Betty Grable Movies on DVD
Cooling his heels in occupied Japan, entertainer-turned-serviceman Dan Dailey couldn't wait for his discharge to come through...until estranged wife/partner Betty Grable landed with a USO tour. Can he avoid being shipped out until he can win her back? Fun musical co-stars Danny Thomas, Dale Robertson, Richard Boone, Jeffrey Hunter; choreography by Busby Berkeley. Score includes "Love Is Back in Business" and the title tune. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Fun musical set in Brooklyn's "Sodom by the Bay" at the dawn of the 20th century, as saloon songstress Betty Grable becomes the center of a tug of war for her career--and affections--between boss Cesar Romero and promoter George Montgomery. Phil Silvers, Charles Winninger co-star; the plot would be recycled seven years later for Grable's "Wabash Avenue." Songs include "Beautiful Coney Island," "Get the Money." 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Betty Grable and Don Ameche are members of two feuding upper class families who meet while vacationing on the pampas and fall in love in this frothy musical fiesta that's a song-filled remake of the 1938 drama "Kentucky." Features Carmen Miranda in her film debut and a dazzling dance number by the Nicholas Brothers. Songs include "Bambu Bambu," "Down Argentina Way," "Nenita," "Two Dreams Met," and more. 92 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; lobby cards; photo gallery; featurette.
Broadway star Betty Grable has had her fill with the philandering of producer husband Macdonald Carey, so she runs off to Miami in search of her show business roots. In order to raise his jealousy, she feigns amnesia...and starts a flirtation with interested playboy Rory Calhoun. Backstage charmer co-stars Eddie Albert, Fred Clark, Gwen Verdon; score includes "Betting on a Man," "No Talent Joe," and the title tune. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Breezy musical salute to the Sunshine State stars Betty Grable, Charlotte Greenwood and Carole Landis as a husband-seeking trio who leaves the Texas prairie for Florida's palm trees and single millionaires, only to discover the road to love and riches a lot more complicated that they thought. First filmed as "Three Blind Mice" and later remade as "Three Little Girls in Blue," the romp co-stars Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, Jack Haley; features the songs "I've Got You All to Myself," "You Started Something," "Loveliness and Love," and more. 91 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; lobby cards; photo gallery.
Enchanting blend of comedy, drama and musical stars Betty Grable as a successful radio star who is about to make the leap to television with her husband/business partner Dan Dailey when she miscarries. Uncertain if they will ever be able to conceive again, the couple experiences the ups and downs of adoption before fate intervenes to help them become parents. With David Wayne, Jane Wyatt, Mitzi Gaynor; songs include "My Blue Heaven," "Live Hard, Work Hard, Love Hard," "What a Man," and more. 96 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; lobby cards; photo gallery.
Who else but Betty Grable, WWII's most famous pair of legs, could play the title role? In this musical comedy she's a secretary who masquerades as a singer and finds herself on the stage of a USO canteen performing for the troops. John Harvey, Joe E. Brown, Martha Raye co-star. 83 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer; audio commentary; photo gallery; deleted scene; collectible lobby cards.
Betty Grable shines in this rousing musical effort as a Bowery saloon singer who is determined to climb the social ladder. After travelling to London, she assumes a false identity and quickly falls for a wealthy duke. But when a reporter who loves her exposes her deception, Grable must figure out what--and whom--she really wants. With Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner; songs include "Get Your Police Gazette," "My Sam," "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)," the title tune, and more. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
In 18th-century Italy, contessa Betty Grable finds her castle commandeered by Hungarian military officer Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and his troops. Turning to the portrait of her lookalike ancestress for advice, she actually gets a response...and the counsel she receives is stranger still! Fluffy musical-comedy co-stars Cesar Romero, Walter Abel, Reginald Gardiner; Ernst Lubitsch's last, posthumous directing credit (completed by an unbilled Otto Preminger). 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Four-disc set includes "Down Argentine Way," "Moon Over Miami," "The Dolly Sisters," and "My Blue Heaven."
Betty Grable and June Haver sing and dance their way through the title roles in this breezy musical biodrama about the vaudeville duo who charmed America in the early 1900s. With John Payne, Frank Latimore, S.Z. Sakall. Songs include "I Can't Begin to Tell You," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "Give Me the Moonlight." 114 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; lobby cards; photo gallery.
In late 19th-century Boston, business college grad Cynthia Pilgrim (Betty Grable) raises some eyebrows when she takes a typist job in a shipping company's all-male office. Just imagine the impact on her job--to say nothing of her smitten boss (Dick Haymes)--when she becomes a full-out suffragette! Anne Revere co-stars. The score of unpublished George Gershwin melodies, given lyrics by brother Ira and completed by Kay Swift, includes "Aren't You Kinda Glad We Did?," "Changing My Tune." 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Somerset Maugham play "Too Many Husbands" gets a musical revamping, with Betty Grable starring as a performer and war widow who marries Gower Champion, the songwriting partner of late spouse Jack Lemmon--then is shocked when Lemmon shows up alive and well. Marge Champion co-stars; songs include "I've Got a Crush on You," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and the title tune. Myron McCormick co-stars. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.
In Gay Nineties Chicago, casino chanteuse Betty Grable dreams of bigger and better opportunities. While boss Phil Harris likes having her right where she is, longtime business rival Victor Mature wants to get in a dig by spiriting her away to the New York stage. Spirited redo of Grable's 1943 vehicle "Coney Island" co-stars Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Hamilton; score includes "Wilhelmina," "Baby Won't You Say You Love Me?" 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.