American Film Actor

Charles Trowbridge

  • Jan 10, 1882 - Oct 30, 1967 (age 85)
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1967
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1958
The Last Hurrah
MovieOct 22, 1958

The Last Hurrah

An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the …
An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics. Based loosely on the career of multi-term Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, this film examines the good and evil inherent in politics and all the things that go into an election. Tracy's uphill battle to stay in office is set against the political machinery that preyed on ethnic hatred and old-time money.
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1952
The Bushwhackers
MovieJan 8, 1952

The Bushwhackers

An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are …
An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are having settlers killed to prevent them from selling their land to the railroad.
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1950
Unmasked
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MovieJan 30, 1950

Unmasked

Roger Lewis, publisher of a vicious scandal sheet, is in the habit …
Roger Lewis, publisher of a vicious scandal sheet, is in the habit of tricking wealthy, gullible women into investing in his ventures. His latest conquest is a shapely ex-showgirl, Doris King, the wife of Harry Jackson, once a top-flight producer. Jackson has lost all his money, but Doris still has her jewels, and she wants to divorce her husband and marry Lewis, who has no intentions of marrying her once he gets his hands on her (money) jewels. Jackson, concerned about Doris' happiness and wanting to prevent her from ruining her life, takes the jewels. Then he becomes involved in a fight with Lewis, who takes his revenge by killing Doris and pinning suspicion on Jackson. Jackson goes into hiding and falls prey to a small-time crook, "Biggie" Wolfe, who is secretly in the pay of Lewis. Wolfe wants to sell the jewelry and keep the proceeds for himself, telling Jackson the money will serve to get him the services of a good lawyer, but Lewis wants Jackson found with the jewels on him, and he orders "Biggie" to return them. MEABWHILE, Jackson's daughter, Linda, instigates a police search for her father and Detective Lt. Jim Webster and his assistant Newcombe bring so much pressure on Jackson that he commits suicide. This lets "Biggie" off the hook reference returning the jewels and he looks up gangster Johnny Rocco, who does business at the place of an old Long Island sea-dog, "Pop" Swenson, and Rocco offers to buy the jewels IF "Biggie" will arrange a border-crossing for his brother Mort, who is set to break out of the state penitentiary. Lewis wrings this information out of "Biggie" and takes it to District Attorney George Richards, who warns the prison officials and Mort is killed in the attempted jail break. Rocco learns the source of the leak, is somewhat miffed at "Big-Mouth Biggie", takes him for a ride, comes back alone and hatches a plot to get Lewis.
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1948
The Paleface
MovieDec 24, 1948

The Paleface

Someone is selling guns to the Indians and in order to find …
Someone is selling guns to the Indians and in order to find the culprit Calamity Jane and a secret agent go undercover posing as man and wife. When the agent is killed Jane recruits a new husband -- none other than innocent dupe "Painless" Peter Potter, a totally inept dentist and confirmed coward who's main goal is to leave the barbaric west far behind. When their wagon train is attacked by the Indians it's Jane's sharpshooting that saves the day, but she gives the credit to Potter making him an instant hero to the townspeople and instant target to both the Indians and the gunrunners.
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Hollow Triumph
MovieAug 18, 1948

Hollow Triumph

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a …
Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.
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1947
Tycoon
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MovieDec 27, 1947

Tycoon

Engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) is enlisted to build a …
Engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his boss' daughter.
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Buck Privates Come Home
MovieApr 4, 1947

Buck Privates Come Home

Two ex-soldiers return from …
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
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The Beginning or the End
MovieFeb 19, 1947

The Beginning or the End

Docudrama on the …
Docudrama on the development of the first atomic bomb. Told from the perspective of a film recovered from a time capsule several hundred years into the future, the story is narrated by Robert Oppenheimer (Hume Cronyn) and Major General Leslie Groves (Brian Donlevy) beginning with the Nazis stated goal of developing an atomic bomb. Along with Britain and Canada, the U.S. reacts by beginning its own atomic program. The major developments are all presented: Fermi's successful atomic chain reaction; building the huge complex at Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the production of the first supply of plutonium; the testing in the Nevada desert; and finally the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
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The Sea of Grass
MovieJan 20, 1947

The Sea of Grass

This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron …
This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she arrives in "Salt Fork, NM" she finds that her new husband is considered by the locals to be a tyrant who uses force to keep homesteaders off the government owned land he uses for grazing his cattle--the so-called Sea of Grass. Lutie, has difficulty reconciling her husband's beliefs and passions with her own.
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1946
Undercurrent
MovieNov 11, 1946

Undercurrent

Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that …
Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.
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Shock
MovieJan 10, 1946

Shock

A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private …
A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.
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1945
The Red Dragon
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MovieDec 27, 1945

The Red Dragon

Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula …
Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.
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They Were Expendable
MovieDec 7, 1945

They Were Expendable

In the wake of Pearl Harbor's surprise attack, World War II …
In the wake of Pearl Harbor's surprise attack, World War II hero, Lt. John Brickley's experimental squadron of agile fast-attack Patrol Torpedo boats is sent to warm and humid Manila to avert a potentially imminent Japanese invasion. As he and his second-in-command, Lieutenant "Rusty" Ryan, desperately try to prove the newly-founded naval unit's worth, the enemy launches a devastating all-out attack--and despite the PT boat flotilla's undeniable success--the considerably outnumbered and outgunned American soldiers are fighting a losing battle. Little by little, the Philippine campaign is doomed to cave in, as comrades-in-arms perish in the sea. Is there glory in defeat?
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1944
Summer Storm
MovieJul 14, 1944

Summer Storm

In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant …
In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.
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Captain America
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MovieFeb 5, 1944

Captain America

Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the …
Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.
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1943
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
MovieOct 1, 1943

Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to …
Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show.
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1942
Tennessee Johnson
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MovieDec 1, 1942

Tennessee Johnson

A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival …
A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.
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Ten Gentlemen from West Point
MovieJun 4, 1942

Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Among those who are …
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge. Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter, a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton, Carolyn's fiancée, and Dawson, a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
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1941
Great Guns
MovieOct 10, 1941

Great Guns

Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but …
Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.
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Belle Starr
MovieSep 5, 1941

Belle Starr

The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has …
The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against exploiters until she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap. Highly romanticized and little connection with history.
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Dressed to Kill
MovieAug 8, 1941

Dressed to Kill

Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne are on their …
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne are on their way to be married when a scream from a nearby hotel room draws his attention to a pair of theatrical murders.
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Sergeant York
MovieJul 2, 1941

Sergeant York

A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming …
A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.
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The Nurse's Secret
MovieMay 24, 1941

The Nurse's Secret

Murder mystery with a nurse (Lee Patrick) moving into a …
Murder mystery with a nurse (Lee Patrick) moving into a mansion after an apparent suicide to care for the old mother. The mother is kind of spooky, but so is the butler, and the girlfriend,...
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The Great Lie
MovieApr 5, 1941

The Great Lie

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane …
After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.
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Tobacco Road
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Tobacco Road

Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.
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1940
Mysterious Doctor Satan
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MovieDec 13, 1940

Mysterious Doctor Satan

A mad scientist plots the …
A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.
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The Son of Monte Cristo
MovieDec 5, 1940

The Son of Monte Cristo

In 1865, General Gurko …
In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona and undertakes to help her, masquerading as a foppish banker and a masked freedom fighter. The rest is rapid-fire intrigue and derring-do.
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The Mummy's Hand
MovieSep 20, 1940

The Mummy's Hand

An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the …
An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess.
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Our Town
MovieMay 24, 1940

Our Town

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the …
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
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Johnny Apollo
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MovieMar 15, 1940

Johnny Apollo

Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His …
Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then falls for Dwyer's girl Lucky. He winds up in the same prison as his father.
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The House of the Seven Gables
MovieFeb 29, 1940

The House of the Seven Gables

Fighting over an inheritance, …
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.
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The Fatal Hour
MovieJan 15, 1940

The Fatal Hour

When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, …
When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur.
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1939
Swanee River
MovieDec 29, 1939

Swanee River

More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. …
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
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Lady of the Tropics
MovieAug 11, 1939

Lady of the Tropics

Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French …
Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.
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Each Dawn I Die
MovieJul 22, 1939

Each Dawn I Die

Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of …
Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitterness. He meets fellow-inmate Stacey and they decide to help each other.
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The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
MovieApr 1, 1939

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell falls …
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him.
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1938
Kentucky
MovieDec 24, 1938

Kentucky

During the Civil War, two of the oldest families in Kentucy,the …
During the Civil War, two of the oldest families in Kentucy,the Dillons and the Goodwins, begin a long and bitter feud that has lasted into 1938. When Jack Dillon refuses to enter his father's banking business he,under an assumed name, gets a job as a trainer in Sally Goodwin's stables. A romance develops between them. When Sally's father dies, the entire estate---including the horses---has to be sold at auction to pay his debts. A note turns up left by Sally's father that according to a wager made between him and the elder Dillon, any one horse in the Dillon stable can be claimed by the Goodwins. Complications arise when Sally finds out that Jack is a Dillon.
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Nancy Drew... Detective
MovieNov 19, 1938

Nancy Drew... Detective

After a wealthy dowager who …
After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.
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Holiday
MovieMay 24, 1938

Holiday

A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his …
A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
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Crime School
MovieMay 10, 1938

Crime School

A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to …
A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.
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The Invisible Menace
MovieJan 13, 1938

The Invisible Menace

An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on …
An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer.
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The Patient in Room 18
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MovieJan 8, 1938

The Patient in Room 18

Unable to solve his last case, …
Unable to solve his last case, famed private detective Lance O'Leary is showing signs of being on the verge of a nervous breakdown. As such, he is admitted to the private Thatcher Institute to recuperate. Beyond the inability to rest and relax as he is ordered, O'Leary doesn't totally mind being there as it allows him to spend time with the head nurse, Sara Keate, with who he is in an on-again/off-again relationship, those switches largely pressed by her. Besides O'Leary's butler Seymour Bentley being a known ex-con, there is much going on at the Institute of intrigue: the only other patient is is elderly and wealthy Institute benefactor Frank Warren, who head doctor Arthur Lethany convinced to go through a $100,000 medical radium treatment for his ailment; Dr. Balman, who once had money but is now broke, is incensed by the treatment as he feels it is both unnecessary for Warren and would better serve a multitude of other patients who would truly benefit from it; Lethany's wife, Carol Lethany, is in a clandestine relationship with the Institute's poor intern, Dr. Fred Harker, who she would leave her husband for if Harker only had money; Lethany himself lusts after another one of the nurses, Maida Day; Warren's nephew, Jim Warren, is deep in debt, something that his uncle refuses to help him pay; and Jim and Maida themselves are in a relationship. Within these situations, two of these people are murdered at the Institute and the $100,000 worth of radium stolen, all the other players who would have opportunity and/or motive to kill one or both victims. Thus, O'Leary changes from being patient back to private investigator, and despite she a a suspect herself, Sara is by his side in the investigation. Things are only complicated as O'Leary and the police detective in charge of the case, Inspector Foley, have a friendly rivalry. The case takes a turn when some discover that the Institute's nightwatchman, Higgins, actually saw the murder.
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1937
Saturday's Heroes
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MovieOct 8, 1937

Saturday's Heroes

A college football star struggles to return integrity to the game.
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That Certain Woman
MovieAug 30, 1937

That Certain Woman

Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes …
Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.
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They Gave Him a Gun
MovieMay 7, 1937

They Gave Him a Gun

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to …
Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose discovers Jimmy is a gangster, has him arrested, and finds a job in Fred's circus as Jimmy escapes, determined to kill Fred.
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The Thirteenth Chair
MovieMay 7, 1937

The Thirteenth Chair

Inspector Marney of Scotland Yard travels to Calcutta to …
Inspector Marney of Scotland Yard travels to Calcutta to investigate the murder of Leonard Lee, a generally despised man in these parts. John Wales, who did consider Lee a friend - his best friend - is a suspect, but he proposes to the Inspector a ploy to discover the identity of the murderer: hold a séance conducted by a medium, Madame Rosalie La Grange. Wales doesn't believe Mme. La Grange will discover the murderer's identity through such hocus pocus, but does believe the process might draw out the murderer in revealing him or herself. Wales invites who he considers suspects - generally those in the upper crust of British society in Calcutta - plus a few red herring attendees so as not to tip the murderer as to the séance's purpose. Upon Mme. La Grange's arrival, she does admit that most of her work is conducted as parlor tricks solely for sheer entertainment, but that when required, she truly does have the ability. As the course of the evening progresses, Mme. La Grange turns from medium to detective as she truly does try to figure out the identity of the murderer, albeit for ulterior motives.
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1936
Libeled Lady
MovieOct 9, 1936

Libeled Lady

Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening …
Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening Star. He keeps on delaying his marriage with Gladys because of problems his newspapers must face. When a 5 million dollar lawsuit is filed by Connie Allenbury for falsely printing she is a marriage-breaker, he plans a marriage in words only between Gladys and the Don Juan Bill Chandler. The goal is to catch Connie alone with a married man.
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The Gorgeous Hussy
MovieAug 28, 1936

The Gorgeous Hussy

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an …
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
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The Garden Murder Case
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MovieJan 2, 1936

The Garden Murder Case

Someone has shot and killed …
Someone has shot and killed Lowe Hammle and everyone at his 22 room apartment is a suspect. The reasons are as varied as the number of people there. There is Dr. Garden, whose son Floyd was killed at the track in a mysterious way which is thought to be a suicide. There is Mrs. Fenwicke-Ralston who was supposed to complete a deal on a horse. There is the blackmailing Nurse Beeton and the niece Zalia, who knows that Uncle is trying to break up her relationship with Woode. Since there is no powder marks on the body, Vance knows that it is murder and believes that a woman did the job. But he has to find the killer and the motive.
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1935
Rendezvous
MovieOct 23, 1935

Rendezvous

In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets …
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ...
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