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David Wayne
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Date of Birth: Jan 30, 1914

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 33 - You've Seen 33

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Titles You've Ranked (33)
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The Big Gamble The Big Gamble (1961)
Summary: This adventure melodrama concerns Vic Brennan (Stephen Boyd), who persuades his family to put up money for him to leave Dublin for the remote African town of Jebanda in order to start up a truck-hauling business. The family agrees to give Vic the money under the stipulation that his cousin Samuel (David Wayne), a bank clerk, go with him to protect their investment. Vic and Samuel arrive in the Ivory Coast along with Vic's bride Marie (Juliette Greco). (allrovi.com)
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Stella Stella (1950)
Summary: Stella is an out-of-left-field black comedy in which star Anne Sheridan is upstaged by an uproarious supporting cast. At a family picnic, a none too likeable uncle dies from accidentally eating poisoned mushrooms. The other family members don't want to be accused of murder, so they leave it to the stupidest branch of the clan, personified by David Wayne and Frank Fontaine, to dispose of the body. (allrovi.com)
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Poker Alice Poker Alice (1987)  - TV Movie
Summary: Alice Moffit, 'Poker Alice', has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with her cousin, John, when she wins a house in a poker game on a train. The 'house' turns out to be a bordello, which she decides to run until she can sell it. She falls for a bounty hunter, Jeremy Collins, who is about to settle down in California. Marrying him would mean ending the life-long relationship between the two cousins. (imdb)
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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
Summary: Ben Halpen sets up his barber's shop at the turn of the century in Sevillinois and watches the town grow around him. Thinking it is for the best, he tries to shield his wife Nellie from the worries of the world. She finally rebels while he is away at war and takes a fateful trip to Chicago. This turns out to be the first of a number of critical family crises for Ben. (imdb)
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The Reformer and the Redhead The Reformer and the Redhead (1950)
Summary: Hot-tempered Kathleen Maguire enlists the services of a young attorney to help her zookeeper father get his job back after he is fired for political reasons. In the midst of uncovering local political corruption and dealing with a lion that's escaped from the zoo, the two manage to fall in love. (imdb)
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The Sad Sack The Sad Sack (1957)
Summary: Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. (imdb)
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The Prize Fighter The Prize Fighter (1979)
Summary: Tim Conway as woeful boxer Bags and Don Knotts as his dim-witted sidekick Shake are out to save a gym and do the impossible in this predictable, cliched comedy from director Michael Preece. The setting is the 1930s and Bags is trying to make it as a boxer. Gangster Mike decides to take advantage of the two losers, so he sets Bags up for a big championship match against a bruiser appropriately nicknamed the Butcher... (allmovie.com)
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Down Among the Sheltering Palms Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
Summary: War-weary Captain Willoby and his men are the occupation force on an island of lovely women...and are forbidden to fraternize. (imdb)
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Anatomy of an Accident Anatomy of an Accident (1961)  - Short Film
Summary: When a telephone company employee and his family are involved in an automobile accident, an examination is made of the variety of things which might have caused the accident, and a number of safe-driving rules and tips are explained in this documentary short subject. (imdb)
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Tonight We Sing Tonight We Sing (1953)
Summary: Story of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok and the many stars that he introduced and represented to the world of music.
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The I Don The I Don't Care Girl (1953)
Summary: Producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the writers present him. He tells them to look up Eddie McCoy, Eva's one-time partner, for the real inside story on the lusty and vital Eva. And Eddie's version of events are very different... (imdb)
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Teahouse of the August Moon Teahouse of the August Moon (1962)  - TV Movie
Summary: This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in Okinawa to teach the people democracy. The first step is to build a school -- but the wily Okinawans know what they really want. They tell him about their culture and traditions -- and persuade him to build something they really want instead: a teahouse.
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Ellery Queen Mysteries Ellery Queen Mysteries (1975)  - TV Series
Summary: The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. (imdb)
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The Naked Hills The Naked Hills (1956)
Summary: Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim jumper employed by Willis Haver. Six years later, Powell returns to Indiana and his sweetheart, Julie. They marry and he tries farming again but, on the night their son is born, he takes off again searching for gold. This time he heads for the hills with an inveterate prospector, Jimmo McCann. (imdb)
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The FBI Story: Alvin Karpis The FBI Story: Alvin Karpis (1974)  - TV Movie
Summary: J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI go after notorious bank robber and kidnapper Alvin Karpis and his gang. (imdb)
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The Last Angry Man The Last Angry Man (1959)
Summary: The journalist nephew of an aging doctor decides to profile his uncle's life on TV. (imdb)
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My Blue Heaven My Blue Heaven (1950)
Summary: A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child. (tcm.com)
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The Three Faces of Eve The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Summary: Eve White is a quite, mousy, unassuming wife and mother who keeps suffering from headaches and occasional black outs. Eventually she is sent to see psychiatrist Dr. Luther, and, while under hypnosis, a whole new personality emerges: the racy, wild, fun-loving Eve Black... (imdb)
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The Front Page The Front Page (1974)
Summary: Hildy Johnson is the top reporter on a Chicago newspaper during the 1920s. Tired of the whole game he's determined to quit his job to get married. His scheming editor, Walter Burns, has other plans though. It's the day before guilty (but insane) murderer, Earl Williams, is due to go to the gallows and Burns tempts Johnson to stay and write the story. (imdb)
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Hell and High Water Hell and High Water (1954)
Summary: A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics. (imdb)
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Portrait of Jennie Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Summary: Eben Adams is a struggling artist in Depression era New York who has never been able to find inspiration for a painting. One day, after he finally finds someone to buy a painting from him, a young girl named Jennie Appleton appears and strikes up an unusual friendship with Eben. (imdb)
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Finders Keepers Finders Keepers (1984)
Summary: On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train... (imdb)
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The Andromeda Strain The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Summary: A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (imdb)
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How to Marry a Millionaire How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Summary: Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (imdb)
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With a Song in My Heart With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Summary: Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European tour... but her plane crashes in Lisbon, and she is partially crippled. Unable to walk without crutches, Jane nevertheless goes on to entertain the Allied troops in World War II. (imdb)
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Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn (1974)
Summary: Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures. (imdb)
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We We're Not Married! (1952)
Summary: In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married. (imdb)
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An American Christmas Carol An American Christmas Carol (1979)  - TV Movie
Summary: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. (imdb)
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The Tender Trap The Tender Trap (1955)
Summary: Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with Charlie's girl Sylvia while Charlie spends his time with young actress Julie. (imdb)
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O. Henry O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Summary: John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film. (imdb)
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M M (1951)
Summary: In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children. (imdb)
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As Young as You Feel As Young as You Feel (1951)
Summary: After being forced to retire, 65-year-old John Hodges impersonates the president of his company's parent corporation (since no one, indeed, has ever seen the man or knows his name) in order to change the company's policy on older workers and get his job back. However, after he gives a speech in the president's name and meets his real boss' wife, who falls for him, things get more complicated...
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Adam Adam's Rib (1949)
Summary: When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. (imdb)