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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 22, 1943|
|Born:||May 2, 1895||Cause of Death:||complications from pneumonia|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
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The film tells the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who was put into the center of the Cold War when he negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers.
A biopic based on the life of legendary trumpet player and vocalist Chet Baker Jr.
A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find romance.
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent named Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. But it's Irving's un
This impressionistic portrait of iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton is composed of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. The film explores his enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician and include
A murder investigation brings together future Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shatte
When congressman Cam Brady commits a major, public faux pas before an election, two wealthy CEOs see an opportunity to gain influence over their North Carolina district by putting up their own candidate for the job. Their man is Marty Huggins, the naïve director of the local tourism center. At first, Marty is an improbable candidate, but with the help of his backers, a ruthless campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a real threat to Cam's reelection.
Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple that introduced them, Clyde and Lucy are confronting unresol
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda set out on a sun-drenched adventure in one of the most decadent locales on earth.
A high-schooler lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, and rehearsals: he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles.
In 1962 Los Angeles, George Falconer, a 52-year-old college professor, struggles to find meaning after the death of his longtime partner, Jim. Over the course of a single day, a series of surprising events and encounters shape his perspective.
Arlen Faber is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. A
The tale of Nick Twisp - a unique, but affable teen with a taste for the finer things in life like Sinatra and Fellini - who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful, free-spirited Sheeni Saunders while on a family vacation. But family, geography and jealous ex-lovers conspire to keep these two
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized--the legendary Rex Racer--whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed''s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company''s maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret--some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won''t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family''s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival--the mysterious Racer X--to win the race that had taken his brother''s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
When investigative reporter Rowena Price learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill, she goes undercover with the help of her associate, Miles Hailey. Posing as Katherine, a 'temp' at Hill's ad agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowen
Centers on an unruly class of bright, funny teenage boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a college degree. Bounced between their maverick English teacher, a young and shrewd professor hired to up their test scores, a grossly out-numbered history teacher, and a headmaster obsessed with results, the boys
Georgia Byrd lives a small life tucked inside big dreams. A shy cookware salesperson for a New Orleans retail outlet, she handles knives and skillets with the flair of a master chef. But when Georgia learns her days are numbered, she throws caution to the wind and embarks on a dream holiday vacation to a grand resort in Europe. There, thinking she has nothing to lose, Georgia undergoes a metamorphosis--and her transformation affects everyone around her. Georgia''s newly uninhibited personality shakes up staff and guests alike, including a venerate chef as well as a retail magnate who becomes convinced she''s a rival intent on sabotaging his business plans. From snowy slopes to spectacular spas, delectable dinners to midnight balls, Georgia is going to live a lifetime of fun in just a few weeks.
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing--which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune--tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis,
Grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker is bribed by a straitlaced lawyer to coach the Bears, a woefully inept youth baseball team. Buttermaker''s got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach.
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.
The Grombergs are a highly successful family--except when it comes to communicating with each other. Alex Gromberg is a man caught in the middle. Navigating the tricky, ever-changing roles of father, son, and husband, he's trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the o
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
Michele, a twenty-year-old model is depressed after breaking up with her boyfriend Bertrand. She fears her life is in a rut. Work is steady, and all her friends are loyal and supportive, but something seems to be missing. So she decides to give Buddhism a try; it feels fine, but still is incapable o
Welcome to the Moon 2087. With all the natural resources mined out years ago, the Moon has become the new Wild West. It's a place where money and the right contacts can get you anything you want--and anything goes. Pluto Nash is an audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town. Pluto
Frank Morrison wants what''s best for his son. Since he and his wife Susan divorced a few years ago, their son Danny has been rebellious and troubled, with a history of lying. Frank and Susan love Danny dearly; they understand that beneath his defiant exterior lies an eleven year old boy who needs compassion, understanding and good parenting. Now everything is changing. Susan is about to become Mrs. Rick Barnes. A newcomer in town, Barnes has already made his mark as a wealthy philanthropist. He''ll be able to give Danny things that Frank, a boatbuilder, simply can''t. Struggling with jealousy, Frank has to admit that two parents at home might be just what Danny needs. When Danny starts telling Frank troubling stories about Rick Barnes, Frank is torn between refusing to believe his son, whose reputation for telling the truth has always been spotty, and considering the awful possibility that Barnes might be an altogether different person than he appears.
After an optimistic but nightmarish dating spree, neurotic New York journalist Jessica Stein happens upon an intriguing personal ad whose only drawback is that it's in the 'women seeking women' section. On a daring whim, she decides to answer it and, to her surprise, ends up instantly clicking with
Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amelie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end
Ray Winkler is a meek, addle-brained ex-convict who decides to rob a bank to support the spending habits of his ex-stripper, New Jersey wife, Frenchy. To do so, Ray and his inept accomplices, Denny, Benny and Tommy, rent a vacant store next to a bank and set up a false storefront with the hopes of tunneling from the basement into the bank. While they bumble below ground trying to avoid water mains and other subterranean hazards, Frenchy turns the store upstairs into a thriving cookie shop. Suddenly the Winkers find themselves richer than they could ever imagine and rising up the social ladder at a speed that does not quite fit their tastes.
Karaoke ... the courage to stand up, sing and be free. The lives of six strangers from all walks of life with a passion for karaoke converge and are enriched when they meet for the Grand Prize Karaoke Contest in Omaha, Nebraska. They are: a waitress from Wheeling, West Virginia desperate to get to California to become a recording star, an ex-con unwilling to bend to the rules of society who sings with the voice of an angel, a salesman who melts down while chasing the American Dream, a seasoned karaoke hustler who is disconnected from everybody and everything, an innocent Vegas showgirl searching for family and love, and a young down-on-his-luck cab driver. Each is searching for the meaning of life. As they converge on the $5,000 Grand Prize Karaoke Contest, their lives intertwine, revealing the funny, raucous world of karaoke bars and chain hotels that link the interstates of Middle America.
April 1942: Hitler's U-Boats are wreaking havoc in the Atlantic and destroying Allied shipping up and down the United States' East coast. Unable to crack the U-Boat radio codes, the U.S. struggles blindly against the German onslaught -- that is until the crew aboard the S-33, a vintage World War I submarine, is assigned a dangerous mission that, if successful, will have the power to turn the tide of battle permanently. Led by Commander Mike Dahlgren and Lt. Andrew Tyler, the S-33 crew is ordered to capture Enigma, the German's top-secret coding device. To bait the Germans, the S-33 is rigged to resemble a stranded Nazi U-Boat. If all goes according to plan, the crew will take the Germans as prisoners and steal Enigma if the plan fails, nine U.S. soldiers will be trapped in a submarine in the middle of hostile, enemy waters with little or no chance of survival.
Set in Chicago, a contemporary fairy tale about a recently widowed architectural engineer, Bob Rueland, whose life takes a horrible turn when his wife's life is suddenly taken. He is haunted by her memory, and is still desperately in love with his wife. To cover his pain, and avoid dealing with his
An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet, an unstable student, a fed-up wife, a pregnant lover--it's safe to say that Grady Tripp has a number of issues to deal with this weekend. Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years--not since he wrote his award-win
All schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher wants in life is a kiss. Not just any kiss, mind you--a big time, hold-your-breath-'til-you-think-you're-going-to-faint, bona fide Hollywood-style kiss. But no matter how hard she tries, no one will kiss her. And then it hits her. Mary Katherine realizes the o
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.
William Thacker is a shy London bookseller who has never had much luck with women. When Hollywood star Anna Scott wanders into his shop, he is transfixed, but doesn''t expect to see her again. But coincidence brings them together again, and soon the unlikely couple are falling in love, and must deal with the problems of a relationship between a star and an ordinary guy.
A con artist infiltrates a playboy''''s glamorous life.
A columnist fired by his editor/ex-wife for being too chauvinistic tries to redeem himself by chasing a story on spec about a woman who habitually jilts her fiances. The writer falls for his subject, who suffers from an identity crisis.
When New York architect Amy Benic falls in love with blind, charismatic masseur Virgil Adamson, she convices him to undergo experimental surgery that will allow him to see the world as she sees it - in all its chaotic, colorful glory. In this new, exciting time together, they soon learn that all gif
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
Television movie remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Cinderella." With the help of her Fairy Godmother, a poor girl who dreams of finding true happiness, but who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Minerva and Calliope, attends a special ball where the local Prince must choos
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
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.
Set in and about a sprawling, airy Victorian house on a private lake--eight male friends, all of them gay, leave the city behind for three simple weekends of rest and relaxation. But that''s the least of what they experience. Over the next three summer holiday weekends--Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day--these eight friends will fall in love and fall from grace, they will hurt one another and forgive one another. They will form couples and break apart, they will celebrate strength and give in to weakness, they will play jokes on each other and give a shoulder to each other. They will form an assortment of hilarious, bewildering and inspiring permutations on contemporary relationships. They will even don tu-tus, for a very good cause. Sparks will fly and bonds will be sealed. But no one will emerge from these three weekends in the country the same. No one will leave without taking a humbling, surprising reminder of just how funny and heroic love is and how wondrous the human spirit can be.
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.
USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity
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.
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
After her daughter Emma's death, Aurora Greenway raised her grandchildren in her devoted, but overbearing way. The results are mixed and she knows it. Still plugging away at thankless parenting, she battles with 18-year-old Melanie and prods the older brothers Tommy and Teddy, but they all regard he
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
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
Deep in the night, a solitary train winds its way through the dark countryside. Riding in one of the compartments is a sad-eyed sixteen year old boy, David. As he peers out through a window into the blackness, David begins to see images of his own life, fragments of the past. So begins this lyrical
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.
Film focuses on a year in a married couple''s life; including some of the problems they face, including the wife''s alcoholism and experiences in rehab.
Axel Foley is back in California following up on clues in a murder investigation, which leads him to the criminal underbelly of a popular amusement park known as Wonderworld.
Noirish love story between a man who fills vending machines for a living and a recently divorced woman seeking a new life. The two lovers are tied together by a disturbing event in their past.
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
An aging Secret Service agent fights to save the president from an assassin.
In a small New England college town, a surgeon, a college dean and his wife become inextricably drawn together into a web of intrigue.
A proper British butler sacrifices happiness to remain faithful to his position.
A 17-year-old high school girl from the South deals with her parents' sudden divorce.
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.
A Broadway burn-out turns a tap-dancing class into a life-changing experience for all involved.
A proud father faces wedding planners, florists and caterers as he prepares for his daughter''''s wedding.
LA private eye Mike Church thinks he has seen it all until he takes on the case of Grace, a mystery woman suffering from amnesia and flashbacks to a murder than happened in the 40s. Church brings in a hypnotist and finds himself immersed in two cases separated by decades that may have a supernatural
In 1962, two best friends take part in an experiment that allows them, 29 years later, to return to their hometown and families without having aged.
In 1930s New York City, a teenage boy rises in the mob with the assistance of boss and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
After they graduate from law school, best friends Peter Burton and Tim Gerrity find themselves working against each other. Burton stands for justice while Gerrity is out to accrue as much power as he can, however he can get it.
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
Convinced that he''s dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
A romantic comedy about a cartoonist who wants to be a father.
Romantic comedy where the lives of two families become sexually intertwined and complicated.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
An intelligent and charming young man tries to breeze through his first year of medical school.
Two brothers hire a female singer to help their dwindling duo piano-playing act.
A man and a woman turn a feud into a lasting friendship, until love threatens to ruin everything.
Based on rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis' life, focusing on the years of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
Comedy about the conflicts which arise when a high school, about to be closed down, tries to raise money by using school funds to bet on a drag race.
An English coal miner gives up his job and girl to join an amateur show that will tour in the United States.
A James Dean lookalike pretty boy whose jazz trumpeting and melancholy crooning epitomized '50s cool, Chet Baker had become, when famed photographer Bruce Weber finally caught up with him after three decades of fandom, an alcoholic and a junkie. Weber and crew follow Baker on a year-long trek, from
An ambitious secretary climbs up the corporate ladder by taking over when her boss breaks her leg.
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.
Portrait of Any Minsker, a former lightweight champion who runs a boxing club for teenagers in Portland, Oregon.
Three sisters deal with their tangled relationships amidst the wonders of New York City.
When successful food critic Rachel Samstat begins to fall for the charming columnist Mark Forman, she is warned that he is not capable of fidelity. But after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, and Rachel gives up her career to dedicate herself to making their marriage work. Mark is thrilled when Rachel announces that she is pregnant but becomes anxious about his new, responsible role and begins cheating on her. .
A teacher at a school for the deaf marries a rebellious pupil.
A childless couple adopt a likable young boy who they soon find out is actually a robot with some incredible talents.
While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.
A group of exceptionally bright students are unwittingly involved in the development of a military weapon.
A mother-daughter relationship survives years of rivalry and romantic problems.
A group of friends who hang out in a Baltimore diner face the problems of growing up.
A successful architect trades society for a remote Greek island.
The tale of an American tourist whose stay in London is disrupted when, after being bitten by a wolf, he turns into a werewolf.
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.
A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached. Trouble comes when that sense of Paternity gets in the way, not to mention a little love.
Reynolds stars in and vibrantly directs this violent yet witty adaptation of William Diehl''s best seller about an Atlanta homicide detective obsessed with capturing a local mobster (Gassman), even after he''s been busted down to working with the city''s seedy vice squad. Beautiful British model Rachel Ward made her theatrical feature debut playing the mobster''s premier $1000-a-night call girl, with whom Reynolds falls in love.
During the 1960s, Danilo Prozor's free and easy lifestyle perplexes his Yugoslavian father. Danilo and his best friends Jim and Michael are all interested in the same girl, Jodi Thelan, even though it is obvious that she and Danilo are really in love with each other. But with the shifting mores of t
Mary Martin made her TV-movie debut and her first dramatic appearance on television in nineteen years as a feisty widow who falls in love with a zestful widower in a retirement community, much to the disapproval of her married daughter. She and Albertson get the opportunity to sing several songs --
Chris, a young, rising star in the world of professonal tennis falls in love with Nicole, who is twice his age and is involved with a wealthy man. Nicole is also attracted to Chris, but not sure if she is willing to give up her life of luxury for him.
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
A widow dreaming of a singing career ends up waiting tables in Phoenix.
An ex-convict who killed his wife while drunk tries to re-build his relationship with his son.
A semi-documentary featuring real addicts re-living their lives on-screen: junkies dealing, shooting up, overdosing, and squealing.
A woman who writes steamy novels has to live out her heroine''''s adventures to sell books.
The daughter of a circus owner fights to save her father from a takeover spearheaded by the man she loves.
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
In this remake of Waterloo Bridge, a ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War II.
The famed pianist loses the love of his life and almost loses his son''s love as well.
A sister act in Paris tries to top their aunts' escapades there during the roaring twenties.
True story of torch singer Ruth Etting's struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
A cantor's son goes against family tradition to become a popular singer.
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Three chorus girls hit Las Vegas in search of rich husbands.
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
An heiress has to say no to every question for 24 hours if she wants to star on Broadway.
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
A USO girl defies the rules when she falls for a soldier visiting the star-studded Stage Door Canteen.
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
A playboy drops his many girlfriends when he falls in love with a grounded angel.
On the eve of the Nazi occupation, spies in Paris try to outguess each other.
An oil tycoon's representative finds love when he tries to buy a South American race horse.
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the concerns The efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who, for reason of plot confusion, are also named Anthipholus and Dromio. Complications arise when the wife of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband, though the couples eventually get sorted out after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus admit their love
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
A Hollywood star falls for a broken down aristocrat.
A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceé's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.
A publicity man passes off an aspiring musical star as her famous, long-retired mother.
A streetwalker rises to stage stardom but triggers a scandal when two brothers fall for her.
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
A movie star's gala celebration creates chaos.
A tramp rescues the mayor's girlfriend from a suicide attempt.
A tramp rescues the mayor's girlfriend from a suicide attempt.
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
A Parisian tailor falls in love with a princess.
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
When a society woman falls for a riveter, she tries to pass him off as an architect.
A young woman is torn between the nice guy her father likes and the bad boy he doesn''''t.
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A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
A celebration of the songs of Rodgers & Hart. Features interviews, classic clips and new renditions of their songs.
A special hosted by Tyne Daly featuring opera greats performing a wide variety of musical standards.
Reunion concert of tenors Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti, preceding the championship World Cup soccer match played the following day in Los Angeles.
A special hosted by Michael Feinstein featuring music by American composers from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A concert featuring Harry Connick, Jr. and his 16-piece orchestra performing their blend of classic jazz and swing. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
A broadcast of the ninth annual National Florida Jazz Festival, held in October 1988, and featuring highlights of performances by contemporary jazz artists and vocalists during the three-day event.
A concert by the jazz trio Standards, performing jazz standards of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, from Tokyo's Koseinenkin Hall, recorded during their debut tour in February 1985.
The second in a series of programs saluting popular American composers. This special features the songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as performed before an audience including the President and Mrs. Reagan.
Songs and scenes by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin, performed by some of the country's leading musical comedy stars, and hosted by Sylvia Fine Kaye. The performance was taped before a live audience at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
The story of Martin Barret, a Connecticut man who, after suffering a head injury, is propelled back in time -- to sixth-century England and the court of King Arthur. His experiences, as he incorporates his knowledge of the twentieth century in a primitive time, is the focal point of the story. An ad
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Tinselly eight-hour miniseries based on Judith Krantz's best-selling romantic novel of, as the publicity releases heralded, "a young woman's struggle to preserve her father's magazine empire against treachery from within, set against the glamorous, exciting and powerful world of New York magazine pu
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.
A resort owner tries to marry his daughter to a millionaire, but his scheme doesn''''t turn out exactly as he planned in this short film (a condensed version of the musical "Spring Is Here" (1930). Vitaphone Release 1499-1500.
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