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Mister Big (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Music | 28 May 1943 (USA)
At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Patricia
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Peggy
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Johnny Hanley
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Alice Taswell
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Jeremy Taswell
Robert Scheerer ...
Bobby (as Bobby Scheerer)
Richard Stewart ...
Genius
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Muggsy (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
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Mrs. Mary Davis
Ray Eberle ...
Ray Eberle
Eddie Miller ...
Leader, Eddie Miller's Bob Cats (as Eddie Miller's Bob Cats)
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Ben Carter - Choir Leader (as The Ben Carter Choir)
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Dancing Ensemble
Ben Carter Choir ...
Vocal Ensemble
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At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, including Donald, Patricia and Peggy, secretly want to become singers. Patricia's aunt, Mrs. Davis, owns the school and disapproves. Donald has written a musical comedy for the year's class play, which the students want to do; but Mrs. Davis has selected and insists they do Sophocles' "Antigone." Taswell agrees to let the kids do Donald's show. Donald manages to keep Mrs. Davis away on the day of the show, and when Broadway producers in attendance rave about Donald's play, she becomes a backer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music

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28 May 1943 (USA)  »

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School for Jive  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

First appearance on film of Elinor Donahue (under her then name of Mary Eleanor Donahue) as "Muggsy." Fresh from vuadeville this then seven year old actress would later co-star on Father Knows Best as daughter Betty "Princess" Anderson as well as many other series and films. See more »

Quotes

Donald J. O'Connor, Esq.: Are you sure it'll work?
Patricia: I read it in a large and imposing book.
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Soundtracks

Moonlight and Roses
Written by Edwin H. Lemare, Ben Black and Neil Moret
Sung by Gloria Jean
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An all around great film
10 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I heard of this movie while watching a documentary about Donald O'Connor. I thought it sounded good and watched some clips online. It was great! I tried to find the film and I couldn't find it anywhere. Finally, after a few months of searching, I found that Gloria Jean herself was selling copies. I bought one immediately. I saw it and it is now my favorite movie. The comedy is hilarious. Like the rationing scene between Peggy and Donald. I loved the songs. They were very well written and the choreography was phenomenal. All the performances given were stupendous. Especially Bobby Brooks and the Ben Carter Choir. They were fabulous! I highly recommend this film to everyone. It is appropriate for families to watch, too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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