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C. Aubrey Smith
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Date of Birth: Jul 21, 1863

Country: UK

Total Titles at Criticker: 89 - You've Seen 0

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Little Women (1949)
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s... (imdb)
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Unconquered (1947)
In 1763, felon Abby Hale is sentenced to slavery in America. In Virginia, heroic Capt. Holden buys her, intending to free her, but villain Garth foils this plan, and Abby toils at Dave Bone's tavern. Garth is fomenting an Indian uprising to clear the wilderness of settlers, giving him a monopoly of the fur trade. Holden discovers Garth's treachery, but cannot prove anything against him. Can Holden and Abby save Fort Pitt from the Senecas? Many hairbreadth escapes. (imdb)
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An Ideal Husband (1947)
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's past if he exposes the speculation as a fraud. His problem is compounded by his wife's intolerance of the slightest character flaws. (imdb)
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High Conquest (1947)
A mountain climber from America (Warren Douglas) is obsessed by his fear of the Matterhorn, where his father had died on an ascent. Other than begging the question of why he was pursuing mountain climbing to begin with, it does serve as a starting point for the plot. He refuses to climb it as part of a rescue party, which earns him the scorn of a guide (Gilbert Roland) who is his rival for the love of a local girl (Anna Lee). (imdb)
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Cluny Brown (1946)
Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson. (imdb)
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Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
A homesick American soldier stationed in England, during WWII, makes an unauthorized (a.w.o.l) trip on an American Air Force plane to the United States to see his wife, and then hops the plane back to England, with only his wife knowing he was home for a few hours. Later, she learns that she is pregnant and, to disclose that her husband had paid her a visit would get him into trouble and she does not, the townspeople are unanimous in their condemnation of her.... (imdb)
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Scotland Yard Investigator (1945)
At the outbreak of World War II, the famous 'Mona Lisa' is removed from the Lourve Museum in Paris, and stored for safekeeping in London. Sir James Collison, director of National Art Museum in London, is determined to safeguard the priceless painting. But Carl Hoffmeyer, a German fanatic art collector, is equally determined to steal the painting even it takes murder to do so.
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And Then There Were None (1945)
Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? (imdb)
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Forever Yours (1945)
A young woman who has been stricken with infantile paralysis gives up hope and is trying to "will herself" to die. A doctor who has been conducting experiments with patients with paralyzed nerves is convinced he can cure her. (imdb)
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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain. (imdb)
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Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944)
Scotland Yard's Room 40 was instrumental in Allied victory during WW1, but has been compromised in the decades since, a killer in their midst.
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Sensations of 1945 (1944)
As Ginny performs on stage, a woman in the audience accuses her of stealing her husband and fires at her. After she collapses and is taken to her dressing room, the woman, Julia, a friend of Ginny's, dashes backstage and congratulates her on their publicity stunt. When her agents, Gus and Junior, visit her backstage, she brags about her feat and chides them for not being more creative. Horrified at Ginny's brashness, Junior chastises her and leaves. Ginny conspires with Gus to teach him a lesson (AFI)
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The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars. (TCM.com)
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Madame Curie (1943)
Young Polish physics student Marie marries Doctor Pierre Curie, in whose lab she had worked for a while. On their honeymoon they decide to find out what caused the strange effect Prof. Becquerel has noticed with the uranium/thorium stones for her dissertation. After many experiments they find out that there must be more radioactive elements than uranium and thorium, and they try to isolate it... (imdb)
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Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists. (imdb)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be: he kills Ivy who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll and Sir Charles, Jekyll's faincee's father. (imdb)
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Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's many problems. (imdb)
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Free and Easy (1941)
Max and his father are both looking to marry wealthy women. The task would be far easier if either one of them had any money of their own. Max decides on Martha, but Martha says no when he says that he is poor as she admits she is also. So she accepts the proposal of Sir Kelvin, but changes her mind by the next day. When Florian tries to win money gambling for Max's wedding, he loses a bundle. (imdb)
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Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive. (imdb)
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City of Chance (1940)
Texas girl (Bari) goes to New York, becomes a newspaper reporter, and tries to get her gambler boyfriend (Woods) to come home. (imdb)
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Rebecca (1940)
When a naive young woman marries a rich widower, they settle in his gigantic mansion, where she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants. (imdb)
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Waterloo Bridge (1940)
On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front (imdb)
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A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
Teenaged soprano Gloria Jean plays the Little-Miss-Fixit heroine in Universal's Little Bit of Heaven. The most precocious member of an impoverished 10th Avenue family, little Midge (Gloria Jean) makes an impulsive appearance on a "man in the street" radio interview show. Catapulted to stardom, Midge becomes the primary support for her family, all of whom begin behaving atrociously and overspended insanely. The only one who doesn't go over the top is Midge's lovable Grandpa (C. (allmovie.com)
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The Sun Never Sets (1939)
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, nominally studying ants, pursues a hidden political agenda that causes worldwide unrest; the Colonial Office persuades both brothers to go back and deal with it. Young John makes a mess of things, then must save the day on his own. (imdb)
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The Four Feathers (1939)
A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades disguised as an Arab. When his unit is overwhelmed and captured by the rebels, the hero finds an opportunity to return the 'feathers' of cowardice sent to him by his former comrades by freeing them. (imdb)
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Balalaika (1939)
A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love. (imdb)
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East Side of Heaven (1939)
A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family. (imdb)
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The Under-Pup (1939)
A young city girl from a poor family is invited to spend the summer at a camp for girls from wealthy families. At first made fun of and ridiculed because of her background, she determines to show the snooty rich girls she's just as good as they are. (imdb)
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Eternally Yours (1939)
Anita Halstead, swept off her feet by magician Arturo, finds the results less than magical. (imdb)
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Five Came Back (1939)
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off... (imdb)
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Another Thin Man (1939)
In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect- maybe too obvious... (imdb)
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Victoria the Great (1938)
A biopic about the life of Queen Victoria of Britain.
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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart Lynn Cherrington. (imdb)
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Sixty Glorious Years (1938)
Color remake of "Victoria the Great", from the previous year. A biopic about the life of Britain's Queen Victoria.
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Kidnapped (1938)
In the late eighteenth century David Balfour's evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea where he meets exiled Breck. The two make their way back to Scotland and justice. (imdb)
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Thoroughbreds Don
Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the cocky but highly skilled Timmie Donovan. When a young English gentleman comes to town convincing Donovan to ride his horse in a high stakes race, the plot breaks into a speeding gallop. Donovan is disqualified from racing, but Cricket springs into action and heads into the home stretch riding high! (imdb)
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The Hurricane (1937)
In the days of the tall ships and colonial rule of the South Pacific, a naive native sailor working as first mate on an island hopping windjammer is unjustly jailed in Tahiti for striking a racist planter with government connections. His attempts to escape imprisonment and return to his home island and young wife are contrasted with the attitudes of the white colonials... (imdb)
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The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
This is a classic swashbuckler. Rudolph Rassendyll, Rudolf V's identical distant cousin, is asked to risk his life and impersonate the would-be king when his relative is kidnapped before his impending coronation. If Rudolf V isn't present at the ceremony, he will forfeit the crown to his younger brother. Complications ensue when Princess Flavia, the cousin's betrothed, begins to notice a "personality change" in her fiancé. (imdb)
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Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
Little Priscilla Williams goes to live with her grandfather, the colonel at a British Army base in 19th century India. She drills with the troops, gets captured by rebels, and generally cheers everyone up. (imdb)
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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust. (imdb)
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The Story of Papworth, the Village of Hope (1936)
A educational drama about Tuberculosis.
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The Garden of Allah (1936)
Domini, an heiress who has led a cloistered life, visits the North African desert for spiritual renewal. There she meets Boris, recently escaped from a Trappist monastery. Their friendship ripens into love, but he conceals his past from her. Then in a remote oasis, they meet a man who knows his secret. (imdb)
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Lloyds of London (1936)
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history. (imdb)
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The Florentine Dagger (1935)
Juan Cesare, a descendant of the Borgia's of Vienna, thinks he may have a murder streak in him acquired from his long-dead relatives, is is love with Florence Ballau, but her father lodges a strong protest. Papa Ballau is later found dead with a Florentine dagger of the Borgia type stuck firmly in him. Juan is all wrought up and tortured by thoughts he may have been the killer. But there is also a disfigured housekeeper on the premises who may or may not have had a motive. (imdb)
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The Right to Live (1935)
Maurice and Stella Trent are happily married. When Maurice is crippled in an airplane crash, he and his mother send for his brother Colin to come help keep Stella busy. He is to show her a good time during what promises to be a 5 month recovery before an operation will allow Maurice to walk again. Stella and Colin become very close, and things come to a boil when Maurice believes his life may not be worth living any longer after all. (imdb)
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
The 41st Bengal Lancers are stationed on the Northwest Frontier of British India, guarding against Afridi invaders led by wily Mohammed Khan. Experienced (though insubordinate) Lieut. McGregor is joined by two new arrivals, haughty Forsythe and callow Donald Stone...son of the commanding colonel. We follow the three through varied adventures and hardships. Will they uphold the honor of the regiment? Will Stone and the Colonel come to terms with their difficult relationship? (imdb)
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Jalna (1935)
In this adaptation of author de la Roche's chronicle of the passionate lives of the strange Whiteoaks of Jalna, their beautiful family estate located in souther Ontario. The story begins as a young Whiteoak, a novelist travels to New York where he encounters a charming woman, marries her, and takes her back to Jalna. There she encounters many difficulties as she attempts to adjust to life with his odd family. (allmovie.com)
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The Gilded Lily (1935)
A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter. (imdb)
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China Seas (1935)
Dynamic Alan Gaskell captains a ship bound from Hong Kong to Singapore. Gaskell tries to turn over a new leaf from his hard-drinking lifestyle after becoming attached to a refined high class English lady, Sybil Barclay. His former girlfriend Dolly is extremely jealous of the budding relationship and tries hard to get the Captain back... (imdb)
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Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)
A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean. (imdb)
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Clive of India (1935)
In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by his lack of advancement, and transfers to the military arm of the company, where he excels. Clive's leadership and gift for manipulation strengthen England's hold over India and lead to personal wealth, which is often threatened by the enemies he makes along the way. (imdb)
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The Crusades (1935)
The Third Crusade as it didn't happen. King Richard Coeur de Lion goes on the crusade to avoid marrying Princess Alice of France; en route, he marries Berengaria to get food for his men. Berengaria.is captured by Saladin, spurring Richard to attack and capture Acre. But Saladin, attracted to her, takes her on to Jerusalem, and Richard is in danger of assassination. (imdb)
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One More River (1934)
A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship. (imdb)
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Cleopatra (1934)
In 48 BC, Cleopatra, facing palace revolt in her kingdom of Egypt, welcomes the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Rome. When Caesar, whom she has led astray, is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony and dazzles him on a barge full of DeMillean splendor. But the trick may not work a third time... (imdb)
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The Firebird (1934)
All but forgotten today, Warner Bros.' The Firebird was based on a once-popular stage mystery by Lajos Zilhany. Prohibited from seeing her actor sweetheart Herman Brandt (Ricardo Cortez) by her tyrannical parents, sweet young Vienesse lass Mariette (Anita Louise) defies authority by regularly visiting Brandt's downstairs apartment. The lovers' signal is a song called "The Firebird," which Brandt sings whenever he wants Mariette to visit him. (allmovie.com)
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Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen... (imdb)
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Caravan (1934)
Member of royal family is forced to marry a vagabond. (imdb)
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We Live Again (1934)
Nekhludoff, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears responsibility for reducing her to crime. He sets out to redeem her and himself in the process. (imdb)
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The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (imdb)
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The House of Rothschild (1934)
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family. (imdb)
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Gambling Lady (1934)
Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor. (imdb)
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The Barbarian (1933)
A racy story of Myrna, who arrives in Cairo to meet her fiance. She attracts the attention of Ramon, a conniving Arab guide who enchants rich women tourists in order to take advantage of them. She falls under his spell, and he turns out to be more than he seems. (imdb)
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The Monkey
A mother wishes for the return of her dead son--a wish that is granted by the severed paw of a dead monkey. (imdb)
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Secrets (1933)
A New England society girl braves the West to help her husband build his fortune. (TCM.com)
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Queen Christina (1933)
Young Christina ascends to the Swedish throne at age 5. While she is queen, Sweden becomes a dominant European power at the end of the Thirty Years War. (imdb)
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Luxury Liner (1933)
This drama offers a few slices from the lives of those who live, work, and travel upon a luxurious trans-atlantic ocean liner.
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Bombshell (1933)
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry. (imdb)
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Adorable (1933)
Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back once he finds out she's a princess? (imdb)
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Morning Glory (1933)
Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New York stage, is a wildly optimistic chatterbox full of theatrical mannerisms... (imdb)
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Curtain at Eight (1933)
An elderly detective sets out to find who murdered a stage actor. (imdb)
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Love Me Tonight (1932)
Maurice Courtelin, a Parisian tailor (Maurice Chevalier), is owed a great sum of money by a viscount (Charles Ruggles)... (imdb)
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Polly of the Circus (1932)
When Polly Fisher, a circus aerialist, is hurt while performing, she is taken to the house of a nearby minister, John Hartley. As she recuperates, they fall in love with each other and secretly marry. But when the truth leaks out , John's congregation rebels at having a circus woman as their minister's wife, and he is fired. Polly decides to leave John in hopes of giving back to him the calling that means so much to him. But fate steps in and rearranges all plans. (imdb)
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No More Orchids (1932)
At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony. (imdb)
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Trouble in Paradise (1932)
High class European thief Gaston Monesque meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess... (imdb)
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But the Flesh Is Weak (1932)
The Clements father and son live by the generosity of rich women. Max, the son, sets his sites on Lady Joan, who is rich, but down-to-earth and charming. At her house he meets Rosine Brown, an Austrian widow involved with a rich man. Instantly infatuated with her, Max pursues Rosine until she relents and agrees to marry him. But the elder Clement loses 4500 pounds gambling and Max decides he must marry Joan to prevent his father's imprisonment. (imdb)
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Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
James Parker and Harry Holt are on an expedition in Africa in search of the elephant burial grounds that will provide enough ivory to make them rich. Parker's beautiful young daughter Jane arrives unexpectedly to join them. Harry is obviously attracted to Jane and he does his best to help protect her from all the dangers that they experience in the jungle... (imdb)
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Surrender (1931)
French POW Dumaine is sequestered near the castle of a prideful Prussian nobleman, Count Reinmacher, who lives for the day that his four sons will march triumphantly into Paris. Axelle, the daughter of one of the sons, makes periodic goodwill visits to the prison compound, and by-and-by she falls in love with Dumaine.
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Just a Gigolo (1931)
Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl chosen, learn what she's like and to apply the "acid test." (imdb)
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Guilty Hands (1931)
A district attorney tries to frame an innocent girl for the murder he committed. (TCM.com)
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The Phantom of Paris (1931)
A magician is charged with killing his fiancee's father. (TCM.com)
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Son of India (1931)
A rajah''s son falls for an American girl touring India. (TCM.com)
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Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)
Dan works for Pritchard and Pritchard out of San Francisco and is in love with Maisie. As one of his ships returns to San Francisco, Dan learns that the Captain has contracted Leprosy and asks Dan to be the guardian of his South Sea island daughter Tamea. Tamea soon learns that she is different than Dan and Maisie and that makes her angry. Dan decides to go and live on the island with Tamea, but soon finds out that Paradise is not everything that he thought it was. (imdb)
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The Bachelor Father (1931)
Davies plays Tony Flagg, one of the three grown children of aging roue Sir Basil Winterton. Tony and her siblings Geoffrey Trent and Maria Credaro, were all born out of wedlock, each to a different mother. In order to ensure her future happiness, Tony vows to find Sir Basil a proper wife. In the meantime, she goes the Amelia Earhart route, planning to make a transatlantic flight despite her daddy's protests. (Answers.com)
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Daybreak (1931)
Willi, a brash young lieutenant in the Austrian Imperial Guard, bent on an evening of pleasure, visits a house of ill repute and gambling parlor. (imdb)
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The Man in Possession (1931)
Robert Montgomery plays an aimless young man who secures a job as a bailiff's deputy. Montgomery is assigned to guard a house under writ, but when he falls for the lady of the house (Irene Purcell), the boy decides to serve as her butler to keep up her family's appearances. Throughout the film, Montgomery assumes several more disguises to keep the family's legal reverses from becoming public. P. G. Wodehouse adapted H. M. Harwood's play The Man in Possession for this brisk film version. (allrovi.com)
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Birds of Prey (1930)
Adapting A.A. Milne's play The Fourth Wall, this tense thriller is among the earliest films produced at Ealing and stars C. Aubrey Smith as a former police commissioner who becomes the target of a revenge plot. At a reception given by Arthur Hilton at his Sussex home the conversation turns to the subject of danger, with Hilton recalling a case in which he was involved as a Natal police commissioner.
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Passion Flower (1930)
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur. (imdb)
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The Unwanted (1924)
A colonel's bastard son pretends his cowardly brother died a hero. (imdb)
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The Bohemian Girl (1922)
Adapted from an opera of the same name, The Bohemian Girl is an ornate romance of conflict, revenge and redemption. Thaddeus (Novello) saves an aristocratic girl, Arline, though she is soon kidnapped by his gypsy companion (Smith). She grows into a woman (Cooper) among the gypsies. When Thaddeus, himself of aristocratic heritage, falls for Arline, the Gypsy Queen (Collier) conspires to ruin the romance.
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