Give a Girl a Break film Product Information
|Category||Music Video DVDs, Adventure Movies, Musical Videos, Dance, Rags To Riches|
|Starring||Marge Champion, Debbie Reynolds, Lurene Tuttle, Richard Anderson, Kurt Kasznar, Bob Fosse, Larry Keating, Gower Champion, William Ching, Donna Martell|
|Choreographer||Stanley Donen, Gower Champion|
|Director of Photography||William Mellor|
|Production Designer||Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse|
|Screenwriter||Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich|
Give a Girl a Break movie was released May 22, 1991 by the MGM Home Entertainment studio. Broadway's greatest dancers and choreographers combine for a backstage tale that's more knowing than most. Give a Girl a Break VHS for sale Three young performers up for the lead in a Broadway show think they've got it when they form romantic attachments to the men with the show. Give a Girl a Break movie Two songs in the picture are the only collaboration between lyricist Ira Gershwin and composer Burton Lane.
Give a Girl a Break review Product Description
In one of his first solo directorial efforts after pairing with Gene Kelly as director of ON THE TOWN and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Stanley Donen lets Broadway's best dancers and choreographers--Gower and Marge Champion and Bob Fosse--strut their stuff in this light musical comedy about three producers of a Broadway musical trying to find the girl to play their show's star Give a Girl a Break video. ...See Full Description
Give a Girl a Break movie Customer Reviews
||One of the Best MGM Musicals|
Give a Girl a Break review If you think of Stanley Donen, don‘t miss this one. If you like MGM musicals, here‘s one of the greatest. Think of Gower Champion, Bob Fosse and Stanley Donen together, plus a terrific score by Burton Lane and Ira Gershwin, half a dozen of marvelous dances (Gower and Marge Champion,, Fosse and Debbie Reynolds and Helen Wood in her one and only major role) and you‘ve got something that worth while. MGM didn‘t want to spend much money in a Jack Cummings production. Cummings was not Arthur Freed and that same year was too busy with Kiss Me Kate. If Freed had produced it, surely would have had Kelly, O‘Connor and Charisse, but it doesn‘t matter. A good chance for the Champions and Bob Fosse to do their best, and Donen (after Singin‘ in the Rain and before Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) to show that without Kelly (as in Royal Wedding) he could be great, with terrific ideas, good sense of humor and, last but not least, the timing, the taste and the feeling for directing a B film with the quality of an A picture. In the 10 Best List of american musicals, GIVE A GIRL A BREAK deserves a place. And not the last.
By jecosta (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Although Bob Fosse in given credit for an on screen performance both at the beginning and the end of this film, Fosse never turns up. I have a strong suspicion that Gower Champion felt so threatened by Fosse's performance, he had all the scenes with Fosse in them be re-shot so as not to show up Champion. The redeeming aspect is, Fosse's choreography remains intact.
By Brent (Omaha, NE, USA)
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Give a Girl a Break video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1544383|
|Studio||MGM Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||May 22, 1991|
|Running Time||82 Minutes|