A fast-talking salesman is “kidnapped” by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community. Read More »
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An itinerant troupe of show-biz folks arrives in Cactus Creek. Read More »
Theres No Business Like Show Business (1954) Walter Lang, Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O’Connor
Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart. Read More »
World War II veteran Clarence “Jigger” Millard forms a band with several other former GIs. Read More »
Double Crossbones (1951) Charles Barton, Donald O’Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, Adventure, Comedy, History, Musical, Romance
Falsely accused by the corrupt Governor Elden of Charleston of fencing stolen pirate booty, young Davey Crandall and friend Tom Botts buy passage on the ship of local buccaneer Bloodthirsty Ben. Read More »
Sing, You Sinners (1938) Wesley Ruggles, Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O’Connor, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through swapping and gambling. Read More »
Something in the Wind (1947) Irving Pichel, Deanna Durbin, Donald O’Connor, John Dall, Comedy, Musical
Deanna Durbin stars in the musical shaggy dog story Something in the Wind. Read More »
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1927, Don Lockwood has worked his way up from being a song-and-dance man with partner Cosmo Brown to become a top movie star. Read More »
Call Me Madam (1953) Walter Lang, Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, Vera-Ellen, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Boisterous, fun-loving, and popular Washington D.C. hostess Sally Adams is appointed U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg, Europe’s smallest country. In Lichtenburg, the Duke and Duchess are negotiating a political marriage for their niece, Princess Maria in exchange for a substantial dowry.
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U.S. Navy combat cameraman Andy Cyphers (Ford) & his team – Murray Prince (O’Connor), George Washing Suzuki and Lank, billet themselves in an “off-limits’ Kyoto, Japan, heisha house while on leave. Cyphers quickly becomes attracted to the beautiful Chiyoko, while Murray falls in love with the pixie-like Harue. A tongue-in-cheek story told by Murray to newspapermen, that he is fighting the Korean War to help Japanese orphans, becomes big news in America and lands them in trouble.
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Francis Joins the WACS (1954) Arthur Lubin, Donald O’Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Comedy, Fantasy
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the “enemy” in a war-game battle of the sexes.
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Francis Goes to West Point (1952) Arthur Lubin, Donald O’Connor, Lori Nelson, Alice Kelley, Comedy, Fantasy
Francis Goes to West Point is the third entry in Universal’s money-spinning series about a talking mule. Donald O’Connor once again stars as Peter Sterling, who with the garrulous Francis’ helps prevent the destruction of an atomic energy plant. As a reward, Peter is given a scholarship to West Point, where he quickly distinguishes himself as the military academy’s biggest foul-up. Peter’s future as an officer and a gentleman is saved by the timely arrival of Francis, who functions as the West Point football team’s mascot. This time around, O’Connor is allotted two lovely leading ladies, played by Lori Nelson and Alice Kelly. Two of the West Point cadets are played by future TV favorites David Janssen and James Best. And as always, Francis’ Southern-fried voice is supplied by Chill Wills.
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