Comedy

Kentucky Jubilee (1951) Ron Ormond, Jerry Colonna, Jean Porter, James Ellison, Comedy, Music

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A Hollywood film-director has been sent to Hickory Kentucky to find material and acts for a hill-billy picture.He is kidnapped by henchmen of a big-town city slicker who has taken over the operation of the town’s annual jubilee..mostly using bottom-of-the-barrel acts from the swamps of Florida. A Hollywood trade-paper reporter, sent to cover the event, finally thwarts the gang’s plans to loot the civic coffers and the local bank. Jerry Colonna, between the 15 staging of acts from Florida that killed vaudeville, flits in and out as a hired emcee, who also gets kidnapped.

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Justice, My Foot! / Sam sei goon (1992) Johnnie To, Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Man-Tat Ng, Action, Comedy, Drama

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Stephen Chow’s special brand of very modern, very Hong Kong screwball comedy entered a new phase with Justice, My Foot!, a costume farce set in imperial China. Chow is a shyster with an equally eccentric kung-fu ace of a wife, hilariously played by Anita Mui Yim-fong. Accompanied by Chow’s number one screen sidekick, Ng Man-tat, he manages to bring justice to the court and laughter to the viewer.

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Broadway Damage (1997) Victor Mignatti, Mara Hobel, Michael Lucas, Hugh Panaro, Comedy, Drama, Musical

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A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the obituaries. He lives with his out-of-work, eccentric fag-hag Cynthia. His best friend, Robert, is secretly in love with Marc, while Marc falls head over heels for flighty studio musician David. Things heat up as Marc’s desire for David keeps him waiting by the phone, while Cynthia gets financially cut off from her rich parents and Robert struggles to express his feelings for Marc.

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories / Betty Fisher et autres histoires (2001) Claude Miller, Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia, Mathilde Seigner, Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it’s wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose’s mother Carole is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend Francois and some of his criminal cohorts.

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