American Film Actor

Jed Prouty

  • Apr 06, 1879 - May 10, 1956 (age 77)
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1956
Jed Prouty
PersonalMay 1956

Jed Prouty

Jed Prouty passed away.
1950
Armstrong Circle Theatre
TV ShowJun 6, 1950

Armstrong Circle Theatre

Armstrong Circle Theatre is …
Armstrong Circle Theatre is an American anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U.S. Steel Hour. It finished in the Nielsen ratings at #19 for the 1950-1951 season and #24 for 1951-1952. The principal sponsor was Armstrong World Industries.
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Guilty Bystander
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MovieApr 20, 1950

Guilty Bystander

An alcoholic ex-cop, now the house detective at a scuzzy hotel in …
An alcoholic ex-cop, now the house detective at a scuzzy hotel in an even scuzzier part of town, stumbles through New York City's sleazy underworld searching for his kidnapped son.
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1942
The Old Homestead
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MovieAug 17, 1942

The Old Homestead

Another in the series of films Republic made from 1939 to …
Another in the series of films Republic made from 1939 to 1944 headlining the rustic family musical group known as "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry." In real life, June Weaver (Elviry) was married to Frank Weaver (Cicero)but always played the wife of Abner (Leon Weaver)in the films. June Weaver also had a daughter,Loretta, from a previous marriage that appeared in many of the films as Loretta Weaver. This mid-America adventure finds Farmington town mayor Elviry Weaver (June Weaver)and her husband police chief Abner (Leon Weaver)under heavy critical fire because crime runs unabated in their town. Leader of the critics is Councilman Bell (Jed Prouty), who is secretly responsible for the crime wave by operatating a "Protection" racket and if the townspeople do not sign up for the service, his henchmen stage hold-ups,thefts and other acts of intimidation. Elviry travels to the state capitol to enlist the aid of a prominent investigator, but he is too busy to help her. She then conceives the idea of enlisting the aid of gangster Scarf Lennin (Dick Purcell)who has the reputation of being able to take over any racket he wants to control. Elviry masquerades as a crook to inveigle Scarf into bringing his mob to Farmington to cleam out the local lawless element. Once this is accomplished, it is her plan to tell him the heat is on and it will be best for him to leave town. Scarf and his mob come to town and soon smoke out Councilman Bell's racket, and the lawlessness is abated...only to be replaced with a worse situation. Scarf has taken over the Weaver Family's old homestead and turned it into a night club and gambling joint. Workers from a nearby defense plant flock there, stay up late and lose their money, which is bad on their morale and effects their war production work. Newspaper editor Fred Morgan (Robert Conway) crusades against the menace of the club and the administration which permits it, causing a rift between himself and the Weaver's daughter, Mary Jo (Maris Wrixon.) When the Weavers attempt to close down the club, Scarf reminds Elviry that she is officially his "partner" and that if she exposes him, she will go to jail also. Abner saves the day by a cleaver ruse. He has proof that Scarf and his mob, as well as Bell and his gang, all have more than their alloted share of sugar. (Which means nothing to those who aren't aware of WW II rationing.) He organizes a raid and secures proof they have all violated the sugar rationing act and are liable to ten thousand dollar fines, ten years imprisoment or both. Peace reigns once again in Farmington as Mary Jo patches up her quarrel with Fred, and Abner and Elviry retire from politics and move back to their Old Homestead. Cicero (Frank Weaver) was the "dumb" part of the musical act, remained mute a la Harpo Marx and concentrated mostly on playing his hand-saw instrument during the family musical numbers, which is why June had to play the wife of her real-life brother-in-law, who did speak.
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It Happened in Flatbush
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MovieMay 28, 1942

It Happened in Flatbush

A washed up baseball player …
A washed up baseball player (Lloyd Nolan) returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner (Carole Landis)
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The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
MovieMar 27, 1942

The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine

To boost listener ratings, …
To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy Valentine, who is reportedly retired. Jason and co worker Cleo Arden, not Eve, ( played by Gloria Dickson) lead the hunt . which takes them to a small and previously quiet town. There is little tough guy Mousey (George Stone, who else ?), who becomes over zealous over the possibility of winning the reward. There is Bonnie (Ruth Terry), Mike's teen girlfriend , who adds further mayhem. The original film was cut to 54 minutes due to its' B movie billing and later television. At times. scenes may seem unconnected, for that reason.
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Obliging Young Lady
MovieJan 30, 1942

Obliging Young Lady

Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take …
Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit, to an isolated country resort, to shelter the girl from newspaper reporters and publicity.
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1941
Go West, Young Lady
MovieNov 27, 1941

Go West, Young Lady

Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda …
Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandid 'Pecos Pete'.
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Look Who's Laughing
MovieNov 21, 1941

Look Who's Laughing

Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie …
Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio series.
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Unexpected Uncle
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MovieSep 24, 1941

Unexpected Uncle

Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane narrates--and steals the …
Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane narrates--and steals the show--as a Florida retiree who intercedes to patch up problems between Kathleen Brown and Johnny Kerrigan.
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Father Steps Out
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MovieJul 19, 1941

Father Steps Out

A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically …
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
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Roar of the Press
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MovieApr 18, 1941

Roar of the Press

While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride …
While on their honeymoon, a reporter and his new bride stumble upon a ring of fifth columnists.
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Pot o' Gold
MovieApr 3, 1941

Pot o' Gold

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his …
Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices. Soon, Jimmy finds himself trying to help the band by getting them gigs and trying to reconcile the family with his uncle, an avid music hater, all while winning the heart of the beautiful Molly.
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1940
Remedy for Riches
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MovieNov 29, 1940

Remedy for Riches

A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it …
A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort. When he buys some land and suddenly "discovers" there's oil underneath it--and generously offers to sell the townspeople shares in his newly found oil reserves--Dr. Christian suspects a swindle and sets out to prove it.
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The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
MovieNov 23, 1940

The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date

Complicated plot involving …
Complicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman, with the Lone Wolf keeping one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit.
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Barnyard Follies
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MovieOct 6, 1940

Barnyard Follies

Barnyard Follies is a 1940 Republic Pictures musical B movie …
Barnyard Follies is a 1940 Republic Pictures musical B movie directed by Frank McDonald with music directed by Cy Feuer and dance choreography by Josephine Earl. Set in the rural American West, a small-town orphanage struggles to become self-supporting through its 4-H Club projects. The screenplay, written by Dorrell McGowan and Stuart E. McGowan, is based on a story concept by Robert T. Shannon. Released 6 October 1940, the film stars Mary Lee, Harry Cheshire, Rufe Davis, June Storey, Ralph Bowman, Joan Woodbury, Jed Prouty, Victor Kilian, and Isabel Randolph.
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1939
Hollywood Cavalcade
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MovieOct 13, 1939

Hollywood Cavalcade

Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer …
Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent stars shown making the transition to sound.
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Quick Millions
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MovieAug 25, 1939

Quick Millions

Returing home from their trip to Hollywood, John Jones gets …
Returing home from their trip to Hollywood, John Jones gets a telegram that he has been left a gold mine by his uncle in Arizona. The family loads up their automobile and heads for Arizona. THe family arrives at the old mine but are unaware that a gang of bank robbers are hiding in a concealed cellar in the mine. A member of the gang, posing as a geologist, convinces Mr. Jones that there is no gold in the mine (and there really isn't) but one of the Jones' boys finds a nugget (that had fallen off of a watch chain)and that leads to complications, including Mr. Jones being jailed mistakenly as a member of the bank-robbing gang.
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Second Fiddle
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MovieJun 30, 1939

Second Fiddle

Jimmy Sutton, tricky publicist for Consolidated Pictures, …
Jimmy Sutton, tricky publicist for Consolidated Pictures, fetches teacher Trudi Hovland from snowy Minnesota to sunny Hollywood to test for the film of the best-seller "Girl of the North" - having come 436th in a competition several years earlier she is now next choice as leading lady. She gets the part, but despite his own growing attraction for her Jimmy deviously manufactures a romance between her and Roger Maxwell, a new star who desperately needs to pep-up his image.
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The Gracie Allen Murder Case
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MovieJun 2, 1939

The Gracie Allen Murder Case

The zany plot follows nitwit …
The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
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Exile Express
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MovieMay 27, 1939

Exile Express

Spies will not stop at murder in their attempts to wrest a secret …
Spies will not stop at murder in their attempts to wrest a secret formula for a deadly poison away from American scientists.
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Everybody's Baby
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MovieMar 24, 1939

Everybody's Baby

Bonnie (nee Jones) Thompson is pregnant and attends a …
Bonnie (nee Jones) Thompson is pregnant and attends a lecture given by a quack doctor named Pilcoff, who, as soon as the baby is taken home from the hospital, sends Nurse Cordell, whom Granny Jones is soon calling "curdle-puss", over to take care and charge of the new arrival with the intentions of seeing that the baby isn't handled by or exposed to germs by the other members of the semi-massive Jones Clan. This leads to complications.
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1938
The Duke of West Point
MovieDec 15, 1938

The Duke of West Point

An arrogant Cambridge …
An arrogant Cambridge student emigrates to America and enrolls at the West Point.
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Keep Smiling
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MovieAug 9, 1938

Keep Smiling

Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the …
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle and getting him hooked up with his secretary.
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Danger on the Air
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MovieJul 1, 1938

Danger on the Air

Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of …
Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from cyanogen gas, administered in some mysterious fashion. Harry Jones, head of the company, fires Butts for making the public. Kluck has made many enemies and there are numerous suspects, including Christina "Steenie" MacCorkle, who is in love with Butts; her brother Alexander; radio announcer Dave Chapman; Tony Lisotti, the janitor who had discovered that Kluck was making love to his daughter Maria' Kluck's physician, Doctor Leonard sylvester, and Joe Carney, a racketeer who had been doing Kluck's dirty work. Butts pursues his investigation and his only clue is a deflated toy-advertising balloon he has found next to Kluck's body. Later, Butts discovers Tony;s body in a broom closet and, nearby, finds another deflated balloon, a straw and a pin. He then calls all the suspects together...and solves the mystery.
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1937
Life Begins in College
MovieOct 1, 1937

Life Begins in College

When a wealthy Indian …
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
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Sophie Lang Goes West
MovieSep 10, 1937

Sophie Lang Goes West

Reformed jewel-thief Sophie …
Reformed jewel-thief Sophie Lang, tired of being questioned by the New York City police every time a jewel disappears, decides to head for California, and is hiding in the train-compartment of film-writer Eddie Rollyn. Rollyn is working on a story for film-star Helga Roma, who is also aboard the train with her manager, Steve Clayson. Thinking there is a story in Sophie's flight, Rollyn agrees to help her out and hide her from the police if she will help him with his film story. NYC Detective Archie Banks is aboard the train guarding the Sultan of Padaya, owner of a precious gem called "Star of the World." Archie gets the Sultan's consent to allow Miss Roma to wear the gem in a film, feeling that the publicity will entice Sophie out of retirement to steal the stone, and he can get some publicity himself by capturing her in the attempt. But Crayson steals the jewel and tries to escape with it, but is captured by Rollyn. Clayson escapes and finds Sophie. He tells her that Rollyn is an ex-thief, and she must help him steal the diamond again, or he will expose Rollyn and ruin his career.
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One Hundred Men and a Girl
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MovieSep 5, 1937

One Hundred Men and a Girl

The daughter of a struggling …
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract.
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You Can't Have Everything
MovieAug 3, 1937

You Can't Have Everything

Starving playwright Judith …
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"...
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Dangerous Holiday
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MovieJun 7, 1937

Dangerous Holiday

Ronnie is a child prodigy who enjoys playing the violin, and …
Ronnie is a child prodigy who enjoys playing the violin, and his relatives and agent want to exploit his talents so as to make more money off of him. Fed up with their intentions, Ronnie decides to take off on his own for a bit.
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1936
College Holiday
MovieDec 19, 1936

College Holiday

Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing …
Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment.
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Happy Go Lucky
MovieDec 14, 1936

Happy Go Lucky

A singer (Venable) believes her marine pilot husband, …
A singer (Venable) believes her marine pilot husband, accused of treason, has died in the Pacific. She finds a man who looks exactly like her husband dancing in a club act. Realizing it is her husband, and thinking he must have amnesia, she sets out to help him recover his memory and clear his name.
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Under Your Spell
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MovieNov 6, 1936

Under Your Spell

Anthony Allen is a former cowboy who has become a famous …
Anthony Allen is a former cowboy who has become a famous concert singer and star. His manager, Ptroff, is so good that he has lined up more dates and concerts that Allen can possibly do, so Allen heads west to his old profession. This leaves Petroff with a problem or two, and also leaves Cynthia Drekel, a spoiled socialite, with one of her own; she has made a bet that if she can't get Allen to sing at a party she is throwing she will marry a worthless young nobleman, Count Raul Du Rienne, who has been pursuing her...and her money. Since they don't come any more worthless than Count Raul Du Rienne, Cythia saddles up and heads west to bring back Allen. Actually, she takes an airplane.
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The Texas Rangers
MovieAug 21, 1936

The Texas Rangers

Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be …
Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.
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Back to Nature
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MovieAug 14, 1936

Back to Nature

The Jones family goes to a convention traveling in a …
The Jones family goes to a convention traveling in a trailer. The oldest daughter gets involved with a convict, the oldest son has a love affair, and the youngest son gets into photography.
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His Brother's Wife
MovieAug 7, 1936

His Brother's Wife

Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they …
Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by marrying Claybourne's brother although she still loves him.
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Little Miss Nobody
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MovieJun 5, 1936

Little Miss Nobody

A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away …
A girl gets into trouble at her orphanage and is sent away to reform school. She escapes en route but is found and brought to trial. Her father is the prosecutor.
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1935
Black Sheep
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MovieJun 14, 1935

Black Sheep

On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of …
On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of a young man victimized by a jewel thief. The young man turns out to be his son.
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1934
Music in the Air
MovieDec 13, 1934

Music in the Air

Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy …
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.
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Murder on the Blackboard
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MovieJun 15, 1934

Murder on the Blackboard

There are plenty of guilty …
There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes.
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1933
Jimmy and Sally
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MovieNov 24, 1933

Jimmy and Sally

Jimmy and Sally is a 1933 American comedy film …
Jimmy and Sally is a 1933 American comedy film directed by James Tinling, and written by William M. Conselman, Marguerite Roberts and Paul Schofield. It stars James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Harvey Stephens, Lya Lys, Jed Prouty and Gloria Roy. It was released on November 24, 1933.
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1932
Manhattan Tower
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MovieDec 1, 1932

Manhattan Tower

The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a …
The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.
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Hold 'Em Jail
MovieSep 16, 1932

Hold 'Em Jail

Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing …
Two yokels are framed and sent to prison, but wind up playing football on the warden's championship team.
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1931
The Age for Love
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MovieOct 17, 1931

The Age for Love

A wife does not want children, her husband leaves her and …
A wife does not want children, her husband leaves her and marries a woman who does.
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Strangers May Kiss
MovieApr 4, 1931

Strangers May Kiss

Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with …
Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with her lover.
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1930
The Florodora Girl
MovieMay 31, 1930

The Florodora Girl

The married friends of a New York chorus girl encourage her to …
The married friends of a New York chorus girl encourage her to pursue a handsome but poor socialite.
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The Devil's Holiday
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MovieMay 9, 1930

The Devil's Holiday

A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a …
A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a business deal, but loses her heart.
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1929
It's a Great Life
MovieDec 6, 1929

It's a Great Life

Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store …
Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with her song. They are a hit, but in the final act, Casey again comes out and this time the president sees her act and fires both her and Babe on the spot. Benny is able to book Casey, Babe and Dean into Vaudeville and their act is popular. But before they have their shot at stardom, Dean and Babe leave Casey and the act.
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1927
Orchids and Ermine
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MovieMar 6, 1927

Orchids and Ermine

A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a …
A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.
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1926
Ella Cinders
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MovieJun 6, 1926

Ella Cinders

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and …
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ...
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1921
The Conquest of Canaan
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MovieJul 10, 1921

The Conquest of Canaan

Ne'er-do-well Joe Louden …
Ne'er-do-well Joe Louden scandalizes his small town and especially the proper Judge Pike. But through the love of young Ariel Taber, Joe shows the town who the real scoundrel is.
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1879
Jed Prouty
BirthApril 1879

Jed Prouty

Jed Prouty was born.
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