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Sons of the Desert | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Sons of the Desert  68 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [29 Dec 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Charley Chase, Mae Busch, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel
Plot:  When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
Writer:  Frank Craven (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
You Were Never Lovelier | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 86%  You Were Never Lovelier  97 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Musical, Romance]  [William A. Seiter]  [19 Nov 1942]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Adolphe Menjou, Fred Astaire, Isobel Elsom, Rita Hayworth
Plot:  In Buenos Aires, a man who has decreed that his daughters must marry in order of age allows an American dancer to perform at his club under the condition that he play suitor to his second-oldest daughter.
Writer:  Michael Fessier (screenplay), Ernest Pagano (screenplay), Delmer Daves (screenplay), Carlos A. Olivari (story), Sixto Pondal RĂ­os (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Little Princess | Movie Details for Director Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  The Little Princess  93 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama, Family]  [Walter Lang, William A. Seiter]  [17 Mar 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%, External Reviews
Actors:  Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Richard Greene, Shirley Temple
Plot:  A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.
Writer:  Ethel Hill (screen play), Walter Ferris (screen play), Frances Hodgson Burnett (based on the novel by)
Language:  English, Hindi    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Roberta | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Roberta  106 min,  [Comedy, Musical, Romance]  [William A. Seiter]  [08 Mar 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott
Plot:  In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame.
Writer:  Jerome Kern (from the play), Otto A. Harbach (book), Alice Duer Miller (novel), Jane Murfin (screen play), Sam Mintz (screen play), Allan Scott (screen play), Glenn Tryon (additional dialogue)
Language:  English, French, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Little Giant | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  Little Giant  91 min,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [22 Feb 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brenda Joyce, Bud Abbott, Jacqueline deWit, Lou Costello
Plot:  Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's ...
Writer:  Richard Collins (story), Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Paul Jarrico (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Why Be Good? | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Why Be Good?  84 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [William A. Seiter]  [10 Apr 1930]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bodil Rosing, Colleen Moore, John St. Polis, Neil Hamilton
Plot:  A flapper with a dubious reputation enjoys a vivacious night of dancing and finds herself romantically linked to her boss.
Writer:  Paul Perez (titles), Carey Wilson (screenplay), Carey Wilson (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Stowaway | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Stowaway  87 min,  APPROVED,  [Musical, Adventure, Family]  [William A. Seiter]  [25 Dec 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alice Faye, Eugene Pallette, Robert Young, Shirley Temple
Plot:  Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ...
Writer:  William M. Conselman (screen play), Arthur Sheekman (screen play), Nat Perrin (screen play), Samuel G. Engel (story)
Language:  English, Mandarin    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
If I Had a Million | Movie Details for Director James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  If I Had a Million  88 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog]  [22 Feb 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Charles Laughton, Gary Cooper, George Raft, Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields
Plot:  A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writer:  Robert Hardy Andrews (based on a story by), Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
The Case Against Mrs. Ames | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Case Against Mrs. Ames  85 min,  [Drama]  [William A. Seiter]  [08 May 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Alan Baxter, Arthur Treacher, George Brent, Madeleine Carroll
Plot:  A beautiful socialite is acquitted of killing her husband only to be sued by her powerful mother-in-law for custody of her own son.
Writer:  C. Graham Baker, Arthur Somers Roche (novel), Gene Towne
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Helen's Babies | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Helen's Babies  85 min,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [12 Oct 1924]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Baby Peggy, Clara Bow, Edward Everett Horton, Jeanne Carpenter
Plot:  A young man, who has vowed never to marry and doesn't particularly like children, is left in charge of his two very young nieces. At first they drive him to distraction, but then he begins ...
Writer:  John Habberton (story), Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring (adaptation)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Moon's Our Home | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  The Moon's Our Home  80 min,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [10 Apr 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Beulah Bondi, Charles Butterworth, Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan
Plot:  A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of ...
Writer:  Faith Baldwin (adapted from the Cosmopolitan serial "The Moon's Our Home"), Alan Campbell (additional dialogue), Isabel Dawn (screenplay), Boyce DeGaw (screenplay), Dorothy Parker (additional dialogue)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dimples | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Dimples  79 min,  APPROVED,  [Family, Musical]  [William A. Seiter]  [16 Oct 1936]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Frank Morgan, Helen Westley, Robert Kent, Shirley Temple
Plot:  Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
Writer:  Arthur Sheekman (screen play), Nat Perrin (screen play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Susannah of the Mounties | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter, Walter Lang | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Susannah of the Mounties  79 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Family, Romance]  [William A. Seiter, Walter Lang]  [23 Jun 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Margaret Lockwood, Martin Good Rider, Randolph Scott, Shirley Temple
Plot:  Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ...
Writer:  Robert Ellis (screen play), Helen Logan (screen play), Fidel LaBarba (story), Walter Ferris (story), Muriel Dennison (based on the book by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Nice Girl? | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Nice Girl?  91 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Drama]  [William A. Seiter]  [21 Feb 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Robert Stack, Walter Brennan
Plot:  A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.
Writer:  Richard Connell (screen play), Gladys Lehman (screen play), Phyllis Duganne (based on the play "Nice Girl" by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
This Is My Affair | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  This Is My Affair  100 min,  [Crime, Drama, History]  [William A. Seiter]  [28 May 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Brian Donlevy, Robert Taylor, Victor McLaglen
Plot:  Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ...
Writer:  Allen Rivkin (story), Lamar Trotti (story), Allen Rivkin (screenplay), Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The World of Abbott and Costello | Movie Details for Director Charles Barton, Erle C. Kenton, Charles Lamont, Arthur Lubin, William A. Seiter, Jean Yarbrough | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  The World of Abbott and Costello  75 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [Charles Barton, Erle C. Kenton, Charles Lamont, Arthur Lubin, William A. Seiter, Jean Yarbrough]  [01 Apr 1965]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bud Abbott, Jack E. Leonard, Lou Costello, Tom Ewell
Plot:  A compilation of clips from 19 Abbott & Costello features: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, In the Navy, Hit the Ice, Who Done It?, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mexican Hayride, ...
Writer:  Gene Wood (narration writer)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Destroyer | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter, Ray Enright | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Destroyer  99 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Drama, War]  [William A. Seiter, Ray Enright]  [19 Aug 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Edgar Buchanan, Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman
Plot:  A new World War 2 destroyer fails its sea trials so it is assigned to mail runs, but the crew ends up having to engage Japanese planes and a submarine anyway.
Writer:  Frank Wead (screen play), Lewis Meltzer (screen play), Borden Chase (screen play), Frank Wead (story)
Language:  English, Japanese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Room Service | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Room Service  78 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [30 Sep 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 64%, External Reviews
Actors:  Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball
Plot:  A penniless theatrical producer must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play.
Writer:  Morrie Ryskind (screen play), John Murray (from the play by), Allen Boretz (from the play by)
Language:  English, Russian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
We're Rich Again | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  We're Rich Again  71 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy]  [William A. Seiter]  [13 Jul 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Billie Burke, Edna May Oliver, Marian Nixon, Reginald Denny
Plot:  The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick.
Writer:  Ray Harris (screenplay), Alden Nash (play)
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Allegheny Uprising | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Allegheny Uprising  81 min,  [Adventure, History, Western]  [William A. Seiter]  [10 Nov 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, George Sanders, John Wayne
Plot:  In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.
Writer:  P.J. Wolfson (screenplay), Neil H. Swanson (based on: the factual story "The First Rebel")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Richest Girl in the World | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  The Richest Girl in the World  76 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [William A. Seiter]  [21 Sep 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Fay Wray, Henry Stephenson, Joel McCrea, Miriam Hopkins
Plot:  A heiress switches places with her secretary in order to find a man who will love her for who she is and not for her money, but complications soon occur.
Writer:  Norman Krasna (story and screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Professional Sweetheart | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  Professional Sweetheart  73 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [William A. Seiter]  [09 Jun 1933]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Frank McHugh, Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, Zasu Pitts
Plot:  A vice-free radio singer wants to experience the dark side of life, so a press agent convinces her sponsor to choose a "professional sweetheart" from her fans.
Writer:  Maurine Dallas Watkins
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Up in Central Park | Movie Details for Director William A. Seiter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  Up in Central Park  84 min,  [Comedy, Musical]  [William A. Seiter]  [01 Jul 1948]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Albert Sharpe, Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price
Plot:  A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.
Writer:  Herbert Fields (based on the musical play "Up in Central Park" by), Dorothy Fields (based on the musical play "Up in Central Park" by), Sigmund Romberg (based on the musical play "Up in Central Park" by), Karl Tunberg (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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