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Words and Music (1948) was a Biographical - Comedy Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: Words and Music (1948)

on Apr 4, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Words And Music(1948)? Music... Read full article


Musical Monday: Words and Music (1948)

on Apr 4, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Words And Music(1948)? Music... Read full article


Words and Music (1948)

By Emily on Feb 11, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Before Rodgers and Hammerstein, there was Rodgers and Hart: Richard Rodgers?and Lorenz Hart, that is, the?popular Depression-era songwriting duo responsible for a bevy of songs now commonly accepted as American cultural currency?”Blue Moon,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” and “... Read full article


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Peggy Lorgan McNeil: I don't think I quite understand.
Lorenz Hart: You will after you've known me ten or fifteen years.


Lorenz Hart: Miserable? Me? I'm always happy!
Dorothy Feiner Rodgers: No one's always happy.
Lorenz Hart: Alright, so I'm slightly miserable


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Four Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart songs from the 1937 Broadway production of "Babes in Arms" which were showcased in this film hadn't been used in the 1939 Rooney-Garland-Busby Berkeley backyard musical. The numbers are: "I Wish I Were in Love Again," a duet by old pals Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland (I)' in the party sequence; "Johnny One Note," Miss Garland's spirited follow-up at the party; Lena Horne's exuberant "The Lady Is a Tramp," which became a signature song for her; and finally, "Way Out West (On West End Avenue)," a comic ditty sung partially by 'Betty Garrett (I)', whose full prerecording can be found on the soundtrack CD from Sony.
Judy Garland's two songs "I Wish I Were in Love Again" and "Johnny One Note" are sung at the same party, but they were filmed four months apart from each other. You can tell based on the longer length of her hair in the second number and the thicker, belt-less waistline (from a slight weight gain) in the dress she is wearing.
The song "I Wish I Were In Love Again" was the last time Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney appeared on screen together.
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