Boogie-woogie band-leader Ted Barry is outside the pearly gates. Because of Ted's musical background, the gatekeeper points him in the direction of the Hall of Music section, where he is ... See full summary »
This beautiful Technicolor short features the songs of the great American popular composer Stephen Collins Foster. Lovely antebellum costumes and atmosphere foreshadow the MGM production ... See full summary »
A department store has an indoor ski-slide for the annual contest for department store employees. Salesgirl June has two admirers; a sausage salesman in the store and the store's snooty ski... See full summary »
In this short subject the employees of the Homey Foamy Washing Machine factory decide to put on a show. It is picked up by a Broadway producer. The show moves on to Broadway, and the ... See full summary »
The janitor of a Paris museum's Egyptology department agrees to help a girl hide from the police. Using museum costumes, they join the Paris carnival parade and even win the 'best costume' ... See full summary »
A flying bumble bee introduces the orchestral piece "Flight of the Bumble Bee". An unnamed orchestra plays the piece on a darkened set, the literal spotlight shone only on the musician or ... See full summary »
At the Lawburn prison, the convicts love the glee club, directed by Ann, the warden's daughter. The warden disbands the club when its best singer, Canary Dillon, escapes. A ranking con puts... See full summary »
A young woman who is unable to pay her rent gets some unexpected help when the other tenants throw a last-minute rent party in her apartment. In the process, they all charm the landlady out... See full summary »
At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when ... See full summary »
This short uses a musical suite to show Americans what they are fighting for in World War II. As an orchestra in military dress plays different "chapters" of the work, relevant excerpts ... See full summary »
Boogie-woogie band-leader Ted Barry is outside the pearly gates. Because of Ted's musical background, the gatekeeper points him in the direction of the Hall of Music section, where he is escorted by an angel named Joy, who is in awe of Ted and his musical abilities. Before Ted can enter heaven, he must pass the approval of the Hall of Music's judiciary, which is comprised of who are considered the best ever composers and musicians, led by Ludwig van Beethoven. Ted, with Joy as his supporter, gets into a heated discussion with the judiciary panel about the merits or not of his style of music, especially if there is any originality to it compared to the classics. Beyond these initial disagreements, Ted will have to pass the final test - composing an original piece of music in ten minutes - which may make all their previous discussion moot. Written by
(Opening disclaimer) Dear Audience: In pictures that You've seen from time to time You've been to every country, and You've sampled every clime; You've roamed the jungles- Climbed the Alps You've sailed the seas (all seven) You've even been to Brooklyn Now, we're taking you to....... See more »
I just caught this movie today on Turner Classic, and it's very sweet - but most noteworthy is the leading man, who's a ringer for the young Bill Clinton (and, this being 1943, with a much better haircut than Bill ever had in the '70s). It's also an eye-opener for anyone who thinks the 1940s were an era of servile deference to the Dead White Euroguys of cultural history; our young bandleader is polite, but he argues tough with the millennium's heavyweight composers, and he scores his points. Recommended.
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