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

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

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)

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

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

Cry for Happy (1961)

Army photographers on leave in Japan take over a geisha house.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Donald O'Connor  •  James Shigeta  •  Miiko Taka

The Buster Keaton Story (1957)

Director Sidney Sheldon's 1957 film biography of the stone-faced comedian stars Donald O'Connor in the title role. Others in the cast include Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming, Peter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Sheldon
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Ann Blyth  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Peter Lorre

Anything Goes (1956) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Robert Lewis
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Zizi Jeanmaire  •  Mitzi Gaynor

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

Francis Joins the WACS (1954) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: May 1994

Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active the WACs!  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Julie Adams  •  Mamie Van Doren  •  Mara Corday

Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

A young man from a wealthy New York family pursues a career as the leader of a dance band. Musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Janet Leigh  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Scatman Crothers

Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)

DVD release: May 1995

A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Yvette Duguay  •  Gene Lockhart

Call Me Madam (1953) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: Apr 2004

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Vera-Ellen  •  George Sanders

I Love Melvin (1953) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: May 1991

Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Una Merkel  •  Richard Anderson

Francis Goes to West Point (1952) RT Audience 20%

DVD release: May 1995

Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Lori Nelson  •  Alice Kelley

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

DVD release: Aug 1997

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is ...  (more)

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

Francis Goes to the Races (1951) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: May 1994

In this funny sequel to the popular Francis the Talking Mule, the talkative Mule and his pal Peter get a job working on a horse-breeder's ranch. They end up saving it from ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Piper Laurie  •  Cecil Kellaway  •  Barry Kelley

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