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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 26, 1974|
|Born:||February 14, 1894||Cause of Death:||pancreatic cancer|
|Birth Place:||Waukegan, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
A salute to the Hollywood celebrities who entertained American combat troops at home and abroad during World War II.
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
The US Vice President has recently died, without yet being replaced, when the President is killed in a building collapse. The President pro tempore of the Senate declines to assume the Presidency because of his own age and ill health. Speaker of the House Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
Robert Morse and Walter Mathau are friends. Though both are married, Mathau discovers Morris is fooling around. When asked about it, Morse passes on the oral history and guide to fooling around without your wife finding out. This is done by a series of vignettes with cameos from famous actors that illustrate the point Morse wants to make. Between pieces of advice, we follow Matheau as he begins to prepare for his big affair.
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
A cheating husband convinces his wife his flirtations are actually spy missions.
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
The heir to a fortune hidden in five chairs unwittingly sells them.
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
A pair of New Yorkers face culture shock when they buy a dilapidated country house.
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands.
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
A failing radio station needs to put on a ratings winner to have any chance of continued operation.
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
A Broadway columnist tries to use an innocent dancer to frame a producer.
Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone.
Musical performers fall in love while rehearsing for the big show.
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
Producer (feature film)
Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is arrested for the crime. Sentenced to death, Malone and his faithful secretary set out to find the real murderer, who is probably also responsible for a protection racket Malone is investigating.
Comedy Central celebrates the best in stand-up comedy, as comedian panelists Dom Irrera, Judy Gold, Mario Joyner, and Greg Giraldo count down the top 100 comics of all time.
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
A special featuring the installation of eight inductees into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' (ATAS) Television Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees in the fifth annual event are Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie
Memorable clips from past shows mark Johnny Carson's 23rd year as host of "The Tonight Show."
John Wayne hosts this historical survey of the growth of the United States by means of military conquest and politial finagling. Sundry entertainers join him to add song, dance, and comedy to the analysis.
Jack Benny's second attempt to announce his retirement from show business.
Music, songs, and comedy sketches featuring actress Anne Bancroft.
An hour of comedy in which Jack Benny supposedly announces his retirement from show business.
A music and comedy tribute to Mr. Television, Milton Berle, on the occasion of his sixtieth year in show business.
A lighthearted salute to the female of the species via music and comedy sketches.
An hour of comedy sketches based on incidents in the life of comedian Jack Benny.
A music and comedy battle between confirmed city-dweller Danny Thomas and certified country boy Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Music, songs, and comedy with Frank Sinatra Jr., his family and friends.
An hour of music, song, and comedy.
A series of blackouts and sketches featuring stars from various CBS programs.
A review of the hit songs of the 1950s.
A music and comedy salute to vaudeville.
An hour of music, song, and comedy.
Following a speech in which Harold Carol advocates freedom of individuality, his tomboyish daughter, Ginger, decides to join the school's all-male football team. The story relates Harold's efforts to stand by his daughter's decision, despite opposition from all concerned, and Ginger's growth from to
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music.
In this comedic short, a drunkard climbs a ladder into the wrong house and gets romantically involved with the woman who lives there.
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