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The Gospel of John (2003) This word-for-word adaptation of the 21 chapters of the Gospel According to John tells story of Jesus' life -- mostly focusing on his final hours, his crucifixion and the events that followed -- from disciple John's point of view. The epic film draws its audience into antiquity through meticulous re-creation, including an original musical score complete with instrumental sounds of the time. Christopher Plummer narrates much of the film.
Pete's Dragon (1977) One of Disney's last musical combinations of live-action and traditional animation spins the family-friendly tale of runaway orphan Pete (Sean Marshall) and his pet dragon, Elliott (voiced by comedian Charlie Callas) -- whom others can't always see. Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy (who sings the Oscar-nominated song "Candle on the Water") co-star as a kindly lighthouse owner and his daughter who take the boy and his dragon in.
Oklahoma! (1955) During Oklahoma's freewheeling territorial days, coquettish Laurey Williams (Shirley Jones) falls for good-natured cowboy Curly McLain (Gordon MacRae). Unfortunately, she also provokes the unwanted affections of brooding hired hand Jud Fry (Rod Steiger). Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein songs abound in this Academy Award-winning musical from director Fred Zinnemann that was adapted for the big screen after a successful Broadway run.
Margaret Dumont & Groucho Marx "Animal Crackers" via Pete Davis This photo is of the ballroom scene from the stage version of "Animal Crackers". This scene was left out of the film version. Margaret Dumont was the best straight man in comedy.