|The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1967 N/R, 110 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Comedy / Western
Director: James Neilson
Cast: Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Harry Guardino, Richard Haydn, Hermione Baddeley, Bryan Russell, Cecil Kellaway, Parley Baer, Arthur Hunnicutt, Liam Redmond, Joby Baker, Mike Mazurki, Alan Carney, Dub Taylor
Set during the 1849 California gold rush, this Disney story is about butler Bullwhip Griffin (Roddy McDowall) who aids his employer, Arabella (Suzanne Pleshette), in searching for her 14-year-old brother, Jack Flagg (Bryan Russell). After his grandfather dies, Jack and Arabella are left penniless, and Jack heads West hoping to strike it rich by finding gold. They find Jack and then team up with Quentin Bartlett (Richard Haydn) who has a treasure map that will lead them to the gold. After crooked Judge Higgins (Karl Malden) steals the map, many adventures take place when they try to retrieve the map.
|Li'l Abner 1959 N/R, 114 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy
Director: Melvin Frank
Cast: Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John, Julie Newmar, Billie Hayes, Joe E. Marks, Stella Stevens, Robert Strauss, Bern Hoffman, Al Nesor, William Lanteau, Ted Thurston, Carmen Alvarez, Alan Carney
Based on the hit Broadway show, this is a delightful film with Al Capp's cartoon characters of Dogpatch brought to life. They are all there from Li'l Abner (Peter Palmer), Daisy Mae (Leslie Parrish), and Mammy and Pappy Yokum (Billie Hayes and Joe E. Marks) to Evil Eye Fleagle (Al Nesor), Marryin' Sam (Stubby Kaye), and Sen. Jack S. Phogbound (Ted Thurston). When the U.S. Congress selects the hillbilly town of Dogpatch to test the Atomic bomb, Li'l Abner goes with his Mammy and Pappy to Washington, D.C., to persuade the government to spare Dogpatch by arguing that Mammy's Yokumberry tonic gives the town value that cannot be replaced. Meanwhile, Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae encounter problems in their romance that, hopefully, will be overcome.
|Monkeys, Go Home! 1967 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Dean Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Bernard Woringer, Clement Harari, Yvonne Constant, Marcel Hillaire, Jules Munshin, Alan Carney, Maurice Marsac
When Hank Drussard (Dean Jones) inherits an olive grove in France, he trains chimpanzees as pickers and creates the wrath of locals. Disney.
|Mr. Lucky 1943 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: H.C. Potter
Cast: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper, Alan Carney, Henry Stephenson, Paul Stewart, Kay Johnson, J.M. Kerrigan, Florence Bates
A gambler (Cary Grant) plans to con a society woman (Laraine Day) out of the proceeds from her fund raising, but he reforms his ways after he falls in love with her.
|North to Alaska 1960 N/R, 122 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western / Romance
Director: Henry Hathaway
Cast: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Fabian, Ernie Kovacs, Capucine, Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer, Kathleen Freeman, John Qualen, Stanley Adams, Frank Faylen, Kermit Maynard, Roy Jenson, Alan Carney
After Sam (John Wayne) and George (Stewart Granger) strike gold in Alaska, Sam goes to Seattle to bring back George's fiancee but finds that she has married someone else. Sam heads for a saloon and meets French dancer Michelle (Capucine). He invites her to join him on the trek back to Alaska as a replacement for George's fiancee. Michelle agrees to the plan, and all goes well–until Sam falls in love with Michelle. Other problems rise to the fore with George's young brother Billy (Fabian) who is smitten with Michelle, but she resists his advances. Meanwhile, con-man Frankie Cannon (Ernie Kovacs) plots to convince Michelle to help him steal George and Sam's gold claim. By story's end, Sam, George, Billy, and Michelle join forces to protect the gold, and Sam and Michelle discover their love for each other.
|Step Lively 1944 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Tim Whelan
Cast: Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Eugene Pallette, Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Grant Mitchell, Anne Jeffreys, George Chandler, Rosemary La Planche, Shirley O'Hara, Dorothy Malone
Glen Russell (Frank Sinatra) has written a play that Gordon Miller (George Murphy) is producing as a musical on Broadway. Checking on the progress being made with rehearsals, Glen visits Miller in his hotel suite where he is staying on credit. Money is a problem, and Miller is threatened with being ousted by the hotel chain supervisor Wagner (Adolphe Menjou). The production company is out of money and must put on the show within the next few days to take care of debts. It turns out that Glen can sing, and, reluctantly, he steps into the leading role to save the show. Of course, the show is a hit, and Glen also gets the girl, Christine (Gloria DeHaven).
|1. The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)|
2. Genius at Work (1946)
3. Girl Rush (1944)
4. Li'l Abner (1959)
5. Monkeys, Go Home! (1967)
6. Mr. Lucky (1943)
7. North to Alaska (1960)
8. Step Lively (1944)
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