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Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie, starring Dick van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann Margaret, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) starring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Bobby Rydell Bye Bye Birdie is a musical, with the songs held together by a fairly funny story — €” actually, two or three stories that are interwoven together. It stars Dick Van...
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill I’m very conflicted writing this review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, since I loved it as a child, but I have trouble enjoying it as an adult.  Time began its review saying...
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She’s Working Her Way Through College

She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan
She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan She’s Working Her Way Through College is an interesting musical — €” the basic plot has former burlesque dancer Hot-Garters Gertie (Virginia Mayo) having saved up enough money to attend college, so after talking to her...
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Brigadoon

Brigadoon, starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson
Brigadoon (1954) starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse Brigadoon, like most Gene Kelly movies, is a musical with plenty of singing and dancing.  More than that, it is a movie with heart, and a strong message about the values that matter.  It begins with Tommy Albright (played...
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Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding (1951) starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill
Movie review of Royal Wedding (1951) starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) are a brother and sister dance duo invited to perform in London during the same time that Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are to...
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Broadway Melody of 1938

Broadway Melody of 1938 - Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen, Billy Gilbert, Judy Garland
movie review of Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), starring Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen, Billy Gilbert, Judy Garland Synopsis of Broadway Melody of 1938 Steve Raleigh (Robert Taylor) wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a financial backer, Herman Whipple as well as a dancing...
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I’€™ll See You in my Dreams

I'll See You in my Dreams, starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas
I’ll See You in my Dreams, starring Danny Thomas and Doris Day Doris Day and Danny Thomas romantically collaborate in this affectionate biopic of tunesmith Gun Kahn that’s a treasure chest of some of this century’s greatest songs. Year: 1952 Director: Michael Curtiz Starring: Doris Day, Danny Thomas,...
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L’il Abner

L'il Abner
Movie review of L’il Abner  — €“ the musical comedy movie, inspired by the Broadway play, that in turn was inspired by Al Capp’s famous comic strip about the inhabitants of Dogpatch
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