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Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, alongside Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday and Edie Adams
Insurance worker C.C. Baxter lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake begins using Baxter's apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik, the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton, Edward R. Murrow (narrator), A. E. Matthews, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Basil Sydney, Noël Coward, Sir John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Charles Boyer, Evelyn Keyes, Cedric Hardwicke, Melville Cooper, Reginald Denny, Ronald Colman, Charles Coburn, Peter Lorre, Richard Wattis, George Raft, Red Skelton, Marlene Dietrich, John Carradine, Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown, Andy Devine, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Beatrice Lillie, John Mills, Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold
Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of 20,000 pounds on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector who suspects Fogg of chicanery.
Artists and Models (1955)
Director: Frank Tashlin
Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dorothy Malone, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg and Eddie Mayehoff
Painter Rick Todd is having difficulty with his career so he starts taking inspiration from the dreams of his friend and roommate, Eugene, a comic book fan who narrates an adventure story while he sleeps. Unbeknown to Eugene, Abigail Parker, the artist for his favorite comic book, lives in the same building with her roommate, Bessie, the model for Abigail's drawings. Eventually, the two pairs meet and Bessie takes to Eugene.
Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, and features Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart and Richard Basehart
A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman named Eve and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider.
Directors: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Starring: Lily Tomlin (narrator), Jay Presson Allen, Susie Bright, Quentin Crisp, Tony Curtis, Richard Dyer, Arthur Laurents, Armistead Maupin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jan Oxenberg, Harvey Fierstein, Gore Vidal, Farley Granger, Paul Rudnick, Shirley MacLaine, Barry Sandler, Mart Crowley, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks, Ron Nyswaner, Daniel Melnick, Harry Hamlin, John Schlesinger, Susan Sarandon and Stewart Stern
Documentary highlighting the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history and showing the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy - which initially defined homosexuality - as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
Directors: Richard Lang and Noel Black
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Michael Brandon, Mary Beth Hurt, K. Callan, Rod Colbin, Steve Eastin, Edward Winter, Paul Bryar, Billy Beck, Tim Haldeman, Karen Philipp and James Jeter
A New England professor and his co-ed lover share a ski lodge with his wife and her lover.
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Gibson, William Mims, Sally Brophy and Hope Summers
Longtime friends Martha and Karen run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary, is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school. The women's lawsuit for libel hits many snags when they lack witnesses to speak for them. All the stress adversely affects Karen's engagement to Joe Cardin.
Director: Ronald Neame
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel, Arnold Moss, John Abbott, Richard Angarola and Maurice Marsac
An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.
Guarding Tess (1994)
Director: Hugh Wilson
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage, Austin Pendleton, Edward Albert, James Rebhorn, Richard Griffiths, John Roselius, David Graf and Lee Danielson
A former First Lady of the US wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her.
Director: Hugh Munro Neely
Starring: Shirley Maclaine (narrator), Louise Brooks, Dana Delany, Roddy McDowall, Adolph Green, David Diamond, John Springer and Francis Lederer
Documentary exploring the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring and provocative stars, the actress who created the sensual yet innocent Lulu in G.W. Pabst's classic "Pandora's Box."
Ocean's 11 (1960)
Director: Lewis Milestone
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson, Cesar Romero, Richard Conte, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Ilka Chase, Norman Fell, Patrice Wymore, Buddy Lester, Shirley MacLaine, Red Skelton and George Raft
Danny Ocean calls on some of his World War II buddies - including Jimmy Foster, Sam Harmon and Josh Howard - to pull off an elaborate New Year's Eve heist at five casinos in Las Vegas. Eleven members of Danny's crew come together to undertake a perfect robbery but they suffer a series of setbacks when Duke Santos, a former gangster, tries to thwart Ocean's plans to disappear with the money.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Director: Mike Nicholls
Starring: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Rob Reiner, Mary Wickes, Conrad Bain and Annette Bening a
Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on a slippery slope as a recovering addict. On exit from rehab, it is recommended she stay with her mother Doris, who has become a somewhat champion drinker herself. Suzanne therefore struggles to maintain her sobriety and her sanity in the company of Doris.
Director: Christopher Olgiati
Starring: Shirley Maclaine, Artie Shaw, Lois Nettleton, Paul Anka, Janet Leigh, Eric Burdon, Jo-Carroll Dennison, Jamie Cullum, Robbyn Swan, Anthony Summers, Anthony Petrozelli, Melville Shavelson, Sonny King, Rock Brynner, Shecky Greene and Frank Cullotta
Frank Sinatra was the first pop idol - an American icon who lived the high life, courted glamorous women and was adored by millions of fans. But throughout his career he was dogged by rumours of Mafia connections - rumours he took great care to silence. This revealing documentary explores these allegations, as well as his links to powerful political figures, through interviews with family and celebrity contemporaries.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor and Sam Shepard
M'Lynn is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton and as friend Truvy Jones fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto. Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalbán, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzanne Charny and Ben Vereen
Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vitale but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved insurance Oscar Lindquist, it turns out that she may have finally met her match.
Director: Matthew Diamond
Written by: Carrie Fisher and Elaine Pope
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Pat Crawford Brown, Nestor Carbonell, Peter Graves, Gene Barry, Carlos Jacott, Pat Harrington Jr., Hinton Battle, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher
Network television executive Gavin hopes to reunite celebrated Hollywood stars Piper Grayson, Kate Westbourne and Addie Holden in a TV special after their 1960s movie musical 'Boy Crazy' is re-released to wide public acclaim in the 1990s. Though the three women share the same agent, Beryl Mason, Gavin's seemingly insurmountable obstacle is that they all cannot stand each other.
Director: James L. Brooks
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll, Norman Bennett, Huckleberry Fox, Troy Bishop, Shane Sherwin, Megan Morris, Tara Yeakey, Kate Charleson and Albert Brooks
Widow Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma have a strong bond but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton against her mother's wishes. When the marriage grows sour due to Flap's cheating, Emma eventually splits from him and returns to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut. Soon afterwards Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Mildred Natwick, Jerry Mathers, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Dunnock and Royal Dano
When a local man's corpse appears on a nearby hillside, no one is quite sure what happened to him. Many of the town's residents secretly wonder if they are responsible, including the man's ex-wife, Jennifer, and Capt. Albert Wiles, a retired seaman who was hunting in the woods where the body was found. As the no-nonsense sheriff gets involved and local artist Sam Marlowe offers his help, the community slowly unravels the mystery.
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne, Martha Scott, Antoinette Sibleyina, Marshall Thompson and Anthony Zerbe
Forced to give up ballet after becoming pregnant, Deedee moved from New York to Oklahoma to raise a family with her husband. When her old friend and fellow ballerina, Emma, comes to town with her dance company and invites Deedee's daughter, Emilia, to join, Deedee is both excited for her daughter and nostalgic for her past life as a dancer. Jealousy and regret rise to the surface as Deedee copes with her buried dreams.
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manuel Fábregas, Alberto Morin, Armando Silvestre, John Kelly, Enrique Lucero, David Estuardo, Ada Carrasco, Pancho Córdova, José Chávez, José Ángel Espinosa and Rosa Furman
When gunslinger Hogan discovers a group of men attempting to rape a young nun, Sara, he shoots them dead and rescues the woman. The two escape to a nearby camp of Mexican revolutionaries, who have hired Hogan to help fight the invading French army. En route, Sara turns out to be surprisingly crude for a nun, drinking, smoking and using curse words. When she also proves to be handy with a gun, Hogan begins wondering if she is telling him the whole truth.
Director: Anthony Asquith
Starring: Rex Harrison, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Omar Sharif, George C. Scott, Alain Delon, Edmund Purdom, Moira Lister, Jeanne Moreau, Roland Culver, Michael Hordern, Lance Percival, Art Carney, Joyce Grenfell, Wally Cox, Richard Pearson, Gregoire Aslan, Martin Miller, Reginald Beckwith and Jonathan Cecil
One Rolls-Royce belongs to three vastly different owners, starting with Lord Charles, who buys the car for his wife as an anniversary present. Another owner is Paolo Maltese, a mafioso who purchases the car during a trip to Italy and leaves it with his girlfriend while he returns to Chicago. Later, the car is owned by American widow Gerda, who joins the Yugoslavian resistance against the invading Nazis.
A list of the films that I have so far seen starring American actress, singer, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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