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Fred Toones

  • Jan 05, 1906 - Feb 13, 1962 (age 56)
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1962
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Fred Toones

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1951
Racket Squad
TV ShowJun 7, 1951

Racket Squad

Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series that aired …
Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series that aired from 1951 to 1953. The format was a narrated anthology drama, as each individual episode featured various ordinary citizens getting ensnared in a different confidence scheme. Episodes were introduced and narrated by Reed Hadley as "Captain John Braddock", a fictional detective working for a police department in a large, unnamed American city. Braddock served as the series' host and narrator.
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1947
Bells of San Angelo
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MovieApr 15, 1947

Bells of San Angelo

Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it …
Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison.
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1946
Fool's Gold
MovieOct 9, 1946

Fool's Gold

The son of an Army friend is about the join an outlaw gang. …
The son of an Army friend is about the join an outlaw gang. Hoppy prevents this and brings the gang to justice.
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The Hoodlum Saint
MovieApr 4, 1946

The Hoodlum Saint

A former reporter comes back home after serving in the …
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He gets caught up in the "make money at all costs" game, but receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. The Depression's lows uncovers new plateaus this Vet couldn't foresee while raking in the big bucks. Spiritual nudges helps Our Man to finally see the light that money can't buy everything, especially the love and happiness he's been searching for.
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1944
Hidden Valley Outlaws
MovieApr 2, 1944

Hidden Valley Outlaws

Gilbert Leland (Roy Barcroft), …
Gilbert Leland (Roy Barcroft), a crooked lawyer scheming to swindle the local ranchers out of their property, employs a henchman, known as The Whistler (LeRoy Mason), an unemotional killer who whistles while his guns are barking. He shoots rancher Daniel Clark (Charles Miller), and his son Danny (John James) hides in the hills and tries to pick off the killers.Leland sends for Wild Bill Elliott (Bill Elliott), a roving lawman. Bill and his sidekick Gabby ("George 'Gabby' Hayes') are completely taken in by Leland, and they capture Danny, who is killed in the ensuing fracas and, then, Leland's crooked sheriff blames it on Bill and Gabby.
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1943
Mystery of the 13th Guest
MovieOct 5, 1943

Mystery of the 13th Guest

A woman of twenty-one …
A woman of twenty-one opens her grandfather's will left to her thirteen years earlier, per his instructions. Murder soon follows.
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Spy Train
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MovieJul 9, 1943

Spy Train

A train leaves Los Angeles with a Nazi spy, a woman, a …
A train leaves Los Angeles with a Nazi spy, a woman, a reporter, their respective sidekicks, and the wrong suitcase: one with a bomb in it.
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Land of Hunted Men
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MovieMar 26, 1943

Land of Hunted Men

The Range Busters arrive to see if they can find out who has …
The Range Busters arrive to see if they can find out who has been robbing the stage of the mine payrolls. Crash is a big winner in Faro Wilson's card game and when the winning bills are later checked, they are found to be from the mine payroll. When the mine manager is seen sneaking into Faro's office, the Range Busters know how Faro learns of the shipments and they are ready when the next payroll goes out.
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Haunted Ranch
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MovieFeb 19, 1943

Haunted Ranch

Both the Range Busters and Rance and his outlaw gang are …
Both the Range Busters and Rance and his outlaw gang are looking for stolen gold bullion. To scare people away from the ranch where the gold is hidden, Rance has his man imitating ghosts. The gold is in a steel cased organ but a certain combination of organ stops need to be pulled to obtain the gold.
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1942
Queen of Broadway
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MovieNov 24, 1942

Queen of Broadway

Sherry Baker (Rochelle Hudson), owner of a sports service (a …
Sherry Baker (Rochelle Hudson), owner of a sports service (a bookie)is very successful and is highly respected by gamblers in New York City. Ricky Sloan (Buster Crabbe), owner of the Panthers professional football team, is in love with her. Jimmy Carson (Donald Mayo), a six-year-old boy, comes into Sherry's office to place a bet for his mother, who dies shortly after sending Jimmy to place her bet. Sherry reluctantly takes the kid home with her and, after a short while, decides to adopt him. But the court does not approve of Sherry's business, as it is more than somewhat illegal.
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The Palm Beach Story
MovieAug 28, 1942

The Palm Beach Story

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an …
Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.
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Give Out, Sisters
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MovieAug 27, 1942

Give Out, Sisters

Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a …
Peggy (Peggy Ryan)), a messenger, delivers a telegram to The Flamingo Club where the Andrews Sisters (The Andrews Sisters) and Bob Edwards' Orchestra are appearing. Peggy learns that the club's owner, Harrison (William Frawley), intends to enlarge his show and she persuades him to give her and her friends a tryout. If they make good, they can save the dancing school run by Professor Woof ('Charles Butterworth')) and Gribble (Walter Catlett)) . Press agent Kendall (Richard Davies) recognizes the leader of the group as Gracie Waverly ('Grace MacDonald'), the niece of three millionaire aunts. When Gracie's picture appears in the newspaper, Harrison immediately signs the group, the Waverly sisters, order Gracie never to dance again or she will be disinherited. Professor Woof, using the Andrews Sisters to pose as the Wavely sisters, as a ruse to allow Gribble to bring Harrison to get permission to sign Gracie; this works until the real Waverly sisters show up, and with two sets of Waverly's, complications arise.
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The Great Man's Lady
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MovieApr 29, 1942

The Great Man's Lady

A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks.
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1941
A Missouri Outlaw
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MovieNov 25, 1941

A Missouri Outlaw

The Sheriff is fighting Roberts and his crooked Protective …
The Sheriff is fighting Roberts and his crooked Protective Association. When he jails two of Roberts henchman, Roberts breaks them out and shoots him. The Sheriff's son Cliff then goes after his father's killer. He knows who the four men at the jail were and the unusual caliber bullet that was used. He runs them down one at a time until only Roberts is left.
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Death Valley Outlaws
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MovieSep 26, 1941

Death Valley Outlaws

Ambushed by the Vigilantes, a dying friend gets Johnny who …
Ambushed by the Vigilantes, a dying friend gets Johnny who was only passing through to take up the fight. To get in with the gang, Johnny poses as an outlaw and then beats them to a gold shipment by robbing the train ahead of them. This gets him invited into the gang. They are all masked and unknown to Johnny, one of them is his brother.
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The Apache Kid
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MovieSep 12, 1941

The Apache Kid

Remade, with only slight revisions in names and relationships, …
Remade, with only slight revisions in names and relationships, in 1953 as "Old Overland Trail" with Rex Allen, "The Apache Kid" has Pete Dawson (Don 'Red' Barry) leading a group of friends and neighbors westward from a dust-ravished Missouri to settle Rock Creek, a frontier town in the Oregon territory. Pete has been induced to make this move by his uncle, Joe Walker (Robert Fiske), who ran afoul of the law twenty years past, but is presumably now a honest citizen. In reality, he is the same crook he was in the past. He and his partner, Nick Barter (LeRoy Mason), obtain a government contract to build a road through the territory and are exploiting the settlers and forcing them to work on the road gang for little or no pay, through the use of script money they issue. The purpose for luring Pete and his friends is to obtain more labor. Walker has his henchmen, disguised as Indians, raid the wagon train, stampede the stock and destroy the supply wagon, and the distitute group reaches Rock Creek and are dependent on Walker's dubious largesse in giving them jobs on his road gang. When government funds to pay the workers comes through, Walker has his gang hold up the gold-carrying coach, and forces the laborers to accept script redeemable at one-fourth of its face value. Pete becomes aware of what is happening, so when the next payroll shipment comes through he holds up the coach himself before Walker's henchmen have a chance to, and sends the money into town to the sheriff, so that the workers will be paid in real money. He continues this procedure week after week and Walker posts a huge reward for the bandit whom he calls "The Apache Kid." Pete places the true facts before the United States Road Commissioner, who helps him depose the Walker-Barter regime. Pete marries Barbara Taylor (Lynn Merrick), daughter of one of the immigrants.
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Two Gun Sheriff
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MovieApr 10, 1941

Two Gun Sheriff

As the Sundown Kid is being brought in for murder, Albo's …
As the Sundown Kid is being brought in for murder, Albo's men attack the stage and free him. Albo wants him due to his resemblance to the Sheriff. Next he has the Sheriff captured and replaced with the Kid. Albo's scheme works fine as the Kid OK's the sale of Albo's rustled cattle. But there is trouble when the Kid's girlfriend arrives to expose the hoax.
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Repent at Leisure
MovieApr 4, 1941

Repent at Leisure

A young man unknowingly falls for the boss' daughter.
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1940
Texas Terrors
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MovieNov 22, 1940

Texas Terrors

A lawyer is after the person that murdered his parents when …
A lawyer is after the person that murdered his parents when he was a boy.
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The Tulsa Kid
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MovieAug 16, 1940

The Tulsa Kid

Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with …
Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that ...
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The Biscuit Eater
MovieMay 22, 1940

The Biscuit Eater

Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much …
Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' fathers. And if Georgia Boy doesn't win, the fathers may both lose their jobs.
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Seventeen
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MovieFeb 28, 1940

Seventeen

Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers …
Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William". William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams, but a sophisticated Chicago girl arrives in town. ...
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Remember the Night
MovieJan 1, 1940

Remember the Night

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. …
Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas time. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?
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1939
Daredevils of the Red Circle
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MovieMar 1, 1939

Daredevils of the Red Circle

Diabolical mastermind Harry …
Diabolical mastermind Harry Crowel, a.k.a. Prisoner 39013, escapes and, with a seemingly endless supply of henchmen, sets out to destroy all holdings of industrialist Horace Granville, who put him in prison. One target is an amusement park, home of the three Daredevils of the Red Circle, who perform death-defying stunts. Aghast at innocent lives lost, our three heroes swear to capture No. 39013. It'll be harder than they suspect; the villain is holding the real Granville captive, and with a near-perfect disguise, has taken his place!
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King of the Turf
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MovieFeb 17, 1939

King of the Turf

Mason is a former race-horse owner who gave up …
Mason is a former race-horse owner who gave up everything and started to drink after the death of one of his jockeys. One day he meets Goldie who has run away from home, hoping to find a job around horses; his biggest hobby. When he finds out the real identity of Mason, Goldie takes care of him. The two find an occasion to buy a horse for only two dollars, and start entering competitions. Goldie is an instant celebrity, but his mom reads the newspapers and tracks him down. Mason is very surprised to see her, his ex-wife, and even more astonished to hear that Goldie is his own son. However, Goldie must go back to school and so they decide to keep the secret. Since Goldie does not want to leave Mason behind, he goes to the bookies and fixes the next race, hoping to disappoint Goldie by asking him to lose on purpose.
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1938
Hawk of the Wilderness
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MovieDec 3, 1938

Hawk of the Wilderness

An expedition arrives on an …
An expedition arrives on an uncharted jungle island to rescue the local natives, led by a jungle boy, from a volcano that is about to erupt.
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Under the Big Top
MovieAug 31, 1938

Under the Big Top

A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her …
A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her domineering aunt to be the best aerialist in the world. When she begins to fall for one of the two men in her act, her mother ...
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1937
Wild Horse Rodeo
MovieDec 6, 1937

Wild Horse Rodeo

Stony makes a deal with Nye to get the wild horse Cylone for his …
Stony makes a deal with Nye to get the wild horse Cylone for his rodeo circuit. The horse brings in big crowds as no one is able to ride him and collect Nye's prize money. Finally Stony rides him but takes the horse instead of the money. This leads to trouble when Cyclone is set free and Nye and his men go after him.
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The Duke Comes Back
MovieNov 29, 1937

The Duke Comes Back

An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law …
An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."
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Range Defenders
MovieJun 30, 1937

Range Defenders

Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the …
Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the Mesquiteers have returned to prove his innocence. But they find that Harvey rules the town along with his stooge Sheriff Gray and that George won't get a fair trial.
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Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
MovieJun 14, 1937

Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge

Parker steals cattle from the …
Parker steals cattle from the cattlemen and blames it on the turpentiners. Then he incites the cattlemen to burn down the turpentiners trees. When Gene finds the rustled cattle he tries to kill him. Failing, he kills both Gene's father and Bayliss Baynam and has Gene arrested for Baynum's murder.
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Off to the Races
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MovieFeb 5, 1937

Off to the Races

The Jones family's uncle George enters his trotting horse in …
The Jones family's uncle George enters his trotting horse in the fair grounds race. The family helps raise the entrance fee and care for the horse.
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1936
Oh, Susanna!
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MovieAug 19, 1936

Oh, Susanna!

Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, …
Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, and assumes Autry's identity. Still posing as Autry he robs and kills Autry's friend Lee. When Autry is jailed, his friends Frog and the Professor break him out and the three head out to clear him of the murder charge.
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Born to Fight
MovieAug 13, 1936

Born to Fight

An honest boxer refuses to throw a fight for a gambler. They get …
An honest boxer refuses to throw a fight for a gambler. They get into a fight and the boxer knocks the gambler out. Thinking he's killed him and believing that the police are after him, the horrified boxer runs off and takes to the road, promising never to box again. However, one day he comes upon a small but scrappy young kid who has the potential to be a champion. The former boxer takes the kid under his wing and trains him, but the kid's ensuing success starts to go to his head. Pretty soon he finds himself mixed up with gamblers, too.
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The Lonely Trail
MovieMay 25, 1936

The Lonely Trail

Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked …
Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk.
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Hair-Trigger Casey
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MovieMar 1, 1936

Hair-Trigger Casey

After having been gone for some time, a cowboy comes home …
After having been gone for some time, a cowboy comes home to his ranch to find himself up against a gang involved in smuggling Chinese into the country.
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The Lawless Nineties
MovieFeb 15, 1936

The Lawless Nineties

Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the …
Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.
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Hell-Ship Morgan
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MovieFeb 8, 1936

Hell-Ship Morgan

After getting in a fight in a waterfront café over a girl, …
After getting in a fight in a waterfront café over a girl, Captain Ira "Hell-Ship" Morgan hires Jim Allen and they become good friends. Morgan befriends a desperate girl, Mary Taylor, and, out of gratitude, she agrees to marry him. Morgan gives her the magnificent Callao pearl as a wedding present. But Mary and Jim fall in love and are found together one night by a sailor, and Mary is forced to give him the pearl to keep him quiet. Morgan finds out about it. A terrific storm comes up and Morgan taunts Allen into going over the side to make repairs. Allen is injured but Morgan saves his life but breaks his own back.
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Black Gold
MovieJan 20, 1936

Black Gold

An oil-field action thriller directed by 'B' movie bad guy Russell …
An oil-field action thriller directed by 'B' movie bad guy Russell Hopton.
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Aces Wild
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MovieJan 2, 1936

Aces Wild

Cheyenne rides into Durango and runs into his old enemy …
Cheyenne rides into Durango and runs into his old enemy Kelton. Kelton's game is to bring his safe to a town without a bank and let the townspeople put their valuables in it. Then he grabs the loot and flees. But Cheyenne is on to his scheme and finding the safe empty, gets the Sheriff to join in the chase.
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1935
Riddle Ranch
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MovieDec 3, 1935

Riddle Ranch

Rigging a horse race, Don Carlos wins a lot of money. When …
Rigging a horse race, Don Carlos wins a lot of money. When he loses his winnings at the gambling table, he shoots the dealer with Horton's gun. Horton is arrested but cannot prove his innocence.
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Valley of Wanted Men
MovieOct 20, 1935

Valley of Wanted Men

Three men that were sent to prison for bank robbery escape. …
Three men that were sent to prison for bank robbery escape. The stolen money was never recovered and they return to the scene looking for the fourth man who has the money. Two of the robbers are out to get the money for themselves but the other who was framed wants to recover the money so he can clear himself.
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Social Error
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MovieMay 1, 1935

Social Error

One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by …
One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the impression is that it hasn't occurred to them and one keeps expecting them to revert to type. But across the hall, Louie (Matty Fain) and Sonia (Sheila Terry), the low-rent tenants living on the same floor with the "rich" Mertons, have every intention of kidnapping the girl, and do so with the aid of the bumbling Ed and Shadow. Berke was also producing a western series with Harry Carey at the time, and the only cast members from those westerns missing here are Chief Thunder Cloud, Harry Carey and his horse Sonny. Lots of outdoor action and chases with views of 1935 Hollywood.
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1934
Murder in the Private Car
MovieJun 29, 1934

Murder in the Private Car

Ruth Raymond works on the …
Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ...
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I Hate Women
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MovieMay 10, 1934

I Hate Women

A misogynistic reporter finds himself taking up the cause …
A misogynistic reporter finds himself taking up the cause of a young women he believes is falsely accused of killing her husband.
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Palooka
MovieJan 26, 1934

Palooka

Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins …
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
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1932
A Strange Adventure
MovieNov 20, 1932

A Strange Adventure

A police lieutenant and a female reporter investigate a series …
A police lieutenant and a female reporter investigate a series of murders comitted by a hooded killer in an old dark house.
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The County Fair
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MovieApr 1, 1932

The County Fair

A Kentucky horse owner hires an ex-jockey, who is now …
A Kentucky horse owner hires an ex-jockey, who is now working as a waiter, to train his thoroughbred race horse for an upcoming race. However, a gambling ring that doesn't want the horse entering the race has other plans.
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1906
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Fred Toones

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