Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952
Scott Brady (Actor), Mitzi Gaynor (Actor)
Broadway Musicals DVD
BM01 Broadway Musicals DVD - Scott Brady (Actor), Mitzi Gaynor (Actor) - Bloodhounds of Broadway 1952 - Broadway Musicals DVD - Mitzi Gaynor plays a charming fish-out-of-the-Hudson country bumpkin with a heart of gold, plopped into the guys-and-molls world of Damon Runyon's Bloodhounds of Broadway. The film showcases the splendid talents, often underrated, of Gaynor as actress, singer, and, most importantly, dancer--high-stepping, tapping, and even contra-dancing her way across the screen with a winsome smile. The script is pure Runyon, following some numbers-runners on the lam (one is even named Numbers), who end up in rural Georgia bewitched by the sweet innocence of Gaynor's character, Emily Ann Stackerlee, bedecked in Dorothy Gale calico and curly pigtails. The dialogue around her is whizzing with Runyon-isms that pass blissfully over her naive head (Madison Square Garden. she exclaims, being told by the hustlers of the joys of Manhattan. Do they grow beautiful things there? Yeah, deadpans Numbers' sidekick, cauliflowers.). A great throwaway line early in the film has a sweating con worrying about being subpeeniya'd. The appeal of the film is part wise-guy Runyon, and part captivating Gaynor, who doesn't really belong in the underbelly world she's drawn into, but shines nonetheless. Several song-and-dance bits will appeal to musicals fans, including the old-timey Cindy, and Eighty Miles Outside of Atlanta. Extras are well worth the price of the DVD. There's an informative documentary on Runyon, his newspaper career, and his self-invention as the chronicler of the side-of-the-mouth mutts of Times Square. And a latter-day interview with Gaynor is radiant; clearly having spent her life as a dancer has left its mark on her in her golden years, absolutely lovely and charming with great anecdotes and self-effacing yarns. There are also miniature versions of the original lobby cards. All are guaranteed to put you in a New York state of mind. Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady. A New York bookmaker on the run from a criminal investigation passes through Georgia and meets a talented young country girl who ultimately convinces him to turn himself in. After he serves a year in jail and returns, he finds his little country prize has become quite the hit-singing and dancing at a posh New York night club. 1952-color-90 min-NR-fullscreen. I am a big film fan and especially of films of the fifties (my era) but I never knew of this film. When I learned of it I bought it straight away and what an excellent film it turns out to be. The young Mitzi Gaynor is such a star.Highly talented in all aspects -acting, singing and especially dancing. After this revelation I must see Golden Girl. Which I saw when I was about twelve and I remember being impressed then.I just hope that it is brought out in as good a version as this DVD. I was impressed also with Scott Brady - as it seems was Mitzi Gaynor in the extra interview.He comes over very stylishly and is another revelation. A very good understated (In the best possible way) performance. A fifties film experience that is a total pleasure. this is a great musical from the time when movies were good. I saw it when it first came out and never forget about it. It is now on DVD and I am very pleased and bought it as soon as I found it. Having been a huge fan of Mitzi Gaynor since her first movie, I love every one that she has done. So, anything she is in I would give 5 stars. It's just a fun movie and I wish they still made musical comedies like they did.
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