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One of the sweetest moments is Frank singing "Brahm's Lullaby." It is very intimate and nice, coming off better than some of his "star moments." The big symphony numbers, lead by José Iturbi, are well done. "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" is outstanding. Gene Kelly dances his way around that Mexican Hat Dance, and, of course, does his famous shuffle with Jerry the Mouse.
The DVD is actually well packed and worth the purchase. There is a little "Making of..." segment regarding the Jerry the Mouse sequence. This is an excerpt from Patrick Stewart's "When the Lion Roared" MGM documentary. There are movie trailers for "On The Town" and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" in addition to the feature attraction.
Altogether a very nice package for a fun film.
Kathryn Grayson is also charming here. The music is good (perhaps not so integrated with the plot), the story is very funny and captivating... and Kelly and Sinatra are a joy (aren't they always?)
Really, how COULD you go wrong? Nobody diss this movie. It's damned enjoyable.
The highlight of Anchors Aweigh would have to be Gene Kelly! Swoon...*thud*. Gorgeous as ever, one cannot help but fall in love with the way Gene converses with Lola on the phone! The famous boxer shorts scene has Gene prancing about for a good minute or two in his boxers, and that is enough to send any female fan of Gene up the ceiling into Gene-heaven! His "the worry song" with animation Jerry the mouse is as thrilling and charming as a number can possibly get. Also, his dance solos which include the "Mexican hat dance" and also the fantasy romance dance, are simply marvellous. A must for any musical fan, and essential for anyone who dares to call herself or himself a Gene Kelly affecionado!
"Anchors Aweigh" is the classic MGM musical starring the two greats together, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Gene Kelly will dance his way into your heart as Frank Sinatra sings into your heart with great dance and song numbers. Kathryn Grayson will also charm you with her amazing soprano voice. And of course Jose Iturbi will astonish you with his piano skills.
Some of my favorite musical numbers are: 1) Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra performing to their fellow mates on board. Very funny! 2) Kelly dancing with Jerry the Mouse. Pretty good mixing real-life and animation. 3) Kelly as the dashing matador. His tap dancing masterpiece for "Anchors Aweigh". 4) Kelly and Sinatra singing "If You Knew Suzie". You'll laugh, laugh, laugh! 5) Kathryn Grayson's audition song. Her voice is amazing! 6) Jose Iturbi playing the piano with all the other pianists of all ages.
The reason for my 4 stars is because though "Anchors Aweigh" is fun and a great musical, in my opinion it's not my absolute favorite since I have many other favorites.Read more ›
It all breezes along, as director George Sidney miraculously keeps your attention moving along, as Kelly and Sinatra keep trying to get Grayson a screen test with Iturbi. Along the way, some of the most memorable scenes in MGM film history will pop across your screen, including the very famous production number where Kelly dances with Jerry of "Tom and Jerry."
This film winds up being a very fulfilling evening of entertainment that's sure to please film buffs both young and old. They don't make them like this anymore, but this movie makes you wish they still did. Watch it, go back to 1945, and enjoy yourself.
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE BETTER THAN ON THE TOWN BETTER STORY AND I LIKE THE SONGS AND DANCE ROUTINES BETTER IN THIS ONE GENE KELLY WAS GIVEN FREE RAINE TO DO AS HE THOUGHT BEST... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vicki Dupraw
Great old movie. Love old Hollywood movies. This is a classic.Published 1 month ago by Markeeta Le Ray
I am a total Gene Kelly fan, and this movie was completely adorable.Published 2 months ago by Flgirl
Great entertainment from the good d days when scripts were written with real entertainment value instead of shock value.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
BEING a former Sailor [and Soldier] you absolutely HAVE to know I own all three of these:
* ANCHORS AWEIGH †- -1945.... 1. Read more
NOT A VERY GOOD MOVIE. ITS SO DISJOINTED AND THE SONGS ARE NOT MEMORABLE.Published 3 months ago by Marshall
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