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Donald Meek

  • Jul 14, 1878 - Nov 18, 1946 (age 68)
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1947
Magic Town
MovieOct 7, 1947

Magic Town

Magic Town is a 1947 comedy film directed by William A. …
Magic Town is a 1947 comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and starring James Stewart and Jane Wyman. The picture is one of the first films about the then-new science of public opinion polling. The film was inspired by the Middletown studies. It is also known as The Magic City.
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1946
Donald Meek
PersonalNovember 1946

Donald Meek

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Janie Gets Married
MovieJun 14, 1946

Janie Gets Married

Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. …
Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to do housekeeping while dealing with a "well-meaning" mother and mother-in-law. When Dick invites an army buddy to stay with them, and that buddy turns out to be a girl, the situation takes a turn for the worse.
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1945
State Fair
MovieAug 29, 1945

State Fair

Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter …
Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances; must lovers separate when the fair closes?
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The Thin Man Goes Home
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MovieJan 25, 1945

The Thin Man Goes Home

Nick and Nora visit Nick's …
Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.
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1944
Barbary Coast Gent
MovieSep 1, 1944

Barbary Coast Gent

Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the …
Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.
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Two Girls and a Sailor
MovieApr 27, 1944

Two Girls and a Sailor

A sailor helps two sisters …
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.
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Rationing
MovieMar 24, 1944

Rationing

Rationing released.
1943
Lost Angel
MovieDec 23, 1943

Lost Angel

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make …
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and ask him to show her some magic, Mike gets more responsibility than he bargained for. Especially since another story of his, one involving gangsters, has also come home to roost.
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Du Barry Was a Lady
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MovieMay 30, 1943

Du Barry Was a Lady

Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May …
Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.
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Air Raid Wardens
MovieApr 1, 1943

Air Raid Wardens

Turned down when they try to enlist, the boys do the next …
Turned down when they try to enlist, the boys do the next best thing and become air raid wardens. They uncover and foil a Nazi plot to sabotage a magnesium plant.
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1942
Keeper of the Flame
MovieDec 1, 1942

Keeper of the Flame

Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a …
Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.
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Seven Sweethearts
MovieNov 13, 1942

Seven Sweethearts

Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter …
Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, ...
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Tortilla Flat
MovieMay 21, 1942

Tortilla Flat

Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished …
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.
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1941
Babes on Broadway
MovieDec 31, 1941

Babes on Broadway

Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he …
Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through her gets the idea to promote a show to send orphaned children on a country holiday. But he is only using the kids to get on himself, which Penny soon realises. With his romance off, an engagement in Philadelphia he can't get to, and, indeed, war in Europe, life can be difficult.
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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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A Woman's Face
MovieMay 9, 1941

A Woman's Face

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets …
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.
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Barnacle Bill
MovieApr 7, 1941

Barnacle Bill

A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with …
A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.
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Blonde Inspiration
MovieFeb 7, 1941

Blonde Inspiration

Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a …
Unknown writer Jonathan Briggs is tricked into buying in to a struggling western magazine only to find that all Is not as it appears. In the meantime, he falls for the publisher's assistant and complications arise.
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1940
Hullabaloo
MovieOct 25, 1940

Hullabaloo

A movie musical centered on merrily befogged …
A movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career - all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).
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Third Finger, Left Hand
MovieOct 11, 1940

Third Finger, Left Hand

A single magazine editor …
A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.
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Sky Murder
MovieSep 27, 1940

Sky Murder

Pat Evans is a German expatriate who is loyal to her new …
Pat Evans is a German expatriate who is loyal to her new adopted home, the United States. A shadowy German bund operating in the Long Island area tries to recruit as the sophisticated but lecherous Andrew Hendon tries to physically coerce her into joining. While she is flying in the private plane of Cortland Grand, a rich friend of Nick Carter's, she knocks Hendon unconscious in self defense, but leaves him alive in a rear compartment of the plane. When the steward discovers the body, he finds Herndon stabbed in the throat by a nail file. Before the trip is over, the co-pilot is also stabbed to death. Luckily for Pat, one of the passengers on Grand's plane is famed New York detective Nick Carter. Although he is off-duty, the resourceful sleuth along with Beeswax, his bizarre sidekick, and beautiful Southern Chris Cross, a female gumshoe, breaks up a secret cell of Nazi saboteurs and FIfth Columnists.
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The Return of Frank James
MovieAug 10, 1940

The Return of Frank James

Frank James, the brother of …
Frank James, the brother of Jesse James, has been laying low, living as a farmer and taking care of Clem, the son of one of the members of the James gang. He gets word that Jesse was killed by Bob and Charlie Ford, he hoped that the law would deal with them but when he learns that the railroad man whom he and Jesse terrorized contracted them to kill Jesse and helped them get off, he goes after them. Clem whom he told to remain on the farm goes with him and when it's impossible for him to do so, Frank has no choice to let him tag along. Now in order to cover their tracks they start telling people that Frank James is dead and that they saw it. Eleanor Stone, a female reporter, who wants to write about it interviews them and they are both taken with each other. But eventually she learns who Frank is from the Pinkerton detective who is tracking them but doesn't turn them in. But eventually Frank learns that his farm hand, Pinky has been arrested as his accomplice and is about to be hung. Now short of knowing who Frank is, he has not done anything to help Frank, so Frank has to decide what is more important getting the Fords or helping Pinky.
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Phantom Raiders
MovieJun 7, 1940

Phantom Raiders

An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as …
An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.
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Turnabout
MovieMay 17, 1940

Turnabout

Turnabout is a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and …
Turnabout is a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and starring Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis and John Hubbard. Based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Thorne Smith, the screenplay was written by Mickell Novack, Bernie Giler and John McClain with additional dialogue by Rian James. In 1979, the screenplay was adapted for the short-lived television series with the same name.
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The Ghost Comes Home
MovieMar 8, 1940

The Ghost Comes Home

Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather …
Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather more pets than he sells. One day he receives a telephone call from John 'old fishface' Thomas in Australia. He wants to leave a ...
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My Little Chickadee
MovieFeb 9, 1940

My Little Chickadee

Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, …
Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "...
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Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
MovieFeb 8, 1940

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

In the late 19th and early …
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Dr. Max Erlich makes several valuable contributions to medical science. His first is the ability to stain specific elements on a laboratory slide, such as tuberculosis. The second was the ability to develop a serum to fight diseases such as typhoid by slowly building up natural immunities to the disease. From these successes, Erlich moved on to using chemicals as a cure for disease. The idea was quite radical at the time as chemotherapy simply did not exist. His success at finding a cure for syphilis proves his ideas to be correct but he is forced to defend them in court when he sues a colleague for libel.
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1939
Nick Carter, Master Detective
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MovieDec 13, 1939

Nick Carter, Master Detective

Famed New York detective …
Famed New York detective Nick Carter arrives incognito at a California airplane factory at the behest of owner Hiram Streeter. Despite seemingly thorough precautions, a gang of saboteurs and shadowy foreign agents are able to smuggle out the secret blueprints for innovative new planes and sabotage prototypes during testing. With the aid of eccentric detective Bartholomew and spunky nurse and female pilot Lou Farnsby, Carter is able to expose the fifth columnists as well as the traitors that are helping them.
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Blondie Takes a Vacation
MovieJul 20, 1939

Blondie Takes a Vacation

Blondie and Dagwood are in …
Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.
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Young Mr. Lincoln
MovieMay 30, 1939

Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 American biographical drama …
Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 American biographical drama film (more like historical fiction) about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck fought for control of the film, to the point where Ford destroyed unwanted takes for fear the studio would use them in the film. Screenwriter Lamar Trotti was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing/Original Story.
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Stagecoach
MovieFeb 2, 1939

Stagecoach

In 1880, a motley assortment of interesting strangers boards …
In 1880, a motley assortment of interesting strangers boards the Overland stagecoach from Tonto in Arizona, heading to Lordsburg in New Mexico. Among the passengers are the always inebriated frontier doctor, "Doc" Boone, Dallas, the ill-reputed dance-hall girl, Hatfield, the professional gambler, Mrs Lucy Mallory, the wife of a cavalry officer, the whiskey salesman, Mr Peacock, the absconding banker, Mr Gatewood, Marshall Wilcox, and his escaped prisoner, the Ringo Kid. Inevitably, however, as the coach and six dashes through the vast plains and Geronimo's Apache-infested land, only the mighty U. S. Cavalry can save the day.
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Jesse James
MovieJan 14, 1939

Jesse James

The railroads are squeezing farmers off their land. When …
The railroads are squeezing farmers off their land. When a railroad agent kills their mother, Frank and Jesse James take up robbing banks and trains. The public regard them as heroes. When Jesse retires his erstwhile friend Robert Ford shoots him in the back to get the reward.
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1938
You Can't Take It with You
MovieAug 23, 1938

You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It With You is …
You Can't Take It With You is based on the play of the same name by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart. It was directed by Frank Capra and won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. In the movie, a man from an uptight wealthy family becomes engaged to a woman from a family of friendly eccentrics. The two love each other, but are worried about potential problems with in-laws. They therefore arrange to have their two families meet. As the movie is a comedy, this goes about as well as can be expected.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
MovieFeb 11, 1938

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer and his pal …
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.
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1937
Breakfast for Two
MovieOct 22, 1937

Breakfast for Two

Texas socialite Valentine Ransome sets out to reform playboy …
Texas socialite Valentine Ransome sets out to reform playboy Jonathan Blair and also to break up his engagement with actress Carol Wallace. Happy-go-lucky Blair has inherited a big steamship company which, under his guidance (or lack of) is rapidly approaching bankruptcy. She buys the company and puts him in charge, hoping he will mend his ways but he thinks she is trying to ruin him and is definitely meddling in his affairs.
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The Toast of New York
MovieJul 22, 1937

The Toast of New York

The story starts just before …
The story starts just before the Civil War, showing Fisk, Boyd, and Luke conning Southern townsfolk into buying bars of soap that, might, have a $10 gold piece inside. Found out, they're chased out of town and escape across the Mason-Dixon Line just as the war starts. Fisk hatches a plan for him and Boyd to return to the South and buy cotton then smuggle it to the North where Luke is to sell it to the Northern textile mills. By the end of the war they have made millions, only to find out that Luke had been re-investing their money into Confederate Bonds. This fact-based movie shows Jim Fisk as one of the greatest con-men and entrepreneurs in history. It concludes with his involvement in "Black Friday", the Financial Panic of 1869, with fellow financier Jay Gould (who's not represented in the movie) and their attempt to corner the U.S. gold market. There's a love triangle between Fisk, Boyd and Mansfield, which is also based on historical accounts.
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Behind the Headlines
MovieMay 14, 1937

Behind the Headlines

Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is …
Eddie Haines is a radio reporter with Station KBC. He is always getting the scoop, which infuriates those at the New York Star, which happens to employ his ex-girlfriend Mary Bradley. But ...
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1936
Pennies from Heaven
MovieNov 25, 1936

Pennies from Heaven

Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate …
Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her elderly grandfather who need lots of help. This delays Larry from following his dream and going to Venice and becoming a gondolier. Instead he becomes a street singer and, while singing in the street, meets a pretty welfare worker, Susan Sprague. She takes a dim view of Patsy's welfare under the guardianship of Larry and her grandfather, and starts proceedings to have Patsy placed in an orphanage.
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And So They Were Married
MovieMay 10, 1936

And So They Were Married

A bitter divorcée and a …
A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin...
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1935
Captain Blood
MovieDec 19, 1935

Captain Blood

The quintessential swashbuckler. English doctor Peter Blood is …
The quintessential swashbuckler. English doctor Peter Blood is wrongly sentenced to slavery to the Caribbean. There he amuses himself with insults at Arabella Bishop, daughter of the brutal plantation owner on whose land Blood and the other slaves toil. He plans an escape and, now seeking vengeance, forms an alliance with the Machiavellian French buccaneer Captain Levasseur.
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Kind Lady
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MovieDec 6, 1935

Kind Lady

Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those …
Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her...
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Barbary Coast
MovieOct 13, 1935

Barbary Coast

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, …
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Louis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael.
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The Informer
MovieMay 1, 1935

The Informer

Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who …
Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his girlfriend. So when British authorities advertise a reward for information about his best friend, current IRA member Frankie, Gypo cooperates. Now Gypo can buy two tickets on a boat bound for the States, but can he escape the overwhelming guilt he feels for betraying his buddy?
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Mark of the Vampire
MovieApr 26, 1935

Mark of the Vampire

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a …
Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. Now his daughter Irena is the count's next target. Enter Professor Zelen, an expert on vampires who's sent in to prevent her death. At the same time, secrets are revealed surrounding the circumstances of Sir Karell's death.
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The Whole Town's Talking
MovieFeb 22, 1935

The Whole Town's Talking

The Whole Town's Talking …
The Whole Town's Talking (released in the UK as Passport to Fame) is a 1935 American comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson as a law-abiding man who bears a striking resemblance to a killer, with Jean Arthur as his love interest. It was directed by John Ford from a screenplay by Jo Swerling and Robert Riskin based on a story by W.R. Burnett originally published in Collier's in August 1932. Burnett was also the author of the source material for Robinson's screen break-through, Little Caesar. The film The Whole Town's Talking (1926) has no story connection to this film. The story was remade in 1998 as the Bollywood film Duplicate.
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1934
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
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MovieOct 19, 1934

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

The Wiggs family plan to …
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married.
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The Merry Widow
MovieOct 11, 1934

The Merry Widow

The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The …
The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52% of the taxes) has left for Paris. So Count Danilo is sent to Paris, to stop her from getting married to a stranger, so that the danger of removing the money is averted. But this is not as easy as the ambassador in Paris has planned.
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Hi, Nellie!
MovieJan 20, 1934

Hi, Nellie!

The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with …
The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with his boss, is demoted to writing the "Nellie Nelson" heart throb column, where he gets the unexpected opportunity to crack a major story.
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1931
The Week End Mystery
MovieDec 1, 1931

The Week End Mystery

During a rainstorm at a remote manor house, Richard …
During a rainstorm at a remote manor house, Richard Crayell plays host to several guests. At nine o'clock sharp, he excuses himself from the card table to take his medicine, promising to return soon. When he doesn't, Claire goes in search of him, and finds his door locked from the inside. The men break down the door and find a body. The guests include Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree, a criminologist. Crabtree sets to work investigating. Will he find the culprit?
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1923
Six Cylinder Love
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MovieNov 4, 1923

Six Cylinder Love

Six Cylinder Love is a lost 1923 silent film comedy produced …
Six Cylinder Love is a lost 1923 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Fox Film and directed by Elmer Clifton. It is based on a popular 1921 Broadway play and stars Ernest Truex from the play. Also appearing in the film from the Broadway play were Donald Meek and Ralph Sipperly.
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1909
Belle Walken
Marriage1909

Belle Walken

Married Belle Walken.
1878
Donald Meek
BirthJuly 1878

Donald Meek

Donald Meek was born.
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