William Frawley was an American actor and entertainer, best known for his role as ‘Fred Mertz’ in the former American TV show ‘I Love Lucy’ (1951-57). He is also remembered for playing ‘Bub’ in the comedy series ‘My Three Sons’ (1960-65). William started his career as vaudeville artist, along with his wife. He made his first screen appearance in the silent film ‘Lord Loveland Discovers America,’ in 1916. He made his ‘Broadway’ debut in ‘Merry, Merry,’ in 1925. Some of his successful films include ‘Moonlight and Pretzels’ (1933), ‘It’s a Great Life’ (1935), ‘Rhythm on the River’ (1940), ‘The Quarterback’ (1940), ‘Lady on a Train’ (1945), and ‘The Lemon Drop’ (1951). His unsuccessful films include ‘Ambush’ (1939), ‘Untamed’ (1940), and Home in San Antone’ (1949). Some of his TV appearances came in shows, such as ‘The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’ (1957-60), ‘My Living Doll’ (1964), and ‘The Lucy Show’ (1965).
This is the story of an old man, who becomes very popular when he fills in for an intoxicated Santa Clause at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Eventually, he is hired to play the same role at the company’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The problem starts when he starts claiming he is really the Santa Clause.
Monsieur Verdoux is a family man who loses his job. In order to support his family, he decides to marry rich widows using various aliases, and then murder them for their money. Although his scheme works, problem arises when his fourteenth victim seems impossible to kill.
Gentleman Jim is a biographical sports drama film which revolves around Jim Corbett, who manages to become one of the most famed boxers during the late 1800s, a time when boxing was illegal. Eventually, he faces against John L Sullivan, his childhood idol, for world championship.
Madeleine is a jewel thief who has stolen a valuable necklace in Paris. She meets an American engineer who is on a vacation and she decides to use him to get the pearls out of France and get them into Spain. However, things don’t go as expected.
Father Chuck O’Malley is a priest whose unconventional style helps transform the lives of the people in his parish. However, he still has to win over his aging and conventional superior Father Fitzgibbon.
Here is my Heart is a musical comedy film which revolves around a rich and well-known singer, who is forced to disguise himself as a waiter in order to be near a European princess, the woman whom he is in love with.
Strike me Pink is a comedy musical film, which tells the story of a shy and meek man named Eddie Pink, who becomes manager of an amusement park which is filled with mobsters.
Professor Dean Lambert is doing research on the death of the ancient Egyptian Neferus. Interestingly, he has a resemblance to the latter as well, and he believes that falling in love with ruin him, like it did to Neferus. However, when he is asked to resign from the museum after an incident, he decides to join an expedition to Egypt from New York.
Tommy Nelson has been accused of killing of manager. Rather than facing the police, he chooses to inject himself with an invisibility formula. Eventually he comes across two detectives who decide to help him.
Based on Mark Twain’s classic, the film follows Huckleberry Finn, a boisterous youngster who flees from his obnoxious father to travel down the Mississippi River on a raft. He is joined by Jim, a slave trying to run away from being sold. During the journey, they face troubles with devious people, and experience exciting escapades where the two save each other’s lives.
Bob Sommers writes tunes for the well-known composer Oliver Courtney, while Cherry Lane ghost-writes lyrics for him. But Bob and Cherry are unaware about each other. When they meet and realize the facts, they grow close and decide to compose their own songs, but music industry assumes they are copying Courtney. Perceiving the situation, Courtney declares that he has not created those songs.
Based on a novel of the same name, this film is about an eccentric millionaire and owner of a baseball team, who makes his cat Rhubarb his sole beneficiary, as discovered after his death. Therefore, the cat inherits the baseball team, which leads to several conflicts.
Wanda Nash is masquerading as Princess Olga from Sweden on board the ocean liner the Mammoth. She runs into King Mantell, a band leader with a criminal record. Robert M. Darcy starts blackmailing them but soon ends up dead. Now both of them must find the real killer before they are pinned for the murder.
Set in 1920s New York City, the film revolves around the turbulent love life of an aspiring singer, who becomes a star after she is spotted by a successful Broadway minstrel performer and joins the famed Ziegfeld Follies. Although he is also in love with her, she does not recognize it; instead falls for a charming con man.
Walty Benton is a detective who also hosts his own radio show. While he is on the trail of a serial killer, he becomes a suspect himself after someone spreads the rumor that he is a police informer named Constant Reader.
Francis Warren is an investment adviser who moonlights as detective novel writer F.X. Pettijohn. His secret profession is even unknown to his wife Rita. When a client ends up dead, Francis decides to investigate but his prime suspect is also murdered. Now Francis must find the true killer while Rita suspects him of being the murderer.
Bolero is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a 23-year old woman who recently finished her graduation, and is now looking for the perfect man to lose her virginity. Soon she finds herself caught between a Moroccan Sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.
Shortly after getting married to Sally, Peter discovers oil on the farm owned by his grandmother. Soon, the farmers nearby, also start finding natural gas reserves beneath their land. Meanwhile a railroad tycoon Walt Brennan thinks of purchasing the land from them.
In a turbulent China, an American mercenary O'Hara is assigned to aid the arms supply of the authorities of a province destroyed by a brutal warlord General Yang. However, while on his way to Shanghai to purchase arms, he meets and falls for Judy Perrie whose father is associated with Yang.
Based on Miriam Young's eponymous novel, the story focuses on a successful vaudeville performer couple, who continue to appear together even after marriage. Once her daughters are born, the lady semi retires to raise her family. Later, however, she returns to the stage, upsetting one of her daughters, who is embarrassed because of her profession.
Those Were the Days! is a romantic comedy film which takes us to the lives of Petey and Martha Simmons, who remember their first meeting and romance in college, on their 35th anniversary. The film shows their early life in a flashback.
After her husband goes bankrupt, Emily starts renting the rooms of her house to people, in order to support her family, but slowly it becomes a hotel. Things turn difficult for her, when the bank decides to send her a notice of foreclosure.
Wealthy philanthropist Alex Clark’s will instructs his lawyers to drop wallets containing $100 on streets. When 4 honest people return money to lawyers, each is given $5,000 and told to double in 30 days through honest means. The first to achieve it would receive Clark’s estate. But his avaricious brother, left out of the will, tries hard to defeat each one’s efforts.
Montana cowboy, Duke Fergus, visits the notorious Barbary Coast in San Francisco to collect a debt from card shark Tito Morell, but ends up losing all money in gambling and smitten by Morell's lover, dance-hall girl Flaxen. He learns gambling tricks and returns to take over Morell's business and establish his own, with Flaxen as the main attraction.
Nick Cherney ends up in jail for embezzling money from Johnny Torno's company. In prison, desperate for revenge, Nick hires outgoing inmate Rocky to murder Johnny’s brother, Jess. When Rocky murders Jess in his hotel room, Johnny goes looking for revenge and for the identity of his brother’s murderer.
Good Sam is a drama film, based on a book of the same name by Dete Meserve. The film tells the story about an unknown person who leaves cash on seemingly random doorsteps, and an investigative news reporter who tries to find out this person’s identity.
Down To Earth is a fantasy romantic comedy musical film which is about Danny Miller, a Broadway producer who plans on making a spoof on Greek mythology. Upset about this, Terpsichore, a Greek goddess comes down to Earth and lands a part in the show, in order to teach him a lesson for his mockery.
This film revolves around a New York bandleader who journeys to Hollywood after being offered a contract with a studio. However, he is determined to work his way and not theirs.
Based on an eponymous short story, the film focuses on Frank X. Farrell, an ace baseball player, is nicknamed Alibi Ike because of his habit of making excuses. The problem arises when he falls in love with the manager’s sister-in-law, who walks out on him because of that habit. Now the gamblers are after him, trying to use his misery to their advantage.
Brad Craig is the son of a well-known Army Colonel, who starts his freshman year at a military school. He soon falls for the beautiful daughter of a professor but things get complicated after he finds out that she has feelings for his roommate. He soon associates with Japanese spies who are trying to steal a secret chemical compound from the university.
Harmony Lane is a biographical romantic musical film which revolves around the life of Stephen Foster, well-known composer. The film explores his love life, his early success to his decline, and his death which is assumed to be due to alcoholism.
Jennifer is the head of the oceanography firm, and is known for her honesty. However, she is in need of money for running the firm. After her trip to an oceanographic research, she claims that she has discovered a prototype submarine.
Carol is an actress and fashion model from New York, who arrives at a town named Pittsfield, to live with her uncle Homer, who is a boarding-house keeper. She is upset upon learning that the money she has been sending him to pay off his mortgage is actually going to a bunch of non-paying guests.