Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Read More »
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Whistling in the Dark (1933) Elliott Nugent, Charles Reisner, Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold
In this Crime-Comedy-Mystery-Drama, an aspiring Pulp Writer elopes with a young woman Read More »
Myron Brooks, a medical-school student, graduates and starts his internship at a hospital. Read More »
Marshovia, a small European kingdom, is on the brink of bankruptcy but the country may be saved if the wealthy American Crystal Radek Read More »
Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. Read More »
Egbert Sousé leads an ordinary life but is about to have an extraordinary day. Read More »
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. Read More »
Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country’s toughest gangster and his gang Read More »
Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. Read More »
Abraham Lincoln (1930) D.W. Griffith, Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Biography, Drama, History
Brief vignettes about Lincoln’s early life include his birth, early jobs, (unsubstantiated) affair with Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates Read More »
Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944) Lewis D. Collins, Una Merkel, Harry Parke, Donald Novis, Musical, Comedy
While working in a defense plant, Patsy (Merkel) is rendered unconscious-or at least, more unconscious than usual. While knocked out, she dreams that she’s a fearless detective, teamed with tangle-tongued Parkyakarkus on the trail of bank robbers.
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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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Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his college career he learns about football, love, and class prejudice.
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