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Bing Crosby, Marion Davies; Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell; Tommy Dorsey, Lena Horne, others. Directed by Raoul Walsh, W.S. Van Dyke, Roy Del Ruth. B&W 1933/37/44. (MGM/UA, $19.98 each, now available)
The new MGM Musicals VIII series reveals there's still more than dregs left in the MGM vaults--at least where its musicals are concerned. These three in particular, while certainly not the creme de la creme, have more than passing interest.
Whereas Welles' Citizen Kane tried to turn an untalented paramour into an opera star, real-life press baron Hearst financed movies that never quite turned able light-comedienne Marion Davies into the superstar he hoped she'd be. …