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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 6, 1989|
|Born:||June 17, 1902||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal-an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom-and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they'll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can't remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found. With no clue of what happened and little time to spare, the trio must attempt to retrace their bad decisions from the night before in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time for his wedding. However, the more they begin to uncover, the more they realize just how much trouble they're really in.
For charismatic party guy Jack Fuller and buttoned-up commodities trader Joy McNally, a rowdy weekend coincidentally shared in Las Vegas should have ended up being little more than a random blur. That is, if these two vacationing New Yorkers didn't have a signed marriage license to shockingly remind them of the giant misstep they took while feeling no pain, Vegas-style. Not only did Jack and Joy tie the knot after tying one on, but later scored a mind-blowing three million bucks in a slot machine bonanza. Well, Jack won it with Joy's quarter. At the machine she'd already been playing. Or was it the other way around? And whose loot is it anyway? Therein lies the weird hand dealt this bickering duo who take their predicament back to Manhattan only to be sentenced by the intractable Judge Whopper to "six months hard marriage." Despite the hapless protests of Jack's best friend and legal counsel Steve "Hater" Hader, Whopper refuses to grant Jack and Joy an annulment, freezes the prize booty, and forces the irresponsible couple to prove they have done everything humanly possible to make their impromptu marriage work. Otherwise, the judge guarantees, the three million bucks will stay caught up in a legal battle so long and expensive no one but the lawyers will ever see a penny of it. Jack and Joy figure, "Fine, how hard can it be" and take the bait only to find themselves locked in a patience-testing, panties-twisting game of wild one-upmanship--may the best "pretend spouse" win. Can Jack and Joy survive their six months of "wedded bliss"--without killing each other first--and ultimately cash in for the big payoff? Or will the fiery sparks that ricochet between them actually ignite, turning a fake relationship into something astonishingly real?
In a land of adventure and mystery, Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends turn winter into spring and, with the power of faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust, learn the importance of being true to oneself.
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
Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence--the world of reality and the world inside his head. Hired to rewrite a murder mystery set in a desert diner and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is politely baffled when the characters from
Cleveland Heep has been quietly trying to disappear among the burned-out light bulbs and broken appliances of the Cove apartment complex. But on the night that irrevocably changes his life, Cleveland finds someone else hiding in the mundane routine of this modest building--a mysterious young woman n
Sarah Huttinger is in a tailspin. She has agreed to marry her boyfriend, Jeff, but is terrified of going through with it. Her journalism career has stalled at the obituary desk of The New York Times. Now, her sister, Annie is plunging into marriage with her tennis partner and Sarah must return home
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
Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill''s doorstep: it''s Oz, and he''s begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy''s and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
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.
Set many years after the original story, in London, during the WWII air raids, a follow-up to the original "Peter Pan" tale... Now Wendy is all grown up with children of her own, as the Blitzkrieg rages, she calms them with tales of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up. Wendy's stubborn twelve-
Justine is thirty years old and works as a discount store clerk in Texas. Deeply unhappy in her marriage to a man who is infertile because of a dope-smoking habit, Justine soon begins an affair with Holden, the store's newly hired cashier and becomes pregnant. Holden, who has serious issues of his o
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find
The shy Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family couldn''t be more delighted. His fiancee Denise is thrilled to become a Klump, and with her appetite she''ll fit right in; Mama thinks it''s fabulous; Papa''s less grouchy; Granny''s relieved that Sherman will finally be enjoying the pleasures of intimate relations; and Ernie has simmered down. But Buddy Love--well, Buddy that''s another matter. Professor Klump''s ferocious alter ego Buddy Love breaks loose just as Klump is getting ready to marry his colleague. Hoping to finally rid himself of the monstrous Buddy, Klump decides to utilize Denise''s cutting-edge DNA research and extract Buddy''s DNA from his system. But Buddy reacts by laying claim to the professor''s astounding invention -- a revolutionary youth serum -- which Klump then hides in his family''s home. But Buddy locates the "youth juice" and makes off with it, forcing Klump into a desperate race against time that may restore his family and win him back the woman he loves.
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
A woman's husband confesses he is cheating on a national talk show. Humiliated and getting a divorce she returns to her small home town in Texas with her daughter.
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
In a small Illinois village in the 1950s, everyone knows the gorgeous and rich Abbott sisters, but working-class brothers Jacey and Doug Holt are the lads that have the girls' hearts. While shy Doug only has eyes for Pamela, womanizing Jacey switches between sisters Eleanor and Alice. His mistreatme
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.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
A mentally challenged man stumbles through formative events in U.S. history.
As a radio station is about to go on the air in 1939, mishap and murder ensue.
A documentary relating the story of 1,074 American females who flew in an elite group during World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Told through historical footage and firsthand accounts.
Peter falls for Rita upon first meeting her, and the two begin a whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But when another man kisses Rita on her wedding day, the two magically change souls, and Peter must track down the love of his life if he is ever to truly see her again.
A legal secretary in the OSS offices becomes a spy in this World War II romance.
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.
Story about a married professor who falls in love with one of his students.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
A paroled mobster hires his illegitimate daughter to work as his chauffeur.
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 young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Sergeant Thomas Highway is an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military and returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Highway''s lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New Age concepts as "self-fulfillment." Finally, the men prove their mettle during the invasion of Grenada.
A teacher at a school for the deaf marries a rebellious pupil.
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
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.
An attempted suicide uncovers a tangled web of passion between a woman and her psychologist.
The story of beat poet Jack Kerouac and his friends Neal and Carolyn Cassady during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Hard-hitting biography of middle-weight champ Jake La Motta, whose life was haunted by violence inside and outside the ring.
A retired entertainer helps a runaway elude drug dealers.
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
Bernard and Bianca, of the Rescue Aid Society (a mouse organization) receive a message in a bottle from an orphaned girl who appears to have been kidnapped by Madame Medusa, a selfish woman who has no qualms about using children for her own purposes. The two mice go off to Devil's Bayou to attempt to rescue the little girl.
A beautiful woman assassin is paid ot sit on a jury and sway the jury's decision in favor of a crooked lawyer. The opposting lawyer is attracted to the woman and begins an affair with her, unaware that she has also been hired to kill him.
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is much spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, who's husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph also has "the hots" for Diane; and it doesn't help that Sean was with Ralph's younger brother, Lou, when Lou died.
Boston cops search for a bomber who has been targeting politicians.
Returning home from a business trip, an architect assumes that a client is having an affair with his wife and murders the man. His feelings of guilt and attempts to conceal the crime lead to more complications and death.
The Seven Minutes is a steamy book written in the 20s. To help with an upcoming election, a bookstore clerk is indited for selling obscene material and most of the film centers about the trial. The defense atorneys need to find the mystery of the original publication of the book.
Charlie Mingus sings, composes, conducts, recites his own poetry--and gets evicted from his Lower East Side City apartment.
A young fashion designer is transformed by her first trip to Paris.
A law student and his bride try to build a life together despite her fear of intimacy.
A World War II 4-F saves the U.S. Navy when he's transformed into a dolphin.
A con artist scams a gangster into financing his movie.
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
Adaptation of the fairy tale of the same name. Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent - who declares that before Aurora reaches her 16th birthday she will die by a poisoned spinning-wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three goodnatured - but not too bright - fairies.
Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters.
A dying woman arranges an adoption to leave her husband with some consolation.
A military school cadet wins a date with a French movie goddess, who happens to be the queen of the Mardi Gras Parade. The two fall in love, but then the movie studio wants to capitalize on it for publicity.
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair...
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
A young man visiting his relatives in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.
An alumni reunion spells romance for former college lovers.
A prostitute has no choice but to flee San Francisco when the police turn on her and want her out of town.
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
A Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong falls in love with a war correspondent.
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
Adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Three sailors on leave back a Broadway hit.
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
Disney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
An actress and an air transport crewman fall in love in this star-studded salute to the Korean war.
Hick town sheriff Gene must arrest Jack Beaumont even though he believe Jack innocent of his father's murder. Which, of course, he sets out to prove.
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance for his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
Three young girls try to help their widowed mother find the right husband.
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
An ambassador''''s daughter falls for a famous musician.
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
Two entertainers touring the Middle East are kidnapped by an evil sultan.
A shipment of poisonous gas is delivered for use in a mythical Central American country.
A phony evangelist finds religion herself when her powers actually heal someone.
A producer over-finances a Broadway show, expecting it to flop.
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
A radio comic runs out of jokes, triggering a desperate search.
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Recent college graduates face the realities of the Great Depression.
A cocky naval cadet clashes with an old friend serving with him.
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
A timid chemistry major becomes a college football star.
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.
Cameras follow the intrepid admiral''''s second expedition to the heart of Antarctica.
A vaudeville sister act is threatened by success and romance.
A "Great Performances" presentation saluting the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), founded in 1914 and with a membership today of nearly 40,000 writers and publishers. The program was taped at Wolf Trap Farm Park in June 1987, and features performers from every aspect of
An hour of music and comedy in which senior citizens of the show business community perform the material that made them famous.
Animated Halloween special consisting of vignettes from Gary Larson's "Far Side" cartoons and parodies of classic horror stories -- with original music, sound effects and little or no dialogue.
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.
In this comedic short, a bill collector and a policeman are captured by a group of mad scientists and taken to an all-women tribe of Native Americans for study. Vitaphone Release 1704-1705.
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