Frank Sinatra (The Frank Sinatra Show) Movies on DVD
A double dose of the Chairman's early tube efforts. The "Bulova Watch Time" Christmas show from 1951 features Frank making merry with comedian Ben Blue and Hollywood veteran Walter Slezak, and singing holiday favorites. Next, a 1959 episode of "The Timex Watch Hour" has Ella Fitzgerald, Juliet Prowse, and Peter Lawford joining Sinatra for such songs as "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "I've Got the World on a String," "It's All Right with Me," and more. 115 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus shorts "Strictly G.I." (1943), "The House I Live In" (1945).
Filmed on a rainy afternoon in Palm Springs, this wonderful installment from "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show" series features the one and only Sinatra joined by guests Peter Lawford, Juliet Prowse, and First Lady of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald. "I've Got the World on a String," "Lazy Afternoon," "Just Me Just You," "Love Walked Right In," and "Love Is Sweeping the Country" are among the songs featured. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Two shows from the crooner's 1958 flirtation with series TV include a Chesterfield-sponsored episode starring British singer Jeannie Carson and funnyman Jesse White, and a Bulova presentation with Ethel Merman. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Mitzi Gaynor join Ol' Blue Eyes for this special variety show, recorded in October of 1958. This rare recording features songs including "High Hopes," "Together," "Hurricane," "It Was Just One of Those Things," "Angel Eyes," and others; Jimmy Durante cameos in a performance of "Please Come Home." 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.