Actor

Charles D. Brown

  • Jul 01, 1887 - Nov 25, 1948 (age 61)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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1949
Follow Me Quietly
MovieJul 7, 1949

Follow Me Quietly

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his …
An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.
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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

A bumbling, long-winded and …
A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.
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Merton of the Movies
MovieOct 11, 1947

Merton of the Movies

A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a …
A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.
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Railroaded!
MovieSep 25, 1947

Railroaded!

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the …
A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.
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Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
MovieMar 1, 1947

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman

A successful nightclub singer …
A successful nightclub singer weds a struggling songwriter, but when his fame eclipses hers, she delves into alcoholism.
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1946
Wake Up and Dream
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MovieDec 2, 1946

Wake Up and Dream

Henry Pecket keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the …
Henry Pecket keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March, who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn, another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn , enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny, a waitress for Mr. Agrippa at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams, offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous island..to find Jeff.
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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

P.I. Philip Marlowe's hired by a wealthy general to find out …
P.I. Philip Marlowe's hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his daughter, Carmen from being blackmailed over gambling debts, Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organised crime. With help from Vivian (another of the general's daughters), Marlowe hatches a plot to free the family from this web and trap the real culprit.
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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 (Barbara Stanwyck) fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin), 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 (Kirk Douglas), now a District Attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek (Lizabeth Scott) 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 Lorrison (Esther Williams), 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

A lawyer and two newlyweds …
A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.
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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 years, in the Seaboard Shipyards as a "pileback" in order to track down a gang of Nazi spies who are plotting to sabotage the shipyards. Jill McCann (Carole Landis),an FBI agent, poses as Sam's wife, and two children, 6-year-old Paul (Richard Lyon), and 4-year-old-Joan (Carol Nugent),complete his "cover family." THe set-up looks fishy to Jeff, and he imparts his suspicions to Lea Damoran (Ruth Warrick, the girl both brothers had courted in the old days. Meanwhile, Sam works hard and makes friends with most of the men in his crew. He gets a line on the saboteurs and one by one, their identities are revealed to him. The Nazis, led by Brownell (Tom Tully)who, in reality, is Colonel Von Braun of the German Gestapo, plan to blow up the yard while an aircraft carrier is docked there. Jeff's noisy investigations bid to intentionally hamper Sam's plans to abort the Nazi plan.
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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 New York bank clerk,Mollie …
A New York bank clerk,Mollie Truesdale (Jean Arthur), in the late 1930s, finds that her cherished dream of making a 17-day all-expenses-paid bus trip to the Pacific Coast and back, isn't all she thought it would be...until she reaches Oregon and a bucking broncho tosses a rodeo performer on top of her and knocks her flat. Duke Hudkins (John Wayne), by way of apology, shows her the sights of Fairfield, Oregon, and she misses her bus, quarrels with the bewildered Duke, hitchhikes across a lot of desert...and a romance is born.
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1942
Sweater Girl
MovieJul 13, 1942

Sweater Girl

College students attempt to solve a series of murders on campus …
College students attempt to solve a series of murders on campus while also trying to put together the school's big show.
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Fingers at the Window
MovieApr 22, 1942

Fingers at the Window

The City of Chicago is …
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has lived to tell about it and that was Edwina, who is as dumb as a brick. If it were not for Oliver, she would be number seven. When there is a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver figures that the crimes are not random and that someone is hypnotizing these people to do his bidding, but the police and Edwina are skeptical.
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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 dedicated to impeding the flow of American airplanes and flying fortresses to Britain(on FDR's Lend-Lease program since the United States was not yet at war against Germany and Italy.) Tim Hanley is an American agent, posing as a lawyer connected with the United States Embassy in London, and Reggie Oliver, a Scotland Yard detective, posing as a music critic, who has a hard time understanding American slang. Both are keeping their eye on Carla Nillson, a famous singer, whom they suspect of espionage. They all meet in London, then in Lisbon, and eventually in New York City, where Carla sings on the radio under the auspices and sponsorship of Siudney Grenner, a wealthy candy manufacturer, who is in reality the head of the sabotage gang. Miss Nillson may or may not know that some of the songs she sings over the radio are in code, and give instructions to the enemy operatives about airplane shipments to England. And even if she doesn't know, will she still be implicated and subject to being arrested by Tim, whom she has fallen in love with? And if she is arrested, will Tim be waiting for her when the Allies defeat the Nazis?
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Tall, Dark and Handsome
MovieJan 23, 1941

Tall, Dark and Handsome

Robin Hoodish gangster in …
Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook.
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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 boyfriend Chris Harper. Doc has been a real friend and father to Chris, who, under his guidance, has learned to take care of all the sick animals in town, but lack of money keeps the widow from sending Chris on to finish high school and medical training is out of the question. Wealthy Grandpa Harper sends his attorney Baker to tell Mrs. Harper that all of Jimmy's dreams could be realized if the widow, whom the grandfather dislikes, would give up custody of her son. The lawyer also begins to court Julie and this throws a kink in Betty's plans to see her father and the widow get married.
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Pier 13
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MovieAug 8, 1940

Pier 13

Policeman (Nolan) flirts with waitress (Bari) and finds out …
Policeman (Nolan) flirts with waitress (Bari) and finds out her sister (Valerie) is involved with the robber (Fowley) is is trailing.
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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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Forgotten Girls
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MovieMar 15, 1940

Forgotten Girls

A young woman is sentenced to prison for a murder she didn't …
A young woman is sentenced to prison for a murder she didn't commit. Her stepmother's gangster friends break her out, but it turns out that her problems are only beginning.
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Know Your Money
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MovieJan 27, 1940

Know Your Money

The MGM crime reporter presents Captain George D. Waldron …
The MGM crime reporter presents Captain George D. Waldron of the New York District of the US Secret Service, who talks about counterfeiting. He recounts one case where the New York area was flooded with counterfeit $10 bills. When the first of those bills was spotted by the bank, it went to the Secret Service for analysis. Beyond noticing the different markings from real bills, they determined any other similarities between subsequent counterfeit bills they came across. They also had to figure out who was an innocent recipient of a bill as opposed who was working as part of the network distributing the bills. They also did a check of the source of the paper, and did a background check on known criminals who had a counterfeiting background. They hoped that piecing together all the evidence gathered would lead them to the head of the counterfeiting ring.
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The Grapes of Wrath
MovieJan 24, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's …
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.
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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
Smashing the Money Ring
MovieOct 21, 1939

Smashing the Money Ring

The prison print ship is …
The prison print ship is making counterfeit $10's and $20's and shipping them outside to Dice. He then goes aboard the gambling ship 'Kismet' and exchanges his bills for real money. But Steve Parker does not like this and gets himself arrested and Dice captured by the cops. But the phoney money has been spotted by the Feds and Brass is put into the prison population to see if he can get Dice to talk. It is up to Brass to find out where the bogus bills are being printed and who is behind it.
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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

An arrogant Cambridge …
An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point.
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Five of a Kind
MovieOct 14, 1938

Five of a Kind

Hot on the trail of a missing heiress, ace New York …
Hot on the trail of a missing heiress, ace New York reporter Duke Lester outwits his rival, Christine Nelson, and causes her to lose her job. Christine strikes back by butting in on his "Pulse of the Public" radio broadcast and, inspired by the program, persuades a competing newspaper to sponsor a "Newsreel of the Air" with herself as the star reporter and commentator. She is an instant hit, and gets the idea of presenting the world-famous "Wyatt" quintuplets and takes off for Moosetown, Canada, where she finds Duke has plotted to have her arrest on a false charge so he can sign up the quints himself. She convinces Sherigg Ogden and the girls' father of her sincerity just in time to prevent Duke from getting the contract. Her radio broadcast is a triumph, with the quints singing, dancing and making music. Later, she takes to five girls to New York City to make a personal appearance for the benefit of a orphan's home. But Duke pulls another ruse which puts the citizens of Moosetown up in arms.
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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

A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District …
A secretary solves a murder for her boyfriend in the District Attorney's office. Black and White.
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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

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious …
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.
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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

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that …
When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.
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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 and in order to save money on the road, they get married.
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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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Charles D. Brown

Charles D. Brown was born.
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