For the Boys

Directed By: Mark Rydell Starring: James Caan Bette Midler

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Product Overview

Two uso performers carry on a 50-year relationship through marriages, deaths and three destructive wars.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40677937
UPC 024543013785
UPC 14 00024543013785
Format DVD
Release Date 4/2/2013
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note In this ambitious musical saga, unknown USO singer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler) is teamed up with one of America's beloved song-and-dance men--Eddie Sparks (James Caan)--in England during World War II, beginning a 50-year partnership of music, laughter, and tears. Eddie is a seductive comedian and singer as notorious for his roving eye as he is for his jokes, while Dixie is a feisty but vulnerable and incredibly talented entertainer. Through three wars, a Golden Era television show, the McCarthy trials, and, in later years, an awards ceremony, FOR THE BOYS chronicles the relationship of this perfect onstage, tumultuous offstage couple as it's highlighted by historic events. George Segal adds further complexities to the couple's relationship as Dixie's showbiz uncle who is interrogated during the McCarthy era. With this nostalgic film, director Mark Rydell creates--in the spirit of old MGM musicals laced with a serious, modern look at war--a highly entertaining and touching film. The heroic cinematography, authentic period costumes and sets, and wonderful musical numbers all enhance this gripping melodrama.
Plot Summary
Summary In director Mark Rydell's FOR THE BOYS, a USO singer captivates troops and civilians alike. She teams up with one of America's beloved song-and-dance men, and the whole world becomes their stage through three wars and 50 years of music and memories.
New York Times "...A custom-tailored showcase for [Midler's] talents....Midler has wisely taken the bull by the horns..." 11/22/1991 p.C12
Mark Rydell
James Caan
Bette Midler
Cast & Crew
Rosemary Murphy - Star
Christopher Rydell - Star
Shannon Wilcox - Star
Arye Gross - Star
Bud Yorkin - Star
Karen Martin - Star
Melissa Manchester - Star
Norman Fell - Star
George Segal - Star
David Bowe - Star
Jason Iorg - Star
James Caan - Star
Patrick O'Neal - Star
Steven Kampmann - Star
Dori Brenner - Star
Michael Green - Star
Bette Midler - Star
Jack Sheldon - Star
Mark Rydell - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
Catalog ID 2001378
UPC 00024543013785
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 145 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Midler,Bette
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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