“Wizard of Oz” for, well, everything. Especially that color! Early color made GWTW look wierd, but it was perfect for Oz.
“My Fair Lady” for the costumes (okay, that white and black dress) and the book. Can’t beat Shaw, and they cut surprisingly little. But the ending… Speaking of bad singers, didja ever hear the assemblage of the best notes of Audrey Hepburn’s singing made while she was still trying to convince the director she should do her own singing?
“Music Man” for Preston and (sigh) Jones, with her rosebud lips. And that opening sequence. And the song about Iowa. Hell, the first twenty minutes. Maybe the first hour, but it drags in the middle. And Hermione Gingold; Oldest asked how to pronounce that name the other day (she’s a Harry Potter fan). “Like it’s spelled,” sez I. And an oxymoronicly non-obscene Buddy Hackett. And I live that closing scene several times a year, especially since Thing Two has taken up the clarinet.
Which one was “Lullabye of Broadway” in? I guess that’s “Golddiggers of '35.” Fabulous.
The “That’s Entertainment” movies, because you get to see the best parts of Esther Williams movies without having to put up with any of the exposition.
“Poor Judd is Daid” is the high point of the American Musical Theater. “He looks like he’s asleep, it’s a shame that he won’t keep, but it’s summer and we’re running out of ice.” Hey, Morbid Millie, that sounds like one you’d like. Except it’s in color and the wrong decade.
Robert Morse singing “I Believe in You” in “How to Succeed” is priceless. What’s he up to these days? Still alive?
[sub]this is bound to get a rise out of somebody[/sub] Hey, nobody has mentioned any Elvis movies! Could it be that they all SUCK?
What’s this about Glenn Close in a TV “South Pacific?” Um, I’m trying to be charitable here, but Mitzi Gaynor was too old to play that mooncalf, Nellie, when she was 28. Glenn Close is just embarassing.
Gee, Zumba, you seem to have gotten lucky! Most women wouldn’t bother pursuing a guy they met in a thread about movie musicals. Usually pointless.