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Cast (feature film)

1.
Louis Prima: The Wildest! (1999)
An innovative musician and performer from the 1930s up until his death from a brain tumor in 1978, Louis Prima knew how to adapt himself to the times. A trumpeter, singer and composer, Prima got his start playing jazzy dance numbers in 1930s New York and Los Angeles. In the 40's Prima was part of th
2.
The Jungle Book (1967) as King Louie of the Apes
Disney animation inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "Mowgli" story. Mowgli is a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce tiger, Shere Kahn, is nearby, they decide to send Mowgli to a local "man tribe". On his way to the village, Mowgli meets many animal characters in this musical tale. When Shere Kahn learns of Mowgli's presence, he tracks him down.
3.
Twist All Night (1961) as Louis Evans
4.
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) as Himself
5.
Senior Prom (1959) as Himself
Boys from opposite sides of the tracks vie to take a pretty senior to the prom.
6.
Jazz Ball (1958) as
7.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Band leader
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
8.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as Orchestra leader
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
9.
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Trumpet-playing orchestra leader
Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters.

Music (feature film)

10.
Blood Ties (2014)
Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn in the 1970s.
11.
Bart Got a Room (2008)
A young boy's misadventures getting a date for the prom while his parents marriage is falling apart.
12.
Bachelor No. 2 (2008)
Smart, beautiful and headstrong, Alexis is the girl of Dustin's dreams. But after only five weeks of dating, the love-struck Dustin is coming on so strong that Alexis is forced to slow things down--permanently. Devastated and desperate to get her back, Dustin turns to his best friend, Tank, the reb
13.
Australia (2008)
In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor.
14.
We Own the Night (2007)
Bobby Green has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party, as
15.
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
An impulsive sexual encounter from her past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly normal young woman who is adored by her parents and golden-boy fiancé. Her future looks bright until her fiancé suggests they tell each other their darkest secrets--things they have never told anyone. When Amy finally rel
16.
Find Me Guilty (2006)
It was the longest criminal trial in U.S. history: After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 different charges. The U.S. Government is prepared to take down one of the mob's biggest crime families. Until one defendant decides to do the u
17.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Recently retired, Agent Ethan Hunt lives a slower-paced life training new IMF agents. With this change, new opportunities enter his life, including a possible marriage to his girlfriend Julia. However, when a new conflict arises, Ethan is called back to duty to confront the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience.
18.
Kicking & Screaming (2005) as Song Performer ("Zuma Zuma Baca La")
Phil Weston is an average Joe who's had to put up all his life with his overly competitive father, Buck. When Phil decides to coach his 10-year-old son's soccer team, he goes head-to-head for the league championship against Buck, who coaches his own young son on the preeminent team of the league. Old scores come into play as Phil and Buck find themselves going to extreme measures to win the championship trophy.
19.
Anger Management (2003) as Song Performer ("When You'Re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)")
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to thera
20.
Elf (2003)
As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scr
21.
Windy City Heat (2003)
Real-life wannabe actor, Perry Caravello, has been convinced by his friends that his lifelong dream of stardom has come true as he lands the lead in "Windy City Heat." However, Perry doesn't know is that his friends are setting him up in an elaborate practical joke where the movie he stars in is ju
22.
Bright Young Things (2003)
A portrait of a fast, furious, and decadent era that follows the exploits of a group of young aristocrats, slavishly followed by the tabloid press, who refer to them as "bright young things." At the center of the circle is Adam, who runs with a pack of glittering socialites; he embrace every innovat
23.
Below (2002) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)")
A supernatural thriller that plunges into the deep claustrophobia and sensory deprivation of the underwater world. The journey begins as the crew of the USS Tiger Shark, a World War II sub prowling the mid-Atlantic waters, heads for its homeport in Connecticut. At the end of a long and deadly missi
24.
My Dog Skip (2000) as Song Performer ("Chasing Shadows")
Based on the true-life story of 9-year-old Willie Morris and his dog Skip, growing up in a small Mississippi town during World War II. Willie and his remote and overprotective father don't get along, but when an irresistable Jack Russell Terrier enters the picture, important lessons about love, loyalty and the special bonds bewteen father and son are learned.
25.
Crew, The (2000) as Song Performer ("Pennies From Heaven")
Four senior citizen ex-mobsters get caught up in their old ways, when they fake a murder in an attempt to lower their rent so they won't get evicted from their South Beach apartment building.
26.
Education, An (2000)
In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man.
27.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2000)
From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore explores the price that America pays for its love of capitalism.
28.
Bachelor, The (1999) as Song Performer ("Just A Gigolo/I Ain'T Got Nobody (Medley)")
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy's grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
29.
One More Kiss (1999) as Song Performer ("Hey Boy! Hey Girl!")
Sarah is a hot-tempered career girl who leaves England and her long-time boyfriend Sam to live in Manhattan's fast lane. A few years later, Sarah is diagnosed with fatal brain-stem carcinomas. Returning to England to spend her last days, she finds that Sam has married someone else and that her fathe
30.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) as Song Performer ("Just A Gigolo" "Buena Sera Senorita")
When proper Englishman and Manhattan art dealer, Michael Felgate, falls in love with Gina Vitale, he is certain she'll soon be his bride. Upon proposing to her at "La Trattoria," a popular eatery in Little Italy, he makes a wrong turn looking for the men's room and discovers a man imprisoned in the restaurant's meat freezer. At this point, he learns not only that his bride-to-be is in fact the daughter of a powerful mafia godfather, but that his "discovery" has just embroiled him in a dangerous situation which requires him to pose as the gangster "Mickey Blue Eyes" in order to get out of it alive.
31.
Out of Towners, The (1999) as Song Performer ("That Old Black Magic")
Nancy and Henry, a couple from Ohio, head to New York City for a job opportunity and encouter numerous obstacles and disasters that threaten not only their sanity but also their lifeless marriage.
32.
Analyze This (1999)
Paul Vitti, New York gang boss, is suffering from anxiety attacks. Embarrassed by this un-Mafia problem, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, Ben Sobel. Sobel isn't keen to help him, but is persuaded. Vitti's problems threaten to postpone Sobel's wedding in Miami, and worse, there is a Mob conference coming up that Vitti may not be in strong enough psychological shape to attend.
33.
Blast From the Past (1999) as Song Performer ("That Old Black Magic")
In the early 1960s, America was in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Calvin Webber was more paranoid than most and built his family a huge bomb shelter. Mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear attack, he moved his family to the shelter, where son Adam was born and spent the first 30 years of his life. When Adam finally emerges, he knows nothing of the contemporary world. He is a man out of time. Then he meets Eve: young, feisty and cynical, she is definitely a woman of her time. But the more Eve watches Adam's innocence and incomprehension of the strange world around him, the more she begins to find herself falling in love.
34.
Analyze This (1999)
Paul Vitti, New York gang boss, is suffering from anxiety attacks. Embarrassed by this un-Mafia problem, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, Ben Sobel. Sobel isn't keen to help him, but is persuaded. Vitti's problems threaten to postpone Sobel's wedding in Miami, and worse, there is a Mob conference coming up that Vitti may not be in strong enough psychological shape to attend.
35.
Girl on the Bridge (1999) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing")
A story of circus knife-throwers.
36.
City of Angels (1998) as Song Performer ("Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop")
An angel comes to earth and falls in love with the woman he's assigned to watch over.
37.
Just the Ticket (1998) as Song Performer ("When You'Re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)")
Gary is a ticket scalper, and not just any scalper but the best in the business. But he has two problems: a seemingly wealthy competition who is willing to pay way over the odds to beat Gary to tickets, and his ex-wife who wants him to go straight. Although separated, Gary and Linda are still attrac
38.
Permanent Midnight (1998) as Song Performer ("When You'Re Smiling ('The Whoe World Smiles With You')")
Based on the popular Hollywood autobiography by Jerry Stahl, "Popular Midnight" is a black comedy that chronicles his rise and fall as a television writer in Los Angeles. Jerry meets Kitty almost by accident while he is in rehab in Phoenix. Maybe it's their similar pasts and their sexual attraction
39.
Swing (1998) as Song ("Five Months Two Weeks Two Days")
Five down-on-their-luck working-class men in Liverpool fulfill their dreams and aspirations by starting a swing band. The band is organized by an ex-con who hires his former girlfriend as the lead singer, and soon the band is on its way to becoming an overnight sensation.
40.
Dance With Me (1998) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)")
A woman is reconnected with her dreams when she meets a teacher of Latin dance who instills a new sense of passion inside her.
41.
Eve's Bayou (1997) as Song ("Sunday Kind Of Love")
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
42.
Going All the Way (1997) as Song ("A Sunday Kind Of Love")
Set in 1954, two young men try to find meaning in their lives after returning home to Indianapolis after the Korean War. Shy, repressed Sonny and confident, athletic Gunner search for love, meaning and fullfillment across the barren landscape of hamburger stands and strip clubs that have come to typ
43.
Deconstructing Harry (1997) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)")
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He's had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry's latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can't make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother's refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block's former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
44.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) as Song Performer ("That Old Black Magic" "Just A Gigolo/I Ain'T Got Nobody")
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
45.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing))
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
46.
Swing Kids (1993) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)")
A group of kids living in Germany rebel against Nazi ideals by holding underground swing parties.
47.
City of Hope (1991) as Song Performer ("Oh Marie" "Buona Sera")
A third-generation Italian-American struggles to break free from his father's grasp. Meanwhile, the small New Jersey city he lives in is endangered by patronage and corrupt development plans.
48.
Butcher's Wife, The (1991) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing")
A butcher living in New York City marries a country girl who is a clairvoyant. When her powers are discovered, they have a profound effect on the people in their neighborhood.
49.
City of Hope (1991) as Song Arranger
A third-generation Italian-American struggles to break free from his father's grasp. Meanwhile, the small New Jersey city he lives in is endangered by patronage and corrupt development plans.
50.
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)")
True story about an affair between a showgirl and an American Army officer during World War II in London, and the murderous spree which follows.
51.
New York Stories (1989) as Song "Sing, Sing, Sing" ("Oedipus Wrecks")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen's segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese's segment, based on Dostoyevsky's "The Gambler", centers on an artist's romance. Francis Coppola's segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York's Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
52.
Vamp (1986) as Song Performer ("That Old Black Magic")
Fraternity boys go looking for strippers but find vampires instead.
53.
Racing With The Moon (1984) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)")
Drama about two blue-collar young men in a small California seacoast town in 1942 as they prepare to enlist in the Marines, but plan to have some romantic flings before they go off to war.
54.
Star 80 (1983) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing")
The fact-based story about the life and death of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten. Stratten's opportunistic husband and manager planned to make her a successful porn star and was jealous of her success following the Playboy spread, eventually resulting in a murder-suicide.
55.
They All Laughed (1981) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing")
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
56.
American Pop (1981) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing")
57.
Twist All Night (1961) as Composer
58.
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) as Composer
59.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Composer
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
60.
Shack Out on 101 (1955) as Composer
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.

Music (special)

61.
From Broadway: Fosse (2002) as Song ("Sing, Sing, Sing")
A revue of dances from various Bob Fosse musicals, including "Sweet Charity," "Pajama Game" and "Pippin."
62.
Burn the Floor (1999) as Music ("Sing Sing Sing")
Twenty-two couples dance a complete roster of 10 standard and Latin dance styles, enhanced by innovations drawn from flamenco, Lindy hop, jitterbug, salsa and street dance routines.
63.
Cincinnati Pops Holiday: Big Band New Year's Eve (1997) as Song ("Sing Sing Sing")
A New Year's Eve celebration with Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Doc Severinsen on trumpet, Ed Shaughnessy on drums, Eddie Daniels on clarinet, Paul Piller on trombone and singer Patti Page join Kunzel and the orchestra in music from the 1930s and 40s. Ballroom dancers Tim an

Cast (short)

64.
Swing Cat's Jamboree (1938)
In this short musical, Louis Prima and his jazz quartette play songs and accompany featured singers and dancers.

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