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Let's Make Music (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 17 January 1941 (USA)
With the size of her classes dwindling each year, Newton High music teacher Malvina Adams is asked to retire. Trying to prove she's still got it, she composes a school fight song which ... See full summary »

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(screenplay), (special dialogue: Bob Crosby) | 1 more credit »
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Abby Adams
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Malvina Adams
Joseph Buloff ...
Joe Bellah
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Betty
Benny Bartlett ...
Tommy (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Mr. Stevens
Bill Goodwin ...
Announcer
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Mr. Botts
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Headwaiter
Walter Tetley ...
Eddie
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Music Publisher
Gale Sherwood ...
High School Singer (as Jacqueline Nash)
Donna Jean Dolfer ...
Pianist
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
The Bobcats (as Bob Crosby's Orchestra)
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With the size of her classes dwindling each year, Newton High music teacher Malvina Adams is asked to retire. Trying to prove she's still got it, she composes a school fight song which finds its way into the hands of bandleader Bob Crosby who turns it into an overnight hit. Over the protestations of her stuffy niece Abby, Malvina travels to New York and performs her song with Bob's band and becomes even more popular. The newness of the song fades quickly though, and, faced with becoming a flash-in-the-pan, Malvina tries to write one last hit song before giving up and returning to Newton. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Drama | Music | Romance

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17 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Hagamos música  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Fight on for Newton High
Written by Roy Webb, Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby
Played on piano and sung by Elisabeth Risdon
Reprised on piano by Donna Jean Dolfer with Elisabeth Risdon singing
Reprised by Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Elisabeth Risdon, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
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Let's Make Music (1941)
12 October 2010 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this little gem of a movie just as I was about to go to bed late one night. Already a fan of old black and white films I decided to tape it and watch the next day however, my attention was suddenly caught by the very handsome Bob Crosby,which made me even more curious as I didn't even know that Bing had a brother. So, I ditched the tape and sat there for the duration of the film....and I was not disappointed at all. I was completely captivated by this charming little movie with its unusual storyline and great personable characters but mostly for its fantastic music. I was already an old devotee of jazz, swing and big band music but had forgotten how addictive it is. So of course, not only was I now smitten with the cute and adorable Bob Crosby but I fell in love with big band music all over again. This film is not to be dismissed lightly, it has something for everyone in it and is a lovely feel good movie that puts a smile on your face just by the music numbers alone. Personally, I couldn't stop tapping my feet when the band started to play and was itching to get up and dance. Wishing I had taped the movie after all so that I could watch it again and again.


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