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Words and Music

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Product Overview

This is the story of rogers and hart, the brilliant composer and lyricist who together created the classic movie musicals of the '30s and '40s.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 204408398
UPC 012569795327
UPC 14 00012569795327
Format DVD
Release Date 7/24/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Albert Akst - Editor
Arthur Freed - Producer
Ben Feiner, Jr. - Screenplay
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director
Charles Rosher - Cinematographer
Cyd Charisse - Actor
Ferris Webster - Editor
Fred F. Finklehoffe - Screenplay
Gene Kelly - Featuring
Guy Bolton - Based On Story By
Harry Stradling, Sr. - Cinematographer
Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Janet Leigh - Actor
Jean Holloway - Based On Story By
Judy Garland - Featuring
Lena Horne - Featuring
Mickey Rooney - Actor
Norman Taurog - Director
Perry Como - Actor
Tom Drake - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Bright Lights Film Journal
Review "Is Words and Music, MGM's 1948 ""and then they wrote"" biopic of songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, a masterpiece? Although long available on video, the film has inspired remarkably little praise. Yet it probably contains more first-rate production numbers than any other Hollywood musical ever made...Mickey Rooney, as Lorenz Hart, gets most of the screen time in Words and Music. Rooney, still alive and kicking as the twentieth century gets ready to fade into the sunset, is regarded as something of a joke today, if he's noticed at all. Yet in his heyday, he really was ""the biggest star in Hollywood,"" as he'll be glad to tell you...Words and Music saves the best for last: a rousing, over the top version of ""Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,"" a jazz ballet tale of Love and Death set among Manhattan's demimonde...This is kitsch that never gets old."
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Alan Vanneman
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Channel 4 Film ...a roll-call of musical comedy giants...energy and enthusiasm.
Michael E. Grost, Classic Film & Television ...good song numbers...

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