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Patsy Cline - The Real Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline - The Real Patsy Cline
Actors: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West, Carl Perkins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2004     0hr 48min

The complete, true story of Patsy Cline's brilliant rise to stardom and her tragic death at the pinnacle of her career. This unique video biography features rare, clasic performances, Patsy's hit songs, such as Crazy, I Fa...  more »


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Actors: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West, Carl Perkins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Country, Documentary
Studio: White Star
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

She's Got You - so watch this!
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 08/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Real Patsy Cline" is a good overview of Cline's all too brief career. Director Mark Hall uses the interview as his primary tool to tell Patsy Cline's story. Interviewees include band mates, friends, family members and people who were a part of her life. Recognizable names include Loretta Lynn, Mel Tillis and Carl Perkins. In addition to interviews, original TV footage is shown. Beyond this, there is some quasi-reenactment material. Both video footage and photographs combine to tell her story. Significant time is spent on the events surrounding her last plane trip. Overall, the film does a good job of telling her story. A good biography should give the viewer a feel of who the subject was, what made the biographee tick and what the subject was like as a person. In an entertaining and informative way, "The Real Patsy Cline" accomplishes these goals. On the down side, the production is low budget. The 1986 program sometimes has that corny 1980's feel. This is easily forgivable since the substance is so strong. "The Real Patsy Cline" is not only a good introduction to Cline, but it is a celebration of her life."
The Real patsy Cline
Michael Russo | Brooklyn NY | 08/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another fascinating documentary on Patsy Cline, it also is very haunting as well, as it re-enacts the events that lead up to her final tragic flight on March 5, 1963, also the haunting piano music that was played in those sequences as well."
Virginia Patterson Hensley (Cline): 9/8/32 - 3/5/63
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 06/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THE REAL PATSY CLINE combines short vintage film clips with modern interview segments and re-enactments to cover salient points in the life of country music's first woman superstar. At the height of her fame, Patsy was show-closer at Grand Ole Opry or wherever she went-- unheard of for a female back then.

We learn of Cline's penchant for hanging out with songwriters at taverns and acting like one of the boys-- telling rude jokes and using salty language. Willie Nelson performs with guitar a song written when he was a starving musician known as Hugh Nelson: "Crazy." Also heard are Loretta Lynn and Mel Tillis.

Carl Perkins offers insights. Widower Bill Cline remembers how he and Patsy would fight and quickly make up. The aftermath of a near fatal car wreck that left her face permanently scarred is vividly illustrated by a hospital room snapshot.

Vintage samples of Miss Cline performing are too brief and get narrated over. Major points off for that.

Dottie West, who Cline called "Hoss," warned Patsy against flying shortly before the Piper Comanche she was a passenger in crashed in a forest outside Camden, TN. due to intense storms. Not recounted was that Roger Miller searched frantically through the woods for Cline's plane and was first to find it. The Piper went in nose first-- all aboard were dead. After body recovery was completed, scavengers picked the crash site clean.

Along with performers Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, plus her manager/pilot Randy Hughes, Patsy Cline perished just after 6 pm on 3/5/63. She was 30 years old.

Related item:
Some of Patsy Cline's very best DECCA sessions are included on PATSY CLINE - 12 GREATEST HITS, for many years the all time best-selling country album."
Patsy Cline - The Real Patsy Cline
Jefferey G. Thompson | Perth Western Australia | 03/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I received my dvd of Patsy Cline The Real Patsy Cline, well I had to watch it straight away I also bought the Patsy Cline Remembering Patsy dvd these are must have for Patsy Cline fans, the tributes from other artists who were her friends and also people who absolutely adored her music there will only be one Patsy Cline and she left this world far too young at the age of 30, you can only imagine what other wonderful hits she would of made If she lived on today she is too me and other fans of country/ pop cross over one of the best female artists ever a legend in her own right.

Jeff from Perth Western Australia
Patsy Cline fan

Patsy Cline - The Real Patsy Cline"