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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

A look at the history of musical movies hosted by Shirley Jones. Full of clips and behind the scenes stories that any movie buff will appreciate.

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Mark McLaughlin
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Credited cast:
Obba Babatundé ... Himself
John Badham ... Himself
Robert S. Birchard Robert S. Birchard ... Himself
Nikki Blonsky ... Herself
Pat Boone ... Himself
Barry Bostwick ... Himself
Marc Breaux Marc Breaux ... Himself
Leslie Caron ... Herself
George Chakiris ... Himself
Marge Champion ... Herself
Bill Condon ... Himself
Beverly D'Angelo ... Herself
Arlene Dahl ... Herself
Dom DeLuise ... Himself
Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the history of musical movies hosted by Shirley Jones. Full of clips and behind the scenes stories that any movie buff will appreciate.

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The most entertaining and comprehensive film about Hollywood musicals ever produced.


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English

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14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby SR

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good, but slightly superficial
15 January 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

I'll rate this 7 for the clips alone, and the snippets of interview with the great stars of musical theatre and film, but this really is a quick and superficial overview of the genre, not really helped by the constant introductions and interruptions by host Shirley Jones.

Good to see people like Rita Moreno, Shirley MacLaine, Mickey Rooney, and Liza Minnelli discussing their work, but this documentary goes nowhere near deep enough. Given it has such a short running time, that's not surprising, but other documentaries have managed it before ('That's Entertainment' for one).

A bit of a disappointment really, given no new snippets for the musical fan to enjoy and digest, and saying nothing we don't already know. But worth watching as a diversion.


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