|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.
|Island of Love 1963 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Morton DaCosta
Cast: Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Giorgia Moll, Walter Matthau, Betty Bruce, Michael Constantine, Norma Varden, Titos Vandis, Lewis Charles, Peter Mamakos
Two con men, Steve Blair (Robert Preston) and Paul Ferris (Tony Randall), trying to escape from gangster Tony Dallas (Walter Matthau), turn a Greek island's faltering tourist trade around by promoting the island as "The Island of Love."
|1. Gypsy (1962)|
2. Island of Love (1963)
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