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The High and the Mighty (1954) William A. Wellman, John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Action, Adventure, Drama

The High and the Mighty (William A. Wellman, 1954)
One disaster after another happens on this trans-Pacific flight. You have the pilot who loses his nerve! The washed-up co-pilot. The milquetoast flight engineer. The young hot shot second officer. And a cabin full of passengers with every range of problems and personalities there could possibly be. Here you have the Duke in a role he didn’t want, and a movie with the title song that became Duke’s theme. What else could any John Wayne fan want? It’s all here, and then some.
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999) Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Comedy, Drama, Music

Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen, 1999)
A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world. We follow Ray’s life: bouts of getting drunk, his bizzare hobbies of shooting rats and watching passing trains, his dreams of fame and fortune, his strange obsession with the better-known guitarist Django Reinhardt, and of course, playing his beautiful music.
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So Proudly We Hail! (1943) Mark Sandrich, Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Drama, Romance, War

So Proudly We Hail! (Mark Sandrich, 1943)
A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination, and their lives. Sent to Bataan, in the Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of “Davey’s” unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense.
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The Seven Little Foys (1955) Melville Shavelson, Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Biography, Comedy, Drama

The Seven Little Foys (Melville Shavelson, 1955)
Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie’s career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold.
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Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) Harry Beaumont, Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, Crime, Drama, Romance

Dance, Fools, Dance (Harry Beaumont, 1931)
After her father Stanley Jordan loses his wealth in market, Bonnie goes to work as a cub reporter. Her brother Rodney is the wheel man in a gangland massacre. Bert, a reporter on Bonnie’s paper, is murdered while investigating. Bonnie gets to know gang leader Jake Luva and learns how the gang works and that her brother is involved. By the time it’s over her wealthy friend Bob sees how wonderful she is and falls in love with her for good.
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