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Selmer Jackson

  • May 07, 1888 - Mar 30, 1971 (age 82)
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1971
Selmer Jackson
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Selmer Jackson

Selmer Jackson passed away.
1959
The Atomic Submarine
MovieNov 29, 1959

The Atomic Submarine

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, …
Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.
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Riverboat
TV ShowSep 13, 1959

Riverboat

Riverboat is an American western television series starring …
Riverboat is an American western television series starring Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds, produced by Revue Studios, and broadcast on the NBC television network from 1959 to 1961. Reynolds was replaced by Noah Beery Jr. halfway through the series in the wake of a conflict with McGavin.
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Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
The Ann Sothern Show
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TV ShowOct 6, 1958

The Ann Sothern Show

The Ann Sothern Show is an American sitcom starring …
The Ann Sothern Show is an American sitcom starring Ann Sothern that aired on CBS for three season from October 6, 1958 to March 30, 1961. Created by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, the series was the second starring vehicle for Sothern who had previously starred in Private Secretary, which also aired on CBS from 1953 to 1957.
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Cimarron City
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TV ShowSep 27, 1958

Cimarron City

Cimarron City is an American one hour Western television …
Cimarron City is an American one hour Western television series, starring George Montgomery as Matt Rockford and John Smith as Lane Temple, that aired on NBC from 1958 to 1959. Cimarron City is a boomtown in Logan County, Oklahoma north of Oklahoma City. Rich in oil and gold, Cimarron City aspires to become the capital of the future state of Oklahoma, to be created in 1907.
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Bronco
TV ShowSep 23, 1958

Bronco

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It …
Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
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1957
Man Without a Gun
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TV ShowNov 6, 1957

Man Without a Gun

Man Without a Gun is an American western television series …
Man Without a Gun is an American western television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television and presented on the NTA Film Network and in first-run syndication in the United States from 1957 to 1959. Set in the town of Yellowstone near Yellowstone National Park in the then Dakota Territory during the 1870s, the program starred Rex Reason as newspaper editor Adam MacLean, who brought miscreants to justice without the use of violence or gunplay but through his Yellowstone Sentinel. The co-star was Mort Mills, as Marshal Frank Tallman, who intervened when the "pen" proved not to be "mightier than the sword".Harry Harvey, Sr., was cast in twenty-one episodes as Yellowstone Mayor George Dixon.
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Suspicion
TV ShowSep 30, 1957

Suspicion

Suspicion is the title of an American television mystery drama …
Suspicion is the title of an American television mystery drama series which aired on the NBC from 1957 through 1958. The executive producer of half of the filmed episodes (10) of Suspicion was film director Alfred Hitchcock.
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The Restless Gun
TV ShowSep 23, 1957

The Restless Gun

The Restless Gun is an American Western television series …
The Restless Gun is an American Western television series that appeared on NBC between 1957 and 1959, with John Payne in the role of Vint Bonner, a wandering cowboy in the era after the American Civil War. A skilled gunfighter, Bonner is an idealistic person who prefers peaceful resolutions of conflict wherever possible. He is gregarious, intelligent, and public-spirited. The half-hour black-and-white program aired 78 episodes.
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Tales of Wells Fargo
TV ShowMar 18, 1957

Tales of Wells Fargo

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television …
Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from 1957 to 1962 on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour and switched from black and white to color.
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1955
Crossroads
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TV ShowOct 7, 1955

Crossroads

Crossroads was an American television anthology series …
Crossroads was an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergy from different denominations. It aired from October 1955 to June 1956 on ABC. The series' second season aired from October 1956 to June 1957 in syndication.
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The People's Choice
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TV ShowOct 6, 1955

The People's Choice

The People's Choice is an American television sitcom …
The People's Choice is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1958. It was primarily sponsored by The Borden Company. Production of the series was overseen by George Burns's company, McCadden Productions.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV ShowOct 2, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is …
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965. It features dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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Navy Log
TV ShowSep 20, 1955

Navy Log

Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially …
Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially aired for one season on CBS. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 104 episodes.
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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
TV ShowSep 6, 1955

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of …
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is the first Western television series written for adults, premiering four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955. Two weeks later came the Clint Walker western Cheyenne. The series is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour, black-and-white program aired for six seasons (229 episodes) on ABC from 1955 to 1961, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
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The Millionaire
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TV ShowJan 19, 1955

The Millionaire

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired …
The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1955 to 1960. It was originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series, produced by Don Fedderson and Fred Henry, explored the ways that sudden and unexpected wealth changed life, for better or for worse, and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television, finishing in the Nielsen ratings at #9 for the 1955–1956 season, #13 in 1956–1957, #17 in 1957–1958 and #30 in 1958–1959. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars ($9.54 million in 2019 dollars) from a benefactor who insisted they never knew him, with one exception.
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1954
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
TV ShowOct 15, 1954

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin …
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 164 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. James E. Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included Joe Sawyer and Rand Brooks.
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Medic
TV ShowSep 13, 1954

Medic

Medic was an American medical drama that aired on NBC …
Medic was an American medical drama that aired on NBC beginning in 1954. Medic was television's first doctor drama to focus attention on medical procedures. Created by its principal writer James E. Moser, Medic tried to create realism (City Hospital and The Doctor had not) which would typify medical shows from then on. Moser had previously written for the radio shows Dragnet and Dr. Kildare.
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It's a Great Life
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TV ShowSep 7, 1954

It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The …
It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The Bachelors) is an American situation comedy which aired on NBC from 1954 to 1956. Frances Bavier, six years before being cast as Aunt Bee in CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, played a somewhat similar role as Mrs. Amy Morgan, the owner of a boarding house.
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Annie Oakley
TV ShowJan 9, 1954

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley is an American Western television series …
Annie Oakley is an American Western television series that fictionalized the life of the famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Featuring actress Gail Davis in the title role, the weekly program ran from January 1954 to February 1957 in syndication. A total of 81 black-and-white episodes were produced, with each installment running 25 minutes in length. ABC aired daytime reruns of the series on Saturdays and Sundays from 1959 to 1960 and then again from 1964 to 1965.
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1953
General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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Your Favorite Story
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TV ShowJan 11, 1953

Your Favorite Story

Your Favorite Story is a TV anthology series that was …
Your Favorite Story is a TV anthology series that was broadcast in the United States from 1953 to 1955. It was premiered in December 1954 with the title Your Favorite Playhouse. This program was adapted from the radio show Favorite Story which ran from 1946 to 1949. The program's 25 episodes were hosted and narrated by Adolphe Menjou, who also acted in several episodes. It featured episodes originally written by Leonard St. Clair, William Makepeace Thackeray, Mary Roberts Rinehart and Frank R. Stockton.
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1952
Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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Adventures of Superman
TV ShowSep 19, 1952

Adventures of Superman

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

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945. From 1952 to 1970, it became a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1951
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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TV ShowOct 5, 1951

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is …
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
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The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
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TV ShowApr 15, 1951

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

The Adventures of Wild Bill …
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok is an American Western television series which ran for eight seasons from 1951 through 1958. The Screen Gems series began in syndication, but ran on CBS from 1955 through 1958, and, at the same time, on ABC from 1957 through 1958. The Kellogg's cereal company was the show's national sponsor. The series was also exported to Australia during the late-1950s.
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1950
Lux Video Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1950

Lux Video Theatre

Lux Video Theatre is an American television anthology series …
Lux Video Theatre is an American television anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1957. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
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1949
Forgotten Women
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MovieJul 17, 1949

Forgotten Women

A tale of three women who hang out in a bar and bend the ear …
A tale of three women who hang out in a bar and bend the ear of Harry the bartender. Kate Allison drinks to forget playboy Andy Emerson, whom she might have married if her husband, John Allison hadn't come home before the divorce was final, which is no big deal as actors Norris and Douglas were pretty much interchangeable anyway; Ruth Marshall is reunited with husband Richard Marshall on the pleas of their son in the divorce court of Judge Donnell; and Clair Dunning makes up with husband Bill Dunning after they meet in the bar. Most of what passes for action is a couple of car wrecks, understandable considering the amount of sauce consumed in Harry's bar.
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1948
Pitfall
MovieAug 11, 1948

Pitfall

John Forbes is a family man who's jaded with his life, routine …
John Forbes is a family man who's jaded with his life, routine and job as an insurance adjuster. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona Stevens whose boyfriend has embezzled from a store insured by Forbes' company and showered her with gifts. Forbes finds Mona through MacDonald, a private detective, who freelances for the insurance company. Forbes goes to collect the ill-gotten gifts with the boyfriend in jail and Forbes falls hard for Mona and begins an affair. The problem is that MacDonald has had his eyes on Mona first and is obsessed with her. MacDonald decides to use the soon-to-be-released boyfriend to deal with Forbes and clear the field for himself.
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1947
Heading for Heaven
MovieDec 6, 1947

Heading for Heaven

Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns …
Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes known, except to Erwin, that the property is being considered for the new airport and the owner will make a small fortune. He is swarmed upon by an unscrupulous swami (Russ Vincent)and his equally-crooked business partner, and Erwin is soon convinced that he hasn't long to live. With his life a mess, he leaves home and family.
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1946
The Glass Alibi
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MovieApr 27, 1946

The Glass Alibi

Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper …
Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper reporter, persuades wealthy, Santa Monica widow Linda Vale (Maris Wrixon), to marry him. He and his girlfriend, Belle Martin (Anne Gwynne (I)', are planning on Linda soon dying from her heart ailment. But, renewed by love, Linda's condition is rapidly improving, which prompts her impatient husband to scheme the "perfect" murder, but police homicide-detective, Max Anderson (Paul Kelly), is asking a lot of questions.
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1943
It Ain't Hay
MovieMar 10, 1943

It Ain't Hay

Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in …
Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.
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1941
Remember the Day
MovieDec 25, 1941

Remember the Day

Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential …
Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.
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Paper Bullets
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MovieJun 13, 1941

Paper Bullets

Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury …
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
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1940
The Ape
MovieSep 30, 1940

The Ape

Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a …
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a vicious circus ape has broken out of its cage, and is terrorizing towns people.
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City for Conquest
MovieSep 21, 1940

City for Conquest

Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows …
Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
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Men Against the Sky
MovieSep 6, 1940

Men Against the Sky

Alcoholic pilot struggles to turn his life around.
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Forty Little Mothers
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MovieApr 18, 1940

Forty Little Mothers

An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college …
An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his wing, despite the school's rules against teachers having a family; and the girls in the school resent his replacing a handsome and popular teacher, and do everything in their power to get him fired.
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The Grapes of Wrath
MovieJan 24, 1940

The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's …
The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.
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The Green Hornet
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MovieJan 9, 1940

The Green Hornet

Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering …
Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. Donning a disguise, the Hornet and his brilliant Korean inventor/sidekick Kato fight an infamous racket that's menacing their city.
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1939
Two Thoroughbreds
MovieDec 8, 1939

Two Thoroughbreds

A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare …
A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare "Larkspur" from the Conway Ranch in Arizona. The mare's three-month-old colt tries to follow its dam, but is outdistanced. The lost colt finds its way to the Carey farm, where David Carey, a 16-year-old orphan, lives with his miserly uncle Thad Carey and his aunt Hildy Carey. David adopts the colt and names it "Sunset." When the colt isn't filling out as David thinks it should be, he goes to the Conway Ranch to consult the head groom, Jack Lenihan. When Bill Conway and his young daughter, Wendy, return to the ranch, David learns that his colt is "Larkspur's" foal, and belongs to the Conways. David goes home and tries to return to colt, but "Sunset" won't leave, and David decides it's a matter of finders-keepers. But the colt breaks a leg and may have to be put down, unless a newly-invented trick of putting a dental-cement cast on a horse's broken leg works for veterinarian 'Doc" Purdy.
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Undercover Agent
MovieApr 5, 1939

Undercover Agent

A railway postal clerk goes after a sweepstakes counterfeiting ring.
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1938
Secrets of an Actress
MovieSep 10, 1938

Secrets of an Actress

Two architects lose their …
Two architects lose their heads over a glamorous actress.
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1937
The Wrong Road
MovieOct 11, 1937

The Wrong Road

A young unmarried couple whose plans for their life together …
A young unmarried couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and return for it after they serve out their sentences. All goes according to plan until they get out of prison, when they find that they're being trailed by an insurance investigator and the husband's old cellmate, who has decided that he wants a cut of the money.
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The 13th Man
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MovieJun 30, 1937

The 13th Man

A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and …
A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered in the midst of a crowd. The police have many suspects and hardly any clues, so two reporters decide to investigate for themselves.
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A Family Affair
MovieMar 12, 1937

A Family Affair

Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful …
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all.
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1888
Selmer Jackson
BirthMay 1888

Selmer Jackson

Selmer Jackson was born.
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