them terribly when they have to leave his archaeological dig at the end of the summer. Read More »
Conrad Nagel, representing the Hollywood movie community, and Jack Benny, representing the Broadway stage community, act as the interlocutors of a musical comedy revue. Read More »
When Sally (Charlotte Greenwood) and Eve (Leila Hyams) take a vacation together to make their rich husbands miss them Read More »
Meet the People (1944) Charles Reisner, Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O’Brien, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Shipyard worker Bill Swanson writes a wartime play celebrating the American spirit. He meets theatre actress Julie Hampton, visiting the shipyard on a bond drive Read More »
An Italian-American barber, Joe Thomasello, buys a sweepstakes ticket but doesn’t tell his wife, Nora, as she takes a dim view of gambling in any form. The ticket turns out to be the prize winner but Joe can’t find it where he hid it from Nora, as the baby in the family found it also. The frantic search leads to the family being jailed.
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Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, “Clip” McGurk, are being pursued by an Internal Revenue agent, Henry Potke, for their failure to file an income-tax on the advice of a shyster lawyer. They are hiding out at the Desert Springs Hotel-Resort, where Calvin is working a scam by posing as a stratosphere-flyer who is looking at making Desert Springs the base of his operations. A rich airplane manufacturer sees a chance to get rid of a stratosphere balloon that he built for an unsuccessful expedition at a great loss. Calvin intends to take the money and run but his estranged wife, Alice, now a tennis instructor at the resort promises to come back to him if he will reform. Alas, reformation does not come easy for Calvin, especially when “Clip” is around, and Henry is closing in.
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Whistling in the Dark (1933) Elliott Nugent, Charles Reisner, Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold, Comedy, Crime, Drama
In this Crime-Comedy-Mystery-Drama, an aspiring Pulp Writer elopes with a young woman and ends up in a boot-legger’s lair. There he decides to impress his bride and the crooks with a story about the perfect murder. The Crime boss likes the idea and uses it to plot the demise of his arch rival. When the would-be author learns of the plot, he and his wife do all they can to protect the hapless victim.
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