Joseph Haydn is the composer whom Mozart and Beethoven revered, yet he is too often overshadowed by his younger contemporaries. Director Phil Grabsky hopes to redress the balance in this biographical account of Haydn’s life and work.
In Search of Chopin (2014) Phil Grabsky, Juliet Stevenson, David Dawson, Leif Ove Andsnes, Documentary, Biography, Music
In a new film from the director of award-winning and critically acclaimed trilogy In Search of Mozart, In Search of Beethoven & In Search of Haydn Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of one of the world’s favourite composers, Fryderyk Chopin.
Bright Lights / Adventures In Africa (1930) Michael Curtiz, Dorothy Mackaill, Frank Fay, Noah Beery, Musical, Drama
The lovely young star of a Broadway show is giving an interview to several newspaper writers and tells them about her wild life, parts of which involved “hula dancing” in Africa and an involvement with a dangerous Portuguese smuggler. Unbeknownst to her, the smuggler has showed up at the theater on that very night.
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.
Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she’s pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby, finally acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner. Complications follow amid a series of musical numbers.
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.
Marshovia, a small European kingdom, is on the brink of bankruptcy but the country may be saved if the wealthy American Crystal Radek, widow of a Marshovian, can be convinced to part with her money and marry the king’s nephew count Danilo.
Sanjana and Aditya retreat to Ooty to give a last chance to their crumbling marriage. But the break turns into a nightmare when Sanjana starts hearing screams. A spirit is haunting Sanjana, while Aditya is hiding a secret that could steer him from life to death.
Neptune’s Daughter (1949) Edward Buzzell, Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O’Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love.
Clara Wieck meets the talented Robert Schumann in her father’s Leipzig music school. And entirely against her father’s wishes, who thinks only of her future artistic career, she falls in love with Robert. The final break comes after a successful tour as a pianist at the side of Franz Liszt.