Tex Avery's first Warner Bros. cartoon stars Beans the Cat as a prospector during the 1849 Gold Rush--and when we say "rush", brother we ain't kiddin' The plot, such as it is, gets under way when a snarling claim-jumper purloins a valuable package belonging to Porky Pig (bigger, fatter and louder than he'd ever be again). Beans vows to retrieve the stolen goods in exchange for the hand of Porky's daughter Little Kitty, thus setting the stage for a breathtaking car-chase finale--and never mind that cars haven't been invented yet Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
After the night watchman at a toy store goes home, all the toys come to life and make whoopee in the store's music department, singing and dancing to the tune of the title song (originally written for the 1933 musical film Gold Diggers of 1933). Wooden soldiers, dolls, jump-ropes, clothes mannequins and even the store's cash register all join in the fun, some of which appears in stock-footage form from the 1932 cartoon A Great Big Bunch of You. "Guest stars" include miniaturized versions of Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Mae West. We're in the Money was later reissued on the home-movie market as Midnight Follies. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
As the title song says, you go to those shows to see those beautiful dames--and there's dames aplenty in this 1934 Busby Berkeley extravaganza. The wisp of a plot is motivated by one Ezra Ounce (Hugh Herbert), a silly millionaire who spearheads a national anti-fun movement. Ounce's distant cousin Dick Powell is a producer of musical comedies. Ounce's partner is Guy Kibbee, whose daughter is Ruby Keeler. Kibbee is also the "sugar daddy" of Joan Blondell, Powell's friend and co-worker. Fill in the rest of the blanks yourself. If the plot doesn't interest you (and there's no reason why it should), sit back and enjoy the humongous production numbers based on the Warren/Dubin songs "I Only Have Eyes for You", "The Girl on the Ironing Board", and of course the title number. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Built around the jaunty title song, originally written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin for the 1933 musical film 42nd Street, this cartoon takes place in Heaven, as an old man with a beard prepares a variety of babies for their arrival on Earth. Ethnic humor abounds, with twin Eskimo babies pulled from the refrigerator and shipped off to Mrs. Nanook of the North, and little Abie Ginsberg receiving a "Kosher for Passover" stamp on his backside. We're also treated to a mini-vaudeville show, featuring infantized versions of such 1930s celebrities as Eddie Cantor and Maurice Chevalier. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
See great work from a great choreographer. His numbers seemed to always have the right touch as evident in "42nd Street" and his many other hits. All Movie Guide
- Backstage Musical, Biography, Musical Comedy, Jazz & Modern Dance, Film & Television History, Musical Romance, Showbiz Comedy, Comedy of Errors
- Ladder to the Top, Love Triangles, Success is the Best Revenge, Dancer's Life, Mistaken Identities, Underdogs, Class Differences
- March 21, 2006
- Warner Baxter , Dick Powell , James Cagney , Joan Blondell , Joe Dougherty
- Rolfe Sedan , Fred Kelsey , Lester Dorr , Roger Gray , Patricia Ellis , Milt Kibbee , Loretta Andrews , Lee Moran , Kermit Maynard , Joan Barclay , Frank Mills , Frank Darien , Duke York , Phil Tead , Harry Seymour , Charles Lane , Berenice Hansen , Alice Jans , Hobart Cavanaugh , Dennis O'Keefe , Sam McDaniel , June Glory , Grace Hayle , Harry Holman , Herman Bing , Johnny Arthur , Jack LaRue , Lorena Layson , John Garfield , Monica Bannister , Donna Mae Roberts , Philip Faversham , Tom Kennedy , Tommy Bond , William V. Mong , Muriel Gordon , Marlo Dwyer , Patricia Harper , Eddy Chandler , Amo Ingraham , Donna La Barr , William Granger , Wallis Clark , Charles Wilson , Renee Whitney , Bonnie Bannon , Albert Akst , Louise Beavers , George Chandler , Dorothy Lamour , Jay Eaton , Fred "Snowflake" Toones , Etta Moten , Eddie Kane , Eddie Foster , Dorothy White , Dorothy Coonan , Billy Barty , Lynn Browning , Wilbur Mack , Wallace MacDonald , George Irving , Juliet Ware , Jimmy Conlin , Lyle Talbot , Marjean Rogers , Pat Wing , Harry Warren , George E. Stone , Robert McWade , Ferdinand Gottschalk , Matty King , Berton Churchill , Eddie Nugent , Sterling Holloway , Ramon & Rosita , Paul Porcasi , Tammany Young , Gordon Westcott , Henry B. Walthall , Joseph Cawthorn , Leila Bennett , Allen Jenkins , Robert Agnew , Arthur Hohl , Winifred Shaw , Clarence Nordstrom , Phil Regan , Frank McHugh , Sammy Fain , Ginger Rogers , Ned Sparks , Arthur Vinton , Claire Dodd , Alice Brady , Ruth Donnelly , Dorothy Dare , Hugh Herbert , Guy Kibbee , Grant Mitchell , Una Merkel , ZaSu Pitts , Glenda Farrell , Adolphe Menjou , George Brent , Ruby Keeler , Aline MacMahon , Gloria Stuart , Bebe Daniels , Dick Powell , Joan Blondell , Dave "Tex" O'Brien , Charles Williams , Busby Berkeley , Billy West , Billy Bletcher , Barbara Rogers , Anne Hovey , Alexis Dubin , Billy Taft , Diane Douglas , William "Wild Bill" Elliott , Toby Wing , Theresa Harris , Sam Godfrey , Warren William , Arthur Aylesworth
- Busby Berkeley , Ray Enright , Tex Avery , Lloyd French , Friz Freleng , Lloyd Bacon , Mervyn LeRoy , Rudolf Ising , Tom Palmer , Roy Mack
special offers and deals.
free standard shipping with $50 purchase, offer details.
- Made in the USA or Imported