|The Atomic Submarine 1959 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Cast: Tom Conway, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Arthur Franz, Selmer Jackson, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Joi Lansing, Paul Dubov, Jack Mulhall, Jean Moorhead, Richard Tyler, Kenneth Becker, Sid Melton, Frank Watkins
After losing eight ships and seven submarines in Arctic waters, the U.S.S. Tigershark is sent out on a mission to investigate the disappearances and encounters an undersea alien spaceship.
|But Not for Me 1959 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Barry Coe, Lee J. Cobb, Thomas Gomez, Charles(2) Lane, Charles Tannen, Wendell Holmes, Tom Duggan, Joi Lansing, Hal K. Dawson, Richard Bull, Saverio LoMedico, Bess Flowers
In this remake of "Accent on Youth," theatrical producer Russ Ward (Clark Gable) has been in the business for 30 years and is retiring. When he tells his young secretary Ellie (Carroll Baker) the news, she sends him a note telling him that she loves him. Russ uses the situation to produce a play about a May-December romance and casts Ellie in the starring role. Meanwhile, Russ is entranced by Ellie but struggles over his feelings about their age difference and is torn between Ellie and his love for his wife, Kathryn (Lilli Palmer).
|Counterfeiters 1948 N/R, 73 min.|
Director: Sam Newfield
Cast: John Sutton, Doris Merrick, Hugh Beaumont, Lon Chaney Jr., George O'Hanlon, Herbert Rawlinson, Pierre Watkin, Robert Kent, Don C. Harvey, Joi Lansing
John Sutton plays a Scotland Yard investigator who establishes himself as an undercover agent and brings an end to the illegal counterfeiting business of a gang of talented criminals.
|Easter Parade 1948 N/R, 103 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Charles Walters
Cast: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Peter Lawford, Jules Munshin, Clinton Sundberg, Jeni Le Gon, Richard Beavers, Dick Simmons, Lola Albright, Joi Lansing, Helene Heigh, Peter Chong, Nolan Leary
After his dancing partner Nadine Hale (Ann Miller) signs a contract to begin life working on her own as a singer/dancer, Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) picks Hannah (Judy Garland) out of the chorus line and determines to make her a star. Astaire's dance solos are great and include "Steppin' Out with My Baby," and the hobo routine "We're a Couple of Swells" performed by Astaire and Garland is especially fun to watch. Irving Berlin wrote the Oscar-winning score for this musical classic that includes the title song "Easter Parade."
|Hillbillys in a Haunted House 1967 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Jean Yarbrough
Cast: Ferlin Husky, Joi Lansing, Don Bowman, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Basil Rathbone, Molly Bee, Merle Haggard, Sonny James
In this sequel to "Las Vegas Hillbillies," two Country/Western singers (Ferlin Husky and Joi Lansing) head for Nashville, but along the way they stop for the night in a creepy old mansion.
|A Hole in the Head 1959 N/R, 120 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Keenan Wynn, Eddie Hodges, Joi Lansing, Dub Taylor, James Komack, Benny Rubin, Ruby Dandridge, Connie Sawyer, B.S. Pully, Joyce Nizzari
Ally (Eddie Hodges) is the 10-year-old son of Miami hotel operator Tony Manetta (Frank Sinatra) who struggles to keep his son and cope with financial problems. "High Hopes" won the Oscar for Best Song, which was sung by Frank Sinatra. The song and Eddie Hodges are the highlights of this film.
|In the Good Old Summertime 1949 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington, Clinton Sundberg, Buster Keaton, Liza Minnelli, Lillian Bronson, Marcia Van Dyke, William Forrest, Joi Lansing, Howard M. Mitchell, Everett Glass, Jeffrey Sayre, Frank Mayo
Remade as a musical from the original film, "The Shop Around the Corner," this delightful story is about music-store clerk Veronica (Judy Garland) whose pen pal is, in reality, her hard-to-get-along-with co-worker Andrew (Van Johnson). In life, they detest each other but do not realize that they are pen pals because they do not sign their real names. They fall in love on paper, but will that love remain strong when the truth comes out?
|Marriage on the Rocks 1965 N/R, 109 min.|
Director: Jack Donohue
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Dean Martin, Cesar Romero, Hermione Baddeley, Tony Bill, John McGiver, Nancy Sinatra, Davey Davison, Michel Petit, Trini Lopez, Joi Lansing, Kathleen Freeman, Flip Mark
After almost 20 years of marriage, Valerie (Deborah Kerr) wants to divorce Dan (Frank Sinatra). Her lawyer (John McGiver) recommends a second honeymoon instead of divorce, and Dan and Valerie take off for Mexico. They meet a Mexican lawyer, Miguel Santos (Cesar Romero) and end up getting divorced by mistake. They decide to renew their vows, but Dan is called away on business, and his friend Ernie (Dean Martin) steps in to take care of Valerie. As luck would have it, that same lawyer Santos mistakenly marries Ernie and Valerie. Now, Valerie tries to use the marriage to get Dan back. It takes awhile, but by story's end, a wedding is being planned by Dan and Valerie.
|Neptune's Daughter 1949 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Edward Buzzell
Cast: Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Xavier Cugat, Ted de Corsia, Mel Blanc, Mike Mazurki, Joi Lansing
The song "Baby, it's Cold Outside" won the Academy Award for Best Song in this vehicle for Esther Williams about the romance of a swimmer who also designs swimsuits.
|Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1949 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Busby Berkeley
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold, Jules Munshin, Richard Lane, Tom Dugan, Douglas Fowley, Wilton Graff, Ramon Blackburn, Royce Blackburn, Si Jenks, Joi Lansing, Dick Wessel
This story about the early days of baseball centers on two players –Dennis Ryan and Eddie O'Brien (Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly)–who play for the Wolves, a team owned by K.C. Higgins (Esther Williams). They get into trouble gambling and then work out their financial problems through vaudeville performances during the off-season. Director Busby Berkeley's last film.
|Touch of Evil 1958 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Ray Collins, Joanna Moore, Marlene Dietrich, Valentin de Vargas, Joi Lansing, Joseph Cotten, Mercedes McCambridge
Orson Welles can make film masterpieces, and this is one excellent example of his artistic talents. Welles plays an American policeman who has issues with an important man (Charlton Heston) in the Mexican government while on the trail of the killers of a wealthy Mexican. A number of cameo appearances add to the appeal.
|Who Was That Lady? 1960 N/R, 116 min.|
Director: George Sidney
Cast: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore, John McIntire, Barbara Nichols, Larry Keating, Larry Storch, Simon Oakland, Joi Lansing
Professor David Wilson (Tony Curtis) kisses a student and looks for the perfect alibi to use on his jealous wife Ann (Janet Leigh). David and his friend Michael (Dean Martin) think they have concocted the perfect story: they are secret agents! The falsehood leads to big TROUBLE.
|1. The Atomic Submarine (1959)|
2. But Not for Me (1959)
3. Counterfeiters (1948)
4. Easter Parade (1948)
5. Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)
6. A Hole in the Head (1959)
7. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
8. Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
9. Neptune's Daughter (1949)
10. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
11. Touch of Evil (1958)
12. Who Was That Lady? (1960)
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