Segments: "A Rustic Ballad," a story of feuding hillbillys; "A Tone Poem," a mood piece set on a blue bayou; "A Jazz Interlude," a bobby-soxer goes jitterbugging with her date at the malt shop; "A Ballad in Blue," dark room, rain and somber landscapes illustrate the loss of a lover; "A Musical Recitation," the story of Casey at the Bat; "Ballade Ballet," ballet dancers perform in silhouette; "A Fairy Tale with Music," Peter and the Wolf; "After You've Gone," four musical instruments chase through a surreal landscape; "A Love Story," about the romance between a fedora and a bonnet; "Opera Pathetique," the story of Willie, the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met. Written by
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The reception of the "Two Silhouettes" segment tends to vary, depending on whether each particular viewer and critic is interested in ballet dancing or not. It variously ranks among both the best and the worst segments of the film. See more
Peter, don't just stand that way!
[the wolf leans Peter downward
And don't stand that way either.
Casey at the Bat
Based on the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Written by Ray Gilbert
(uncredited), Ken Darby
(uncredited) and Eliot Daniel
Performed by Jerry Colonna See more