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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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Facts about

"It Never Entered My Mind," sung by 'Betty Garrett (I)', was deleted from the movie. Miss Garrett's vocal is not contained on the soundtrack CD from Sony.
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.
Among the film's many, many anachronisms is the seeming inclusion of the song "Mountain Greenery" (here sung by Perry Como) in 1925's Garrick Gaieties. The song was not featured in the production.
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