Musical

Borivoj Zeman – Fantom Morrisvillu AKA The Phantom of Morrisville (1966)

The Phantom of Morrisville is parody upon cheap crime mystery books. The story takes place on old mysterious english mansion. Its filled with typical pulp fiction characters who are grotesque just by themselves. The Movie starts in theatre where one of the musicians with easy part of Bizets Carmen opera reads crime story and identifies himself with noble Lord Hanibal Morris and his adventure. He is going to be married to beautiful Clarence but she has a terrible secret. Notorious villain Manuel Diaz is about to be executed but with help from his criminal buddys Dixi and Miki he is able to escape at the very last moment. Now he is on his way to Morrisville. Read More »

Charles Walters – Dangerous When Wet (1953)

A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel. Read More »

Arthur Lubin – Abbott & Costello: In The Navy (1941)

Russ Raymond, America’s number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he’s Russ Raymond. Tommy’s friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she’s furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy and the Andrews sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there’s a tomato in the potato locker, and she’s been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip. Whether Pomeroy’s proving that 7 x 13 = 28 – three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, it’s an Abbott and Costello classic. Read More »

Franklin J. Schaffner – Yes, Giorgio (1982)

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Faye Kennedy, whom he falls in love with. Read More »

Boris Barnet – Shchedroe leto AKA A Bountiful Summer (1951)

Quote:
Oksana Podpruzhenko, a beautiful brigadeer, a “heroin of the kolkhoz fields”, returns from Moscow where she has been awarded a medal for her work achievements. At the station she is met by a cheering mob of fellow townspeople, headed by Nazar, her boyfriend and director of the kolkhoz. Her idyll, however, is ruined with the arrival of Petro, who has returned from war to his native country… Read More »

Franco Enriquez – Otello (1958)


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Amazon user review: I’m no special fan of things past, rather proposing that each age has its special conductors, singers, orchestras and that idolising per se performances of 30, 50 or more years ago may turn you away from your own surroundings and set you to unnecessarily living in a past that will not return, leading you to ignore very important events going on in your surroundings. There are exceptions, of course, and one of them is this 45 year old film (yes, film, not video tape and there lies its main problem, read below). Read More »

Larry Peerce – The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

Synopsis:
Originally billed as “The T.A.M.I. Show II” in preview hype, this concert sequel produced by Phil Spector (who also appears) and filmed at the Moulin Rouge Theater in Hollywood, CA features performances by Joan Baez, The Byrds, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Lovin’ Spoonful, David McCallum, Roger Miller, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Ronettes, Sky Saxon of the Seeds and Ike and Tina Turner. Read More »