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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 6, 1990|
|Born:||January 26, 1913||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Syracuse, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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The film tells the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who was put into the center of the Cold War when he negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers.
A true-crime saga about FBI corruption and the uniquely savage New England mob scene involving James "Whitey" Bulger.
The true-story behind the difficult production of the famed Alfred Hitchcock classic, which brings insight to Hitchcock's fascination with the real-life serial killer who served as the inspiration for Norman Bates.
When a bomb destroys the Kremlin, the IMF and its members are labeled as terrorists intent on inciting a global nuclear war. Ethan Hunt and his team must unravel the conspiracy to clear the agency's reputation and prevent another attack.
Aaron Green gets things done. The ambitious 24-year-old has been given a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.''s world famous Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a huge comeback tour. His record mogul boss, Sergio Roma, gives him one warning: "The artist is the worst person on Earth. Turn your back on him at your own peril." British rocker Aldous Snow is a brilliant musician, but due to a bad break up and nose-diving career, has fallen off the wagon and is now a drunken disaster. Weary of "yes men" and scared he''s entered the "greatest hits" moment in his career, Snow''s in the midst of a nihilistic downward spiral. When he learns his true love, model/pop star Jackie Q, is in Los Angeles, Aldous makes it his quest to win her back--right before kick-starting his world domination. As the countdown to the concert begins, one innocent young man must navigate a minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls and Vegas lap dances to deliver his charge safe and, sort of, sound--all while trying to remain faithful to his med student girlfriend. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek.
Trouble-prone Percy Jackson is having problems in high school - but that's the least of his challenges. It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, go
Millionaire infomercial guru Robert Axle loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new
Two best friends -- one unlucky-in-love divorcee and the other a fun-loving bachelor -- have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of 7-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in t
Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to his dismay and chagrin, that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter immediately sets out to rectify the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre an
A man devoted to his work but unable to commit to his girlfriend or anything else in his personal life returns to his hometown after his estranged father suffers a stroke.
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
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. N
Erik, Ryan, and Cooze start college and pledge the Beta House fraternity, presided over by none other than legendary Dwight Stifler. But chaos ensues when a fraternity of geeks threatens to stop the debauchery and the Betas have to make a stand for their right to party.
Felon John Lyshitski has figured out the best way to get revenge on the now-dead judge who sent him to jail: watch the official's obnoxious son, Nelson Biederman IV, survive the clink. John strikes gold when Nelson is wrongly convicted of a crime and sent to the pen he used to call home. He gleefull
Michael Newman is searching for a way to balance a demanding career and time with his wife Donna and their two children. When the mysterious Morty sells him a universal remote, Michael finds that it possesses magical powers, enabling him to control his career and personal life with the click of a bu
Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa steps out of retirement and back into the ring, putting himself against a new rival in a dramatically different era. After a virtual boxing match declares Rocky Balboa the victor over current champion Mason "The Line" Dixon, the legendary fighter's passion an
In 1972, an extremist Palestinian group kill eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. A young Israeli intelligence officer is asked to lead a team mission to hunt down and kill the men accused of masterminding the murders.
Set in Los Angeles, the tale of an extremely odd couple: a young Latino man who will do anything for his family and a thirty-something scheming white guy who will do anything to his family. One wants to save his father. The other wants to get rich, in any way possible. So when they come across one o
Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn''t like anything else at all.
Andie Anderson, the how-to girl for Composure Magazine, agrees to write a firsthand account of all the things women do to drive away men; she has to find a guy, make him fall in love with her, then get dumped--all in 10 days. But little does she know that her target, ad agency hottie, Benjamin Barry
Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
Millionaire George Wade doesn't make a move without Lucy Kelson, his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn't get much sleep. It's not the job that's getting to her--it's George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny than a Harvard-trained lawyer--and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits. Although George makes it difficult for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go--but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss. Finally free of George and his 24-hour requests, Lucy is ready to change course and join her devoted boyfriend on an adventure at sea. Or is she? Confronted with the fact that Lucy is literally sailing out of his life, George faces a decision of his own: is it ever too late to say "I love you"?
Welcome to the Moon 2087. With all the natural resources mined out years ago, the Moon has become the new Wild West. It's a place where money and the right contacts can get you anything you want--and anything goes. Pluto Nash is an audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town. Pluto
Jennifer, a solitary and defiant 17-year-old girl, takes a job in an upscale clothing store despite misgivings about her finicky middle-aged boss, Randall. Much to her surprise, she finds herself slowly forging a relationship with the older man and is forever transformed by the experience.
Frank Morrison wants what''s best for his son. Since he and his wife Susan divorced a few years ago, their son Danny has been rebellious and troubled, with a history of lying. Frank and Susan love Danny dearly; they understand that beneath his defiant exterior lies an eleven year old boy who needs compassion, understanding and good parenting. Now everything is changing. Susan is about to become Mrs. Rick Barnes. A newcomer in town, Barnes has already made his mark as a wealthy philanthropist. He''ll be able to give Danny things that Frank, a boatbuilder, simply can''t. Struggling with jealousy, Frank has to admit that two parents at home might be just what Danny needs. When Danny starts telling Frank troubling stories about Rick Barnes, Frank is torn between refusing to believe his son, whose reputation for telling the truth has always been spotty, and considering the awful possibility that Barnes might be an altogether different person than he appears.
Successful restauranteur Will Keane is on the verge of turning fifty, yet he's still quite the playboy with a persistent case of commitment-phobia. When he meets Charlotte Fielding, a free-sprited woman half his age, he expects another quick and easy romance. But nothing about their relationship is
Story of an alien who arrives on earth to impregnate a woman, but the process is more difficult than he imagines. He succeeds, but after his return to his home planet, he finds he misses her and the conflict of human emotion.
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter''s cut of the money, he steals Porter''s wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration ca
Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bo
An unemployed ad man falls for his daughter's best friend.
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.
A violent, lost and uncontrollable spirit, Beatrice, is seeking a life of normalcy and domestic bliss away from the dangers of her profession, armed robbery. Known as 'B. Monkey' to her comrades in crime on the streets (for her ability to get into anywhere--she is half-waif, half-warrior. Tired of l
Two cousins battle when one wins $500,000 at an Atlantic City slot machine with change borrowed from the other. Brain surgeon Evan reckons that he is owed half the cash, while Richie argues it is his. Then Evan tells his cousin that he has an inoperable brain tumor - a joke that has far reaching con
Z-4195 is just a worker ant--one in a billion--and his odds of landing the beautiful princess Bala, the spoiled daughter of the queen--are about the same. A Central Park inhabitant who''s undaunted by the colony''s unyielding caste system, Z enlists the aid of his best friend, a soldier ant named Weaver, to get to the Princess on whom he has his sights. When a remarkable twist of fate turns Z from an uncommon drone into an unlikely hero, he unwittingly puts a bug in the ambitious General Mandible''s plan literally to liquidate the colony and remake it in his own image. Z soon finds himself leading a revolution that becomes a celebration of individuality in the face of overwhelming conformity. Once the most insignificant of workers, Z may just prove to be the biggest hero of them all.
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
A Jewish man meets a Mexican night club dancer in Las Vegas which leads to a one-night stand. Later, when she tells him that she''s pregnant, they decide to marry... and eventually they fall in love.
Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He''s selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn''t count on one thing. Despite Vegas'' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they''ve tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they''ll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.
A young woman is about to marry a very straight-laced rising young politician. Her long divorced parents (with their current spouces) attend the wedding and the old sparks begin to ignite between them.
Herb and Charlie, a couple of mis-matched brothers-in-law, are hired by a cruise ship to dance with widowed women. Trouble ensues, however, when they begin scheming to cheat some of the women out of their money. While Charlie continues to chase the beautiful and wealthy Liz, Herb unexpectedly finds
Two women, both in Reno to divorce their husbands, meet each other and a few cowboys at a local bar.
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
Ruth Stoops is a down-on-her-luck drifter who gets two pieces of unexpected news after a "routine" arrest: she's pregnant for the fifth time, and she's facing felony charges. Behind closed doors, the judge offers Ruth an intriguing proposition: if she agrees to visit the doctor and "take care of her
After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went w
While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi
When rumor of Michael''s existence reaches the National Mirror, washed-up journalist Frank Quinlan smells a page-one scoop. True or not, it''s his job to track down this alleged angel, and bring him back to Chicago in time for Christmas. But his fiesty boss won''t let him go alone. He sends Quinlan on assignment with angel expert Dorothy Winters and Huey Driscoll, another jaded reporter who would have been canned years ago had he not rescued Sparky, a mongrel that has become famous as the paper''s prized mascot. As the trio travels to Iowa, each believes the trip is a colossal hoax until they come face-to-feather with Michael. He smells like cookies, acts like a playboy and tosses off miracles when everyone least expects them. As Quinlan and Dorothy search for the incontrovertible proof they need not to believe in Michael, Michael sets out against all odds to get Dorothy and Quinlan to believe in each other.
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.
A 12-year-old boy, desperate to impress his baseball coach, winds up breaking his arm. Once he recovers, he has the ability to throw the ball 100 miles an hour and goes on to pitch for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction--verboten in his neighborhood--for a beautiful black girl.
A lawyer sues his firm for firing him because he has AIDS.
A cartoon artist falls into the world of two-dimensional characters that he created.
A first date turns sour due to interference by some inner city kids.
A famous Manhattan cat burglar, immediately upon release from a ten-year prison term, is coerced--by various bad guys--into stealing three famous DaVinci artifacts, which, when linked together, make possible the transformation of lead into gold.
After they graduate from law school, best friends Peter Burton and Tim Gerrity find themselves working against each other. Burton stands for justice while Gerrity is out to accrue as much power as he can, however he can get it.
When blue-collar Hilary becomes the live-in chemotherapy nurse for wealthy, secretive Victor, seeing the effects of the treatment on him gives her second thoughts about staying. When the patient confesses his love for her, she stays, and the couple decides to make the most of however much time they
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA''s covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
The father of a bride faces a serious dilemma when problems with his construction business threaten his daughter''s wedding.
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
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.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from
Joint investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and the military.
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
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.
A mystery woman reveals the secrets of fan club members in a small Texas town.
Staged scenes and vintage clips re-create Elvis Presley''s life.
Hard-hitting biography of middle-weight champ Jake La Motta, whose life was haunted by violence inside and outside the ring.
Nicki is on the run from the mob, and he turns to old pal Mikey for help.
Once back in Oz, Dorothy sets off for the Emerald City to see her old friend the Scarecrow. But soon she encounters Mombi, the evil cousin of her old nemesis the Wicked Witch of the West, who plans to use her evil sorcery to depose the Scarecrow and install herself as Queen of the Emerald City. It's
Rural killers threaten a young married couple.
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
A small-town girl hits the big city in search of romance Roaring Twenties style.
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
A Texan, an Indian and a Spanish noblemen join forces against their enemies.
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
Two bachelors on the prowl accidentally book a vacation at a resort for newlyweds.
Three young women share a room in Madrid between romantic escapades.
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
A lecherous landlord tries to steal a woman from her fiance.
Three stewardesses try to find husbands while flying over the Atlantic.
Successful Broadway star Janice Courtney collapses from exhaustion and is ordered to rest for six weeks at her country home in Connecticut. While there, she meets some people who change her life permanently, and discovers true love and happiness.
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
A millionaire uses a fake name to infiltrate a musical making fun of him.
A cheating husband convinces his wife his flirtations are actually spy missions.
A deported gangster sends back to the U.S. for money, but his corrupt associates send him a beautiful woman instead.
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
A professor and his colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
American comedian Bob Hunter, on a luxury liner to France with French counterpart Fernandel, takes an interest in blonde diplomat Ann McCall while pursued by an even shapelier blonde, the mysterious Zara, who seems to be after something in Bob's possession. But he's only going to France to obtain rights to a new play...so what are Zara and her sinister boss after? The pursuit, amorous and larcenous, continues in Paris and escalates into a full-fledged comedy thriller.
A tycoon pretends to be married while courting a beautiful actress.
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
Two song-and-dance men on the run dive for treasure while competing for a beautiful princess.
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons. But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U.S. citizen cannot work in Austria, that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong?
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
A liberal priest tries to soften the strict nun running St. Mary's school.
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
A lady con artist scams two out-of-work entertainers into financing a safari.
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
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.
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