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I also agree with Ms. Reynolds -This is also my favorite movie which exemplifies Debbie's versatile talents as a singer, dancer and actress. The scene in which Molly Brown (Debbie) realizes that her so-called new rich friends are laughing at her and not with her is heart breaking - you feel it when the camera shows the hurt in Debbie's eyes. She realizes this and rather then fight lemons with lemons she turns lemon into lemonade and travels to Europe to educate herself and become a more refined Molly Brown, yet still manage to keep her sense of humor and to always be truthful to ones own self. Great movie musical with a great musical score. This is one my three favorite movie musicals - along with Mame, starring Lucile Ball and Funny Girl starring "Babs" - all three ladies giving great screen performances depicting strong women with a kind heart and a beautiful soul.
What Ben M. said
Hi David, I'm not trying to contradict you about the Shirley McLaine story you told about Shirley having the role and Debbie taking it away from her, but Ben M. just said in the intro that Shirley was under contract to Hal (someone) and couldn't have gotten the role anyway because Hal (somebody) wouldn't let her out of her contract anyway. So, I have no idea, but Debbie is great in this role and I don't know how good Shirley would've been. Anyway, this was a new bit of trivia to me and it's a very interesting story.
- Stephen K
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ms. Reynolds for my hometown newspaper when she came here to perform her one-woman show. She was down-to-earth and gracious. If you ever have the chance to see Ms. Reynolds live, go for it! She puts on a heckuva show! As for Molly Brown, she makes no secret that she treasures this role. Small wonder. She pretty much owns it. The real Molly, by the way, was quite a formidible woman herself.
the unsinkable molly brown
Please make this available for purchase-such fond memories of mom and I watching musicals when I was little and growing up...I would LOVE to share this movie with mydaughter now. Thanks!!!
the unsinkable molly brown
- susan belair
THIS IS MY FAVORITE MUSICAL WHEN DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR OVER A YEAR TO FIND THIS DVD. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN GET IT ALSO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT MAYBE YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES. THANK YOU
Debbie Reynolds returns to MGM in Triumph
- David Atkins
MGM contract star Debbie Reynolds left that fabled studio and freelanced in the early 60's. Seeing a great opportunity, Debbie eagerly chased the role of a lifetime in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and runs away with the picture and was given an Oscar nomination for this big hit for MGM and Reynolds. I enjoyed this film and it is rousing entertainment. Harve Presnell co stars.Back Story: Shirley MacLaine felt she had the role of Molly Brown and angrily confronted Ms. Reynolds about "stealing the star role from Shirley". Debbie got it anyway even with director Charles Walters siding with MacLaine and begging Debbie to forego the role.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
- James Higgins
It's a good story, but as a biography it is insulting and highly fictional. It is way too overblown and Debbie Reynolds, although I admire her energy and perkiness, gets mighty irritating after awhile. How she got an Oscar nomination for this escapes me. The production is lavish, some catch tunes, gaudy bit creative costumes and art direction. Hardly accurate period flavor.
This is my favorite movie of all time. No other movie gives me the pleasure like this one when some is able to survive inspite of life's difficulties (and do it with such entertaining vitality). Thank You Debbie for one of the few pictures that makes me feel like, "YES, I can make it!"
- Tina Anderson
This has been one of my all time favorites since I can remember. (But then I like all of Debbie's movies.)