- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 26 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: May 18, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Mill Creek Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The Andrews Sisters,
Nat King Cole,
Jane Powell &
Description by OLDIES.com:
20 Classic Musicals on 4 DVDs from Hollywood's Golden Years!
The biggest entertainers of the stage and screen are all featured in this incredible collection of classic musicals that danced their way from the theatre to the silver screen.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Perry Como, The Andrews Sisters, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Nat "King" Cole, Jane Powell, Cyd Charisse...and many more!
ALL-AMERICAN CO-ED (1941) B&W 49 Minutes Unrated
This Oscar nominated musical comedy centers on the rivalry of two colleges, all-male Quinceton University and all-female Marr Brynn University.
Starring: Johnny Downs, Frances Langford, Noah Beery Jr.
BLACK TIGHTS (1962) Color 121 minutes Unrated
Four dance performances performed by Roland Petit's Ballet de Paris Company are narrated by Maurice Chevalier. The four performances are "The Diamond Crusher", "Cyrano de Bergerac", "A Merry Mourning" and "Carmen".
Starring Cyd Charisse, Maurice Chevalier, Moira Shearer
CAREER GIRL (1944) B&W 66 Minutes Unrated
A Kansas City girl wishes to make it big on Broadway, but her fiance tries to prevent her from achieving her dream in hopes that she would return home to him.
Starring: Frances Langford, Edward Norris, Iris Adrian
DOLL FACE (1946) B&W 79 Minutes Unrated
Based upon a play by Gypsy Rose Lee, "Doll Face" is the story of a burlesque star who aspires to fame as a Broadway performer.
Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Vivian Blaine and Carmen Miranda
THE DUKE IS TOPS (1938) B&W 63 Minutes Unrated
Lena Horne stars as Ethel Andrews, a young featured singer who is given the chance to work a Broadway show but things take a turn for the worse without her fiance's behind-the-scenes support.
Starring: Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Laurence Criner
THE FABULOUS DORSEYS (1947) B&W 88 Minutes Unrated
This musical biographic tells the true story of bandleaders extraordinaire, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their humble beginnings in a small Pennsylvania town to their rise to the top.
Starring: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman
HI-DE-HO (1943) B&W 63 Minutes Unrated
Cab Calloway stars as a bandleader torn between two women, his jealous girlfriend Minnie and his manager Nettie.
Starring: Cab Calloway, Ida James, Jeni Le Gon
HI DIDDLE DIDDLE (1943) B&W 72 minutes Unrated
Two newlyweds are looking for a lovely honeymoon that is disrupted by the arrival of a hilarious cast of characters causing all sorts of headaches.
Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Dennis O'Keefe
KILLER DILLER (1948) B&W 72 Minutes Unrated
This all-black music and comedy revue features some of the best and brightest stars of the stage and screen with performances that will remind you of the classic Apollo Theatre shows.
Starring: Nat King Cole, Johnny Miller, Oscar Moore
LET'S GO COLLEGIATE (1941) B&W 62 minutes Unrated
This musical comedy centers on two members of a team of college oarsmen who promise their girlfriends they will win the big race, but their hopes of their victory appear to be dashed when the team's best oarsman is drafted.
Starring: Gale Storm, Frankie Darro, Marcia Mae Jones
MINSTREL MAN (1944) B&W 64 minutes Unrated
Minstrel Man is an Oscar nominated musical drama about the rise, fall and redemption of Dixie Boy Johnson, portrayed by veteran vaudevillian Benny Fields, who worked his way to the top of Broadway via the minstrel shows. Starring: Gladys George, Benny Fields, Alan Dinehart
PARADISE IN HARLEM (1939) B&W 70 minutes Unrated
This crime drama features an all African-American cast and centers on Lem Anderson (Frank Wilson), a club singer aspires to be a great dramatic actor. Starring Mamie Smith, Frank L. Wilson, Norman Astwood
PRIVATE BUCKAROO (1942) B&W 68 minutes Unrated
This WW II musical comedy tells the story of a young inductee who has trouble fitting into the military lifestyle until he decides to put on a show to entertain the troops!
Starring: The Andrews Sisters, Shemp Howard, Donald O'Connor
REET, PETITE AND GONE (1947) B&W 67 minutes Unrated
Bandleader Louis Jordan stars as both father and son in this tale of a successful old-time musical star who dies and wishes to leave his fortune to his son and the daughter of his long-lost love.
Starring Louis Jordan, June Richmond, Milton Wood
ROYAL WEDDING (1951) B&W 93 minutes Unrated
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as a brother and sister dance team that is invited to England to perform at the same time as the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth.
Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill
SECOND CHORUS (1940) B&W 87 minutes Unrated
Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are two friendly but rival musicians who aspire to join the famous Artie Shaw Orchestra and make it to the big time.
Starring Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw
STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (1943) B&W 132 Minutes Unrated
Before being sent off to fight during WWII, three soldiers make a stop by the "Stage Door Canteen" for a little leave. Once there, they meet and fall for three hostesses all the while meeting and being entertained by over sixty five major Broadway and Hollywood performers and celebrities all lending their time towards this film for the benefit of the war effort.
Starring: Kenny Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Edgar Bergen, Count Basie, Ralph Bellamy, Ray Bolger, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harpo Marx, Ethel Merman, Ed Wynn...and many more!
TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY (1946) Color 136 minutes Unrated
This Technicolor musical is loosely based upon the life of composer Jerome Kern and his struggles to break into writing songs for Broadway.
Starring Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Angela Landsbury, Gower Champion and many more!
TROCADERO (1944) B&W 74 minutes Unrated
Two young people try to save a nightclub that's on the brink of bankruptcy by signing a variety of entertaining acts and some exciting jazz performers. Starring: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Ralph Morgan
UP IN THE AIR (1940) B&W 61 minutes Unrated
This musical mystery takes place at a radio station where an unpopular singer and other performers are murdered at the station. A page boy and his friend, the janitor, begin investigating the deaths with hopes to find the killer and also to get a chance to perform on the air.
Starring: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds,Mantan Moreland
Per its title, this extensive (26 1/2 hour) collection brings into a single package twenty Hollywood musicals starring various marquee names, that were produced over the 23-year period of 1939-62. Selections include: BLACK TIGHTS (1962), KILLER DILLER (1948), PRIVATE BUCKAROO (1942), PARADISE IN HARLEM (1939) and many more. Celebrities appearing in this collection include: Nat "King" Cole, Cyd Charisse, Cab Calloway, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire.