On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him.
Otto Preminger's 1960 adaptation of Leon Uris's novel Exodus is a sprawling tale of the founding of modern Israel, starring Paul Newman as a resistance leader. The film works best as an example of Preminger's estimable skill with all levels of drama and action, but as a reflection upon history it is compromised by stereotypes, unpersuasive relationships and a certain moral ambivalence about issues related to the subject. There are good and exciting sequences, however, particularly one involving an effort to break through a British blockade and get to the homeland. --Tom Keogh
Leave it to the Chairman of the Board to rope in a great director for the first Rat Pack movie, Ocean's Eleven. Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) did indeed direct this 1960 caper movie starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop; but the results now seem like more of a historical artefact than a good piece of entertainment. The tone of the film is curiously serious--much more so than Steven Soderbergh's fluffy 2002 remake--one somehow expected that the Rat Pack would have made a more buoyant first picture. But it is something to see these guys together, if only for reasons of nostalgia.--Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night. They develop a master plan but after the whole thing is over, something goes wrong...
Titles Comprise: Second Chorus stars Fred Astaire Burgess Meredith Paulette Goddard Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth with music by Artie Shaw Bernie Hanighen Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Danny (Astaire) and Hank (Meredith) are surprised when Artie Shaw hires competent manager Ellen (Goddard) away from their college band. The two trumpet players scheme to get into Shaw's band themselves each trying to trump the other's plays. Featured songs & dance routines include: Sugar Everything's Jumping I Ain't Hep To That Step But I'll Dig It Sweet Sue Love Of My Life Russian Caf Number Poor Mr. Chisholm Concerto For Clarinet Hoe Down The Bayou.
Judy Holliday stars as Gladys Glover a young woman who wants to make a name for herself so she rents a billboard on Columbus Circle and advertises her name. When a wealthy soap manufacturer tries to wrestle the billboard away from Gladys he finds himself falling in love with her. Can an aspiring model find happiness on a billboard?
Brother and sister dance act Tom and Ellen Bowen finish an engagement in New York and journey to London at around the same time as a Royal wedding. On board the cruise ship Ellen meets and falls in love with Lord John Brindale with the result she pays less attention to her dancing. Upon arrival in London Tom auditions for a new partner and meets Anne Ashmond but romance starts to threaten the act...
A celebration of the life and career of Steve McQueen with five of his classic movies. Bullitt SE (Dir. Peter Yates 1968): Special Edition (English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo / 1.85:1 Widescreen / 1 hour and 49 minutes) In one of his most memorable roles Steve McQueen stars as Detective Frank Bullitt a hard-driving tough-as-nails San Francisco cop. Bullitt has just received what sounds like a routine assignment: keep a star witness out of sight and out of danger for 48
The Royal Wedding: A brother-and-sister dance team enthrall their New York audiences but when their show is requested in London they jump at the chance and hop on board the next ship crossing the pond. Love blossoms on the unruly seas and in lovely London as the romance of the royal English wedding fills the air. Featuring some of Fred Astaire's most famous and entertaining numbers - including his dancing on the ceiling - and bubbly songstress Jane Powell 'Royal Wedding' glo
Universally adored film and recording star Doris Day triumphed television comedy rating number one in her timeslot with this light-hearted hit on CBS-TV from 1968-1973. The fourth year of THE DORIS DAY SHOW introduces a new boss Cy Bennett (played by John Dehner) for Doris at Today's World magazine and a new secretary friend Jackie Parker (portrayed by Jackie Joseph). Peter Lawford also joins the cast as Doris' boyfriend Dr. Peter Lawrence. Among the guest stars featured are Bob
Royal Wedding (Dir. Stanley Donen 1951): Brother and sister dance act Tom and Ellen Bowen finish an engagement in New York and journey to London at around the same time as a Royal wedding. On board the cruise ship Ellen meets and falls in love with Lord John Brindale with the result she pays less attention to her dancing. Upon arrival in London Tom auditions for a new partner and meets Anne Ashmond but romance starts to threaten the act... Second Chorus (Dir. H.C. Potte
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell play a brother and sister dance team who go to London during the Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and find their own romances. Notable for inspiring songs and Astaires incredible dancing on the ceiling and walls. A must for dancers of all ages and to see once again the greatest dancer of all time.
Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling in this 1951 Alan Jay Lerner musical for MGM, directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain). The appealing story finds Astaire as part of a brother-and-sister act (along with Jane Powell) that travels to London at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding. Astaire and Powell each find romances that threaten to break up the act, but that's mostly fun window dressing in a movie better known for some truly creative sequences made vivid by Donen, including Astaire's famous dance with a hat rack and his duet with Powell, "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You (When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life)?" --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
On 12th May 1960 upon completion of his National Service Elvis Presley joined Frank Sinatra and other special guests for a one-off television show that is now a rare record of the two most popular performers of the 20th century performing together. The tracklist includes 'It's Very Nice' 'Fame And Fortune' 'Witchcraft' 'Come On Bess' 'Gone With The Wind' 'Shall We Dance' and many more.
Combining elegance and wit Lubitsch's last film set in 1938 London is one of the most engaging romantic comedies. Jennifer Jones and Charles Boyer are well teamed as the plumber's niece (later housemaid) and the intellectual Czech refugee who throw English society into disarray with their disregard for conventions. This charming satire aided by a wonderful script taking in snobbery upstairs downstairs and in the middle classes is given a jolly run around by a cast comprising most of Hollywood's British stalwarts from Sir C Aubrey Smith and Peter Lawford to Sara Allgood and Una O'Connor.
The Complete Frank Sinatra - ""This great box set includes 9 Frank Sinatra TV Shows on three DVDs with guests Elvis Presley Sammy Davis Jnr Peter Lawford Big Crosby and Louis Armstrong. This great bumper box set also includes 60 of Frank Sinatra's greatest hits on three CDs. Songs include Come Fly With Me I Get A Kick out of You I've Got you under My Skin and The Lady is a Tramp.
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