Classic Musicals Collection - Broadway to Hollywood
  • Classic Musicals Collection - Broadway to Hollywood
  • Classic Musicals Collection - Broadway to Hollywood

Classic Musicals Collection - Broadway to Hollywood

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Director: Vincente Minnelli

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse

     
 

Five classic musicals based on successful Broadway shows are featured in this special DVD collectors set. The Classic Musical Collection: Broadway to Hollywood includes the titles The Band Wagon, in which fading stage star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) agrees to star in a show directed by pretentious "genius" Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan); Bells AreSee more details below

Overview

Five classic musicals based on successful Broadway shows are featured in this special DVD collectors set. The Classic Musical Collection: Broadway to Hollywood includes the titles The Band Wagon, in which fading stage star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) agrees to star in a show directed by pretentious "genius" Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan); Bells Are Ringing, starring Judy Holliday as an employee of a telephone answering service with a habit of getting involved in her customers' lives; Brigadoon, in which Gene Kelly and Van Johnson stumble upon a Scottish village whose residents appear only once every hundred years, with Kelly falling for the enchanted Cyd Charisse; Easter Parade, featuring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland as a hoofer and the chorus girl he grooms for stardom; and Finian's Rainbow, featuring Fred Astaire as a leprechaun who arrives in the American South to hide his gold and discovers a troubled community in this early directorial effort from Francis Ford Coppola.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This five-disc box set collects a quintet of outstanding movie musicals adapted from Broadway hits. The Band Wagon (1953) stars Fred Astaire as a faded film star who tries his luck on the stage. Sophisticated and sassy, it includes such famous tunes as “Dancing in the Dark” and “That’s Entertainment,” with Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, and Oscar Levant providing first-rate support for Astaire. Charisse also appears in Brigadoon (1954), Vincente Minnelli’s opulent celluloid version of the Lerner-and-Loewe stage play about a magical Scottish village that’s visible to outsiders only one day every hundred years. Gene Kelly and Van Johnson portray Americans who happen upon the town in this charming musical fable. Bells Are Ringing (1960), a bouncy adaptation of the Betty Comden/Adolph Green/Jule Styne smash, stars Judy Holliday as a telephone answering service operator who falls in love with a man (Dean Martin) she only knows as a voice on the wire. The hit songs include “Just in Time” and “The Party’s Over,” and the uniquely charming Holliday sparkles throughout. Easter Parade (1948), built around the music of Irving Berlin, has more scope than usual for this kind of picture; it follows the ups and downs of troupers Fred Astaire and Judy Garland over a period of several years. There are more top Berlin tunes than we can name here, but the highlights include “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” and the delightful Astaire-Garland duet “We’re a Couple of Swells.” Finian’s Rainbow (1968) -- Astaire’s last screen musical -- is a whimsical yarn about a mischievous Irishman (Astaire) who swipes a leprechaun’s pot of gold, only to have the little fellow follow him to the American South, where he’d planned to plant it. Francis Ford Coppola directs elegantly, and supporting players Petula Clark and Tommy Steele make engaging foils for the veteran hoofer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2005
UPC:
0012569697386
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentaries; New/vintage documentaries; Song outtakes/vault rarities; New Dolby 5.1 audio on 4 titles; Easter Parade radio show; Trailer galleries

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Easter Parade, Disc 1
1. Credits [1:21]
2. Happy Easter [2:09]
3. Drum Crazy [4:21]
4. It Only Happens When I Dance With You [4:07]
5. Breakup [3:02]
6. Hannah Will Do [2:33]
7. I Want to Go Back to Michigan [2:37]
8. Tight Rehearsal [4:19]
9. One Year From Today [2:16]
10. Getting Noticed [1:56]
11. Beautiful Faces Need Beautiful Clothes [2:34]
12. Wrong Twice [3:47]
13. A Fella With an Umbrella [4:14]
14. I Love a Piano [2:49]
15. Snooky Ookums [4:49]
16. Cancelled Plans [2:32]
17. François' Recipe [1:10]
18. Taking Account of Don [2:36]
19. Shakin' the Blues Away [3:49]
20. Unsteady Dinner Dates [4:22]
21. It Only Happens When I Dance With You Reprise (I) [5:13]
22. Steppin' Out With My Baby [1:57]
23. A Couple of Swells [7:25]
24. Opening Night Report [4:35]
25. The Girl on the Magazine Cover [2:06]
26. It Only Happens When I Dance With You Reprise (II) [4:11]
27. Better Luck Next Time [2:04]
28. Nobody's There [3:57]
29. If I Loved Someone [2:51]
30. Easter Parade [2:26]
Side #2 -- Easter Parade, Disc 2
1. My Life in My Songs [6:08]
2. Born in a Trunk [3:51]
3. That Face and Voice [5:07]
4. Can This Be Me? [3:40]
5. The Wizard of Oz [8:16]
6. The Way We Worked [5:19]
7. Imposed Feelings [3:58]
8. Grown-Up Problems [3:36]
9. Meet Me in St. Louis [7:47]
10. Vincente Minnelli [4:17]
11. Pressures of Stardom [6:09]
12. Farewell, Alma Mater [6:16]
13. Sid Luft [2:05]
14. A Star Is Born [10:26]
15. The Man That Got Away [4:08]
16. Robbed [2:04]
17. In Concert [5:47]
18. Nothing Held Back [5:21]
19. The Judy Garland Show [8:24]
20. Cancelled [4:41]
21. Finale [6:45]
22. End Credits [1:50]
Side #3 -- The Band Wagon, Disc 1
1. Credits; Personal Noneffects [2:40]
2. Washed Up [3:26]
3. By Myself [1:35]
4. Lily and Lester [4:06]
5. A Shine on Your Shoes [5:47]
6. Oedipus Rex [3:11]
7. A Modern Faust? [5:43]
8. That's Entertainment! [4:27]
9. Casting Coup [3:26]
10. La Femme Rouge [2:59]
11. Watch Your Backers [7:27]
12. Rehearsals [3:56]
13. Tony's Independence Day [3:36]
14. Two Nervous Wrecks [:21]
15. Dancing in the Dark [5:13]
16. A Snag or Two [4:35]
17. Up in Smoke [3:40]
18. No Reason to Party [3:31]
19. I Love Louisa [4:31]
20. Let's Put On a Show [4:51]
21. New Sun in the Sky [3:28]
22. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans [1:27]
23. Louisiana Hayride [1:53]
24. Very Much in Love [2:09]
25. Triplets [2:53]
26. Opening Night [2:32]
27. Girl Hunt [1:52]
28. By Myself Reprise [11:51]
29. Finale: That's Entertainment [1:58]
Side #4 -- The Band Wagon, Disc 2
1. Dreamy Introduction [5:02]
2. Cabin in the Sky [4:03]
3. Meet Me in St. Louis [12:53]
4. The Pirate [8:54]
5. Madame Bovary [3:41]
6. Ziegfeld Follies [1:56]
7. An American in Paris [5:29]
8. The Band Wagon [5:53]
9. Gigi [2:40]
10. The Clock, Father of the Bride [1:58]
11. Lust for Life, Some Came Running [1:45]
12. That's Entertainment! Magic [2:57]
13. End Credits [1:02]
Side #5 -- Finian's Rainbow
1. Overture [1:35]
2. Credits (Look to the Rainbow) [4:33]
3. Tax Sale [2:29]
4. This Time of the Year [2:54]
5. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? [3:52]
6. Woody's Here [3:34]
7. Money Grows on Trees [2:55]
8. Look to the Rainbow [6:11]
9. McLonergan Theory of Economics [2:12]
10. Creeping Bush, Buried Crock [4:04]
11. Og the Leprechaun [4:19]
12. Valley Legend [3:42]
13. Old Devil Moon [3:59]
14. Mentholated Scheme [3:39]
15. Job Training [3:42]
16. Forward to Yesterday [2:16]
17. Gold! [1:58]
18. The Senator's Bromo [1:38]
19. Betrothal Plans [3:07]
20. Something Sort of Grandish [4:11]
21. Surprisingly Betrothed [3:16]
22. It This Isn't Love [3:34]
23. Clash Over the Crock [2:37]
24. Something Sort of Grandish Reprise [2:09]
25. Spell on Rawkins [4:46]
26. That Great Come-and-Get-It Day [4:49]
27. Intermission [1:05]
28. Entr'Acte [1:17]
29. When the Idle Poor Become Idle Rich [4:56]
30. Doesn't Smoke [2:34]
31. Witchcraft (Old Devil Moon Reprise) [3:35]
32. Rain Forest Dance [2:41]
33. Makeover for Rawkins [5:08]
34. Passion Pilgrim Gospeleers [2:45]
35. The Begat [3:38]
36. Look to the Rainbow Reprise (I) [2:07]
37. Crack of Dawn or Doom [2:59]
38. When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love [6:16]
39. Where's the Crock? [2:58]
40. Wish Come True [2:34]
41. Fairyland Was Never Like This [1:31]
42. White Smoke [3:34]
43. Look to the Rainbow Reprise (II) [1:30]
44. Finale and Cast List [3:58]
45. Exit Music [1:27]
Side #6 -- Bells Are Ringing
1. Credits [1:50]
2. Bells Are Ringing [2:13]
3. Ella's Problem [5:53]
4. Disaster Date [2:47]
5. Wake-Up Call [2:56]
6. It's a Perfect Relationship [3:07]
7. Pep Talk [1:52]
8. Do It Yourself [2:20]
9. Who's the Madam? [4:19]
10. Ella, Stay Out! [3:01]
11. It's a Simple Little System [5:00]
12. Scrambled in the A.M. [5:02]
13. His Uncanny Visitor [8:30]
14. Better Than a Dream [:27]
15. Times Square Hello [3:16]
16. I Met a Girl [4:02]
17. Musical Dentist [2:43]
18. Blake's Audition Tip [4:35]
19. Nothing's the Matter [5:09]
20. Day Not at the Races [4:08]
21. Dancing Lesson (Mu-Cha-Cha) [4:21]
22. Just in Time [4:30]
23. Party People [4:59]
24. Drop That Name [6:13]
25. The Party's Over [2:58]
26. Otto May Love Sue [4:35]
27. The Midas Touch [2:53]
28. Girl in Common [3:17]
29. I'm Going Back [4:58]
30. Take 'Em Away [4:31]
31. The Gang's All Here [3:18]
32. Bells Are Ringing [4:53]
Side #7 -- Brigadoon
1. Credits [1:27]
2. Once in the Highlands; Brigadoon [2:53]
3. Down on MacConnachy Square [3:21]
4. Two Lost Hunters [3:28]
5. Waitin' for My Dearie [6:48]
6. Boundaries [1:58]
7. Meeting the Townfolk [4:45]
8. I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean [6:13]
9. Winning Lads [5:36]
10. The Hunter on the Hill (Song) [3:15]
11. The Heather on the Hill (Dance) [3:34]
12. Imperfect Matches [5:56]
13. What's Going On? [1:31]
14. Almost Like Being in Love [4:40]
15. Finding the Bible [4:02]
16. Story of Brigadoon [8:57]
17. The Entrance of the Clans [2:58]
18. Wedding Vows [2:26]
19. Wedding Dance [3:38]
20. The Chase [6:31]
21. The Heather on the Hill (II) [4:43]
22. Horrible Fairy Tale [2:47]
23. End of Our Day [2:37]
24. Manhattan Madness [2:29]
25. Fascinating Company [2:28]
26. Calling It Off [3:50]
27. Brigadoon Reprise [4:22]
28. Cast List [:34]

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