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Song of the Open Road (1944) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by S. Sylvan Simon and produced by Charles R. Rogers.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionNominated
Best Music - ScoringCharles PrevinNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Walter Kent; Lyrics by Kim GannonNominated

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Musical Monday: Song of the Open Road (1944)

on Sep 20, 2021 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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Song of the Open Road (1944)... Read full article

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Jane Powell and W.C. Fields have one scene together, during which he ad-libbed all of his lines.
Jane Powell's stage name came from the name of the character she played in this, her film debut.
The film opened in New York on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the day that the Allied Forces during World War II landed on the beach at Normandy and invaded Europe. The landing has been commemorated in several films, including D-Day the Sixth of June, The Longest Day, and Saving Private Ryan.
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Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1944

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Also directed by S. Sylvan Simon

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Also released in 1944

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