In Russia, a Chinese dancer gives herself to a duke to save her brother's life.
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
Dolby Digital 5.1 mix of the Blue Man Group CD plus extras
A tale based on Shalom Alechem stories.
"You Command Me" - About four raftsmen seeking romance with a widow and her two attractive daughters.
The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springfield with her two teen-age children Jimmy and Cathy. Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader, Mrs. Wellington, who supports her idea for a town youth center, and she is aided by Tom Griffith, the high school principal. At the town's annual picnic, to which Eleanor has bought a band (Les Brown and His Band of Reknown), the town busy-body, Eunice, reveals what she had learned from Eleanor's past.
At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.
Tony Curtis makes his musical-comedy debut in the frolicsome Universal production So This is Paris. Curtis, Gene Nelson and Paul Gilbert play three American sailors on leave in the City of Light. In record time, the trio makes the acquaintance of three lovely lasses: Gloria de Haven, Corinne Calvert and Mara Corday.
Peter Brough and Archie Andrews present a variety bill that includes Billy Cotton and his Band, Eve Becke, The Australian Air Aces, Bobbie 'Uke' Henshaw and Sam Barton.
George enlists in the police force and is assigned to Harmony Row, a haunt of criminals such as Slogger Lee.
George is a disaster-prone zoo attendant who accidentally discovers a substance that accelerates motion, enabling his greyhound to run faster. This attracts the interest of a gang of criminals, who kidnap George's dog and plan to substitute their own in an important dog race. George and his friends defeat the crooks and their dog wins the race.
Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.
Bara ni Irodorareta Akui to Higeki no Makuake is a home video release of the two-day concert played by Malice Mizer at Nippon Budokan. Like their previous live video release, Merveilles L'espace, this live video was very theatrical, using the gothic cathedral from the cover of the album Bara no Seidou as an enormous set piece and featuring choirs of nuns, dark rituals and multiple costume changes.
In this exciting western, Roaring Dan is the meanest old cuss around. He and his "son" are constantly bickering. But things are not as they seem as the young man is only pretending to be Dan's son so they can find the killers of the young man's real father. Among the guilty are two women.
In this musical comedy, a pregnant disc jockey misses her husband who is fighting overseas. Stressed out by the situation and her job, she decides to take some time off and convinces her twin sister to trade places with her. The switcheroo causes the soldier her husband appointed as her unofficial guardian no end of confusion.
One of Lawrence Jordan's earliest animated films, PINK SWINE is an energetic and playful mix of various animation styles. Described as "an anti-art dada collage film," this free-form short presents cut-out images animated across old photos (a style picked up by Terry Gilliam a few years later) and found objects that dance to the beat of the rock-and-roll soundtrack. He produced this short during a summer spent with Joseph Cornell and Jordan edited the film entirely in camera, making the upbeat visual rhythm of this delightful lark even more impressive. –Sean Axmaker
To fight a poisonous weed, ranchers are burning their land. Gene is the Inspector brought in and he recommends spraying. The spraying goes well until the Larabee ranch is reached. When Larrabee refuses to allow the equipment on his land, Gene has it sprayed by airplane. Cattle must stay off recently sprayed land and when a Larrabee man shoots down the plane, the crash sends the cattle stampeding toward the newly sprayed land.