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Edmund Gwenn

  • Sep 26, 1877 - Sep 06, 1959 (age 81)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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1959
Edmund Gwenn
PersonalSeptember 1959

Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn passed away.
1955
It's a Dog's Life
MovieDec 22, 1955

It's a Dog's Life

In the early 1900s, a bull terrier living on the streets of the …
In the early 1900s, a bull terrier living on the streets of the Bowery rises from a street-tough engaging in dogfights to pedigreed show dog among the upper crust. All the while, he has two ambitions--to be reunited with his mother and to get even with his father who deserted her.
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The Trouble with Harry
MovieSep 27, 1955

The Trouble with Harry

There is a dead well-dressed …
There is a dead well-dressed man in a meadow clearing in the hills above a small Vermont town. Captain Albert Wiles, who stumbles across the body and finds by the man's identification that his name is Harry Worp, believes he accidentally shot Harry dead while he was hunting rabbits. Captain Wiles wants to hide the body as he feels it is an easier way to deal with the situation than tell the authorities. While Captain Wiles is in the adjacent forest, he sees other people stumble across Harry, most of whom don't seem to know him or care or notice that he's dead. One person who does see Captain Wiles there is spinster Ivy Gravely, who vows to keep the Captain's secret about Harry. Captain Wiles also secretly sees a young single mother, Jennifer Rogers, who is the one person who does seem to know Harry and seems happy that he's dead. Later, another person who stumbles across both Harry and Captain Wiles is struggling artist Sam Marlowe, to who Captain Wiles tells the entire story of what he has seen thus far. Over the course of the day, several revelations come to light that question if Captain Wiles actually killed Harry. Sam, Mrs. Rogers, Captain Wiles and Miss Gravely's individual and collective actions in the matter of Harry take into account friendship, self-preservation, the path of least resistance, love and a lot of realizations about what their past actions will mean. Their work may all be for naught if Deputy Sheriff Calvin Wiggs, the closest thing to law enforcement in their town, finds out about Harry.
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1954
The Student Prince
MovieJun 15, 1954

The Student Prince

A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give …
A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.
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Them!
MovieJun 15, 1954

Them!

In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his …
In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony?
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1953
The Bigamist
MovieNov 24, 1953

The Bigamist

Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of …
Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of traveling from his home in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Harry gets tracked down in LA where he has a second wife and a baby. Via flashbacks, Harry tells the adoption agent how he ended up in two marriages.
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Mister Scoutmaster
MovieAug 19, 1953

Mister Scoutmaster

Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of …
Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of touch with the younger generation and that's why his TV show is failing. He becomes a Boy Scout leader in an effort to "get in touch." Overnight hikes and other adventures follow, all centered around one small boy who takes a liking to the old curmudgeon.
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1952
Les Miserables
MovieAug 14, 1952

Les Miserables

After stealing a loaf a bread to feed a starving family, Jean …
After stealing a loaf a bread to feed a starving family, Jean Valjean is sentenced to ten years at hard labor as a galley slave. There he is taught to read and write by another prisoner and meets Javert, an obsessive policeman who was himself born to convict parents aboard a prison ship. After his release, Valjean is treated as a pariah but finally finds shelter in the home of a kindly bishop. Valjean repays the clergyman's generosity by stealing his silver plate. He is apprehended by the authorities and returned to the bishop but is amazed when the kindly old priest tells them that the valuable plates were a gift. This becomes a transforming experience for the ex-convict, who establishes himself under an assumed name in a small country village as factory manager and ultimately mayor. Unfortunately the newly-promoted Javert is assigned there as chief inspector. Although he doesn't recognize his old nemesis at first, the two clash over Javert's overzealous prosecution of the letter of the law. When a mentally challenged homeless man is arrested and accused of being Valjean, the conscience-ridden parole violator reveals his true identity to the court and the already suspicious Javert. Valjean is forced to abandon his property and with his adopted daughter again flee the relentless pursuit of Javert.
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1950
For Heaven's Sake
MovieDec 15, 1950

For Heaven's Sake

Two angels, Charles and Arthur, are sent down to retrieve a …
Two angels, Charles and Arthur, are sent down to retrieve a young girl who has selected the couple she wishes to be borne to but who are so involved in their theatrical lives that procreation doesn't get a look in. To try and ginger things up Charles materialises and poses as a rich potential backer for their next show, only to discover that life on earth can be quite fun.
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Mister 880
MovieSep 29, 1950

Mister 880

The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. …
The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don't know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years.
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Pretty Baby
MovieSep 16, 1950

Pretty Baby

A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the …
A young working girl, trying to find a way to get a seat on the subway, takes along a baby doll to insure a way. She ends up getting stuck in a thick plot to sell an ad to a rich client who thinks her doll is a real baby named after him. Her male co-workers try to keep her playing "mother" until they can get a contract for the ad.
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Louisa
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MovieMay 31, 1950

Louisa

To her family's discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts …
To her family's discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men...a grocer and her son's boss.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1950

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "Mister 880".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1950

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Mister 880".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1950

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Mister 880".
Academy Award
1949
Challenge to Lassie
MovieOct 31, 1949

Challenge to Lassie

When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a …
When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.
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1948
Hills of Home
MovieNov 25, 1948

Hills of Home

William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish …
William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ...
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Apartment for Peggy
MovieOct 1, 1948

Apartment for Peggy

A retired professor rents his attic apartment to pregnant Peggy …
A retired professor rents his attic apartment to pregnant Peggy and her GI-Bill-student husband. The professor ponders if his life is no longer useful while the young couple faces the challenges shared with many WW II veterans' families.
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1947
Green Dolphin Street
MovieOct 15, 1947

Green Dolphin Street

Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents …
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ...
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Life with Father
MovieAug 14, 1947

Life with Father

A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting …
A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper.
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Thunder in the Valley
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MovieJul 1, 1947

Thunder in the Valley

A story of the Scottish …
A story of the Scottish highlands about a crockerty old sheepherder, Adam MacAdam (Edmund Gwenn),who loves his prize collie dog, but little else, not even his son Davis (Lon McAllister). But David, with the help of a neighbor's daughter, Maggie Moore (Peggy Ann Garner), raises his own prize dog and beats out his father in a contest.
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Miracle on 34th Street
MovieJun 4, 1947

Miracle on 34th Street

When Doris Walker …
When Doris Walker frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy's Christmas parade, he seems just ideal for he job and perhaps for good reason - he says his name is Kris Kringle and that he's the real Santa Claus. She pays him no mind and at the department store, he's proving be popular as well. He seems to be able to speak many languages and knows just what kids would like to have and creates a bit of a sensation when he refers shoppers to other stores rather than Macy's. When Kris has a run-in with the Department store's psychological tester, the man tries to have him committed leading to a court case where Doris' lawyer neighbor Fred Gailey tries to prove in court that Kris is the real Santa Claus. More important to Kris throughout all of this is to get Doris and her daughter Susan to believe in him.
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Best Supporting Actor
Award1947

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Miracle on 34th Street".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1947

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "Miracle on 34th Street".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1947

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Miracle on 34th Street".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1947

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Miracle on 34th Street".
Academy Award
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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Of Human Bondage
MovieJul 5, 1946

Of Human Bondage

A medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but …
A medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but ambitious waitress. She soon leaves him, but gets pregnant and comes back to him for help.
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1945
She Went to the Races
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MovieNov 4, 1945

She Went to the Races

Scientists have developed a …
Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.
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Bewitched
MovieJul 4, 1945

Bewitched

At her engagement party, Joan Ellis, your typical girl next …
At her engagement party, Joan Ellis, your typical girl next door, acknowledges that the strange voice that she's heard all her life is coming from within herself. Joan's alter ego, a conniving and murderous woman named Karen, is becoming stronger and stronger and is threatening to take over her life. Joan negotiates with Karen. Although they do come to an agreement, Karen reneges on that agreement when the situation suits her. Karen ultimately wants the men in Joan's life, first her fiancé, Bob Arnold, then Eric Russell, a lawyer Joan meets in New York City. Joan does whatever she needs to to get rid of Karen, even if it a threat to her own life. Without knowing for certain what is wrong with Joan, those close to her, including Eric and Dr. Bergson, do whatever they can to save her.
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Dangerous Partners
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MovieJun 7, 1945

Dangerous Partners

Among the few survivors of a plane crash in the Mexican …
Among the few survivors of a plane crash in the Mexican wilderness are elderly Albert Richard Kingby, and married couple Carola and Clyde Ballister. With an unscrupulous streak, Carola and Clyde, seeing a briefcase handcuffed to Kingby's person, are able to open the briefcase when Kingby is unconscious to discover four wills for four different people, each will listing Kingby as the sole beneficiary each of $1 million. The Ballisters believe that in locating the four people - who are located in four different cities in the US northeast - and following Kingby, they may be able to get that $4 million for themselves. Jeff Caighn, unscrupulous himself, is the lawyer for one of the four, Miles Kempen of Cleveland, he who, seemingly afraid of Kingby, asks Jeff to draft a new will immediately leaving the $1 million solely to who is to be his wife, club singer Lili Roegan. The Ballisters and Jeff's stories intersect as a result, Carola and Jeff who enter into a partnership for that $4 million in believing that they can squeeze Kingby and/or the four in whatever is assumed to be Kingby's illegal plot. Although Jeff and Carola have this partnership, they may still be working in their own individual self-interest in getting the $4 million solely for him or herself in sacrificing the other. They are aware that Kingby is willing to kill to reach his end goal, but when they discover what that end goal is, Jeff and Carola may look at what they're doing in a slightly different light.
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1944
The Keys of the Kingdom
MovieDec 15, 1944

The Keys of the Kingdom

A young priest, Father …
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ...
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Between Two Worlds
MovieMay 20, 1944

Between Two Worlds

Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board …
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
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1943
Lassie Come Home
MovieOct 7, 1943

Lassie Come Home

Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to …
Hard times came for Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog to the rich Duke of Rudling. However, Lassie, the dog, is unwilling to leave the young Carraclough boy and sets out on the long and dangerous journey in order to rejoin him.
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The Meanest Man in the World
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MovieFeb 12, 1943

The Meanest Man in the World

Compassionate small-town …
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ...
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1942
The Greatest Gift
MovieSep 5, 1942

The Greatest Gift

Medieval French legend tells of monks who devote the cold …
Medieval French legend tells of monks who devote the cold nights of winter to making gifts they offer to Our Lady when spring comes. On the night snowfall blocks the pass to Italy, the monks find a nearly frozen juggler, Bartholomew, and take him in. Fr. Cyprian invites him to stay for the winter. He proves inept at most tasks, is embarrassed by their hospitality, and is too poor to pay. Plus, his vagabond life draws the suspicion of young Fr. Fabian. When spring arrives, Bartholomew is anxious to leave, but Fr. Cyprian asks him to stay while they offer their gifts to Our Lady. The juggler has nothing to give. Should he just slip away?
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A Yank at Eton
MovieSep 1, 1942

A Yank at Eton

During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis …
During World War II, an American boy named Timothy Dennis is unwillingly sent to Eton College in the UK where he is frequently confused by the many differences between the two cultures.
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1941
The Devil and Miss Jones
MovieApr 4, 1941

The Devil and Miss Jones

A tycoon goes undercover to …
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.
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Scotland Yard
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MovieApr 4, 1941

Scotland Yard

Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the …
Inspector Cork pursues a bank robber who serves in the army and receives facial injuries. After plastic surgery he shows up as a bank president planning an enormous robbery.
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Cheers for Miss Bishop
MovieJan 13, 1941

Cheers for Miss Bishop

Dedicated Midwestern …
Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.
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1940
Foreign Correspondent
MovieAug 16, 1940

Foreign Correspondent

On the eve of World War II, a …
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.
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Pride and Prejudice
MovieJul 26, 1940

Pride and Prejudice

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and …
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ...
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The Earl of Chicago
MovieJan 5, 1940

The Earl of Chicago

Silky has always moved booze. In prohibition, he smuggled it …
Silky has always moved booze. In prohibition, he smuggled it from Canada, but now that it is legal, he produces his own brand. Seven years before, he sent Doc to prison because Doc was an honest man. Now that he is getting out, Silky wants an honest man as his general manager. When an English solicitor arrives to show that Silky is the new Earl of Gorley, Doc sees his chance to get Silky out of the way. But Silky takes Doc with him to England to see about selling his holdings and taking the money. While Doc knows that none of the property can be sold, he does not tell Silky. While Silky is shown all his duties and responsibilities, Doc is busy bankrupting his business in Chicago.
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1939
Cheer Boys Cheer
MovieJul 31, 1939

Cheer Boys Cheer

Set in the world of brewing, a classic tale (an Ealing …
Set in the world of brewing, a classic tale (an Ealing speciality) of the small, friendly, family run company being threatened with closure by the nasty, modern, large organisation. Bringing in familiar farce elements such as mistaken identity, slapstick and even pie fights, the tale is resolved through the love felt by the children of the opposing brewery owners.
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1938
Penny Paradise
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MovieSep 5, 1938

Penny Paradise

A Liverpool tug boat captain finds he's won a fortune on the …
A Liverpool tug boat captain finds he's won a fortune on the penny pools and it changes his life. However, after giving up his job and throwing a large expensive party, he discovers that he may not really have won after all.
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A Yank at Oxford
MovieFeb 18, 1938

A Yank at Oxford

A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University …
A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University gets a chance to prove himself and win the heart of his antagonist's sister.
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South Riding
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MovieJan 4, 1938

South Riding

"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry …
"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a typical County Council:- Beneath the lives of the public servants runs the thread of their personal drama. Our story tells how a public life affects the private life; and how a man's personal sufferings make him what he is in public. " Corruption, intrigue and romance in a Yorkshire setting. A country squire whose wife is in a mental hospital becomes attracted to a crusading local schoolmistress.
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1937
Parnell
MovieJun 4, 1937

Parnell

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following …
The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the relationship with married Katie O'Shea which threatens to bring all Parnell's plans to ruin. Moderately accurate historically.
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1936
Anthony Adverse
MovieJul 29, 1936

Anthony Adverse

In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised …
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
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Laburnum Grove
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MovieMay 1, 1936

Laburnum Grove

Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of …
Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs, Nice houses. Nice people.Mr Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday ...
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The Walking Dead
MovieFeb 29, 1936

The Walking Dead

A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Ellman for …
A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Ellman for murder. After a trial finds him guilty, evidence is brought forth proving his innocence, but it is too late and he is executed anyway. A doctor sees an opportunity to use an experimental procedure to restore him to life but is that entirely possible? Desirable?
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1935
Sylvia Scarlett
MovieDec 12, 1935

Sylvia Scarlett

When her father decides to flee to England, young Sylvia …
When her father decides to flee to England, young Sylvia Scarlett must become Sylvester Scarlett and protect her father every step of the way, with the questionable help of plenty others.
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The Bishop Misbehaves
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MovieSep 13, 1935

The Bishop Misbehaves

On a walking tour of English …
On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she has planned. Thinking it a joke, he plays along; but Hester is serious, and hearing that she plans to rob Mr. Waller, the man who has cheated her father out of thousands of pounds, Donald agrees. A robbery at a pub is arranged, but the Bishop of Broadminster, an avid mystery fan, and his sister stumble into it. Playing detective the Bishop complicates matters and each side, the Bishop, the unscrupulous Waller, the gang Hester hires, and Hester and Donald, each get the upper hand along the way.
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1933
Friday the Thirteenth
MovieNov 1, 1933

Friday the Thirteenth

It is pouring with rain at one …
It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windshield as his vehicle sails down an empty road. Suddenly, lightning strikes, and a vast crane above topples into the path of the oncoming bus. Then Big Ben begins to wind backwards. Time recedes, and we discover the lives of all of the passengers and the events that brought them to that late-night bus journey, from the con man with a hundred pound cheque to the businessman's distraught and elderly wife. Time flows on, inevitably, to the crash, and past it, as some live and some die.
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I Was a Spy
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MovieSep 4, 1933

I Was a Spy

During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German …
During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has to treat the German casualties inflicted as a result of the information she's passed on, and the fact that the local German commandant is falling in love with her.
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The Good Companions
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MovieFeb 28, 1933

The Good Companions

Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians …
Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.
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1931
The Skin Game
MovieFeb 26, 1931

The Skin Game

The British countryside turns into a ideological battlefield when …
The British countryside turns into a ideological battlefield when Hornblower, a wealthy self-made tradesman, stakes his claim to a piece of valuable forest property controlled for literally centuries by the "landed gentry.
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1916
The Real Thing at Last
MovieMar 8, 1916

The Real Thing at Last

A satire on American films, in …
A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA attended by the British royal family. Edmund Gwenn (QV) appeared onstage but not on film as the American producer.)
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1901
Minnie Terry
Marriage1901

Minnie Terry

Married Minnie Terry.
1877
Edmund Gwenn
BirthSeptember 1877

Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn was born.
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