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Cast (feature film)

Du bist Musik (1962) as
The Beat Generation (1959) as Dr. Elcott
A group of beatniks unwittingly harbor a serial rapist.
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) as The headwaiter
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
The Big Operator (1959) as Tony Webson
A tough hood goes wild when federal agents investigate him.
The French Line (1954) as Andre
A Texas heiress masquerades as a model in hopes of finding true love.
Cruisin' Down the River (1953) as William
Beaurefard Clemment (Dick Haymes), a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane (Audrey Totter), the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson (Cecil Kellaway), arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs (see Soundtrack) and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952) as Himself
Sunny Side of the Street (1951) as Himself
A TV station receptionist tries to make her boyfriend a singing star only to lose him to the sponsor''''s daughter.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Dance director
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Dancer
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Dancer
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
Sepia Cinderella (1947) as Bob [Jordan]
A girl raised in a theatrical boarding house loses her man to success and a high-society temptress.
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as Rico Fenway
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as Pierre Blanc
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
Brazil (1944) as Dancer
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Office boy, Miss Parker's dance partner
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) as Second elevator boy
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 nightclub that night, Gracie inadvertently links Bill to the murder of a thug after finding the dead body and Bill's cigarette case at the scene of the crime. While being questioned at the club, she meets Vance who's investigating the homicide. After Gracie's bungled attempts to solve the case, Vance decides it might be easier to have her working with him. Despite Gracie's "help," the two eventually find the real killer.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as Page boy
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Say It in French (1938) as Messenger boy
Hold 'Em Navy! (1937) as Steve Crenshaw
This Way Please (1937) as Soldier

Music (feature film)

Target (1985)
A businessman and his son are thrust into international intrigue and adventure when their wife/mother is kidnapped while she's vacationing in Paris.

Dance (feature film)

Du bist Musik (1962) as Choreography
The French Line (1954) as Dance numbers staged by
A Texas heiress masquerades as a model in hopes of finding true love.
Scared Stiff (1953) as Mus numbers staged by
A singer and his sidekick help an heiress who''''s inherited a haunted mansion.
Dangerous When Wet (1953) as Mus numbers staged by
A family of fitness freaks sets out to swim the English Channel.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) as Choreography
Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.
Powder River (1953) as Choreography
Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.
What Price Glory (1952) as Dances staged by
A marine captain and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Dances staged by
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Dance Director
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
Never Fear (1950) as Dance des and staged by
A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
Love Happy (1950) as Prod numbers staged by
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
Love That Brute (1950) as Dances staged by
In 1928, Big Ed Hanley (Paul Douglas), boss of a gang of Chicago racketeers, has money and power, but he is bored. Watching some kids play in the park, he sees Ruth Manning (Jean Peters) and is interested at once. He tells her he has a couple of kids and gives her the job of taking care of them. He moves Mamie (Joan Davis) in as a housekeeper, but the best he can scrape up as a son is Harry, a pint-sized monster. A couple of henchmen sent by to rub Big Ed out by his rival, Pretty Willie (Cesar Romero), are relieved of their hardware by Quentin (Arthur Treacher), Ed's butler, and Bugs, his right-hand man. They march them downstairs, supposedly to drop in the river, but actually leave them in a very nice jail maintained by Ed for gangsters who drop by to rub him out. Ed's problems include keeping Ruth, who has begun to like him, from finding out about his activities, increasing his family and keeping uninvited guests from dropping by.
Fancy Pants (1950) as Specialty number staged by
A wild West family wins a British valet in a poker game and passes him off as a nobleman.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Dances staged by
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Dances staged by
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Roseanna McCoy (1949) as Dances staged by
The Hatfield-McCoy feud heats up when one family''s daughter elopes with the other''s son.
Song of Surrender (1949) as Dance seq
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Dance supv
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) as Specialty numbers staged by
An actress''''s rising career is threatened when she finds a dead gangster in her apartment.
Enchantment (1949) as Dances
When a well-off family takes in a young orphan, her presence ignites romance and jealousy.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Dance Director
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
Dream Girl (1948) as Mus numbers staged by
Rogues' Regiment (1948) as Dance Director
After World War II, ex-soldiers trickle into French Saigon to join the Foreign Legion, among them American Whit Corbett and German Carl Reicher. Is Reicher really SS war criminal Martin Bruner, and is Corbett after him? Art dealer Van Ratten and nightclub chanteuse Lili Maubert are also more than they seem. Action scenes include anti-guerilla jungle warfare.
The Paleface (1948) as Dances staged by
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
The Emperor Waltz (1948) as Dances staged by
Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons. But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U.S. citizen cannot work in Austria, that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong?
Variety Girl (1947) as Mus numbers staged by
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
The Imperfect Lady (1947) as Dances staged by
The Trouble with Women (1947) as Dances staged by
Cross My Heart (1947) as Dance Director
Golden Earrings (1947) as Dances staged by
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
Welcome Stranger (1947) as Dances staged by
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Dances staged by
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Dances staged by
The world''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
Road to Rio (1947) as Dances staged by
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
Kitty (1946) as Dances staged by
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Dances staged by
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as Dances staged by
The Stork Club (1945) as Musical numbers staged by
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''''s life.
The Three Caballeros (1945) as Choreography
With his friends Jose Carioca and Panchito, Donald Duck discovers the joys of Latin American life.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Dances staged by
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Lady in the Dark (1944) as "The Circus" and Miss Parker's dance staged by
Brazil (1944) as Dances created and staged by

Cast (special)

53rd Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade (1986)
The fifty-third annual New Year's Eve event telecast from Miami, with marching bands and floats. Hosted by Joe Garagiola and Marie Osmond.
Cotton Club '75 (1974)
A review that recreates the famed Cotton Club in Harlem.

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