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When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner Read More »
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. Read More »
Dr. Tony Flagg’s friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. Read More »
A bachelor millionaire on a cruise is protected by a friend from the avid attentions of a crowd of husband (and fortune) seeking girls. Read More »
Holiday Inn (1942) Mark Sandrich, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Read More »
Here Come the Waves (1944) Mark Sandrich, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she’s joining the Waves. Read More »
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933) Mark Sandrich, Charles Farrell, Wynne Gibson, William Gargan, Comedy, Romance
When Aggie’s boyfriend Red is sent to jail, she meets a mild-mannered man and decides to turn him into a real man. Read More »
Jack Benny is preparing his New Year’s Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester to meet his girlfriend Josephine arriving on a steamer. Read More »
Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King’s physicians.
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So Proudly We Hail! (1943) Mark Sandrich, Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Drama, Romance, War
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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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) Mark Sandrich, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Comedy, Musical
Todd stars as Amelia Frisby, the owner of a beauty supply business. Andy Williams (Wheeler) and Dr. Bob Dudley (Woolsey) convince her to hire them as salesman to promote her new flavored lipstick, and hilarity ensues. The film features Etting singing “Keep Romance Alive” and Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee singing “Keep On Doin’ What You’re Doin'” by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.
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The story revolves around Pamela, as a woman in late-1800’s England who has no intention of marriage and wishes to be her own person. After a great deal of difficulty in finding a job, she finally lands a position at a “woman’s” magazine, which covered topics such as sewing and cooking. After the editor takes sick, she moves the magazine into discussing issues of gender equality, child labor, medical care, and finding a job. She then finds herself as the unexpected leader of a movement. After an unexpected event, she is also faced with raising a child without a father, which people at that time thought was scandalous.
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