MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 755 this week

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Musical  -  1 March 2008 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 1 user

HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression,... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 962 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie 2008)

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie 2008) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A two-hour in-depth exploration into the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Director: Phillip Dye
Stars: Shirley Jones, Amanda Abel, Don Ameche
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression, through the patriotic musicals of the 1940s and ending with the collapse of the studio system in the 1950s. Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, this "docutainment" film is a grand historical look at the magic of musical Hollywood. Highlighted are amazing songs and dance numbers, little-known facts, and luminaries who made the magic possible such as Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, James Cagney, Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Frank Sinatra, Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. Mesmerizing sequences are interspersed with fresh new commentary by Liza Minnelli, Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

'Hollywood Singing and Dancing' is the most entertaining and comprehensive documentary about the Hollywood Musical ever produced. A celebration of song and dance beginning with the era of Busby Berkley through the highly acclaimed 2007 box office smash hit 'Dreamgirls.'


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Trouble with Girls (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Trolley Song
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Blane
Lyrics by Hugh Martin
Performed by Judy Garland and ensemble
From Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Does not compare favorably to "That's Entertainment" (Parts I thru III)
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Because this was shown during a PBS fund drive, and all the other "specials" that were being shown were more than five years old, I thought this show was another that had been dragged out of the archives.

What a surprise, it's new! But how fresh can a show be when it uses the same, limited material that has been used so many times before, and it should be added, has been presented so much better than this effort. I had never heard of any of the "experts" who are seen on camera, and again because this material has previously been under so many microscopes, all of more acutely focused than that employed here, sorry effort.

That such continuity as there was, was frequently interrupted by pleas for funds finally proved so distracting to me, I simply turned the show off and put on a DVD of "Top Hat"

PBS in thinking this rehash would send viewers into a frenzy of checkwriting. exhibted not only unbridled arrogance, but total disrespect for its audience...two traits PBS displays more of during fund drives than either challenging or entertaining programs.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page