The epitome of beauty and elegance, Debbie Reynolds debuted in the movie ‘ Three Little Worlds’ in 1950, but established a successful acting career with her most famous movie, ‘Singing in the Rain’ in 1952.
Her next major hit, ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ got her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 1964. Even so, ‘How the West was Won’ (1963) became the highest grossing movie of her career. Her other major successful movies include ‘The Affair of Dobie Gillis’(1953), ‘Susan Slept Here’(1954), ‘Tammy and the Bachelor’ (1957), ‘What’s the Matter With Helen’ (1971), ‘Charlotte’s Web (1973) etc.
She continued giving blockbuster performances in movies like ‘Bundle of Joy’ (1956) and ‘Mother’ (1996) for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. ‘The Gift of Love’ (1999) got her a ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ nomination and ‘The Catered Affair’ (1956) got her ‘National Board of Review’s Best Supporting Actress’ Award.
The list of Debbie’s worst movies include ‘Mr. Empirium’ (1951) and ‘One for the Money’ (2011). In January 2015, she won ‘Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her contribution to cinema.
As famous as she was, her exit from this world came as a shock for the world, for she died of (supposedly) a stroke on January 15th, 2017, a day after her daughter and actress, Carrie Fisher died.
My Six Loves is an American comedy film, which tells the story of Janice, a Broadway musical star, who arrives home and finds six runaway children. She decides to take them in, and eventually becomes close to them. However, when one of the children runs away, when she returns to Broadway, Janice faces a life-changing decision.
Considered as the ‘greatest musical,’ the film depicts silent era’s popular on-screen pair Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont who are perceived as real-life couple by many, including Lina. When their movie is transformed into a musical, Don sails through beautifully, while Lina’s shrill voice is secretly dubbed by Kathy Selden whom Don is dating. What happens when Lina finds out the truth?
The biopic follows the journey of Sister Ann or Jeannine Deckers of the Dominican Order in Belgium who gains international fame when her song “Dominique” becomes a worldwide hit. The success tests her faith but a personal crisis ultimately leads her to choosing to care for others above all.
A widow with two children leaves New York City to territorial Arizona. She becomes a ranch hand and eventually also manages to get herself elected sheriff. Eventually, she also attracts the romantic interests of a rancher and a gambler, who compete for her affection.
How the West Was Won is an epic Western film which takes us to the 19th century, and covers several events such as the Gold Rush, the Civil War, as well as the building of the railroads.
Hearing that her husband, a US sergeant stationed in Spain, has won a custom-built 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, a former dancer flies off to join him. The car also draws the attention of a famous matador, who starts courting her. Meanwhile, his superior officers order him to send the car back to USA and warn it will cost him an unaffordable amount in tax.
During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman’s life is shattered when her village is destroyed. After she is brutalized and raped, she tries to flee for the city. She manages to survive, and her life takes a turn when she meets a US Marine named Steve, who finds himself attracted to her, and asks her to marry him.
Milwaukee saxophonist, Pete Hammond Jr., moves to New York City to earn a name as musician, but soon realizes how difficult it is to attain fame. He platonically shares his rundown one-room apartment with another struggling artist, Peggy Brown, who is a taxi dancer. Before long, a romance blooms between the two, as they strive to achieve their dream of stardom.
Raised by her mother, San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, meets her father after many years when he comes to attend her wedding. Forever charming, he wins his daughter’s heart, makes peace with his ex wife and charms her prized cook, Toy. Only people not impressed by him are Jessica’s stepfather and her fiancée. Why does he have two return tickets?
Trying to escape her drunken boss, Janet Blake accepts a ride to subway from another guest, Bill Tremaine. But detesting his attention, she flees in downpour to take shelter at Bill’s neighbor, retired actor Preston Mitchell. Nita, Mitchell’s girlfriend, misunderstands the situation while Mitchell appoints Janet as his secretary. Soon Janet is courted by both who end up competing in a horse-race.
When photographer Grif Henderson is assigned to accompany a group of students in France, he decides to take his wife Jenny and son Davey with him. But problem starts from the very beginning. On the ship, they are assigned bunk beds in separate rooms while in Paris, the hotel Jenny booked for herself turns out to be the home of a womanizing lawyer.
Howard is a popular teacher, but his friends and family are shocked, when one of his students announces that he is gay. This leads to Howard questioning his sexuality, as well as trying his best to prove that he is straight.
When Rachel Marron, a superstar singer, begins receiving death threats, she unwillingly employs Frank Farmer, a former secret service agent, as bodyguard. The two begin their association on a not so good note; however, with time they gradually begin falling for each other. Meanwhile, the stalker is close by and Farmer needs to protect Marron from any harm.
When the lead star walks out, the director and choreographer of a new Broadway musical begins a frantic search for a replacement. Three names come up, Joanna, Suzy and Madelyn. Although the first two are newcomers they do well at audition. But the director prefers the third, his ex, and a former starlet. Who will get the part?
Dobie Gillis is a student at Grainbelt University. He finds himself attracted to a fellow student named Pansy, but the problem is that her father only wants her to study and work, although Dobie and his friends only love to have fun. After an incident where the chemistry lab is blown up, Pansy is sent to another school, and Dobie tries to find a way to get her back to Grainbelt.
Say One for Me is a musical romantic comedy film which revolves around a priest who is running a show business. One of his showgirls is a girl named Holly who applied for the job to pay for her father’s medical bills. Tony, one of the entertainers at the club, develops feelings for Holly.
Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion.
After losing her job, Stephanie Plum, who is also newly divorced, seeks out a new job to cover her debts. She eventually finds a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a former cop who is wanted for murder. Coincidentally, this man is also her former lover.
Freda, an up-coming American singer meets a European prince, Alex, at an Italian resort. As they start coming closer, news comes that Alex’s father is dying and so he rushes back home, sending an explanation to Freda through his minister. But the minister conveys a different message to her. Freda returns home to become a big star.
The dark comedy follows the journey of journalist Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo who drive a red convertible to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race. They are, however, carrying a suitcase full of drugs that they consume at an increasing rate. What follows is a psychedelic adventure in search of the American Dream.
Majo no takkyûbin or Kiki's Delivery Service is a Japanese animated film adapted from Eiko Kadono 1985 novel. The movie follows a 13 year old witch Kiki, who as per her community tradition, moves to the seaside town of Korico to live independently for a year. She kick-starts her own flying delivery service but is soon faced with a challenge when she begins losing her magical powers.
Charlotte’s Web is an animated comedy musical film which revolves around a pig named Wilbur, who learns that he is going to be slaughtered at the end of the season. However, a spider named Charlotte, who lives in his pen, ensures that he will save Wilbur’s life.
A group of not so obedient toddlers, Rugrats, go to explore Paris. While they roam around and travel from Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, they learn new and valuable lessons about love, loyalty and trust.
Yearly, rancher Chuck Rodwell travels to Las Vegas for gambling, but invariably ends up losing. Maria Corvier is the ballet-dancer at ‘Sand’s’ where Chuck discovers that she is lucky for him as he wins whenever he holds her hands. Aspiring for stardom, Maria is indifferent initially; but gradually they fall in love. Will they continue to hold hands up to the altar?
This musical comedy film revolves around three women who join the Navy, hoping that they will find good men to marry. However, they soon discover that life in the sea is not as smooth as they expected.