MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 454,143 this week

Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Songwriter Harry Warren performs several of his own compositions, including "I Found a Million Dollar Baby" and "Shadow Waltz."

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1673 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

42nd Street (1933)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This short first shows the audience the entrances of the major Hollywood studios, then visits the Warner Brothers/First National studio. We start at the casting office, then get to see ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub
Stars: William Ray, Arthur Aylesworth, Busby Berkeley
Musical | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The owner of an unsuccessful greeting-card store attempts to sell 'talking' greeting cards in the form of records.

Director: Roy Mack
Stars: Lita Grey, Sammy Davis Jr., Carleton Macy
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. ... See full summary »

Director: George Bilson
Stars: Al Barabas, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Himself
The Leaders ...
Themselves - Singing Quartet
Gladys Brittain ...
Herself - Singer
Margie Hines ...
Herself - Singer (as Marjorie Hines)
Marguerite & Le Roy ...
Themselves - Dance Team
Edit

Storyline

Harry Warren plays some of his most popular numbers on a piano in a tux in a drawing room with a few couples listening and a full bar in the foreground. There's some kidding and a few comic lyrics set to Warren tunes, then Margie Hines and Gladys Brittain alternate singing some of Warren's best-known songs, joined from time to time by The Legends. Couples dance, featuring Marguerite and Le Roy. Several couples kiss, others throw back martinis. For the final number, "Forty-Second Street," Warren begins with some solo piano and then we go to a sound stage with a cast of hundreds singing and dancing to an orchestra's playing. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pepper Pot (1933-1934) (#6): Harry Warren, America's Foremost Composer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". See more »

Connections

References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh, That Kiss
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mort Dixon and Joe Young
Performed by Harry Warren on piano and sung by Margie Hines, The Leaders and Harry Warren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fun Short with some Great Music
18 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

*** (out of 4)

Warner promotional short for their 42ND STREET has composer Harry Warren being asked to say a speech but he informs everyone that he's too shy so instead he does a few songs. You and Healthy, I Found a Million Dollar Baby, Would You Like to Take a Walk?, Have a Little Faith in Me and Forty-Second Street are just a few of the songs performed here. Yes, this is just a promotional piece but it's actually a very entertaining one and it thankfully doesn't just show clips from the motion picture. I really enjoyed how much life these songs were given not only by Warren but those dancing everything out. The film runs a brief 8-minutes but it's packed with great music, some nice visuals and enough action for two movies. I think most music experts would say Warren wasn't the "foremost composer" but it seems time has remembered him a lot better and he's been given a lot more credit than he was when this was originally released.


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

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page