The Busby Berkeley Collection (42nd Street / Gold Diggers of 1933 / Footlight Parade / Dames / Gold Diggers of 1935 / Anthology) [Box Set] (6-DVD)
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- 5 New Documentary Featurettes
- 13 Original-Era Shorts
- 9 Classic Cartoons
- Number of Discs: 6
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 10 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 21, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Warner Home Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers & James Cagney|
|Directed by||Mervyn LeRoy, Lloyd Bacon, Ray Enright & Busby Berkeley|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gold Diggers of 1933: Get out, Depression: Ginger Rogers sings/"ingsays" "We're in the Money!" Joan Blondell and doughboys "Remember My Forgotten Man." Plus Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell reteam.
Footlight Parade: James Cagney's troupers roar through Chicago to stage same-night shows in different venues. Highlights: Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler meet "By a Waterfall," Cagney seeks "Shanghai Lil."
Dames: "I Only Have Eyes for You." And for the screen. Berkeley's bravura creations include a subway dream and a motion-mosaic of a showgirl finale. With Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.
Gold Diggers of 1935: It's summer at the hotel - let's put on a show! What a show it is as Berkeley tops himself with his "Lullaby of Broadway" masterwork about the life and death of a neon-night cutie.
The Busby Berkeley: An anthology of 21 astonishing Berkeley musical segments from 9 films of the 1930s.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 59 ratings.
A truely marvelous collection of those WB movie stage musicals of the 30's.Great music. Impressive staging that still can amaze. Laughs, romance and old fashioned fun in light-hearted manner for the most part,with some serious numbers in social commentaries, not necessarily outdated simply for the generational time gap. Like for 'My Forgotten Man' regarding war vets, or Lullaby of Broadway for life on 'the wild side'.
Add to this the many, many ewtras in shorts, cartoons, etc. and it's one wonderful package.