- Feb 22, 2012
- Real Name
- mark gross
Oh right, a Warner release, but not I'd think an Archive release.No, this "Bad Education" is a 2019 movie that HBO acquired starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney based on an actual criminal case in which some public school officials embezzled millions of dollars.
The song Thanks A Lot but No Thanks is from It’s Always Fair Weather where Dolores Gray plays a TV star. The film was supposed to be sort of a follow up to On The Town with the sailors meeting years later. Unfortunately they couldn‘t get the same cast together and had to be satisfied with Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd. Fair Weather was not too successful and came at a time when musicals were not such a popular genre. However, that aside, it is an entertaining film with lots of good numbers Including Gray’s.Indeed. But, it's not in this film.
Ha, well I agree, in fact I'd go further, the last few years have been disappointing (for me, anyway). I say that looking at all that they have & what they choose to release (it's like they're keeping the good stuff for best...like my parents with their posh dinner service set, we never ever used it!). Oh well, I'm buying the Wayne, I do love American fifties war movies, especially the ones set in the Pacific, & I have hopes for a favourite at the other end of the fifties, James Garner in, Up Periscope (1959).
I Agree 100% ! All I got was Tex Avery Vol.1 this year. My next for sure purchase will be Tex Avery Vol.2 and The Flintstones Complete Series. So many famous popular Classics of the 1930's to 1950's that are Not getting released ! I would like to know WHY ?
Yes. Sung in IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER. She sang wonderfully in KISMET too." Thanks A Lot ,But No Thanks"........is a great song sung by Dolores Gray
While Jo Ann does an admirable job singing "A Perfect Love," it's very poorly placed in the movie as June herself has just finished singing (in flashback) "Young Man with a Horn" in her own voice, and then when the dubbed number happens so soon afterwards, it's jarring. Even someone who doesn't know much about movie ghosting could tell something was badly off.Interesting footnote, June Allyson, who sang on Broadway and usually did her own singing in movies, is dubbed by Jo Ann Greer in one of her songs in this semi-musical ('A Perfect Love'). Jo sang for Esther Williams in JUPITER'S DARLING (a guilty pleasure I'd love to have on blu ray) and for Rita Hayworth in PAL JOEY.
I'd snap that up in a micro second but I can already hear the hissy fit thrown by the Norma Shearer fanboys about how inferior the remake is and how dare Warners not release their darling Norma's creaky ... er, "classic" version instead. Maybe Warners can tack on the 1934 version as a "bonus feature" to appease them.I wish Warners would consider releasing the Cinemascope remake of THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET with Jennifer Jones. No authorised home video release of this as yet as far as I know. Sidney Franklin considered it superior to his earlier version with Norma Shearer.