Musical

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

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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Hollywood or Bust (1956) Frank Tashlin, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley

Hollywood or Bust (1956)
The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in Hollywood, next to Anita Ekberg’s. When Malcom hears that, they both set out for Hollywood and the adventure begins…
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The Apple (1980) Menahem Golan, Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy

The Apple (1980)
Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear that Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world.
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Babes in Arms (1939) Busby Berkeley, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger

Babes in Arms (1939)
Mickey Moran, a talented singer and musician, son of a veteran from the show business. Mickey has a partner, Patsi Barton, a pretty girl and also a very talented singer. One day, a big opportunity arrives for Mickey, a big contract to set up his own show. However, things don’t go well, and in order to avoid being sent to a work farm, he’ll improvise a show in the country, despite the awful weather conditions. Patsi’s in love with Mickey, he loves her too, but for him the show must go on, and his big dream maybe will come true: formally stage his play in a big scenario, with a huge production.
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Tito i ja / Tito and Me (1992) Goran Markovic, Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic

Tito i ja (1992)
The story of a ten years old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader – marshal Tito. In his school, he wins the contest for the best Tito’s composition. His reward is the participation in “Tito’s native land” march. He claims in his work that he loves Tito more than his Dad and Mom, which makes them desperate. He does not understand what is so confusing and weird in his love towards the leader. This march will be a difficult temptation for him. Unaccustomed to nature, walks and independent living, harassed by the teacher, Stalinist, he fails, gets lost in the mountain and his life changes.
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Sing Your Way Home (1945) Anthony Mann, Jack Haley, Marcy McGuire, Glen Vernon

Sing Your Way Home (1945)
In this musical comedy, an arrogant war journalist is sailing back to the Big Apple after the end of WW II. En route, he has been assigned to watch over a band of teenagers who were trapped in Europe four years ago while entertaining the troops. Their entrapment has done nothing to dim their enthusiasm for performing and while waiting for passage the crews entertain everyone at every opportunity.
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À nous la liberté (1931) René Clair, Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France

A nous la liberte (1931)
A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner, where he oversees a highly mechanized operation where the workers are reduced to mere automatons. Fearful of being exposed over his past, at first by his friend and later by another gangster, the owner chooses to give his factory to the workers, then escapes with his friend to the freedom of the open road. The production company for “A Nous la Liberte” was for more than a decade embroiled in a lawsuit claiming that Charles Chaplin had seen their film and plagiarized many ideas from it as he developed “Modern Times.”
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High Society (1956) Charles Walters, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

High Society (1956)
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife’s Tracy Lord’s family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy’s heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that “safe” can mean “deadly dull” when it comes to husbands and life.
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Roberta (1935) William A. Seiter, Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

Roberta (1935)
Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh fashion house run by her assistant, Stephanie. There they meet the singer Scharwenka (alias Huck’s old friend Lizzie), who gets the band a job. Meanwhile, Madame Roberta passes away and leaves the business to John and he goes into partnership with Stephanie.
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Road to Rio (1947) Norman Z. McLeod, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

Road to Rio (1947)
Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship’s captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
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Incident at a Corner (1960) Alfred Hitchcock, Vera Miles, George Peppard, Paul Hartman

Incident at a Corner (1960)
A school crossing guard reprimands the PTA president for careless driving. He is later dismissed from his job on the basis of an anonymous note accusing him of being too friendly with little schoolgirls. His daughter’s boyfriend takes up his cause, assuming that the PTA president sent the note out of spite. It turns out that the note was sent by a woman living across the street from the school, who knew the guard from another city, and feared he would expose her past life. Story is told with the same incident repeated from several different viewpoints.
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