Movie, Movie

Movie, Movie

Director: Stanley Donen Cast: George C. Scott, Barbara Harris, Eli Wallach

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Overview

This spoof of a "typical" double-feature bill of the 1930s is introduced by George Burns, who explains that we're about to see two classic films produced by the legendary Warren Brothers. The first, "Dynamite Fists," is a black-and-white takeoff of such boxing dramas as Golden Boy. Harry Hamlin plays a John Garfield-like pugilist who is brought along by a tough-but-lovable fight promoter George C. Scott. Nasty gangster Eli Wallach attempts to compromise Hamlin by offering him the delectable Trish VanDevere, but Hamlin proves loyal to Scott. When Scott is killed by Wallach, Hamlin vows to become an attorney and bring the murderer to justice -- which he does in the space of one year. Along the way, Hamlin's gangster brother-in-law secures an eye operation for his nearly blind sister Kathleen Beller (whose bump-in-the-wall myopia is good for several laughs). After "Dynamite Fists," we are treated to a coming-attractions trailer for a Dawn Patrol-style aviation epic, again starring George C. Scott. The last segment, "Blansky's Beauties of 1933," is an all-stops-out Technicolor lampoon of Busby Berkeley musicals. Told by doctor Art Carney that he is dying, Broadway impresario Blansky (George C. Scott again) determines to produce one last spectacular show before the curtain goes down for good. The highlights in "Blansky's Beauties" are too numerous to mention here: memorable bits include composer Barry Bostwick's rooftop number, and the opening dialogue exchange between Carney and Scott (told that he has a month to live, Scott philosophically replies that at least he has 30 days left -- whereupon Carney dolefully reminds his patient that it's February). An additional sequence, parodying the Republic serials of the era, was filmed for Movie, Movie but cut from the final release print. Michael Kidd, who plays "Pop Popchick" in "Dynamite Fists," handled the choreography in "Blansky's Beauties." On the videocassette version of Movie, Movie, "Dynamite Fists" has been reprocessed in color.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2016
UPC: 0853765005489
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 52,607

Special Features

On camera interviews with stars Harry Hamlin, Barry Bostwick and Kathleen Beller

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Gloves Malloy/Spats Baxter
Barbara Harris Trixie Lane
Eli Wallach Vince Marlowe/Pop
Trish VanDevere Betsy McGuire/Isobel Stuart
Red Buttons Peanuts/Jinks Murphy
Barry Bostwick Johnny Danko,Dick Cummings
Rebecca York Kitty
Art Carney Dr. Blaine/Dr. Bowers
Maide Norman Gussie
Jocelyn Brando Mama Popchik/Mrs. Updike
Harry Hamlin Joey Popchik
Ann Reinking Troubles Moran
Michael Kidd Pop Popchik
Kathleen Beller Angie Popchik
Barney Martin Motorcycle Cop
Dick Winslow Tinkle Johnson, Reporter
Sebastian Brook Fritz
Paula Jones Chorus Girl [Baxter's Beauties Of 1933]
John Henry Chorus Boy [Baxter's Beauties Of 1933]
Clay Hodges Sailor Lawson
George Wilbur Tony Norion [Dynamite Hands]
Peter T. Stader Barney Keegle [Dynamite Hands]
James Lennon Actor
Denver Mattson Sparring Partner [Dynamite Hands]
Jim Nickerson [Dynamite Hands]
Wally Rose Referee #2 [Dynamite Hands]
George Burns Actor
Stanley Donen Actor
Jimmy Lennon [Dynamite Hands]
John R. McKee [Dynamite Hands]
Tom Morga [Dynamite Hands]
Charlie Murray [Dynamite Hands]
Harvey Perry [Dynamite Hands]
James R. Winburn [Dynamite Hands]
Bud Ekins [Dynamite Hands]
Charles Lane Judge Pennington
Brendan Dillon Jury Foreman
John Bear Hudkins Mover #2 [Dynamite Hands]
Robert Herron Mover #1 [Dynamite Hands]
Fred Scheiwiller Keegle's Manager [Dynamite Hands]
James J. Casino Keegle's Second [Dynamite Hands]
Cliff Happy K.O. Brown [Dynamite Hands]
Michael Rodgers Tiger Barnes [Dynamite Hands]
June McCall Fan #3 [Dynamite Hands]
Jack Slate Fan #4 [Dynamite Hands]
Chuck Hicks Hood #3 [Dynamite Hands]
George Fisher Hood #4 [Dynamite Hands]

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director,Producer
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Jack Fisk Art Director
Larry Gelbart Songwriter,Screenwriter
George Hively Editor
Chris Horner Set Decoration/Design
Sheldon Keller Songwriter,Screenwriter
Michael Kidd Choreography
Pat Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Patti Norris Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Jonathan Sanger Asst. Director
Martin Starger Executive Producer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Movie, Movie
1. Chapter 1 [6:22]
2. Chapter 2 [6:35]
3. Chapter 3 [6:51]
4. Chapter 4 [4:59]
5. Chapter 5 [5:23]
6. Chapter 6 [3:25]
7. Chapter 7 [7:25]
8. Chapter 8 [3:52]
9. Chapter 9 [6:11]
10. Chapter 10 [4:56]
11. Chapter 11 [4:47]
12. Chapter 12 [5:29]
13. Chapter 13 [4:24]
14. Chapter 14 [6:50]
15. Chapter 15 [5:40]
16. Chapter 16 [6:09]
17. Chapter 17 [5:04]
18. Chapter 18 [7:40]
19. Chapter 19 [1:45]

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