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Everybody Sing (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 February 1938 (USA)
Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »

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Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music class. Mayhem ensues as she returns home to her actress mother, playwright father, dysfunctional Russian maid (Fanny Brice) and tries out as a black face singer in a musical. Written by BerindaBear

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Diabinho de Saias  »

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1.37 : 1
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A boys choir was used to provide the singing voices for the schoolgirl chorus that backs Judy on her numbers. See more »

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When Judy Bellaire is escaping from the ship, she hides inside a container. Two workers place the container on the dock. Just before she opens the container lid to climb out, a second container appears just behind her. See more »

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Olga Chekaloff: You make trouble for me? How do you like that? In Russia I was bitten by a wolfhound, my mother was lost in a snowstorm, my father was sent to Siberia, your mother and father are yelling their heads off, you sister's taking her singing lessons, I've got exactly four squabs and I can't find out how many's for dinner! And you're gonna make trouble for me?
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Academic Festival Overture in C, Opus 80
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Weak little musical doesn't give anyone a fair chance to shine...
30 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is strictly JUDY GARLAND before she became the Judy we all know. Ditto for the ill used FANNY BRICE, whose "Baby Snooks" routine on radio was socko with millions during the '40s but looks bad here.

The story, a dumb one even for MGM family musicals, is about a bunch of eccentrics in a family that are intent on putting on a show (where have we heard that one before?), and bursting into song numbers at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, none of the numbers are anything worth remembering (or hearing, for that matter). The whole thing falls as flat as a pancake by the time it's even into the middle section.

BILLIE BURKE does her usual fluttery act as a dizzy mother and MGM was still, at this point, trying to groom ALLAN JONES for stardom, but he's even more wooden than Nelson Eddy ever was. He too is saddled with some hard to like songs to give his tenor pipes a workout.

As one who enjoyed the best MGM musicals which came along in the '40s, from a studio whose musical talent was the uncontested best, this is simply a foolish yawner with no interest except serving as an early glimpse of JUDY GARLAND, who is unable to overcome this weak kind of rubbish. Same goes for the entire cast.

Summing up: Strictly below average as entertainment.


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