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1. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

2. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

3. Young and Beautiful (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Santley, Milton Krims, Dore Schary, Al Martin, Colbert Clark | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: William Haines, Judith Allen, Joseph Cawthorn, John Miljan

4. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Helen Simpson, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

5. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

6. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.8
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Writer: Darrell Roodt | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

7. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nat Perrin, S.S. Van Dine | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Gracie Allen, Warren William, Ellen Drew, Kent Taylor

8. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Writers: Ernest Pagano, Harry Clork, Eddie Welch | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Phil Regan, Bert Wheeler, Constance Moore, Virginia Dale

9. Feudin' Rhythm (1949)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music, Western

5.5
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Eddy Arnold (Eddy Arnold), singing star of the Ace Lucky (Kirby Grant) radio program gets involved when Ace's equipment for a television program is destroyed by a fire. Aces accepts the ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Shipman | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Eddy Arnold, Gloria Henry, Kirby Grant, Isabel Randolph

10. St. Louis Blues (1929)

16 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.5
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In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and ... See full summary »

Writer: Dudley Murphy | Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

11. Out California Way (1946)

Passed | 67 min | Music, Western

5.8
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An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale is tying to ... See full summary »

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Barry Shipman | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Robert Blake, John Dehner

12. Trocadero (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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A newspaper columnist and host of his own national network radio program, interviewing more film personalities on his show than any other commentator, is searching for a story for a Sunday ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Gale, Charles F. Chaplin, Garret Holmes | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Ralph Morgan, Dick Purcell

13. Around the World (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.8
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

Writers: Ralph Spence, Carl Herzinger | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis, Marcy McGuire

14. Religious Racketeers (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

5.3
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A wealthy young woman, racked with guilt because she wasn't there when her mother died, is so desperate to contact her that she gets involved with a phony mystic who promises to put her in ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank O'Connor, Charles R. Condon | Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: Robert Fiske, Helene LeBerthon, Arthur Gardner, Betty Compson

15. From Nashville with Music (1969)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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In this FICTIONAL film, filled with FICTIONAL people doing FICTIONAL things, Mabel (Marilyn Maxwell) and Arnold (Leo G. Carroll), a couple of sophisticated swells from New York City, are on... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Crandall, Robert Patrick | Directors: Eddie Crandall, Robert Patrick | Stars: Marilyn Maxwell, Leo G. Carroll, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, Marty Robbins

16. Captured in Chinatown (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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A feud between two gangs in Chinatown breaks out into a tong war.

Writers: George Arthur Durlam, Elmer Clifton | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Tarzan, Marion Shilling, Charles Delaney, Philo McCullough

17. Black and Tan (1929)

19 min | Drama, Short, Music

6.3
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Duke Ellington in a jazz musical short with a tragic plotline.

Writer: Dudley Murphy | Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Fredi Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

18. The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he ... See full summary »

Writers: Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, Garson Kanin | Director: David Butler | Stars: Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby

19. Babes on Swing Street (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Writers: Howard Dimsdale, Eugene Conrad, Brenda Weisberg | Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Ann Blyth, Peggy Ryan, Andy Devine, Leon Errol

20. Man from Music Mountain (1938)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.1
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When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it.

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Luci Ward, Bernard McConville | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Sally Payne

21. Zis Boom Bah (1941)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.0
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"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who goes to college to spy on her bratty son.

Writers: Connie Lee, Harvey Gates, Jack Henley | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Grace Hayes, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Huntz Hall

22. Wall Street Cowboy (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

5.9
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Molybdenum is a hard, gray metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. It is also used in fertilizers, dyes and enamels. Well, anyway, Roy's ranch is full of ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman S. Hall, Gerald Geraghty, Doris Schroeder | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Raymond Hatton, Ann Baldwin

23. You're the One (1941)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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In this 100% fictional film, in which not a single performer plays "Himself" nor "Herself" but the two lead performers use their own name as a character, a singer named Bonnie Baker (Bonnie... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Markey | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Bonnie Baker, Orrin Tucker, Albert Dekker, Edward Everett Horton

24. Disc Jockey (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Music

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A radio disc jockey is about to lose his program's sponsor because the sponsor believes that television viewing is cutting down the size of the listening audience for radio programs, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Clarke Reynolds | Director: Will Jason | Stars: Ginny Simms, Tom Drake, Jane Nigh, Michael O'Shea

25. Cowboy Blues (1946)

Approved | 62 min | Western

7.0
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Believing her father, Dusty Jenkins (Guy Kibbee), to be a rich ranch owner, Susan Nelson (Jeff Donnell)), comes to visit him, accompanied by her wealthy fiancée Jerome Winston (Mark Roberts... See full summary »

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guy Kibbee, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

26. In Old Missouri (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, June Storey

27. Swingtime Johnny (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Wilson, Clyde Bruckman | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Harriet Hilliard

28. Country Boy (1966)

84 min | Music

5.0
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Singer Link Byrd, Jr. wants to join the Grand Ole Opry, and hooks up with a slippery-slick agent named "Fats" Jackson. Jackson makes him a star but ruins his reputation along the way.

Writer: Paul Crabtree | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Randy Boone, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar, Paul Crabtree

29. Friendly Neighbors (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Lois Ranson

30. The Covered Trailer (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

5.0
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Writers: Jack Townley, M. Coates Webster | Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport

31. Mr. Celebrity (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

4.6
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The grandparents, Daniel Mason(William Halligan) and Mrs. Mason (Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Robert 'Buzz' Henry)), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody ... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Mooney | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert 'Buzz' Henry, James Seay, Doris Day, William Halligan

32. Ever Since Venus (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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The American Beauty Association is about to hold its annual trade show in New York City and songwriter "Tiny" Lewis (Billy Gilbert) has just sold a song to Ina Ray Hutton ('Ina Ray Hutton')... See full summary »

Writers: McElbert Moore, Arthur Dreifuss, Connie Lee, Victor McLeod | Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ina Ray Hutton, Hugh Herbert, Ann Savage, Billy Gilbert

33. Outlaws of the Rockies (1945)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Music, Western

6.1
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Tex Harding (Tex Harding) is framed for a bank robbery and his friend, Steve Williams (Charles Starrett), the newly-appointed sheriff of Cornvallis, is forced to jail him. But he gets off ... See full summary »

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Carole Mathews

34. Lone Star Moonlight (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Music

4.7
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Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments ... See full summary »

Writers: Louise Rousseau, Ande Lamb | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Joan Barton, Guy Kibbee, Robert Kellard

35. College Lovers (1930)

Romance

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Romance on college campus.

Writers: Earl Baldwin, Douglas Z. Doty | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Jack Whiting, Marian Nixon, Frank McHugh, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

36. The Old Homestead (1942)

Approved | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Another in the series of films Republic made from 1939 to 1944 headlining the rustic family musical group known as "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry." In real life, June Weaver (Elviry) was ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Dick Purcell

37. Columbia World of Sports 4801: Wheeling Wizards (1959)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Action, Sport

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With sportscaster Bill Stern commentating, this World of Sports short visits the unique rooftop roller-skating rink atop Hess' Depertment Sore in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Roller skaters ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Stern | Director: Harry Foster | Stars: Bill Stern, Diane Ludwig, Paul Zukowski, Arturo Grego

38. The Railroad Raiders (1917)

Adventure, Action

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Chapter 12 - A Fight for the Franchise: Helen Holmes (Helen Holmes) and Roy Wilson (William Brunton, president of the K & W Railroad, become suspicious of the dealings of Thomas Desmond (... See full summary »

Writers: Ford Beebe, Frederick Bennett, Paul Hurst, Frank H. Spearman | Directors: Helen Holmes, Paul Hurst, J.P. McGowan | Stars: Helen Holmes, Leo D. Maloney, William Brunton, William N. Chapman

39. Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 (1932)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.7
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In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Fredric March, Ben Turpin, Mitzi Green, Ginger Rogers

40. Moonlight and Cactus (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.7
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Petty Officer Tom Garrison (Tom Seidel)of the Merchant Marines returns on shore leave to his cattle ranch, and brings with him shipmates "Stubby" (Eddie Quillan),"Slugger" (Murray Alper),"... See full summary »

Writers: Eugene Conrad, Paul Girard Smith | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews

41. Rhythm Saves the Day (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short, Music

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Buddy Page hires the Cabin Kids (young singers and dancers) to lock up the old band maestro who has the band in uniforms and playing boring music. The Kids also walk the town with signs advertising a new swing band.

Writers: Arthur L. Jarrett, Marcy Klauber | Director: Raymond Kane | Stars: The Cabin Kids, Alice Dawn, Ed Cole, Buddy Page and His Orchestra

42. Frankie Carle and His Orchestra (1949)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Music

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In this Columbia "Thrills of Music" short, Frankie Carle and his orchestra play while vocalists Jerry Wayne and Marjorie Hughes (Carle's daughter) sing "You Can't Be True Dear" and "I Don't... See full summary »

Stars: Frankie Carle, Jerry Wayne, Marjorie Hughes, Frankie Carle's Orchestra

43. Cavalcade of Broadway: Leon and Eddie's (1950)

Approved | Short, Comedy

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Broadway columnist Earl Wilson drops by NYC's "Leon and Eddie's" night club and watches owner host Eddie Davis sing "It's That Friendly Spirit" and crack a few jokes. Jean Carroll does a ... See full summary »

Writer: Earl Wilson | Stars: Earl Wilson, Jean Carroll, Clymas, Eddie Davis

44. Larceny with Music (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A former bootlegger is now the prosperous owner of a popular nightclub. A hustling promoter manages to pass off a young singer as the heir to a fortune and gets her booked at the club.

Writer: Robert Harari | Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carrillo, William Frawley

45. Thrills of Music: Miguelito Valdez and Orchestra (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

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The Miguelito Valdez Orchestra, with the DeCastro Sisters lending a musical hand, perform "Negro", "The Cat's Whiskers" and "Cumbachero" in this Columbia musical short L.A. disc jockey ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Foster | Stars: Miguelito Valdez, The De Castro Sisters, Babette De Castro, Cherie De Castro

46. Swing Banditry (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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A group of musicians takes extraordinary measures to appear on a radio program.

Writer: Reginald Le Borg | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: George Stoll, Georgie Stoll Orchestra, Maurice Cass, Virginia Dale

47. Billie Gets Her Man (1948)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Writer: Elwood Ullman | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Billie Burke, Patsy Moran, Billy Gilbert, Emil Sitka

48. Television Highlights (1936)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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A Mentone Brevity short that features an early-day Henny Youngman (billed as Henry Youngman). Gogo DeLys (the correct version of her name), old-timer Lew Hearn and Powers' Prom Girls also ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Gogo De Lys, Henny Youngman, Lew Hearn, Roy Smeck

49. A Night in Paradise (1951)

78 min | Comedy

5.8
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Ms. Vyzantiou, a maniac novelist & spinster, Mr and Mrs Damianos and their son Agis, the owner with his wife and Antonis the steward are the seven strange occupants of countryside hotel ... See full summary »

Writer: Manthos Ketsis | Director: Thanassis Meritzis | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Linda Miranda, Mimis Fotopoulos, Georgia Vasileiadou

50. Trumpet Serenade (1942)

Approved | 15 min | Musical, Short

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Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Harry James, Harry James Orchestra, Helen Forrest, Grace McDonald