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Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 21 June 1944 (USA)
Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charlie
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Bonnie
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W. C. Fields
Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra ...
Orchestra
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Jane Powell
Peggy O'Neill ...
Peggy
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Jack Moran
Bill Christy ...
Bill
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Director Curtis
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Mrs. Powell
The Condos Brothers ...
Specialty (as Condos Brothers)
The Lipham Four ...
Specialty (as Lipham Four)
Catron & Popp ...
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth hostels and picking crops while adult farmworkers are at war. Totally clueless about the real world, befuddled Jane is embroiled in teen-romance complications while Mother frantically searches. Will her stardom help or hinder her new friends? W.C. Fields does a short act with Bergen and McCarthy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »
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21 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sinfonia Rústica  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Powell and W.C. Fields have one scene together, during which he ad-libbed all of his lines. See more »

Connections

References Mad About Music (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmena
(1901) (uncredited)
Music by H. Lane Wilson
Lyrics by Ellis Walton
Sung by Jane Powell
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One of the first musicals I saw
1 August 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie made such a wonderful impression. Unable to find it on tape or CD, I still recall the story and songs more than forty years later. Fell in love with Edgar Bergen, Jane Powell etc. for life. Sadly it is not on TV for unknown reasons. Wish everyone who loves music could see it.


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