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Anything Goes
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on January 18, 2014
It was great to see Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra singing the songs that Ethel helped to make famous, and Bert Lahr is always fun to watch. He is the perfect Moon Face. I couldn't help but notice that Sinatra seemed a bit overwhelmed at times; maybe he felt uncomfortable playing with that Broadway leviathan. Perhaps there wasn't quite enough rehearsal time, since Sinatra messes up lyrics now and then. However, such flaws belong to the days of live tv, and it is wonderful to have still around some of those shows: Julie Andrews in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", Rod Steiger in Paddy Chayevsky's "Marty", the original "Amahl and the Night Visitors", Piper Laurie and Cliff Robertson in "The Days of Wine and Roses", to name but a few.
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on October 8, 2017
Some people hate it but how can you go wrong with Frank Ethel and Ed Wynn, oh yes I forgot what's his name, Cole Porter or someone
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on June 18, 2017
Beware that this is not the full musical, and despite the color photo used in the description, it is in black and white. It is a condensed version of the original, done on live TV with low-budget sets, some flubbed lines and commercials. While it is kind of cool to watch Sinatra, the show as a whole is a dud if you want to see Anything Goes in its entirety.
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on June 9, 2013
The reason Ethel Merman was so famous was at least in part because of the smash success she was in the mid-1930s, when she was young and lithe, a total Broadway package with a huge voice. That was when she first did "Anything Goes" with Bing Crosby. This made-for-TV production from the '50s has her cast in a role that is now unsuitable for her, and the producers completely wrecked the plot, probably to serve the needs of Sinatra. For Merman lovers at the time, I am sure it brought nostalgia. For Cole Porter, it must have been devastating. This performance is not good. Not funny. Not Merman as she deserves to be remembered.
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on February 20, 2015
Not what I was expecting. It's just a cheesy TV show. So if you're nostalgic for it great if you are looking for more you may want to give this one a miss.
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on July 27, 2017
Great Show
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on March 17, 2017
The captioning might belong to a different movie. It is funny at times.
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on June 5, 2016
It's recorded from a live, black and white television show and the quality of the picture and sound are poor. That, and it's broken up by 1950's style commercials. That said, the Cole Porter songs are great and it's fun to see and hear Frank Sinatra, Ethyl Merman and Bert Lahr.
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on December 9, 2016
Horrible quality, not even the full show.
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on January 20, 2016
This is a fun piece of Television History. Cole Porter songs are always great. Of course, the fact that it's a television stage production takes away a little bit, but it also adds to the fun of getting to watch it as it was shown in the Fiftie's!
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