|The Brothers O'Toole 1973 G, 90 min.|
Genre: Western / Comedy
Director: Richard Erdman
Cast: John Astin, Steve Carlson, Pat Carroll, Hans Conried, Lee Meriwether, Allyn Joslyn, Jesse White, Richard Erdman, Richard Jury, Miranda Barry, Francelle Fuller, Ted Claassen, Harlan Knudson, Leon Inge, Jacques Hampton
This Western comedy involves a convoluted plot about two brothers, Michael and Timothy O'Toole (John Astin and Steve Carlson), searching for gold. When they arrive in a Colorado mining town, the townsfolk believe that Michael is a bad guy and arrest him. Now, Timothy must find a way to rescue his brother–and the solution just might lie in the mine that lies hidden under the town. Along the way, they manage to rescue fair damsels in distress.
|Cinderella 1965 TV, 84 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Fantasy / Romance
aka: Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Cast: Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet, Pat Carroll, Barbara Ruick, Joe E. Marks, Bill Lee, Don Heitgerd, Butch Sherwood, Bill Lee, Betty Noyes, Trudi Ames
This made-for-TV remake of the classic fairy tale is set to music (by Rodgers and Hammerstein) and is enjoyable fare. Cinderella (Lesley Ann Warren) is treated poorly by her stepmother (Jo Van Fleet) and stepsisters (Pat Carroll and Barbara Ruick). They forbid Cinderella to go to the ball where the Prince (Stuart Damon) will choose his bride. The Fairy Godmother (Celeste Holm) appears and magically transforms Cinderella into the belle of the ball. Cinderella meets the Prince and captures his heart. But, the Fairy Godmother's magic will last only until midnight, and Cinderella must flee the ball. Will the Prince pursue her?
|The Little Mermaid 1989 G, 82 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy / Musical
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Kenneth Mars, Rene Auberjonois, Buddy Hackett, Edie McClurg, Ben Wright, Pat Carroll, Hamilton Camp, Paddi Edwards, Jason Marin, Will Ryan
This is Disney's excellent animated version of Hans Christian Andersen's mermaid Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), who falls in love with a handsome human (voice of Christopher Daniel Barnes). The song "Under the Sea" won an Oscar. Songwriter Alan Menken also won an Oscar for Best Musical Score, and another of his songs, "Kiss the Girl," was nominated.
|The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea 2000 G, 75 min.|
Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Cast: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett, Kenneth Mars, Max Casella, Stephen Furst, Rob Paulsen, Clancy Brown
Ariel (Jodi Benson) knows that the evil sea witch, Morgana (Pat Carroll), lurks in the ocean with plans to control the Seven Seas; so, she has told daughter Melody (Tara Charendoff) that the ocean is off-limits. But, at 12-years of age, Melody has a mind of her own and ventures into the ocean where she is drawn into Morgana's clutches. Ariel calls on her old friend, Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright), to rescue Melody. Will he succeed?
|Songcatcher 2000 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Maggie Greenwald
Cast: Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Pat Carroll, Jane Adams, Greg Russell Cook, Iris DeMent, Emmy Rossum, Stephanie Roth Haberle, David Patrick Kelly, E. Katherine Kerr, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin, Bart Hansard, Kristin Hall, Michael Harding
Dr. Lily Penleric (Janet McTeer), an early 20th-century musicologist, heads for the mountains of Appalachia planning to record its music and transcribe the ballads onto sheet music. In the process, she learns about the mountain people and herself as well. A beautiful film.
|With Six You Get Eggroll 1968 G, 99 min.|
Director: Howard Morris
Cast: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Alice Ghostley, Vic Tayback, Jamie Farr
Widow Abby McClure (Doris Day) falls in love with a widower, Jake Iverson (Brian Keith), and they decide to marry–this will bring together their four children into one "happy" family.
|1. The Brothers O'Toole (1973)|
2. Cinderella (1965)
aka: Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
3. The Little Mermaid (1989)
4. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
5. Songcatcher (2000)
6. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
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