Latest Titles With Ira Gershwin


1. The Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' (2013)

180 min | Music

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George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece that tells the poignant story of a crippled ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Eric Owens, Laquita Mitchell, Lester Lynch, Michael Austin

Votes: 11

2. Nuit américaine (2005 TV Special)

95 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Laurent Preyale | Stars: Maria Laura Baccarini, Stephy Haik, Lambert Wilson

3. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,173 | Gross: $0.27M

4. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess (1993)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston,S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey

Votes: 118

5. They All Laughed (1981)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter

Votes: 1,691

6. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 143

7. Song by Song (1977–1980)

Music

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Stars: Ned Sherrin, David Kernan, Millicent Martin, Georgia Brown

8. Song by Song (1977–1980)
Episode: By Ira Gershwin (1977)

Music

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9. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,688

10. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,075

11. Des Broadways liebstes Kind (1969– )

185 min | Music

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Stars: George London, Stefan Behrens, Inge Brandenburg, Joan Carroll

12. The Jazz Age (1968– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Anthology series of plays set during the 1920's.

Stars: Kevin McHugh, David Garfield, Arthur Hewlett, Philippa Gail

13. The Jazz Age (1968– )
Episode: Tip-Toes (1968)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Pat Ashton, Audrey Bayley, Dick Bentley, Bruce Boa

14. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr

Votes: 5,462

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #17.23 (1964)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Stars: Ed Sullivan, Saul Chaplin, The Dave Clark Five, Sammy Fain

Votes: 5

16. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: The Songs of Harold Arlen (1964)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Harold Arlen, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland

17. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,227

18. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.0
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 25

19. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)
Episode: The Music of George Gershwin (1959)

60 min | Music

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Directors: Gower Champion, Sid Smith | Stars: Polly Bergen, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Vic Damone

20. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)

30 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Daniel Schorr, Winston Burdett, Peter Kalischer

Votes: 57

21. Lady in the Dark (1954 TV Movie)

85 min | Musical

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mycroftmy Lady in the Dark is a musical with music by Kurt Weill, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was produced by Sam Harris. The protagonist, Liza Elliott, is the unhappy female editor of a... See full summary »

Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Ann Sothern, James Daly, Luella Gear, Paul McGrath

Votes: 7

22. An American in Paris (1951)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Votes: 23,724 | Gross: $4.50M

23. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Passed | 109 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,173

24. Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (1949–1950)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Variety show featuring a "big name" star for that telecast. Featured on each telecast was songs, comedy sketches, dancers and lavish production numbers.

Stars: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Lucille Ball, Sheila Bond

25. Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (1949–1950)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1949)

Comedy, Music

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Director: Sherman Marks | Stars: Sheila Bond, Marion Colby, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy

26. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 822

27. Cover Girl (1944)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 3,604

28. The North Star (1943)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 866

29. The Goldwyn Follies (1938)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."

Directors: George Marshall, H.C. Potter | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, The Ritz Brothers, Vera Zorina

Votes: 301

30. Shall We Dance (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

Votes: 5,324

31. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,393

32. Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 176

33. Delicious (1931)

106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, El Brendel, Raul Roulien

Votes: 168