|The Bad Seed 1956 N/R, 129 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones, Evelyn Varden, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Jesse White, Frank Cady, Gage Clarke, Joan Croydon, Shelley Fabares, Patricia Morrow, Adele Taylor, John Truax
What happens when Christine Penmark (Nancy Kelly) fears that her adorable eight-year-old daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack), loves nothing more than to commit murder? Matters reach new heights when Rhoda's classmate drowns while at a class picnic, and Christine becomes convinced that Rhoda was involved. Christine fears that Rhoda's problems stem from the fact that Christine, herself, is the daughter of a convicted murderess, and she fears that Rhoda is a "bad seed." Christine gives Rhoda barbiturates to end her life and then shoots herself. Christine dies but Rhoda survives–until she is hit by a bolt of lightening. Kelly received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and both McCormack and Eileen Heckart (for her role as a victim's mother) received Best Supporting Actress nominations.
|Brian's Song 1971 G, 73 min.|
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, James Caan, Judy Pace, Shelley Fabares, Bernie Casey, David Huddleston, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Abe Gibron, Jack Concannon, Ed O'Bradovich, Chicago Bears Players, Chicago Bears Coaches, Chicago Bears Staff, Harold "Happy" Hairston
This made-for-TV film is based on Chicago Bears football player Brian Piccolo's losing bout with cancer. His friendship with teammate Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) is highlighted as well as the effect Piccolo's tragedy has on his entire team.
|Clambake 1967 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama
Director: Arthur H. Nadel
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill, James Gregory, Suzie Kaye, Harold Peary, Sam Riddle, Angelique Pettyjohn, Olga Kaya, Jack Good, Sue England, Wallace Earl, Marj Dusay
An oil executive's son, Scott Hayward (Elvis Presley), trades places with water-ski instructor Tom Wilson (Will Hutchins) to see if he can make it on his own when people do not know about his rich father. Scott falls for student Dianne Carter (Shelley Fabares), but she has no interest in him because she is determined to marry a wealthy man. That doesn't stop Tom, and he prepares to race in the Orange Bowl Regatta to win Diane's love. Songs include "Clambake," "A House That Has Everything," and "Hey, Hey, Hey."
|Girl Happy 1965 N/R, 96 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Boris Sagal
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Mary Ann Mobley, Jackie Coogan, Chris Noel, Nita Talbot, John Fiedler, Fabrizio Mioni, Jimmy Hawkins, Peter Brooks, Lyn Edgington, Gail Gilmore
Rusty Wells (Elvis Presley) leads a rock 'n' roll group that works for Chicago crime boss Big Frank (Harold Stone) who sends them to work in a Fort Lauderdale nightclub entertaining college students during Spring Break. Big Frank's reason for sending them to Florida is so that Rusty will watch over his daughter Valerie (Shelley Fabares) who is vacationing there. Rusty and Valerie fall in love, but Valerie drops him when she learns of her father's involvement. Then, Valerie gets involved with an Italian playboy (Fabrizio Mioni), goes on a drunken spree, and ends up in jail. But, by story's end, Rusty and Valerie are happily reunited. Songs include "Girl Happy," "Cross My Heart and Hope to Die," "Spring Fever," and "Startin' Tonight."
|Hot Pursuit 1987 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Steven Lisberger
Cast: John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller, Monte Markham, Shelley Fabares, Keith David, Ben Stiller, Dah-ve Chodan, Paul Bates, Ursaline Bryant, Miguel Angel Fuentes, Carlos Horcasitas, Martin LaSalle, Isaura Espinoza
College student Dan Bartlett (John Cusack) misses his plane on the way to meet his girlfriend Lori (Wendy Gazelle) and her family (Shelley Fabares, Monte Markham, and Dah-ve Chodan). He takes the next plane but then is delayed again–this time by pirate sea captain Mac MacClaren (Robert Loggia). Dan escapes, but a series of mishaps still lie on his path to Lori who is now resisting the advances of Chris Honeywell (Ben Stiller).
|Never Say Goodbye 1956 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Jerry Hopper
Cast: Rock Hudson, George Sanders, David Janssen, Cornell Borchers, Clint Eastwood, Ray Collins, Shelley Fabares, Helen Wallace, John Wengraf, Robert F. Simon
A separated couple (Rock Hudson and Cornell Borchers) regains love and find happiness as parents.
|Ride the Wild Surf 1964 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Don Taylor
Cast: Fabian, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter, Barbara Eden, Peter Brown, Susan Hart, James Mitchum, John Anthony Hayes, Roger Davis, Catherine McLeod, Murray Rose
In this beach party film, Malibu surfers–Jody (Fabian), Chase (Peter Brown), and Steamer (Tab Hunter)–head for Hawaii in search of big waves and find local girls–Brie (Shelley Fabares), Augie (Barbara Eden), and Lily (Susan Hart)–in the process. Good surfing scenes.
|Spinout 1966 N/R, 93 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley, Will Hutchins, Cecil Kellaway, Una Merkel, Jack Mullaney, Dodie Marshall, Warren Berlinger, Jimmy Hawkins, Carl Betz, Frederick Worlock, Dave Barry
As the leader of a rock-and-roll band, Mike McCoy (Elvis Presley) is pursued by drummer Les (Deborah Walley), along with Cynthia (Shelley Fabares) and Diana (Diane McBain)–all of whom have more than music in mind. Songs include "Adam and Evil," "All That I Am," "Beach Shack," "Stop, Look, Listen," "Am I Ready?," "Never Say Yes," "I'll Be Back," and the title song.
|1. The Bad Seed (1956)|
2. Brian's Song (1971)
3. Clambake (1967)
4. Girl Happy (1965)
5. Hot Pursuit (1987)
6. Never Say Goodbye (1956)
7. Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
8. Spinout (1966)
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