Among those leaving Ireland during the potato famine are Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.
Tyrone Power plays a South African calvary commander trying to bring peace to his country during the Boer War. Susan Hayward plays an Irishwoman who's immigrated to escape the Irish potato famine, but whose husband was killed during a native insurgency. When Power has an illicit affair with Hayward, a Dutch farmer (Richard Egan) claims that the woman is his property and then becomes a renegade who attempts to pilfer the South African diamond mines.
An all-star cast that includes Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray and Mitzi Gaynor sparks this tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly (Merman) and Terry (Dailey) Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become the 5 Donahues. Their busy, sometimes tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers, this upbeat, utterly delightful tale of life on the stage proves, beyond and doubt, that there's no business like show business!
A priest rejoins his showbiz family for a benefit performance and their lives, loves, and conflicts of twenty years are chronicled in this Cinemascope musical marvel.
An all-star cast that sparks this tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly (Merman) and Terry (Dailey) Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy, sometimes tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top.
A passenger flight out of Vancouver crashes in remote mountains. On the ground, two lone survivors, a brother and sister perhaps 9 and 7 years old, gather food and blankets. In the air, bush pilot Vince Heldon (Howard Keel), the children's father, guides his plane in a quest to find the downed aircraft. Meanwhile, against this backdrop of search and survival, another drama unfolds: pilot Nora Stead (Patricia Medina) arrives to join the search. She's the ex-Mrs. Heldon, and her presence brings unresolved issues of that broken marriage to the surface while also creating problems for Vince and his new wife (Jane Greer). Joseph Lewis, who grabbed notice with his shoestring noir Gun Crazy, here guides another film admired for getting much from a small budget. Lee Aakers, soon to be famed for his role on TV's The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, portrays the boy whose survivalist adventure includes confrontations with a mountain lion.
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