Funny Girl ★★★ 1968 (G)
Follows the early career of comedian Fanny Brice, her rise to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her stormy romance with gambler Nick Arnstein in a fun and funny look at back stage music hall life in the early 1900s. Streisand's film debut followed her auspicious performance of the role on Broadway. Score was augmented by several tunes sung by Brice during her performances. Excellent performances from everyone, captured beautifully by Wyler in his musical film debut. Followed by “Funny Lady.” ♫My Man; Second Hand Rose; I'd Rather Be Blue Over You; People; Don't Rain On My Parade; I'm The Greatest Star; Sadie, Sadie; His Love Makes Me Beautiful; You Are Woman, I Am Man. 151m/C VHS, DVD . Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon, Kay Medford, Anne Francis; D: William Wyler; W: Isobel Lennart; C: Harry Stradling Sr.; M: Jule Styne, Walter Scharf. Oscars ‘68: Actress (Streisand); Golden Globes ‘69: Actress—Mus./Comedy (Streisand).
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