Search results for "Donald O'Connor"


Out to Sea (1997) RT 38% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Care-free Charlie (Walter Matthau) cons his widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Brent Spiner

Ragtime (1981) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Singin' in the Rain (1952) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly  •  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gene Kelly  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Jean Hagen

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) RT 69% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2002

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dan Dailey

Toys (1992) RT 26% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Alice in Wonderland (1985) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, where she can change sizes by eating and drinking and animals talk. After escaping ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Harry Harris
CAST:  Natalie Gregory  •  Sheila Allen  •  Sharee Gregory  •  Red Buttons

Pandemonium (1982)

Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Alfred Sole
CAST:  Candice Azzara  •  Phil Hartman  •  David Lander  •  Carol Kane

That's Entertainment! III (1994) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 2004

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan  •  Bud Friedgen
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lena Horne  •  Howard Keel

The Big Fix (1978) RT Audience 53%

Moses Wine, Richard Dreyfuss, at home one night watching a football game that he bet on is contacted by an old flame back from his radical days in collage Lila, Susan Anspach. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Susan Anspach  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Lithgow




Give Out, Sisters (1942)

The Andrews Sisters headline this musical. They play the lead act at a popular nightclub. The trouble begins when they hire a few students from a financially foundering dance ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Edward F. Cline
CAST:  Laverne Andrews  •  Patty Andrews  •  Maxene Andrews  •  Grace McDonald

It Comes Up Love (1943)

This modest bit of comedy and romance in the adolescent vein is about a couple of spirited juveniles, Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean, who carry on a flirtation parallel with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Gloria Jean  •  Ian Hunter  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Frieda Inescort

Mister Big (1943)

Students at the Davis School of the Theatre are assigned "Antigone" as their class play, but they conspire to do a swing musical instead.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Peggy Ryan  •  Gloria Jean  •  Florence Bates

Bowery to Broadway (1944)

Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Jack Oakie  •  Rosemary DeCamp  •  Frank McHugh  •  Maria Montez

The Merry Monahans (1944)

The Merry Monahans is one of the higher-budgeted Universal musicals of the 1940s, even though the storyline is strictly grade-B material. During the first two decades of the ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Peggy Ryan  •  Jack Oakie  •  Ann Blyth

This Is the Life (1944)

In 1989, a collective of young artists gathered at a non-descript health food store in gang-infested South Central Los Angeles. Their mandate? To explore the musical ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Felix E. Feist
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Susanna Foster  •  Peggy Ryan  •  Louise Allbritton

Patrick the Great (1945)

A famous stage actor hopes to land the lead role in a big new Broadway musical, but he's unaware his teenage son has already been given the part.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Ryan
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Donald Cook  •  Frances Dee  •  Peggy Ryan

The Milkman (1950)

A dairy owner's son takes a job as milkman with a rival company. Director Charles T. Barton's 1950 comedy stars Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Henry O'Neill, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Piper Laurie  •  Joyce Holden

That Funny Feeling (1965) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Sandra Dee  •  Bobby Darin  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Nita Talbot

Double Crossbones (1951)

Falsely accused by the corrupt Governor Elden of Charleston of fencing stolen pirate booty, young Davey Crandall and friend Tom Botts buy passage on the ship of local ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • History
DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Helena Carter  •  Will Geer  •  John Emery