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Louise Closser Hale

  • Oct 13, 1872 - Jul 26, 1933 (age 60)
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1933
Dinner at Eight
MovieAug 23, 1933

Dinner at Eight

Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is making …
Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is making for a high-class dinner party. Her husband Oliver is in failing health, and he is also worried because someone is trying to buy up the stock in his shipping business - even his old friend Carlotta wants to sell her stock. Hoping to get help from businessman Dan Packard, he persuades Millicent, against her wishes, to invite Packard and his wife to the dinner. As Oliver's problems get worse, Millicent is increasingly quick-tempered because the plans for the party are not going smoothly. As the time for the dinner approaches, it appears that the hosts and the guests will all have plenty on their minds.
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Another Language
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MovieJul 28, 1933

Another Language

Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry …
Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, ...
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Louise Closser Hale
PersonalJuly 1933

Louise Closser Hale

Louise Closser Hale passed away.
Storm at Daybreak
MovieJul 14, 1933

Storm at Daybreak

Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a …
Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand. While there he runs into Geza, an old friend in the Hungarian Army ...
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The Barbarian
MovieMay 12, 1933

The Barbarian

The Barbarian, also known as A Night in Cairo, is a 1933 …
The Barbarian, also known as A Night in Cairo, is a 1933 American pre-Code romance drama film produced and directed by Sam Wood and starring Ramon Novarro and Myrna Loy. Written by Elmer Harris and Anita Loos, and based on the play The Arab by Edgar Selwyn, the film is about an American woman tourist in Egypt who has several suitors, among them an Arab guide who is more than he seems. The film was released on May 12, 1933 in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The play had been filmed previously by MGM as The Arab (1924) with Novarro and Alice Terry.
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The White Sister
MovieMar 17, 1933

The White Sister

Angela, the daughter of Prince Chiaromonte, is set to marry …
Angela, the daughter of Prince Chiaromonte, is set to marry Ernesto Traversi, a dull banker, when she unexpectedly meets dashing Lt. Giovanni Severi at carnival time. Angela and Giovanni begin meeting in secret and soon fall in love. She informs her father that she won't be going through with the wedding to Ernesto and wants to marry Giovanni instead. But Angela's marriage to Giovanni is put on hold, first by the untimely death of her disapproving father and then by the outbreak of war. When it appears that Giovanni has been killed in battle, Angela vows never to marry and becomes a nun, dedicating her life in service to God. Meanwhile Giovanni recuperates behind enemy lines with his only thought being to find a way home to Angela.
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Today We Live
MovieMar 3, 1933

Today We Live

Today We Live is a 1933 American pre-Code romance drama …
Today We Live is a 1933 American pre-Code romance drama film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone. Based on the story Turnabout by William Faulkner, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post on March 5, 1932, the film is about two officers during World War I, who compete for the same beautiful young woman. Faulkner provided dialogue for the film, making it the only film version of his work that Faulkner co-wrote.
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1932
The Son-Daughter
MovieDec 23, 1932

The Son-Daughter

A large group of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco …
A large group of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco is clandestinely donating whatever money they earn to smuggle arms into China for the rebels in their fight against the centuries old ...
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No More Orchids
MovieNov 25, 1932

No More Orchids

At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome …
At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony.
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Faithless
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MovieOct 15, 1932

Faithless

Faithless is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama film …
Faithless is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama film about a spoiled socialite who learns a sharp lesson when she loses all her money during the Great Depression. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead and Robert Montgomery and is based on Mildred Cram's novel Tinfoil, which was the film's working title.
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Movie Crazy
MovieAug 12, 1932

Movie Crazy

Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no …
Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a screen-test, and goes off to Hollywood. At the studio, he does everything wrong and causes all sorts of trouble. But he catches the fancy of a beautiful actress, and eventually the studio owner recognizes him as a comic genius.
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
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MovieJul 3, 1932

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook …
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1932 film based on the 1903 children's classic novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It was filmed by Fox Film Corporation and directed by Alfred Santell. The film starred Marian Nixon as Rebecca and co-starred Ralph Bellamy.
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New Morals for Old
MovieJun 4, 1932

New Morals for Old

A single mother struggles to raise her son and daughter,who …
A single mother struggles to raise her son and daughter,who find it difficult to listen to her life lessons.they forge their own lives,and make their own mistakes as a result.
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Letty Lynton
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MovieApr 30, 1932

Letty Lynton

Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, …
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
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Sky Bride
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MovieMar 20, 1932

Sky Bride

Barnstorming pilots Speed Condon, Bill Adams, and Eddie Smith …
Barnstorming pilots Speed Condon, Bill Adams, and Eddie Smith travel the country with their manager, Alec Dugan, performing at fairs and air shows and hawking rides for the locals. But when...
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The Man Who Played God
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MovieFeb 19, 1932

The Man Who Played God

Montgomery Royle is a …
Montgomery Royle is a famed pianist whose student, the much younger Grace Blair, believes herself to be in love with him. When an explosion destroys Royle's hearing, he is bitter at the loss of his art and profession. His sister Florence persuades him to learn lip-reading as a way to break out of the isolation of deafness. Royle discovers a new meaning to his life when he uses his new lip-reading knowledge to help others. But the new skill has serious ramifications for his relationship with Grace.
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Shanghai Express
MovieFeb 2, 1932

Shanghai Express

Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned …
Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three days. The British Army doctor, Donald Harvey, knew Lil before she became a famous "coaster." A fellow passenger defines a coaster as "a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast." When Chinese guerillas stop the train, Dr. Harvey is selected as the hostage. Lil saves him, but can she make him believe that she really hasn't changed from the woman he loved five years before?
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1931
Platinum Blonde
MovieOct 24, 1931

Platinum Blonde

Reporter 'Stew' Smith meets beautiful Ann Schuyler, a rich …
Reporter 'Stew' Smith meets beautiful Ann Schuyler, a rich socialite, while covering the story of a scandal involving Ann's family. Ann takes a liking to the wisecracking Smith and the couple eventually elope. Stew's roots as a street smart reporter don't prepare him well for mixing with Ann's high society friends and he starts spending more time with his 'pal', female reporter Gallagher. Everything comes to a head when Ann and her family return home to their mansion one evening and find that Stew has invited all his 'pals' over for an impromptu drinking party.
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Devotion
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MovieSep 25, 1931

Devotion

The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter …
The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from ...
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Rebound
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MovieAug 28, 1931

Rebound

Rebound is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film starring Ina …
Rebound is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film starring Ina Claire, Robert Ames and Myrna Loy. Directed by Edward H. Griffith, the film is based on the play of the same name by Donald Ogden Stewart.
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Daddy Long Legs
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MovieJun 5, 1931

Daddy Long Legs

Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy …
Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ...
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Born to Love
MovieApr 17, 1931

Born to Love

Born to Love is a 1931 American pre-Code melodrama film, …
Born to Love is a 1931 American pre-Code melodrama film, directed by Paul L. Stein from an original screenplay by Ernest Pascal. It starred Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea and Paul Cavanagh in a lovers' triangle set in London during World War I. It was only the second film produced by RKO Pathé after the merger of the two studios, and according to RKO records, it made a profit of $90,000.
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Captain Applejack
MovieJan 31, 1931

Captain Applejack

Captain Applejack is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy …
Captain Applejack is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film, produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The film was directed by Hobart Henley and stars John Halliday, Mary Brian, Kay Strozzi and Arthur Edmund Carewe. The film was based on a 1921 play of the same name, starring Wallace Eddinger and written by Walter C. Hackett. The play had previously been filmed as a silent film in 1923 under the title of Strangers of the Night.
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1930
The Princess and the Plumber
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MovieDec 21, 1930

The Princess and the Plumber

A derogated prince hopes to …
A derogated prince hopes to restore his wealth and power by marrying off his daughter to royalty. Unfortunately, she has fallen in love with a young man who has been hired to fix the plumbing in their run-down castle.
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Big Boy
MovieSep 11, 1930

Big Boy

Big Boy is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film …
Big Boy is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film produced by Warner Bros.. The film was directed by Alan Crosland and stars Al Jolson, Claudia Dell, Louise Closser Hale, and Noah Beery. The film is based on the 1925 Broadway hit show of the same name in which Jolson also starred.
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Dangerous Nan McGrew
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MovieJun 22, 1930

Dangerous Nan McGrew

Dangerous Nan McGrew is the sharp-shooting expert of a …
Dangerous Nan McGrew is the sharp-shooting expert of a traveling medicine show that is stranded in the Canadian northwest at the snowbound hunting lodge of wealthy Mrs. Benson. Nan is ...
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1929
Paris
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MovieNov 7, 1929

Paris

Cora Sabbot (Louise Closser Hale) leaves her Newton Center, …
Cora Sabbot (Louise Closser Hale) leaves her Newton Center, Massachusetts home and goes to Paris, France with the express purpose of preventing the marriage of her son, Andrew Sabbot (Jason Robards Sr as Jason Robards), to stage star Vivienne Rolland ( Irène Bordon).
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The Outlaw In-Law
MovieAug 7, 1929

The Outlaw In-Law

The Outlaw In-Law released.
The Hole in the Wall
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MovieApr 27, 1929

The Hole in the Wall

Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To …
Mrs. Ramsey sent Jean Oliver to prison on a false charge. To get even, Jean (disguised as Madame Mystera) plans to kidnap her daughter and turn her into a thief. Love entanglements with a gangster known as "The Fox" and newspaperman Grant complicate her plans.
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1899
Walter Hale
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Walter Hale

Walter Hale was born on August 4, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, …
Walter Hale was born on August 4, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Walter Stearns Hale. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lightning Conductor (1914), The Prisoner of Zenda (1913) and The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (1914). He was married to Louise Closser Hale. He died on December 4, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA.
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1872
Louise Closser Hale
BirthOctober 1872

Louise Closser Hale

Louise Closser Hale was born.
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