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In this British comedy, based on a popular radio series, the Lyons family goes on a Parisian holiday. The father attempts to buy tickets through a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When the children see them talking, they immediately assume the worst. When they see her again in Paris, merry mayhem ensues. (allmovie.com)
Life with the Lyons is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Richard Lyon. It was a spin-off from the radio series Life with the Lyons. The Lyon family attempt to acquire a new house in Marble Arch. It was followed in 1955 by The Lyons in Paris. The film was made at Southall Studios. (wikipedia.org)
High drama beneath the big top. Forbidden romance, rivalry, murder, betrayed friends. A retired hypnotist falls in love with a trapeze artiste whose jealous partner is the brother of the circus owner. (imdb)
On the eve of the Nazi occupation, spies in Paris try to outguess each other.
In this musical, the on-air rivalry between a married pair of American radio stars, each hosting a different show heats to boiling when they each have British evacuees on their shows. The wife gets a fellow who claims to live in a castle. A brouhaha ensues as he is believed to be the long-lost heir of a prominent lord. The trouble begins when her husband learns the truth about the supposed "nobleman. (allmovie.com)
The British I Killed the Count was based on the tricky stage puzzler by Alec Coppel. Cockney comedian Syd Walker plays it more or less straight as Scotland Yard inspector Davidson, at present trying to determine who murdered the much-hated Count Mattoni (Leslie Perrins). The dilemma isn't that Davidson is suffering from a lack of witnesses. In fact, four different people come forth to confess to the killing--each of them with plenty of motive and opportunity. (allmovie.com)
Carla de Hulvea is a rhumba dancer who makes news by posing as a South-American heiress. She is doing fine with her hoax until she meets American Peter Jackson, a high-pressure promoter who is looking for movie-producing money. He does some big-time bluffing on his own in order to get Carla to invest in a film he is making with his partner, Roy Harley. Through Carla, Roy meets actress Diana West, who is given a role in the movie, and Roy falls in love with her. (imdb)
Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs, Florida duel over diving methods and fight over the same girl, and only one will survive. (imdb)
Peyton Wells (Ben Lyon) rescues Judy Jones (Joan Marsh) from a very dull young man, at a sedate party given for her by her multi-millionaire grandfather Silas P. Jones (Purnell Pratt.) Judy refuses to accompany Peyton on a slumming trip to a cheap dance hall, and Peyton dances with several of the dowagers and tells them that Silas is practically dying of scarlet fever. The guests hastily depart and Joan joins Peyton at the Dreamland Dance Hall.
As California gubernatorial candidate Burton is about to cast his vote a truck crashes into the polling booth, critically injuring him and his opponent. A flashback traces his career from unemployed veteran to dockworker to lawyer. A side thread traces his tortured relationship with his wife.
Hawaiian naval nurse Trevor weds widowed officer Bellamy partly because he has a crippled daughter.
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the German air force. There, both men fall in love with ambulance driver Alida Hoffman. When America enters the war, Bob is caught between loyalty to his home country and the threat of execution for desertion and treason to Germany. It remains for his friend Fred to extricate him from the dilemma - but at what cost? (imdb)
Three apparent murders and a pair of imposters disrupt the lives of an engaged couple. (imdb)
Two Americans in England--a wealthy playboy and an actress--join forces to stop international spies. (imdb)
An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter. (imdb)
Two sassy gold-diggers stranded in Palm Beach become involved in the case of a fellow chorus girl who goes missing on her wedding night. (imdb)
A brilliant, successful criminal defense attorney's life is turned upside down when he takes on a case of a murdered woman who turns out to be an old flame who left him 10 years ago.
A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists (imdb)
Ben Lyon plays an aspiring boxer in this pre-code drama. Cookie Bradford (Lyon) toils at a diner and works out at the gym while waiting for his big break. His one supporter is the gym owner's daughter, Honey (Constance Cummings). When her father dies suddenly, she decides to take over his business. The fighters, however, have no faith in a woman, and they all walk out on her -- except for Bradford. She begins coaching him and he starts winning fights. (allmovie.com)
A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she's much more popular with men when she pretends to be a "bad" girl. (imdb)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (1932) - Short Film
Eddie Kane wanders round the studio back-lot, opening various doors to see which stars pop out. (imdb)
In this crime drama an escaped killer hunts the man who squealed upon him. He stalks the man onto a train bound for San Francisco. The stoolie is killed. As a result another passenger, who witnessed the killing becomes determined to catch the cold-blooded killer. (allmovie.com)
Gerry Marsh is a hat-check girl in a nightclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Buster Collins. Gerry is supported by her girlfriend Jessie. (imdb)
On New Year's Eve, Geraldine ('Jerry') Trent decides to break up with her boyfriend Jim Woodward, having finally grown tired of his dishonesty and his infidelities. Soon afterward, Geraldine meets and falls in love with novelist Anthony Blake. Blake knows that she has had a man in her past, but he is content as long as he never finds out who it was. All seems well until her sister Joan returns from a trip, and happily introduces Woodward as the new man in her life. (imdb)
Lora Hart manages to land a job in a hospital as a trainee nurse. Upon completion of her training she goes to work as a night nurse for two small children who seem to be very sick, but something much more sinister is going on. (imdb)
The wealthy von Wellingens are shocked when the father of their son Fred's fiancée Lia juggles desserts at a formal dinner. They encourage Fred to break the engagement. Lia goes to Berlin to marry a Baron von Schwarzdorf, and Fred arrives too late to stop the marriage. (imdb)
He is one of the best riveters in the union, but he is still a day laborer. She comes from money, but when they saw each other, it was love at first sight. They date, they dance, they fall for each other. First, she had to say no to Clay, which was easy. Then she had to bring Hap to meet her parents, which was not easy. Hap is the wrong type, but he dislikes their lifestyle as much as they do his. But if it is to work, he will be the sole support of Juliette and he cares not for her money. (imdb)
Working-class girl dreams of living a better life and forsakes her friends when she has a chance to break into high society. (imdb)
A stage star finds herself torn between a wealthy older man and a handsome younger one. (imdb)
In the South Seas, a half-caste island girl refuses to follow tradition and marry a fellow islander, instead falling in love with a white man and heir to an American fortune. (imdb)
Outlaw trio joins wagon train, planning to rob it. (imdb)
Two brothers attending Oxford enlist with the RAF when World War I breaks out. Roy and Monte Rutledge have very different personalities. Monte is a freewheeling womanizer, even with his brother's girlfriend Helen. He also proves to have a yellow streak when it comes to his Night Patrol duties... (imdb)
The story takes place towards the end of the first World War. Ben Lyon is gambling with some friends. When one of them accuses him of cheating they get into a fight. When Lyon sees the man fall down the stairs he assume he has died and escapes with his friend, played by Harry Langdon, before the police arrive by joining a parade of men who are enlisting for the army. They end up joining together as Langdon has already made up his mind that he wants to be in the army. (en.wikipedia.org)
Bebe Daniels plays a safecracker posing as a French maid in order to gain access to wealthy homes. In the midst of a nocturnal search for a cache of valuables, Daniels is interrupted by Ben Lyon, another safecracker. Narrowly escaping arrest, Bebe and Ben decide to pool their talents, but Bebe gets the urge to reform and encourages Ben to do the same. As it turns out, both thieves are swindled out of their own savings by a seemingly benign old couple. (allmovie.com)
A playboy's mistress falls in love with another man. Her younger sister arrives in town. Complications ensue.
Life in Hollywood No. 2 (1927) - Short Film
Part of a 7-part series exploring all aspects of Hollywood.
Lord Henry Chatfield and his family are riding through central Italy when the car breaks down in Pellini. His daughter Monica is intrigued by a young Englishman named Francis taking his vows before disappearing into a monastery. She tries to use her feminine wiles to convince him not to shut himself away. She fails.
A love triangle set against the turn-of-the-century gold rush. (imdb)
Based on a play be Rachel Crothers, WINE OF YOUTH is a solid drama about "the modern young generation" and how they think they know it all. It's also a play about love and marriage. (imdb)
The White Moth is a 1924 silent film drama produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by First National Pictures. Barbara La Marr was the female lead supported by young Ben Lyon. This film survives at the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art and Gosfilmofond Moscow.