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A young boy is sitting in a room one day, bored, when suddenly a leotard-clad woman calling herself Mr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Betty Luster ... Mr. B Natural
Bruce Podewell ... Buzz Turner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Andelin ... Band instructor (uncredited)
Les Podewell ... Mr. Turner (Buzz's father) (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Patton 
Writing credits
Marvin David 

Cinematography by
David Savitt 
Film Editing by
Art Ellis  (as Arthur Ellis)
Sound Department
Wayman Robertson .... sound
Music Department
Otto Krauschaar .... conductor: Miami Senior High School Band
Bernard Steiner .... conductor: Waukegan Elementary School Band
Other crew
Paul Richards .... technical advisor

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29 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:

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Continuity: In the corridor, when the girl asks Buzz if he wants to come with them, the books and folders Buzz holds, and the way he holds them changes between shots.See more »
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Featured in Campy Classroom Classics Vol. 15 (2003) (V)See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You can be natural...even if you don't know your own gender!, 9 July 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

In one of the many so-called educational films from the '50s, a jolly, spandex-clad woman calling herself Mr. B ("Mr. B"...hmmm, is she a lesbian?) shows a tensed-up schoolboy the wonders of musical instruments and reminds him to BE NATURAL (har har). "Mr. B Natural" is exactly the sort of movie that would make anyone hate music. Maybe that's why people seem to have been getting stupider for years: this sort of junk was used as education! If that sort of woman popped up in my room, I'd ask her whether she's on speed.

Fortunately, all is not lost: "MST3K" showed this movie. As Crow put it: "Oscar Wilde wished he was this gay." Too bad that they didn't make any "I Dream of Jeannie" jokes; not only is there a character named Jeannie, but Mr. B appears and disappears (and makes things appear and disappear) like Barbara Eden's famous character.

So, the movie itself is 0/10, but the "MST3K" version is 9/10 (a Jeannie joke would have pushed it into 10/10).

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