Search results for "Frank Jenks"

His Girl Friday (1940) RT 97% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Gene Lockhart

One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Leopold Stokowski  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Alice Brady

The Flame of New Orleans (1941) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Sep 1998

In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  René Clair
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Bruce Cabot  •  Roland Young  •  Theresa Harris

Woman on the Run (1950) RT 80% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Frank Johnson, a sole witness to a gangland murder, goes into hiding and is trailed by Police Inspector Ferris, on the theory that Frank is trying to escape from possible ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Robert Keith  •  John Qualen

Thousands Cheer (1943) RT Audience 59%

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  Gene Kelly  •  Mary Astor  •  John Boles

The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  George Burns  •  Gracie Allen  •  Martha Raye

The Navy Comes Through (1942) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Nov 1991

A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  A. Edward Sutherland
CAST:  Pat O'Brien  •  George Murphy  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Jackie Cooper

Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943)

Gildersleeve has jury duty.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Harold Peary  •  Jane Darwell  •  Nancy Gates  •  Charles Arnt

Love Is a Headache (1938)

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans, without her knowledge.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Gladys George  •  Franchot Tone  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Virginia Weidler

The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  William Powell  •  Esther Williams  •  Angela Lansbury  •  James Gleason

One Way to Love (1946)

A Chicago team of radio scriptwriters must split up when he takes a job with his bride-to-be's father, and the other must write commercial jingles.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Willard Parker  •  Marguerite Chapman  •  Chester Morris  •  Janis Carter

Don't Turn 'em Loose (1936)

A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Stoloff
CAST:  Lewis Stone  •  James Gleason  •  Bruce Cabot  •  Louise Latimer

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

That Girl from Paris (1936)

This light-hearted musical romance follows the exploits of Nikki Martin (Lily Pons), a beautiful French opera star who stows away on an ocean liner in hopes of escaping her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Leigh Jason
CAST:  Lily Pons  •  Jack Oakie  •  Gene Raymond  •  Herman Bing

The Witness Chair (1936)

Late one night, secretary Paula Young (Ann Harding) leaves the office of her boss, Stanley Whittaker (Douglas Dumbrille, locking the door and taking the stairs to avoid being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Nichols Jr.
CAST:  Ann Harding  •  Walter Abel  •  Douglass Dumbrille  •  Margaret Hamilton

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

Saturday's Heroes (1937) RT Audience 33%

College football player is expelled for ticket scalping, and teams up with reporter to expose his school's hypocrisy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Edward Killy
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Marian Marsh  •  Richard Lane  •  Alan Bruce

There Goes My Girl (1937)

Jerry (Gene Raymond) and Connie (Ann Sothern) are engaged to be married, but they're also rival newspaper reporters, and when they're both assigned to cover the same murder ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ben Holmes
CAST:  Gene Raymond  •  Ann Sothern  •  Gordon Jones  •  Richard Lane

We Who Are About to Die (1937)

Its title notwithstanding, We Who Are About to Die has nothing to do with Roman Gladiators. Rather, the film is based on the true story of San Quentin inmate David Lamson, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Christy Cabanne
CAST:  Preston Foster  •  Ann Dvorak  •  John Beal  •  Ray Mayer

When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Harry Beaumont
CAST:  Joe E. Brown  •  Marian Marsh  •  Fred Keating  •  Edgar Kennedy