Born Cornelius Crane Chase, he changed his name to Chevy Chase, joined the Saturday Night Live crew, and embarked on a highly successful movie career. Chase scored in the eighties with hits such as Caddyshack (1980), the National Lampoon movies and the Fletch movies. All his films show his talent for deadpan comedy.A Certificate of Authenticity is included with this Chevy Chase autographed poster.
Will Ferrel stars as the Flint tropics owner-coach-player Jackie Moon in the basketball comedy, Semi Pro. This name and number tee features: – 100% cotton – Double needle construction stitching at seams – Screen printed Flint Tropics team logo on front – MOON #33 screen printed on back
Wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves (George Arliss) relishes a challenge, whether it’s beating his competitors in business or helping a couple of spoiled rich kids find purpose in life. Years ago, Reeves lost the girl he loved to a manufacturing rival. Now, after both the girl and the rival have died, he runs into their daughter (Bette Davis) and son and realizes the wild-living youngsters are headed for trouble. Incognito, he joins the failing business they’ve inherited and soon becomes indispensible as both a canny manager and a substitute father. A year after their success in The Man Who Played God, veteran stage and film star Arliss and talented tyro Davis reteamed for the comedy The Working Man. Davis was happy to share the screen again with the man she regarded as a mentor. And Arliss was delighted to see Davis succeed; “My little bird has flown, hasn’t she?” he told the grateful actress during filming.
“Sex Kitten, American Version” Mamie Van Doren joins forces with “Sex Kitten, Junior Grade” Tuesday Weld and “Sex Kitten, French Version” Mijanou Bardot (Brigitte’s sister) for this screwball campus comedy that prefigures both grindhouse flicks and family-friendly college capers. When Collins College’s digital super-computer, Thinko (real-life Westinghouse robot Electro) picks Dr. Mathilda West (Van Doren) to head their science department, nobody expects the polymath savant to pack more curves than a rack full of test tubes. While the faculty struggles to pick their slack jaws up off the floor, a crew of gangsters puts the muscle on the ‘bot, thanks to Thinko’s knack for picking the ponies. Albert Zugsmith’s exploitation classic comes to you in its full, unexpurgated glory, featuring some very blue electric dreams from Thinko! Also stars John Carradine, Martin Milner, Jackie Coogan and Conway Twitty.
Presenting Judy Garland! Whether swinging a hot number with Bob Crosby’s orchestra or emoting a hilariously hammy version of Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene, Judy is a delight as a stage-struck Hoosier in this charming film based on Booth Tarkington’s novel. Lily just knows she has the talent to light up the Great White Way, so when a big Broadway producer (Van Heflin) visits her hometown, she expends all the candlepower of her charisma to impress him. He’s not impressed. He heads back to New York and Lily follows, thumbing her way east on what she’s sure is a one-way trip to instant stardom. At a mere 20 years old, Judy had already reached stardom. Presenting Lily Mars proves why, showcasing her once-in-a-generation voice, gift for comedy and enduring movie magnetism. Break a leg, Lily!
Experience the passion and fire of tomorrows hottest poets! This acclaimed series showcases practitioners of one of the countrys fastest-rising performing-art forms def poetry in an intimate, uncensored format. Taped as always before a live audience at The Supper Club in NYC, each installment of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is hosted by popular rap artist/actor Mos Def, and spotlights original material performed by contemporary poets and well-known music/comedy artists.
Heavenly bells are ringing, jubilant choirs are singing, and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham’s Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral, the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife, Julia, and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own.and teaching mortal Henry an immortal lesson in romance isn’t all he has planned! Starring Oscarr winners Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven*, and featuring “a stellar supporting cast” (The Hollywood Reporter), which includes James Gleason and Monty Woolley, this delightful romantic comedy is wondrous, witty and truly divine!
A playwright’s attempt at serious drama nearly brings the curtain down on his marriage in this “deliciously wistful comedy” (The Warner Bros. Story) starring James Stewart and Rosalind Russell. When Minnesota newsman Gaylord Esterbrook (Stewart) is summoned to New York to rewrite his first play, Broadway star Linda Paige (Russell) finds him a breath of fresh air and asks for his hand in marriage. But after collaborating with his wife on four comic hits, Gaylord decides the time has come to get serious. Spending his days with a man-hunting muse (Genevieve Tobin) who insists he write dramas instead, Gaylord works on the play at Linda’s expense, two tragedies in the making. Based on the hit play starring Katharine Cornell and Laurence Olivier, No Time For Comedy was Stewart and Russell’s only pairing, made possible when David O. Selznick traded Warner Bros. his option on Stewart for Olivia de Havilland’s services on Gone With the Wind.
Former child superstars Jackie Cooper and Jackie Coogan make the grade in this rollicking campus comedy from director Phil Karlson (The Silencers). Fresh out of the service, Johnny Kilroy (Cooper) plans to attend Benson College but is denied admission when it’s discovered he’s half a credit short. So when his pal Pappy (Coogan) spreads word that Johnny is the famed “Kilroy was here” hero himself, the publicity gets him into Benson and the school’s most pompous frat. But when the brothers discover he’s not the mythic Kilroy after all, a plot is hatched to kick him out of the house and Benson College as well.
In a change of pace from his offbeat thrillers and Hitchcock homages, Brian De Palma directed this blend of comedy and action starring Danny De Vito, Ray Sharkey, Joe Piscopo, and Harvey Keitel. Two low-rent New Jersey mobsters who are best friends are ordered to kill each other by a mob boss, but neither can bring himself to do the dirty deed. After stealing from a Mafia don (Dan Hedaya) and then trying to multiply their ill-gotten gains at the horse races, the twosome loses everything and must flee from hit men while trying to come up with enough cash to pay back the debt.
A little girl named Alpha (Margaret O’Brien) looks like a typical six-year-old. But to the professors at Pickering Institute of Child Psychology, she’s an experiment: an orphan raised in isolation to be a genius. After breezy New York newsman Mike Regan (James Craig) interviews the prodigy and gets her thinking about life beyond ivy-clad walls, Alpha flees her lonely institutional “home” for adventure. The enterprising tot tracks Mike to a boxing match and soon gets involved with his job (covering a prison break), his love life (with a pretty nightclub nightingale) and – maybe – is future, if the irresponsible Mike ever realizes that what this lost angel needs is a great new dad. A year after her breakthrough role in Journey for Margaret, O’Brien “acts with the authority of a pint-sized Garbo” (John Douglas Eames, The MGM Story) in a sweet, savvy comedy all about discovering that the world is a mighty magical place.
Disorder in the court! As the Emmy®-winning comedy brings down the gavel with its ninth and final season, chaos is still the order of the day in New York City as a parade of zany characters passes before the unconventional and unpredictable Judge Harry T. Stone (Harry Anderson). Four Emmy® Awards were given to series star John Larroquette for his laughter-inducing work as the often lascivious, often smug and always over-the-top prosecutor Dan Fielding. Also starring Markie Post, Charles Robinson, Richard Moll and Marsha Warfield, the final season leaves viewers with more laughs and a fond farewell. Bull prepares to get married; Dan decides he may – gasp – be tired of sex; Harry ponders becoming a full-time teacher; Roz finally meets her pen pal; Mac debates becoming an underwear model; and Christine runs for Congress! It’s a final season to remember with the always funny, always endearing Night Court.
Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles in this smash hit sequel to the comedy, Friday. Trouble ensues this time out as Craig relocates to the suburbs in order to hide from the neighborhood bully, Debo.
The reformer is Andrew Rockton Hale (Dick Powell), running for mayor on a good-government platform. The redhead is Kathleen Maguire (June Allyson), a zoo superintendent’s daughter who keeps a full-grown lion as a house cat. When a corrupt party boss unjustly bounces Maguire’s father from his job, the two become political – and romantic – partners, despite Hale’s misgivings about hanging around 500 pounds of feline. And that’s before a different lion escapes from the zoo, and Hale confuses the predator for the pet! Real-life marrieds Powell and Allyson bring sparkling chemistry to this fast-paced farce. The Reformer and the Redhead is produced, directed and scripted by one of the most talented teams in comedy-film history: Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, the duo whose writing credits include Monsieur Beaucaire, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and The Court Jester, among other all-time favorites.
Who bumped off bibliophile Otto Brockler? Mystery turns a new page when bookdealers and amateur sleuths Joel and Garda Sloane (Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice) sift through clues and suspects in Fast Company, the first of three brisk, urbane Sloane films. When a rare Shakespeare manuscript is stolen, the stage is set for murder in Fast and Loose, with Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell as the Sloanes. “The comedy is jauntily paced, and profits as much from its writing as it has from the deft light-comedy playing of Mr. Montgomery and Miss Russell” (Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times). Last, director Busby Berkeley turns his camera toward a bevy of bathing beauties and helms the clues and comedy of Fast and Furious. Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern play the Sloanes, rescuing a friend falsely accused of gunning down a shady beauty-pageant promoter. Three films, three sets of stars – all ideal fare for fans of The Thin Man series!
What’s she got? Kings over queens? Four aces? Straight flush? Whatever the beautiful blonde holds, watch out! Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robards headline this sly, sassy Old West caper about a Texas town’s humdinger of a poker game. A “reformed” gambler and homesteader (Fonda) sits down at the card table, loses his family’s $4000 startup stake – and then is dealt a fantastic hand. What happens next offers a full deck of suspense, humor and surprises, many involving an aces-high ensemble (Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ford) and especially the newcomer’s wife (Woodward), who says she hasn’t a clue about how to play. A big hand? Give this clever, all-star comedy a standing ovation!
Fasten your seat belts and hang on tight … The Fat Boys have just fumbled their way into Palm Beach high society, and not since The Three Stooges crashed Hollywood has the screen seen such a comedic culture clash. This zany action-comedy ignites when The Fat Boys–Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales, Damon “Kool Rock-ski” Wimbley and Darren “The Human Beat Box” Robinson–take a job in Florida’s richest community to care for an irascible, bedridden old millionaire (Ralph Bellamy). The ailing curmudgeon’s avaricious nephew, Winslow Lowry (Anthony Geary), plans to snuff out the old man. But every time Winslow crawls in for the kill, his uncle is inadvertently saved by the incredible ineptitude of the Disorderlies.
Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall) and the rest of the gang return for a second-helping of laughter and thrills as The Bowery Boys tackle mad scientists, mobsters, monsters and more in 12 of their funniest adventures. Beginning their careers as Dead End Kids, Gorcey and Hall went on to star in over a dozen programmers as members of the East Side Kids before they and producer Jan Grippo renamed the franchise The Bowery Boys and revamped it into a comedy series that lasted through 48 films. Featuring scripts by former Three Stooges’ scribes Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds plus on-screen support by cult favorites Allen Jenkins, Douglas Dumbrille, Amanda Blake (Gunsmoke) and Tom Neal (Detour), The Bowery Boys: Volume Two presents more of the best from the longest feature-film series in history.
The irreverent, satirical comedy CHILDRENS HOSPITAL returns for its third season to lampoon the medical show genre — and continue its reputation as the greatest hospital drama in the history of recorded media. Applauded for its tight stories and medical accuracy (not really), this season reaches new heights: an airborne virus threatens to destroy the hospital and perhaps society, a search for the mysterious PA announcer Sal Viscuso reveals an undercurrent of evil powering the hospital, the origins of Chief’s handicaps are revealed, a beloved regular character dies a couple of times and Sy gets a dog! Also, from across the pond, we bring you the British version of CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (subtitled, of course) and, finally, 30 percent more story and character development.
Based on his record-breaking podcast, the animated comedy series THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW returns with comedian Ricky Gervais, his longtime collaborator Stephen Merchant and their colleague and friend Karl Pilkington, whose offbeat musings inspire many of the hilarious storylines. Some of the topics covered in season three include Karl ruminating on saliva, avocado-cutting injuries, his invention of the special “mug coaster,” his desire to join the army so he can make a neat bed, a movie pitch about a man’s brain transplanted into Tom Cruise’s body, and the three mates shedding light on charitable causes. Critically acclaimed as “crazy fun” that “will keep you in stitches,” season three of the animated masterpiece also relates the harrowing day when Karl defended a pie from a bank robber, among other acts of bravery!