|Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies 1973 PG, 92 min.|
Director: John Erman
Cast: Cliff Robertson, Pamela Franklin, Eric Shea, Bernadette Peters, Rosemary Murphy, Alice Ghostley, Royal Dano, Claudia Bryar, Don Keefer, Kelly Jean Peters, Pat O'Connor, Hope Summers, Dixie Lee, Jim Boles, Lew Brown
Ace Eli Walford (Cliff Robertson) is a 1920s' stunt pilot who barnstorms across Kansas with his 11-year-old son, Roger (Eric Shea). When not flying, Ace Eli spends his spare time wooing the women he meets along the way. This film marks Bernadette Peters' film debut in the role of a floozy, Allison.
|The Castaway Cowboy 1974 G, 91 min.|
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith, Manu Tupou, Gregory Sierra, George Fisher, Nephi Hannemann, Lito Capina
Lincoln (James Garner) is shipwrecked on an island in Hawaii where he meets a lovely widow (Vera Miles) and helps turn her struggling potato farm into a prosperous cattle ranch. But land-grabber Calvin (Robert Culp) holds the mortgage on her property and wants the land. Disney all the way.
|The Poseidon Adventure 1972 PG, 117 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Gene Hackman, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, Arthur O'Connell, Ernest Borgnine, Carol Lynley, Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Eric Shea, Fred Sadoff, Sheila Allen, Jan Arvan
Their captain (Leslie Nielsen) gives up his life to save the passengers after a tidal wave overturns a luxury cruise ship during New Year's Eve festivities. A small group of survivors–including Mike (Ernest Borgnine), Linda (Stella Stevens), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle (Shelley Winters), and Manny (Jack Albertson)–are led by Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman) in a struggle to find safety in their world (ship) that has turned upside down. "The Morning After" won an Academy Award for Best Song. An Oscar was also received for the Visual Effects (Special Achievement Award), and seven other nominations were received, including Best Supporting Actress (Shelley Winters).
|Smile 1975 PG, 113 min.|
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis, Nicholas Pryor, Colleen Camp, Joan Prather, Annette O'Toole, Melanie Griffith, Titos Vandis, Denise Nickerson, Maria O'Brien, Kate Sarchet, Dick McGarvin, Eric Shea
Behind-the-scenes action of beauty pageants is the subject of this satire on middle-class lives in Santa Rosa, California. Big Bob Freelander (Bruce Dern) and Brenda DiCarlo (Barbara Feldon) are determined to put on a great pageant, but Brenda's difficulties with her alcoholic husband Andy (Nicholas Pryor), Big Bob's son Little Bob (Eric Shea) who is secretly taking pictures of the contestants to sell to his classmates, and the contestants scheming to upstage each other present difficulties.
|1. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)|
2. The Castaway Cowboy (1974)
3. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
4. Smile (1975)
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