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Frank Darien

  • Mar 18, 1876 - Oct 20, 1955 (age 79)
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1955
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Frank Darien

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1951
The Whip Hand
MovieOct 1, 1951

The Whip Hand

Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a …
Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake in which all the fish have mysteriously died. The locals are tight-lipped about it, but Corbin learns that a group of former-Nazis-turned-Communists have purchased a lodge on an island in the middle of the fish-killing lake, and have built some kind of laboratory. Never one to pass up a chance to sell a story to a magazine, Matt decides to investigate. His only ally is Janet Keller, the sister of the local doctor who has been caught up in whatever those nefarious Commie-Nazis are up to. What they are up to, with Soviet financing, is the development of diseases to use in bacteriological warfare against the United States, starting right there in Minnesota.
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1950
The Flying Saucer
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MovieJan 4, 1950

The Flying Saucer

The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent …
The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.
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1947
Magic Town
MovieOct 7, 1947

Magic Town

An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of …
An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.
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The Woman on the Beach
MovieJun 7, 1947

The Woman on the Beach

Scott, a troubled Coast …
Scott, a troubled Coast Guardsman assigned to a fog-bound station on a remote stretch of beach, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress when he survives a mine explosion that sinks his ship. Although he is engaged to a beautiful young woman who loves him, he becomes involved with an enigmatic femme fatale whom he meets near the beached wreckage of a torpedoed ship. She is married to a renowned painter who was blinded in a traumatic, but mysterious incident, details of which are very hazy. Although they only live in a small cottage, the couple have an ambivalent relationship especially in regards to his priceless cache of unsold paintings, a relationship that evolves into a romantic triangle as Scott falls under her seductive spell.
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1946
The Fabulous Suzanne
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MovieDec 15, 1946

The Fabulous Suzanne

Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for …
Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for winning at the racetrack and, later, when she inherits a fortune from a customer of the restaurant, she use the same system for investing her money. Her stuff broker tries to dissuade her, but she persists and her investments increases her wealth.
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Bad Bascomb
MovieMay 22, 1946

Bad Bascomb

An outlaw, Bascomb, and his sidekick Yancey join a …
An outlaw, Bascomb, and his sidekick Yancey join a Mormon wagon train to hide out after a failed bank robbery. Bascomb undergoes a reformation as a result of his interactions with a young girl who becomes attached to him.
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1944
Gentle Annie
MovieDec 1, 1944

Gentle Annie

The Goss family live on a farm they call the dust bowl …
The Goss family live on a farm they call the dust bowl where the wind blows during the day and the coyotes howl at night. When the train is robbed, everyone thinks that Cotton and Violet were the ones that did the job, but no one has any proof. US Marshal Lloyd Richland comes into town in disguise to find the truth and he finds that the sheriff is corrupt and that the Goss family is gosh darn nice. They take in Richland and a stranded woman named Mary without any questions. Cotton believes that Sheriff Tatum shot their pa in the back, and the sheriff is now trying to plug the boys. Richland is looking for the train robbers, and at the same time is keeping an eye on Tatum and the lovely young Mary.
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1943
Hello, Frisco, Hello
MovieMar 11, 1943

Hello, Frisco, Hello

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious …
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.
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1942
The Panther's Claw
MovieMay 15, 1942

The Panther's Claw

The police arrest a man climbing over the wall of a cemetery …
The police arrest a man climbing over the wall of a cemetery after midnight. He claims that he is being blackmailed and is following instructions he received by mail to leave $1000 on a certain grave. It turns out that he's not the only one who got a blackmail letter from the same person--calling himself "The Black Panther"--and it also turns out that all the recipients are connected to an opera company.
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1941
Hellzapoppin'
MovieDec 25, 1941

Hellzapoppin'

Ole and Chick are making a movie, but the director is …
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but the director is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them an absurd story. They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up a musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is successful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff and they start sabotaging the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's sued by the director.
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King of the Texas Rangers
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MovieOct 4, 1941

King of the Texas Rangers

King of the Texas Rangers …
King of the Texas Rangers (1941) is a Republic film serial. Set in the years prior to America entering World War II, the plot is slightly anachronistic in that the serial features a mix of period western and modern elements, which was not unknown in the B-Western films also produced by Republic. Although the serial's plot involves cowboys battling Axis agents in Texas. [Nazism|Nazis]] are never named as such but it is strongly implied within the serial.
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Under Fiesta Stars
MovieAug 25, 1941

Under Fiesta Stars

A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to …
A mine owner dies and leaves half to Gene and half to easterner Barbara Erwin. Gene wants to continue operation of the mine as requested in the will but Barbara wants to sell and leave with her half of the money. So she hires two lawyers not knowing they are crooks. They then sent their henchman out and Gene's life is soon in danger.
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Hurricane Smith
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MovieJul 20, 1941

Hurricane Smith

Rodeo rider Hurricane Smith is wrongly convicted of …
Rodeo rider Hurricane Smith is wrongly convicted of murder and robbery, but escapes and creates a new and happy life for himself. But one of the real criminals shows up to claim the loot which he believes Smith has.
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Sis Hopkins
MovieApr 12, 1941

Sis Hopkins

A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live …
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is the objection of derision and made fun of because of her unsophisticated nature, but it turns out that there's a bit more to her than most of her snooty relatives and their condescending friends think.
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Arkansas Judge
MovieJan 28, 1941

Arkansas Judge

Peaceful Valley town-founder, Judge Abner Weaver is …
Peaceful Valley town-founder, Judge Abner Weaver is distressed when the townspeople begin gossiping and "bearing false witness'" against Mary Shoemaker , the community handy-woman, who is charged with having stolen fifty dollars from Widow Smithers , and he and his wife Elviry and brother Cicero stoutly defend Mary. The theft becomes a matter of community interest when a rumor is circulated that Hettie Huston , daughter of the local banker, August Houston, has stolen the money in order to buy an expensive evening gown with which to dazzle Tom Martel, a young lawyer whose legal education was sponsored by Judge Weaver, whose daughter Margaret is also in love with Tom, and the young lawyer is torn between the sophisticated attractions of Hettie and the simple charm of Margaret. In order to save his daughter's reputation, August Houston is eager to have Mary Shoemaker's guilt established and to induce her to quietly leave town. Judge Weaver (not on the bench)defends her so heatedly that Huston institutes a slander-suit against his old friend, charging him with having damaged Hettie's reputation. Margaret feels that inasmuch as her father has financed Tom's legal education, it is his duty to defend her father. But Tom is smitten with Hettie and proposes to her, and refuses to side against her in the trial. As the trial proceeds, it becomes apparent that all the witnesses are testifying against Judge Weaver because Huston and his bank hold notes and mortgages on their homes and businesses. Tom can stand it no longer and determines to defend the Judge, even though it may mean breaking his engagement to Hettie, no matter how smitten he may be. When it is suggested that Judge Weaver started the rumor against Hettie because his daughter was in love with Tom and jealous of Hettie, Tom puts Margaret on the stand and asks her to refute the statement. Margaret cannot swear, under oath, that she doesn't love Tom; and, as a result of her admission of love, the case is lost. But Huston magnanimously declines to accept from Judge Weaver the judgment the court has awarded him, on condition that Mary Shoemaker be sent out of town. Judge Weaver, knowing that Mary was not the one who stole the money, declines the offer. Meanwhile, a group of the town's riff-raff decide to take matter in their own hands and set fire to Mary's House. BUT, Mary is inside the house.
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1940
Arizona
MovieNov 15, 1940

Arizona

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles …
During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.
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Blame It on Love
MovieJun 18, 1940

Blame It on Love

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Lillian Russell
MovieMay 15, 1940

Lillian Russell

Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 …
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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The Grapes of Wrath
MovieJan 24, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's …
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.
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1939
Two Thoroughbreds
MovieDec 8, 1939

Two Thoroughbreds

A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare …
A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare "Larkspur" from the Conway Ranch in Arizona. The mare's three-month-old colt tries to follow its dam, but is outdistanced. The lost colt finds its way to the Carey farm, where David Carey, a 16-year-old orphan, lives with his miserly uncle Thad Carey and his aunt Hildy Carey. David adopts the colt and names it "Sunset." When the colt isn't filling out as David thinks it should be, he goes to the Conway Ranch to consult the head groom, Jack Lenihan. When Bill Conway and his young daughter, Wendy, return to the ranch, David learns that his colt is "Larkspur's" foal, and belongs to the Conways. David goes home and tries to return to colt, but "Sunset" won't leave, and David decides it's a matter of finders-keepers. But the colt breaks a leg and may have to be put down, unless a newly-invented trick of putting a dental-cement cast on a horse's broken leg works for veterinarian 'Doc" Purdy.
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Sabotage
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MovieOct 13, 1939

Sabotage

Sabotage is a 1939 American action film directed by …
Sabotage is a 1939 American action film directed by Harold Young and written by Lionel Houser and Alice Altschuler. The film stars Arleen Whelan, Gordon Oliver, Charley Grapewin, Lucien Littlefield, Paul Guilfoyle and J. M. Kerrigan. The film was released on October 13, 1939, by Republic Pictures.
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Panama Patrol
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MovieMar 20, 1939

Panama Patrol

THe head of the cipher bureau, Phillip Waring, is about to …
THe head of the cipher bureau, Phillip Waring, is about to marry his secretary, Helen Lane, when he is informed that the state department has discovered a message that must be decoded. With the information given, Waring and his assistant, Lieutenant Murdock, investigate but their every move seems to be known to their alien adversaries. Helen discovers that Arlie Johnson, interpreter for the bureau is the real leader of the spy ring but, before she can relay the information, she falls into the hands of Johnson and his spy-ring henchmen.
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Long Shot
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MovieJan 6, 1939

Long Shot

Henry Sharon is about to be ruined financially by rival …
Henry Sharon is about to be ruined financially by rival stable owner Lew Ralston when he gets an idea to fake his own death. His prize horse Certified Check is bequeathed to niece Martha, a young woman Ralston had hoped to marry.
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1938
Western Jamboree
MovieDec 2, 1938

Western Jamboree

Knowing that is contains valuable helium gas, a …
Knowing that is contains valuable helium gas, a gang of bad guys first tries to purchase the ranch which Gene straw-bosses. When that fails, they lay a hidden pipeline to snag the gas.
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Love Finds Andy Hardy
MovieJul 22, 1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy

Andy has problems raising …
Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.
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Prison Break
MovieJul 12, 1938

Prison Break

Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing …
Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ...
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Cassidy of Bar 20
MovieFeb 25, 1938

Cassidy of Bar 20

Against a background of exceptional mountain …
Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys.
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1937
Jim Hanvey, Detective
MovieApr 5, 1937

Jim Hanvey, Detective

Jim Hanvey is a genial but …
Jim Hanvey is a genial but top-notch detective who has retired to his country home. An insurance company hires him to find a missing emerald so they won't have to pay out the $100,000 for which the jewel is insured. It doesn't take him long to find the emerald, but he discovers that finding it was the easy part; the difficult part is getting it back to its rightful owner, and he winds up involved in a murder in which an innocent man is framed.
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1936
Undercover Man
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MovieSep 24, 1936

Undercover Man

Steve McLain (Johnny Mack Brown), an undercover …
Steve McLain (Johnny Mack Brown), an undercover agent for the express company, uncovers a gang of robbers, led by Ace Pringle (Ted Adams), hiding behind the badges of law officers.
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1935
Here Comes Cookie
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MovieAug 30, 1935

Here Comes Cookie

Millionaire Harrison Allen is concerned that his …
Millionaire Harrison Allen is concerned that his daughter Phyllis is dating a gold-digger, so, to test the man's loyalty, he signs away his entire fortune to his other daughter Gracie. Under the impression that her father wants the family to be as poor as possible, Gracie turns the family's mansion into a home for unemployed actors, where she provides them room and board at no charge. Unfortunately, Mr. Allen was correct in his assumptions about Phyllis' boyfriend Ramon, and once the fellow learns that Gracie is the one with all the cash, he sets about trying to woo her into marriage.
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The Perfect Clue
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MovieMar 13, 1935

The Perfect Clue

Mona Stewart, madcap, spoiled daughter of a wealthy …
Mona Stewart, madcap, spoiled daughter of a wealthy man, becomes upset when she learns that her father is engaged to a woman she hates. She runs away, via various modes of transportation, and hires an ex-con, David Mannering, to drive her around as she eludes the all-out search conducted by her father and her fiancée, Ronnie Van Zandt. A romance is blossoming until her chauffeur is arrested for the murder of a crime-syndicate boss.
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The Little Colonel
MovieFeb 22, 1935

The Little Colonel

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry …
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
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Behind the Evidence
MovieJan 8, 1935

Behind the Evidence

Behind the Evidence released.
1934
Marie Galante
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MovieOct 26, 1934

Marie Galante

Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown …
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a café in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
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Service with a Smile
MovieJul 28, 1934

Service with a Smile

Leon brags about his "super-deluxe" gas station, which …
Leon brags about his "super-deluxe" gas station, which he claims is run by chorus girls.
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Journal of a Crime
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MovieMar 10, 1934

Journal of a Crime

A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she …
A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.
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Fashions of 1934
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MovieFeb 14, 1934

Fashions of 1934

Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris …
Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. When they try to steal the latest Baroque designs hidden cameras capture them. Threat and counterthreat lead to the suggestion of putting on a legitimate show.
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1933
Professional Sweetheart
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MovieJun 9, 1933

Professional Sweetheart

A vice-free radio singer …
A vice-free radio singer wants to experience the dark side of life, so a press agent convinces her sponsor to choose a "professional sweetheart" from her fans.
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Hello, Everybody!
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MovieFeb 17, 1933

Hello, Everybody!

The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play …
The setting is a farm. Kate Smith and Sally Blane play sisters; assorted relatives live with the sisters, but everyone at home, and in the whole town, depends on Kate to hold everything together. The power company wants to build a dam which will require flooding many of the farms; Kate is holding out; if Kate sells, everyone else will sell; if Kate refuses, the rest of the town will refuse as well. Randolph Scott meets Kate's beautiful sister, Sally Blane, at a dance. Randolph Scott, as it turns out, is an agent for the power company. Kate thinks he's just using Sally; Sally believes that he truly likes her. Randolph comes to the farm and appears to woo Kate. Kate remains unconvinced about selling out, but falls for Randolph.
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1932
Prosperity
MovieNov 12, 1932

Prosperity

In 1925, John becomes President of the …
In 1925, John becomes President of the prosperous Warren Bank when Maggie retires. Six years later, John, Helen and the two children are happy in their home, but the two mother-in-laws are still bickering. When Lizzy inadvertently starts a run on the bank, it closes when Maggie learns that John has done what she had told him never to do - used the bank bonds for a get rich quick scheme. To gain some money for the depositors, Maggie and John sell everything that they have and move in with Lizzy, who hounds them every day. Their only hope for a normal life is to get the bonds back from the crooks that have them.
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Lady and Gent
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MovieJul 11, 1932

Lady and Gent

Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's …
Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.
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The Miracle Man
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MovieApr 1, 1932

The Miracle Man

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their …
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ...
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1931
I Take This Woman
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MovieJun 27, 1931

I Take This Woman

A wealthy New York socialite falls for and marries a …
A wealthy New York socialite falls for and marries a cowboy while out West. Her father disinherits her, and after trying to make a go of it as a cowboy's wife, they agree to divorce and she returns back east to her family. However, she soon changes her mind and determines to get her husband back.
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Big Business Girl
MovieJun 12, 1931

Big Business Girl

College graduate Claire McIntyre plans to conquer the …
College graduate Claire McIntyre plans to conquer the business world, while her dropout boyfriend Johnny takes his swing band to Paris. Eventually, Claire catches the eye (in more ways than one) of ad executive Robert Clayton. Between her ability and her legs, she soon rises in the hierarchy. But the unexpected return of Johnny brings on an era of romantic misunderstandings. Will Clayton on one side and an obliging blonde on the other succeed in parting Claire and Johnny?
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June Moon
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MovieMar 21, 1931

June Moon

Aspiring lyricist Fred Stevens leaves Schenectady for …
Aspiring lyricist Fred Stevens leaves Schenectady for New York City, with hopes of making it big in the songwriting business.
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1915
Beppo, the Barber
MovieJul 11, 1915

Beppo, the Barber

The Duke de Touche is wanted by the police. He and his …
The Duke de Touche is wanted by the police. He and his confederate, Lotta Kale, have been hiding at a hotel resort. Miss Kale learns that a detective is on the trail of the duke and warns him to get away. He, however, not caring to leave the place where business for the two crooks is good, decides to have his beard shaved off so the detective will not recognize him. He goes to Beppo the barber, who does a neat job. The Duke informs Beppo that he is returning to Europe. The rich Miss Kale long has fascinated the ambitious barber from a distance. He now plots to win her. Disguising himself in a beard, Beppo goes to the hotel, meaning to impersonate the Duke. However, he mistakes Fay, the manicurist, for the heiress and gets in deep before he discovers his blunder. The barber is accused of the villainies of the real Duke. He sits on a freshly painted bench and is forced to borrow the first pair of trousers he can find. They happen to belong to the Duke. Beppo is arrested with his pockets loaded with valuables. But the Duke makes the fatal mistake of accusing Beppo of having stolen his trousers. Then the victim owns up that said garments are not his, and proves, to all concerned, that he is indubitably only a barber, and the Duke pays the penalty.
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1876
BirthMarch 1876

Frank Darien

Frank Darien was born.
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