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We Must Have Music (1942)

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This short opens with Judy Garland singing, and dancing to, the title song. A short history of movie music is presented, from silent films accompanied by a single piano, to the elaborate ... See full summary »

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This short opens with Judy Garland singing, and dancing to, the title song. A short history of movie music is presented, from silent films accompanied by a single piano, to the elaborate song scores for musicals (with scenes from MGM's musicals) and background music for dramas. Conductor/composer Herbert Stothart conducts the MGM studio orchestra recording the score for The Chocolate Soldier (1941). Busby Berkeley directs a rehearsal of the "Hoedown" number from Babes on Broadway (1941). The film ends with Risë Stevens singing "America the Beautiful." Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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A pair of songs deleted from two MGM musicals are featured in this short subject: a portion of "We Must Have Music" (music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Gus Kahn), sung and danced by Judy Garland, and cut from Ziegfeld Girl (1941); and "America the Beautiful" (music by Samuel A. Ward, lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates), sung by Risë Stevens, and removed from The Chocolate Soldier (1941). See more »

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Features Rose-Marie (1936) See more »

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America the Beautiful
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
Performed by Risë Stevens
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Contains footage of Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin
9 January 2002 | by (Sheffield) – See all my reviews

What makes this short remarkable is that it not only contains footage of Judy Garland but also Deanna Durbin (not mentioned in the credits) It was made as a showcase for young talent at MGM and led to a contract for Judy Garland, Deanna Durbin though was released and went to Universal Studios.


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