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: At First, I Thought It Was A Columbia Picture
At First, I Thought It Was A Columbia Picture
8 years ago
(March 12, 2011 02:46 AM)
Member since March 2005
I caught it on
Turner Classic Movies
yesterday and I missed the opening credits and came in 15 minutes into it.
I mean, it was made in 1947, and with it in black-and-white and the lighting for it, it looked like a Coumbia picture.
M-G-M didn't make musicals in black-and-white anymore by 1947, so I thought.
Anyway, does anyone know why this was shot in black-and-white?
Re: At First, I Thought It Was A Columbia Picture
8 years ago
(April 03, 2011 03:25 PM)
Member since June 2005
The movie was shot as a non-musical comedy. It has similarities to La Cava's other B&W comedies -- the ditzy family, the class conflict, the spoiled rich girl, the noble hero. But after the shoot either Gene Kelly or the producer suggested adding musical numbers. So Kelly and Stanley Donen choreographed the three musical numbers. What a boon! A delightful La Cava comedy with three Gene Kelly dances!!!!