Search results for "Joseph Santley"


The Cocoanuts (1929) RT 95% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2000

During the Florida land boom, the Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land and thwart a jewel robbery.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley  •  Robert Florey
CAST:  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx  •  Leonard Marx  •  Zeppo Marx

Melody Ranch (1940)

His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Gene Autry  •  Ann Miller  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Barton MacLane

Swing High (1930)

To avoid hostilities, Maryan, the ward of Doc May, a medicine show owner, induces Pop Garner, a circus owner, to join forces with her guardian. Doc May and Daphne, his wife, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Helen Twelvetrees  •  Fred Scott  •  Dorothy Burgess  •  John Sheehan

Smartest Girl in Town (1936)

A girl in search of a rich husband mistakes a millionaire for a male model.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Gene Raymond  •  Ann Sothern  •  Eric Blore  •  Helen Broderick

Walking on Air (1936) RT Audience 20%

A strong-willed young woman hires a student to impersonate a boorish French count and brings him home to meet her parents.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Gene Raymond  •  Ann Sothern  •  Jessie Ralph  •  Henry Stephenson

Meet the Missus (1937)

A small town Ohio barber accompanies his ditzy wife to Atlantic City, where she competes in the Happy Noodle Company's Mrs. America Contest.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Victor Moore  •  Helen Broderick  •  Anne Shirley  •  Alan Bruce

She's Got Everything (1937)

Carol Rogers returns from Europe to discover that her recently deceased father has left her with huge debts and no resources to pay them. Aunt Jane suggests that Carol marry a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Gene Raymond  •  Helen Broderick  •  Victor Moore

There Goes the Groom (1937)

Screwball comedy about a wealthy man having second thoughts about his upcoming marriage.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Ann Sothern  •  Burgess Meredith  •  Mary Boland  •  Onslow Stevens

Swing, Sister, Swing (1938)

In this musical comedy, two star-struck small town kids head for the Big Apple and become famous for their jitterbug act. Their fame doesn't last long, but they had fun anyway ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Ken Murray  •  Johnny Downs  •  Kathryn Kane  •  Eddie Quillan

The Family Next Door (1939)

Rose Pierce is discontent with her life as the wife of a small town plumber and has visions of becoming a wealthy socialite. Consequently, when her smart aleck son Sammy hears ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Hugh Herbert  •  Joy Hodges  •  Eddie Quillan  •  Ruth Donnelly




Three Little Sisters (1944)

The three Scott sisters, Susie, Hallie and Lily, live in the small town of Riverdale with their father Tom, a handyman whose laziness is legendary. The high-spirited sisters ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Mary Lee  •  Ruth Terry  •  Cheryl Walker  •  William Terry

Here Comes Elmer (1943)

This musical comedy stars radio star Al Pearce has a double role playing himself and Elmer Blurt, the leader of a small-town band that struggles toward stardom in the big city ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Al Pearce  •  Dale Evans  •  Frank Albertson  •  Gloria Stuart

Always in Trouble (1938)

Jane's dad (Tombes) is an oil field worker who comes into a fortune and is then pushed into society by his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Jane Withers  •  Jean Rogers  •  Arthur Treacher  •  Robert Kellard

Young and Beautiful (1934)

Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  William Haines  •  Judith Allen  •  Joseph Cawthorn  •  John Miljan

Joan of Ozark (1942)

An uninhibited Arkansas farmgirl discovers a group of Nazis operating in the United States. Director Joseph Santley's broad WWII comedy stars Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown, Eddie ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Judy Canova  •  Joe E. Brown  •  Eddie Foy, Jr.  •  Jerome Cowan

Jamboree (1944)

DVD release: Aug 2005

A trio of competing bands vie for a spot on a rural radio program.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Ruth Terry  •  George Byron  •  Paul Harvey  •  Edwin Stanley

Chatterbox (1943)

While shooting a western on location, a Hollywood "cowboy" star--whose offscreen image is exactly the opposite of his onscreen one--is saved from disaster by a gregarious ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Joe E. Brown  •  Judy Canova  •  Rosemary Lane  •  John Hubbard

Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)

A man tries to redeem himself after ducking out on his comrades before the fatal attack.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Don "Red" Barry  •  Alan Curtis  •  Fay McKenzie  •  Sig Ruman

Behind the News (1940)

As suggested by its title, Behind the News was a "stop the presses!" yarn set in a big-city newsroom. Lloyd Nolan is top-billed as a cynical reporter with a penchant for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph Santley
CAST:  Lloyd Nolan  •  Doris Davenport  •  Frank Albertson  •  Robert Armstrong