Tag Archives: Richard Rodgers

Too Many Girls (1940) – reviewed by George

This black and white musical is based on the Rodgers and Hart musical play with book by George Marion Jr. Oddly, the only song I was familiar with was “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “Evergreen” (1934) – reviewed by George

I found this to be delightful. Harriet Green (Jessie Matthews) is giving her farewell performance at a music hall, where she is a huge star, beloved by every music hall buff in London. She is about 38 years old, far … 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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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 2: “Syncopated City (1919-1933)” – reviewed by George

As in my review of Episode 1, there are many. many talking heads here with gems of information to impart. I apologize to all of them: there is simply not enough room to name them all. Last time I did … Continue reading

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Dancing Lady (1933) – reviewed by George

The billing above the title in this MGM musical is Joan Crawford and Clark Gable; though that would be reversed by 1940’s “Strange Cargo” in a post-“Gone with the Wind” world. Joan plays Janie Barlow, a dancer so dominated by … Continue reading

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