On the Town – TCM Summer Under The Stars

On the Town is the third and final buddy comedy to pair both Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra together on the big screen. In many ways, this film is a spiritual sequel to the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh. Both actors are playing U.S. Navy sailors on shore leave in each film. The first film sees them in Hollywood while the latter features New York City. In any event, the 1944 Broadway musical preceded their first…

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Singin’ in the Rain Is Beautiful On 4K Ultra HD

Singin’ in the Rain takes us back to the start of the talking picture era and the movie musical has never been more beautiful than on 4K UHD. Make no mistake that Singin’ in the Rain will go down in cinema history as the best movie musical of all-time. It is just as beautiful on 4K Ultra HD than it has ever been. The visuals and music have never looked or sounded better than in…

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Musical Classic

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star as a pair of baseball players who moonlight as vaudeville comedians in Take Me Out to the Ball Game. It’s late in the first decade of the 1900s when part-time vaudeville comedians Eddie O’Brien (Gene Kelly) and Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) make the way to Florida to train for the upcoming season. When they’re not performing vaudeville, they are the shortstop and second baseman for the Chicago Wolves, respectively.…

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Singin’ in the Rain: The Best Movie Musical

Taking place at the start of the talking picture era, Singin’ in the Rain will go down in cinema history as the best movie musical of all-time. The late 1920s were an interesting time for the motion picture business.  Silent pictures were all the rave but things changed when Warner Brothers premiered The Jazz Singer.  Producing a movie musical about this era in time is a genius move on Arthur Freed’s part.  While many executives…

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