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Cast (feature film)

A Star Is Born (1954) as Father in "Born in a Trunk"
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
The Reckless Moment (1949) as
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1947) as Dancer
A small-town boy returns to college after the war only to find his sweetheart engaged to another.
It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) as Father
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
Just Off Broadway (1942) as Newsboy
Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear Lillian is killed by a knife hurled from inside the courtroom. Shyane hides the knife in the ensuing confusion. He slips out of the jury room that night and, with the aid of reporter Judy Taylor (Marjorie Weaver), traces the knife to a professional blade-slinger, Count Edmond Telmachio (Alexander Lockwood). Shayne finds the Count murdered in a warehouse and a brooch discovered on his body now points the finger of suspicion at nightclub singer Rita Darling (Joan Valerie) and the owner of the club where she works, George Dolphin (Don Costello). Rita was the fiancee of Forsythe and Dolphin is in love with her. The trial begins the next day, with Shayne back in the jury box, after giving the information he picked up to defense counsel John Logan (Richard Derr). The trial takes a surprise twist when Shayne is permitted to cross examine everyone, including the defense lawyer, who has been in love with Miss Hubbard for years.

Music (feature film)

Toughest Man Alive (1955) as Composer
Clash by Night (1952) as Composer
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
Casa Mañana (1951) as Composer

Dance (feature film)

Dogpound Shuffle (1974) as Choreography
A man who has lost his beloved pet dog enlists the help of a young drifter in finding the animal. This leads to a series of misadventures, including a confrontation with a hulking dog-pound worker and a stint providing the entertainment at a millionaire's party.
Paint Your Wagon (1969) as Choreography for "Gold Fever" and "Best Things"
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
How To Commit Marriage (1969) as Choreography
Frank and Elaine Benson decide to divorce after twenty years, just as their daughter Nancy decides to get married to her boyfriend David. David's father Oliver disapproves and attempts to sabotage the relationship. When Nancy gets pregnant by accident, her parents agree to look after the baby, but F
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) as Choreography
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
Spinout (1966) as Mus numbers staged
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) as Choreography
Hiram Stokley is a recently desased corpse who learns that he has 24 hours to mastermind and perform one good deed in order to get into Heaven, so he enlists the help of his long deceased girlfriend Cecily, a ghost, to stop his greedy lawyer, Reginald Ripper and his henchman J. Sinister Hulk from claiming his estate for themselves and protecting his eligible heirs, Chuck, Lili, Hiram's cousin Myrtle, and her son who brings his beach party friends up at the mansion for a pool party while Reginald Ripper also employs his daughter Sinistra, and J. Sinister Hulk's slow-witted associates Chicken Feather and Yolanda to help them terrorize the teens, while dopey biker Eric Von Zipper and his Malibu Rat Pack bikers also get involved in pursuing Yolanda for a share of the estate.
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) as Choreography
When he''''s stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) as Choreography
The surfing gang rescues a beautiful singer from evil bikers.
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) as Choreography
After accidentally getting launched into space, a sergeant suffers from a personality change and a look-alike replacement must stand in for him at his wedding.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) as Choreography
Dr. Goldfoot hopes to ensnare the fortunes of the world's wealthiest men with the aid of the beautiful bikini-clad robots he manufactures in his laboratory.
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) as Mus numbers staged by
A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Choreography
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
The Scarface Mob (1962) as Choreography
The pilot for the series of the same title. The exploits of Eliot Ness, the leader of an elite group of Treasury Department agents assigned to battle the underworld. In the pilot episode, broadcast as two one-hour segments of "Desilu Playhouse," Ness attempts to break up Al Capone's gang.
Sex Kittens Go to College (1960) as Mus numbers staged by
A stripper with a high IQ gets a job teaching at a college science department through a selection process determined by a robot.
Born Reckless (1959) as Choreography
A saloon singer falls in love with a free roaming rider and tries to change his lifestyle.
Marjorie Morningstar (1958) as Dances and mus numbers staged by
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1958) as Dances and musical numbers staged by
An ex-con sets up an elaborate heist of a Vegas casino.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) as "Money Is a Problem" staged by
A playboy finds love while managing a posh hotel in Rome.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Musical numbers staged by
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
Beau James (1957) as Dances and mus numbers staged by
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Fashion show staged by
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Timberjack (1955) as Dance Director
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Dance Director
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
Knock on Wood (1954) as Assistant Dance Director
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancée Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.
Tropic Zone (1953) as Estelita's dances staged by
The Stars Are Singing (1953) as Dance numbers staged by
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Those Redheads from Seattle (1953) as Mus numbers created and staged by
The Caddy (1953) as Dances staged by
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''''s taught everything.
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Assistant Dance Director
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
Easy to Wed (1946) as Assistant Dance Director
In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.

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