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Sheldon Leonard

Sheldon Leonard

Birthdate: February 22, 1907

Deathdate: January 10, 1997


The Brink's Job (1978)

Small-time Boston crook Tony Pino (Peter Falk) tries to make a name for himself. He and his five associates pull off a robbery whenever they can. Tony and his gang easily rob over $100,000 in cash from a Brink's armored car, after which Tony disguises himself as a sparkplug salesman to get an ins...

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford) is a successful, very superstitious New York City gangster who buys apples from street peddler Apple Annie (Bette Davis) to bring him good luck. On the eve of a very important meeting, he finds Annie terribly upset. Annie, it turns out, has a daughter named Louise (Ann...

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Although there are detail differences between the stage and movie versions, the plot is essentially based on the activities of New York petty criminals and professional gamblers in the late 1940s. Gambler Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) is under pressure from all sides. He has to organize an unlic...

Money From Home (1953)

New York City in the 1920s is where gambler "Honey Talk" Nelson (Dean Martin) crosses paths with bookie "Jumbo" Schneider (Sheldon Leonard). Nelson has two choices, cement shoes or "fixing" a horse race in Maryland. Naturally, Nelson heads to Maryland with his cousin Virgil Yokum (Jerry Lewis) ta...

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Lou Francis (Lou Costello) and Bud Alexander (Bud Abbott) have just graduated from a private detective school. Tommy Nelson (Arthur Franz), a middleweight boxer, comes to them with their first case. Tommy recently escaped from jail, after being accused of murdering his manager, and asks the duo t...

My Dream Is Yours (1949)

My Dream Is Yours is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Doris Day, and Lee Bowman. Doug Blake (Jack Carson) is dumped as a manager by Gary Mitchell (Lee Bowman). He goes to New York to find a new singer to replace Gary on the Hour of Enchantment radio show. While in New Yo...

Take One False Step (1949)

Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only p...

Open Secret (1948)

A couple discovers that their friend has gone missing. Their investigation leads them to believe that anti-semites are behind the disappearance.

Jinx Money (1948)

Pollack, an underworld gambler, is murdered, but before he dies he hides $50,000 that he just won gambling in a newspaper and kicks it under a car. The next day Sach and Slip are walking in the street and find the paper and the cash. Gabe, who is a reporter, runs a story on them finding the money...

The Gangster (1947)

A troubled gangster, who has lost all faith in people, loses his weak grip on life.

Violence (1947)

Magazine writer Ann Mason infiltrates the United Defenders, a public service organization which is actually a front for racketeers. But a case of amnesia threatens to blow her cover.

Sinbad the Sailor (1947)

"O Masters, O Noble Persons, O Brothers, know you that in the time of the Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, there lived on the golden shore of Persia a man of adventure called Sinbad the Sailor. Strange and wondrous were the tales told of him and his voyages. But who, shall we surmise, gave him his immort...

Decoy (1946)

A fatally shot female gangleader recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer just before she dies.

Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Sweet Shop owner Louie needs to raise $300. The Boys try to sell their car to raise the money, but are unable to because the car falls apart when they try to show it to a prospective buyer. They decide to go to the bank and take a loan out on it, but just as they arrive the bank is robbed. The ro...

Somewhere in the Night (1946)

The film tells the tale of a man called George Taylor (John Hodiak), who returns home to the US from fighting in World War II. He is suffering from amnesia, and tries to track down his old identity, following a trail left behind by the mysterious Mr Larry Cravat. He ends up stumbling into a murde...

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

In Bedford Falls, New York on Christmas Eve, George Bailey is deeply troubled. Prayers for his well-being from friends and family reach Heaven. Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class, is assigned to visit Earth to save George, thereby earning his wings. Franklin and Joseph, the head angels, review...

Her Kind of Man (1946)

A singer can"t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.

The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

A mystery grows after a bank robbery car leads investigators to a carnival sideshow.

Zombies on Broadway (1945)

The duo of Jerry Miles and Mike Strager are employed as Broadway press agents. Miles and Strager's latest idea is to hire a genuine zombie for the opening of a new nightclub. The boys head to the Caribbean island of San Sebastian (also featured in RKO's I Walked With a Zombie and The Ghost Ship) ...

Crime, Inc. (1945)

The film, based on a story by former crime reporter Martin Mooney, is about a newspaper journalist who faces prison time because he refuses to name his sources. To complicate matters more, the reporter falls in love with the sister of one of the racketeers he's trying to take down.