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Each movie or video title is followed by the year of its release, label, and catalog number.
Each song title is followed by the name of its composer and timing, if available.


When The Boys Meet The Girls (1965) Four Leaf/MGM (97 min.)

When The Boys Meet The Girls
(1992) MGM/UA Home Video ML102674 (97 min. + Original Theatrical Trailer)

A remake of the 1943 film Girl Crazy starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, When The Boys Meet The Girls follows a corny plot. Harve Presnell plays a millionaire who tries to escape a chorus girl who is after his money. He flees to Nevada where he meets and falls in love with Connie Francis. He helps her father and her out of their impoverished existence by transforming their run-down ranch into a resort for divorcees waiting for their quickie divorces to go through.

The soundtrack relies heavily on musical numbers by George and Ira Gershwin, including I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and Bidin' My Time. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs perform Monkey See, Monkey Do, Herman's Hermits perform Bidin' My Time and their hit single Listen People. Included in the movie, but not on the soundtrack album is It's All In Your Mind as performed by The Standells.

The Cast and Credits

Connie Francis (Ginger); Harve Presnell (Danny); Sue Anne Langdon (Tess); Fred Clark (Bill); Frank Faylen (Phin, Mailman); Joby Baker (Sam); Hortense Petra (Kate); Stanley Adams (Lank); Romo Vincent (Pete); Susan Holloway (Delilah); Russell Collins (Stokes); William T. Quinn (Dean of Cody College); Patti Moore (Divorcee); Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Pepper Davis, Tony Reese, Herman's Hermits, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs (Themselves).

Sam Katzman, producer; Alvin Ganzer, director; Robert E. Kent, screenwriter (based on the musical Girl Crazy by Guy Bolton and John McGowan).

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(c1966) MGM/UA Home Video M201657 (88 min.)

A vapid Civil War espionge plot nearly sinks this effort, Roy Orbison's only acting role in which he plays a singing Southern spy with a combination rifle/guitar. Using a cover of a medicine show he and his troupe smuggle gold across the Wild West. The two highlights of this plodding effort are Orbison's fine singing of six original new songs and Sam The Sham's (only acting) role as the 1st expressman.

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The Border (1982) Universal Pictures (107 min.)

Filmed on location in El Paso, Texas by Tony Richardson, Jack Nicholson plays a border patrolman played by Jack Nicholson. He is repulsed by the graft of the patrolmen who take payoffs from the American businessmen who hire wetbacks. Nicholson tries to help a young Mexican mother, Elpidia Carrillo. and has to put up with the abuse of his co-workers and the inevitability of being drawn into their circle of fraud.

Soundtrack by Ry Cooder includes performances by Sam Samudio singing his self-penned songs, "Palomita," and "No Quiero", Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Freddy Fender singing the title track "Across The Borderline."

The Cast and Credits

Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates, Elpidia Carrillo.

Tony Richardson, director; Neil Hartley, executive producer; Edgar Bronfman, Jr., producer; Ric Waite, director of photography; Ry Cooder, music.


American Rock : The 60's (1989) GoodTimes Home Video (29 min.)

Includes the following vintage rock'n'roll performances:
Do You Believe In Magic--Lovin' Spoonful
Hang On Sloopy--The McCoys
Wooly Bully--Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
Cara Mia--Jay & The Americans
Turn! Turn! Turn!--The Byrds
Monday, Monday--The Mamas & The Papas
Good Lovin'--The Young Rascals

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Babysong Presents Baby Rock (1989) Hi-Tops Video (30 min.)

Includes the following rock'n'roll performances:
You Baby--The Turtles
Wooly Bully--Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
Twist & Shout--The Isley Brothers
I'm Walkin'--Fats Domino
Pajamas--Livingston Taylor
Come Saturday Morning--The Sandpipers
The Loco-Motion--Little Eva
I'm So Excited--The Pointer Sisters
Come On, Let's Go--Ritchie Valens
Blue Suede Shoes--Carl Perkins


Night and the City (1992) 98 min.

Irwin Winkler film starring Robert De Niro as an ambulance-chasing injury lawyer who tries promoting a boxing match, but invites disaster at every turn. Set in New York City. Cast includes De Niro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Eli Wallach, Jack Warden, Cliff Gorman, Barry Primus, Pedro Sanchez and Gene Kirkwood. Soundtrack includes ten songs including Wooly Bully.

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Hullabaloo volume 8 (1996) MPI Home Video MP6392. 60 min.

Includes Ring Dang Doo by Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs, and performances by Herman's Hermits, The Lovin' Spoonful, Lola Falana, Lesley gore, Dick Kallman, Petula Clark, Kim Weston, Noel Harrison, The Toys, Patrick, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Everly Brothers, The Miller-Goldberg Band, and Bobby Goldsboro.

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