|I Dood It 1943 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
aka: By Hook or By Crook
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane, Thurston Hall, Lena Horne, John Hodiak, Butterfly McQueen, Jimmy Dorsey, Hazel Scott, Marjorie Gateson, Andrew Tombes, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell
Joseph Rivington Reynolds (Red Skelton) is a valet who marries dancing star Constance Shaw (Eleanor Powell)–whom he idolizes–when she wants to make her boyfriend jealous.
|Life Begins for Andy Hardy 1941 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: George B. Seitz
Cast: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Patricia Dane, Ray McDonald, George P. Breakston, Pierre Watkin, Tommy Kelly, Joseph Crehan
Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) has graduated from high school and convinces his father, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone), that he may go to New York City to spend the summer and learn more about the world. Andy's pal, Betsy Booth (Judy Garland), keeps an eye on things and even reports back to Judge Hardy on Andy's activities. It turns out that Andy is NOT ready for life in the big city, and Judge Hardy and Betsy convince him to return home.
|Rio Rita 1942 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll, Tom Conway, Peter Whitney, Barry Nelson, Patricia Dane, Arthur Space, Joan Valerie
This second remake of the Broadway musical features Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as Doc and Wishy, the heroes who capture Nazis that are threats to peace as they send messages via radio waves.
|Somewhere I'll Find You 1942 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Wesley Ruggles
Cast: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane, Reginald Owen, Lee Patrick, Van Johnson, Keenan Wynn, Keye Luke, Charles Dingle, J. Lewis Smith, Tamara Shayne, Miles Mander, Leonid Kinskey, Sara Haden
In this film about love among the tragedies of war, brothers Johnny and Kirk Davis (Clark Gable and Robert Sterling) are war correspondents who fall in love with Paula Lane (Lana Turner) who is helping Chinese children escape to French territory. The heat of their passions proves to be almost as strong as the heat of war, and the story depicts war as it really is.
|1. I Dood It (1943)|
aka: By Hook or By Crook
2. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
3. Rio Rita (1942)
4. Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
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