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Cast (feature film)
An intended film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ened up with Hugh O'Brian (a performer who was often funny, but not on purpose) and Buddy Hackett in the A&C roles, with most of the footage given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, with all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. A&C visible in some long shots.
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Music (feature film)
Master choreographer Marius Petipa's 1880 adaptation of Lord Byron's "Le Corsaire," with its swashbuckling tale of pirates and slave girls, was originally performed before audiences of imperial Russia, yet has been performed infrequently in America. With this re-staging, American Ballet Theatre is o
A Halloween special featuring clips from classic Disney animated films, set to songs performed by top singers.
Film Production - Main (special)
A fundraising gala for The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) featuring performances by music artists and appearances by celebrities. Also highlights the success stories of the organization's students, alumni and member colleges and universities.
Live coverage of the 51st annual Emmy Awards presentation from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
Coverage of the 26th annual Daytime Emmy Awards presentation from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Presentation of the 50th annual primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in television.
Telethon to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Features extended concert performances and celebrity appearances.
Stand-up comedy special featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, telecast live from the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City.
Variety special to benefit the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Live presentation of the fourth annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards ceremony, from the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.
Live presentation of the 11th annual Kids' Choice Awards, in which kids vote for their favorite performers.
Coverage of the 1998 GQ Men of the Year Awards from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Awards are presented to 16 outstanding men in the fields of entertainment, sports, music, business, fashion and the arts.
Presentation of the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The ALMAs, which mean spirit or soul in Spanish, celebrate the positive portrayal of Latino images in American film and television.
Telecast of the third annual awards ceremony honoring black women who have distinguished themselves in various musical categories, including R&B, rap, jazz, hip-hop and gospel.
Gladys Knight, Brandy and LL Cool J host the 11th annual Soul Train Music Awards, telecast from Los Angeles.
Twelfth annual induction ceremonies of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Inductees this year include: The Bee Gees; Crosby, Stills and Nash, Parliament-Funkadelic; The Rascals; Jackson 5; Buffalo Springfield; Joni Mitchell; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan.
Sixth annual MTV awards for 1996-97 films in a range of traditional as well as unconventional categories, as voted by MTV viewers.
Jon Stewart performs a solo standup routine, telecast live from Miami, Florida.
Misc. Crew (special)
Live presentation of the 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Bill Maher presides over a discussion of the Oscar ceremony with a panel of celebrity guests from the Beverly Hills Hotel. Also features live coverage of the after party activities following the Academy Awards presentation.
Live coverage of the 1999 Billboard Music Awards presentation from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tribute to Quincy Jones, the renowned composer, arranger and producer, celebrating Jones' 50 years in the entertainment industry. This special features appearances and performances from top stars in the entertainment industry and serves as a benefit for the United Negro College Fund.
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Live presentation of the 69th annual Academy Awards.
Special celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Ebony" magazine.
Live telecast of the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Live presentation of the 68th annual Academy Awards.
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