Garden of the Moon (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Busby Berkeley, the musical staging genius behind 42nd Street and the Gold Diggers series, bid farewell to his original Warner Bros. Contract in swinging style with tunes by Harry Warren, Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer. Now that's Golden Age name-dropping. The story is a breezy bit of show-biz romance set at the title nightclub, a chi-chi spot where the owner (Pat O'Brien) and the bandleader (screen-debuting John Payne) spar over everything from chewing gum to the club's pretty flack (Margaret Lindsay). of course, the real story is the music and Garden of the Moon barely catches it's breath between songs, including the cheery Love Is Where You Find It and the playful, scat-singing wit of the Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish.

Product Details

Barcode
883316353912
Department
Movies & TV
Released
2 Sep 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Musicals
Region
Region 1
Studio
Warner Archives
Runtime
94 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Garden of the Moon
Release Year
1938
Running Time
94 min
Categories
Comedies / Musicals / Love Triangle / Love Triangles / Romance / Urban Life
Synopsis
The Garden of the Moon is a fancy New York nightclub owned by Pat O'Brien. Margaret Lindsay (replacing a recalcitrant Bette Davis) is the girl who comes between O'Brien and his bandleader, John Payne. The duplicitous O'Brien spends most of his screen time figuring out various underhanded means to keep Payne from breaking his contract--and to keep Ms. Lindsay for himself. Though directed by Busby Berkeley, GARDEN OF THE MOON is surprisingly shy of dance numbers. Its musical highlight is that LOONEY TUNES standard "The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish," with vocal solos by John Payne, Johnnie "Scat" Davis, and Jerry Colonna.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • English
Cast & Crew
Director
Busby Berkeley
Star
Melville Cooper / Johnnie Davis / Margaret Lindsay / Pat O'Brien / John Payne
Co-Star
Granville Bates / Curt Bois / Jerry Colonna / Jimmie Fidler / Isabel Jeans / Joe Venuti & Swing Cats / Ray Mayer / Edward McWade / Dick Purcell / Tony Romano / Penny Singleton / Mabel Todd / Larry Williams
Screenwriter
Richard Macauley / Jerry Wald
Source Writer
H. Bedford-Jones / Author: H. Bedford-jones / Barton Browne
Composer
Harry Warren
Director of Photography
Tony Gaudio
Sound
Francis J. Scheid
Music Director
Leo F. Forbstein
Song Composer
Alexis Dubin / Johnny Mercer / Harry Warren