Calamity Jane: Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any; quite an overpowering personality. But the army lieutenant she favors doesnt really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Janes boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Janes male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock.
The Naked City
The Naked City: Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty characters who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie. The climax is a very rapid manhunt sequence. Filmed entirely on location in New York City.
Jesse James Rides Again
Jesse James Rides Again: Outlaw Jesse James and his friend, on the run from Missouri, ride into a town where a gang is trying to drive area ranchers off their land because theres oil underneath it. They take particular interest in the situation of a pretty young woman and her elderly father, whose ranch is being regularly attacked by the gang.
Smash-Up The Story of a Woman
Smash-Up The Story of a Woman: Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into idle luxury which proves her downfall. Her potential alcoholism burgeons and Ken remains clueless concerning his responsibility for her problems.
Buck Privates Come Home
Buck Privates Come Home: Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder whos trying to find backers for a new midget racer hes building.
The Web: Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colbys room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colbys secretary Noel, begins to suspect hes been used.
Angel on My Shoulder
Angel on My Shoulder: The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.
Der Weg nach Utopia
Der Weg nach Utopia: At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been stolen by McGurk and Sperry, a couple of thugs. They disguise themselves as McGurk and Sperry to get off the ship. Meanwhile, Sal Van Hoyden is in Alaska to try and recover the map; it had been her fathers. She falls in with Ace Larson, who wants to steal the gold mine for himself. Duke and Chester, McGurk and Sperry, Ace and his henchmen, and Sal, chase each other all over the countryside, trying to get the map.
The Lost Weekend
The Lost Weekend: The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.
Double Indemnity: An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigators suspicions.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes in Washington: In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.
Meine Frau die Hexe
Meine Frau die Hexe: In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results.
Roxie Hart: To try and kick-start her show-business career, our heroine admits to a Chicago murder. But although Cook County dont seem to let dames swing, and even with top slippery lawyer Billy Flynn, its all something of a gamble.
Dawn on the Great Divide
Dawn on the Great Divide: Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.
Invisible Agent: Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes arent invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitlers secret plan...
I Married a Witch
I Married a Witch: In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results.
I Killed That Man
I Killed That Man: A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, hes killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials and reporters before he can divulge the name. An assistant district attorney and a pretty newspaper reporter team up to discover the mystery man behind the murders.
Secret Evidence: She offered herself as a Sacrifice... To Save The Ones She Loved!
Murder by Invitation
Murder by Invitation: The relatives of a rich old woman unsuccessfully try to have her declared insane, so they can divide up her money. To show them that there are no hard feelings, she invites them to her estate for the weekend so she can decide to whom she actually will leave her money when she dies. Soon, however, family members begin disappearing.
I Wanted Wings
I Wanted Wings: Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Among the Living
Among the Living: Paul Raden (), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Pauls last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mothers agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (), Pauls twin brother John () and Johns wife Elaine (). Pompey (Ernest Whitman ), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution...
Dr Christian Meets the Women
Dr Christian Meets the Women: A professor hits Dr. Christians town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr. Christian tries to warn them that the man is a dangerous charlatan but, mesmerized by the prospect of almost instantaneous weight loss, the women ignore his warnings.
Johnny Apollo: Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his fathers release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then falls for Dwyers girl Lucky. He winds up in the same prison as his father
The Great McGinty
The Great McGinty: Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the citys political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from the boss, who finally decides hed be ideal as a new, nominally reform mayor; but this candidacy requires marriage. His in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for dishonest Dan...
Theres That Woman Again
Theres That Woman Again: Theres That Woman Again was the second and last entry in Columbias own spin on MGMs Thin Man series. Virginia Bruce and Melvyn Douglas star as Sally and Bill Reardon, husband-and-wife private eyes (Bruce took over from Joan Blondell, who costarred with Douglas in 1938s Theres Always a Woman). This time around, the Reardons investigate a series of jewel robberies which lead to a brace of murders. At times the comedy threatens to overwhelm the mystery angle, but rest assured that Bill Reardon will have collared the guilty party (or, in this case, guilty parties) a few minutes before closing. In emulation of MGMs Thin Man art direction, the leading characters in Theres That Woman Again live in a lavishly furnished apartment roughly the size of Rhode Island.
Another Thin Man
Another Thin Man: In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammetts The Farewell Murder, Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect- maybe too obvious...
Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Hollywood Stadium Mystery: A tightly paced whodunit, Hollywood Stadium Mystery delivers a knockout punch as a boxing match becomes a murder scene with more than 2,000 suspects. Top contender Ace Cummings preps to trade blows with the reigning champion when a blood-curdling scream pierces the air, followed by a weird odor. When the lights come up, Ace is dead. Stars Neil Hamilton and Evelyn Venable. Directed with considerable low-budget panache by David Howard