Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money, so she pretends to be her secretary Sylvia while Sylvia pretends to be Dorothy. Read More »
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Young Bride is a simple story, a wonderful Pre-Code starring two who excelled during the time period. Allie (Helen Twelvetrees) is a recluse who spends all her time in her tiny apartment or at the library where she works. Read More »
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. Read More »
Stranded vaudevillians help save a small-town druggist from bankruptcy.
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So that he and Stan can sneak away to Chicago and attend the annual “Sons of the Desert” lodge convention, Ollie pretends to be sick Read More »
It’s a Date (1940) William A. Seiter, Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Comedy, Musical, Romance
An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. Read More »
Hired Wife (1940) William A. Seiter, Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Virginia Bruce, Comedy, Romance
Cement company CEO Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a wife in name only, an arrangement made to protect his finances from an attempt at a hostile business takeover. Read More »
Appointment for Love (1941) William A. Seiter, Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Rita Johnson, Comedy, Romance
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. Read More »
Three Kansas sisters (Loretta Young, Marjorie Weaver and Pauline Moore) use a small inheritance to set themselves up in a Manhattan penthouse. Read More »
The Moon’s Our Home (1936) William A. Seiter, Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Comedy
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other–they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. Read More »
It’s a Pleasure (1945) William A. Seiter, Sonja Henie, Michael O’Shea, Marie McDonald, Comedy, Musical
Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Read More »
Mirian Wilkins, teen-age daughter of Senator Wilkins, starts a Society for the Rahabilitation of Criminals and, without the approval or knowledge of the Senator, elects him to the position of honorary president.
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George Raft, hoofer at the Paradise Club, shares his ambitions with his dancing partner, Billie Moore. She is also the quarry of Stave Crandall, a big-shot racketeer and bootlegger.
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get their parents back to gether. Joe and Aggie, accidentally, are becoming clients at the same lawfirm, Wattles and Swift, which is the biggest and most succesful in town. But being on the opposide sides in the same case is not the only problem for Wattles and Swift, the cocurring lawfirm Jackson, Jackson, Jackson and Jackson, has started a price war and one of its member has just been appointed judge, furthermore, there’s Ace Crosby, whose ex-wife got her divorce with the help of Wattles and Swift, who vowed to shoot Wattles for this. Wattles disguises as widow Hanover, Joe’s co-respondent. Crosby, waiting at the office-turned-casino, wins too much at the pokertable, so Wattles tries to lure him away, after he and Joe have beem seen by Aggie. Aggie, who has met Judge Jackson, who told her that she and…
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One Touch of Venus (1948) William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava, Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
In the art department of a large department store, the statue of the famed Anatolian Venus comes to life and falls in love with Eddie Hatch, a window trimmer. Just before the unveiling of the prized statue, Eddie takes “Venus” to the model-display house in the store, where the store’s boss finds her. He, too, falls in love with her and makes her Glamour Girl Number One. Eddie and Venus dance in Central Park, but Eddie is arrested for stealing the statue. Venus goes back to her pedestal and Eddie is released. While Eddie is sadly preparing for another unveiling, a new employee asks him a question. She tells him her name is Venus Jones.
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