Donald Cook

Donald Cook

Donald Cook (September 26, 1901 – October 1, 1961) was an American stage and film actor. Born in Portland, Oregon, he originally studied farming but later started business with a lumber company. He joined the Kansas Community Players and through this received an offer of stage work. He started screen work in "shorts" before going on to films. Cook was known for his portrayal of Mike Powers in the film The Public Enemy. He also was one of the first film actors to portray Ellery Queen, in The Spanish Cape Mystery. He played opposite Helen Morgan in the 1936 film adaptation of Show Boat was one of the suspects in the Philo Vance mystery The Casino Murder Case, starred as an heroic immigration inspector in Ellis Island. Other film credits include The Man Who Played God, Our Very Own and The Penguin Pool Murder (1932). Cook made his Broadway debut in 1926 as Donn Cook, and his New York theatrical career continued until 1959. His credits included a 1948 revival of Private Lives. Cook was married to Princess Gioia Tasca di Cuto from 1937 until his death from a heart attack in New Haven. Description above from the Wikipedia article Donald Cook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Title: Donald Cook
  • Popularity: 6.133
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1901-09-26
  • Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon
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Donald Cook Movies

  • 1936
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    Show Boat

    Show Boat

    6.684 1936 HD

    Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

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  • 1933
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    Baby Face

    Baby Face

    7.3 1933 HD

    A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her...

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  • 1934
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    Viva Villa!

    Viva Villa!

    6.3 1934 HD

    In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death.

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  • 1931
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    The Public Enemy

    The Public Enemy

    7.236 1931 HD

    Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and...

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  • 1935
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    The Spanish Cape Mystery

    The Spanish Cape Mystery

    5.4 1935 HD

    Ellery Queen's vacation is interrupted when murder strikes next door to his oceanside cabin.

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  • 1931
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    Safe in Hell

    Safe in Hell

    6.7 1931 HD

    To avoid the rigors of the law, Gilda flees New Orleans and hides on a Caribbean island where the worst criminals can ask for asylum. Besieged by the...

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  • 1933
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    Frisco Jenny

    Frisco Jenny

    6.5 1933 HD

    Jenny is carrying the child of a young man who dies in the San Francisco earthquake (1906). After giving birth, she decides to place her child in the...

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  • 1932
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    Penguin Pool Murder

    Penguin Pool Murder

    5.5 1932 HD

    New York schoolmarm Hildegarde Withers assists a detective when a body of unscrupulous stockbroker Gerald Parker suddenly appears in the penguin tank...

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  • 1950
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    Our Very Own

    Our Very Own

    5.7 1950 HD

    During a heated argument with her sister Joan, Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted. With the reluctant support of her adoptive...

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  • 1935
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    The Casino Murder Case

    The Casino Murder Case

    6.6 1935 HD

    When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the...

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  • 1931
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    Party Husband

    Party Husband

    5 1931 HD

    Party Husband finds ex-Ziegfield Girl Dorothy playing the better half of a thoroughly “modern marriage” whose openness threatens to bring...

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  • 1935
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    Confidential

    Confidential

    5.6 1935 HD

    A Treasury agent gains the trust of a mob gunman while working under cover to smash a crime syndicate.

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  • 1933
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    The Circus Queen Murder

    The Circus Queen Murder

    4.8 1933 HD

    Suave, lip-reading DA Thatcher Colt plans to get away from the big city for a while. So he and his secretary, Miss Kelly hop on a train for an...

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  • 1932
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    The Man Who Played God

    The Man Who Played God

    7.4 1932 HD

    While giving a private performance for a visiting monarch, concert pianist Montgomery Royale is deafened when a bomb is detonated in an attempt to...

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  • 1931
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    The Mad Genius

    The Mad Genius

    6.2 1931 HD

    A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer...

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  • 1944
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    Murder in the Blue Room

    Murder in the Blue Room

    5 1944 HD

    A young woman, a trio of singers, and a mystery writer are among the guests at a house long-considered to be haunted.

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  • 1935
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    Motive for Revenge

    Motive for Revenge

    5 1935 HD

    Bank teller Barry Webster is driven to stealing bank funds by his mother-in-law who continually nags him about forcing her daughter Muriel to live in...

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  • 1933
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    The Kiss Before the Mirror

    The Kiss Before the Mirror

    5.3 1933 HD

    When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

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  • 1932
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    The Heart of New York

    The Heart of New York

    6.7 1932 HD

    A poor New York plumber's wife and children hope to move "uptown" from their lower East Side neighborhood after he sells his new invention.

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  • 1945
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    Patrick the Great

    Patrick the Great

    4 1945 HD

    A famous stage actor hopes to land the lead role in a big new Broadway musical, but he's unaware his teenage son has already been given the part.

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  • 1936
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    The Leavenworth Case

    The Leavenworth Case

    5 1936 HD

    Director Lewis D. Collins' 1936 whodunit is about the investigation into the death of an elderly tycoon, who is murdered shortly after announcing he...

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  • 1936
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    Beware Of Ladies

    Beware Of Ladies

    5 1936 HD

    An unhappily married newspaper reporter discovers she's being used as a pawn in a scheme to discredit the political candidate she's been assigned to...

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  • 1933
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    Brief Moment

    Brief Moment

    2.7 1933 HD

    A high living society playboy marries a nightclub singer, and she soon realizes that, though they're genuinely in love, the husband's endless...

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  • 1933
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    Jennie Gerhardt

    Jennie Gerhardt

    1 1933 HD

    This turn-of-the-century tragedy chronicles the sorrowful travails of a woman who endures a series of devastating losses.

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  • 1933
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    The World Changes

    The World Changes

    4.8 1933 HD

    Generational saga tracing the events in the lives of the midwest pioneering Nordholm family, as seen through the eyes of businessman Orin Nordholm...

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  • 1934
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    The 9th Guest

    The 9th Guest

    5.676 1934 HD

    Eight people are invited by an unsigned telegram to a penthouse apartment, where they find themselves locked in and greeted by their unknown host's...

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  • 1935
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    The Night Is Young

    The Night Is Young

    5 1935 HD

    Young Austrian Archduke Paul "Gustl" Gustave is in an arranged engagement but his uncle, the emperor, decides to let Gustl carry on a fling with...

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  • 1936
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    Ellis Island

    Ellis Island

    5 1936 HD

    It opens in 1926 when three bank robbers, Theodore Kedrich, Jan Imarski, and Petra Lonelli, stage a daring daylight bank robbery and get away with a...

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  • 1931
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    Side Show

    Side Show

    5 1931 HD

    A circus side show performer tries to discourage her younger sister from following in her footsteps.

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  • 1937
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    Circus Girl

    Circus Girl

    4 1937 HD

    A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.

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  • 1934
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    Long Lost Father

    Long Lost Father

    5.7 1934 HD

    A long-absent father is reunited with his daughter, who still holds a grudge that he had deserted his family years earlier.

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  • 1931
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    Unfaithful

    Unfaithful

    1 1931 HD

    In this society drama set in contemporary England, a noblewoman pretends to be an adulteress in order to protect her sister-in-law, who actually is.

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  • 1932
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    The Conquerors

    The Conquerors

    5.7 1932 HD

    A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

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  • 1934
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    Whirlpool

    Whirlpool

    5.6 1934 HD

    An ex-convict tries to connect with the daughter who doesn't even know he exists.

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  • 1935
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    Behind the Evidence

    Behind the Evidence

    2 1935 HD

    Norman Foster plays a millionaire who takes a job as a reporter after he's wiped out in the Stock Market. Foster's managing editor Samuel S. Hinds...

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  • 1934
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    Most Precious Thing in Life

    Most Precious Thing in Life

    5.2 1934 HD

    An unwed mother watches as her illegitimate son is raised by others. Director Lambert Hillyer's 1934 drama stars Jean Arthur, Richard Cromwell,...

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  • 1932
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    The Trial of Vivienne Ware

    The Trial of Vivienne Ware

    1 1932 HD

    Vivienne Ware is defended by her ex-beau when she's accused of killing her faithless fiance.

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  • 1935
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    Here Comes the Band

    Here Comes the Band

    5 1935 HD

    In this musical, a songwriter goes to court to claim the rights to his song that was stolen by an unscrupulous music publisher. He brings his...

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  • 1943
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    Freedom Comes High

    Freedom Comes High

    1 1943 HD

    A young wife learns that freedom must sometimes be paid for in lives, when her husband's ship is struck during battle.

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  • 1935
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    Murder in the Fleet

    Murder in the Fleet

    5 1935 HD

    A traitor is lurking somewhere aboard the USS Carolina, and Lt. Tom Randolph is determined to find the offender. First a revolutionary new piece of...

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  • 1936
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    The Girl from Mandalay

    The Girl from Mandalay

    3 1936 HD

    John Foster and Kenneth Grainger are a couple of Englishmen stationed at a teak wood post. When Foster's fiancée, Mary Trevor, writes him that...

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  • 1945
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    Blonde Ransom

    Blonde Ransom

    1 1945 HD

    Vicki Morrison is the niece of the irascible old scoundrel Uncle William Morrison. When Vicki's boyfriend and owner of a Broadway nightclub Duke...

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  • 1937
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    Two Wise Maids

    Two Wise Maids

    1 1937 HD

    The two leading ladies are cast as Prudence and Agatha, a pair of old-fashioned schoolteachers in an old-fashioned small town. Disdaining the wimpy...

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  • 1944
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    Bowery to Broadway

    Bowery to Broadway

    1 1944 HD

    Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud...

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  • 1934
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    Fugitive Lady

    Fugitive Lady

    6 1934 HD

    In this thriller, a young woman marries a dashing young man who, unbeknownst to her, is a jewel thief.

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  • 1933
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    The Woman I Stole

    The Woman I Stole

    3.5 1933 HD

    A man (Jack Holt) wins his best friend's wife (Fay Wray) and seems to be plotting to ruin the man's oil business.

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  • 1930
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    Roseland

    Roseland

    3.5 1930 HD

    A pretty dance hall girl is looking for the right guy.

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  • 1936
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    Ring Around the Moon

    Ring Around the Moon

    3 1936 HD

    Despite being in love with coworker Kay Duncan, high-flying newspaperman Ross Graham winds up engaged to socialite Gloria Endicott, a woman he...

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  • 1935
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    The Calling of Dan Matthews

    The Calling of Dan Matthews

    3 1935 HD

    Dan Matthews (Richard Arlen), a young parson, is in love with Hope Strong (Charlotte Wynters), the daughter of James B. Strong ('FRederick Burton'),...

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  • 1945
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    Here Come the Co-eds

    Here Come the Co-eds

    5.8 1945 HD

    Molly, her brother, Slats, and his pal, Oliver, are taxi dancers at the Miramar Ballroom. As a publicity stunt, Slats plants an article about Molly...

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  • 1931
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    Taxi!

    Taxi!

    6.8 1931 HD

    Amidst a backdrop of growing violence and intimidation, independent cab drivers struggling against a consolidated juggernaut rally around...

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  • 1934
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    Jealousy

    Jealousy

    4.7 1934 HD

    Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during...

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  • 1935
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    Gigolette

    Gigolette

    4.7 1935 HD

    Kay Parrish, a society girl, finds she is penniless when her father dies. However she persuades Terry Gallagher to give her a hostess job at his New...

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  • 1931
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    How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'

    How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'

    6.3 1931 HD

    Golf expert Bobby Jones arrives on the golf course to join actors James Cagney, Anthony Bushell, Donald Cook, Evalyn Knapp, and Louise Fazenda in...

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  • 1933
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    Private Jones

    Private Jones

    1 1933 HD

    After America enters World War I, young William "Bill" Jones tries to avoid military service by telling the draft board that he is the sole supporter...

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  • 1933
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    Fog

    Fog

    5 1933 HD

    The murders are committed in swift succession on board a liner crossing the Atlantic in a dense fog, and many of the passengers come under suspicion...

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  • 1936
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    Can This Be Dixie?

    Can This Be Dixie?

    1 1936 HD

    A young girl and her uncle who run a traveling medicine show lend their efforts to salvage an old plantation.

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    The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

    The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas

    5.389 1996 HD

    The made for television movie Munster's Scary Little Christmas, created three decades after the demise of the original series, concerns son Eddie...

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  • 1935
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    Ladies Love Danger

    Ladies Love Danger

    1 1935 HD

    Fox comedy about an adventurous young woman

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  • 1933
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    Fury of the Jungle

    Fury of the Jungle

    1 1933 HD

    Joan Leesom is stranded in a remote South American jungle village. She is pursued by the rapacious Taggart Taggart, however, has been involved with...

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  • 1948
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    The Philco Television Playhouse

    The Philco Television Playhouse

    5.6 1948 HD

    The Philco Television Playhouse is an American anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series...

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  • 1951
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    Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

    Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

    6 1951 HD

    Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was...

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  • 1950
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    Lux Video Theatre

    Lux Video Theatre

    5.5 1950 HD

    Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original...

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  • 1953
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    ABC Album

    ABC Album

    1 1953 HD

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  • 1959
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    Too Young to Go Steady

    Too Young to Go Steady

    1 1959 HD

    Too Young to Go Steady was a live primetime sitcom that aired on NBC in 1959. It centered on the romantic awakening of Pamela Blake, a pretty...

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  • 1950
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    Lux Video Theatre

    Lux Video Theatre

    5.5 1950 HD

    Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original...

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  • 1950
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    Lux Video Theatre

    Lux Video Theatre

    5.5 1950 HD

    Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original...

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