Titles You Haven't Rated (85)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) - TV Movie
Huckleberry Finn and best friend Tom Sawyer discover treasure in a cave. When Huck's estranged father tries taking the fortune for himself, Huck escapes up the Mississippi River on a raft in search of a simpler life.
After a lengthy absence from the screen, Judy Canova returned in the raucous musical Honeychile. The plot had been utilized in several previous Republic films, but was good for yet another go-round here. Canova plays Judy, a would-be songwriter who sends one of her tunes to a big-city composer. When the song, published under another author's name, becomes a hit, music agent Eddie Price (Eddie Foy Jr.) heads to the sticks to negotiate a contract with Judy. (allmovie.com)
This entry in Monogram's "Latham Family Series" finds Barbara Latham (M'liss McClure), the daughter of Henry Latham (Raymond Walburn),taking temporary charge of a small flying-school, which whets her father's appetite to resume his flying career, dormant since the end of World War One. Mayor Colton (Walter Catlett), also a WWI flyer, gets the same urge. (imdb)
In this comedy, a local citizen, miffed by the mayor's new milk tax, buys his own cow. (allmovie.com)
In this entry in the "Henry Latham" comedy series, the parsimonious Henry protests the rising cost of meat and decides to take up hunting for wild game. (allmovie.com)
Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead. (imdb)
The first of Monogram's "Father" series was Henry, the Rainmaker, assembled in a fast seven days. Raymond Walburn stars as Henry Latham, an average family man who is galvanized into entering a mayoral race over the issue of garbage disposal. When incumbent mayor Colton (played by Walburn's lifelong friend Walter Catlett) solves this issue himself, Henry turns his attentions to the current water shortage. His efforts to become a rainmaker prove cataclysmic, to say the least. (allmovie.com)
Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. His knowledge of mathematics makes him a natural as an assistant at the wheel of fortune. His fiancée begs him to return to his job but he refuses, so she joins the carnival and becomes a striptease artist. (imdb)
This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green. (imdb)
A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; complications ensue. (imdb)
Matt Lindsay (Leon Errol) is the captain/owner of a showboat that is on the rocks literally and figuratively. His efforts to raise money to save his boat and troupers get him involved with a Kentucky Colonel (not named Sanders), a tough-as-a-boot hotel manager and a feuding family.
There are two twin brothers, one of whom has three girls on a romantic string and is trying to sell a television show to a fountain pen manufacturer. The other doesn't have one girl and quietly sells insurance. The insurance seller invests money in his brother's show and, in the process of protecting his investment, gets involved with his twin's romances. Things eventually work out and the TV promoter winds up with the manufacturer's daughter and the salesman with Sheila Ryan.
A hitch-hiking stranger manages a lift from a young woman into the town he's destined for, and she's from. Both land up in jail, twice, as the small town and its leading family slowly unravel the in-plain-sight mystery behind this man. (imdb)
I Love a Bandleader is an easy-to-take vehicle for personable orchestra leader Phil Harris. "Old Curly" is cast as housepainter Phil Burton, who while suffering from amnesia imagines that he's the leader of a popular swing band. While suffering this delusion, Burton falls in love with perky Ann Carter (Leslie Brooks). (allmovie.com)
A woman sets out to prove that a writer's ideas about "savages" are wrong. She goes to the jungle and finds a "primitive" man to bring back, unaware that it is actually the writer himself disguised as a "savage." (imdb)
A high-school bandleader captures the attention of a popular coed by winning a music contest.
Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion. (imdb)
When a hat-check girl writes a story based on the life of a famous comedian, she helps to reunite a father and son who haven't spoken to each other for years.
Amusing wartime comedy, practically the photographed stage play it is drawn from with nary more than the one-set living room used in the original. Housing shortages and Navy husbands called up force young newly married mothers to descend in ever confusing waves on one elderly family.
On a peaceful, pre-war winter in Czechoslovakia, the genial godfather, Jaroslav Haschek, of Vera Hascheck, presents the young girl with her first pair of ice skates. Soon, she astonished the warm-hearted people of her village with her skill, and she is acclaimed a marvel-on-ice. She wins the ice-skating championship of her country and is invited to skate at the fabulous Lake Placid Carnival in the United States. (imdb)
Lady, Let's Dance was a 1944 black and white film directed by Frank Woodruff that was nominated for two Oscars. Produced by Monogram Studios, the film is unique as an ice skating musical. Lady, Let's Dance starred ice skaters Belita, James Ellison, Werner Groebli and Hans Mauch (more commonly known as 'Frick & Frack') and Walter Catlett. Also cast was ice skating artist Mrytle Godfrey. (imdb)
A sister act finds itself stranded and broke, and teams up with a medicine man who is promoting a child talent contest.
In this lively romantic farce, a Broadway producer's Girl Friday must make sure that her recent marriage is kept secret. If it gets out, she will lose her job. Unfortunately, her new hubby is tired of hiding the truth and creates all kinds of problems when he decides to spill the beans. (allmovie.com)
Millionaire Sam Winston is an unhappy man. His wife Constance lives a gay life, devoting all her time to parties; his daughter Gloria is in one scandal after another, changing husbands as often as her moods, and son Jerry spends his time getting drunk and chasing women. Sam hires gangster Johnny April to bump him off but Johnny, liking the old man, defers the killing and sets about making the family appreciate Sam.
A song publisher gets sued for stealing lyrics. (imdb)
A Young shoeshine boy must earn $6 by the end of the day so he can buy a second-hand bugle, because the next day he is going into the U.S. Army.
Judy King (Grace McDonald), newly arrived in Washington, applies for a secretary job with a government agency and while being interviewed by Bob Carlton (Robert Paige), an agent with the bureau, jokingly hints she may be a spy. While investigating her, he clears Judy and falls in love with her... and then uncovers a real Nazi spy ring.
Bob Allen, a struggling songwriter poses as a millionaire cowboy to win Broadway star Babs Lee. (imdb)
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)
Peggy (Peggy Ryan), a messenger, delivers a telegram to The Flamingo Club where the Andrews Sisters (The Andrews Sisters) and Bob Edwards' Orchestra are appearing. Peggy learns that the club's owner, Harrison (William Frawley), intends to enlarge his show and she persuades him to give her and her friends a tryout. If they make good, they can save the dancing school run by Professor Woof ('Charles Butterworth' )) and Gribble (Walter Catlett)) . (imdb)
Lambert owns the trucking line that ships cattle to market. When he raises his rates Roy decides to ship the cattle on the River Boat. When Lambert and his men are unable to stop the boat, they rustle the cattle. (imdb)
Carrie, ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky, travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher, the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve. (imdb)
Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII. A romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas ensues. (imdb)
A young couple buy a bankrupt vaudeville booking agency, and try to make it a success. (imdb)
A down-on-his luck businessman organizes an excursion to Sir Henry Morgan's Island for a treasure hunt only to encounter a mysterious phantom and murder.
In 1902, medicine show con man Dan Thompson settles down with the daughter he hardly knows in a New York theatrical boarding house full of eccentric characters. Forced to take a job in an arcade sideshow, he tries to con daughter Mary and his fellow boarders into thinking he's on the legitimate stage.
Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay Duval in a clip joint, but tensions start to show in the road crew as rivalry between Hank and Johnny increases. (imdb)
In this upbeat drama, a lovely European heiress is disturbed to discover from her lawyer that her father made his fortune by cheating his own partner. This precipitates her hasty return to the US where she meets the partner's granddaughter. The heiress then moves into the girl's boarding house and gives her a million dollars. Unfortunately, her newfound wealth causes the girl, untold trouble as her lover, a proud musician, refuses to marry a woman with more money than he. (allrovi.com)
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor. (imdb)
Noted writer Kenneth Bixby, in love with his witty secretary Anne Rogers, nevertheless agrees to a tete-a-tete with a former college fling, loopy Danish girl Julie who is married to penny-pinching Harvey Wilson. Bixby realizes he is in way over his head when he finds out he has become the co-respondent in a divorce lawsuit filed by Wison. (imdb)
A businessman boasts he'll give his daughter a large amount of cash for her wedding, and then frantically tries to raise the money. (imdb)
In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer (Robert Cummings) who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. (imdb)
The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA. (imdb)
A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it. (imdb)
You're Next! (1940) - Short Film
Two goofball private detectives are hired to find a millionaire who has been kidnapped by a mad scientist. (imdb)
Comin' Round the Mountain was a tailor-made vehicle for bucolic radio humorist Bob "Bazooka" Burns. After striking out in New York, backwoods musician Jed Blower (Burns) and his hillbilly family band return to their native Tennessee. Here they land a job at a tinker-toy radio station in a community plagued by a long-standing family feud. Also causing local headaches is a continuing political tug of war over the maintence of the city's poorhouse. (allrovi.com)
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (imdb)
Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off to find adventure. (imdb)
A singer waiter (Payne) is led into boxing by a boxing promoter (Catlett) looking to make a buck.
Spies will not stop at murder in their attempts to wrest a secret formula for a deadly poison away from American scientists. (imdb)
A sexy singer in a French music hall falls in love with a handsome, but married, aristocrat. (imdb)
A sports store clerk poses as a famous jockey as an advertising stunt, but gets more than he bargained for. (imdb)
David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances... (imdb)
Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell. (imdb)
La West portrays a turn-of-century confidence trickster who poses as a famous French chanteuse to avoid arrest. In this guise, she manages to expose crooked police chief Lloyd Nolan and smooths the path for reform mayoral candidate Edmund Lowe... (All Movie Guide)
During the Spanish Civil War a detective from Scotland Yard falls in love with a woman he had believed to be a jewel thief. (imdb)
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick. (imdb)
The once-great Varsity Show at Winfield College, thanks to the archaic tastes of Professor Biddle (Walter Catlett), is in need of a desperate makeover. So the students hire the school's famous alumnus Chuck Daly (Dick Powell) to give it a modern edge, not knowing the troubled performer is in desperate need of the money.
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement. (imdb)
Upper Cutlets (1936) - Short Film
Walter Catlett wants to join a fight club. (imdb)
An eccentric musical family is kept in order by a talented daughter with modest ambitions. (imdb)
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (imdb)
Phil is high strung and needs a rest so Nina talks him into going to the Sutter College homecoming. He takes his wife and Glenn, who was another classmate, to have some fun and get a brick contract. Old dependable Ellery is running the activities and he has not seen Phil since his college days. Phil is more interested in the brick deal, but he lets loose and has some fun, only to discover that Ellery's wife Susan is still in love with him and wants to be Mrs. Talbot. (imdb)
The managers of heavyweight champion Larry Cain and Broadway musical star Mabel O'Dare scheme up a romance to give the celebrities more glamour. But the two don't hit it off, having started on the wrong foot. (imdb)
Two people go to Coney Island to find romance and wind up in jail. (imdb)
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. (imdb)
Three apparent murders and a pair of imposters disrupt the lives of an engaged couple. (imdb)
As irascible captain Helquist pilots his boat along the Atlantic, an assortment of subplots involving a vast array of characters play themselves out. Among the passengers are bond-thief Checkettand his girlfriend Janet Grayson, private detective Schulte, "fallen woman" Mrs. Jeddock, and her unforgiving husband... (Answers.com)
So This Is Harris! (1933) - Short Film
Walter can't stand the singing of Phil Harris - unfortunately, he can't seem to escape it, even on the golf course. His golf partner sympathizes, but when Walter discovers that the fellow is Harris himself, he quickly realizes that Harris' appeal with female fans might be turned to his advantage - but only if Harris will play along (imdb)
Caliente Love (1933) - Short Film
Poor Walter Catlett messes up the wedding of Joyce Compton and, after botching his suicide attempt, rides along on her honeymoon at Aguas Caliente. Can he get for himself some CALIENTE LOVE at the Casino, or will someone give him the sound thrashing he needs? (imdb)
Dream Stuff (1933) - Short Film
Walter Catlett is the cousin to some squeaky voiced Dagwood Bumstead type who can't get a girl. Can he browbeat his cousin into swiping pretty girl from accomplished gunman, boxer, and horseman Franklin Pangborn (!?), or is that just DREAM STUFF? (imdb)
While travelling through Arizona, carnival huckster Smiley Wells (James Dunn) makes the acquaintance of sweet small-town girl Lynn Martin (Joan Bennett). Upon learning that a gang of slick operators has swindled a huge sum of money from Lynn's mother, Smiley decides that money lost through larceny can be won back the same way. (allrovi.com)
A gossip columnist's rise to fame. Based closely on the real life of Walter Winchell. (imdb)
Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her antecedents. But she has not loved well or wisely as she learns when she tries to adopt a baby. (imdb)
An opera diva sets her sights on a womanizing army officer. (imdb)
Spoiled sports hero learns hard lessons. (imdb)
When his submarine, S89, is sunk by an excursion boat, Scotty is the last one left aboard after helping the crew to be rescued. However, Navy divers are able to save Scotty and his heroics make him a hero. Retiring from the Navy as a Commander, he finds that, as a hero, he is in great demand. There are parades. speeches, endorsements, banquets and autographs galore. Even his marriage to his sweetheart Janet is headline news. Everyone wants a piece of Scotty... (imdb)
A prostitute finds redemption in some Hawaiian isle thanks to a hard missionary man. (imdb)
An old yet spry man comes to Chicago to live with his son and daughter-in-law. Despite the old fellow's good intentions, he becomes a useless irritation to the couple. However, Grandpa befriends a young orphan boy, whom he helps to set upon the straight and narrow path. He finds solace in this relationship and also in the company of elderly men who live in a home nearby. But the orphan boy's step-father hatches an evil plan that will soon upset the apple cart. (imdb)
Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team. (imdb)
Reporter Gallagher loves reporter Smith who marries Anne. He's soon born being married to a socialite and asks Gallagher to help him write a play. She arrives with a bunch of reporters and the mansion turns into a party. Anne arrives and orders them out and Smith goes with them. (imdb)
Honeymoon Trio (1931) - Short Film
This Educational Comedies one-reeler is all about Walter Catlett in his obnoxious mode as he somehow imposes himself completely on Al St. John and Dorothy Granger as they go on their honeymoon. Dorothy never seems to notice anything odd about this situation -- which renders it all the funnier -- while Al St. John builds up quite a head of steam in what amounts to a ten-minute slow burn, worthy of Edgar Kennedy at his best. (imdb)
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent stories as much as write them. All are waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams. When Williams escapes from the inept Sheriff, Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape... (imdb)
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it. (imdb)