Most widely held works about Martha Raye
Most widely held works by Martha Raye
Monsieur Verdoux ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 652 libraries worldwide
In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Pippin, his life and times ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, this musical pageant is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth.
The music goes round and around the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1930-1939 ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Jumbo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this circus epic set at the turn of the century. The story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. Includes lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The circus footage was directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Pin up girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Lorrie Jones visits a popular hangout for servicemen. She falls in love with a war hero and tries to come up with a way to be near him. Lorrie pretends to be a Broadway star, and in turn she is hired by the USO and becomes a real star.
Four Jills in a Jeep ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
This musical film is a cinematic tribute to the successful USO tour of Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Carole Landis, who entertained soldiers from England to North Africa. Embellished with some fictional romance, striking choreography and plenty of laughts, this patriotic film salutes all the entertainers who did their part for "the boys."
Red Skelton America's favorite funnyman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Shows some of Red Skelton's best loved and remembered television episodes.
Pufnstuf ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Jimmy is lured aboard a magical talking boat sent by an evil witch named Witchiepoo after school one day. The evil witch wants to make him a prisoner and steal his magic flute. But H.R. Pufnstuf and his friends come to the rescue!
College swing The big broadcast of 1938 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college. The big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields plays dual roles while Hope juggles three ex-wives and romances Dorothy Lamour.
Billy Rose's Jumbo ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in thbe lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and French and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Bing Crosby ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Includes 5 classical musical films with Bing Crosby. Waikiki wedding: A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion. Double or nothing: A dying millionaire instructs his laywer to drop 25 purses on the streets of New York City. Four honest people find them and return them to the lawyer. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $1,000,000, which they must double within 30 days in order to claim his entire estate. East side of heaven: A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family. If I had my way: A good-natured construction worker named "Buzz" become a guardian to the orphaned daughter of his killed friend. Here comes the Waves: Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Navy.
The big broadcast of 1938 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"This was the fourth, and the last, of the "Big Broadcast" films, and it introduced Bob Hope. Bob hope and Shirley Ross stole the show with their rendition of "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Oscar for Best Song of 1938 and became Hope's theme song!"--container.
Pippin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth.
Caught in the draft Give me a sailor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Caught in the draft: Hope plays a gun-shy movie star who gets drafted. He pulls through and ends up a hero and wins the heart of the colonel's daughter. Give me a sailor: A comedy about mixed-up relationships. Sailors Jim and Walter Brewster are brothers in love with the same girl, Nancy, who has an ugly duckling sister, Letty. Letty agrees to help Jim win Nancy if he will help her win Walter. Jim tries, but nothing seems to work, that is until a photo of Letty's legs wins first prize in a national contest. Suddenly Walter notices her, but Letty changes her mind, causing things to get even more mixed up.
Red Skelton. Volume three ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Louisiana purchase ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Louisiana Purchase is a fun and fierce look at the way politics and politicians sometimes spin out of control and into the headlines. Never say die: A misdiagnosis of a month to live sends Bob Hope into Martha Raye's arms.
College swing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"A musical comedy about a small-town college that gets turned upside down when it is inherited by a new owner, played by Gracie Allen. She decides that school is a bore, so she hires vaudeville actors to teach classes. With such an uproar, the only thing to do is sing & dance!"--Container.
Hellzapoppin ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"Playing incompetent nitwits, Ole and Chic hire a producer to make a musical show at a fancy estate. What follows are non-stop zany gags and jokes when the producer takes on extracurricular activities by falling in love with the estate's wealthy girl. However he's encumbered by the girl's fiancé. A wild love triangle ensues, complicated by Chic's sister because a penniless Russian aristocrat mistakes her for the wealthy girl. Based on the hit Broadway play"--Container label.
The Red Skelton collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
He's one of the greatest comedians ever to grace the screen, big or small. Here, through archival stills and rare footage, including hard-to-find video from his long running television series, the story of Red Skelton is presented with laughter and love. This unique collection showcases Red Skelton and reveals why he is considered one of the all-time best comedians in the history of show business!
Biography Brothers Circus Comedy films Comedy films Drama Entertainers Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Filmed musicals Films Films for the hearing impaired Fortune hunters Francis, Kay,--1905-1968 Friendship History Juvenile works Kidnapping Landis, Carole,--1919-1948 Magic Man-woman relationships Motion picture music--Excerpts Murder Musical films Musical films Musicals Nonfiction films Parables Pepin,--King of the Franks,--d. 768 Popular music Raye, Martha Rescues School children Sisters Soldiers Soldiers--Recreation Swindlers and swindling Television programs United Service Organizations (U.S.) United States University towns Variety shows (Television programs) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War work Witches Women World War (1939-1945) Young men--Psychology
Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne
Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne 1916-1994
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