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Stanley Donen directs this affectionate spoof of the double-feature musical comedies of the 1930s. Divided into two segments, it even boasts a halfway interval featuring 'trailers' for forthcoming attractions. The first segment, 'Dynamite Hands', stars Harry Hamlin as Joey Popchik, a young boxer on his way to the top. George C. Scott, Red Buttons, Kathleen Beller and Ann Reinking co-star. The second segment, a musical entitled 'Baxter's Beauties of 1933', also features George C. Scott, this time as egomaniacal Broadway director Spats Baxter. Barry Bostwick, Rebecca York and Trish Van Devere co-star.
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A tremendous parody with brilliant dialogue
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The film perfectly captures the essence of the programmers churned out by the studios in the 1930's and 40's. The same actors appear in both films, the same sets are utilized, the same shots are repeated. Donen and his writers manage to poke gentle fun at their source material, all the while showing their genuine affection for it.
The cast is uniformly fine. Veterans like George C. Scott, Eli Wallach, Red Buttons, Art Carney and Trish Van Devere play roles in both films. Harry Hamlin is excellent as the pugilist in "Dynamite Hands", while Barbara Harris sparkles as a hoofer with the proverbial heart of gold in "Baxter's Beauties". But the best of the bunch is Barry Bostwick, playing both a small-time hood and a bookkeeper-turned-composer. He is terrific.
If you like old movies, you'll love this one. Unfortunately it is available only as an import in PAL format at the present time. Please, won't someone pick this fine film up and make it available in the USA?
Movie Movie, directed by Stanley Donen and written by Larry Gelbart & Sheldon Keller, is a double feature complete with previews of coming attractions. This was 29 years before Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez made Grindhouse.
The two movies represent famous film genres of the 30's. The first, Dynamite Hands is a black & white boxing picture that affectionately sends up films like Body And Soul, City For Conquest and The Champ. The second movie, Baxter's Beauties of 1933 is a send up of the great movie musicals of that era.
To complete the atmosphere of 30's studio pictures, both movies have many of the same actors. For example, in Dynamite Hands, George C. Scott plays Gloves Malloy, who runs the fight gym. In Baxter's Beauties, he plays Spats Baxter, a Broadway impresario with only 4 weeks to live. "One minute you're standing in the wings, and the next minute you're wearin' 'em."
The dialog sparkles with briliiant word play and hilarious double entendres and mixed metaphors. No wonder it won the Writers' Guild of America award for Best Original Comedy Written For The Screen.
If you love the classic films you watch on TCM, you will adore this film.