Hollywood Musicals of the 50's

Witness the construction of a classical modern art form.

Relive the excitement of Opening Night as the curtain is raised on the Hollywood Musicals of the 1950's. All the music, the dancing, the exotic locales, the comedy, and the drama are included in a salute to the greatest musicals ever to grace the motion picture screen. From the artistry of the ballet in An American in Paris to the Arabian Nights fantasy of Kismet, there are stars shining in all their glory.Gene Kelly, Howard Keel, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Conner and Cyd Charisse are but a few of the luminaries included. Enjoy again the depiction of the early days of talking pictures in Singin' in the Rain. Clap your hands to the songs and dances aboard the Show Boat. Watch as Shakespeare comes alive again in the musical comedy Kiss Me Kate. Plus much more.

DVD box also includes a loose disc of Singin' in the Rain.

Approx. run time 125 mins

Film & Video
american dream, musical, performance, romanticism
Passport Video

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