|Babes in Toyland 1961 G, 105 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Fantasy
Director: Jack Donohue
Cast: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Ann Jillian, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Mary McCarty, Brian Corcoran, Marilee and Melanie Arnold, Jerry Glenn, John Perri, David Pinson
On the eve of the wedding of Mary Quite Contrary (Annette Funicello) to Tom the Piper's Son (Tommy Sands), the evil Barnaby (Ray Bolger) hires henchmen Gonzorgo (Henry Calvin) and Roderigo (Gene Sheldon) to get rid of Tom and steal Mary's sheep that Little Bo Peep is caring for. This will make Mary unable to care for the children who live with her and force her to turn to Barnaby for help. All goes as planned, until Tom escapes, and goes with the children to Toyland where they help the Toymaker (Ed Wynn) finish the toys on his Christmas list.
|Gypsy 1962 N/R, 149 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Parley Baer, Harry Shannon, Morgan Brittany, Ann Jillian, Jack Benny, Diane Pace, Faith Dane, Roxanne Arlen, Ben Lessy, George Petrie
This version of the Broadway musical production, based on the life of Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick, stars Natalie Wood in the title role. Gypsy's mother, Mama Rose (Rosalind Russell), always wanted fame but never achieved it. So, she is determined to make vaudeville stars of her daughters June (Ann Jillian) and Louise. June bails out leaving an unwilling Louise to do Mama Rose's bidding. Vaudeville is on the wane, but Louise does get a booking in a burlesque house where she finds stardom as stripper "Gypsy Rose Lee." Songs include "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," and "All I Need Is a Girl." The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Music, Cinematography, and Costume Design.
|Mr. Mom 1983 PG, 92 min.|
Director: Stan Dragoti
Cast: Teri Garr, Michael Keaton, Martin Mull, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Ann Jillian, Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Ensign, Graham Jarvis
Husband and wife (Michael Keaton and Teri Garr) switch roles with hilarious results. One very funny moment happens when father chauffeurs the kids to school and is reprimanded by the guard in charge for entering in the exit lane.
|Original Sin 1989 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Ron Satlof
Cast: Zachary Benjamin, Robert Desiderio, Charlton Heston, Ann Jillian, Lou Liberatore, Marshall R. Teague, Louis Guss, Richard Portnow, Jason Bernard, S.A. Griffin, Joseph Ruskin, Nicky Blair, Al Checco, Marykate Harris, Gary Kasper
When Sharon Richards' (Ann Jillian) son Matty (Zachary Benjamin) is kidnapped, Sharon is not sure of where the trail to his captors will lead–until she learns that her husband, John (Robert Desiderio) is the son of Mafia leader Louis Mancini (Charlton Heston). Now, John must deal with his past and speak to his father about his missing son, and the chase is on.
|1. Babes in Toyland (1961)|
2. Gypsy (1962)
3. Mr. Mom (1983)
4. Original Sin (1989)
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