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High Barbaree [Van Johnson, June Allyson]

High Barbaree (1947) starring Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell

Synopsis

At it’s heart, High Barbaree is the story of a young man who gives up on his dreams, regrets it, and tries to turn around. As two World War II airmen are shot down, afloat in the ocean, one of them (Van Johnson) tells the other his story. The story of High Barbaree.

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Swing Fever

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Swing Fever (1943), starring Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, Nat Pendleton

Synopsis

In Swing Fever, a country boy (Kay Kyser) comes to the big city and gets entangled with a crooked fight manager.

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The Show-Off

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The Show-Off (1946) starring Red Skelton, Marilyn Maxwell

Synopsis of The Show-Off

Amy Fisher falls in love with Aubrey Piper, a loudmouth and braggart who pretends to be more than the lowly clerk he is. She marries him, over her family’s objections.  Aubrey can’t seem to stop insulting others or interfering with their lives. He accidentally sets her inventor brother Joe’s laboratory on fire, wrecks a car, drives it without a license, gets kicked off a radio show for offending the sponsor and blows Joe’s deal with a paint company.

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The Lemon Drop Kid

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Editorial review of The Lemon Drop Kid | Bob Hope, courtesy of Amazon.com

Bob Hope plays a small-time con artist with a fondness for lemon candy in this film based on a Damon Runyon story. When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for “Apple Annie” – Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and collecting dough for old dolls like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid’s girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid’s Santa scam.

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