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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: WNRD7035
  • UPC: 5018755703553
  • Street Date: 11/25/08
  • PreBook Date: 10/21/08
  • Label: WIENERWORLD »
  • Genre: Musical/Broadway
  • Run Time: 178 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1941
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA


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  • Producer: film chest
  • Producers: film chest


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Fred Astaire - Second Chorus and Royal Wedding

Two classic films from the most influential dancer in the history of film and television musicals.

Fred Astaire - Second Chorus and Royal Wedding
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This DVD features two Fred Astaire classics: Second Chorus and Royal Wedding. SECOND CHORUS (85 minutes): The 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film starring Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth, with music by Artie Shaw, Bernie Hanighen, Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, sees Danny O'Neill (Astaire) and Hank Taylor (Meredith) as rival trumpeters with college band the Perennials. Both men find themselves competing for the affections of Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) while trying to get the other one fired. ROYAL WEDDING (93 minutes): The 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, the film was directed by Stanley Donen. Astaire and Powell play a brother and sister song and dance duo, echoing the real-life theatrical relationship of Fred and Adele Astaire. Powell falls for Lawford, who plays an English aristocrat - mirroring Adele Astaire's romance and eventual marriage to Lord Charles Cavendish, son of the Duke of Devonshire.

Track Listing

  • Sugar, Astaire is shown leading a college band in a jazz standard by Marceo Pinkard
  • Everything's Jumping, Artie Shaw and band
  • I Ain't Hep to That Step But I'll Dig It, Comic song and dance duet for Astaire and Goddard
  • Sweet Sue, Another Astaire (Hackett) and Meredith (Butterfield) mime routine, this time to a Victor Young standard
  • Love Of My Life, Wrote by Mercer and Shaw and delivered by Astaire to Goddard the track garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Song
  • Russian Cafe Number, A brief comic number from Astaire
  • Poor Mr. Chisholm (song), Accompanying himself on the piano Astaire sings this folk-parody Mercer-Henighen number for Shaw's approval
  • Concerto For Clarinet, Artie Shaw and band
  • Hoe Down The Bayou/Poor Mr. Chisholm (dance), In this tap solo Astaire addresses head-on the issue he had approached tentatively in the 'I'd Rather Lead a Band' number from Follow the Fleet (1936), namely, how to conduct a band while dancing
  • Me And The Ghost Upstairs, Hermes Pan, shrouded in a sheet creeps up on Astaire and begins to mimic him - possibly the most important choreographic collaboration in the history of filmed dance

Sales Points

  • Me And The Ghost Upstairs, Hermes Pan, shrouded in a sheet creeps up on Astaire and begins to mimic him. The two then dance a riotous number involving Lindy lifts and jitterbugging. The only number involving Astaire and Pan - possibly the most important c
  • Named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute, Astaire is generally acknowledged to have been the most influential dancer in the history of film and television musicals.
  • Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of seventy-six years, during which he made thirty-one musical films.

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