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Frank Orth

Frank Orth

Birthdate: February 21, 1880

Deathdate: March 17, 1962


Houdini (1953)

In the 1890s, young Harry Houdini is performing with a Coney Island carnival as Bruto, the Wild Man, when Bess, a naive onlooker, tries to protect him from the blows of Schultz, his "trainer." Harry then appears as magician The Great Houdini and, spotting Bess in the audience, invites her on stag...

Double Dynamite (1951)

Double Dynamite is a 1951 American musical comedy film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, and Frank Sinatra. The film was written by Leo Rosten, Mel Shavelson, Mannie Manheim, and Harry Crane. The film was originally entitled It's Only Money, before RKO owner How...

The Great Rupert (1950)

The story revolves around a little animated squirrel who, with lots of charm, accidentally helps two economically distressed families overcome their obstacles.

Father of the Bride (1950)

Following the wedding of his daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor), Stanley T. Banks (Spencer Tracy), a suburban lawyer, recalls the day, three months earlier, when he first learned of Kay's engagement to Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor). At the family dinner table, Kay's casual announcement that she is in...

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) is a Technicolor film based upon the 1948 autobiographical book Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. The film and book describe growing up in a family with twelve children in Montclair, New Jersey.

The Big Clock (1948)

The story is told in flashback. When it begins, George Stroud (Ray Milland), editor-in-chief of Crimeways magazine, is shown hiding from building security behind the "big clock" ? the largest and most sophisticated one ever built, which dominates the lobby of the giant publishing company where he...

Blondie's Secret (1948)

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The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)

Bitter war widow Janet Ames (Rosalind Russell) seeks out the five soldiers for whom her husband gave his life by falling on a hand grenade during the Battle of the Bulge. While crossing a city street to find the first, she is struck and knocked unconscious by an automobile. The police find no ide...

Murder in the Music Hall (1946)

Murder in the Music Hall is a 1946 musical mystery starring Vera Ralston, William Marshall, Helen Walker, and Nancy Kelly (Kelly's last theatrical film for ten years). The movie involves a murder in Radio City Music Hall with The Rockettes as suspects, and was directed by John English.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

On a rainy night in 1928 in a Pennsylvania factory town called Iverstown, Martha Ivers (Janis Wilson), a young girl yearning to escape from the guardianship of her wealthy, domineering aunt, is caught trying to run away with her friend, the street-smart, poor Sam Masterson (Darryl Hickman). Later...

The Lost Weekend (1945)

The film recounts the life of an alcoholic New York writer, Don Birnam, over the last half of a six-year period, and in particular on a weekend alcoholic binge. A shot of the Manhattan skyline to an apartment, with a whiskey bottle hung outside a window by a thin rope. Don and his brother Wick ar...

Buffalo Bill (1944)

A fictionalized account of the life of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, Louisa Frederici. Cody is portrayed as someone who admires and respects the Indians and is a good friend of Yellow Hand...

Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943) is a film starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Lynn Bari, and Jack Oakie. The film was made in Technicolor and released by 20th Century-Fox. This was one of the last musicals made by Faye for Fox, and in later interviews Faye said it was clear Fox was promoting Betty Grabl...

Footlight Serenade (1942)

Tommy Lundy (Victor Mature) is an arrogant ex-champion boxer who tries for an acting career on Broadway. He falls in love with his costar (Betty Grable), who's secretly married to actor John Payne.

Orchestra Wives (1942)

Connie Ward (Ann Rutherford) is a young woman who on the spur of the moment marries Bill Abbott (George Montgomery), a trumpet player in Gene Morrison's (Glenn Miller) swing band (Miller's character was given a name with initials that matched Miller's so that the band could use their monogrammed ...

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Dr. James Kildare (Ayres) and nurse Mary Lamont (Day) are finally set to be married. But the night before the wedding, Mary steps into the street and is struck down by a truck. Kildare arrives at her bedside just before she dies. Her last words: "This is going to be a lot easier for me than it wi...

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

A young promoter, Frankie Christopher (Mature), is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn (Landis), a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans. Frankie hides out with Vicky's sister Jill (Grable), with whom he is falling in love, ...

Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)

Jimmy Kildare's impending nuptials are jeopardized by a diagnosis of possible epilepsy in his fiancee's brother.

His Girl Friday (1940)

Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany...

Nancy Drew -- Detective (1938)

After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.