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Newly remastered -- Gene Kelly’s live-action fancy footwork with animated Jerry (of Tom and Jerry) remains a milestone of movie fantasy. Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson also headline this wartime tale of two sailors on leave in Hollywood. Sinatra’s performance of “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” the exuberant “We Hate to Leave” with Kelly, and other highlights helped Anchors Aweigh weigh in with an Academy Award for Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture), plus four more Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Kelly.
On the Town
Newly remastered -- New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights…and when those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.
And when brilliant location and studio production numbers are blended, it could be – as here – ebullient, up-and-at-’em perfection. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, but no one can be down after going On the Town.
Robin and the Seven Hoods
Newly remastered -- Robin and the 7 Hoods mirthfully gives the Robin Hood legend a Depression-era, mob town Chicago setting. There, North Side boss Robbo (Frank Sinatra) hopes to get a leg up in his power struggle with rival racketeer Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk). Robbo sets himself up as a latter-day Robin Hood with philanthropic fronts, enabling him to scam the rich, take his cut and then give to the poor.