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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

A look at the history of musical movies hosted by Shirley Jones. Full of clips and behind the scenes stories that any movie buff will appreciate.


Mark McLaughlin
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Credited cast:
Obba Babatundé ... Himself
John Badham ... Himself
Robert S. Birchard Robert S. Birchard ... Himself
Nikki Blonsky ... Herself
Pat Boone ... Himself
Barry Bostwick ... Himself
Marc Breaux Marc Breaux ... Himself
Leslie Caron ... Herself
George Chakiris ... Himself
Marge Champion ... Herself
Bill Condon ... Himself
Beverly D'Angelo ... Herself
Arlene Dahl ... Herself
Dom DeLuise ... Himself
Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage)


A look at the history of musical movies hosted by Shirley Jones. Full of clips and behind the scenes stories that any movie buff will appreciate.

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The most entertaining and comprehensive film about Hollywood musicals ever produced.


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Release Date:

14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby SR


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Enjoyable, but incomplete
21 October 2008 | by jeroenantoniusSee all my reviews

I love the genre, so I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. Due to the years covered (1927- 2007) within a limited time span (108 min), omissions are inevitable. But up to the nineties I think the makers did a great job selecting the defining movie musicals of the decades. In their coverage of the nineties, however, they ignore the big screen and turn to the small screen instead, thus saying no movie musicals of any importance were made within the decade, and thereby dismissing Sister Act (1992), Woody Allen's Everyone says I love you (1996) and most curiously Evita (1996), which did well at the box office, won the lead actress a Golden Globe, and was nominated for several Oscars. Maybe it was a matter of not getting the rights to show clips of these movies, but the omission was a disappointment nonetheless.

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