American Film Actor

Pat O'Brien

  • Nov 11, 1899 - Oct 15, 1983 (age 83)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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1983
Pat O'Brien
PersonalOctober 1983

Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien passed away.
1981
Ragtime
MovieNov 20, 1981

Ragtime

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an …
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
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1978
The End
MovieMay 10, 1978

The End

Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds …
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.
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1974
Award1974

Outstanding Actor In A Daytime Drama S…

Won award for "The ABC Afternoon Playbreak".
Daytime Emmy Award
Nomination1974

Outstanding Actor In A Daytime Drama S…

Nominated for "The ABC Afternoon Playbreak".
Daytime Emmy Award
1970
The Phynx
MovieMay 6, 1970

The Phynx

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're …
A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by Communist enemies of the U.S.
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1969
The Over-the-Hill Gang
MovieOct 7, 1969

The Over-the-Hill Gang

A retired Texas Ranger and …
A retired Texas Ranger and his three aging pals are hired to clean up a lawless town.
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1959
Some Like It Hot
MovieMar 19, 1959

Some Like It Hot

Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day …
Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and try to find a way out of the city before they are found and killed by the mob. The only job that will pay their way is an all girl band so the two dress up as women. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can't tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take "No," for an answer.
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1958
The Last Hurrah
MovieOct 22, 1958

The Last Hurrah

An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the …
An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics. Based loosely on the career of multi-term Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, this film examines the good and evil inherent in politics and all the things that go into an election. Tracy's uphill battle to stay in office is set against the political machinery that preyed on ethnic hatred and old-time money.
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1957
Kill Me Tomorrow
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MovieMay 1, 1957

Kill Me Tomorrow

A boozy old reporter finds his life is falling apart around him. He …
A boozy old reporter finds his life is falling apart around him. He loses his wife and then his job. He is dragged back to reality when his son needs help. He goes to ask for his old job ...
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1952
Okinawa
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MovieFeb 28, 1952

Okinawa

Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the …
Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from official U.S. war-department films and newsreels and from Japanese newsreels..and even a movie-within-a-movie where 1948's "Ladies of the Chorus" is shown to a crew of a ship in 1944. The factual story is interlaced with a fictional one dealing with the crew of an American destroyer which is assigned to an ocean picket line around Okinawa to protect the supply ships and the forces on the island. As such, it has the usual battle-weary skipper, the Latino wise-guy, the "Kid" and the "Old Veteran", and the brash, cigar-chewing "operator" on the ship who has cornered the entire supply of the ship's beer rations.
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1951
The People Against O'Hara
MovieSep 1, 1951

The People Against O'Hara

Jim Curtayne, formerly a …
Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful criminal defense attorney and currently a recovering alcoholic, has turned to civil law because of his problems with the bottle, daughter Ginny delays marrying in order to keep her dad on the straight and narrow, but when the son of neighborhood friends is accused of murder, he is lured into returning to criminal law. Complications arise as the initially overconfident Curtayne experiences lapses inn memory and judgment as well as an uncooperative client. He finds himself well over his head as he tries to reclaim his self-confidence and professional standing.
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Criminal Lawyer
MovieAug 23, 1951

Criminal Lawyer

James Ragan, a brilliant criminal lawyer is fed up with his …
James Ragan, a brilliant criminal lawyer is fed up with his lucrative practice and longs to retire to a quiet judgeship, but his reputation for legal, if not always ethical, courtroom tricks sidetracks his desire and he continues with his chosen profession. Afrer several exciting (and episodic) cases, requiring all his talents, including defending his personal bodyguard, "Moose" Hendrcks on a murder charge,he eventually get an appointment and becomes known as Judge Ragan.
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1950
The Fireball
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MovieOct 7, 1950

The Fireball

Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and …
Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he is a champion, not, as with Mary, out of love for him. Then he gets polio.
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1949
A Dangerous Profession
MovieNov 26, 1949

A Dangerous Profession

LA ex-cop Vince Kane is a …
LA ex-cop Vince Kane is a bail-bondsman who bails out the suspect of a securities bonds robbery but his client disappears, prompting Vince to investigate.
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1948
The Boy with Green Hair
MovieNov 25, 1948

The Boy with Green Hair

Peter Frye, typical American …
Peter Frye, typical American boy, is orphaned when his parents are caught in the London Blitz. He is not told of their fate, but shuttled from one selfish relative to the next, ending with "Gramp," a kindly ex-vaudevillean. Peter and Gramp, both fond of "Irish bulls," get along fine; but the morning after Peter finally learns he's an orphan, his hair spontaneously turns green! The absurd over-reactions of stupid people overturn his life as the story becomes a parable.
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Fighting Father Dunne
MovieMay 12, 1948

Fighting Father Dunne

In 1905, a crusading priest …
In 1905, a crusading priest tries to help poor newsboys.
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1947
Riffraff
MovieJun 28, 1947

Riffraff

A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a …
A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one. The missing man had valuable oil-location maps; everyone who is after ...
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1946
Crack-Up
MovieSep 6, 1946

Crack-Up

Art curator George Steele experiences a train …
Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?
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Brigid O'Brien
ChildJune 1946

Brigid O'Brien

Brigid O'Brien was born on June 3, 1946 in Santa Monica, …
Brigid O'Brien was born on June 3, 1946 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Kathleeen Brigid O'Brien. She was an actress, known for Mission: Impossible (1966), Born Again (1978) and Wonder Woman (1975). She died on July 2, 2016 in Paramount, California.
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Mavourneen O'Brien
Child1946

Mavourneen O'Brien

Mavourneen O'Brien was born on May 17, 1934 in Chicago, …
Mavourneen O'Brien was born on May 17, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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1945
Having Wonderful Crime
MovieApr 12, 1945

Having Wonderful Crime

A lawyer and two newlyweds …
A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.
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1944
Secret Command
MovieJul 30, 1944

Secret Command

Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent …
Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven years, in the Seaboard Shipyards as a "pileback" in order to track down a gang of Nazi spies who are plotting to sabotage the shipyards. Jill McCann (Carole Landis),an FBI agent, poses as Sam's wife, and two children, 6-year-old Paul (Richard Lyon), and 4-year-old-Joan (Carol Nugent),complete his "cover family." THe set-up looks fishy to Jeff, and he imparts his suspicions to Lea Damoran (Ruth Warrick, the girl both brothers had courted in the old days. Meanwhile, Sam works hard and makes friends with most of the men in his crew. He gets a line on the saboteurs and one by one, their identities are revealed to him. The Nazis, led by Brownell (Tom Tully)who, in reality, is Colonel Von Braun of the German Gestapo, plan to blow up the yard while an aircraft carrier is docked there. Jeff's noisy investigations bid to intentionally hamper Sam's plans to abort the Nazi plan.
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Marine Raiders
MovieJun 30, 1944

Marine Raiders

A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track …
A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.
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1943
Bombardier
MovieMay 14, 1943

Bombardier

Major "Chick" Davis is convinced that high-level bombing will …
Major "Chick" Davis is convinced that high-level bombing will win the next war. He convinces the powers-that-be to set up a bombardier school. He efficiently sets about training the USAAF's first generation of high-level bombardiers.
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1942
Broadway
MovieMar 23, 1942

Broadway

George Raft, hoofer at the Paradise Club, shares his ambitions …
George Raft, hoofer at the Paradise Club, shares his ambitions with his dancing partner, Billie Moore. She is also the quarry of Stave Crandall, a big-shot racketeer and bootlegger. When Steve bumps of "Scar" Edwards, from whom he has hijacked four truckloads of, the Paradise, where the shooting occurred, becomes the focal point of interest of Police Detective Dan McCorn.
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1940
Knute Rockne, All American
MovieOct 4, 1940

Knute Rockne, All American

The story of legendary Notre …
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
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Torrid Zone
MovieMay 18, 1940

Torrid Zone

Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a …
Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.
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'Til We Meet Again
MovieApr 19, 1940

'Til We Meet Again

Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury …
Dying Joan Ames meets criminal Dan Hardesty on a luxury liner as he is being transported back to America by policeman Steve Burke to face execution. Joan and Dan fall in love, their fates unbeknownst to one another.
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Castle on the Hudson
MovieFeb 17, 1940

Castle on the Hudson

Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being …
Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that his friends have deserted him, and he makes an effort to reform. When his girlfriend Kay is injured in an accident, Warden Long gives Tommy a pass to go see her. But trouble erupts when Tommy encounters the man responsible for his imprisonment.
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The Fighting 69th
MovieJan 26, 1940

The Fighting 69th

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his …
Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.
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1939
Slightly Honorable
MovieDec 22, 1939

Slightly Honorable

A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries …
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
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Off the Record
MovieJan 21, 1939

Off the Record

Two newspaper reporters, Thomas "Breezy" Elliott and Jane …
Two newspaper reporters, Thomas "Breezy" Elliott and Jane Morgan, inadvertently send a boy named Mickey Fallon to reform school after they write an expose of the illegal slot-machine racket the boy was a spotter for. Guilt-ridden, Jane convinces Breezy that they should marry in order to adopt Mickey so they can get him out of reform school.
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1938
Angels with Dirty Faces
MovieNov 26, 1938

Angels with Dirty Faces

A priest tries to stop a …
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.
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Boy Meets Girl
MovieAug 27, 1938

Boy Meets Girl

Two screenwriters in a rut come up with a story idea starring a …
Two screenwriters in a rut come up with a story idea starring a bankable cowboy and the baby of the studio's waitress.
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1937
Back in Circulation
MovieSep 25, 1937

Back in Circulation

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles …
Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was poisoned and 'Timmy' spots the young widow in a nightclub only a day later, she descends on the town where the death took place to dig out the facts. When her reporting results in the arrest of the young widow, 'Timmy' continues to dig, since she isn't quite convinced that the facts she reported cover all the angles.
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1936
Public Enemy's Wife
MovieJul 8, 1936

Public Enemy's Wife

A mobster breaks out of prison to kill his ex-wife's new …
A mobster breaks out of prison to kill his ex-wife's new husband - who, by accident, is a FBI agent trying to capture him.
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Ceiling Zero
MovieJan 16, 1936

Ceiling Zero

War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee …
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline in Newark. Dizzy is flirting with the girlfriend of a younger pilot and, due to this, he feigns illness to get Texas to take his flight assignment to Cleveland. Returning from Cleveland to Newark, Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on the airfield under extremely bad weather circumstances and he dies from this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight to Cleveland under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
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1935
Page Miss Glory
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MovieAug 30, 1935

Page Miss Glory

Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New …
Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a promoter with nothing to promote. When an advertiser offers a reward for a photograph of 'America's Prettiest Girl,", Ed makes a composite photo of all the famous movie stars and society belles and calls the girl in his picture "Dawn Glory." A Dawn-Glory craze sweeps the country, and Loretta, with makeup and new clothes, turns out to be the reincarnation of the picture. Loretta has fallen in love with a newspaper picture of "Bingo" Russell, a famous aviator, and when Dan and Ed ask her to pose as Dawn Glory, she readily agrees, hoping she will get to meet Russell. She does meet him and, then, complications arise.
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The Irish in Us
MovieJul 31, 1935

The Irish in Us

Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the …
Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the affections of a lovely young woman.
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In Caliente
MovieMay 25, 1935

In Caliente

Magazine editor Pat O'Brien givesMexican dancer …
Magazine editor Pat O'Brien givesMexican dancer Dolores Del Rio a bad write-up, and then becomes romantically involved. Lots of songs and Busby Berkeley numbers.
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1934
Flirtation Walk
MovieNov 28, 1934

Flirtation Walk

A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed …
A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when Powell's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star Keeler.
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Here Comes the Navy
MovieJul 20, 1934

Here Comes the Navy

To continue a grudge with naval officer Biff Martin, feisty …
To continue a grudge with naval officer Biff Martin, feisty construction worker Chesty O'Connor joins the navy and manages to get stationed on the same ship as Martin. Further complications arise when O'Connor starts dating Martin's sister, whom he meets while on shore leave.
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The Personality Kid
MovieJun 6, 1934

The Personality Kid

Ritzy McCarty is a fighter managed by his wife Joan, who wants …
Ritzy McCarty is a fighter managed by his wife Joan, who wants him only to fight until they have the money to build a better life. However, he has other ideas.
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Twenty Million Sweethearts
MovieApr 27, 1934

Twenty Million Sweethearts

Unscrupulous agent Rush …
Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.
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Gambling Lady
MovieMar 8, 1934

Gambling Lady

A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; …
A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations?
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I've Got Your Number
MovieFeb 3, 1934

I've Got Your Number

The adventures of wisecracking telephone repairmen Terry …
The adventures of wisecracking telephone repairmen Terry and Johnny are by turns comic, risque, and heroic. Terry pursues Marie, a hotel switchboard operator, who loses her job when she innocently does a favor for gangster Nicky. Terry gets Marie a job with financier Schuyler; but Nicky has new plans for her.
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1933
College Coach
MovieNov 4, 1933

College Coach

Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, …
Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.
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Bombshell
MovieOct 13, 1933

Bombshell

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries …
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.
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Bureau of Missing Persons
MovieSep 8, 1933

Bureau of Missing Persons

Butch Saunders has been …
Butch Saunders has been transferred to Missing Persons because he was too brutal in other police work. He regards the assignment as "kindergarten" work. When a young woman asks him to help locate her husband, Therme, he learns that she is really Norma Phillips, wanted by Chicago police for murder of her husband. She escapes, but Saunders borrows a corpse from the morgue to arrange her fake funeral. The trap brings the woman and Therme to the mortuary out of curiosity.
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1932
Virtue
MovieOct 24, 1932

Virtue

Taxicab driver Jimmy Doyle (Pat O'Brien) marries a girl of the …
Taxicab driver Jimmy Doyle (Pat O'Brien) marries a girl of the streets, Mae (Carole Lombard and, overlooking her past, sets out to make a honest woman of her. But, during the reformation period, Mae returns to a hotel of ill repute to collect the $200 she once loaned to a street-walking girlfriend. Jimmy mistakenly thinks she has turned pro again and her situation worsens when she is implicated in a murder and jailed awaiting a court trial.
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American Madness
MovieAug 4, 1932

American Madness

Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when …
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
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1931
Consolation Marriage
MovieOct 15, 1931

Consolation Marriage

In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown …
In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, Elaine, who has also married another. Mary and Steve become friends, and make a marriage of convenience, based on a shared sense of whimsical humor as well as their mutual losses. When their old loves re-enter their lives a few years later, Mary and Steve must decide what is really important to them.
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Personal Maid
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MovieSep 12, 1931

Personal Maid

Nora Ryan, a poor Irish girl, living in New York decides to change …
Nora Ryan, a poor Irish girl, living in New York decides to change her life by working as a personal maid for the wealthy, Gary family. The Gary family fear Grandpa Gary Gary, a copper ...
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The Front Page
MovieMar 19, 1931

The Front Page

Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant …
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent stories as much as write them. All are waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams. When Williams escapes from the inept Sheriff, Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape. However, Walter Burns, the Post's editor, is slow to repay Hildy back, hoping that he will stay on the story. Getting a major scoop looks possible when Hildy stumbles onto the bewildered escapee and hides him in a roll-top desk in the press room. Burns shows up to help. Can they keep Williams' whereabouts secret long enough to get the scoop, especially with the Sheriff and other reporters hovering around?
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Eloise Taylor
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Eloise Taylor

Eloise Taylor was born on February 3, 1903 in Iowa, USA. She …
Eloise Taylor was born on February 3, 1903 in Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Damaged Love (1931), Convict's Code (1930) and Ragtime (1981). She was married to Pat O'Brien. She died on December 16, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
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1899
Pat O'Brien
BirthNovember 1899

Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien was born.
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