|The Goldwyn Follies 1938 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: George Marshall
Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Vera Zorina, Kenny Baker, Andrea Leeds, Bobby(2) Clark, Edgar Bergen, Alan Ladd, Jerome Cowan, Phil Baker, Ella Logan, Nydia Westman
While this film about producer Oliver Merlin (Adolphe Menjou)– who worries about his next show–is lacking in high marks for entertainment value, George Gershwin (who died during the filming) and his brother Ira contributed two great songs: "Love Walked In" and "Our Love is Here to Stay."
|The Gorilla 1939 N/R, 65 min.|
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Anita Louise, Patsy Kelly, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Joseph Calleia, Paul Harvey, Edward Norris, Wally Vernon, Art Miles
Inept detectives (the Ritz Brothers–Jimmy, Harry, and Al) visit Peter's (Bela Lugosi) haunted house and become involved in solving a murder mystery.
|Never a Dull Moment 1943 N/R, 60 min.|
Director: Edward Lilley
Cast: Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Frances Langford, Stuart Crawford, Elisabeth Risdon, Mary Beth Hughes, George Zucco, Jack La Rue, Franklin Pangborn, Sammy Stein, Barbara Brown, George Chandler, Ruby Dandridge
The Ritz Brothers (Al, Harry, and Jimmy) get involved with the underworld of gangsters in this fast-paced comedy/musical.
|On the Avenue 1937 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Cast: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, George Barbier, Alan Mowbray, Cora Witherspoon, Walter Catlett, Douglas Fowley, Joan Davis, Stepin Fetchit, Sig Ruman, Billy Gilbert
Gary Blake (Dick Powell) produces a Broadway show that satirizes the wealthy Caraway family. Mona Merrick (Alice Faye) plays the role of "The Richest Girl in the World," and when Mimi Caraway (Madeleine Carroll) sees the show, she goes backstage and convinces Gary to ease up on the satire of her. But the plan doesn't work, and the Caraway family buys out the show, and giant changes ensue. Among the Irving Berlin songs is "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
|The Three Musketeers 1939 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Musical
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: Don Ameche, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Pauline Moore, Joseph Schildkraut, John Carradine, Miles Mander, Douglass Dumbrille, John "Dusty" King, Russell Hicks, Gregory Gaye
Don Ameche stars as D'Artagnan while the Ritz Brothers (Al, Harry, and Jimmy) take on Musketeer roles in this enjoyable version of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure in which they help Louis XIII (Joseph Schildkraut) save France.
|You Can't Have Everything 1937 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Alice Faye, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger, Gypsy Rose Lee, Arthur Treacher, Tony Martin, Louis Prima, Phyllis Brooks, Dorothy Christy, David Rubinoff, Wally Vernon, Jed Prouty
Schoolteacher Judith Poe Wells (Alice Faye) has dreams of becoming the playwright of a hit play in this delightful musical. When Judith meets musical writer George Macrae (Don Ameche), romance ensues and he talks producer Sam Gordon (Charles Gordon) into buying her play. But, problems lie ahead when Gordon's former girlfriend Lulu (Gypsy Rose Lee) steps in.
|1. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)|
2. The Gorilla (1939)
3. Never a Dull Moment (1943)
4. On the Avenue (1937)
5. The Three Musketeers (1939)
6. You Can't Have Everything (1937)
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