There's No Business Like Show Business

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Like Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), 20th Century-Fox's There's No Business Like Show Business is a "catalogue" film, its thinnish plot held together by an itinerary of Irving Berlin tunes. The story chronicles some twenty years in the lives of a showbiz family, headed by Dan Dailey and Ethel Merman. Two of the couple's three grown children -- Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor -- carry on the family tradition, while the third, Johnny Ray, decides to become a priest. There are a few tense moments when O'Connor falls in love with ambitious chorine Marilyn Monroe and loses all sense of perspective, but the family reunites during a splashy production-number finale. Highlights include Dailey and Merman's Play a Simple Melody duet, O'Connor's A Man Chases a Girl solo, and Monroe's tempestuous rendition of Heat Wave (her delivery and stage presence both compensate for her unflattering bare-midriff costume). Of historical interest, There's No Business Like Show Business was Fox's first CinemaScope musical; as such, it is best viewed on TV in "letterbox" format. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
5/29/01 
Studio
20th Century Fox
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1  - Cinemascope
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 58 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ four discrete audio channels. Includes 3 for the front speakers & 1 mono channel for the surround
  • Dolby Digital w/ 4 channels of sound from a 2-channel stereo mix. DS -- Dolby Surround (4.0)
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio: 2.35:1]
  • English 4.0 Surround
  • English stereo
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Portuguese theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
1

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