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If I Forget You (1940)

Approved | | Short, Music | May 1940 (USA)
Judy Garland sings the title song, a tribute to Will Rogers.
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As originally released, this started off with Kay Kyser and His Kollege of Musical Knowledge with a musical version of 'Playmates'; this was followed by Judy Garland singing 'If I Forget You'; Bette Davis finished up with a plea to the audience to give their nickels and dimes on behalf of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission. Presently, only three minutes of the Garland footage seems to have survived on Turner Classic Movies. Written by Anonymous

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Fifth annual filmed plea on behalf of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission. See more »

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If I Forget You
Written by Irving Caesar
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14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

If I Forget You (1940)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Three-minute tribute to Will Rogers has Judy Garland singing the title song. I'm not sure why this short was limited to just the song, running three minutes, because most of these tributes has the star asking the audience to tribute money to his foundation. That doesn't happen here so you have to wonder why the short was so, well...short. The song is a pretty good one but I'd also question why the movie was so downbeat with Garland all puffy faced and looking like she's on the verge of breaking down. I'm not saying the short should have been a party but why not a more upbeat look at Rogers' life.


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