Tag Archives: Peter Lawford

Royal Wedding (1951) Stanley Donen, Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It’s a hoot.
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Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) George Marshall, Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis, Comedy

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Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife’s urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he’s not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he’s done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis’ wife.
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On an Island with You (1948) Richard Thorpe, Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Musical, Romance

On an Island with You (1948)
A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her – and been kissed at the end – at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend – and fellow co-star – is just one of those disagreeing.
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Little Women (1949) Mervyn LeRoy, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O’Brien, Drama, Family, Romance

Little Women (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)
Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother – a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.
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