William Frawley

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

IMDb: 7.7
1942
104min

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

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Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

IMDb: 7.9
1947
96min

Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

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The Fighting Seabees

The Fighting Seabees

The Fighting Seabees

IMDb: 6.6
1944
100min

Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight.

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The Lemon Drop Kid

The Lemon Drop Kid

The Lemon Drop Kid

IMDb: 7.2
1951
91min

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for “Apple Annie” Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and “collecting dough for old dolls” like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid’s girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid’s Santa scam.

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The Bride Came C.O.D.

The Bride Came C.O.D.

The Bride Came C.O.D.

IMDb: 7.1
1941
92min

A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

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Flame of Barbary Coast

Flame of Barbary Coast

Flame of Barbary Coast

IMDb: 6.1
1945
91min

Duke Fergus falls for Ann ‘Flaxen’ Tarry in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Boss Tito Morell, goes home, learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune, he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer; but the 1906 quake destroys his place.

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One Night in the Tropics

One Night in the Tropics

One Night in the Tropics

IMDb: 7.1
1940
82min

Jim “Lucky” Moore, an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve: a ‘love insurance policy’, that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia. The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve’s ex-girlfriend, Mickey, and Cynthia’s disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe, who sends two enforcers – Abbott and Costello – to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned.

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