|Anchors Aweigh 1945 N/R, 140 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: George Sidney
Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Jose Iturbi, Dean Stockwell, Leon Ames, Edgar Kennedy, Steve Brodie, Pamela Britton, Grady Sutton, Rags Ragland, Billy Gilbert, Henry O'Neill, James Flavin, Sharon McManus
This story revolves around two sailors, Joe Brady (Gene Kelly) and Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra), on shore leave who help aspiring singer Susan Abbott (Kathryn Grayson) get an audition. Love blooms between Joe and Susan. The highlight of this film is Kelly's dance with the animated mouse, Jerry. Among the nominations this film received for Academy Awards were Best Picture, Actor (Gene Kelly), Cinematography, and Song ("I Fall in Love Too Easily"). It won for Best Musical Score.
|That Midnight Kiss 1949 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Musical / Romance
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Jose Iturbi, Ethel Barrymore, Mario Lanza, Keenan Wynn, J. Carrol Naish, Jules Munshin, Thomas Gomez, Marjorie Reynolds, Arthur Treacher
Mario Lanza makes his film debut in this film about truck driver Johnny Donnetti who is hired as the tenor lead in an opera production where he falls in love with heiress and female lead Prudence Budell (Kathryn Grayson).
|1. Anchors Aweigh (1945)|
2. That Midnight Kiss (1949)
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