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Johnny Green & His Orchestra (1935)

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In a vacation resort setting, Johnny Green and His Orchestra, as well as unidentified guest acts, perform several popular songs.


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Marjory Logan ...
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Dave Terry ...
Himself - Band Pianist


In a vacation resort setting, Johnny Green and His Orchestra, as well as unidentified guest acts, perform several popular songs.

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12 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1935-1936 season) #2: Johnny Green & His Orchestra  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1867. See more »


Elmer calls his friend "Ray" (the performer's real name). A bit later, Zeke calls him "Marvin." See more »


Ev'ry Day
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by a male trio
Copyright 1934 by Remick Music Corp.
Originally from the Warner Bros. picture Sweet Music (1935)
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Pardon the pun, but the "corn is Green"...
23 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The JOHNNY GREEN that I know is the musician who did the wonderful score for MGM's RAINTREE COUNTY in the '50s, but here he's the leader of a swing band encouraged to play music to liven up some dull college atmosphere at a resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Unfortunately, none of the music--neither swing nor ballads nor country--includes anything memorable enough to sustain much interest and, believe me, "the corn is Green". It's hard sometimes to fathom what passed for reality in the good old days (a band appears out of nowhere to accompany the piano playing Green), and the hillbilly mountain music is a bit of a bore as performed by a western trio. None of the music is representative of the kind of musician Johnny Green became later on at MGM where he often conducted the studio orchestra.

The singers of the slow ballads have no charisma and the songs themselves are instantly forgettable. This is one musical short that falls far short of the mark for entertainment value alone. In other words, it's totally resistable.

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