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Hey, gang, let's put on a show!

  • Dec 12, 2010
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Yesterday flipping around the channels I hit upon White Christmas, that old chestnut starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Jagger, and dancer Vera-Ellen. I first saw this movie as a child, long, long ago, and have never forgotten that final scene with the entire cast in red and white, singing the title song with snow floating down all around. Magical. Today, the plot is, well, nothing less than corny, but you've got to hand it to the stars - they were talented, show biz pros. Vera-Ellen's dancing was amazing. Watch it for some old fashioned sentimentality and post WWII can-do Americanism. It's a lot of fun, even the preposterous parts (breaking into song at the railway station, for instance, or expecting the General to have been intimately acquainted with Privates Kaye and Crosby.) And oh, that VistaVision!
Hey, gang, let's put on a show!

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December 14, 2010
this certainly brings back memories. Mike Draper
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review by . December 13, 2010
The story opens during WWII, as two soldiers are putting on a Christmas Eve show near enemy lines.  Flash forward a few years and the soldiers (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) are now successful Broadway entertainers.  They fall for a nightclub sister-act (Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen) and the foursome spend Christmas in Vermont at an inn that just happens to be owned by their beloved old colonel (Dean Jagger) who's down on his luck.   This wonderful …
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
When I see this movie at Christmas, it always makes me a little sad. But it's one of those movies you can't help but watch again and again.
review by . November 04, 2001
Pros: It's clean, uplifting, no sex, no murders, no drugs, no computer generated monsters      Cons: a little 'over done' and boring for todays jaded audiences     The Bottom Line: Everyone needs magic     The Oracle says: Danny Kaye has a Bacon number of 3.      Danny Kaye was in Five Pennies, The (1959) with Tuesday Weld    Tuesday Weld was in Feeling Minnesota (1996) with Courtney Love    Courtney …
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After 21 years as a school psychologist, I now work part-time at two local historical museums, giving tours and teaching special programs. This leaves me more time to enjoy my little grandchildren, and … more
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