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Greatest Classic Films - Mickey & Judy


Greatest Classic Legends - Mickey & Judy
Release Date: November 1, 2011

JudyGarland

 

Easter Parade DVD back cover artThis release is a "bare bones" re-release of the films included in the massive 2007 boxed set.  At the low retails price of $27.92, it's ideal for those who don't want to spend the money on the boxed set with its printed extras, but just want the films themselves.

From Warner Home Video:

GIRL CRAZY (1943): With Judy makin’ Bidin’ My Time a cowboy hoedown, Mickey mimicking a boxing announcer in a knockout comedy bit and Tommy Dorsey providin’ Fascinatin’ Rhythm, this Gershwin tunefest is a swell bidin’ of everyone’s time, including a joyous Busby Berkeley-staged I Got Rhythm finale.

INCLUDES:

Commentary by John Fricke
Comedy Short Hollywood Daredevils
Cartoon The Early Bird Dood It
I Got Rhythm Stereo Remix Version
Audio-Only Bonus: Bronco Busters Outtake

STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940): Mickey and Judy lead the effort to enter their school band in a swing-music contest hosted by Paul Whiteman. Judy solos Nobody, Rooney dances and drums with volcanic energy and director Busby Berkeley brings his famed angles, precision dance and cutting to Do the La Conga and the rousing title finale.

INCLUDES:

Pete Smith Specialty Comedy Short Wedding Bills
Cartoon Romeo in Rhythm
Do the La Conga Stereo Remix Version
Audio-Only Bonuses: Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo, Millions for Defense excerpt, 1940 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast

BABES IN ARMS (1939): With Rodgers and Hart songs and Busby Berkeley direction, this tale of kids rescuing their cash-strapped vaudevillian parents by putting on a show is Mickey and Judy’s first musical together, Arthur Freed’s first producer credit and Rooney’s first Oscar® nomination.

INCLUDES:

Commentary by John Fricke
Our Gang Short Duel Personalities
Cartoon The Mad Maestro
1939 Newsreel
Audio-Only Bonuses: Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo and three radio shows with Rooney and Garland

BABES ON BROADWAY (1941): This time the babes aid inner-city kids by puttin’ on a show. Mickey hoofs, clowns and shakes his fruit basket as Carmen Miranda. Judy sings and emotes (in French!) as Sarah Bernhardt. And both bring down the house with How About You, Hoe Down and a minstrel-show stopping finale.

INCLUDES:

Pete Smith Specialty Comedy Short How to Hold Your Husband – Back
Cartoon Dance of the Weed
Audio-Only Bonuses: Two Leo Is on the Air Radio Promos, Merton of the Movies Radio Adaptation with Rooney and Garland and Chin Up! Cheerio! Carry On! Song Demo Performed by Burton Lane.

ALL MOVIES IN THE COLLECTION INCLUDE:

Introduction by Mickey Rooney
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles: English (Main Feature. Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be Subtitled).