American Actor

Charles Drake

  • Oct 02, 1917 - Sep 10, 1994 (age 76)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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1994
Charles Drake
PersonalSeptember 1994

Charles Drake

Charles Drake passed away.
1973
Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an American anthology crime drama …
Police Story is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 25, 1973 through May 3, 1987. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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1971
McMillan & Wife
TV ShowSep 17, 1971

McMillan & Wife

McMillan & Wife (known simply as McMillan from 1976–77) is …
McMillan & Wife (known simply as McMillan from 1976–77) is an American police procedural television series that aired on NBC from September 17, 1971 to April 24, 1977. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James in the title roles, the series premiered in episodes as part of Universal Television's wheel series NBC Mystery Movie, in rotation with Columbo and McCloud. Initially airing on Wednesday night, the original lineup was shifted to Sundays in the second season, where it aired for the rest of its run. For the final season, known as McMillan, numerous changes were made, including the killing off of St. James' character of Sally McMillan.
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Cannon
TV ShowSep 14, 1971

Cannon

Cannon is an American detective television series produced by …
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon. The series was the first Quinn Martin production to run on a network other than ABC.
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1969
Marcus Welby, M.D.
TV ShowSep 23, 1969

Marcus Welby, M.D.

Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama …
Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama television program that aired Tuesdays at 10:00–11:00 p.m. (EST) on ABC from September 23, 1969, to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as the title character, a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner, who was on a first name basis with many of his patients (and who also made house-calls), James Brolin, as Steve Kiley, M.D, a younger doctor who was Welby's partner, and Elena Verdugo, who played Welby and Kiley's dedicated and loving nurse and office manager, Consuelo Lopez. Marcus Welby, M.D., was produced by David Victor and David J. O'Connell. The pilot, A Matter of Humanities, had aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 26, 1969.
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1968
Land of the Giants
TV ShowSep 22, 1968

Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction …
Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and special guest star Kurt Kasznar.
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The Swimmer
MovieMay 15, 1968

The Swimmer

A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as …
A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as he can all over a quiet suburban town.
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1967
Valley of the Dolls
MovieDec 15, 1967

Valley of the Dolls

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel …
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.
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Mannix
TV ShowSep 16, 1967

Mannix

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from …
Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He was played by Mike Connors.
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Ironside
TV ShowSep 14, 1967

Ironside

Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on …
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. The character debuted on March 28, 1967, in a TV movie titled Ironside. When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, from late 1967 onwards, it was broadcast under the title A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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The Invaders
TV ShowJan 10, 1967

The Invaders

The Invaders is an American science-fiction television …
The Invaders is an American science-fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1967 to 1968. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent, who tries to thwart an in-progress alien invasion despite the disbelief of officials and the general public. The series was a Quinn Martin production.
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1966
Mission: Impossible
TV ShowSep 17, 1966

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series created and …
Mission: Impossible is an American television series created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps takes charge for the remaining seasons, played by Peter Graves. Each episode opens with a fast-paced montage of shots from that episode which unfolds as the series' theme music plays, composed by Lalo Schifrin, after which Briggs or Phelps receives his instructions from a voice delivered on a recording which then destroys itself.
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Star Trek: The Original Series
TV ShowSep 8, 1966

Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek is an American …
Star Trek is an American science-fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.
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1965
F Troop
TV ShowSep 14, 1965

F Troop

F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. …
F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC. It debuted in the United States on September 14, 1965 and concluded its run on April 6, 1967 with a total of 65 episodes. The first season of 34 episodes was broadcast in black-and-white, the second season in color.
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1964
Dear Heart
MovieDec 2, 1964

Dear Heart

Single and alone, Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) arrives in …
Single and alone, Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) arrives in New York City for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanizing salesman newly promoted to his ...
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Daniel Boone
TV ShowSep 24, 1964

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television …
Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964, to May 7, 1970, on NBC for 165 episodes, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Arcola Enterprises, and Fespar Corp. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TV ShowSep 22, 1964

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is …
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. The series follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968. The program led the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. Several episodes were successfully released to theaters as B movies or double features. There was also a spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., novel and comic book series, and merchandising.
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The Lively Set
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MovieSep 11, 1964

The Lively Set

Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has …
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister, who becomes Casey's love interest.
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1963
The Fugitive
TV ShowSep 17, 1963

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy …
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins. It was produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television. It aired on ABC from September 1963 to August 1967. David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Dr. Richard Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man" (played by Bill Raisch). At the same time, Dr. Kimble is hounded by the authorities, most notably by Police Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse).
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Showdown
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MovieMay 1, 1963

Showdown

A cowboy and his wayward buddy have trouble with outlaws …
A cowboy and his wayward buddy have trouble with outlaws over stolen bonds and a saloon dancer.
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1962
The Lucy Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Lucy Show

The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS …
The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the fourth season (1965–1966) divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, only Gale Gordon, who joined the program for its second season, remained. For the first three seasons, Vivian Vance was the co-star.
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The Virginian
TV ShowSep 19, 1962

The Virginian

The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final …
The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final year) is an American Western television series starring James Drury, Doug McClure, and Lee J. Cobb, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television network from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute Western series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). Cobb left the series after four seasons and was replaced over the years by mature character actors John Dehner, Charles Bickford, John McIntire, and Stewart Granger portraying different characters.
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1961
Back Street
MovieOct 11, 1961

Back Street

In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an …
In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with each other and spend the night together. On the next morning, Paul needs to return to Chicago and calls Rae to go with him. However she misses the plane and Paul travels alone. Soon she learns that he is married with children and she is convinced by her sister to move to New York where she succeeds in the fashion world. Paul, who owns a department store chain, stumbles upon her on the street and their love is rekindled. However, Rae decides to leave New York and her boss and partner convinces her to open a store in Rome. Some time later, they meet each other again and Rae learn that Paul is indeed unhappily married with the alcoholic Liz Saxon. They have a love affair and Paul buys a country house at the countryside of France where they spend their leisure time together. But their lives shatter when Paul's son discovers their love affair.
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1959
Laramie
TV ShowSep 15, 1959

Laramie

Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on …
Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman; Robert Fuller as Jess Harper; Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy; and Robert L. Crawford, Jr. as Andy Sherman. Actress Spring Byington was later added to the cast. STARZ!'s Westerns Channel and the Grit network began airing the series in July 2015.
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No Name on the Bullet
MovieFeb 1, 1959

No Name on the Bullet

When hired killer John Gant …
When hired killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg, the town's folk become paranoid as each leading citizen has enemies capable of using the services of a professional killer for personal revenge.
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1957
Until They Sail
MovieOct 1, 1957

Until They Sail

Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to …
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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1956
Walk the Proud Land
MovieAug 1, 1956

Walk the Proud Land

An agent sent from Washington in 1874 takes charge of an …
An agent sent from Washington in 1874 takes charge of an Apache reservation and has the oppressive US Army back off, which creates conflicts and causes the Indians to have great respect for him.
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The Price of Fear
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MovieMar 13, 1956

The Price of Fear

The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the …
The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man.
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1955
All That Heaven Allows
MovieAug 25, 1955

All That Heaven Allows

An upper-class widow falls in …
An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.
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To Hell and Back
MovieAug 17, 1955

To Hell and Back

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated …
The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.
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Female on the Beach
MovieJul 22, 1955

Female on the Beach

Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the …
Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.
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1954
Four Guns to the Border
MovieNov 3, 1954

Four Guns to the Border

An outlaw gang on the lam …
An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully.
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Tobor the Great
MovieSep 1, 1954

Tobor the Great

A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed …
A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.
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The Glenn Miller Story
MovieJan 4, 1954

The Glenn Miller Story

The unemployed trombone …
The unemployed trombone player Glenn Miller is always broken, chasing his sound to form his band and hocking his instrument in the pawn house to survive. When his friend Chummy MacGregor is hired to play in the band of Ben Pollack, the band-leader listens to one Glenn's composition and invites him to join his band. While traveling to New York, Glenn visits his former girlfriend Helen Berger, in Boulder, Colorado, and asks her to wait for him. Two years later he quits the band and proposes Helen that moves to New York to marry him. After the success of "Moonlight Serenade", Glenn Miller's band becomes worldwide known and Glenn and Helen and their two children have a very comfortable life. Duting the World War II, Glenn enlists in the army and travels to Europe to increase the moral of the allied troops. In the Christmas of 1944, he travels from London to Paris for a concert to be broadcast; however his plane is never found in the tragic flight.
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1953
War Arrow
MovieDec 26, 1953

War Arrow

Major Howell Brady and two non-coms are assigned to go to …
Major Howell Brady and two non-coms are assigned to go to Indian territory and recruit peaceful Seminoles relocated from Florida to aid the army in fighting the larger, rampaging Kiowa tribe. Brady promises them better land than the subsistence reservation they have been assigned to. Maygro, their chief, although initially reluctant, finally agrees for the good of his people. However, Brady's superior, Col. Jackson Meade, is hostile to the idea and distrusts having Indians as allies. Beautiful widow Elaine Corwin, proves a pleasant distraction for Brady although her husband, a unrepentant Confederate whose body was never found, may still be alive and leading the savage Kiowas against the hated Yankees.
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It Came from Outer Space
MovieMay 27, 1953

It Came from Outer Space

A spaceship from another …
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.
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The Lone Hand
MovieMar 24, 1953

The Lone Hand

A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) and his son Joshua …
A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) and his son Joshua (Jimmy Hunt) try to establish new roots on their farm near a small western town victimized by outlaws. The merchants and ranchers form a vigilante group to oppose the constant threat to their families. They also try to recruit Hallock, but he refuses and instead secretly joins the outlaw band terrorizing the community. His son and new bride Sarah Jane Skaggs (Barbara Hale) don't understand why he has seemingly decided to become an outlaw and has turned his back on everything and everyone most dear to him.
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Gunsmoke
MovieFeb 11, 1953

Gunsmoke

Kittridge is hired by the villains but turns to defend the rancher …
Kittridge is hired by the villains but turns to defend the rancher Saxon after learning the true situation. Kittridge wins Saxon's ranch with a cut of the cards but Saxon has other reasons for deliberately losing the gamble. Telford and Lake try everything from bushwhacking to setting a wildfire to stop the Saxon/Kittridge herd of cattle from reaching the railhead.
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1952
Red Ball Express
MovieMay 24, 1952

Red Ball Express

Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies …
Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during World War II.
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1951
You Never Can Tell
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MovieSep 23, 1951

You Never Can Tell

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King …
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
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1950
Harvey
MovieDec 4, 1950

Harvey

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the …
The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
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Winchester '73
MovieJun 1, 1950

Winchester '73

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another …
The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.
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Comanche Territory
MovieApr 7, 1950

Comanche Territory

White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the …
White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1947
The Pretender
MovieAug 11, 1947

The Pretender

Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an …
Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her ...
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1946
A Night in Casablanca
MovieMay 10, 1946

A Night in Casablanca

The Marx Brothers are …
The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.
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1945
Conflict
MovieJun 15, 1945

Conflict

An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in …
An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.
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1943
Air Force
MovieFeb 3, 1943

Air Force

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the …
The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.
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1942
The Man Who Came to Dinner
MovieJan 1, 1942

The Man Who Came to Dinner

When acerbic critic Sheridan …
When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.
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1917
Charles Drake
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Charles Drake

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