MGM Classic Musicals Collection

MGM Classic Musicals Collection

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Director: David Swift

Cast: David Swift, Jerome Robbins, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ken Hughes

     
 
Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in

Overview

Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: The Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble. He decides to meet Sharks leader Bernardo (George Chakiris) for a war council at a gymnasium dance; to bolster his argument, Riff wants his old pal Tony (Richard Beymer), the cofounder of the Jets, to come along. But Tony has set his sights on vistas beyond the neighborhood and has fallen in love with Bernardo's sister Maria (Natalie Wood), a love that, as in Romeo and Juliet, will eventually end in tragedy. In contrast to the usual slash-and-burn policy of Hollywood musical adaptations, all the songs written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim for the original Broadway production of West Side Story were retained for the film version, although some alterations were made to appease the Hollywood censors (especially in the lyrics of "Gee, Officer Krupke"), and the original order of two songs was reversed for stronger dramatic impact. The movie more than retains the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, which is recreated is some of the most startling and balletic dance sequences ever recorded on film. West Side Story won an almost-record 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, supporting awards to Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Bernardo's girlfriend Anita, and Best Director to Robbins and Wise. Natalie Wood's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; the film's New York tenement locations were later razed to make room for Lincoln Center.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
UPC:
0027616090751
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
14:05:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Van Dyke Caractacus Potts
Marlon Brando Sky Masterson
Robert Morse J. Pierpont Finch
Topol Tevye
Zero Mostel Pseudolus
Jean Simmons Sarah Brown
Michele Lee Rosemary Pilkington
Natalie Wood Maria
Norma Crane Golde
Phil Silvers Lycus
Sally Ann Howes Truly Scrumptious
Buster Keaton Erronius
Frank Sinatra Nathan Detroit
Rudy Vallée Jasper B. Biggley
Leonard Frey Motel
Lionel Jeffries Grandpa Potts
Richard Beymer Tony
Anthony Teague Bud Frump
Gert Fröbe Baron Bomburst
Jack Gilford Hysterium
Molly Picon Yente
Russ Tamblyn Riff
Vivian Blaine Miss Adelaide
Anna Quayle Baroness Bomburst
Maureen Arthur Hedy LaRue
Michael Crawford Hero
Paul Mann Lazar Wolf
Rita Moreno Anita
Robert Keith Lt. Brannigan
Benny Hill Toymaker
George Chakiris Bernardo
James Robertson Justice Lord Scrumptious
Robert Helpmann Child Catcher
Heather Ripley Jemima

Technical Credits
David Swift Director
Jerome Robbins Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director
Ken Hughes Director
Norman Jewison Director
Richard Lester Director
Robert Wise Director
David Swift Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- West Side Story
1. Overture/Main Title [4:54]
2. Prologue [9:51]
3. Snowing the Coppers [2:47]
4. How to Hold Turf/Jet Song [5:21]
5. Something's Coming [5:47]
6. Not Giving an Inch [2:55]
7. Dance at the Gym [7:21]
8. Love Across the Lines [3:45]
9. Riff's Challenge [1:23]
10. Maria [2:40]
11. America [7:30]
12. "I Don't Wail" [1:33]
13. Tonight [7:01]
14. Gee, Officer Krupke! [7:25]
15. The War Council [4:51]
16. Sweet Land of Liberty [5:42]
17. I Feel Pretty [:01]
18. What Anita Can't See [3:33]
19. One Hand, One Heart [2:45]
20. Tonight (Ensemble) [5:44]
21. The Rumble [3:19]
22. Breaking the News [8:12]
23. Somewhere [3:02]
24. "I'm Scared" [3:38]
25. Cool [1:56]
26. Gotta Find Tony [7:31]
27. A Boy Like That/I Have a Love [1:57]
28. Detaining Maria [6:44]
29. Anita's Message [1:50]
30. No Cure From Doc [4:51]
31. Finale [2:04]
32. End Credits [8:25]
Disc #2 -- Guys and Dolls
1. Logo/Title/Credits [1:40]
2. New York Folks [3:43]
3. Fugue For Tinhorns [1:38]
4. Follow the Fold [2:38]
5. Brannigan's Breath [4:17]
6. The Oldest Established [2:54]
7. Nate's Favorite [5:19]
8. Sky's the Limit [6:19]
9. Sinners For Dinner [9:28]
10. I'll Know [5:11]
11. Pet Me, Poppa [4:35]
12. What Dolls Will Do [6:36]
13. Adelaide's Lament [3:47]
14. Guys and Dolls [4:44]
15. One Dozen Sinners [4:03]
16. Surprise Wedding [5:29]
17. Adelaide [4:02]
18. Sweet Milk [5:06]
19. Dance-Off [8:34]
20. If I Were a Bell [4:56]
21. A Woman in Love [5:09]
22. Mission Doll [3:34]
23. Take Back Your Mink [5:05]
24. Tough to Take [2:19]
25. The Marker [1:39]
26. Shootin' Craps [3:59]
27. Honest Dice [4:23]
28. Luck Be a Lady [3:52]
29. Sue Me [3:09]
30. Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat [5:02]
31. Men and Wives [10:09]
32. End Credits [4:46]
Disc #3 -- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1. Logos/Title/Credits [3:58]
2. Overture/This Back! [1:59]
3. Bumping into a Job [5:26]
4. Hard at Work [1:43]
5. The Company Way [4:34]
6. The Butter Up [3:52]
7. A Smart Move [4:01]
8. Jr. Executive Pool [2:39]
9. A Secretary is Not a Toy [7:41]
10. Been a Long Day [5:55]
11. "Who Pinched You?" [3:09]
12. I Believe in You [6:09]
13. Grand Old Ivy [7:24]
14. First Office Visit [4:08]
15. Secretarial "Help" [4:04]
16. Finch Meets His Match [3:31]
17. "A Fly on the Window" [4:10]
18. Party Politics [3:35]
19. Rosemary [7:28]
20. A Bad Idea [4:09]
21. Gotta Stop That Man/I Believe in You [5:55]
22. Treasure Girl [5:47]
23. Totally Clueless [4:26]
24. "Face the Music!" [2:09]
25. Fellow Window Washers [3:21]
26. Brotherhood of Man [4:42]
27. A Few Changes [3:21]
28. FINALE/End Credits [1:57]
Disc #4, Side A -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [Widescreen]
1. Main Title [:00]
2. A Joyous Junker [:02]
3. Rockets & Other Cadgets [6:40]
4. You Two [:13]
5. Perfect Pitch [4:11]
6. Toot Sweets [7:24]
7. Treasures [3:52]
8. Hushabye Mountain [3:20]
9. A Hair-Razing Event! [4:21]
10. Me of Bamboo [2:02]
11. Chitty is Saved! [3:35]
12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [1:51]
13. A Rollicking Picnic [2:55]
14. Truly Scrumptious [3:56]
15. Pirates! [3:17]
16. Escape [:27]
17. This Lovely Lonely Man [5:28]
18. Abduction/Intermission [4:46]
19. Chitty Files! [1:01]
20. Posh [1:31]
21. Red Carpet Treatment [2:22]
22. Roses of Success [4:02]
23. Strange Places [:30]
24. Cellar Secrets [4:41]
25. Kidnapped [4:22]
26. The Hiding Place [7:38]
27. Hushabye (Reprise) [1:04]
28. Chu-Chi Face [2:53]
29. Doll on a Music Box [2:04]
30. The Children's Revolt [4:31]
31. Ridiculous Suggestion [2:51]
32. Scrumptious!/End Credits [:21]
Disc #4, Side B -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
1. Main Title [:00]
2. A Joyous Junker [:02]
3. Rockets & Other Cadgets [6:40]
4. You Two [:13]
5. Perfect Pitch [4:11]
6. Toot Sweets [7:24]
7. Treasures [3:52]
8. Hushabye Mountain [3:20]
9. A Hair-Razing Event! [4:21]
10. Me of Bamboo [2:02]
11. Chitty is Saved! [3:35]
12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [1:51]
13. A Rollicking Picnic [2:55]
14. Truly Scrumptious [3:56]
15. Pirates! [3:17]
16. Escape [:27]
17. This Lovely Lonely Man [5:28]
18. Abduction/Intermission [4:46]
19. Chitty Files! [1:01]
20. Posh [1:31]
21. Red Carpet Treatment [2:22]
22. Roses of Success [4:02]
23. Strange Places [:30]
24. Cellar Secrets [4:41]
25. Kidnapped [4:22]
26. The Hiding Place [7:38]
27. Hushabye (Reprise) [1:04]
28. Chu-Chi Face [2:53]
29. Doll on a Music Box [2:04]
30. The Children's Revolt [4:31]
31. Ridiculous Suggestion [2:51]
32. Scrumptious!/End Credits [:21]
Disc #5 -- Fiddler on the Roof
1. Prologue/Tradition [:10]
2. Main Titles [:13]
3. News For Tzeitel [6:32]
4. Matchmaker [2:44]
5. If I Were a Rich Man [3:34]
6. Perchik [1:02]
7. Tzeitel's Hand [3:40]
8. Sabbath Prayer [3:04]
9. At Lazar Wolf's [3:12]
10. To Life [2:57]
11. A Warning [2:38]
12. Lessons/A Bride [4:20]
13. The Plege/Tradition [1:30]
14. Miracle of Miracles [4:16]
15. Fyedka & Chava [1:00]
16. Tevye's Dream [1:36]
17. The Wedding [5:41]
18. Sunrise, Sunset [:45]
19. Mazeltov! [5:55]
20. Lazar Wolf's Toast [:56]
21. Dancing With Women? [2:05]
22. The Pillagers [3:02]
23. Entr'acte [4:12]
24. "Troubles, Troubles" [5:39]
25. Perchik Proposes [1:11]
26. Do You Love Me? [3:05]
27. News From Perchik [2:11]
28. Far From the Home I Love [1:23]
29. The "New Arrival" [2:26]
30. Chava's Choice [4:45]
31. Chava Ballet Sequence [2:41]
32. "Leave Anatevka" [1:36]
33. Anatevka [2:03]
34. Saying Goodbyes [3:38]
35. Chava Returns [:11]
36. Finale/End Titles [5:22]
Disc #6 -- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1. Title/Intro/Credits [3:19]
2. Pseudolus the Slave [2:40]
3. Message to My Love [1:56]
4. Impervious [1:44]
5. Chapter 5 [1:45]
6. Chapter 6 [6:57]
7. Chapter 7 [2:10]
8. Chapter 8 [5:03]
9. Chapter 9 [1:06]
10. Chapter 10 [2:54]
11. Chapter 11 [5:53]
12. Chapter 12 [4:04]
13. Chapter 13 [2:39]
14. Chapter 14 [3:31]
15. Chapter 15 [8:16]
16. Chapter 16 [3:37]
17. Chapter 17 [2:49]
18. Chapter 18 [3:41]
19. Chapter 19 [4:11]
20. Chapter 20 [2:13]
21. Chapter 21 [:50]
22. Chapter 22 [5:23]
23. Chapter 23 [1:20]
24. Chapter 24 [4:20]
25. Chapter 25 [1:29]
26. Chapter 26 [6:13]
27. Chapter 27 [4:29]
28. Chapter 28 [2:07]

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MGM Classic Musicals Collection 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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Seven of MGM's best musicals in one great collection. Offers a variety of tastes, but all are very entertaining. Great casts, great music and dancing. Who could ask for more?
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