This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen ... See full summary »
Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »
A western about a Texan who robs a train in an effort to prevent his father from committing the crime, a young girl who attempts to help him after learning about the theft, and a cowboy ... See full summary »
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.
A young Boston lawyer, Albron Hamlin, goes to Haiti in 1802 to find Lydia Bailey, whose estate he must settle. The island is war-torn in the strife between Toussaing L'Overture, the black ... See full summary »
Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »
Mitzi Gaynor as Lotta Crabtree, real-life Civil War-era chanteuse whose starstruck ambitions and songbird talents took her from her family's humble boarding-house to stages across the country. Fame-and-footlights drama designed for impressionable young girls of the 1950s, with old-fashioned songs and humor, Gaynor displaying the requisite spunk. Una Merkel is wearing as Lotta's disapproving mother, male supporting cast equally mediocre, while the Oscar-nominated song "Never" is practically buried underneath umpteen choruses of "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers". Directed in a perfunctory manner by Lloyd Bacon, who probably had one eye on the clock. *1/2 from ****
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