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Cast (feature film)

Honkytonk Man (1982) as Texas Playboy
The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
Hearts of the West (1975)
An aspiring western novelist in thirties Hollywood becomes a low-budget cowboy star.
That Tennessee Beat (1966) as Larry Scofield
From Here to Eternity (1953) as Sal Anderson
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
Cyclone Fury (1951) as
Galloping Thunder (1946) as
The Durango Kid poses as a vicious gunman to infiltrate a band of rustlers.
Roaring Rangers (1946) as
A sheriff''''s son asks the Durango Kid to help his dad stop a crime wave.
Beyond the Pecos (1945) as Slim Jones
Oil is discovered on the ranch lands causing the dormant Remington-Randall feud to break out again. Lew Remington (Rod Cameron) returns home to find himself embroiled in the struggle. The Randall faction is represented by Bob Randall (Eddie Dew), who is the unwitting tool of John Heydrick (Gene Roth) and his henchmen who have a vested interest in and gains to be made if the feud continues . Both Bob and Lew are in love with Ellen Tanner (Jennifer Holt) who tries to warn both men that they should work together to save the Pecos country from the crooks.
The Old Texas Trail (1944) as Jake
As Jim Wiley, a stageline troubleshooter, arrives he is shot and relieved of his identification papers. Thinking him dead, those against the stage line construction send an imposter in his place to slow down the work. But Jim survives and now believed to be the outlaw that shot him, gets a job on the construction crew in an effort to find the big boss behind all the trouble.

Music (feature film)

Thank You for Smoking (2006)
Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR of
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1998) as Song ("Love Must Be Catching")
A love triangle set in London involving a widowed mother of two who falls for a philandering dentist and an American sports therapist who plans to return to the States. Suzanne is still grieving over her dead husband and isn't looking for a new partner, but her dentist friend Frank is relentlessly t
Hi-Lo Country, The (1998) as Song ("Smoke Smoke That Cigarette")
In the prairie town of Hi-Lo, New Mexico, Pete and Big Boy return from World War II to their old way of life: raising cattle and working the land. Able to hold their own with other men, and popular with women, they are masters of the land that they are proud to call home. But Pete has always pined f
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) as Song ("Sixteen Tons")
Convinced that he''s dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
H-2 Worker (1990) as Song ("Sixteen Tons")
An expose of the government-sponsored labor program bringing Jamaicans to Florida each year to harvest sugar cane.
Pope Of Greenwich Village, The (1984) as Song ("Sixteen Tons")
In an Italian-American enclave of New York's Greenwich Village, a young man struggling to make it contends with his dim-witted cousin and sidekick whose botched get rich-quick schemes get them in trouble with the local mob.
Veronika Voss (1982) as Song ("Sixteen Tons")
Voss is the second instalment in Fassbinder''s history of Germany. Morphine addicted move queen Veronika Voss is modelled on Sybille Schmitz, an actress who killed herself in 1953, partly due to negative fallout from her star turns during the Third Reich.
Melvin and Howard (1980) as Song ("Steel Guitar Rag")
One day in the early 1970s, Nevada milkman Melvin Dummar picks up an unkempt, bearded stranger, gives him a ride into town and a quarter. The chronically cash-strapped Dummar later discovers that the man he picked up was the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who has died and left him $150 million
That Tennessee Beat (1966) as Composer
Galloping Thunder (1946) as Composer
The Durango Kid poses as a vicious gunman to infiltrate a band of rustlers.
Lone Star Moonlight (1946) as Composer
Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments in war-surplus material. Eddie Jackson (Robert Stevens), who owns the rival station, is also attracted to Curt's sweetheart Jean White (Joan Barton). When Curt and the Hoosier Hotshots (Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Gil Taylor and Charles Ward) successfully stage an auction to raise money, Eddie hires Mimi (Claudia Drake) to claim that Curt married her in France.

Cast (special)

All the Unsung Heroes (1991)
A documentary recounting the history and symbolism of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Music (special)

Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999) as Song ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)")
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances

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