Living in a Big Way

Living in a Big Way

Director: Gregory La Cava Cast: Gene Kelly, Marie McDonald, Charles Winninger

DVD (Full Frame)

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Overview

Despite MGM's insistence that star Gene Kelly, just returning from military service in 1947, appear exclusively in big-budget Technicolor musicals, maverick director Gregory La Cava showcased Kelly in the modest black and white tunefest Living in a Big Way. Kelly is cast as an ex-GI who discovers that his wealthy war bride (Marie McDonald) is an insufferable snob. Flying in the face of his in-laws, Kelly insists upon using his wife's money to open a charity home for the families of those soldiers who didn't come back. Kelly's major musical number, which takes place during the building of his dream home, is a bizarre ballet utilizing such props as ladders and two-by-fours. Living In a Big Way turned out to be the flop that MGM had predicted, but the film was impressive enough to win La Cava the coveted directorial post for Mary Pickford Productions' One Touch of Venus.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2012
UPC: 0883316453506
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 31,606

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Leo Gogarty
Marie McDonald Margaud Morgan
Charles Winninger D. Rutherford Morgan
Phyllis Thaxter Peggy Randall
Spring Byington Mrs. Morgan
Jean Adair Abigail Morgan
Clinton Sundberg Everett Hanover Smythe
John Warburton Stuart
William "Bill" Phillips Schultz
Bernadene Hayes Dolly
John Alexander Attorney Ambridge
Phyllis Kennedy Annie Pearl
Shelley Winters Bit Part

Technical Credits
Gregory La Cava Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Stanley Donen Choreography
William Ferrari Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Lennie Hayton Musical Direction/Supervision
Gene Kelly Choreography
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
Irving Ravetch Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Ferris Webster Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Living in a Big Way
1. Chapter 1 [1:31]
2. Chapter 2 [2:42]
3. Chapter 3 [3:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:18]
5. Chapter 5 [1:30]
6. Chapter 6 [2:37]
7. Chapter 7 [2:29]
8. Chapter 8 [3:56]
9. Chapter 9 [2:11]
10. Chapter 10 [4:10]
11. Chapter 11 [5:22]
12. Chapter 12 [2:17]
13. Chapter 13 [1:51]
14. Chapter 14 [1:34]
15. Chapter 15 [1:19]
16. Chapter 16 [2:24]
17. Chapter 17 [3:53]
18. Chapter 18 [3:51]
19. Chapter 19 [3:25]
20. Chapter 20 [1:09]
21. Chapter 21 [2:32]
22. Chapter 22 [4:27]
23. Chapter 23 [1:38]
24. Chapter 24 [3:06]
25. Chapter 25 [4:42]
26. Chapter 26 [1:32]
27. Chapter 27 [2:37]
28. Chapter 28 [4:02]
29. Chapter 29 [1:06]
30. Chapter 30 [3:07]
31. Chapter 31 [1:40]
32. Chapter 32 [1:35]
33. Chapter 33 [4:16]
34. Chapter 34 [2:42]
35. Chapter 35 [3:43]
36. Chapter 36 [2:42]
37. Chapter 37 [2:07]
38. Chapter 38 [:23]

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