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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 12, 2007|
|Born:||February 26, 1921||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Battle Creek, Michigan||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.
An alumni reunion spells romance for former college lovers.
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Two sailors wreak havoc on the Navy.
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''s life.
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
Sailors bet on a shy shipmate''''s ability to romance an aloof nightclub singer.
Music (feature film)
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
Singer-comedian Betty Hutton shares stories from her career as one of Hollywood''''s top stars.
A documentary about director, screenwriter and playwright Preston Sturges. The program includes extensive clips from Sturges's feature films as well as interviews with friends and associates.
An hour of music and comedy.
A romantic comedy about a beautiful rodeo queen who falls in love with a magazine reporter.
This patriotic short film features a filmed broadcast of the Command Performance radio program, featuring such Hollywood stars as Betty Hutton and Lana Turner.
In this fantastic short, famous literary figures step out of the pages of books after dark. Vitaphone Release B224-225.
This musical short showcases the talent of Vincent Lopez and his orchestra performing with Betty Hutton. Vitaphone Release B228.
In this short film, the government has set up a special agency to stamp out what it considers the number one public menace: the jitterbug. Vitaphone Release B240-241.
Misc. Crew (short)
This musical short film showcases a series of bands through a compilation of older Vitaphone shorts, including "Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra" (1939) and "Rubinoff and His Violin" (1939). Vitaphone Release 1419A.
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