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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 23, 1986|
|Born:||February 15, 1905||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Buffalo, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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In a crime-ridden, futuristic Detroit, a wounded-cop returns to the street as a cyborg law enforcer.
Frank Stirn moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Her Catholic sister falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the b
A longtime hanger-on in the wise guy world, Johnny Amato has come up with a slick plan to roll a mob-protected card game. To complete the actual theft, Johnny turns to Frankie, a jittery young crook who is fresh out of jail and flat broke, and Russell, a gleefully seedy Australian junkie whose lates
Former stuntman and bounty hunter of rogue demons Johnny Blaze has been living in self-imposed exile, believing that his powers are a curse. But when he is approached by a member of a monastic order who is looking for someone to protect a mother and her son, who are being pursued by the devil in the
The cast of the hit television show is seen on their recent North American concert tour, "Glee Live! In Concert!" Footage of the concerts and dramatized behind-the-scenes clips of the characters are featured along with segments in which actual fans discuss the impact the series has had on their live
The time is the too-near future. Powered and enabled by the invention known as the Great Machine, the world's machines have turned on mankind and sparked social unrest, decimating the human population before being largely shut down. But as our world fell to pieces, a mission began to salvage the leg
In 1962 Los Angeles, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, George Falconer, a 52-year-old British college professor, is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his longtime partner, Jim. We follow him through a single day in which a series of events and encounters shape his pe
Highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan, have almost-perfect lives-except for one notable failure - their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience when they witness a murder and become targets of a contrac
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.
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harve
Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupte
Fred Claus has lived his entire life in his brother''s very large shadow. Fred tried, but could hardly live up to the example set by the younger Nicholas, who was just a perfect, well, saint. True to form, Nicholas grew up to be the model of giving, while Fred became the polar opposite: a fast-talking repo man who''s run out of luck and money. Over Mrs. Claus'' objections, Nicholas agrees to help his brother on one condition: that he come to the North Pole and earn the money he needs by working in Santa''s Toy Shop. The trouble is that Fred isn''t exactly elf material and, with Christmas fast approaching, Fred could jeopardize the jolliest holiday of the year.
Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this "Harris," wonder her daughters, and
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
Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life--a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better th
When Angus, a young Scottish boy, finds an enchanted egg, he takes it home and soon finds himself face-to-face with an amazing creature: the mythical "water horse" of Scottish lore. Angus begins a journey of discovery, facing his greatest fears and risking his life to protect a secret that would giv
A group of guys who sang a cappella together in college reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding. The group takes a break from their less-than-perfect lives in Manhattan for a long weekend of rehearsals at a rambling family beach house, their significant others, spouses, and one Swed
It''s every sports fan''s wildest, craziest fantasy--the chance to play on the field and go toe-to-toe with the larger-than-life heroes they idolize. Yet, in 1976, this seemingly fairy-tale scenario happened in real life. It was then that Vince Papale, a 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender with little football experience other than being a season ticket-holder, entered the unprecedented public tryouts for his NFL favorites, the Philadelphia Eagles, and defied all expectations. Not only did Papale make the team--he remade the team, helping to inspire them to break through their 11-season losing and streak and rediscover their winning spirit. In the bicentennial year of 1976, Papale lived out the dreams of a city and a nation by taking on the impossible with an unsinkable attitude and becoming the NFL''s most unlikely rookie ever.
In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any
In the 1930s American South, there was one spot that served as a haven. All were welcome to come and find the Lord as they walked into church on Sunday mornings. When the good and righteous built these houses of worship, however, they did ask guests to leave a few things at the door, namely: cussing
Pushed to the breaking-point after their latest, "why can''t you do this one little thing for me?" argument, art dealer Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary, who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple''s friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves. But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, the dirty clothes stacked in the kitchen cupboards and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of the night, Brooke begins to realize that what she may be really fighting for isn''t so much the place but the person.
The story of the super successful 1950's pin-up model, Bettie Page, one of the first sex icons in America, and the target of a major Senate investigation--based on her highly provocative bondage photos.
Out in California''s San Fernando Valley, Isabel is trying to reinvent herself. A naïve, good-natured witch, she is determined to disavow her supernatural powers and lead a "normal" life. At the same time--across town--Jack Wyatt, a tall, charming actor is trying to get his career back on track. He sets his sights on an updated version of the beloved 1960''s situation comedy "Bewitched," reconceived as a starring vehicle for himself in the role of the mere-mortal Darrin. Fate steps in when Jack accidentally runs into Isabel. He is immediately attracted to her and her nose, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the nose of Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha in the original TV version of "Bewitched." He becomes convinced she could play the witch, Samantha, in his new series. Isabel is also taken with Jack, seeing him as the quintessential mortal man, with whom she can settle down and lead the normal life she so desires. It turns out they''re both right--but in ways neither of them ever imagined.
Taking place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America, a chronicle of the real-life conflict between television news man Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Mu
Arctic marine life veterinarian Henry Roth has his future all mapped out. When he''s not tending to the sea animals at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, he is breaking the hearts of mainland tourists in search of a vacation romance. A long-term relationship for Henry is out of the question. It would scuttle his 10-year dream of sailing to Alaska to study the underwater life of walruses. Henry is close to making his dream come true when his schooner, the Sea Serpent, suffers a mishap during a trial run, which lands him at the Hukilau Café where the regulars eye him with distrust when he sets his eyes on one of its patrons, the beautiful young Lucy Whitmore. Henry is immediately smitten with Lucy, and after a first chat with her about waffles and sea mammals, Henry finds himself more and more interested in Lucy. Ignoring his own rule about dating local girls, he makes a date to meet her for breakfast the next day. But when he arrives and makes a reference to their previous conversation, she thinks he''s some kind of freak and calls for help. Lucy has no idea who he is. And Henry realizes that if he wants to win her affections, he''s going to have to start over again every day for the rest of his life.
Straight shooter agent Joe Devine has been assigned to cook up an elaborate scheme to take down infamous mob boss John Gotti. He assumes the role of a Hollywood producer and tells all the right lies to enlist a stooge to help execute his sting. He finds unsuspecting wannabe director Steven Schatz, w
Barbara hits 1962 New York City with her new book, "Down With Love," a pre-feminist manifesto saying "no" to love and "yes" to career, empowerment--and sex. As Barbara's revolutionary tome rockets to the top of the best-seller charts, she becomes the target of ace journalist Catcher "Catch" Block, l
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.
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.
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war''s devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
William Forrester, once a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, now spends his days as a unkempt recluse who sits in his window spying on boys playing basketball in the schoolyard below. One of those boys, Jamal Wallace, is an exceptional athlete whose ticket out of the projects is only partially due to
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women''s minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and truly understanding what women want.
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
Nicky is just a guy who''d rather play heavy metal music in his bedroom sanctuary than climb the corporate ladder in his family''s thriving business. Ruthless older brothers Adrian and Cassius are much more ambitious. When their aging father decides to postpone his retirement, the sinister duo defects, leaving home to set up shop in a new location -- New York City. This is about to become a big problem for the "Big Apple." Nicky''s dad is the Devil, himself. Adrian and Cassius evade the Gatekeeper''s efforts to stop them and make a hasty exit from Hades. As a result, the gates of hell freeze over and with no more evil souls able to enter, their dad starts to fall apart-- literally! It''s up to Little Nicky to save him by finding his rotten brothers and bringing them home before his dad wastes away.
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
Twenty-four year old Carla Tate is a slightly mentally challenged young woman who, after years of special education at a private boarding school, has successfully transcended many of her limitations--except for that of her over-protective mother, Elizabeth. When Carla graduates and returns home with dreams and ambitions, her need for personal fulfillment begins to express itself in ways her mother is unable to accept. When she falls in love for the first time, Carla defies her mother in order to prove that despite all appearances she has the capacity to be a responsible adult, worthy of love and being loved. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Carla and her boyfriend Danny set out together to find answers to some of life''s toughest challenges, and prove that sometimes, an ordinary life can be an extraordinary achievement.
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.
In the first decade of the new millennium, with advances in technology overtaking the sovereignty of human compassion, Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product, an android, is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. This adaptation of Isaac Asimov's short story tak
An ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a real-life Martian whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes his plans to expose the Martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form
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.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow into adulthood without leaving the freedom and wonderment of childhood behind? In this tale, a man takes care of his sister, Molly, when she is released from a mental institution where she is being treated for autism. After experimental treatment,
It didn't get any hotter than the summer of 1977 in New York City. As temperatures soared into the hundreds things started to change in the city and it made everyone a little tense and crazy. Looters poured into the streets as a blackout plunged the city into drkness and fear; and a mysterious psych
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.
Few moments in life are as powerful, emotionally charged or rife with humor as returning home to visit your parents as an adult. For ambitious New York journalist Ellen Gulden, the journey back to her quaint hometown in the midst of a crisis is all of those things. Returning home to help her father
A group of scientists are taken by the Navy on a secret underwater mission to explore an alien spaceship. The vessel turns out to be an American ship from the future carrying a golden orb that allows one to manifest their thoughts and fears.
The story of a media tycoon William Parrish, whose charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man named Joe Black who suddenly insinuates his way into Parrish's life--both in his business and private affairs. Determinedly attached to Parrish's side
It may have taken the Bubati Brothers seven years to graduate high school, but by now they''ve realized there''s more to life than working in their father''s silk plant store. Their goal is to get into L.A.''s #1 night spot--the elegant Roxbury Club--and become movers and shakers in today''s happening nightclub scene. Steve and Doug are determined to prove that for the first time in their lives, they are really worth something. They set out to prove their manhood by going through the ultimate rite of passage, getting past the ropes and into the A-club--the Roxbury. Maybe this chance will lead to Steve and Doug someday, even, being able to run a club of their own. But their not on the Roxbury guest list, so they''re stuck on the sidewalk until fate shines on them.
An angel comes to earth and falls in love with the woman he''s assigned to watch over.
Kathleen Kelly owns a small children''s book store, but is coming under competition from Joe Fox''s giant Fox Books, a megastore with a cafe and discounted books. The two become arch rivals, without realising that the romance they are conducting anonymously on the internet is with each other.
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
A visiting city reporter''''s assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire.
When a member of the first manned space mission to Mars is injured during training, he is replaced by an absent-minded rocket scientist, and chaos ensues as he angers the captain, falls in love with the beautiful first-officer, and befriends a trained chimpanzee.
The year is 1947 and Humbert Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small town to take a teaching post. He rooms with a sexy widow named Charlotte Haze and her 12-year-old daughter Lolita. Charlotte sees the dashing Humbert as the fulfillment of all her dreams and avidly begins to p
By the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla Perez had seen almost all of her dreams come true. She and her family had risen together to a level of success they had hardly imagined, and their upward climb showed no signs of stopping. Selena, with her blend of natural talent, boundless energy and magnetic charm, was poised to become popular music''s next big superstar, until her life was cut short at the hands of a friend she had thought loyal.
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
Melanie Parker is a career-minded architect/Super Mom, taking on the demands of single parenting in New York City. Meanwhile, Jack Taylor is a hard-driving newspaper columnist/every-other-weekend Dad, challenging the improprieties of City Hall. Having been let down in the past, she has almost given
It begins with the buzz: "Vic's getting out." Vic is the boss of bosses, capo di tutti, but he's been out of commission--locked up in a mental institution. His chief enforcer, "Brass Balls" Ben London, has been keeping an eye on the operation in his absence. He's a motor-mouthed overdose of testoste
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.
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
Three generations of a large and brilliant theatrical clan spend each summer at their sprawling family home rehearsing and staging a new production that they then perform for an exclusive audience at season''s end. This year the play is Chekhov''s "The Seagull" and, oddly enough, the family finds itself in a Chekhovian drama of its own when, due to economic circumstances, they are forced to sell their decades-old family retreat. On the last weekend of their last summer together, the family, led by matriarch Helena, is visited by Oona, a rising Hollywood film star who is fleeing fame and fortune in pursuit of a higher artistic purpose. Undeterred by her own lack of theatrical credentials, Oona nonetheless proves that she has "a method" of her own--both onstage and off-and slowly wreaks havoc on the illustrious, insular, and sometimes insane assemblage of actors, directors, and playwrights who comprise this extraordinary gathering of family and friends.
Georgia is a self-assured, successful folk rock singer who never cared much about a career on the stage, but achieved one anyway. With her extraordinary voice, she is beloved by her fans, but finds her greatest happiness beyond the stage. Georgia's younger sister, Sadie, is a virtually invincible fo
Semi-staged concert performance of the music to the 1939 MGM film, "The Wizard of Oz."
An unemployed Hollywood actor will go to any means to get a role. When his car radio is stolen, the chance of a lifetime appears to be his.
Meet the Robbersons, the very model of the '90s suburban family. There's Norman, a mild-mannered accountant who's addicted to TV cop shows. Helen Robberson is supermom, equally adept at whipping up a lobster crab souffle or a functioning volcano for her son's latest science project. Then there's vet
Best friends Lloyd and Harry are a pair of dim-witted pals on a cross country road trip to Aspen to return a briefcase full of cash to its rightful owner, Mary Swanson, a beautiful woman who ends up being Lloyd''s dream girl. Little does Lloyd know that Mary is in Aspen trying to find her kidnapped husband. Soon, the two get mixed up in the crime, and their wacky exploits are leading the FBI straight to the crooks.
On one fateful evening in 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is making its nationwide debut--and is engulfed in chaos. Penny Henderson, the station owner's secretary, has her hands full coping with a disgruntled sponsor, a tyrannical boss, an incompetent director, temperamental stars, unpaid writers
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 light-skinned 17 year-old girl, conceived by artificial insemination and believing that her father is dead, discovers that he is alive, white, and the obnoxious local cable tv car salesman. She, her African-American bookstore-owner mother, and her newly found father must deal with what this revelation means for them.
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
Wanting his unborn child to know his father in some way, a dying man makes videotapes of his life.
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.
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
A doctor conducting research in the Brazilian rain forest discovers a cancer cure, then loses it and falls in love with a colleague who is assisting him.
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.
Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay never loses. But when he''s slapped with a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee-wee hockey players who can''t skate, can''t score, and can''t win. Reluctantly, Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude, feathers fly as Bombay and the Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives.
Set in the 1950s, the story of a young man who enters a prestigious prep school on an athletic scholarship and doesn't quite fit in with the upscale, anti-semitic crowd.
Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
A television movie set during the Depression, about a genius inventor who revolutionizes manufacturing technology only to discover the dark side of American big business bent on preserving the status quo.
Pseudo-terrorists try to destroy the solar-energy resources of the United States.
The famed gangster running the mobs in Los Angeles tries to turn Las Vegas into a vacation paradise.
Story about a precocious 11-year-old girl, being raised by her widowed father, who learns to love her wacky family with the help of her best friend.
The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.
A contemporary story exploring the struggles of urban life, following the lives of a group of people living in Los Angeles.
A DJ tries to help a homeless madman whose life he had unwittingly ruined.
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
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.
A woman is held captive in her own home by a maniac who has turned her house into a series of secret passages.
George Peppard reprises his role as Sergeant Frank Doakey, an honest police detective who is fighting to keep organized crime out of Los Angeles in the 1940s. In this sequel, Doakey follows a trail of murder which leads him to uncover a prostitution ring operated by mobsters in Chinatown.
The off-beat tale of a man in search of a good job.
A portrait of American singer Adelaide Hall.
An ambitious secretary climbs up the corporate ladder by taking over when her boss breaks her leg.
Urban comedy-drama spanning nine years in the life of a gay man in New York, centering around the loves in his life, his stormy relationship with his mother, and his hopes to adopt a son.
A city cop enlists a mountain guide to track a criminal in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.
Joint investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and the military.
Two bad singers booked by a Moroccan hotel get mixed up in international politics.
A businessman and his son are thrust into international intrigue and adventure when their wife/mother is kidnapped while she's vacationing in Paris.
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
Multiple tales of the loves and lives of musicians, tap dancers, singers, gangsters and their molls at Harlem's legendary jazz joint, "The Cotton Club."
A Kansas City police lieutenant who is on the trail of a horde of underworld scumbags with a private detective that keeps getting in his way.
The crew of the Enterprise fights to protect the newly reborn Spock.
A successful fashion designer moonlights as a seductive call-girl, an alter-ego created out of a curiosity for the kinky side of life.
A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.
A mother-daughter relationship survives years of rivalry and romantic problems.
After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds out that their security standard is low beyond belief. Now a really big coup is prepared...
The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world.
A madman uses the plagues of ancient Egypt to avenge his wife''''s death.
A hot young film director can't decide on his next project.
An ambitious skier sacrifices love and family to win.
A bored rich man buys a new life from a secret organization.
A woman who writes steamy novels has to live out her heroine''''s adventures to sell books.
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 singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
Animated musical in which a French country cat becomes entranced with Parisian city life.
An ambitious farm girl rushes into marriage with a rich man, almost destroying four lives in the process.
Boys from opposite sides of the tracks vie to take a pretty senior to the prom.
A princess visiting New York gets mixed up with rock musicians.
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
A talent scout tricks a legendary Latin music star into recording for his label.
An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he''''s infatuated.
Four college buddies plot to rob a Reno casino.
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
A Mexican-American laborer fights for his dignity.
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
A nightclub owner frames a romantic rival for murder.
Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne DeCarlo), his girl friend, is infiriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French vistor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre)is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah.
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous island..to find Jeff.
New York teenager gets involved in everyone's lives by playing cupid. She turns the household upsidedown and gets her dad fired by fixing up her uncle with the boss's daughter.
A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.
A pair of wacky agents take their clients to audition for the top radio shows.
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
In the classic Arabian Nights tale, the king of the beggars enters high society to help his daughter marry a handsome prince.
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
An unemployed reporter tracks down a Nazi spy ring to get his job back.
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler.
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
A pair of nitwits try to stop Nazis from infiltrating a Western ranch.
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance.
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
A crooked sheriff tries to pin a rancher''''s death on the victim''''s son.
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
A group of insurance salesmen try to get into show business.
An assertiveness course gets a shy guy mixed up with racketeers at an amusement park.
An egotistical singing star makes a talented kid his protege.
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
A deserted wife tries to keep her husband's costuming company afloat.
Real stories told by real people in real New York City taxicabs.
Three women talk about seducing their mates; a woman goes topless for Internet viewers; two girlfriends relate some of their wild sexual encounters; a couple squabbles both violently and tenderly; a former philanderer convinces his girlfriend to get married.
Highlights of the best of the HBO series "Taxicab Confessions," which features real passengers telling their stories while being taped by hidden cameras. Segments include: a bisexual transvestite who works as a male escort and is married to a woman; a straight husband and his bisexual wife; two Arme
Cab riders share their innermost thoughts. Segments include: a threesome who share an intimate relationship; a dancer who starred in dramatized snuff films; a Las Vegas DJ who can't seem to hold a job; a promiscuous gay man who has a long-term boyfriend; a young lady who dances at a sex club; two bu
Mixed-media special features animated shorts, celebrity voices and performances, and children talking about the tradition of bedtime stories. Among the featured stories: "Goodnight Moon," an adaptation of the book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd about a young bunny's p
Concert tribute to popular American lyricist Ira Gershwin, from Carnegie Hall, taped on his 100th birthday.
Acclaimed vocalists perform some of America's most beloved songs. Broadcast live from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Follows the story of four members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus who are HIV positive.
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A broadcast of Julie Andrews' one-woman show, "An Evening With Julie Andrews," recorded live on stage at the Wiltern Theatre. In the show, Andrews reviews her life in song, concluding with a tribute to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, composers of two of her most popular shows, "My Fair Lady" an
In concert from London, soprano Maria Ewing performs songs by American composers.
The story of how MGM created one of the most beloved family films of all time.
The story, set in Cicero Falls, New York, in 1850, tells of young Elvinia Applegate, and her crusade for women's rights. Based on the Broadway play.
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This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
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