Varsity Show

Varsity Show

Dick Powell
Director: William Keighley Cast: Dick Powell
Dick Powell
, Fred Waring
Fred Waring
, Priscilla Lane
Priscilla Lane
William Keighley

DVD (Full Frame)

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If you're wondering which Warners musical featured the songs "Old King Cole" and "Have You Got Any Castles?," we refer you to Varsity Show. Dick Powell stars as a musical producer, called back to his alma mater to stage the annual college variety show. Uptight dean Walter Catlett is dead set against Powell's "scandalous" form of entertainment. The college kids conspire with Powell to stage their show in an empty Broadway theatre during the off-season. Turns out that Powell has Busby Berkeley under contract; well, he doesn't really, but it is Berkeley who stages the "big show" finale, in a spectacular fashion that would be impossible for any stage, college or professional. Among the costars of Varsity Show are Rosemary Lane as the ingenue, Ted Healy (in his last screen appearance) as comic relief, and Our Gang's "Spanky," here billed more formally under his real name, George McFarland.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0888574498931
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 53,498

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Powell Charles "Chuck" Daly
Fred Waring Ernie Mason
Priscilla Lane Betty Bradley
Walter Catlett Prof. Sylvester Biddle
Ted Healy William Williams
Rosemary Lane Barbara "Babs" Steward
Lee Dixon Johnny "Rubberlegs" Stevens
Mabel Todd Cuddles
Halliwell Hobbes Dean Meredith
Edward S. Brophy Mike Barclay
Emma Dunn Mrs. Smith
Buck and Bubbles Themselves
Sterling Holloway Trout
Roy Atwell Prof. Washburn
Ben Welden Hammer
George "Spanky" McFarland Hap
Carole Landis Bit Part
Johnnie Davis Buzz Bolton

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
George J. Amy Editor
George Barnes Cinematographer
Busby Berkeley Choreography
Warren B. Duff Original Story,Screenwriter
Louis Edelman Producer
Sig Herzig Original Story,Screenwriter
Richard Macaulay Screenwriter
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Jerry Wald Screenwriter
Richard A. Whiting Score Composer

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