9 Musicals for £14.99 (and ones you've heard of)..ideal xmas present for mum/nan
Annie Get Your Gun (1950): Betty Hutton and Howard Keel star in this sharpshootin' funfest based on the 1,147-performance Broadway smash boasting Irving Berlin's beloved score, including Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, I Got the Sun in the Morning and the anthemic There's No Business like Show Business.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954): When rugged frontiersman Adam sweeps local beauty, Milly, off her feet, the whole town is turned upside-down. But no one's more shocked than Milly, who discovers that she's now expected to cook and clean not only for Adam but for his six rowdy brothers too! Well, Milly's no pushover, and soon she has those boisterous boys whipped into "groomhood" and dancing for joy over six brides of their own!
Singin' In The Rain (1952): Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring unforgettable song and dance classics like 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Make 'Em Laugh' and 'All I Do Is Dream of You', it has "just about everything you could ask for in a movie musical" Sunday Review.
Gigi (1958): A scruffy tomboy is transformed into a radiant high society beauty in this glorious musical from MGM. Scored by the talented team of Lerner and Lowe, the movie features splendid musical numbers like "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "I Remember It Well."
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) We click our heels in anticipation. There's no place like home and no movie like this one. From generation to generation, The Wizard Of Oz brings us together - kids, grown-ups, families, friends. The dazzling land of Oz, a dream-come--true world of enchanted forests, dancing scarecrows and singing lions, wraps us in its magic with one great song-filled adventure after another.
Calamity Jane (1953): The Deadwood Stage is comin' to town, bringing Doris Day and Howard Keel to fuss, feud and fall in love as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok in this entertainment from the golden age of movie musicals. At first curvaceous Calamity is too durned busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume. And Wild Bill is too danged busy wooing a dainty chanteuse to give a hoot about a hotheaded tomboy. But things change in a rootin', tootin' big way, with love and romance just down the trail.
High Society (1956): Beautiful, aloof Newport heiress Tracy Lord is about to marry bland businessman George Kittredge but matters become complicated when her ex-husband C K Dexter-Haven moves to her neighbourhood determined to win back her hand. Things go from bad to worse for Tracy when journalist Mike Connor arrives to cover the wedding for Spy Magazine. When Tracy is forced to choose between her suitors, will she realise that "safe" doesn't always mean the best bet?
Meet Me In St Louis (1944): The wonderful Judy Garland stars in this charming musical as Esther Smith, whose father comes home and announces he is going to uproot his whole family to New York on the very eve of the 1903 St. Louis World Fair. Brilliantly directed by Vincente Minnelli and full of wonderful songs - 'Trolley Song', 'Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.
An American in Paris (1951): Jerry Mulligan is an American G.I. who decides to stay in Paris after the Second World War. Keen to sample some of the city's legendary romantic lifestyle, he becomes an art student and joins a colony of painters living in a Montmartre garret. Penniless and starving, his pursuit of the experience of the great artists is fast becoming a little too realistic when he is "discovered" by wealthy heiress Milo Roberts...