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Cast (feature film)

1.
Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987)
A documentary tribute to Grace Kelly. This "Crazy About the Movies" presentation features film clips, home movies, and interviews with friends and colleagues.
2.
Lookout Sister (1949) as
3.
Reet, Petite and Gone (1947) as Schyler Jarvis [Jr.]/Louis Jarvis
4.
Swing Parade of 1946 (1946) as Himself
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."
5.
Beware (1946) as Himself [Lucius Brokenshire Jordan]
Ware College is a small Black college in Ware, Ohio. Once prominent, it is now low in attendance, low in enrollment and low on money; and at a meeting with instructors Drury and Annabelle Brown, Dean Hargreaves reveals that CEO Benjamin Ware III, grandson of the college's founder, claims the estate of his late grandfather is now also destitute, which they believe is untrue and a result of Annabelle's having spurned his affections. They decide to appeal to their famous alumni for financial help thru a reunion, and invitations are sent. Many could help; but surely not Lucius Jordan, a timid lad who loved Annabelle too but dropped out under pressure from Ware. What they don't know is, he's now Louis Jordan, king of swing and leader of the Tympani Band. By accident, Jordan and his band's train is sidelined in Ware for repairs and when he learns of the college's plight, he agrees to pitch in. Though the stuffy faculty are unaware of his reputation, the kids are, and class attendance soars with Jordan's presence in the classroom. Flames of romance with Annabelle are rekindled. But things start looking bleak: other alumni are all declining to help, and Ware has found out about the fundraising scheme and orders the Dean to resign immediately... The plot serves as a structure for about a dozen swing numbers by Jordan's group, with dancing by the Aristo-Genes Girls' Club.
6.
Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) as
A veteran becomes a singing sensation.
7.
Follow the Boys (1944) as

Music (feature film)

8.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
A high school teacher and single dad finds his son dead after an auto-erotic accident. In an attempt to give his son dignity in death, he pens a suicide note that is accidentally leaked to the school paper causing a sensation.
9.
Grilled (2006)
Two friends team up as door-to-door salesman of bulk quantities of frozen meat. Stuck in a slump, they learn if they don't move some beef on this particular day, they're dead meat.
10.
Love Song for Bobby Long, A (2004)
Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will returns to New Orleans for the first time in years, ready to reclaim her childhood home. Expecting to find her late mother's house abandoned, Pursy is shocked to discover that it is inhabited by two of her mother's friends:
11.
It Runs in the Family (2003) as Song ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby")
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
12.
My Dog Skip (2000) as Song Performer ("Ration Blues")
Based on the true-life story of 9-year-old Willie Morris and his dog Skip, growing up in a small Mississippi town during World War II. Willie and his remote and overprotective father don't get along, but when an irresistable Jack Russell Terrier enters the picture, important lessons about love, loyalty and the special bonds bewteen father and son are learned.
13.
Swing (1998) as Song Performer ("Ain'T Nobody Here But Us Chickens")
Five down-on-their-luck working-class men in Liverpool fulfill their dreams and aspirations by starting a swing band. The band is organized by an ex-con who hires his former girlfriend as the lead singer, and soon the band is on its way to becoming an overnight sensation.
14.
Babe 2: Pig in the City (1998)
In this sequel, Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett venture to the big city, where despite incredible obstacles, they're able to raise enough money to save the farm. Once again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves miracles.
15.
Keys to Tulsa (1997) as Song ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T (Ma Baby)")
The black sheep son of a wealthy Tulsa family returns to the world he'd renounced and is forced into a blackmail scheme by his high school sweetheart's menacing husband. When he helps the only eyewitness to a murder, he gets caught in a web of revenge and redemption.
16.
Swingers (1996)
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he's found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It's time to bring Mike back to life.
17.
My Fellow Americans (1996) as Song Performer ("Life Is So Peculiar")
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
18.
Malcolm X (1992) as Song Performer ("Beans And Cornbread")
The story of Malcom X, a black man who went from jail to leading a revolution.
19.
Heartburn (1986) as Song ("Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T (Mah Baby)")
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. .
20.
Trouble In Mind (1985) as Song Performer ("Rusty Dusty Blues" "Knock Me A Kiss")
The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City, when the boyfriend in the couple starts working for the city's notorious crime syndicate.
21.
Trouble In Mind (1985) as Songs
The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City, when the boyfriend in the couple starts working for the city's notorious crime syndicate.
22.
Blues Brothers, The (1980) as Song Performer ("Let The Good Times Roll")
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
23.
Calypso Heat Wave (1957) as Composer
New management drives off a record label's biggest star.
24.
Lookout Sister (1949) as Composer
25.
Reet, Petite and Gone (1947) as Composer
26.
Beware (1946) as Orig mus arr
Ware College is a small Black college in Ware, Ohio. Once prominent, it is now low in attendance, low in enrollment and low on money; and at a meeting with instructors Drury and Annabelle Brown, Dean Hargreaves reveals that CEO Benjamin Ware III, grandson of the college's founder, claims the estate of his late grandfather is now also destitute, which they believe is untrue and a result of Annabelle's having spurned his affections. They decide to appeal to their famous alumni for financial help thru a reunion, and invitations are sent. Many could help; but surely not Lucius Jordan, a timid lad who loved Annabelle too but dropped out under pressure from Ware. What they don't know is, he's now Louis Jordan, king of swing and leader of the Tympani Band. By accident, Jordan and his band's train is sidelined in Ware for repairs and when he learns of the college's plight, he agrees to pitch in. Though the stuffy faculty are unaware of his reputation, the kids are, and class attendance soars with Jordan's presence in the classroom. Flames of romance with Annabelle are rekindled. But things start looking bleak: other alumni are all declining to help, and Ware has found out about the fundraising scheme and orders the Dean to resign immediately... The plot serves as a structure for about a dozen swing numbers by Jordan's group, with dancing by the Aristo-Genes Girls' Club.
27.
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Composer
28.
The Beautiful Cheat (1945) as Composer
29.
Easy to Look At (1945) as Composer
30.
Follow the Boys (1944) as Composer

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