Mar 23, 2008


I know, I know, one is not supposed to covet things, and I'm sure there will be a particularly harsh retribution for coveting as I am on Easter Sunday. But Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in three fabulous forties films in ONE BOX SET?! How am I supposed to act nonchalant about that?! Warner Brothers is releasing this confection of a collection on May 13, 2008, and as it's priced at just $18.69, this is one fab set of films I won't have to covet for long.

Three Technicolor stunners showcasing the collaboration of MGM's most famous dancer/resident hotness Gene and charming crooner Frank are included in this set: 1944's On The Town, with Jules Munshin, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen, and Betty Garrett, follows the travails of three sailors on 24-hour leave in New York City; 1948's Take Me Out to The Ball Game, which reprises the duo's teaming with Munshin, adds million-dollar mermaid Esther Williams to the turn-of-the-century baseball mix (it's comedy gold); and 1949's Anchors Aweigh, in which our lovable Frankie and Gene-o are once again amorous sailors, this time entangled with opera star Kathryn Grayson.

The Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly Collection is currently available for pre-order on

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