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Mr. Bell (1947) - Short Film
This is 1947 biography movie about how Alexander Graham Bell and his partner Thomas Augustus Watson invented the first discernible speech, transmitted over a telephone.
Small-town businessman and philosopher Scattergood Baines helps a neighbour and his son keep their horse farm in operation.
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. (imdb)
While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride stumble upon a ring of fifth columnists. (imdb)
A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple. (imdb)
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide... (imdb)
Spies will not stop at murder in their attempts to wrest a secret formula for a deadly poison away from American scientists. (imdb)
Father goes to an American Legion convention in Hollywood and the family goes along, visiting a studio a causing havoc on the set. (imdb)
The Jones family encounters new theories of childrearing when an author arrives in town to lecture on the topic. (imdb)
The Jones family females decide to teach Father a lesson. He's neglecting the family business to run for mayor, so they decide to neglect their household chores.
Jones family outing as they vacation with country aunt (Fazenda), fall in love, enter contests, fight political corruption, and so on. (imdb)
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle and getting him hooked up with his secretary. (imdb)
The Jones family's daughter and her husband try to live on a tight budget while Uncle Charlie plans to increase their income. (imdb)
Molly and Pat Malloy, a married couple of famed vaudeville performers on the verge of retirement, arrive in a small Connecticut town to play a show, When they're insulted by the clerk of the shabby local hotel, the Malloys buy the hotel just for the satisfaction of firing him. But this aggravates the local realtor who's had his eye on the property. (Wikipedia)
The Jones family patriarch, also mayor (Prouty), is swindled into thinking the town swamp is a rich mineral deposit.
Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.
The Jones family and their friend invest in a oil scheme promoted by a football star returning to his hometown. All appears lost when the wells contain only mud. (imdb)
The Jones family drugstore is robbed and it looks like the culprit is a boy the family has taken a liking to. (imdb)
Hoping to ape the success of Sol Lesser's Bobby Breen musicals, Republic Pictures fashioned Dangerous Holiday as a movie vehicle for pint-sized violin prodigy Ra Hould. The star is appropriately cast as preteen violin virtuoso Ronnie Campbell who is so coddled and protected by his family and handlers that he never has a chance to be a "real boy." When he can stand no more, Ronnie runs away from home, whereupon everyone -- including the cops -- assume that the boy has been kidnapped. (imdb)
The Jones family is into politics with father running for mayor. His son prints a newspaper which causes controversy by quoting his dad regarding his crooked opponent. (imdb)
Henry Armstrong was past being a spring chicken, still believes in Santa Claus and the maxim that "honesty is the best policy", but lack of money keeps him from marrying Molly and buying a little home, and his is threatened with the loss of the petty job he has had for four years with old Curtis French, Molly's uncle, because he can not sell enough insurance policies. And, then, he finds a thousand dollar bill. His honesty makes him advertise the find, but no one claims the money. (imdb)
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team. (imdb)
A singer in Shanghi looks exactly like a missing flyer who went missing, and is feared to have sold the experimental airplane that he was flying. Foreign gangsters, the missing flyers girlfriend, and the U.S. military wants him, dead or alive. (imdb)
The Jones family goes to a convention traveling in a trailer. The oldest daughter gets involved with a convict, the oldest son has a love affair, and the youngest son gets into photography. (imdb)
The story is told in flashback. Backers want a gambler to marry a rich girl for her dowry. When he double-crosses them he's murdered and the murderer blackmails the girl. Then he is murdered. (imdb)
Jones family romp with father trying to convince son to follow him as a druggist, rather than becoming a pilot, until the son's piloting skills come in handy. (imdb)
First of the Jones family movies with kids who ignore father and get consolation from mother through a series of family episodes. (imdb)
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor. (imdb)
Criminal lawyer Bill Fenwick goes undercover in Nevada to catch gold thieves when the gang kills his brother. (imdb)
A famous singer, bored with music and fans, goes to live in Mexico. His manager sends a woman to bring him back. They fall in love.
This tuneful melodrama is set upon a college campus and follows the attempts of a pretty young woman who slyly helps her wealthy, free-wheeling freshman boy friend learn about responsibility. She contacts his father and together they convince the boy that his inheritance has been lost. Now he must work his way through college. Sure enough, her ploy succeeds and romance ensues. (allmovie.com)
A cocky young pilot, at the urging of his girlfriend, takes a nice, "safe" job at the bank where her father is president. (imdb)
Given a title like Jimmy and Sally, one might assume that this Fox production is another in the popular series of co-starring vehicles for James Dunn and Sally Eilers. Sure enough, Dunn does play Jimmy, but Eilers was in the midst of a contract dispute with the studio, thus the role of Sally was filled by Claire Trevor. Jimmy is a wiseguy press agent whose efforts to promote a meat-packing firm come to naught. (allmovie.com)
On a Mediterranean cruise, Earl Tinker, a manufacturer of razor blades, is the target of a femme fatale in the pay of a business rival, and he becomes embroiled in a feud between two Arab tribes. (imdb)
Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team. (imdb)
A spoof on mystery movies by the Masquers Club of Hollywood.
The Secret Call is adapted from The Woman, a play by William C. DeMille (brother of Cecil B.) Peggy Shannon plays Wanda Kelly, the daughter of a disgraced politician. Reduced to working as a switchboard operator, Wanda is privy to the many secrets and indiscretions of the clients of a big-city hotel. She also finds romance in the form of handsome Tom Blake (Richard Arlen).
Hallie Hobart, a man-hating manicurist in a western hotel, builds up a small fortune through side deals with farm machinery salesmen; thus she meets David Stone, the unsophisticated young son of Ezra, a wealthy wheat farmer, and leads him into falling in love with her. (KG)
A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman. (imdb)
Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet, but when he meets Queenie, he falls in love to her, but she is courted by Jock Warriner, a member of the New Yorker high society... (imdb)
Milton Sills, one of the silent era's great matinee idols, starred in this follow-up to his sound debut in the part-talkie The Barker (1928). Like that film, a major success for the veteran leading man, His Captive Woman was essentially a silent film with a music score and a few talking sequences. Sills plays Tom McCarthy, a New York policeman assigned to arrest Anna Janssen (Dorothy Mackaill), a cabaret dancer accused of killing her "sugar daddy. (allmovie.com)
Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with her song. They are a hit, but in the final act, Casey again comes out and this time the president sees her act and fires both her and Babe on the spot. Benny is able to book Casey, Babe and Dean into Vaudeville and their act is popular. (imdb)
In this drama, a traveling troupe of actors find themselves in danger of becoming unemployed when their manager up and leaves. Two of the actors decide to marry and settle down. The lead actor helps set up the rest of the troupe with some performances. He then destroys the new marriage. Later the woman and the head actor fall in love. He then gives her the lead role in his newest show. (allmovie.com)
Frances, a salesgirl, is planning a summer vacation at the beach with a girlfriend, who also works at her store. Just as she is getting ready to leave home, Dave, a handsome young plumber, arrives to repair a leaky faucet. Her vacation turns into a bust when it rains at the beach, but a hunky lifeguard shows up to brighten her day. Then, of all people, Dave the plumber shows up, too. Complications ensue. (imdb)
Set in New York City, flapper Pink Watson (Colleen Moore) works a telephone operator at a cement factory who dreams of marrying rich. Her constant daydreaming of wealth annoys her fellow workers, and ruins the heart of one of her worshiping colleagues. (imdb)
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, where she is promised a job in the movies. (imdb)
Stephen Lee doesn't want his nephew Wally Sanders to marry chorus girl Violet Dayne, because he believes all chorus girls to be ruthless gold diggers, always chasing after the men's money. Violet's friend Jerry La Mar decides to 'gold dig' Stephen, to show him what a nice and unselfish girl Violet is, but then she realizes that she's really in love with Stephen Lee.