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Her girl-next-door looks combined with a sultry singing voice made Alice Faye one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the Golden Age of Cinema.

Eadie Allen (Alice Faye) is a chorus girl who dreams of becoming a star. While working at a New York nightclub, she meets Sergeant Andy Mason (James Ellison); they fall in love but he is shipped off to war. As Eadie becomes the headliner at the nightclub, Andy comes home a war hero. But complications arise when Eadie finds out Andy is unofficially engaged to another woman. It's up to Eadie's friend and nightclub co-star Dorita (Carmen Miranda) to set things straight. The Gang's All Here is filled with leggy chorus dancers and lavish musical production numbers including Faye's flashy neon finale "The Polka Dot Polka."

Here's one of Hollywood's great excursions into surrealism: The Gang's All Here, the legendarily over-the-top wartime musical. Director Busby Berkeley threw every demented idea that every swirled out of his teeming brain into this madcap affair, and decades later the film was still wowing 'em as a campy jaw-dropper.

The plot is the nonsensical stuff of homefront musicals, with chorus girl Alice Faye waiting for soldier boy James Ellison to return from the war, little knowing he is engaged to another woman. But the real point here is the crazy production design and the flabbergasting numbers--most famously, Carmen Miranda's "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat," which includes a chorus line of women dancing while holding giant bananas over their heads. It might have been dreamed up by Salvador Dali after an acid trip. Alice gets her due with the equally crazy "Polka-Dot Polka," and Benny Goodman and his orchestra are also around. So are such reliable second bananas (you should excuse the expression) as Edward Everett Horton and high-kicking Charlotte Greenwood.

The DVD extras include a 20-minute documentary on Berkeley's peculiar art, plus a charming 25-promotional film featuring Alice Faye reminiscing about her old pictures and extolling the virtues of physical fitness (made for the Pfizer drug company while Faye was their spokesperson). A deleted comedy scene and two episodes from the long-running radio show Faye did with husband Phil Harris are also included. The print itself is a source of controversy; the colors lack the "pop" of the original Technicolor, and the film looks dimmer and vaguer than its original glory. Here's hoping a cleaner, fuller version will emerge. --Robert Horton

Special Features

  • Film Historian Commentary
  • Carmen Miranda on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Johnny Carson "Bananas" Musical Number
  • Chiquita Bananas Commercials 1-5
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Pin-Up Girls Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman, Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Directors: Busby Berkeley
  • Writers: George Root Jr., Nancy Wintner, Tom Bridges, Walter Bullock
  • Producers: William Goetz, William LeBaron
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K7VHN2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,691 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Gang's All Here" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

About time FOX released this on DVD! awesome transfer, outstanding color and restoration.
How can it not be fun with Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Edward Everett Horton, Charlotte Greenwood, and the great Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.
Movie Magic
Berkley adds color to his extravaganza dance numbers wonderfully, and even the tiny plot is handled with more fun than most of his earlier films.
K. Gordon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Middle America Electronica Fan on July 12, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
For fans of this movie: yes, the newly remastered edition is much better than the 2007 release. Colors are back to their original super-saturated intensity. If you love this movie, and have the lackluster 2007 version, buy it again, and use the old copy as your "lend it to a friend" copy (which you'll most likely never see again, since everyone I've ever shown this movie to loves it immediately). It's worth the extra $15 or so to have it right this time. Get it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Usonian33 on February 6, 2007
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Fox never released this surreal film on VHS (why!?), and so it became one of those Holy Grail films that movie buffs have been waiting for (it was released on laserdisc ages ago, though I know of no one who actually owns it). It's great that we are finally getting the DVD.

Was lucky to see this in a theater in NYC 2 years ago, where the crowd loved every minute of it--especially the antics of Carmen Miranda. It does have the dumbest script of any musical I can think of, which is really saying something--especially when you consider other Fox wartime musicals.

On the big screen it LOOKS amazing: the color, the art direction, the costumes, the choreography, the neon hoops, the bananas. (UPDATE: Just watched the DVD--and sadly the color is not replicated very well...the print I saw was much, much richer than this. Oh well.)

How can you not love a movie where the whole cast is washed away by a fountain of purple water at the fade out? I'm not kidding.

Thank you Fox, Thank you.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Glenn on March 14, 2007
Format: DVD
I reluctantly agree with the early comments about the poor quality of the transfer. I own the laserdisk version of this film; it is an extraordinary record of 1940's Technicolor: bright and vibrant. The DVD is a pale comparison.

Amazingly, the DVD has a side by side comparison of a 1994 version of the film, and the current, "restored" version. This is where the "before" is miles better than the "after." It looks as though Fox considers getting rid of some specks here and there as representing a full restoration. At Warner, the efforts with Gone With The Wind, Singing in the Rain, Wizard of Oz, etc. have shown that it is possible to get a sharp, clear, colorful result that is arguably better than the original prints. Perhaps this film does not rate as much restorative an effort, but it would have been nice to see, at the very least, as nice a transfer as the earlier laser.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 23, 2008
Format: DVD
Busby Berkeley's The Gang's All Here (1943, 20th Century Fox) is a World War II, fun-filled Technicolor musical treat. Berkeley is best know for his spectacular song and dance numbers in the Warner Brothers' depression-era black & white musicals like Forty Second Street, Dames and Gold Diggers. In this film, he is at the top of his game as evident in the outrageous "The Lady In The Tutti Fruiti Hat" number with Carmen Miranda, scantilly clad chorus girls and gigantic bananas and strawberries. The movie opens on a quieter note with the beautiful song, "Brazil".
Other numbers worth mentioning are "Minnie's In The Money" featuring a vocal by Benny Goodman and a swinging jitter-bug routine. "Paducah" is a another lively tune with Benny Goodman, Carmen Miranda and Tony Demarco. Two beautiful ballads are provided by the talented Alice Faye: "A Journey To A Star" and "No Love No Nothing". The other big production number, "The Polka Dot Polka" with Alice Faye is a kaleidoscopic extravaganza with colorful neon tubes and beautiful chorus girls. The supporting players add to the movie's charm. In addition to Carmen Miranda's singing and comedic talents, Edward Everett Horton and Eugene Pallette provide additional comic moments, as does the likeable Charlotte Greenwood and her signature high-kicking dance routine. However, James Ellison's performance as the male lead, leaves something to be desired. Since the movie was made during the height of the war, Tyrone Power, John Payne or Don Ameche may not have been available. Look for brief appearances by Jeanne Crain at a pool party and June Haver as the hat check girl. Both would become stars at Fox soon after the release of this film. The Gang's All Here was originally released on DVD as part of the Alice Faye Collection (volume one).
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By M. Boring on May 6, 2006
20th Century Fox please release this film on DVD!!!

The first time I saw this movie I laughed so hard I nearly made

myself sick. This film starts off with an over the top production number "Brazil/You Discover Your In New York" which

makes you think that nothing in the film can ever get more campy. Alice Faye comes in with a couple of great numbers-

"A Journey to a Star" and "No Love, No Nothin'." But fasten your

seat belts because Carmen Miranda and Busby Berkley are about to

bring you "The Lady In the Tutti-Fuity Hat." This is easily one

of the most over the top musical numbers ever put on film. The

number is supposed to be on nightclub stage that must the size

of a small town. Bananas are everywhere including chorus girls

dancing with giant bananas!! At the end of the number a close-up

of Carmen keeps pulling back to reveal Carmen's hat with an endless stream of bananas flowing out and Carmen surrounded by

giant strawberries! Edward Everret Horton and Charlotte Greenwood are on hand to add to insanity. Then to top it off

Alice ends the film with "The Polka-Dot Polka" which brings to

mind Busby's "Shadow Waltz." In "Shadow Waltz" he used neon violins in this number he uses what look to be neon hoolahoops!

On any level the film is a prime example of a director who just

doesn't no where to stop. This isn't a classic Hollywood musical

but it is top notch Hollywood Camp!
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