"With their MUSICALS 20 MOVIE PACK, MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT presents a star and song filled extravaganza that will keep your foot tapping for hours. These lesser-known titles are from the glory days of the movie musical, when folks would suddenly burst into song and dance at the drop of a top hat. Thoroughly enjoyable, and a real bargain!
Current viewer ratings (on a 1 to 10 scale) of these cinematic songfests is: 6.1.
The following alphabetized list includes individual polling scores, years of release and principal performers.
(4.8) All-American Co-Ed (1941) - Frances Langford/Noah Beery Jr./Harry Langdon (6.2) Breakfast In Hollywood (1946) - Bonita Granville/Beulah Bondi/Billie Burke (6.1) Calendar Girl (1947) - Jane Frazee/William Marshall/Victor McLaglen (6.2) Career Girl (1943) - Frances Langford/Edward Norris/Iris Adrian (5.9) Delightfully Dangerous (1945) - Jane Powell/Ralph Bellamy/Arthur Treacher (5.7) Dixiana (1930) - Bebe Daniels/Bert Wheeler/Robert Wolsey (6.3) Doll Face (1945) - Vivian Blaine /Perry Como/Carmen Miranda (5.4) The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) - Tommy Dorsey/Jimmy Dorsey/Paul Whiteman (5.0) Fiesta (1941) - Anne Ayars/Jorge Negrete/Armida (6.3) Glorifying The American Girl (1929) - Eddie Cantor/Rudy Vallee/Noah Beery Jr. (all in support) (6.1) Let's Go Collegiate (1941) Frankie Darro/Marcia Mae Jones/Mantan Moreland/Gale Storm (6.2) Minstrel Man (1944) - Gladys George/Benny Fields/William Frawley (in support) (6.6) People Are Funny (1946) - Jack Haley/Rudy Valee/Ozzie Nelson/Art Linkletter (6.1) Rhythm In The Clouds (1937) - Patricia Ellis/Warren Hull/William Newell (5.8) Second Chorus (1940) - Fred Astaire/Paulette Goddard/Artie Shaw (5.9) Sing, Cowboy, Sing (1937) - Tex Ritter/Al St. John (6.3) Sitting On The Moon (1936) - Grace Bradley/Roger Pryor/William Newell (7.2) Swing Hostess (1944) - Martha Tilton/Iris Adrian/Charles Collins (6.4) Till The Clouds Roll By (1946) - June Allyson/Judy Garland/Frank Sinatra/Van Heflin (7.1) Trocadero (1944) - Rosemary Lane/Johnny Downs/Sheldon Leonard"
Barbara A. Bates | Orange City, Florida United States | 09/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The provider did an excellent job at getting the product to me in a timely manner, and in excellent condition. I just feel the quality of the video could have been better. The sound was muted and muffled, and the visual quality made it seem as if the original had not been improved from its decades of deterioration."
jeannieK | ny ny | 01/13/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Most of the movies are not well known. The cover gives the impression that Fred Astaire will be in many of the movies; he's not and to see cast names you must actually start the dvd, there isn't a written movie guide. I'm sure a few of the movies will be good but so far no luck."
Frank Kowal III | Hollywood, CA | 03/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're thinking of getting this collection for a specific film, be sure to double check that this is the complete version. Some of the films included in this set were taken from shortened prints, made back in the day when these were played on regular TV and had to fit in to a certain time slot. Others seem to be as good as they'll ever look.
For example, the film "People Are Funny" is 87 minutes here, not 93. Another, worse, example is for "Dixiana." Not only is it also 87 minutes and not the original 100 minutes, but the 2-Strip Technicolor sequence originally at the end is presented B&W on this edition. The missing footage includes the entire classic dance routine by Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, as well as the climax to the plot between the hero and the villain.
For the price there are still some good films to be had here, and it's good to see so many familiar actors in one sitting. However, as in many of these Public Domain collections, some prints might not be the ones you want to have as your own personal "definitive" editions."
Pretty Cool Set
R. Blaise | Northern NY | 02/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't expecting to get a top notch selection of musicals. Many are a little on the dull side, a few are even confusing, but there are some real gems in this collection. At less than $1 a piece, I'd say, if you enjoy old movies and have the patience to sort the good from the bad, you'll find hours of enjoyment in the set. Pay particular attention to Jane Powell's film "Delightfully Dangerous". It is just great!"