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Mame, starring Lucille Ball

Mame (1974) starring Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Robert Preston
Mame (1974) starring Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Robert Preston Synopsis of Mame Lucille Ball stars in Mame.  Mame is a film of the blockbuster Broadway musical. It tells the story of the flamboyant, unconventional and, above all, glamorous Mame.
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Meet the People (1944)

Meet the People(1944) starring Lucille Ball, Dick Powell At its’ heart, Meet the People is a musical romantic comedy, where shipyard worker William ‘Swanee’ Swanson (played by Dick Powell) has written a patriotic play about the American worker during World War II, and actress Julie Hampton (played by Lucille Ball) is...
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Follow the Fleet

Editorial review of Follow the Fleet (1936) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard courtesy of Amazon.com Of the nine films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers completed for RKO Pictures, Follow the Fleet falls short of the top echelon. Coming between series peaks Top Hat and Swing Time, Fleet repeats the mistake (ala Flying Down...
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Billy Rose’s Jumbo

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962), starring Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Dean Jagger Synopsis of Billy Rose’s Jumbo In Billy Rose’s Jumbo, Pop and Kitty Wonder are the owners of the Wonder Circus. Because of Pop’s gambling addiction, they’re constantly in debt, with creditors very close to foreclosing...
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Tea for Two

Tea for Two (1950) starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe, S.Z “Cuddles” Sakall Synopsis of Tea for Two An aspiring actress takes a bet that she can answer “no” to every question for 24 hours. If she can, she’ll win the opportunity...
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It Happened in Brooklyn

It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante, Gloria Grahame Synopsis of It Happened in Brooklyn “Everybody is miserable in Brooklyn!” declares Anne Fielding, a pretty music teacher. It may start out that way, but Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, and...
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For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal (1942), starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, George Murphy For Me and My Gal is a good many things — an ode to vaudeville, with some excellent song and dance routines, a “boy meets girl” movie, the film debut of Gene Kelly, a patriotic...
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Easter Parade [Fred Astaire]

Easter Parade (1948), starring Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller Synopsis of Easter Parade On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) is crushed when his dancing partner and girlfriend (Ann Miller) refuses to start a new contract with him.  To prove that he doesn’t need Nadine,...
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Oliver!

Oliver! (1968) starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Shani Wallis, Jack Wild Synopsis of Oliver! Musical version of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” adapted from the stage hit, 1968 Best Picture Oscar.
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Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies (1945) starring William Powell, Red Skelton, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly,  Lucille Ball,  Lena Horne, Kathryn Grayson and many more Ziegfeld Follies is an attempt at recreating the spectacle of Flo Ziegfeld’s famous Broadway shows … And so the film is a series of unrelated musical and...
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