There's No Business Like Show Business - Trailer

Posted on: July 1, 2005 | Views: 339 | Comment

Walter Lang's lush musical story--buoyed by Irving Berlin's brilliant score--follows the Donahues, a singing, dancing, drinking Irish Catholic family, as they rise to fame on the theater circuit during vaudeville's last hurrah between World War I and World War II.

The stellar cast includes a young Marilyn Monroe, physical comic whiz Donald O'Connor, pop singer Johnnie Ray and dancing phenomenon Mitzi Gaynor. With lavish production numbers that rival those of any other musical of the 1950s and numerous famous tunes, including "Remember," "Heat Wave," "Play a Simple Melody" and the showstopping title tune (belted out by the incomparable Ethel Merman),There's No Business Like Show Business is an exuberant geyser of vaudevillian panache, star power and song. 

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irving berlin • ethel merman • vaudeville • walter lang • donald o'connor • Donahues • mitzi gaynor • marilyn monroe • travelling theatre • johnnie ray • between the wars • song and dance • show business • classic film