Home in Wyomin'
Home in Wyomin' is a 1942 American Western film directed by William Morgan and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie. Based on a story by Stuart Palmer, the film is about a singing cowboy who helps out a former employer in trouble with his failing rodeo while romancing a woman reporter. In Home in Wyomin', Autry sang his hit songs "Be Honest with Me", "Back in the Saddle Again", "Tweedle O'Twill", as well as Irving Berlin's "Any Bonds Today", becoming the first major star to sing the official song of the U. S. Defense Bond campaign during the war. Singing cowboy Gene Autry appears on a radio program to promote U. S. Defense Bonds. In the audience, wisecracking photographer Clementine Benson and reporter "Hack" Hackett make fun of the singer and his devoted fans. After the program and Hack try to get an embarrassing story on Gene, who knows their game and eludes the pair, who ridiculed him in print. Gene is approached by Pop Harrison, the owner of the rodeo troupe that gave Gene and his sidekick Frog Millhouse their start.
Pop is worried that his son Tex is destroying their rodeo through his irresponsible drinking and gambling. Always ready to help out a friend, Gene decides to drive to Gold Ridge, Wyoming to lend a hand with the rodeo and straighten Tex out. Frog and Frog's brother Tadpole accompany him to Wyoming, they are followed by Hack, who were ordered to follow Gene. When they arrive at Bartlett's dude ranch in Wyoming, they watch Tex and the boys are preparing for their next rodeo. Hack's laughter at Tex's drunkenness provokes a fistfight, Hack, a former prizefighter beats up the drunken cowboy. Afterwards, Gene uses the incident as an opportunity to give Tex a stern lecture. Tex agrees to start acting more responsibly, Gene tells him to attend that night's barbecue so the others can see that he's changed his ways; that night, Hack follows three suspicious ranch guests to a saloon, where he joins them in a card game along with Tex and Sunrise, an eccentric miner who shows off some gold he found. Hack wins several hands, happy to take their money and Sunrise's gold.
The leader of the three suspicious ranch guests, Crowley, is unnerved when Hack implies that he knows them from Chicago and is aware of Crowley's shady past. Gene comes to retrieves Tex.. After Hack leaves the saloon, a gangster named Luigi Scalese, his men follow him. On the road, someone takes a shot at Hack; the following day, as Tex performs in a staged shootout during the rodeo, Hack is shot and killed in the audience by someone who loads a real bullet in Tex's gun, dropped during the confusion. When the sheriff investigates, he discovers the real bullet in Tex's gun and arrests him, despite the protests of Gene and his friends. Clementine tells Gene about Hack's suspicion of Crowley, Gene prevents Crowley and his men from leaving the ranch. Crowly sends letters to Clementine and Gene, making it appear that each is inviting the other on a date that evening. While Clementine is away, Crowley breaks into her room and steals her photograph case in order to destroy pictures of himself in the crowd.
Gene sends the remaining photographs off for fingerprinting, soon after, Pop receives a telegram identifying the fingerprints on the photographs as belonging to Chicago mobster Luigi Scalese, Crowley's true identity. That day, someone breaks into Pop's home, shoots him, takes the incriminating telegram. Gene suspects races off to arrest him. Clementine stays behind and learns from Pop that there is a secret entrance to a mine beneath his house. Clementine asks Sunrise to lead her through the tunnels of the mine, discovers that Sunrise is insane, that he killed Hack and wounded Pop fearing they would divulge the location of his precious gold; as Sunrise attempts to kill Clementine, Gene arrives and saves her, as the crazy miner falls down a mine shaft to his death. Afterwards, as Pop recovers from his wound, Tex promises him that he will straighten up this time, Clementine and Gene ride off together singing a song. Gene Autry as Gene Autry Smiley Burnette as Frog Millhouse Fay McKenzie as Clementine Benson Olin Howland as Sunrise Chick Chandler as "Hack" Hackett Joe Strauch Jr. as Tadpole Forrest Taylor as Pop Harrison James Seay as Tex Harrison George Douglas as Luigi Scalese aka Crowley Charles Lane as Newspaper Editor Hal Price as Sheriff Spade Cooley as First Fiddle Player Tom Hanlon as Radio Announcer Rex Lease as Poker Player Cactus Mack as Cowhand, Rodeo Rider Frankie Marvin as Rodeo Hand, Musician Kermit Maynard as Sam Hatcher James McNamara as Bartlett Champion as Gene's Horse Between 1941 and 1942, Fay McKenzie appeared as the leading lady in five Gene Autry films: Down Mexico Way, Sierra Sue, Cowboy Serenade, Heart of the Rio Grande, Home in Wyomin'.
She would remember Autry with fondness, "Gene was a bright and marvelous man, a joy and inspiration to work with. It was wonderful for the whole family to be able to enjoy his films, it was such a privilege. It was the high point for me. Home in Wyomin' was filmed February 25 to March 14, 1942; the film had an operating budget of $84,006, a negative cost of $85,024. Russell Ranch, Westlake Village, California, USA Agoura Ranch, California, USA Ken Cooper Bud Geary T
Melvyn Douglas was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man best typified by his performance in the 1939 romantic comedy Ninotchka with Greta Garbo. Douglas played mature and fatherly characters, as in his Academy Award–winning performances in Hud and Being There and his Academy Award–nominated performance in I Never Sang for My Father. In the last few years of his life Douglas appeared in films with supernatural stories involving ghosts. Douglas appeared as "Senator Joseph Carmichael" in The Changeling in 1980 and Ghost Story in 1981 in his final completed film role. Douglas was born in Macon, the son of Lena Priscilla and Edouard Gregory Hesselberg, a concert pianist and composer, his father was a Jewish emigrant from Riga, Latvia part of Russia. His mother, a native of Tennessee, was a Mayflower descendant. Douglas, in his autobiography, See You at the Movies, wrote that he was unaware of his Jewish background until in his youth: "I did not learn about the non-Christian part of my heritage until my early teens," as his parents preferred to hide his Jewish heritage.
It was his aunts, on his father's side, who told him "the truth" when he was 14. He writes that he "admired them unstintingly". Though his father taught music at a succession of colleges in the U. S. and Canada, Douglas never graduated from high school. He became known as Melvyn Douglas. Douglas developed his acting skills in Shakespearean repertory while in his teens and with stock companies in Sioux City, Evansville, Madison and Detroit, Michigan, he served in the United States Army in World War I. He established an outdoor theatre in Chicago, he had a long theatre and television career as a lead player, stretching from his 1930 Broadway role in Tonight or Never until just before his death. Douglas shared top billing with Boris Karloff and Charles Laughton in James Whale's sardonic horror classic The Old Dark House in 1932, he was the hero in the 1932 horror film The Vampire Bat and the sophisticated leading man in 1935's She Married Her Boss. He played opposite Joan Crawford in several films, most notably A Woman's Face, with Greta Garbo in three films: As You Desire Me, Ninotchka and Garbo's final film Two-Faced Woman.
One of his most sympathetic roles was as the belatedly attentive father in Captains Courageous. During World War II, Douglas served first as a director of the Arts Council in the Office of Civilian Defense, he again served in the United States Army rising to the rank of Major. According to his granddaughter Illeana Douglas, it was in Burma when he first met his future Being There co-star Peter Sellers, in the Royal Air Force during the war, he returned to play more mature roles in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. In 1959 he made his musical debut playing Captain Boyle in the ill-fated Marc Blitzstein musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock. From November 1952 to January 1953, Douglas starred in the DuMont detective show Steve Randall which moved to CBS. In the summer of 1953, he hosted the DuMont game show Blind Date. In the summer of 1959, Douglas hosted eleven original episodes of a CBS Western anthology television series called Frontier Justice, a production of Dick Powell's Four Star Television.
Douglas aged during the late 1950s and as he grew older, he took on older-man and fatherly roles, in such movies as Hud, for which he won his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, The Americanization of Emily, an episode of The Fugitive, I Never Sang for My Father, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, The Candidate. He won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the comedy-drama Being There. However, Douglas confirmed in one of his final interviews that he refused to attend the 52nd Academy Awards because he could not bear competing against child actor Justin Henry for Kramer vs. Kramer. In addition to his Academy Awards, Douglas won a Tony Award for his Broadway lead role in the 1960 The Best Man by Gore Vidal, an Emmy for his 1967 role in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Douglas' final screen appearance was in Ghost Story, he did not complete shooting all of his scenes for the film The Hot Touch before his death. Douglas has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies at 6423 Hollywood Blvd. and one for television at 6601 Hollywood Blvd.
Douglas was married to artist Rosalind Hightower, they had one child, Gregory Hesselberg, in 1926. Hesselberg, an artist, is the father of actress Illeana Douglas. In 1931, Douglas married actress-turned-politician Helen Gahagan, they traveled to Europe that same year, "were horrified by French and German anti-Semitism". As a result, they became outspoken anti-fascists, supporting the Democratic Party and Roosevelt's re-election. Gahagan, as a three-term Congresswoman, was Richard Nixon's opponent for the United States Senate seat from California in 1950. Nixon accused Gahagan of being soft on Communism because of her opposition to the House Un-American Activities Committee. Nixon went so far as to call her "pink right down to her underwear", it was Gahagan who popularized Nixon's epithet "Tricky Dick". Douglas and Gahagan had two children: Mary Helen Douglas; the couple remained married until Helen Gahagan Douglas' death in 1980 from cancer. Melvyn Douglas died a year
Black Bart (film)
Black Bart is a 1948 American western film distributed by Universal-International, directed by George Sherman, produced by Leonard Goldstein, stars Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea as the real-life cowboy bandit Charles Bolles, Jeffrey Lynn. It was shot in Technicolor and was known as Black Bart, Highwayman; the film was written by Luci Ward, Jack Natteford, William Bowers and was released on March 3, 1948. From his jail cell, old-time outlaw Jersey Brady tells the story of his ex-partner, notorious highwayman Charles E. Boles known as Black Bart. Years earlier, Lance Hardeen, Jersey are working as outlaws when Charles decides to leave the gang, move to California, pull off one last, big heist, which will allow him to go straight. Although Lance tries to trick Charles out of his share of their hidden loot, Charles secretly double-crosses Lance first and steals all the money. Months in Sacramento, Charles meets an ex-partner Clark, who now uses his position as a lawyer to commit big crimes. Together, the two plan to destroy the local Wells Fargo bank, create their own bank in its place, profit from the growing gold rush business.
Over the next two months, Clark tips off Charles about all the Wells Fargo money shipments, a disguised Charles robs each stage until the townspeople lose confidence in the bank. One day, when a masked Charles, now known as Black Bart, stops a coach transporting Lance and the celebrated dancer Lola Montez, Lance recognizes Charles' voice and helps to save the coach from his thievery. Lance brings the coach to the bank's relay station, where he further impresses Lola by saving the broken leg of the driver. Soon after, Charles, as Black Bart intrigues Lola when he sneaks into the station, returns her diamond bracelet, embraces her before fleeing; the next day when they reach Sacramento, Wells Fargo manager Mark Lorimer and Sheriff Gordon hire Lance and Jersey, whom they consider their new heroes, as coach guards. Charles, a respected rancher by day, greets them in the local bar, although Lance reveals that he knows Charles is Black Bart and tells him that he wants Lola, Charles insists they take out Lola together.
One day, Charles gets Lola alone and the two fall in love, but after he admits he is Black Bart, she implores him to give up his criminal life to be with her, he agrees to do so after just one last job. Meanwhile, Sheriff Gordon devises a plan for Lance to act as lookout for a posse of deputies who are to guard a coach carrying the payload that will save Wells Fargo; as Lance and Jersey scheme to rob the stage themselves and blame it on Black Bart, Clark tells Charles that if the stage gets through, their plan will be ruined. Black Bart meets the stage, orders Jersey to throw the money box down as the stage rides past, escapes from Lance; when he opens the box, however, he finds it empty and realizes the money must still be at the relay station. That night, after Charles tells Lola he has to go back to retrieve the money, she convinces him to not take the risk. Charles tells Lance that he can steal and keep all the money himself. Lance, forces Charles to go with him to the relay station, as soon as they get there, they are ambushed by a waiting posse.
They escape into a barn, but when the posse sets it on fire, they are forced to run out and both of them are shot. Making a final statement about not knowing what happened to Lola after the incident, Jersey wraps up his story from his current home, a jail cell; the script was based on a true story. Universal announced the film in June 1946 saying; when Universal merged with International Pictures, the project was shelved, but it was revived in 1947. Luci Ward and Jack Natteford, who had written Bad Man's Territory, were assigned to write the script. Paul Malvern was supposed to produce for the film but Leonard Goldstein got the job, his first as producer; the lead roles were to be played by Yvonne de Carlo, Dan Duryea, Edmond O'Brien. O'Brien dropped out and was replaced by Jeffrey Lynn. Parts of the film were shot in Kanab Canyon, Strawberry Valley, Strawberry Point in Utah; the film was popular at the box office. The film has a 6.3/10 rating on IMDb and a 2.5/5 rating on AllMovie. Universal has not yet released this film on DVD or Blu-ray in the North America region.
However, it is available on DVD in Europe, presented in PAL format where the film is sped-up to fit this different format and has a runtime of 77 minutes. Most DVD-Rs of the movie made for North American purchasers use the same print from the PAL DVDs. Black Bart on IMDb Black Bart at the TCM Movie Database Black Bart at AllMovie Black Bart at Dan Duryea Central
My Own True Love
My Own True Love is a 1949 American drama film directed by Compton Bennett and written by Arthur Kober, Josef Mischel and Theodore Strauss. The film stars Phyllis Calvert, Melvyn Douglas, Wanda Hendrix, Philip Friend, Binnie Barnes and Alan Napier; the film was released on February 1949, by Paramount Pictures. It is an adaptation of the novel Make You a Fine Wife by Yolanda Foldes. In postwar England is torn when her fiancée's son returns from the army and they strike up a potential romance. Phyllis Calvert as Joan Clews Melvyn Douglas as Clive Heath Wanda Hendrix as Sheila Heath Philip Friend as Michael Heath Binnie Barnes as Geraldine Alan Napier as Kittredge Arthur Shields as Iverson Phyllis Morris as Mrs. Peach Richard Webb as Corporal Edmund G. Bansak. Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career. McFarland, 2003. My Own True Love on IMDb
G-Men Never Forget
G-Men Never Forget is a 1948 Republic movie serial. The serial was condensed into a feature film in 1966 and re-released under the title Code 645. Escaped criminal Victor Murkland kidnaps the police commissioner and, with the aid of plastic surgery, takes his place. Federal Agent Ted O'Hara is called in to try to stop the wave of crime initiated by Murkland, not knowing that Murkland is posing as the police commissioner and is aware of O'Haras' every move; the real commissioner is being held captive in a mental hospital run by Dr. Benson. O'Hara is aided by the beautiful Sgt. Francis Blake. Murkland's gang threatens to destroy a major tunnel being built underneath a channel, blackmails the builder into paying him protection money. Clayton Moore as Agent Ted O'Hara Roy Barcroft as Victor Murkland/Commissioner Angus Cameron Ramsay Ames as Frances Blake Drew Allen as Duke Graham Tom Steele as Parker, a thug Dale Van Sickel as Brent/Slocum, both thugs Edmund Cobb as R. J. Cook Stanley Price as'Doc' Benson Jack O'Shea as Slater G-Men Never Forget was budgeted at $151,061 although the final negative cost was $151,554.
It was the most expensive Republic serial of 1948. It was filmed between July 16 and August 7, 1947; the serial's production number was 1698. Tom Steele as Agent Ted O'Hara/Vic Murkland/Commissioner Angus Cameron/Duke Graham Dale Van Sickel as Agent Ted O'Hara/Duke Graham David Sharpe John Daheim Duke Green Carey Loftin George Magrill Gil Perkins Ken Terrell Bud Wolfe The special effects were created by the Lydecker brothers. G-Men Never Forget's official release date is January 31, 1948, although this is the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges. G-Men Never Forget was one of twenty-six Republic serials re-released as a film on television in 1966; the title of the film was changed to Code 645. This version was cut down to 100-minutes in length. Death Rides the Torrent The Flaming Doll House/100,000 Volts Code Six-Four-Five Shipyard Saboteurs The Dead Man Speaks Marked Money/Marked Evidence Hot Cargo The Fatal Letter The Death Wind - a re-cap chapter The Innocent Victim Counter-Plot Exposed Source: List of film serials by year List of film serials by studio G-Men Never Forget on IMDb
Phantom Raiders is a 1940 film, the second in the series starring Walter Pidgeon as Nick Carter. Nick Carter and Bartholemew "Beeswax" investigate the destruction of several Allied supply vessels and uncovers a marine insurance racket operating from Panama. Nick Carter - Walter Pidgeon Bartholomew - Donald Meek Al Taurez - Joseph Schildkraut Cora Barnes - Florence Rice Gunboat Jacklin - Nat Pendleton John Ramsell Jr - John Carroll Dolores - Steffi Duna Franklin Morris - Cecil Kellaway John Ramsell Sr - Matthew Boulton Andy MacMillan - Alec Craig Dr Grisson - Thomas W. Ross Eddie Anders - Dwight Frye Steve Donnigan - John Burton Sir Edward - Holmes Herbert Waiter - Harry Tyler Seaman - Hugh Beaumont Inspector - Nestor Paiva According to MGM records the film cost £217,000 and earned $285,000 in the US and Canada and $172,000 elsewhere, thereby making a profit. Leonard Maltin called the film a "Slick, fast-paced Nick Carter detective entry." Phantom Raiders at TCMDB Phantom Raiders on IMDb
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, Missouri to the northwest; the Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017; the state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was part of North Carolina, part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.
Occupied by Union forces from 1862, it was the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war. Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia, more soldiers for the Union Army than the rest of the Confederacy combined. Beginning during Reconstruction, it had competitive party politics, but a Democratic takeover in the late 1880s resulted in passage of disenfranchisement laws that excluded most blacks and many poor whites from voting; this reduced competition in politics in the state until after passage of civil rights legislation in the mid-20th century. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided by massive federal investment in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge; this city was established to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world's first atomic bombs, two of which were dropped on Imperial Japan near the end of World War II.
Tennessee's major industries include agriculture and tourism. Poultry and cattle are the state's primary agricultural products, major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment, electrical equipment; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, a section of the Appalachian Trail follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga; the earliest variant of the name that became Tennessee was recorded by Captain Juan Pardo, the Spanish explorer, when he and his men passed through an American Indian village named "Tanasqui" in 1567 while traveling inland from South Carolina. In the early 18th century, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee; the town was located on a river of the same name, appears on maps as early as 1725. It is not known whether this was the same town as the one encountered by Juan Pardo, although recent research suggests that Pardo's "Tanasqui" was located at the confluence of the Pigeon River and the French Broad River, near modern Newport.
The meaning and origin of the word are uncertain. Some accounts suggest, it has been said to mean "meeting place", "winding river", or "river of the great bend". According to ethnographer James Mooney, the name "can not be analyzed" and its meaning is lost; the modern spelling, Tennessee, is attributed to James Glen, the governor of South Carolina, who used this spelling in his official correspondence during the 1750s. The spelling was popularized by the publication of Henry Timberlake's "Draught of the Cherokee Country" in 1765. In 1788, North Carolina created "Tennessee County", the third county to be established in what is now Middle Tennessee; when a constitutional convention met in 1796 to organize a new state out of the Southwest Territory, it adopted "Tennessee" as the name of the state. Tennessee is known as The Volunteer State, a nickname some claimed was earned during the War of 1812 because of the prominent role played by volunteer soldiers from Tennessee during the Battle of New Orleans.
Other sources differ on the origin of the state nickname. This explanation is more because President Polk's call for 2,600 nationwide volunteers at the beginning of the Mexican–American War resulted in 30,000 volunteers from Tennessee alone in response to the death of Davy Crockett and appeals by former Tennessee Governor and Texas politician, Sam Houston. Tennessee borders eight other states: Virginia to the north. Tennessee is tied with Missouri as the state bordering the most other states; the state is trisected by the Tennessee River. The highest point in the state is Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet (