Some TV prints extend Bing Crosby's segment by adding the musical number "True Love" from "High Society" (1956).
In the "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" sequence from The Great Ziegfeld (1936), some prints have a slightly different narration from Frank Sinatra ending with "and somewhere in that loveliness, you'll find Dennis Morgan singing the song." In the theatrical print, presented in 1.85 widescreen, Sinatra adds the line, "If anyone could afford to film this number today, it might look something like this," as the pillarboxed "standard flat" image is expanded to fill the frame.
Some TV prints show the 1951 "Show Boat" segment in cropped widescreen, when in fact the film was made in a "regular" aspect ratio (non-widescreen). Widescreen did not really come along until 1953, although Cinerama did premiere in 1952.
The 2004 DVD release presents the film in both an enhanced widescreen transfer (which replicates the film's original theatrical presentation, with the sides of the screen"masked" for the 1.37:1 material, as presented in the original theatrical release) and a standard 4:3 version that properly letterboxes Cinemascope sequences. In the widescreen version the image often expands (as it did during the film's initial theatrical engagements) so that especially splashy musical numbers not originally shot in Cinemascope can fill the entire screen. DVD release also includes both overture and exit music.
Originally released with an instrumental overture preceding the film. This overture is included in some video releases.
Some video releases include instrumental exit music that plays after the closing credits.