American Broadway Actress

Jean Arthur

  • Oct 17, 1900 - Jun 19, 1991 (age 90)
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1991
Jean Arthur
PersonalJune 1991

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur passed away.
1966
The Jean Arthur Show
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TV ShowSep 12, 1966

The Jean Arthur Show

The Jean Arthur Show is an American situation comedy …
The Jean Arthur Show is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 12 to December 5, 1966. The series was sponsored by General Foods.
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1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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1953
Shane
MovieApr 23, 1953

Shane

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a …
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
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1948
A Foreign Affair
MovieJun 30, 1948

A Foreign Affair

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi …
In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.
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1944
The Impatient Years
MovieSep 7, 1944

The Impatient Years

Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy …
Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to give his version of their story. They had met in San Francisco fifteen months earlier and, after knowing each other only three days, had gotten married. Andy was sent overseas the day after the wedding and when he returns and despite the fact that Janie had borne him a son, they find they are almost strangers. Mr. Smith suggests, and the judge orders, that if they retrace their actions over the four days they knew each other they would regain their love. They return to the coffee counter where they met and, later, their actions and conversations in the hotel where they register in separate rooms arouses the suspicions of the hotel clerk and the old, ubiquitous wartime "bellboy" who set themselves up as Janie's guardian. Janie and Andy go to the license bureau and even go to the same minister, with his wife as the repeat witness, and get married again. While dining out, Janie becomes ill and they jest that Andy must have tried to poison her. The clerk and the bellboy overhear this and telephone Mr. Smith to come save his daughter, and he arrives with the military police only to find Andy smothering her with a pillow, and doesn't buy the explanation he was trying to cure her hiccups. Mr. Smith has him committed to a hospital. Janie explains everything to her father and they rush to the hospital to find that Andy has been discharged, and they have no idea where he has gone.
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1943
A Lady Takes a Chance
MovieAug 19, 1943

A Lady Takes a Chance

A New York bank clerk,Mollie …
A New York bank clerk,Mollie Truesdale (Jean Arthur), in the late 1930s, finds that her cherished dream of making a 17-day all-expenses-paid bus trip to the Pacific Coast and back, isn't all she thought it would be...until she reaches Oregon and a bucking broncho tosses a rodeo performer on top of her and knocks her flat. Duke Hudkins (John Wayne), by way of apology, shows her the sights of Fairfield, Oregon, and she misses her bus, quarrels with the bewildered Duke, hitchhikes across a lot of desert...and a romance is born.
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The More the Merrier
MovieMay 13, 1943

The More the Merrier

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage …
It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.
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Best Actress
Nomination1943

Best Actress

Nominated for "The More the Merrier".
Academy Award
1942
The Talk of the Town
MovieAug 20, 1942

The Talk of the Town

When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg escapes jail, he hides …
When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg escapes jail, he hides out in the home of old friend (and sweetheart) Nora. Nora happens to be renting a farmhouse to Supreme Court candidate Michael Lightcap, but she lets Dilg hide in the attic while Lightcap gets settled. The next day, she introduces Dilg as the gardener. In conversation, though, Lightcap realizes that the gardener has a lot to say about the law! Nora and Dilg team up to convince him that Dilg was framed. The three dodge the cops, try to capture the real crooks, and discover that both men have fallen for Nora. Two different endings were filmed, one in which Nora gives her heart to Dilg, the other in which she leaves with Lightcap. Guess which one remains the classic comic conclusion.
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1941
The Devil and Miss Jones
MovieApr 4, 1941

The Devil and Miss Jones

A tycoon goes undercover to …
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.
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1940
Arizona
MovieNov 15, 1940

Arizona

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to …
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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Too Many Husbands
MovieMar 7, 1940

Too Many Husbands

Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky …
Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.
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1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
MovieOct 17, 1939

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Naive and idealistic Jefferson …
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.
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Only Angels Have Wings
MovieMay 12, 1939

Only Angels Have Wings

At a remote South American …
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.
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1938
You Can't Take It With You
MovieAug 23, 1938

You Can't Take It With You

The stenographer Alice …
The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president of the powerful company owned by his greedy father Anthony P. Kirby. Kirby Sr. is dealing a monopoly in the trade of weapons, and needs to buy one last house in a twelve block area owned by Alice's grandparent Martin Vanderhof. However, Martin is the patriarch of an anarchic and eccentric family where the members do not care for money but for having fun and making friends. When Tony proposes Alice, she states that it would be mandatory to introduce her simple and lunatic family to the snobbish Kirbys, and Tony decides to visit Alice with his parents one day before the scheduled. There is an inevitable clash of classes and lifestyles, the Kirbys spurn the Sycamores and Alice breaks with Tony, changing the lives of the Kirby family.
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1937
Easy Living
MovieJul 7, 1937

Easy Living

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending …
J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it off the roof, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns.
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History Is Made at Night
MovieMar 5, 1937

History Is Made at Night

The obsessive and jealous …
The obsessive and jealous shipowner Bruce Vail does not accept the divorce his wife Irene Vail achieved in London, and he hires his driver Michael Browsky to forge adultery with Irene in Paris to make the decree null. However, she is rescued by the headwaiter Paul Dumond, who punches Michael and locks Bruce and his private eyes in a locker, and they spend a wonderful night together in the restaurant Chateau Bleu, where Paul and his best friend Chef Cesare work, and they fall in love for each other. Meanwhile, Bruce kills Michael and blackmails Irene, blaming Paul and forcing her to return with him to New York. But Paul does not give up on Irene, and moves to New York with Cesare trying to find her love.
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1936
More Than a Secretary
MovieDec 10, 1936

More Than a Secretary

When the co-owner of a …
When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.
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The Plainsman
MovieNov 16, 1936

The Plainsman

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was …
Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.
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Adventure in Manhattan
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MovieOct 8, 1936

Adventure in Manhattan

George Melville (Joel …
George Melville (Joel McCrea), a criminologist, is hired onto the staff of a newspaper to help apprehend a master burglar whose targets runs to art treasures and priceless gems, on the basis that the thief and the criminologist have similar tastes. He is aided and mocked by Claire Peyton (Jean Arthur), an actress , who is appearing in a play financed by the burglar with impeccable taste.
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The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
MovieMay 13, 1936

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non …
A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.
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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
MovieApr 8, 1936

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Longfellow Deeds lives in a …
Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life - including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone from the greedy opera committee to the sensationist daily newspaper. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. Babe is a hot-shot reporter who figures the best way to get close to Deeds is to pose as a damsel in distress. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.
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1935
If You Could Only Cook
MovieDec 25, 1935

If You Could Only Cook

An executive lets an …
An executive lets an attractive cook talk him into taking a job as butler.
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The Public Menace
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MovieSep 24, 1935

The Public Menace

Non-citizen Arthur marries reporter Murphy for a bogus …
Non-citizen Arthur marries reporter Murphy for a bogus gangster's confession. A divorce is needed, and Murphy is fired. The gangster wants her to be his girlfriend, the police are outside, and only one who can save her is Murphy.
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Diamond Jim
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MovieSep 2, 1935

Diamond Jim

A highly fictional rags-to-riches biography of Diamond Jim …
A highly fictional rags-to-riches biography of Diamond Jim Brady (Edward Arnold), with undue emphasis on his voracious food appetite, finds the multi-millionaire involved in an unrequited love affair with Jane Matthews (Jean Arthur) who loves Jerry Richrdson (Cesar Romero) who, in turn, is the object of the affections of Lillian Russell (Binnie Barnes).
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Public Hero Number 1
MovieMay 16, 1935

Public Hero Number 1

A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the …
A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.
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Party Wire
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MovieApr 27, 1935

Party Wire

Story of a small-town girl victimized by her gossiping neighbors.
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The Whole Town's Talking
MovieFeb 22, 1935

The Whole Town's Talking

A meek milquetoast of a …
A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.
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1934
The Defense Rests
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MovieJul 15, 1934

The Defense Rests

The assistant (Arthur) of a sleazy lawyer (Holt) is determined to …
The assistant (Arthur) of a sleazy lawyer (Holt) is determined to end his cheating ways.
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The Most Precious Thing in Life
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MovieJun 5, 1934

The Most Precious Thing in Life

The Most Precious Thing in …
The Most Precious Thing in Life is a 1934 American film directed by Lambert Hillyer and starring Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Anita Louise, and Mary Forbes. The film tells a ...
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Whirlpool
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MovieApr 10, 1934

Whirlpool

Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to …
Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for him Rankin forges a letter from the warden's office informing Helen that Rankin drowned while attempting to escape. Twenty years later Rankin is released from prison, changes his name to "Duke Sheldon", and eventually becomes a nightclub owner with ties to the mob. Helen has remarried - to a local judge - and daughter Sandra has become a reporter. When it's learned that notoriously camera-shy "Duke Sheldon" will be providing a mobster's alibi at a high-profile trial Sandra is sent to write an exposé. She immediately recognizes Rankin from a photo her mother kept, and father and daughter have a tearful reunion. Now Rankin must decide what to do: testify at the trial, revealing his identity and exposing Helen as an unintentional bigamist. Or refuse to testify, protecting Helen and Sandra but angering the mob.
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1933
The Past of Mary Holmes
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MovieJan 20, 1933

The Past of Mary Holmes

A famous opera singer,Mary …
A famous opera singer,Mary Holmes (Helen MacKellar), loses her voice takes to the gin bottle, and plunges herself and her son, Geoffrey (Eric Linden), , whom she blames for her impairment, into a gutter existence. To get revenge and her name in the newspapers again, she concocts a story about Geoffrey killing an oily- suave man-about-town. Complications follow before mother-love takes over.
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1932
Frank Ross
MarriageJune 1932

Frank Ross

Frank Ross (August 4, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts - …
Frank Ross (August 4, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts - February 8, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was a film producer, writer, and actor.
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Frank Ross
Relationship1932

Frank Ross

Frank Ross (August 4, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts - …
Frank Ross (August 4, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts - February 8, 1990, Los Angeles, California) was a film producer, writer, and actor.
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1931
The Lawyer's Secret
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MovieJun 6, 1931

The Lawyer's Secret

The Lawyer's Secret is a 1931 American pre-Code crime …
The Lawyer's Secret is a 1931 American pre-Code crime film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Max Marcin and written by Lloyd Corrigan, James Hilary Finn, and Max Marcin. The film stars Clive Brook, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Jean Arthur, Francis McDonald, and Harold Goodwin. The film was released on June 6, 1931, by Paramount Pictures.
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The Virtuous Husband
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MovieApr 12, 1931

The Virtuous Husband

Daniel Curtis (Elliott Nugent), a meek,unimaginative young …
Daniel Curtis (Elliott Nugent), a meek,unimaginative young man is bequeathed, by his late author/mother, a stack of written instructions on how he should conduct the rest of his life. His fiancee, Barbara Orwell (Jean Arthur) , is more-than-somewhat irritated by her prospective husband's dogged and faithful reliance on his late mother's "advice" and walks out on him.
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The Gang Buster
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MovieJan 17, 1931

The Gang Buster

Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia …
Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' ...
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1930
The Silver Horde
MovieOct 24, 1930

The Silver Horde

A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a …
A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.
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Danger Lights
MovieAug 21, 1930

Danger Lights

Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he …
Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protégé and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad.
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The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
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MovieMay 2, 1930

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

The villainous master …
The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.
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Paramount on Parade
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MovieApr 22, 1930

Paramount on Parade

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and …
A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting singing "My Marine" (written by Richard A. Whiting and Raymond B. Eagan) to a group of U. S. Marines, including Stuart Eriwn, Stanley Smith and Frederic March; Buddy Rogers doing a song-duet with Lillian Roth called "Any Time's the Time to Fall in Love" (written by Elise Jans and Jack King), on a cuckoo-clock set; and Clara Bow singing and dancing in the "True To The Nany Now" number to a group of sailors.
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Young Eagles
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MovieMar 21, 1930

Young Eagles

Lt. Robert Banks (Charles Rogers) shoots down and captures a …
Lt. Robert Banks (Charles Rogers) shoots down and captures a German ace and is betrayed by the woman he loves.
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Street of Chance
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MovieFeb 3, 1930

Street of Chance

A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger …
A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.
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1929
Half Way to Heaven
MovieDec 14, 1929

Half Way to Heaven

Nick, the "swing" man in a trapeze troupe, loves Greta Nelson, …
Nick, the "swing" man in a trapeze troupe, loves Greta Nelson, the girl in the act; and Tony, the "flyer," incurs his enmity as Greta seems to favor him; thus Nick fails to catch Tony, and Tony is killed. Ned Lee, a novice, reports for the next engagement. Meanwhile, Greta discovers that Nick purposely dropped Tony, and, frightened, she seeks refuge with Ned, with whom she falls in love. Greta remains with the act to protect Ned, and when the jealous Nick plots to kill him in a similar manner, Ned swings past him and hangs by his feet. After the show, a fight results in Nick's dismissal and the reunion of the lovers.
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The Saturday Night Kid
MovieOct 25, 1929

The Saturday Night Kid

Mayme and sister Janie are …
Mayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.
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The Greene Murder Case
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MovieAug 11, 1929

The Greene Murder Case

At the end of each year, the …
At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year, they start being mysteriously murdered one by one, and the police use Philo Vance to examine the clues and suspects.
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The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
MovieAug 10, 1929

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

During the Boxer Rebellion in …
During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and child are killed by foreigners. Enraged, he vows to take his revenge on the British army officers he holds responsible for the killings.
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Stairs of Sand
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MovieJun 8, 1929

Stairs of Sand

Stairs of Sand is a 1929 American silent Western starring …
Stairs of Sand is a 1929 American silent Western starring Wallace Beery, Jean Arthur and Phillips Holmes, made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Otto Brower, and written by Agnes Brand Leahy, Sam Mintz and J. Walter Ruben, based on a novel by Zane Grey. The supporting cast features Fred Kohler and Chester Conklin.
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The Canary Murder Case
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MovieFeb 16, 1929

The Canary Murder Case

A beautiful showgirl, …
A beautiful showgirl, nicknamed 'the Canary', is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and soon ends up dead. But who killed 'the Canary'. All the suspects who knew her had been used by her. The only witness to the crime was also killed. Only one man, debonair detective, Philo Vance, might be able to figure out who silenced 'the Canary'.
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1928
Sins of the Fathers
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MovieDec 29, 1928

Sins of the Fathers

A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a …
A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds out what happened. Complications ensue.
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Warming Up
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MovieJul 15, 1928

Warming Up

Bert, a pitcher for a baseball team in a small town, is given the …
Bert, a pitcher for a baseball team in a small town, is given the opportunity to try out for a team in the big leagues. Unfortunately, he incurs the enmity of McRae, the league's leading home-run hitter. In addition, he falls for the team owner's daughter, who McRae has designs on.
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Julian Aster Ancker
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Julian Aster Ancker

Married Julian Aster Ancker.
1926
The Cowboy Cop
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MovieJul 11, 1926

The Cowboy Cop

The Cowboy Cop is a 1926 silent romantic Western produced …
The Cowboy Cop is a 1926 silent romantic Western produced by Robertson-Cole and released through Film Booking Offices of America, better known as FBO. The young female lead is played by Jean Arthur. A copy is held at Nederlands Filmmuseum EYE Institute, Amsterdam.
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1923
Cameo Kirby
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MovieOct 21, 1923

Cameo Kirby

Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo …
Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's daughter.
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1900
Jean Arthur
BirthOctober 1900

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur was born.
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