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Franchot Tone

  • Feb 27, 1905 - Sep 18, 1968 (age 63)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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1968
Franchot Tone
PersonalSeptember 1968

Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone passed away.
Nobody Runs Forever
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MovieAug 22, 1968

Nobody Runs Forever

An Australian outback police detective is sent on a special …
An Australian outback police detective is sent on a special assignment to the UK, to return an Australian citizen accused of murder. Only this is not an ordinary man, he is a UN high commissioner for peace talks taking place in London.
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1965
Mickey One
MovieSep 27, 1965

Mickey One

After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for …
After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One" from a stolen Social Security card from a homeless bum he witnesses being beaten up and robbed. As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is.
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In Harm's Way
MovieApr 6, 1965

In Harm's Way

A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later …
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
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1962
The Virginian
TV ShowSep 19, 1962

The Virginian

The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final …
The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final year) is an American Western television series starring James Drury, Doug McClure, and Lee J. Cobb, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television network from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute Western series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). Cobb left the series after four seasons and was replaced over the years by mature character actors John Dehner, Charles Bickford, John McIntire, and Stewart Granger portraying different characters.
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Advise & Consent
MovieJun 6, 1962

Advise & Consent

Robert Leffingwell is the president's nominee for Secretary of …
Robert Leffingwell is the president's nominee for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified. Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the opposition and political dirt that's revealed, including Leffingwell's past affiliations with a Communist organization. When Leffingwell testifies about his political leanings, he proves his innocence. Later, however, Anderson learns that he lied under oath and asks the president to withdraw Leffingwell from consideration, especially after the young senator and his wife begins receiving blackmail threats about a skeleton in his own closet.
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1961
Ben Casey
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TV ShowOct 2, 1961

Ben Casey

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on …
Ben Casey is an American medical drama series that aired on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe uttered, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity." Neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff served as a medical consultant for the show.
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1959
The Twilight Zone
TV ShowOct 2, 1959

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on …
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
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1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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1956
Dolores Dorn
Marriage1956

Dolores Dorn

Dolores Dorn (born March 3, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) is an …
Dolores Dorn (born March 3, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American film and television actress, co-star of The Bounty Hunter (1954), Uncle Vanya (1957), Underworld U.S.A. (1961), and several other films through 1985.
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1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV ShowOct 2, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is …
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965. It featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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1951
Barbara Payton
MarriageSeptember 1951

Barbara Payton

Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, …
Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, 1927 – May 8, 1967) was an American film actress best known for her stormy social life and battles with alcoholism and drug addiction. Her life has been the subject of several books, including Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story (2007) by John O'Dowd, L.A. Despair: A Landscape of Crimes and Bad Times (2005) by John Gilmore, and B Movie: A Play in Two Acts (2014) by Michael B. Druxman. In her brief life she married four times.
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Here Comes the Groom
MovieSep 20, 1951

Here Comes the Groom

Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win …
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
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Barbara Payton
Relationship1951

Barbara Payton

Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, …
Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, 1927 – May 8, 1967) was an American film actress best known for her stormy social life and battles with alcoholism and drug addiction. Her life has been the subject of several books, including Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story (2007) by John O'Dowd, L.A. Despair: A Landscape of Crimes and Bad Times (2005) by John Gilmore, and B Movie: A Play in Two Acts (2014) by Michael B. Druxman. In her brief life she married four times.
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1949
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
MovieDec 12, 1949

The Man on the Eiffel Tower

French police inspector …
French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders.
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Without Honor
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MovieOct 26, 1949

Without Honor

Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's …
Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.
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Jigsaw
MovieMar 11, 1949

Jigsaw

When the owner of a printing shop is found dead, the District …
When the owner of a printing shop is found dead, the District Attorney assumes that it was a suicide. But the Assistant D.A., Howard Malloy, suspects that there is a connection with an extremist political group called the 'Crusaders'. When a journalist whose articles had attacked the Crusaders is also killed, Malloy is convinced. With help from the widow of a prominent judge, he conducts an investigation. As he does so, he meets a peculiar political boss and also an attractive night club singer, each of whom could become either a source of help or a source of danger.
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1948
I Love Trouble
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MovieJan 10, 1948

I Love Trouble

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. …
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
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1947
Her Husband's Affairs
MovieNov 12, 1947

Her Husband's Affairs

A scientist invents a formula …
A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.
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Honeymoon
MovieMay 17, 1947

Honeymoon

A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in …
A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City.
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1944
Dark Waters
MovieNov 21, 1944

Dark Waters

Leslie Calvin, traumatized from being the only survivor of a …
Leslie Calvin, traumatized from being the only survivor of a torpedo attack on the ship she was traveling by, eagerly accepts her aunt and uncle's invitation to go live with them on a nice quiet estate. But when she arrives at the train station, no one is there to meet her and she is unable to ignore the feeling that something is terribly off. Is she slowly going mad or is there something darker going on?
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The Hour Before the Dawn
MovieMay 10, 1944

The Hour Before the Dawn

A beautiful Austrian refugee …
A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.
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Phantom Lady
MovieJan 28, 1944

Phantom Lady

A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman …
A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.
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1943
Pilot #5
MovieJun 24, 1943

Pilot #5

In March 1942, on the island of Java, Indonesia, a Dutch …
In March 1942, on the island of Java, Indonesia, a Dutch major selects a pilot for a dangerous mission from the five U.S. Army airmen under his command. While waiting for word from the pilot, the others tell his life story to the major.
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Five Graves to Cairo
MovieMay 26, 1943

Five Graves to Cairo

During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word …
During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.
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1941
Nice Girl?
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MovieFeb 21, 1941

Nice Girl?

A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's …
A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.
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Jean Wallace
Marriage1941

Jean Wallace

Jean Wallace (born Jean Walasek or Wallasek, October 12, …
Jean Wallace (born Jean Walasek or Wallasek, October 12, 1923 – February 14, 1990) was an American television and film actress.
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1939
Fast and Furious
MovieOct 6, 1939

Fast and Furious

Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who …
Joel and Garda Sloan, a husband and wife detective team, who also sell rare books in New York, take a vacation to Seaside City. At Seaside, Joel's pal, Mike Stevens is managing and preparing for their beauty pageant. Joel is made one of the judges plus he has invested $5,000 in it, to Garda's dismay. Eric Bartell, promoter, arrives to dupe Stevens. When Ed Connors, New York racketeer arrives, Bartell is mysteriously murdered. Joel and Garda set out to investigate the murder.
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1938
The Girl Downstairs
MovieDec 23, 1938

The Girl Downstairs

A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to …
A wealthy playboy surreptitiously romances a scullery maid to gain access to her mistress with whom he is in love, but doesn't count on the maid falling in love with him.
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Three Comrades
MovieJun 2, 1938

Three Comrades

The close friendship of three German soldiers is …
The close friendship of three German soldiers is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman, who is dying of tuberculosis.
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Love Is a Headache
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MovieJan 14, 1938

Love Is a Headache

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is …
A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.
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Man-Proof
MovieJan 7, 1938

Man-Proof

Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, …
Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with men. So Mimi decides to get a job as an illustrator at the New York Chronicle where her friend Jimmy works. When Alan and Liz return from their honeymoon, Alan wants to keep Mimi at his side, and Mimi has no objections - in the beginning.
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1937
The Bride Wore Red
MovieOct 8, 1937

The Bride Wore Red

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that …
Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ...
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They Gave Him a Gun
MovieMay 7, 1937

They Gave Him a Gun

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to …
Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose discovers Jimmy is a gangster, has him arrested, and finds a job in Fred's circus as Jimmy escapes, determined to kill Fred.
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Quality Street
MovieMar 26, 1937

Quality Street

It's 1805 England, specifically on Quality Street, where a …
It's 1805 England, specifically on Quality Street, where a gentleman passerby is an event, not only for the lady being called upon, but also for the ever watching nosy female neighbors. Based on recent events, twenty year old Phoebe Throssel believes that a proposal of marriage from Dr. Valentine Brown is imminent. However, what Dr. Brown has come to tell Phoebe is that he has enlisted in the army to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, with no mention of any romantic feeling for her from his side. Fast forward ten years. Phoebe and her similarly older spinster sister Susan now run a school. The years and situation have not been kind to Phoebe, now thirty, drab and thus considered an unmarriable spinster. Upon Captain Brown's arrival back to Quality Street, he, by his immediate reaction to seeing Phoebe, too has noticed how Phoebe has changed from what he previously knew as a pretty young thing. Heartbroken, Phoebe, if only for herself, decides to regain some of her youth by paying attention to her appearance, which she has not done in quite some time. As Captain Brown does not recognize the remade Phoebe as the Phoebe he now knows, Patty, Phoebe and Susan's maid, makes an impromptu decision and introduces Phoebe as Livvie, Phoebe and Susan's visiting niece. Regardless of who she is, Captain Brown seems enthralled with "Livvie". However, Livvie catches the attention of many a young returning junior officer. Not going into the situation with a plan, Phoebe decides to continue to masquerade as Livvie, string along all the junior officers to make Captain Brown jealous leading to Captain Brown proposing marriage to her which she will rebuke as a ridiculous suggestion. However, Phoebe has to be able to pull of the scheme, which includes fooling the ever knowing spinster Willoughby sisters, Susan and Phoebe' closest friends. But an admission by Captain Brown to Livvie may make Phoebe change her plan of attack.
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1936
Love on the Run
MovieNov 20, 1936

Love on the Run

In the company of reporter Michael Anthony, American heiress …
In the company of reporter Michael Anthony, American heiress Sally Parker flees her planned wedding to Prince Igor; Sally is unaware of Mike's detestable occupation. The two steal an airplane that is part of a spy plot and discover secret plans. They are pursued by the spies as well as by Mike's pal Barnabas, who wants a piece of the hot news story.
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The Gorgeous Hussy
MovieAug 28, 1936

The Gorgeous Hussy

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an …
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
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Suzy
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MovieJun 26, 1936

Suzy

Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a …
Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.
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The King Steps Out
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MovieMay 12, 1936

The King Steps Out

Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister …
Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.
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The Unguarded Hour
MovieApr 4, 1936

The Unguarded Hour

An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. …
An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. In trying to save her husband, the wife becomes involved in a murder case her husband is trying. For his part, the husband's actions make him a suspect in a related murder.
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1935
Dangerous
MovieDec 25, 1935

Dangerous

An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx …
An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.
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Mutiny on the Bounty
MovieNov 8, 1935

Mutiny on the Bounty

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused …
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
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Joan Crawford
MarriageOctober 1935

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 …
Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
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No More Ladies
MovieJun 14, 1935

No More Ladies

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making …
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
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Reckless
MovieApr 19, 1935

Reckless

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch …
Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.
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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
MovieJan 11, 1935

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Three British soldiers on the …
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.
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Best Actor
Nomination1935

Best Actor

Nominated for "Mutiny on the Bounty".
Academy Award
1934
The Girl from Missouri
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MovieAug 3, 1934

The Girl from Missouri

Chorus girl Eadie is …
Chorus girl Eadie is determined to marry a millionaire without sacrificing her virtue.
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Sadie McKee
MovieMay 9, 1934

Sadie McKee

The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She …
The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New York City with boyfriend Tommy to get married. Before they get married, Tommy takes up with show girl Dolly and deserts her. Sadie stays in New York and becomes involved with Michael's boss, millionaire Brennan. She marries the chronically alcoholic Brennan for his money. Michael views her as a golddigger at first, but then sees her help Brennan beat his alcoholism. Sadie leaves Brennan to try and find Tommy when she hears that her old flame is in trouble. Little does she know just how much trouble.
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1933
Dancing Lady
MovieNov 24, 1933

Dancing Lady

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who …
An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.
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Bombshell
MovieOct 13, 1933

Bombshell

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries …
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.
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Stage Mother
MovieSep 20, 1933

Stage Mother

A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead …
A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead husband's stuffy Boston parents while she makes a living. But when the daughter shows some talent, the mother become a stage mother and pushes her daughter into becoming a Broadway star. The mother is a monster with a heart of gold, and after breaking up the daughter's love affair, finally sees the error of her ways.
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The Stranger's Return
MovieJul 21, 1933

The Stranger's Return

A divorcée leaves New York …
A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.
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Midnight Mary
MovieJun 30, 1933

Midnight Mary

An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.
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Gabriel Over the White House
MovieMar 31, 1933

Gabriel Over the White House

Newly inaugurated President …
Newly inaugurated President Judson Hammond is content to live out the next four years exercising a hands-off approach and leaving the problems of Depression America to local authorities. But after a miraculous recovery from an auto accident, Hammond is ready to take on every social ill and neither Congress, gangsters nor the nations of the world will stop him.
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Today We Live
MovieMar 3, 1933

Today We Live

The two lovers are living together and are not married as they …
The two lovers are living together and are not married as they hesitantly explain to her brother. They had made a promise as children to get married when they grew up, but they "didn't wait." It's an important plot point as it drives Cooper's actions when he discovers that Crawford and Young are living in sin.
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Joan Crawford
Relationship1933

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 …
Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
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1932
The Wiser Sex
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MovieMar 15, 1932

The Wiser Sex

A young woman goes undercover to gather evidence to free …
A young woman goes undercover to gather evidence to free her boyfriend, an attorney who has been framed for a murder he didn't commit.
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1905
Franchot Tone
BirthFebruary 1905

Franchot Tone

Franchot Tone was born.
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