|Bells Are Ringing 1960 N/R, 127 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Frank Gorshin, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Ralph Roberts, Valerie Allen, Bernard West, Steve Peck, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Ames, Jan Arvan
Judy Holliday recreates her Broadway role of Manhattan telephone operator Ella Peterson who works for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Ella gets involved with her clients and, while on the phone with playwright Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin), Ella falls in love with him. Problems develop because Ella will not reveal her true identity, but Moss and other clients appear together at Ella's doorstep, and all ends happily. The songs include "Just in Time" and "The Party's Over." The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
|Lady in Cement 1968 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker, Richard Conte, Martin Gabel, Lainie Kazan, Richard Deacon, Pat Henry, Steve Peck, Virginia Wood, Frank Raiter, Peter Hock, Alex Stevens, Christine Todd, Mac Robbins
Miami-based private investigator Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) is scuba diving when he discovers the corpse of a woman whose feet are encased in cement. Waldo Gronsky (Dan Blocker) hires Tony to learn if the corpse is that of his missing girlfriend. After Tony interviews Kit Forrest (Raquel Welch), her neighbor Al Munger (Martin Gabel) warns Tony to stay away from her. The plot thickens when Tony learns that Al was once a rackets boss and that Al's son Paul (Steve Peck) and Gronsky are stealing from Al. Fearing that Kit may be in trouble, Tony arrives at her home in time to catch the villain and then heads off on a scuba diving trip with Kit.
|Some Came Running 1958 N/R, 137 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Larry Gates, Betty Lou Keim, Connie Gilchrist, Steve Peck, Ned Wever, Roy Engel, Don Haggerty, Joe Gray
This film is based on James Jones' novel about writer Dave Hirsh's (Frank Sinatra) conflicts when he returns to his hometown of Parktown, Indiana, following World War II and must decide between respectable and decadent lifestyles. His businessman brother Frank (Arthur Kennedy) introduces Dave to schoolteacher Gwen French (Martha Hyer), but, when Dave won't break his ties to local gambler Bama Dillert (Dean Martin) and floozy Ginny Moorehead (Shirley MacLaine), tragedy lies ahead. Academy Award nominations were received for Best Actress (MacLaine), Supporting Actor (Kennedy), and Supporting Actress (Hyer).
|1. Bells Are Ringing (1960)|
2. Lady in Cement (1968)
3. Some Came Running (1958)
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