Jeff Brant is a struggling young composer of symphonic music. Helen Borden, who lives in Jeff's apartment building, convinces him to allow their landlady's son Joe to make swing arrangements of Jeff's music, in hopes that all of them can thereby make career advances. The band sneaks into a recording studio at night to make an audition record, but when burglars rob the studio, the band members fear they will be charged with the crime. But then they learn that they have left their audition recording behind and through a fluke, it is distributed and becomes a hit by "The Mystery Swingsters." Jeff, Helen, Joe, and the rest of the band must figure how to claim rightful credit for the record without getting arrested for the robbery. Written by
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I would call this a musical. It has only a few songs, but then again, it's a fairly short movie. It's reasonably pleasant, though no one would call it great.
I suspect "Where Did You Get That Girl?" is so little known because star Helen Parrish is not well enough remembered. She was beautiful and very talented, but died young.
The story is about a swing band and a female vocalist (Parrish) trying to break into the big time. Gangsters get involved, and there are lots of comic mix-ups until everything is resolved. If you like Leon Errol's unsubtle brand of humor, you'll get some laughs. (He's the bald guy with the perpetually harried expression.)
The title song will probably seem familiar. It was written decades before this movie by Bert Kalmar and Harry Puck. Later, in 1950, it was used as the opening number in "Three Little Words," the biopic about Kalmar's collaboration with Harry Ruby.
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