Music Hall

Music Hall 1934

A rare film put out by Twickenham Film Studios which includes many original music hall acts.

Dizzy Gillespie - Live in Montreal

Dizzy Gillespie - Live in Montreal 2002

One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Dizzy Gillespie dazzled the world with his talent as one of the pioneers of be-bop and Latin jazz, but with his puffed-out cheeks, bent trumpet and quick wit, he also was a great showman.

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny 1998

Depicts the consumerism of the mythical city of Mahagonny, conveying all its ripe decadence. A Hollywood Babylon full of pyramidal towers, carved elephants, commodified sex and licensed gluttony. An opera in three acts, live from the Salzburger Festspiele, 1998. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies. Stage Director: Peter Zadek.

Ol' King Cotton

Ol' King Cotton 1930

George is a shiftless father and husband, who lets his wife and old mother in law do all the work at his tumbledown farm, preferring to sleep under a tree. His wife finally threatens him into finding a job moving cartons in a warehouse.

Concert

Concert 1954

A story about piano that changes many owners through the decades, now in the possession of girl who tries to master the instrument.

Blossom Time

Blossom Time 1934

World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer's unrequited love for a dance master's daughter.

Swing It

Swing It 1936

Louis Prima, between song numbers, tells how he happened to get a job in a Hollywood cafe playing music while a couple, unrelated to anything else, play a slot machine in the background. This short was reissued in 1944 and again in 1952. Lucille Ball has a bit part. Song numbers include; "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans", "Up a Lazy River", "Dinah","Basin Street Blues" and "Johnny Get Your Gun."

Baaz

Baaz 1953

The Crown Prince of Malabar dallies with Rosita whilst his people suffer at the hands of cruel Portuguese colonists. Whilst voyaging on a Portuguese ship, the Prince is captured by patriots who are rebelling against the foreign invaders. They are led by a girl called Nisha known as "The Falcon" ("Baaz"). The Prince conceals his identity from Nisha and a romance blossoms between them. Together, they rouse the people, rout the Portuguese and free the Kingdom - but can a commoner marry a Prince ?

Luktung Pha Lok

Luktung Pha Lok 2003

Payu is a humble countryside singer, but when he goes to Bangkok, he gets the chance to become a famous Luktung superstar. However, the glamorous life isn't quite what he expected and perhaps the life upcountry wasn't so bad after all.

Midnight Frolics

Midnight Frolics 1949

Filmed record of a burlesque show, with Sunny Knight ("The Golden Girl of the Golden West") as the headliner.

Ballet Tales

Ballet Tales 1955

A pair of short ballets, written for the screen, filmed and performed by artists of the Georgian SSR. In color, with narration.