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Don Ameche
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Date of Birth: May 31, 1908

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 57 - You've Seen 0

Biography last updated by Dunstan-xxx, and picture by driscarpin

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Titles You Haven't Rated (57)
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)
When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. (imdb)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat... (imdb)
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Folks! (1992)
A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after. (imdb)
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Oddball Hall (1990)
A gang of thieves has pulled a huge jewel heist, but has had to hide out in a tiny South African village posing as members of a fraternal order called The Oddballs. As they wait for their buyer to arrive and take the jewels off their hands, they receive word that the Grand Wizard of the Oddballs is planning to make an inspection visit that threatens to blow their cover. (imdb)
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Cocoon: The Return (1988)
The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth ? (imdb)
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Things Change (1988)
Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe... (imdb)
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Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man... (imdb)
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A Masterpiece of Murder (1986)
An over-the-hill gumshoe reluctantly teams with worldly retired master thief to solve a string of art thefts and murders. (imdb)
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Cocoon (1985)
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. (imdb)
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Trading Places (1983)
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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Gidget Gets Married (1972)
Gidget finally gets married and rebels against the social caste system in her new husband's company. (imdb)
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Columbo: Suitable for Framing (1971)
Noted art critic Dale Kingston kills his uncle for his valuable collection of paintings. Despite Columbo's suspicions, all the clues point to the dead man's ex-wife. (imdb)
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The Boatniks (1970)
An accident-prone Coast Guard ensign has rough times in romance--and tracking jewel thieves.
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Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
The story is set in a sleepy Southern town, the site of a tranquil army base. Commanding officer Col. Flanders, anxious to win the hearts and minds of the locals, invites the populace to an ice-breaking dance. When the festivities degenerate into a fistfight, right-wing militia leader Billy Joe Davis (Tom Ewell) declares war against the Army. The film's romantic subplot is carried by Tony Curtis as a love-'em-and-leave-'em sergeant and Suzanne Pleshette as a smarter-than-she-looks local gal. (allmovie.com)
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Picture Mommy Dead (1966)
Susan Gordon is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her mother. Her father has a new wife, who has only married him for the money left to him by Zsa Zsa. Susan is still haunted by her mother's memory, and her step-mother is conspiring with her lover, Maxwell Reed, to get the troubled girl to lead them to Zsa Zsa's missing diamond necklace. (imdb)
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A Fever in the Blood (1961)
This satirical courtroom drama centers around a sensational murder trial. A senator, a D.A., and a judge use the trial as springboards for their attempts at becoming governor. (imdb)
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To Tell the Truth (1956)
Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version).
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Slightly French (1949)
A cinema director who is in an emotional and professional crisis thinks that he has discovered a French star when he meets an ordinary dancer. (imdb)
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Sleep, My Love (1948)
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue. (imdb)
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That
A poor young man is finally able to achieve his dream of running a horse at the track, but when he starts becoming successful, he begins to lose sight of what mattered to him before. (imdb)
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So Goes My Love (1946)
Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Herman Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his inventions become successful. Their happiness is complete when they have two children, and Maxim's portrait is given a place in the National Hall of Science. (imdb)
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It
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in. (imdb)
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Guest Wife (1945)
Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none to fond of Joe and tired of her husband's idolizing. On the eve of the Price's second-honeymoon trip to New York City, Joe arrives and tells Chris that he needs someone to pose as his wife in order to fool his boss in NYC, who thinks Joe got married to an overseas woman while on an assignment. (imdb)
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Wing and a Prayer (1944)
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight. (imdb)
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Greenwich Village (1944)
In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue. (imdb)
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Something to Shout About (1943)
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas, lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin, where he meets Jeanie Maxwell, singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. (imdb)
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Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Henry Van Cleve presents himself at the gates of Hell only to find he is closely vetted on his qualifications for entry... (imdb)
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Happy Land (1943)
An Iowa druggist becomes embittered when his son's life is cut short during World War II. The grieving father, helped by a friendly spirit, goes on a voyage of discovery and reconciliation.
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Girl Trouble (1942)
A South American in New York rents the apartment of a socialite who pretends to be his maid. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson capitalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson? (imdb)
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Moon Over Miami (1941)
Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands. Much singing and dancing including the number "You Started Something" (imdb)
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The Feminine Touch (1941)
An author writing a book on jealousy discovers his wife is an expert on the subject. (TCM.com)
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Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)
The nationwide search for an actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind formed the basis of Claire Booth Luce's satirical Broadway comedy Kiss the Boys Goodbye. By the time the film version came out in 1941, Gone With the Wind was yesterday's news, but the picture still manage to elicit loud laughter from moviegoers bombarded by bad news from Europe. (allmovie.com)
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Confirm or Deny (1941)
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love. (imdb)
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That Night in Rio (1941)
An entertainer (Ameche) in Rio impersonates a wealthy arisocrat (also Ameche). When the aristocrat's wife (Faye) asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue. (imdb)
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Four Sons (1940)
When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four sons of a Czecho-German family follow different paths: Czech patriot, Nazi supporter, artist in America, and heroic German soldier. (imdb)
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Down Argentine Way (1940)
American girl (Grable) on vacation in Argentina falls for wealthy racehorse owner (Ameche).
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Lillian Russell (1940)
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore. (imdb)
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Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career. (imdb)
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Swanee River (1939)
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out. (imdb)
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The Three Musketeers (1939)
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. (imdb)
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Midnight (1939)
Showgirl Eve, stranded in Paris without a sou, befriends taxi driver Tibor Czerny, then gives him the slip to crash a party... (imdb)
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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him. (imdb)
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Gateway (1938)
Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island. (imdb)
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Josette (1938)
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love. (imdb)
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Alexander
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music. (imdb)
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Happy Landing (1938)
Bandleader (Romero and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America. (imdb)
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Love Under Fire (1937)
During the Spanish Civil War a detective from Scotland Yard falls in love with a woman he had believed to be a jewel thief. (imdb)
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You Can
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve... (imdb)
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Fifty Roads to Town (1937)
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men. (imdb)
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Love Is News (1937)
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. (imdb)
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In Old Chicago (1937)
Story of the great fire of 1871. Fictional story of two sons of Mrs. O'Leary (the owner of the cow which started the fire), one a rogue (Power) the other a lawyer (Ameche). One of the most expensive films of its time ($1.8 million). (imdb)
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Sins of Man (1936)
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing. (imdb)
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Ramona (1936)
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household. (TCM.com)
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One in a Million (1936)
American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden. (imdb)
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Ladies in Love (1936)
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own. (imdb)
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Dante
Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". (imdb)
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