Strike Up the Band Overview:

Strike Up the Band (1940) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by Arthur Freed.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringRoger Edens, Georgie StollNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Roger Edens and Arthur FreedNominated

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On Blu-ray: A Garland and Rooney Double-Header, Strike up the Band and Girl Crazy

By KC on Sep 2, 2020 From Classic Movies

When I finished up my double feature viewing of the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney films Strike up the Band (1940) and Girl Crazy (1943) (both newly available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive), I felt a familiar mixture of exhilaration and confusion. There’s so much to love about these classic m... Read full article

Musical Monday: Strike Up the Band (1940)

on Jun 11, 2018 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: Strike Up the Band?(1940) ? ... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on Apr 7, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

MUSICAL MONTH STRIKE UP THE BAND ( 1940 ) To coincide with the one year anniversary of Mickey Rooney’s passing yesterday, and as a small tribute to him, I thought I would present you all with a Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney movie. The film I have chosen is “Strike Up The Band”, on... Read full article

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A tearjerker dating back to 1913, "The Curse of an Aching Heart" (music by Al Piantadosi, lyrics by Henry Fink), intended for Judy Garland in the "Nell of New Rochelle" sequence, was cut from the release print. Miss Garland's prerecording is featured on "Mickey & Judy," a CD box set from Rhino.
The original camera negative was destroyed in May 1978 during a nitrate film fire in the George Eastman House archives. The fire also destroyed 328 other films' original camera negatives.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 28, 1940 with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney reprising their film roles.
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