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That’s Entertainment!, Part 2 (1976) – reviewed by George

Here we have a clipfest with very little historical context, just that most of the black&white stuff comes first. Bing Crosby sings “Temptation”, Judy Garland sings “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart”, Ethel Waters and Eddie Anderson sing “Taking … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment! (1974) – reviewed by George

We’ve just had seven weeks of the history of Broadway musicals, now we ‘re looking at five weeks of the history of movie musicals, specifically MGM musicals. This week: “That’s Entertainment!”, a history/clipfest ¬†that begins with a longshot of Cliff … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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They All Laughed (1981) – reviewed by George

I really expected to like this movie, and I did, a little, but I was basically disappointed. Too much build-up, too lofty my expectations, I guess. Two beautiful women, Angela and Dolores (Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Stratten), are suspected by … Continue reading

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The Road to Hong Kong (1962) – reviewed by George

The last couple of movies I’ve reviewed haven’t made me happy, so I thought I would tackle a comedy. I once said I would never watch this particular movie, because the production team¬†(the same old crew) had decided to replace … Continue reading

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