6. Dear Brigitte (1965) Billy Mumy, James Stewart, Brigitte Bardot (uncredited)
A professor's son is fascinated by Brigitte Bardot and meeting her.
This movie was going to be called ERASMUS WITH FRECKLES, after the book on which it was based. But Bardot only agreed to appear on the condition that her name did not appear in the credits or any of the promotional materials. The only way the producers could capitalize on Americans' fascination with Bardot was by changing the title to alert the audience that she was in the movie.
I have known of this movie for some time, but I haven't actually seen it, but it looks charming, and such talent all in one room (and one movie) together! Brigitte and Billy are adorable in this scene. :D
7. Hollywood Canteen - This is one of several wartime fundraisers made by the studios, crammed with Hollywood stars playing themselves. The plot centers around a young soldier, played by Robert Hutton, who is a huge fan of Joan Leslie. At the Hollywood Canteen he gets to meet her, along with a host of other movie stars.
Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty
Many cameo appearances including Lucille Ball,Rags Ragland, Preston Foster and Dean Stockwell.
A barber, Buzz Curtis (Bud Abbott), and a porter, Abercrombie (Lou Costello), work for a Hollywood salon. They are sent to the office of agent Norman Royce to give him a haircut and a shoeshine. On the way there they run into former co-worker Claire Warren who is about to star as the lead in a new musical. Long story short, and lots of laughs along the way, the duo end up as
big-time agents in Hollywood.
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I'd love to see this sometime. I've only seen clips from it.
Used to enjoy it coming on TV in the school hols
9. The Band Wagon - Near the beginning of the movie, Fred Astaire's character, a show performer and movie star, is arriving in New York. He gets a lot of attention from a group of reporters until Ava Gardner steps off the train.
Good one, Rosie!
Harold Lloyd is Harold "Speedy" Swift in this fun film (the last of his Silents, with lots of great on location shots of New York City in the 1920's), who goes from job to job. He's a huge Yankees fan and during the day he spends as a taxi cab driver, he has a chance to meet his hero, Babe Ruth, who plays himself in this film.
As a point of interest, this film also includes some wonderful footage of Coney Island, which is not to be missed - this was the first Harold Lloyd film I ever saw, on a double bill with Buster Keaton's "The General" and I was instantly converted into a fan.
Hi MothGirl, great to see you here. Hope all is going well with you. Shall look out for this one!
Hi - great to see you too - you can't go wrong with any of Harold Lloyd's silent films - they're ALL such feel good movies!
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10. THIS IS THE ARMY (1943)
Another wartime flag-waver, this one features Irving Berlin who plays the legendary songwriter Irving Berlin. I haven't seen the film in some time, but I do remember him being in it. It was directed by Michael Curtiz, who had just recently finished Casablanca. Funny old world. x