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James C. Morton

  • Aug 25, 1884 - Oct 24, 1942 (age 58)
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1942
James C. Morton
PersonalOctober 1942

James C. Morton

James C. Morton passed away.
Lucky Legs
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MovieOct 1, 1942

Lucky Legs

Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from …
Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky Legs" that will star her. The will causes problems in two places; Racketeer Pinky Connors is mad as the money is his as Dinwiddle was really his absconding bookkeeper, and, in Elmville, Dinwiddle's two spinster sisters, Annabelle Dinwiddle and Henrietta Dinwiddle, learn they are getting $10,000 each. Pinkie's lawyer suggests he get power-of-attorney over Gloria's funds. Henrietta wants to contest the will, hires a local young law school graduate, Jimmy Abercrombie and the trio set off for New York. Jimmy obtains an injunction against Pinkie that also serves to shut off McLane's credit for "Lucky Legs." To open the show and provide employment for her roommates, "Calamity" Jane Edwards and Jewel Perkins, Gloria offers to settle for $25,000 with Henrietta, who refuses. Annebelle, who likes Gloria, arranges for Pinkie to kidnap her, the ransom being Henrietta's withdrawal of her half of the injunction. Pinkie's henchmen make a mistake and kidnap Annabelle instead.
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Yokel Boy
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MovieMar 13, 1942

Yokel Boy

A "Perfect Movie Fan",Joe Ruddy, is brought to Hollywood as a …
A "Perfect Movie Fan",Joe Ruddy, is brought to Hollywood as a publicity stunt, and is put in charge of a production company as a gag, but everybody isn't in on the gag, and Joe imports a notorious gangster, "Buggsy" Malone, to play "himself" in a film based on his life. "Buggsy" has gone straight, more or less, but retains some of his old habits to the extent of assuming control of the film, and the whole studio. His sister, Molly, also comes along and she falls in love with Joe. The head of the studio, R. B. Harris, quickly becomes disenchanted with the idea of publicity stunts.
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1941
Public Enemies
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MovieOct 30, 1941

Public Enemies

Bill Raymond, a hotshot newspaper reporter will all the trappings, …
Bill Raymond, a hotshot newspaper reporter will all the trappings, is following a story about and looking for the leaders of an alien smuggling gang. Along the way he gets the aid of a screwball heiress, Bonnie Parker (no, not Clyde Barrow's Bonnie), and a couple of ex-pugilists, Biff and Bang.
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The Iron Claw
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MovieAug 15, 1941

The Iron Claw

Miserly old Anton Benson once recovered a treasure in gold …
Miserly old Anton Benson once recovered a treasure in gold from a sunken Spanish galleon, and in his greed murdered anyone who got in his way of keeping it. Now his family is gathered at his estate, Bensonhurst, and they are all searching for the treasure, which is hidden somewhere on the estate. Also looking for the gold is a masked killer called The Iron Claw, who murders one member of the family and lets the others know that they'll be next.
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Wild Geese Calling
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MovieAug 15, 1941

Wild Geese Calling

In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to …
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dance hall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
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Lady from Louisiana
MovieApr 22, 1941

Lady from Louisiana

Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try …
Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each other, the fact that her father heads the lottery means they end up on opposite sides. When her father is killed, Julie becomes more and more involved in the shady activities and in blocking Reynolds' attempts at prosecution.
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Lucky Devils
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MovieJan 3, 1941

Lucky Devils

Lucky Devils released.
1940
Earl of Puddlestone
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MovieAug 31, 1940

Earl of Puddlestone

When Betty's father sees the condescending attitude …
When Betty's father sees the condescending attitude displayed toward her by a rich family, he decides to get back at them by making them believe that his family has "royal" connections.
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Black Diamonds
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MovieJul 16, 1940

Black Diamonds

A reporter on a visit to his hometown hears of …
A reporter on a visit to his hometown hears of dangerous conditions at the local coal mine, and proceeds to investigate.
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The Courageous Dr. Christian
MovieMar 28, 1940

The Courageous Dr. Christian

A doctor fights an epidemic …
A doctor fights an epidemic that breaks out in the poor section of town and tries to get the rest of the town to help out.
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1939
Sergeant Madden
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MovieMar 24, 1939

Sergeant Madden

A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows …
A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ...
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1938
A Doggone Mixup
MovieFeb 4, 1938

A Doggone Mixup

Harry, who can't resist a bargain, buys a St. Bernard dog.
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1937
Mama Runs Wild
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MovieDec 22, 1937

Mama Runs Wild

Suburban Paradise Park becomes a heaven for social-minded …
Suburban Paradise Park becomes a heaven for social-minded Mrs. Alice Summers (Mary Boland), when she accidentally causes the apprehension of two bank robbers after walking into the bank during the robbery and one of the robbers, in taking money from her purse, left his fingerprints on the purse. She is made an honorary police captain and, with her society sisters sets about "keeping lawlessness" out of the town. From that point on, life becomes miserable for her hen-pecked husband Calvin (Ernest Truex).
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September in the Rain
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MovieDec 18, 1937

September in the Rain

The rain is outdoors; the …
The rain is outdoors; the action is indoors, in a grocery store, where the characters on product labels come to life (along with one real worm). While much of the picture features characters in blackface, and hence is usually censored, the remaining part includes a bottle of blueing singing "Am I Blue", a snake charmer from a coffee can playing for a tube of toothpaste, an elegant dancing couple from cigarette packs, the umbrella girl on a salt box under a waterfall, and some baby chicks from cleanser cans chasing the aforementioned worm.
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The Shadow Strikes
MovieOct 19, 1937

The Shadow Strikes

Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The …
Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of the attorney. Before he can leave, a phone call summons the attorney to the home of Delthern, a wealthy client, who wants a new will drawn up. As Cranston meets with him, Delthern is suddenly shot, and Cranston is quickly caught up in a new mystery.
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Public Cowboy No. 1
MovieAug 23, 1937

Public Cowboy No. 1

Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, …
Rustlers using modern technology (airplanes, shortwave radios, refrigerated trucks) are Gene's target.
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Brothers of the West
MovieJun 30, 1937

Brothers of the West

Tom Wade is a range detective whose brother stands …
Tom Wade is a range detective whose brother stands accused of robbing a bank and murdering the bank president. To prove him innocent, Wade must decipher his only clue, an unusual set of tire tracks.
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Rhythm in the Clouds
MovieJun 21, 1937

Rhythm in the Clouds

Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the …
Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place ...
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Two Wise Maids
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MovieFeb 15, 1937

Two Wise Maids

Two Wise Maids is a 1937 American drama film directed …
Two Wise Maids is a 1937 American drama film directed by Phil Rosen, written by Samuel Ornitz, and starring Alison Skipworth, Polly Moran, Irene Manning, Donald Cook, Jackie Searl and Lila Lee. It was released on February 15, 1937, by Republic Pictures.
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She's Dangerous
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MovieJan 24, 1937

She's Dangerous

A beautiful woman suspected of being a jewel thief is actually …
A beautiful woman suspected of being a jewel thief is actually a detective tracking down a ring of bond thieves.
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Knee Action
MovieJan 9, 1937

Knee Action

Andy takes his newest invention, a knee-action washing …
Andy takes his newest invention, a knee-action washing machine, before a group of potential investors, but his idiot stepson proceeds to disrupt the demonstration.
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1936
Share the Wealth
MovieMar 16, 1936

Share the Wealth

Andy is a candidate to run for town mayor, but when he inherits …
Andy is a candidate to run for town mayor, but when he inherits $50,000, he plans to leave town.
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The Lucky Corner
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MovieMar 14, 1936

The Lucky Corner

The gang help Scotty and his grandfather after an …
The gang help Scotty and his grandfather after an obnoxious lunch counter owner forces them to move their lemonade stand.
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1935
Oh, My Nerves
MovieOct 17, 1935

Oh, My Nerves

Monty's nerves are shot, so he decides to go on a nice, …
Monty's nerves are shot, so he decides to go on a nice, relaxing trip to the country. Unfortunately, his brother-in-law Tom brings along the rest of the family. Comic chaos ensues. "Oh, My Nerves" was remade by the 3 Stooges as "Idiots Deluxe" (1945) and "Guns a Poppin'" (1957).
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Pardon My Scotch
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MovieAug 1, 1935

Pardon My Scotch

The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a …
The stooges are running the local drugstore and mix up a potion that a desperate businessman decides to sell as scotch. The stooges impersonate Scotsmen at party to fool the prospective buyer. Their usual antics disrupt the party, ending when a barrel of their "scotch" explodes and floods the whole house.
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The Captain Hits the Ceiling
MovieJul 9, 1935

The Captain Hits the Ceiling

Franklin gets into a …
Franklin gets into a disagreement with a tough sea captain. However, he doesn't find out until later that the captain is his fiance's father.
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Old Sawbones
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MovieApr 11, 1935

Old Sawbones

Old Doc Clyde is a country physician trying to compete …
Old Doc Clyde is a country physician trying to compete with a younger and more modern doctor, and is having a hard time keeping up. They are both candidates for the job of county physician at a regular salary. and the committee stages a contest to see which handles the most patients in a week. Clyde wins by one patient, that being the wife of his competitor, and he is there ahead of the husband to deliver quintuplets.
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Beginner's Luck
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MovieFeb 23, 1935

Beginner's Luck

Spanky's mother pushes him to join a local theater's amateur night.
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1934
Washee Ironee
MovieSep 29, 1934

Washee Ironee

Rich boy Waldo gets his clothes dirty playing football with the …
Rich boy Waldo gets his clothes dirty playing football with the gang just before he has to go to his mother's society party. The gang tries to help him clean up.
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Mike Fright
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MovieAug 25, 1934

Mike Fright

The gang attends a radio station amateur show.
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One-Horse Farmers
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MovieAug 1, 1934

One-Horse Farmers

The girls buy a country home that turns out to be a sand trap.
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Benny, from Panama
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MovieMay 26, 1934

Benny, from Panama

Jeanette and Eddie get married, but their wedding night is a …
Jeanette and Eddie get married, but their wedding night is a fiasco. First, their wedding guests follow them, resulting in a police chase, then the guests show up at their apartment, disrupting the building. Then, a rowdy sailor friend of Eddie's shows up, accompanied by a squad of even rowdier buddies and an enormous vengeful mosquito.
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1933
Snug in the Jug
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MovieSep 20, 1933

Snug in the Jug

Two ex-cons try to help their warden by tacking up wanted …
Two ex-cons try to help their warden by tacking up wanted posters of their fugitive boss, who's currently posing as a famous criminologist.
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The Devil's Brother
MovieMay 5, 1933

The Devil's Brother

Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing …
Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.
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Bring 'Em Back a Wife
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MovieJan 14, 1933

Bring 'Em Back a Wife

When Billy must prove that …
When Billy must prove that he's married in order to keep his job, he disguises Ben in drag in an attempt to pass him off as the little woman.
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1932
A Lad an' a Lamp
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MovieDec 17, 1932

A Lad an' a Lamp

The gang finds what they think is a magic lamp.
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Sneak Easily
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MovieDec 10, 1932

Sneak Easily

Juror Zasu accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just …
Juror Zasu accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just happens to be a time bomb.
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Taxi for Two
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MovieDec 3, 1932

Taxi for Two

Billy and Ben continually make a mess of things, having …
Billy and Ben continually make a mess of things, having multiple accidents with their Taxi.
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The Soilers
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MovieOct 29, 1932

The Soilers

Zasu and Thelma are working their way through college by …
Zasu and Thelma are working their way through college by selling magazine subscriptions. Finding little success going door-to-door, the pair decide to use their charms to sell to men at their places of work.
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Alum and Eve
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MovieSep 24, 1932

Alum and Eve

When Thelma is stopped by a cop for speeding, she tries to get …
When Thelma is stopped by a cop for speeding, she tries to get out of it by telling him that she and Zasu are on their way to the hospital.
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1930
Follow the Leader
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MovieDec 6, 1930

Follow the Leader

Crickets is the cheery, lovable chef at gangland's favorite …
Crickets is the cheery, lovable chef at gangland's favorite restaurant and, inadvertently ( and barely explainable), he becomes a hero in their eyes and becomes their unwilling leader. A romance between Mary Brennan and Jimmie Moore is put on hold as the gang and Mary's mama wishes for Mary to become the star of the current version of "George White's Scandals," and the current version of Mr. White's Scandals already has a star in Miss Helen King, who can sing real loud. In order for Mary Brennan to become the star, Cricket has to kidnap Miss Helen King. Miss Helen King does not wish to be kidnapped as she is quite content with being the star of "George White's Scandals", and her objections cause Cricket a problem or two.
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1918
A Daughter of Uncle Sam
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MovieJan 19, 1918

A Daughter of Uncle Sam

Episode One: Jessie …
Episode One: Jessie Emerson, a young American society belle with a serious turn of mind, has adopted wireless telegraphy as a hobby. While experimenting she is visited by Von Prague, a social adventurer, who is really the chief of America's enemies within, although posing as a loyal citizen of his adopted country. A code message picked up by the young woman operator attracts his attention and he suggests that she copy it and turn it over to Lieutenant Blake, an inventor who has been working upon a marvelous invention which promises to overthrow the traditional methods of warfare. Securing the confidence of Jessie, Von Prague copies the message and then directs one of his agents to steal the secret code used by the government. That night a group of plotters meet at the Von Prague home and, with the aid of a map, enter into a detailed discussion of spy and intrigue activities in the United States, such as I.W.W. agitations in the West, the destruction of munitions factories in the East and the inauguration of pro-German propaganda in the Middle West. The code message stolen by Von Prague proves to be from the War Department ordering Captain Taylor to begin the work of hunting down spies and plotters. In the meantime one of the plotters, disguised as a workman, plants a bomb which destroys a factory with loss of life, and escapes. Captain Taylor meets Jessie, who offers her aid in tracking down the enemies of her country. Captain Taylor obtains for her a position in a private wireless station where she will be able to intercept suspicious messages. She reports for duty at a time when the air is filled with mysterious code messages flashing across the seas and over the continent. Episode Two: Lieutenant Blake, having completed the model of his theoscope, invites his cousin, Jessie, to witness the initial test. This remarkable invention enables its user to pry into secrets hidden by walls and distances. Word of its completion is speedily carried to Von Prague by Blake's assistant, a spy. Looking through the theoscope, Jessie observes a battleship sailing for action in foreign waters, and in the air a government aeroplane performing unusual stunts. She also finds that she can peer through the walls of an apartment house, and is so enthused over the invention that she urges her cousin to give it to the government at once. The following day Blake meets General Norton, who becomes interested in the theoscope and arranges to send Blake to Washington with it that night. Von Prague hears of these plans and determines to learn the secret of the invention which would make secret military operations, night raids and aeroplane bombardments impossible. Two false bluejackets meet Blake at the pier. He finds too late he is not being taken to his ship. The sailors overpower him and take him to the den of the plotters, where he is offered the choice of giving up the secret of his invention or death. He chooses the latter, and then the spies offer him money. This, too, is refused, and in the fight that follows Blake knocks down Von Prague and is about to escape when he is set upon from behind and knocked out. He is dropped through a trap into the river. Jessie, with the aid of the theoscope, locates Blake in the den of spies, and immediately rushes to the river to rescue him. [Plot summaries for episodes 3-12 were not published.]
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1912
A Grocery Clerk's Romance
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MovieOct 28, 1912

A Grocery Clerk's Romance

The grocery clerk's …
The grocery clerk's sympathies are aroused by the sight of hard-working Mrs. Brown, whose shiftless husband sits around and smokes, and spends his time at the saloon. The clerk wins Mrs. Brown's gratitude by doing the washing for her, and taking care of the chores around the house. Brown saunters out to the woods and comes upon three conspirators, who accuse him of being a spy and decide to kill him. Brown is tied to a tree stump, a charge of dynamite is placed under him, a fuse attached and lit, and Brown is saying his prayers when his little son finds him. The boy rushes home with the news, and the clerk does all in his power to prevent the rescue party reaching Brown in time. In his frantic struggles Brown frees himself and makes his escape just as the explosion takes place and the rescuers arrive. All believe him dead, and the grocery clerk immediately proposes to Mrs. Brown and she accepts him. They lose no time in getting a minister and the ceremony is about to proceed when Brown, who has gone to the village saloon to steady his shattered nerves, is informed that his wife is marrying the grocery clerk. He dashes to the scene and prevents the wedding, chases the clerk away and takes his unwilling spouse home to work again.
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1884
James C. Morton
BirthAugust 1884

James C. Morton

James C. Morton was born.
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