|How Sweet It Is! 1968 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Jerry Paris
Cast: James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Maurice Ronet, Paul Lynde, Gino Conforti, Patty Regan, Terry-Thomas, Marcel Dalio, Donald Losby, Hilary Thompson, Alexandra Hay, Mary Mitchael, Walter Brooke, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Don Diamond
When teenager Davey (Donald Losby) is unhappy because his girlfriend is going to Europe on a summer tour, his mother, Jenny (Debbie Reynolds), is concerned. She talks her photographer husband, Grif (James Garner), into taking an assignment to cover the tour so that she and Davey can join him, and Davey will be able to stay close to the girl. When they arrive in Paris, Grif and Davey follow the tour, while Jenny rents a Riviera villa. There is a mix-up with the villa because Jenny is swindled by Mr. Tilly (Terry-Thomas), and the house is really owned by French playboy Phillipe (Maurice Ronet). Phillipe invites Jenny to stay in his home and then tries to charm her. Meanwhile, tour guide Nancy Leigh (Mary Mitchael) is attracted to Grif, but, after a major confrontation, Jenny and Grif reconcile.
|Man of La Mancha 1972 PG, 130 min.|
Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson, Gino Conforti, Marne Maitland, Rosalie Crutchley
This musical version of Don Quixote is one Broadway success that fails miserably in its transition to the screen.
|Thumbelina 1994 G, 86 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast: Jodi Benson, Carol Channing, Gary Imhoff, Charo, Gino Conforti, John Hurt, Kenneth Mars, Gilbert Gottfried, Will Ryan, June Foray, Barbara Cook, Joe Lynch, Danny Mann, Loren Lester, Tawny Sunshine Glover
This version of Hans Christian Anderson's tale of the tiny Tumbelina (voice of Jodi Benson) is cleverly put together as our little heroine avoids many dangers. The voices of the cartoon characters are good, and Barry Manilow's music is a strength.
|1. How Sweet It Is! (1968)|
2. Man of La Mancha (1972)
3. Thumbelina (1994)
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