Theatre Actor

Olin Howland

  • Feb 10, 1886 - Sep 20, 1959 (age 73)
  • 6' 2" (1.87 m)
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1959
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1958
The Blob
MovieSep 10, 1958

The Blob

After teenagers Steve Andrews and his girlfriend Jane Martin see …
After teenagers Steve Andrews and his girlfriend Jane Martin see a meteorite crash nearby, they set off to investigate. They come across an old man who seems to have some type of gelatinous matters stuck to his hand. They take him to Dr. Hallen who isn't sure what the substance is but Steve becomes convinced it's a monster of some sort after both the old man and the doctor vanish. As the creature consumes more and more people, it grows larger and larger. Steve's biggest problem is that he can't get anyone to believe him and continually faces skeptical policeman and angry parents. The creature finally reaches a size that it cannot be missed and everyone wonders how they will possibly stop it
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1954
Them!
MovieJun 15, 1954

Them!

In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his …
In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony?
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1951
Santa Fe
MovieApr 1, 1951

Santa Fe

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their …
After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.
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1950
Rock Island Trail
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MovieApr 20, 1950

Rock Island Trail

Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to …
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
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1948
Last of the Wild Horses
MovieDec 27, 1948

Last of the Wild Horses

A cowboy must clear himself …
A cowboy must clear himself of a murder he did not commit.
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The Paleface
MovieDec 24, 1948

The Paleface

Someone is selling guns to the Indians and in order to find …
Someone is selling guns to the Indians and in order to find the culprit Calamity Jane and a secret agent go undercover posing as man and wife. When the agent is killed Jane recruits a new husband -- none other than innocent dupe "Painless" Peter Potter, a totally inept dentist and confirmed coward who's main goal is to leave the barbaric west far behind. When their wagon train is attacked by the Indians it's Jane's sharpshooting that saves the day, but she gives the credit to Potter making him an instant hero to the townspeople and instant target to both the Indians and the gunrunners.
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Station West
MovieSep 1, 1948

Station West

Dick Powell stars as Haven, an army undercover investigator …
Dick Powell stars as Haven, an army undercover investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen. Travelling incognito, Haven arrives in a small frontier outpost, where saloon singer Charlie controls all illegal activities. After making short work of Charlie's burly henchman, Haven gets a job in her organization biding his time and gathering evidence against the gorgeous crime boss. Cast as a philosophical hotel keeper, Burl Ives is afforded the opportunity to sing a a ballad.
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The Dude Goes West
MovieMay 30, 1948

The Dude Goes West

Daniel Bone (Eddie Albert) leaves his Bowery gunsmith shop in …
Daniel Bone (Eddie Albert) leaves his Bowery gunsmith shop in New York City to seek his fortune in the American West, and, on the train, meets Liza Crockett (Gale Storm'), also heading west, where her father had been murdered after discovering a gold mine. The Pecos Kid ('Gilbert Roland (I)') tries to steal Liz's map to the mine, but is accidentally foiled by Dan'l. Liz and Dan'l part, after a quarrel, but meet again in Arsenic City where the mine is located.
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1947
Apache Rose
MovieFeb 15, 1947

Apache Rose

The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the …
The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship.
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Angel and the Badman
MovieFeb 7, 1947

Angel and the Badman

Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and …
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
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1945
Dakota
MovieNov 1, 1945

Dakota

In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra …
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender and Bigtree Collins, who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire... trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce, an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin and Carp, board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
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Captain Eddie
MovieJun 19, 1945

Captain Eddie

WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which …
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
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1944
Can't Help Singing
MovieDec 25, 1944

Can't Help Singing

A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her …
A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush.
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1943
The Falcon and the Co-eds
MovieNov 10, 1943

The Falcon and the Co-eds

Tom Lawrence, the Falcon, …
Tom Lawrence, the Falcon, is called to the Bluecliff School for young ladies to look into the murder of one of its professors (and hopefully cover up the scandal such a murder will entail). After his arrival murder strikes again.
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A Stranger in Town
MovieApr 1, 1943

A Stranger in Town

In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is …
In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets help from a visiting hunter who, unknown to Adams and the rest of the town, is actually vacationing supreme court justice John Josephus Grant.
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The Falcon Strikes Back
MovieApr 1, 1943

The Falcon Strikes Back

Tom Lawrence, who has …
Tom Lawrence, who has inherited his brother's sobriquet of "The Falcon," is framed for the theft of war bonds and murder.
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Young and Willing
MovieFeb 5, 1943

Young and Willing

For those, if any, who have wondered why so many …
For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold to United Artists in the early-40's when U.A. was having trouble meeting their exhibitor contracts because of lack of product, mainly due to their loss of production in England. A group of starving, but young and willing, actors band together to share finances and an apartment. Norman Reese (William Holden) orders no love nonsense between the boys and girls till they are set on Broadway, but Marge Benson (Barbara Britton) and Tony Dennison (James Brown) are already secretly married. A friend drops in to see Dottie Coburn (Martha O'Driscoll) and is shocked to find the boys and girls sharing the same apartment and insists it is her duty to inform Dottie's father (Jay Fassett.) Since Dottie is the only one with any money, the boys hurriedly pack their belongings and leave until after Mr. Coburn's visit. Seeing nothing but girls, Dad is pacified until one of the boys, George Bodell (Eddie Bracken) not in on and unaware of the "move", comes home to take a bath, and the girls, to keep Coburn in the dark, accuse him of bring a "mad housebreaker." The downstairs tenant, producer Arthur Kenny (Robert Benchley), also gets involved.
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1942
Ridin' Down the Canyon
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MovieDec 30, 1942

Ridin' Down the Canyon

Those who might write about …
Those who might write about this film without seeing it might also question why the government needed horses during WW II (if that is all they knew about it from a short synopsis read somewhere), but viewing it one can learn that Jim Fellows, is the head of a government experiment in wild horse reclamation for purposes other than war, and his efforts are hampered by Gus Jordan, manager of the swanky Lariat Lodge dude ranch, but actually the leader of a gang of rustlers who steal the horses as fast as the ranchers can round them up for the project. When the rustlers steal a herd from Alice Blake, her kid brother Bobbie, sets out to get help from his radio favorites, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, and the Sons of the Pioneers, who are en route to Lariat Lodge to play a one-night stand. While riding down the road with Gabby Whittaker, who has given him a ride in his jalopy, Bobbie sees three men who he recognizes as rustlers and, when he tries to stop them, they begin beating him with whips. His life is saved by the timely arrival of Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers. On the way to take Bobbie back to his sister, who is at the Fellows Ranch, they run into the rustlers on a raid, and take Burt Wooster and Pete prisoners. Wooster, the foreman at the Fellows Ranch, is actually an accomplice working for Jordan. He insists that he is not a gang member and Roy, pretending to believe him, agrees to let him take Pete to Sheriff Brite. Unaware that Roy and the Sons are following, Wooster and Pete go straight to the Lariat Lodge, where Wooster, after announcing that he is quitting, soon learns that he should have gone to the Sheriff with Pete, because Jordan and Pete shoot him. He lives long enough to tell Roy that the signal for a rustler raid is the playing of a certain song over the Lodge's nightly radio program.
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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MovieDec 24, 1942

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

War hero Johnny Kovacs …
War hero Johnny Kovacs works with his superiors to hide from a star crossed lover while on leave and falls in love while living at a boarding house.
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The Man Who Wouldn't Die
MovieApr 27, 1942

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

A private detective gets …
A private detective gets mixed up with a phony spiritualist racket.
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This Gun for Hire
MovieApr 24, 1942

This Gun for Hire

Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a …
Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.
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Mr. and Mrs. North
MovieJan 23, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. North

Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie …
Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie Allen)return home after a night away in a holiday spirit. The spirit soon vanishes when the body of a man falls out of the liquor closet. The corpse is identified as Stanley Brent, the estranged husband of Carol Brent (Rose Hobart), a friend of Pam's. As the clues are unearthed, it appears that some member of the North's social circle, who knew they would be away, gained entrance to their apartment, asked Brent to come there and murdered him. Pam tries to establish alibis for all of her friends, and in doing so inadvertently establishes who killed Brent.
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1941
Belle Starr
MovieSep 5, 1941

Belle Starr

The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has …
The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against exploiters until she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap. Highly romanticized and little connection with history.
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The Shepherd of the Hills
MovieJul 18, 1941

The Shepherd of the Hills

A mysterious stranger arrives …
A mysterious stranger arrives in the Missouri hills and befriends a young backwoods girl. Much to the dislike of her moonshiner fiancé who has vowed to find and kill his own father.
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The Great Lie
MovieApr 5, 1941

The Great Lie

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane …
After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.
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1940
Young People
MovieAug 23, 1940

Young People

Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged …
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
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1939
Gone with the Wind
MovieDec 15, 1939

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical …
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).
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The Return of Doctor X
MovieNov 23, 1939

The Return of Doctor X

New York newspaper …
New York newspaper reporter Walter Barnett finds himself out of a job after he claims to have found actress Angela Merrova dead in her apartment - only the next day she showed up alive and threatened to sue the paper. Determined to investigate he discovers her involvement with a strange doctor who is an expert on human blood. Barnett then finds a connection to a series of gruesome murders where the victims were all found drained of blood.
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Blondie Brings Up Baby
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MovieNov 8, 1939

Blondie Brings Up Baby

A salesman convinces …
A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.
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Zenobia
MovieApr 21, 1939

Zenobia

A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to …
A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.
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Nancy Drew... Reporter
MovieFeb 18, 1939

Nancy Drew... Reporter

While participating in a …
While participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story, local attorney Carson Drew's daughter Nancy intercepts a real story assignment. She "covers" the inquest of the death of a woman who was poisoned. Nancy doesn't think the young woman accused of the crime is guilty and corrals her neighbor Ted into searching for a vital piece of evidence, and they stumble onto the identity of the real killer.
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1938
Sweethearts
MovieDec 22, 1938

Sweethearts

A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an …
A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them away from relatives and friends who want to engage them in countless performances. However, when it comes to signing their Hollywood contract they do not sign as Gwen has been perceived into believing her seetheart and husband is engaged in an affair with their personal assistant. The Sweethearts split up and carry on performing their musical production around America with their understudies as their co-stars. Eventually they are united in a Broadway Show.
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Brother Rat
MovieOct 29, 1938

Brother Rat

Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. …
Story of three buddies at the Virginia Military Institute. Cadet Bing Edwards is secretly married and soon to be a father.
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The Mad Miss Manton
MovieOct 8, 1938

The Mad Miss Manton

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, …
When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.
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Little Tough Guy
MovieJul 22, 1938

Little Tough Guy

The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't …
The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young man--who turns out to be the son of the District Attorney who sent the boy's father to the electric chair.
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The Girl of the Golden West
MovieMar 18, 1938

The Girl of the Golden West

A bandit disguises himself as …
A bandit disguises himself as an officer in an attempt to woo a saloon singer.
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Merrily We Live
MovieMar 4, 1938

Merrily We Live

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of …
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
MovieFeb 11, 1938

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer and his pal …
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.
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1937
Nothing Sacred
MovieNov 25, 1937

Nothing Sacred

An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium …
An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.
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Men in Exile
MovieApr 4, 1937

Men in Exile

Framed for a robbery he didn't commit, a man flees to a …
Framed for a robbery he didn't commit, a man flees to a Caribbean island and gets involved with a woman, gun-runners and murder.
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1936
Gold Diggers of 1937
MovieDec 26, 1936

Gold Diggers of 1937

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that …
When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.
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The Case of the Velvet Claws
MovieAug 15, 1936

The Case of the Velvet Claws

Perry marries Della but a …
Perry marries Della but a beautiful woman interrupts their honeymoon night and demands Perry take her case at gunpoint.
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Satan Met a Lady
MovieJul 22, 1936

Satan Met a Lady

A double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the …
A double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.
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1935
Dr. Socrates
MovieOct 19, 1935

Dr. Socrates

Bookish Dr. Cardwell is not very popular with the people of …
Bookish Dr. Cardwell is not very popular with the people of the small town of Big Bend, who prefer the charismatic Dr. Ginder. Cardwell has few paying patients and cannot even pay his grocery bill. One night he is visited by Red Bastian, a notorious outlaw in need of some quick medical attention. Bastian takes a liking to Cardwell and gives him a hundred-dollar bill as payment, which the doctor uses to square things with the grocer. Before their next bank robbery, Bastian's gang picks up a pretty hitchhiker. She manages to escape during the shootout, but is wounded. Dr. Cardwell takes care of her at his home and grows fond of the girl, named Jo. All of Big Bend is in a tizzy about Red Bastian, with many folks believing that Jo is his moll. Cardwell is blindfolded and brought to Bastian's hideout to check on his wound, but the doctor is able to deduce the location. Meanwhile, the G-men tracking the gang have traced the stolen hundred-dollar bill back to Dr. Cardwell. Cardwell is willing to meet up with the cops, but learns that Bastian has kidnapped Jo. Returning to Bastian's hideout the doctor convinces the gang to get vaccinated against a tainted water supply, injecting them instead with a sedative that will allow the feds to round up the gang while Cardwell and Jo escape to safety.
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The Case of the Lucky Legs
MovieOct 5, 1935

The Case of the Lucky Legs

Frank Patton is the promoter …
Frank Patton is the promoter of the Lucky Legs Contest. The problem is that he always skips town before paying the $1000 to the winner. Mr. Bradbury, suitor of Cloverdale winner Margie, hires intoxicated Perry Mason to find Frank. Perry knows the scheme that Patton is using and has Spudsy find him, but Frank is dead when Perry arrives. The how is a surgeons scalpel, but the who is not yet known.
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The Case of the Curious Bride
MovieApr 13, 1935

The Case of the Curious Bride

After giving the District …
After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. Even though she says that she is asking for a friend, Perry can see right through her. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.
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1934
Wagon Wheels
MovieSep 15, 1934

Wagon Wheels

SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon …
SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon train to the newly opened Oregon territory despite hardships and Indian attack.
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Treasure Island
MovieAug 17, 1934

Treasure Island

Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by …
Former pirate Billy Bones boards at the seaside inn operated by Jim Hawkins and his mother and confides his dread of discovery by his old cohorts to the young boy. After Bones' death, Jim shares his treasure map with the reputable gentry, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney, who organize an expedition to recover the buried loot. Long John Silver, a charming but ruthless rogue, is able to infiltrate the ship with his pirate co-conspirators and mercilessly murders loyal crew members. In the subsequent struggle with the mutineers over the buried gold, half-witted marooned pirate Ben Gunn may hold the key to victory.
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1933
Blondie Johnson
MovieFeb 25, 1933

Blondie Johnson

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains …
Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.
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1924
The Great White Way
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MovieJan 3, 1924

The Great White Way

The Great White Way is a 1924 silent film comedy centered …
The Great White Way is a 1924 silent film comedy centered on the sport of boxing. It was directed by E. Mason Hopper. It was produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. It was made with the cooperation of the New York City Fire Department. The film stars Oscar Shaw and Anita Stewart and is a lost film. It was remade twelve years later as Cain and Mabel with Marion Davies and Clark Gable.
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Olin Howland
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Olin Howland

Olin Howland was born.
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