At school, a music teacher is testing the pupil's ability to sing. The 16-year old Inga Danell starts to sing a song so catchy that everybody in the classroom starts to sing. The singing is...
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British actress Naomie Harris has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as a crack-addicted mother in the 2016 indie drama Moonlight. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some other roles she's played in her career.
At school, a music teacher is testing the pupil's ability to sing. The 16-year old Inga Danell starts to sing a song so catchy that everybody in the classroom starts to sing. The singing is interrupted by the principal, who thinks that jazz and swing dancing is awful. Inga then starts performing at a nightclub, where her music teacher happens to be the pianist. Written by
The actual on-screen title is not possible to add to IMDb: "Swing it" magistern. See more »
When Acke and Inga have both been to the dance restaurant and are talking, just before they go to bed, Inga says she will lie awake, thinking of her beloved all night long. Acke points out that she will then be too tired to go to school the next day. However, it's Saturday night, so the next day is Sunday - when there is no school. See more »
Here's something that bobbed up from nowhere - a Swing musical made in Sweden in 1940 and anticipating the Donald O'Connor-Jane Powell school films from the 'states.
Once again the stuffy principal doesn't understand her cool new music teacher and the so talented teen age girl that he encourages and who forms a crush on him, despite his interest in the lady gym teacher making those girls in baggy shorts do ill coordinated routines.
The piece has some naive energy, despite going on too long and being short on imagination. Miss Nilson's clean cut appeal is understandable. One of the film's strengths is that the leads are so ordinary. The handling is better than competent but the it disappoints in not offering any real look at WW2 Sweden.
The DVD is excellent quality and has good English titles.
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