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Film Title Information - Free to watch film file formats are usually in
mpeg2, mpeg4, mkv or avi files. Please read admin notes:

Click link to link page - either watch on-line or where possible to
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RT (mins) Links Links Size Mb
(1939) (Animation, Fantasy, Drama, Music, Family)
Stars: Jessica Dragonette,  Lanny Ross,  Pinto Colvig

Plot: Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands.

Admin notes: File format: Mpeg2, mp4 (Gd qual) .View on-line or D/l
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(1940) (Animation, Fantasy, Drama, Music)
Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton
Plot: Probably Walt Disney's most celebrated collection of animated interpretations of the great works of Western classical music.

Admin notes: File format: mp4 (Gd qual) Great songs,
List # 36Great for iPad, tablet/D/l.
Like the film - Buy the DVD.
108 Link1
Imdb 2.8Gb
Royal Wedding (1941) (comedy, dance)
Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell

Plot: Brother and sister dancing duo Tom and Ellen Bowen travel to merry old England.
Includes Astaire's dream sequence that has him dancing on the ceiling.
90 Link Link 373
(1942) (Drama, Romance, War) Click graphic for cinematic trailer.(40Mb)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Admin notes: File forma mp4, Gd qual (b/w) (Iconic song)
102 Link1

Imdb 1.5Gb
(1944) (Musical) Stars Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers
Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.
Note: Kelly has some spectacular dance routines with and without Miss Hayworth.

Admin notes:
Select the correct file as there are 2 films.
(1946) (Musical, biopic)
Stars: June Allyson, Robert Walker, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra.
Plot: The career of pioneering Hollywood composer Jerome Kern.
Director: Richard Whorf, Producer: Arthur Freed
dmin note: Mpeg2 version available (4 Gb) (Gd qual for DVD)
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(1951) (Drama, Family, Musical) Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
Plot: The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Admin notes: File format: mp4 (Gd qual) Great songs, good dance routines and history.
128 Link1

Imdb 364
(1951) (Comedy, Musical, Romance)
Stars: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall
Plot: Entertainer Melinda Howard has been touring with a small theater company through the provinces, only being able to survive with the money sent to her from her Broadway star mother, Jessica Howard. Melinda decides to go back to New York to surprise her mother who she hasn't seen in years.
Admin notes: File format: mp4 (Gd qual) Great songs, good dance routines and history.
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Imdb 548
(1954) (Bio, Music, drama)
Stars:Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson
The dramatised life story, from the musicians early days to his mysterious death at the end of WWII.
Admin notes: File formats: h.264 or mpeg4, Brilliant music, Great musicians of the time.
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(1954) (Drama, Musical, Romance)
Stars: Harry Belafonte,  Dorothy Dandridge,  Pearl Bailey
Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.
Admin notes: File formats: aviu or mp4 of ogv, Brilliant music Lang. Eng..(Has small subtitles)
105 Link1



(1955) (B/W) (R&B, Jazz)
Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat 'King' Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway and Ruth Brown.
Plot: Filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers: 
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(1956) (B/w) (drama, history, change, psychology, music),
Stars Fats Domino, Joe Turner, Mike "Touch" Connors, Margaret DuMont and Lisa Gaye. Also starring Sterling Holloway.
Plot:They're trying to stop rock and roll! Some squares need to be enlightened about this new music that they say will ruin the young people of our country! Can the kids do it?

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(1956) (Biography, Drama, Music)
Stars: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten
Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. Not exactly historically accurate, but great music.

Admin notes:
avi or mp4.

Imdb 690
(1956) (Comedy, Musical, Romance), Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra
Plot: C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex.

Admin notes: 2 choices:  Both mpeg4 (1.6Gb), Has Long Intro - "Overture", Great music
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(1956) (Comedy, Musical)
Stars: Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis,  Fran Manfred, Tuesday Weld

Plot: A young teenage girl desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance.
Admin notes: Rare
85 Link Imdb 176
(1957) (music, drama) (b/w)
Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler

Plot: After learning to play guitar and sing during a stint in the slammer, aminor-league punk kid becomes a rock star, with a little help from a beautiful agent.

Admin notes: Downloadl if you encounter error msg when trying to run online.
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(1957) (Comedy, Musical)
Stars: Pat Boone,  Terry Moore,  Janet Gaynor

Plot: High school students enter a fictional woman's name (Bernardine Mudd) in a contest.
The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.

Admin notes:
File format:mpeg4
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(1957) (Comedy, musical, romance)
Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney

Plot: Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a raise in wages and hey won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is the union rep.  single minded till she she but she meets manager Sid Sorokin. Then sparks fly!
Admin notes: File format: mp4 (Gd qual)
Great songs, good dance routines and a very modern feel and is relevant to today.
101 Link1

Imdb 598
(1957) (Musical, Family, Fantasy)  fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.
Stars: Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Jim Backus
Plot: The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children).

admin notes: Link1 = IA, Link2 =YTdl     V.G.
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IMdb 700
(1963) (Crime, Drama, Musical)
Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer  
Plot: Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Admin notes: File format:mpeg4.HD,  V.G. Portuguese subs available.(.srt)




(1963) (Comedy, family, musical)
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives
Plot: A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country. Trials, tribulations ensue and are overcome with song . [A precusor to Mary Poppins].
Writers: Kate Douglas Wiggin (book)
Admin notes: File format:cinepack (avi) or mpeg4. V.G.
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(1965) (Instrumental, musical)
Stars: The Ventures live in Japan (rare)   
Plot: Documentary chronicling a concert tour of Japan by the instrumental rock group
The Ventures...Stars: Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Mel Taylor,

Admin notes: File format:mpeg4.(two parts)  B/w V.G.
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(1966) (Comedy, family, musical) Stars: Cliff Richard,  Brian Bennett,  John Rostill  
Plot: Cliff Richard and The Shadows arrive in a small Spanish town for a concert when a U.S. plane accidentally drops a mini-bomb on it.The Shadows look for the bomb to return it. (1966) (original cinema trailer) (colour) short, but quite comprehensive - quite funny after all this time, check out the clothes. Don't you just love the American commentary
Admin notes: File format:mpeg4. V.G.
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(1968) James Brown Live At Boston Garden  (Massachusetts, USA), (B/w)
: Live at the Boston Garden: April 5, 1968 is a concert film starring James Brown. Recorded at the Boston Garden by WGBH-TV the night after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., it was broadcast live in an effort to quell potential riots in the city.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv. Has other supporting artists - A real "Soul fest."
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(1976) (Documentary, Music, concert)  (5th Nov 1976 (UK)
Stars: Stars: Robert Plant,  Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, interviews with those involved with the band.Very typical of the time and the band.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv, D/l if movie it fails to run on-line
137 Link1

Imdb 449
(1977) Last Tour (video) CBS special of the Last concert performance.......
This has to be one for ELVIS fans.
49 Link
(1982) Van Morrison Live at Essen (4th April) complete concert
Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental.
Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv, D/l if movie it fails to run.
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Wiki 249
(1984) (History, US, Documentary (b/w & colour mix), history, music, interesting)
(RCA, Columbia Pictures, International Video, Archive)
Features many famous Rock & Rollers from the hall of fame. A hard to find documentary on the early days of rock and roll. It features many of the early rock and roll legends.
58 Link
(1986) Queen Live At Wembley
Info: Queen at Wembley is a video recorded at the Original Wembley Stadium, England on Saturday 12 July 1986 during Queen's UK Magic Tour.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv.


Wiki 465
(1987) Genesis Live At Wembley
Info: Genesis at Wembley is a video recorded at the Original Wembley Stadium, England..

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv.


(2000) (Documentary, Music, Video) Tina Turna Live At Wembley
Stars: Tina Turner,  Ivona Brnelic,  Clare Louise Turton
Compilation of Tina Turner's two final concerts at Wembley Stadium, recorded during her 'Twenty Four Seven' tour, and featuring classic hits, cover versions and new songs.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv  -  Ever the power house of Rock - Brilliant!


(2000) (Music, Video, Concert)
Stars: Status Quo ‎– Famous In The Last Century concert (1, Dec, 2000)
Info: See wiki

Admin notes: File format: avi or mp4 or ogv  -  Brit. power house of Rock - Brilliant!



(2003) Simon & Garfunkel (complete concert) Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the most popular groups (Duo's) of the 1960s, and were viewed as counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan
Admin notes: File format: mpeg4 or ogv, D/l if movie fails to run.


Wiki 1Gb

(2003) For Music lovers all star live set by legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock delivers a stunning performance assisted by Harvey Mason (drms), and Marcus Miller (bass). Listen to the end to hear them sweeten the classic Watermelon Man. (2009)
Interviews recorded in 2003. note: Very interesting convo concerning music technology.
Interview pt1 Interveiw p2 Session 2009
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(2009) Removed at the requet of the performer Earl Oliver.
Earl Oliver, also known as the "Walking' Blues Man", performing an original song,"Take Me Home" (6 string banjo) at "Frankie's of Mendocino  hostelry.
Part of the Internet Archive: Community Video
Production by: Jump City Productions
Link 1 = Original. SD (480 x 480), audio (mono)        
Link 2 B-S restored SD (720 x 576), audio (stereo) Removed at the requet of the performer Earl Oliver.
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Interview + blues piano
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(2009) Jools Holland with Charlie Watts & The ABC of Boogie Woogie (Link1/2)
Boogie Woogie Twins / Jools Holland/Dr. John (Mac Rebennack New Orleans pianist and singer whose blend of snaky rhythms, Crescent City funk, and voodoo flair made him one of the city's prime musical ambassadors. (Link3)
Bio for Dr. John -
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(2011) (Music, jazz, blues)
Stars: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Todd Anderson
Plot: Live at the "Bitter End".
." clips - more to come.

Admin notes: File format: mpeg4, Great Hammond sound.
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