Flo Ziegfeld Musicals Movies on DVD
William Powell stars as Broadway's Glorifier of the American Girl in this lavish, song-filled biodrama that won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Stars like Fanny Brice and Ray Bolger play themselves, Luise Rainer and Myrna Loy are the impresario's lady loves, and the score includes "Rhapsody in Blue," "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Makin' Whoopee," and "If You Knew Susie." Look quickly for former First Lady Pat Nixon as an extra. 185 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; "making of" documentary; newsreel footage.
Enchanting MGM musical treat has late, great showman Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell) looking down from heaven and envisioning an assortment of the greatest song-and-dance spectaculars ever committed to celluloid. Selections include "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody," "Rhapsody in Blue," "My Man," "Yiddle on Your Fiddle," "Look for the Silver Lining," "Ol' Man River," and many more. With Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Fanny Brice, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton, Esther Williams, and others; directed by Vincent Minnelli. 117 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; outtakes; featurettes; bonus shorts "The Hick Chick" (1946), "Solid Serenade" (1946), "The Luckiest Guy In The World" (1947); theatrical trailers.