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Al Shean

  • May 12, 1868 - Aug 12, 1949 (age 81)
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1949
Al Shean
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Al Shean

Al Shean passed away.
1948
We the People
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TV ShowJun 1, 1948

We the People

The hosts on this interview program chatted with celebrities, …
The hosts on this interview program chatted with celebrities, politicians and regular Americans with interesting lives. People who had overcome some sort of adversity or faced a challenge were often featured. We, The People began on radio in 1936 and continued to be heard there; this was the first series to be simulcast on television and radio. (This simulcast situation continued through the summer of 1950.) The original host was voice-over announcer Dwight Weist before actor Dan Seymour took over the job in 1949. The information here has been gleaned from magazines and newspapers of the era, as well as the personal papers of the show's director, Preston Wood. (Those papers are part of the Belknap Collection at University of Florida in Gainesville.)
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1943
Hitler's Madman
MovieJun 10, 1943

Hitler's Madman

Somewhat fictionalized account of the destruction of the village …
Somewhat fictionalized account of the destruction of the village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia and the events leading up to it. In 1942, the Allies parachuted a Czech resistance fighter into the area. He quickly reunites with his former girlfriend and many of the villagers who knew him from before the war. The Nazis are evil however and under the command of Reinhardt Heydrich rule the country with an iron fist, arbitrarily arresting innocents and charging them with fictitious crimes. When Heydrich is severely wounded in a roadside attack - he dies three days later - Henrich Himmler orders the destruction of Lidice. The men are herded into a churchyard where they sing defiantly as they are shot down, the village is set aflame and the women are sent to concentration camps. The town itself is leveled.
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1942
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
MovieJul 4, 1942

The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady

The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady released.
1941
Love in Gloom
MovieAug 15, 1941

Love in Gloom

Henny Youngman, Efficiency Expert (good role for a one …
Henny Youngman, Efficiency Expert (good role for a one-liner specialist), takes over the "Meet A Mate" agency and immediately begins to revamp the operations in order to increase business. ...
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Ziegfeld Girl
MovieApr 25, 1941

Ziegfeld Girl

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily …
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes.
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1940
Friendly Neighbors
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MovieNov 17, 1940

Friendly Neighbors

Friendly Neighbors is a 1940 American comedy film …
Friendly Neighbors is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Nick Grinde and written by Dorrell McGowan and Stuart E. McGowan. The film stars Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Lois Ranson, Spencer Charters and Cliff Edwards. The film was released on November 17, 1940, by Republic Pictures.
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The Blue Bird
MovieJan 15, 1940

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird is a fantasy movie. This is a family movie about …
The Blue Bird is a fantasy movie. This is a family movie about a little girl, her brother and their adventures. A little girl is bad and so is her brother. This pair are confronted by a good fairy. In order to teach them to behave the fairy sends them on a mission to find the blue bird of happiness. These two have many adventures along the way. Told through the eyes of two children on a mission the focus of this family movie is to make these children behave and work together. They can only succeed if they find the blue bird of happiness.
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1939
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
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MovieDec 1, 1939

Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President

Brooklyn residents Joe Turp …
Brooklyn residents Joe Turp (William Gargan) and his wife, Ethel (Ann Sothern), travel to Washington D. C. to call on the US President (Lewis Stone)to make a pleas on the behalf of their mailman, Jim (Walter Brennan), is who about to be sacked for illegally opening and destroying a letter.
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Broadway Serenade
MovieApr 7, 1939

Broadway Serenade

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), …
Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ...
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1938
The Great Waltz
MovieNov 4, 1938

The Great Waltz

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would …
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ...
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Too Hot to Handle
MovieSep 16, 1938

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle, also known as Let 'Em All Talk, is a 1938 …
Too Hot to Handle, also known as Let 'Em All Talk, is a 1938 comedy-drama directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Walter Pidgeon. The plot concerns a newsreel reporter, the woman he is attracted to, and his fierce competitor. Many of the comedy gags were devised by an uncredited Buster Keaton.
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1937
Tim Tyler's Luck
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MovieDec 27, 1937

Tim Tyler's Luck

A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search …
A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the death of Tim's father, but is eventually tracked down.
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52nd Street
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MovieNov 19, 1937

52nd Street

Story of how 52nd Street became New York City's "Nightclub …
Story of how 52nd Street became New York City's "Nightclub Row" in the 1930s.
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Live, Love and Learn
MovieOct 29, 1937

Live, Love and Learn

Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie …
Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the constant company of close friend Oscar, they are poor, but happy. When the papers run the story about his riot in the park, Bob is suddenly news. With his private showing he becomes the society's newest sensation. Bob becomes serious, devoid of fun and adventure. Money becomes his prime concern and all the introductions are handled by Lilly. But this is not the life that either Julie or Oscar want.
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It Could Happen to You
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MovieJun 28, 1937

It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You is a …
It Could Happen to You is a 1937 American drama film directed by Phil Rosen and written by Samuel Ornitz and Nathanael West. The film stars Alan Baxter, Andrea Leeds, Owen Davis Jr., Astrid Allwyn, Walter Kingsford and Al Shean. The film was released on June 28, 1937, by Republic Pictures.
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The Road Back
MovieJun 1, 1937

The Road Back

At the end of the world war, several German soldiers return home …
At the end of the world war, several German soldiers return home to their city to find the social fabric and civil order disintegrating as communist gangs roam the streets and food and jobs become scarce. Riots and massacres lead the erstwhile average men to become cynical and desperate.
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1936
San Francisco
MovieJun 26, 1936

San Francisco

Mary Blake arrives at Blackie Norton's Paradise gambling …
Mary Blake arrives at Blackie Norton's Paradise gambling hall and beer garden looking for work as a singer. Blackie embarrasses her by asking to see her legs, but does hire her. She faints from hunger. Nob Hill Socialite Jack Burley and Maestro Baldini of the Tivoli Opera House see her singing and offer her a chance to do opera, but Blackie has her under a two-year contract which she sorrowfully stands by. Later, when he makes up posters featuring Mary in tights, she does leave for the Tivoli. Blackie gets an injunction against Burley, but knocks out the process server when he hears Mary's performance as Marguerite in "Faust". She asks her to marry him and she agrees to go back to the Paradise as his kind of singer, but Blackie's childhood chum Father Tim intervenes. After Blackie slugs the priest, Mary leaves. She is soon the star of the Tivoli and Blackie's place is closed down. She sings a rousing "San Francisco" on behalf of the Paradise at the annual "Chicken Ball" and wins the $10,000 prize which Blackie throws to the floor. As she storms out of the hall a terrible rumble betokens the famous San Francisco earthquake. Buildings collapse, streets split wide open, the city burns, the army dynamites whole sections of town. After staggering around in a stupor Blackie finds Father Tim and the two of them find Mary at a Salvation Army camp. Backed by hundreds of others, they look out over the ruins which are gradually replaced by the shining new city with a reprise of the title song.
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The Law in Her Hands
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MovieMay 16, 1936

The Law in Her Hands

Novice attorneys Mary and 'Dot' open their own practice, …
Novice attorneys Mary and 'Dot' open their own practice, confident that their futures looks bright. But after months of rising debt and falling income, Mary stumbles into the employ of ...
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At Sea Ashore
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MovieApr 4, 1936

At Sea Ashore

Patsy's working at Rumplemeyer's Donut Shop in Brooklyn. By …
Patsy's working at Rumplemeyer's Donut Shop in Brooklyn. By accident she catches Mr. Rumplemeyer's trousers in the donut machine as he's leaving to pick his niece who's arriving from the ...
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Hitch Hike to Heaven
MovieMar 12, 1936

Hitch Hike to Heaven

Hitch Hike to Heaven (alternative title Footlights and Shadows) …
Hitch Hike to Heaven (alternative title Footlights and Shadows) is a 1936 American drama film directed by Frank R. Strayer and starring Henrietta Crosman, Herbert Rawlinson and Russell Gleason. An actor becomes arrogant after enjoying success in Hollywood and neglects his wife and son.
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Slide, Nellie, Slide
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MovieFeb 1, 1936

Slide, Nellie, Slide

Herman Bing, the Hot Dog King bets his social rival Al Shean, …
Herman Bing, the Hot Dog King bets his social rival Al Shean, the Mustard Manufacturer, $5,000 dollars that his all-girl (and then some) softball team can beat his all-girl (and some more) softball team. Marie Wilson, as Nellie, provides the and-then-some attributes for the Hot Dog Team.
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1935
It's in the Air
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MovieOct 11, 1935

It's in the Air

Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, …
Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, "Clip" McGurk, are being pursued by an Internal Revenue agent, Henry Potke, for their failure to file an income-tax on the advice of a shyster lawyer. They are hiding out at the Desert Springs Hotel-Resort, where Calvin is working a scam by posing as a stratosphere-flyer who is looking at making Desert Springs the base of his operations. A rich airplane manufacturer sees a chance to get rid of a stratosphere balloon that he built for an unsuccessful expedition at a great loss. Calvin intends to take the money and run but his estranged wife, Alice, now a tennis instructor at the resort promises to come back to him if he will reform. Alas, reformation does not come easy for Calvin, especially when "Clip" is around, and Henry is closing in.
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Page Miss Glory
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MovieAug 30, 1935

Page Miss Glory

Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New …
Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a promoter with nothing to promote. When an advertiser offers a reward for a photograph of 'America's Prettiest Girl,", Ed makes a composite photo of all the famous movie stars and society belles and calls the girl in his picture "Dawn Glory." A Dawn-Glory craze sweeps the country, and Loretta, with makeup and new clothes, turns out to be the reincarnation of the picture. Loretta has fallen in love with a newspaper picture of "Bingo" Russell, a famous aviator, and when Dan and Ed ask her to pose as Dawn Glory, she readily agrees, hoping she will get to meet Russell. She does meet him and, then, complications arise.
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Traveling Saleslady
MovieMar 28, 1935

Traveling Saleslady

Angela Twitchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, …
Angela Twitchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin...
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Sweet Music
MovieFeb 20, 1935

Sweet Music

College band-leader "Skip" Houston keeps his band …
College band-leader "Skip" Houston keeps his band together after graduation, they turn professional, and they are a big hit on the radio and in nightclubs. He falls in love with Bonnie Haydon, a dancer who hates him because he is constantly taunting her about her act and offering suggestions for improvements. She slowly learns that any engagements or work she has is because of Houston.
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Symphony of Living
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MovieJan 20, 1935

Symphony of Living

There is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra …
There is this old concertmaster of the Cosmopolitian Orchestra and he is about to realize his life-long ambition of appearing as a soloist with the orchestra, when an accident robs him of ...
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1934
Music in the Air
MovieDec 13, 1934

Music in the Air

Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy …
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.
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1931
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
MovieAug 29, 1931

Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean

Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean released.
1930
Chills and Fever
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MovieApr 27, 1930

Chills and Fever

An amateur theatrical society rehearses in a deserted …
An amateur theatrical society rehearses in a deserted house which is believed to be haunted by two travelers who have lost their way in the rain.
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1868
Al Shean
BirthMay 1868

Al Shean

Al Shean was born.
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