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The Desert Song (1943)

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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Thrills galore! Glorious Technicolor!

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Adventure | Musical | War

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13 September 1944 (Mexico)  »

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A Canção do Deserto  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The Desert Song opened at the Casino Theatre on November 30, 1926 and ran for 471 performances. See more »

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Version of The Desert Song (1929) See more »

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The Desert Song
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
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The quality of acting as well as the music was much better then the other versions.
20 July 2003 | by (Denton, TX.) – See all my reviews

I saw the 1943 production when I was just a young boy and fell in love with the movie. I saw it several times and always enjoyed it. The production starring Gordon McRea lacked quality acting and the music was not as good as the one starring Dennis Morgan.

Kathryn Grayson made some good musicals. Showboat was one of them, saw it many times also and have it in my video library. Irene Manning's soprano voice is much softer to the ear and much easier to listen to. Kathryn Grayson's voice is a very high pitched, sharp sounding voice. At times too sharp to listen to.

I'm no movie critic but I do know what I like. I do hope that eventually the 1943 production of "The Desert Song" will be available on video or DVD for old timers like me to enjoy the nostaglia of watching and listening to one of the truly great musicals from the early days of Hollywood.




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