Musical

Local Boy Makes Good (1931) Mervyn LeRoy, Joe E. Brown, Dorothy Lee, Ruth Hall, Comedy, Musical

Local Boy Makes Good 1931
John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally mailed and Julia receives it. When the letter says that he is a fraternity man and a big track star, Julia rushes right over to see him. But John is neither and Spike, Julia’s boyfriend, is a track star at a nearby College. John does not want to enter the track meet so Julia tries to use psychology on him. That and a good wrestling hold makes John timidly agree to enter the race, but Spike still scares him.

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Katyi (1942) Ákos Ráthonyi

Katyi (1942)
Kató Varga (Klári Tolnay) is unable to play its part in front of the Admissions Committee of the School of Dramatic Art. Geszty (Tivadar Bilicsi), severe President of the Commission maintains that she has no talent for acting and mercilessly tells you will never be an actress. Kató prepares to take revenge and under the false name of Katyi Csiba, dressed as a peasant village, obtains admission to the house Geszty. Turning everything upside down, she makes your life hell.

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City for Conquest (1940) James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco, Crime, Drama, Music

City for Conquest (1940)
Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters “the fight game” and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother Eddie’s music composition career, while Peggy goes on to become a professional dancer. When Peggy turns down Danny’s marriage proposal for her dancing career, Danny, who wanted to quit the fight game, continues on & is blinded by rosin dust purposely placed on the boxing gloves of his opponent during a fight. His former manager finances a newsstand for the now semi-blind Danny. The movie ends with brother Eddie becoming a successful composer and dedicates a symphony at Carnegie Hall to his brother who listens to the concert on the radio from his newsstand. Peggy, now down on her luck, but in the audience at Carnegie, rushes to Danny at his newsstand where they reunite. The movie is based on a novel of the same name.

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Komal Gandhar / A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale (1961) Ritwik Ghatak, Supriya Choudhury, Abanish Banerjee, Anil Chatterjee, Drama, Musical

Komal Gandhar (1961)
Set in the contentious 1950s, the film’s plot is structured around the rivalry of two radical theatre groups. One is lead by Bhrigu, the other by Shanta. Shanta’s niece Anusuya participates in Bhrigu’s work to the disapproval of her own group. When the two groups join together for a production, Shanta deliberately sabotages it. Bhrigu and Anusuya both discover they are both refugees separated from their country (Bangladesh) and they fall in love. Eventually Anusuya, scheduled to marry Samar and move to France, decides to stay with Bhrigu.

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The Cuban Love Song (1931) W.S. Van Dyke, Lawrence Tibbett, Lupe Velez, Ernest Torrence, Musical, Romance

The Cuban Love Song 1931
In 1917, an American ship is about to leave San Francisco for Cuba and marines Terry, Romance and O. O. Jones are up to their usual practice of carousing when off duty. Terry’s fiancée Crystal understands him and promises to wait, even though she knows he’ll rarely write. Once in Havana, Terry incurs the anger of a peanut vendor named Nenita Lopez when he accidentally crashes into her cart, but her antagonism soon turns to love. Although Nenita at first refuses to make love to Terry, she soon succumbs and the two begin a passionate affair.

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