Search results for "Cyd Charisse"

Party Girl (1958) RT 80% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 1992

Slick lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career of defending mobsters in trials. It's not until he meets a lovely showgirl at a mob party that he realizes that there's more to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  John Ireland

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

Something's Got to Give (1962) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: May 2001

Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife", due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dean Martin  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Tom Tryon

Tension (1949) RT Audience 60%

Warren Quimby manages a drugstore while trying to keep his volatile wife, Claire, happy. However, when Claire leaves him for a liquor store salesman, Warren can no longer bear ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  Richard Basehart  •  Audrey Totter  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Barry Sullivan

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

The Band Wagon (1953) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Oscar Levant  •  Nanette Fabray

Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) RT 100% / Audience 51%

DVD release: May 1998

Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Whorf
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Lucille Bremer  •  Judy Garland  •  Kathryn Grayson

Warlords of Atlantis (1978) RT Audience 41%

Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  Peter Gilmore  •  John Ratzenberger  •  Lea Brodie

Ziegfeld Follies (1945) RT 75% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Apr 2006

The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli  •  George Sidney  •  Roy Del Ruth  •  Charles Walters  •  Robert Lewis  •  Lemuel Ayers  •  Merrill Pye
CAST:  William Powell  •  Judy Garland  •  Lucille Ball  •  Fred Astaire

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

Mission to Moscow (1943) RT Audience 15%

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Walter Huston  •  Ann Harding  •  Oskar Homolka  •  George Tobias

That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Gene Kelly  •  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney

Thousands Cheer (1943) RT Audience 59%

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  Gene Kelly  •  Mary Astor  •  John Boles

Words and Music (1948)

Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979): from their first meeting, through lean years and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Janet Leigh  •  June Allyson

The Kissing Bandit (1948) RT Audience 32%

DVD release: May 2008

Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Kathryn Grayson  •  J. Carrol Naish  •  Mildred Natwick

Sombrero (1953)

Mexican love stories follow a dying man, a bullfighter's sister (Cyd Charisse) and lovers (Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli) from feuding villages.  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Ricardo Montalbán  •  Pier Angeli  •  Vittorio Gassman  •  Yvonne De Carlo

Three Wise Fools (1946)

An orphan girl melts the hearts of three crusty old men.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Edward Buzzell
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Lewis Stone  •  Thomas Mitchell

Mark of the Renegade (1951)

Colorful adventure, based on a story by Zorro creator Johnston McCulley, with dashing Montalban sent to 1820s Los Angeles, which has been besieged by pirates, on a mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  Ricardo Montalbán  •  Cyd Charisse  •  J. Carrol Naish  •  Gilbert Roland