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Hollywood Musicals Of The 50's (199 (1990)
Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Shirley Jones, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Gwen Verdon
Category: Music, Special Interest
Studio: Passport Video
125 mins



Relive the excitement of Opening Night as the curtain is raised on the Hollywood Musicals of the 1950's. All the music, the dancing, the exotic locales, the comedy, and the drama are included in a salute to the greatest musicals ever to grace the motion picture screen. From the artistry of the ballet in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to the Arabian nights fantasy of KISMET, there are stars shining in all their glory. Gene Kelly, Howard Keel, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor and Cyd Charisse are but a few of the luminaries included. Enjoy again the depiction of the early days of talking pictures in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Clap your hands to the songs and dances aboard the SHOW BOAT. Watch as Shakespeare comes alive again in the musical comedy KISS ME KATE. Thrill once more to the enchantment of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE BAND WEDDING, OKLAHOMA! And SILK STOCKINGS.

Every major musical film of the 1950's is represented in this program, and there are revealing interviews with such stars as Shirley Jones, Ann Miller, and Gwen Verdon.