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James Gleason

James Gleason

Date of Birth: May 23, 1882

Country: USA

Biography: James Austin Gleason was an American actor born in New York City. He was also a playwright and screenwriter. Balding and slender with a craggy voice and a master of the double-take, Gleason portrayed tough but warm-hearted characters, usually with a New York background. He appeared in several movies with his wife Lucille. Gleason co-wrote The Broadway Melody, the second film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and had a small uncredited role in it...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 106 (Actor), 3 (Director), 12 (Writer)

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    Danielle Steele
    Crystal Wyatt, a young country girl meets a returning soldier, Spencer Hill and although she is young and their meet is very fleeting they are drawn together. Crystal's father dies, her brother-in-law rapes her and her mother never really loved her, so Crystal runs off to San Fransisco. Here she becomes a quite well-known singer and after many years of their first meet, Spencer shows up in her life again...
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    Money, Women and Guns (1958)
    Just after making a large gold discovery, an old prospector is ambushed and killed by three masked men but manages to kill two of his attackers before he dies. He also manages to scribble out a will, which is given to detective "Silver" Ward Hogan, who is hired to track down the legitimate heirs and to try to find the third murderer. (imdb)
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    Man or Gun (1958)
    Regular guy in the old west finds a magic gun which makes him fastest draw.
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    Once Upon a Horse... (1958)
    Dan and Doc are incompetent desperados who plan to give crime one more try before going straight. Miss Amity Babb is the shapely toast of Empty Cup, Colorado who sets prices by Wall Street, never loses at poker, and rules the town (and the sheriff) with a cash register in a velvet glove. When Amity and our two heroes meet, the slapstick burlesque of Western cliches grows ever wilder...
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    Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
    A Movie star has triplets, but does not want her beloved public to find out. Has she made a mistake in hiring Jerry Lewis as the babysitter. (imdb)
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    The Female Animal (1958)
    An aging film star and her alcoholic daughter compete for a handsome extra. (imdb)
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    Man in the Shadow (1957)
    In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler's wrath? (imdb)
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    Loving You (1957)
    Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. Romantic complications arise as Susan, another singer in the group, offers him devoted admiration as Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future. (imdb)
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    Star in the Dust (1956)
    The sheriff of Gunlock is planning to hang Sam Hall, who shot three farmers found on cattle land, at sundown. At the casino, betting is 8 to 3 he won't make it. The cattlemen are set to rescue Sam; the farmers hope to lynch him before he can be rescued; and Hall schemes for escape with his girl Nellie. But Sheriff Jorden is most concerned with finding out who hired Hall: a leading suspect is the sheriff's future brother-in-law. (imdb)
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    The Girl Rush (1955)
    In this comedy sequel to Wonderful Town, Kim, a museum worker from Rhode Island, inherits half ownership of a Las Vegas hotel when her father dies. She and her Aunt Clara go there to learn more about it. Unfortunately, just before they arrive, the other owner gambles the hotel away. (allrovi.com)
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    The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    A sinister crook posing as a preacher pursues two children for the secret they are privy to of the location of a cache of money. (imdb)
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    Hollywood Thrill-Makers (1954)
    Biplane action scenes highlight this story of the lives and loves of two Hollywood stuntmen. (imdb)
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    Suddenly (1954)
    It's known that the President will be passing through a certain small town... and it's known that someone will attempt to kill him there. (imdb)
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    Forever Female (1954)
    Aging actress Ginger Rogers refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role any longer. (imdb)
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    What Price Glory (1952)
    In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's daughter Charmaine, but the rivalry goes into reverse when Charmaine proves to be angling for a husband. When the company is ordered to the front, this comedy interlude gives way to the grim realities of war. (imdb)
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    The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
    Oklahoma lad grows up to become America's favorite humorist. (TCM.com)
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    Come Fill the Cup (1951)
    Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge. (imdb)
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    Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time. (imdb)
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    Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)
    Joe and Anne Palooka, along with Joe's trainer Knobby, are vacationing when they a kidnapped by The Professor and his gang. The Professor plans to make Joe throw a fight (and shows up at the fight dressed as Anne's aunt). (imdb)
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    The Alan Young Show (1950)
    Hosted by and starring veteran radio comedian Alan Young, this program entertained viewers in a less physical, more intellectual style than Milton Berle, Abbott and Costello or other comedy programs. The show typically began with a monologue by Young, followed some musical numbers, then moving on to a pair of comedy skits. The show, unfortunately, failed to become as popular as its competitors, and it was cancelled in 1953.
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    Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle (1950)
    Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage. (imdb)
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    The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
    Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he's always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the Yellow Cab Co., he also meets the crooked lawyer named Creavy. Pirdy is an inventor and when Creavy learns about elastic-glass, his new invention, he makes plans to steal the process. With the help of another con man named Doksteader, and the boys, he will steal this million dollar invention no matter who gets hurt. (imdb)
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    The Jackpot (1950)
    Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them. (imdb)
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    Key to the City (1950)
    At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. Standish is mayor of "Winona, Maine", and is equally proud of her education and dedication to the people who elected her. Thrown together, the two opposites attract and their escapades during the convention get each of them in hot water back home. (imdb)
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    Riding High (1950)
    A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race. (imdb)
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    Take One False Step (1949)
    Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger. (imdb)
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    Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
    A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. To further keep up the sham, he hires dim-witted Ellen Grant as his secretary figuring she won't suspect any criminal goings-on. When Ellen learns of some friends who are about to lose their homes, she unwittingly drafts her boss into developing a new low-cost housing development. (imdb)
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    The Life of Riley (1949)
    A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son. (imdb)
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    Bad Boy (1949)
    Danny is a juvenile delinquent sentenced to Variety Club Ranch in lieu of jail. He charms the headmistress and goads everyone else. The marshal sets out to find source of Danny's rage, and learns he mistakenly believes he is responsible for his mother's death. After a final crime spree and escape attempt, Danny learns he's not to blame. Court return him to Ranch on the marshal's conviction that he's redeemed from life of crime. Danny goes on to graduate from Texas A&M's ROTC program. (imdb)
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    When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
    Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem. (imdb)
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    The Dude Goes West (1948)
    Eastern gunsmith Daniel Bone goes out west to ply his trade, encounters a girl searching for the murderer of her father. (imdb)
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    The Return of October (1948)
    In this whimsical fantasy, a young girl suddenly discovers that her horse is really a reincarnation of her beloved uncle. When the girl's relatives learn of her beliefs, they greedily try to have her declared incompetent so they can get a hold of her estate. Fortunately, October the horse intervenes. (allrovi.com)
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    The Bishop
    A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising. (imdb)
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    The Homestretch (1947)
    A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, Aqueduct, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Belmont, Hialeah, Arlington and Saratoga in the United States, and since it begins in London in 1938, the Coronation of the King. (imdb)
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    Down to Earth (1947)
    Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. (imdb)
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    Tycoon (1947)
    Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his boss's daughter. (imdb)
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    Home, Sweet Homicide (1946)
    Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case. (imdb)
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    Lady Luck (1946)
    A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned. (imdb)
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    The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)
    A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco--she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship. (imdb)
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    The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
    A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. (imdb)
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    The Clock (1945)
    Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves falling in love with each other, and they decide to get married before Joe has to return to camp. (imdb)
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    Captain Eddie (1945)
    WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942. (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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    This Man
    Usual Beery service story nicely rehashed; Beery treats Drake as a son, gets vicarious pleasure out of his Navy career. (Leonard Maltin)
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    Once Upon a Time (1944)
    Smalltime crookster and showman Jerry Flynn is desperately searching for a new act to promote in order to save him from ruin. He meets a boy on the street who claims to have a dancing caterpillar called Curly. Flynn seizes the opportunity for fame and fortune at Curly's expense. (imdb)
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    Crash Dive (1943)
    Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base? (imdb)
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    A Guy Named Joe (1943)
    A sentimental, patriotic (if not propagandistic) Hollywood fantasy about a dead World War II bomber pilot, Maj. Pete Sandidge (Tracy) who becomes guardian angel to another pilot, Capt. Ted Randall (Johnson), guiding Randall through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend (Dunne), despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory. (imdb)
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    The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
    The Falcon and reporter Ann Riordan try to solve a string of murders after an ex-wrestler, released from jail, goes looking for his girl friend. (imdb)
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    Hay Foot (1942)
    Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, embarrassing him. Through a series of misunderstandings, Colonel Barkley thinks the gunshy Doubleday is an expert marksman, and he sets him up in a shooting match against Ames and Sergeant Cobb (the division's shooting champions)!
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    Footlight Serenade (1942)
    A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner. (imdb)
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    A Date with the Falcon (1942)
    In the second film of the series (and not a second part of anything), Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiance. (imdb)
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    My Gal Sal (1942)
    In 1890s Indiana, young Paul Dresser runs away from home and, after painful misadventures, joins Colonel Truckee's medicine show where he meets beautiful Mae Collins and has his first taste of songwriting. When the show is visited by derisive stage star Sally Elliott, he finds her unforgettably alluring; exit Mae. Paul's songs, popularized by Sally, become hits, and we follow Sally and Paul's roller-coaster love-hate relationship between atmospheric period production numbers. (imdb)
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    Manila Calling (1942)
    When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. (imdb)
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    Affectionately Yours (1941)
    A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when he gets word that his wife back home has found another man and is divorcing him. Panicking, he heads back to the US to try to patch things up, but the girl from Lisbon follows him back, determined to take advantage of the situation.
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    Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
    A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders. (TCM.com)
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    Tanks a Million (1941)
    An Army draftee with a good memory makes sergeant and saves the day. (imdb)
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    Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
    Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife? (imdb)
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    Babes on Broadway (1941)
    After four months of floundering attempts to get into a Broadway show, Tommy Williams grasps the opportunity to produce a charity show to take city orphans on a trip to the country. With his new girlfriend, Penny, he and his young friends produce a musical. But Tommy lets potential success go to his head, ready to pitch his friends and his ideals. (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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    Earl of Puddlestone (1940)
    When Betty's father sees the condescending attitude displayed toward her by a rich family, he decides to get back at them by making them believe that his family has "royal" connections. (imdb)
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    Grandpa Goes to Town (1940)
    Venerable character actor Harry Davenport (best remembered as Dr. Meade in Gone with the Wind) takes center stage in the "Higgins Family" entry Grandpa Goes to Town. The story gets under way when Joe and Lil Higgins (James and Lucille Gleason) invest their life savings in a frontier hotel. Upon arrival, the family discovers that the establishment is smack dab in the middle of a ghost town that hasn't seen a human face in years. (allmovie.com)
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    Money to Burn (1939)
    In this episode of the Higgins Family series, pandemonium ensues when Ma enters a dog biscuit contest. The prize is a whopping $50,000. Unfortunately, the company is represented by Pa's ad agency and his wife cannot legally enter. The trouble is, to win, Ma purchased every dog biscuit in town. (allmovie.com)
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    The Covered Trailer (1939)
    In this entry in the comedy series the "Higgins Family," the group must cancel a cruise to South America after the check they needed does not arrive. To save face before their neighbors, the family embarks upon a wilderness fishing trip. The family made a wise decision to forego the cruise as the boat sinks and everyone is lost. This creates havoc for the Higgins family neighbors who believe they went down with the ship. (imdb)
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    On Your Toes (1939)
    A young hoofer quits vaudeville to become a composer and hooks up with a Russian ballet troupe. (imdb)
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    Army Girl (1938)
    A fight to keep cavalry horses from being replaced by tanks culminates in a great race between machine and beast. (imdb)
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    The Higgins Family (1938)
    Pa Higgins' attempts at success in the advertising business are constantly frustrated by his eccentric family. (imdb)
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    Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
    Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers. (imdb)
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    Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
    Police Inspector Oscar Piper and Hildegared Withers attend the opening night of a Broadway play in New York City, and the show's press agent is murdered before the curtain goes up. But the show must go on and while Piper is busily investigating the killing while the play goes on, the play's librettist is shot. (imdb)
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    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
    An ex-married couple investigate a murder in the 'Thin Man' manner. (imdb)
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    The Big Game (1936)
    Future best-selling novelist Irwin Shaw made his screenwriting bow with the modest RKO Radio sports drama The Big Game. The story revolves around the efforts by a group of crooked gamblers to fix the outcomes of college football games. When star quarterback Clark (Philip Huston) refuses to be bribed, the villains kidnap him on the eve of the titular Big Game. (allrovi.com)
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    Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)
    When the body of Violet Feverel is discovered on the Central Park bridle path, Inspector Oscar Piper is about to declare her death accidental from a thrown horse, until his friend and amateur detective Hildegarde Withers locates the horse and discovers blood on the horse. The coroner deems it a murder when the cause of death is shown to be by a blunt instrument on the victim's head. (imdb)
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    The Plot Thickens (1936)
    John Carter just had one of those days. First he had an argument with a mysterious Frenchman. Then Alice wants him to pick her up at the park after she has a fight with Robert over him. So Carter takes the roadster just as Marie and Joe were getting ready to leave. But Kendall, the butler, follows the roadster as he thinks it is Joe and his girl Marie. So when Carter picks up Alice and goes out in the country to park - he is shot dead. But the next day, he is found dead in the library at home. (imdb)
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    Don
    A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to cause many problems for the family while on vacation, and the father has to make another hard decision. (imdb)
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    Yours for the Asking (1936)
    Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness. (imdb)
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    Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
    A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies. (imdb)
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    West Point of the Air (1935)
    Big Mike (Wallace Beery) is a tough Army flyer who longs to see his son Little Mike (Robert Young) take to the air like himself. Little Mike's excessive attraction to Dare (Rosalind Russell) strains his relationship with his father, but eventually he finds the right woman -- Skip (Maureen O'Sullivan), the daughter of Army commandant General Carter (Lewis Stone) -- and an airborne Little Mike does his father proud. (imdb)
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    Hot Tip (1935)
    Jane McGill has fallen in love with Ben Johnson and would like to marry him. But her mother Belle has set certain conditions for that to happen. Father Jimmy decides that betting on the horses will help the kids out.
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    Helldorado (1935)
    In this drama, an impoverished dreamer saves a group of people during a terrible storm by leading them to shelter in a ghost town containing but one ancient resident. The stranded travelers are surprised by the high-style in which the codger lives and soon discover the source of his wealth. (allrovi.com)
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    A cop, who plays by his own rules, brings down a notorious gangster.
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    The Meanest Gal in Town (1934)
    A stranded actress turned manicurist affects the lives of people in a small American town. (imdb)
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    Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
    There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes. (imdb)
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    Search for Beauty (1934)
    Story of a contest staged by a two-bit "physical culture" magazine. When the winners, Don Jackson and Barbara Hilton, realize that they've been hired exclusively to pose in bathing suits for the pin-up trade, they leave for the greener pastures of a legitimate health farm. The magazine's crooked publishers try to extort money from Don and Barbara, but they're foiled by a local justice of the peace who turns out to be an agent of the U.S. Department of Justice! (Answers.com)
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    Hoopla (1933)
    A hula dancer at a carnival sets out to seduce the son of the show's manager. (imdb)
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    Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)
    A convict uses his skills as a masseur and a fight manager to get out of prison and become the private gym coach for a powerful oil magnate. When the instructor's little brother gets involved with his employer's daughter and they learn that the oil baron is trying to pull off shenanigans with the government all heck breaks loose so the ex-con enlists the aid of two other former inmates to help him set things right. (allmovie.com)
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    Clear All Wires! (1933)
    Buckley is an unethical reporter who manipulates the news for his own benefit as much as he reports it. When he is in Paris to get a medal for being rescued from his alleged kidnappers, he finds that his boss, Stevens, at the Chicago Globe is going with his old gal Dolly. When Stevens learns that Dolly is staying with Buckley in Moscow, he fires Buckley. To get his job back, Buckley and Lefty stage a great news story about the shooting of the last Romanoff, but the plan backfires. (imdb)
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    Yoo-Hoo (1932)
    Yoo-Hoo (1932) - Short Film
    James Gleason picks up abused kid and tries to clean him up.
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    Lady and Gent (1932)
    Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear. (imdb)
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    Off His Base (1932)
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    The short plays more like a film....just very condensed. It begins with the Mustangs in trouble in their championship series...all the players are banged up and they're being clobbered. But a sports reporter (Eugene Pallette) insists that his nephew, Minor, can really play ball and will help the team win.
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    High Hats and Low Brows (1932)
    Sixth entry in the Rufftown 2-reel comedy series based on stories by Arthur 'Bugs' Baer.
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    Blondie of the Follies (1932)
    Two young ladies from the New York tenements become rich and famous as showgirls, and vie for the affections of the same man.
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    Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
    When a well-known New York businessman is found dead in the penguin pool of a local zoo aquarium, Inspector Oscar Piper is called in to investigate the murder. At first, Inspector Piper is put off by one of the eyewitnesses, a schoolteacher named Hildegarde Withers, who seems overly inquisitive and meddlesome. But as the investigation progresses, Inspector Piper forms an uneasy alliance with the shrewd Miss Withers, whose insights and advice help to crack the case.
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    The Devil Is Driving (1932)
    There is a garage in downtown New York City on the ground floor of an eight-story building, with a winding ramp, that serves as a cache for stolen automobiles. The second floor is the repair shop, with the third, fourth and fifth as storage rooms and the sixth is the paint shop, where the hot cars are quickly changed via new paint, fenders and windshields and license plates. (imdb)
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    The Crooked Circle (1932)
    A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists (imdb)
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    The All-American (1932)
    The story of the rise and fall of an All-American football player. (imdb)
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    Beyond Victory (1931)
    Four battle-weary American soldiers under fire reflect on the women they left behind. (imdb)
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    A Free Soul (1931)
    Stephen Ashe, an upper class alcoholic defense attourney, successfully defends local mobster Ace Wilfong in a murder case. After his daughter Jan Ashe breaks her engagement to polo player Dwight Winthrop and starts an affair with Wilfong, she finds that the liason is not easily severed when she wants out. Winthrop earns Miss Ashe's true affections by killing Wilfong to break his grip on her. Now the question is, can Stephen Ashe save Winthrop with an impassioned defense speech to the jury? (imdb)
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    In this comedy, a conservative family becomes alarmed when they begin believing their daughter is pregnant. They frantically begin searching for the father. The search is narrowed down to three possibilities: her ex-fiancee, her current one, or her legal guardian. Meanwhile, a drunken son marries the family maid, who is also pregnant. The daughter then admits her pregnancy is false--she only did it to cover for the maid. (allmovie.com)
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    The Big Gamble (1931)
    Unable to repay a substantial gambling debt to mob boss North, Alan Beckwith concocts a last-ditch scheme. Allowing North to take out a $100,000 insurance policy on his life, Alan agrees to commit suicide after the mandantory one-year moratorium has elapsed. To make things legal, North forces Alan to marry Beverly (Whose brother is also indebted to North) as the beneficiary-of-record. He also assigns "hitman wannabe" Squint to both keep an eye on Alan and "do the deed" when the time comes. (imdb)
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    Sweepstakes (1931)
    A popular jockey is disbarred from racing after he's accused of throwing a race.
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    Suicide Fleet (1931)
    Three US sailors fight German U-boats in World War I aboard a decoy ship and try to win Ginger Rogers who works on the Coney Island midway. (imdb)
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    The Matrimonial Bed (1930)
    It is the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet who died in a train wreck. His servant and friends still worship him but don't care much for his wife Sylvaine's second husband Gustave with whom she has recently had a child. Sylvaine's friends recommend that she use a new hairdresser, Leopold Trebel. However, when this womanizing coiffeur arrives, he turns out to be Adolphe suffering from amnesia. (imdb)
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    Puttin
    A vaudeville and nightclub performer becomes successful and forgets who his friends really are. (imdb)
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    Her Man (1930)
    Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor. (imdb)
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    Fairways and Foul (1929)
    Two couples meet on the fairway for a golfing competition.
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    Oh, Yeah? (1929)
    A couple of roving vagabonds hitch a freight to the railroad town of Linda, and between bouts with the fright-yard bulls and other drifters, find romance in the persons of two waitresses at the camp restaurant. American-slang rules the dialogue to the point non-USA viewers need a slang-glossary to follow the dialogue. (imdb)
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    Meet the Missus (1929)
    When the story begins, James is confronted by his wife for his roving eyes! Soon after this, he goes to a speakeasy and begins chatting up women. One in particular catches his eye and so he brings her home to meet the wife. And here's where it gets weird. Apparently the Gleasons have an agreement that if either meets another person and falls for them, the marriage will be amicably dissolved and they'll each go their separate ways!
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