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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 22, 1984|
|Born:||December 20, 1907||Cause of Death:||Parkinson's Disease|
|Birth Place:||Profession:||Music ...|
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Writer (feature film)
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
Music (feature film)
In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as "the basterds," Raine''s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.
Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side
Homer Simpson must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings--a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a v
Cleveland Heep has been quietly trying to disappear among the burned-out light bulbs and broken appliances of the Cove apartment complex. But on the night that irrevocably changes his life, Cleveland finds someone else hiding in the mundane routine of this modest building--a mysterious young woman n
Sarah Huttinger is in a tailspin. She has agreed to marry her boyfriend, Jeff, but is terrified of going through with it. Her journalism career has stalled at the obituary desk of The New York Times. Now, her sister, Annie is plunging into marriage with her tennis partner and Sarah must return home
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers, while balancing his dual id
In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry.
Coleman Silk is a man who, throughout his life, has been a master of deception and self-reinvention. As a promising college student, Coleman's first love, Steena, is shattered by a secret. Years later, as an esteemed professor, his career is ruined by false accusations. Now as he embarks on a scanda
Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment--the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled music executive. As they lay down
Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn. On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has unusual powers: he is endowed with the strength and agility of a spider along with a keen, ESP-like "spider-sense." Peter first uses his powers to make money, but in the face of a tragedy that hits close to home, he vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime, taking to heart the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility." Meanwhile, megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, Harry''s father, is undergoing some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry, increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane. He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man''s arch enemy, who will put young Peter Parker''s vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the ultimate test.
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find
The shy Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family couldn''t be more delighted. His fiancee Denise is thrilled to become a Klump, and with her appetite she''ll fit right in; Mama thinks it''s fabulous; Papa''s less grouchy; Granny''s relieved that Sherman will finally be enjoying the pleasures of intimate relations; and Ernie has simmered down. But Buddy Love--well, Buddy that''s another matter. Professor Klump''s ferocious alter ego Buddy Love breaks loose just as Klump is getting ready to marry his colleague. Hoping to finally rid himself of the monstrous Buddy, Klump decides to utilize Denise''s cutting-edge DNA research and extract Buddy''s DNA from his system. But Buddy reacts by laying claim to the professor''s astounding invention -- a revolutionary youth serum -- which Klump then hides in his family''s home. But Buddy locates the "youth juice" and makes off with it, forcing Klump into a desperate race against time that may restore his family and win him back the woman he loves.
Russian emigre Tanya and her 10-year-old son Artiom arrive in England, where she plans to marry, but find themselves detained at the airport's passport control. Fearing deportation, Tanya requests political asylum and is transferred to an immigration center on the coast of south England while her ap
Ben and Katie have been happily married for 15 years and have two wonderful children to whom they are both devoted. But Katie feels that their relationship has stopped progressing and needs to be rejuvenated. While their children, Josh and Erin, are away at summer camp, the Jordans attempt a trial
Consumed by betrayal and jealousy, a wealthy Manhattan doctor becomes entangled in a a ritualistic sexual underworld when his wife admits to having lascivious sexual fantasies about another man.
A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed "The Dude", is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken ide
A woman's husband confesses he is cheating on a national talk show. Humiliated and getting a divorce she returns to her small home town in Texas with her daughter.
In a small Illinois village in the 1950s, everyone knows the gorgeous and rich Abbott sisters, but working-class brothers Jacey and Doug Holt are the lads that have the girls' hearts. While shy Doug only has eyes for Pamela, womanizing Jacey switches between sisters Eleanor and Alice. His mistreatme
Kate's boss feels that a married person is the best bet for a promotion because they tend to stay put and enhance the firm. In order to advance her career, Kate must find a way to pose as "attached." She also has a crush on co-worker Sam who is only interested in girls who are spoken for. She fulf
After accepting the marriage proposal of her zoologist boyfriend, a young copywriter gets cold feet when she discovers that each member of her family is engaged in an extramarital affair.
Live-action film based on the Nintendo video game about two Italian plumber brothers from Brooklyn; story has them going on an adventure into the Mushroom Kingdom and trying to save a girl from an evil dinosaur/human villain.
Peter falls for Rita upon first meeting her, and the two begin a whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But when another man kisses Rita on her wedding day, the two magically change souls, and Peter must track down the love of his life if he is ever to truly see her again.
Set in 1975, the story focuses on the relationships between three friends.
The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.
A teenager and her ex-con father plan to sting the police and the Mafia.
Sergeant Thomas Highway is an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military and returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Highway''s lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New Age concepts as "self-fulfillment." Finally, the men prove their mettle during the invasion of Grenada.
A portrait of the history of the homosexual experience in the United States. Using filmed recollections and a wealth of archival material from both the mass media's portrayal of homosexuality and from the gay subculture's own documentation, we trace the social, political, and cultural development of
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
A beautiful woman assassin is paid ot sit on a jury and sway the jury's decision in favor of a crooked lawyer. The opposting lawyer is attracted to the woman and begins an affair with her, unaware that she has also been hired to kill him.
A man who works as a postman and poet longs for peace, and inspired by a Greek legend, decides that he would rather be a tree. When he begins to stand in the backyard waiting for his transformation, his wife has him committed to a mental institution, but he later escapes.
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is much spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, who's husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph also has "the hots" for Diane; and it doesn't help that Sean was with Ralph's younger brother, Lou, when Lou died.
Returning home from a business trip, an architect assumes that a client is having an affair with his wife and murders the man. His feelings of guilt and attempts to conceal the crime lead to more complications and death.
The Seven Minutes is a steamy book written in the 20s. To help with an upcoming election, a bookstore clerk is indited for selling obscene material and most of the film centers about the trial. The defense atorneys need to find the mystery of the original publication of the book.
A gunslinger-turned-preacher is forced to return to his old ways.
Charlie Mingus sings, composes, conducts, recites his own poetry--and gets evicted from his Lower East Side City apartment.
A meek tour guide wins a fortune in a Riviera casino and chooses to invest it in Switzerland rather than taking it back to England where the cash would be heavily taxed. He is watched all the while by a scheming gold-digger and her ex-husband who end up chasing the hapless guide all over Europe.
A man suspected of murdering his wife has to elude the police and a gang of hoodlums.
A young fashion designer is transformed by her first trip to Paris.
A law student and his bride try to build a life together despite her fear of intimacy.
An Episcopal priest falls for a free-living artist.
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
The residents of Peyton Place, Mass., are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants.
A pioneer couple plays a major role in the settling of Oklahoma.
Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie join the fight for Texas'''' independence from Mexico.
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
A producer''''s wife runs from life in Hollywood in search of her roots.
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
A television star finds love while trying to get away from it all in Rome.
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair...
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
An heiress on the loose in Scotland is pursued by fortune hunters.
In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black.
The misadventures of a new army recruit.
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war orrespondent.
Hearing loss creates professional and romantic crises for a concert pianist.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
A Yankee sea captain tries to make his fortune in the South Seas.
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
A trapper''''s daughter is torn between the Mountie who wants to civilize her and a dashing prospector.
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
When a circus clown is drafted, he tries to sneak his pet lion into the service.
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
Two homeless men move into a mansion while its owners are wintering in the South.
An elegant con man gets himself appointed chief of police so he can rob Paris at his leisure.
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''''s life.
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country?
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
Molly (Glenda Farrell) and her troupe of dancing girls and "entertainers", sent for by saloon owner "Sometime" Smith, arrive in a Klondike mining town by train. Smith is out of town and rival saloon owner Jefferson Braddock (Tom Neal) signs the girls up to work in his saloon. Also arriving is Katherine (Kate) O'Day, with a deed of ownership, willed her by her father, to Braddock's saloon. She hires attorney and self-appointed Judge Horace Crawford (George Cleveland) to handle her ownership claim, but she soon sees that the deck has been stacked against her when Crawford works the trial as the judge and also the lawyer for both sides. She takes a job as singer in the saloon, replacing Lita (Constance Worth) both as star and Braddock's "favorite." Lita helps Smith win a crooked-and-staged game of "High Card" giving Smith ownership of Braddock's saloon. But Smith double-crosses her and she shoots him somewhat dead, and Braddock is accused of the killing, and is about to be lynched.
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
Jane Pritchard (Jane Withers) sides with the Carsons in a generations-old feud which her family wages with the descendents of Wild Bill Carson, first United States Marshal of Carson Corners. Will Carson (Gene Autry) insists that a Pritchard killed his grandfather when the Marshal came into town on a marauding expedition led by The Hawk. Will maintains his grandfather had joined the gang to trap the leaders and a trigger-happy Pritchard had kept him from doing so. A crew from Signet Pictures comes to town to film the story of Wild Bill's life. Will is in love with Jane's sister, Marjorie (Marjorie Weaver)but her banker-father opposes the match. Will and Marjorie argue, and she becomes infatuated with Bob Merritt (Robert Lowery), who is to co-star in the film with Evelyn Trent (Kay Aldridge, billed as usual at TCF as Katharine Aldridge.) Jane and Sheriff Clem Perkle (Hobart Cavanaugh) get rid of Merritt by telling him the townspeople are going to ride him out of town on a rail. Movie director J. Wallace Rutledge (Hamilton McFadden)agrees to let Will play the role of his grandfather. On the day a bank robbery scene is to be filmed at Pritchard's bank, four supposed actors who have joined the troupe turn out to be bank robbers for real. The townspeople, seeing Will chasing after the robbers, assume he was part of the gang and has reverted to what they consider the character trait of the Carson family.
An Italian fisherman''''s extended family is disrupted by the arrival of his widowed sister-in-law.
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
Shannon is running a modern rustling operation using an airplane to spot the cattle, short wave radio to alert the rustlers, and trucks to haul away the beef. When the aging Sheriff Doniphan is unable to bring them in, he is replaced by an eastern detective. But Doniphan's deputy Gene suspects Shannon and sets a trap to nab him and his gang.
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his widowed singer mother and Rathbone.
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
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