Mary Poppins Returns
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The whole picture, which is done in color (we don't know why), reflects the tedium resulting from the restriction of Mr. Kaye.
Hawks told everyone he hated the film.
A dreary affair, sanding off the original's satirical edges.
This comedy with jazz music is uneven, but it has rich production values and likable numbers.
So-so musical based on the brillaint "Ball of Fire" -- see that one instead.
Musical remake of Ball of Fire. Better than you'd think.
the original Ball of Fire is 10 times better.
There's a lot of talent in this pallid redo of Ball of Fire but even with music and color added it doesn't come close to matching that film's charm. Virginia Mayo was a pleasant screen presence but Barbara Stanwyck she most definitely is not. On it's own terms an okay film but doesn't hold up to comparison to its source material.
snow white and the seven musical genius hermits. not only one of the best musicals ever made, but one of my favorite films of all time. virginia mayo shows us again why she was one of the most beautiful women of her time, and dany kaye puts in a stellar performance. the appearances and music of two of the greatest musicians of all time, benny goodman and sachmo, were excellent. each piece of music in this musical about the making of jazz was perfect, and the love story hit the mark. the opening sequence was fuzed with clever writing and great humor, and the film never slows down. one of the top five films of its decade which features some of the greatest films ever made.
Remake of "Ball of Fire" may not be quite as good, but Kaye and Mayo hold it together. Jazz subplot and Louis Armstrong help a bit.
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