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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles P-R

Titles P-R

Paint Your Wagon
"A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining. "

The Pajama Game
"A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy."

Pal Joey
"Relates the story of a nightclub entertainer who is also a heel. He romances a wealthy socialite to get her to finance his own nightclub, then falls for a chorine he hires for the club."

Palmy Days
"A young baker gets sets up by a crew of unsavory psychics."

Pennies from Heaven
"In Depression era Chicago, a salesman is having trouble convincing unwilling music store owners to buy his sheet music."

The Pirate
"A Caribbean beauty, who is engaged to a local rich man, has a mad crush on the legendary pirate, Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with the beauty and to impress her, he poses as the pirate."

The Producers
"Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress."

"This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story."

Rio Rita
"Rita, an Irish-Mexican girl oversees a large ranch near the Mexican border. Rita's brother is suspected of being "The Kinkajou, " a notorious bandit. On the trail of the Kinkajou, an undercover Texas Ranger falls in love with Rita, much to the chagrin of a wealthy but despotic landowner. The villain arranges to make it appear that the Ranger is the Kinkajou, prompting Rita to consent to marriage with the cad in order to save her lover's life. The true identity of the Kinkajou is revealed at a lavish costume party. The finale was filmed in early (two-strip) Technicolor."

"Fun's in fashion when Fred and Ginger enter the world of Paris fashions. Marvelous Jerome Kern music graces standards like 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' and 'I Won't Dance'."

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
"A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual."

Roman Scandals
"An amateur historian finds himself facing uncertain exile after crossing the ruthless oligarchs that run his town."

Rose Marie
"Upon the death of her father, Rose Marie becomes the ward of Sgt. Mike Malone of the Northwest Mounted Police; as she grows up, both Malone and a young French trapper fall in love with her."

Royal Wedding
"Musical set during Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Philip Mountbatten. A brother-sister dance team go to London and get caught up in romance."