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Cowboy From Brooklyn (1938) starring Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan

Cowboy From Brooklyn [Dick Powell]

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Cowboy From Brooklyn (1938) starring Dick Powell, Pat O’Brien, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan

In Cowboy from Brooklyn, singing cowboys are satirized in this story about a city crooner on a dude ranch. Once he’s discovered by a talent agent, he has to pretend to be an authentic cowboy … Despite his terror of all animals! Unless hypnosis can help?

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) starring C.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie

Thank Your Lucky Stars [Eddie Cantor]

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Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) starring C.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie

Synopsis of Thank Your Lucky Stars

In Thank Your Lucky Stars, theater producers (Horton and Sakall) are staging a wartime charity program.  However, the production is taken over by their egotistical star (Eddie Cantor). Meanwhile, an aspiring singer (Dennis Morgan) and his songwriter girlfriend (Joan Leslie) conspire to get into the charity program by replacing Cantor with their look-alike friend, tour bus driver Joe Simpson (Eddie Cantor).

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Black Legion starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan

Black Legion

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Black Legion (1936) starring Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, directed by Michael Curtiz

Editorial review of Black Legion, courtesy of Amazon.com

Buy Black Legion from Amazon.com Humphrey Bogart at a Klan-like meeting in Black LegionBlack Legion – One of Humphrey Bogart‘s earliest starring vehicles, this 1936 melodrama typifies the Warner Bros. touch in its modest but potent production values and Depression-era social acumen. Prompted by contemporary news reports of new neofascist groups targeting political and religious minorities, the script conjures up a shadowy, Klan-like organization preying on factory workers to set them against blue-collar immigrants. Bogart is Frank Taylor, a hard-working drill-press operator hoping for a promotion that can help him better provide for his adoring wife and cherubic young son. Frank’s coworkers reassure him he’ll snag the foreman’s post, but when a studious young Polish American gets the nod, Frank’s bitter disappointment sets the stage for the tragedy that follows. Read More »Black Legion

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