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Don Ameche

  • May 31, 1908 - Dec 06, 1993 (age 85)
  • 5' 11" (1.79 m)
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1994
Corrina, Corrina
MovieAug 12, 1994

Corrina, Corrina

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly …
When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople.
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1993
Don Ameche
PersonalDecember 1993

Don Ameche

Don Ameche passed away.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
MovieFeb 3, 1993

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

The adventure begins when …
The adventure begins when the loving owners of three irresistible pets (Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever) are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike.
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1992
Sunstroke
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MovieSep 23, 1992

Sunstroke

After a bitter divorce, Teresa embarks on a noir journey to …
After a bitter divorce, Teresa embarks on a noir journey to recover custody of her daughter. Murder, blackmail, and a mysterious stranger await her at a Scottsdale motel.
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Folks!
MovieMay 1, 1992

Folks!

Jon has it all, great job, beautiful wife and kids, and a dream …
Jon has it all, great job, beautiful wife and kids, and a dream house. But when his father, who is a little senile, burns his house trailer down while his mother is in the hospital, Jon brings his parents to live with him. Soon his wife goes home to mother, he's fired for suspicion of insider trading, his sister and her unruly kids get booted out by her boyfriend, and moves in, he's about to be evicted, and his assets are frozen. How could things get any worse?
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1991
Oscar
MovieApr 26, 1991

Oscar

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on …
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise. He is faced with numerous problems: henchmen who know nothing but crime, the police who are convinced he is hatching a master plan, and Oscar, who has just got his daughter pregnant.
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1988
Cocoon: The Return
MovieNov 23, 1988

Cocoon: The Return

This science fiction film is a sequel to the blockbuster by the …
This science fiction film is a sequel to the blockbuster by the same name premiering three years earlier in which a group of senior citizens facing assorted challenges elect to leave Earth and enjoy health and immortality on Antarea. The same group of Earthlings returns with the Antareans in order to collect cocoons previously left behind. But when one of the cocoons is taken by a scientific research team, aliens and humans must work together to quickly retrieve it. Each returning human also faces some turning point, causing each to question whether it's best to stay or return to Antarea.
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Things Change
MovieAug 31, 1988

Things Change

Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable …
Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe. Jerry's bragging to his friends of his important charge, as well as Gino's dignified, quiet demeanor, soon result in much complication for them both.
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Coming to America
MovieJun 26, 1988

Coming to America

It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he …
It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.
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1987
Harry and the Hendersons
MovieJun 5, 1987

Harry and the Hendersons

Returning from a hunting trip …
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "bigfoot". They think it's dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, "it" isn't dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear "Harry" to be, he's a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson's have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a "bigfoot".
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1986
A Masterpiece of Murder
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MovieJan 27, 1986

A Masterpiece of Murder

A Masterpiece of Murder released.
1985
Cocoon
MovieJun 21, 1985

Cocoon

Oscar-winning fantasy in which the residents of a Florida rest …
Oscar-winning fantasy in which the residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease of life when they stumble across an alien "fountain of youth" in a disused holiday home. Unbeknown to them, aliens have been using the swimming pool in the house to store their cocooned brethren, giving the waters a powerful, rejuvenating quality.
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Best Supporting Actor
Award1985

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Cocoon".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1985

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Cocoon".
Academy Award
1983
Trading Places
MovieJun 8, 1983

Trading Places

Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John …
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet. Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis also star. The storyline is often called a modern take on Mark Twain's classic 19th-century novel The Prince and the Pauper.
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1979
The Chinese Typewriter
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MovieMar 3, 1979

The Chinese Typewriter

This unsold TV pilot set in …
This unsold TV pilot set in Hawaii is about two PIs hired by an airline company to retrieve a stolen jet, the company's latest prototype.
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1972
Gidget Gets Married
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MovieJan 4, 1972

Gidget Gets Married

Gidget Gets Married is a 1972 American made-for television …
Gidget Gets Married is a 1972 American made-for television comedy film produced by Screen Gems for ABC. It was written by John McGreevey and directed by E.W. Swackhamer and starred Monie Ellis as Gidget.
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1970
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came
MovieSep 11, 1970

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody …

Tensions grow between the …
Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town.
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The Boatniks
MovieJul 1, 1970

The Boatniks

Young and awkward, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas …
Young and awkward, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a...
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1966
Picture Mommy Dead
MovieNov 2, 1966

Picture Mommy Dead

Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum …
Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, who ...
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1961
A Fever in the Blood
MovieJan 28, 1961

A Fever in the Blood

A district attorney, a US Senator, and a Superior Court judge …
A district attorney, a US Senator, and a Superior Court judge are all possible candidates for governor. All three meet in official or unofficial ways when a socialite is found murdered and her estranged husband, nephew of a former governor, stands accused.
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1948
Sleep, My Love
MovieJan 27, 1948

Sleep, My Love

Sleep, My Love released.
1946
So Goes My Love
MovieMay 1, 1946

So Goes My Love

Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to …
Jane Budden, a country girl goes to the big city, determined to find and marry a wealthy man. Instead, she meets and marries Hiram Maxim, a struggling inventor. After their marriage, his ...
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1945
Guest Wife
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MovieJul 27, 1945

Guest Wife

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to …
Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none...
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It's in the Bag!
MovieApr 21, 1945

It's in the Bag!

Fred F. Trumble Floogle, a flea-circus proprietor, learns that …
Fred F. Trumble Floogle, a flea-circus proprietor, learns that a wealthy relative has died and Fred is the heir to a fortune. He moves his family, wife Eve, 12-year-old son Homer and 18-year-old daughter Marion into a high-cost penthouse apartment. Later, they learn from a crooked attorney, Jefferson T. Pike, that the huge fortune has been dissipated and that all that remains are five chairs. These are sold to an antique dealer who sells them to different clients. Still later, a messenger arrives with a recording of the will, which informs Floogle that his relative was murdered by the man who had swindled him out of his $12 million fortune but that he had managed to salvage $300,000 in currency, which he had concealed in one of the chairs, along with the evidence to convict his killer. The search begins for the right chair.
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1944
Greenwich Village
MovieSep 27, 1944

Greenwich Village

In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York …
In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York from Kansas, hoping to publish his concerto; he meets speakeasy owner Danny O'Mara, who hopes to put on a broadway show. Ken's affairs take a turn for the better when he falls for singer Bonnie Watson. But while he labors on orchestration, O'Mara is surreptitiously adapting his tunes to the Greenwich Village Gaieties.
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Wing and a Prayer
MovieJul 28, 1944

Wing and a Prayer

An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the …
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
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1943
Happy Land
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MovieNov 10, 1943

Happy Land

In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew …
In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who had passed on. One evening, Lew and his wife, Agnes (Frances Dee), reminisce lovingly about their son, "Rusty" (Richard Crane), when a telegram arrives from the Navy Department informing them that "Rusty" had been killed in action. Lew becomes bitter, avoids people, refuses to go near the family drugstore. "Gramp" appears before Lew and takes him in hand and together, they revisit the past: Lew's childhood; "Gramp" as a Civil War veteran; Lew's courtship of Agnes; the birth of "Rusty"; Lew as a WWI soldier; Rusty's boyhood days and into his attempt to decide between Lenore Prentiss and Gretchen Barry, and how Lenore becomes his girl just before he joins the Navy. This excursion into the past takes away Lew's bitterness and he now sees what America means.
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Heaven Can Wait
MovieAug 5, 1943

Heaven Can Wait

When he dies, Henry Van Cleeve is convinced that he will never …
When he dies, Henry Van Cleeve is convinced that he will never gain admission to heaven and so immediately goes in the other direction. The man in charge, referred to as His Excellency, asks Henry to tell him his life story not convinced he qualifies for eternity down below. Henry was born into a well-to-do family and never had to worry about money. As with many a young man of means, he liked to party and have a good time. On his 26th birthday, he meets his cousin Albert 's beautiful fiancée Martha and they elope that very evening. They are happy for many years but Henry never really changes his bad habits and as a man about town, has many lady friends. Martha leaves him but realizing he will never change his womanizing ways, moves back in. Now at the gates of hell, his eternal life is in the hands of His Excellency.
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Something to Shout About
MovieFeb 25, 1943

Something to Shout About

Following three flops in a …
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson is told by wealthy divorcée Donna Davis that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can ...
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1942
Girl Trouble
MovieOct 9, 1942

Girl Trouble

A South American, Pablo Sullivan (Don Ameche), comes to …
A South American, Pablo Sullivan (Don Ameche), comes to New York City during World Wat Two, seeking investment money for the rubber plantation of his father. He rents the apartment of socialite June Delaney (Joan Bennet) who, for reasons of her own, pretends to be the maid.
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1941
Confirm or Deny
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MovieNov 19, 1941

Confirm or Deny

Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job …
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
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The Feminine Touch
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MovieOct 1, 1941

The Feminine Touch

John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. …
John Hathaway is a professor of psychology at Digby College. His students are bored as he is with the students. He leaves college to go to New York to have his manuscript on jealousy published. John and Julie go to Elliott Morgan Publishing to discuss his book. Being that it is highly technical and boring, Nellie wants to focus on the small part about couples that she thinks will sell. But it soon becomes apparent that everyone is more intrigued by Julie than the book. Elliott tries to make advances on Julie while Nellie is more interested in John than his book. Julie, however, is worried about John, while John, who wrote the book on jealousy, seems oblivious to it and thinks that he knows everything about jealousy.
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Kiss the Boys Goodbye
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MovieAug 1, 1941

Kiss the Boys Goodbye

Broadway director Lloyd …
Broadway director Lloyd Lloyd (Don Ameche) and composer Dick Rayburn (Oscar Levant) search for talent down South and discover singer Cindy Lou Bethany (Mary Martin) who surprises them with her voice and striptease.
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Moon Over Miami
MovieJun 18, 1941

Moon Over Miami

Moon Over Miami is an American musical from 1941 that …
Moon Over Miami is an American musical from 1941 that follows three women from Texas in their quest for rich husbands. The quest begins because the two sisters and their aunt expect a huge inheritance but instead only receive a few thousand dollars. Their search for rich husbands prompts them to leave Texas and go to Miami.
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That Night in Rio
MovieApr 11, 1941

That Night in Rio

That Night in Rio is a 1941 Technicolor American …
That Night in Rio is a 1941 Technicolor American musical comedy film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche (in a dual role as an American entertainer and an aristocratic businessman he is asked to impersonate temporarily) and Carmen Miranda. It is one of several film adaptations of a play called The Red Cat by Rudolf Lothar and Hans Adler. Others are Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) and On the Riviera (1951).
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1940
Down Argentine Way
MovieOct 11, 1940

Down Argentine Way

Down Argentine Way is a 1940 American musical film made …
Down Argentine Way is a 1940 American musical film made in Technicolor by Twentieth Century Fox. It made a star of Betty Grable in her first leading role for the studio, and introduced American audiences to Carmen Miranda. The film also starred Don Ameche, The Nicholas Brothers, Charlotte Greenwood, and J. Carrol Naish.
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Four Sons
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MovieJun 7, 1940

Four Sons

When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four …
When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four sons of a Czecho-German family follow different paths: Czech patriot, Nazi supporter, artist in America, and heroic German soldier.
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Lillian Russell
MovieMay 15, 1940

Lillian Russell

Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by …
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
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1939
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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Hollywood Cavalcade
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MovieOct 13, 1939

Hollywood Cavalcade

Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer …
Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.
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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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Midnight
MovieMar 17, 1939

Midnight

Showgirl Eve, stranded in Paris without a sou, befriends taxi …
Showgirl Eve, stranded in Paris without a sou, befriends taxi driver Tibor Czerny, then gives him the slip to crash a party. There she meets Helene Flammarion and her gigolo Picot, who's attracted to Eve. Helene's scheming husband Georges enlists Eve's aid in taking Picot away from his wife. It works well - at first. Meanwhile, lovestruck Tibor searches for Eve. But then he learns she's calling herself Baroness Czerny.
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The Three Musketeers
MovieFeb 17, 1939

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers is a 1939 musical comedy film …
The Three Musketeers is a 1939 musical comedy film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers directed by Alan Dwan and starring Don Ameche as d'Artagnan, with the Ritz Brothers as his cowardly helpers.
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1938
Josette
MovieJun 3, 1938

Josette

Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a …
Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
MovieMay 24, 1938

Alexander's Ragtime Band

In 1910s San Francisco, …
In 1910s San Francisco, concert violinist Roger Grant, also known as Alexander, abandons classical music to join a ragtime band with pianist Charlie Dwyer and singer Stella Kirby. Alexander's switch dismays his high society family. As two decades pass and popular music transitions from ragtime to jazz, the ragtime band trio grows both stronger and weaker through love, breakups and war -- all along the rising and falling tide of their musical success.
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In Old Chicago
MovieJan 6, 1938

In Old Chicago

In 1854, the patriarch Patrick O'Leary of the O'Leary family …
In 1854, the patriarch Patrick O'Leary of the O'Leary family dies in an accident nearby Chicago while traveling amid-western prairie. His wife Molly O'Leary raises her three sons alone working as laundress. Her son Jack becomes an idealistic lawyer; Dion is a gambler; and Bob helps his mother in the laundry business and marries local Gretchen (June Storey) in the old area known as The Patch. Dion meets the singer Belle Fawcett in the cabaret owned by Gil Warren and they fall in love with each other and become lovers. They also open a business of their own to compete with Gil that becomes their enemy. However Gil invites Dion to join the politics with him but Dion plots a scheme with tragic consequences.
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1937
You Can't Have Everything
MovieAug 3, 1937

You Can't Have Everything

Starving playwright Judith …
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"...
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Fifty Roads to Town
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MovieJun 4, 1937

Fifty Roads to Town

A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' …
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.
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Love Is News
MovieFeb 26, 1937

Love Is News

Love Is News is a 1937 romantic comedy film starring Tyrone …
Love Is News is a 1937 romantic comedy film starring Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, and Don Ameche. The movie was directed by Tay Garnett and was the first film for which Power had top billing. The picture was remade in 1947 as That Wonderful Urge, with Power again and Gene Tierney.
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1936
One in a Million
MovieDec 31, 1936

One in a Million

One in a Million is a 1936 American film which marked the …
One in a Million is a 1936 American film which marked the Hollywood debut of Sonja Henie. It features footage from the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Jack Haskell received an Academy Award nomination in Best Dance Direction at the 9th Academy Awards.
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Ladies in Love
MovieOct 9, 1936

Ladies in Love

Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a …
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another...
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Ramona
MovieSep 25, 1936

Ramona

Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved …
Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.
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1933
Don Ameche Jr.
ChildOctober 1933

Don Ameche Jr.

Don Ameche Jr. was born on October 3, 1933 in Chicago, …
Don Ameche Jr. was born on October 3, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dominic Felix Ameche.
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1932
Honore Prendergast
MarriageDecember 1932

Honore Prendergast

Married Honore Prendergast.
1908
Don Ameche
BirthMay 1908

Don Ameche

Don Ameche was born.
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