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The Music Man ()

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featuring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Pert Kelton, Ronny Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford

Meredith Wilson's hit 1957 Broadway musical was transferred to the screen in larger-than-life fashion in 1962. Robert Preston repeats his legendary ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Dr.James P. K

America's Best Musical

by Dr.James P. K on Oct 20, 2011

Wonderful recording of the movie version with superlative cast, songs, and story. A classic.

sam b

Outstanding Production

by sam b on Jun 9, 2011

Cast couldn't have been better chosen. Preston, Jones, and the Buffalo Bills. Music was superior. Pace and direction never slowed down the flow. Not a dull moment. This is a true classic.

donald f
by donald f on May 5, 2011

Seller with integrity. Shop with confidently. I am not certain why the review has to be 50 characters, so I'm taking up space.


The Leader of The Musical Band

by mehaul on Apr 29, 2010

TITLE: The Music Man GENRE: Musical - broadway based comedy/romance CAST: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Buddy Hackett, Hermione GingoldTommy Djilas, Susan Luckey and Ronny Howard PLOT: Short and sweet: Con man gets trapped by love and must make his con real not fake. RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 9 of 10; Set in rural mid-America of one hundred years ago, the sets are well constructed, both interiors and exteriors. The choreography should have won an Oscar.(it did win for original score) The costumes are dazzling in the number of costume changes each character had and the design of the band uniforms which gets us back to choreography and the marching. Character development procedes for all the main roles which holds the viewer's interest. DVD BONUS: Behind the scenes making of with S. Jones, B. Hackett and S. Luckey, some filmographies, how the title animation was accomplished. ADDED NOTES: Preston had played heavies until this, his first song and dance effort. No crediting is done for the opening number where the song rhythm mirrors the train and the choreography (again!) has the actors jiggling and bouncing as if on a real train, one of the best parts of the production and hilarious! As is a glimpse of future stardom from Ronny Howard who pulls of the performance of a lisping tot in his first real credit as a performer in a film. Shirley Jones was quite pregnant during the filming. She carried both the child and the role as only a star could. If you have to see any Broadway musical comedy, make it this one. It's the source of "Shaboopi, shaboopi!"

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