The Wizard Of Oz Singin' In The Rain High Society

  |  Buy to Own: 18/09/2006
  |  298 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three classic musicals. 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. 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952) is set in 1927 and stars Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood, a man who has worked his way up from being a song-and-dance man with partner Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) to become a top movie star. His on-screen partner, Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), who believes that Don loves her for real, needs to have her awful singing voice dubbed with the arrival of talkies. The girl selected is 'serious' actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), for whom Don soon falls. Musical numbers include the famous title song and 'Make 'Em Laugh', 'Good Morning' and 'You Were Meant for Me'. 'High Society' (1956) is a remake of 'The Philadelphia Story' and stars Grace Kelly as socialite Tracy Lord who, even as she prepares for her second marriage, still has obvious feelings for her ex-husband (Bing Crosby). She also strikes up a friendship with a reporter (Frank Sinatra), who has been sent to cover her society wedding.