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Call Me Madam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A big surprise

    "Call Me Madam" has been out of circulation for many years, but this DVD release proves it to be a much better film than the critics suggest. Ethel Merman, not a film personality, shines in the role of Pearl Mesta, the hostess with the mostest, and Donald O'Connor and Vera-Ellen make outstanding dance partners in one of the most beautifully choreographed films ever. Even George Sanders, usually a rather sour character, is a delight, and puts over a song very well. This is super entertainment.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Dazzling Musical Comedy!

    When I saw another Donald O'Connor movie released on DVD, I ordered it right away. I didn't have a clear picture of what it would be about, but after watching it, I believe it is a political satire. The movie starts by telling us that this story is about two mythical countries: the U.S. and Lichtenberg. I thought that was strange, but I suppose it was a disclaimer because the movie shouldn't be taken too seriously. (The DVD commentary had some interesting comments on the background of the story.) The cast was excellent I had never seen Ethel Merman in anything before, but let me tell you, she was a stitch! I really enjoyed her performance as the feisty ambassador with the big voice. George Sanders played well opposite her and was every inch a gentleman. The lovely Vera-Ellen was perfect as the beautiful princess who steals Donald O'Connor's heart. As for Donald himself, he was his usual funny and charming self, and got ample opportunity to display his talents in this film! The two of them make a cute couple. Their dances together are magnificent! The songs by Irving Berlin were quite frequent, but none of them dragged (the way some songs in musicals do.) They were all tuneful and memorable, and I soon found myself humming some of them after watching it. "Call Me Madam" is an all around treat!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Hear Music...! Finally

    I first saw this wonderful musical as a teen as an adult I have been searching for a copy!!! Ethel is at her glorious best, especially in her duet with Donald O'Connor. As usual for the period, costumes are wonderfully extravagant. I love it!

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