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 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

I'm certain this has been done before (albeit not recently) but I'm trying to make a definitive list of DVDs which replicate the "Roadshow" experience (though many were not actually Roadshows) and contain either an overture, intermission/entracte, exit music or any combination thereof. So far I have these but any additions/corrections would be welcome:

The Adventurers (1970): Intermission
Agony And The Ecstasy (1965): Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Around The World In 80 Days (1956): Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Barry Lyndon (1975): Intermission
Battle Of The Bulge (1965): Overture, Intermission, Exit Music
Ben-Hur (1959): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Best Foot Forward (1943): Overture, Exit Music
The Bible (1966): Intermission, Entracte
Big Trail (1930): Exit Music
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962): Overture
Black Hole (1979): Overture
Blue Max (1966): Intermission, Entracte
Boy Friend (1971): Intermission, Exit Music
Camelot (1967): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Can-Can (1960): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
The Cardinal (1963): Intermission, Entracte
Cheyenne Autumn (1964): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968): Intermission, Entracte
Cleopatra (1963): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
The Cowboys (1972): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Dancer In The Dark (2000): Overture
Darling Lili (1970): Overture, Exit Music
Dial M For Murder (1954): Intermission
Diary Of Anne Frank (1959): Overture, Intermission, Exit Music
Doctor Dolittle (1967): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Doctor Zhivago (1965): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Duel In The Sun (1946): Overture, Exit Music
East Of Eden (1955): Overture
El Cid (1961): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Fantasia (1940): Intermission
Far From The Madding Crowd (1967): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Fiddler On The Roof (1971): Entracte
Finian's Rainbow (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Funny Girl (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Gandhi (1982): Intermission, Entracte
Giant (1956): Exit Music
Godfather Part II (1974): Intermission
Gone With The Wind (1939): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Grand Prix (1966): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Great Race (1965): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Great Ziegfeld (1936): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Greatest Story Ever Told (1965): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Hallelujah Trail (1965): Overture, Intermission, Exit Music
Hamlet (1996): Intermission
Happiest Millionaire (1967): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Heaven's Gate (1980): Intermission, Entracte
Helen Of Troy (1956): Overture
Hello Dolly (1969): Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Hell's Angels (1930): Intermission, Entracte
High Society (1956): Overture
Hondo (1953): Intermission
House Of Wax (1953): Intermission
How The West Was Won (1962): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
How To Marry A Millionaire (1953): Overture
Ice Station Zebra (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Iceman Cometh (1970): Intermission
Is Paris Burning? (1966): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Jeremiah Johnson (1972): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Judgment At Nuremburg (1961): Overture, Exit Music
Khartoum (1966): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
King And I (1956): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
King Kong (1933): Overture
King Of Kings (1961): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Kingdom Of Heaven (2005): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001): Intermission
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Man Of La Mancha (1972): Overture
Marie Antoinette (1938): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Mary, Queen Of Scots (1971): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Midsummer Night's Dream (1935): Overture, Intermission, Exit Music
The Moonlighter (1953): Intermission
Mutiny On the Bounty (1962): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
My Fair Lady (1964): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Nicholas And Alexandra (1971): Intermission, Entracte
Oklahoma! (1955): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Oliver! (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Once Upon A Time In America (1984): Intermission
Othello (1965): Intermission
Paint Your Wagon (1969): Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Patton (1970): Intermission, Entracte
Quo Vadis (1951): Overture, Exit Music
Red Beard (1965): Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Reds (1981): Intermission
Ryan's Daughter (1970): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Samson And Delilah (1949): Overture, Exit Music
Sand Pebbles (1966): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Scrooge (1970): Overture, Exit Music
Seven Samurai (1954): Intermission
Shoes Of The Fisherman (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Since You Went Away (1944): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Song Of Bernadette (1943): Exit Music
Sound Of Music (1965): Intermission, Entracte
South Pacific (1958): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Spartacus (1960): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Spellbound (1945): Overture, Exit Music
Star (1968): Overture, Exit Music
Star Is Born (1954): Intermission
Star Trek (1979): Overture
Sweet Charity (1969): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Ten Commandments (1956): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
That's Entertainment (1974): Overture
This Is The Army (1943): Overture, Exit Music
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (1965): Intermission, Entracte
Three Coins In The Fountain (1954): Overture (the Frank Sinatra song)
Tora Tora Tora (1970): Intermission, Entracte
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964): Overture, Exit Music
West Side Story (1961): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966): Exit Music
Wild Rovers (1971): Overture, Intermission, Entracte
Wings (1927): Overture, Intermission
Woodstock (1970): Intermission
Young Winston (1972): Overture, Intermission, Entracte, Exit Music
Ziegfeld Follies (1946): Overture, Exit Music

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Overture

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Ben-Hur does not have any exit music.
Spartacus does have exit music.
Fall of the Roman Empire has a short 'overture'.
Judgment at Nuremberg as originally shown does have an intermission and entr'acte but not on the dvd I assume.
Diary of Anne Frank no longer has the intermission break with music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Paul, thanks for the corrections on Ben-Hur, Spartacus and Fall Of The Roman Empire which I've made.

I did know that the entracte following the intermission has been eliminated from Anne Frank which is why I just have "overture, intermission, exit music".

Re: Judgment At Nuremburg, yes the intermission and entracte are eliminated from the DVD version. Similarly Star! had an intermission/entracte which isn't duplicated on the DVD transfer (though I believe the laser disc included it).

Frank, thanks for the info on Star Trek. I don't have the DVD (not a fan of the film) but I don't recall an overture when I saw it in theaters. Love the Goldsmith score though (who doesn't?).

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

This is absolutely amazing. Thanks. My very first "film score list" was exactly this!!! How exciting.

Problem is, mine is sorted by year, not alphabetically. So, it will take a bit for me to check my list against yours. But one I didn't see was Three Coins in the Fountain. Another was Raintree County. And perhaps also The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, an excellent FSM release BTW.

I have some "borderline" entries too. Something like Raging Bull, whereby the "intermezzo" is really late 50s home movies shown to Mascagni.

Doubt I'll have much time to look at this for a few months, but great post dude.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   FredF   (Member)

Ridley Scott's directors cut of Kingdom of Heaven has an overture and int'act music.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

The laserdisc of The Alamo director's cut has both the Overture and entr'acte music. A pity they have never been able to get that on dvd or blu ray as of yet.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

The laserdisc of The Alamo director's cut has both the Overture and entr'acte music. A pity they have never been able to get that on dvd or blu ray as of yet.

I have The Alamo in my list.

And mentioning DT, I also had Giant, but I am not sure why. I swear I saw it when I was younger (like in the early 80s) w an intermission. My Giant DVD definitely doesn't have an intermission. That's alot of movie w no intermission.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

But one I didn't see was Three Coins in the Fountain. Another was Raintree County. And perhaps also The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, an excellent FSM release BTW.

Raintree Country and Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm have not been released on DVD to date so that's why they aren't on the list. I believe the laser disc of Raintree has the overture, intermission and entracte but the laser of Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm eliminated the Roadshow trimmings.

I never thought of Three Coins In The Fountain as having an overture but you know, you're right. I suppose the Frank Sinatra song before the actual main titles could be seen as an overture.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I just wanted to point out that KING KONG (1933) did not really have an overture. Yes, I know there is on the DVD, however, this is not an overture used in 1933. As many of us know, four 78RPM sides exist from Steiner's KONG score (which can be found within the music suite on the Rhino KONG CD): A Boat in the Fog, Jungle Dance, The Aeroplane, and Finale. Somewhere along the way, possibly in the 1970s, some enterprising film collector took pieces of those four selections, edited them in an "overture," and had it transferred to 16mm film to tack onto the beginning of his print of the film. 16mm copies would turn up for sale from time to time in film collectors' periodicals.

I am not slighting the originator of this post for including in the list, but I did want to make it clear that this was not something that was heard by 1933 theatre audiences; it was a contrivance of a much later date. It always irked me that the WB/Turner DVD did not make this clear.

Now that I've got that out of my system, I will say that your list is impressive. If I come across any unmentioned examples, I'll let you know.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

But one I didn't see was Three Coins in the Fountain. Another was Raintree County. And perhaps also The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, an excellent FSM release BTW.

Raintree Country and Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm have not been released on DVD to date so that's why they aren't on the list. I believe the laser disc of Raintree has the overture, intermission and entracte but the laser of Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm eliminated the Roadshow trimmings.

I never thought of Three Coins In The Fountain as having an overture but you know, you're right. I suppose the Frank Sinatra song before the actual main titles could be seen as an overture.


Oh yeah, DVDs. "All those years of college down the drain..."

Sorry about that. I was overcome with excitement when I saw the thread title. Duh.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

The laserdisc of The Alamo director's cut has both the Overture and entr'acte music. A pity they have never been able to get that on dvd or blu ray as of yet.

Same situation with HAWAII

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

The laserdisc of The Alamo director's cut has both the Overture and entr'acte music. A pity they have never been able to get that on dvd or blu ray as of yet.

Same situation with HAWAII


I had the same noted for the 1776 LD.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Thanks for the background on King Kong, Jim.

There are a few other contentious titles on the list. The first DVD release of The King And I has an overture, intermission, entracte and exit music. But there is reason to believe it was never released theatrically with any of those nor was it ever intended to be. At least in the United States, perhaps overseas saw it that way. The second release on DVD of The King And I eliminated the "Roadshow" trimmings.

I know my old laser disc of Where Eagles Dare (1968) had an intermission and entracte which isn't duplicated on the DVD.

The intermission and entracte on the West Side Story DVD is optional and one needs to click on which version you want to see. It was never intended to have an intermission but since it was a Roadshow, United Artists give first run theaters the option of having an intermission should they choose do to so.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Hey Cat - What about Mary Poppins 1964? That's really the only other one I see that would have a DVD.

Did 1984 have a DVD?

I have some older entries for 1930s-ish musicals (Gold Diggers of Broadway, Showboat, Vienese Nights), but these aren't on DVD.

Really great thread.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Thanks for the background on King Kong, Jim.

There are a few other contentious titles on the list. The first DVD release of The King And I has an overture, intermission, entracte and exit music. But there is reason to believe it was never released theatrically with any of those nor was it ever intended to be. At least in the United States, perhaps overseas saw it that way. The second release on DVD of The King And I eliminated the "Roadshow" trimmings.

I know my old laser disc of Where Eagles Dare (1968) had an intermission and entracte which isn't duplicated on the DVD.

The intermission and entracte on the West Side Story DVD is optional and one needs to click on which version you want to see. It was never intended to have an intermission but since it was a Roadshow, United Artists give first run theaters the option of having an intermission should they choose do to so.


The KING AND I musical attachments were created for a 1961 70mm roadshow re-release. They were not part of the original 1956 release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Hey Cat - What about Mary Poppins 1964? That's really the only other one I see that would have a DVD.

Did 1984 have a DVD?

I have some older entries for 1930s-ish musicals (Gold Diggers of Broadway, Showboat, Vienese Nights), but these aren't on DVD.

Really great thread.


Recent restorations of JAZZ SINGER (1927) & MAMMY (1930) contain Overtures and exit music on their DVDs.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   James Corry   (Member)

Similarly, the theatrical release of "Helen Of Troy" (originally 1956) never had an overture either......

J.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

I can't believe I left off Doctor Zhivago and Wild Rovers off my list and have added them.

Lexedo, Mary Poppins doesn't have any Roadshow trimmings on my DVD. I'm not sure it did theatrically either though some have claimed there was an overture in some of its first run engagements.

Joec, thanks for the clarification on the King And I attachments.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

SCROOGE also has exit music. TOM SAWYER 1973 laser has Overture & Exit music, not sure about the DVD. GUYS & DOLLS 1956 had exit music on laser editions, however this was excluded from all dvd releases. SWEET CHARITY had exit music included on its laser release, but was excluded from the DVD.

 
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