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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles G

Titles G

The Gay Divorcee
"In one of their best loved, most charming song and dance comedies, Fred and Ginger demonstrate just how they became known as America's greatest dance team. Includes the Academy Award-winning hit 'The Continental'."

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Lorelei and Dorothy are just 'Two Little Girls from Little Rock', lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, even though 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'."

"Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story."

Girl Crazy
"Rich kid Danny Churchill (Mickey Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray (Judy Garland), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. At least at first..."

The Girl Most Likely
"A bank clerk who won't say no, Dodie has three fiancees and can't decide which one to marry. First there's Pete, a poor mechanic who can only bring love to a marriage. Next is a salesman named Buzz, who promises a life of stability. And finally there's Neil the playboy (Keith Andes), a millionaire she's only just met. Determined to choose the right Mr. Right, Dodie daydreams what their lives would be like if she marries one of the three."

The Glenn Miller Story
"This tribute to Glenn Miller charts his rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s."

"Film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Set in contemporary New York City, the film features a cast drawn from both the original New York and various stage companies."

Goldwyn Follies
"Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be 'Miss Humanity' and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person."

Goodbye, Mr. Chips
"Mr. Chips is a shy and proper classics professor who teaches at an English all-boys school. He falls in love with a London dance-hall girl and decides to marry her. The couple makes Brookfield Academy for Boys its home and brightens the school with their unlikely union."

Good News
"A school librarian falls for a star football player in this lighthearted musical set in the gone-but-not-forgotten college days of the 20's."

"It's love when a greaser falls for a good girl in this classic musical depicting young life in the fifties."

The Great Ziegfeld
"Ziegfeld is a theatrical impresario, whose show business empire begins when he stage-manages a tour for a strongman. With almost no money in the bank, he charms European stage star Anna Held to headline his "Follies". From 1907, Ziegfeld stages annual editions of Broadway's most fabulous revue. Eventually, Ziegfeld abandons Anna in favor of other beauties. Ziegfeld comes to realize that his new romance with Follies-girl Audrey Dane, is all wrong, settling instead for good-natured actress Billie Burke. Bankrupted by the Depression, Ziegfeld dies as he plans a spectacular comeback."

Guys and Dolls
"A gentleman-gambler falls in love with a missionary, while a floating crap-game operator avoids marriage to his long-time fiancee."

"While the title suggest that this musical is about the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, it is really about her hard-driven, determined stage mother, Mama Rose. In the beginning, Rose concentrates on her talented younger daughter, June, leaving older, less talented Louise in the cold. When June tires of being cute and runs away, Rose turns to Louise instead. Louise eventually does become 'Gypsy', and Rose is left by herself, her aspirations for her kids realized, but her own show-business aspirations still unrealized."