Great Performances: Season 27, Episode 7

The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty (6 Jan. 1999)

TV Episode  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty (06 Jan 1999)

The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty (06 Jan 1999) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Great Performances.
« Previous Episode | 116 of 368 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode credited cast:
Larry Adler ...
Kira Burke
Ayodele Casel
Mary Cleere Haran
Rob Fisher ...
'Sing for Your Supper' Rehearsal Pianist
Jennifer Frankel
Debbie Shapiro Gravitte


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

6 January 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Features Evergreen (1934) See more »


This Funny World
(from "Betsy")
by Richard Rodgers (music) and Lorenz Hart (lyrics)
Sung by Mary Cleere Haran
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

1999 -- I am still fascinated ...
15 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe it was as long ago as 1999 that I saw this documentary. I think it was the "Sing for your supper" performance -- the original "show-stopping" arrangement by Hugh Martin (who is interviewed in the program) that hooked me. I have been buying librettos, scores, and recordings of Rodgers & Hart shows since.

Get hooked -- you will love these shows. An adventure through REAL musical theater. See the TV show, then start listening to Rodgers and Hart CD's, original cast (few and far between), studio or revival. Listen to the singing actors performing the great lyrics and music in character, in context of show.

E.g.: Pal Joey -- the last Hart lyric was in the hit revival of this show: "To Keep My Love Alive", written for and archly, perfectly performed by Vivian Segal, forgotten, great musical comedy star.

Connecticut Yankee, Boys from Syracuse, Babes in Arms ... I have been having a great time learning about this team for 6 years now, and not done yet.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: