WARNER ARCHIVE: Headliner Musicals & Early Sound in New Wave

Three musicals and five early sound films (all from 1930) are Warner's Archive releases this week. All eight are posted over at the newly revamped WBShop.

Big names headline the three musicals starting with Fred Astaire and his 18-year old dance partner Joan Leslie in The Sky's the Limit (1943). Featured are Robert Benchley and Robert Ryan.

Gene Kelly stars in 1947's Living in a Big Way along with Marie McDonald, Charles Winninger, Phyllis Thaxter and Spring Byington. Gregory La Cava directs.

Pre-Oz Judy Garland leads a great cast of Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett, Gene Lockhart and Charley Grapewin in the comedy-drama (with musical numbers) Listen, Darling (1938).

Rounding out this wave are comedies and dramas from 1930:

  • Conspiracy (1930) - Bessie Love, Ned Sparks
  • The Doorway to Hell (1930) - Lew Ayres, Charles Judels, Leon Janney, Robert Elliott, James Cagney. Dir. Archie Mayo.
  • Lovin' the Ladies (1930) - Richard Dix, Lois Wilson
  • The Matrimonial Bed (1930) - Frank Fay, James Gleason. Dir. Michael Curtiz.
  • Mothers Cry (1930) - Dorothy Peterson, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Edward Woods, Evalyn Knapp
All will be available here at ClassicFlix on May 1st.
These new DVDs add to the total of over 800 Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com.

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