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Easter Parade [Blu-ray] [1948]

  • SKU: 20790621
  • Release Date: 02/19/2013
  • Rating: NR
$14.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Ava Astaire McKenzie and John Fricke
    • Easter Parade: on the avenue
    • American masters - Judy Garland: by myself
    • Mr. Monotony outtake
    • Mr. Monotony dailies
    • Radio promo (audio only)
    • 3/11/1951 Screen Guild theater broadcast (audio only)
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Easter Parade
    Fred Astaire had announced his retirement before the cameras began to roll on Easter Parade, but he decided to accept the film's leading role when its original star Gene Kelly became incapacitated. The thinnish plot, which finds Astaire trying to turn chorus girl Judy Garland into a star in order to show up his former partner Ann Miller, is hardly what keeps the audience's eyes riveted to the screen. All that truly matters are the 17 musical numbers, all written by Irving Berlin (ten were standards, while seven were new to this film). Among the many highlights are Astaire's slow-motion version of "Steppin' Out," the Astaire/Garland duet "We're a Couple of Swells," the opening rendition of "Happy Easter," and the closing performance of the title number. So successful was Easter Parade that plans were immediately drawn to reteam Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in The Barkeleys of Broadway; this time, however, it was Garland who withdrew, to be replaced by Astaire's most famous vis-à-vis, Ginger Rogers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Judy Garland
      Judy Garland - Hannah Brown
    • Fred Astaire
      Fred Astaire - Don Hewes
    • Peter Lawford
      Peter Lawford - Jonathan Harrow III
    • Ann Miller
      Ann Miller - Nadine Hale
    • Jules Munshin
      Jules Munshin - Francois, Headwaiter



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice

      Posted
      UAWA
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is what one can call a classic. You will be humming 'in the easter parade' weeks after you've seen this movie. The dancing, the songs…its a movie that will put a smile on your face.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great dvd

      Posted
      marbke
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      this dvd is a great family movie and everyone should make it an easter tradition

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie pick

      Posted
      k10c2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I wanted to give my grandmother something nice to watch for Easter. She was quite pleased.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Greta to see in bluray

      Posted
      nordicman67
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Pictures are great. Great to see in bluray. Been a long time coming. Colors are seen like never before.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good buy for the money

      Posted
      awussow
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The DVD arrived on time but the packaging of the DVD is very flimsy & thin.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Old Movie

      Posted
      Fredrica
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It is nice to watch old movies that are happy and cheery.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Timeless

      Posted
      Polly
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      One of my favorites...was excited to find on dvd!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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