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Charles D. Brown

  • Jul 01, 1887 - Nov 25, 1948 (age 61)
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1949
Follow Me Quietly
MovieJul 7, 1949

Follow Me Quietly

For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling …
For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling himself The Judge, he's a self-appointed destroyer of 'evil' who only strikes on rainy nights. Police Lieut. Harry Grant is obsessed with catching him but has failed so far, despite varied clues. And now Harry is further hampered by attractive tabloid reporter Ann Gorman dogging his footsteps. Compactly crafted film with some effective thrills.
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1948
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On Our Merry Way
MovieFeb 3, 1948

On Our Merry Way

Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha …
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
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1947
The Senator Was Indiscreet
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MovieDec 26, 1947

The Senator Was Indiscreet

Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin …
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room. Plus, Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
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Merton of the Movies
MovieOct 11, 1947

Merton of the Movies

Merton Gill is an usher from Tinkerton, Kansas, who …
Merton Gill is an usher from Tinkerton, Kansas, who yearns to be a movie actor and thinks his worthless diploma from the Budolph School of Dramatic Acting will help him realize his dream. When Merton foils a robbery - supposedly using the skills he learned from his idol, Lawrence Rupert - the fading film star's gun-toting lackeys bring Merton to Hollywood to drum up some much-needed publicity. But after a speedy photo shoot, Rupert and his underlings are through with the country bumpkin and give him a ticket back home. A resolute Merton remains in Hollywood and does his best to get a job at Mammoth Studio, where he befriends the famous Beulah Baxter's stunt double, Phyllis Montague. Merton proves to be a natural - if unintentional - comedian and gets a job burlesquing Lawrence Rupert. Only Merton thinks he is playing a serious part.
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Railroaded!
MovieSep 25, 1947

Railroaded!

Railroaded is a 1947 film noir tale about an innocent man …
Railroaded is a 1947 film noir tale about an innocent man convicted for a crime he did not commit. A policeman is shot and killed during a robbery by one of the robbers whose name is Duke Martin. A second robber named Cowie Kowalski wounded by the policeman. Duke leaves Cowie at a doctor’s house and reminds him of their plan to pin the robbery on another man named Steve Ryan. Evidence of the robbery is found in Steve’s van, and he is brought in for questioning. Cowie identifies Steve as one of the robbers before he dies. Steve tries to convince the police that someone has framed him.
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Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
MovieMar 1, 1947

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman

Smash-Up, the Story of a …
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, also called A Woman Destroyed, is a 1947 American drama film with elements of film noir loosely based on singer Dixie Lee‘s life, which tells the story of a rising nightclub singer who marries another singer, whose career takes off, then falls into alcoholism after giving up her career for him. The film stars Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, and Eddie Albert, and was written by Frank Cavett, John Howard Lawson, Dorothy Parker, and Lionel Wiggam, and was directed by Stuart Heisler. Ethel Wales appears in an uncredited part.
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1946
Wake Up and Dream
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MovieDec 2, 1946

Wake Up and Dream

Although he has a farmer's draft deferrment, Jeff enlists in the …
Although he has a farmer's draft deferrment, Jeff enlists in the Navy during WWII. He sends his young sister Nella to live with relatives, but she is unhappy there and returns home. She hooks up with Jenny, whom Jeff is in love with, and an old man whose claim to fame is the building of a sloop in his back yard. Jeff is eventually listed as Missing, and while sleeping on the boat a storm comes up and blows the boat (on wheels) away. A traveling dentist helps them out and they eventually launch the boat into a river, and begin a trip that Nella is sure will end up in rescuing her brother.
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The Killers
MovieAug 28, 1946

The Killers

Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas …
Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the Swede's life, Reardon uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with gorgeous, mysterious Kitty Collins.
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The Big Sleep
MovieAug 22, 1946

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, …
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The film stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results." William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and added it to the National Film Registry.
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The Searching Wind
MovieJun 26, 1946

The Searching Wind

Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe …
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to ...
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In Fast Company
MovieJun 22, 1946

In Fast Company

The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the …
The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses paths with "Slip" Mahoney, who is driving an independent cab as a favor, and the rest of the 'Bowery Boys," and this does not bode well for the crook and his henchmen.
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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
MovieJun 13, 1946

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

In 1928, young heiress …
In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson, and is involved in fatal events. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha the power behind Iverstown and married to "good boy" Walter O'Neil, now district attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek than in his boyhood friends, but they draw him into a convoluted web of plotting and cross-purposes.
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The Hoodlum Saint
MovieApr 4, 1946

The Hoodlum Saint

A former reporter comes back home after serving in the …
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He gets caught up in the "make money at all costs" game, but receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. The Depression's lows uncovers new plateaus this Vet couldn't foresee while raking in the big bucks. Spiritual nudges helps Our Man to finally see the light that money can't buy everything, especially the love and happiness he's been searching for.
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Night Editor
MovieMar 29, 1946

Night Editor

"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio …
"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series: This time, a night editor of a newspaper is telling a story to a young reporter, who is neglecting his job and wife and beginning to drink too much. The story begins as a police detective, although devoted to his wife and young son, has entered into an affair with a society girl, also married, and while they are parked out in the boonies on a lonely road, they witness a murder. The detective, because of the circumstances of being where he is for the reason he is there, does not attempt to catch the killer and does not report the crime. He is later assigned the case and soon realizes that an innocent man is about to take the blame, and the only way he can clear him is to arrest the killer and become a witness against him. The story-teller also has a vested interest in the old case.
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1945
Sunbonnet Sue
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MovieOct 6, 1945

Sunbonnet Sue

It's 1890s New York, and a rich society woman is …
It's 1890s New York, and a rich society woman is scandalized that her niece is planning on a show-business career; not only that, but her first engagement is to be singing and dancing in a Bowery saloon. She determines to put a stop to her niece's career path.
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Apology for Murder
MovieSep 27, 1945

Apology for Murder

Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with …
Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland ('Ann Savage') not knowing that she is married to Harvey Kirkland (Russell Hicks), a man years older than she. By the time he finds out, he is so under her spell that he murders her husband which is what Toni had planned all along. City editor Ward McKee (Charles D. Brown, Kenny's boss and best friend, begins to pursue the tangled threads of the crime relentlessly and gradually closes the net on Kenny. The latter is mortally wounded by Toni, who has deserted him for another man.
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Eve Knew Her Apples
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MovieApr 12, 1945

Eve Knew Her Apples

Radio singing star, Eve Porter, wants a vacation during her …
Radio singing star, Eve Porter, wants a vacation during her show's summer hiatus, but her manager and press have booked her for additional work. She refuses and goes to Las Vegas. When she finds them there hunting her down, she manages to escape them by hiding in the car of a newspaper reporter. She comes out of hiding while he is driving, but everything she says is misconstrued, making him believe that she is a recently-escaped convict, "The Singing Widow". He plans to use this as a story to get back into the good graces of his editor. Through some comic mishaps, he learns who she really is. He then decides to take her back to Hollywood to collect the reward for her return. But now love has entered the mix, and must be resolved with his job and her engagement to another.
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Having Wonderful Crime
MovieApr 12, 1945

Having Wonderful Crime

Lawyer Malone's two zany …
Lawyer Malone's two zany friends embroil him in detective work once too often, and the police are after all three. So Malone must accompany Jake and beautiful Helene on their honeymoon at rustic Lenhart Lodge. There, they plunge into a broad burlesque of murder mystery cliches, with rapid-fire wisecracks, double takes, and every sight gag known to Hollywood.
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1944
Secret Command
MovieJul 30, 1944

Secret Command

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent …
Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ...
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Up in Arms
MovieFeb 17, 1944

Up in Arms

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and …
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his...
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1943
Minesweeper
MovieNov 10, 1943

Minesweeper

A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn …
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
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A Lady Takes a Chance
MovieAug 19, 1943

A Lady Takes a Chance

A Lady Takes a Chance is a …
A Lady Takes a Chance is a 1943 American romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Jean Arthur and John Wayne. Written by Robert Ardrey and based on a story by Jo Swerling, the film is about a New York working girl who travels to the American West on a bus tour and meets and falls in love with a handsome rodeo cowboy. The film was produced for RKO Radio Pictures by Frank Ross, who was Arthur's husband at the time. The supporting cast features comedian Phil Silvers.
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1942
Sweater Girl
MovieJul 13, 1942

Sweater Girl

Sweater Girl is a 1942 American mystery and comedy film …
Sweater Girl is a 1942 American mystery and comedy film written by Robert Blees and Beulah Marie Dix, directed by William Clemens and starring Eddie Bracken, June Preisser, Phillip Terry, and Betty Jane Rhodes. It was released on July 13, 1942.
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Fingers at the Window
MovieApr 22, 1942

Fingers at the Window

Six people have been …
Six people have been murdered with axes in Chicago and, in each case, the killer has been caught and found to be a raving lunatic. Oliver Duffy, an unemployed actor, sees a sinister figure following Edwina Brown and he escorts her safely home. Keeping a watch over her, he catches the sinister man who also turns out to be a lunatic carrying an axe. Duffy concludes that a master-mind is behind the killings, and when a newspaper offers a $25,000 reward, Duffy resolves to win it. High on the lists of his suspects is a stage musician Edwina once knew in Paris.
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Roxie Hart
MovieFeb 20, 1942

Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract …
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
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1941
International Lady
MovieOct 16, 1941

International Lady

The film opens with a German air-raid over the skies of …
The film opens with a German air-raid over the skies of London, and moves to the attempts of the F.B.I. and Scotland Yard investigators trying to circumvent the attempts of a sabotage ring ...
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Reaching for the Sun
MovieMay 2, 1941

Reaching for the Sun

Reaching for the Sun is a 1941 American comedy film …
Reaching for the Sun is a 1941 American comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and written by W.L. River. The film stars Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Eddie Bracken, Albert Dekker, Billy Gilbert, George Chandler and Bodil Ann Rosing. The film was released on May 2, 1941, by Paramount Pictures.
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Tall, Dark and Handsome
MovieJan 23, 1941

Tall, Dark and Handsome

Tall, Dark and Handsome is …
Tall, Dark and Handsome is a 1941 gangster comedy film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring Caesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, and Charlotte Greenwood. It was released by Twentieth Century Fox.
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1940
Santa Fe Trail
MovieDec 13, 1940

Santa Fe Trail

In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from …
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
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The Old Swimmin' Hole
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MovieOct 21, 1940

The Old Swimmin' Hole

Teenager Betty Elliott has …
Teenager Betty Elliott has decided to take over the business and social affairs of her father Doc Elliott. She thinks her father should marry the widowed mother, Julie Harper, of her ...
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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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Know Your Money
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MovieJan 27, 1940

Know Your Money

This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with …
This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.
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The Grapes of Wrath
MovieJan 24, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 American drama film directed …
The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 American drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on John Steinbeck's 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson and the executive producer was Darryl F. Zanuck.
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He Married His Wife
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MovieJan 19, 1940

He Married His Wife

Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he …
Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.
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1939
Charlie Chan in Reno
MovieMay 31, 1939

Charlie Chan in Reno

Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a …
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
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Mr. Moto in Danger Island
MovieApr 7, 1939

Mr. Moto in Danger Island

Puerto Rico has become the …
Puerto Rico has become the back door by which a criminal syndicate smuggles inexpensive contraband diamonds from South America into the United States, dramatically driving down the price of legitimate gems. After they have ruthlessly murdered a special investigator, Moto is assigned to the case. While sailing to the island he impresses Twister McGurk, a slow-witted but amiable wrestler, with his martial arts abilities and gains a loyal friend and bodyguard. When an attempt on his life fails and another government official is murdered, Moto sends authorities a fake telegram identifying himself as a criminal named Shimura and making him and the Twister wanted fugitives. That ploy allows them to infiltrate the gang and expose the criminal mastermind behind it.
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The Ice Follies of 1939
MovieMar 10, 1939

The Ice Follies of 1939

Mary and Larry are are a …
Mary and Larry are are a modestly successful skating team. Shortly after their marriage, Mary gets a picture contract, while Larry is sitting at home, out of work. To prove that he can accomplish things on his own, he leaves Hollywood and convinces a former partner to put on an ice revue in Canada. The show is a huge success, but it makes it impossible for him to be with his wife, but the studio boss has a wonderful idea.
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1938
The Duke of West Point
MovieDec 15, 1938

The Duke of West Point

The Duke of West Point released.
Five of a Kind
MovieOct 14, 1938

Five of a Kind

Five of a Kind is a 1938 American comedy film directed by …
Five of a Kind is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Herbert I. Leeds and written by Lou Breslow and John Patrick. The film stars Jean Hersholt, Claire Trevor, Cesar Romero, Slim Summerville, Henry Wilcoxon and Inez Courtney. The film was released on October 14, 1938, by 20th Century Fox. The film follows the escalating rivalry between radio journalists Duke Lester (Romero) and Christine Nelson (Trevor) that culminates in a competition to cover the exploits the famous Canadian quintuplets, the Wyatts, played by the Dionne quintuplets.
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The Crowd Roars
MovieAug 5, 1938

The Crowd Roars

A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father …
A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.
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Barefoot Boy
MovieAug 3, 1938

Barefoot Boy

Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor …
Other than using the same title this film has no connection to nor is there any film credit linking it to the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. In this film, Kenneth Hale, a pampered, snobbish young boy is sent by his father, John Hale, who has served time in prison for a crime he did not commit, down to the country farm of an old friend, Calvin Whittaker. The barefooted, honest and plucky Billy Whittaker, his girlfriend, Pige Bennett, and punky Kenneth get involved with a "haunted" house and a gang of crooks, while Billy helps make a "better man" out of Kenneth.
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The Shopworn Angel
MovieJul 15, 1938

The Shopworn Angel

During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent …
During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to pretend to be Bill's girl to impress his friends, but then a real romance begins.
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Island in the Sky
MovieApr 1, 1938

Island in the Sky

Island in the Sky released.
Mr. Moto's Gamble
MovieMar 25, 1938

Mr. Moto's Gamble

When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously …
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.
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Algiers
MovieJan 16, 1938

Algiers

Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped from France with a …
Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped from France with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in, and virtually ruled, the mazelike, impenetrable Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby, who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress.
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1937
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
MovieNov 25, 1937

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

A cocky young jockey who …
A cocky young jockey who gets mixed up with some crooked gamblers befriends an English lad with a fast horse and the niece of a woman who runs a boarding house for jockeys.
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1936
Gold Diggers of 1937
MovieDec 26, 1936

Gold Diggers of 1937

Stage-producer J.J. Hobart, is going to put on a new show, …
Stage-producer J.J. Hobart, is going to put on a new show, but he doesn't know that his two partners lost the money at the stock market. Insurance salesman Rosmer Peek falls in love with ex chorus-girl Joan Blondell, who's friend Genevieve tries to land on one of J.J Hobart's partners. They come up with the idea to insure J.J. for $1 Million, to get the money back when he dies. Rosmer sells him the policy. After the insurance company finds out that he's only a hypochondriac, an attempt to kill him accidentally fails, and Genevieve falls in love with J.J. But when J.J. is informed that he is putting on a show with no money he has a breakdown. The only possibility to restore his health is putting on the show, in spite of the lack of money.
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1929
The Dance of Life
MovieAug 16, 1929

The Dance of Life

A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having …
A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. Soon their act begins to catch on, and they find themselves booked onto Broadway. They also realize that they actually are in love with each other, but just when things are starting to look up, the comic starts to let success go to his head.
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Dangerous Curves
MovieJul 13, 1929

Dangerous Curves

A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze …
A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze artist, but he has two problems: he drinks too much and he's fallen under the spell of a "vamp" who's nothing but trouble for him.
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1921
The Way of a Maid
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MovieNov 30, 1921

The Way of a Maid

The Way of a Maid is a surviving 1921 American silent …
The Way of a Maid is a surviving 1921 American silent comedy drama film produced by Selznick Pictures and starring Elaine Hammerstein. It was released by Select Pictures and directed by William P. S. Earle from an original story for the screen. A print of the film is held by the Library of Congress.
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BirthJuly 1887

Charles D. Brown

Charles D. Brown was born.
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