The Crime Doctor must prove the innocence of a young man with a reputation for using poison. Read More »
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Druggist Joe McCabe foils a robbery, and his brother Tommy decides to join the state police in order to impress Joe Read More »
Outdoor drama about a newly-hired lumberjack discovering that his former girlfriend is now his new boss’s wife. Read More »
During WWII, the publisher of the isolationist New York Gazette is murdered just as he was about to change the paper’s policy and support the US war effort. Read More »
I Want a Divorce (1940) Ralph Murphy, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Gloria Dickson, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alan and Geraldine MacNally are a married couple, who are doubting if they did the right thing by marrying each other. Read More »
The Cowboy Quarterback (1939) Noel M. Smith, Bert Wheeler, Marie Wilson, Gloria Dickson, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Read More »
Cpl. Jim of the R.C.M.P. is taking his daughter Julie to school in Edmonton on the Arctic Queen. Read More »
They Won’t Forget (1937) Mervyn LeRoy, Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary’s teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher.
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The Big Boss is Jim Maloney (Otto Kruger), who pulls all the political strings in an unnamed major metropolis. Maloney’s chief antagonist is scrupulously honest “reform” governor Bob Dugan (John Litel). The fact that Maloney and Dugan are actually brothers, orphaned in childhood and raised separately, adds both texture and poignancy to their current adversarial relationship. Intending to reveal his fraternal ties to Dugan at a crucial moment in the latter’s anti-corruption campaign, Maloney is ultimately defeated by the forces of Righteousness. Outside of the always dependable Otto Kruger and John Litel, the film’s best performance is delivered by the underrated Gloria Dickson as a fairly realistic newspaperwoman.
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