Films & Other Videos
Films with: Freeland, Thornton
- Be yourself
- A nightclub singer falls in love with a boxer and becomes his trainer. When he becomes successful, will it be the beginning of the end for this lovestruck pair?
- DVD 6293
- Flying down to Rio
- This film, containing the first of many Fred Astaire - Ginger Rogers partnerships, concerns a troupe of entertainers stranded in Rio. Songs include "The Carioca," "Orchids in the Moonlight," and the title song. Notable for a brilliantly photographed finale with chorus girls on the wings of flying airplanes, the movie was the musical that broke with the rather contrived Busby Berkeley production and moved toward a closer integration of musical and narrative elements. Astaire's dance numbers come not as interruptions but as extensions of the plot.
- DVD 6766
- Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist.
- A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier. "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson...the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America...his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.
- DVD 6633