THE MATING GAME
1959, Warner Bros., 96 min, Dir: George Marshall

Uptight IRS agent Tony Randall shows up on a family farm to collect some back taxes but finds his job unexpectedly complicated by farmer's daughter Debbie Reynolds. Before long he's falling for the young woman in this glorious Cinemascope comedy (featuring a title song sung by Reynolds).


THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
1964, Warner Bros., 128 min, USA, Dir: Charles Walters

This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical earned Debbie Reynolds many critical accolades, including an Oscar nomination. When the charming, hard-working hillbilly Brown finds herself vaulted to high society after her husband (Harve Presnell, in his movie debut) strikes it rich, gaining the respect of her new peers proves to be a grand struggle. In the title role, Reynolds plays the legendary woman who, after rising from rags to riches, went on to famously survive the sinking of the Titanic. Includes the songs "I Ain’t Down Yet," "Belly Up to the Bar, Boys" and "He’s My Friend."


MARY, MARY
1963, Warner Bros., 126 min, USA, Dir: Mervyn LeRoy

Publisher Bob McKellaway (Barry Nelson) is forced to reconnect with his ex-wife Mary (Debbie Reynolds) in order to clear up some financial matters. Bob is uneasy about the reunion, but when Mary shows up Bob is shocked to see that she’s more attractive than ever – and before long both ex-lovers find themselves attempting to sabotage each others’ new romances.


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