Alan Carney (Born David Boughal) (December 22, 1909, Brooklyn, New York – May 2, 1973, Van Nuys, California) was an American actor and comedian.
Alan Carney has performed in vaudeville for years as a comic dialectican. After making his first film, 1941's Convoy, Carney signed a contract at RKO Pictures, in choice supporting roles in such films as Mr. Lucky.
In 1943, Carney teamed up with Wally Brown as RKO's answer to Abbott and Costello. In addition to their inexpensive starring vehicles, Brown and Carney co-starred in Step Lively, a musical remake of the Marx Brothers film Room Service. Wally played Chico's part, while Alan Carney filled in for Harpo; the "Groucho" role was essayed by Adolphe Menjou. The comedy team was also featured on a live USO tour arranged by the studio.
After 1946's Genius at Work, RKO terminated the team's contracts. Alan Carney continued in films and TV as a supporting player, working prolifically as Disney Studios in the 1960s and 1970's. One of...
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Herbie Rides Again (1974) is the second in a series of movies made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie the Love Bug, a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. The movie starred Helen Hayes as Grandma Steinmetz, Stefanie Powers as Nicole Harris, Ken Berry as Willoughby Whitfield, and Keenan Wynn (reprising his villainous role as Alonzo Hawk).
Herbie Rides Again was followed by the theatrical sequels Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) and Herbie Goes Bananas (1980). Another theatrical sequel, Herbie: Fully Loaded was released in 2005 by Disney.
Tagline:The 'Love Bug's' back in a NEW hilarious adventure!The story begins with Alonzo Hawk; an overambitious, wealthy, opportunistic, and ruthless man whose dream is to build skyscrapers that dwarf every artificial structure in the world. To do this, he destroys older, historical buildings to make room for his skyscrapers. That these older buildings have historical and/or humanitarian value means nothing to Hawk; they are...
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Blackbeard's Ghost is a live-action 1968 Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette. It is based upon the novel of the same name written by Ben Stahl.The film depicts struggling track coach Steve Walker, who has recently been hired on in an attempt to salvage the nightmarishly horrible track team of Godolphin College. With the big track meet only a few weeks away, Walker shows little hope of developing the seemingly hopeless team.After a chance encounter with a scrap of paper containing the spells of Captain Blackbeard's tenth wife Aldetha (a well-known witch), Walker conjures up the ghost of Blackbeard himself (Ustinov), a socially-inappropriate drunkard whose contempt for humanity has damned him to an existence in limbo, unless he can perform some good deed that may break the curse.The two are bound to one another by the power of the spell; thus Steve must deal with the antics of the wayward pirate while attempting a relationship with an attractive...
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about a madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse group of strangers. The ensemble comedy premiered on November 7, 1963.
The film begins as the occupants of four vehicles on a narrow highway in the Southern California desert stop to help "Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante in his last screen appearance), a thief under surveillance who has just careened off the highway in a spectacular crash in his 1957 Ford. This comes after his incessant horn honking for everyone to get out of the way.
With his dying breaths, he tells the bystanders (two traveling buddies played by Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett; a moving van driver played by Jonathan Winters, a dentist played by Sid Caesar and a businessman played by Milton Berle) about "three hundred and fifty 'G's " ($350,000) hidden in the fictional city of Santa Rosita, less than a day's drive away, under a mysterious "big W”. As the would-be...,
Vacation in Reno is a 1946 film directed by Leslie Goodwins starring Jack Haley, Anne Jeffreys, Iris Adrian, Wally Brown, Alan Carney, and Morgan Conway.A man named Jack Carroll, portrayed by Jack Haley and his wife (Anne Jeffreys) have an argument about their friends, but when he makes a crack that his mother-in-law is a "fat porpoise", they fight and she leaves him. Jack runs into two strange men right before they burglarize a bank, leaving Jack to be the only one to identify. Because of this, he takes a vacation to Reno and checks into the Bar Nothing Ranch. Later, the robbers come to Reno and check in. They bury a suitcase of money where Jack plans to find it with his metal detector. Jack finds the money, but is taken by another lady. This is the beginning of his troubles, where he encounters different men: a sheriff, a sailor, and a gun moss who convinces to the police that she is Mrs. Carroll. Soon, Jack's wife comes and Jack is unable to adequately explain things to his wife...,
Mr. Lucky is a 1943 film directed by H.C. Potter, starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day. It tells the story of a romance between a shady gambler and a wealthy socialite in the early days of World War II.
A 1959 TV series of the same name was loosely based on this film. It lasted only one season and starred John Vivyan in the title role.
A night watchman (Emory Parnell) checks out a sailor who has rowed up to the dock. The seaman stops him from bothering an obviously wealthy young woman who walks to the end of the pier, apparently waiting for someone. The sailor begins recounting her story and the film segues into one long, continuous flashback.
Joe "the Greek" Adams (Cary Grant) is a gambler and grifter with a couple of problems. First, he and his treacherous partner Zepp (Paul Stewart) have received draft notices to join the army for World War II. Fortunately, he has a solution. One of his underlings, Joe Bascopolous, has just died, and his status was 4F (unfit to serve). So one of...
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