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Follow the Band (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | April 1943 (USA)
A farmer goes to New York to become a singer, has sucess and marries his neighbour's girl-friend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Rooney ...
Pop Turnbull
Tate Winters (as Bob Mitchum)
Jeremiah K. Barton
Cootie (as Bennie Bartlett)
Jean Ames ...
Lucille Rose
Ray Eberle ...
Ray Eberle
Alvino Rey ...
Skinnay Ennis ...


Marvin Howe (Eddie Quillan), a hired-hand on a dairy farm owned by Pop Turnbull (Samuel S. Hinds), devotes more time to playing his trombone than he spends on milking.. When Marvin and Pop's daughter, Juanita (Anne Rooney), announce their engagement, Tate Winters (Robert Mitchum), Marvin's rival, persuades Marvin to go to New York City on a "fool's errand'"; Mervin is instructed to get Pop a membership in the Dairymen's Association. where Pop has been refused many times because he raises goats not cattle. Marvin ends up playing with a music band and meets Dolly O'Brien (Mary Beth Hughes.) Complications quickly arise and Juanita returns Marvin's ring. Written by Les Adams (longhorn1939@suddenlink.net"

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Laugh Stars! Song Stars! Swing Stars!


Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siga a Música  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
Sung by Ray Eberle
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Leo Carrillo's stand-up comedy act
14 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I recall seeing this film when it first came out. It was one of a number of similar light romantic comedies built around a name dance band, and featuring cameo performances of stars as night club acts. One of the cameos in this one is Leo Carrillo doing one of his very funny stand-up comedy routines. Before he became a film star, Leo did the night club, vaudeville circuits and Broadway, as a dialect comedian and chalk-talk cartoonist. Leo's act is worth the price, as he appears as a night club act, doing one of his Italian dialect routines as a character named "Tony" using a telephone booth to contact an array of imaginary characters. Beyond some really good laughs, this routine should be mandatory for any aspirant to doing stand-up comedy. For real fans of Leo, you'll have to excuse the mispronouncing of his name by the master of ceremonies, as "Leo Car-ee-yo", (s/b "ka-reel-yo") sorry that. But don't miss this one, or the cameo by the late great Frances Langford, or the early electric guitar of Alvino Rey!

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