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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Intrada's new Fox 2fer

Revolt of Mamie Stover / Hilda Crane
Intrada Special Collection Volume 31

World premiere of two original soundtracks from Fox Cinemascope movies from 1950's, featuring strong women characters. Jane Russell plays Mamie Crane, saloon singer in Hawaii during WWII with Hugo Friedhofer music in tow. Infectious jazz-ish melody dominates, lush island music for voyage and Hawaii backdrop highlights. Dramatic wartime motifs, other ideas also appear. Jean Simmons plays divorced young woman Hilda Crane, returning to home town with David Raksin supplying musical support. Zesty main title leads. Sometimes warm, sometimes complex dramatic material plays in contrast. Both scores presented in superb stereo sound from original Fox scoring elements vaulted in excellent condition. Lionel Newman conducts former score, Alfred Newman conducts latter. Limited edition of 1200 copies.

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