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William Frawley

William Frawley

Birthdate: February 26, 1887

Deathdate: March 3, 1966


I Love Lucy (1953)

The film plays out with three first-season episodes edited together into a single story: "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet", with new footage included between episodes to help transition the episodes into one coherent storyline. As the series routinely took the format of filmin...

Rancho Notorious (1952)

Wyoming ranch hand Vern Haskell is enraged when his fiancee Beth Forbes is abused and murdered during a store robbery. He sets out after the two thieves, first with a posse, then by himself. He finds one of them, Whitey, shot in the back by his partner after a quarrel. Whitey's dying words, "Chuc...

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...

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

The Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope), a New York City swindler, is illegally touting horses at a Florida racetrack. After several successful hustles, the Kid comes across a beautiful, but gullible, woman intending to bet a lot of money. The Kid convinces her to switch her bet, employing a prefabricated ...

Rhubarb (1951)

Thaddeus J. Banner, a lonely, eccentric millionaire who owns a baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons, takes a liking to a dog-chasing stray cat (played by Orangey), and takes him into his home. He names the cat "Rhubarb," which is baseball slang for an on-field argument or fight. When the man dies, ...

Blondie's Hero (1950)

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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Ralph Cotter is a career criminal who escapes from prison, then murders his partner in crime. Along the way he attempts to woo his ex-partner's sister (Barbara Payton) by threatening to expose her role in his escape. Cotter quickly gets back into the crime business, only to be shaken down by corr...

The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

Jennifer Smith (Jane Wyman) heads a "Consumer Reports"-type company and her reputation for honesty is her greatest asset. While out boating one day she encounters a secret prototype submarine piloted by Bill Craig (Dennis Morgan). Trying to explain her absence after her boat sinks becomes very di...

East Side, West Side (1949)

Just after World War II, socialite Jessie Bourne (Barbara Stanwick) is home alone one night in her Gramercy Park apartment on New York’s East Side when she receives a mysterious hang-up phone call. Her playboy husband Brandon (James Mason) is out enjoying himself at the Del Rio night club where y...

The Girl from Manhattan (1948)

A New York model (Dorothy Lamour) foils a developer who covets her minister uncle's (George Montgomery) church site.

Blondie's Anniversary (1947)

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Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually wo...

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is indignant to find that the person assigned to play Santa in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Percy Helton) is intoxicated. When he complains to event director Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara), she persuades Kris to take his place. He does such a fine job that...

Down to Earth (1947)

Hayworth stars as the Muse Terpsichore who is annoyed that popular Broadway producer Danny Miller (Parks) is putting on a play which portrays the Muses as man-crazy tarts fighting for the attention of a pair of Air Force pilots who crashed on Mount Parnassus (in mythology, the Muses lived on Moun...

Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Ziegfeld Follies (MGM) is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney and Charles Walters. It stars many of MGM leading talents, including Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice (the only...

Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Naive Montana cowboy Duke Fergus (John Wayne) arrives in San Francisco and visits the notorious Barbary Coast. He becomes smitten with the lovely star attraction of the fanciest gambling hall, "Flaxen" Tarry (Ann Dvorak), the "Flame of the Barbary Coast". He gets talked into gambling against the ...

Lady on a Train (1945)

Debutante Nikki Collins, an enthusiastic reader of detective stories, witnesses a murder in a building while passing by on a train entering New York's Grand Central Station. She goes to the police, but is frustrated to find that no one believes her. The police think that her story is the product ...

The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Wedge Donovan (John Wayne) is a tough construction boss, building airstrips in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He clashes with his liaison officer, Lieutenant Commander Robert Yarrow (Dennis O'Keefe), over the fact that his men are not allowed to arm themselves against the Japa...

Going My Way (1944)

The film follows Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley (Bing Crosby), an incoming priest whose unconventional style transforms the parish life of St. Dominic’s church in New York City. On his first day at the new parish, O'Malley gets into a series of mishaps; his informal appearance and attitude make ...