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|Also Known As:||Died:||August 5, 1955|
|Born:||February 9, 1909||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Portugal||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
A singer and his sidekick help an heiress who''''s inherited a haunted mansion.
Mother-and-daughter singers compete for the same role and the same man.
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
Colonel Urias J. Magonnagle (Edgar Buchanan) is running for Governor, against a crooked incumbent, and glib-tongued Wally M. Jones (Phil Silvers) persaudes him to build his campaign around performances by Earl Gordon (Harry James) and his band, including vocalists Terry (Vivian Blaine) and Allen Clark (Perry Como.) The performers (including Carmen Miranda as Michelle O'Toole) perform, Magonnagle orates and the citizens are buying. The crooked political machine gets worried and a few plot twists later (as can only be performed by four screenplay writers evidently in separate rooms), Clark has replaced Magonnagle as the candidate.
A burlesque star breaks into the big time.
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancée. Mostly song and dance.
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
A nightclub entertainer pretends to be a noted financier, only to fall for the man¿s wife.
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
Music (feature film)
A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
A three-part series, hosted by Harry Belafonte, exploring the origins of Afro-Cuban music. Interviews and archival footage trace the music from Africa through the Caribbean to the United States.
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