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Moments in Music (1950)

Using clips from several unidentified films of the preceding decade, featuring many well-known stars of the day, this short demonstrates that an endless variety of music to entertain all tastes can be heard when you go to the movies.




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Uncredited cast:
Clip Character (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herself, edited from: Neptune's Daughter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herself, edited from: The Stork Club (archive footage) (uncredited)
José Iturbi - Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hary James: edited from: Sweet and Lovely (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself, edited from: Up in Arms (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Lamour - edited from: Road to Rio (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Yehudi Menuhin ...
Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herself, edited from: Carnegie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited)
Himself, edited from: Neptune's Daughter (archive footage) (uncredited)


This short shows that no matter what type of music a person likes, he will find it at the movies. Short excerpts from over a dozen films are shown, with popular stars performing songs or classical works. Musical styles include popular, jazz, classical, Latin, big-band, and opera. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Release Date:

13 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grandes momentos musicales  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

José Iturbi is identified by the narrator. All other credited cast members are identified by a caption when they appear on screen. See more »


Edited from Ziegfeld Girl (1941) See more »


Doctor, Lawyer and Indian Chief
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Betty Hutton (vocal)
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The title is right...brief snippets is all you get...
12 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Hardly a memorable short from the Academy, with brief snippets of various musical talent on display for a few seconds of screen time. At least there's variety in the musical style, but how sad to see the songs cut off at moments when the peak is not yet reached--such as the very short segment of Lily Pons singing "The Bell Song". This makes the musical segments that are strung together seem pointless and hardly satisfying.

Among those on display: Jose Iturbi playing a Chopin piece and a boogie woogie number (from "Three Daring Daughters"); Lily Pons in a clip from "Carnegie Hall"; Betty Hutton belting out "Doctor, Lawyer and Indian Chief", probably from "Star Spangled Rhythm"; Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald doing a nice job on "Wanting You" from "New Moon"; Red Skelton and Betty Garret in a fleeting rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Leopold Stowkowski conducting; Xavier Cugat and his band; Rise Stevens; Bing Crosby; Yehudi Menunim and his violin; Harry James; Danny Kaye in a tongue-twisting routine from "Up in Arms"; and finally, Judy Garland in a lavish moment from "Ziegfeld Girl".

All of the segments are in B&W which is an added disappointment since many of these films were in color.

Summing up: A trifle of moments easily skipped, even for music lovers.

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