The Busby Berkeley Collection, Vol. 2
"Varsity Show" (1937), a charming musical with choreography by Busby Berkeley, tells the story of college students hoping to put on a swing dance show despite the ban put in place by a persnickety professor. The kids get help from Broadway producer Dick Powell--because the show must go on! Johnnie Davis, Rosemary Lane co-star. Songs include "I'm Dependable," "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile," and more. And, highlighted by musical sequences directed by Berkeley, "Gold Diggers In Paris" (1938) follows the owners and dancers from a cash-strapped New York City club as they are mistaken for members of a prestigious ballet group and invited to perform in Paris. Not wanting to turn down a free trip, the hoofers pose as classically trained performers while trying to step up their skills. Rudy Vallee, Lane also star. Includes the songs "The Latin Quarter," "Put That Down in Writing," and more. Four-disc set also includes "Gold Diggers Of 1937" and "Hollywood Hotel." 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; theatrical trailers; bonus shorts.
- Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley, Ray Enright, William Keighley
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Dick Powell, Rudy Vallee, Fred Waring, Joan Blondell, Rosemary Lane, Ted Healy, Hugh Herbert, Lola Lane, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore, Allen Jenkins, Lee Dixon, Gloria Dickson, Priscilla Lane, Osgood Perkins, Walter Catlett, Melville Cooper, Mabel Todd, Chas. D. Brown, Johnnie Davis, Johnny Davis, Buck and Bubbles, Louella Parsons, Fritz Feld, Rosalind Marquis... More