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Slim Summerville

  • Jul 10, 1892 - Jan 05, 1946 (age 53)
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2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
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1946
The Hoodlum Saint
MovieApr 4, 1946

The Hoodlum Saint

A former reporter comes back home after serving in the …
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He gets caught up in the "make money at all costs" game, but receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. The Depression's lows uncovers new plateaus this Vet couldn't foresee while raking in the big bucks. Spiritual nudges helps Our Man to finally see the light that money can't buy everything, especially the love and happiness he's been searching for.
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Slim Summerville
Personal1946

Slim Summerville

Slim Summerville passed away.
1944
I'm from Arkansas
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MovieOct 31, 1944

I'm from Arkansas

The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a …
The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.
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Bride by Mistake
MovieJul 27, 1944

Bride by Mistake

Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia …
Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's latest fiance has dumped her. Determined not to make money an issue, she invites all the officers to her house for tea and has Sylvia again play Norah. She is looking for the right man who will want her and not her money and she thinks that she has found that man in Captain Travis. The only problem is that Travis is interested in the Norah double because of her millions. So Norah waits to see if he will propose to her for herself instead of proposing to Sylvia for the money.
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1942
The Valley of Vanishing Men
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MovieDec 12, 1942

The Valley of Vanishing Men

Wild Bill Tolliver and Missouri …
Wild Bill Tolliver and Missouri Benson ride into the territory of New Mexico to search for Bill's father, Henry Tolliver, who disappeared while prospecting. They discover that a ruthless outlaw leader, Jonathan Kincaid, has joined forces with Carl Engler, a renegade European general, and Kincaid owns a giant gold mine and uses captured Mexican patriots, and others, to work as slaves on his property. Bill and Missouri become friendly with Consuelo Romeros, an agent for the Mexican government, and they learns that Bill's father is among the prisoner/slaves in the mine. After freeing his father, Bill sets out to smash both the slave-mine operation and Engler's attempts to overthrow Benito Juarez, the legal president of Mexico.
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1941
Miss Polly
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MovieNov 14, 1941

Miss Polly

Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass heads up the town's Purity League and …
Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass heads up the town's Purity League and is so good at imposing restrictions of keeping the girls and boys apart that there hasn't been a marriage in the town in over two years. Her next-door neighbor, Miss Panadora Polly, aptly named based on what she lets out of the box later in the film, is doing her best to promote the romance between town-nerd Eddie and Minerva's daughter Barbara. Miss Polly also does a lot of reflecting on what-might-have been regarding her own life reference romance, or the lack thereof. She and her handyman Slim Wilkins and (described in the dialogue) "housekeeper and companion" Patsy try sampling some of the spirits in the cellar, as Miss Polly is looking for the one that makes one nervy and romantic, that she is sure is there according to family legend. She finds it and it works as advertised and even better, and it is no pretty sight when the horny Zasu Pitts puts a hit on grocery-boy Mickey Daniels. She skips - she really does - down to the town hall meeting and proceeds to disclose all the indiscretions of all the Purity League members from their own wild youthful days. Basically, it seems that Miss Polly was the only girl in town that ever said 'no' or never said 'yes.' This information shakes a few marriages, and leads to the kids actually being allowed to attend movies un-chaperoned. Minerva also gets an accidental swig of the 'Joy Juice" and it is also no pretty sight to see Kathleen Howard making a move on Slim Summerville.
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Uncle Joe
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MovieOct 18, 1941

Uncle Joe

Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, …
Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, meets up with her backwards inventor uncle Joe and four country boys, who must all band together to keep the bank from forclosing on a friend of the family.
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Niagara Falls
MovieOct 17, 1941

Niagara Falls

Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two …
Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson, who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They soon discover they are polar opposites and dislike each other very much. Oklahoma oilman Sam Sawyer and his new bride Emmy, on their way to honeymoon in Niagara Falls, come along and offer help and Sam gets the idea that Margie and Tom are married and having a lover's spat. Later when all are checking into the hotel, the befuddled manager, thanks to Sam who is still trying to get them to kiss and make up, gives them a room together which Marge and Tom don't realize, since Sam has given up his and Emmy's Honeymoon Suite in order to get them over their spat. Sam takes over and locks them in the suite together for the night and stands guard outside the room until they solve their marital problems. Sam has some of his own with the frustrated Emmy as they have put off their wedding for twenty years in order to afford to honeymoon in Niagara Falls.
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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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Puddin' Head
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MovieJun 25, 1941

Puddin' Head

Harold l. Montgomery, the scatterbrain vice-president of …
Harold l. Montgomery, the scatterbrain vice-president of the United Broadcasing System, is dismayed when he learns that one-foot of the ground on which the station's imposing new structure has been built is part of the adjoining lot belonging to Judy Goober, a hillbilly girl, who could sue them for millions. Mortally afraid of his domineering, ill-tempered sister, Matilda. who is the president of the company, Montgomery decides to say nothing to her regarding the problem and, instead, takes his equally-scatterbrained son, Junior, with him to the Ozarks to talk Judy into selling the property before she learns the truth. But Judy turns out to be a hard-sell and Montgomery enlists the services of handsome Prince Karl, a frayed-at-the-cuffs but glib-of-tongue Russian who faces jail for back-alimony payments, and needs any job he can get.
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Tobacco Road
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Tobacco Road

Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.
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Western Union
MovieJan 31, 1941

Western Union

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western …
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.
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1940
Gold Rush Maisie
MovieJul 26, 1940

Gold Rush Maisie

Maisie Ravier finds herself stranded in an Arizona ghost …
Maisie Ravier finds herself stranded in an Arizona ghost town with a family of migrant dust bowl refugees. The ghost town, it turns out, may have a gold mine.
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Anne of Windy Poplars
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MovieJun 28, 1940

Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne Shirley, having recently …
Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Hester Pringle.
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1939
Henry Goes Arizona
MovieDec 8, 1939

Henry Goes Arizona

Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered …
Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because he and his gang want control of the JC Ranch.
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Charlie Chan in Reno
MovieMay 31, 1939

Charlie Chan in Reno

Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a …
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
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Jesse James
MovieJan 14, 1939

Jesse James

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their …
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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1938
Submarine Patrol
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MovieNov 9, 1938

Submarine Patrol

A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in …
A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew.
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Five of a Kind
MovieOct 14, 1938

Five of a Kind

Hot on the trail of a missing heiress, ace New York …
Hot on the trail of a missing heiress, ace New York reporter Duke Lester outwits his rival, Christine Nelson, and causes her to lose her job. Christine strikes back by butting in on his "Pulse of the Public" radio broadcast and, inspired by the program, persuades a competing newspaper to sponsor a "Newsreel of the Air" with herself as the star reporter and commentator. She is an instant hit, and gets the idea of presenting the world-famous "Wyatt" quintuplets and takes off for Moosetown, Canada, where she finds Duke has plotted to have her arrest on a false charge so he can sign up the quints himself. She convinces Sherigg Ogden and the girls' father of her sincerity just in time to prevent Duke from getting the contract. Her radio broadcast is a triumph, with the quints singing, dancing and making music. Later, she takes to five girls to New York City to make a personal appearance for the benefit of a orphan's home. But Duke pulls another ruse which puts the citizens of Moosetown up in arms.
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Kentucky Moonshine
MovieMay 20, 1938

Kentucky Moonshine

Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio …
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
MovieMar 18, 1938

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca's Uncle Harry …
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.
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1937
Fifty Roads to Town
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MovieJun 4, 1937

Fifty Roads to Town

A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' …
A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.
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The Road Back
MovieJun 1, 1937

The Road Back

At the end of the world war, several German soldiers return home …
At the end of the world war, several German soldiers return home to their city to find the social fabric and civil order disintegrating as communist gangs roam the streets and food and jobs become scarce. Riots and massacres lead the erstwhile average men to become cynical and desperate.
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Love Is News
MovieFeb 26, 1937

Love Is News

Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by …
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.
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Eleanor Brown
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Eleanor Brown

Married Eleanor Brown.
1936
White Fang
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MovieJul 17, 1936

White Fang

Sylvia Burgess and her weak-willed brother Hal travel to the gold …
Sylvia Burgess and her weak-willed brother Hal travel to the gold mine they have inherited in the frozen north. Accompanying them is their tough guide Weedon Scott. Along the way they are attacked by a pack of wolves led by the half-wolf, half-dog White Fang. In terror, Hal commits suicide. Later, though, White Fang, recalling his distant heritage among men, protects Scott from danger. At the mine, Scott passes himself off as Sylvia's brother Hal in order to keep her from being taken advantage of. Saloon owner Beauty Smith, himself hungry to take over Sylvia's mine, sees through Scott's ruse and has him accused of Hal's murder. Only through the help of White Fang and Scott's pal Slats does Scott have a chance to beat the rap and protect Sylvia and her mine.
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The Country Doctor
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MovieMar 12, 1936

The Country Doctor

A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his …
A doctor has a rough time obtaining the money for delivering his services in a lumber town until he delivers the Dionne quintuplets.
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1935
Way Down East
MovieOct 16, 1935

Way Down East

A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to …
A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.
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The Farmer Takes a Wife
MovieAug 2, 1935

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Jotham Klore is the leading …
Jotham Klore is the leading canal boater on the Erie Canal. He's also a bullying braggart. His cook, Molly Larkins, loves working on the canal and sails back and forth on it with Klore. Young Dan Farrow signs onto another boat, owned by Samson Weaver, with plans to save enough money to buy a farm. Dan and Molly fall in love, but their romance runs aground on the conflict between his love of farming and her devotion to the canal.
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1933
Out All Night
MovieApr 8, 1933

Out All Night

A "mama's boy" falls for a spinster who takes care of children at …
A "mama's boy" falls for a spinster who takes care of children at a department store nursery.
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1932
They Just Had to Get Married
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MovieDec 22, 1932

They Just Had to Get Married

Molly Hull, a maid, and Sam …
Molly Hull, a maid, and Sam Sutton, a butler, are bequeathed a million dollars, and they encounter many problems and difficulties as they try to become the newest members of the idle rich.
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Air Mail
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MovieNov 3, 1932

Air Mail

Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail …
Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself.
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Tom Brown of Culver
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MovieJul 1, 1932

Tom Brown of Culver

Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a …
Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter.
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The Unexpected Father
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MovieJan 3, 1932

The Unexpected Father

A wealthy bachelor hires a …
A wealthy bachelor hires a pretty young nanny to look after his adopted daughter. Sparks quickly fly between the two, much to the dismay of the man's calculating, money-hungry fiancée.
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1931
The Bad Sister
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MovieMar 29, 1931

The Bad Sister

Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their …
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
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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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1930
See America Thirst
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MovieNov 23, 1930

See America Thirst

Two men, one timid and one aggressive, make out as …
Two men, one timid and one aggressive, make out as comical criminals.
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Her Man
MovieSep 21, 1930

Her Man

Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor.
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The Spoilers
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MovieSep 20, 1930

The Spoilers

While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) …
While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) meets beautiful Helen Chester (Kay Johnson), who soon becomes his sweetheart. Glenister is one of several owners of a lucrative mine called The Midas. When he arrives in Nome, he discovers that his partners, Slapjack Simms (Slim Summerville) and Joe Dextry (James Kirkwood), are in the middle of a legal dispute with three corrupt officials: United States Marshal Voorhees (Jack Holmes), Judge Stillman (Lloyd Ingraham), and a politician named Alec McNamara (William "Stage" Boyd ). They have been engaged in a racket claiming titles to various mines, ejecting the miners, and then making McNamara owner of the disputed properties. The three corrupt officials lay claim to The Midas. McNamara also steals money from Glenister, Dextry, and Slapjack, preventing them from enlisting legal help from the United States. When Dextry and Glenister plan a vigilante action, McNamara calls in a detail of soldiers to protect "his property". As Glenister and McNamara prepare for a gunfight, they are dissuaded by Helen, who suggests that the courts handle the dispute. Later, after jealous saloon owner Cherry Malotte (Betty Compson) lies to Glennister telling him that Helen and McNamara are conspiring to cheat him again, Glennister and McNamara settle their differences with a spectacular fistfight, with McNamara getting the worst. Afterwards, Glenister wins the hand of Helen.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
MovieApr 21, 1930

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western …
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic pre-Code anti-war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.
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King of Jazz
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MovieApr 19, 1930

King of Jazz

American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and …
American Pre-Code color film starring Paul Whiteman and his Jazz orchestra.
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Life Begins at 40
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MovieMar 22, 1930

Life Begins at 40

In small-town America the easy-going publisher of the local …
In small-town America the easy-going publisher of the local paper finds himself in opposition to the local banker on the return to town of a lad jailed possibly wrongly for a theft from the bank.
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1929
Strong Boy
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MovieMar 3, 1929

Strong Boy

"Strong Boy" is offered a promotion for saving a child from being …
"Strong Boy" is offered a promotion for saving a child from being crushed by a trunk, but to the frustration of his girlfriend Mary, he is not ambitious enough to take a white-collar position.
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1928
The Last Warning
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MovieDec 25, 1928

The Last Warning

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed …
A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast.
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1927
Gertrude M. Roell
MarriageNovember 1927

Gertrude M. Roell

Married Gertrude M. Roell.
The Chinese Parrot
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MovieOct 23, 1927

The Chinese Parrot

The Chinese Parrot (1927) is a silent film, the second in the …
The Chinese Parrot (1927) is a silent film, the second in the Charlie Chan series. It was directed by Paul Leni and starred Japanese actor Sōjin Kamiyama as Chan. The film is an adaptation of the 1926 Earl Derr Biggers novel The Chinese Parrot. It is considered a lost film.
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The Beloved Rogue
MovieMar 12, 1927

The Beloved Rogue

In 1432, while François Villon is still an infant, his father dies as a …
In 1432, while François Villon is still an infant, his father dies as a martyr to his devotion to France. François grows up to be a renowned poet, an ardent patriot, and a notorious carouser who is not above criminal acts. During the revels of All Fools Day, he insults Duke Charles of Burgundy, for which King Louis XI, who is afraid of Charles, banishes Villon from Paris. In exile outside the city walls, François looks for ways to protect France from Burgundy's plots. When Charles plans to have one of his associates marry the king's ward Charlotte, Villon successfully disrupts the engagement, but for so doing is sentenced to death. But Villon finds a way to exploit Louis's superstitious nature long enough to give him another chance to serve France, while at the same time seeking the hand of Charlotte.
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1915
Her Painted Hero
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MovieOct 17, 1915

Her Painted Hero

Ah the pleasures of vaudeville...or at least vaudeville veteran …
Ah the pleasures of vaudeville...or at least vaudeville veteran and great Hal Hamilton's performance as the throughly untalented vaudeville thespian makes this little known Keystone Cops two-reel film somewhat of a departure, in that it is deliberately poking fun at their own profession. Hamilton is the leader of an equally untalented vaudeville troupe. When the Keystone Cops get involved, the funnies roll out.
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Gussle's Day of Rest
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MovieMar 29, 1915

Gussle's Day of Rest

The disgraceful Reggie Gussle spends a day at the park with …
The disgraceful Reggie Gussle spends a day at the park with his hated wife while trying to steal a lovely girl from her boyfriend.
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A Bird's a Bird
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MovieFeb 8, 1915

A Bird's a Bird

Since his in-laws are coming for dinner, Mr. Walrus is to buy a …
Since his in-laws are coming for dinner, Mr. Walrus is to buy a turkey. Instead, he loses the money on a raffle, meaning no money for the turkey. Meanwhile, Mr. Walrus' neighbor, Mr. Spegle...
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1914
Laughing Gas
MovieJul 9, 1914

Laughing Gas

Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his …
Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, gets in a fight with a man who (after a brick in the face) becomes another patient, and pulls the skirt off the dentist's wife (who is out walking). At one point Charlie pulls a tooth (the wrong one) using enormous pliers.
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1892
Slim Summerville
BirthJuly 1892

Slim Summerville

Slim Summerville was born.
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