The Gang's All Here (1943) Blu Ray|
The iconic director-choreographer Busby Berkeley's first full-length film in Technicolor is well established as being perhaps the most visually stunning spectacle of any Hollywood musical. But to focus on this risks overlooking its exuberant performances gleeful humour sensational music and glowing romance amidst countless other pleasures. A young soldier's fast-struck love affair with a New York City nightclub singer despite his long-standing betrothal to a wealthy childhood friend provides the catalyst for this dizzying parade of home-front melodrama comic set-pieces and mind-boggling musical numbers (including 'The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat' and 'The Polka-Dot Polka'). Featuring some of the most popular musical stars of its day including Alice Faye the incomparable Carmen Miranda and the legendary Benny Goodman along with brilliantly funny supporting turns from Edward Everett Horton Eugene Pallette and Charlotte Greenwood The Gang's All Here is an outlandishly surprising classic from one of the Hollywood dream factory's most influential innovators. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a world premiere of a stunning new restoration on Blu-ray. Special Features: New high-definition 1080p presentation English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired New and exclusive full-length audio commentary with critics Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme and film historian Ed Hulse The documentary Busby Berkeley: A Journey with a Star A deleted scene from the film Trailer A 36-Page Booklet featuring essays on the film by critics David Cairns and Karina Longworth and more!from£9.49 | RRP:
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Busby Berkeley directs this classic musical starring James Ellison and Alice Faye. While on leave from the army, playboy Andy Mason (Ellison) develops a romantic attachment to showgirl Edie Allen (Faye). Unaware of how long his next assignment will be, Andy panics when meeting Edie for the first time and gives his name as Casey. On his next visit home, Andy becomes the recipient of a medal for which his father celebrates with a party employing the services of Edie's show troupe. What will her reaction be when she finds out her true love's true identity and that he's secretly engaged to someone else?
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