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A Damsel In Distress DVD

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Description
Fred Astaire sails across the pond to meet damsel in distress Joan Fontaine and delightful (if unlikely) dance partners George Burns and Gracie Allen in a musical co-scripted by master wit P.G. Wodehouse and directed by George Stevens (Swing Time). The helium-light story concerns servants running a betting pool on the marriage prospects of a fetching aristocrat (guess who wins her hand). The elegant George and Ira Gershwin score includes two standards forever associated with Astaire, A Foggy Day and Nice Work If You Can Get It, plus one of Hollywood’s cleverest song-and-dances: the Academy Award®-winning* Fun House number, which sends Astaire, Burns and Allen cavorting among chutes, mirrors, moving floors and rolling barrels.


**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
Reviews
6 Reviews
3.5

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Warner Home VideoA Damsel In Distress DVD
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)

Cons

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    • At home (3)
    • Younger viewers (3)
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    1.0

    ir's O.K.

    By I don't have a nickname

    from Kirkland, Washington

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • One Major Flaw

    Cons

    • Very Poor Audio

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    The movie was what I wanted for a Christmas gift.
    The audio is so poor on the dvd that I have to stand a foot away from my TV and even then, it is not loud. I want a replacement with good sound. Another DVD I purchased from TCM has the very good sound that this movie needs. Can I exchange my DVD for a good one? J. Saul

     
    4.0

    Undiscovered Gem!

    By Verity

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
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      Comments about this product:

      Fred Astaire is the titular star, but let's
      face it---Gracie Allen steals the show with
      humor, singing and dancing! Quite a revelation for anyone who knows her only as husband George
      Burns' foil.

       
      4.0

      Fun and entertaining

      By Brent

      from Beebe, AR

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      Pros

      • Entertaining

      Cons

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          Comments about this product:

          Excellent movie except one silly scene goes on too long. I can fast forward though.

           
          5.0

          Great With Burns & Allen

          By BuddyBoy

          from Columbia, TN

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Well Conceived Executed

          Cons

          • Slow Starting

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          I love 1940s movies and humor!

           
          2.0

          Disappointed .Story was good bad sound

          By Flower Lady

          from Hayward

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

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            • At Home
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            Comments about this product:

            Hoping to use it on a Bus Trip
            Unfortunately not that good

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vastly entertaining

            By traveler1062

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              A must have Astaire film, with great Gershwin songs performed by experts. Very underrated when it was released supposedly because of Rogers absence, the songs are all now classics.
              Silly meandering story, but who cares with these great performances. Joan Fontaine is very good, and her limited dance movements are extremely graceful(despite Arlene Croce's nitpicking critique). Also has probably the best performances (and dancing!) from Burns and Allen who are delightful. Outstanding remastering and refurbishment--looks sharp and sounds is greatly improved--better than any previous releases or showings. Great job!

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