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Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special
Judy Garland Robert Goulet Phil Silvers Special
Actors: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Phil Silvers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television
NR     2002     1hr 20min

Studio: Kultur Release Date: 11/19/2002 Run time: 80 minutes

     
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Actors: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Phil Silvers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Television
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Classic TV
Studio: White Star
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 11/19/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1963
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

What More Could Be Said Of Judy?
C. Hackman | easton, pa USA | 06/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Will all the super reviews on this tape I just had to add the one thing which I think was the most important yet everyone else has seemed to miss. In a segment where Silvers, Goulet and Garland do a spoof on each other's songs in a well planned medley there are several "laugh out loud" moments but here is the very best.....all at once to see Silvers and Goulet in "drag" as Judy lip singing to her real singing imitating all her moves etc was not only a spoof of all the drag queens doing Judy even then but quite a statement as well! It was truely hysterical! This tape is 60's TV variety at it's very best, it's just plain terrific! A must see for anyone who likes great music and phenomenal talent all in one!"
Best duet in history of show business featured here
Karen Anderson | USA | 03/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People, people. The hightlight of this DVD is the five-song medley with Robert Goulet that is so charged with chemistry and excitement, they literally shoot sparks through the TV screen. Wow!! What can be said about these two together? There was definite magic in the air when these songs were sung. One wonders what Sid Luft must have thought about the Goulet duet, because wow, the two of them evoked such loving passion for each other, perhaps staged, perhaps not, that was the equivalent of undeniable lovemaking right there on TV for all the world to see. THE SPARKS FLY, especially with Judy's "Through the Years" as the crescendo and "Love is a Lovely Thing" culminating in a carefree romp! I can watch this one over and over again and say with confidence it is the most outstanding duet I've ever seen. Judy is magic with Goulet, sheer magic, and Goulet rises to the occasion with each and every moment. You must, must, must check this one out. Don't be mislead by other reviewers on this DVD. The Goulet duet is fantastic, unbelievable, breathtaking, sensual, erotic, evocative, powerful and, like Judy herself, unforgettable."
Fine concert with Garland
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 12/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Judy Garland shares the bill with Robert Goulet and Phil Silvers on this 1963 television special, which acted as a prelude-of-sorts for her regular TV series the following year. Garland is in prime vocal condition, and she's ably partnered by two very capable leading men.

Robert Goulet, who rose to fame as the romantic lead Lancelot in Broadway's "Camelot" three years previous, had by this point established himself as a popular matinee idol and recording artist. His marriage to Broadway leading lady Carol Lawrence ("West Side Story"'s original Maria) cemented them both as the 'Royal Couple' of musical theatre.

With television's "Sgt. Bilko", comedian Phil Silvers was also at the top of his profession. No stranger to musicals; he had starred opposite Nanette Fabray in composer Jule Styne's first big show, "High Button Shoes" in 1947.

The show opens with Garland's dazzling "Hello Bluebird" (also introduced in the film "I Could Go on Singing" that same year). Robert Goulet, looking very dapper with slicked-back hair and tux, joins Garland (also very lovely in a sleek black gown and fur stole) for a love medley that comprises "Love Walked In", "Here I'll Stay with You", "Through the Years", "If Ever I Would Leave You", and "Love is a Lovely Thing".

Garland also gets to share a delicious comedy routine with Phil Silvers, after he gatecrashes her rendition of "I Happen to Like New York", and decides to share with her some commonplace sights and sounds around the city. After a quick dissolve, Garland returns, dressed in a black tassle-skirt and fedora hat, to perform her rousing "Get Happy". She later performs both her famous "Love" Medley, and "By Myself", before joining the boys again for an hilarious series of musical skits.

As a precursor to her popular TV show, this works just fine. Garland obviously had a ball with Silvers and Goulet; their chemistry fairly spills off the screen, and her unique flair for comedy is showcased here beautifully."
The best full-length TV show by Garland currently on video.
Byron Kolln | 04/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The energy and warmth of her personality come through and the effect is riveting. She positively sparkles in the comdedy skit with Silvers, and the romantic chemistry with Goulet adds so much to their duet. It's interesting to see how she feeds on that chemistry to turn out a knockout performance of "Through the Years" that nearly causes her to forget where she is for a moment, she is so pleased with herself. In short, there is a comeradery here that is sadly missing from other shows, like the one with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin for instance. She is obviously having a lot of fun. Goulet's vocals are, as usual, flat, but Garland's way with each song, her vocal inflection, her movement and gestures, are for the most part unerring, particularly in the opening song, "Hello, Bluebird". Virtually the only exception being the medley "Almost Like Being In Love/This Can't Be Love" with Garland looking and sounding like she hadn't slept in a week. It's hard to believe it was filmed on the same day as the rest of the special."