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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Robert Emmett O'Connor
(March 18, 1885 – September 4, 1962) was an American film actor.[1] He appeared in 204 films between 1919 and 1950. He is probably best known as the warmhearted bootlegger Paddy Ryan in The Public Enemy
The Public Enemy
(1931) and as Detective Sergeant Henderson pursuing the Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers
in A Night at the Opera (1935). He also appeared as Jonesy, (the older Paramount gate guard) in Billy Wilder's 1950 film Sunset Boulevard
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The Big Fight (1930 Film)
Combat
Combat
(French for fight) is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, establish dominance over, or kill the opposition, or to drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed. Combat
Combat
is typically between opposing military forces in warfare. Combat
Combat
violence can be unilateral, whereas fighting implies at least a defensive reaction. A large-scale fight is known as a battle. A verbal fight is commonly known as an argument. Combat
Combat
effectiveness, in the strategic field, requires combat readiness
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios Inc. (abbreviated as MGM or M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[3] Once the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio in Hollywood, MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew
Marcus Loew
gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer
Louis B

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
US: 31st WI: 1st • Density 6,191/sq mi (2,388.90/km2) • Urban 1,376,476 (US: 35th) • Metro 1,572,245 (US: 39th) • CSA 2,043,904 (US: 29th)Demonym(s) MilwaukeeanTime zone CST (UTC-6) • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)Zip codes 53172, 53201, 53202, 53203, 53204, 53205, 53206, 53207, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53211, 53212, 53213, 53214, 53215, 53216, 53218, 53219, 53220, 53221, 53222, 53223, 53224, 53225, 53226, 53227, 53228, 53233, 53234, 53237, 53259, 53263, 53267, 53268, 53274, 53278, 53288, 53290, 53293, 53295Area code(s) 414FIPS code 55-53000[4]GNIS feature ID 1577901[5]Major airport General Mitchell International A
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Shooting Straight
Shooting Straight
Shooting Straight
is a 1930 American pre-Code crime drama film, directed by George Archainbaud
George Archainbaud
and starring the early RKO staple Richard Dix
Richard Dix
and Mary Lawlor. The screenplay was written by J. Walter Ruben, from Wallace Smith's adaptation of a story by Barney A. Sarecky (the producer's brother). It was one of the films that earned a positive return for RKO that year, turning a profit of $30,000.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Larry Sheldon is a gambler, who learns that a friend of his has been murdered by a local gangster, Spot Willis. When he goes to confront Spot, a melee ensues in which Spot winds up dead. Thinking that he is responsible for the death, Sheldon flees the city aboard a train, with his companion, Chick. They share a Pullman compartment with an itinerant minister, Mr
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The Big House (1930 Film)
The Big House is a 1930 American pre-Code crime drama film directed by George Hill, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
Lewis Stone
and Robert Montgomery. The supporting cast features Leila Hyams, George F. Marion, J. C. Nugent, Karl Dane
Karl Dane
and Tom Kennedy. The story and dialogue were written by Frances Marion, with additional dialogue by Joe Farnham
Joe Farnham
and Martin Flavin. The story was inspired by a spate of prison riots in 1929 and resulting federal investigation. In response, George Hill wrote a twenty-seven page story treatment called "The Reign of Terror: A Story of Crime and Punishment"
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The Big Shakedown
The Big Shakedown is a 1934 American Pre-Code drama film starring Charles Farrell and Bette Davis, and directed by John Francis Dillon. The screenplay is based on the story "Cut Rate" by Niven Busch and Samuel G. Engel. The film also stars Ricardo Cortez and Glenda Farrell and is director John Francis Dillon's final film.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] Jimmy Morrell (Charles Farrell) and Norma Nelson (Bette Davis) who plan to wed as soon as their neighborhood pharmacy begins to show a profit. The opportunity arises when former bootlegger Dutch Barnes (Ricardo Cortez) offers Jimmy a job duplicating name brand toothpaste and cosmetics that can be made cheaply and then sold in the bottles and jars of reputable pharmaceutical companies at regular prices
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The Lone Wolf Returns (1935 Film)
Return
Return
may refer to:Contents1 In business, economics, and finance 2 In technology 3 In entertainment3.1 Film 3.2 Music 3.3 Other4 In politics 5 People 6 Other 7 See alsoIn business, economics, and finance[edit]Rate of return, the financial term for the profit or loss derived from an investment Tax return, a blank document or template supplied by a government for use in the reporting of tax information Product return, the process of bringing back merchandise to a retailer for a refund or exchange Returns (economics), the benefit distributed to the owner of a factor of production Abnor
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Never Weaken
Never Weaken
Never Weaken
is a 1921 American silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Fred Newmeyer. It was Lloyd's last short film, running to three reels, before he moved permanently into feature-length production. It was also one of his trademark 'thrill' comedies, featuring him dangling from a tall building. Lloyd and his crew honed and perfected their "thrill" filming techniques in this film, and put them to use in the 1923 feature Safety Last! Plot[edit] Harold works in an office on a tall building next to his girlfriend Mildred (Mildred Davis). He assumes they will be married, but overhears her talking to a man who says to her, "Of course I will marry you." Distraught, he decides to commit suicide, blindfolding himself and setting up a gun which will fire when he pulls a string attached to the trigger. But after putting on the blindfold he accidentally knocks over a bulb which pops, and he assumes he has shot himself
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Tin Gods
Tin Gods
Tin Gods
is a lost[1] 1926 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, released by Paramount Pictures, and based on the play Tin Gods
Tin Gods
by William Anthony McGuire. Allan Dwan
Allan Dwan
directed and Thomas Meighan
Thomas Meighan
starred.[2][3][4][5] Cast[edit] Thomas Meighan
Thomas Meighan
as Roger Drake Renée Adorée
Renée Adorée
as Carita Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
as Janet Stone William Powell
William Powell
as Tony Santelli Hale Hamilton
Hale Hamilton
as Dr. McCoy John Harrington as Dougherty Joe King as The First Foreman Robert E. O'Connor
Robert E. O'Connor
as The Second Foreman Delbert Emory Whitten Jr
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Sunset Boulevard (film)
Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard
(stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.) is a 1950 American film noir[1] directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare that runs through Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and Beverly Hills, California. The film stars William Holden
William Holden
as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
as Norma Desmond, a faded silent-film star who draws him into her fantasy world, where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Stroheim
plays Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant, and Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, and Jack Webb
Jack Webb
play supporting roles. Director Cecil B
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Hollywood, California
Hollywood
Hollywood
(/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. This densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S
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Billy Wilder
Samuel "Billy" Wilder (/ˈwaɪldər/; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. With The Apartment, Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards
Academy Awards
as producer, director, and screenwriter for the same film.[1] Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of the Nazi Party, he left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He moved to Hollywood
Hollywood
in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit when he co-wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo. Wilder established his directorial reputation with an adaption of James M. Cain's Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir
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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom
Viacom
since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world,[2] the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Six" film studios still located in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
neighborhood of Hollywood
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Marx Brothers
The Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers
were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
(AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve. They are widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, the only performers to be inducted collectively. The group are almost universally known today by their stage names: Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo. The core of the act was the three elder brothers: Chico, Harpo, and Groucho
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Girl Overboard (film)
'Girl Overboard' is a 1937 American mystery film directed by Sidney Salkow from a screenplay by Tristram Tupper based on a story by Sara Elizabeth Rodger. The film stars Gloria Stuart, Walter Pidgeon, and Billy Burrud, and was released on February 28, 1937. Cast list[edit] Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
as Mary Chesbrooke Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
as Paul Stacey Billy Burrud as Bobby Stacey Hobart Cavanaugh
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Joe Gray Gerald Oliver Smith as Harvey Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
as Alex LeMaire Jack Smart as Wilbur Jenkins David Oliver as Dutch Charlotte Wynters as Molly Shane Russell Hicks
Russell Hicks
as Sam LeMaire R. E
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