Belle of New York, The (1952) - Open, Angela
MGM's fitting classical opening for the Freed unit musical based on an 1897 stage production, The Belle of New York, 1952, and the opening scene introducing Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main and Alice Pearce.
Belle Of New York, The (1952) - Naughty But Nice
Turn-of-the-century Bowery missionary Angela (Vera-Ellen, title character), having misgivings about being too much the good girl, with one of several Harry Warren-Johnny Mercer originals, hardly short on the naughty, vocal by Anita Ellis, in the MGM Freed Units The Belle Of New York, 1952.
Belle of New York, The (1952) - Baby Doll
Turns out Angela (Vera-Ellen) keeps fantastic gams in black hose under her missionary skirt, as Charlie (Fred Astaire) demonstrates his reformed ways, to Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer's original "Baby Doll," in The Belle of New York, 1952.
Belle of New York, The (1952) - This Is The Life!
Vera-Ellen (as "Angela" in her faux-Salvation Army outfit) opens this witty and expository sequence from The Belle of New York, 1952, followed by the introduction of Charlie (Fred Astaire) and sidekick Max (Keenan Wynn).
Belle of New York, The (1952) - Seeing's Believing
Joining Fred Astaire (as elated New Yorker "Charlie Hill") walking on air, effects from MGM's Freed Unit, to Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer's "Seeing's Believing," from The Belle of New York, 1952, co-starring Vera-Ellen.