|The Ghost and Mr. Chicken 1966 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Mystery / Romance
aka: Running Scared
Director: Alan Rafkin
Cast: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles(2) Lane, Nydia Westman, George Chandler, Jesslyn Fax, Robert Cornthwaite, Jim Begg
Nervous Luther (Don Knotts) is a typesetter at the local newspaper and longs to become a reporter. He gets his chance when, as part of a publicity campaign, he must spend a night in a supposedly haunted house. Fun fare, and Luther even gets the prettiest girl in town, Alma Parker (Joan Staley, a former "Playboy" centerfold).
|The Music Man 1962 N/R, 151 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Morton DaCosta
Cast: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Ron Howard, Charles(2) Lane, Mary Wickes, Rance Howard, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Harry Hickox, William Fawcett, Percy Helton
Professor Harold Hill (Robert Preston) arrives in River City, Iowa, around 1900. He plans to work a scam on the citizens by forming a boys' marching band, but he falls in love with Marion (Shirley Jones) the librarian and changes his tune. Great Meredith Willson songs include "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Gary, Indiana," "Till There Was You," "Marian the Librarian," and "Wells Fargo Wagon." An Oscar was awarded for Best Musical Score, and there were five nominations, including Best Picture.
|Speedway 1968 G, 94 min.|
Genre: Action / Musical
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Elvis Presley, Bill Bixby, Nancy Sinatra, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Ross Hagan, Carl Ballantine, Poncie Ponce, Harry Hickox, Cale Yarborough, Christopher West, Beverly Powers, Richard Petty, Buddy Baker
Elvis Presley plays racecar driver Steve Grayson in this story revolving around stock car racing. Steve's manager Kenny (Bill Bixby) bets Steve's money on losing horses and leaves Steve broke. Kenny also fouls up Steve's tax return, and IRS agent Susan Jacks (Nancy Sinatra) investigates. And the songs continue–11 songs in all include "Let Yourself Go," "Goin' Home," and "There Ain't Nothing Like a Song." As part of the racing scene, real-life racers Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough are featured.
|The Split 1968 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Cast: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Julie Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, Jack Klugman, Warren Oates, James Whitmore, Donald Sutherland, Joyce Jameson, Harry Hickox, Jackie Joseph, Warren Vanders, Ron Stokes, Robert Foulk
After pulling off a heist of a half million dollars at the L.A. Coliseum during a Rams game, McClain (Jim Brown) ends up having his stolen money ripped off by a crooked cop, Walter Brill (Gene Hackman). Now, each accuses the other of possessing the half million dollars.
|1. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)|
aka: Running Scared
2. The Music Man (1962)
3. Speedway (1968)
4. The Split (1968)
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