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The Resource Broadway melody of 1940, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture produced by Loew's Incorporated ; directed by Norman Taurog ; produced by Jack Cummings ; screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer ; lyrics and music by Cole Porter, (videorecording)

Broadway melody of 1940, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture produced by Loew's Incorporated ; directed by Norman Taurog ; produced by Jack Cummings ; screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer ; lyrics and music by Cole Porter, (videorecording)

Label
Broadway melody of 1940
Title
Broadway melody of 1940
Statement of responsibility
a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture produced by Loew's Incorporated ; directed by Norman Taurog ; produced by Jack Cummings ; screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer ; lyrics and music by Cole Porter
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their mistake in identity and all is resolved
Cataloging source
CO2
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • In English with optional French soundtrack and subtitles in English, French or Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice, Lynne Carver
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1981
  • 1912-1982
  • 1891-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taurog, Norman
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Powell, Eleanor
  • Porter, Cole
Runtime
102
Series statement
Classic musicals collection
Technique
live action
Label
Broadway melody of 1940, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture produced by Loew's Incorporated ; directed by Norman Taurog ; produced by Jack Cummings ; screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer ; lyrics and music by Cole Porter, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1940
  • Special features: Ann Miller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Begin the Beguine; Our Gang short The Big Premiere; theatrical trailer; behind-the-scenes notes
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9780790774794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569570825
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65708
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm52101452
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Broadway melody of 1940, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture produced by Loew's Incorporated ; directed by Norman Taurog ; produced by Jack Cummings ; screenplay by Leon Gordon and George Oppenheimer ; lyrics and music by Cole Porter, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1940
  • Special features: Ann Miller hosts Cole Porter in Hollywood: Begin the Beguine; Our Gang short The Big Premiere; theatrical trailer; behind-the-scenes notes
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9780790774794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569570825
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
65708
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm52101452
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
laserdisc

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