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The host of this series is noted writer and film historian Robert Osborne. Each episode consists of... See more »
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Robert Osborne ... Himself - Host / ... (28 episodes, 1996-2014)

Series Directed by
Tony Barbon (15 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Cameron (9 episodes, 2004-2014)
Series Writing credits
Maureen Corley (1 episode, 1996)
Michele Tedesco (1 episode, 1996)
Sean Cameron (1 episode, 2006)
Gary O. Freedman (1 episode, 2010)

Series Produced by
Tom Brown .... executive producer / executive producer: Turner Classic Movies (18 episodes, 1999-2014)
Jon Messner .... line producer / producer (6 episodes, 2004-2010)
Dena Krupinsky .... producer / executive producer (4 episodes, 2004-2007)
Ruth Anna Millman .... associate producer / producer (3 episodes, 1996-2005)
Charlie Coates .... studio producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Kaye Zusmann .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Lily Li .... associate producer / producer (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
Melissa Roller .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Sean Cameron .... producer (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Anne Wilson .... producer (2 episodes, 2008-2014)
Series Original Music by
Mark Nylan (1 episode, 1996)
Series Cinematography by
Ian Forsyth (1 episode, 2006)
Don Bohannon (1 episode, 2007)
Bruce Dorfman (1 episode, 2009)
Patrick Alexander Stewart (1 episode, 2009)
Jason Williams (1 episode, 2009)
Michael Falasco (1 episode, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Jay Bellissimo (4 episodes, 2002-2007)
Dan Monro (3 episodes, 2004-2010)
Michael Dangerfield (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Series Art Direction by
Richard Morganelli (1 episode, 1996)
Mike Parinos (1 episode, 2006)
Jin Lim (1 episode, 2010)
Series Costume Design by
Holly Hadesty (1 episode, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Pat Segers .... makeup artist / hair stylist (2 episodes, 1996-2006)
Series Production Management
Anne Wilson .... production manager (3 episodes, 2000-2006)
Gary O. Freedman .... assistant production manager / production manager (3 episodes, 2002-2006)
Carl H. Lindahl .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Cameron .... assistant director (1 episode, 2000)
Gary O. Freedman .... assistant director (1 episode, 2007)
Series Art Department
George Locke .... property master / props (9 episodes, 1997-2010)
Series Sound Department
Bruce Greenhut .... sound (1 episode, 1996)
Karin Weitzman .... sound (1 episode, 1996)
Arno Baars .... sound designer (1 episode, 2006)
Scott Donaldson .... sound (1 episode, 2006)
Terry Harvard .... sound (1 episode, 2006)
Sam Napper .... sound (1 episode, 2006)
Crystal Wheeler .... sound (1 episode, 2006)
Peter Blue .... sound (1 episode, 2007)
David Henshaw .... sound designer (1 episode, 2007)
Tom Hurxthal .... sound (1 episode, 2007)
Chris Linder .... sound (1 episode, 2007)
Kevin Becker .... boom operator (1 episode, 2009)
Reid Hall .... sound designer (1 episode, 2009)
Paul Marshall .... sound mixer (1 episode, 2009)
Rob Sanders .... sound designer (1 episode, 2009)
Greg Gause .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 2010)
E. Benjamin Posnack .... sound mixer (1 episode, 2010)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Timothy Scott .... animation camera operator (11 episodes, 1996-2000)
Series Animation Department
T. Scott Rowell .... animatic operator (1 episode, 1996)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia McMahon .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1996)
Elizabeth Palmer .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1996)
Linda Trembley .... wardrobe (1 episode, 2007)
Holly Hadesty .... wardrobe stylist (1 episode, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
David C. Ballard .... on-line editor (1 episode, 1996)
Chris Grass .... assistant on-line editor (1 episode, 2007)
Brittany Heald .... post-production assistant (1 episode, 2007)
Mark Osinski .... on-line editor (1 episode, 2007)
Series Other crew
Gary O. Freedman .... production assistant / production coordinator / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2008)
Alexa Foreman .... researcher (2 episodes, 1996-2009)
Brittany Heald .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006-2008)

Jin Lim .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Charles Tabesh .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Tom Karsch .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Anne Wilson .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2007-2010)

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Betty Hutton interviewed by Robert Osborne..., 26 March 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Filmed in 2000, BETTY HUTTON sits practically on the edge of her chair, an indication she still had a lot of energy left over from her days as the hyperactive female bombshell Paramount used for many a musical film during the '40s and into the '50s.

While she's perfectly willing to talk about herself and her career, it's not clear whether she's seeing things from an accurate viewpoint or not--especially when it comes to what went on during the filming of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, when she replaced Judy Garland in the title role.

According to Betty, it destroyed her soul to be treated the way she was on the set--and she even mentions co-star Howard Keel as one of the culprits. Seems that everyone thought she took the part away from the very ill Judy and was unwilling to even clap at the end of a perfect take, lest they show any appreciation for her. Nor did the studio even invite her to the premiere of the movie when it opened in New York City.

Just how accurate this description really is, I don't claim to know but I do have my doubts. Stills showing Betty with other members of the cast on the set seem to cast doubt on whether the film really destroyed her the way she says it did and killed any ambitions for further displaying her talents in Hollywood. As Osborne points out, later on she did do THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH for DeMille at Paramount.

At any rate, it's clear that, as Hutton admits, her own insecurities started long before ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and perhaps the truth is somewhat different than what she claims.

Hutton looks a bit frazzled, is wearing an unflattering white wig, and seems so bubbly at times that you almost suspect she wants to jump into Osborne's lap like a little puppy seeking adoration.

Osborne treats her with fondness and respect, but it must have been a difficult thing for Hutton to do--and she obviously doesn't want to talk about her relationships with her children whom she hasn't seen in years.

A nice, generous selection of film clips reminds us how talented Betty was in her heyday.

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