A music professor is fired from his job for not knowing enough about modern "swing" music. He goes to Chicago to learn more about the subject in hopes of getting his job back, but he winds up getting mixed up with gangsters.

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Pinky Tomlin ...
Professor Artemis J. Roberts
Paula Stone ...
Teddy Ross
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Lou Morgan
Mary Kornman ...
Joan Dennis
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Randall (as Gordon Elliott)
Pat Gleason ...
Toby Brickhead
The Gentlemaniacs ...
The Gentle Maniacs (as The Gentle Maniacs)
Four Squires ...
The Four Squires
Ralph Peters ...
Beaver
George Cleveland ...
Dean
Harry Depp ...
Trustee
Harry Semels ...
Angelo
Four Singing Tramps ...
The Four Singing Tramps
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Tom Clark ...
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A music professor is fired from his job for not knowing enough about modern "swing" music. He goes to Chicago to learn more about the subject in hopes of getting his job back, but he winds up getting mixed up with gangsters.

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13 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Swing It, Buddy  »

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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Wednesday 20 September 1939. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. See more »

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Sextette
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from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano
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Enjoyable time passer will probably pass from memory not long after you see it
18 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

College professor at an old college is removed from his position by the staff because he isn't up to date enough and into Swing music. Hitting the road he travels the country looking for work ending up mixed up with gangsters at a night club. Good but not great B-musical that mixes songs and mystery. I'll give extra points to any musical where I don't hate any of the songs and this is one of those times. To be certain there is probably too much music, there seems to be a song every five minutes, but its pleasant enough. The performances are fine, though at times things can get a bit to anarchic as when three actors show up as a weird cross between the Three Stooges and the Ritz Brothers to do a school fight song. Forgive me for not saying more, its just that the film is ultimately forgettable even though it is very enjoyable while its on.


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