A high-school football player is in love with a beautiful blonde classmate from a very wealthy family. He doesn't have the money to take her out, so in his desperation he robs his own father's grocery store. Things go downhill from there.
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A college professor and his ex-girlfriend find themselves being hunted by the CIA, the KGB and an African drug smuggler. Seems they have inadvertently gotten information that would show how... See full summary »
Roland, an idler living on the Left Bank in Paris, is determined to inflict a terrible revenge on his friend Arthur, after the latter subjected him to a harmless joke. He engages the ... 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 »
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1938's "Walking Down Broadway" is a Fox programmer directed at a fast clip by Norman Foster, who helmed six of the studio's eight 'Mr. Moto' features. Six showgirls become sad at the closing of "Manhattan Revue" on New Years Eve, so they make a pact to reunite in a year to celebrate their upcoming good fortune. Alas, not everyone will be available, as Sandra (Lynn Bari) is immediately struck down in the street after signing a new Hollywood contract. Tiny (Dixie Dunbar) continues in show business, while Joan (Claire Trevor) goes into fashion design, carefully watching over the mistakes made by the others. Jerry (Jayne Regan) is engaged to Tom (Thomas Beck), who only wants to marry her after becoming a financial success. Vicki (Phyllis Brooks) makes the mistake of juggling multiple boyfriends, one of whom is a notorious gambler (Leon Ames) who eventually winds up gunned down trying to collect a debt from another racketeer (Douglas Fowley), successfully framing chanteuse Linda Martin (Leah Ray) for the crime, leaving her young daughter in Joan's care. With six lead actresses and only 69 minutes it never gets dull, even when the melodramatics grow more absurd (someone has to have a happy ending!). Alas, not among the unbilled players are Lon Chaney and Robert Lowery, cast as delivery men, both ending up on the cutting room floor, nearly always side by side in Fox titles like "The Lady Escapes," "Wife, Doctor and Nurse," "Charlie Chan on Broadway," "Life Begins in College," "Second Honeymoon," "City Girl," "Happy Landing," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Josette," "Passport Husband," "Straight Place and Show," and John Ford's "Submarine Patrol" (Chaney alas found his roles deleted in "Love is News," "That I May Live," and "Born Reckless").
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