I fell in love with this movie when I was a kid, and I still love it. It has everything: a still-starry-eyed Judy Garland, singing super songs by Johnny Mercer including the "Acheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe", and Kenny Baker, singing the lovely "Just You Wait and See"; cleverly choreographed dance numbers featuring Ray Bolger, tap-dancing as if he hasn't a bone in his body; Angela Lansbury as the tough dancehall dame with a heart of gold. It's so much fun, and the Technicolor is still fresh. Among the extras is a stereo version of the featured production number. Marjorie Main, Cyd Cherisse, John Hodiak, Preston Foster, and Verginia O'brien round out what was an all-star cast.
Take a trip down memory lane on the Acheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe, and see what a Hollywood musical was like in the good old days. Enjoy!
This is my favourite MGM musical of all time. This movie has some great scores like "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe." It won the Oscar for best song. This movie had great characters and cast. Judy Garland's gullible Character. Preston Foster's evil character. Ray Bogler's nervous character, and Virginia O'Brien's comic character. This movie has great costumes, scenery and it's a lot of fun. How much more do you want in a motion picture. Buy it on video.
This is one of those feel good movies with an excellent soundtrack. The highlight has got to be the 8-minute long 'On The stchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe. This is Judy Garland's movie, but she has a fine supporting cast inluding Cyd Charisse, Ray Bolger and a young Angela Lansbury. I think that this is a great movie and would recommend it thoroughly for a good afternoon family film.
The Harvey Girls is a lovely film! The music is absolutly beautiful, especially when Judy Garland is singing it! It stars Ray Bolger ( Scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz), a 19 year-old Angela Lansbury, a very beautiful Judy Garland, Chill Wills plus loads more fantastic stars. There are grand balls, singing and romance. So, step on board the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fey train. Choo- choo!
Fabulous film with some really great songs, I'm a big Judy Garland fan and this also stars Ray Bulger who played the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz as well as a very young Angela Lansbury (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Murder She Wrote) the only problem I had was the streaming of the film, it stopped 4 times and took ages to reload but that might have been my computer ?? The story : small town girl arrives in a new town in search of love and finds it in an unexpected place, the good girls against the not so good girls, great costumes, great songs and a well spent hour and half while the footie was on !