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David Butler
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 71 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (61) | Writer (10) | Actor (9)
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An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest. (imdb)
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) - TV Mini-Series
A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts. (imdb)
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
937 Jewish Germans are offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. They depart Hamburg in high spirits, looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe. (imdb)
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Standard boy-girl malt shoppe doings, with a free speech on campus sub-plot dropped in. (imdb)
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The Right Approach (1961)
The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he arrives, using his brother and their roommates and anyone else he can as stepping stones in his climb for fame and fortune as a singing and acting star. (imdb)
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Leave It to Beaver (1957)
The Cleavers are the 1950's 'All-American Family' in this 'feel-good' family sitcom. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, try to keep Theodore ('the Beaver') out of trouble. However, Beaver continues to end up in one kind of jam or another. Unlike real life, these situations are always easily resolved to the satisfaction of all involved and the Beaver gets off with a few stern moralistic words of parental advice. Instigator and troublemaker Eddie Haskell is an older kid who always man
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Glory (1956)
Producer-director David Butler once listed Glory as among his favorite films. Margaret O'Brien plays her first grown-up role as the owner of the eponymous racing filly. Despite the fact that the horse seems to be a dud, Margaret insists upon entering Glory in race after race. (allrovi.com)
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The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
College students Andy Shaeffer and Susan Daniels are pinned. While Susan works hard to put herself through college, Andy sponges off his parents, his mother, Madeline Shaeffer, who in particular will give him whatever he wants. In other words, Andy is a mama's boy, which he doesn't really realize. Andy and Susan have used the word love to describe their relationship, but Susan isn't sure if that's what they are really feeling for each other or if it is solely a loveless passion. (imdb)
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Jump Into Hell (1955)
Jump into Hell is one of the first films to deal with the ongoing conflict in Vietnam or, as it was still known in 1955, French IndoChina. The 56-day battle of Dien Ben Phu is herein reenacted, with several French volunteers emerging as the heroes. Arriving in IndoChina by parachute, Captain Guy Bertrand (Jacques Sernas, here billed as "Jack") and his comrades make a courageous stand against the Communist forces. Before their inevitable doom, the men conjure up visions of the mademoiselles they (allmovie.com)
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The Command (1954)
An army doctor, with no combat experience, is forced to take command of a cavalry troop escorting a wagon train through hostile Indian country when the unit's commanding officer dies. (imdb)
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King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
During the Crusades, the dreaded Saladin arrives in England in disguise and falls in love with Lady Edith. (TCM.com)
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Calamity Jane (1953)
The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (imdb)
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie's on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other family issues, primarily brought on by little brother Wesley's overactive imagination and tall tales. (imdb)
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April in Paris (1952)
Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State Department to represent the American theatre at an arts exposition in Paris, France. There's only one problem, the invitation was meant for Miss Ethel Barrymore. Meanwhile, S. Winthrop Putnam, the bureaucrat who made the mistake tries unsuccessfully to correct his mix-up. It's too late, for Dynamite Jackson is off to Paris, where the two meet and marry, or so they think! (imdb)
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Adapted from the 1892 play by Brandon Thomas, this Frank Loesser musical concerns two Oxford undergraduates who, in order to entertain some ladies, cajole a third student to act as a chaperon by posing as Charley's aunt from Brazil.
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Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe.She decides to return home to surprise her mother whom she thinks is a successful Broadway star with a mansion in Manhattan. She doesn't know that her mother is actually a burnt-out cabaret singer with a love for whiskey. When she arrives at the mansion, she is taken in by the two servants who are friends of her mother's The house actually belongs to Adolph Hubbell, a kind-hearted Broadway producer who also gets drawn into the charade. (imdb)
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Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)
When boyfriend Vince Nichols won't give up his gambling, Abby (Lucille Norman) joins vaudeville partners Carol (Virginia Mayo) and June (Virginia Gibson) in a trek to Las Vegas searching for millionaires, followed by playboy Ted Lansing with a big crush on Abby. When the girls learn that uncle Felix Hoff is going broke with his casino, Abby accepts Ted because of his wealth. Arriving to halt the nuptials is Ted's banker cousin from Boston, Bennington (Tom Conway), and an irate Vince. (imdb)
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The Daughter of Rosie O
This Gay-90s musical interweaves a number of fictional characters with real-life theatrical impresario Tony Pastor (played by Gordon MacRae, who resembles the real Pastor not at all). The plot involves a roisterous Irish papa (James Barton) who, when not on a drunk, tries to keep his two daughters (June Haver and Debbie Reynolds) from the clutches of predatory men. (allmovie.com)
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Tea for Two (1950)
In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter (Doris Day) bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours. If she wins, she can invest the money in a Broadway show featuring songs written by her beau (Gordon MacRae), and of course, in which she will star. Trouble is, she doesn't realize her uncle's been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. (imdb)
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A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her. (imdb)
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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger). (imdb)
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John Loves Mary (1949)
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans. (TCM.com)
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The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes a liking to a yearling named Seabiscuit, and fights to convince the horse's owner that the tiny horse with big knees will become a top-notch racehorse. Meanwhile, Margaret begins a tentative relationship with jockey Ted Knowles, but is haunted by her brother's death in a steeplechase spill. (imdb)
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Two Guys from Texas (1948)
Song-and-dance men Steve Carroll and Danny Foster walk to a Texas dude ranch after their car runs out of gas. The team's friend, singer Maggie Reed, gets the boys a job. With their auto stolen, the two settle into ranch life. While Danny consults with Dr. Straeger to conquer his fear of animals, Steve courts ranch owner Joan Winston. When their stolen car is used in a robbery, the duo must then find the real culprits. (imdb)
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My Wild Irish Rose (1947)
The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his true love Rose Donovan and stage star Lillian Russell, who wants to make him a star. (imdb)
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Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946)
Balkan Prince Henry has two wishes, to meet Lauren Bacall and see the "real" America. He befriends cabbie Buzz Williams and, without knowing the microphone is live, the two stage a debate on democracy versus monarchy broadcast back to the Prince's homeland. A plebiscite there puts Henry out of a job. Flying to MIlwaukee to become a beer salesman, he meets Bacall on the seat next to his, but a tap on his shoulder means he must give up his seat (and dream) to Bogie. (imdb)
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The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
The manager of opera singer Vicki Cassel and her uncle, a classical conductor, is determined to close down the noisy nightclub that's next door to the Cassels' home.The club's owners-Steve, a handsome ladies man,Jeff, his clownish sidekick-hatch a plan to keep the club open. Steve arranges to meet-and woo-Vicki and then invite her and her uncle to the club.When Vicki's snobbish aunt and the manager discover that Vicki now favors popular music to the classics, they arrange to get the club closed. (imdb)
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San Antonio (1945)
Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town. (imdb)
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The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom. (imdb)
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Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. (imdb)
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They Got Me Covered (1943)
Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. When he gets a hot tip on some Nazi spies operating in Washington, D.C., he convinces Chris to help him break the story so he can get his job back. (imdb)
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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Eddie Cantor insists upon being chairman of the Cavalcade of Stars benefit show, in return for the use of his vocalist, Dinah Shore. Cantor disrupts the producers' plans with his own egocentric ideas. When they discover a talented bus driver named Joe Simpson, who can't get an acting job because he too closely resembles Eddie Cantor, a scheme is hatched to put the show back on track. (imdb)
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Road to Morocco (1942)
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. (IMDb)
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Caught in the Draft (1941)
A movie star who can't stand loud noises accidentally joins the Army. (imdb)
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Playmates (1941)
Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (Himself),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (Himself), plant a story that the great Shakespearean actor, over his heartfelt objections, will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare, which isn't the same as playing Paducah, which soon becomes evident. Highlights are the singing of Ginny Simms and a rumba by Lupe Velez; lowlights already cited. (imdb)
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Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? the sinister Judge (Boris Karloff)? the phony medium (Bela Lugosi)? the skeptical psychologist (Peter Lorre)? You'll find out. (imdb)
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If I Had My Way (1940)
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success. (imdb)
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The fictional J. D. Forbes, head of the (fictional) Four Star Studios in Hollywood, informs his associate producers that business and attendance at Four Star Films has tanked, and changes must be made. J. D. has decided that the movie-going public has to be offered down-to-earth entertainment such as that offered by a band leader named Kay Kyser, who puts on a radio and-live theatre program called "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge," and Forbes dictates to his hirelings to "get me Kay Kyser." (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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Kentucky Moonshine (1938)
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show. (imdb)
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Straight Place and Show (1938)
The Ritz Brothers go to the race track. They raise training end entrance money in a wrestling match and help a young man (Arlen) train the horse of his fiancée (Brooks). (imdb)
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Kentucky (1938)
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horseracing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter. (imdb)
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Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he organizes work programs, taxes the rich and abolishes the army. (imdb)
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Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley. (imdb)
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White Fang (1936)
Jack London tale of a woman (Muir) and weakling brother (Beck) who inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide (Whalen) is accused of murder (imdb)
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Pigskin Parade (1936)
Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbilly farmhand's ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace. (imdb)
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Captain January (1936)
Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper (Kibbee) who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer (Haden) decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley. (imdb)
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The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Shirley and "Bojangles" Robinson beg President Lincoln to intercede. (imdb)
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Doubting Thomas (1935)
A husband makes fun of his wife's theatrical aspirations when she agrees to appear in a local production. When she begins to neglect him, he decides to retaliate by also going on stage. (imdb)
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The Little Colonel (1935)
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother. (imdb)
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Bright Eyes (1934)
When a maid is accidentally hit by a car and killed, her young orphaned daughter is forced to live with the snooty couple her mother used to work for. A custody battle soon ensues between an aviator who adores the little girl and the couple's crotchety Uncle Ned. (imdb)
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Have a Heart (1934)
The career of dance instructor Sally (Jean Parker) comes to an abrupt end when she is crippled in an accident on the eve of her wedding. Sally's far-from-supportive fiance (Paul Page) walks out on her, but good old Jimmie (James Dunn), who has loved her all along, offers to marry her and help shoulder the burden of her handicap. This in itself would make a good story, but MGM got nervous an added a gangster subplot. (allmovie.com)
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Bottoms Up (1934)
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness. (imdb)
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Handy Andy (1934)
A small-town druggist is henpecked by his social-climbing wife to sell his pharmacy to a national chain. In addition, she tries to set up her pretty young daughter with the nitwit son of the chain's owner, even though the girl is in love with the handsome son of the town doctor. Finally the druggist decides he's had enough and takes matters into his own hands. (imdb)
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My Weakness (1933)
A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin. (imdb)
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Down to Earth (1932)
The Pike Peters family deals with the trappings of wealth. That is, until the depression begins to catch up with them. (imdb)
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Business and Pleasure (1932)
On a Mediterranean cruise, Earl Tinker, a manufacturer of razor blades, is the target of a femme fatale in the pay of a business rival, and he becomes embroiled in a feud between two Arab tribes. (imdb)
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A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Will Rogers plays the operator of a tiny radio repair shop, who is called to an old mansion to replace a battery on a dark and stormy night. Here Will meets a scientist (William Farnum) who thinks he can contact King Arthur by radio, a sinister butler (Brandon Hurst), a pair of young lovers who've been forbidden to see one another, and a seductive femme fatale (Myrna Loy). Suffering a blow on the head, Rogers wakes up in 9th-century Camelot. (allrovi.com)
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Delicious (1931)
A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles. (imdb)
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High Society Blues (1930)
This version of Shakespeare's most famous love story is set in Scarsdale, New York. This time, the heroine comes from an old monied aristocratic family. Trouble ensues when the hero's newly wealthy, and terribly unsophisticated family from Iowa moves in next door. The young woman becomes interested in the young man when she hears him playing the ukulele. She asks him to teach her to play, and romance ensues. Naturally her snooty parents disapprove of the young man and his family of rubes. (allmovie.com)
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Just Imagine (1930)
A man killed by lightning in 1930 is resurrected in the year 1980, surprised to see that food comes in pills and cars now fly. He befriends two scientific scientists, but still wants "the good old days."
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Sunnyside Up (1929)
Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less happy, since his fiancée Jane won't discourage her other admirers. Fleeing in his car, Jack ends up in an urban block party where he meets you-know-who. (imdb)
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Salute (1929)
West Point Cadet John and Annapolis Midshipman Frank focus their fraternal rivalry on the big Army-Navy football game. (imdb)
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Prep and Pep (1928)
A bashful, timid 17-year-old boy comes to school and finds that the whole student boy and faculty expect him to live up to his father's accomplishments at the same school. The father is regarded as the finest athlete to ever attend the school, and the son is ill-equipped or prepared to follow in his big footsteps. (imdb)
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7th Heaven (1927)
Chico (Charles Farrell) is a poor sewer worker who has only two dreams in life: to be promoted to sweeping streets and to find a woman who will be his wife. While he prays for guidance and blessings, he continues to work in the filth beneath the Parisian streets. However, one day he meets Diane (Gaynor), a beautiful woman who has been handed many hardships in life and is being chased by the police for a petty crime. (All Movie Guide)
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The Plastic Age (1925)
Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to go to parties. He finds that it is impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and his athletic training, and soon the two face some difficult decisions. (imdb)
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The Village Blacksmith (1922)
Only the final reel (11 minutes) of this John Ford (as "Jack Ford") directed melodrama survives, presently, but it's a good one. We see the storyline's climax, and an epilogue tying up loose ends. (imdb)
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The Sky Pilot (1921)
The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident. (imdb)
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The County Fair (1920)
"The County Fair" begins with a nasty rich guy threatening to turn an old lady onto the street--unless her niece (who lives with her) marries this man's son. While she's dead set against it, the niece is a sweet thing and would do anything to help her aunt--even marry the rich jerk. However, a possible way out is presented. When a poor young man is taken in and fed, he turns out (naturally) to be a jockey and thinks he can win the $3000 prize at the fair and save the farm. (imdb)
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The Other Half (1919)
Social drama about a friendship that is pressurized by class differences.
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The Greatest Thing in Life (1918)
Jeannette Peret, daughter of a cigar-store owner, leaves her Greenwich Village home for France in hopes of finding there the love which eludes her at home. She becomes enamored of le Bebe, a giant of a vegetable peddler, but his unsophisticated ways disillusion her. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young man from home who had spurned Jeannette, now turns up and realizes the error of his ways. (imdb)
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