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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane, starring Doris Day, Howard Keel
Calamity Jane (1953), starring Doris Day, Howard Keel Synopsis of Calamity Jane Doris Day saddles up as wild West heroine Calamity Jane.  She’s a tomboy gunslinger who leaves Arizona to go to Chicago to bring back a stage star to perform in a frontier saloon.  She pines for an...
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Two Girls and a Sailor

Two Girls and a Sailor, starring Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante
Two Girls and a Sailor, starring Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante Synopsis of Two Girls and a Sailor Emmy-nominee Van Johnson (“Too Young to Kiss,” “Thrill of a Romance“), Golden Globe-winner June Allyson (“Too Young to Kiss,” Little Women“) and Gloria Dehaven (“The Yellow Cab Man,” So This...
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Happy Go Lovely [musical]

Happy Go Lovely (1951) starring Vera-Ellen, David Niven, Cesar Romero
Happy Go Lovely (1951) starring Vera-Ellen, David Niven, Cesar Romero In Happy Go Lovely, a chorus girl becomes the star in a broke producer’s show after she’s mistakenly linked with a millionaire in Scotland.
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Summer Stock

Summer Stock, starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Phil Silvers
Summer Stock (1950), starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Phil Silvers Summer Stock is an enjoyable musical with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. It’s the story of two mismatched romances, a family farm facing foreclosure, and an acting troupe that shows up unannounced …
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Copacabana

Copacabana (1947) starring Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Steve Cochran, Andy Russell, Gloria Jean
Copacabana (1947) starring Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Steve Cochran, Andy Russell, Gloria Jean In Copacabana, a zany agent (Groucho Marx) double-books a Brazilian bombshell (Carmen Miranda) as a French singer, in the same club on the same night. Every night! Romantic shenanigans and songs ensue …
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Down to Earth [Rita Hayworth]

Down to Earth (1947), starring Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks
Down to Earth (1947), starring Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks Upset about a new Broadway musical’s mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth …. And lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show’s producer and he incorporates her changes into...
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Lili [Lesli Caron, Mel Ferrer]

Lili (1953), starring Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasznar
Lili (1953), starring Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasznar Synopsis of Lili In Lili, a 16-year-old French orphan joins a carnival after her father’s death. She find a home ith a curious puppet show. The embittered puppeteer shows content for her …. But...
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My Gal Sal [Rita Hayworth]

My Gal Sal (1942) starring Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature
My Gal Sal (1942) starring Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature A gorgeous movie musical, My Gal Sal is a musical biography of Gay Nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser. The ever-lovely Rita Hayworth is the eponymous Sal, a stage star who helps Dresser to become the toast of Tin Pan Alley.
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Cowboy From Brooklyn [Dick Powell]

Cowboy From Brooklyn (1938) starring Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan
Cowboy From Brooklyn (1938) starring Dick Powell, Pat O’Brien, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan In Cowboy from Brooklyn, singing cowboys are satirized in this story about a city crooner on a dude ranch. Once he’s discovered by a talent agent, he has to pretend to be an...
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