Take three of the funniest, cleverest actors in the movies plop them on a gorgeous, real-life Greek isle and add a feverish plot that involves an ingenious scam, big money, lighthearted romance and a lisping gangster and you have Island of Love. On the lam from the mob boss he fleeced, a conman (Robert Preston in a flim-flam mode recalling his triu..
The prairie meets Paree when a Texas rancher (Wendell Corey) brings his daughter Liz (Jane Powell) to the City of Light. There's a lot for a Lone Star gal to experience: romance with a handsome young Frenchman (film-debuting Vic Damone). Chic fashion (songbird Liz is decked out in some mighty fine feathers). And finding her long-lost mother (Daniel..
Soviet streetcar conductor Theodore (Hedy Lamarr) is as lovely as a Botticelli angel and as forbidding as a Moscow winter. American reporter McKinley B. Mac Thompson is as hunky and self-confident as Clark Gable (who happens to play the role). In pre-World War II Russia, the two share a comedy-and-action-filled adventure involving secret identities..
There's nothing more volatile than an idea in small-town 1895 America, especially for eager inventor Joe Belden. He's making a horseless carriage that runs on an explosive cleaning fluid called gasoline ' a gas-o-mobile. Why, it's enough to make John Q. Citizen flip his straw boater! Red Skelton portrays Joe, taking the wheel in a Technicolor? musi..
What do you call a cowboy with his brains kicked out? A bronc rider. Ben Jones and Howdy Lewis, heaven help them, are bronc riders. Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda portray the pair who are cowboy enough to do just about any job, except for the one at hand. That job: Saddle a clever, ornery, blaze-faced roan named Old Fooler and make him as gentle as a m..
When an elderly couple is faced with eviction, Judge Hardy unleashes Carvel's secret weapon: his son, the irrepressible Andy Hardy! Suspecting that the couple (character great Maria Ouspenskaya alongside Egon Brecher) is concealing the existence of an estranged daughter Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) tasks Andy (Mickey Rooney) with finding that daughter..
As soon as he sees those curves, Korean War flight commander Tank Martin (George C. Scott) is figuring the angles. All he needs to do is get rid of his equally blonde-crazy Air Force buddy Tom Ferris (Tony Curtis) and a certain gorgeous nurse named Julie (Virna Lisi) will be all his. So whether he wants it or not, Tom is off to Japan for some comba..
A fairy-tale ball, first kisses, broken hearts, and a beautiful princess wooed by a handsome prince. So much can happen during One Romantic Night! Two great ladies of the screen who could scarcely be more dissimilar ' waiflike, vulnerable Lillian Gish (in her Talkie debut), who excelled at heart-wrenching melodrama, and barrel-figured, bulldog-face..
In 1896, a Greek actress hungry for publicity publicly announces that she will marry the winner (her true love is a shoo-in) of the local marathon, but when a poor shepherd wins the race, the actress is forced to make good on her promise.
America was sprawling away from Main Street, transforming into a nation of bedroom communities within easy commute of the office. But what's going on in those bedrooms? Bob Hope intends to find out when he plays a Bachelor in Paradise. Always quick with a quip, Hope portrays Arthur J. Niles, noted author of books that offer worldly advice while doc..
Pulitzer Prize winning humorist Dave Barry guides us through the cultural and emotional landscape of what it is to be a Guy. From the dawn of guys straight through to modern life, well learn about the common everyday things that have tormented guys forever: Sports Concerns, Hardware Concerns, Public Restroom Concerns, and more.
A comic force, multi-Emmy (R) nominee Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Politically Incorrect ) is in his true element ? stand-up comedy ? in this freewheeling, no-holds-barred performance before a packed house in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this live show, Bill fearlessly and hilariously lets loose on a comprehensive set of unique insights and contr..
Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia (Katharine Hepburn), a dotty Parisian countess who looks as if she stepped out of a Georges Seurat painting. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world and its student unrest, the bomb, even its greedy scheme to transform the City of Light into a forest of oil derricks. If th..
Comedian/actor Robert Klein stars in his ninth HBO stand-up special, an hour of all new insights into society's foibles and follies, plus several memorable musical interludes. Klein performs his routine in front of a live audience at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Amaturo Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Based on a Secret Service file, MISTER 880 tells the tale of a sweet old counterfeiter who stymies the U.S. Secret Service for over a decade by passing counterfeit single dollar bills with Washington misspelled.
The House Party pals make sure the party isn't over in a fresh comedy that asks: What happens when the school records of a brainiac dweeb (Kid, the guy with the high-rise 'do) and a got-attitude street tough (hip-hop style master Play) get accidentally switched? Meshach Taylor (Designing Women), Karyn Parsons (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Alysia Roger..
Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland infuse Hollywood classics with romance, daring and legendary screen chemistry. That chemistry reaches giddy heights in the screwball romp Four's a Crowd, the only comedy the stars made together. Flynn plays a PR dynamo who rigs a toy train race to win a grumpy millionaire (Walter Connolly) as a client ' and tries..
In the Early Sound Era, talent from all over ' veteran vaudevillians, musical icons, radio personalities, Broadway luminaries ' performed in specialty shorts augmenting main features that packed moviehouses. One particular pack stood out: the amazingly trained tail-waggers of the 10 All-Barkie Dogville Comedies. Directed by Zion Myers and Jules Whi..