7 May 2012 08:23 UTCMon 7 May 2012 - 8:23 am UTC
I ask in the expectation that I shall pick up some useful tips.
Comments only please and then some time next week I shall invite the Researcher who has provided the most tempting offering to post an Answer.
There's no limit on the number of movies that can be listed but please note that non-English language movies that have sub-titles and/or even an English soundtrack are not eligible.
Non-Researchers are also very welcome even though we can all foresee that Myoarin will opt for an Elvis vehicle. Or maybe all of them?
Please note that non-English language movies that have sub-titles and/or an English soundtrack are not eligible.
8 May 2012 12:32 UTCTue 8 May 2012 - 12:32 pm UTC
>>I see a generation gap here...<<
Myo's more the "Three Stooges Go To Mars" era.
9 May 2012 09:00 UTCWed 9 May 2012 - 9:00 am UTC
Very many thanks, David, Ribuck, Anonsi & Myoarin.
I am amazed at the range of opportunities that are being identified although some (like 'Mary Poppins') sound rather too scary for me.
I haven't been to the cinema for over 10 years - I prefer watching a DVD/Video in the comfort of my own home and at times that I can choose.
During the Thirties, my favourites were Tarzan and 'Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars' which was serialised on Saturday mornings at a special Children's performance. I never missed an episode.
Of course, there were many excellent movies that I missed at the time of their first release like 'San Francisco' (with the lovely Jeanette MacDonald) and some of Busby Berkeley's.
My greatest discovery was 'Wonder Man' (1945) which introduced me to Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen.
For me, Danny Kaye is the only comedian who is still entertaining even though I've watched most of his movies several times.
Keep 'em coming!
12 May 2012 06:33 UTCSat 12 May 2012 - 6:33 am UTC
Very many thanks, q21, you have provided two very intriguing candidates.
Hello again, ribuck, and many thanks for asking a question which, ideally, should have cost you $10.
However, I understand that pinkfreud has selected 'Oklahoma!' although I can't imagine why. And she has not yet posted a Comment because she is agonising over whether to propose the 1955 version with Gordon MacRae or the 1999 one with Hugh Jackman.
Reportedly, she is very impressed by the fact that the two principals in the 1999 version performed in the Dream Ballet sequence themselves but, even so, she has serious reservations about an Australian actor playing the part of Curly.
It sure will be interesting to see which way she jumps.
16 May 2012 10:41 UTCWed 16 May 2012 - 10:41 am UTC
Thank you for accepting my proposal as an answer to your question.
In addition to the already posted links (presenting Anton Karas and his music) here are two scenes from the film itself:
Orson Welles speaking about the Swiss having invented (allegedly) the cuckoo clock
and the final scene
You'll find quite a bit of additional information on this site: