Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Date with Judy|
Actors: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Xavier Cugat
Directors: Joseph Barbera, Richard Thorpe, William Hanna
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Genre: Musicals Rating: NR Release Date: 22-APR-2008 Media Type: DVD
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CodeMaster Talon | Orlando, FL United States | 08/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A delightful entry in the Jane Powell cannon, "A Date with Judy" is a sunny, happy movie with fun songs, bright technicolor photography, and an impossibly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in her pre-screechy days.
Based on a popular radio show, "A Date with Judy" stars our Jane as a spunky teen growing up in Southern California. Her boyfriend (sort of) directs the school band, his name is Oogie, and he's completely devoted to her. So of course when handsome Steven (a young Robert Stack) comes to town she ditches Oogie and chases after Steven with reckless abandon. But Steven has his eye on Oogie's older sister, Carol. "You're the most beautiful girl in Santa Barbara, and you know it," he tells her, and because she's played by Elizabeth Taylor it's hard to argue. There's also the always welcome Carmen Miranda, teaching Judy's father to rumba, and a host of familiar character actors to join in the fun.
I would put "A Date with Judy" up there with the best of Jane Powell, just below "Two Weeks with Love". If you're a fan of Jane and her voice you will love this. Elizabeth Taylor fans will also be intrigued, and of course anyone who loves MGM musicals will be in heaven. Recommended.
(And if you can't quite place the actor playing Oogie, try picturing him with a big oversized sweater. It's Scotty Beckett from The Little Rascals.)"
Its A Most Unsual Day as you watch A Date With Judy
Chris | Leeds, Utah United States | 09/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always loved this movie. I was one of the lucky ones who was able to get a copy of the VHS when it came out in 1989. I love this movie.Here is a brief DescriptionJudy (Jane Powell) is a little teenager from the 40's who just thinks about boys and being a social little darling. Well that is until she meets big High School Boy. Even though she is in Junior High she dumps the boy who really loves her and goes out with him. Well unlucky for her the boy who loves her sister is the rude and spolied (Elizabeth Taylor) well at the end Jane and her realy boyfried get back together.Great Movie. It's a shame they don't make'em like this anymore."
Fun, Nostalgic, Adorable Charmer!
CodeMaster Talon | 02/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Get ready for laughter, romance, wonderful musical numbers, and an overall UPBEAT, FEEL GREAT time!!! Among the main stars in this fun color musical are Jane Powell, Scotty Beckett, Liz Taylor (just sixteen yrs. old ), Robert Stack, Carmen Miranda, and Xavier Cougat. The story is set in Santa Barbara, CA where sixteen yr. old Judy Foster (Powell), a vivacious teenager, finds herself in all kinds of chaos due to misunderstandings and family mixups. Lots of fun song and dance numbers by the charming Carmen Miranda. Powell sings gorgeous renditions of "Judaline" and "It's a Most Unusual Day." I LOVE THIS MOVIE and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!"
It's a Most Unusual Day!
classicmoviefan | USA | 03/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie from the golden age of MGM's musicals!
It is "a most unusual day" at the Foster home. Judy Foster (Jane Powell) is all ready for the big high school dance when her steady boyfriend Oogie sends Jojo the school nerd to pick her up. She is furious! She confides her feelings to her old friend who owns the town drug store. He convinces his nephew Stephen Andrews (Robert Stack) to take her to the dance. Judy thinks he is so handsome and decides to dump Oogie. Now its Oogie's turn to be furious with her! At the dance Carol Pringle (A 16-year-old Elizabeth Taylor), Judy's best friend and Oodie's sister, catches Stephen's eye. "Your the prettiest girl in Santa Barbara" he tells her. "And you know it. That's also obvious." The rest of the story continues on with Oogie trying to win Judy back and poor Stephen caught in the middle. Elizabeth Taylor is great in this movie (you'll even get to hear her sing a few lines)! And Jane Powell sings wonderfully!"