Second Chorus/Royal Wedding (DVD)

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Description

Double bill of classic Fred Astaire films. In 'Second Chorus' (1940), two talented trumpeters (Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith) are on the brink of graduating when they meet Ellen, a beautiful young student (Paulette Goddard). They ask her to manage their band, but their collaboration ends when the boys leave college. Ellen, meanwhile, has started to manage another successful band, and so tries to use her new contacts to help the boys break into showbiz. In 'Royal Wedding' (1951), Astaire stars with Jane Powell as Tom and Ellen Bowen, a brother and sister vaudeville team who take their act to London during the run-up to the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Phillip Mountbatten. Of course, with the sound of wedding bells in the air, it's not long before Tom and Ellen find romance themselves: Tom meeting dancer Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston) and Ellen falling for the aristocratic Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford). Includes the duet 'How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?' and the famous routine where Astaire dances on the ceiling.

Product Details

Barcode
5018755703553
Department
Movies & TV
Released
25 Nov 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Sub-genre
Musicals
Region
Region 0
Language
English
Studio
Wienerworld
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
176 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Fred Astaire - Second Chorus and Royal Wedding
Release Year
1941
Running Time
178 min
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Classic / Dancers / Musicians / Romance / Romances / Royalty / Weddings
Language
English
Synopsis
Director H.C. Potter keeps the pacing snappy and Fred Astaire keeps the toes a-tapping in SECOND CHORUS, a musical comedy about two trumpet-playing buddies competing for gigs and for the heart of their lovely manager, Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard). Then, dancing and romance collide in ROYAL WEDDING as a brother-sister dance team (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) open their musical show in London shortly before the English royal wedding and find love of their own. See individual titles for complete synopsis information.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • (unspecified) - English
  • Feature A: SECOND CHORUS
  • Feature B: ROYAL WEDDING
Cast & Crew
Star
Fred Astaire / Charles Butterworth / Sarah Churchill / Paulette Goddard / Peter Lawford / Burgess Meredith / Jane Powell / Artie Shaw / Keenan Wynn