American Character Actor

Noel Madison

  • Apr 30, 1897 - Jan 06, 1975 (age 77)
  • 5' 10" (1.79 m)
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1975
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1948
The Gentleman from Nowhere
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MovieSep 9, 1948

The Gentleman from Nowhere

Security guard, wounded in a …
Security guard, wounded in a robbery of furs, arouses the suspicions of an insurance investigator.
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1943
Jitterbugs
MovieJun 5, 1943

Jitterbugs

The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty …
The boys team up with a likable con man to help a pretty singer's mother who's been taken in by swindlers.
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The Black Raven
MovieMay 21, 1943

The Black Raven

A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark …
A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.
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Shantytown
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MovieApr 20, 1943

Shantytown

Elizabeth "Liz" Gorty (Mary Lee) lives with her mother and …
Elizabeth "Liz" Gorty (Mary Lee) lives with her mother and stepfather in a ramshackle boarding house in "Shantytown" on the "wrong side of the tracks." Bill Allen (John Archer) and his wife Virginia (Marjorie Lord) rent a room from the Gorty's and "Liz", always a tomboy, resolves to become a lady like Virginia, who is expecting a baby. Bill is a fugitive from the law because he was innocently involved in a crime pulled off by the "Ace" Landers gang. Landers (Noel Madison) locates Bill and the latter is forced to drive a get-away car in a bank robbery. The gang is caught but Bill escapes. Meanwhile, Virginia is ill and is attended by kindly old "Doc" Herndon (Harry Davenport). "Liz" manages to get on an amateur-hour broadcast, sings "On The Corner of Sunshine and Main" and "It Had To Be You", accompanied by Marty Malneck (Matty Malneck) and his Orchestra , and she tosses in a plea for Bill to come home.
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1942
Miss V from Moscow
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MovieNov 23, 1942

Miss V from Moscow

Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead …
Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead German spy whom she closely resembles. Her ally is Steve Worth, an American serving in the British armed services, and the two work with the Free French underground agents in Paris to send secret radio messages to Moscow that save the American convoys from German submarines.
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Bombs Over Burma
MovieJun 5, 1942

Bombs Over Burma

Early in World War II, Chungking schoolteacher Lin Yang is …
Early in World War II, Chungking schoolteacher Lin Yang is recruited to help with the dangerous mission of protecting the Allied supply line from Burma into China. In spite of the danger involved, her determination to help is strengthened when one of her young students is killed in a Japanese air raid. Some time later, she is part of a group of Allied representatives departing from Lashio, on a bus traveling the Burma Road back to China. A bridge outage forces them to spend the night in a monastery along the way, and during the night they watch in horror as a supply convoy of trucks is bombed by Japanese planes. The timing and accuracy of the raid brings them to realize that either one of their group, or perhaps the priest in the monastery, is really an enemy agent.
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A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
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MovieMay 7, 1942

A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen

Detective Ellery Queen tries …
Detective Ellery Queen tries to find a missing man, and gets embroiled in a case of murder and embezzlement.
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Secret Agent of Japan
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MovieMar 16, 1942

Secret Agent of Japan

Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) …
Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston Foster), the manager of this combination bar and gambling house. He refuses to turn the letter over to her and she steals it. Bonnell later recovers the letter which contains a coded note. Kay reveals she is an agent of the British Secret Service. Bonnell, a fugitive from American justice, says he will turn over the note to the highest bidder. When he approaches the Japanese, they seize him but he escapes, after learing that the note was part of an alarm for Japanese fifth columnists everywhere after the attack on Pearl Harbor that has just been set in motion.
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Joe Smith, American
MovieFeb 1, 1942

Joe Smith, American

Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft …
Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to get him to betray his country. He escapes and leads the FBI to his captors.
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1941
Highway West
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MovieAug 7, 1941

Highway West

ClaIre Foster (Brenda Marshall) discovers that her …
ClaIre Foster (Brenda Marshall) discovers that her respectable-businessman husband George Foster (Arthur Kennedy) isn't respectable and isn't a businessman, but a gunman in this remake-version of "Heat Lightning".
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Sucker List
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MovieJul 26, 1941

Sucker List

Mr. Brown and his racketeer buddies, calling their …
Mr. Brown and his racketeer buddies, calling their company "Best Selections", come up with a scheme to bilk those already seemingly desperate for money of what little they have. The scheme has two main components: they print and circulate a list of horse racing winners making it look like they've predicted the winners, and they, with a list of bank loan applicants in hand, telephone these people telling them of a sure bet. Seeing after the fact in the racing forms that the sure bet did in fact win the races, these loan applicants, desperate for money, will then go to the Best Selections office to make a subsequent bet through their bookies, who in reality are fakes. Mr. Brown's associates give them a name of a horse certain to lose, and the bet is made with the fake bookie. One of those targeted is Bill Allen, who can't afford the medical bills racking up for his pregnant wife, Mary Allen. Another victim is Charles Adams, a mechanic who just wants to make a little money. Charles' unfortunate situation may be what the police need to capture Brown and his gang.
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Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery
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MovieMar 9, 1941

Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery

Jewlery smuggled into the …
Jewlery smuggled into the United States from China.
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Footsteps in the Dark
MovieMar 8, 1941

Footsteps in the Dark

A high-society gent has a …
A high-society gent has a secret life - he writes murder mysteries and hangs out with the police attempting to solve crimes. This causes him no end of problems when his wife wants to know about his little disappearances and exceptionally late nights out.
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1940
The Great Plane Robbery
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MovieNov 15, 1940

The Great Plane Robbery

When gang leader Joe …
When gang leader Joe Colson (Noel Madison) is released from prison, the Consolidated Life Insurance Company fears that he will be murdered before his policy expires in ninety days, and assigns private detective Mike Henderson (Jack Holt) to protect him. Henderson follows him aboard a plane bound for the coast and, in mid-air, the plane is taken over by three gangsters who land it near a secluded hunting lodge. Frankie Toller (Stanley Fields), racketeer, then takes over and tells the passenger they will be held prisoners until Colson reveals where his money has been hidden.
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Know Your Money
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MovieJan 27, 1940

Know Your Money

The MGM crime reporter presents Captain George D. Waldron …
The MGM crime reporter presents Captain George D. Waldron of the New York District of the US Secret Service, who talks about counterfeiting. He recounts one case where the New York area was flooded with counterfeit $10 bills. When the first of those bills was spotted by the bank, it went to the Secret Service for analysis. Beyond noticing the different markings from real bills, they determined any other similarities between subsequent counterfeit bills they came across. They also had to figure out who was an innocent recipient of a bill as opposed who was working as part of the network distributing the bills. They also did a check of the source of the paper, and did a background check on known criminals who had a counterfeiting background. They hoped that piecing together all the evidence gathered would lead them to the head of the counterfeiting ring.
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1939
City in Darkness
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MovieDec 1, 1939

City in Darkness

Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War …
Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
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Missing Evidence
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MovieNov 16, 1939

Missing Evidence

A Government agent finds romance while investigating a …
A Government agent finds romance while investigating a fraudulent sweepstakes racket.
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1938
Climbing High
MovieNov 1, 1938

Climbing High

Wealthy Nicky (Sir Michael Redgrave) finds himself …
Wealthy Nicky (Sir Michael Redgrave) finds himself engaged to gold-digger Lady Constance (Margaret Vyner), but he really loves scatty model Diana (Jesse Matthews). Complications, slapstick, and mountaineering are the result.
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Crackerjack
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MovieOct 1, 1938

Crackerjack

Jack Drake,a man with a hundred faces and in reality a modern …
Jack Drake,a man with a hundred faces and in reality a modern-day Robin Hood known only as Crackerjack, thrills all England with his exploits of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. As a guest at a society party "Crackerjack" steals some valuable pearls, and the next day learns there has also been a hold-up at the party and a man killed. and Scotland Yard considers Crackerjack to be the leader of the killer-gang, and he realizes that someone is using his name to cover their own crimes. And sets out to prove it without having to disclose who he really is.
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Kate Plus Ten
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MovieAug 1, 1938

Kate Plus Ten

Kate is secretary to Lord Flamborough. But she is also …
Kate is secretary to Lord Flamborough. But she is also leader of a criminal gang. Can Mike Pemberton catch her red-handed?
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Sailing Along
MovieJan 25, 1938

Sailing Along

Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are …
Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a player in the world of high finance. An eccentric millionaire decides to do what he can to see that they achieve their dreams.
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1937
Gangway
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MovieAug 20, 1937

Gangway

Newspaper reporter becomes involved with gang of crooks …
Newspaper reporter becomes involved with gang of crooks who take her for a tough American gangster.
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The Man Who Made Diamonds
MovieJun 1, 1937

The Man Who Made Diamonds

The Man Who Made …
The Man Who Made Diamonds is a 1937 British crime film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Noel Madison, James Stephenson and Lesley Brook. A professor invents a way of manufacturing diamonds.
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Man of the People
MovieJan 29, 1937

Man of the People

Jack Moreno is an attorney with an office in the neighborhood he …
Jack Moreno is an attorney with an office in the neighborhood he grew up in. All he wants is to help his friends and neighbors. But he has to do business with the mob in order to make a living.
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1936
House of Secrets
MovieOct 28, 1936

House of Secrets

Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved …
Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.
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Our Relations
MovieSep 15, 1936

Our Relations

Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks …
Two pairs of long-lost twin brothers experience high jinks involving a valuable ring, cases of mistaken identity, and gangsters.
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Missing Girls
MovieSep 10, 1936

Missing Girls

A group of gangsters shoot Senator Benson (Wallis Clark) and …
A group of gangsters shoot Senator Benson (Wallis Clark) and take his daughter, Dorothy Benton (Muriel Evans) and her friend Ann Jason (Ann Doran) as hostages at Ma Barton's hideout. Reporter Jimmie Dugan (Roger Pryor) shows up disguised as a tramp.
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Easy Money
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MovieJun 14, 1936

Easy Money

Dan Adams resigns his position as prosecutor on the district …
Dan Adams resigns his position as prosecutor on the district attorney's staff and sets out to clean up a gang of fake-accident racketeers. He gets a job with an insurance company, and assures the company president he will get the goods on the gang or die in the attempt. At the company offices, he meets Carol Carter and she, believing he is a shyster (possibly redundant) lawyer in the employ of the racketeers gives him as little help as possible. Dan visits his brother Eddie, who is mixed up with the gang and tries to make him break away. Eddie is belligerent but finally, because of the pressure brought by Dan and his wife Tonia, agrees to go straight. The gang, led by "Duke" Trotti, fears he will squeal and they kill him, plus they make his death look like an accident and plan to collect on it. Dan is closing in on the gang when Carol, who is now his assistant, comes up with some conclusive evidence, but "Duke" has plans to get rid of her before she can give the information to Dan.
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Murder at Glen Athol
MovieFeb 28, 1936

Murder at Glen Athol

A famous detective is invited to a swanky party at an elegant …
A famous detective is invited to a swanky party at an elegant mansion, but before the night is over he finds himself involved with gangsters, blackmail and murder.
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Muss 'em Up
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MovieFeb 1, 1936

Muss 'em Up

A private detective is enlisted to find out who shot a dog and …
A private detective is enlisted to find out who shot a dog and threatened its owner, but before long he's also involved in a kidnapping and murder plot.
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1935
The Pace That Kills
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MovieDec 1, 1935

The Pace That Kills

Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl …
Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."
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Three Kids and a Queen
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MovieOct 21, 1935

Three Kids and a Queen

A wealthy woman is taken in …
A wealthy woman is taken in by three slum kids when she falls out of her carriage and hurts herself when her horse spooks.
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Woman Wanted
MovieAug 2, 1935

Woman Wanted

Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a …
Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to jail a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from the police, as well as his fiancée, with the help of his butler Peedles. Ann is also wanted by the mobsters who really committed the murder as they think she knows where $250,000 worth of bonds are hidden. When the mobsters find and abduct her, Tony enlists the help of the D.A. and the police to try to get her back.
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The Girl Who Came Back
MovieJun 21, 1935

The Girl Who Came Back

A counterfeiter gives up her …
A counterfeiter gives up her life of crime and goes straight. She gets a job in a bank, but the members of her former gang hear about it and try to blackmail her into helping them rob the bank.
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What Price Crime
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MovieMay 28, 1935

What Price Crime

Thieves break into a warehouse that stores guns, steal them …
Thieves break into a warehouse that stores guns, steal them and kill the night watchman. An undercover agent assigned to the case happens to get into a traffic accident with the sister of the man the police suspect is head of the burglary ring, and in order to work his way into the gang, he romances the boss' sister. Complications ensue when the two fall in love.
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G Men
MovieApr 18, 1935

G Men

It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for …
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval for arrests - that doesn't stop fresh Law School grad Eddie Buchanan from joining up, and he encourages his former roommate James "Brick" Davis (James Cagney) to do so as well. But Davis wants to be an honest lawyer, not a shyster, despite his ties to mobster boss McKay, and he's intent on doing so, until Buchanan is gunned down trying to arrest career criminal Danny Leggett. Davis soon joins the "G-Men" as they hunt down Leggett (soon-to-be Public Enemy Number One) and his cronies Collins and Durfee, who are engaged in a crime and murder spree from New York to the midwest.
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Four Hours to Kill!
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MovieApr 11, 1935

Four Hours to Kill!

A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his …
A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses on the relationship between the two men, and also between various characters in the theater audience, staff and cast.
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1934
Manhattan Melodrama
MovieMay 4, 1934

Manhattan Melodrama

Orphans Edward "Blackie" Gallagher and Jim Wade are …
Orphans Edward "Blackie" Gallagher and Jim Wade are lifelong friends who take different paths in life. Blackie thrives on gambling and grows up to be a hard-nosed racketeer. Bookworm Wade becomes a D.A. vying for the Governorship. When Blackie's girlfriend Eleanor leaves him and marries the more down to earth Wade, Blackie harbors no resentment. In fact, their friendship is so strong that Blackie murders an attorney threatening to derail Wade's bid to become Governor. The morally straight Wade's last job as D.A. is to convict his friend of the murder, and send him to the electric chair. After he becomes Governor, Wade has the authority to commute Blackie's death sentence-- a decision that pits his high moral ethics against a lifelong friendship.
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Journal of a Crime
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MovieMar 10, 1934

Journal of a Crime

A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is …
A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.
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1933
Destination Unknown
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MovieApr 1, 1933

Destination Unknown

A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the …
A group of people are stuck on a schooner in the middle of the Pacific with no wind.
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Laughter in Hell
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MovieJan 12, 1933

Laughter in Hell

In the late 1800s, a man is sentenced to life at hard …
In the late 1800s, a man is sentenced to life at hard labor for killing his wife and her lover.
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1932
Me and My Gal
MovieDec 3, 1932

Me and My Gal

Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress …
Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.
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The Last Mile
MovieAug 17, 1932

The Last Mile

Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims …
Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. Walters gets caught up in the riot, while on the outside his friends are trying to find evidence of his innocence.
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The Trial of Vivienne Ware
MovieMay 1, 1932

The Trial of Vivienne Ware

Incredibly fast-moving …
Incredibly fast-moving courtroom yarn in which Bennett is defended by ex-beau Cook when she's accused of killing her faithless fiance, while the trial is broadcast live on the radio.
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Symphony of Six Million
MovieApr 14, 1932

Symphony of Six Million

Boy grows up to become a …
Boy grows up to become a successful doctor at the expense of family relationships.
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Play Girl
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MovieMar 12, 1932

Play Girl

A young woman's financial problems continue through a …
A young woman's financial problems continue through a troubled marriage to a gambler.
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1931
The Finger Points
MovieApr 11, 1931

The Finger Points

Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job …
Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with The Press. His first assignment on gangsters gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid and Lee in the hospital. He quickly finds that it is everyone for himself, so he goes into the business of not reporting for a fee. He quickly learns to shake down the gangsters, and with the paper behind him, they leave Lee alone. But the girl he is crazy for will only trade a ring for his going straight.
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1930
The Doorway to Hell
MovieOct 18, 1930

The Doorway to Hell

Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the …
Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries Doris and retires to Florida to write his autobiography and play golf. In his absence the gang warfare flares, but he does not return as he wants to give a respectable image of life to his wife, younger brother and his Florida neighbors. While letters and telegrams from Mileaway will not influence his decision, events will.
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Sinners' Holiday
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MovieOct 11, 1930

Sinners' Holiday

Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, …
Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.
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1929
Toby R. Madison
ChildJune 1929

Toby R. Madison

Toby R. Madison born.
1926
Marjorie Joyce Nathan
MarriageFebruary 1926

Marjorie Joyce Nathan

Married Marjorie Joyce Nathan.
1897
Noel Madison
BirthApril 1897

Noel Madison

Noel Madison was born.
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