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Let's Make Music (1941)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Crosby ...
Jean Rogers ...
Abby Adams
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Malvina Adams
Joseph Buloff ...
Joe Bellah
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Betty
Benny Bartlett ...
Tommy (as Bennie Bartlett)
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Mr. Stevens
Bill Goodwin ...
Announcer
Frank Orth ...
Mr. Botts
Grant Withers ...
Headwaiter
Walter Tetley ...
Eddie
Benny Rubin ...
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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Soundtracks

Three Little Words
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Music by Harry Ruby
Played by Bob Crosby Orchestra
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A Feel-Good Movie to watch with or without your grandmother.
1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And I don't mean that in a bad way. This slowly-paced story is just the right kind of entertainment to watch as you're going to bed--or on one of those days you choose no to GET out of bed. This was long before every older person in movies had to be either cantankerous or full of spunk. Elisabeth Risdon's ready-to-retire teacher is that rarity of movie characters--one who actually is allowed to act her age. (For an even better film with just such a performance, check out Dame May Witty in "The Lady Vanishes".) The plot concerns a music teacher who writes a corny song for her school, only to have it somehow fall into the hands of a musician who makes a hit novelty recording out of it. What happens to her after that is best left for the viewer to discover, but suffice to say, it is rather amusing, but not all that exciting in the long run. There's some potential romance with the main character's stuffy daughter, but mostly the film hinges on Risdon, and it's nice to see her in a lead role after years of almost anonymous character acting.

I found this movie just flipping channels and enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone curious about checking it out for light--very light--entertainment. (And if you're reading this, that's probably you.)


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