Turner classic movies greatest classic films collection. Broadway musicals / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
- ISBN: 9781419879197
- Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (427 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: DVD ; Widescreen.
- Distributor: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 
Special features: Disc 1. Theatrical trailers ; introduction by Susan Lucci ; 4 outtake musical numbers, one with Betty Hutton and the other 3 with originally cast players Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Geraldine Wall ; audio recording session track for There's no business like show business -- Disc 2. Commentary by director Stanley Donen ; Donen movie musicals trailer gallery ; Ann Miller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Too darn hot ; vintage FitzPatrick TravelTalks short Mighty Manhattan, New York's wonder city ; music-only audio track; theatrical trailer.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Disc 1. Show boat / screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by George Sidney ; Disc 2. Annie get your gun / produced by Arthur Freed ; screenplay by Sidney Sheldon ; directed by George Sidney -- disc 3. Seven brides for seven brothers / screenplay by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich and Dorothy Kingsley ; produced by Jack Cummings ; directed by Stanley Donen ; Disc 4. Kiss me Kate / screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley ; produced by Jack Cummings ; directed by George Sidney.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Music and lyrics, Cole Porter.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Show boat: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, William Warfield.
Annie get your gun: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Synn.
Seven brides for seven brothers: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall.
Kiss me Kate: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar.
Show boat (1951, 108 min.): When Julie La Verne and her husband Steve Baker are forced to leave the showboat Cotton Blossom, they are replaced by the Captain's daughter, Magnolia, and Gaylord Ravenal, a notorious gambler. Magnolia and Ravenal fall in love, marry, leave the boat and move to Chicago. They live off Ravenal's earnings from gambling. After they go broke, Gaylord feels guilty and leaves Magnolia, not knowing she is pregnant.
Annie get your gun (1950, 107 min.): Annie Oakley is an incredible shot who meets Frank Butler. Frank is the star sharpshoot in Colonel Buffalo Bill's show. He finds himself falling for Annie, but feels that she is not marriage material. In the end, they both discover that love is wonderful.
Seven brides for seven brothers (1954, 102 min.): Adam is the eldest of seven brothers who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home where she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Adam reads about the Roman capture of the Sabine women and develops an inspired solution to his brothers' loneliness.
Kiss me Kate (1953, 110 min.): Fred is a director and Lilly is an actress who are divorced. They are brought back together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, not to mention the two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.
|System Details Note:||
DVD; region 1, standard version, Dolby digital mono., dual layer (Show boat, Annie get your gun).
DVD; region 1, widescreen version, enhanced for widescreen TVs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, dual layer (Seven brides for seven brothers).
DVD; region 1, standard version, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, dual layer (Kiss me Kate).
Show boat: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Annie get your gun: English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Seven brides for seven brothers: English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Kiss me Kate: English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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