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Not much into musicals, I don't think I've seen this version. I've seen a remake that was done in the 1950s only I never knew there were earlier versions until today.
This one is based on the Broadway musical that was based on the Edna Ferber book. There was a film adaptation even earlier than this one. I think the 1951 version is the best-known.
I always enjoyed these old musicals-they were around when I was growing up-My Mom loved them too and took us kids to the broadway theater in chicago several times-good memories-thanks for sharing
Musicals are fun, I think, and the movies and community theater productions I've seen have left me with fond memories :)
Goodness, everyone has a musical theme today. I've read the book, but had no idea there was a film, too.
I hadn't realized it was a book until I started reading up on it for this post :)
I've actually seen this one long ago. I have to be in the right mood for musicals, but it was one thing they'd show on afternoons on TV when I was growing up. They'd sometimes have a week or two of just musicals, so I have seen quite a few--LOL! ;)
I never saw many musicals on tv, but I've still managed to see quite a few. Man of La Mancha, Pippin, West Side Story, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar... I do love them :)
I grew up in Minneapolis and this one station showed movies from broadway musicals and all the Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Doris Day...even remember Jimmy Stewart singing and hoofing. LOL!
Cool! A musicals channel would be fun!
I want to see it now! Thank you for pointing it out! Happy Sunday!
I hope you enjoy it :)
I remember seeing this one on TV some time in the distant past. My husband was always a musical fan. Valerie
My husband doesn't generally favor musicals, but there are exceptions.
I have wanted to see this film for quite some time, but don't ask me why. I must have heard my mom or my grandmother talking about it when I was a kid and it stuck in my head. Thanks for the reminder to put it on my to do list. Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika
There's quite a history behind these adaptations, which I discovered as I was writing the post. I hope you enjoy the movie :)