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Produced by Ken Murray strictly as a vehicle for Laurie Anders, his curvy protégé from his television show and billed above the title and first billed in the cast as Laurie ("I-like-the-wide-open-spaces") Anders, which was her catch-line phrase and how she was introduced and known. This is neither a comedy, satire or parody---missing badly on all attempts at such---and isn't much of a western either, even by bottom-of-the-barrel B-standards. (imdb)
A disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love. (imdb)
In this comedy, a local citizen, miffed by the mayor's new milk tax, buys his own cow. (allmovie.com)
A group of Mormons hoping to found a new colony in the trackless San Juan River country hire horse traders Travis and Sandy as wagonmaster and guide. One attraction for Sandy is "redheaded gal" Prudence. Soon they're joined by Doc Hall's broken down medicine show, with "scarlet women" Denver and Fleuretty. Then the Clegg boys, slightly psycho outlaws, decide a Mormon wagon train will make ideal camouflage... (imdb)
Newcomb is having criminals smuggled back into the country in oil barrels. After getting their money, he has them killed. His communication is by carrier pigeon. Suspecting Newcomb, Roy has the next pigeon shot down and is ready when the next shipment arrives. But Newcomb is a step ahead of Roy and captures him and his men. They are then put into the barrels to be the next victims. (imdb)
College Queen (1946) - Short Film
Tom Cannon, a tap-dancer senior at State University sets out to find a College Queen for the upcoming competition. He selects Cindy Harris, a girl who is working her way through college as a waitress and can sing and dance. They win and she is named College Queen. Songs include "I'm Learning a Lot in College" and "Down the Old Ox Road." (imdb)
A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights the king of the black gorillas while we are told by a narrator that the fate of Africa hangs in the balance. (imdb)
In 1870 Texas, a man comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw until he discovers he's part of a gang. He calls in the Texas Rangers. (imdb)
Sent by cutthroat pirates to turn Kehane's head while they loot his island paradise of a fortune in pearls, Ruby instead falls for the young chief. Together, the two save Kehane's people and their island home from the rapacious picaroons but at the tragic cost of their own future together.
Before the Revolutionary War farmer Martin brings bride Magdelana the Mohawk Valley where they are burned out by Indians. Neighbors take them in and Martin joins the militia to fight the Indians. (imdb)
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)
A few short hours after President Lincoln has been assassinated, Dr. Samuel Mudd gives medical treatment to a wounded man who shows up at his door. Mudd has no idea that the president is dead and that he is treating his murderer, John Wilkes Booth... (imdb)
While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received. (imdb)
Withers is an immigrant who learns on arrival in the U.S. that her mother is dead. Friends help her survive as an entertainer, and success is a good argument against the immigration officials. (imdb)
After obtaining her from an orphanage a couple exploit entertainer Withers till she runs away and later becomes a professional. (imdb)
When a man commits a crime, his sister (Claire Trevor) frames the man she loves to free her brother. (allmovie.com)
A lady reporter and two college students search for the "Gold Special," a train that disappeared without a trace. (imdb)
Jack Manning (Tim McCoy) arrives in a midwestern town from Gold Creek in Califonia. He brings a message from Goerge Woods (Francis Ford) to his brother Tom Woods (Francis Ford), in a dual role, and niece Mary (Allene Ray, informing them he has struck gold and asking them to join him in California via a wagon train. Jack and Mary fall in love to the great displeasure of Rance Carter (Wilbur McGaugh) who has a yen for Mary himself. (imdb)
Brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, (unsubstantiated) affair with Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates; his presidency and the Civil War are followed in somewhat more detail, though without actual battle scenes; film concludes with the assassination. (imdb)
Kathleen O'Connor, fresh off the boat from Ireland, must decide between the two men who love her - a poor plumber and a wealthy politician.
Boy's father is murdered. As an adult, he tracks down the killers. (imdb)
Life in Hollywood No. 1 (1927) - Short Film
Part of a 7-part series exploring all aspects of Hollywood.
Heroic Officer 444 battles The Frog and his criminal gang for possession of Haverlyte, a powerful formula that, if it fell into the wrong hands, would give its owner enough power to control the world. And, taking no chances, The Frog sends his chief henchwoman, a seductive vamp named The Vulture, to tempt Officer 444 to stray from his sworn duty to save the world from The Frog's nefarious plans. (imdb)
Professor Sturgess invents a miraculous engine which can draw unlimited power from the atoms of the air. When the professor is killed, his daughter and her fiance must fight to keep the secret of the power engine out of the hands of evil Weston Dore and his henchmen.
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)
A man comes by a map that shows the location of a secret treasure, but runs afoul of a criminal organization known as the "13". Chapter ten, eleven and twelve are still missing from this 15 episode serial.
An Indian scholar seeks an American colleague who is working on a powerful explosive, trying to get to his formula by taking advantage of his drinking problem.
Unmasked (1917) - Short Film
Follows two high-society thieves. When one of them is caught, the other has to return some stolen jewelry to cover him.
The Bandit's Wager (1916) - Short Film
A bandit wagers a lady that she will one day kiss her voluntarily.
The Empty Water Keg (1912) - Short Film
A prospector finds gold in the desert, but is near dying of thirst. He is discovered by a cowboy and his sweetheart who are out riding. They are too late to save him, but he tells them the location of his discovery. (imdb)
The Invaders (1912) - Short Film
A relatively sensitive story of a broken treaty between Native American tribes and the US by encroaching railroad men. (archive.org)
The Heart of an Indian (1912) - Short Film
When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child and is captured by the Indians who plan to torture her. The settlers attack the Indian camp, destroying it completely and killing the braves, while the Indian wife returns the baby to the white woman and allows her to escape. The Indian wife mourns her baby, unaware of the destruction of the Indian camp. (imdb)
On Secret Service (1912) - Short Film
Fred Martin is a Southern spy. A northern dispatch bearer is captured, and the signature to his messages is forged and Martin is sent on the dangerous mission of luring the Northern troops into an ambush. He accomplishes this, and a terrible battle results, in which the Federals are driven back. The work of Martin is so damaging to the North that plans are laid for his capture, and John Bruce, a secret service man, is assigned to the task.
Custer's Last Fight (1912) - Short Film
The silent film Custer's Last Fight is the first movie about George Armstrong Custer and his final stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. (Wikipedia)
The Post Telegrapher (1912) - Short Film
Bob Evans, a telegraph operator, together with a group of soldiers gets ambushed by Sioux Indians. Wounded, he climbs into a telegraph pole and asks through the telegraph wires for help from the fort. Bob's fiancée Edith comes along with the soldiers. The soldiers find only dead bodies and decide to chase the Indians. Edith stays behind to search for Bob. She finds him and together they return to the fort. The Sioux then attack the fort, but when the situation seems hopeless.
The Altar of Death (1912) - Short Film
An army lieutenant is loved by an Indian girl, who gives her life in order to save the fort. (imdb)
The Reckoning (1912) - Short Film
A wounded Yankee soldier takes refuge in the home of his onetime Confederate sweetheart. (imdb)
The Lieutenant's Last Fight (1912) - Short Film
American Indian Buffalo Big falls in love with the daughter of Colonel Sherry.
Billy and His Pal (1911) - Short Film
Billy and His Pal, released on February 16, 1911, is about a cowboy, Jim (Francis Ford), who is idolized by young Billy (played in drag by actress Edith Storey). When Jim runs afoul of a gang of Mexican thieves, it's up to Billy to rescue his hero. Billy and His Pal is short on plot but long on local atmosphere with the director (probably William Haddock) and cameraman William "Daddy" Paley making the most of the starkly beautiful Texas countryside. (filmpreservation.org)