The best Gertrude Messinger’s movies

Gertrude Messinger

Gertrude Messinger

28/04/1911- 08/11/1995
Today we present the best Gertrude Messinger’s movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen … and that you love! Let’s go there with the best Gertrude Messinger’s movies.
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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard
8.4/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 10/08/1950
  • Character: Hairdresser (uncredited)
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
7/10
Anne Shirley, an orphan, is fostered by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to be sent them to help with their farm work. They accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers.

Destroyer

Destroyer
6.4/10
Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard welder that helped build her, who reenlists, with his old rank of Chief bosuns mate. After failing her sea trials, she is assigned to the mail run, until caught up in a disparate battle with a Japanese sub. After getting torpedoed, and on the verge of sinking, the Captain, and crew hatch a plan to try and save the ship, and destroy the sub.

Zenobia

Zenobia
6/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 21/04/1939
  • Character: Party Guest
A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

The Rider of the Law

The Rider of the Law
5.8/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 01/11/1935
  • Character: Ann Carver
Bob Marlow is sent undercover to an Arizona town where an outlaw gang, comprised of the six Tolliver brothers, have taken over the town and terrorizing the citizens. He comes to town, posing as an Eastern dude, and, through a series of incidents manages to get rid of three of the brothers, mostly through their own ineptness. The remaining brothers decide to get-while-the-gettin'-is good, rob the bank and head for the Mexican border. But Bob isn't far behind.

Riders of the Desert

Riders of the Desert
5.9/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 23/04/1932
  • Character: Barbara (as Gertie Messenger)
The Rangers in New Mexico are being disbanded but Bob Houston gets them to make one more ride. They go after the outlaw gang led by Hashknife. They catch Hashknife, but he escapes taking Barbara with him and Bob and Slim have to go after him again.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley
6/10
Cowboy is hired by an archaeologist to help find "Hidden Valley", where an Indian gold treasure is supposed to be buried. Just when he finds it, the archaeologist is killed, and the cowboy his charged with his murder.

Feud of the Range

Feud of the Range
5.8/10
In an attempt to drive out settlers of the Los Trancos valley, through which the railroad proposes to run a line, railroad representative Clyde Barton conspires with Dirk to cause a range war between the two largest ranchers, Tom Gray and Harvey Allen.

Our Leading Citizen

Our Leading Citizen
6/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 23/08/1939
  • Character: Phone Operator
Lem Schofield, a lawyer in a one-time small-town turned industrialized big city, runs his firm on examples set by Abraham Lincoln and is a friend to the poor. Clay Clinton, his late partner's son joins the firm but is anxious for fast success and considers Schofield's old-fashioned principles antiquated. Being in love with Schofield's daughter and impatient for success he moves to offices supplied by the city's most powerful industrialist, J.T. Tapley, who has plans to use Clay's good family lineage as a stepping stone to political power. The unscrupulous Tapley precipitates a strike in his factory mill which causes a rupture between the former partners. Schofield sets out to bring Tapley and his political henchmen to justice.

The Woman Accused

The Woman Accused
6.4/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 17/02/1933
  • Character: Evelyn Craig
Jeffrey and Glenda are two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover Leo. Glenda confronts Leo and tells him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hit man a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.

Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch

Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch
5.7/10
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle
5.8/10
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Release: 02/10/1921
  • Character: Meenie Van Winkle, 20 years later
The story shows the development of the united state in divergent fields : Political, social and even economic field.

Madame Racketeer

Madame Racketeer
6.6/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 23/07/1932
  • Character: Patsy Hicks
International con artist Martha Hicks a.k.a. Countess von Claudwig is released from another stay in prison and decides to treat her rheumatism with a stay at her estranged husband's hotel at a Wisconsin spa. There undercover, she checks in on the two daughters she abandoned as infants.

Air-Tight

Air-Tight
5.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 09/05/1931
  • Character: Gertie
The college aerial club is at the airfield to inaugurate a new glider. Alabam gets a lot of teasing for being a "land lizard," never wanting to fly. Mary takes him aside to boost his spirits and offers to take his photo if he'll sit on a glider parked nearby. Dave is ready to take the club's glider up, but Mickey hooks the wrong rope to his car and pulls Alabam into the air. He hasn't a clue what to do; below, Mickey and Dave try to shout instructions while the glider's owner gives chase. What goes up . . .

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
5.6/10
In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib consults his Evil Spirit, who advises him to find the magic lamp hidden in an underground cave. Unable to get it himself, al-Talib hires Aladdin, who secures the lamp but keeps it when he realizes al-Talib's wickedness. With wealth obtained through wishes, Aladdin courts the princess. After the lamp changes hands between al-Talib and Aladdin, al-Talib steals it and abducts the princess to the desert. Aladdin follows with only a gourd of water. Suffering from thirst and exhaustion, Aladdin nearly succumbs, but the horsemen of the Sultan, who learned of his daughter's abduction, ride up and rescue Aladdin.

Wagon Trail

Wagon Trail
5.8/10
The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has gotten into bad company and hangs out with an outlaw gang in which, Collins, owner of the Golden Rule Saloon, is the secret head. Sheriff Hartley suspects him, but has been unable to gather the needed evidence. Collins instructs his gang, including young Hartley, to hold up the stagecoach on its return trip from Missionary Flats and take the cargo of gold dust it is carrying. Sheriff Hartley is notified of the planned holdup by one of his deputies who has been spying on Collins, and organizes a posse. A deputy-sheriff is killed in the ensuing gunfight between the lawmen and the outlaws, but Deputy Joe Larkin, pursues and captures Clay Hartley Jr. The latter is quickly tried and convicted of the killing of the deputy, and sentenced to be hung. Sheriff Hartley has only a few hours to prove his son was not the killer. He enlists the aid of Collins' step-daughter, Joan, who is in love with Hartley's son.

Secret Valley

Secret Valley
5.8/10
  • Genre: Western
  • Release: 15/01/1937
  • Character: Martin's Secretary (uncredited)
Rancher entertains girl in Nevada to get a divorce. Then her gangster husband shows up.

Two Weeks Off

Two Weeks Off
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 11/05/1929
  • Character: Tessie McCann
Frances, a salesgirl, is planning a summer vacation at the beach with a girlfriend, who also works at her store. Just as she is getting ready to leave home, Dave, a handsome young plumber, arrives to repair a leaky faucet. Her vacation turns into a bust when it rains at the beach, but a hunky lifeguard shows up to brighten her day. Then, of all people, Dave the plumber shows up, too. Complications ensue.

Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam
6.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 18/06/1923
  • Character: Marjorie Jones

Call a Cop!

Call a Cop!
6.4/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 29/08/1931
  • Character: Gertie
The boyfriends rush into action when the girlfriends think there's a burglar in the house.

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