One of the most popular entertainers of all time, Bing Crosby was a superstar of movies, music, radio and television during a spectacular career that lasted over 50 years. Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection – The 1940s includes 11 of his best films from the second decade of his film career alongside co-stars Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, Barry Fitzgerald, Betty Hutton and Marjorie Reynolds. Featuring Bing in top form singing some of his most memorable songs such as "Blue Skies," "Swinging on a Star" and the best-selling song of all time, "White Christmas" from Holiday Inn, this timeless collection will entertain longtime fans and introduce a whole new generation to the legendary style of the most popular singing star of the 20th century!
If I Had My Way:
A little money, a lot of music, and a whole lot of manpower help a hopeful construction worker (Bing Crosby) and an orphaned girl (Gloria Jean) find her uncle and build a bustling business.
Rhythm on the River:
Two songwriters (Bing Crosby and Mary Martin) who have been creating hit music secretly for a well-known "composer" accidentally meet and discover they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Birth of the Blues:
Set in New Orleans at the turn of the century, a clarinet player (Bing Crosby) with a passion for improvisation organizes a band of musicians and a new style of music is born.
A song and dance man (Bing Crosby) who leaves showbiz to run an inn competes with his former partner (Fred Astaire) for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds).
Going My Way:
A young priest (Bing Crosby in his Academy Award®-winning role) joins an established congregation and immediately conflicts with curmudgeonly Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald).
Here Come the Waves:
A popular entertainer (Bing Crosby) gets mixed up with identical twins (both played by Betty Hutton) after getting drafted to serve in the Navy.
A love triangle develops between a dancing star (Fred Astaire), a beautiful showgirl (Joan Caufield) and a singer/nightclub owner who cannot stay committed to anything for very long.
A crotchety old physician (Barry Fitzgerald) finds himself sharing his medical practice with an impetuous younger doctor (Bing Crosby).
Featuring appearances by three dozen stars including Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Gary Cooper, this musical romance on how a movie star is born is set amid the "reality" of a Hollywood studio!
The Emperor Waltz:
Set in Vienna at the turn of the century, an American salesman (Bing Crosby) falls for a Countess (Joan Fontaine) while trying to convince the Emperor to buy one of his gramophones.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court:
After being knocked unconscious, a turn-of-the-century blacksmith (Bing Crosby) awakens in sixth-century Camelot, is quickly hailed as a wizard, and falls in love with the King's niece (Rhonda Fleming).