Down 353,738 this week

Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  23 June 1943 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.



(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 41 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
a list of 10 titles
created 9 months ago
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 6 months ago
a list of 918 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)

Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Henry Aldrich Swings It.


Cast overview:
Jimmy Lydon ...
Charles Smith ...
Olive Blakeney ...
Mimi Chandler ...
Mimi Gray
Vaughan Glaser ...
Mr. Bradley
Marian Hall ...
Louise Elliott
Beverly Hudson ...
Fritz Feld ...
Josef Altman
Charles Arnt ...


Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man. Written by Shannon Morten <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


When Henry's in the groove it soon becomes a rut! Trouble's tot gets hot with a fiddle that's a the cops! See more »








Release Date:

23 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Henry Swings It  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Followed by Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944) See more »


Ding Dong, Sing a Song
Written by Jule Styne and Kim Gannon
Sung by Beverly Hudson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Aldrich Men Love Same Woman
9 April 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

This film is one the best of the Henry Aldrich film series. Young Henry falls in love with the new band teacher, a much older woman by the name of Louise Elliott. The only problem that Henry has with the teacher is that she likes older type of music, not the modern music which a teen would like. But to the joy of Henry, Miss Elliott also can keep the beat of "boogie Woogie." Henry is so in love with Elliott that she talks him into playing a violin. Of course, the instrument must be supplied by Henry's father, Mr. Aldrich, whom cannot "stand" to spend money or listen to Henry trying to play. To the rescue, Miss Elliott must convince Mr. Aldrich which becomes much easier when he sees her and cannot refuse her any request. He suddenly becomes so interested with her that his level of energy returns, much like a young man of Henry's age. Mr. Aldrich is too old and Henry too young for Miss Elliott but they both try to win her attentions. Who will win, Henry or Mr Aldrich? You must see this film to find out if anyone wins her heart! One clue, near the end of this film Mrs. Aldrich prepares to move out!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: