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Mad About Music (1938) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Joe Pasternak.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionJack OttersonNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph ValentineNominated
Best Music - ScoringCharles Previn, Frank SkinnerNominated
Best WritingMarcella Burke, Frederick KohnerNominated
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Mad About Musicals: More than just singing and dancing

on Jun 5, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

Come and meet those dancing feet ? on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this June. Throughout the month of June, TCM is all singing and dancing Mad About Musicals series. And through a partnership with Ball State, TCM is offering a free online course dedicated to learning more about the movie musical. Van... Read full article


TCM’s ‘Mad About Musicals’ first look: Q&A with Ball State’s Richard Edwards

By Julia on Apr 17, 2018 From Cinema Crossroads

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University, movie fans once again have the chance to do a deep-dive into a classic film-related topic in a free online class,?and this year’s theme is definitely?something to dance about. This summer’s online c... Read full article


Mad About Deanna Durbin in "Mad About Music"

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 1, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Mad About Deanna Durbin in "Mad About Music" This post is part of the 2016 O Canada blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy. Anyone who has visited my blog or follows me on Twitter or read my entry in last year’s O Canada Blogathon, is aware that my love f... Read full article


6 Questions with Alicia Malone on TCM's Mad About Musicals

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

This month TCM in conjunction with Ball State University is hosting a free online course and month long programming called Mad About Musicals. The course started on June 3rd but they've extended the deadline for signing up to 6/17! If you're participating in the course or just tuning in on Tuesda... Read full article


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Lady at Theatre: Gwen, you were marvellous.
Gwen Taylor: Oh, thank you very much.


Tommy: I guess it's kind of a family matter.
Tripps: Family matter? Oh, yes. Come this way, please.


[last lines]
Gloria Harkinson: [singing] A song is there at the start / And the words that I sing come right from my heart. / No violins, no strumming guitars, / Just a serenade to, to the stars.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 18, 1938 with Deanna Durbin, Gail Patrick and Herbert Marshall reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 16, 1944 with Herbert Marshall reprising his film role.
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