|Gypsy 1962 N/R, 149 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace, Betty Bruce, Parley Baer, Harry Shannon, Morgan Brittany, Ann Jillian, Jack Benny, Diane Pace, Faith Dane, Roxanne Arlen, Ben Lessy, George Petrie
This version of the Broadway musical production, based on the life of Louise "Gypsy Rose Lee" Hovick, stars Natalie Wood in the title role. Gypsy's mother, Mama Rose (Rosalind Russell), always wanted fame but never achieved it. So, she is determined to make vaudeville stars of her daughters June (Ann Jillian) and Louise. June bails out leaving an unwilling Louise to do Mama Rose's bidding. Vaudeville is on the wane, but Louise does get a booking in a burlesque house where she finds stardom as stripper "Gypsy Rose Lee." Songs include "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," and "All I Need Is a Girl." The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Music, Cinematography, and Costume Design.
|National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins 1995 R, 95 min.|
aka: Favorite Deadly Sins
Director: David Jablin, Denis Leary
Cast: Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Andrew Dice Clay, Annabella Sciorra, Cassidy Rae, William Ragsdale, Brian Keith, Farrah Forke, Lois Foraker, Allan Rich, Tanya Pohlkotte, Tanya Roberts, Morgan Brittany, Saverio Guerra, Dale Raoul
This edited version of a Showtime series (that satirized the deadly sins) presents skits on three of the sins; "Greed," "Anger," and "Lust;" with mixed results. "Greed" is the most effective as Frank (Joe Mantegna), a TV producer of true-life crime stories, tries to get a leg up on the competition.
|Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1991 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Horror / Western
Director: Anthony Hickox
Cast: Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, David Carradine, John Ireland, Bert Remsen, M. Emmet Walsh, Maxwell Caulfield, Deborah Foreman, Jim Metzler, Dabbs Greer, Dana Sshbrook, John Hancock, Marion Eaton, Sunshine Parker, Helena Carroll
It's been a hassle, all those years with vampires vs. humans. So, it seemed the right time for the vampires to live in peace in an old ghost town with their sun block 30, etc., and artificial blood made from plants. When the blood plant does not produce enough blood, its designer David Harrison (Jim Metzler) and his wife Sarah (Morgan Brittany) arrive in the ghost town and find themselves in the middle of trouble. There are those fundamentalists, led by Jefferson (John Ireland), who want the real thing and are ready to rise up against the peaceful vampire leader, Count Mardulak (David Carradine), who ordered the blood plant as a method of integrating the vampires into the human world. War it shall be.
|Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 N/R, 111 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Melville Shavelson
Cast: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley, Louise Troy, Tim Matheson, Ben Murphy, Morgan Brittany, Jennifer Leak, Sidney Miller, Nancy Howard, Walter Brooke, Gil Rogers, Gary Goetzman, Nancy Roth
The widow of a U.S. Navy pilot, Helen North (Lucille Ball), falls in love with Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda), a Navy man whose wife had died. One small complication: they have 18 children between them. This is the story of their new life together in Carmel, California.
|1. Gypsy (1962)|
2. National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (1995)
aka: Favorite Deadly Sins
3. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1991)
4. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
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