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Hollywood Movie Musicals in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles I -K

Titles I-K

In the Good Old Summertime
"Musical remake of Shop Around the Corner involving two feuding store employees who are unknowingly engaged in a romantic relationship as anonymous pen pals."

Into the Woods
"A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

"After a food spill ruins the haute couture fashion she's supposed to model at an elegant charity soiree, ex-shop girl Irene O'Dare puts on a vintage blue gown that belonged to her late mother.The dress becomes a sensation. So does lrene when the buzz goes round the party that she's a royal heiress. Her shop manager, eager to exploit the gossip and sell more dresses, adds to the illusion by putting her up at a Park Avenue address."

It's Always Fair Weather
"Three World War II buddies vow to reunite for old time's sake in 10 years. When they do they find their friendship has fizzled, until a day of tangling with romance, the fight game, the ad biz and a new medium called TV restores their bond. Highlights include a romp that uses trash-can lids as dancing shoes, Cyd Charisse routine with broken nosed boxers, and Kelly's tap dance on roller skates."

:Jersey Boys
"The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons."

Jesus Christ Superstar
"Rock opera musical version of the last days of Christ."

"The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this circus epic set at the turn of the century. The story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. Includes lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of 'This Can't Be Love' while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings 'Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue.' Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.' And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The circus footage was directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus."

Kid from Spain
"Cantor must go undercover as a Spanish bullfighter in Mexico."

The King and I
"An English governess is hired to teach the King of Siam's children, but challenges the country's traditions during her work."

King of Jazz
"Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts of the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers--all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson."

"This lavish musical follows one fateful day as a beggar-poet and his daughter cross paths with a wicked wazir, wily temptress, a handsome prince, a magical curse, and exotic adventure."

Kiss Me, Kate
"Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash."