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


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


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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.
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.
In the marketplace, Judy Garland had two discs of the comically cynical "I Wish I Were in Love Again" - the first recorded at her final Decca session on November 15, 1947, a solo accompanied by the husband-and-wife piano duo, Eadie and Rack; Judy's second on MGM Records, her soundtrack duet with Mickey Rooney, prerecorded on May 28, 1948. Judy's Decca side can be compared to an alternate take on her CD box set from MCA, "The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)." The Rooney-Garland match-up shines on two CD releases: the soundtrack from Sony, along with a Rhino collection, "Romantic Duets From M-G-M Classics."
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