on 22 January 2013
This 1943 film had never been released on VHS or DVD before. It was shown once on UK TV in 1984 on Channel 4. It deals with the story of Dan Emmett and black face minstrels and is of course not politically correct now although it does reflect what actually happened. It was the first full length colour film in which Bing starred. It has a good story and many songs including "Sunday, Monday or Always" which went to the top of the charts in 1943. The rousing finale with Bing singing "Dixie" in blackface is an appropriate finale to an enjoyable film. Picture and sound quality is good. There are no extras.
on 3 March 2013
I have waited a long time for this classic gem to arrive on DVD. The print is very good for a movie of this age . i certainly hope that more of the classics from Paramount will be released shortly. Please release Here come the Girls ,with bob hope and a wide screen version of The seven Little Foys. I am still waiting for a decent copy of the Perils Of Pauline with Betty Huttonand the Stars are singing with Rosemary Clooney.Please cam we have some more Betty Hutton movies.