Latest Titles With Robert Ellis
2. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV
Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »
3. I'll Get By (1950)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
4. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Musical
A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »
8. Pin Up Girl (1944)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »
9. Something for the Boys (1944)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »
10. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.
12. Song of the Islands (1942)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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... See full summary »
13. Iceland (I) (1942)
Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »
14. Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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 show as a substitute.
15. The Great American Broadcast (1941)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 ... See full summary »
16. Star Dust (1940)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »
17. Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.
18. Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »
19. Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Approved | 67 min | Western
In between romantic bouts with a widow, the Cisco Kid corrals a gang of bad guys led by a crooked judge; the gang are driving people off their land and blaming it on the Kid.
20. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
74 min | Crime, Drama
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his ... See full summary »
21. Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Approved | 79 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ... See full summary »
22. City in Darkness (1939)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany.
23. Chasing Danger (1939)
60 min | Adventure
When American newsreel cameraman stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
26. Pardon Our Nerve (1939)
Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Sport
City girls have dating service jobs long enough to learn that a society matron needs a boxer to perform at a party. They talk a waiter into playing the part and a series of accidents and tricks sends him on a boxing career.
27. Too Busy to Work (1939)
64 min | Comedy
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.
28. Rascals (1938)
77 min | Comedy
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money ... See full summary »
33. Sharpshooters (1938)
Approved | 65 min | Adventure
Ace newsreel cameraman is working in a mythical European country when the king is assassinated. He gets his negatives out of the country and finds the young crown prince who is also in danger.
34. Speed to Burn (1938)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Tim Turner raises a horse for a trainer and sees it sold to the police. He later finds that crooks have conspired to keep it from racing.
35. Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.
36. Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.
37. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
38. Big Business (1937)
60 min | Comedy
The Jones family and their friend invest in a oil scheme promoted by a football star returning to his hometown. All appears lost when the wells contain only mud.
39. Born Reckless (1937)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town.
41. That I May Live (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Crooks use a man's safe-cracking skills then involve him in more crime after he spends three years in jail. He falls in love with a waitress and they go to work for a traveling salesman.
42. Big Town Girl (1937)
66 min | Drama, Comedy
When a department store songstress becomes a radio star she keeps her identity secret, as the "Masked Countess", because he estranged husband is a crook.
43. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.
44. Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.
48. Back to Nature (1936)
57 min | Comedy
The Jones family goes to a convention traveling in a trailer. The oldest daughter gets involved with a convict, the oldest son has a love affair, and the youngest son gets into photography.
49. Laughing at Trouble (1936)
Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A man convicted of murder escapes from jail and hides out in the home of a small town newspaper publisher who has befriended him. She knows who the real killer is.
50. Red Lights Ahead (1936)
Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family
Pa Wallace, an ardent member of the Whales, is offered a chance to invest $5,000 in a gold mine by the head of the Whales, Grand Harpoon F. Q. Whitney. Mrs Wallace is opposed but the four ... See full summary »
52. Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation, Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.
53. The Lady in Scarlet (1935)
Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Romance
When a wealthy art dealer is murdered, the private investigator hired for the case discovers a web of blackmail, corruption and stolen bonds.
55. Happiness C.O.D. (1935)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Romance
A young man, hard-pressed to pay off his mortgage and support his family, decides that he'll get money any way he can--honestly or otherwise.
56. Ladies Love Danger (1935)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A mystery-comedy with multiple backgrounds set in a back-stage and penthouse backgrounds finds actress Rita Witherspoom mistakenly entering the apartment of Ricardo Souchet, a rich bachelor... See full summary »
58. Ginger (1935)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, ... See full summary »
59. One in a Million (1935)
66 min | Drama
A typical mid-30s entry from the Maury M. Cohen Invincible arm of Chesterfield Pictures, shot in the usual static style of Frank R. Strayer who moved the camera maybe twice for a medium ... See full summary »
61. Kid Millions (1934)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
62. Now I'll Tell (1934)
82 min | Drama
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »
65. A Girl of the Limberlost (1934)
76 min | Drama
Elnora Comstock is the badly abused daughter of Katherine Comstock, who blames her because her father was drowned while on the way home the night she was born. She finds her comfort with ... See full summary »
66. Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to ... See full summary »
67. A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to ... See full summary »
68. Port of Lost Dreams (1934)
71 min | Crime, Romance, Drama
A gangster's girlfriend on the run from the police, who suspect her of helping her boyfriend commit a robbery, holes up in a waterfront bar. She stows away on a fishing boat headed out to ... See full summary »
69. Madame Spy (1934)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Maria is married to Captain Franck of German Intelligence. He does not know she is a Russian assigned to spy on him. When he is told to uncover a leak, he vows revenge on his wife.
70. In Love with Life (1934)
66 min | Drama, Sport
Professor John Sylvestus Applegate has been dismissed from his college teaching position for objecting too loudly to the predominant part that football and other sports play in the ... See full summary »
71. The Quitter (1934)
68 min | Drama
When her husband, who founded the town's crusading local newspaper, doesn't come back from the French battlefields of World War I, a woman struggles to raise her two sons and keep the ... See full summary »
73. The Sphinx (1933)
Unrated | 64 min | Mystery
A man known to be a mute is suspected of committing a murder, as he was noticed at the scene. However, witnesses saw and heard him talking as he was leaving the scene of the crime. The ... See full summary »
74. Only Yesterday (1933)
105 min | Drama, Romance
A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.
75. Notorious But Nice (1933)
65 min | Drama
Notorious but Nice is a 1933 Pre-code American sound film drama directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Marian Marsh and Betty Compson. It was produced and distributed by B-Movie studio ... See full summary »
77. Dance, Girl, Dance (1933)
74 min | Musical
Vaudeville couple Joe and Sally split on bad terms. Sally, a beautiful and talented young woman, gets a break as a chorus girl in a musical production, and then hits the big time with a ... See full summary »
78. By Appointment Only (1933)
67 min | Drama
When a mother dies of heart failure in a doctor's office, the physician--feeling somewhat guilty because he couldn't save her--takes an interest in the woman's young daughter, and makes her... See full summary »
80. The Thrill Hunter (1933)
60 min | Comedy, Western
Cowboy Buck Crosby is a big blowhard and a liar. His supposedly great race car driving and flying feats gets him invited to co-star with Marjorie Lane in a Western. He survives the auto ... See full summary »
81. In the Money (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama
Professor Higgingbottom, an ardent member of the Whales, is offered a chance to invest $5,000 in a gold mine. Mrs. Higginbottom is opposed but the four Higginbottom children approve, on the... See full summary »
82. Treason (1933)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Joan Randall (Shirley Grey), leader of a band of Confederate Sympathizers, has established the Republic of South Kansas in 1870. Her object is to recover lands she knows were unjustly ... See full summary »
84. A Man of Sentiment (1933)
62 min | Drama, Romance
A man and woman fall in love at first sight, but everyone in their universe tries to keep them apart except one old fool with a sentimental heart.
86. Reform Girl (1933)
70 min | Crime, Drama
A young girl just out of prison and desperate for money finds herself involved in a plot to smear a politician by pretending to be his long-lost daughter.
87. The Important Witness (1933)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it.
90. American Madness (1932)
Passed | 75 min | Drama
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
94. Officer Thirteen (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama
A motorcycle policeman's partner is deliberately run off the road and killed by a member of a syndicate that controls the gambling--and much of the justice system--in his town. When the ... See full summary »
95. White Eagle (1932)
65 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Gregory is a phony government agent issuing worthless checks. To keep from being exposed he has his men dress as Indians and attack anything bringing mail. This leads to an Indian war. ... See full summary »
96. Behind Stone Walls (1932)
58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Esther Clay, wife of District Attorney John Clay and mother of attorney Bob Clay, is having an affair with Jack Keene. Scorned by him Esther kills Jack. Bob comes to her defense and ... See full summary »
98. A Man's Land (1932)
Passed | 65 min | Western
Tex Mason and Peggy Turner each inherit one half of the Triple X Ranch. Thomas wants the ranch and he has Triple X hand Joe let his men rustle their cattle. Tex not only has to fight the ... See full summary »
99. The Fighting Fool (1932)
58 min | Western
Sheriff Tim has killed Crip's outlaw brother in the line of duty and now Crip is out to get Tim. He makes Tim's brother Bud a prisoner to lure Tim into a trap. When Tim is warned by Bud, ... See full summary »