EARL CARROLL SKETCHBOOK was one of Republic's attempts to compete with the major studios in producing a high-budget, grade-A musical. With Constance Moore and William Marshall as its talented romantic leads, a wonderful score by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, musical direction by Cy Feuer, and choreography by Nick Castle, this sadly forgotten film deserves to be revived. It's fast, melodious fun, and superior to most of the expensive major studio musical blockbusters released that same year. Sheek, glossy entertainment--long overdue for a restoration and revival on home video! If the negative is still in existence, will someone please strike a new print and show moviegoers that not all the great musicals came from MGM!!!
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