Best Picture Collection 2: Classic Musicals / Mov

Best Picture Collection 2: Classic Musicals / Mov

Director: George Cukor, Vincente Minnelli

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly

     
 
Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron)--who, unbeknownst to him, is

Overview

Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron)--who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri (Georges Guetary), a popular nightclub performer (the film was supposed to make Guetary into "the New Chevalier." It didn't). The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by the recycling of several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "S'wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" (Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra); and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Warner Home Video pays homage to one of cinema's most delightful genres with this collection, which brings together three great American musicals, all winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture. An American in Paris, Vincente Minnelli's tour de force starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, won a total of seven Oscars, including Best Art Direction for its extraordinarily inventive sets. The waiflike Caron is also the star of Minnelli's Gigi, another exquisite song-and-dance extravaganza set in Paris. One of the last great musicals produced by MGM, Gigi won nine Oscars. My Fair Lady, of course, features Audrey Hepburn in her most unforgettable role as the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Though Hepburn was beaten out in the Best Actress category that year, the film walked away with eight Oscars and remains one of the best-loved musicals of all time. A behind-the-scenes documentary and rare footage of Hepburn singing make this disc -- indeed, the entire set -- a must-have.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
UPC:
0085392699827
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:43:00

Special Features

My Fair Lady : Feature-length audio commentary; behind-the-scenes documentary; alternate Audrey Hepburn vocal versions of "Show Me" and "Wouldn't It Be Lovely?"; production notes; four theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Hepburn Eliza Doolittle
Gene Kelly Jerry Mulligan
Leslie Caron Gigi,Lise Bouvier
Maurice Chevalier Honore Lachaille
Rex Harrison Prof. Henry Higgins
Louis Jourdan Gaston Lachaille
Oscar Levant Adam Cook
Stanley Holloway Alfred P. Doolittle
Georges Guétary Henri Baurel
Hermione Gingold Mme. Alvarez
Wilfrid Hyde-White Col. Pickering
Eva Gabor Liane d'Exelmans
Gladys Cooper Mrs. Higgins
Nina Foch Milo Roberts
Isabel Jeans Aunt Alicia

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Vincente Minnelli Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- An American in Paris
1. Logo/Title/Credits [5:00]
2. Pretentious Pianist [1:12]
3. Nice Work if You Can Get It [1:37]
4. "Coffee, Please!" [2:15]
5. Multifaceted Girl [2:53]
6. Oom Pa Pa/By Strauss [5:27]
7. Two Critics & a Sale [4:00]
8. Hotel Hangings [2:27]
9. I Got Rhythm [5:35]
10. A Party of Two [2:43]
11. Tommy Meets Jerry [3:38]
12. He's Got Her Number [2:39]
13. The Spurned Sponsor [:47]
14. Two Breakfast Calls [2:41]
15. An Encounter Counter [3:24]
16. Tra-la-la [3:48]
17. The Double Dater [3:55]
18. Love Is Here to Stay [6:16]
19. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise [2:36]
20. All-American News [1:15]
21. I Don't Think I'll Fall in Love Today [1:04]
22. 3rd Movement - Concerto in F [5:18]
23. The Artist at Work [3:58]
24. "Woman Trouble" [3:21]
25. 'S Wonderful [5:18]
26. French Heartbreaker [2:17]
27. Into "Patronal" Arms [1:01]
28. Having an Artsy Ball [2:26]
29. Wedding Announcement [1:46]
30. Rooftop Romance [4:35]
31. American in Paris [16:54]
32. Elated Ending [1:19]
Side #2 -- Gigi: Standard
1. Logo/Title/Bonjour [5:04]
2. Thank Heaven for Little Girls [2:34]
3. A Grandmama's Love [2:15]
4. Buy! Buy! Buy! [1:29]
5. It's a Bore [3:24]
6. Tea for Two [2:37]
7. Luncheon Lesson [3:31]
8. Making a Gem of Gigi [3:21]
9. The Parisians [2:35]
10. "Watch Your Tongue!" [1:11]
11. Champagne on Ice [3:07]
12. Gossip [2:06]
13. She Is Not Thinking of Me [:39]
14. Razor-Sharp Therapy [5:48]
15. French Spies [2:57]
16. "Suicide - Again!" [:52]
17. A Toast to the First [2:06]
18. Out on the Town [1:39]
19. Gaston the Spoiler [4:11]
20. The Night They Invented Champagne [4:47]
21. Life's a Beach [4:44]
22. I Remember It Well [2:23]
23. Drunk on Decorum [6:41]
24. Rude Silliness [4:13]
25. Stating Intentions [2:34]
26. Gaston's Soliloquy [3:06]
27. Gigi [3:43]
28. Bathtub Negotiations [1:42]
29. A World-Famous Past [5:57]
30. Rejected & Rebuffed [3:14]
31. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore [3:08]
32. Gigi's Choice [4:42]
33. Say a Prayer for Me Tonight [2:53]
34. Strutting Her Stuff [5:46]
35. Rejection/Acceptance [2:18]
36. A Heavenly Ending [2:06]
Side #3 -- Gigi: Widescreen
1. Logo/Title/Bonjour [4:48]
2. Thank Heaven for Little Girls [2:34]
3. A Grandmama's Love [2:15]
4. Buy! Buy! Buy! [1:29]
5. It's a Bore [3:24]
6. Tea for Two [2:37]
7. Luncheon Lesson [3:31]
8. Making a Gem of Gigi [3:21]
9. The Parisians [2:35]
10. "Watch Your Tongue!" [1:11]
11. Champagne on Ice [3:07]
12. Gossip [2:06]
13. She Is Not Thinking of Me [:38]
14. Razor-Sharp Therapy [5:49]
15. French Spies [2:56]
16. "Suicide - Again!" [:53]
17. A Toast to the First [2:05]
18. Out on the Town [1:40]
19. Gaston the Spoiler [4:11]
20. The Night They Invented Champagne [4:47]
21. Life's a Beach [4:44]
22. I Remember It Well [2:24]
23. Drunk on Decorum [6:41]
24. Rude Silliness [4:13]
25. Stating Intentions [2:34]
26. Gaston's Soliloquy [3:06]
27. Gigi [3:44]
28. Bathtub Negotiations [1:42]
29. A World-Famous Past [5:57]
30. Rejected & Rebuffed [3:14]
31. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore [3:08]
32. Gigi's Choice [4:42]
33. Say a Prayer for Me Tonight [2:53]
34. Strutting Her Stuff [5:46]
35. Rejection/Acceptance [2:17]
36. A Heavenly Ending [2:06]
Side #4 -- My Fair Lady
1. Overture/Credits [3:31]
2. Rain/Covent Garden [2:16]
3. Phonetics in Play [4:04]
4. "Why Can't the English?" [2:58]
5. Higgins' Boast [1:38]
6. "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" [4:36]
7. Not Brass Farthing [5:03]
8. Something Better? [2:00]
9. Negotiations [6:19]
10. Angels Will Weep [4:59]
11. Bath Time [2:15]
12. "I'm an Ordinary Man" [5:00]
13. "With a Little Bit of Luck" [5:54]
14. Gift of Rhetoric [4:31]
15. Undeserving Poor [4:20]
16. "Just You Wait" [4:21]
17. As and Hs [2:21]
18. "Poor Professor Higgins" [4:54]
19. Pep Talk [1:33]
20. "The Rain in Spain" [4:12]
21. "I Could Have Danced All Night" [4:04]
22. "Ascot Gavotte" [3:30]
23. At the Races [1:37]
24. The New Small Talk [4:14]
25. His Bloomin' Arse [2:27]
26. "On the Street Where You Live" [4:49]
27. The Girl Matters [2:24]
28. Dressed for Ball [1:04]
29. Intermission [:39]
30. Entr'acte [1:13]
31. Zoltan Karpathy [1:41]
32. "The Embassy Waltz" [2:01]
33. Quite Charming [2:07]
34. Abuzz About Eliza [3:52]
35. "You Did It" [6:09]
36. What's to Become? [7:11]
37. "Just You Wait" Reprise [1:30]
38. "On the Street Where You Live" Reprise [1:19]
39. "Show Me" [3:06]
40. "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" Reprise [3:10]
41. Respectable! [3:41]
42. "Get Me to the Church on Time" [6:03]
43. Eliza's Bolted [2:11]
44. "A Hymn to Him" [4:52]
45. Lady's Whereabouts [2:42]
46. Eliza's Future [4:10]
47. "Without You" [4:51]
48. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" [4:38]
49. Where the Devil? [3:09]
50. End Credits [1:18]

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