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Charley Grapewin

  • Dec 20, 1869 - Feb 02, 1956 (age 86)
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2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
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1956
Charley Grapewin
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Charley Grapewin

Charley Grapewin passed away.
1951
When I Grow Up
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MovieApr 20, 1951

When I Grow Up

"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest …
"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at home. Preparing to run away, Bobby chances across an old diary once kept by his grandfather (Charley Grapewin). Leafing through the yellowed pages, Bobby discovers that grandpa went through many of the same childhood travails that Bobby is enduring at that moment--and look how well gramps turned out! Armed with a renewed understanding of (and appreciation for) his elders, Bobby decides to stick around for a while and see how things develop.
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1947
Gunfighters
MovieJul 1, 1947

Gunfighters

Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly …
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.
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1944
Atlantic City
MovieJul 29, 1944

Atlantic City

In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad …
In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists.
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Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles …
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ...
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1942
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
MovieJul 30, 1942

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery …
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen is a 1942 black-and-white thriller film, directed by James P. Hogan and written by Ellery Queen, the duo of Manfred Lee and Frederic Dannay. The film was the final entry in the Ellery Queen film series.
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1941
They Died with Their Boots On
MovieNov 20, 1941

They Died with Their Boots On

A highly fictionalized account …
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
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Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
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MovieNov 18, 1941

Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring

The benefactor of the Stack …
The benefactor of the Stack Memorial Hospital dies after an operation. Ellery Queen investigates when it is revealed the cause of death was murder by strangulation.
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Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
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MovieMar 9, 1941

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery released.
Tobacco Road
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Tobacco Road

In Georgia, near to the Savannah River, the lazy and crook …
In Georgia, near to the Savannah River, the lazy and crook hillbilly Jeeter Lester lives in the Tobacco Road with his wife Ada, his son Dude and his single daughter Ellie May in a very poor condition. When the bank decides to take over his land, the banker George Payne is convinced by his friend Capt. Tim Harmon to lease the land to Jeeter for US$ 100.00 per year. Jeeter plots a means to loan the amount from the widow Sister Bessie Rice that has just received U$ 800.00 from the life insurance company. However, Bessie decides to get married with Dude and uses the money to buy a brand new car for Dude. Jeeter plots a means to sell her car while he tries to marry Ellie May with his son-in-law Lov Bensey that was left by his wife.
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1940
Texas Rangers Ride Again
MovieDec 13, 1940

Texas Rangers Ride Again

With thousands of cattle …
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
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Ellery Queen, Master Detective
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MovieNov 28, 1940

Ellery Queen, Master Detective

The mysteriously ill John …
The mysteriously ill John Braun makes a new will, leaving out his daughter Barbara, over the protests of his wife. The trouble began when the daughter wanted to marry Mr. Braun's doctor, James Rogers. Mrs. Braun asks Inspector Queen to help find the long-missing Barbara. The inspector's son, Ellery, works on the case. He goes to a home frequently visited by Dr. Rogers where the bell is answered by Nikki Porter who Ellery mistakes for Barbara and insists she return to the Braun home. Nikki does, to protect Barbara, and a short time later finds herself alone in a room outside Braun's bedroom. She finds him dead - his throat cut. No weapons are found and the door to the room where Nikki had been is locked, and she is suspected. Ellery hides Nikki in his apartment. Braun's body, sent for an autopsy, disappears and in its place is a life-sized statue of the dead man. Elley finds the body in a closet, the police prepare to send it downtown but someone drives off with the ambulance. Ellery, with Nikki, visits Braun's bedroom that night and discovers that a pet raven flies in and out taking items.
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Rhythm on the River
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MovieAug 28, 1940

Rhythm on the River

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years …
Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ...
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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 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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1939
Dust Be My Destiny
MovieSep 16, 1939

Dust Be My Destiny

Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, …
Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ...
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The Wizard of Oz
MovieAug 11, 1939

The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and …
Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She's helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of her sister; the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy.
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Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
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MovieJan 13, 1939

Burn 'Em Up O'Connor

Racing car enthusiast Jerry O'Connor and his dim-witted …
Racing car enthusiast Jerry O'Connor and his dim-witted mechanic, Buddy Buttle, get their chance to join the crew of race car builder Pinky Delano, who just suffered a setback when one of his drivers was killed by failing to make a turn on the track. Then, one by one, his other drivers suffer the same fate, until it is Jerry's turn to drive in the big race. Buddy tries an experiment and determines these were no accidents but is it too late to help Jerry, who has started the race?
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Stand Up and Fight
MovieJan 6, 1939

Stand Up and Fight

Stand Up and Fight is a 1939 film directed by W.S. Van Dyke …
Stand Up and Fight is a 1939 film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring Wallace Beery and Robert Taylor. The supporting cast includes Florence Rice, Helen Broderick, Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, Charley Grapewin, and John Qualen. Playwright Jane Murfin and novelists Harvey Fergusson and James M. Cain shared screenwriting credit.
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1938
Listen, Darling
MovieOct 18, 1938

Listen, Darling

To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know …
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries about how to make ends meet. They then get the idea to find a husband for her whom both she and Pinkie would like.
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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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Three Comrades
MovieJun 2, 1938

Three Comrades

A love story centered around the lives of three young German …
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.
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The Girl of the Golden West
MovieMar 18, 1938

The Girl of the Golden West

The heroine orphan girl Mary …
The heroine orphan girl Mary Robbins (Jeanne Ellis) from Kentucky migrates to California before the "Gold Rush," and another orphan, the antihero boy Gringo Ramerez (Bill Cody, Jr.) rescued from indians by a former Spanish general turned bandito (Noah Beery), experiences love at first sight remembering her singing a favorite song her mother taught her. They may never meet again until by chance many years later. Everybody loves Mary (Jeanette MacDonald), the owner of the local saloon including the hero Sheriff Jack Lance (Walter Pidgeon) and bandito Ramerez (Nelson Eddy). How will Mary's heart be won -- stolen or rescued -- and can she be a true love?
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Of Human Hearts
MovieFeb 5, 1938

Of Human Hearts

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time …
This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm. It is a rich story about striving for excellence, the tension of father-son rebellion, and the love of a mother that can never die.
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1937
Big City
MovieSep 3, 1937

Big City

To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on …
To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for...
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Bad Guy
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MovieAug 25, 1937

Bad Guy

"Lucky" Walden is a power lineman-turned-criminal. He …
"Lucky" Walden is a power lineman-turned-criminal. He is due to go to the electric chair, which he helps prison electricians wire correctly, when his sentence is commuted for an act of heroism. But he finds the wrong side of the law more attractive, and returns to his nefarious ways.
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Broadway Melody of 1938
MovieAug 18, 1937

Broadway Melody of 1938

Steve Raleight wants to …
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ...
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Captains Courageous
MovieMay 11, 1937

Captains Courageous

A Portuguese fisherman rescues a young boy from the sea after …
A Portuguese fisherman rescues a young boy from the sea after he fell from an ocean liner. The boy is the son of a railway tycoon and privileged life and attitudes are quickly challenged by life on a fishing boat in the North Atlantic. This pre-WW2 movie based on the story by Rudyard Kipling and stars Freddie Bartholomew as the 15 year old boy, Harvey, and Spencer Tracey as the Portuguese fisherman, Manuel, that rescues him. Learning the work ethic, hardships and superstitions of the Gloucester-men Harvey soon becomes part of the crew and the close friend of the paternalistic Manuel. The depth of their relationship grows into something that each character cherishes.
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A Family Affair
MovieMar 12, 1937

A Family Affair

Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful …
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all.
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The Good Earth
MovieJan 29, 1937

The Good Earth

The many ups and downs in the lives of Chinese farmers …
The many ups and downs in the lives of Chinese farmers Wang Lung and O-Lan. Though the couple initially finds success farming their land, their fortunes decline, and lean times follow. Later, when Wang Lung and O-Lan once again reap bountiful harvests and raise a family, the presence of the beautiful young Lotus complicates their lives further.
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1936
Libeled Lady
MovieOct 9, 1936

Libeled Lady

An all-star cast headlines this screwball comedy about an …
An all-star cast headlines this screwball comedy about an editor who hires a gigolo to compromise an heiress who threatens to sue his paper. Starring Spencer Tracy, "Thin Man" duo William Powell and Myrna Loy, and Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow.
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Small Town Girl
MovieApr 10, 1936

Small Town Girl

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too …
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ...
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The Voice of Bugle Ann
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MovieFeb 15, 1936

The Voice of Bugle Ann

The countrymen in the hills …
The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob Terry comes into the county and decides to raise sheep and install a woven wire fence. ...
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The Petrified Forest
MovieJan 31, 1936

The Petrified Forest

Alan Squier, a failed, world-weary British writer, hikes into an …
Alan Squier, a failed, world-weary British writer, hikes into an isolated, weather-beaten desert diner in Arizona owned by Jason Marple. Jason's daughter, Gabrielle is immediately taken with the disillusioned intellectual, since they share idealistic dreams of escaping the stark reality of their lives, but her interest in Alan brings out jealousy in her gas-pumping boyfriend, Boze. Tensions rise when everyone present become hostages of a gang. Unlike the others, Alan relates to the threats of the gangster's leader, Duke Mantee, with an indifference to his own fate, as if realizing that they both he and Duke are doomed by the inevitable failure of their lives.
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1935
Ah, Wilderness!
MovieDec 6, 1935

Ah, Wilderness!

Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for …
Young idealist Richard Miller is selected as valedictorian for his New England high school commencement class of 1906 and intends to inject modern anti-capitalistic ideas into his speech. His father, Nat Miller, accidentally learns of it and interrupts Richard's speech before he can make a fool of himself. The small town later celebrates the Fourth of July with customary fireworks, picnics and the like, with Richard spending time with his girl, Muriel McComber, who promises she will allow him to kiss her one day. When Richard sends poems of love to Muriel, quoting the likes of Omar Khayyám and Swinburne, her father prevents her from ever seeing him again and forces her to write a letter denouncing him. Heartbroken, Richard drowns his sorrow in a local bar, drinking and smoking with a vamp called Belle, and comes home drunk. Alcoholic uncle Sid, who is used to the effects of liquor, nurses Richard back to sobriety, but Richard still must face the uncertain punishment of his father as he worries about his future with Muriel.
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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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Alice Adams
MovieAug 15, 1935

Alice Adams

In the lower-middle-class Adams family, father and son are …
In the lower-middle-class Adams family, father and son are happy to work in a drugstore, but mother and daughter Alice try every possible social-climbing stratagem despite snubs and embarrassment. When Alice finally meets her dream man Arthur, mother nags father into a risky business venture and plans to impress Alice's beau with an "upscale" family dinner. Will the excruciating results drive Arthur away?
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Shanghai
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MovieJul 19, 1935

Shanghai

Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by …
Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ...
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One Frightened Night
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MovieMay 1, 1935

One Frightened Night

An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only …
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ...
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1934
Anne of Green Gables
MovieNov 23, 1934

Anne of Green Gables

Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew …
Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to help with their farm work. However, they accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers.
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Judge Priest
MovieSep 15, 1934

Judge Priest

Judge William "Billy" Priest lives in a very patriotic (Confederate) …
Judge William "Billy" Priest lives in a very patriotic (Confederate) southern town. Priest plays a laid-back, widowed judge who helps uphold the law in his toughest court case yet. In the meantime, he plays matchmaker for his young nephew.
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Two Alone
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MovieJan 26, 1934

Two Alone

Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer …
Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer Slag and his wife for whom she works. When reform school runaway Adam arrives, he is put to work by Slag and also mistreated. Mazie ...
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1933
Torch Singer
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MovieSep 8, 1933

Torch Singer

Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her and …
Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her and gives the baby up for adoption. The father, Michael Gardner, leaves for China not knowing about the baby, and she assumes he has abandoned her for life. She gets a job as a torch singer, changes her name to Mimi Benton, and becomes notorious for her drinking and philadering. Mimi fills in on a children's radio program as the character "Aunt Jenny," singing and telling bedtime stories, and eventually uses the airtime to find her long lost daughter, part with her wild lifestyle, and reunite with Michael.
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Beauty for Sale
MovieSep 1, 1933

Beauty for Sale

A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals …
A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.
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Midnight Mary
MovieJun 30, 1933

Midnight Mary

A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we …
A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters. In a brothel, she meets a young lawyer, scion of a wealthy and prestigious family, who falls for her and helps her turn around her life. But her past catches up with her, and she must face the music rather than cause him scandal.
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Heroes for Sale
MovieJun 17, 1933

Heroes for Sale

The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great …
The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds result in a morphine addiction that costs him a job, his reputation in his home town, and months in a clinic. He goes to Chicago, where he's enterprising and dedicated to his work and his fellow workers, but an invention he champions results in the opposite of his intentions, leading to loss of life and an unjust imprisonment. After release, during the Depression, he must face local "red squads" and vigilante groups jousting out jobless men. Will anyone see his true heroic character?
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Hello, Everybody!
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MovieFeb 17, 1933

Hello, Everybody!

The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; …
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
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1932
No Man of Her Own
MovieDec 15, 1932

No Man of Her Own

No Man of Her Own is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic …
No Man of Her Own is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as a married couple in their only film together, several years before their own legendary marriage in real life. The movie was directed by Wesley Ruggles, and originated as an adaptation of No Bed of Her Own, a 1931 novel by Val Lewton, but ended up based more on a story by Benjamin Glazer and Edmund Goulding, although it retained the title it got from Lewton's novel. It is not related to the 1950 film of the same name.
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Hell's House
MovieJan 30, 1932

Hell's House

Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to …
Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.
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1931
The Millionaire
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MovieMay 1, 1931

The Millionaire

Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and …
Automaker James Alden is told to retire by his doctors and does so in deference to his wife Laura and daughter 'Babs.' He is not only bored after six months, but is told by a life insurance salesman that retired men are bad risks. So James secretly responds to an ad in the newspaper about a garage being for sale, but he (using the alias Charlie Miller) buys only half of the garage, since the other half was already sold to Bill Merrick, who becomes his partner. The ex-owner, Peterson, was dishonest in not revealing he was opening a new gas station near the new highway a mile down the road where most of the traffic will be. Not willing to be slickered by anybody, Charlie and Bill buy and elegantly rebuild a decrepit building across the street from Peterson's new station and compete handily with the charlatan. James uses a pretense to get away every day, but wonders how long he can keep up his double life.
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1896
Anna Chance
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Anna Chance

Anna Chance was born on October 25, 1879 in Oxford, …
Anna Chance was born on October 25, 1879 in Oxford, Maryland, USA as Augusta Chance. She was an actress, known for Second Choice (1930), Chimmie Hicks and the Rum Omelet (1900) and Ladies' Choice (1929). She was married to Charley Grapewin. She died on September 11, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.
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1869
Charley Grapewin
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Charley Grapewin

Charley Grapewin was born.
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