There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Front Cover Actor
Ethel Merman Molly Donahue
Donald O'Connor Tim Donahue
Marilyn Monroe Vicky Hoffman/Vicky Parker
Dan Dailey Terence Donahue
Johnnie Ray Steve Donahue
Mitzi Gaynor Katy Donahue
Richard Eastham Lew Harris
Hugh O'Brian Charles Biggs
Frank McHugh Eddie Dugan, Vicky's Agent
Rhys Williams Father Dineen
Movie Details
Genre Musical; Drama
Director Walter Lang
Producer Sol C. Siegel
Writer Lamar Trotti; Phoebe Ephron
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 57 mins
Country USA
Color Color
This 1954 dinosaur brings together two giants of Broadway, Ethel Merman and Irving Berlin, just as their moment was passing forever, to create one last hurrah: a celebration of the glories that were vaudeville. Still, it's hard to imagine that Broadway--or nightclub entertaining, for that matter--was ever quite this lavish and satisfying. The story centers on a married couple, the Donahues (Dan Dailey and Merman), who live on the road as vaudeville entertainers, and since they have children, begin incorporating the kids into the act. Eventually, the kids grow up to be Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, and Johnny Ray, and they begin having interests of their own. Donald's is an ambitious showgirl (Marilyn Monroe), whose standoffish response to his romantic overtures drives him to drink. Best for its lavish, splashy production numbers built around some of the best of the Berlin songbook, including the title tune and "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody." --Marshall Fine
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Index 1338
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/4/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 024543014454
Release Date 5/14/02
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen