This musical star may not have been the biggest box-office draw of all time, but she still has an international fan club, and a devoted following, indicative of the impact she made on-screen. She was a Broadway chorus girl in the early 1920s, but was soon picked to play leads in operettas and musical comedies. Given a screen test at Paramount's New York studio in 1929, she was chosen by director Ernst Lubitsch to costar with French singing sensation Maurice Chevalier in The Love Parade the succe...
A Fine Romance - Guardian.co.uk A fine romanceguardian.co.uk, UK - 19 hours agoThe classic version, directed by Ernst Lubitsch in 1934 with Jeanette Macdonald and Maurice Chevalier singing lyrics by Lorenz Hart, is far superior to the ...... Thu May 1, 2008, 11:12 pm
Production Of Merry Widow Opens At London Coliseum - Huliq Production Of Merry Widow Opens At London ColiseumHULIQ (press release), NC - Apr 11, 2008... operettas and was later filmed by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer (1934) starring Jeanette MacDonald in the title role opposite Maurice Chevalier as Count Dan... Fri April 11, 2008, 8:17 am
"This is a movie which I taped each time it was on TV until I got the very best print I could. I watched it religiously 2 or 3 times a year. Always in awe. The music, the acting, the production are all breath-takingly spectacular. This movie is unforgettable, one of those films that one's own memory (to say nothing of musicals made for the next 25 years) quotes from incessantly. Fabulous to have it on DVD!"
"As the young generation of today only swell over 'Titanic' and 'Jurrasic Park' at the cinema, movie musicals have long being forgotten and discarded. I live in Singapore where it is hard to find somebody who still remembers about the famous movie musicals made by MGM( or other studios). However, this collective clips of musicals made by MGM really offer me a deep insight into what was once popular and successful in HOllywood. I love all the scenes and all those dancing movements. It's a pity I have missed out on so many great musicals before my time. My advice: Forget about disaster stories or computer aided graphics for the time being and treat yourself to a world of fascinating songs and dance! YOu'll love it. Musicals are for everyone to enjoy certainly."
"This wonderful DVD features songs written by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields just to name a few composers and lyricists. A big plus is that the entire musical numbers are shown, but not just short clips. If you love great American songs, this DVD is for you. Highly recommended."
"My ohmy.... Well we all know that MGM released over 200 musical films - almost all better than any produced by other studios(well, I agree - it was an overstatement). But in the 70`s, long after the original musicals lost the general interest, MGM released two compilation films of their rich musical past. And they did it with the same inventiveness that made the ol`ones so special. What a treat to watch..."