American Character Actor

Allen Jenkins

  • Apr 09, 1900 - Jul 20, 1974 (age 74)
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1974
The Front Page
MovieDec 18, 1974

The Front Page

When Hildy Johnson, the top reporter of a Chicago …
When Hildy Johnson, the top reporter of a Chicago newspaper announces that he is quitting to get married, his editor, Walter Burns desperately tries to change his mind. When denial, cursing, and luring don't work, Walter resorts to tricks. It's the day before a supposed communist is to be hanged, and all Chicago waits with baited breath. Meanwhile, each of the papers has a man on the story trying to get a scoop or angle for themselves. With a train to catch at midnight to join his fiancé, Hildy is at first not interested, but events and his own habits work against him as the day unfolds, and he can't help but get roped in, especially when the man to be executed escapes and then almost literally falls into his lap.
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Allen Jenkins

Allen Jenkins passed away.
1968
Adam-12
TV ShowSep 21, 1968

Adam-12

Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that …
Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that follows Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.
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1967
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
MovieApr 26, 1967

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!

Early twenty-something …
Early twenty-something innocent Heather Halloran has always been pushed by her stage mother, Louise Halloran, to be a professional singer, despite Heather not wanting that as a career and having only modest talent as a singer. Against Louise's goal, Heather instead gets an office job working as a secretary for Harlan W. Wycliff, who has a mind and thus behaves like a computer. As such, he *knows* he's always right, including that his secretaries fall in love with him because he's young, powerful, wealthy and attractive. To prove Harlan wrong on another issue and thus knock his superior attitude down a notch or two, Heather takes Louise up on her offer for $5,000, which required Louise to re-mortgage her house, for professional help in putting together a musical act. Through her dealings with Harlan and the serious pursuit of that musical career, Heather embarks on trial relationships with three men who have doggedly pursued her: Dick Bender, a childhood friend and longtime neighbor who has been around the block a few times; Pat Murad, her arranger and singing coach, who is a bit of a lush; and Hank Judson, a shoe salesman and struggling actor, who specializes in overly dramatic death scenes. In the process, Heather gets pregnant. Each of Dick, Pat and Hank, who loves her in his own way, wants to marry Heather. But Heather comes to the realization that she only wants the love of one man, the person who got her pregnant, that person being... he who does not know he's the father.
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1964
Robin and the 7 Hoods
MovieJun 24, 1964

Robin and the 7 Hoods

In Chicago, during the …
In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets.
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1961
Top Cat
TV ShowSep 27, 1961

Top Cat

Top Cat is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna …
Top Cat is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962, for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network.
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1959
Pillow Talk
MovieOct 6, 1959

Pillow Talk

Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's succession of romances …
Playboy songwriter Brad Allen's succession of romances annoys his neighbor, interior designer Jan Morrow, who shares a telephone party line with him and hears all his breezy routines. After Jan unsuccessfully lodges a complaint against him, Brad sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. When mutual friend Jonathan discovers that his best friend is moving in on the girl he desires, however, sparks fly.
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1957
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
Hey, Jeannie!
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TV ShowSep 8, 1956

Hey, Jeannie!

Hey, Jeannie! is an American sitcom starring Jeannie …
Hey, Jeannie! is an American sitcom starring Jeannie Carson as a young Scottish woman living in New York City. Twenty-six episodes aired on CBS from September 8, 1956, to May 4, 1957, in the Saturday slot following The Gale Storm Show and preceding the western series Gunsmoke. Six additional episodes aired in 1958 in syndication. Reruns of Hey, Jeannie! aired during the summer of 1960 under the title The Jeannie Carson Show.
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1945
Lady on a Train
MovieAug 3, 1945

Lady on a Train

In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing …
In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.
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1942
The Falcon Takes Over
MovieMay 29, 1942

The Falcon Takes Over

The Falcon and reporter Ann …
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.
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1941
The Gay Falcon
MovieOct 24, 1941

The Gay Falcon

Society grand dame Maxine Wood who hosts charity parties in …
Society grand dame Maxine Wood who hosts charity parties in her home is mixed up in a jewel theft racket which defrauds insurance companies. When another socialite, Vera Gardner, is murdered, Gay Laurence (a.k.a. The Falcon) and assistant 'Goldie' Locke are on the case with help from beautiful Helen Reed, who becomes a rival to Gay's fiancée Elinor for the sleuth's affections.
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Dive Bomber
MovieAug 12, 1941

Dive Bomber

A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal …
A new flight surgeon and a Navy pilot overcome personal differences to work on solving the problem of Altitude Sickness which causes blackouts at high altitude. The real stars of the film are the pre-World War II navy aircraft featured in full color
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Footsteps in the Dark
MovieMar 8, 1941

Footsteps in the Dark

A high-society gent has a …
A high-society gent has a secret life - he writes murder mysteries and hangs out with the police attempting to solve crimes. This causes him no end of problems when his wife wants to know about his little disappearances and exceptionally late nights out.
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1940
Brother Orchid
MovieJun 7, 1940

Brother Orchid

Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was …
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find the new gang leader Jack Burns unwilling to relinquish his control. When Sarto puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery.
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1939
Destry Rides Again
MovieNov 30, 1939

Destry Rides Again

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered …
When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.
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Five Came Back
MovieJun 23, 1939

Five Came Back

A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited …
A plane has engine trouble while flying over a jungle inhabited by cannibals.
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Naughty But Nice
MovieJun 1, 1939

Naughty But Nice

Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests …
Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt Martha, he is surrounded by swing and after a few drinks, he is photographed hanging on the chandelier. He finds that he can only sell his rhapsody to Eddie and Miss McKay puts lyrics to it. It is a big swing sensation and the partnership of Hardwick and McKay crank out the hits until Zelda breaks up the team. Zelda wants to sing the hot songs and have Hudson, the Home of the Hits, publish the music.
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1938
Hard to Get
MovieNov 5, 1938

Hard to Get

When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to …
When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she pretends to have forgiven him, and sends him to her father to get financing for a plan Bill has. What happens next was not part of her original revenge plan.
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Racket Busters
MovieJul 16, 1938

Racket Busters

Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking …
Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang's office to ...
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Fools for Scandal
MovieMar 24, 1938

Fools for Scandal

Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They …
Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the dessert, the chef quits and he takes the job, unbeknownst to Kay. By the next day, the scandal is all over London about him living in her house and that upsets Philip, who wants Kay for his wife. Kay tells Rene to leave, but Rene plans to get rid of Philip.
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A Slight Case of Murder
MovieFeb 26, 1938

A Slight Case of Murder

Former bootlegger Remy …
Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.
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1937
Dead End
MovieAug 24, 1937

Dead End

The Dead End Kids are introduced in their intricate East Side …
The Dead End Kids are introduced in their intricate East Side slum, overlooked by the apartments of the rich. Their antics, some funny, some vicious, alternate with subplots: unemployed architect Dave is torn between Drina, sweet but equally poor, and Kay, a rich man's mistress; gangster Baby Face Martin returns to his old neighborhood and finds that nobody is glad to see him. Then violent crime, both juvenile and adult, impacts the neighborhood and its people.
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Dance Charlie Dance
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MovieJul 6, 1937

Dance Charlie Dance

A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad …
A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism.
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The Singing Marine
MovieJul 3, 1937

The Singing Marine

Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his …
Bob Brent, a young Marine from Arkansas, impresses his comrades with his singing ability, and they pitch in to send him to New York to compete in an amateur contest. Success in the contest,...
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Marked Woman
MovieApr 10, 1937

Marked Woman

In this roman-a-clef for the infamous Lucky Luciano …
In this roman-a-clef for the infamous Lucky Luciano Trial, Mary Dwight and four roommates work as hostesses at the Club Intime, a "clip joint" that offers gambling, liquor, and female companionship to the "big spender" clientèle. When ruthless thug and pimp Johnny Vanning takes over all the clubs in town, the girls are forced to follow Vanning's rules and kick back on their "tips" in exchange for protection. Although she is not a hardened old hand like Gabby and Estella, Mary knows enough to sidestep Vanning's amorous advances. Unfortunately the more naive Mary Lou is impressed by Vanning's oily veneer of materialism and accepts invitations to "entertain" at the gangster's private parties. Mary's naive younger sister Betty arrives from college just when Mary and her roommates are arrested as material witnesses in the murder of one of the casino's non-paying customers. Vanning's corrupt lawyer frees the others but pressures Mary to commit perjury in order to discredit crusading District Attorney David Graham. Disillusioned by her sister's lifestyle. Betty consents to accompany Emmy Lou to one of Vanning's private parties where the gangster ends up killing her for not submitting to the advances of one of the party's guests. Mary decides to tell the truth to the D.A., and is beaten to disfigurement by one of Vanning's hoods. Even so, Mary agrees to testify - and at her bedside, all the other hostesses decide to follow her example in the coming hearing. (original by duke1029)
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1936
Three Men on a Horse
MovieNov 21, 1936

Three Men on a Horse

A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is …
A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.
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Cain and Mabel
MovieSep 26, 1936

Cain and Mabel

The managers of heavyweight champion Larry Cain and …
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.
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1935
Broadway Hostess
MovieDec 7, 1935

Broadway Hostess

A woman becomes a successful singer, but can't do as well in …
A woman becomes a successful singer, but can't do as well in love.
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Miss Pacific Fleet
MovieDec 7, 1935

Miss Pacific Fleet

Two broke ex-chorus girls in California hope to get back to …
Two broke ex-chorus girls in California hope to get back to Broadway by winning the "Miss Pacific Fleet" popularity contest.
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The Case of the Lucky Legs
MovieOct 5, 1935

The Case of the Lucky Legs

Frank Patton is the promoter …
Frank Patton is the promoter of the Lucky Legs Contest. The problem is that he always skips town before paying the $1000 to the winner. Mr. Bradbury, suitor of Cloverdale winner Margie, hires intoxicated Perry Mason to find Frank. Perry knows the scheme that Patton is using and has Spudsy find him, but Frank is dead when Perry arrives. The how is a surgeons scalpel, but the who is not yet known.
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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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The Irish in Us
MovieJul 31, 1935

The Irish in Us

Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the …
Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the affections of a lovely young woman.
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The Case of the Curious Bride
MovieApr 13, 1935

The Case of the Curious Bride

After giving the District …
After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. Even though she says that she is asking for a friend, Perry can see right through her. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.
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While the Patient Slept
MovieMar 2, 1935

While the Patient Slept

Grandfather is sick and the …
Grandfather is sick and the family and his lawyer gather around waiting for him to die. When he receives a telegram from his disinherited son, Charles, he passes out and a nurse, Sarah, comes to the house to attend to him. His other two sons, Ross and Adolphe, quarrel over an outstanding loan. Later that night, Adolphe is murdered and the police are called. Everyone is lying and has their reasons. A mysterious man is seen on the property before Grondel, the Butler, is killed. When the reporters arrive, they write wild stories as O'Leary looks for the killer with little help from Det. Jackson. Sarah has nothing but wisecracks for O'Leary but does offer some clues to the identity of the murderer.
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1934
The Case of the Howling Dog
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MovieSep 22, 1934

The Case of the Howling Dog

An agitated and desperate …
An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.
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The Merry Frinks
MovieMay 26, 1934

The Merry Frinks

An under-appreciated mother inherits a fortune and …
An under-appreciated mother inherits a fortune and abandons her family.
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Jimmy the Gent
MovieMar 9, 1934

Jimmy the Gent

Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses …
Unscrupulous investigator of lost heirs Jimmy Corrigan loses his love Joan Martin to apparently upright competitor James Wallingham. He counters by adding a veneer of respectability to his own operation. Meanwhile he exposes Wallingham for a fraud.
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I've Got Your Number
MovieFeb 3, 1934

I've Got Your Number

The adventures of wisecracking telephone repairmen Terry …
The adventures of wisecracking telephone repairmen Terry and Johnny are by turns comic, risque, and heroic. Terry pursues Marie, a hotel switchboard operator, who loses her job when she innocently does a favor for gangster Nicky. Terry gets Marie a job with financier Schuyler; but Nicky has new plans for her.
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The Big Shakedown
MovieJan 6, 1934

The Big Shakedown

Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and …
Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.
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1933
Havana Widows
MovieNov 18, 1933

Havana Widows

Two golddiggers go fishing for millionaires in Havana.
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Bureau of Missing Persons
MovieSep 8, 1933

Bureau of Missing Persons

Butch Saunders has been …
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help locate her husband, Therme, he learns that she is really Norma Phillips, wanted by Chicago police for murder of her husband. She escapes, but Saunders borrows a corpse from the morgue to arrange her fake funeral. The trap brings the woman and Therme to the mortuary out of curiosity.
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The Mayor of Hell
MovieJun 23, 1933

The Mayor of Hell

Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy …
Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ...
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Professional Sweetheart
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MovieJun 9, 1933

Professional Sweetheart

A vice-free radio singer …
A vice-free radio singer wants to experience the dark side of life, so a press agent convinces her sponsor to choose a "professional sweetheart" from her fans.
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The Keyhole
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MovieMar 25, 1933

The Keyhole

Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner …
Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much older millionaire Schuyler Brooks only to have Maurice return to reveal he didn't obtain the divorce after all. Now he wants money to keep quiet. Anne reveals her secret to Schuyler's sister Portia who devises a scheme to trick Maurice into leaving the country by having Anne suddenly travel alone to Cuba. Once out of the country Portia will use her influence to block Maurice's return. However, Anne's request for a vacation by herself in Cuba arouses Schuyler's already simmering jealousy. He hires detective Neil Davis to follow her and prove whether or not she is faithful. Neil is unsuccessful in seducing Anne, then realizes he is falling in love with her.
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Blondie Johnson
MovieFeb 25, 1933

Blondie Johnson

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains …
Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.
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42nd Street
MovieFeb 23, 1933

42nd Street

Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter), a successful Broadway …
Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter), a successful Broadway director, produces a new show, in spite of his poor health. The money comes from a rich older man, who is in love with the star of the show, Dorothy Brock. But Dorothy (Bebe Daniels) doesn't respond to his love, because she's still in love with her old partner. On the night before the premiere, Dorothy breaks her ankle, and Peggy Sawyer (Ruby Keeler), one of the chorus girls, tries to take over Dorothy's part.
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Hard to Handle
MovieJan 28, 1933

Hard to Handle

Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked …
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is over, he's forced to come up with a series of cons to help pay it back.
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1932
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
MovieNov 9, 1932

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain …
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang is an American pre-Code crime-drama film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Paul Muni as a wrongfully convicted convict on a chain gang who escapes to Chicago. It was released on November 10, 1932. The film received positive reviews and three Academy Award nominations.
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Three on a Match
MovieOct 28, 1932

Three on a Match

Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most …
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.
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Blessed Event
MovieSep 1, 1932

Blessed Event

Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will …
Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who sends Frankie to talk to Alvin. But Al has the confession of Frankie on cylinders so Frankie becomes his own bodyguard and information line. One person Al is always taking digs at is crooner Bunny Harmon, because he hates crooners. When he writes a story about Dorothy's blessed event, he comes to regret destroying her life. But more importantly to Al and Frankie, her man may end 'Spilling the Dirt' permanently.
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1900
Allen Jenkins
BirthApril 1900

Allen Jenkins

Allen Jenkins was born.
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