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1776

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Writer: Peter Stone
Actor: Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, Virginia Vestoff, Emory Bass, Howard Caine, William Duell, Ralston Hill, Patrick Hines, Daniel Keyes, Leo Leydon, Joanthan Moore, John Myhers, Stephen Nathan, James Noble, Rex Robbins, Charles Rule
Summary: 1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
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20 Feet from Stardom

Director: Morgan Neville
Actor: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill
Summary: They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and RandB hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more. Includes behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler.
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3 Idiots

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Writer: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Actor: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi, Boman Irani
Summary: Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius. You've never met a college student quite like 'Rancho.' From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down-along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for 'Virus, ' the school's uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the '3 idiots, once and for all.
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The 3 Penny Opera

3 Groschenoper

Director: G.W. Pabst
Writer: Leo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda, Bela Balazs
Actor: Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schunzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff
Summary: Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.
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42nd Street

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writer: Rian James, James Seymour
Actor: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell, Allen Jenkins, Edward J. Nugent, Robert McWade, George E. Stone
Summary: The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score.
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8 Women

8 Femmes

Director: Francois Ozon
Writer: Francois Ozon, Marina de Van
Actor: Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard
Summary: A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive.
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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

Director: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine, Christopher Moore
Writer: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine
Summary: A ground-breaking documentary film about hip-hop, youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before, during, and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven-part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.
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Aladdin

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Actor: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3149 1991a
Summary: In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matter most - on the inside.
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Alice in Wonderland (1983)

Director: Kirk Browning
Writer: Florida Friebus, Eva Le Gallienne
Actor: Kate Burton, Richard Burton, Colleen Dewhurst
Summary: A modern setting for the tale of Alice in a fantasy world.
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Amadeus

Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Peter Shaffer
Actor: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones
Screenplay: PN1997 .A3419 1982a
Summary: Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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Amandla! a Revolution in Four Part Harmony

Director: Lee Hirsch
Actor: Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu
Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for 'power'. An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
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An American in Paris

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Actor: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch
Summary: An American expatriate painter living in Paris falls in love with an engaged French woman.
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Annie Get Your Gun

Director: George Sidney
Writer: Sidney Sheldon
Actor: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn
Summary: Frank Butler, handsome star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bags clay pigeons and ladies' hearts. He's the best marksman in the world--until a backwoods hoyden challenges him. Her name? Annie Oakley.
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Annie (1987)

Director: John Huston
Writer: Carol Sobieski
Actor: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann, Aileen Quinn
Summary: The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire 'Daddy' Warbucks.
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Annie (1999)

Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Irene Mecchi
Actor: Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Andrea McArdle, Alicia Morton
Summary: For a young girl living a 'hard-knock life' in a children's orphanage, things may seem pretty bad -- especially at Christmas. But feisty Annie carries a song in her heart and hope in her locket -- the only thing she has from her parents. One day, fed up with the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the run-down orphanage determined to find her mom and dad. Her adventure takes her from the cold, mean streets of New York to the warm, comforting arms of bighearted billionaire Oliver Warbucks -- with plenty of mischief and music in between.
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Applause

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Writer: Garrett Fort, Beth Brown
Actor: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish, Jack Cameron, Henry Wadsworth
Summary: A backstage musical that tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.
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Artists and Models

Director: Frank Tashlin
Writer: Frank Tashlin, Hal Kanter, Herbert Baker
Actor: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone, Eddie Mayehoff, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg, George Winslow
Summary: Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.
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Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm

Director: Tara Tremaine
Writer: William Gucwa
Actor: Chuck Klausmeyer
Summary: This program traces the lives and motion picture careers of the famous dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Excerpts from all ten of the motion pictures that Rogers and Astaire made together, from Flying down to Rio in 1933 to Barkleys of Broadway in 1949 are featured.
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The Band Wagon

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Actor: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, James Mitchell, Robert Gist
Screenplay: PN1997 .B2449 C66 1986
Summary: Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage.
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The Barkleys of Broadway

Director: Charles Walters
Writer: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke, Jacques Francois, Gale Robbins
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger moved to MGM to play a bickering show biz couple.
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Beach Blanket Bingo

Director: William Asher
Writer: Leo Townsend, Sher Townsend, William Asher
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Jody McCrea
Summary: Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) take lessons in free-falling while Bonehead (Jody McCrea) falls for a mermaid.
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The Beach Boys: An American Band

Director: Malcolm Leo
Writer: Malcolm Leo
Summary: A candid look at America's favorite clean-cut, candy-striped and harmonic family featuring never-before-released footage from The Beach Boys own archives, and over 40 original Beach Boys songs in full stereo.
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Beach Party

Director: William Asher
Writer: Lou Rusoff, William Asher, Robert Dillon
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Bob Cummings, Harvey Lembeck
Summary: Throw on your Hawaiian shirt and light the tiki torches for the first "Beach" flick starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. It's summer vacation and the duo, along with their beach-bum pals, celebrate by hitting the waves and dancing to the tunes of Dick Dale and his Del-Tones. But an anthropologist (Bob Cummings) studying the teens' mating rituals and a bungling biker (Harvey Lembeck) who abducts Annette threaten the kids' fun in the sun.
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The Beatles Anthology

Director: Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor
Summary: Truly the definitive collection of Beatles material and a must-see for Beatles fans of all ages, this set includes rare and previously unreleased footage of the Fab Four, including an intimate performance by the surviving Beatles recorded in 1994. Dolby 5.1 surround sound and picture restoration enhance this classic assortment of interviews, concerts and music videos.
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Beauty and the Beast

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writer: Linda Woolverton
Actor: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Summary: Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.
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Bells Are Ringing

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Actor: Dean Martin, Judy Holliday, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy, Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Frank Gorshin
Summary: A switchboard operator gets caught up in the personal lives of the clients of an answering service, including that of a playboy.
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The Benny Goodman Story

Director: Valentine Davies
Writer: Valentine Davies
Actor: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Ben Pollack, Teddy Wilson, Edward "Kid" Ory
Summary: The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this musical biography of the famed King of Swing. Featuring all the outstanding songs and instrumentals made famous by the immortal clarinetist, the story follows the innovative musician from his childhood in Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938.
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Director: Colin Higgins
Writer: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Colin Higgins
Actor: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors
Summary: A sheriff and a proprietess join together not only in romance, but to fight a big city TV crusader in his efforts to expose the Chicken Ranch to public scandal, and thus close it down.
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Beware of Mr. Baker

Director: Jay Bulger
Writer: Jay Bulger
Actor: Ginger Baker, Jay Bulger, John Lydon, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Mickey Hart, Marky Ramone, Carlos Santana
Summary: The documentary about the ailing-yet-ferocious Ginger Baker, the brilliant and wildly self-destructive drummer for Cream and Blind Faith. An almost impossible man to be around, he allows the director unprecedented access--even if he strikes him violently on the nose with his cane on the final day of filming.
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Beyond the Sea

Director: Kevin Spacey
Writer: Kevin Spacey, Lewis Colick
Actor: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy, Gary Whelan, William Ullrich
Summary: A look at the life and career of American singer-songwriter Bobby Darin, one of the most popular musicians of the late 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Director: Russ Meyer
Writer: Roger Ebert
Actor: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, Edy Williams, John La Zar, Michael Blodgett, Gurian, David
Screenplay: PN1997 .B421 1969a
Summary: Three naive female rockers head to Hollywood to claim an inheritance and wind up with a kinky music promoter.
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Biggie and Tupac

Director: Nick Broomfield
Summary: Nick Broomfield looks into the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Talks with their family, friends, business associates and the police. Investigates the rumors of police corruption and music industry betrayals that turned these teenage friends into enemies.
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Bikini Beach

Director: William Asher
Writer: William Asher, Robert Dillon, Leo Townsend
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello
Summary: A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.
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The Blues Brothers

Director: John Landis
Writer: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
Actor: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, Steve Lawrence
Screenplay: PN1997 .B6384 1979
Summary: After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep
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Blues in the Night

Director: Anatole Litvak
Writer: Robert Rossen
Actor: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A neurotic bandleader and a carefree clarinettist, along with their jazz band, travel from one small-time gig to another, always hoping for their big break but always denied fame thanks to their own personal demons.
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Bob Dylan, Don't Look Back

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Writer: D.A. Pennebaker
Actor: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price
Summary: Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubadour, spends three weeks in England.
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Born to Dance

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers
Actor: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel, Sid Silvers, Frances Langford, Raymond Walburn, Alan Dinehart, Buddy Ebsen
Summary: A break-a-leg tale of an understudy turned Broadway star.
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Bound For Glory

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Robert Getchell
Actor: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon
Screenplay: PN1997 .B72 1975
Summary: In 1936 Woody Guthrie leaves Texas and heads to California looking for work. He meets hobos, migrant workers and people down on their luck, and begins his career as a folk singer.
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Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

Director: Don Was
Writer: Don Was
Summary: Candid interviews with family, friends, peers and Wilson himself, chronicling his life.
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Brigadoon

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Actor: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Hugh Laing, Virginia Bosler, Jimmy Thompson, Dody Heath
Summary: Two vacationing Americans stumble upon a Scottish village which comes to life for only one day every 100 years. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies.
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The Broadway Melody

Director: Harry Beaumont
Writer: Norman Houston, James Gleason, Earl Baldwin
Actor: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiance Eddie Kearns says, they're 'a coupla swell kids.' Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, 'The Broadway Melody.' Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands.
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Broadway Melody of 1936

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Harry W. Conn, Moss Hart, Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers
Actor: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing!
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Broadway Melody of 1938

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Jack McGowan
Actor: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.
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Broadway Melody of 1940

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Leon Gordon, George Oppenheimer
Actor: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht, Hildy Parks
Actor: Angela Lansbury, Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures II

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht, Hildy Parks
Actor: Lauren Bacall, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jerry Orbach
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1971 and 1992.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht
Actor: Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, Harvey Fierstein
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002.
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Brothers of the Head

Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Writer: Tony Grisoni
Actor: Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Sean Harris, Bryan Dick, Tania Emery, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Horrocks, John Simm
Summary: Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing Punk Rock in this mind-bending pseudo documentary.
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City

Director: Chris Hilson
Summary: Recorded in the summer of 2000 during an emotional 10-night stand at Madison Square Garden, this outstanding concert video features the Boss and his reunited E Street Band delivering their classic brand of rock 'n' roll. Springsteen and the boys perform "My Love Will Not Let You Down," "Prove It All Night," "Born to Run," "Thunder Road," "American Skin (41 Shots)" a bluesy version of "Born in the U.S.A." and more.
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The Buddy Holly Story

Director: Steve Rash
Writer: Robert Gittler
Actor: Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7873 1977
Summary: Biography of 50's rock musician. Includes 12 of Holly's orginal hits.
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Bundle of Joy

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Norman Krasna, Robert Carson, Arthur Sheekman
Actor: Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Nonan
Summary: A salesgirl picks up a foundling, is mistaken for its unwed mother and must keep up the charade, baby and all, to keep her job. The musical remake of one of the great comedies of the '30s, Bachelor Mother.
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Busby Berkeley: Excerpts

Director: Busby Berkeley
Actor: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, James Cagney
Summary: This collection features 21 song-and-dance spectaculars staged and directed by Busby Berkeley, from movie musicals released in the 1930's. Included are excerpts from '42nd Street' (1933), 'Gold diggers of 1933' (1933), 'Fashions of 1934' (1934), 'In Caliente' (1933), 'Footlight parade' (1933), 'Wonder Bar' (1934), 'Dames' (1934), 'Gold diggers of 1935' (1935), and 'Gold diggers of 1937' (1937).
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Cabaret

Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Jay Presson Allen
Actor: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Marisa Berenson
Screenplay: PN1997 .C16 1984
Summary: An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.
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Cabin in the Sky

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Joseph Schrank
Actor: Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram
Summary: The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan.
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Cadillac Records

Director: Darnell Martin
Writer: Darnell Martin
Actor: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mos Def, Beyonce Knowles
Summary: Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business.
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Call Me Madam

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Arthur Sheekman
Actor: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders
Summary: Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the sauve Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attache, Kenneth.
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Camelot

Director: Joshua Logan
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Actor: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Laurence Naismith
Summary: A musical interpretation of the legend of King Arthur.
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Can-Can

Writer: Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer
Actor: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Juliet Prowse, Marcel Dalio, Leon Belasco
Summary: The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Cafe Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can.
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Candide

Director: Lonny Price
Writer: Lonny Price, Hugh Wheeler
Actor: Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Sir Thomas Allen, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janine LaManna
Summary: Based on Voltaire's tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons.
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Carefree

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writer: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear, Jack Carson, Clarence Kolb, Franklin Pangborn
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: She's afraid of marriage--can he help? With the forever magic of Irving Berlin's romantic Change Partners, the dance craze of The Yam and more, the answer is delightfully Yes!
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Carousel

Director: Henry King
Writer: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
Actor: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Claramae Turner, Robert Rounseville, Gene Lockhart, Audrey Christie, Susan Luckey, William LeMassena, John Dehner, Jacques D'Amboise
Summary: Billy Bigelow , a smooth-talking carny man, falls in love with a millworker. Tragedy strikes these star-crossed lovers and their journey is not easy.
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A Chorus Line

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: Arnold Schulman
Actor: Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Vicki Frederick, Nicole Fosse
Summary: In preparation for a Broadway musical, a group of aspiring stage performers is put through their paces by a veteran stage director using some singular techniques.
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Cinderella (1965)

Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: Joseph Schrank
Actor: Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Stuart Damon, Lesley Ann Warren
Summary: Cinderella comes to life in this enchanting version of the most beloved fairy tale.
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The Clash Live: Revolution Rock

Director: Don Letts
Summary: Collection of rare live performance footage of the seminal British punk band.
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Company

Director: Lonny Price, John Doyle
Writer: Stephen Sondheim
Actor: Raul Esparza, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Matt Castle, Amy Justman, Fred Rose, Leenya Rideout, Keith Buterbaugh, Kristin Huffman, Robert Cunningham, Heather Laws, Bruce Sabath, Barbara Walsh
Summary: Company is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of a charming perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married, slightly envious friends.
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Concert for New York City

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Summary: A salute to New York City's strength, resilience and pride benefiting the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11th tragedy. Includes 5 hours of music, celebrity appearances and short films from the live broadcast on Oct. 20, 2001.
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The Cotton Club

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola
Actor: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne
Screenplay: PN1997 .C725 1986
Summary: In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
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Cream

Director: Martyn Atkins
Summary: Cream, rock's first supergroup, return to London's Royal Albert Hall for their first performance since 1968. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce play classic tracks including Sunshine of your love, White room, I'm so glad, and more.
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Crossroads

Director: Martyn Atkins
Summary: Eric Clapton headlines a festival featuring some of the world's greatest guitar players including Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, and more.
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Cry Baby

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane
Summary: A spoof and homage to 1950's teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him.
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Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Director: Jean Negulesco
Writer: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron
Actor: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Ray Anthony
Summary: Millionaire playboy Jervis Pendleton III becomes enamored with a young woman living in a French orphanage, and decides to anonymously sponsor her college education in America. When they finally meet face-to-face two years later, romance blossoms.
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Dames

Director: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley
Writer: Delmer Daves
Actor: Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Zasu Pitts, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert
Summary: Three relatives stand to inherit a multi-millionaire's money if they turn against his pet hate, the theater.
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Damn Yankees

Director: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Writer: George Abbott
Actor: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, Jimmie Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton, Albert Linville
Screenplay: PN1997 .D28 1958a
Summary: What if you could help your favorite team win the pennant? And what if you got to be the star of that team? For lifelong Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd that dream comes true when after seeing his team lose yet again, he rashly declares that he would sell his soul to the devil to see his team beat the Yankees. The Devil goes by Mr. Applegate now, and he agrees that Joe--a one-time baseball standout--will play for the Senators and help them reach the promised land. But Joe persuades Applegate to give him an escape clause, should he dislike his new identity. Applegate declares that he can back out at any time before the last game of the season--if he plays in the final game, he'll belong to the Devil. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast (Tab Hunter was not in the original cast).
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Dancer in the Dark

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Actor: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Jean-Marc Barr, Joel Grey
Screenplay: PN1997 .D283 1999a
Summary: Selma, a factory worker in rural America and single mother, is losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation.
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Deep in My Heart

Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Leonard Spigelgass
Actor: Jose Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Henreid, Tamara Toumanova, Paul Stewart, Isobel Elsom, David Burns, Jim Backus, Rosemary Clooney, Gene Kelly, Fred Kelly, Jane Powell, Vic Damon, Ann Miller, William Olvis, Cyd Charisse, James Mitchell, Howard Keel, Tony Martin, Joan Weldon
Summary: While Broadway swings to the jazzy beat of ragtime, Sigmund Romberg continues to play the beautiful waltzes of his native Austria at the Cafe Vienna. Persuaded by the cafe owner to compose in the new style, he creates a hit song, which leads to great musical success, but the woman he loves is reluctant to return his feelings.
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Devdas

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Jackie Shroff
Summary: The tragic story of Devdas, a wealthy young man, who is loved by two women--a courtesan and his childhood sweetheart whom his family will not accept because of differing social classes.
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Dhoom 2

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
Writer: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Actor: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwariya Rai, Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen
Summary: A true 21st century action comedy. Three cops (Chopra, Bachchan and Basu) are caught in a global game of cat and mouse with two of the most notorious, high tech thieves still at large (Roshan and Rai).
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Dil Se

Director: Mani Ratnam
Writer: Mani Ratnam, Sujatha, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadhav, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Piyush Mishra
Summary: A young man meets an enigmatic girl who later seeks his help without revealing that she is part of a terrorist organization.
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Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing

Director: Barbara Kopple
Actor: Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison
Summary: Follows The Dixie Chicks, the top-selling female band ever, from the time of lead singer Natalie Maines infamous anti-Bush statement in 2003 through the triumphant release of their 2006 'comeback' album, 'Taking the Long Way'.
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Doll Face

Director: Lewis Seiler
Writer: Leonard Praskins
Actor: Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine, Perry Como
Summary: Burlesque queen, Doll Face Carroll, is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she lacks culture. Her boss/manager Mike decides that she can get both culture and plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography. He hires a ghost writer to do all the work, but doesn't count on the possibility that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds.
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The Dolly Sisters

Director: Irving Cummings
Writer: John Larkin
Actor: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall
Summary: In this fictionalized account of the singing and dancing duo from Hungary, the two sisters take to vaudeville in order to pay off their uncle's card debt.
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Don't Knock the Rock

Director: Fred R. Sears
Writer: Robert E. Kent, James B. Gordon
Actor: Alan Dale, Alan Freed, Little Richard, Jovada, Jimmy Ballard
Summary: A rock and roller is out to prove that rock 'n' roll is not dangerous.
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Down and out with the Dolls

Director: Kurt Voss
Writer: Nalini Cheriel, Kurt Voss
Actor: Zoe Poledouris, Kinnie Starr, Nicole Barrett, Melody Moore, Coyote Shivers, Brendan O'Hara, Lemmy Kilmister
Summary: The Paper Dolls are an all-girl rock band trying to make it in the Portland, Oregon music scene. The Dolls are set to make it big with a record deal until they move into the house they christen The Doll House.
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Down Argentine Way

Writer: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg
Actor: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, J. Carroll Naish, Henry Stephenson, Kay Aldridge, Leonid Kinskey, Chris-Pin Martin, Nicholas Brothers
Summary: Musical romance about Glenda, a rich New Yorker who collects fine horses and Ricardo, an Argentine rancher renowned for his prize jumpers. Their families have been feuding for years so they have to conduct a Romeo and Juliet romance.
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Actor: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
Summary: Aspiring super-villain Dr. Horrible wants to join the Evil League of Evil and win the girl of his dreams, but his nemesis, Captain Hammer, stops him at every turn in this complete three-part musical from Joss Whedon.
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Dreamgirls

Director: Bill Condon
Writer: Bill Condon
Actor: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson
Screenplay: PN1997.2.D76 D74 2007
Summary: Three young women, Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dreams.
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Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding

Director: David Peck, Phillip Galloway
Summary: Features sixteen complete performances filmed thoughout American and Europe interspersed with interviews with Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Wayne Jackson and Aelma Redding.
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Du Barry Was a Lady

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Irving Brecher
Actor: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien, Rags Ragland, Zero Mostel, Tommy Dorsey
Summary: Their friendship is a perfect musical-comedy blendship, as Ball goes from NYC torch singer to the dream girl of Red Skelton's wacky, 18th century-France reverie.
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The Duke is Tops

Director: William L. Nolte
Writer: Phil Dunham, Ralph Cooper
Actor: Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper
Summary: Lena Horne stars as an entertainer who gets a chance at Broadway but currently headlines for a stage show run by Duke (Ralph Cooper). Dreaming of bright lights and big city, Lena cuts her ties to Duke and heads for Broadway. But then when her big debut becomes a big disaster, only Duke can save the day.
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Easter Parade

Director: Charles Walters
Writer: Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
Actor: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin, Clinton Sundberg, Richard Beavers
Summary: Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland. Too good to watch just at Easter time.
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Eddie and the Cruisers

Director: Martin Davidson
Writer: Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson
Actor: Tom Berenger, Michael Pare, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance, Helen Schneider, David Wilson, Michael "Tunes" Antunes
Screenplay: PN1997 .E33 1982a
Summary: In the early 1960's, after one hit album, the leader of the band, Eddie and the Cruisers, drove his car off a bridge. Years later, when the songs again become popular, a former band member begins a search for the missing tapes of the unreleased second album.
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Elvis

Director: James Steven Sadwith
Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Actor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Randy Quaid, Rose McGowan, Tim Guinee, Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, Camryn Manheim
Summary: Dramatizes the life and career of Elvis Presley from his humble beginnings in Tupelo Mississippi to international stardom.
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Elvis: '68 Comeback Special

Director: Steve Binder
Writer: Chris Bearde, Allen Blye
Actor: Elvis Presley
Summary: Presley returns to the concert stage for an intimate performance.
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Elvis: That's the Way It Is

Director: Denis Sanders
Actor: Elvis Presley
Summary: Features Elvis in rehearsal as well as in six Las Vegas concerts, along with interviews with fans.
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The Entertainer

Director: Tony Richardson
Writer: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale
Actor: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright
Summary: A drama of seedy music hall life centering on Archie Rice, an egotistical, third-rate British music hall performer whose career and personal life are in a down-hill spiral.
Review: The method acting displayed by Marlon Brando and James Dean revitalized what it meant to be good film actor in the fifties. Suddenly, the bravado and theatricality of Laurence Olivier, once deemed the greatest actor of his generation, came across as stiff and silly instead. To combat this, Olivier gave a career-changing performance in the bleak, depressing The Entertainer. Under the direction of Tony Richardson, the vibrant Olivier transforms into a sad, old, drunk vaudeville performer who has long passed his expiration date. Uninterested in any respect or recognition now, he simply tries to live day after day, no matter who he has to exploit to do it. The move was a success and introduced Olivier’s skills to a whole new generation of filmmakers.
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Every Little Step

Director: James D. Stern, Adam Del Deo
Actor: Bob Avian, Ramon Flowers, Natascia Diaz, Marvin Hamlisch
Summary: For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle and offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic. The music, the moves and the real-life drama, bringing you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.
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Everyone Says I Love You

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore, Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth
Summary: It's the fun-filled story of one wealthy, eccentric and romantically challenged extended family from New York's Upper West Side.
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Evita

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Alan Parker, Oliver Stone
Actor: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail
Screenplay: PN1997 .E86 1995a
Summary: True-life story of Eva Peron, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve fortune and fame.
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The Fantasticks

Director: Michael Ritchie
Writer: Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt
Actor: Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, Brad Sullivan, Joe McIntyre, Jonathon Morris, Teller
Summary: Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who've hatched a plan--with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master--to get these lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for, because to bring these families together, they must first be torn apart!
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Festival Express

Director: Bob Smeaton
Summary: During the summer of 1970, a series of music festivals took place across Canada. After the first festival in Toronto, the musicians, their roadies and a film crew traveled by private train to the remaining festivals in Winnipeg and Calgary. This is the story of the Festival Express. The tour was a financial flop, and thanks of a fight between the festival promoters and the film producers, no film was edited or exhibited. So this film is, in effect, a brand new film from 1970. If the tour itself was not a success, the party that accompanied it became legend: take one private train, add eight bands full of talented musicians get impromptu jams fueled by drugs and liquor in every car. The main attraction is two now deceased headliners, Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia, seen both on stage and off. Filmed only two months before Joplin's death, the sequences involving her are truly electrifying and capture her at the height of her self-consuming talent. The Grateful Dead are captured while in the midst of recording and releasing its two essential albums (Workingman's Dead and American Beauty). It captures a pure moment in time when musical hearts and minds beat as one, when musicians of all stripes--without benefit of publicists, handlers, or security goons--came together to work and play hard and leave behind one damn fine-looking corpse.
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The Filth and the Fury

Director: Julien Temple
Actor: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious
Summary: The musical group Sex Pistols was in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This shocking portrait of arguably the most influential and certainly the most notorious rock group of all time documents their rise from the back streets of London, through their crucifixion by the British tabloids and ultimate implosion on tour in America. Culled primarily from the band's own 20-hour-plus archive it includes candid interviews, performances, rehearsals and recording sessions.
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Finian's Rainbow

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy
Actor: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Al Freeman, Tommy Steele, Barbara Hancock
Summary: A leprechaun tries to retrieve a crock of gold from an old wanderer who has taken it to America.
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Flower Drum Song

Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Joseph Fields
Actor: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo, Juanita Hall, Reiko Sato, Patrick Adiarte, Kam Tong, Victor Sen Yung, Soo Yong, Ching Wah Lee, James Hong, Miyoshi Umeki
Summary: Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue.
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Flying Down to Rio

Director: Thorton Freeland
Writer: Cyril Hume, H.W. Hanemann, Erwin Gelsey
Actor: Delores Del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: This film, containing the first of many Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers partnerships, concerns a band in Rio. Songs include 'The Carioca,' 'Orchids in the Moonlight,' and the title song. Pilot and band leader Gene Raymond woos Dolores Del Rio, and then learns that she is engaged to a friend of his, after he flys her home to Rio. Fred and Ginger provide the musical moments. Notable for a brilliantly photographed finale with chorus girls on the wings of flying airplanes, the movie was the musical that broke with the rather contrived Busby Berkeley production and moved toward a closer integration of musical and narrative elements. Astaire's dance numbers come not as interruptions but as extensions of the plot.
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Follies in Concert

Director: Michael Houldey
Summary: This documentary follows the preparations for a concert performance of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical 'Follies.' Ranging from the rehearsal rooms to backstage and including interviews with the composer and cast, it concludes with musical excerpts from the concert.
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Follow the Fleet

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writer: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: All hands on deck! In the fifth of 10 Astaire/Rogers pairings, Fred trades his top hat for a sailor's cap, Randolph Scott gets the girl, Ginger gets a tap solo, and viewers get the unending delight of seven sparkling Irving Berlin numbers. Ginger is a dancer whose former partner Fred has joined the Navy. He looks her up when he gets leave, bringing along his buddy, who catches the eye of Ginger's plain-jane sister.
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Footlight Parade

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writer: Manuel Seff, James Seymour
Actor: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert
Summary: Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses.
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For Me and My Gal

Director: Busby Berkeley
Writer: Richard Sherman, Fred Finklehoffe, Sid Silvers
Actor: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Marta Eggerth, Ben Blue, Horace McNally
Summary: Musical comedy about a vaudeville song-and-dance team who buck tough times and World War I on their way to success in show business.
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Fosse

Director: Mathew Diamond
Actor: J.P. Christensen, Parker Esse, Deborah Leamy, Robin Lewis, Christopher Windom, Ken Alan, Mark Arvin, Brad Anderson, Ashley Bachner, Lynne Calamia, Susan Lamontagne, Dylis Croman, Byron Easley, Josh Rhodes, Meg Gillentine, Anne Hawthorne, Scott Jovovich, Suzanne Harrer, James Kinney, Julio Monge, Sharon Moore, Jill Nicklaus, Rachelle Rak, Dana Moore, Edward Liang, Eugene Fleming, Marc Calamia, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen
Summary: With a theatrical and cinematic legacy that includes 'Damn Yankees,' 'The Pajama Game,' 'Sweet Charity,' 'Pippin,' 'Chicago,' and 'Dancin',' the genius of Bob Fosse will always cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood. The all-dancing, all-singing 'Fosse' was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Ann Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon. This video presents the award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, From Broadway: 'Fosse' is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway.
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French Cancan

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Andre-Paul Antoine
Actor: Jean Gabin, Francoise Arnoul, Maria Felix, Anna Amendola, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Dora Doll, Giani Esposito
Summary: Nineteenth century Paris comes vibrantly alive in director Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the can-can all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women -- an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naïve working girl turned can-can star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light includes a rare cameo by Edith Piaf.
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Funny Face

Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Leonard Gershe
Actor: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng
Summary: Jo Stockton is a shy, reluctant Greenwich Village bookstore clerk who is transformed into a modeling sensation by a fashion photographer who discovers her and grooms her for stardom. Maggie Prescott is the publisher and editor of Quality magazine, who agrees that Jo has a new and fresh face. Prescott desires to have Jo for her publication's new look. Now, Jo will undergo a complete transformation, with Paris as the destination.
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The Gay Divorcee

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writer: George Marion, Jr., Dorothy Yost, Edward Kaufman
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, Betty Grable
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: In one of their best loved, most charming song and dance comedies, Fred and Ginger demonstrate just how they became known as America's greatest dance team. Includes the Academy Award-winning hit The Continental.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: Charles Lederer
Actor: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
Screenplay: PN1997 .G457 1952
Summary: Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers.
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Gigi (1958)

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Actor: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .G523 1957
Summary: A wealthy Gaston finds out he prefers a young Parisian girl to be his wife rather than his mistress.
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The Girl next Door

Director: Richard Sale
Writer: Isobel Lennart
Actor: Dan Dailey, June Haver, Dennis Day, Billy Gray, Cara Williams, Natalie Schafer, Clinton Sundberg, Hayden Rorke, Mary Jane Saunders
Summary: When stage star Jeannie Laird meets her new widower neighbor, Bill Carter, love is in the air. The only problem is Carter's young son, Joe.
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Godspell

Director: David Greene
Writer: David Greene, John-Michael Tebelak
Actor: Victor Garber, David Haskell, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley
Summary: Film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, set in contemporary New York City.
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Gold Diggers of 1933

Director: Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley
Writer: Erwin Gelsey, James Seymour
Actor: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .G56843 1980
Summary: Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway. Even falling in love has its hardships, as Powell's high-brow Eastern family is determined to break them (and the show) up. More complications set in when his brother falls for Keeler's wise-cracking roommate.
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Gold Diggers of 1935

Director: Busby Berkeley
Writer: Manuel Seff, Peter Milne
Actor: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Wini Shaw
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A medical student working as a clerk in a ritzy New England hotel falls in love with a rich woman's daughter.
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Good News

Director: Charles Walters
Writer: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Actor: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, Mel Torme
Summary: A school librarian falls for a star football player in this lighthearted musical set in the gone-but-not-forgotten college days of the 20's.
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Director: Herbert Ross
Writer: Terence Rattigan
Actor: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Sir Michael Redgrave
Screenplay: PN1997 .G6391c 1969a
Summary: Mr. Chips is a shy and proper classics professor who teaches at an English all-boys school. He falls in love with a London dance-hall girl and decides to marry her. The couple makes Brookfield Academy for Boys its home and brightens the school with their unlikely union.
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Grease 2

Director: Patricia Birch
Writer: Ken Finkleman
Actor: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Ceasar, Dody Goodman, Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens
Summary: It's 1961 at Rydell High and the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds are still the epitome of cool. But over the summer something has happened to Stephanie, the leader of the Pink Ladies. She feels she has outgrown Johnny, the head T-Bird, and is looking for new love - one who's even cooler and whose bike is even hotter. Newcomer Michael is smitten with Stephanie, so a conflict between Johnny and Michael begin.
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The Great Ziegfeld

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer: William Anthony McGuire
Actor: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Virginia Bruce, Reginald Owen, Ray Bolger, Ernest Cossart
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Ziegfeld is a theatrical impresario, whose show business empire begins when he stage-manages a tour for a strongman. With almost no money in the bank, he charms European stage star Anna Held to headline his 'Follies'. From 1907, Ziegfeld stages annual editions of Broadway's most fabulous revue. Eventually, Ziegfeld abandons Anna in favor of other beauties. Ziegfeld comes to realize that his new romance with Follies-girl Audrey Dane, is all wrong, settling instead for good-natured actress Billie Burke. Bankrupted by the Depression, Ziegfeld dies as he plans a spectacular comeback.
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Greenwich Village

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Earl Baldwin, Walter Bullock
Actor: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Vivian Blaine
Summary: In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.
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Gypsy (1962)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Writer: Leonard Spigelgass
Actor: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Parley Baer, Harry Shannon, Suzanne Cupito, Ann Jillian, Diane Pace, Faith Dane, Roxanne Arlen, Jean Willes, George Petrie, Ben Lessy, Guy Raymond, Louis Quinn
Summary: Mama Rose lives to see her younger daughter, June, succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. But, June runs away and gets married. Rose then turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise. However, having her headlining as a stripper at Minsky's Burlesque is not what she initially has in mind. Louise changes her name to Gypsy Rose Lee. She has a volatile relationship with her overly ambitious mother.
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Gypsy (1993)

Director: Emile Ardonlino
Writer: Arthur Laurents
Actor: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner, Christine Ebersole, Michael Jeter, Andrea Martin, Linda Hart, Anna McNeely, Jennifer Rae Beck, Jeffrey Broadhurst, Tony Shalhoub, Rachel Sweet, David Marciano, John LaMotta, Keene Curtis, Mike Nussbaum, Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss, Sean Sullivan, Autumn Clifton, Spencer Liff, Julian Bratolyubov, Joey Cee, Blake Armstrong, Teo Weiner, Peter Lockyer, Michael Moore, Patrick Boyd, Terry Lindholm, Gregg Russell, Daniel Charles, K.W. Miller, Lang Yun, Marilyn Rising, LeElyn Lindsay, Elkin Antoniou, Rebecca Lyn Russell, Daniella Sando, Anne Vareze, John C. Moskoff, Gilles Savard
Summary: Bette Midler stars as the world's most relentless stage mother, who lovingly but unremittingly drives her two daughters, June and Louise, and their small rag-tag vaudeville troupe across America from theater to theater, in search of success. This movie musical estravaganza brings the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee to life though spectacular production and unforgettable songs.
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Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

Director: Taylor Hackford
Summary: Covers the concert at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's sixtieth birthday, and also discusses his life and career.
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Hair

Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Michael Weller
Actor: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Cheryl Barnes, Melba Moore, Ronnie Dyson
Screenplay: PN1997 .H245 1977a
Summary: Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie 'happening' in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate ... with shocking consequences.
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Hairspray

Director: Adam Shankman
Writer: Leslie Dixon
Actor: Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney
Summary: In 1962 Baltimore there are changes in the air. Plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad, with big hair and even bigger heart, has only one passion, to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, 'The Corney Collins Show' and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. The trendsetting Tracy aims to win the heart of teen-dream Link Larkin and stand up for what she believes in.
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Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

Director: Morgan Neville
Writer: Morgan Neville, Colin Escott
Summary: Using never-before-seen footage, photos and audio of Williams and featuring interviews with many friends and family who have never spoken on-camera before, Honky tonk blues tells the story of Hank Williams' rise and fall.
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The Harvey Girls

Director: George Sidney
Writer: Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis, Harry Crane, James O'Hanlon, Samson Raphaelson
Actor: Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Selena Royle, Cyd Charisse, Ruth Brady, Jack Lambert, Edward Earle, Morris Ankrum, William Phillips, Ben Carter, Norman Leavitt, Horace McNally
Summary: On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a 'Harvey House' restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask
Actor: John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Alberta Watson, Miriam Shor
Summary: The story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker from Berlin who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his 'other half.'
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Hello, Dolly

Director: Gene Kelly
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Actor: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong
Screenplay: PN1997 .H45 1968
Summary: Musical set in the 1890's about a professional matchmaker who meets her match.
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Hellzapoppin'

Director: H.C. Potter
Writer: Nat Perrin, Warren Wilson
Actor: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Shemp Howard, Hugh Herbert, Mischa Auer, Elisha Cook, Jr., Jane Frazee, Robert Paige
Summary: Playing incompetent nitwits, Ole and Chic hire a producer to make a musical show at a fancy estate. What follows are non-stop zany gags and jokes when the producer takes on extracurricular activities by falling in love with the estate's wealthy girl. However he's encumbered by the girl's fiance. A wild love triangle ensues, complicated by Chic's sister because a penniless Russian aristocrat mistakes her for the wealthy girl. Based on the hit Broadway play label.
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High School Musical

Director: Kenny Ortega
Writer: Peter Barsocchini
Actor: Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Alyson Reed, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren, Jr., Ryne Sanborn
Summary: A popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer secretly decide to audition for their school's musical, a decision that turns their world and their school upside down.
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High Society

Director: Charles Walters
Writer: John Patrick
Actor: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer
Summary: In this musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances.
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Hit the Deck

Director: Roy Rowland
Writer: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
Actor: Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon, Vic Damone, Gene Raymond, Ann Miller, Russ Tamblyn, J. Carrol Naish, Kay Armen, Richard Anderson, Jane Darwell, Alan King, Henry Slate
Summary: Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other guys try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show 'Hit the Deck'. After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land in the brig. But Danny's father is a Rear Admiral.
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The Hours and Times

Director: Christopher Munch
Writer: Christopher Munch
Actor: David Angus, Ian Hart, Stephanie Pack
Summary: Film is based on a vacation in Barcelona taken by John Lennon of the Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein in 1963. They were there to relax after a series of concerts, the complex friendship between the two men was tested by an unspoken tension, and never again returned to its unique intimacy.
Review: This is a biopic that barely seems interested in its own subject matter. The possible romantic encounter between John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein is just a starting point for something much more intimate. The end result is an excellent look at a passionate, complicated friendship between two people desperate to define their feelings for one another.
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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Director: William Asher
Writer: Leo Townsend, William Asher
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello
Summary: The couple's attempt at a long-distance romance leads to comic chaos.
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Director: David Swift
Writer: David Swift
Actor: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony Teague, Maureen Arthur
Screenplay: PN1997 .H724 1966a
Summary: Ambitious young window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch buys a book describing how to get ahead in the business world and sets out to try the methods shown.
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The Howlin' Wolf Story

Director: Don McGlynn
Summary: This film profiles Chester Burnett, better known as the Howlin' Wolf. It includes an incredible compendium of never-before-seen footage of the Howlin' Wolf.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writer: Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts
Actor: Jason Alexander, Tom Hulce, Tony Jay, Paul Kandel, Charles Kimbrough, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, David Odgen Stiers, Mary Wickes
Summary: Quasimodo ventures from his tower to the joyous festival of fools, but the crowd turns cruel and rejects him because of the way he looks. The gypsy Esmeralda rescues him and he finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves--while reminding us to see people as they are rather than how they appear.
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Hustle and Flow

Director: Craig Brewer
Writer: Craig Brewer
Actor: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Isaac Hayes, D.J. Qualls, Ludacris
Summary: DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the door to success demands one last hustle--if he's ever going to flow.
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I Love Melvin

Director: Don Weis
Writer: George Wells
Actor: Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Una Merkel, Richard Anderson, Ally Joslyn
Summary: Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread of her. His boss, however, has no intention of using the photos. Melvin wants to marry Judy, but her father would rather she marry dull and dependable Harry Black. As a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue of Look, a task easier said than done.
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Actor: Nancy Allen, Bobby DiCicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman, Theresa Saldana, Wendie Jo Sperber
Summary: It's February 1964. The Beatles are making their first trip to America, and four Jersey girls are determined to get face to face with them.
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I'm Your Man (2005)

Director: Lian Lunson
Summary: The life and work of Leonard Cohen is celebrated in Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. The documentary also includes performances and interviews by artists that Cohen has inspired including U2, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker, Rufus Wainwright, and more.
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If I'm Lucky

Director: Lewis Seiler
Writer: Edwin Lanham
Actor: Carmen Miranda, Perry Como
Summary: Singing greats Carmen Miranda and Perry Como star in this 1946 musical in which an entertainer (Como) gets corralled into running for governor and turns his stump speeches into all-out musical revues with the help of a few talented performer friends.
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Immortal Beloved

Director: Bernard Rose
Writer: Bernard Rose
Actor: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbe, Isabella Rosellini, Johanna ter Steege, Valeria Golino
Summary: Based on the life of composer Ludwig Beethoven. A letter found after his death leads to efforts to uncover the mystery of who was his immortal beloved.
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In the Good Old Summertime

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors
Actor: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Spring Byington, Clinton Sundberg, Buster Keaton, Marcia Van Dyke
Summary: Musical remake of 'Shop around the corner' involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals.
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Inside Llewyn Davis

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Justin Timberlake
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .I57 2014
Summary: Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is at a crossroads and struggling to make is as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club- on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul- and back again. Brimming with music performed by Issac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis is an epic on an intimate scale.
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Into the Woods (1990)

Director: James Lapine
Actor: Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne
Summary: Tells the story of a couple who goes 'into the woods' to lift the curse that has left them childless. Along the way, they meet up with characters from several classic fairy tales.
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Into the Woods (2014)

Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: James Lapine
Actor: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .I48 2014a
Summary: Woven from a collection of revered fairy tales and characters, this enchanting musical mash-up focuses on a childless couple who venture into the woods hoping to end a curse put on them by a vindictive witch.
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Jailhouse Rock

Director: Richard Thorpe
Writer: Guy Trosper
Actor: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Dean Jones, Jennifer Holden
Summary: A young man is sent to prison when he accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl. While behind bars he takes up singing and is helped in the record business by a beautiful young woman.
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The Jazz Singer

Director: Alan Crosland
Writer: Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth
Actor: Al Jolson, Mary McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer, Bobby Gordon, Richard Tucker, Cantor Joseff Rosenblatt
Screenplay: PN1997.J353 J3, Emerson EBooks
Summary: The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections.
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Director: Norman Jewison
Writer: Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison
Actor: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen
Screenplay: PN1997 .J432 1972a
Summary: Rock opera musical version of the last days of Christ.
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Jimi Plays Monterey

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Actor: John Phillips
Summary: Jimi Hendrix's performance at California's Monterey International Pop Festival, in June 1967, is one of his earliest American performances.
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Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew

Director: Matthew Buzzell
Summary: Documentary on jazz singer Jimmy Scott, featuring concert footage, interviews, and archival photos.
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Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Director: Pierre Adidge
Summary: Mad Dogs and Englishmen' is a celebration of Joe Cocker's magical mystery tour of the United States in 1970. Faced with a booked tour and no band, a group of friends came to his aid, forming an entourage of 42 musicians, singers, wives, girl friends, children and dogs, who set out to create the world's first flying commune. The film follows Cocker and company through airports, bus terminals, motel pools, hotel kitchens, and a picnic, but the point of the film is the music, and the musical scenes offer some of the best filmed rock music since 'Woodstock.' Along with the behind-the-scenes aspect, director Pierre Adidge has an instinctive feel for the Cocker personality, onstage and off, and when the band finishes an exceptional take, the joy they feel is visible.
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Josie and the Pussycats

Director: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Writer: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Actor: Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Parker Posey
Summary: An all-female pop-rock band discovers that they are pawns in an evil plot to control the youth of America.
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Just Around the Corner

Director: Irving Cummings, Darryl F. Zanuck
Writer: Ethel Hill, J.P. McEvoy, Darrell Ware
Actor: Shirley Temple, Charles Farrell, Joan Davis, Amanda Duff, Bill Robinson, Bert Lahr, Cora Witherspoon
Summary: A girl helps her Depression-poor father get a job after she befriends a cantankerous millionaire.
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Karmen Gei

Director: Joseph Gai Ramaka
Writer: Joseph Gai Ramaka
Actor: Djeinaba Diop Gai, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Dos, Dieynaba Niang, El Hadji Ndiaye, Aissatou Diop
Summary: Karmen escapes prison through her lesbian relationship with the warden. She then wrecks the marriage and career of a police corporal by making him her lover and co-conspirator in a smuggling ring. She abandons the corporal who, in a fit of jealous rage, stabs her. Contains much singing and dancing.
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The King and I

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Actor: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone
Screenplay: PN1997 .K434 1956
Summary: [B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history.
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Kismet

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Charles Lederer, Luther Davis
Actor: Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Monty Woolley, Sebastian Cabot, Jay C. Flippen, Mike Mazurki, Jack Elam, Ted de Corsia
Summary: Follows one fateful, fabulous day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, a wily temptress, a handsome prince, and a magical curse.
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Kiss Me Kate

Director: George Sidney
Writer: Dorothy Kingsley
Actor: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Tommy Rall, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Bob Fosse, Ron Randell, Willard Parker
Summary: Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The taming of the shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash.
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Kiss Me, Kate

Director: Chris Hunt
Writer: Michael Blakemore
Actor: Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Anderson, Michael Berresse, Jack Chissick, Nicolas Colicos, Teddy Kempner, Fredric C. Graham, Lilli Vanessi, Lois Lane
Summary: The first Broadway revival in nearly 50 years of the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter and book writers Sam and Bella Spewack. Recounts the backstage and on-stage antics of two feuding romances during an out-of-town tryout for a musical adaptation of The taming of the shrew.
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Kurt and Courtney

Director: Nick Broomfield
Writer: Nick Broomfield
Summary: A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with his wife Courtney Love, featuring interviews with Kurt's aunt, Courtney's father, the couple's nanny, and a private investigator that worked with Courtney.
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La Bamba

Director: Luis Valdez
Writer: Luis Valdez
Actor: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña, Joe Pantoliano
Screenplay: PN1997 .B247 1986a
Summary: The life of rock and roll legend Richie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances. Depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame from field laborer to rock star.
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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones

Director: Rollin Binzer
Actor: Rolling Stones
Summary: Filmed in Texas in 1972 over four nights of the 'Exile On Main Street' US tour, it was billed at the time as the most powerful rock film ever made and is considered by many fans to be the finest Rolling Stones performance ever captured on film.
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Lady Be Good

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Writer: Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain
Actor: Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore, John Carroll, Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien
Summary: Powell plays a friend and matchmaker to two struggling songwriters.
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Lagaan

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Writer: Ashutosh Gowariker, Kumar Dave, Sanjay Dayma
Actor: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Suhasini Mulay
Summary: An arrogant British Army captain forces a bet on a group of farmers. If they can win a cricket match against the army team, they will not have to pay the tax called lagaan for three years.
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Laurel and Hardy: March of the Wooden Soldiers

Director: Gus Meins, Charles Rogers
Writer: Frank Butler, Nick Grinde
Actor: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry
Summary: Two bumbling toy factory workers save the day when they learn of a plot to close the factory.
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Les Girls

Director: George Cukor
Writer: John Patrick
Actor: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg, Jacques Bergerac, Leslie Phillips, Henry Daniell, Patrick Macnee, Stephen Vercoe, Philip Tonge
Summary: A cheeky musical variation on Rashomon, the film gives three flashbacks on the Parisian sojourn of a dance master and his featured artists.
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Les Miserables (2012)

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer
Actor: Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
Summary: In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past.
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The Lion King

Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Writer: Irene Mecchi, Linda Woolverton, Jonathan Roberts
Actor: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings
Summary: The Pridelands are a small slice of heaven, ruled by Mufasa, the Lion King. His son Simba is preoccupied with life and all its potential, and neglects the lessons Mufasa tries to impart. Scar, Mufasa's brother has lived his adult in the shadow of his better looking, more successful, universally adored sibling. Capitalizing upon Simba's youthful exuberance and reckless abandon, Scar manipulates his nephew into playing the key role in his ascension to power, and believing himself guilty of Mufasa's death. Simba flees from his home and family in shame and disgrace, never to return. Years of abuse and neglect under King Scar begin, and the Pridelands are devastated, and lionesses are hunting far outside their boundaries. One such is Nala, who discovers the exiled Simba, who must face the ghosts and demons of his past to save the ones he loves.
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The Little Mermaid

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Roger Allers, Ron Clements, John Musker
Actor: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards, Buddy Hackett, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Ben Wright, Samuel E. Wright, Edie McClurg, Wil Ryan
Summary: Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom.
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Little Nellie Kelly

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Jack McGowan
Actor: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail
Summary: In this whimsical bit o' blarney from George M. Cohan's 1922 hit, Judy Garland plays dual roles: plucky Irish colleen Nellie (Judy's first grownup part) and her daughter, Little Nellie. Both Nellies contend with the same cantankerous coot, the laze-about father (Charles Winninger) who fusses mightily when Nellie marries an upstanding lad (George Murphy) and repeats the process years later when Little Nellie falls in love. Radiant and winning, Garland sings 'It's a great day for the Irish', 'Singin' in the rain' and more classic tunes. But the film's finest moment may be the heartrending hospital scene in which Garland's touching, emotionally subtle performance gives promise of the superb dramatic actress she would become.
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A Little Night Music

Director: Harold Prince
Writer: Hugh Wheeler
Actor: Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Rigg, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, Hermione Gingold, Laurence Guittard, Christopher Guard, Chloe Franks, Heinz Maracek, Lesley Dunlop
Summary: Middle-aged Frederick Egerman has been patiently waiting a year for his young bride Anne to consummate their marriage. But unbeknownst to Frederick, his son Erich is also in love with Anne. To complicate matters, Frederick's former mistress Desiree Armfeldt arrives in town--but Desiree is having a clandestine affair with the husband of the Countess Mittelheim! The mismatched couples in this delightful bedroom farce are all invited to a country estate where their lives (and loves) are inevitably sorted out.
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Little Shop of Horrors

Director: Frank Oz
Writer: Howard Ashman
Actor: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray
Screenplay: PN1997 .L59 1985
Summary: In this musical, business booms at Mushnik's Flower Shop when an exotic potted plant called Audrey II arrives. People are rushing in to see it--and disappearing.
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Living it Up

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson
Actor: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North
Summary: An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.
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Lou Reed's Berlin

Director: Julian Schnabel
Summary: Filmed at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn over five nights in 2006, and featuring music from his 1973 concept album Berlin.
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Love Me Tender

Director: Robert D. Webb
Writer: Robert Buckner
Actor: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley
Summary: Serving as Confederate soldiers, the Reno brothers steal a Union army payroll at the end of the Civil War, not knowing that the war has ended. Returning home, the eldest, Vance (Egan), finds his sweetheart Cathy (Paget) has married his younger brother.
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The Love Parade

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Guy Bolton, Ernest Vajda
Actor: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth
Summary: In mythical Sylvania, Queen Louise's cabinet are worried that she will become an old maid, and are delighted when she marries the rougish Count Renard. Unfortunately, he finds his position as Queen's Consort unsatisfying and without purpose, and the marriage soon runs into difficulties. The Love parade introduced the screen operetta genre.
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Love's Labour's Lost

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Kenneth Branagh
Actor: Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Emily Mortimer, Carmen Ejogo, Richard Clifford, Daniel Hill, Alessandro Nivola, Kenneth Branagh, Matthew Lillard, Adrian Lester, Timothy Spall, Anthony O'Donnell, Nathan Lane, Stefania Rocca, Richard Briers, Geraldine McEwan, Jimmy Yuill
Summary: The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends -- Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine -- make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends -- Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine -- to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliche of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun.
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Madonna: Truth or Dare

Director: Alek Keshishian
Summary: Documentary which presents an intimate view of the rock music star, Madonna and a backstage look at her 1990 'Blond Ambition' tour.
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The Mamas and the Papas: Straight Shooter

Director: Mark Hall
Summary: Story of one of the most popular music groups from the 1960's - features their greatest hits.
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Mame

Director: Gene Saks
Writer: Paul Zindel
Actor: Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Bruce Davison, Joyce Van Patten, Kirby Furlong, Robert Preston, Jane Connell
Summary: She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit.
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Man of La Mancha

Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: Dale Wasserman
Actor: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson, Julie Gregg, Rosalie Crutchley, Gino Conforti, Marne Maitland
Summary: Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea.
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Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981

Summary: Features 16 full-length performances from American and European television appearances, interspersed with interview segments from various programs.
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Mary Martin and Ethel Merman: The Ford 50th Anniversary Show

Director: Jerome Robbins
Actor: Mary Martin, Ethel Merman
Summary: Two of Broadway's greatest leading ladies joined forces in this 1953 television special celebrating the Ford Motor Company's 50th anniversary. Both stars sing the hits that made them famous, including a duet medley.
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Mary Poppins

Director: Robert Stevenson
Writer: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi
Actor: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester
Summary: Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be.
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Masked and Anonymous

Director: Larry Charles
Writer: Bob Dylan, Larry Charles
Actor: Jeff Bridges, Penaelope Cruz, Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson
Summary: Uncle Sweetheart is an unscrupulous concert promoter who has figured out a way to cash in on the feelings of doubt and uncertainty that plague his nation. Sweetheart has decided he will stage a massive benefit concert, with the monies going to Sweetheart instead of charity. Sweetheart hires television producer Nina Veronica to help promote the show and sell it as a nation-wide event, while Sweetheart pulls a few strings to arrange for the perfect headliner, Jack Fate.
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Meet Me in St. Louis

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe
Actor: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport
Summary: In Saint Louis before the 1904 World's Fair, Alonzo Smith threatens to uproot his family and move to New York, which greatly upsets his wife and four daughters.
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Memphis

Director: Don Roy King
Actor: Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath, Cass Morgan
Summary: The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock n' roll, and an electrifying black singer. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock n' roll.
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Merry Andrew

Director: Michael Kidd
Writer: Isolbel Lennart, I.A.I. Diamon
Actor: Danny Kaye
Summary: Archaeologist Andrew Larabee tunnels below an English meadow, seeking a rare historical relic. His shoveling takes him back to the surface, and into the lions' cage during a circus act. Just like that, a star - or at least a Joey (clown), is born. The effusive star unleases his singin, swooning and jesting talents in this bright musical-comedy tale of circus extravaganza and romantic complications.
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Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival

Director: Murray Lerner
Summary: The last great rock festival', held on the Isle of Wight in 1970.
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Mikado

Director: John Michael Phillips
Writer: William S. Gilbert
Actor: Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allen, Felicity Palmer, Susan Bullock, Ethna Robinson, Mark Richardson
Summary: The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named 'Lord High Executioner.' A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum.
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Moon over Miami

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Vincent Lawrence, Brown Holmes
Actor: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Charlotte Greenwood, Jack Haley, Carole Landis, Cobina Wright
Summary: Two sisters and their aunt come into a small inheritance. They decide to use the money to travel to Miami in hopes of landing rich husbands.
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Moulin Rouge (2001)

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Actor: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker
Screenplay: PN1997 .M76 2000
Summary: Christian, an idealistic and impoverished young writer who, newly arrived in Montmartre, is haphazardly inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec. A comedy of mistaken identities ensues, quickly enmeshing the young poet in a love triangle involving the unobtainable and consumptive Satine, queen courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, and the foppish Duke of Roxbury, his villainous rival for her affections.
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Muscle Beach Party

Director: William Asher
Writer: Robert Dillon
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello
Summary: Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.
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The Music Man

Director: Morton DaCosta
Writer: Marion Hargrove
Actor: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Ron Howard
Screenplay: PN1997 .M873 1961
Summary: Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.
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My Blue Heaven

Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Lamar Trotti, Claude Binyon
Actor: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, Jane Wyatt, Mitzi Gaynor, Una Merkel, Louise Beavers, Laura Pierpont
Summary: A popular husband-and-wife entertainer team, making their move from radio to television, believe their lives will be complete when they can start a family.
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My Fair Lady

Director: George Cukor
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Actor: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom
Screenplay: PN1997 .M892 1963
Summary: Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. Higgins, in turn, bets his companion, Colonel Pickering, that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, ready and willing to be turned into a lady.
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My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies

Director: William Cosel
Writer: David Thompson
Summary: Julie Andrews hosts many female Broadway stars as they perform the songs for which they are known.
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My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs

Director: David Horn
Summary: Hosted by Julie Andrews. The tracklist includes: Michael Crawford - 'Music Of The Night', Nathan Lane And Doo Wop Trio - 'Sue Me' and Michael Crawford and Julie Andrews - 'I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face' and 'The Rain In Spain' and many more.
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Nancy Goes to Rio

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer: Sidney Sheldon
Actor: Jane Powell, Ann Sothern
Summary: A colorful Rio is the setting for a comic tale of personal and professional mixups as aspiring actress Nancy and her Broadway-veteran mother seek the same stage role. Adding to the Brazilian flair is Carmen Miranda in zany-hatted glory.
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Neil Young Heart of Gold

Director: Jonathan Demme
Summary: Neil Young: Heart of Gold' is a love letter to the consistency and familiarity of Neil Young's voice, a floating silver reed with all the colors of moonlight in it. The songs are from Young's albums 'Prairie Wind' (2005), 'Harvest Moon' (1992), and 'Harvest' (1972). For the premiere of 'Prairie Wind' Young gathered long-time band mates and old friends like Emmylou Harris for a performance that has the feel of a casual reunion picnic. Held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium--the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and a room with what may be the finest acoustics in the universe--the whole ensemble nattily attired in neatly tailored traditional western get-ups, it is as if the ghosts of the Ryman are singing through them. Young's songs speak to ensuring continuity between the past and the present, while cutting a path into the future, and he and his fellow performers open themselves so wholly to their surroundings that they become a part of it.
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New York Doll

Director: Greg Whiteley
Actor: New York Dolls, Morrissey
Summary: Documents the reunion of recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur 'Killer' Kane, and other members of the 70s glam rock band The New York Dolls for a performance at the 2004 Meltown Festival.
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New York, New York

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Earl Mac Rauch, Mardik Martin
Actor: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro
Summary: Splashy, flashy musical spectacle celebrating the glorious days of the Big Band Era in the Big Apple! Special features include an audio commentary, alternate takes, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, and more.
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Newsies

Director: Kenny Ortega
Writer: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
Actor: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret
Summary: July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack 'Cowboy' Kelly organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful.
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Nine

Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella
Actor: Fergie, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Daniel Day-Lewis
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .N56 2009
Summary: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled 'Italia'--he has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories.
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Nine Hundred Nights

Director: Michael Burlingame
Writer: Michael Burlingame, Toby Byron
Summary: Tracks the brief reign of the pivotal '60s psychedelic rock group.
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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

Director: Martin Scorsese
Actor: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger
Summary: Bonus features including never before seen footage and rare concert performances by Bob Dylan. Includes everyone's prolific favorites: 'Like a Rolling Stone,' 'Blowing In The Wind,' 'Mr. Tamborine Man' and others. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
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O Lucky Man!

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Writer: David Sherwin
Actor: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne
Screenplay: PN1997 .O18 1973
Summary: Armed with ambition and a work ethic, coffee salesman hits the road and finds that desire alone can't bring wealth and status. Bonus features include commentary, new feature-length career profile, and vintage featurette.
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Oh! What a Lovely War

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: Len Deighton
Actor: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Jean Pierre Cassel, John Clements, John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills
Summary: Follows the Smith family as they go off to fight World War I, and revolves around the songs and words of the soldiers.
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Oklahoma! (1955)

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
Actor: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore, Rod Steiger
Screenplay: PN1997 .O413 1954a
Summary: A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.
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Oklahoma! (1999)

Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Oscar Hammerstein, II
Actor: Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Jimmy Johnston, Maureen Lipman, Peter Polycarpou, Vicki Simon, Stuart Milligan, Helen Anker
Summary: Laurie, an Oklahoma farm gal is courted by boisterous cowboy Curley and by menacing, obsessive farm hand Jud Frye. Fearing that Jud will do something terrible to Curley, Laurie accepts Jud's invitation to the box social. But Curley rescues Laurie from Jud's unwanted advances, and wins her hand. On the eve of their wedding, Laurie and Curley are menaced by Jud. During a fight with Curley, Jud falls on his own knife and is killed. The local deputy insists that Curley be arrested, but he is outvoted by Curley's friends, and the newlyweds are permitted to ride off on their honeymoon.
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Oliver!

Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Vernon Harris
Actor: Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Mark Lester, Jack Wild
Summary: A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.
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On the Riviera

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Valentine Davies, Henry Ephron, Phoebe Ephron
Actor: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio, Jean Murat, Henri Letodal, Clinton Sundberg
Summary: Jack Martin is an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera. An impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran is so convincing that even Duran's beautiful wife is fooled by it.
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One Hour with You

Director: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Writer: Samson Raphaelson
Actor: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charlie Ruggles
Summary: Chevalier and MacDonald are a devoted husband and wife who test the sanctity of their marriage in Lubitsch's remake of his own silent 1924 film The marriage circle.
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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan: Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965

Director: Murray Lerner
Actor: Bob Dylan
Summary: Winning director Murrary Lerner captures Dylan's metamorphosis from folk prodigy to rock's fiercely confrontational poet who would electrify and inspire an entire nation and become the voice of his generation.
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Otis Redding: Live at Monterey

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Actor: John Phillips
Summary: Otis Redding's performance is one of his last.
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Passing Strange

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Stew
Actor: Stew, de'Adre Aziza, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Chad Goodridge, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Daniel Breaker
Summary: A young man leaves behind his mother and life in a Los Angeles neighborhood and sets out on a journey of self-discovery in Europe during the 1970s in order to find his purpose in life through his music. A theatrical stage production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
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Payday

Director: Daryl Duke
Writer: Don Carpenter
Actor: Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Michael C. Gwynne, Jeff Morris, Cliff Emmich, Elayne Heilveil
Summary: Maury Dann, a country singer on tour, liberally indulges in drugs, alcohol, and sexual relations with willing women. But when the angry boyfriend of a woman with whom he's had a liaison spots Maury, suddenly he has a big problem.
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Pennies from Heaven

Director: Piers Haggard
Writer: Dennis Potter
Actor: Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven, Kenneth Colley, Hywel Bennett
Screenplay: PN1997 .P445 1980
Summary: Dennis Potter's masterpiece mini-series follows the adventures, mishaps, and yearnings of a traveling song sheet peddler on a tight commission as he tries to make dreams fit the promises of the lyrics he carries.
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Peter Pan (1953)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright
Actor: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, Bill Thompson, Hans Conried, Heather Angel, Candy Candido, Tony Butala
Summary: Fantastic adventures await Wendy Darling and her brothers when Peter Pan whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell, they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook.
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The Phantom of the Opera

Director: Joel Schumacher
Writer: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
Actor: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver
Summary: Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.
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Phantom of the Paradise

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Brian De Palma
Actor: Paul Williams, William Finley, George Memmoli, Harold Oblong, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor, Gerrit Graham, Jessica Harper
Summary: An outrageous horror-rock comedy cult movie and satire on the music business. A freak accident leaves a meek rock composer horribly disfigured; he hides his face beneath an eerie mask and haunts the Paradise Theatre, seeking revenge.
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Pink Floyd: Rock Review

Summary: Drawing on rare concert films, and penetrating interviews with the critics, this is the definitie exploration of the Pink Floyd phenomenon. Featuring extensive archive recordings, the key Pink floyd works from the halcyon days of Syd Barrett through to Pulse are revisited and critically assessed.
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Pinocchio

Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Writer: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia
Actor: Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, Walter Catlett, Marion Darlington, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels, Jack Mercer, Patricia Page, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable
Summary: Woodcarver Geppetto has pets Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish. He has just made a little wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Wishing upon a star before he goes to bed, Geppetto wishes that Pinocchio would become a real boy. As Geppetto sleeps, the Blue Fairy arrives and partially grants his wish. Pinocchio can come to life, but he must prove himself worthy before becoming a real boy. He will require some guidance, and Jiminy Cricket agrees to act as his conscience. After some unfortunate incidents, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble. The Blue Fairy appears. Pinocchio lies to her and his nose grows. He is forgiven, but warned not to lie again.
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Pippin: His Life and Times

Director: David Sheehan
Writer: Roger O. Hirson, Bob Fosse, Stephen Schwartz
Actor: Ben Vereen, William Katt, Leslie Dennison, Benjamin Rayson, Martha Raye, Chita Rivera
Summary: Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, this musical pageant is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth.
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Pirate Radio

Director: Richard Curtis
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Stephen Moore, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wisdom, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport, Rhys Ifans, January Jones, Emma Thompson
Summary: A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation. Home use only.
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The Pirates of Penzance

Director: Wilford Leach, Joshua White
Writer: Wilford Leach
Actor: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith, Tony Azito
Summary: Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles.
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Pitch Perfect

Director: Jason Moore
Writer: Kay Cannon
Actor: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks
Summary: Arriving at her new college, Beca finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions.
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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Director: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond
Writer: Allen Estrin, Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler
Actor: Irene Bedard, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, Finola Hughes, Linda Hunt, Judy Kuhn, Russell Means, David Ogden Stiers, Jean Stapleton, Billy Zane
Summary: When a rumor about John Smith's death reaches Indian princess Pocahontas, she sails to Europe to negotiate peace between her people and the British. But her nemesis, Ratcliffe, aims to control King James and keep Pocahontas away from her true love.
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Popeye

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Jules Feiffer
Actor: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Richard Libertini, Donald Moffat
Summary: Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven.
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Porgy and Bess

Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Trevor Nunn, Yves Baigneres
Actor: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Damon Evans
Summary: Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.
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A Prairie Home Companion

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Garrison Keillor
Actor: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .P73 2006
Summary: As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program 'A Prairie Home Companion' somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
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The Princess and the Frog

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Writer: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards
Actor: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman
Summary: New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
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The Producers (2-Disc-Deluxe-Edition)

Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Mel Brooks
Actor: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood, Renee Taylor, Christopher Hewett, Lee Meredith, Andreas Voutsinas
Screenplay: PN1997 .P764 1967
Summary: A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success.
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The Producers (2005)

Director: Susan Stroman
Writer: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
Actor: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Rogert Bart, Michael McKean, Eileen Essell, David Huddleston, Debra Monk, Andrea Martin, Jon Lovitz
Summary: Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla as the lead actress.
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The Producers (One-Disc-Special-Edition)

Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Mel Brooks
Actor: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Estelle Winwood, Christopher Hewett, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith
Screenplay: PN1997 .P764 1967
Summary: Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg.
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The Punk Singer

Director: Sini Anderson
Actor: Kathleen Hanna
Summary: A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s.
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Pyaasa

Director: Guru Dutt
Writer: Abrar Alvi
Actor: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Johnny Walker
Summary: A destitute, alcoholic poet is befriended by a prostitute who manages to have his works published after he is presumed dead.
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Ray

Director: Taylor Hackford
Writer: James L. White
Actor: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C
Screenplay: PN1997 .R38 2002
Summary: Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers.
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Ready, Willing, and Able

Director: Ray Enright
Writer: Jerry Wald, Sig Herzig, Warren Duff
Actor: Ruby Keeler, Lee Dixon, Allen Jenkins, Louise Fazenda, Ross Alexander, Carol Hughes, Hugh O'Connell, Wini Shaw, Teddy Hart
Summary: American Jane Clarke tries to pass herself off as a London musical star with the same name, unfortunately while she can dance, she can not sing.
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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Director: Michael John Warren
Actor: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Rene Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa
Summary: A year in the life of a group of bohemian-minded friends experiencing the apartment culture of New York City. As the year unfolds, they face a host of personal trials and begin coming to terms with the limits of their carefree aspirations and relationships.
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Rhapsody of Spring

Chuntian de kuangxiang

Director: Teng Wenji
Actor: Shao Bing, Quan Yuan, Ying Qu
Summary: Traces the life and career of Chinese composer Zhao Liming, who, ignoring the dangers of the Cultural Revolution, dedicates himself to preserve and enhance the musical heritage of China and produces a controversial opera sprinkled with folk music.
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Riding High

Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin
Actor: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford
Summary: A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
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Roberta

Director: William A. Seiter
Writer: Jane Murfin, Sam Mintz, Allan Scott
Actor: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Helen Westley, Claire Dodd, Victor Varconi
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Fun's in fashion when Fred and Ginger enter the world of Paris fashions. Marvelous Jerome Kern music graces standards like 'Smoke gets in your eyes' and 'I won't dance.'
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Rock 'n' Roll High School

Director: Allan Arkush
Writer: Richard Whitley, Russ Dvonch, Joseph McBride
Actor: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Dey Young, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Don Steele, Alix Elias
Summary: Comedy set in a high school where the students have the lowest academic average in Southern California, the athletes haven't won a game in years, and three principals have gone insane. Features scenes of a concert by the Ramones.
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Rock Around the Clock

Director: Fred R. Sears
Writer: Robert E. Kent
Actor: Tony Matinez, Alan Freed, Johnny Johnston, Alex Talton
Summary: A big band promoter and musicians discover a fun-loving group of kids moving to a new kind of beat called rock 'n' roll.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Director: Jim Sharman
Writer: Jim Sharman, Richard O'Brien
Actor: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Jonathan Adams, Meatloaf, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Peter Hinwood, Charles Gray
Summary: A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.
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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

Director: David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
Actor: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richard, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman
Summary: A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States, including a performance at Madison Square Garden and a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California where violence broke out between fans and Hell's Angels who were providing security. Includes performances by Ike and Tina Turner, the Jefferson Airplane and the Flying Burrito Brothers. This special version also contains never-before-seen performances from the Madison Square Garden show, audio commentary by directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, excerpts from KSAN Radio's Altamont wrap-up, an Altamont stills gallery featuring the work of photographers Bill Owens and Beth Sunflower, original and re-release theatrical trailers, plus trailers for Maysles films Grey gardens and Salesman, filmographies for Maysles Films and Charlotte Zwerin, and a restoration demonstration.
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The Rooftop

tian tai

Director: Jay Chou
Writer: Jay Chou
Actor: Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Alan Ko
Summary: Gao and his friends are the happiest kids in the city of Galilee. Living on the rooftops of this bustling metropolis, sometimes life can be tough, but they still churn out songs all day, and dance under the stars at night. But when Gao meets his dream girl, a billboard beauty named Sian, fate takes him on a wild ride through the high and low parts of the town he loves.
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Rosalie

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Writer: William Anthony McGuire
Actor: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey, Billy Gilbert, Reginald Owen
Summary: Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy), a West Point football hero, falls in love with Princess Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), who is studying at Vassar. Thorpe does not know that Rosalie is a princess.
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The Runaways

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writer: Floria Sigismondi
Actor: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tatum O'Neal, Brett Cullen, Michael Shannon
Summary: With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group.
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The Saddest Music in the World

Director: Guy Maddin
Writer: George Toles, Guy Maddin
Actor: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan
Summary: Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy.
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Sarafina!

Director: Darrell Roodt
Writer: Mbongeni Ngema, William Nicholson
Actor: Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Mbongeni Ngema, Leleti Khumalo
Summary: In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers.
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Say Amen, Somebody

Director: George T. Nierenberg
Summary: The legendary film that explores the lives and music of the pioneers of modern gospel music, featuring Willie Mae Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins.
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Scared Stiff

Director: George Marshall
Writer: Herbert Baker, Walter DeLeon
Actor: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, Carmen Miranda
Summary: Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress.
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School Daze

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Spike Lee
Summary: A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life.
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Search for Robert Johnson

Director: Chris Hunt
Actor: John Hammond
Summary: Documentary, using the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow, on the man many believe was the king of Mississippi Delta country blues.
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Searching for Sugar Man

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Writer: Malik Bendjelloul
Actor: Steve Segerman, Sixto Rodriguez
Summary: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate.
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley
Actor: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, Matt Mattox, Jacques D'Amboise, Julie Newmeyer
Summary: Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does Milly discover that Adam has six other brothers all living with him in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading a story, Adam develops an idea that will create the solution to his brothers' loneliness - kidnap the women they want!
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Shall We Dance

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writer: Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Harriet Hoctor
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: A ballet star (Astaire) and a musical revue sensation (Rogers) meet in Paris, and fall in love on ship-board. Once in New York they decide to wed and then publicly divorce to quash persistent rumors of a secret marriage. Once tied, however, perhaps they shouldn't call the whole thing off.
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Show Business

Director: Dori Berinstein
Writer: Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin
Actor: Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, John Lahr, Patrick Pacheco, Michael Riedel, Jacques le Sourd, Linda Winer
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at four high profile musicals: Wicked, Taboo, Caroline or Change, and Avenue Q. Covers the entire 2003-2004 Broadway season, from casting to the Tony Awards.
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The Show of Shows

Director: John G. Adolfi
Writer: J. Keirn Brennan, Frank Fay
Actor: Frank Fay, Georges Carpentier, Myrna Loy, John Barrymore, Winnie Lightner
Summary: The studio that gave the cinema its voice offered 1929 audiences a chance to see and hear multiple silent-screen favorites for the first time in a gaudy, grandiose music-comedy-novelty revue that also included Talkie stars, Broadway luminaries and of course, Rin-Tin-Tin.
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Sid and Nancy

Director: Alex Cox
Writer: Alex Cox, Abbe Wool
Actor: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb
Screenplay: PN1997 .S494 1985
Summary: Sid and Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of Punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
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Silk Stockings

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Writer: Leonard Gershe, Leonard Spigelgass
Actor: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre
Summary: A stern lady communist comes to Paris to retrieve three wayward comrades and a Russian composer, but instead warms up to capitalist attractions.
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Singin' in the Rain

Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Writer: Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Actor: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Screenplay: PN1997 .S55 1951, Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .S55 1986
Summary: Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove and shrewish co-star.
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The Singing Detective (2003)

Director: Keith Gordon
Writer: Dennis Potter
Actor: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Carla Gugino, Adrien Brody, Jon Polito, Saul Rubinek, Alfre Woodard, Mel Gibson
Summary: A bedridden novelist drifts in and out of consciousness, alternating between a noir-ish fantasy world, his anguished present, and his traumatic childhood.
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Singing Nun

Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Sally Benson, John Furia, Jr.
Actor: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead
Summary: With lilting melodies and an earnest sense of higher calling, Ann takes her faith where it might not otherwise go - onto the world's airwaves. Her 'Dominique' becomes a smash single.
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Ski Party

Director: Alan Rafkin
Writer: Robert Dillon
Actor: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello
Summary: On a college ski weekend, Todd and Craig pretend to be Jane and Nora, a pair of English girls. Their reasons? To meet girls, and to learn to ski. Along the way, Lesley Gore shows up on the bus to sing "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows", and James Brown and the Fabulous Flames appear at the lodge to sing "I Feel Good".
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Sleeping Beauty

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman
Writer: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta
Actor: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson
Summary: Princess Aurora is born to King Stefan and his wife. At a ceremony for her, fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But the evil sorceress, Maleficent, shows up and places a curse on the princess - where Aurora will die on her 16th birthday after touching a poisoned spinning wheel. Merryweather tries to undo the damage by casting a spell that will allow princess Aurora to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. The fairies take Aurora to their cottage and raise her as their own child. On her 16th birthday, Aurora meets Prince Phillip and the two fall in love. Maleficent kidnaps the Prince and she tricks Aurora into touching a spinning wheel. Realizing that the Prince is in trouble, the good fairies head to Maleficent's castle to free him. But the Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent when she turns herself into a fire-breathing dragon. Now the Prince has to be strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil Maleficent.
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The Smiling Lieutenant

Director: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Writer: Samson Raphaelson, Ernest Vajda
Actor: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Charlie Ruggles, Miriam Hopkins, George Barbier
Summary: Chevalier has the task of choosing between his wild musician sweetheart and a prissy princess when the latter mistakes a wink and a smile as intended for her.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Director: David Hand
Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith
Actor: Adriana Caselotti, Roy Atwell, Eddie Collins, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Lucille La Verne, Scotty Mattraw, Harry Stockwell
Summary: The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one, the Queen, her jealous stepmother. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White as the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest. There, she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs, Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. The Queen finds Snow White and tricks her with an enchanted apple. Only the magic of true love's kiss can save her.
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Something For the Boys

Director: Lewis Seiler
Writer: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Frank Gabrielson
Actor: Carmen Miranda, Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers
Summary: The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene.
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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Director: Lonny Price
Writer: Lonny Price, David Hyde Pierce
Actor: David Hyde Pierce
Summary: A celebration of the life and work of one of Broadway's greatest legends, Stephen Sondheim. For the composer and lyricist's 80th birthday in March 2010, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered to perform more than two dozen numbers from Sondheim's illustrious career.
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Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall

Director: Kirk Browning
Actor: Featuring Liza Minnelli, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Glenn Close
Summary: This program features the music of Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim in a 1992 performance at Carnegie Hall.
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Sound City

Director: Dave Grohl
Writer: Mark Monroe
Summary: In 2012 Dave Grohl purchased the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios. The board, built in 1972, is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, and many other musical legends. This tells the story of real rock history, and celebrates the music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album using this classic console.
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The Sound of Music

Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Actor: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Ben Wright, Daniel Truhitte, Norma Varden, Marni Nixon, Gil Stuart, Evadne Baker, Doris Lloyd, Eleanor Parker
Screenplay: PN1997 .S6558 1964
Summary: As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.
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Soundtrack for a Revolution

Director: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Writer: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Summary: The story of the American civil rights movement through its music, the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and more, as they fought for justice and equality. Includes new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, archival footage, and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and even from the black church.
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South Pacific

Director: Joshua Logan
Writer: Paul Osborn
Actor: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons, Candace Lee, Warren Hsieh, Tom Laughlin, Giorgio Tozzi
Screenplay: PN1997 .S6564 1957a
Summary: A young American nurse from Little Rock meets the handsome and mysterious French planter on a South Pacific island during World War II. Seeking respite from the battles around them, they find refuge in each other as their romance blooms in the lush tropical paradise.
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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Director: Paul Justman
Writer: Walter Dallas, Ntozake Sha
Summary: The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972.
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State Fair (1945)

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien
Actor: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh
Summary: A small-town family travels to the Iowa State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love.
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State Fair (1962)

Director: Jose Ferrer
Writer: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien
Actor: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Alice Faye, Wally Cox
Summary: Iowan farmers the Frake family head for the Iowa State Fair. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.
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Stop Making Sense

Director: Jonathon Demme
Writer: Talking Heads, Jonathan Demme
Summary: Director Jonathan Demme expertly crafted this unrivaled concert film from footage of three live gigs at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. The staging concept -- the brainchild of Talking Heads front man David Byrne -- begins with the lead vocalist striding onto an empty stage, acoustic guitar and boom box in hand. With each new tune, another band member or backup singer joins Byrne onstage, building steadily toward the smokin' finale.
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Stormy Weather

Director: Andrew Stone
Writer: Frederick Jackson, Ted Koehler
Summary: Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down. The movie includes an all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.
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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Director: H.C. Potter
Writer: Richard Sherman
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields, Etienne Girardot, Janet Beecher
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Fred and Ginger dance up a storm as they dramatize the careers of the renowned ballroom dancers, Vernon and Irene Castle.
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Director: Terry Hughes
Actor: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn
Summary: Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. So Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd.
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Sweet Charity

Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Peter Stone
Actor: Shirley MacLaine, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis, Jr., John McMartin, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye
Summary: A lovelorn New York dance hall hostess named Charity Hope Valentine dreams of old-fashioned romance but falls in love with one undeserving man after another.
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Sweet Dreams

Director: Karel Reisz
Writer: Robert Getchell
Actor: Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon
Summary: Sweet Dreams is the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline, charting the most dramatic years of her efforts to become a top country singer.
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Swing Time

Director: George Stevens
Writer: Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa
Summary: Fred Astaire plays a gambler who has promised to go home and marry his fiancee when he makes $25,000. Romantic complications occur when he meets New York dancing teacher Ginger Rogers.
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Sympathy for the Devil

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Summary: Scenes from a Rolling Stones writing/recording session for their Beggars banquet album, alternating with scenes of political upheaval, media saturation, and revolution.
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Taal

Director: Subhash Ghai
Writer: Subhash Ghai
Actor: Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Alok Nath, Amrish Puri, Sushma Seth
Summary: Love story of a gifted folk singer and dancer of small town and the brilliant young son of NRI billionaire. Insulted and humiliated by boy's family, she vows to climb the ladder of success in ruthless world of materialism. This film is a musical score on the inspiring theme 'Don't fall in love. Rise in love.'
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Tales of Hoffmann

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tcherina
Summary: A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen.
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The Temptations: Get Ready: Definitive Performances 1965-1972

Summary: Features 16 full-length performances from American television appearances during Motown's golden era. Interspersed between the songs, Otis Williams reminisces about the history of the group.
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That's Entertainment

Director: Jack Haley, Jr.
Actor: Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse, Clark Gable, Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Donald O'Connor
Summary: A history of Hollywood films and musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featuring excerpts from many beloved classics.
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That's Entertainment 2

Director: Gene Kelly
Actor: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, W.C. Fields, Ginger Rogers, Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Judy Holliday
Summary: Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
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That's Entertainment 3

Director: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
Actor: Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, Ann Miller, Eleanor Powell, Douglas MacPhail, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Howard Keel
Summary: Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals.
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This Is Elvis

Director: Andrew Solt, Malcolm Leo
Writer: Andrew Solt, Malcolm Leo
Actor: David Scott, Paul Boensch III, Johnny Harra, Lawrence Koller, Rhonda Lyn, Dana MacKay, Ral Donner, Debbie Edge, Elvis Presley
Summary: A definitive biography of the King which contains interviews from the many people who knew Elvis best, including Presley's family members, his friends and employees and Colonel Tom Parker.
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This Is Spinal Tap

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Actor: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, Bruno Kirby
Summary: Once upon a time, Spinal Tap had a big hit song. Now, nearly two decades later, Spinal Tap still clings to some glint of their lost glory as they embark on an accident-plagued tour across America. In Cleveland, the group gets lost underneath the stage. In Washington, they're accidentally booked at an Air Force formal dance. And in a Chicago record store, no one shows up to get their autographs.
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Three Little Words

Director: Richard Thorpe
Writer: George Wells
Actor: Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl, Keenan Wynn, Gale Robbins, Gloria de Haven, Phil Regan, Harry Shannon, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Harvey, Carleton Carpenter, George Metkovich, Harry Mendoza
Summary: Bert Kalmar always wanted to be a magician, but all it takes is a disastrous opening night to make his dream go poof! So, Kalmar moves on and finds songwriting magic with collaborator Harry Ruby.
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The Three Musketeers (1939)

Director: Allan Dwan
Writer: M.M. Musselman, William A. Drake, Sam Hellman
Actor: Don Ameche, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Gloria Stuart
Summary: The gallant young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to join the famed Musketeers and thinks he's found them-- except these three buffoons are cooks who have stolen the drunken Musketeers' clothing! Now, the four are on a madcap mission to save the queen's honor.
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Tommy

Director: Ken Russell
Writer: Ken Russell
Actor: Ann-Margret, Elton John, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, Robert Powell
Summary: A rock opera about a boy who is traumatized by the murder of his father. He is 'cured' several years later, only to be hailed as a 'Messiah.'
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Top Hat

Director: Mark Sandrich
Writer: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott
Actor: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Erik Rhodes
Summary: Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken identity plot, in which Rogers believes that Astaire is married to a friend of hers, and is alternatively charmed and repelled by his advances.
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Two Weeks with Love

Director: Roy Rowland
Writer: Dorothy Kingsley, John Larkin
Actor: Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban
Summary: On vacation in the Catskills, two women find love. Powell hopes to catch the eye of suave Ricardo Montalban by wearing a corset; meanwhile, Debbie Reynolds reels in affable Carleton Carpenter for a legendary Aba Daba Honeymoon showstopper.
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Two-Lane Blacktop

Director: Monte Hellman
Writer: Rudolph Wurlitzer, Will Corry
Actor: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson, H.D. Stanton, Alan Vint, Bill Keller, Katherine Squire, George Mitchell, Kreag Caffey, A.J. Solari, Rudolph Wurlitzer, Jaclyn Hellman
Summary: The Driver and The Mechanic roam the country in a tricked-out 1955 Chevy, drag racing for money and thrills. While stopped at a diner, The Girl climbs into their car and plants herself in the backseat. Drifting across the Southwest, they keep being buzzed by a snazzy 1970 Pontiac. GTO chats up a storm, bending the ears of the hitchhikers he regularly picks up off the side of the road. Like modern day cowboys, they just keep moving--no roots, no responsibilities--the only real threat the loss or destruction of the vehicle itself. These three men, one woman, and two cars end up in a race to Washington D.C., yet they keep stopping to help each other, and winning seems far from their thoughts. The road is itself a place to live, is home, not just a way to move.
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U2: Rattle and Hum

Director: Phil Joanou
Summary: A concert movie following the Irish band U2 on their Joshua tree tour.
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Director: Charles Walters
Writer: Helen Deutsch
Actor: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley, Vassili Lambrinos
Summary: Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold.
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Victor / Victoria

Director: Blake Edwards
Writer: Blake Edwards
Actor: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies
Screenplay: PN1997 .V52
Summary: A woman singer working on the cabaret circuit pretends to be a man pretending to be a woman. Things get even more complicated when she meets the man of her dreams. Set in Paris, France, in 1934.
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Viva Las Vegas

Director: George Sidney
Writer: Sally Benson
Actor: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair
Summary: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix. At least, he will be ready to race once he has the money to buy an engine.
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Walk the Line

Director: James Mangold
Writer: Gill Dennis, James Mangold
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Shelby Lynne, Tyler Hilton, Waylon Payne, Shooter Jennings
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .W35 2003
Summary: Traces Johnny Cash's childhood, including his distant father to his early attempts at a music career. At this point in his life he marries his girlfriend Vivian. During a tour with singer/musicians Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he encounters singer June Carter, and his love for her, and her rejection of him through the years, spurs him into drugs, drinking, and depression. June is both a sassy spitfire singer whose charm breaks hearts and eventually becomes a sympathetic friend who tries to help Johnny get over her. A true love story of two country music stars.
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We Are the Best!

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Writer: Lukas Moodysson
Actor: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv Lemoyne, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg
Summary: Stockholm, the 1980s: Three teen girls decide to form a punk band, despite only one being a musician, not having any instruments, and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Focused on stirring things up in the world, but without a clue, the trio is a tribute to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.
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Week-End in Havana

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware
Actor: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero, George Barbier, Billy Gilbert
Summary: When a cruise ship runs aground, an ocean liner executive is forced to offer a winsome passenger a free trip to Havana in this colorful, zesty musical.
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Whiplash (2014)

Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Actor: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .W55 2012a
Summary: Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory.
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White Christmas

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Actor: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen, Dean Jagger
Summary: The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity.
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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)

Director: John Scheinfeld
Writer: John Scheinfeld
Actor: Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Al Kooper, Randy Newman, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Thomas Smothers, Richard Smothers, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, Robin Williams, Brian Wilson
Summary: A brand new portrait of the late Grammy Award-winning musician, Harry Nilsson, who the Beatles once proclaimed as their favorite artist. This gripping retrospective traces Nilsson's rise and his turbulent life as seen by many friends, including Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Richard Perry, Robin Williams, and more.
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The Who: The Kids Are Alright

Director: Jeff Stein
Writer: Jeff Stein
Summary: Profiles the career of the British band through television appearances, studio footage, and interviews.
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The Who: Who's Next

Director: Bob Smeaton
Summary: Who's next is viewed by many as the greatest testament to the songwriting talent of Pete Townshend and the musical power of The Who. When the album was released in 1971 it climbed to the number 1 spot on the British Album chart and remained in the top 50 for over three months. In the United States, the album went top 5 on the Billboard chart and remained in the top 40 for five months. The story of how The Who came to record the album is told by group members Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and John Entwistle, together with contributions by those who were close to the group during the making of this classic album.
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Wild Man Blues

Director: Barbara Kopple
Summary: Follow Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band on a whirlwind tour of Europe while uncovering Allen offstage as well.
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Director: Mel Stuart
Writer: Roald Dahl
Actor: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Dodo Denney, Paris Themmen, Peter Ostrum
Summary: Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer.
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With a Song in My Heart

Director: Walter Lang
Writer: Lamar Trotti
Actor: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter, Robert Wagner, Helen Westcott, Una Merkel, Richard Allen, Max Showalter
Summary: Musical retelling of the extraordinary life of 1940s songstress Jane Froman. When an overseas flight crashes off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Jane barely survives the wreck.
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The Wiz

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Joel Schumacher
Actor: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor
Summary: Motown's Oscar-nominated take on L. Frank Baum's ageless tale stars Diana Ross as Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy, who exits a family gathering to search for her lost pooch, Toto, gets caught in a blizzard and is transported to the magical land of Oz.
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Yellow Submarine

Director: George Dunning
Writer: Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, Erich Segal
Actor: Paul Angelis, Peter Batten, John Clive, Dick Emery, Geoffrey Hughes, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
Summary: Animated feature with the Beatles trying to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies.
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You'll Never Get Rich

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Writer: Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano
Actor: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, John Hubbard, Robert Benchley, Osa Massen
Summary: A musical about an on-again, off-again romance set against a military backdrop.
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The Young Girls of Rochefort

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort;

Director: Jacques Demy
Writer: Jacques Demy
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Francoise Dorleac, Jacques Perrin, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Riberolles, Grover Dale, Genevieve Thenier, Henri Cremieux, Pamela Hart, Leslie North, Patrick Jeantet, Gene Kelly, Danielle Darrieux
Summary: Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorleac play twins living in the picturesque seaside village of Rochefort-- Delphine teaches dance while Solange composes and gives piano lessons. As the girls dream of success and romance in the far-off big city, they don't realize that true love may be just around the corner.
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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Director: Robin Lehman
Summary: Exploration of the instruments of the modern orchestra, concluding with Benjamin Britten's The young person's guide to the orchestra.
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Your Cheatin' Heart

Director: Gene Nelson
Writer: Stanford Whitmore
Actor: George Hamilton, Susan Oliver, Red Buttons
Summary: Hank Williams is making a buck pitching a snake-oil cure-all to the gullible, capping his spiel by picking up his guitar and singing. In the crowd is The Drifting Cowboys, a group of touring country-western musicians who happen to be passing through. Say, Hank, would you like to join our group? Memphis-born George Hamilton is winningly natural as Williams in the musical biopic of the short-lived but forever influential 'Hillbilly Shakespeare'.
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Zoot Suit

Director: Luis Valdez
Writer: Luis Valdez
Actor: Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly, John Anderson, Daniel Valdez
Summary: Lawyers seek justice for a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to prison. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940's Los Angeles.
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Zouzou

Director: Marc Allegret
Writer: Carlo Rim
Actor: Josephine Baker, Jean Gabin, Pierre Larquey, Yvette Lebon, Illa Meery, Palau, Madeleine Guitty, Claire Gerard, Marcel Vallee
Summary: A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night.