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Joe Pasternak

Joe Pasternak

Birthdate: September 19, 1901

Deathdate: September 13, 1991


Made in Paris (1966)

An American girl finds love and laughter in the City of Light in this romantic comedy. Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret) works as an assistant to Irene Chase (Edie Adams), a fashion purchaser for a large clothing store in the United States. Irene sends Maggie to Paris as her representative for the annua...

Spinout (1966)

Mike McCoy (Elvis), the lead singer for a traveling band who is also a part-time race car driver, enjoys his carefree single life, which is threatened by three different women who seek to marry him. Enter Cynthia Foxhugh (Shelley Fabares), a spoiled heiress and "daddy's girl", who is determined ...

Girl Happy (1965)

Nightclub singer Rusty Wells (Elvis) and his band have just closed their engagement at the club where they work in Chicago, and are just about ready to leave for their annual spring break trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida—that is, until the club's owner, Big Frank (Harold Stone), extends their sta...

The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Young Eddie Corbett tries his best to be a matchmaker for his widowed father, Tom. At first, sexy Dollye Daly seems promising, but she ends up falling in love with and marrying Tom's friend and radio colleague, Norman Jones. Tom becomes attracted to a sophisticated socialite, Rita Behrens. They b...

Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

The Wonder Circus comes to a town in the Midwest with its featured attraction, Jumbo the elephant. Pop Warner owns the circus, but his continued gambling losses in crap games leaves him (and the circus) with an ever-growing number of IOUs. His daughter, Kitty Wonder, hires a newcomer, Sam Rawlins...

Where the Boys Are (1960)

The main focus of Where the Boys Are is the "coming of age" of four girl students at a Midwestern university during spring vacation. As the film opens, Merritt Andrews, the smart and assertive leader of the quartet, expresses the opinion in class that premarital sex might be something young women...

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) is a comedy film starring Doris Day and David Niven, made by Euterpe Inc., and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The movie was directed by Charles Walters and produced by Joe Pasternak, with Martin Melcher (Day's husband) as associate producer. The screenplay...

Ask Any Girl (1959)

A wide-eyed Meg Wheeler comes to New York City and takes a job in market research for a large firm. She's also keeping an eye open to meet the right man, her research making her aware that the United States has five million more females than males. Upon meeting two clients, the reserved and somew...

Party Girl (1958)

Slick lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career of defending mobsters in trials. It's not until he meets showgirl Vicki at a mob party that he realizes that there's more to life than winning trials. Farrell tries to quit the racket, but mob boss Rico Angelo threatens to hurt Vicki if Farrell leaves...

This Could Be the Night (1957)

Anne Leeds is a school teacher with only four weeks of experience. She takes a part-time job as a secretary to an ex-bootlegger and horse playing gambler by the name of Rocco. He's a Broadway nightclub owner with a heart of gold who eventually falls in love with Anne. However, he knows he's too o...

The Opposite Sex (1956)

The story concerns Kay Hilliard (June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with showgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Collins). Kay is the last to find out among her circle of gossiping girlfriends. Kay travels to Reno to divorce from St...

Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. It stars Doris Day as Etting, James Cagney as gangster Martin "Moe the Gimp" Snyder, her first husband and manager, and Cameron Mitchell as pianist/ arranger Myr...

Athena (1954)

Conservative lawyer Adam Calhorn Shaw (Edmund Purdom) hopes to be elected to office, like his father, and his father's father. He is engaged to a sophistocated society lady, Beth Hallson (Linda Christian). Arriving at a nursery to complain about the peach trees he had previously purchased, Adam m...

The Student Prince (1954)

The young prince Karl, of a small sub-kingdom of the German Empire is sent off near the turn of the 20th century to get a university education in Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg. His grandfather was one of a handful of petty kings within Germans-speaking central Europe. Fictional Karlsburg is smal...

Small Town Girl (1953)

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Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Skirts Ahoy! is a 1952 MGM musical film shot in Technicolor and directed by Sidney Lanfield. It stars Esther Williams and Joan Evans.The films follows the adventures of several women who join the WAVES with sequences filmed on location at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. The film also feat...

The Strip (1951)

Stanley Maxton (Mickey Rooney) is a drummer in the rhythm section of a night club orchestra. He is in love with cigarette girl, Jane Tafford (Sally Forrest), but she is more interested in a mobster reputed to have influence in the movie industry.

The Great Caruso (1951)

The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza in the title role. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music w...

Duchess Of Idaho (1950)

Christine Riverton Duncan (Esther Williams) attempts to play matchmaker for her lovelorn friend Ellen (Paula Raymond) by pursuing Douglas J. Morrissen, Jr. (John Lund), the man Ellen loves, all the way to Idaho. There, Christine decides to play a joke on Douglas. After boarding his train to Sun V...

Summer Stock (1950)

Jane Falbury (Judy Garland) is a farm owner whose actress sister Abigail (Gloria DeHaven) arrives at the family farm with her theater troupe. They need a place to rehearse, and Jane and her housekeeper Esme (Marjorie Main) reluctantly agree to let them use their barn. The actors and actresses, in...