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Happy Go Lovely - Color - 1951

Review Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders. Merman revisits her Broadway role as a woman who suddenly becomes the American ambassador to a tiny European nation. Featuring musical numbers by Irving Berlin. Directed by Fran+žoise Romand. 1953/color/114 min/NR/fullscreen.
How To Steal A Million

Review A great star and a great composer can make a Broadway musical into a smash, as Ethel Merman and Irving Berlin proved with Call Me Madam. Not a bad place to start with a movie, either, and the 1953 film of the show has both Merman and Berlin represented in brassy fashion. Granted, Merman's platinum-throated talents were best suited to the stage, and the production overall has that dutiful, stodgy tone of so many Fox musicals. Extra points for the suavity of George Sanders (he's Merman's love interest in tiny Lichtenburg, where the lady has been appointed U.S. ambassador), and for the dancing of Vera-Ellen and Donald O'Connor. A year after crashing through the wall in Singin' in the Rain, O'Connor has a similar solo athletic workout to "What Chance Have I with Love." High point: Merman and O'Connor trading verses on "You're Just in Love," the best tune in a bouncy score. --Robert Horton
Sudden Fear

Review Three blue-garbed farming sisters disguised as an heiress, her secretary and her maid, head to Atlantic City in search of rich husbands. This all-star cast is led by starlets June Haver, Vivian Blaine, and Celeste Holm along with George Montgomery. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Review This charming romantic musical comedy features the superb dancing talent of Vera-Ellen and the stylish charm of David Niven. Dancer Janet Jones (Vera-Ellen) mistakes B.J. Bruno, millionaire, (David Niven) for a newspaper reporter. Unfortunately due to a previous misunderstanding Janet has already been romantically linked to B.J. Bruno, who she has never seen before. She decides to embellish the deception in order to help producer John Frost (Cesar Romero) convince his creditors that the show they are putting on is soundly backed.

NTSC - 93 minutes - Color (Not Rated)
www.digicomtv.com

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Easter Parade

Review A musical romance and intrigue in Central America occur when a boy and girl are betrothed by their families but are in love with others. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Rendezvous

Review Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders. Merman revisits her Broadway role as a woman who suddenly becomes the American ambassador to a tiny European nation. Featuring musical numbers by Irving Berlin. Directed by Fran+žoise Romand. 1953/color/114 min/NR/fullscreen.
Bachelor Mother - 1939

Review A great star and a great composer can make a Broadway musical into a smash, as Ethel Merman and Irving Berlin proved with Call Me Madam. Not a bad place to start with a movie, either, and the 1953 film of the show has both Merman and Berlin represented in brassy fashion. Granted, Merman's platinum-throated talents were best suited to the stage, and the production overall has that dutiful, stodgy tone of so many Fox musicals. Extra points for the suavity of George Sanders (he's Merman's love interest in tiny Lichtenburg, where the lady has been appointed U.S. ambassador), and for the dancing of Vera-Ellen and Donald O'Connor. A year after crashing through the wall in Singin' in the Rain, O'Connor has a similar solo athletic workout to "What Chance Have I with Love." High point: Merman and O'Connor trading verses on "You're Just in Love," the best tune in a bouncy score. --Robert Horton
Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Review Three blue-garbed farming sisters disguised as an heiress, her secretary and her maid, head to Atlantic City in search of rich husbands. This all-star cast is led by starlets June Haver, Vivian Blaine, and Celeste Holm along with George Montgomery. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Tell It To The Judge

Review This charming romantic musical comedy features the superb dancing talent of Vera-Ellen and the stylish charm of David Niven. Dancer Janet Jones (Vera-Ellen) mistakes B.J. Bruno, millionaire, (David Niven) for a newspaper reporter. Unfortunately due to a previous misunderstanding Janet has already been romantically linked to B.J. Bruno, who she has never seen before. She decides to embellish the deception in order to help producer John Frost (Cesar Romero) convince his creditors that the show they are putting on is soundly backed.

NTSC - 93 minutes - Color (Not Rated)
www.digicomtv.com

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


A Kiss In The Dark (1949)

Review A musical romance and intrigue in Central America occur when a boy and girl are betrothed by their families but are in love with others. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.



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