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"Lillian Russell" - It's the Gay '90s and headliner Lillian Russell (Alice Faye) is unstoppable! Called "The English Ballad Singer," her beauty, charm and unforgettable voice packed playhouses everywhere. Offstage, she was equally amazing with an extravagant lifestyle that included four husbands, a jewel-studded bicycle and a wardrobe filled with furs, jewels, gowns and diamond-decorated corsets. As Russell, Faye breathes life into this glamorous icon singing old standards such as, "After The Ball" and new songs including, "Blue Love Bird". "On the Avenue" is a "tuneful" (Variety) romantic musical that pits a New York socialite family against a Broadway producer. When Gary Blake's (Dick Powell) new show starring Mona Merrick (Faye) premieres, it angers socialite Mimi Carraway (Madeleine Carroll). But Mimi's bitterness turns to affection when she falls for Gary. Meanwhile, Mona makes a play for Gary by sabotaging the production. A feud erupts and the gossip columns are a-buzz until Mimi's Aunt Fritz steps in to help make things right again. "On The Avenue" features the velvety-voiced Faye singing Irving Berlin's "This Year's Kisses". "That Night In Rio" - Don Ameche and Alice Faye pair up as husband and wife, Baron and Baroness Duarte and head to South America in this musical classic. In order to avoid some financial problems, the Baron switches places with impersonator Larry Martin "Direto da Broadway" (also Ameche). When Martin's affections for the Baroness are too kind and romantic, both the Baroness and Martin's girlfriend Carmen (Carmen Miranda) realize their men are up to something. Filmed in brilliant Technicolor, "That Night In Rio" is a delightful comedy filled with rousing musical numbers including Faye's passionate and romantic, "They Met In Rio". "The Gang's All Here" - Eadie Allen (Faye) is a chorus girl who dreams of becoming a star. While working at a New York nightclub, she meets Sergeant Andy Mason (James Ellison); they fall in love but he is shipped off to war. As Eadie becomes the headliner at the nightclub, Andy comes home a war hero. But complications arise when Eadie finds out Andy is unofficially engaged to another woman. It's up to Eadie's friend and nightclub co-star Dorita (Carmen Miranda) to set things straight.
Documentary Feature on the Real Lillian Russell, Deleted Scenes, Featurette: "Alice Faye: A Life on Screen", Featurette: "Alice Faye: a Life Off Screen", Alice Faye/Phil Harris Radio Show.
"Lillian Russell" and "On the Avenue" are Presented in Black & White.
|Starring:||Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Edward Arnold, Leo Carrillo, Warren William|
|Director:||Roy Del Ruth|
|Studio Name:||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||02/20/2007|
|Run Time (in minutes):||410 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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