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Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra (1939)

This musical short begins with Vincent Lopez leading his orchestra in "Nola", the group's theme song. Suddenly, various musicians tell Lopez that they are tired of the theme song and refuse... See full summary »

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Vincent Lopez ...
Himself - Vincent Lopez - Bandleader
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Herself - Betty Hutton - Singer
Vincent Lopez Orchestra ...
Themselves - Orchestra
Fred Lowery ...
Himself - Whistler
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Himself - Guitarist
The Four Horsemen ...
Themselves - Vocal Quartette
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This musical short begins with Vincent Lopez leading his orchestra in "Nola", the group's theme song. Suddenly, various musicians tell Lopez that they are tired of the theme song and refuse to play it anymore. They sing and play other songs instead. Then the group plays familiar tunes of the day, accompanying band vocalists and virtuoso whistler Fred Lowery. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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30 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1939-1940 season) #2: Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra  »

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Vitaphone production reel B228. See more »

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The mayor complains in a phone call that her office doesn't even have a mirror, but seconds later, she and her aides leave the office, passing in front of a huge mirror. See more »

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Edited into Headline Bands (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

The Song of the Marines
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra
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Way cool!
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Betty Hutton's about 18 here and is absolutely mesmerizing as 'America's No. 1 Jitterbug.' I'm pretty sure this one was shot at the Vitaphone Studios in NY (if so, this had to be one of the last ones shot there)--- it's essentially a 10 minute concert featuring a rather incongruent (if well done) cowboy 'whislin'' number framed around Betty's fantastic jitterbug songs. The highlight is the last song, 'Old Man Mose' where Betty proceeds to beat the stuffing out of everyone around her without missing a beat. Anyone watching this can see that this girl had a terrific future on screen. Watch for Vince Lopez seemingly trying to avoid a heart attack by dodging a spin with Betty... and watch for the middle trumpeter's (back row) doo-hickey (a muffler?) that accidentally falls on the stage. This is one short you can watch over and over again and never be bored... stuff like this is the reason TCM exists! As shorts go, this is tops! A 10++++ (Betty, you're terrific!!!!!!)


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