In 1922, novice composer Kenneth Harvey arrives in New York from Kansas, hoping to publish his concerto; he meets speakeasy owner Danny O'Mara, who hopes to put on a broadway show. Ken's affairs take a turn for the better when he falls for singer Bonnie Watson. But while he labors on orchestration, O'Mara is surreptitiously adapting his tunes to the Greenwich Village Gaieties.
Director Henry Levin followed up this light romantic comedy with Where the Boys Are and started a beach trend going. This conventional story stars one of his favorite actors Clifton Webb as Robert Dean, the father of two lively teen-age daughters. He and his wife Mary (Jane Wyman) accompany their daughters on a South American junket. Meg (Jill St. John) and Betsy (Carol Lynley the 17-year-old model turned actress) are the teens. Since Robert is a psychiatrist, one would assume he has the inside scoop on the teen years, but as the family make stops in Lima, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro it is clear that the daughters are winning the day. Handsome young men enter the picture, and it is not long before romance follows right behind.
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Christmas Holiday is a 1944 American film noir crime film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. Based on the 1939 novel of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham, the film is about a woman who marries a Southern aristocrat who inherited his family's streak of violence and instability and soon drags the woman into a life of misery. After he is arrested, the woman runs away from her husband's family, changes her name, and finds work as a singer in a New Orleans dive. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Musical Score for Hans J. Salter.
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Babes in Toyland is a Laurel and Hardy musical film released on March 10, 1934. The film is also known by its alternate titles Laurel and Hardy in Toyland, Revenge Is Sweet (the 1948 European reissue title), March of the Wooden Soldiers and Wooden Soldiers (in the United States).Based on Victor Herbert's popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland, the film was produced by Hal Roach, directed by Charles Rogers and Gus Meins, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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A bitter old miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve. This is the 1984 classic starring George C Scott, Frank Finlay, David Warner, Edward Woodward, Susannah York, Joanne Whalley and a host of other household names.
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Scotland Yard receives news, that bank notes stolen in a Royal Mint van heist have turned up in South America.
Inspector Caesar Smith, (Denis Shaw), is put on the case, and ends up in Brazil, where he learns that the stolen notes were used in the purchase of coffee beans, which leaves him trying to track down the buyer, as they were more than likely the men behind the Royal Mint robbery.
He follows the trail which leads to Europe, before ending up back in Britain at the door of possibly the guilty coffee importer/van robber.
This is a pretty well paced, and enjoyable, little film at just over an hour, in which Denis Shaw appears to be having a ball with his globetrotting, karate chopping, and coffee beans!
Maybe not a classic, but an interesting way to spend 60 odd minutes.
The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.
Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson, Alexander Knox, Dorothy Alison, Michael Warre, Sydney Tafler, Howard Marion-Crawford, Michael Gough
Gulley Jimson (Alec Guinness) is a boorish aging artist recently released from prison. A swindler in search of his next art project, he hunkers down in the penthouse of would-be patrons the Beeders (Robert Coote, Veronica Turleigh) while they go on an extended vacation; he paints a mural on their wall, pawns their valuables and, along with the sculptor Abel (Richard Gough), inadvertently smashes a large hole in their floor. Jimson's next project is an even larger wall in an abandoned church.
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Rather undiplomatic British diplomat Harrington Brande (Sir Michael Hordern) takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas (Jon Whiteley). The posting is something of a disappointment to Harrington, who was hoping for a promotion. That his wife had left him seems to have affected his career. Nicholas sees it all as something of an adventure, and soon becomes fast friends with the new gardener, José (Sir Dirk Bogarde).
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Maurice wants Selwyn out of the house when his lady friend Vera comes for tea, so he gets the guys from the club to make up an activity for him to keep him away. They tell him there is a football match on the moors and they need him to referee.
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After winning the election, Selwyn makes 54 proposals at the meeting and everyone votes for him to be the entertainment manager just to end the meeting. He seems to think he can get Sammy Davis Jr to come to the club for £20.
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As Selwyn is digging a hole, he is throwing the dirt all over Clive's car and Clive challenges him to a duel. Selwyn's clumsiness upsets everyone at the club, then he runs for a place on the committee.
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The club outing is Saturday and Selwyn want to go to the Taj Mahal. The committee vote for Blackpool, but Selwyn secretly books Stratford on Avon. When the coach does not show up, he sends the club members to his mother's to watch TV while they wait.