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Studio One in Hollywood (1948) - TV Series
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run on CBS. Showcasing some of the greatest talents of the era, this groundbreaking series created an enormous impact, and still remains a treasured part of America's broadcasting history.
American reporters Helen Warnet and Jed Howard meet on a boat to Shangai unaware that Japan had just invade China and enemy spies are everywhere.
In California's Death Valley a chemistry whiz-kid helps a sheriff track the man who murdered a wealthy mine owner who had been staying at a fancy winter resort. (imdb)
Russ Matthews, a theatrical agent who is not above pulling off a hoax or two or more to further the career of his clients (and himself), and a newspaper gossip-columnist, Carol Wilson, get involved with gangsters when one of Larry's radio-program future-predicting cons gets out of hand. (imdb)
Even the mighty MGM had to keep the home fires burning with B pictures. The studio's Mama Steps Out is a harmless confection built around the considerable talents of Alice Brady. She plays her standard empty-headed flibbertygibbet, this time vacationing on the Riviera after inheriting a fortune. Alice, her husband Guy Kibbee and her daughter Betty Furness soon tire of their shallow new society chums, and head back home a little sadder and wiser. (imdb)
Newspaper photographer Jim Tyler sneaks into a society girl's wedding, and the bride's sister (mad-cap heiress Sheila Hunter) decides she prefers him to her upper-crust suitors. She even likes his pigeon, who travels everywhere with him.
Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop's magic and dance act... (imdb)
Boston blueblood Aloysius Merriweather loves to play jokes on people and he's come up with a joy-buzzer of a doozy. He'll send barber Joe Jenkins in his place to a dinner party aimed at squeezing a few Merriweather millions. That Cinderella plan soon turns into a pumpkin coach with the wheels fallen off. Circumstances will force shave-and-a-haircut Joe to masquerade as Merriweather for much longer.The comedy comes fast and frantic in Mister Cinderella, from Hal Roach Studios.
A millionaire with a crumbling personal life comes up with an idea on how he can disappear, start a new life without anyone knowing who he is and be able to take all his money with him. (imdb)
Based on a Damon Runyon story, Three Wise Guys stars Betty Furness as a Broadway golddigger hired by gangster Bruce Cabot to romance playboy Robert Young, then take the sap for every penny he's got. But when Young marries Furness, he is disinherited. Furness decides she's truly in love with Young and leaves town with him. Pursued by Cabot and his henchmen, the couple takes refuge in a deserted farm. (allmovie.com)
Carnival promoters and gangsters back a math genius rube in a big money bridge tournament.
Bobby Merrick (Robert Taylor) is an alcoholic ne'er-do-well whose recklessness causes the death of Dr. Hudson, a respected physician. Helen Hudson (Irene Dunne), the doctor's widow, turns away from Merrick's apology, only to walk into traffic. She's struck by a car and blinded. (nytimes.com)
Alarmed that his beautiful young daughter is about to marry a gold-digging gigolo, he turns over the family fortune to her ditsy older sister for protection. (imdb)
Advertising executive Preston 'Pat' Patton is fired from his job by Col. Allenby when he offends his daughter Mary Elizabeth. Pat tries to remain calm and starts the agency 'Confidential Services, Inc.' On his first assignment Pat gets off on the wrong track by delivering the wrong drunk to an overweight wife's bed. Next, he is hired to keep beautiful Rosalind Rockwell away from her father's new and young wife because her father Kenneth S. Rockwell has been passing himself off as a younger man. (imdb)
A severely traumatized World War I veteran, believing that he's living on borrowed time, comes upon a peaceful little village and meets an old man called Bee Master and his protégé, Little Scout, who try to convince him that he has more to live for than he thinks he does. (imdb)
Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight with Sim, Haworth is found dead in his apartment. Everyone has a reason to kill him, but most of the blame is falling on Sim and his love Trenna. If they are to be cleared, it is up to Aunt Melissa to find the killer - and she thinks she knows who is was. (imdb)
John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his steel mill. (imdb)
John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin to cause Vergie to be shunned by the women of the town. Soon the two are constantly faced with the threat of exposure and scandal (imdb)
Robert Young had to be the busiest leading man in Hollywood in 1934. He appeared in no fewer than nine pictures, four of them at his home studio of MGM. The Band Plays On features Young as one of four close pals, who have grown up together and are now college football champs known as "The Four Bombers". So inseparable are these chums that, when one is injured in a car accident, the remaining three quit the team. (imdb)
Adapted from a typically tricky J. B. Priestley stage play, Dangerous Corner is a cautionary fable about the damage caused by telling the unvarnished truth. A burned-out radio tube is the catalyst for a series of painful and potentially dangerous revelations during a weekend party. The upshot of all this is the suicide of party guest Ian Keith and the mysterious theft of a large sum of money. (allmovie.com)
The Bedford College football coach cuts a deal with a talented player who also happens to be a convicted bank robber. If he stays out of trouble, the coach will get him paroled. He also convinces his pretty niece to keep him honest. (imdb)
Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family. When he struggles with Naomi, he is killed. Naomi dumps his body out in the swamp and keeps tells no one. She then moves to town and finds works. When the sheriff comes lookin' for Ed, she moves to Waldo and changes her last name. She starts sewing at home and eventually has her own shop called 'Naomi's'.
Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning her cattle. When Tom threatens to expose him, Judy is kidnapped and the troop told to leave. With an expert makeup man available. Tom poses as one of the outlaws in an attempt to rescue her. (imdb)
Tom and five older respected business men run the Sierra mine. When Tom leaves for Europe to fight in WW1, everything is OK. When he returns after the war he finds his former assistant not only in control of the mine but the whole town. His former partners have fled becoming outlaws and are now robbing the mine shipments of money they believe is really theirs. (imdb)
A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when Slugger Jones is killed doing his last stunt right after his marriage. Skipper Clark and Bob Hughes prevent a down-and-out girl, Fran, from committing suicide, and help her get an acting job at the studio. Romance follows, with Skipper marrying Fran, but with the understanding he'll continue doing his stuntwork. (imdb)
When her tough boyfriend Red Branahan (William Gargan) is sent to jail, Aggie Appleby (Wynne Gibson) meets mild-mannered Adoniram Schlump (Charles Farrell), and decides to turn him into a real man. She teaches him how to talk tough, changes his name to Red Branahan, and gets him a construction job -- unaware that the real Red has been released from prison. (allmovie.com)
An expose of the racketeering "accident victims" who extort millions of dollars annually from American automobile owners, insurance companies and property owners by staging fake accident with paid-witnesses standing by to serve in court trials if needed. After a few examples, this one concentrates on the 'gutter-floppers." (imdb)
A genial lampoon of the Greta Garbo craze, Let's Fall in Love stars Ann Sothern as Jean, a Brooklyn-born aspiring actress. It so happens that Ken (Edmund Lowe), an ambitious movie director, is searching for a Swedish actress to replace his temperamental star Forsell (Tala Birrell). In desperation, Ken decides to transform Jean into a Scandinavian film sensation, spending six weeks coaching her in the proper accent and "I vant to be alone" demeanor. (allmovie.com)
Given a last chance, after failing to graduate with his class at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis,Maryland because he was reported by a jealous rival for being out after 'Taps,", Midshipman Jack Austin is warned that one more offense meets dismissal from the Navy, he shoulders the responsibility for a head-on crash between a seaplane and the submarine-chaser under his command during peace-time maneuvers. (imdb)
Tom Bagby has gone to prison to learn of his father's killer. Returning, he looks for Curly Bogard who he thinks did it. Keeping his identity a secret, he gets a job on Curly's ranch. Just as he gets evidence out of Curly's safe, his cellmate Blackie arrives to expose him.