Something for the Boys

Something for the Boys

DVD - 2008
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The Hart cousins - Blossom, Harry, and Chiquita - inherit Southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which proves to be a 'termite trap' and tax liability. They decide to turn the place into a hotel for army wives and put on a show to pay bills.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox, 2008
Edition: Fullscreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 04, 2016

VERY GOOD 1944 musical comedy film based on Cole Porter Broadway show about three whack cousins who inherit a Texas plantation. My, that Vivian Blaine, who I just recently discovered and am now checking out her work, is one beautiful, talented, dancing redhead. Phil Silvers is quite humorous as the male cousin who sings a funny comic version of 'Shortening Bread', Carmen Miranda gives her typical whack performance. Short, curvy, brunette Sheila Ryan was another new find for me and I will be checking out more of her efforts.
Overall, quite entertaining with a fun show at the end where they try to raise money for using the mansion as 'army wife' housing.
And there is an excellent extra - a bio of Carmen Miranda - which is well worth watching.

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