I was so angry, I left the movie and wrote to Lifetime after the Mandy number was missing. I should have known from the first 5 minutes, when parts of the war scenes were cut, that the rest of the movie would not be the same. This movie is a classic that you tore apart. The audacity of LIfetime to butcher a family favorite into merely a showcase for more ads is an abomination.
There is no excuse for cutting any of the movie. If you cannot present it in its entirety, do not show it at all. We had the eggnog out, a plate of goodies and the family gathered. We were so disappointed-it actually ruined our evening.
Vera Ellen's Mandy number is one of her best performances in her life. Not only was she one of the youngest Rockettes ever, she was a show stopper in Mandy. Someone that was watching this movie for the first time was cheated.