Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "MGM musical"

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Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

Ziegfeld Girl **** (1941, James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Tony Martin,Philip Dorn, Dan Dailey) – Classic Movie Review 5161

MGM’s spectacular 1941 musical drama is engaging, opulently made and lavishly cast. It follows the fortunes of three plucky gals (Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner), all charming, idiosyncratic beauties determined to aim for […]

Mar, 15

Yolanda and the Thief ***½ (1945, Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan, Leon Ames, Mildred Natwick) – Classic Movie Review 5159

Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer reunite from Ziegfeld Follies (1945) for more graceful dancing, filmed with flair and lavishness by MGM in glorious Technicolor. With Frank Morgan as Victor Trout, Leon Ames as Mr Candle, and Mildred Natwick […]

Mar, 15

The Kissing Bandit ** (1948, Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J Carrol Naish) – Classic Movie Review 4717

Frank Sinatra stars as a Mexican bandit’s shy son from Boston, who wants to lead a quiet life back East, but whose family insist that he has to keep up his father’s renown for theft […]

Nov, 28

Royal Wedding [Wedding Bells] ***½ (1950, Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Sarah Churchill, Peter Lawford, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 3380

Director Stanley Donen’s tasty 1950 movie finds the MGM studios in the mood for cashing in the worldwide publicity and frenzy surrounding Queen Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip with a cute musical with Fred Astaire and […]

Feb, 19

Summer Stock **** (1950, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, Phil Silvers) – Classic Movie Review 2513

Director Charles Walters’s 1950 musical is the third and last pairing of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Poignantly, and sadly, it is the troubled Garland’s final movie for her studio MGM. She was struggling with […]

May, 23

The Pirate **** (1948, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak) – Classic Movie Review 2510

Director Vincente Minnelli’s sophisticated and colourful 1948 Technicolor musical is lots of fun and a real charmer. It’s a sparkling showcase for the splendid team of Gene Kelly and Judy Garland, in the second of […]

May, 23


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