Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War

Double trouble: Winsocki Military Institute cadet Bud Hooper has two dates for the prom: his best girl - and publicity-seeking glamour girl Lucille Ball, who unexpectedly says yes to starstruck Bud's invitation. Comedy put...  more »


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Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Musicals, Military & War
Studio: WRNS
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

Pamela Fuschetto | Hackensack, NJ | 07/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just finished watching Best Foot Forward for the first time. Being a staunch classic movie fan, the talent is so superior to anything we have today, I don't know how I missed this one; but I won't miss it again as I had to purchase a copy on the spot.

TALENT,TALENT, AND MORE TALENT. That about sums this movie up. The plot is predictable, the story light but FUN, FUN, FUN. Lucy is great in what I can only assume is an accurate portrayal of herself. The supporting cast outstanding. Most reprising their Broadway roles.

But what blew my mind was Tommy Dix!! I did not know of him before I saw him today and could not believe his voice. Sixteen and seventeen performing this roll on Broadway and eighteen for the movie. Unbelievable!! So amazing that I thought it had to be dubbed and was so thrilled to learn that it is indeed his voice. I would have been standing in the aisles cheering his rousing rendition of Winsocki had I had the good fortune to see him perform it on Broadway. And it is obvious by the smile on his face in the movie, that he enjoys performing this number. Thank goodness it is on film to cherish and enjoy over and over again. It is rare that an actor gives one performance that leaves people with such a long lasting impression. Tommy Dix is that rare actor, and his Winsocki that one in a million performance.

Along with Micky Rooney's movies you could class this as one of the original High School Musicals. The cadets at Winsocki Military Academy having their Senior Prom and Graduation with aspirations for acceptance to West Point the University. What I found most enjoyable is that with few exceptions, June Allyson was 25 and Lucy 32 at the time of shooting, the student cast was indeed in their teens and high school age. Not like today when the "teen" for the most part is well into their 20's. Just another documentation of the talent in that era of film making.

So give yourself a real treat and watch this movie as soon as you can. It will no doubt leave you with a big smile on your face too. Enjoy, its a real treasure.

Best Foot Foward
HeavenKissed | Pennsylvania, but I wish I were someone else. | 02/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was actually a movie that I ordered
for my son, who is 13 and absolutely loves all
movies from 30-50's era.

He was so excited and I believe he watches the
movie every other day, or so it seems!