In this musical comedy, a popular Mexican singer finds himself tiring of the constant adulation of rabidly adoring females and decides to fake a marriage so that will stop ripping the clothing off his body after concerts. Unfortunately, he and the woman he chooses seldom agree and mayhem ensues. Songs include: “Mexicana,” “Lupita,” “See Mexico,” “Heartlessness,” “Time Out for Dreaming,” “De Corazon a Corazon,” “Somewhere There’s a Rainbow,” and “The Children’s Song.”
Cherchez L’idole tells the story of a man pushed into stealing a jewel by his selfish girlfriend. After stealing the jewel, he hides it in a guitar while being chased. He then has a change of heart, dumps his girlfriend and decides to return the jewel. Only now he has to find the guitar he hid the jewel in, which is in the possession of one of five musicians.
Bressane created an imaginary encounter between three 20th-century geniuses, in which he portrayed the composer Lamartine Babo (a role by Caetano Veloso), the revolutionary author Oswald De Andrade and subversive reporter Joao Do Rio. Imaginative film comprises a mixture of erudite and popular elements.
A young German woman moves to Vienna to seek work. With the assistance of Herr Hassell, a friendly commissionaire and budding conductor, she gains a job as a typist with a banking firm. Unknown to her, the man she takes to be a lowly clerk with the company who romances her at the local beer garden. is in fact the bank’s director.
While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.
In this musical, a young socialite reluctantly attends an exclusive school; she would rather be working on becoming a Broadway star. She is so determined to be one that she begins ditching her classes to work as a chorus girl in a musical. Following the show’s closing, she invites two fellow dancers to visit her home. Musical mayhem and romance ensue. Songs include: “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “It’s So Easy,” “All I Know Is Si Si” (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts), “Boogie Woogie from Nowhere” (Saul Chaplin).
In this musical, calypso is all the rage when jukebox magnate Barney Pearl forces Mack Adams, owner of calypso-friendly Disco Records, to take him on as a partner. Pearl’s greed drives away Disco’s top singer, Johnny Conroy. Pearl loses his money, and then his girlfriend, when promoter Alex Nash makes her a star. Mack quits Disco and tracks down Johnny in the Caribbean, where they record authentic calypso and plan a comeback.
After discovering that her state is penniless because its citizens spend their time making music instead of money, a European Grand Duchess bans music in her domains. A New York journalist conspires with rogues to stage a concert.