Listen, Darling is a 1938 American musical comedy film starring Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon. A girl and her friend go to great lengths to prevent her widowed mother from marrying the wrong person. Judy Garland as "Pinkie" Wingate Freddie Bartholomew as Herbert "Buzz" Mitchell Mary Astor as Dorothy "Dottie" Wingate Walter Pidgeon as Richard Thurlow Alan Hale as J. J. Slattery Scotty Beckett as Billie Wingate Barnett Parker as Abercrombie Gene Lockhart as Arthur Drubbs Charley Grapewin as Uncle Joe Higgins According to MGM records, the film earned $381,000 in the US and Canada and $202,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $17,000. Listen, Darling on IMDb Listen, Darling at the TCM Movie Database Listen, Darling at AllMovie
Ringside Maisie is a 1941 film directed by Edwin L. Marin, it stars Robert Sterling and George Murphy. It is the fifth of ten pictures in the Maisie series; this was Sothern and future husband Sterling's only film together. While on her way to a dancing job at a resort, Maisie Ravier is thrown off the train for not having enough money to pay the fare, she is given a ride to the resort by up-and-coming boxer Terry Dolan. Dolan's suspicious manager, "Skeets" Maguire, offends Maisie by telling her that he does not want her "sort" around his protege, despite Terry having a girlfriend; as Skeets gets to know Maisie better, he realizes his mistake, he and Maisie fall in love. When Maisie rejects the romantic advances of Ricky Du Prez, her employer and dancing partner, she is fired. Terry asks her to be the companion to his wheelchair-bound mother; when she accepts the job, Terry asks her to hide his profession from Mrs. Dolan, who believes he is a razor blade salesman. Maisie agrees. Terry confides a secret to Maisie: he hates and fears boxing, would rather run a grocery store just like his late father did.
Since he will have enough money to buy a store after the next fight, Maisie encourages him to tell Skeets. Skeets surprises Maisie by telling Terry that he has an ironclad contract, insisting that Terry will take on the champion after the next bout. Maisie ends her relationship with Skeets. Discouraged, Terry is knocked out in the sixth round, he receives a concussion, when he revives he is blind. Maisie brings Mrs. Dolan to the hospital. Dolan tells his mother that there are only three specialists in the whole country who are qualified to repair the damage, but it will take all of his savings. Mrs. Dolan is concerned only about his welfare, is not concerned about his violent profession; the operation is a success. When Maisie discovers that Skeets flew to Boston to fetch the specialist, they reconcile. Ann Sothern as Maisie Ravier George Murphy as Francis X. "Skeets" / "Skeeter" Maguire Robert Sterling as Terry Dolan, aka Young O'Hara Virginia O'Brien as Virginia O'Brien, singer Natalie Thompson as Cecelia "Cissy" Reardon Margaret Moffatt as Mrs. Dolan Maxie Rosenbloom as Chotsie Jack La Rue as Ricky Du Prez Rags Ragland as Vic Oscar O'Shea as Train Conductor John Indrisano as Peaches Roy Lester as Jitterbug Dancer Eddie Lou Simms as Jackie-Boy Duffy Jonathan Hale as Dr. Kramer Purnell Pratt as Dr. Stanley Taylor Ringside Maisie on IMDb Ringside Maisie at the TCM Movie Database Ringside Maisie at AllMovie Ringside Maisie at the American Film Institute Catalog
Hullabaloo is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Nat Perrin, it stars Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke, Donald Meek, Reginald Owen, Connie Gilchrist. Jack Albertson, Leo Gorcey, Arthur O'Connell appear in bit roles. Morgan is the star of the film, as a fading actor Frankie Merriweather, trying to revive his career by starring on a radio program; when his most recent broadcast, a science fiction invasion from Mars story, panics the nation, he is fired. He decides to jumpstart his career by creating a new show. Frank Morgan as Frankie Merriweather Virginia Grey as Laura Merriweather Dan Dailey as Bob Strong Billie Burke as Penny Merriweather Nydia Westman as Lulu Perkins Ann Morriss as Wilma Norton Donald Meek as Clyde Perkins Reginald Owen as Buzz Foster Charles Holland as Singing Bellhop Leni Lynn as Judy Merriweather Virginia O'Brien as Virginia Ferris Curt Bois as Armand Francois Sara Haden as Sue Merriweather Larry Nunn as Terry Merriweather Barnett Parker as Samuel Stephens A highlight of the film is Morgan's reenactment of the current MGM hit film Boom Town, with Morgan's character, Frank Merriweather imitating the voices of the stars of that film.
In fact, the Boom Town stars' voices were dubbed over Morgan's. The voices of Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr are used. Hullabaloo on IMDb Hullabaloo at AllMovie Still with Ann Morriss and Dan Dailey at gettyimages.com
Paris Calling is a 1941 war film noir directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Randolph Scott, Elisabeth Bergner, Basil Rathbone. Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. Elisabeth Bergner as Marianne Jannetier Randolph Scott as Lt. Nicholas'Nick' Jordan Basil Rathbone as Andre Benoit Gale Sondergaard as Colette Lee J. Cobb as Captain Schwabe Charles Arnt as Lt. Lantz Edward Ciannelli as Mouche Elisabeth Risdon as Madame Jannetier Georges Renavent as Butler William Edmunds as Prof. Marceau J. Pat O'Malley as Sgt. Bruce McAvoy George Metaxa as Waiter Paul Leyssac as Chief of underground Gene Garrick as Wolfgang Schmitt Paul Bryar as Paul Otto Reichow as Gruber Adolph Milar as Gestapo agent Marion Murray as Charie Grace Lenard as Marie Yvette Bentley as Simone Marcia Ralston as Renne Production dates: July 22 to Mid-September 1941 This was the first film made in America by noted European stage and screen actress Elisabeth Bergner, whose name is spelled "Elizabeth" in the onscreen credits.
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New Rochelle, New York
New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state. In 2007, the city had a population of 73,260, making it the seventh-largest in the state of New York; as of the 2010 Census, the city's population had increased to 77,062. In November 2008 Business Week magazine listed New Rochelle as the best city in New York State, one of the best places nationally, to raise children. In 2014, based on analysis of 550 U. S. cities, New Rochelle was voted the 13th best city to live in. The European settlement was started by refugee Huguenots in 1688, who were fleeing religious persecution in France after the revocation by the king of the Edict of Nantes. Many of the settlers were artisans and craftsmen from the city of La Rochelle, thus influencing the choice of the name of "New Rochelle"; some 33 families established the community of la Nouvelle-Rochelle in 1688. A monument containing the names of these settlers stands in Hudson Park, the original landing point of the Huguenots.
Thirty-one years earlier, the Siwanoy Indians, a band of Algonquian-speaking Lenape sold their land to Thomas Pell. In 1689 Pell deeded 6,100 acres for the establishment of a Huguenot community. Jacob Leisler is an important figure in the early histories of the nation, he arrived in America as a mercenary in the British army and became one of the most prominent merchants in New York. He was subsequently appointed acting-governor of the province, it was during this time that he acted on behalf of the Huguenots. Of all the Huguenot settlements in America founded with the intention of being distinctly French colonies, New Rochelle most conformed to the plans of its founders; the colony continued to attract French refugees until as late as 1760. The choice of name for the city reflected the importance of the city of La Rochelle and of the new settlement in Huguenot history and distinctly French character of the community. French was spoken, it was common practice for people in neighboring areas to send their children to New Rochelle to learn the language.
In 1775, General George Washington stopped in New Rochelle on his way to assume command of the Army of the United Colonies in Massachusetts. The British Army occupied sections of New Rochelle and Larchmont in 1776. Following British victory in the Battle of White Plains, New Rochelle became part of a "Neutral Ground" for General Washington to regroup his troops. After the Revolutionary War ended in 1784, patriot Thomas Paine was given a farm in New Rochelle for his service to the cause of independence; the farm, totaling about 300 acres, had been confiscated from its owners by state of New York due to their Tory activities. The first national census of 1790 shows New Rochelle with 692 residents. 136 were African American, including 36 who were the remainder slaves. Through the 18th century, New Rochelle had remained a modest village that retained an abundance of agricultural land. During the 19th century, New York City was a destination from the mid-century on by waves of immigration, principally from Ireland and Germany.
More established American families moved into this area. Although the original Huguenot population was shrinking in relative size, through ownership of land, businesses and small manufactures, they retained a predominant hold on the political and social life of the town; the 1820 Census showed 150 African-Americans residing in New Rochelle, six of whom were still slaves. The state abolished slavery by degrees: children of slave mothers were born free, all slaves were freed by 1827. In 1857 the Village of New Rochelle was established within the borders of the Town of New Rochelle. A group of volunteers created the first fire service in 1861. In 1899, a bill creating the New Rochelle City Charter was signed by Governor Theodore Roosevelt, it was through this bill that the Village and Town of New Rochelle were joined into one municipality. In 1899, Michael J. Dillon narrowly defeated Hugh A. Harmer to become New Rochelle's first mayor; the established city charter designated a board of aldermen as the legislative unit with two members to be elected from each of four wards and 10 elected from the city at-large.
By 1900 New Rochelle had a population of 14,720. Throughout the city, farms and wooded homesteads were bought up by realty and development companies. Planned residential neighborhoods such as Rochelle Park, one of the first planned communities in the country, soon spread across the city, earning New Rochelle the sobriquet "City of Homes". In 1909, Edwin Thanhouser established Thanhouser Film Corporation. Thanhouser's Million Dollar Mystery was one of the first serial motion pictures. In 1923, New Rochelle resident Anna Jones became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the New York State Bar. Poet and resident James J. Montague captured the image of New Rochelle in his 1926 poem "Queen City of the Sound".: No stern and rock bound coast is here, peaceful and at ease The quiet sea lies blue and clear Beside the spreading trees. Afar from din of marts and mills A happy people dwell Among the placid, green clad hills Of lovely New Rochelle... When Nature, seeking upon men To cast a magic spell, She looked the world around – and She fashioned New Rochelle.
In 1930, New Rochelle recorded a population of 54,000, up from 36,213 only ten years earlier. During the 1930s, New Rochelle was the wealthiest city per capita in New York state and the third wealthiest in the country. By the end of the century, the Metro North railroad station was rebuilt along with a $190 million entertainment complex, nicknamed New Roc City, which fe
For the politician, see James P. Gleason. Not to be confused with people named James Gleeson. James Austin Gleason was an American actor born in New York City, he was a playwright and screenwriter. Gleason was born in the son of Mina and William L. Gleason. Coming from theatrical stock, as a schoolboy he made stage appearances while on holiday, he began earning his living at the age of thirteen, being a messenger boy, printer's devil, assistant in an electrical store and a lift boy. He served three years in the Philippines. On discharge, he began his stage career taking it up professionally, he played in London for two years and following his return to the United States, he began in films by writing dialogue for comedies. He wrote a number of plays, he acted on Broadway, including in a couple of his own plays. When World War I broke out, Gleason reenlisted in the United States Army and served to the end of the war, his film debut was in Polly of the Follies. Balding and slender with a craggy voice and a master of the double-take, Gleason portrayed tough but warm-hearted characters with a New York background.
He co-wrote The Broadway Melody, the second film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, had a small uncredited role in it. He co-wrote and appeared as a hot dog vendor in the 1934 Janet Gaynor vehicle Change of Heart, he performed in a number of films with his wife Lucile. In The Clock, he played a milk cart driver who gives lessons in marriage to the characters played by Judy Garland and Robert Walker, while Lucile played his wife; the same year, he played the bartender in the film adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. In the Frank Capra classic Meet John Doe, he played the cynical, "hard boiled" editor brought in to pump up the newspaper that runs with the "John Doe" story. Gleason starred in two movie series, playing police inspector Oscar Piper in six Hildegarde Withers mystery films during the 1930s, starting with The Penguin Pool Murder, Joe Higgins in the first seven of nine films about the Higgins Family, in which his wife Lucile and son Russell played Lil and Sydney Higgins. Gleason was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as boxing manager Max "Pop" Corkle in the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
Gleason performed in other media. In 1931, he co-starred with Robert Armstrong in Armstrong, his television credits include several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the Reed Hadley legal drama The Public Defender and ABC's The Real McCoys. In "The Child", the Christmas 1957 episode of John Payne's The Restless Gun on NBC, Gleason and Anthony Caruso played Roman Catholic priests who run an orphanage. Dan Blocker, just launching his acting career guest starred in the episode. For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Gleason has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7038 Hollywood Boulevard. James and Lucile Gleason had actor Russell Gleason. On December 26, 1945, the younger Gleason was in New York City awaiting deployment to Europe with his regiment, when he fell out of a fourth story window in the Hotel Sutton, which the army had commandeered to house the troops, resulting in his death. Reports varied. Russell's most prominent role had been as Muller in the Academy Award-winning version of All Quiet on the Western Front.
Russell Gleason was married to Cynthia Hobart, a swimmer and stunt woman who wrote a biography of family friend Boris Karloff. James Gleason was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in California. List of actors with Academy Award nominations James Gleason on IMDb James Gleason at the Internet Broadway Database James Gleason at Find a Grave
The Death Kiss
The Death Kiss is a 1932 American Pre-Code mystery film starring David Manners as a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames as an actress, Bela Lugosi as a studio manager. The thriller features three leading players from the previous year's Dracula, was the first film directed by Edwin L. Marin; the movie was produced by KBS Productions at Tiffany Pictures and released by Sono Art-World Wide Pictures. The film is in the public domain. During the filming of a death scene of The Death Kiss, leading man Myles Brent is shot and killed. Tonart Studios manager Joseph Steiner is assigned to handle the situation; the studio wants to pass it off as a simple accident, but screenwriter Franklyn Drew digs a bullet out of a wall and tells Homicide Detective Lieutenant Sheehan that it is a.38 caliber, while the guns used in the film are all.45s. Sheehan finds a letter in the dead man's pocket, in which Brent wrote to his lawyer that Marcia Lane, his co-star and ex-wife, would not sign a release as beneficiary of his $200,000 life insurance policy.
Chalmers, an alcoholic extra with a self-admitted grudge against Brent for getting him fired as head gaffer, is spotted trying to dispose of a loaded.38, but Drew points out that the gun has not been fired. Drew suggests they view the footage of the fatal scene for clues, but somebody knocks out the projectionist and burns the print using a cigarette with rouge on it, it is a special rouge used by only two women. One was away on location. Before another print can be made, the negative is destroyed with acid. While snooping around on the set, Drew finds a derringer mounted inside a lamp and electrically wired to be fired remotely, but he is knocked out and the gun taken, he finds him dead beside a glass of poison and a written confession. However, Drew finds several clues. Through more detective work, he discovers that the new battery of Lane's car is dry, battery fluid is poisonous. Meanwhile, Goldsmith comes to see Lane. In Brent's dressing room, Drew finds a letter from a love-stricken married woman named "Agnes" and a hotel room key.
In Steiner's office, Sheehan takes Lane into custody. When Drew goes to the hotel, he finds out from a bellhop; the studio decides to finish the film, using a double for Brent and arranging for Lane's temporary release. Drew finds out from the prop man that the guns were supposed to be.38s, but he made an unauthorized substitution. Drew takes him to Sheehan. Just as he is about to reveal who ordered the guns, the lights go out. After a gunfight and chase, the killer falls to his death, it is the director. The location of the studio in the film, "Tonart Studios", was the Tiffany Pictures studio. At a preview of the film on December 5, 1932, the print shown had several scenes tinted or hand colored by artist Gustav Brock. List of early color feature films The Death Kiss on IMDb The Death Kiss at the TCM Movie Database The Death Kiss is available for free download at the Internet Archive Synopsis at AllMovie