The Unsinkable Molly Brown

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

DVD - 2000
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Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000]
Edition: Widescreen letterbox version.
ISBN: 9780790746746
0790746743
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) :,sd., col.

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COURIER3
May 15, 2017

135 minutes, long, some fantastic dancing. Very wealthy gold strike in Colorado. There was a real Molly Brown on the Titanic.

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starel
Jan 29, 2017

For anyone born after 1970, if you didn't see it the first time around, don't bother. Strictly for its time. Not even enduring as nostalgia. I wasted one of my reserves; unless you really like schmaltz, give this a miss.

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mswrite
Jan 25, 2017

A glossy, bouncy post-Golden Era Hollywood musical featuring fine performances from a cast headed by Debbie Reynolds (irresistible as the indomitable Molly) and Harve Presnell as her loving husband Leadville Johnny J. Brown.
Presnell, tall and ruggedly blond, seemed just to have missed the great American period of film-making when handsome leading men with classic musical gifts could shine. A pity, because he's in fine voice here, perfectly holding his own in both comic and dramatic moments with his better known leading lady. Check out his brief appearance as gambler Rotten Luck Willie in the sprawling 1969 musical oddity "Paint Your Wagon" His soaring, heartfelt rendition of "They Call the Wind Maria" blows away the warblings of stars Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin, neither of whom could carry a tune if their lives depended upon it though Marvin effectively "talk-sings" his big number "Wand'rin Star."

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emmathefatcat
Jan 10, 2017

I love this old musical and just re-watched it on New Years Day to watch Debbie Reynolds. I stumbled across it on TV when I was in my twenties and was in awe! I didn't know about musicals other than The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music. A whole new (old) world opened up. Great show!

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 20, 2016

LOTS of fun - for the whole family. Debbie Reynolds was 32 when the film was made - so she wasn't a child actor in 1964.
Can't remember ever seeing the handsome Harve Presnell before (or after).
Some fun dance numbers and slapstick humor, too.

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grumpyswife925
Nov 25, 2014

This is one of my all-time favorite films. Debbie Reynolds is a force to be reckoned with. I can't imagine anyone wouldn't want to see this film if you've viewed Kathy Bates as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" in James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic. Of course, I'm also a history buff and love getting background info on our ancestors that have a story to share.

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biffblack
May 26, 2014

The worst piece of junk I've ever tried to watch. Crummy songs, tepidly staged dances. What exactly were the Browns famous for besides being rich? Debbie Reynolds, a gifted natural performer, is completely wrong in this sort of ersatz character part. This stodgy, tuneless musical must have already seemed wildly dated by 1964. Not because it's old-fashioned, but because there's no life or freshness in it. The Busby Berkley Depression-era musicals of the early 1930s have held up better than this corporate claptrap.

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