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Words and Music on DVD

Words and Music on DVD
Release Date: July 24, 2007


This was Judy's last guest appearance in an MGM musical was also her last big screen appearance with Mickey Rooney and their only appearance together in Technicolor. The film is a highly fictionalized account of the lives and careers of the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart that is really just an excuse to feature MGM's musical stars in guest spots. Judy plays herself in a Hollywood party scene, and duets with Mickey on "I Wish I Were In Love Again" then solos on "Johnny One Note". Judy is the "Spirit of '48" Articlehighlight of a film that's filled with wonderful musical performances from the likes of Lena Horne, June Allyson, Perry Como, and more.

DVD Special Features:

Commentary by historian Richard Barrios [Author and historian Barrios provides fascinating insights into the genius of Rodgers and Hart, one of the greatest songwriting teams of the twentieth century, and why the studio failed to bring the truth of Hart's story to the screen.]
New featurette A Life in Words and Music
Oscar-nominated Theatre of Life
1948 MGM short Going to Blazes!
1948 MGM classic cartoon The Cat That Hated People
"Lover" and "You're Nearer" Outtakes featuring Perry Como
Audio-only bonuses: Outtakes of "Falling in Love with Love", "I Feel at Home
with You", "Manhattan" (alternate version), "My Funny Valentine", "My Heart
Stood Still", "On Your Toes" (alternate version) and "Way Out West On West
End Avenue"
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Image at right: Entertainment Weekly "box" focusing on both The Pirate and Words And Music.

Check out The Judy Garland Online Discography's Words and Music pages.


1990 VHS Edition
Words and Music on VHS

Front, back, and insert cover of the 1996 laser disc edition.
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