An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.
Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.
A story very loosely based on the love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler who meet at a shooting match. Fabulous music although the lead characters have virtually nothing to do with the actual historical figures. Annie joins Frank Butler in Col. Cody's Wild West Show. They tour the world performing before Royalty as well as the public at large.
[calling after Frank as he's walking away]
Hey, mister...? Don't you like girls?
[not comprehendeding the question]
[realizing it herself]
I'm a girl.
[laughing condescendingly as he walks away]
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I don't know what planet the other reviewer (David Burns) is from, but i guess everyone is entitled to their opinion. This is a GREAT movie musical, with excellent performances. It has endured for a reason. I would rate this in the top 10 best musicals of all time, right up there with Singin' In The Rain, An American In Paris, Gigi, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, The Sound Of Music, Invitation To The Dance, the Astair-Rogers gems. Betty Hutton gives a career defining performance; she is simply wonderful in the title role, with solid performances from the rest of the cast ( Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, Keenan Wynn). The score , by Berlin, Deutsch and Edens, includes memorable songs (There's No Business Like Show Business, Doin' What Comes Naturally, Anything You Can Do ), . The film was the winner of the 1951 Academy Award for best music and scoring. The color photography by Charles Rosher is magnificent. If you like musicals (or just great films), do yourself a favor and get the DVD.
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