Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8 Films Advance to the second round of The Favorite Musical tournament (20's/30's Era)

The polls are closed and we have 8 films moving on to the next round in the 20's/30's era of The Favorite Musical Tournament. And half of those films are Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers vehicles. How about that? Here is a brief recap of which film won and which film is now headed home.
Gold Diggers of 1933.
Joan Blondell is all smiles as her film Gold Diggers of 1933 advances to round 2....

1 seed THE JAZZ SINGER defeated 16 seed REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM 15-6
8 seed FLYING DOWN TO RIO defeated 9 seed ROSE MARIE 19-1.
4 seed SHALL WE DANCE defeated 13 seed THE GREAT ZIEGFELD 19-3
5 seed SWING TIME defeated 12 seed SHOW BOAT 13-8
2 seed 42nd STREET defeated 15 seed FOOTLIGHT PARADE 15-6
7 seed GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 defeated 10 seed BABES IN ARMS 15-6
3 seed TOP HAT defeated 14 seed DANCING LADY 22-1 in the most lopsided match of the round
6 seed BROADWAY MELODY of 1929 defeated 11 seed LOVE ME TONIGHT 12-9 in the closest match of the round

Congratulations to those films that advanced to round 2. And thanks to all those that stopped by to vote. Here are the matches scheduled for round 2.

1 THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
The Jazz Singer  1927

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8 FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1933)
Ginger and Fred

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4 SHALL WE DANCE (1937)
Poster

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5 SWING TIME (1936)
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

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2 42nd STREET (1933)
42nd Street

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7 GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler

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3 TOP HAT (1935)
Ginger and Fred

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6 BROADWAY MELODY OF 1929
The Broadway Melody

Some extremely tough matches in round 2. I don't know how to choose between Shall We Dance and Swing Time or Gold Diggers of 1933 against 42nd Street. Should make for a very interesting round. Round 2 starts immediately after I finish this post and will run through Saturday night 8 pm est. I think these matches will be much closer than round one. Just a hunch.

6 comments:

  1. I knew so few of the films in this bracket that I just decided I would wait until the next round. AFter all, I need to be an educated voter, right? You don't just vote for something without knowing anything about it or its competition.

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  2. Love the Joan Blondell pic! (surprise? I don't think so..)

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  3. I love this poll! Great work!!!

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  4. Oh, so cruel - how can I choose between Shall We Dance and Swing Time? Not fair they are in a head to head!

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  5. I agree Anonymous. But it's just the way they fell into place. But the way it's looking, it's gonna be a Fred/Ginger film in the final four.

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