American film director-producer, record-setting pilot, business tycoon, investor and philanthropist, Howard Hughes stepped into showbiz in the late 1920s with commercially successful films ‘Everybody's Acting’ (1927) and ‘Two Arabian Knights’ (1927). The latter won him the first Academy Award for Best Director of a comedy picture. Eventually, he rose to prominence producing films like ‘The Racket’ (1928), ‘The Front Page’ (1931) and ‘Scarface’ (1932); and producing-directing film ‘Hell’s Angels’ (1930). In May 1948, he took control of RKO film studio which is considered to have suffered the most during his time.
He dropped out of Rice University and relocated to Los Angeles to embark his journey in the entertainment industry. With time he proved to be a successful film producer making big-budget films many of which like ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Racket’ remained controversial. His endeavours include establishing the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932; setting several world air speed records during 1930s and 1940s; acquiring ‘Air West’ and ‘Trans World Airlines’; and developing H-4 Hercules and Hughes H-1 Racer.
Filmography of Howard Hughes includes many box-office hits like ‘Hell's Angels’, ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Outlaw’ (1943) of which the former fetched an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.
This silent film follows Captain McQuigg, an honest cop who tries everything possible to bring bootlegger crime-boss, Nick Scarsi, to justice. But all his efforts go waste as corrupt politicians protect Scarsi and transfer McQuigg to a remote place. Finally McQuigg gets his chance when Scarsi’s younger brother is apprehended in a hit-and-run case in McQuigg’s new precinct.
Glamorous Linda Rollins returns to Las Vegas with her wealthy businessman husband. Dismayed by his gambling streak and his insistence that she wears her $150000 necklace, she decides to visit her old spots, where she comes across her former boyfriend, Lt. Dave Andrews. Meanwhile, a fellow passenger tries to befriend her; all these leading to a complex web of murder and deceit.
Prizefighter, Russ Lambert, heads to San Cristóbal after accidentally killing an opponent. Singer, Clare Shepperd, also arrives in the same city while on the run from her ex-boyfriend gangster, Vic Spilato. When Clare involves Russ in her life, the two try to make it out alive, especially as they are hunted by hitman, Cappy Gordon.
This mystery thriller film tells the story of a few detectives who find a woman’s dead body, with her face totally destroyed to hide her identity. The film portrays how they attempt to capture the killer, with the help of a tattoo on the victim’s arm.
While on a fishing trip, a journalist comes across a nearly deserted town. There he learns that all the fishes in a lake have mysteriously died years ago. Although the locals are reluctant to talk, he decides to investigate, eventually uncovering a frightening truth with the help of a local lady. But will he remain alive to write his story?
Kristina, the daughter of a Greek scholar, holds the Greek Fire formula that rulers and thieves from far lands are vying for. Set in ancient Baghdad, this fantasy-action film follows the adventures of Sinbad to keep Kristina and the formula safe.
After meeting at a bus station, Nancy and Dan have become good friends and are working together on a musical, hoping to get a spot on a popular television show, unaware that their agent is actually a con. Unable to fix any appointment their agent starts fabricating excuses, prompting Nancy, now in love, to barge into the producer’s office.
Johnny and Theresa Gray are looking for sunken treasure in the Caribbean. They soon gain the attention of a boat full of shark hunters who are very curious about their activities. Soon, the Grays realize that a wreck might be hiding a life-sized gold Madonna. But they are not the only ones after it.
Oil empire heiress Mary ‘Mame’ Carson’s wealth either attracts fortune-hunters or intimidates good men, like her fiancé Phil who breaks up with her. She takes a French Line cruise to Paris disguised as a model to find someone who’ll love her for herself. She falls for co-traveller Pierre DuQuesne, unaware that he is appointed by her overbearing guardian to keep gold-diggers away.