Darryl F. Zanuck
Known For: Production · Birthday: 1902-09-05 · Deathday: 1979-12-22 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Wahoo, Nebraska, USA
269 Movies · 1 TV show
Also Known As: Darryl Francis Zanuck · Darryl Zanuck · Mark Canfield · Melville Crossman · Gregory Rogers
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Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career was rivaled only by that of Adolph Zukor). He earned three Academy Awards as producer for Best Picture during his tenure, but was responsible for many more.
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1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year is a once-over-lightly evocation of a slate of classic films unmatched before or since. In a year permitting 10 Best Picture nominees, the final cut included Gone with ...
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to watch by an undemanding audience or even how mutilat...
Backstory: Gentleman's Agreement
Darryl F. Zanuck ignores the protests of his peers and makes a movie about antisemitism called Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
Documentary about the making of 20th Century Fox's 1963 film "Cleopatra," then the most expensive film of all time.
Backstory: How Green Was My Valley
Documentary about how the creative energies of Darryl F. Zanuck and John Ford combined to forge an enduring masterpiece despite the challenges of wartime production.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a vis...
The Longest Day
From the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French, the story of June 6, 1944 was recounted. When the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach, according ...
The Chapman Report
Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four women (Claire ...
The Big Gamble
Irish seaman Vic Brennan persuades his Dublin family to finance a truck-hauling business in the remote African town of Jebanda. The only stipulation is that his cousin Samuel, a timid bank clerk, acco...
Nancy Mannigoe, an African-American servant, was put on death row in Mississippi for the murder of Temple Drake's infant child. Temple, the daughter of the governor, pleads with her father to exonerat...
The Barbarian and the Geisha
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a young geisha...
The Roots of Heaven
In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." At first, he...
The Sun Also Rises
A group of American expatriate writers live a hedonistic lifestyle in France and Spain during the 1920's.
Island in the Sun
On a Caribbean island, a rich landowner's son is trying to get a political office against a black labor leader. There are plenty of scandals to go around, including Boyeur having a secret white lover ...
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
The character study of a WWII veteran trying to make it in the business world of post-war America was interesting.
The King and I
Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she wo...
On the Threshold of Space
Director Robert D. Webb's 1956 drama, about the early days of the U.S. space program and the men who undergo extensive testing and endurance tests in preparation for their jobs as future astronauts, s...
Good Morning Miss Dove
Beloved schoolteacher reflects back on her life and former students when she is hospitalized...
The View from Pompey's Head
Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered...
Seven Cities of Gold
Director Robert D. Webb's 1955 adventure film about eighteenth-century Spanish explorers searching for gold in the American southwest stars Anthony Quinn, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Egan, Rita Moreno, Mi...
The cattle baron divided his property between his sons after he raided a copper smelter that was tainting his water. Son Joe gets three years in prison for taking responsibility for the raid. When Joe...
Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah in Egypt. The turbulent events of the 18th dynasty are played out again...
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Mike and Tony Petrakis are a father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. Mike decided to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges after they were robb...
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of the president of the country in the early 20th century.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
With a Song in My Heart
Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a European t...
David and Bathsheba
The tragic consequences of King David's affair with the beautiful Bathsheba will be felt by his family and Israel.
People Will Talk
Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationshi...
The fastest gun in the West is trying to get away from his reputation.
Night and the City
The second-rate con man is from London and he is looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. When ...
No Way Out
The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident Dr. Luther Brooks. When b...
Cheaper by the Dozen
"Cheaper by the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large fami...
All About Eve
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway...
Under My Skin
Set in Paris, Under My Skin stars John Garfield as a washed-up jockey who has stolen money from a crooked gambler (Luther Adler).
A Ticket to Tomahawk
Comedy western about a cowboy who is hired by a stagecoach boss to stop the railroad reaching his territory and putting him out of business. He uses everything from Indians to dance hall girls to try ...
Everybody Does It
Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her. While org...
It Happens Every Spring
A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.
Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white w...
Nick Garcos comes back from his tour of duty in World War II planning to settle down with his girlfriend, Polly Faber. He learns, however, that his father was recently beaten and burglarized by mob-co...
A pilot wants a life of ease, flying for drug traffickers and looking the other way until his conscience is changed by a woman he has mishandled. The pilot relives his failures, including a love affai...
Father Was a Fullback
Coach George Copper's college football team is losing game after game, much to the dismay of stiff-and-stuffy but influential alumni Roger Jessup, and also having trouble at home with his oldest daugh...
The Forbidden Street
In Victorian London, young Adelaide is born into luxury, but marries starving artist Henry. His alcoholism and their lack of money lead to many quarrels. During one such fight, Henry slips down a flig...
Novelist Will James, a specialist in horse stories, wrote the yarn upon which 20th Century-Fox's Sand was based. Mark Stevens plays horse breeder Jeff Keane, who loses his prize stallion in a train ac...
Twelve O'Clock High
In the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a 'hard luck' bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disci...
Lord Windermere appears to all - including his young wife Margaret - to be the perfect husband. The couple's happy marriage is placed at risk when he starts paying visits to a mysterious beautiful new...
A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.
Cry of the City
Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Cande...
The Snake Pit
Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, sh...
Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn Belvedere. But whe...
Fury at Furnace Creek
The Arizona wilderness, 1880. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell sends a message telling Capt. Walsh, who is escorting a wagon-train through Apache territory, heading for the fort at Furnace Creek, that he shoul...
Give My Regards to Broadway
A family vaudeville act is threatened when the eldest son is offered a contract to play baseball. Musical.
Apartment for Peggy
Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an ap...
That Wonderful Urge
When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.
Call Northside 777
In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal contin...
Amber St Clair, orphaned during the English Civil War and raised by a family of farmers, aspires to be a lady of high society; when a group of cavaliers ride into town, she sneaks away with them to Lo...
Carnival in Costa Rica
Two pairs of lovers try to thwart an arranged marriage at Costa Rican fiesta time.
Stanton Carlisle joins a seedy carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" and her alcoholic husband, Pete.
In a quiet Connecticut town, a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a n...
Captain from Castile
In Spain in 1518, a caballero offends his neighbor who is an officer of the Inquisition. Pedro, Juan, and Catana joined the first expedition to Mexico when they were forced to flee. The rich new land ...
A magazine writer is posing as a Jew in order to expose anti-Semitism.
A young couple's marriage is threatened by the husband's love of horses and the racetrack circuit.
A moss rose marks the page of a Bible next to the murdered dancer's body. The gentleman was seen leaving the lodgings by another chorus girl,Peggy Cummins. She approaches him directly, saying she will...
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, ...
The Foxes of Harrow
An Irish rascal and inveterate gambler uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich.
In this drama, a seductive woman uses her wiles upon both a traveling bank examiner and a manager to whom she is married. This woman has expensive taste and ends up spending all of her husband's money...
Somewhere in the Night
George Taylor returns from the WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.
Claudia and David
The follow-up film to "Claudia", with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young reprising their earlier roles as a young married couple living in a small Connecticut town.
The Razor's Edge
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself, and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is al...
In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters (Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell) vie for the affections of a Frenchman (Cornel Wilde) who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition....
For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gets worse over time. She observes Nicholas' relationship with his tenants, as ...
Leave Her to Heaven
A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son fr...
Scout William F. Cody (Joel McCrea) marries a U.S. senator's daughter (Maureen O'Hara), fights the Cheyenne and leads a Wild West show.
During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.
Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the five strug...
The Purple Heart
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried a...
Wilson's political career began with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States in this book. Wilson...
A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has ...
Nora and her uncle get railroaded into spending the night at a broken-down hotel in Canada. After Nora falls for the handsome owner, she convinces her uncle to invest in the inn and modernize it. Afte...
Show-Business at War
A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.
Johnny Williams is a newsreel photographer who was stationed in China and Burma during the early stages of World War II. After being captured by the Japanese, he escapes from a concentration camp with...
Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the ty...
The Black Swan
When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previ...
Song of the Islands
With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls...
This Above All
In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs, despite his prejudice ag...
On a secluded base in Arizona, veteran World War I pilot Steve Britt trains flyers to fight in World War II. One of his trainees, Englishman Peter Stackhouse, competes with Britt for the affections of...
To the Shores of Tripoli
Chronicle of a spoiled rich boy who joins the Marines with an off-handed attitude and finally becomes a battle-wise soldier. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Color) Cinematography.
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so ...
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.
Know For Sure
A 1941 film encouraging people to seek treatment if they had, or might have had, syphilis.
Wild Geese Calling
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
Blood and Sand
Bullfighter Juan Gallardo falls for socialite Dona Sol, turning from the faithful Carmen who nevertheless stands by her man as he continues to face real danger in the bullring.
How Green Was My Valley
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans raised coal-mining sons and hoped their youngest would find a better life outside the mines.
Thorndike, a British hunter, has Hitler in his gun sights. He escapes back to London after being captured, beaten, and left for dead by German agents, aided by a young woman.
Moon Over Miami
Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, said to be plentiful the...
A Yank in the R.A.F.
Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and letting it be t...
Jeeter and his family of sharecroppers live in rural Georgia, where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is in danger because of the bank's plans to take over the land...
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an...
Week-End in Havana
A ship company employee, Jay Williams, is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of...
That Night in Rio
An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.
The Great American Broadcast
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back ...
Sun Valley Serenade
When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice sho...
The Man I Married
An American (Joan Bennett) vacations in Europe with her husband (Francis Lederer) and watches him turn into a Nazi.
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering t...
The Great Profile
An alcoholic film star attempts a comeback. Director Walter Lang's 1940 comedy stars John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Anne Baxter, John Payne, Lionel Atwill and Edward Brophy.
Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider. Later he falls in love with another circus runaway.
The Blue Bird
An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, and meeting friends and foes along the wa...
The Grapes of Wrath
Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head...
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
This 1940 presentation features highlights of earlier (1928 onward) Oscar ceremonies including Shirley Temple and Walt Disney, plus acceptance speeches for films released in 1939 with recipients and p...
The Mark of Zorro
Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the maske...
Based on the story of the famous Mormon leader, it follows Brigham Young and his challenge to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two ficti...
Alice Faye plays the title role in this 1940 film biography of the early-20th-century stage star.
Down Argentine Way
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.
Four Sons is a 1940 film directed by Archie Mayo. It stars Don Ameche and Eugenie Leontovich. It is a remake of the 1928 film of the same name.
When the studios reject her because she"s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
Public Deb No. 1
When a waiter gives a society girl a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Little Old New York
Inventor Robert Fulton (Richard Greene) receives support from a tavern owner (Alice Faye) and a shipyard worker (Fred MacMurray) to help realize his dream of a high-powered steamboat.
The Return of Frank James
Farmer Frank and his ward hunt brother Jesse's killers, the back-shooting Fords.
Trixie is a female pilot looking to win a big race to advance her career. During one race, however, her plane becomes damaged, and she needs help to repair it. She meets a Navy pilot named "Tex" Price...
Starting in 1913 movie director Connors discovers singer Molly Adair. As she becomes a star she marries an actor, so Connors fires them. She asks for him as director of her next film. Many silent star...
Wife, Husband and Friend
Woman hopes to be a great singer and is encouraged by her scheming teacher. After she flops her husband, encouraged by an amorous professional singer tries opera and also flops.
Swanee River is a 1940 American biopic about Stephen Foster, a songwriter from Pittsburgh who falls in love with the South, marries a Southern girl, then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War ...
Drums Along the Mohawk
The state of New York was founded in the 17th century. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness a...
When an escaped circus gorilla appears to have gone on a murderous rampage, a threatened attorney calls on the detective trio of Garrity, Harrigan and Mullivan to act as bodyguards. In short order, w...
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage unti...
Young Mr. Lincoln
In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Following her tr...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Having once again avoided criminal conviction, Professor Moriarity develops a murderous plan to "finish off" his last major nemesis, Sherlock Holmes, by making him fail to prevent the perfect crime. ...
Too Busy to Work
The Jones family females decide to teach Father a lesson. He's neglecting the family business to run for mayor, so they decide to neglect their household chores.
Studio publicist discovers Minnesota skating teacher and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.
Hotel for Women
A jilted small-town girl is helped by guests at a women's residence club to turn to modelling.
Stanley and Livingstone
When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr. David Livingstone, the missing Scott...
The Rains Came
After completing medical training in the U.S., the Indian aristocrat returned to India. He wanted to give his life to the poor people of Ranchipur. When faced with earthquake, flooding, and plague, ev...
Here I Am a Stranger
The story of a young man's discovery of his father.
Susannah of the Mounties
This classic family drama stars Shirley Temple as young orphan Susannah Sheldon, the sole survivor of a brutal Indian attack who's befriended by Canadian Mountie Angus Montague (Randolph Scott) and hi...
Rose of Washington Square
Rose Sargent, a Roaring '20s singer, becomes a Ziegfeld Follies star as her criminal husband gets deeper in trouble.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from Canada to take charge of his ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire, and finds that Sherlock Holmes is there to investigate the loca...
Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.
A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser with a motley crew.
Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horseracing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.
Three Blind Mice
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
In Old Chicago
On the eve of Chicago's Great Fire, Jack and Dion O'Leary became powerful figures, and eventually rivals.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
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.
I'll Give a Million
After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind to a tramp.
Little Miss Broadway
An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage.
After the death of her fiancée, Margot Weston is left pregnant and unmarried. Jim Howard helped the desperate Margot. Jim helped her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Neither t...
Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.
Just Around the Corner
Penny helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with Corporal Jones.
Bandleader (Romero) and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.
Sally, Irene and Mary
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
My Lucky Star
George Cabot Jr., the son of a department store owner, enrolls Kristina Nielsen, the store's sports clerk, at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for L...
The Ritz Brothers pretend to be Kentucky hillbillies in order to get a booking on a radio show.
In Shanghai amidst Sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer (Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Del Rio).
Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Social butterfly marries Park Avenue doctor and learns that his nurse is in love with him.
Lively June (Jane Withers), teen-aged daughter of mystery writer Waldo Everett (Jon Qualen), who calls her "Angel," becomes involved in intrigue centering on movie star Pauline Kaye (Sally Blane) and ...
Love Is News
When a crafty reporter uses false pretenses to get a story out of heiress Tony Gateson, she turns the tables on him, telling the press that they are engaged. Suddenly he's front page news, every sales...
A ship captain who was ashamed of his past in the slave trade is forced against his will to once again transport human cargo.
This Is My Affair
President McKinley has a question for the lieutenant. Richard L is an individual. A very well briefed Mid-Western bank robbers are based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which is why Perry is going undergrou...
Nancy Steele Is Missing!
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old...
Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her grumpy paternal grandfather, who is also an orphan. She brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways. The grandfather ...
Swiss hotel ski instructor (Henie) falls in love with a man (Power) who goes skiing every morning.
Wee Willie Winkie
In 1897, little Priscilla Williams, along with her widowed mother, goes to live with her army colonel paternal grandfather on the British outpost he commands in northern India.
Wake Up and Live
Satire on radio, built around the supposed feud between bandleader Ben Bernie and journalist Walter Winchell.
On the Avenue
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyanc...
Love and Hisses
As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
Ellen Neal, a young and inexperienced maid, becomes romantically involved with her employers son which causes various complications. The head butler also has an infatuation for the young girl but his ...
To Mary - with Love
Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at keeping them together.
Lloyd's of London
Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will hea...
It Had to Happen
A poor boy rises to power in politics.
Under Two Flags
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on danger...
Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.
Safari guide Capt. Clark Rutledge is hired by the man Michael Varek who was responsible for his father's death...
Newspapers around the world proclaim the birth in Moosetown, Canada of the 3,000th baby brought into the world by the doctor, John Luke, known for delivering the famous Wyatt quintuplets. To honor the...
The Country Beyond
A Canadian Northwest Mounted Policeman suspects his girlfriend's father of theft and murder.
A Message to Garcia
An emissary from the U.S. is being guided by a fiery Cuban woman. The president traveled through the jungles of Cuba.
The Prisoner of Shark Island
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Allison Long is acquitted on charges of poisoning her father but then her benefactor is poisoned. Reporter Duffy Giles has faith in her innocence.
Poor Little Rich Girl
Cossetted and bored, Barbara Barry is finally sent off to school by her busy if doting widowed soap manufacturer father. When her nurse is injured en route, Barbara finds herself alone in town, ending...
Sing, Baby, Sing
The "Caliban-Ariel" romance of fiftysomething John Barrymore and teenager Elaine Barrie is spoofed in this delightful 20th Century Fox musical. Adolphe Menjou plays the Barrymore counterpart, a loose-...
The Road to Glory
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse M...
Banjo on My Knee
A young husband leaves his river shantyboat community in Tennessee and travels to New Orleans in search of his wife, who ran away.
A woman and her weakling brother inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide is accused of murder.
Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbill...
James "Brick" Davis, a struggling attorney, owes his education to a mobster, but always has refused to get involved with the underworld. When a friend of his is killed by a notorious criminal, Brick d...
Call of the Wild
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from be...
The Littlest Rebel
Virgie Cary's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his dying wife and is arrested. A Yankee officer takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the offi...
Show Them No Mercy!
A young couple and their child fall prey to kidnappers when a storm drives them into a seemingly abandoned farmhouse.
In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.
Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Folies Bergère de Paris
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.
Clive of India
Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain the favor o...
Thanks a Million
A show troupe is engaged by Judge Culliman, who is running for Governor, to enhance his political campaign. When the inebriated Judge has to be replaced in doing his campaign speech by the troupe croo...
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
A Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied to him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him to honor the tradition of returning to the tables...
The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.
Looking for Trouble
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.
The House of Rothschild
The story of the rise and fall of the Rothschild financial empire was told by his five sons. Even though the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, it is not always easy because...
The Last Gentleman
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each ...
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Dashing British sleuth Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond finds himself immersed in another adventure when he stumbles upon a corpse in the mysterious London mansion of Prince Achmed. Enlisting the help ...
A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "Raquel" is comin...
The Mighty Barnum
20th Century Fox's highly fabricated film biography of circus showman P. T. Barnum stars Wallace Beery (as Barnum), Virginia Bruce (as Jenny Lind), Janet Beecher and Adolphe Menjou. Released in 1934.
The Affairs of Cellini
Despite the duke, the 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence.
Born to Be Bad
Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined that her child will not grow up to be taken advantage of. Letty teaches her child to lie, s...
An ex-gangster tries to resist his old cohorts' criminal activities after he accidentally becomes a movie star.
A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.
Unwed mother gives up baby for adoption and hopes to get it back when the adoptive mother dies.
Advice to the Lovelorn
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on a major ea...
"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe'...
The title refers to the business of affable, ambitious bail bondsman (and politically-connected grifter) Bill Bailey, who, in the course of his work, crosses paths with every kind of offender there is...
The Working Man
A successful shoe manufacturer named John Reeves goes on vacation and meets the grown children of his recently deceased and much-respected competitor; they're on the verge of losing the family legacy ...
An Air Force washout and his buddy room with a pretty young lady. Desperate for jobs during the Depression, they finally land employment with the mob.
Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.
The Dark Horse
The Progressive Party convention is deadlocked for governor, so both sides nominate the dark horse Zachary Hicks. Kay Russell suggests they hire Hal Blake as campaign manager; but first they have to g...
20,000 Years in Sing Sing
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.
Three on a Match
Mary, Vivian and Ruth are former schoolmates who do some catching up after a chance meeting. Of the three women, Vivian, who married successful lawyer Robert, seems to have the most glamorous life. Vi...
A day in the maternity ward from the lens of accepted morals and medical attitudes of 1932. The ward includes women from all walks of life and situations.
The Man Who Played God
While giving a private performance for a visiting monarch, concert pianist Montgomery Royale is deafened when a bomb is detonated in an attempt to assassinate the foreign ruler. With his career over a...
The Rich Are Always with Us
A wealthy couple's marriage is falling apart due to the man's infidelity. The wife's male friend has long loved her and sees his big opportunity.
The Cabin in the Cotton
Sharecropper's son Marvin tries to help his community overcome poverty and ignorance.
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?
The Public Enemy
Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfou...
Ann, a young woman with outrageously advanced ideas, has been living in sin with Dick, her lover, because of her conviction that marriage would destroy their love; but social pressure ends up paying o...
Maybe It's Love
A very young Joan Bennett tops the cast as Nan Sheffield, the daughter of a college president (George Irving). The nominal leading man is Tommy Nelson (James Hall), the black-sheep son of a wealthy al...
Three Faces East
The action takes place during the Great War in the home of the First Lord of the Admiralty.
The Doorway to Hell
A vicious crime lord decides that he has had enough and much to the shock of his colleagues decides to give the business to his second in command and retire to Florida after marrying his moll. Unfortu...
The Life of the Party
Two gold diggers try a French dressmaker, two Mr. Smiths and Havana.
Madonna of Avenue A
Madonna of Avenue A is a 1929 talking drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. It starred Dolores Costello in one of her last silent films. This is report...
A Southern Belle must work in a gambling house to pay off her father's debts, which drove him to suicide. She then meets a man who sweeps her off her feet and takes her away from it all.
On with the Show!
With unpaid actors and staff, the stage show Phantom Sweetheart seems doomed. To complicate matters, the box office takings have been robbed and the leading lady refuses to appear. Can the show be sav...
Show of Shows
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can be heard in ...
The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.
Pay as You Enter
Trolley car conductor Clyde Jones and bus conductor "Terrible Bill" Jones are arch rivals for the hand of coffee-shop owner Mary Smith.
Fannie Brand (Fanny Brice), an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), a young fellow w...
The Midnight Taxi
The Midnight Taxi is a 1928 early part-talkie thriller picture from Warner Bros. directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Antonio Moreno, Helen Costello, and Myrna Loy. It is unknown whether a sound co...
State Street Sadie
Unassuming clerk Tom Blake is framed for the murder of a policeman in the midst of a violent bank robbery.
Lights of New York
Eddie is conned into fronting a speakeasy for a local gangster who intends to frame him for the murder of a cop.
Rose Shannon, a dancing girl at "Kelly's," in the 'Tenderloin' district of New York City, worships at a distance Chuck White, a younger member of the gang that uses the place as their hangout. Chuck's...
Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as "The Terror".
Simple Sis is a 1927 American silent comedy-melodrama directed by Herman C. Raymaker and starring Louise Fazenda as a poor, plain laundress hoping for romance, supported by Clyde Cook as a shy suitor ...
The Desired Woman
The beautiful and cultured Lady Diana Whitney marries Captain Maxwell of the British Army. When he is transferred to the Sahara, life at his remote post becomes one trial after another for Diana. Then...
The First Auto
The transition from horses to automobiles at the turn of the century causes problems between a father and son.
The Jazz Singer
A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized soun...
Ham and Eggs at the Front
Fifi, a dusky, sultry Senegalese spy, uses her wiles to get information out of two American army soldiers, Ham and Eggs, in France during World War I.
Old San Francisco
An Asian villain menaces a family of aristocratic Spanish settlers.
Jaws of Steel
Rin Tin Tin drama
Across the Pacific
Following the Spanish-American War, a soldier is given the assignment of finding the leader of a band of rebels in the Philippines. In order to do this, he must romance Roma, a cabaret spy working for...
The Better 'Ole
The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.
The Cave Man
A bored society girl cuts a hundred dollar bill in half, writes a message on one half for whoever finds it and throws it out the window of her apartment. The person who finds it turns out to be the dr...
Department-store models Flo and Marian set their sights on wealthy young soft-drink magnate J. A. Smith. Through a misunderstanding, they pick on the wrong J. A. Smith, a fortune hunter himself who as...
So This Is Paris
Paris, Hollywood, not Paris, France, the perfect setting for Ernst Lubitsch's comedy of pretense.
Six burglars separately break into the Vickers mansion on Long Island to loot the safe but catch each other in the act. They all pretend to be members of the household when locked in by a well meaning...
Red Hot Tires
The first time Al Jones sees Elizabeth Lowden, he becomes so distracted that he runs his car into a steamroller. The second time he sees her, Elizabeth's car frightens his horse, causing him to fall. ...
Austin Starfield has his greedy eye on a steel mill belonging to Eve Burnside. He persuades an impoverished count, Leon Molnar to marry Eve so he can then gain control of her fortune.
A Broadway Butterfly
Irene, a young girl from a small town, arrives in New York City determined to make it on the Broadway stage. She meets up with Cookie, a worldly chorus girl who takes Irene under her wing. When Irene ...
The Limited Mail
Bob Wilson, who becomes a tramp after being jilted by his fiancée, prevents the Limited Mail from being wrecked during a mountain storm and becomes fast friends with Jim Fowler, a railway mail clerk. ...
Lefty O'Brien, a pugilist, becomes engaged to ex-tomboy Patsy Ryan against the wishes of her father, Michael. They both live in an Irish-Jewish neighborhood on New York's East Side known as "Hogan's A...
Lady Windermere's Fan
A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.
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