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Misc Directors #019 - Busby Berkeley


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#1 of 15 george kaplan

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Posted July 31 2005 - 10:20 PM

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Volume #019 - BUSBY BERKELEY


Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Cinderella Jones (1946)
The Gang's All Here (1943)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Babes on Broadway (1941)
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Fast and Furious (1939)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Garden of the Moon (1938)
Men Are Such Fools (1938)
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
The Go Getter (1937)
Stage Struck (1936)
I Live for Love (1935)
Bright Lights (1935)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
She Had to Say Yes (1933)


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#2 of 15 george kaplan

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Posted July 31 2005 - 10:23 PM

BUSBY BERKELEY

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Babes on Broadway (1941)

"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#3 of 15 Jim_K

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Posted July 31 2005 - 11:32 PM

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BUSBY BERKELEY (1895 - 1976)


Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Cinderella Jones (1946)
The Gang's All Here (1943)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Babes on Broadway (1941)
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Fast and Furious (1939)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Comet Over Broadway (1938) Posted Image Posted Image
Garden of the Moon (1938)
Men Are Such Fools (1938) Posted Image Posted Image
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
The Go Getter (1937)
Stage Struck (1936)
I Live for Love (1935)
Bright Lights (1935)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
She Had to Say Yes (1933) Posted Image Posted Image




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#4 of 15 Steve Christou

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Posted August 01 2005 - 12:15 AM

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Babes in Arms (1939)
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Strange rating Busby Berkeley and not seeing the great musicals that made him famous 42nd St, Footlight Parade, Golddiggers of 1933 etc on the list, but while he directed the musical sequences, he didn't direct the films themselves, but still, people refer to them as Busby Berkeley musicals. Okay I admit I'm a bit of a fan of these creaky ancient musicals.:b

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#6 of 15 Bill McA

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Busby Berkeley
Nov 29, 1895 - Mar 14, 1976

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Cinderella Jones (1946) Posted Image Posted Image
The Gang's All Here (1943) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
For Me and My Gal (1942) Posted Image Posted Image
Babes on Broadway (1941) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Babes in Arms (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Fast and Furious (1939)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Garden of the Moon (1938)
Men Are Such Fools (1938)
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
The Go Getter (1937)
Stage Struck (1936)
I Live for Love (1935)
Bright Lights (1935)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
She Had to Say Yes (1933)

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#7 of 15 Brook K

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Posted August 01 2005 - 02:52 AM

Love his dance sequences but haven't gotten around to seeing any of the films he directed.
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FYI
The Gang's All Here (1943) Directed by Busby Berkeley is finally available on DVD from Fox/Pathe France. Fox US has been delaying this title for well over a year. And may not ever release it.

#10 of 15 Jim_K

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Posted January 06 2007 - 12:52 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#11 of 15 Michael Elliott

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Posted February 24 2007 - 04:20 AM

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Cinderella Jones (1946)
The Gang's All Here (1943)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Babes on Broadway (1941)
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Babes in Arms (1939) /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/half.gif
Fast and Furious (1939)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Garden of the Moon (1938)
Men Are Such Fools (1938) Posted ImagePosted Image
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
The Go Getter (1937)
Stage Struck (1936)
I Live for Love (1935)
Bright Lights (1935)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
She Had to Say Yes (1933) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Edited by Michael Elliott - 7/4/2009 at 07:07 pm GMT

#12 of 15 Bill McA

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Posted May 20 2007 - 11:27 AM

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#13 of 15 Michael Elliott

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Babes in Arms (1939) ** 1/2

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BUSBY BERKELEY

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)                    +
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Babes on Broadway (1941)
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)




#15 of 15 Michael Elliott

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