Search results for "Don Ameche"


Trading Places (1983) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2002

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

Coming to America (1988)

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Arsenio Hall  •  James Earl Jones  •  John Amos

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) RT 44% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Margaret Langrick  •  Joshua Rudoy

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Duwayne Dunham
CAST:  Kevin Chevalia  •  Anne Christianson  •  Ted D'Arms  •  Kim Greist

In Old Chicago (1938) RT 67% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 2005

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Alice Faye  •  Don Ameche  •  Alice Brady

Midnight (1939) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2008

An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Don Ameche  •  John Barrymore  •  Francis Lederer

Wing and a Prayer (1944) RT 80% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Nov 2001

An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Dana Andrews  •  William Eythe  •  Charles Bickford

Heaven Can Wait (1943) RT 91% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Henry Van Cleve presents himself at the gates of Hell only to find he is closely vetted on his qualifications for entry. Surprised there is any question on his suitability, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ernst Lubitsch
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Don Ameche  •  Charles Coburn  •  Marjorie Main

Cocoon (1985) RT 80% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2004

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Tahnee Welch  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Don Ameche

Cocoon: The Return (1988) RT 36% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Jun 2004

The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Wilford Brimley  •  Courteney Cox  •  Hume Cronyn




Oscar (1991) RT 13% / Audience 62%

DVD release: May 2003

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Family • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

Moon Over Miami (1941) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Jun 2006

Kay, Barbara and Susan Latimer come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, then abandon the Texas greasy-spoon where they work to hunt in Miami for rich husbands, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Betty Grable  •  Robert Cummings  •  Jack Haley

The Boatniks (1970) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Aug 2005

Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Robert Morse  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Phil Silvers  •  Norman Fell

The Feminine Touch (1941) RT Audience 100%

A professor (Don Ameche) and his wife (Rosalind Russell) move to New York and confuse a publisher's romance with his assistant (Kay Francis).  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Rosalind Russell  •  Don Ameche  •  Kay Francis  •  Van Heflin

Slightly French (1949) RT Audience 29%

A film director, in bad standing with his studio, tries to turn a local carnival dancer into a "French" movie star and pass her off as his big new discovery  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Janis Carter  •  Willard Parker

Happy Landing (1938)

DVD release: Feb 1994

Bandleader (Romero) and manager (Ameche) discover skater (Henie) in Norway. They become rivals as she returns with them to America.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  Sonja Henie  •  Don Ameche  •  Jean Hersholt  •  Ethel Merman

Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)

New York chorus girl Cindy Lou Bethany becomes frustrated when she prepares for an audition for a Broadway musical, but the auditions close and her roommate, Gwen Abbott, is ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Victor Schertzinger
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Mary Martin  •  Oscar Levant  •  Virginia Dale

The Three Musketeers (1939) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Jun 2007

A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Allan Dwan
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Binnie Barnes  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Pauline Moore

Gateway (1938)

Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alfred L. Werker
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Arleen Whelan  •  Gregory Ratoff  •  Binnie Barnes