|Bachelor Flat 1962 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Tuesday Weld, Richard Beymer, Terry-Thomas, Celeste Holm, Francesca Bellini, Howard McNear, Ann Del Guercio, Roxanne Arlen, Alice Reinheart, Stephen Bekassy, George Bruggeman, Stephen Bekassy, Jerry Fujikawa, Stephen Chase, Margo Moore
Archeology professor Bruce's (Terry-Thomas) female students are continually after him, but he is engaged to Helen (Celeste Holm), who is away in Paris. He is staying at Helen's apartment, and when Helen's teenage daughter, Libby (Tuesday Weld), arrives to stay at her mother's place, Bruce thinks she is just another student chasing him (he doesn't know that Helen has a daughter). A so-so comedy.
|The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Ernest Borgnine, Dan Dailey, Sheree North, Tommy Noonan, Norman Brooks, Murvyn Vye, Larry Keating, Phyllis Avery, Tony Galento, Jacques d'Amboise, Roxanne Arlen, Byron Palmer, Linda Brace, Patty Lou Hudson
This film biography of Tin Pan Alley songwriters is filled with memorable songs including "Birth of the Blues" and "Sonny Boy." The story revolves around Buddy De Sylva (Gordon MacRae) and Lew Brown (Ernest Borgnine) working together to write songs for a Broadway musical. Their show is a success, but personal problems between them threaten to get in the way of their professional lives.
|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.
|Hot Rod Girl 1956 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Cast: Lori Nelson, John Smith, Chuck Connors, Frank Gorshin, Mark Andrews, Roxanne Arlen, Eddie Ryder, Fred Essler, Del Erickson, Russell Thorson, Dabbs Greer, Charles Keane
Hot rodding was a big deal in the 1950s, and this film, set in the San Fernando Valley of California, homes in on that fad. Ben (Chuck Connors) is a cop who attempts to set up a drag strip to keep the young hot rodders off the streets. Two deaths associated with the races make Ben's job more difficult.
|A House Is Not a Home 1964 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Russell Rouse
Cast: Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, Ralph Taeger, Kaye Ballard, Broderick Crawford, Mickey Shaughnessy, Stanley Adams, Roxanne Arlen, Lewis Charles, Alex Gerry, Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch has a small part as one of the "girls" in this story about the infamous madam, Polly Adler (Shelley Winters).
|1. Bachelor Flat (1962)|
2. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)
3. Gypsy (1962)
4. Hot Rod Girl (1956)
5. A House Is Not a Home (1964)
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