This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing ... See full summary »
"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of the 'Barbary Coast' in San Francisco is the toughest of all saloons that can be found, and that is where "Turk", a stoker on a... See full summary »
William Cameron Menzies,
Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent-... See full summary »
Newspaper reporter Bangs Carter and his rich buddy Wally Tucker end up on a train bound for Florida with jewel thieves and Wally's ex-girlfriend. Bangs falls for a passenger along the way as they try to catch the crooks.
An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein, an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir ... See full summary »
Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
Jack La Rue
American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, ... See full summary »
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
This little number's written especially for Mahatma Gandhi; it's called "The Bed Sheet of Today may be the Tuxedo of Tomorrow".
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At a taxi-dancing joint, Miriam Hopkins and saxophonist William Collier Jr. are in love. His pal, Jack Oakie, knows she has a past with other men -- including him -- and tries to break them up. Meanwhile, hood George Raft shows up, wants to renew his relationship with Hopkins.
I'm a sucker for Miriam Hopkins, and the more I see of her Paramount pictures, the more I fall under her spell. Even though her singing is obviously lip-synced to some uncredited singer, she has me convinced she's a girl with a past who's really in love.
Not that she's alone in this. Oakie is very solid in his role, and George Raft as the sleazy hood who causes all the trouble is good. He'd be better elsewhere, of course, but he does a bit of his coin-flipping bit that he would exploit in at least three other movies. The result is a big, noisy, messy story, whose moving parts all work well.
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