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Overview

Cooked up by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, It's Always Fair Weather could well have been titled On the Town Ten Years Later. Like 1949's On the Town also a Comden/Green collaboration, this MGM musical follows the exploits of three servicemen buddies, played by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. The difference here is that the threesome has just been discharged from service. The boys agree to get together again exactly ten years after their parting. Flash-forward to 1955: Kelly, who'd dreamed of being a ...
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Overview

Cooked up by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, It's Always Fair Weather could well have been titled On the Town Ten Years Later. Like 1949's On the Town also a Comden/Green collaboration, this MGM musical follows the exploits of three servicemen buddies, played by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. The difference here is that the threesome has just been discharged from service. The boys agree to get together again exactly ten years after their parting. Flash-forward to 1955: Kelly, who'd dreamed of being a show biz entrepreneur, is a small-time boxing promoter, heavily in debt to the Mob; Dailey has abandoned his plans of becoming an artist in favor of a stuffy, grey-flannel existence as an ad executive; and Kidd, who'd aspired to being a master chef, is running a modest diner. On behalf of TV-personality Dolores Gray, network-staffer Cyd Charisse contrives to reunite the three men on a This is Your Life style TV special, but all three are hostile to the notion.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; New Featurettes; Outtakes; Musical numbers; Classic Cartoons; Vintage shorts; Radio program and more
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This five-disc box set collects a quintet of lavish musicals from MGM’s Golden Age, each one boasting big names, Hit Parade songs and memorable production numbers. Vincente Minnelli’s Ziegfeld Follies 1946, a star-studded revue featuring William Powell, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Red Skelton, and Gene Kelly, among others, blends comedy with the music and does its namesake proud. Richard Whorf’s Till the Clouds Roll By 1946, a highly fictionalized biopic of composer Jerome Kern, sports impressive guest-star turns by MGM players Garland, Horne, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Dinah Shore, June Allyson, and more; the film’s highlight is a “digest” re-creation of Kern’s Broadway hit Show Boat. Another fanciful songwriter biopic, Richard Thorpe’s Three Little Words 1950, stars Astaire and Skelton as tunesmiths Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with bouncy numbers like “Who’s Sorry Now?,” “I Wanna Be Loved by You,” and the title tune. Charles Walters’s Summer Stock 1950 has a thin plot but great musical performances by Kelly and Garland, especially the latter’s unforgettable “Get Happy.” It’s Always Fair Weather 1955, directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, came at the tail end of the Golden Age and lacks some of the panache of earlier films, but there are some terrific dance sequences executed by Kelly, Dan Dailey, and Cyd Charisse. All told, this is a sensational collection that will offer countless hours of entertainment to those who love vintage Hollywood musicals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • UPC: 012569791084
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve
  • Time: 9:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,539

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Three Little Words
1. Credits [1:41]
2. Where Did You Get That Girl? [2:07]
3. Busy Bert [3:27]
4. Kendall's Assistant [6:37]
5. Mr. & Mrs. Hoofer at Home [4:50]
6. Turned Down [3:18]
7. My Sunny Tennessee [5:22]
8. One-Tune Twosome [3:21]
9. So Long O0-Long [1:52]
10. Who's Sorry Now [3:15]
11. Sore Solo Spot [3:26]
12. Come on Papa [2:34]
13. Nevertheless, I'm in Love With You [3:01]
14. Honeymoon Express [3:07]
15. All Alone Monday (1) [4:31]
16. All Alone Monday (2) [4:01]
17. Baseball Diversion [4:51]
18. Friendly Sabotage [2:06]
19. I Wanna Be Loved by You [2:47]
20. Thinking of You [4:54]
21. Baseball Diversion #2 [3:00]
22. Movie Star [2:16]
23. I Love You So Much [4:11]
24. Charlie Spills the Beans [4:48]
25. Split-Up and Match-Up [4:19]
26. Reluctant Reunion [3:54]
27. Three Little Words [3:38]
28. "And-Then-We-Wrote" Medley [2:15]
29. Three Little Words [2:03]
30. Cast List [:30]
Disc #2 -- It's Always Fair Weather
1. Credits [1:16]
2. March, March [1:19]
3. Barhopping [3:32]
4. Binge Dance [4:23]
5. Time for Parting [4:27]
6. 10-Year Montage [3:27]
7. Reunion [6:03]
8. The Blue Danube [4:33]
9. Making-Wise Guys [3:25]
10. Don't Bet on It [3:32]
11. Music Is Better Than Words [1:43]
12. Jackie's Idea [3:47]
13. World of Fisticuffs [1:58]
14. Stillman's Gym [2:29]
15. Baby You Knock Me Out [2:46]
16. In on the Fix [3:01]
17. Situation-Wise (1) [1:18]
18. Once Upon a Time [3:06]
19. Some Racket or Other [3:40]
20. Situation-Wise (2) [3:03]
21. Sucker Punch [5:28]
22. Skating Through Danger [3:28]
23. I Like Myself [2:52]
24. Midnight With Madeline [4:32]
25. Thanks a Lot, but No Thanks [2:12]
26. Honored Guests [3:57]
27. On the Air [5:24]
28. Brawling Buddies [2:30]
29. Time for Parting [3:01]
30. Cast List [3:46]
Disc #3 -- Summer Stock
1. Credits [1:30]
2. If You Feel Like Singing, Sing [2:50]
3. Two Women Alone [3:15]
4. Tractor Shopping [4:07]
5. Happy Harvest [2:44]
6. That's My Barn [2:54]
7. Eviction Notice [3:46]
8. Welcome to Farm Chores [2:58]
9. Dig, Dig, Dig for Your Dinner [4:33]
10. Extra Hands [4:32]
11. It's No Rumor [4:35]
12. Mem'ry Island [3:36]
13. Runaway Tractor [2:07]
14. The Portland Fancy [5:43]
15. All Jane Can Take [3:47]
16. What a Woman Wants [3:44]
17. Whiff of Greasepaint [:10]
18. You, Wonderful You (1) [3:31]
19. Making Up Jane's Mind [3:27]
20. Friendly Star [2:21]
21. Bolt of Lightning [3:16]
22. Prima Donna [4:02]
23. You, Wonderful You Dance [3:10]
24. She's Got the Part [5:13]
25. Orville, Go Home! [3:17]
26. Fighting Tooth and Nail [3:11]
27. Getting to Know Her [3:17]
28. All for You [3:11]
29. You, Wonderful You (2) [1:56]
30. Heavenly Music [1:46]
31. Get Happy [3:46]
32. Leave Us Alone [3:02]
33. Finale and Cast List [2:26]
Disc #4 -- Till the Clouds Roll By
1. Credits and Foreword [2:39]
2. Cotton Blossom [3:15]
3. Make Believe [4:20]
4. Life Upon the Wicked Stage [2:22]
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man [3:16]
6. Ol' Man River [2:11]
7. Jim and Sally Hessler [5:39]
8. Kahlua [3:00]
9. Think Big [2:45]
10. London Reunion [5:15]
11. How'd You Like to Spoon With Me? [4:03]
12. If Only I Had a Piano [3:45]
13. The Prettiest Girl [3:35]
14. They Didn't Believe Me (1) [4:01]
15. Homeward Bound [4:27]
16. They Didn't Believe Me (2) [2:27]
17. Missing the Boat [3:18]
18. Words From the Dean [1:54]
19. Till the Clouds Roll By [5:08]
20. Happy Couple [3:49]
21. Leave It to Jane... [4:14]
22. Look for the Silver Lining [5:24]
23. Stage-Struck [5:15]
24. Sally's Song [5:37]
25. Sunny [2:19]
26. Who? [2:32]
27. Runaway [3:13]
28. Farewell to a Friend [5:32]
29. Good News, Good Book [3:28]
30. One More Dance [1:32]
31. I Won't Dance [3:48]
32. Bittersweet Reunion [3:10]
33. Just the Beginning [1:51]
34. She Didn't Say Yes... [1:51]
35. The Last Time I Saw Paris [2:59]
36. The Land Where the Good Songs Go... [2:24]
37. Long Ago and Far Away... [3:32]
38. Why Was I Born? [2:00]
39. Ol' Man River [3:12]
Disc #5 -- Ziegfeld Follies
1. Overture [5:15]
2. Credits [2:17]
3. Heavenly Memories [5:36]
4. One More Follies [1:23]
5. Here's to the Girls [5:52]
6. Bring on Those Wonderful Men [2:27]
7. A Water Ballet [3:22]
8. Numbear Please [7:51]
9. Libiamo From La Traviata [3:30]
10. Pay the Two Dollars [8:04]
11. This Heart of Mine [12:06]
12. A Sweepstakes Ticket [10:01]
13. Love [4:44]
14. When Television Comes [5:35]
15. Limehouse Blues [13:38]
16. An Interview [10:28]
17. The Babbitt and the Bromide [7:17]
18. There's Beauty Everywhere [5:08]
19. Exit Music [2:47]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Three Little Words
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Three Little Words: Two Swell Guys
      Roaming Through Michigan
      Ventriloquist Cat
      Paula Stone's Hollywood USA Radio Promo
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- It's Always Fair Weather
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      It's Always Fair Weather: Going Out on a High Note
      MGM Parade
      Deputy Droopy
      Good Will to Men
      Outtakes
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Summer Stock
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Summer Stock: Get Happy!
      The Cuckoo Clock
      Did'ja Know?
      Fall in Love Audio Outtake
      Theatrical Teaser
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Till the Clouds Roll By
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Till the Clouds Roll By: Real to Reel
      Glimpses of California
      Henpecked Hobos
      Outtakes
         Music in the Air
         D'ya Love Me
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #5 -- Ziegfeld Follies
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Ziegfeld Follies: An Embarrassment of Riches
      The Luckiest Guy in the World
      The Hick Chick
      Solid Serenade
      Audio Outtakes
         Play All
         If Swing Goes, I Go Too
         We Will Meet Again in Honolulu
         There's Beauty Everywhere
      Theatrical Trailers
         Play All
         The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
         Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
         Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English (Dolby Stereo 2.0)
      Spoken Languages: English (Original Theatrical Monno)
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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