Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revellers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. OJ Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. -- Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
Box-set collection of five of Audrey Hepburn's most famous films. Roman Holiday (1953) In her Hollywood debut, Hepburn won an Academy Award as Princess Anne, the bored royal who absconds from her duties and meets up with Gregory Peck's American ex-pat journalist. Sabrina Fair (1954) Billy Wilder directs her as the shy daughter of a wealthy family's chauffeur, who returns from two years in Paris as a sophisticated young woman. Funny Face (1957) The musical romanti...
A dedication ceremony at the world's tallest skyscraper turns into a high-rise catastrophe when an electrical flare-up causes a raging fire trapping society's most prominent citizens on the top floor! Winner of three Academy Awards this spectacular suspense thriller features dazzling special effects and a star-studded cast including Paul Newman Steve McQueen William Holden and Faye Dunaway.
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.
Fred Astaire plays a fashion photographer based on real-life cameraman Richard Avedon, in this entertaining musical directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain). The story finds Astaire's character turning Audrey Hepburn into a chic Paris model--not a tough premise to buy, especially within this film's air of enchantment and surrounded by a great Gershwin score. Based on an unproduced play, this is one of the best films from the latter part of Astaire's career. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Must-See Musicals - 10 DVD Film Collection 10 all time classic Musicals from Warner Brothers in a beautiful box set. Includes: 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, A Star is Born, High Society & Gypsy.
This box set includes That's Entertainment That's Entertainment Part II That's Entertainment Part III.
Titles Comprise:Easter ParadeBroadway Melody of 1940Finian's RainbowThe Band Wagon
After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in the middle of the boss's scheme. Army conscription offers Robert the perfect escape from his troubles - or does it?
In this lavish Hollywood musical the headstrong daughter (Hayworth) of a powerful Argentine hotelier has to contend with her father's attempts to get her to marry...
Fred Astaire becomes both the benefactor and suitor of Leslie Caron in this charming story of a playboy who falls under the spell of a beautiful French orphan. While traveling through France Jervis Pendleton lll (Astaire) anonymously sponsors an 18-year-old girl named Julie (Caron) whom he sends to college in America. Two years later they finally meet face to face and start to fall in love. But complications arise and their happiness is threatened when Jervis embarks on a noble yet
Musical morality tale about prejudice directed by Francis Ford Copolla and starring Fred Astaire. Based on a Broadway show from the late 40's. Astaire plays an Irishman who's moved to a small southern town. His plan is to bury a leprechaun's pot of gold that he's brought with him - so that it will grow faster. But his plans go awry when his daughter makes the wrong wish while Astaire stands over the magical pot...
Contains the film titles: Top Hat: A musical comedy full of high style romance mistaken identity... and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing and singing 11 of Irving Berlin's best songs. When Jerry Travers meets lovely Dale Tremont it's love at first sight for him. Unfortunately Dale's affections chill when she mistakenly believes he's her best friend's new husband. Now she's engaged to someone else... Will she find out Jerry's real identity before she goes ahead and mak
In this irresistible musical, the legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Top Hat) are at the pinnacle of their art as a feckless gambler and the shrewd dancing instructor in whom he more than meets his match. Director George Stevens (Woman of the Year) laces their romance with humour and clears the floor for the movie's showstopping dance scenes, in which Astaire and Rogers take seemingly effortless flight in a virtuosic fusion of ballroom and tap styles. Buoyed by beloved songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern including the Oscarwinning classic The Way You Look Tonight Swing Time is an exuberant celebration of its stars' chemistry, grace and sheer joy in the act of performance. Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan New interview with George Stevens Jr. In Full Swing, a new programme on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the Bojangles of Harlem number PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
Relive the excitement of Opening Night as the curtain is raised on the Hollywood Musicals of the 1950s. All the music dancing the exotic locales the comedy and the drama are included in a salute to the greatest musicals ever to grace the motion picture screen. From the artistry of the ballet in An American In Paris to the Arabian Nights fantasy of Kismet there are stars shining in all their glory. Gene Kelly Howard Keel Fred Astaire Donald O'Connor and Cyd Charisse are but
After their roaring success in 'Top Hat' and 'Swing Time' 'Shall We Dance' is another classic Rogers/Astaire partnership. With the superbly exhilarating dance to 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' and 'Change Partners' the film also features one of the best known and fondly remembered dance routines ever performed by in 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off' all on roller-skate!
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers whose last joint project had been made 10 years before come together one final time for this film. The magical pair play performers Josh and Dinah Barkley whose act - and marriage - break up when Dinah decides to become a ""serious actress"". Among the unforgettable numbers are: ""They Can't Take that Away from Me"" (which Astaire and Rogers first performed in 1937's ""Shall We Dance"") ""Shoes With Wings On"" ""Swing Trot"" and ""You'd Be So Hard to Replace"".
Following a case of mistaken identity dancer Jerry (Astaire) follows Dale (Rogers) the girl of his dreams to Europe and tries to win her heart through song and dance routines... This most lavish of musicals from Hollywood's golden era features lyrics and music by Irving Berlin.
S'Wonderful S'Marvelous! Paris the City of Light shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up for the only time and bring their luminous starpower to this exquisite musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. This dazzling romp -- filmed on location in Paris -- garnered four Academy Award nominations. In the role of bookstore clerk transformed into a modeling sensation Hepburn showcases singing and dancing skills she had honed on the London stage performing How Long Has This Been Going On? a Basal Metabolism dance in a cool-cat bistro and more. Astaire as the fashion photographer who discovers her conjures up his inimitable magic for sequences that include his Let's Kiss And Make Up matador diversion a heavenly dance with Hepburn to He Loves And She Loves and again with Hepburn the title-tune enchantment I Love Your Funny Face. Now and forever so do we.
Musical movie featuring Irving Berlin songs. Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon original story by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
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