No Oscars here, just silly fun! The Donkey Serenade - Jose Iturbi 10. In the audition scene with Iturbi, Grayson sings a special arrangement by for and orchestra of the waltz from 's. Sinatra later said that he could have made an entire film in the time it took them to make that one scene. Britton is best remembered today as the ditzy, busybody landlady on the 1960's sitcom My Favorite Martian. Synopsis This mammoth musical is at base the story of two sailors on leave in Hollywood. Clarence is smitten with her from the beginning. Everything in it doesn't quite add up to perfection, but there are plenty of individual perfect scenes in it.
Seventy years ago classical music and opera were both more widely enjoyed than they are today. This was Kelly's first opportunity to choreograph an entire picture and he didn't disappoint. At first it is Clarence who falls for her but once Joe hears her sing an ear piercing opera song, he becomes smitten. Some Other Time - Frank Sinatra 6. Donald, a little boy who wants to join the navy, is found wandering around the boulevard by a cop, who takes him to the police station.
Donald, a little boy who wants to join the navy, is found wandering around the boulevard by a cop, who takes him to the police station. According to 's book on Roy Disney, the studio was in debt after and they were focusing on trying to get their own films out on time. Photographed in Technicolor, the production is extremely lavish, has good comedy, a romance, tuneful songs, and effective dancing. . All Of A Sudden My Heart Sings - Kathryn Grayson 9. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
It's the Same Old Dream - Frank Sinatra 10. She is a struggling singer which gives the script another excuse to break out in song. Still, anytime spent with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra doing what they do best is time well spent. Clarence is smitten with her from the beginning. Both men unexpectedly cross paths with a woman named Susan Abbott Kathryn Grayson after they are forced by the police to bring her nephew to her house. Good News - Joan McCracken 15. The story is thin, but it has some human interest, and there are so many humorous situations that one is kept laughing most of the way.
While, like Patrick, I enjoyed Kathryn Grayson's singing, I do agree with Eric that Iturbi's piano playing, despite being damn good, does stop the movie and adds unnecessarily to the running time. Brady unexpectedly becomes sort of a mentor to Clarence Doolittle Frank Sinatra who wants help with finding love as well. That night, they go out to a cafe, where Clarence meets a girl from Brooklyn, and they hit it off. Originally, the producers wanted to use for this segment. In 2001, purchased this Oscar statuette at a estate auction and returned it to the. After many failed attempts to find Iturbi, all hope is lost for Joe and Clarence, who want to come clean with Susan and tell her there was no audition.
The movie was written by Natalie Marcin and Isobel Lennart and directed by George Sidney. Brash Joseph Brady has promised his shy pal Clarence Doolittle that he will introduce Clarence to all the glamorous movie starlets whom he allegedly knows so well. I was familiar with that scene long before I ever saw this movie. Sinatra later said that he could have made an entire film in eight weeks. Likewise, if I ever have to hear Grayson sing again, it will be too soon. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1941-1950. Honestly, his character isn't even needed, but clearly the studio wanted to feature him.
Such a melancholy moment, with a lonely Sinatra singing such a touching ballad, would seem out of place in Take Me Out to the Ball Game and On the Town. The point Eric made that truly captures the secret to the success of this movie and their future endeavors together, is the magical chemistry between the two male leads. From The Heart Of A Lonely Poet - Kathryn Grayson 18. Trying to make Susan impressed with Clarence, Joe tells her that Clarence is a personal friend of Iturbi, and that he has arranged an audition for Susan with him. The story is thin, but it has some human interest, and there are so many humorous situations that one is kept laughing most of the way. According to 's book on Roy Disney, the studio was in debt after and they were focusing on trying to release their own films out on time. Clarence and Joe end up being picked up by the cops to help convince Donald to go home.
Even so though, they could have edited his scenes better. Although, it is obvious that Sinatra was more relaxed in their later films together and his dancing and his acting became looser with experience, he still demonstrates a screen presence and plenty of unpolished talent. Sinatra tries his level best, and to his credit he manages to get all the way through it and he even nails the landing. Instead of sailors on shore leave singing, dancing and falling in love in the Big Apple, you have sailors on shore leave singing, dancing and falling in love in Hollywood. They make a great pair and have that rare ability to just seem natural together.
The production numbers are zingy; the songs are extremely listenable; the color treatment outstanding. There is no reason why the film should not gain recognition as one of the year's best of its type. Two sailors Sinatra and Kelly in Hollywood looking for glamorous movie starlets find romance, dancewith a cartoon mouse and help a young starlet get discovered--all duringone shore leave. Varsity Drag - June Allyson, , Peter Lawford 1. Night and Day - Frank Sinatra Studio Recording Step Lively 2.