A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “The Old Curiosity Shop,” the film tells the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather who, in hopes of leaving Nell a sizable inheritance, has run up huge gambling debts to a heartless moneylender named Daniel Quilp. Quilp eventually seizes the old man’s junk shop, forcing Nell and her grandfather to eke out a miserable existence as paupers in the Midlands.
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: “Dixie.” The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song “Dixie.”
A small radio station is saved from going bankrupt by a backer, who agrees to invest money for television equipment if the owner allows his dancing daughter Annabelle to dance and sing on the screen. Due to her voice, her singing needs to be dubbed by the owner’s girlfriend Pat Abbott. Problems arise when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
Three sailors on leave head for Paris with one thing on their minds. Joe pursues chanteuse Colette D’Avril who proves to be more than she appears; Davy is pursued by sexy cashier Yvonne; but the blonde Al rescues from a purse snatcher rewards him with kisses, then vanishes without telling him her name. Romantic complications and resolutions follow in true musical comedy fashion.
Electrician Bert Harris boasts that he’s a successful cat burglar, which leads to him getting mixed up with real thieves who need those special skills for a big jewellery heist. However, Bert was only giving them a “song and dance” about being a cat burglar, but now discovers it’s too late to back out.
Liza Elliott is the editor of a successful fashion magazine, but unlucky in love – pursued by three eligible bachelors, none of whom quite fit the bill, she seeks advice from psychiatrist Dr. Brooks, and her explorations of her past act as cues for musical moments.
An elf casts a magic spell that grants a queen the baby she desires. She names the baby Rosebud and invites all the fairies in the kingdom to offer gifts to the new princess. The Red Fairy, however, isn’t invited, and curses the baby princess to sleep for 100 years if she’s pricked by a spindle. When Rosebud grows up, the Red Fairy lures her to an isolated tower to enact her evil plan. Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot’s attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!