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A tribute to the Robert Mitchell Choir School of Hollywood, which trains talented young boys in the musical arts in addition to regular academic studies.


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Complete credited cast:
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
Themselves (as The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir)
Robert Mitchell ...
Himself (as Bob Mitchell)
Ken Carpenter ...


This Melody Masters short (WB number 6803) opens in the class room with Robert Mitchell leading the boys in several songs. The other half of the day has the boys, as members of a local Boy Scout troupe, hiking along singing some rousing renditions of some old traditional songs, and then participating in a wiener roast. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

6 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters 6803: Forty Boys and a Song  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #A414 See more »

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The narrator credits Robert Mitchell as Bob Mitchell as he walks into the classroom. See more »


If You Would Like to Lose Your Blues
Written by Robert Mitchell and Betty Best
Sung offscreen by The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir during the opening credits
Whistled by two students on the way to class
Reprised by the choir at the end
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Talented boy singers get a chance to demonstrate their musical abilities...
23 February 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir is given the spotlight during this short subject which shows him working with them on various songs. They later appeared in Bing Crosby's GOING MY WAY.

Mitchell is seated at the piano in a classroom setting where the boys attend regular classes during the morning but are then turned over to Mitchell for hours of practice while he rehearses them.

Reminds me of the many hours I spent with choirs as a youth and as an adult. Some of the songs covered: "If You Would Like To Lose Your Blues," "Home on the Range," "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," and "Shortnin' Bread." A pleasant short subject showing America during a more innocent era.

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