Father Farley takes under his wing Mark Dolson, a devout student who shakes up the establishment of an affluent church with his controversial views.
Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear instead of the truth? Mass Appeal stars Jack Lemmon as Father Tim Farley, a complacent priest in a wealthy suburban parish who drives a Mercedes and cracks jokes from the pulpit. When idealistic Mark Dolson (Zeljko Ivanek), a radical seminarian accuses him of "song and dance theology," the result is a head-on clash that teaches each man the true meaning of faith. Based on the Broadway hit, this witty and thought-provoking adaptation is a humorous and compelling duel of conscience and compromise.
Should a priest tell his congregation what they want to hear instead of the truth? That's just one of the issues raised in this witty and thought-provoking film version of Bill C. Davis' Tony-nominated Broadway hit. Jack Lemmon is Father Tim Farley, a complacent priest in a wealthy suburban parish who drives a Mercedes and cracks jokes from the pulpit. Along comes idealistic Mark Dolson (Zeljko Ivanek), a radical seminarian who accuses Farley of "song and dance theology". The result is a head-on clash that teaches each man the true meaning of faith.
Father Tim Farley is a complacent priest in a wealthy suburban parish. Along comes idealistic Mark Dolson, a seminary student who questions Fr. Farley's methods. The result is a head-on clash that teaches each man the true meaning of faith.
Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up?
When five criminals rob a train bound for the San Francisco Mint, they split the the gold bullion into thirds and set out in three different directions to meet at a designated place and time.
Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) directed this moving drama based on the tragic life of legendary jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. Starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael, the film follows young trumpet player Rick Martin (Douglas), who is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Enjoying his fame and fortune, Martin is one of the few white musicians to flourish in the black-dominated jazz scene of the 1920s. Chafing against the dullness of the "respectable" orchestras for whom he works, Martin finds at least two kindred spirits in the forms of torch singer Jo Jordan (Day) and pianist Smoke Willoughby (Carmichael). He rises to popularity with his own group but soon falls under the spell of wealthy jazz patron Amy North (Bacall). During his troubled marriage, he neglects music and turns to alcohol.
The tragic life of jazz great Bix Beiderbecke, one of the few white musicians to florish in the mostly black jazz scene.
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