Anything Goes

Anything Goes

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Director: Robert Lewis

Cast: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire

     
 

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Anything Goes is a Technicolor-and-Vistavision remake of the 1936 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Cole Porter's hit 1934 Broadway musical. The 1956 bears little relationship plotwise to its predecessors, except for the fact that most of the story takes place aboard a luxury liner. Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor star as Bill Benson and TedSee more details below

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Anything Goes is a Technicolor-and-Vistavision remake of the 1936 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Cole Porter's hit 1934 Broadway musical. The 1956 bears little relationship plotwise to its predecessors, except for the fact that most of the story takes place aboard a luxury liner. Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor star as Bill Benson and Ted Adams, a pair of top Broadway tunesmiths who agree to collaborate on their next musical just as soon as they complete their respective vacations. Complications arise when, unbeknownst to one another, Bill and Ted each sign up a potential leading lady; Bill's choice is ballerina Gaby Duval (Zizi Jeanmaire), while Ted's selection is brassy chanteuse Patsy Blair (Mitzi Gaynor). Retained from the original Cole Porter score are such standards as "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You" (with appropriately laundered lyrics), "Blow, Gabriel Blow," and the title tune. New songs, penned by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, include "You Gotta Give the People Hoke" and "A Second-Hand Turban and a Crystal Ball." To avoid confusion with the 1956 adaptation of Anything Goes, the 1936 version was for many years retitled Tops is the Limit for television.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
UPC:
0883316755198
Original Release:
1956
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount (Pmt)
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
10,244

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bing Crosby Bill Benson
Donald O'Connor Ted Adams
Zizi Jeanmaire Gaby Duval
Mitzi Gaynor Patsy Blair
Phil Harris Steve Blair
Kurt Kasznar Victor Lawrence
Richard Erdman Ed Brent
Walter Sande Alex Todd
Archer MacDonald Otto
Argentina Brunetti Suzanne
Alma Macrorie French Baroness
Dorothy Neumann German Woman
James Griffith Paul Holiday

Technical Credits
Robert Lewis Director
Frank Bracht Editor
Sammy Cahn Score Composer,Songwriter
Nick Castle Choreography
Robert Emmett Dolan Producer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Sidney Sheldon Screenwriter
James VanHeusen Score Composer,Songwriter
John F. Warren Cinematographer

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