Anything Goes

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Overview

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. ...
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Overview

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: 6/25/2013
  • UPC: 883316755198
  • Original Release: 1956
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  • Source: Paramount (Pmt)
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,766

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
Jimmy Van Heusen Score Composer, Songwriter
John F. Warren Cinematographer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm giving it 4 stars because Donald O'Connor is in it...

    I'm a huge Donald O'Connor fan, so when I saw another one of his movies out on DVD, I had to see it. I invited a friend over (who's also crazy about him) and we watched it together. This is not the greatest musical I've ever seen, but it was funny and both Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor did a good job as two bewildered guys scrambling to find a way to get both girls a part in their production. They don't want to let them down, but there is only one leading lady needed. I liked most of the dance routines, but a couple of them were kind of long and (it seemed to me) pointless. Still, it was worth watchig. Donald O'Connor is terrific!!!

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