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Cecil Cunningham

  • Aug 02, 1888 - Apr 17, 1959 (age 70)
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1960
Joyful Hour
MovieDec 19, 1960

Joyful Hour

A dramatization of the story of the Nativity, introduced by a …
A dramatization of the story of the Nativity, introduced by a family scene at the home of Pat O'Brien.
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1959
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Cecil Cunningham

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1948
The Bride Goes Wild
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MovieMar 3, 1948

The Bride Goes Wild

McGrath publishes books for children and Uncle Bump is …
McGrath publishes books for children and Uncle Bump is one of the best sellers. Unfortunately, Greg, who is Uncle Bump, tends to drink too much and has not started his next book. Martha won a contest to illustrate the book and the first thing that happens is that Greg gets her soused. To keep her there to illustrate, John gets a juvenile delinquent named Danny to play his son and show how much pressure he is under. The ploy works at first, but Greg's heart was broken by Tillie, and Martha may be the girl who makes him forget all about her.
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1946
My Reputation
MovieJan 25, 1946

My Reputation

Jessica Drummond is a recent widow whose husband died …
Jessica Drummond is a recent widow whose husband died after a long illness. Drained by the ordeal, she is vulnerable and lonely but avoids becoming romantically involved with her family attorney despite pressure from her domineering mother. After fending off the lascivious advances of a friend's husband, she goes away during the Christmas holidays to a friend's vacation cabin. While skiing there she meets and falls in love with Scott Landis, an army major on leave. Family and friends view the relationship as inappropriate and gossip turns into a chorus of disapproval.
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1945
The Horn Blows at Midnight
MovieApr 20, 1945

The Horn Blows at Midnight

Falling asleep during the …
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ...
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1943
In Old Oklahoma
MovieDec 6, 1943

In Old Oklahoma

Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete …
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
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Above Suspicion
MovieMay 1, 1943

Above Suspicion

Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are …
Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ...
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1942
The Hidden Hand
MovieNov 7, 1942

The Hidden Hand

Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens)is a young attorney who works …
Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens)is a young attorney who works for an eccentric old woman, Lorinda Channing (Cecil Cunningham), who uses her insane brother, John Channing (Milton Parsons), to ...
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Cairo
MovieAug 17, 1942

Cairo

After the Cavity Rock, California Times Leader newspaper is …
After the Cavity Rock, California Times Leader newspaper is chosen as America's typical small town newspaper, reporter Homer Smith gets to abroad and report on the war in a series of articles to be shared with other small-town newspapers. He has a number of adventures including having his ship sink while en route to Cairo. He meets another survivor, Philo Cobson, who gives him a message to deliver to a woman in Cairo - should he survive. He delivers the message but convinces himself that an American singer-actress, Marcia Warren, is a spy. She in turn believes he's the spy. Mistaken identities abound but it all works out in the end.
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The Affairs of Martha
MovieJun 21, 1942

The Affairs of Martha

The town gossips are …
The town gossips are reporting that a household servant in exclusive Rocky Point is writing an expose of the colony. Mrs. Sophia Sommerfield is convinced it can't be either one of her maids, Martha Lindstrom or Mrs. McKessic, although, unknown to Sophia, she is totally unaware that her son, Jeff, is married to Martha. At the moment, Jeff wants a divorce so he can marry another woman. The book comes out and Sophia is relieved to find that Martha's book does not reveal Sophia's fondness for reading "true-confession" magazines, nor mention that Sophia's young daughter, Mirand, writers her club reports for Sophia. Other items are cleaned up, also.
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Are Husbands Necessary?
MovieJun 15, 1942

Are Husbands Necessary?

Ray Milland and Betty Field …
Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.
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The Wife Takes a Flyer
MovieApr 28, 1942

The Wife Takes a Flyer

Christopher Reynolds, an …
Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of the house, Anita Wolverman, Reynolds convinces the German officer quartered there, Major Zellfritz, with the necessity for her divorce decree to be granted. After the court-hearing, Anita, goes to manage a home for retired ladies and, persuaded by Reynolds, tries to gain military information from the German Officer. When her former husband escapes from the insane-asylum his exploits are blamed on Reynolds. With the help of the old ladies and Anita, who "remarries" him, Reynolds escapes to England in a stolen German airplane.
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1941
Blossoms in the Dust
MovieJun 26, 1941

Blossoms in the Dust

After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair …
After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.
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Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
MovieJun 13, 1941

Hurry, Charlie, Hurry

Hurry, Charlie, Hurry is a …
Hurry, Charlie, Hurry is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Charles E. Roberts and written by Paul Gerard Smith. The film stars Leon Errol, Mildred Coles, Kenneth Howell, Cecil Cunningham and George Watts. The film was released on June 13, 1941, by RKO Pictures.
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Repent at Leisure
MovieApr 4, 1941

Repent at Leisure

Repent at Leisure is a 1941 American domestic comedy …
Repent at Leisure is a 1941 American domestic comedy film directed by Frank Woodruff from a screenplay by Jerry Cady based on a story by James Gow and Arnaud D'Usseau. Produced and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, the film was released on April 4, 1941, and stars Kent Taylor, Wendy Barrie, and George Barbier.
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Back Street
MovieFeb 4, 1941

Back Street

Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in …
Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The two meet many years later in New York, only now Walter is married. Refusing to be shut out of his life, Rae agrees to be Walter's mistress.
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1940
Kitty Foyle
MovieDec 27, 1940

Kitty Foyle

Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a …
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.
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New Moon
MovieJun 28, 1940

New Moon

Marianne de Beaumaniour has inherited a plantation in New …
Marianne de Beaumaniour has inherited a plantation in New Orleans from her uncle. Marianne travels to New Orleans from Paris to go checkout this plantation. The ship that she is travelling on also has bondsmen aboard. The bondsmen are travelling to New Orleans to be sold as slaves. Charles, Duc de Villiers, who is a political enemy of the king, is also aboard posing as a bondsman. In a twist of fate, Charles ends up being sold to Marianne's plantation. Marrianne soon realizes Charles' true-identity and ends up setting him free. Helping him escape the French officers. Marrianne ends up sailing back to Paris on the ship, 'New Moon." On their journey, they stop in Martinique. After leaving Martinique , the ship is overtaken by pirates. Marrianne is shocked when she discovers that Charles is the leader of the band of pirates. On top of all the chaos, the ship ends up getting shipwrecked after a storm. This is when all of the fun and excitement really begins.
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Lillian Russell
MovieMay 15, 1940

Lillian Russell

Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by …
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
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1939
Laugh It Off
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MovieDec 1, 1939

Laugh It Off

One of the best of Universal's "quickie" musicals with …
One of the best of Universal's "quickie" musicals with Johnny Downs as the world's most inept lawyer who continually appears before Edgar Kennedy, an easily-frustrated Judge wearing the business end of a mop as a toupee. A retirement home for ladies is declared bankrupt and residents and former actresses Sylvia Swan, Tess Gibson, Lizzie Rockingham and Mary Carter decide to save the day by reopening a raided-closed casino owned by Barney "Gimpy" Cole as a night club.
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Lady of the Tropics
MovieAug 11, 1939

Lady of the Tropics

Lady of the Tropics is a 1939 American drama film directed …
Lady of the Tropics is a 1939 American drama film directed by Jack Conway, starring Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, and Joseph Schildkraut. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
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Winter Carnival
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MovieJul 28, 1939

Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival is a 1939 comedy-drama film directed by …
Winter Carnival is a 1939 comedy-drama film directed by Charles Reisner and starring Ann Sheridan, Richard Carlson and Helen Parrish. Jill Baxter returns to her college for the annual Winter Carnival and fall in love with an old boyfriend.
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It's a Wonderful World
MovieMay 19, 1939

It's a Wonderful World

Private detective Guy …
Private detective Guy Johnson escapes on the way to prison with a new lead on proving his death-row client's innocence. Encountering poetess Edwina Corday, he has no option but to take her along as she sees him as a hardened desperado. This is a mixed blessing for him, but the complete ineptitude of the pursuing police is all good news.
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The Family Next Door
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MovieMar 31, 1939

The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door released.
1938
Girls' School
MovieSep 30, 1938

Girls' School

Girls' School is a 1938 comedy film starring Anne Shirley. The …
Girls' School is a 1938 comedy film starring Anne Shirley. The film was directed by John Brahm and based upon a Tess Slesinger story. Morris Stoloff and Gregory Stone were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring.
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Wives Under Suspicion
MovieJun 3, 1938

Wives Under Suspicion

A prosecutor trying a case …
A prosecutor trying a case where a husband shot his adulterous wife begins to suspect that his own wife is having an affair, and starts to have his own thoughts about killing her.
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You and Me
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MovieMay 29, 1938

You and Me

Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department …
Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department store, gives jobs to paroled ex-convicts in an effort to help them reform and go straight. Among his 'employed-prison-graduates' are Helen Roberts and Joe Dennis, working as sales clerks. Joe is in love with Helen and asks her to marry him, but she is forbidden to marry as she is still on parole, but she says yes and they are married. In spite of their poverty-level life, their marriage is a happy one until Joe discovers she has lied about her past, in order to marry him. Disillusioned, he leaves, goes back to his old gang and plans to rob the department store.
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Kentucky Moonshine
MovieMay 20, 1938

Kentucky Moonshine

Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio …
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
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College Swing
MovieApr 29, 1938

College Swing

College Swing, also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing in the …
College Swing, also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing in the U.K., is a 1938 comedy film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, and Bob Hope. The supporting cast features Edward Everett Horton, Ben Blue, Betty Grable, Jackie Coogan, John Payne, Robert Cummings, and Jerry Colonna.
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Four Men and a Prayer
MovieApr 29, 1938

Four Men and a Prayer

Colonel Loring Leigh, British …
Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart Lynn Cherrington.
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Scandal Street
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MovieFeb 11, 1938

Scandal Street

Scandal Street is a 1938 American drama film directed by …
Scandal Street is a 1938 American drama film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Bertram Millhauser and Eddie Welch. The film stars Lew Ayres, Louise Campbell, Roscoe Karns, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy and Elizabeth Patterson. The film was released on February 11, 1938, by Paramount Pictures.
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1937
Daughter of Shanghai
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MovieDec 17, 1937

Daughter of Shanghai

Daughter of Shanghai is a 1937 American crime film directed …
Daughter of Shanghai is a 1937 American crime film directed by Robert Florey, written by Gladys Unger and Garnett Weston, and starring Anna May Wong and Philip Ahn. The film was unusual in that Asian American actors played the lead roles. It was also one of the first films in which Anthony Quinn appeared.
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The Awful Truth
MovieOct 20, 1937

The Awful Truth

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both …
Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Barbara Vance, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Among their strategies: Jerry's court-decreed visitation rights with Mr. Smith, their pet fox terrier, and Lucy doing her most flamboyant Dixie Belle Lee impersonation as Jerry's brassy "sister" before his prospective bride's scandalized family.
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This Way Please
MovieOct 7, 1937

This Way Please

A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater …
A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man, he realizes he's fallen for her and plots to break up her impending marriage.
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Artists and Models
MovieAug 4, 1937

Artists and Models

Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in …
Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an amateur from high society rather than a professional model to become "the Townsend Girl." Upset that she was passed over sight-unseen as a professional, Brewster's top model (Lupino) goes to Miami with plans to bump into Townsend and pass as a society debutante.
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King of Gamblers
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MovieApr 23, 1937

King of Gamblers

A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with …
A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ...
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Swing High, Swing Low
MovieMar 12, 1937

Swing High, Swing Low

In Panama, Maggie King …
In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success. Fame and fortune go to his head which eventually destroys his relationship Maggie and his career.
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1936
Come and Get It
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MovieNov 6, 1936

Come and Get It

In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, …
In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard.
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1934
Return of the Terror
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MovieJul 7, 1934

Return of the Terror

Return of the Terror is a 1934 American mystery film …
Return of the Terror is a 1934 American mystery film directed by Howard Bretherton and written by Peter Milne and Eugene Solow. The film stars Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, John Halliday, and Frank McHugh, and features Robert Barrat and Irving Pichel. The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 7, 1934. It was a loose remake of the 1928 film The Terror, based on Edgar Wallace's play of the same name.
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The Life of Vergie Winters
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MovieJun 14, 1934

The Life of Vergie Winters

John Shadwell, a promising …
John Shadwell, a promising politician, is married to Laura but is in love with Vergie Winters, a milliner from his home town. As Shadwell's political career blooms, gossip and rumors begin ...
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Manhattan Love Song
MovieApr 30, 1934

Manhattan Love Song

After having been swindled out of all their money by a crooked …
After having been swindled out of all their money by a crooked business manager, formerly wealthy socialites Jerry and Carol discover that they owe their chauffeur and maid back wages they are unable to pay. They're forced to let their former employees live in their luxury apartment in lieu of paying the money they owe them.
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1933
From Hell to Heaven
MovieFeb 24, 1933

From Hell to Heaven

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel …
The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .
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1932
Those We Love
MovieSep 11, 1932

Those We Love

A young author meets and marries the woman who bought the …
A young author meets and marries the woman who bought the first copy of his new book. They live happily with their son, but some time later, as the husband is moving into the family's new ...
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Love Is a Racket
MovieJun 10, 1932

Love Is a Racket

Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the …
Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the New York Globe, and he is head over heels for Mary. But Mary is more interested in her career and is looking at starring on Broadway ...
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The Impatient Maiden
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MovieMar 1, 1932

The Impatient Maiden

Myron Brooks, a medical-school student, graduates and starts …
Myron Brooks, a medical-school student, graduates and starts his internship at a hospital. He asks his sweetheart, Ruth Robbins, to marry him but she refuses to until he has established his practice. Meanwhile, she goes to work as a secretary for an attorney, Albert Hartman, and he is so impressed with her dictation abilities that he sets her up a place to practice her dictation and other secretarial skills. It is only after she is taken to a hospital with an appendicitis attack, and young Doctor Marlowe performs a successful appendectomy on her that she decides to give up her night job and marry Dr. Brooks.
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1931
Safe in Hell
MovieDec 12, 1931

Safe in Hell

After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced …
After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.
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The Age for Love
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MovieOct 17, 1931

The Age for Love

A wife does not want children, her husband leaves her and …
A wife does not want children, her husband leaves her and marries a woman who does.
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Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
MovieSep 10, 1931

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

Susan, an orphan, lives the …
Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit.
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1930
Playboy of Paris
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MovieOct 18, 1930

Playboy of Paris

Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and …
Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and his daughter. However a surprise inheritance means he must keep his job by day while escorting a glamorous socialite by night.
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Anybody's Woman
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MovieAug 15, 1930

Anybody's Woman

Anybody's Woman is a 1930 American pre-Code drama …
Anybody's Woman is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film directed by Dorothy Arzner and written by Zoe Akins, Doris Anderson, and Gouverneur Morris. The film stars Ruth Chatterton, Clive Brook, Paul Lukas, Huntley Gordon, Virginia Hammond, Tom Patricola, and Juliette Compton. The film was released on August 15, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.
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1929
Their Own Desire
MovieDec 27, 1929

Their Own Desire

Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. …
Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on vacation she meets Jack, who succeeds in stealing her heart. The trouble begins when Lally discovers that Jack is the son of Beth Chevers, her father's illicit lover.
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1915
Jean C. Havez
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Jean C. Havez

Jean Constant Havez (December 24, 1869 – February 11, …
Jean Constant Havez (December 24, 1869 – February 11, 1925) - Class of 1893 at Johns Hopkins University - was an American writer of novelty songs, vaudeville skits, and silent era comedy films. In his film career, Havez worked most notably with comedians Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
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1888
Cecil Cunningham
BirthAugust 1888

Cecil Cunningham

Cecil Cunningham was born.
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