Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers, wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can’t remember–and she’s pregnant. Norval Jones, the 4-F local boy who’s been in love with Trudy for years, tries to help her find a way out of her predicament. Trudy complicates matters further by falling for Norval, and events snowball from there.
Shanghai Express / Foo gwai lit che (1986) Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Biao Yuen, Olivia Cheng, Action, Comedy, Western
What happens when a glamorous express, with high government officials, wealthy merchants, concubines and a gang of brigands on board, speeds towards the small town of Hanshui, where escaping bank robbers, corrupt officials, and gamblers await? Well, let’s just say the Titanic had a smoother maiden voyage.
Bridal Suite (1939) Wilhelm Thiele, Annabella, Robert Young, Walter Connolly, Comedy, Music, Romance
Affording a happy variation from the more serious problems of life, “Bridal Suite” gleefully wends its way to the screen… in the story Robert Young is rushed off to Switzerland by his fluttery mother Billie Burke to be cured of forgetfulness so that he may in future remember such trifles as his wedding date.
A meek and mild projectionist, who also cleans up after screenings, would like nothing better than to be a private detective. He becomes engaged to a pretty girl but a ladies man known as the Sheik vies for her affection. He gets rid of the projectionist by stealing a pocket watch belonging to the girl’s father – which he pawns to buy her an expensive box of candy.
Financial broker Jimmie Shannon is nearly bankrupt when an attorney presents grandfather’s will leaving him seven million dollars. In order to inherit the money Jimmie must marry before 7 pm on his 27th birthday – today!
Thousands Cheer (1943) George Sidney, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel’s pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie’s also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family’s trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.
In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from the cast of Wizard of Oz, The (1939) ). Secret Service agent Bruce Thorpe and casting director Annie Clark find romance amidst the intrigue and confusion.
A professor accidentally creates a pill that essentially makes him Superman. Soon everybody, from a soccer team to a gang boss, wants those pills and the clever complications compound until it’s up to a fast-thinking “Super Girl” to save the day.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) John Murlowski, David Gallagher, Eugene Levy, Keene Curtis, Family, Comedy
After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he’d never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his only hope is to find professor Keenbean and the wishing machine so he can wish things back to normal.
La cage aux folles / Birds of a Feather (1978) Édouard Molinaro, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Comedy
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner.