Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »
Carl Mazzocone Sr.,
Jake an aspiring singer from Tennessee comes to New York and finds herself working in club owned by a sleazy guy named Freddy. It seems Jake is under contract and Freddy doesn't want to let her go. So Jake makes a bet; that she can train anyone to sing and if she does, he lets her out of her contract. And the guy she has to train is cabbie named Nick. They go to her home in Tennessee and Jake tries to teach him but it's very tough. Written by
I feel I should apologise for really liking this movie. I have seen it several times on TV, and finally bought the DVD. It has several laugh out loud moments, and of course, the story is corny and has a happy ending - nothing to apologise for there as far as I can tell. It was a vehicle for Dolly and Sly, and I thought he came out of it really well. Dolly was cute, and sang beautifully as ever, and still managed to breathe, although to be honest, no-one has a waist that small and lives. I really loved Dolly in the pre-plastic days when her face and her voice seemed natural and free. Sylvester was incredibly funny as the manic taxi driver turned singer, and his bod was pure pleasure! So...something for everyone in the eye candy department, some good music, laughs, happy ending - what's wrong with that? When you've seen a movie several times and it still makes you laugh out loud - Sly singing in the horrible suit - it's got something going for it. A feel good film.
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