Alice Faye

March 19, 2007 at 12:47 am 2 comments


Just to let you know of a new DVD set that is available.

The Alice Faye collection is out and it delivers!  I was so happy to find it on Amazon.  You know I love nothing more than an old musical and Alice Faye is one of my favorites!  This collection includes:

Lillian Russell (with Don Ameche and Henry Fonda)

That Night In Rio (also with Don Ameche and Carmen Miranda)

The Gang’s All Here (with Carmen Miranda)

On the Avenue (with Dick Powell)

Chris thought it was funny how many of the Alice Faye musicals all had the same cast and I had to explain to him all about the Hollywood Studio system and  how it worked.  That’s why you see so many Alice Faye and Betty Grable movies also featuring Carmen Miranda.

The Gang’s All Here is a good film but for the strange Busby Berkeley ending.   It is a strange number called the Polka Dot Polka with all sorts of glowing rings and disembodied heads floating around the screen.  There was a time in Hollywood when they made these strange endings with heads floating all about the screen! I don’t know what that is all about!

I think my favorite is Lillian Russell.  It is a biopic of the Broadway singer and has the best plot as well as some good songs. It is a black and white film and the costumes are marvelous.  Don Ameche got second billing but was hardly in the film at all and Henry Fonda really does a nice job as the man who loved Lillian from afar and never gave up on her. Definitely one worth seeing.

The only one I haven’t watched yet is On the Avenue. That is up for tomorrow night.  I shall be singing all week at this rate! 

Have pleasant musical dreams!


Entry filed under: films, Music.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tigeryogi  |  March 19, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    You and Hubby.

    If he had his way, he would watch nothing but Turner Classic Movies…

  • 2. Ed  |  March 20, 2007 at 2:22 am

    Alice FAye was married to Phil Harris. Phil was born in my hometown here in Indiana and He and Alice would visit and put on a show every year the last of June. Now Roy Clark fills in for Phil and alice but it’s not the same.


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