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Wabash Avenue


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  • Actors: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Phil Harris
  • Directors: Henry Koster
  • Writers: Charles Lederer, Harry Tugend
  • Producers: William Perlberg
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2013
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BGGIUZY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,343 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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After being cheated out of a dance hall business, Andy Clark tries to get revenge by stealing its star performer, Ruby Summers. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.

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Customer Reviews

Im so glad Wabash Ave made it to dvd.
Linda
Hadn't watched i it in over 30 years and enjoyed it even more this time.
dennis p farrell
Lots of dancing and singing in the movie.
Carole Arlene Johns

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Richard Dodge on March 6, 2013
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Today (6 March 2013) my copy of "Wabash Avenue" arrived! This is part of the FOX ARCHIEVES series that some have
complained about. This film is lovely. The print is great and ANY film that opens with Betty singing "I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" while wearing a gold fringe outfit.....is bound to be delightful and pleasing. Betty is still easiy at her peak here AND gets to play a girl who comes up through saloons to become a top entertainer. It is a positively winning combination, If you love Betty or just think you might like Betty..this film will thrill you. Do not miss this chance to own a copy...so far as I
know this film has not been previously released. If you have other GRABLE favorites....keep your eyes open, as a number
of Betty's flms are popping up and it is a treat to be able to have them in good studio copies to enjoy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dagglebert on March 10, 2013
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Wabash Avenue is an exception; when the remake is as good as the original. Betty Grable first filmed the story as the 1943 release Coney Island. For Wabash Avenue the location is moved to Chicago; new songs and dances are added; with a few changes to the storyline to create a sparkling, fresh entertainment.

Grable has fun with the character of Ruby Summers, who is arguably more feisty than her Kate Farley in Coney Island. Her wishing to shimmy like her sister Kate number is a wow.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roger Blunck on March 26, 2013
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Following a couple of box-office disappointments ("That Lady in Ermine", "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim," and "The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend") 20th rushed Betty Grable into the musical remake of one of her biggest hits "Coney Island." It's entertaining (mainly because of Grable's singing and dancing) but comes nowhere near the crackle and fun of the 1943 film. The DVD of "Coney Island" is an excellent, restored print (probably due to it's presentation at the TCM Film Festival a few years back) not because 20th went out of their way. Added to this, the print of "Wabash Avenue" is uneven, dark, murky and obviously from the Fox Channel vaults. When Betty sings "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" in Technicolor it jumps off the screen. In this DVD it's dark and does an injustice to the star. The production numbers are okay (particularly the Academy Award nominated "Wilhelmina") but the rest are ordinary, seem rushed and come nowhere near the production values of "Coney Island." I adore Betty Grable and was lucky to have seen most of her major films in Technicolor on initial release. I don't hate "Wabash Avenue" but this DVD does little for the fan or the viewer. Technicolor was very important to the popularity of Betty Grable. When it's not used it affects lighting, color. make-up and is an insult to the extensive color-costume tests the studio made to insure that stars like Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, June Haver, Vivian Blaine (and even non-musical stars like Jeanne Crain and Linda Darnell ("State Fair," "Centennial Summer") were seen in the 40's Fox musicals to full advantage.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob Berg on March 16, 2013
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Of the two films CONEY ISLAND and its remake WABASH AVENUE, I found the original to be the best. I am not a fan of Phil Harris who I found to be a bit obnoxious with his smirky, toothy smile. No fault with Grable who is sparkling as usual. Unlike CONEY ISLAND, this MOD film released by FOX is not a satisfying print. This film tends to look too orangey or reddish at times. Other times it looks beautiful. FOX either does not care or is just too sloppy the way they are bringng these films out on DVD. I am hoping FOX will release another Grable film MEET ME AFTER THE SHOW.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick M. Luci on May 13, 2013
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So disappointed - color washed out - watched this on HBO not too long ago, their version the color was fabulous, the sound was excellent and it was also in HD. Why is 20th being so cheap, when they have some of the best films in their vaults with biggest stars of their time and prime. Is it because they're now owned by the NEWS CORP. who really don't care how things look as long as they can make a buck. Shame on you - go back to vaults and restore these great movies the way they should be seen. It's never an old movie when it looks brand new. Yours is the only studio that does this ripoff. Get with it - you'll sell a lot more of these films if you restore them. The public is not stupid, they'll catch on and these films won't sell. Get with it 20th.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on March 10, 2013
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Wabash Avenue (1950) is an excellent remake of Betty Grable's
Coney Island (1943) and the good news is the Grable stars
in both Technicolor musicals. The story is pretty much the same,
but the cast and the songs have been changed. This time around,
Victor Mature, Phil Harris, James Barton and Reginald Gardiner co-star.
Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch from Oz) is fun is a small role.

The songs include: Down On Wabash Avenue, Billy, Honey Man,
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, Are You From Dixie?,
Baby Won't You Say You Love Me?, May I Tempt You With A Big Red
Rosy Apple, I've Been Floating Down The Old Green River,
Wilhelmina and many more.

I think Coney Island and Wabash Avenue would make a great
double feature. You'd be surprised how different they are in many
ways, but both very enjoyable.
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