Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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This documentary is featured on Warner Brothers' DVD for Little Caesar, released in 2005.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies (imdb)
Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing. (imdb)
The Hostage Tower (1980) - TV Movie
Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (imdb)
The Crooked Hearts (1972) - TV Movie
Con-artist stalks members of club of rich old women. (imdb)
Three episodes of the Rheingold Theatre TV series edited together and released as a feature.
Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed Forces storm onto the farm in a frantic search for the duck responsible. (imdb)
Dr. John Marlowe, an American surgeon, is contacted by the authorities of Vosnia, an Eastern European country. They ask him to operate on General Niva, the president dictator. The physician accepts the deal and performs the operation. Unfortunately Niva dies and the government, unwilling to let the people know about it, replaces Niva by a lookalike. Marlowe has now become a man who knows too much (Guy Bellinger)
A swashbuckling Irishman opposes French agents during the Napoleonic wars. (imdb)
Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years before, comes to life from a portrait to help her descendant. Complicating factor: the newlywed countess feels strangely drawn to the handsome invader... (imdb)
Charles II, the King of England, finds himself in exile in Holland, where he falls in love with a beautiful farm-girl. (imdb)
Sinbad the Sailor is gathered with other men in the harbor telling his adventure seeking the island of Daryabar, where the treasure of Alexander the Great is hidden. In his journey with his friend Abbu, Sinbad rescues and claims property of a drifting boat; he meets the ambitious and gorgeous Shireen and falls in love for her; he is chased by the evil Emir that is seeking the treasure to become one of the most powerful men in the world. He meets the dangerous Melik who also wants the treasure. (IMDb)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. plays Siamese twins, separated by a good doctor after their parents are killed by Vendetta. One goes to Paris, one to the Corsican Mountains to become, respectively, a gentleman and a bandit. What will happen? "I have performed the miracle I have separated their bodies. But what of their souls?" Lucien feels everything Mario feels. 20 years pass and they are reunited in Corsica. Banditry and vendetta and a beautiful Corsican countess ensue. (imdb)
Sad, mousy thief tries to make things right with the help of a drunk playwright, an aspiring dancer, and a selfish con man. Nominated for best screenplay.
Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ultimately forsaking her future with the Baron for the joys of true love.
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman... (imdb)
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)
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (imdb)
Story of the beginnings of the steam-powered engine and its use in the first steamship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a handsome millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot. (imdb)
Broadway star Margaret Garrett has spent her whole life working to support her sponging relatives. When she meets carefree Dan Webster, she learns how to have fun for the first time. (imdb)
A family of con artists saves the life of a wealthy old woman and plots to fleece her. (TCM.com)
Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (imdb)
Directed by Raoul Walsh, When Thief Meets Thief chronicles the story of two ex-partners in crime who have fallen in love with the same woman. When cat-burglar Ricky Morgan (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) gets emotionally involved with one of his victims, Glory Fane (Valerie Hobson), he doesn't realize that she's engaged to his adversary, Jim Dial (Alan Hale). Claiming to have reformed, Dial (Hale) masquerades as a successful businessman. (allrovi.com)
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)
Tony Seymour and his partner, Gaby Ramarios are a dance team who perform an Apache specialty number, which ends with Tony, via a steel waistcoat with a scabbard arrangement, getting a knife plunked into his back but he is unharmed. Gaby is an expert knife thrower. They are auditioning for parts in "La Nouvelle Revue" which is to open in three weeks at the Alhambra of Paris. (imdb)
A former boxing champion, now an innkeeper, is accused of stealing a watch from a party of guests at his inn, who happen to be members of English royalty. The old man is arrested and thrown in prison. His son, knowing that his father didn't steal the watch and suspecting a frame-up, follows the royal party to London, where he poses as a wealthy "gentleman" and insinuates himself into the English court in an effort to find out who framed his father and why. (imdb)
The story of a struggling playwright in 1850s Paris and his mate whose love furnishes him with the inspiration he has long sought. (imdb)
A fortune-hunter saves a young woman from drowning, risking his marriage to an heiress. (TCM.com)
Joe comes from a rough neighborhood and when his brother Mike is gunned down in 1927, he decides to go into legitimate business. He wants to make a lot of money and fast so he is ambitious and rude. He wants what he cannot have and that includes Aggie who is the gal pal of Merritt, his boss. He works his way up the ladder and finds that all the money and all the crooked deals will not buy happiness. (imdb)
Biopic of Catherine the great up to her ascension to the throne.
Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New York stage, is a wildly optimistic chatterbox full of theatrical mannerisms... (imdb)
Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the children and of Peggy and Mrs. Moore, who run the farm. When a detective recognizes him, Jimmy must decide whether to escape or stay and face his responsibilities to the children. (imdb)
While in a POW camp, a man discovers his best friend was his wife''s lover. (TCM.com)
An Englishman sought for murder escapes to South Seas island. (imdb)
Unemployed Bill and Toodles move in with Alabama to share expenses. Bill is hired by a gangster's mistress and ultimately becomes the gangster's bodyguard. When Alabama visits, the gangster falls in love with her and hires her as his secretary. Bill is forced to fly a plane carrying narcotics into the U.S. but fights back. (imdb)
A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder. (TCM.com)
When his submarine, S89, is sunk by an excursion boat, Scotty is the last one left aboard after helping the crew to be rescued. However, Navy divers are able to save Scotty and his heroics make him a hero. Retiring from the Navy as a Commander, he finds that, as a hero, he is in great demand. There are parades. speeches, endorsements, banquets and autographs galore. Even his marriage to his sweetheart Janet is headline news. Everyone wants a piece of Scotty... (imdb)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (1932) - Short Film
Eddie Kane wanders round the studio back-lot, opening various doors to see which stars pop out. (imdb)
Alfred Green, the director of this and many other Warner Bros. movies in the 1930s, keeps things hopping as two homeless men, played by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Guy Kibbee, come into some money accidentally. (imdb comments)
In 1917, a cad nobleman flees revolutionary Russia with his devoted servant. They settle in Constantinople and marry. He works various odd jobs but a glamorous expatriate attempts to lure him back to his previous lifestyle, now unattainable without petty crime. In the end, he must decide if he will return to Russia with his wife.
Joe E. Brown bets Edward G. Robinson dinner that Brown can beat golf master Bobby Jones in a game. Brown hedges the bet by arranging for Jones to hit Brown's drives and Brown to hit Jones's, with Jones to get himself out of any trouble spots that Brown's drives land him in. Jones then demonstrates the proper method for hitting the ball out of roughs, water, weeds, and trees. (imdb)
Rico joins Sam Ventori's gang. He replaces Sam as leader, pushes rival gang leader Arnie Lorch out of town... (imdb)
In this romantic comedy, a milquetoast bookworm finds his life transformed when he takes the advice of a fortune teller and travels to Central America. There he finds a distressed young woman about to be sold into marriage. His attempts to rescue her change him into a swashbuckling hero. (allrovi.com)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Anthony Bushell are the Prescott brothers in 1931's "Chances," and both are in love with the same woman, Molly (Rose Hobart). The two brothers go off to war while Molly does her part in the effort, Tom (Bushell) believing that Rose is waiting for him, while in fact, she loves Jack (Fairbanks Jr.) and only turned to Tom on the rebound. Jack and Molly meet while he is on leave, and when he returns to battle, he doesn't know how to handle the situation with his brother. (imdb)
The Slippery Pearls (1931) - Short Film
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanitarium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Laurel & Hardy appear briefly (as does every other cast member) as two detectives. (imdb)
On the eve of his second manager,Norman Overbeck learns that he is the father of his ex-wife's new-born baby, as she was pregnant when they got divorced. After becoming engaged to two women, in a scheme to get the baby, he returns to his former wife. (imdb)
A woman who owns a boarding house winds up being the "mother hen" to the assorted mobsters and racketeers who live there. When her foster son decides to take the blame for a murder that was actually committed by his girlfriend, her boarding-house pals decide to try to help her out. (imdb)
A disparate group of passengers, finding themselves aboard a darkened, fog-enshrouded crewless boat, realize the one thing they have in common is that they are all dead, with the possible exception of a young suicide couple who have not quite crossed over yet. Their stories are revealed as one by one they sit in judgment by Thompson the Examiner. (imdb)
Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving an escort service or 'party girls.' While eluding the wily Diana Holster, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Party Girls, he manages to get trapped in a web spun by Leeda Cather and her supposed mother and, much to his consternation and to the surprise of his fiancée, Jay soon finds himself an unhappily married man. And, as events would show, Diana isn't all that happy, herself. (imdb)
In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved no scandals appearing in print, and her two aunts and uncle consent to the marriage. Put off by all this, she is determined to cause a scandal so that none of the family will receive any of the inheritance. An arrow-straight Fairbanks is volunteered to be the one to "compromise" her, but the two end up falling for each other. (imdb)
Terrific war film starring Richard Barthelmess as a veteran British pilot in France whose job is to make raids behind enemy lines in what are basically suicide runs. (imdb Comments)
Young vivacious Billie uses her charms on influential businessman Glenn Abbott in hopes of getting her secret fiancée Gil a diplomatic appointment. Meanwhile Gil's affections meander to beautiful ingenue Kentucky, Billie's best friend. After securing Gil's appointment, Abbott is crushed to learn of Billie's impending marriage. What Billie didn't count on was Gil getting Kentucky pregnant. This throws her wedding day into scandal and creates turmoil in the lives of the youthful quartet. (imdb)
Based on the oft-filmed play by Kenyon Nicholson, The Barker represented the talking-picture debut of silent-screen favorite Milton Sills (the film itself is a part-talkie, containing 38 minutes' worth of dialogue). Sills is cast as Nifty Miller, veteran sideshow barker for a cheap carnival. Miller is determined that his young son Chris (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) will not follow in his footsteps but will instead attend law school. (allmovie.com)
An aspiring newspaper reporter investigates as a young woman suspected of murder.
Even when Diana, Neville and David played together as children, Diana knew that she loved Nevs. But Morton, Nevs' father, did not like any Merrick. Since Nevs did not have any money, Morton sent him off to Egypt to work and also talked him out of marrying Diana before he left... (imdb)
Ralston runs away from the house of ill fame and takes shelter with miner Fairbanks and his pals in their hut. This causes some unease but all is is forgotten when a fire in the mine traps Doug and calls out the rescue effort. (imdb)
Stella Dallas is a 1925 American silent film that was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, adapted by Frances Marion, and directed by Henry King. The film stars Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (imdb)
Desperate for money, a rancher decides to trap and sell wild horses, using barbed wire. The local Navajo tribe tries to persuade him not to do it. (imdb)
Russ Kane gets a job as a pilot in order to steal cargo. After making a forced landing, however, at a "Ghost City" in the desert, he falls in love with Alice Rendon and decides to become law-abiding.