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Ding Dong Williams (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 15 April 1946 (USA)
Ding Dong Williams, a clarinet player who can neither read nor write music is employed at a motion picture studio. The studio plans to use him and his six-piece band but his musical ... See full summary »

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(from the Collier's magazine stories), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Glen Vernon ...
Ding Dong Williams (as Glenn Vernon)
Marcy McGuire ...
Felix Bressart ...
Hugo Meyerheld
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Vanessa Page - formerly Mary McCoy
James Warren ...
William B. Davidson ...
Mr. Saul Dana (as William Davidson)
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Zang (as Tom Noonan)
Cliff Nazarro ...
Ruth Lee ...
Laura Cooper
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Director Kenmore (as Jason Robards)
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Sons of the Pioneers ...
Sons of the Pioneers
Richard Korbel ...
Introducing 11-year Old Concert Pianist
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Ding Dong Williams, a clarinet player who can neither read nor write music is employed at a motion picture studio. The studio plans to use him and his six-piece band but his musical deficiencies are discovered and the plan scrapped. But the secretary of the head of the music department intercedes on his behalf and he is given a chance in the film. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 April 1946 (USA)  »

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Melody Maker  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, this was to be the first in a series of movies based on the Ding Dong character, but no other movie was ever made. See more »

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Referenced in Dick Tracy (1945) See more »

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Cool Water
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Bob Nolan
Performed by Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers
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Better Than The Title Suggests (as what wouldn't be?)
19 September 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a 1946 movie about music that was current then but it doesn't seem dated.

Felix Bressart as the only recognizable performer is not a good sign, at all; but this is sweet and it's fun and has something for anyone who likes music.

We have jazz. We have country and western. And we have a child playing concert piano.

None is looked down on in a smirking fashion, though jazz is the star of this slight, appealing movie.


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