Carla de Hulvea is a rumba dancer who makes news by posing as a South-American heiress. She is doing fine with her hoax until she meets American Peter Jackson, a high-pressure promoter who is looking for movie-producing money. He does some big-time bluffing on his own in order to get Carla to invest in a film he is making with his partner, Roy Harley. Through Carla, Roy meets actress Diana West, who is given a role in the movie, and Roy falls in love with her.
British beat outfit The Spencer Davis Group starred in this comic pop-musical in which their manager Algernon Plumley is discovered to be the heir of a large estate. Unfortunately, Algernon’s family is having money problems, and his new mansion is in a sorry state. The group gets the idea of fixing up the place and charging people to tour the premises, but while that’s fine with Algernon, it doesn’t go over so well with the ghost who haunts the old house. The Ghost Goes Gear also features performances from Acker Bilk, Dave Berry, The Three Bells, and The M6.
Vesta Tilley is the daughter of a music-hall chairman who watches shows from the wings with great enthusiasm. One day, her father finds her dressed as a boy, singing to an audience of dolls. Her act, he believes, is good enough to be performed in front of a live audience. As time goes on, word of her spreads. Viewed as the first male impersonator, her fame leads her into marriage to a nobleman.
A Texas heiress is left speechless when her wealth scares away her fiance. The fun begins when she decides to take a trip to France to find true love without exposing her true identity.
The leader of a gang of jewel thieves in Algiers is wanted by the authorities in his native France. A detective is sent to lure the gang member out of the country.
Popular jazz drummer and actor Frankie Sakai stars in this comic version of the “industrial competition” genre: two tourism companies compete for foreign clients in the run up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Highlighting the coming internationalization of Japan, the film dramatizes the felt tensions between tradition and modernity, the pressures of the “economic animal” lifestyle, and the energy of high economic growth. The closest Japanese cinema ever came to the full-blown Broadway style musical, with singing and dancing on the streets of Tokyo, music by avant-garde composer and jazzman Toshiro Mayuzumi, lyrics by renowned poet Shuntaro Tanikawa.
In this musical, a popular singer runs away from stardom to find some much needed R&R on a Mexican ranch. His manager is terribly upset and sends a pretty young woman to lure him back. However, the gal constantly natters away at the exhausted entertainer.
World War II is over but Captain Willoby and his men must “occupy” remote Midi Island. The men are disgusted at not going home…until they meet the friendly island women. Unfortunately, Willoby has been ordered to prohibit his men from “fraternizing.” This task, already frustrating, is made worse by the presence of missionary’s niece Diana and the arrival of gorgeous journalist Angela. Meanwhile, the island king has presented Willoby with equally gorgeous Rozouila as “wife”…