Amazon Video Spotlight: Classic Musicals in Digital

November 11, 2016
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These classic musicals never go out of style, and now they’re available in Amazon Video format.

Descriptions below are from IMDB.

An American in Paris (4.5/5 stars)

Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is “discovered” by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry’s art.

Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer.

Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound.
– Written by Scott Renshaw

 

Gigi (4.5/5 stars)

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi.

When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man’s mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.
– Written by Anonymous

 

Cabaret (4.5/5 stars)

In 1930’s Berlin, American Sally Bowles works as a singer in the Kit Kat club. At her rooming house she meets Englishman Brian Roberts who has come to Berlin to improve his German.

He hopes to pay his expenses by giving English language lessons.

Sally is unconventional and she and Robert have a number of adventures together. The romp continues with several of their friends, including the very rich Maximilian von Heune.

Life takes a sudden turn for Sally however and throughout it all, the rise of Nazism casts a shadow over everyone.
– Written by garykmcd

 

Easter Parade (4.5/5 stars)

On the day before Easter in 1911, Don Hewes is crushed when his dancing partner (and object of affection) Nadine Hale refuses to start a new contract with him.

To prove Nadine’s not important to him, Don acquires innocent new protegee Hannah Brown, vowing to make her a star in time for next year’s Easter parade.

– Written by Diana Hamilton

 

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