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Ding Dong Williams (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  15 April 1946 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Director Kenmore (as Jason Robards)
Bob Nolan ...
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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Trivia

The onscreen credits for the source are "Collier's magazine stories" by Richard English, but the Screen Achievements Bulletin credits only "Strictly Ding Dong" in the Collier's issue of 25 June 1938. Perhaps "Ding Dong Gives" in Collier's issue of 28 October 1939, and other Richard English stories were also sources. See more »

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Fantasie-Impromptu in F-Sharp Minor Op.66
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played by the studio orchestra with Richard Korbel at the piano and Glen Vernon improvising on clarinet (dubbed by Barney Bigard)
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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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