Michael Curtiz' WHITE CHRISTMAS & Jacques Demy's THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
Michael Curtiz' WHITE CHRISTMAS (NR, 1954, 120 min)
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are song-and-dance men who hook up, romantically and professionally, with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to put on a Big Show to benefit the struggling ski-resort lodge run by the beloved old retired general of their WWII Army outfit. Songs include: "Sisters," "Snow," "We'll Follow the Old Man," "Mandy," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," and more. Christmas would be unthinkable without White Christmas.
Jacques Demy's THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (G, 1964, 92 min)
An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner's delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.
Friday, December 1