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Lon Chaney, Jr.
CREIGHTON TULL CHANEY (February 10, 1906 –July 12, 1973), known by his stage name LON CHANEY JR., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the 1941 film The Wolf Man and its various crossovers , Count Alucard ( Dracula
Dracula
spelled backward), Frankenstein\'s monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein , the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in numerous horror films produced by Universal Studios . He also portrayed Lennie Small
Lennie Small
in Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
(1939) and supporting parts in dozens of mainstream movies. Originally referenced in films as CREIGHTON CHANEY, he was later credited as "Lon Chaney, Jr." in 1935, and after 1941's Man Made Monster , beginning as early as The Wolf Man later that same year, he was almost always billed under his more famous father's name as LON CHANEY
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Lucky Devils (1933 Film)
LUCKY DEVILS is a 1933 American Pre-Code film about group of Hollywood stuntmen and their dangerous daredevil stunt work, starring William Boyd and Bruce Cabot , and features an early appearance by Lon Chaney Jr. . CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 Production * 3 Reception * 4 References * 5 External links CAST * William Boyd as Skipper Clark (as Bill Boyd) * Bruce Cabot as Happy White * William Gargan as Bob Hughes * William Bakewell as Slugger Jones * Lon Chaney Jr. as Frankie (as Creighton Chaney) * Bob Rose as Rusty (as Robert Rose) * Dorothy Wilson as Fran Whitley * Julie Haydon as Doris Jones * Sylvia Picker as Midge * Gladden James as Neville Silverman * Edwin Stanley as Mr. Spence * Roscoe Ates as Gabby (as Rosco Ates) * Phyllis Fraser as Toots * Betty Furness as Ginger * Alan Roscoe as Mr
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Scarlet River
SCARLET RIVER is a 1933 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Otto Brower and written by Harold Shumate . The film stars Tom Keene , Dorothy Wilson , Roscoe Ates , Lon Chaney Jr. and Edgar Kennedy . The film was released on March 10, 1933, by RKO Pictures . CAST * Tom Keene as Tom Baxter * Dorothy Wilson as Judy Blake * Roscoe Ates as Ulysses * Lon Chaney Jr. as Jeff Todd (billed as Creighton Chaney, his birth name) * Edgar Kennedy as Sam Gilroy * Hooper Atchley as 'Clink' McPherson * Betty Furness as Babe Jewel * Jack Raymond as Benny * James Mason as Dummy * Yakima Canutt as YakMyrna Loy and Joel McCrea have brief, uncredited cameos in an early scene at the film studio. The director of photography was Nicholas Musuraca , who later worked with Jacques Tourneur on Cat People and Out of the Past . REFERENCES * ^ "Scarlet River (1933) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 9 September 2014. * ^ "Scarlet-River - Trailer - Cast"
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The Life Of Vergie Winters
THE LIFE OF VERGIE WINTERS is an American 1934 Pre-Code film, starring Ann Harding and John Boles . CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 Reception * 3 References * 4 External links CAST * Ann Harding as Vergie Winters * John Boles as John Shadwell * Helen Vinson as Laura Shadwell * Betty Furness as Joan Shadwell * Frank Albertson as Ranny Truesdale * Lon Chaney Jr. as Hugo McQueen * Sara Haden as Winnie Belle * Molly O\'Day as Sadie * Ben Alexander as Barry Preston * Donald Crisp as Mike Davey * Maidel Turner as Ella Heenan * Cecil Cunningham as Pearl TurnerRECEPTIONIt made a profit of $87,000. The film was a box office disappointment for RKO. Upon release, the film was condemned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago as "immoral and indecent". REFERENCES * ^ "The Life of Vergie Winters: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 23, 2014
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Mascot Pictures
MASCOT PICTURES CORPORATION was an American film company of the 1920s and 1930s best known for producing and distributing film serials and B-westerns . Mascot was formed in 1927 by film producer Nat Levine . In 1936 it merged with several other companies to form Republic Pictures . Mascot's serial The King of the Kongo (1929 ) was the first serial to include sound , beating Universal Studios
Universal Studios
by several months. The company's logo featured a roaring tiger resting on top of a model of the planet Earth
Earth

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The Most Dangerous Game (film)
THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME is a 1932 pre-Code adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell , the first film version of that story. The plot concerns a big game hunter on an island who hunts humans for sport. The film stars Joel McCrea
Joel McCrea
, Leslie Banks , and King Kong leads Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong , and was made by a team including Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper , the co-directors of King Kong (1933). The film was shot at night on the King Kong jungle sets. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast (in credits order) * 3 Production * 4 Reception * 5 Home video and colorization * 6 Adaptations and influence * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PLOTIn 1932, a luxury yacht is sailing through a channel off the western coast of South America
South America

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Bird Of Paradise (1932 Film)
BIRD OF PARADISE is an American Pre-Code
Pre-Code
1932 American romantic adventure drama film directed by King Vidor
King Vidor
, starring Dolores del Río and Joel McCrea
Joel McCrea
. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures
RKO Radio Pictures
. In 1960, the film entered the public domain in the U.S. due to the claimants' failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication per the Copyright Act of 1909 . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast (in credits order) * 3 Production * 4 Reception * 5 References * 6 External links PLOTAs a yacht sails into an island chain in the South Pacific , a large number of natives in pontoon boats sail out to greet them. The natives dive for the trinkets the yacht's crew throws them. A shark arrives, scaring most of the natives away
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Bit Part
A BIT PART is a role in which there is direct interaction with the principal actors and no more than five lines of dialogue, often referred to as a five-or-less or under-five in the United States, or UNDER SIXES in British television. A bit part is higher than that of an extra and lower than that of a supporting actor . An actor who regularly performs in bit roles, either as a hobby or to earn a living, is referred to as a BIT PLAYER, a term also used to describe an aspiring actor who has not yet broken into supporting or leading roles. Unlike extras , who do not typically interact with principals, actors in bit parts are sometimes listed in the credits . An exception to this practice is the cameo appearance , wherein a well-known actor or other celebrity appears in a bit part; it is common for such appearances to be uncredited
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RKO
RKO
RKO
PICTURES INC., also known as RKO
RKO
RADIO PICTURES and in its later years RKO
RKO
TELERADIO PICTURES, was an American film production and distribution company. It was one of the Big Five studios of Hollywood 's Golden Age . The business was formed after the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) vaudeville theatre circuit and Joseph P. Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy
's Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) studio were brought together under the control of the Radio Corporation of America
Radio Corporation of America
(RCA) in October 1928. RCA
RCA
chief David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
engineered the merger to create a market for the company's sound-on-film technology, RCA Photophone . By the mid-1940s, the studio was under the control of investor Floyd Odlum
Floyd Odlum

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The Roadhouse Murder
THE ROADHOUSE MURDER is a 1932 American thriller film directed by J. Walter Ruben and written by J. Walter Ruben and Gene Fowler . The film stars Dorothy Jordan , Eric Linden , Purnell Pratt
Purnell Pratt
, Roscoe Ates and David Landau . The film was released on April 28, 1932, by RKO Pictures . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 References * 4 External links PLOT THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION
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John Wayne
MARION MITCHELL MORRISON (born MARION ROBERT MORRISON; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as JOHN WAYNE and nicknamed DUKE, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award
Academy Award
-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Born in Winterset, Iowa , Wayne grew up in Southern California
California
. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California
California
as a result of a bodysurfing accident. :63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation
Fox Film Corporation
, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh 's The Big Trail
The Big Trail
(1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre
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Sixteen Fathoms Deep
SIXTEEN FATHOMS DEEP is a 1934 American film directed by Armand Schaefer and starring Lon Chaney Jr and Sally O\'Neil . It was an early leading role for Chaney, then billed as "Creighton Chaney". CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Reception * 5 16 Fathoms Deep * 5.1 Plot * 5.2 Cast * 5.3 Production * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links PLOTA sponge diver, Joe Bethel, hopes to make enough money to buy his own boat and marry his fiancée, Rosie. He must deal with a villainous fellow diver, Savanis. CAST * Sally O\'Neil as Rosie * Creighton Chaney as Joe Bethel * Russell Simpson as A. B. Crockett * Maurice Black as Nick * Jack Kennedy as Mike * George Regas as Savanis * Constantine Romanoff as Kargas * Richard Alexander as Martin * Raul S
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The Shadow Of Silk Lennox
THE SHADOW OF SILK LENNOX is a 1935 American gangster film directed by Ray Kirkwood and Jack Nelson . It starred Lon Chaney Jr before his breakthrough into horror films. CONTENTS* 1 Plot summary * 1.1 Differences from original story * 2 Cast * 3 Soundtrack * 4 External links PLOT SUMMARYJohn Arthur Lennox is an underworld chieftain who runs a nightclub where society patrons come to rub elbows with the criminal set. He is nicknamed Silk because of his fondness for the expression that things are "fine as silk". From the club he directs a violent $50,000 bank heist and cheekily invites in two detectives to establish his alibi. While the robbery is going on, he gets his new singer Jimmy Lambert to play a recording over the intercom that makes it appear as if his men are on the premises. When Deacon, the gangster holding the stolen money, tries to skip town, Silk has him killed at the train station
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Gene Autry
ORVON GROVER "GENE" AUTRY (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio , in movies , and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California/ Anaheim Angels
Anaheim Angels
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
team from 1961 to 1997. From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films and 91 episodes of The Gene Autry
Gene Autry
Show television series. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true—and profoundly touched the lives of millions of Americans. Autry was also one of the most important figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers
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The Old Corral
THE OLD CORRAL is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Gene Autry , Smiley Burnette , and Irene Manning . Based on a story by Bernard McConville , the film is about a sheriff of a small western town who sings his way into a relationship with a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder. The film features an uncredited and unshaven Roy Rogers as the leader of the O'Keefe Brothers, played by the singing Sons of the Pioneers , a troupe of western singers trying to break into radio. Rogers' first appearance, in which he and his group rob a busload of people to garner publicity, ends with Autry threatening to arrest Rogers as soon as he's back on a horse. Sixteen months after The Old Corral was released, Roy Rogers starred in his first feature film, Under Western Stars
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Tom Tryon
THOMAS "TOM" TRYON (January 14, 1926 – September 4, 1991) was an American film and television actor, best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal (1963), featured roles in the war films The Longest Day and In Harm\'s Way and as the Walt Disney television character Texas John Slaughter (1958–1961). He later turned to the writing of prose fiction and screenplays, and wrote several science fiction , horror and mystery novels
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