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It's in the Stars (1938)

Approved | | Musical, Short | 15 August 1938 (USA)
At Stanwood College, the Phi Beta Nu fraternity and the Nu Beta Phi sorority reluctantly vote to stop dating each other so they can devote more time to their studies. The students' ... See full summary »

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Brandon Tynan ...
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At Stanwood College, the Phi Beta Nu fraternity and the Nu Beta Phi sorority reluctantly vote to stop dating each other so they can devote more time to their studies. The students' astronomy professor thinks the whole idea is foolish and devises a plan to get the two groups back together. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Stompin' at the Savoy
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Music by Edgar M. Sampson, also co-credited to Benny Goodman and Chick Webb
Performed by the orchestra
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A Little Music - A Little Romance
3 November 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An MGM Short Subject.

A kindly old Astronomy Professor helps the students at Stanwood College break their own ban against dating.

IT'S IN THE STARS is a good example of the innocent fluff often used to fill out the movie program. This lighthearted, innocuous little film features Johnny Downs in good singing voice, with an assist from Eleanor Lynn as his sweetheart. Gentle Brandon Tynan plays the sympathetic Professor.

Hygiene Alert: Notice the hair brushes & combs chained to the Men's Room wall before the dance.

Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the Studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front & behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject were completely different from that of a feature length film, something like writing a topnotch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget & schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the Studios' feature films.


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