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J. Farrell MacDonald

J. Farrell MacDonald

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 134 (Actor), 3 (Director)

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    Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
    When a small town drilling project goes too far and unearths the Mole Men, Superman rushes to the aid of the Mole Men, about to fall victim to mob mentality.
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    Golden Girl (1951)
    Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular. (imdb)
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    Woman on the Run (1950)
    Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer. (imdb)
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    The Daltons
    The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are. (imdb)
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    Streets of San Francisco (1949)
    A gangster's son sees his father rob and murder a man. The detective investigating the case, deciding that the boy will never tell what he knows if he's locked up in juvenile detention, takes the boy home with him to spend some time with a "real" family, and the boy begins to form an attachment to the detective's father, a retired cop.
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    The Dalton Gang (1949)
    Deputy Marshall Larry West goes undercover to find out who has been terrorizing the territory, Navajos or the Dalton Gang. (imdb)
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    Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)
    Wayne Adams is murdered in a Barbary Coast saloon and gambling hall in San Francisoc in 1880, and his sister, Julie, enlists the aid of the district attorney, Michael Lodge, in gathering evidence in which to convict the owner of the gambling house of the crime. In order to do so, Julie poses as a dance-hall-girl, and soon finds herself in a dangerous situation. (imdb)
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    Shep Comes Home (1948)
    After a young boy's mother dies, the authorities attempt to take custody of him and separate him from his beloved dog, Shep. The boy and the dog run away and head west, where they are befriended by a Mexican immigrant and later a small-town sheriff. When the sheriff is wounded in a robbery the Mexican is suspected of the crime, and the boy must catch the real culprits and clear his friend.
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    Panhandle (1948)
    John Sands, a former Texas marshal turns to ranching, and later to a gunfighter when he sets out to prove that casino/saloon owner, Matt Garson, had his brother, a newspaperman, killed. (imdb)
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    Trouble Preferred (1948)
    The training and duties of a policewoman, with Dale Kent (Peggy Knudsen) and Madge Walker (Lynn Roberts) as a pair of rookies bridling at being assigned desk jobs and bending police rules in order to get more exciting assignments, They gain some credits when they prevent a suicide attempt by Virginia Evans (Marcia Mae Jones) and effect her reunion with her husband.
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    Keeper of the Bees (1947)
    Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, but the romance is almost doomed by the gossip-spreading of a meddlesome neighbor. The pair are reconciled through the actions of an orphan girl, whom they decide to adopt after they are married. (imdb)
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    Goodbye, Weeds (1946)
    Goodbye, Weeds (1946) - Short Film
    A sales pitch for an herbicide/fertilizer for the lawn made by Sherwin Williams. (imdb)
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    Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
    Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars. (imdb)
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    Johnny Angel (1945)
    Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been killed by the hijackers. (imdb)
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    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
    In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism... (imdb)
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    Ladies of Washington (1944)
    Set in the nation's capital, the film delves into the living and working conditions of the girls employed in wartime government jobs. Jerry (Sheila Ryan), a Washington secretary, is in the doldrums because of an unhappy affair with her married employer. Michael (Anthony Quinn), a secret agent for the enemy, uses Jerry to get information on her boss. All of this has an adverse effect on Jerry's roommates, especially her best friend Carol. (allmovie.com)
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    Texas Masquerade (1944)
    A gang of outlaws are using force to become possessors of every ranch in the area. Hoppy, of course, is out to stop them.
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    Follow the Leader (1944)
    After they get home from the army, Muggs and Glimpy learn that Danny has been jailed in connection with a warehouse robbery. Knowing that he couldn't have done it, they set out to discover the real robbers. Suspicion falls upon Spider, a new member of the gang whom Muggs has taken a dislike to. (imdb)
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    Tiger Fangs (1943)
    A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.
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    Clancy Street Boys (1943)
    Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including Glimpy as his sister, "Annabelle." Things turn sour, however, when a local mobster finds out about Muggs' deception and threatens to expose it. (imdb)
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    The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
    Two cab drivers try to make a beat up cab into their ticket to success. (tcm.com)
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    Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
    Belle Andrews' (Constance Bennett) gambling hall burns down in the Chicago fire of 1871 and, now penniless, she accepts Jim Farrel's (Warren William) invitation to accompany him to Powder River, Montana, to open a gambling casino. Farrel has plans to get control of all the land in Powder River by hiring henchmen to file claims on the land, a proceeding overlooked by the settlers. On the stagecoach to Powder River, they meet Wild Bill Hickok (Bruce Cabot). (imdb)
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    Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
    Filmed in the months immediately following Pearl Harbor, 20th Century-Fox's Little Tokyo USA is 63 minutes' worth of speculation about prewar Japanese espionage activities. Los Angeles cop Preston Foster suspects that there's dirty work afoot in the city's Japanese community, but no one will believe him except for intrepid girl reporter Brenda Joyce. When the spies frame Foster on a trumped-up murder charge, Joyce does a little detective work herself. (allmovie.com)
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    Private Snuffy Smith (1942)
    Snuffy Smith grows tired of dodging revenue agents, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don, a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents. (imdb)
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    Phantom Killer (1942)
    Well-known philanthropist and deaf-mute John G. Harrison is identified leaving the scene of several murders but evades successful prosecution as there are hundreds of witnesses who have also seen him emceeing benefits at the exact same time as the murders. (imdb)
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    One Thrilling Night (1942)
    A young newlywed couple from a small town decide to spend their wedding night at a posh hotel in New York City, since they only have one day before the husband has to report for duty in the army. However, instead of a romantic evening together, they find themselves mixed up with gangsters, stolen loot and missing bodies. (imdb)
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    The Living Ghost (1942)
    Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, leaving him in a zombified state. Trayne and his perky assistant Billie Hilton have their work cut out for them as they must sift through a houseload of possible suspects to get at the culprit. (imdb)
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    The Great Lie (1941)
    Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. (imdb)
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    In Old Cheyenne (1941)
    Roy is a newspaper reporter. He goes to Cheyenne to cover the activities of supposed bad guy Arapahoe Brown. Roy, of course, discovers who the real bad guy is. (imdb)
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    Meet John Doe (1941)
    A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (imdb)
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    Law of the Timber (1941)
    The H&L Lumber Company headed by Henry Lorimer and his daughter "Perry", receives a huge national defense order, and prepares to cut the dangerous Antler Valley tract. Eastern dude John Gordon applies for a lumberjack's job and Lorimer hires him. Soon, a series of accidents occur, topped by a forest fire of unknown origin, in which Lorimer is killed. Perry decides to carry on in her father's place, despite the objections of camp manager Barnes, who covets the company. (imdb)
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    I Take This Oath (1940)
    The trials and tribulations of a group of newly sworn-in police officers. (imdb)
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    Prairie Law (1940)
    Judge Curry is selling Austin's land to nesters and his men are rustling his cattle to provide beef. When the Sheriff accuses butcher Gore of possessing stolen beef, Gore kills him. (imdb)
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    Knights of the Range (1940)
    Outlaw Frayne is a member of Gamecock's rustlers. When he saves Holly Ripple and Cappy from Heaver's gun, she gives him a job offer and a chance to go straight. Now bringing back Ripple's money from the cattle drive, he is tested when his old gang attacks. (imdb)
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    Stagecoach War (1940)
    Hoppy is busy chasing stagecoach bandits who sing as they rob. (imdb)
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    Friendly Neighbors (1940)
    The Weaver Brothers hit the road and taste the hobo's life in this, the sixth, entry in the eleven-film "Weaver Brothers and Elviry" comedy-drama series. The singing hayseed family's journey begins when a drought destroys their farm. The young travelers soon hook up with a band of tramps and end up in a small town that has been nearly destroyed by the floods that occasionally roar through it. The Weavers' are moved by the townsfolk's plight and so decide to stay a spell and help out. (allmovie.com)
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    The Last Alarm (1940)
    A veteran firefighter is forced to retire at age 65 by the Fire Department. However, when one of his friends dies in a blaze set by a serial arsonist, the now retired fireman teams up with his daughter and her fiancé, who is an investigator for an insurance company, to hunt down and capture the arsonist. (imdb)
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    Pony Express Days (1940)
    A youthful Bill Cody joins the newly-formed Pony Express as a station hand and replaces the regular rider when he is shot in an Indian attack.
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    Untamed (1940)
    Dr. Bill Crawford, on a hunting trip to Canada, is attacked by a bear and his guide, Joe Easter, saves his life and takes the badly-mauled Crawford to his cabin home, where he lives with his beautiful young wife, Alverna. Leaning Bill there to recover, Joe goes on a prolonged hunting trip and Bill and Alverna fall in love. The local doctor, Billar, dies during an operation which Bill completes and then decides to remain in Lost Lake and continue his practice there...close to Alverna.
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    The Light of Western Stars (1940)
    Cowhand Ladd dances with cantina girl Estrella and has a part in shooting Sheriff Tyler. (imdb)
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    Conspiracy (1939)
    American Steve Kendall, a freighter's radio officer, discovers seaman Carlson sending an unauthorized message ashore as the ship approaches his war-poised homeland. Carlson is shot in cold blood when he jumps ship and Kendall, implicated in the espionage, swims ashore to avoid arrest. A woman he meets at the dock hides him in her apartment, where he learns Carlson was her brother, and they both work in a sabotage ring. (imdb)
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    Mickey the Kid (1939)
    The story of a criminal who flees with his son only to find themselves trapped in a snowstorm with a school bus full of children.
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    Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
    Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief. (imdb)
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    The Gentleman from Arizona (1939)
    When the old man loses every penny he has, wandering cowboy Pokey (King) comes to the rescue by grooming a wild stallion for a successful racetrack career. Everything comes to a head during the climactic Big Race...
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    Barefoot Boy (1938)
    Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker. (imdb)
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    Little Orphan Annie (1938)
    Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan, (based on Howard Gray's comic strip but who is at no point in the film called 'Little Orphan Annie), is befriended by a fight manager, 'Pop' Corrigan (J. Farrell MacDonald). She brings him Johnny Adams (Robert Kent), a promising prizefighter. Annie gets the people of the neighborhood to finance his training. But on the night of Johnny's big fight, a gambling syndicate locks him in a gymnasium and it appears the neighborhood folks will lose their investment. (imdb)
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    Gang Bullets (1938)
    A ruthless but clever gangster who knows every loophole in the law has the tables turned by a dedicated District Attorney and his assistant. (imdb)
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    Extortion (1938)
    In this B potboiler, a college professor finds himself suspected of a murder on his school's campus.
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    My Old Kentucky Home (1938)
    Larry is engaged to Lisbeth Blair but he becomes attentive to Gail, a singer, and is injured in an accident in her apartment. He is slowly going blind and decides that he shouldn't marry Lisbeth. A surgeon restores his sight and he and Lisbeth reconcile to the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" sung by the Hall Johnson Choir. (imdb)
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    White Banners (1938)
    A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the Wards... but her real interest is in meeting their neighbor, teenager Peter Trimble. It turns out that Peter is the son she bore out of wedlock and gave up for adoption, and now Hannah has returned to town to see what sort of young man her son has become. (imdb)
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    Submarine Patrol (1938)
    A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. (imdb)
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    Numbered Woman (1938)
    After her brother is wrongfully arrested for the theft of some bonds, a nurse sets out to clear his name by setting a trap for the real thieves.
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    State Police (1938)
    The state police try to break up racketeering in a coal mining town.
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    Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. (imdb)
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    The Game That Kills (1937)
    Tom Ferguson, star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams and Bill Drake, two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson, is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. (imdb)
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    Courage of the West (1937)
    Rangers go after bandits holding up Wells Fargo offices. (imdb)
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    Slim (1937)
    Farmer slim joins a group of workers who are building power lines. Foreman Red teaches him all he needs and soon they become friends. When they are fired because they protected their boss in a case when another worker died by falling from a mast because he was drunk, they go to Chicago, where they spend their money and visit Red's girl friend, Cally... (imdb)
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    The Great Barrier (1937)
    The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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    Flying Fists (1937)
    A lumberjack knocks out a champion boxer in a brawl, gets drawn into the boxing world where he is unknowingly set up for a fixed fight. (imdb)
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    County Fair (1937)
    A jockey is unjustly accused of drugging his horse at the county fair, having been framed by a jealous rival. He leaves town with a friend, and tries to make a new start. As they are traveling, they discover a very fast horse which is owned by a brother and sister who live on a farm, and they all decide to enter the horse in a race. But the father of the two young persons refuses to allow the horse to be used for anything except farm work.
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    Florida Special (1936)
    A Florida-bound train is filled with romance and intrigue in this comedy. Among the passengers is a millionaire bon vivant carrying $1 million in diamonds. He is fully aware that a gang of would-be jewel thieves have followed him and so pretends to be an invalid with an ice bag perpetually stuck to his head. Of course, the bag actually contains the diamonds. He puts some fakes in a different place to keep the thieves entertained. (allmovie.com)
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    Show Boat (1936)
    Adaptation of the Broadway musical. Magnolia Hawks is the lovely but protected, and thus very naive, daughter of Cap'n Andy Hawks, the genial proprietor of a show boat that cruises the Missisippi, and his nagging wife, Parthy... (imdb)
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    Exclusive Story (1936)
    Former newspaperman Martin Mooney based his script for Exclusive Story on the racket-busting activities of New York district attorney Thomas E. Dewey. Franchot Tone plays the lawyer for a major newspaper which is conducting a campaign against gang boss Joseph Calleia. The paper can't get any charges to stick, thanks to Calleia's clever legal maneuvers. Tone takes matters in his own hands and nails down the evidence to convict Calleia. (imdb)
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    Square Shooter (1935)
    Having been framed for murder, Tim returns from prison to clear his name and retrieve the ranch taken from his uncle with a forged will. He finds the real will but his friend Johnny becomes jealous when he sees Tim with his girlfriend and gives Tim's hiding place away to the men responsible for Tim's trouble.
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    Maybe It
    A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems. (tcm.com)
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    The Arizonian (1935)
    Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters wide-spread lawlessness and disorder, unscrupulous politicians, outlaws galore and brow-beaten citizens. He accepts the position of town marshal and, with his brother and a reformed outlaw, Tex Randolph, who comes over to his side, sets out to bring law-and-order where none exists. He also wins the hand of the singer appearing at the Opera House. (imdb)
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    Northern Frontier (1935)
    A Mountie sets out to infiltrate and break up a gang of counterfeiters. (imdb)
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    Stormy (1935)
    A young man looks for a thoroughbred horse that was got lost during a train wreck.
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    Hitch Hike Lady (1935)
    In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin. (imdb)
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    The Best Man Wins (1935)
    A diver saves his best friend's life but loses his own arm in doing so. Later, unable to find work because of his missing arm, he is forced to go to work for a criminal searching for lost treasures. Meanwhile his friend, who has since become a policeman, finds himself assigned to break up the crook's operation and bring in his gang--including the man who saved his life. (imdb)
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    Fighting Youth (1935)
    Communist subversives try to take over a college. (imdb)
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    Danger Ahead (1935)
    Captain Matthews (John Elliot) is paid 40,000 dollars in cash by Nick Conrad (Bryant Washburn, who also played an attorney in 'Prison Mutiny') for his shipment of silk from China. About 15 seconds after he gets the cash, he's lured away on a false pretence and robbed by Conrad's henchmen. Newspaper reporter Jerry Mason (Lawrence Gray) witnesses the robbery and steals the cash from Conrad. (youtube.com)
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    Little Pal (1935)
    A young doctor running a health farm for polio victims is dazzled by a pretty and wealthy society girl, to the detriment of his patients and the woman who really loves him. (imdb)
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    Shadows of the Orient (1935)
    A classic "B" featurette about "smugglin' in Chinamen for $300 a load" (imdb)
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    Waterfront Lady (1935)
    When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner. (imdb)
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    The Crosby Case (1934)
    Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder. (imdb)
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    The Crime Doctor (1934)
    When he finds out that his wife is having an affair, a criminologist commits the perfect murder--and pins the crime on his wife's boyfriend so well that the man is convicted of the murder. (imdb)
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    Once to Every Woman (1934)
    During a number of bizarre cases, a dedicated nurse finds love with one doctor while she resents another new doctor who is extremely talented.
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    The Iron Master (1933)
    The wealthy owner of an iron foundry dies, and his greedy heirs are outraged when they find out that he left his entire estate not to them but to the foreman of his foundry. (imdb)
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    Murder on the Campus (1933)
    A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer. (imdb)
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    Peg o
    A young Irish woman who lives with her father inherits a large sum of money from her estranged grandfather, however it comes with the condition that she must never see her father again.
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    How to Break 90 #6: Fine Points (1933)
    In this final entry in his "How To Break 90" series of golf tips, Bobby Jones gives pointers on how to control hooking and slicing and how to put backspin on a ball to keep it from rolling when it hits a firm green. (imdb)
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    The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
    Thirteen years ago, somebody murdered the wealthy host of a dinner party. Now, his rich heiress is found electrocuted in the abandoned Morgan mansion. At the request of Police Captain Ryan, private investigator (and suave playboy) Phil Winston takes time out from his carefree social life to help ferret out the murderer. (Oldies.com)
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    The Hurricane Express (1932)
    The Wrecker wrecks trains on the L & R Railroad. One of his victims is Larry Baker's father. Baker wants to find the evildoer, among a host of suspects, but it will be difficult since the Wrecker can disguise himself to look like almost anyone. (imdb)
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    The Phantom Express (1932)
    A railway is threatened by mysterious wrecks, which turn out to be caused by criminals using a unique deception. (imdb)
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    Scandal for Sale (1932)
    A man is promised $25,000 if he can bring the circulation of a newspaper up to one million. (imdb)
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    70,000 Witnesses (1932)
    College football player (Phillips Holmes)is asked to dope a star teammate by his crooked gambler brother(Lew Cody).He refuses, but they player is doped anyway,and collapses and dies. A Detective (David Landau) has the whole game re-enacted to find important clues. (imdb)
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    Probation (1932)
    A reckless young society girl, whose uncle is a judge, is assigned a young offender as her chauffer to try to help straighten her out. (imdb)
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    Hotel Continental (1932)
    The Hotel Continental has seen 50 years of romance, intrigue, and tragedy. But, in one day, the building is going be demolished. The last night attracts many nostalgic patrons.
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    Men Are Such Fools (1932)
    An immigrant and his wife arrive in America hoping to make it big in the world of music. Shortly thereafter, though, the husband finds out his wife is having an affair with a local lowlife; when he turns up dead, the husband is jailed for his murder, even though he protests his innocence. (allmovie.com)
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    The Racing Strain (1932)
    A race-car driver whose career is on the skids because of his drinking falls for a rich society girl. That motivates him to clean up his act and resume his career, but it may be too late for that. (imdb)
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    Discarded Lovers (1932)
    In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, "Falling Star" at Eminent Studios. The suspects are numerous due to her free and easy lifestyle and messy romantic affairs. Among them are Grace Sibley the jealous wife of her director, Warren Sibley, her drunken actor husband, Andre Leighton, her screenwriter boyfriend, Rex Forsythe, and her first husband, Robert Worth..... (imdb)
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    Madame Racketeer (1932)
    International con artist Martha Hicks a.k.a. Countess von Claudwig is released from another stay in prison and decides to treat her rheumatism with a stay at her estranged husband's hotel at a Wisconsin spa. There undercover, she checks in on the two daughters she abandoned as infants. One wishes to marry an upstanding young man, but his priggish father wants him to marry money. The younger daughter has taken up with hood. (imdb)
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    Hearts of Humanity (1932)
    Genial Irish NYC policeman Tom O'Hara is looking forward to the arrival of his wife and their young son, Shandy from Ireland. Several days before the ship is to dock, O'Hara gets a radiogram informing him that his wife has died at sea. That night a burglar breaks into the Antigue & Second Hand Shop ran by Sol Bloom, directly below O'Hara's flat. The burglar shoots O'Hara, who has rushed to his friend's aid, and, with his last breath he asks Sol to take care of Shandy. (imdb)
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    Me and My Gal (1932)
    Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke. (imdb)
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    Pride of the Legion (1932)
    Only a 30 minute condensed version remains of this cops and robbers tale about rum-runners, cop killers, and Rin Tin Tin.
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    When the West Was Young (1932)
    Nabb controls the pass and lets all the ranchers through except Holderness and his stolen cattle. When Nabb refuses to sell, Holderness works an his son Snap who has run up gambling debts. There is more trouble when Snap becomes jealous of Judy's attraction to the surveyor Jack. When Holderness has Snap killed, everyone heads to town for the showdown. (imdb)
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    Sporting Blood (1931)
    Gambler Rid Riddell wins a racehorse, Tommy Boy, on a bet. Rid consistently wins with the horse in both honestly and dishonestly run races. But before long, Tommy Boy wins a race he wasn't supposed to, and the mob is after Rid. (imdb)
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    Other Men
    A love triangle develops in a rural railroad town between a man, his wife and his best friend that will alters their lives forever.
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    Touchdown! (1931)
    Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been resting. Finally, Dan's school confronts its arch rival and Dan must decide how badly he wants the boys to win.
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    The Maltese Falcon (1931)
    Adhering closely to Dashiel Hammett's story, sleazy detective Sam Spade seeks the whereabouts of a jewel encrusted statuette and his partner's cold-blooded killer, unaware the two quests may be related. Well received in its time, today it looks like a dress-rehearsal for John Huston's definitive version made ten years later. (imdb)
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    The Painted Desert (1931)
    Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates. Is Bill to be set against his own adoptive father? (imdb)
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    The Easiest Way (1931)
    Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him... (imdb)
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    Under Eighteen (1931)
    Working girl Margie Evans has decided there are two kinds of opportunities for a slum kid during the Depression. Those you make. And those you take. Determined to help her family out of its financial bind, she is ready to do both after she shows up at the penthouse pool bash of a wealthy playboy. (wbshop.com)
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    The Brat (1931)
    A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their snobbish ways. (imdb)
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    How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 9:
    J. Farrell MacDonald is kidded by his golf buddies for his poor ability to drive the ball. Mac quits the foursome and takes a nap. During his nap, he gets driving advice from golf expert Bobby Jones in a dream. When he awakes, he returns to his foursome and amazes them with his new-found skill. (imdb)
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    River
    Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O'Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada, Keith turns out to be a dead ringer for Conniston. On the way back, the sled overturns, Keith grabs the gun and leaves them to die in the snow. After second thoughts he comes back and brings them to safety at an RCMP emergency cabin. Conniston dies of a frozen lung. (imdb)
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    Men Without Women (1930)
    Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine. (imdb)
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    Song o
    Broken hearts in Ireland. Sean is a great tenor, in semi-retirement, living in a village close to Mary, the woman he's always loved. Mary's aunt convinced her to marry a man for his money; he's has recently deserted her, leaving her penniless. She and her two children, Eileen and Tad, move in with the selfish and austere aunt and are miserable. Eileen is falling in love with Fergus, a young man who's off to Dublin to seek his fortune..... (imdb)
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    The Truth About Youth (1930)
    Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, but the rascal impulsively marries a notorious nightclub singer, "the Firefly", instead. The femme fatale dumps the boy when she discovers he has no money, but by then Phyllis realizes she is in love with Richard, not his foolish ward. (imdb)
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    Abie
    A Jewish boy, Abie Levy (Rogers), falls in love with and secretly marries Rosemary Murphy (Carroll), an Irish Catholic girl, but lies to his family, saying that she's Jewish. The fathers of both bride and groom are at first religiously bigoted toward the other but with the birth of twin grandchildren, their antagonism fades.
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    In Old Arizona (1928)
    A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty. (imdb)
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    Riley the Cop (1928)
    In this early comedy from John Ford, Riley is a New York Irish cop sent to Germany to track down a young man who stole money from a local bakery.
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    Bringing Up Father (1928)
    George McManus' long-running domestic comic strip Bringing Up Father was brought to the screen by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Pictures. Reportedly, Hearst had approached vaudeville's Three Keatons (Joe, Myra and young Buster) to star in this project back in 1916, but Joe Keaton hated films and turned the newspaper mogul down flat. (allrovi.com)
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    4 Devils (1928)
    A clown rescues four children from the brutal tutelage of a circus owner and brings them up himself, training them to be acrobats. Years pass, and the children form a trapeze act known as the Four Devils. Charles and Marion are engaged, but while in Paris, Charles becomes infatuated with a vamp. Marion learns of the affair and becomes distracted; working without a net for a dangerous finale, she falls. Marion is not killed, however, and Charles is brought to his senses by the near tragedy. (AFI)
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    East Side, West Side (1927)
    Dwan’s excellent use of New York locations enlivens a rags-to-riches tale that fully exploits O’Brien’s championship boxing prowess.
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    Paid to Love (1927)
    An American banker goes to a small Balkan country looking to invest his bank's money and shore up the country's weak economy in order to maximize the return on their investment. Towards that end he befriends the country's king and they come up with a scheme to get the Crown Prince married, a prospect not particularly appealing to the Crown Prince--until he sees the beautiful cabaret dancer the pair has picked for him to marry. (imdb)
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    Sunrise (1927)
    An attractive woman from the city, on vacation, stays in a small farming community and dazzles a young married farmer... (imdb)
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    The Cradle Snatchers (1927)
    To cure their flirtatious husbands of consorting with flappers, three wives -Susan Martin, Ethel Drake, and Kitty Ladd- arrange with three college boys -Henry Winton, Oscar, and Joe Valley- to flirt with them at a house party. Joe Valley, who poses as a hot-blooded Spaniard, is vamped by Ginsberg in female attire, and Oscar, a bashful Swede, uses caveman methods when aroused.
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    The Shamrock Handicap (1926)
    The first film having an Irish motif that John Ford directed, a six reel delight set in Eire's County Kildare and in the United States, with a steeplechase background, mixing charged elements of comedy and sentimental drama, benefiting from a sterling cast including Leslie Fenton, Janet Gaynor, and Ford favourite J. Farrell MacDonald. (imdb)
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    3 Bad Men (1926)
    Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. (imdb)
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    Kentucky Pride (1925)
    The story of a Beaumont race horse, told through from the point of view of the horse via intertitles.
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    Lightnin
    On the border between California and Nevada there is a hotel run by Mother Jones (Edythe Chapman). Her husband Lightnin' Bill (Jay Hunt) doesn't help much, but he does no harm either -- the easy-going fellow prefers to share a little nip with his pal Zeb (Otis Harlan) above anything else... (All Movie Guide)
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    Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)
    Renée (Mae Murray) is the heiress of a Mexican ranch, granddaughter of a woman known for her recklessness and frivolity at night. This first "Mademoiselle Midnight" is banished in the opening scene by Napoleon III at Empress Eugenie's insistence to Mexico. Renee is kept locked at the hacienda at night by her father to prevent her following in her grandmother's wayward footsteps. She falls in love with a visiting American (Monte Blue) but is also pursued by the craven outlaw Manuel Corrales. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    Western Luck (1924)
    Two brothers are separated from each other in their youth. One grows up on a ranch, the other with his father in the East. The man from the East later tries to buy the ranch owned by his brother for the oil under the land, of which his brother has no knowledge.
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    The Iron Horse (1924)
    Springfield, Illinois. Brandon, a surveyor, dreams of building a railway to the west, but Marsh, a contractor, is sceptical. Abraham Lincoln looks on as their children, Davy Brandon and Miriam Marsh, play together. Brandon sets off with Davy to survey a route. They discover a new pass which will shave 200 miles off the expected distance, but they are set upon by a party of Cheyenne... (imdb)
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    The Signal Tower (1924)
    A railroad worker accepts a colleague's offer to stay in his home, but when his friend is called out one night to stop a runaway train, he makes a play for the man's wife. (imdb)
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    While Paris Sleeps (1923)
    A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares for him nothing.And when she is attracted by an American man,he becomes insanely Jealousy.So he plans with the owner of a Horror Wax museum, to do him away.He is captured and tortured in the museum. With the help of her lovers friend she rescues him.After recovering in a Hospital they are ready to marry. (imdb)
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    Drifting (1923)
    In Shanghai, an American girl smuggling opium is put under surveillance by an American agent disguised as a mining engineer. The two fall in love, and she determines to get out of the drug business, but she is afraid of the man who is the head of the drug ring for which she worked.
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    Sky High (1922)
    A government agent investigates a ring that is smuggling Chinese aliens across the border from Mexico. His investigation takes him to the Grand Canyon. (imdb)
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    The Young Rajah (1922)
    In this silent film, an All-American boy learns that he is really an Indian ruler and must desert his sweetheart to reclaim his throne. (imdb)
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    The Ghost Breaker (1922)
    A young man and his manservant, escaping from a backwoods family feud, are persuaded by a beautiful young heiress to help her rid her newly-gained Spanish castle of ghosts. The ghostly sightings, however, are the handiwork of the Duke d'Alba, who hopes to seize the castle's hidden treasure and use it to win the hand of the heiress. (imdb)
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    Trailin
    A Tom Mix classic! Tom is a devil-may-care aristocrat whose father has mysteriously concealed all info about his deceased mother. One day, an old man shows up and shoots Tom's father dead! The only clue Tom has is a picture of a far-away ranch in Idaho that was hidden away for years in a secret locked room in their mansion. (imdb)
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    Rags (1915)
    Mary Pickford plays "Rags," a pretty but wild girl who defends her alcoholic father a disgraced bank cashier, no matter how he mistreats her.
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