MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 46,455 this week

Music for Millions (1944)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  18 December 1944 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 352 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 critic

Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WW II.

Director:

Writer:

(original screen play)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 244 titles
created 20 Apr 2011
 
a list of 727 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 4433 titles
created 28 Jun 2014
 
a list of 4639 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Music for Millions (1944)

Music for Millions (1944) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Music for Millions.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline
Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter
Lost Angel (1943)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Flavia's been told that her Aunt Susan's fiancé, Steve, has been on a trip around the world, but in truth he's finished his prison term. Steve wonders how he can make some money and is ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Angela Lansbury, George Murphy
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce
Honolulu (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Movie star Brooks Mason wants a vacation from his over zealous fans. He hires Hawaiian plantation-owner George Smith, a look-alike, to change places with him for a few weeks.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark
Certificate: Passed Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lucille Ball accepts a cadet's invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, Virginia Weidler
Dillinger (1945)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
'Mike'
José Iturbi ...
...
Barbara Ainsworth
...
Andrews
...
Rosalind
...
Uncle Ferdinand
...
Doctor
Marie Wilson ...
Marie
Larry Adler ...
Larry
Ben Lessy ...
Kickebush
Connie Gilchrist ...
Travelers Aid Woman
Katharine Balfour ...
Elsa
Helen Gilbert ...
Helen
Mary Parker ...
Anita
Madeleine Lebeau ...
Jane (as Madeleine LeBeau)
Edit

Storyline

"Mike" goes to live with her pregnant older sister, Babs, who plays string bass in Iturbi's orchestra. And the orchestra is rapidly turning completely female, what with the draft. As the orchestra travels around the country, Babs' fellow orchestra members intercept and hide her War Office telegram, to protect the baby. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Warm, Tender Romance! Deep, Lasting Faith!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Musik für Millionen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a scene in which June Allyson and Margaret O'Brien were supposed to cry to harmonica player Larry Adler's rendition of "Clair de Lune," the six year-old star asked director Henry Koster, "Shall I let the tears run all the way down my face, or shall I stop then halfway down?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Secret! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

At Sundown
(1927) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Sung by Marsha Hunt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better named, "Hope for Millions"!
25 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Music for Millions" right before Memorial Day. This beautiful WWII movie must have been a wonderful gift of hope to American G.I. wives and sweethearts. It leaves nothing unsaid about the powerlessness and fear many of these women must have felt. Yet it is also an inspiring testimonial about hope. Hope, prayer, and faith as embodied by one tenacious six-year old girl.

Although you'll cry aplenty, this is more than a '4-hankie' drama. Jimmy Durante, with his famous 'snozzoola' and comic skits, provides a wonderfully humorous contrast to the inspiring classical concertos played by the world-renown Jose Iturbi. You'll be left breathless while the famous conductor/pianist fills the air with the incredibly beautiful music of his mostly female orchestra, bringing a different kind of hope and joy to our boys in uniform.

This movie is an absolute MUST!


23 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
music fro millions a-willis40
Great movie! helibobber
Music blissfilm
Unlock Dresssing Room Avalon123
strangest idea about newborns in a movie? skiddoo
Why would a doctor....? MsMecca
Discuss Music for Millions (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?