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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 28, 1974|
|Born:||July 15, 1905||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
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A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
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70 years before Harry Potter's birth, Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is commissioned to write a reference guide to magical beasts, which would become a Hogwart's textbook.
The true story of New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who aspired to become an opera singer despite an assertive lack of talent, and her aristocratic British "husband" and manager who both championed her skills and sought to protect her from the hard truth about her abilities.
In the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s, love-struck newly-weds George and Serena Pemberton are beginning to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and
In 1950s New York, two women, one older and one younger, fall in love.
Aging widowers visit the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the experience rekindles their passion for love.
Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother, Adele, while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who co
The story of the politically incorrect Barney Panofsky, who meets the love of his life at his wedding - and she is not the bride. Spanning three decades and two continents, Barney takes us through his long and gloriously full life.
Follows the intertwining storylines of a diverse group of Los Angelenos as they navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine's Day. Couples and singles experience the pinnacles and pitfalls of finding, keeping or ending relationships in a day in the life of love
In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoil
When a tight-knit group of New York City street dancers are pitted against the best hip hop dancers in the world, it's a high stakes dance battle filled with gravity-defying routines, pulse-pounding music and heated drama that will change their lives forever.
Grace is married to Charlie, a violent gangster constantly trying to hit the big time in Reno, Nevada. Throughout their marriage she has always been the brains to his brawn and together they are a force to be reckoned with. But when Charlie dreams up yet another money making enterprise and brings B
George Simmons is a famous stand-up comedian, who learns that he has a terminal illness and less than a year to live. When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances. The two forge a close friendship as George helps Ira with his career and Ira helps George find closure in his legacy. However, when George learns that his disease has gone into remission and an ex-girlfriend re-enters his life, he''s inspired to reevaluate what is important to him and what truly gives meaning to his life.
Christmas 1987 marks the one-year anniversary of Lark Hall's opening for business as an old age home in an English seaside town. But ten-year-old Edward isn't much in the mood to celebrate. He has had to give up his room. And the residents aren't exactly typical companions for a young boy. The passi
Christmas has always been an elaborate production at the Whitfield home, and this year is no exception. With her grown children and their significant others all present for the first time in years, Shirley "Ma'' Dere" Whitfield is in her element. Stockings have been hung, cookies have been baked and old resentments are starting to bubble up. Oldest daughter Lisa, also known as Sister, is trying to convince the rest of the family to sell the dry cleaning business their mother has run for years so her overly-ambitious husband Malcolm will have the capital he needs to close an important business deal. Her sister Kelli, a high-powered business woman, is dead set against doing anything Malcolm wants. Youngest daughter Mel is home from college and primarily interested in finding a private place to canoodle with her latest beau, Devean. Ma'' Dere''s son Claude, an active duty Marine, arrives with some unexpected news while his younger brother Baby has a surprise of his own for the family. When estranged eldest son Quentin, a jazz musician, makes a surprise appearance, he neglects to tell the family he''s on the run from his gambling debts. Despite her extensive preparations, Ma'' Dere''s plans for a cozy holiday soon begin to evaporate. When the siblings head out to an L.A. nightclub for some fun, an off color remark by another patron sparks a fight and Claude ends up in jail. Later, Kelli spends the night with Gerald, a handsome fireman she meets at the club, Malcolm flies to New York on a last-minute "business trip" and a pair of thugs comes looking for Quentin with mayhem on their minds. Meanwhile, Ma'' Dere is harboring some secrets of her own, such as the full extent of her relationship with longtime boyfriend Joseph Black.
Harry decides he must kill his wife Pat because he loves her too much to let her suffer when he leaves her. Harry and his much-younger girlfriend Kay are head over heels in love, but his best friend Richard wants to win Kay for himself. As Harry implements his awkward plans for murdering his wife, t
June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's "Adventures of Superman," as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves leaves behind a fiancée--aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon--and millions
Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat are still together and enjoying the perks of their now melting world. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time; Manny think
Just as aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery gets over his fear of parenthood with the birth of his new son Alvey, he quickly finds himself in over his head as his new baby is born with the magical Mask''s spectacular powers. Further complicating matters is the family''s jealous dog, who turns the household upside down and sparks a comical kid-versus-canine battle for control of the Mask. But unbeknownst to them all, the mischievous Norse god Loki has come looking for his Mask, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back.
Percy Jones takes great pride in the knowledge that he is always right, especially when it comes to the welfare of his family. When his daughter Theresa brings her new boyfriend, Simon Green, home to meet Percy and his wife Marilyn, he is unaware that Simon has already proposed to Theresa and plans to announce the engagement at Percy and Marilyn''s 25th anniversary party. As far as Percy''s concerned, no man will ever be good enough for his baby girl and the long line of struggling-artist types Theresa has dated so far has only served to bolster his conviction. So that there are no unpleasant surprises this time around, Percy, a bank loan officer, runs a credit check on Simon. The young man, a successful stockbroker, certainly looks good on paper, and for the first time, Percy is actually looking forward to meeting one of his daughter''s boyfriends. However, the young man he has envisioned--a dazzling combination of Denzel Washington, Colin Powell and Tiger Woods--is not who arrives at his doorstep. Percy is aghast and more than a little indignant when his daughter presents her decidedly Caucasian boyfriend. Once he is over his initial shock, Percy begins interrogating Simon about his family history, education, career, and favorite sports. Feeling pressured to impress his prospective father-in-law, Simon boasts of his (nonexistent) past as a NASCAR driver, which only serves to arouse Percy''s suspicions. Regardless, Simon''s repeated attempts to make a good impression are futile. Percy rebuffs him at every turn and makes it his mission to expose Simon as a fraud and undermine his daughter''s new relationship.
Jason Lair is a simple man with a simple wish: a normal life. This isn't an easy goal for the mild-mannered bank employee: Jason is newly separated from his wife, who has left him to care for their six-year-old son Zach while she paints in Nepal, and his ailing grandfather Henry, a former archaeolog
Samantha Mackenzie has fame and glamour, but she just wants what every college freshman wants: the opportunity to experience the world away from home and, most importantly, away from her parents. She just wants to be treated like anyone else. But it's not going to be easy, because Sam's home address
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
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.
Two horny teenage boys (played by middle-aged comedian Harry Enfield and acclaimed actress Kathy Burke) embark on a quest to lose their virginity during a holiday trip to the sunny Spanish island of Ibiza, a Euro rave hotspot.
Daphne Reynolds has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This spirited young American girl has a unique style all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities--but despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete. She
Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with re
In the Roaring Twenties, a murderess tries to turn her trial into a ticket to fame.
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.
Adaptation of Donald Margulies' play. Gabe and Karen, the perfect couple, are shocked when best friends Beth and Tom announce they are divorcing, forcing them to examine their own seemingly happy relationship as well as their friendship with Beth and Tim.
Biopic about tap dancer/actor Bill Robinson also known as "Bojangles." He headlined vaudeville and Broadway for almost 30 years as the first black solo dancer in an era in which black entertainers were not allowed to perform alone on stage.
Jack Campbell is a Wall Street trader living the high life in New York City. When Jack, who has forsaken all for the pursuit of money, becomes involved in a grocery store holdup, everything changes. He awakens the next morning, on a snowy Christmas day, lying in bed next to a wife--Kate, the college sweetheart he dumped when his career ambitions took hold--whom he never married, and in a house with two kids he never had. Now living in New Jersey in an alternate suburban universe, he has a chance to see how his life would have turned out had he married Kate and raised a family. Jack soon begins to feel strangely comfortable in the new role of loving husband and father, finding himself happy in the life he would have led had he made different choices as a young man.
Con man Leo Garfield and his glamorous wife devise the perfect scam, but they must dodge a posse of debt-collectors and other shady characters before carrying it out.
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.
All her life Leigh Ann Watson has done the right thing. Her only ticket out of town is the one scholarship that goes to her school's top student. All she needs is an "A" in history. There's just one problem: Mrs. Tingle, the history teacher who for 20 years has terrorized the students of Grandsboro
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts and of God's.
Set in a northern industrial town in England in the late 1970s, this is the story of Vince, a teenager who can't decide if he's a disco king or a punk rocker. However that's the least of his problems when he has a twisted magician as a brother, a mother absent of mothering skills and a father who m
Consumed by betrayal and jealousy, a wealthy Manhattan doctor becomes entangled in a a ritualistic sexual underworld when his wife admits to having lascivious sexual fantasies about another man.
In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. set sail from New York Harbour to
In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Sea, a letter arrived that is going to wake things up. It is a love letter--ardent, sensual...and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders who it''s for and speculates who it''s from. As the letter falls into different hands, the residents in the small town start to eye one another with renewed interest. Determined to find the letter''s author, Helen MacFarquhar begins a quest that will open her life to a new chapter involving two decidedly different men: George, an old friend from her past, and Johnny, a young man very much in her present. Will one of them decide her future? Unexpectedly, one mysterious love note has the power to unlock some startling secrets, changing the lives of everyone it touches.
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
A young gay photographer falls in love with a straight waiter who he hires as a model in the hopes of winning him over.
When a woman is reported missing--last seen at the infamous Bates Motel--her sister and boyfriend set out to investigate, come to the motel, and find it run by a voyeuristic taxidermist, loner who is obsessed with his dead mother and has a penchant for dressing up like her.
Martin sees an old artist with a much younger woman. Intrigued, he visits the artist's studio only to discover that the man has just died while having sex with his young girlfriend. Even more intrigued, he begins to pester Cecilia and soon she starts sleeping with him. Their relationship is an uneve
A married couple experiences the consequences of extramarital relations when a Los Angeles ad-executive has an affair with a married woman in New York, and then encounters her again a year later.
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
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.
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He''s had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry''s latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can''t make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother''s refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block''s former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn''t need to be married to be happy.
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She''s fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she''s passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she''s formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don''t have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
A city dweller falls in love with a country bumpkin and goes back to the farm to meet her parents.
An adaptation of Arthur Miller''s play, "The American Clock," about the effects the Great Depression has on one middle-class family.
Two Cuban brothers fight small-time crooks to make their Latin band a hit.
Story about Babe Ruth, the man and the legend, and the woman who forced him to confront the one thing that threatened his dominance over the game of baseball - his fast-paced lifestyle.
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
A loving tribute to Astaire the singer.
A New Orleans district attorney fights to uncover the truth behind President Kennedy's assassination.
In 1930s New York City, a teenage boy rises in the mob with the assistance of boss and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
A comedy about a con artist--assigned through a court order to do "community service"--who must help a chronic liar (recently released from a sanitorium) begin a new life in New York City. The relationship grows more complicated and hilarious as cons, lies and mulitple identities are woven together.
An ex-convict who is also a wonderful tap dancer, must choose between a life of crime or the pursuit of a show business career.
Comedy drama set during the 1940s and 1950s in Coney Island and Brooklyn, revolving around a Holocaust survivor who finds himself involved with three women at the same time: his first wife, his present wife and his current mistress.
Freddy Benson is a low-rent huckster. When they decide that the French Riviera isn't big enough for the both of them, they make a bet: They'll compete for the favors of an American soap heiress, and the loser will have to leave town for good.
Twenty five years in the life of a great football player.
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
Miss Mary is a young British nanny who arrives in 1938 Buenos Aires to take care of the children of a wealthy landowner. Pre-Peronist Argentina is seen through her eyes as she adjusts to the wealth and privilege around her, sees the fascist movement evolving, and leaves soon before Peron's election
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
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."
When both of his wives get pregnant, a bigamist struggles to keep them from meeting.
A mystery woman reveals the secrets of fan club members in a small Texas town.
A straight-laced couple starts murdering obnoxious sexual swingers to realize their dream of opening a restaurant.
Girlhood friends become romantic and literary rivals in this remake of Old Acquaintance.
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.
A Los Angeles private eye unwittingly sets up an innocent man for murder, then joins his seductive widow to unearth the corruption behind the crime.
In the 1920s, debutante Barbara Blandish is kidnapped and held for ransom by the half-witted, sadistic Grissom Gang, which is led by Gladys "Ma" Grissom. When one of the boys falls for Barbara, the family unity of the gang is disrupted, resulting in violence.
A taxi dancer''''s faith in love leads her to one bad match after another.
Two flyers during World War II get caught up in shenanigans with an international smuggler and his girlfriend.
Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime.
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
A businessman uses scientific research to turn his secretary into the perfect match for his playboy brother.
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off.
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen (John Derek) keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley (Richard Shannon.) Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe (Paul Douglas) offers to get him some bouts but, spurred by the need for a new iron lung and a swimming pool in his community, Gil takes on a fight, without disclosing his true profession, and knocks out his opponent with one punch. This impresses Pearl Gorman (Jody Lawrence), girl friend of fight promoter Tony Lorenzo (Cesar Romero.) Pearl was a promising singer until her fiance, a boxer, died in the ring but is now on the bottle. She drinks more heavily when Gil ignores her. Gil is about to quit boxing but when Father Ritchie (Ernest Truex) informs him that a down payment has already been made on the iron lung, he continues. He explains his winnings from his fights to Father Ritchie as donations from a friend in the leather business. Pearl learns his true identity and, through his influence, quits drinking. Gil one-punches his way to enough wins to pay off the iron lung and build a swimming pool for the Boys Club---girls couldn't swim in 1956---and the only surprise in this overdose of sweetness is that Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald didn't show up for the swimming pool dedication.
A New England schoolteacher goes to New York to become a songwriter.
American sailors on leave strike up fun and romance with several Frenchwomen in Paris.
An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life.
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 failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
All-star remake of Roberta, with three Broadway producers inheriting a Parisian fashion house.
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
An exiled king and a film star try to rekindle a romance from the past.
A penniless carnival worker runs up a mountain of debts when he's mistaken for a millionaire.
Three bachelors adopt an orphan, then fight over custody when each falls in love.
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Socialite Cathy Abbott (Jean Porter) is working in the chorus of a Broadway show instead of being enrolled at an exclusive girl's school as her parents (Regina Wallace and Douglas Wood) think. When the show closes, she brings two of her chorus friends, Patti Calhoun (June Preisser) and Vicki Adams (Judy Clark), home with her. In addition to trying to make her friends acceptable to the snooty society of which her family is part, she is also being blackmailed by a rival. She and her two friends win over the blue-bloods with a couple of chorus routines, and she discloses she will be marrying the butler, Tommy Randell (Jimmy Lloyd), rather than the pompous Freddie Ainsley (Rick Vallin).
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."
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again."
Dr. Gillespie''s young assistant finds himself pursued by two beautiful women.
After World War II service changes them, a married couple dread their postwar reunion.
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann (Broderick Crawford) meets composer Bob Gunther (Johnny Downs), he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend Linda Carroll (Peggy Moran) to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music. After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star Magda Delys (Gertrude Michael). Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie (Warren Hymer), barges in and reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on writing hit songs "in the pen."
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
To prove himself worthy of his fiancee, a dancer tries to make it big, only to fall for his dancing partner.
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
A composer sets the stage for discord when he pushes his wife into a singing career.
A football player inherits a chic Paris fashion house.
A movie star runs off to the mountains for an incognito vacation.
Two cigar-stand attendants get mixed up in a murder investigation.
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
A playboy student backs a musical show.
Three young girls working in an agency have build a singing trio. They want to 'lease' the dictaphone of their boss to make a record of their singin, but they are caught and fired. When they are not able to pay their rent any longer, they decide to try it on an amateur contest at a radio station. Due to lack of food Susan Moore becomes unconscious and the contest is won by a big band. But this big band offers them a job withe them at the radio station, they accept but after a while they again start to reach out for higher things and leave the big band.
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
A man leaves his mistress to court a happily married woman.
A hare-brained inventor invents a new flying machine but can''''t figure out how to land it.
An ex-marine returns to Cuba to find the child he fathered on leave.
A shipping clerk bluffs his way into a country club to romance an heiress.
An adaptation for television of Irving Berlin's 1946 musical about Buffalo Bill's renowned "Wild West Show" of the late nineteenth century, featuring lady sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
A revue of dances from various Bob Fosse musicals, including "Sweet Charity," "Pajama Game" and "Pippin."
A look at the years between 1920 and 1949, when 178 women joined ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). Their work turned up from vaudeville to Broadway, from the repertoire of the big bands to the movies of Hollywood. Documents the lives and work of the women of Tin Pan
Broadcast of the fifteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: actor and dancer Ginger Rogers, jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropo
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A portrait of the legendary jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk, featuring previously unseen footage from the 1960s.
Bob Hope's Christmas special originates from three Florida locations, and features celebrities and sports superstars joining him in his annual holiday program. Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State, winner of college football's Hiesman Trophy, also appears in the special.
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