Starring: Buddy Hackett, Shirley Jones, Robert Preston, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford
Director: Vincente Minnelli
"Essential Classic American Musicals" include: "The Music Man" - "The Music Man," the joyful film of the 1,375-performance Broadway smash, remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval... and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo. Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year-old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Wilson's sassy, brassy score, is orchestrated to Oscar - Winning effect by Ray Heindorf. "Meet Me In St. Louis" - In a role that was one of her favorites, a 22-year-old Judy Garland headlines this warm turn-of-the-century delight presented for the first time on DVD. Set in 1903, this captivating musical is a slice of Americana about the Smith family's experiences during the year of the St. Louis World's Fair. Directed by Vincente Minnelli (whom Garland married soon after filming, later becoming parents to daughter Liza), Judy Garland has perhaps never been more winning as she pines for "The Boy Next Door," comforts seven-year-old Margaret O'Brien (awarded a special Oscar(R) as 1944's outstanding child actress) with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and whisks along to the clang-clang-clang of "The Trolley Song." "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" - When rugged frontiersman Adam sweeps local beauty, Milly, off her feet, the whole town is turned upside-down. But no one's more shocked than Milly, who discovers that she's now expected to cook and clean not only for Adam but for his six rowdy brothers too! Well, Milly's no pushover, and soon she has those boisterous boys whipped into groomhood and dancing for joy over six brides of their own!.
"The Music Man" (Widescreen/Fullscreen); "Meet Me In St. Louis" (Fullscreen) and "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" (Widescreen).
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||05/06/2008|
|Run Time (in minutes):||328 minutes|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.68 x 7.75|