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Serenade (1956) -- (Movie Clip) La Danza Harry Bellaver as Tonio with Mario Lanza (as Damon) in a Northern California vineyard and he's secured an audition in San Francisco, prompting a performance of a famous patter song by Puccini, Dominic Frontiere the credited accordion player, lively direction by Anthony Mann, early in Lanza's last Hollywood feature, from Warner Bros., Serenade, 1956.
Midnight Lace (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Sexually Off The Track Having been harassed in the fog and now on the phone, American Kit (Doris Day) and English financier husband Tony (Rex Harrison) visit Scotland Yard where inspector Byrnes (John Williams) comments on local miscreants, in MIdnight Lace, 1960.
Band Of Angels (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I've Got A Past Ex-slave trader Bond (Clark Gable) dispatches Canavan (Torin Thatcher) from his New Orleans home when a storm blows up, then confesses his past to recently-purchased mixed-race slave Amantha (Yvonne De Carlo), who only recently learned of her own background, in Band Of Angels, 1957.
Band Of Angels (1957) -- The Cry Of Freedom Sitting for the first time with her owner, New Orleans gentleman Hamish Bond (Clark Gable), who purchased her out of compassion upon hearing that she’d been raised white, then sold as a slave when her father died bankrupt, Amantha (Yvonne de Carlo) is not convinced of his good will, as she meets his educated slave attaché, Rau Ru (Sidney Poitier, his first scene), in Band Of Angels, 1957.
Band Of Angels (1957) -- Man's Only True Joy Following a scene years earlier in which she was sent to a Cincinnati boarding school from her widowed father’s Kentucky plantation, now-grown Amantha (Yvonne De Carlo) in a letter to slave Sukie (Zelda Cleaver) tells of Miss Idell (Andrea King), her father (William Forrest) and heart-throb Seth (Rex Reason), in Band Of Angels, 1957.
Green Fire (1955) -- (Movie Clip) A Treacherous Woman Adventurer Mitchell (Stewart Granger) has maneuvered hostess Catherine (Grace Kelly) away from the other guests at her family's coffee plantation in Colombia, a tempestuous scene from Green Fire, 1955.
Green Fire (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Open, 1687 Opening credits and engineer Mitchell (Stewart Granger) discovering mineral clues, then getting spooked, in MGM's South American adventure Green Fire, 1955, co-starring Grace Kelly and Paul Douglas.
Green Fire (1955) -- (Movie Clip) You Were Very Lucky Attacked by bandits, mining engineer Mitchell (Stewart Granger) is taken in by Colombian coffee plantation owner Catherine (Grace Kelly), and the Padre (Robert Tafur) in an early scene from MGM's Green Fire, 1955.
Green Fire (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Thinking Like A Woman Beautiful when angry and on horseback, Cathy (Grace Kelly) tells off brother Don (John Ericson) and emerald mine partners Vic (Paul Douglas) and Rian (Stewart Granger) in MGM's Green Fire, 1955.
White Heat (1949) -- (Movie Clip) That Sound Funny To You? Deep cover cop Pardo (Edmond O'Brien) gets caught by his gangster boss Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) trying to sneak away from the hide-out, who then recalls his dead mother, in Raoul Walsh's White Heat, 1949.
White Heat (1949) -- (Movie Clip) She's Dead In the prison mess-hall, word comes to gangster Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) that his mother has passed, in a famous scene from Raoul Walsh's White Heat, 1949.
White Heat (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Red Hot Buzz Saw The first "domestic" scene, featuring Cody (James Cagney) and Ed (Steve Cochran) and introducing Ma (Margaret Wycherly) and Verna (Virginia Mayo) and foreshadowing troubles, in Raoul Walsh's White Heat, 1949.