This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie ... See full summary »
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and ... See full summary »
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to move on to their next engagement at a military camp, when a kid, Tony Birch, ... See full summary »
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra,
A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »
H. Bruce Humberstone,
Long before the computer age, Fox understood the find and replace key- they churned out indistinguishable musicals about turn of the century performers and composers that basically had a dumb romantic story line having nothing whatever to do with the events of the subject's life. This is one of the weakest (LILLIAN RUSSELL wins the award for the dullest). There is practically no story at all. Boy sees girl, boy loses girl, boy becomes success, boy finds girl. What is amazing is the amount of money and talent Fox spent on this trifle. Although it only got one Oscar nom (Scoring) deservedly, it certainly deserved others in the categories of Art Direction, Sound and Costumes Design (sadly, the latter category had not yet been invented in 1944). It's entertaining and colorful (beautiful Technicolor design)but there's nothing to it at all. One wonders if one has indeed seen the film after it is over - it is so effervescent, as in fizz.
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