After his partner dumps him, a resourceful dancer turns a chorus girl into a star. Includes Oscar winning Irving Berlin score!
The first appearance of the writer, director and star, Charles Chaplin as the title character who has caused concern back in England with the family of his new middle-aged wife Thelma, especially regarding her money, in Monsieur Verdoux, 1947.
Director and star Charles Chaplin now posing as 'Captain Louis,' in Lyon visiting another current wife, Annabella (Martha Raye), who has bought hot diamonds, and whom he may need to kill, later tangling with a con man played by Chaplin's half-brother Wheeler Dryden, in Monsieur Verdoux, 1947.
A young trumpet player (Kirk Douglas) is torn between an honest singer (Doris Day) and a manipulative heiress (Lauren Bacall) in Young Man with a Horn (1950).
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place in Easter Parade (1948) starring Judy Garland & Fred Astaire.
Robert Osborne with author and Judy Garland expert John Fricke introduces Easter Parade, airing on TCM Sunday, June 10th at midnight ET.
We have learned that Charles Chaplin, the director, writer and title character, marries and kills women for a living, here for the first time we meet his sympathetic, preferred family, son Peter (Allison Roddan) and wife Mona (Mady Correll), in Monsieur Verdoux, 1947.
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland (as the new team 'Brown and Hewes') perform the Irving Berlin tune A Couple Of Swells, dressed as bums, in the hit musical Easter Parade, 1948, produced by Arthur Freed.
Fred Astaire (as performer 'Don Hewes'), an avid drummer himself, raps out the Irving Berlin specialty number Drum Crazy early in Arthur Freed's MGM production Easter Parade, 1948.
Ann Miller (as 'Nadine Gale,' out to prove herself as a solo act) in her spectacular performance of the Irving Berlin tune Shakin' the Blues Away, choreographed by Robert Alton, in Easter Parade, 1948.
Adelle (Debbie Reynolds) and Helen (Shelly Winters) run a dance studio in the Thirties. But What's The Matter With Helen? (1971).
Rick (Kirk Douglas) meets narrator Smoke (Hoagy Carmichael), at the old Aragon ballroom in Santa Monica, joined by new boss Chandler (Walter Reed) and singer Jo (Doris Day), in Young Man With A Horn, 1950, song by Ray Noble.
Leave the subtle suggestion regarding Amy (Lauren Bacall) and a party guest (Katharine Kurasch) to director Michael Curtiz, leading into the bust-up with musician husband Rick (Kirk Douglas), in Young Man With A Horn, 1950.
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