Seven Brides For Seven Brothers The Wizard Of Oz ...

08/09/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 08/09/2003
  |  300 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A triple bill of vintage musicals. In 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (1954) Howard Keel plays Adam Pontabee, a recently married rancher who brings his bride Milly (Jane Powell) back to live on the ranch with him and his six unruly brothers. Shocked at their bad manners, Milly begins to coach the boys in the ways of polite society and accidentally gives them the idea of kidnapping six eligible young ladies for the purposes of marriage. Includes the songs 'Bless Your Beautiful Hide' and 'Lonesome Polecat'. In 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939) a tornado whisks Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her house from Kansas to Munchkin City, squashing the Wicked Witch of the East upon landing. The Wicked Witch of the West vows revenge, while Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road for Oz with a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion - all of whom have specific reasons for wanting to meet the magical Wizard of Oz. Finally 'Annie Get Your Gun' (1950) - long unavailable due to legal complications with the estate of Irving Berlin - stars Betty Hutton as backwoods sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Plucked out of obscurity by Buffalo Bill (Louis Calhern), the rough-edged Annie is groomed for a leading role in Bill's world famous Wild West show. However, Annie has a rival in the form of rifleman Frank Butler (Howard Keel), a man she soon falls in love with. Features the songs 'Anything You Can Do' and 'There's No Business Like Show Business'.