The Stork Club
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 18, 2002
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald & Don DeFore|
|Performer:||Mae Busch, Andy Russell, Bill Goodwin, Noel Neill & Robert Benchley|
|Directed by||Hal Walker|
|Edited by||Gladys Carley|
|Music by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Written by||B.G. De Sylva, John McGowran, B.G. DeSylva & Jack McGowan|
|Composition by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Cinematography by||Farciot Edouart|
|Art Direction by||Earl Hedrick & Hans Dreier|
|Produced by||B.G. DeSylva|
|Director of Photography:||Charles Lang|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Betty Hutton performs unforgettable song and dance numbers including "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief," "Baltimore Oriole," "I'm a Square in the Social Circle" and "In the Shade of the Apple Tree."
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 629 ratings.
There's a roster of Hollywood greats in this film, but let's not forget to mention romantic baritone Andy Russell. Andy was in the process of transitioning from drummer with Stan Kenton's band to one of the first superstars at that new record label (established in a Hollywood garage) known as Capitol. Andy's big hits "Amor," "Besame Mucho," and "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" were the first bi-lingual records by a solo artist to become chart-toppers. In the mid-1940s, Andy replaced Frank Sinatra on radio's "Your Hit Parade" and went on to become a major star in the U.S.A. and throughout Latin America. Andy paved the way for other Hispanic artists and should be recognized for his talent and pioneering efforts.
The story is a little far fetched, but it still gives Ms. Hutton to display her vivacious musical comedy talents. Her best picture, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, was five years in the future, but her popularity was growing with films like STORK CLUB. Plenty of character actors are on hand, like Grady Sutton, Pierre Watkin and Robert Benchley to name but a few. Alpha appears to have made their video master from a 16mm print, and while the picture is a tad light and slightly soft, the audio is clean and clear. STORK CLUB was clearly an "A" picture from Paramount Studios to showcase their talented Ms. Hutton. I enjoyed this DVD very much!
- Sales Rank: 7,955
- UPC: 089218328991
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