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Louis Jean Heydt

  • Apr 17, 1903 - Jan 29, 1960 (age 56)
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1960
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1959
Men into Space
TV ShowSep 30, 1959

Men into Space

Men Into Space (a.k.a. Space Challenge in later UK …
Men Into Space (a.k.a. Space Challenge in later UK syndication) was an American black-and-white science fiction television series, produced by Ziv Television Programs, Inc., that was first broadcast by CBS from September 30, 1959 to September 7, 1960. The syndicated series depicts future efforts by the United States Air Force to explore and develop outer space. The series' star, William Lundigan, played Col. Edward McCauley.
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Rawhide
TV ShowJan 9, 1959

Rawhide

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric …
Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. The show aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959, to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965, until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.
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1958
Mackenzie's Raiders
TV ShowOct 1, 1958

Mackenzie's Raiders

Mackenzie's Raiders is an American Western television …
Mackenzie's Raiders is an American Western television series starring Richard Carlson that aired thirty-nine episodes in syndication between 1958 and 1959. The series is narrated by Art Gilmore, and was produced by Ziv Television Programs.
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Casey Jones
TV ShowMay 18, 1958

Casey Jones

Casey Jones is an American Western series that ran …
Casey Jones is an American Western series that ran during the 1957–58 television season, based around the pioneering western railroads. The series aired in syndication in the United States. Casey Jones aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom and on the Seven Network in Australia.
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1957
Maverick
TV ShowSep 22, 1957

Maverick

Maverick is an American Western dramatic television series …
Maverick is an American Western dramatic television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins and originally starring James Garner. The show ran for five seasons from September 22, 1957, to July 8, 1962, on ABC.
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Sugarfoot
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TV ShowSep 17, 1957

Sugarfoot

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for …
Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for sixty-nine episodes on ABC from 1957-1961 on Tuesday nights on a "shared" slot basis – rotating with Cheyenne (1st season); Cheyenne and Bronco (2nd season); and Bronco (3rd season). The Warner Bros. production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson. Brewster was a correspondence-school student whose apparent lack of cowboy skills earned him the nickname "Sugarfoot", a designation even below that of a tenderfoot.
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Tales of Wells Fargo
TV ShowMar 18, 1957

Tales of Wells Fargo

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television …
Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from 1957 to 1962 on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour and switched from black and white to color.
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1956
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
TV ShowOct 5, 1956

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Dick Powell's Zane Grey …
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
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Playhouse 90
TV ShowOct 4, 1956

Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama …
Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
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My Friend Flicka
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TV ShowFeb 10, 1956

My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set …
My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set at the fictitious Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century. The program was filmed in color but initially aired in black and white on CBS at 7:30 p.m. Fridays from February 10, 1956, to February 1, 1957. It was a mid-season replacement for Gene Autry's The Adventures of Champion. Both series failed in the ratings against ABC's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.
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1955
Fury
TV ShowOct 15, 1955

Fury

Fury (retitled Brave Stallion in syndicated reruns) is an …
Fury (retitled Brave Stallion in syndicated reruns) is an American western television series that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1960. It stars Peter Graves as Jim Newton, who operates the Broken Wheel Ranch in California; Bobby Diamond as Jim's adopted son, Joey Clark Newton, and William Fawcett as ranch hand Pete Wilkey. Roger Mobley co-starred in the two final seasons as Homer "Packy" Lambert, a friend of Joey's.
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The Eternal Sea
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MovieApr 20, 1955

The Eternal Sea

The Eternal Sea (aka The Admiral Hoskins Story) is a 1955 …
The Eternal Sea (aka The Admiral Hoskins Story) is a 1955 American war film directed by John H. Auer and starring Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith and Ben Cooper. After an American naval officer loses his leg at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, he resists attempts to retire him and continues in the service after learning to cope with his disability. He goes on to be promoted to admiral and commands an aircraft carrier during the Korean War.
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Science Fiction Theatre
TV ShowApr 9, 1955

Science Fiction Theatre

Science Fiction Theatre is an …
Science Fiction Theatre is an American science fiction anthology series syndicated and broadcast from 1955 to 1957. It was produced by Ivan Tors and Maurice Ziv. A total of 78 episodes were produced.
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The Millionaire
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TV ShowJan 19, 1955

The Millionaire

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired …
The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960. It was originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series, produced by Don Fedderson and Fred Henry, explored the ways that sudden and unexpected wealth changed life, for better or for worse, and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television, finishing in the Nielsen ratings at #9 for the 1955–1956 season, #13 in 1956–1957, #17 in 1957–1958 and #30 in 1958–1959. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars ($9.35 million in 2018 dollars) from a benefactor who insisted they never knew him, with one exception.
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1954
Stories of the Century
TV ShowJan 23, 1954

Stories of the Century

Stories of the Century is a 39 …
Stories of the Century is a 39-episode Western television series starring Jim Davis that ran in syndication through Republic Pictures between 1954 and 1955.
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1953
Island in the Sky
MovieSep 3, 1953

Island in the Sky

A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced …
A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1952
Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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Four Star Playhouse
TV ShowSep 25, 1952

Four Star Playhouse

Four Star Playhouse is an American television …
Four Star Playhouse is an American television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. Four Star Playhouse was owned by Four Star International. Its episodes ranged anywhere from surreal mysteries, such as "The Man on the Train", to light comedies, such as "The Lost Silk Hat". The original premise was that Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell would take turns starring in episodes. However, several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine.
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Adventures of Superman
TV ShowSep 19, 1952

Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman is …
Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created in 1938. The show was the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California on RKO-Pathé stages and the RKO Forty Acres back lot. Cereal manufacturer Kellogg's sponsored the show. The show, which was produced for first-run television syndication rather than a network, has disputed first and last air dates, but they are generally accepted as September 19, 1952, and April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons (episodes 1–52, 26 titles per season) were filmed in black and white; seasons three through six (episodes 53–104, 13 titles per season) were filmed in color but originally telecast in black and white. Adventures of Superman was not shown in color until 1965, when the series was syndicated to local stations.
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1951
Warpath
MovieAug 1, 1951

Warpath

John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private …
John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.
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Roadblock
MovieJul 30, 1951

Roadblock

An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he …
An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he is increasingly attracted to, even though he sees her as a chiseller. She makes it clear that her tastes are too expensive for him, so he sets about getting a lot of money quickly if illegally. Perhaps too late, she starts to find that she is content with him just the way he is.
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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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Rawhide
MovieMar 25, 1951

Rawhide

A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller …
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.
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The Great Missouri Raid
MovieFeb 1, 1951

The Great Missouri Raid

In this Western, the James …
In this Western, the James and Younger boys ride the outlaw trail again all because of a mean Union Army Major.
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1950
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV ShowOct 12, 1950

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Burns and Allen was an …
Burns and Allen was an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. They worked together as a successful comedy team that entertained vaudeville, film, radio, and television audiences for over forty years.
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The Furies
MovieJul 21, 1950

The Furies

The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle …
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch. He borrows from banks, pays hired hands with his own script ("T.C.'s"), and carries on low-level warfare with the Mexicans who settled the land but are now considered squatters. He has enemies, including Rip Darrow, a saloon owner who's father T.C. took land from. His headstrong daughter, Vance, has a life-long friend in one of the Mexicans, her heart set on Rip, and dad's promise she'll run the Furies someday. Her hopes are smashed by Rip's revenge, a gold-digger who turns T.C.'s head, and T.C.'s own murderous imperialism. Is Vance to be cursed by fury and hatred?
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1946
The Big Sleep
MovieAug 22, 1946

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, …
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The film stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results." William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and added it to the National Film Registry.
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1945
They Were Expendable
MovieDec 7, 1945

They Were Expendable

The fall of the Phillippines to the Japanese in World War II, …
The fall of the Phillippines to the Japanese in World War II, and the heroism and tragedy of the defenders, as exemplified by the story of one American PT boat squadron.
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Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
MovieSep 1, 1945

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Life in small town Wisconsin. …
Life in small town Wisconsin. Selma and Arnold, aged 7 and 5, pal around together between their two farms. Selma has a newborn calf that her father gave to her which she named 'Elizabeth'. Nels is the editor of the Fuller Junction Spectator and the kids just call him 'editor'. Viola is the new school teacher from the big city. While Nels wants to marry Viola, Viola does not want to live in a small quiet, nothing happening town. The biggest news is that Faraassen has built a new barn.
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1944
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
MovieNov 1, 1944

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, …
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
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The Great Moment
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MovieJul 18, 1944

The Great Moment

The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston …
The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.
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1943
Gung Ho!
MovieDec 20, 1943

Gung Ho!

Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd …
Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands. The men selected come from different walks of life but have toughness in common. Under command of Colonel 'Thorwald', they're trained in all imaginable forms of combat. Then, after a perilous submarine journey, they face a daunting first mission: to annihilate the much larger Japanese garrison on Makin Island, in a lengthy battle sequence.
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1942
Commandos Strike at Dawn
MovieDec 30, 1942

Commandos Strike at Dawn

Commandos Strike at Dawn …
Commandos Strike at Dawn is a 1942 war film directed by John Farrow and written by Irwin Shaw from a short story entitled The Commandos by C.S. Forester that appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine in June 1942. Filmed in Canada, it starred Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish in her return to the screen, Cedric Hardwicke and Robert Coote.
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Captains of the Clouds
MovieFeb 12, 1942

Captains of the Clouds

Brian MacLean is a bush …
Brian MacLean is a bush pilot in the Canadian north and he's making a nasty reputation for himself. He's undercutting his fellow bush pilots' prices and seeks out jobs that have already been promised to others. He even steals rival Johnny Dutton's fiancée Emily Foster to keep him from marrying her. After a short-lived honeymoon in Ottawa, MacLean decides to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Like many others, he's itching to get to Europe where World War II is raging but Mac Lean has some difficulty adapting to the RCAF way of flying and giving up his fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach. After causing a death, he is expelled from the Air Force but using an old friend's identity, takes a on a job as a civilian pilot where he still hopes to get in on the action.
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1941
Dive Bomber
MovieAug 12, 1941

Dive Bomber

When Dr. Doug Lee fails to save the life of navy pilot Swede …
When Dr. Doug Lee fails to save the life of navy pilot Swede Larson, who blacked out and crashed after entering a steep dive, the flyer's friends take an immediate dislike to him and disparage his efforts to learn more about the problem by becoming a flyer himself. Lee's new superior officer, Dr. Lance Rogers, also exhibits resentment toward the presumptuous newcomer. They ultimately become friends and form a mutual bond of personal and professional respect when their research develops a high altitude flying suit which they hope will prevent the kind of blackouts that killed Swede. Unfortunately the process of experimental testing of the new device proves to be a dangerous undertaking.
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Sleepers West
MovieMar 14, 1941

Sleepers West

Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco …
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
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1940
Santa Fe Trail
MovieDec 13, 1940

Santa Fe Trail

In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from …
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
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The Great McGinty
MovieJul 24, 1940

The Great McGinty

In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty stops …
In a dive south of the border, bartender Dan McGinty stops a young man from committing suicide after a moment of dishonesty, and relates how a moment of honesty brought him down in a flashback. As a young man, McGinty joins a crooked political boss and rises from extortionist to alderman. Urged by the boss to marry his secretary to give respectability to his run for mayor, McGinty agrees -- only to fall in love with his wife and decide to do an honest thing for once in his life.
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The Man Who Talked Too Much
MovieJun 28, 1940

The Man Who Talked Too Much

Assistant District Attorney …
Assistant District Attorney Stephen Forbes, an impressive orator with a long list of convictions, resigns when an innocent boy is convicted and the real murderer confesses too late. He opens a cheap law office and his secretary Joan Reed goes with him. Business is bad until he ties up with J.B. Roscoe, the contact man between city hall and the underworld. Forbes moves to a swanky office and adds two people to his staff - his younger brother John, who he helped through law school, and Celia Farraday. Celia helps John win his first case and the two fall in love. John realizes his brother's firm isn't honest and wants to break the underworld contact. He opens Steve's safe for federal authorities hunting evidence against Roscoe. But the latter plants enough circumstantial evidence against John that the latter is convicted of murder and sent to death row.
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Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
MovieFeb 8, 1940

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

In the late 19th and early …
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Dr. Max Erlich makes several valuable contributions to medical science. His first is the ability to stain specific elements on a laboratory slide, such as tuberculosis. The second was the ability to develop a serum to fight diseases such as typhoid by slowly building up natural immunities to the disease. From these successes, Erlich moved on to using chemicals as a cure for disease. The idea was quite radical at the time as chemotherapy simply did not exist. His success at finding a cure for syphilis proves his ideas to be correct but he is forced to defend them in court when he sues a colleague for libel.
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois
MovieJan 22, 1940

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Humble Abraham Lincoln …
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
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1939
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
MovieAug 31, 1939

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

A novelist friend of Charlie's …
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
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Each Dawn I Die
MovieJul 22, 1939

Each Dawn I Die

A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by …
A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by news stories implicating him in criminal activity and decides to frame the reporter who wrote them for manslaughter in order to silence him.
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Let Freedom Ring
MovieFeb 24, 1939

Let Freedom Ring

Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he …
Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, that he's actually a government agent. But when Jim finds out, he tries to kill Steve.
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They Made Me a Criminal
MovieJan 21, 1939

They Made Me a Criminal

Johnnie is a boxer. The …
Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film.
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1937
Make Way for Tomorrow
MovieApr 30, 1937

Make Way for Tomorrow

An elderly couple, Lucy and …
An elderly couple, Lucy and Barkley Cooper, need a place to live after the bank forecloses on the mortgage. None of their five adult children will take both of them in however and are forced to live separately. It's all supposed to be a temporary arrangement for three months or so until the children can arrange something more permanent. Lucy goes to live with her son George but she always seems to be in the way, especially when George's wife Anita is teaching her bridge class. Barkley goes to live with his daughter Cora, who obvious resents his very presence and arranges for him to go live in California with another of his children. Lucy and Barkley do their best to maintain their dignity all the while.
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1928
Leona Maricle
MarriageAugust 1928

Leona Maricle

Leona Maricle (December 23, 1905 – March 25, 1988) was an …
Leona Maricle (December 23, 1905 – March 25, 1988) was an American stage and film actress known for "distinctive characterizations of colorful ladies." Maricle was a graduate of Texas State College for Women. Her Broadway debut came in The Trial of Mary Dugan (1927). Her final appearance on Broadway was in Never Too Late (1962).
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Dora Heydt
Marriage1928

Dora Heydt

Married Dora Heydt.
1903
Louis Jean Heydt
BirthApril 1903

Louis Jean Heydt

Louis Jean Heydt was born.
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