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Contest: Win Four Films Featuring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire!

posted by Nell Minow

The wonderful Warner Archive debuts four new films today and I have one set to give away! These are lesser-seen films from three of the greatest musical performers of all time, including Gene Kelly’s dream project, a film displays his talents in three different all-dance stories and Judy Garland’s first teaming with her most frequent co-star.


Yolanda and the Thief Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer (of “Meet Me in St. Louis”) star in this fantasy musical about a man who poses as an angel to swindle an innocent heiress but…well, see if you can guess.


Invitation to the Dance Gene Kelly stars in a film that was his own project — all music, no dialogue, with three stories told through three different styles of dance. Kelly plays a clown, a Marine, and Sinbad the sailor.

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Little Nellie Kelly Judy Garland plays a headstrong Irish lass who defies her father to marry the boy she loves but dies in childbirth. And she also plays the daughter, named for her mother. Her songs in this film include “It’s a Great Day for the Irish” and “Singing in the Rain.”



Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry Judy Garland again, her first time with frequent co-star Mickey Rooney. They get support from Sophie Tucker and several top character actors in the story of an actress and a jockey and a high-stakes horse race.

To enter for these movies, send me an email at with Warner’s in the subject line and don’t forget your address! I will pick one winner at random on March 20. Good luck!

  • Neil J. O’Connell

    a great opportunity this VietNam Vet Disabled from a stroke appreciates this offer I wish you much success

  • Daryl

    I’ve never seen any of these movies from start to finish on TV, but I’d love to have these in my collection.

  • Tana

    This would be a great gift set to give to my mother-in-law. She loves old movies and they would lift her spirits as she struggles to fight cancer.

  • Nell Minow

    Thanks to all who commented — please follow the instructions in the post if you want to enter the contest. Good luck!

  • Jack Peters

    I would like to win thia DVD,s

  • Brenda C. Wilson-Wong

    Love to WIN WIN this collection. Thank you beliefnet!

  • Pat Serio

    I love old movies….. I am a stay at home grandma…..

  • Jeanne Allington

    I run a family day care and I try to have my children in my care see all types of movies and these old ones they would love and laugh thru.

  • Mark Willis

    It would be real nice to win some DVD’s.

  • Nell Minow

    Thanks to all the commenters! But please, don’t put your address in a comment — read the post for directions on how to enter. You won’t be eligible unless you send me an email with the correct information. Good luck!

  • pam kneebone

    I have seen any of these movies.I would love to watch and share with husband and daughter.I love history and this is certainly movie history

  • Joann

    I love old movies when life was plain and simple, watching actors sing and dance. Including their family in the whole picture in some way, it is wonderful.

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