The Fabulous Musicals 

The world of the screen musical, starting with The Jazz Singer (1927), with emphasis on the big extravaganzas of the 1930s with the Busby Berkley-directed hits starring Dick Powell and Ruby... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Writer:

Draper Lewis

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Busby Berkeley ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruby Keeler ... Herself (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Ginger Rogers ... Herself (archive footage)
Nelson Eddy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanette MacDonald ... Herself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Barrymore ... Himself (archive footage)
Warner Baxter ... Himself (archive footage)
Sally Blane ... Herself (archive footage)
Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Bebe Daniels ... Herself (archive footage)
Deanna Durbin ... Herself (archive footage)
Thomas A. Edison ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

The world of the screen musical, starting with The Jazz Singer (1927), with emphasis on the big extravaganzas of the 1930s with the Busby Berkley-directed hits starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler and Fred Astaire's famed dance teaming with Ginger Rogers. Written by WesternOne

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Genres:

Documentary

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Narration tells that after the earliest experiments in the 1890's, Edison lost interest in sound film, yet he was offering his own primitive musical films in the 1910's. See more »

Connections

Features The Gay Divorcee (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine On, Harvest Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Nora Bayes
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Performed by Ruth Etting
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