Flo Ziegfeld's midway attraction isn't drawing flies. "How's business, Ziggy?" a rival taunts. This winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture provides the career-chronicling answer. Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s business was good (with Broadway's legendary Follies and more), bad (including times the showman could scarcely rub two nickels together) and rarely lacking optimistic excess.
On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him. To prove Nadine's not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year's Easter parade.
Barbara Streisand is a knockout as Dolly Levi, and Hello, Dolly!, is the blockbuster musical you'll want to see her in again and again. The famed plot involves Dolly, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights, and whatever else she can muster, on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau.
This lush musical features the masterful talents of singing superstar Barbra Streisand. Chain-smoking kooky Daisy (Streisand) consults psychiatrist Chabot (Yves Montand) to help her stop smoking. Chabot is astonished to learn she has amazing ESP powers, and that under hypnosis she reveals her former life as Melinda, an 1840 English coquette. The romantic complications of the triangle become involved as Chabot falls in love with the elusive Melinda and Daisy falls in love with Chabot. All ends well when Daisy informs Chabot they will meet again in 2038.
Gordon Miller (George Murphy) has a hit in the works, especially since he latched onto a playwright whose real talent is his singing voice. Now all that flimflamming Miller must do is put his musical revue on stage before the rubber check underwriting it bounces his troupe from Broadway to the Bowery.
As the typewriter-toting crooner, Frank Sinatra steps into his first top billing in this antic backstage musical based on the Broadway/Marx Brothers movie hit Room Service. With a nimble cast (including Gloria DeHaven, Adolphe Menjou and Walter Slezak) and buoyant Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne songs to go with farce, footlights and Frank, what else can a movie do but Step Lively?
Dick Powell ("Murder, My Sweet") joins Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Joan Blondell ("Grease," "The Blue Veil") in this Oscar-nominated musical about three chorus girls who recruit a millionaire to keep their show going and help in their pursuit to marry rich husbands.
C'mon and listen to songbird Doris Day heads toward Great White Way stardom in this sparkling songfest full of favorite standards, co-starring Gene Nelson. Year: 1950 Director: David Butler Starring: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, Gladys George.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star as a pair of dancing sweethearts who are betrothed to others when it's Swing Time. John "Lucky" Garnett (Astaire) goes to his hometown to marry Margaret Watson (Betty Furness), but friends from him his vaudeville act--knowing his weakness for gambling--trick Lucky into missing his wedding. Furious, Margaret gives Lucky one more chance ... if he can earn $25,000. Penniless, Lucky goes to New York to find a way to earn the money.He quickly amasses a small fortune by gambling, but he also meets dancer Penny Carrol (Rogers), who is unhappily engaged to Ricardo Romero (George Metaxa). Now, how will Lucky and Penny escape their promises to others and find a way to live happily together?
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. The winner of eight Academy Awards, it boasts a score by the legendary songwriting partnership behind another film that would energize the movie musical genre with equal razzle-dazzle 30 years later: Chicago's John Kander and Fred Ebb. Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. Cabaret caught lightning (and won Oscars) for Minnelli, Grey and director Bob Fosse, who shaped a triumph of style and substance. Come to this Cabaret, old chum. You'll never want to leave. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (c) 1972 Lorimar Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
It's the Music Man, the screen version of one of Broadway's all-time blockbusters, a skyburst of Americana as irresistible as 4th of July fireworks. Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED Ω 1962 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
Multiple Oscar and Golden Globe-winner James Stewart ("It's a Wonderful Life") stars in this fun and enjoyable musical about a sailor who helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway. Virginia Bruce ("The Great Ziegfeld"), Eleanor Powell ("That's Dancing!"), and Una Merkel ("42nd Street") co-star. Stewart gives an excellent performance and tests his musical abilities when he sings some great songs by Cole Porter.