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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.
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Based on Victor Herbert's popular 1903 operetta Babes in Toyland, the film was produced by Hal Roach, directed by Charley Rogers and Gus Meins, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Although the 1934 film makes use of many of the characters in the original play, as well as several of the songs, the plot is almost completely unlike that of the original stage production.
In contrast to the stage version, the film's story takes place entirely in Toyland, which is inhabited by Mother Goose (Virginia Karns) and other well-known fairy tale characters.
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It's Christmas Eve 1850, and the melancholy Scrooge finds himself alone at home when he sees before him the ghost of Jacob Marley, his long-time friend and business partner who died seven years earlier. Marley warns Scrooge that he will repent, even in death, for all the suffering he has caused others, and he has only one chance to escape his fate.
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Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Jack Webb
Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann (uncredited)
A cunning psychopath is the subject of the greatest manhunt in LAPD history! The semi-documentary style of this film inspired co-star Jack Webb to create his iconic TV series Dragnet.
22 Views · 4 months ago
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin
Director: Lewis Milestone
Writer: Robert Rossen
A predatory female plots to rid herself of a meek husband and silence a former lover who may have witnessed the untimely death of her mean-spirited, but wealthy stepmother.
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Stars: Tom Breneman, Bonita Granville, Beulah Bondi, Zasu Pitts
Director: Harold D. Schuster
Based on the old radio series of the same name, we see the lives of several people attending a popular radio show, including a young couple who meet and fall in love at the show. Great musical acts including Nat King Cole and Spike Jones, but ZaSu Pitts almost steals the show!
55 Views · 5 months ago
The Trials of Oscar Wilde also known as The Man with the Green Carnation and The Green Carnation, is a 1960 British film based on the libel and subsequent criminal cases involving Oscar Wilde and the Marquess of Queensberry.
Peter Finch won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the film also received four other BAFTA nominations including Best British Film, Best Film from any source and for John Fraser as Best British Actor.
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Lawyer Melville Farr takes up the case of a worker who is blackmailed for being homosexual at the cost of derailing his promising career.
A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...
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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War is a British comedy-drama film from 2002, directed by Ian Sharp and starring Pauline Collins, John Alderton and Peter Capaldi. It is based on a 1993 novel with the same name by Vernon Coleman.
It is the story about a woman, Thelma Caldicot, who is coerced by her manipulative son Derek and daughter-in-law to move into a run-down nursing home, owned by Derek's employer, after the death of her bullying husband. Derek also gets her to sign over her house to him. However, she doesn't like it at the nursing home and shows her frustration. After having been medicated by the staff to stay calm, she finally incites her fellow inmates to revolt.
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The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy. It is an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play The Ruling Class which tells the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter O'Toole) who inherits an Earldom (a high-ranking aristocratic title).
The film co-stars Alastair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe. It was produced by Jules Buck and directed by Peter Medak.In a review nearly 30 years after The Ruling Class was first released, critic Ian Christie said the film is "unashamedly theatrical, and it emerges from a particularly interesting period in English culture when theatre and cinema together were mining a rich vein of flamboyant self-analysis.
Many stage works of this period cry out for filmic extension—in fact, Medak had just filmed a very different play that mingled fantasy and reality by a writer often bracketed with Barnes, Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. But what makes The Ruling Class exceptional (and difficult for some) are its outrageous mixing of genres and its sheer ambition. Not only are there allusions to Shakespeare and Marlowe, but also to Wilde and Whitehall farce; to the gentility of Ealing Studios, with a plot that distantly evokes that other great black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, and to Hammer's gore-fests.
66 Views · 7 months ago
Great Guy (1936) Crime noir full movies, James Cagney stars as an honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures taking on corrupt businesses and crooked politicians. Not his normal "gangster" movie Jimmy Cagney plays a "great guy" in this classic crime film.
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Undertow 1949 full movie. Scott Brady stars in this film noir crimedrama as an ex gangster from Chicago who has gone straight but ends up framed for the hit on a powerful mob boss. this crime film has a great chase scene involving a LONG corridor which should not be missed. the film hits all the standard noir plot points and is a quality picture.
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Watch Three Came Home (1950) Full Movie on The Film Detective. Three Came Home is the dramatic screen adaption of Agnes Newton Keith's war-time prison memoir. Separated from her husband, Keith (Claudette Colbert) and her young son must survive in captivity until the end of the war. The realistic and harrowing film was directed by Oscar nominee Jean Negulesco, and features former Japanese silent screen star Sessue Hayakawa as the stern camp commandant Colonel Suga. "It will shock you, disturb you, tear your heart out," wrote the NY Times' Bosley Crowther. "But it will fill you fully with a great respect for a heroic soul."
Director: Jean Negulesco
Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Agnes Newton Keith
Starring: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond
15 Views · 8 months ago
Writer: Rod Serling
Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley
Director: Fielder Cook
In Rod Serling's tale of corporate greed, when a young man is recruited onto the board of a high-powered corporation, he finds his ethics at odds with his ambition. Watch for an unbilled Lauren Bacall in a lobby scene... or is it a look-a-like?
31 Views · 8 months ago
In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.Director: Lewis AllenWriter: Richard Sale Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James GleasonGenres
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Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope, and her friend Jerry, in developing an apparatus they have invented, but he is called back onto the case after an experimental death ray is stolen.Director: Robert F. Hill Writers: Robert F. Hill (as Rock Hawley), Basil Dickey Stars: Ralph Byrd, Herbert Rawlinson, Joan Barclay
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Janet is a young student at a private school. Her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in a psychiatric hospital, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.Director: Freddie Francis (Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, Tales From the Crypt)Writer: Jimmy Sangster (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula)David KnightMoira RedmondBrenda BruceJennie Linden
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Feature film based on the TV sitcom of the same name, featuring Ronnie Barker and the regular cast in the classic prison comedy. Also features Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Peter Vaughan, Geoffrey Bayldon and more.
Cellmates Fletch and Godber find themselves on the wrong side of the bars when they're inadvertently bungled out of Slade Prison during someone else's escape. Somehow they've got to break back in before warder Mackay notices their absence.
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Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde) love life improves dramatically when lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. As a model she's relieved at the diagnosis, and she's as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her.
Meanwhile, Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who has started sleep-walking. He has also suddenly lost his gruff manner, and is being nice to everyone. Sparrow quickly diagnoses Spratt's condition: he's fallen in love. The object of his affection is Physiotherapist Iris Merchant (Barbara Murray). Sparrow urges him on, but she has another suitor: Major Tommy Ffrench (Donald Houston). Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her, but when that doesn't work out, he follows her himself.
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Murder mystery thriller starring Alastair Sim and featuring Trevor Howard. After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.Green for Danger (1946)Studio: Individual PicturesDirector: Sidney GilliatWriter: Sidney Gilliat, Claud GurneyCast: Trevor Howard, Sally Gray
95 Views · 9 months ago
Space: 1999 is a British science-fiction television programme that ran for two series from 1975 to 1977.
"Breakaway" is the first episode of the first series of Space: 1999. Commander John Koenig, the new commander of Moonbase Alpha, leads the investigation of a mysterious disease at the station and uncovers evidence of a far greater looming disaster.
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Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed.
Stars: Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor, Marc Lawrence & Ralph Sanford.
Director: Frank McDonald.