The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul ... See full summary »
Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. Written by
Just the period visuals make it worth watching, let alone the songs!
I find "On a Clear..." to be a delicious example of a star vehicle which lets the star (Barbra Streisand in this instance) show her great abilities to the movie's advantage. The period characterization is almost unbelievable, Cecil Beaton's costumes are beyond wonderful. He manages to make Barbra look actually beautiful and stunning in the scene where she is seducing Robert Tentrees, thus making the situation more realistic. After all it is supposed to be a musical comedy, not historical drama, and as such, it is highly entertaining. For me it is a gem.
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