Stars: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane
On the eve of his marriage, a young man's fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of lies, intrigue and murder revolving around his fiance's dead ex-husband and his wealthy, corrupt family.
Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele
Learning that Montana is about to become a state and that property values will rise rapidly, Caldwell is using his outlaw gang to force the ranchers off their land. To fight back Tuttle sends for the Trail Blazers and unaware of Maynard's identity, Caldwell appoints him Marshal.
Note: Picture quality leaves a bit to be desired, but it's very watchable for an hours entertainment!
Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt
U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins come upon an overturned stagecoach with the driver and the passenger dead. They learn that the passenger, Hinkley, an archaeologist, has discovered an old Indian site that contains gold relics, and a gang has robbed him of the relics he was carrying. Jane Condon, daughter of Hinkley's partner who was also murdered, tells Nevada that an old Indian guide, Shag, is the only one who knows where the site is. The outlaws find Shag first, and kill him after forcing the information from him. Hinkley's son, Joel, arrives and knows where the site is and leads Nevada and Sandy there ahead of the outlaws.
Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver
Abner Weaver, a small-town mayor in the Ozarks, through the music of performers from 'The Grand Ole Opry," and the antics and help of his family and the local citizens, manages to pass a legislative bill to help the farmers, and also wins the election for state government from a group of crooked politicians.
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty
In the first of the "Billy Carson" series, Mesa City is all set to welcome the new stagecoach coming through on its first trip after Tom Farrell (Frank LaRue),of the Farrell Stagecoach Company has secured permission from the government to run a road through the bad lands. There is a good-natured rivalry between Farrell and Billy Carson ('Buster CRabbe'), who operates the Pony Express,and whose pony-express-road parallels the new stagecoach line. Jim Higgins (John Merton), crooked lawyer in the employ of Del Stone (Charles King), whose plans to grab rich land is thwarted by Farrell's stagecoach line. Stone has four henchmen attack the coach, whose passenger is Sally Farrell (Patti McCarty), Farrell's daughter. Billy, riding his pony express route, cuts in between the pursuing henchies and the stagecoach, and climbs on top of the stagecoach, takes the rifle from the driver, Jed Clark (Hank Bell), and laying flat on the roof fires at and kills two of the bandits and the other two ride ...
Stars: Barton MacLane, Bobby Larson, Jan Wiley
During WWII, a small but strong-willed 12-year-old boy tries to steer his vocationally and maritally confused father straight, at the same time striving to keep his honor while the gang in his new neighborhood bully him. Nazi sympathizers connive to set up his father in a sabotage scheme.
Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day
Red and his cohorts kill three prospectors and file on their claim. One of the three was Joe Henderson's brother and Joe goes after the killers. After Lem finds gold he is injured and loses his memory. Red finds him and thinking his sister knows where his claim is, kidnaps her. But Red was seen following her and this leads Joe to their hideout and the showdown.
Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers
In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets help from a visiting hunter who, unknown to Adams and the rest of the town, is actually vacationing supreme court justice John Josephus Grant.
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mike Mazurki
Slip gets fired from his job at a construction company for decking his boss. His sister, who got him a job at the company, is angry with him. Slip manages to get a job with the District Attorney serving warrants, as does Sach. Through his job, Slip finds out that all is not quite kosher at his old construction company, and that his sister may be in danger.
Starring: David Howard, Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Jan Clayton
Don, Smokey and Whopper are are their way to Placer City where Don’s brother Brad is U.S. Marshal. But when Don gets there, he finds that Marshal Brad is not his brother, but an impostor. When the deputy accuses them of being horse thieves, they flee town. When they go out to find Jenny, who they saved the day before, they are shot at and accused as gold thieves. But Jenny sets the miners straight and the boys, along with Mr. Robinson of the stage line, agree to work together to stop the gold thefts and find the real Marshal Brad.
Stars: Mary Beth Hughes, George Montgomery, Alan Mowbray
Cowboy rodeo rider Lank tries his hand at movie making. Spoiled established star Crystal throws tantrums, but after the rodeo she's easy for Lank to handle.
This fun film is a western version of "<em>The Taming of the Shrew</em>," with the Shrew in question being the glorious, yet underrated Mary Beth Hughes, queen of the bitchy blonde B-girls. George Montgomery makes a pleasant enough leading man, but let's face it, the main reason to watch is Mary Beth's pouty lips, hands on hips, and diva like attitude.
Stars: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Lee 'Lasses' White
Bill Underwood (Tim Holt) falls out with his father and chooses the life of a cowhand rather than take charge of his father's stage line. He and his pals Smokey Ryan and Whopper Hatch, on the road to Durango, prevent a holdup of the Kellogg Stage Line, which the elder Underwood has being trying to buy. Underwood's agent, attorney Steve Farley, has been double-crossing him in the negotiations by misrepresenting the offer. In Durango, Bill finds that Farley has been corrupting the stage drivers working for Kellogg and his daughter Nancy. Using the assumed name of Bill Dawson, Bill hires out to drive for the Kelloggs. Farley attempts to plant stolen mail with Bill, but Bill and his pals defeat an ambush intended as part of the plan, but Farley learns his real identity and informs Nancy that he is an Underwood spy.
Stars: Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth
Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns transformed as sultry brunette and Parisian sensation Mademoiselle Fifi. After catching her show, crooked mayoral candidate John Quade (Lloyd Nolan) tries to close it down when Peaches demurely declines his romantic overtures. Captain McCarey jumps in the race for mayor against Quade, and the loyal Peaches fervently campaigns for him. As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt.
Stars: Robert Young, Marsha Hunt, Harvey Stephens
Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to get him to betray his country. He escapes and leads the FBI to his captors.
Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room. Plus, Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
Stars: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Ann Summers
Kit Russell, appointed special investigator, has infiltrated a local robber gang ostensibly led by Snap, but has found out that an unnamed local person is really the brains behind the outfit. Despite the disdain shown him by his girlfriend Jeannie, Kit stubbornly continues the ruse even after he and several members of the gang are caught and given a trial by a vigilante mob, and sentenced to death by hanging.
Stars: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Ann Summers
On his way to help his ex-partner, miner Sam Trotter, Brit Marshall is tricked into helping Trotter's murderers get away with Trotter's gold bullion. Arrested for Trotter's murder, Brit and his comical sidekick Ike escape and begin to track down the killers to clear themselves. Clues as to the whereabouts of the bullion appear when torn corners of a playing card are found on each killer's person, leading to the identity of the gang's silent partner, one of the town's leading citizens.
Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf
Irene is unhappily married to an older businessman, but very much in love with a handsome young lawyer. He doesn't want to add to her unhappiness by ruining her marriage; she is terrified of her husband's jealousy and anger. They decide to stop seeing each other, and she bides her time with Pierre, a young friend of the family who walks their dogs and is in puppy love with Irene. When Pierre is about to leave for college, he begs her for a goodbye kiss. She agrees, and who should walk in while it is happening, but her ailing and financially distraught husband...
Note: This is the last Garbo silent ever made, and it was also the final silent film made by MGM.
Run time: 62 minutes
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray
Holmes is hired by Roland Carstairs to prevent the theft of the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond owned by Carstairs' mother, Lady Margaret. Believing the diamond will be stolen on a train trip from London to Edinburgh, Holmes deftly switches diamonds with Lady Margaret while in her compartment. Soon after, Roland is murdered and the fake diamond is stolen. Red herrings abound as Holmes, aided by Dr. Watson and Inspector Lestrade, discover the murderer's hiding place and deduce
that long-time foe Moriarty's henchman Colonel Sebastian Moran is somehow involved in the crime.
Stars: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin
A forger has made a copy of a Spanish land grant and Arnold is after it. Arnold and his men attack, shoot the forger, and take the deed while Russ tries unsuccessfully to stop them. Arnold presents it at the recorders office. It appears authentic and he starts evicting ranchers from their land. But Russ knows something is wrong as one of Arnold's men was a man he fought with during the attack.
Stars: John Hubbard, Rita Quigley, Joan Blair
A bank clerk in a small town returns home from a vacation in Indianapolis, and hears a story on the radio about a girl found murdered there. The description of the killer fits him exactly, and when two girls are murdered in his town, suspicion falls on him - especially when he can't provide an alibi for the time the girls were killed.
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Blanche Yurka, J. Carrol Naish
Queen of the Mob is a 1940 American film (also known as The Woman from Hell), directed by James P. Hogan. The picture leaves a bit to be desired, but overall it's a pretty interesting story.
The source material here was a book attributed to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover entitled Persons in Hiding. The events are loosely based on the kidnapping of Edward Bremer by the Barker-Karpis gang, which Hoover believed to have been led by Ma Barker. The names of the persons involved and other details of events were changed at the request of the FBI.
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