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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles C

Titles C

Cabaret
"It is the city of Berlin in 1930, a time when political unrest racks the country, the economy has been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roam the streets. Enter into this chaos an American cabaret dancer, working at the downtown 'Kit-Kat Club' where anything goes on the stage. Into this young dancer's life come several characters such as a rich German politician, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, an Englishman teacher from London, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies."

Cabin in the Sky
"The fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad girl Georgia Brown ... and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan."

Calamity Jane
"The plot gets under way when Jane promises the citizens of Deadwood that she can persuade classy Chicago stage star Adelaide Adams to perform at the local opry house. Through a case of mistaken identity, Jane brings Adelaide's maid Katie back to town. Katie proves to be a success all the same, and out of gratitude promises to make a 'lady' out of Jane, who is sweet on handsome Lt. Gilmartin. When the lieutenant chooses Katie over Jane, our heroine is heartbroken--until she realizes that she has loved Wild Bill Hickok all along, and that the feeling is mutual so far as Hickok is concerned."

Call Me Madam
"Sally Adams has made it her business to know everyone worth knowing in Washington, D.C., and her penchant for parties pays off when she's appointed U.S. Ambassador to Lichtenburg. Once she is installed in her new position, shes falls in love with the sauve Foreign Minister Cosmo Constantine, while Princess Maria has her head turned by Sally's press attaché, Kenneth."

Camelot
"The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pagentry of Camelot. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, whom she at first abhors, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his 'round table' of knights who would use their might for right."

Can-Can
"The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe Forrestier, a lovestruck young jurist who's determined to make an honest woman out of her-- one way or the other."

Carmen Jones
"Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths."

Carousel
"Billy Bigelow asks for permission to be sent down 'from above' for one day to try and make amends for mistakes he made in life. Billy worked at the carnival as a carousel barker, which is where he met Julie. The carousel owner, Mrs. Mullin, fired him because of jealousy, and he and Julie got married. Billy got into bad habits when he couldn't find a job and they were forced to live with Julie's cousin Nettie after Julie was fired from her factory job for staying out late with Billy. When Julie told him she was pregnant, he felt compelled to somehow find a way to support his family, but the only option seemed to be falling back into crime with his old pal Jigger."

Chicago
"At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends."

The Chocolate Soldier
"Hungary's most popular musical comedy team, Karl Lang and Maria Lanyi are married to the stage as well as to each other. But after six months of wedded bliss, Karl convinces himself that his flirtatious wife is planning to leave him. Deciding to put Maria's loyalty to the test, he woos her in the guise of a Russian guardsman, unaware she's seen through his act and is pretending to fall for his charms just to teach him a lesson."

A Chorus Line
"In preparation for a Broadway musical, a group of aspiring stage performers is put through their paces by a veteran stage director using some singular techniques."

College Swing
"...a tune-filled spoof of small-town college."

Colma: The Musical
"An enchanting musical film that captures the comedy and drama of 'coming of age' in the shadow of a great city."

Cover Girl
"A dancer in a Brooklyn night club catches the eye of a magazine publisher, who sees in her potential as a future cover girl."