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Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)

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

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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>

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18 November 1933 (USA)  »

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

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

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References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

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Young and Healthy
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by an orchestra during the opening credits
Performed by Harry Warren on piano
Danced by Marguerite & Le Roy
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I liked watching Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer in the 42nd Street DVD
6 January 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this promotional short on the 42nd Street DVD. It showcases Harry Warren, composer of several songs featured in this short like 42nd Street from the movie of the same name of which parts of that number is shown in a clip. Before all that though, Warren starts singing some of his songs before segueing to a couple of female singers of which one of them was Margie Hines, the original voice of Betty Boop who would come back to her when Mae Questel refused to move to Miami, Florida, with the rest of the Max Fleischer employees. Ms. Hines would take over Ms. Questel's Olive Oyl there as well. Anyway, the songs are well showcased and there are some interesting angles from Ray McCarey (Leo McCarey's brother) when he cuts to some silhouettes part of the time. So on that note, Harray Warren: America's Formost Composer is worth a look.


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