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Somewhat Secret (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  29 March 1939 (USA)
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At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when ... See full summary »

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Mary Howard ...
Assistant Dean Emily Godsall
Benny Rubin ...
Swingopater Trombonist
Tom Collins ...
Benjamin 'Barrelhouse Benny' Barnes
Mary Bovard ...
Alice, the Tattletale
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At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when she finds out that her boyfriend, a chemistry professor at the school, is also a well-known swing bandleader. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Flying Home
Played by 'Tom Collins (I)' and The Original Swingcopaters, with Benny Rubin on Trombone
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Balboa! Jitterbug! 21 minutes of loopy fun
3 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Somewhat Secret" is a hoot, imagine "Rock and Roll High School" set in 1939 and you'll have the right idea: bad schoolgirls who just want to dance are held back by their stuffy, repressed principal! The schoolmarm makes many hilarious melodramatic pronouncements against the evils of swing music and jitterbug, forbidding her schoolgirls to dance, all the while falling in love with the man she believes to be a stuffy chemistry professor -- but who is actually a swing bandleader in hiding. A cute filler well worth seeking out on cable. The final dance number features plenty of down & dirty jitterbug as well some authentic period balboa. Silly movie -- swell dancing.


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