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Excellent movie: On the Riviera

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I highly recommend On the Riviera, with Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, and Corinne Calvet. It’s an entertaining movie with some terrific dance numbers—including Danny Kaye’s superb rendition of Ballin’ the Jack. And the special features, giving the background and context of the movie. Darryl Zanuck backed a Broadway musical in 1934, The Red Cat, that closed after 10 performances—but what he wanted was the film rights, and he liked the story so much he made three movies from the same story. The feature shows how the story’s emphasis changed with the times and the lead actor.

And one of the special features outlines Danny Kaye’s career and manifold talents. I had no idea. Amazing.

Well worth watching, IMHO. Here’s a sample:

Written by LeisureGuy

11 February 2011 at 10:06 pm

Posted in Movies & TV

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