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In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. Read More »
Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. Read More »
Feudin’, Fussin’ and A-Fightin’ (1948) George Sherman, Donald O’Connor, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride
A fast-talking salesman is “kidnapped” by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community. Read More »
The temperamental Carol Maldon leaves New York behind to take control of her father’s stable, she inherited. Read More »
The town gossips are reporting that a household servant in exclusive Rocky Point is writing an expose of the colony. Read More »
Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. Read More »
On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. Read More »
The Goss family live on a farm they call the dust bowl where the wind blows during the day and the coyotes howl at night. Read More »
The Long, Long Trailer (1953) Vincente Minnelli, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Comedy, Romance
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels–a trailer. Read More »
A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.
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Letitia “Tish” Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house. Read More »
The Bugle Sounds (1942) S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, Drama, War
Sergeant “Hap” Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking spree. He rails about leaving the Army, but is there when the draftees arrive, ready to make good soldiers out of them. When his horse, Cantigny, is killed by the explosion of a tank that had been sabotaged by Nazi-agents, he goes AWOL, and is court-martialed upon his return and given a dishonorable discharge. But he is under secret orders from his Commanding Officer to join the gang of German spies, who have every reason to believe they can trust the disgruntled ex-sergeant..
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Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) Norman Taurog, Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Comedy, Mystery
“Murder-on-the-train” mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn’t paid Malone’s fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone follows, in company with Kepplar’s ex-wife, a police inspector and Mrs. O’Malley, a hearty radio contest winner from Montana. Kepplar is murdered, and a game of musical corpses commences, with hijinks in coach corridors as Malone and Hattie search for the killer.
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Wallace Beery’s final film was the curiously endearing “black comedy” Big Jack. Set in 1820, a time when “science was a crime and crime not yet a science,” the film casts Beery and Marjorie Main as outlaws Big Jack Horner and Flapjack Kate. The two bandits rescue visionary young doctor Alexander Meade (Richard Conte), who is about to be hanged for body-snatching. Meade is a tireless campaigner for modern surgical methods, thus he is forced to steal cadavers for his experiments. Big Jack is only interested in having the doc operate on his injured leg, but pretty soon he too is captivated by Meade’s idealism. The film’s many subplots all come to a head when Meade must prove his surgical theories by performing a delicate operation. Throughout, the film displays a cheerful disregard for the “dignity” of the deceased. One lengthy sequence finds an unbilled Andy Clyde buried alive after being declared legally dead; he laughs uproariously about the misunderstanding, then promptly drinks himself to death! The punchline to this scene occurs when Clyde’s widow finds his remains evenly distributed in several mason jars, whereupon she remarks, “Oh, paw, now they’ve gone and bottled ya!” Vanessa Brown provides the requisite love interest.
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