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Jan Savitt and His Band (1946)

Approved  |   |  Short, Music  |  16 March 1946 (USA)
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This "Melody Masters" short traces Jan Savitt's career from first violinist in a symphony orchestra to leader of a top-rated jazz and recording outfit. It features the Jan Savitt Band and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jan Savitt ...
Himself - Band Leader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Arthur ...
Himself - Singer (as Bob Arthur)
The Lipham Children ...
Themselves - Acrobats
Shirley Van ...
Herself - Singer
Helen Warren ...
Herself - Singer
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This "Melody Masters" short traces Jan Savitt's career from first violinist in a symphony orchestra to leader of a top-rated jazz and recording outfit. It features the Jan Savitt Band and vocalists Shirley Van, Bob Arthur and Helen Warren. Savitt and band accompany while an acrobatic act known as the Lipham Children do their stuff, and some bathing Beauties show up in the beach scene. Songs include "Some Sunday Morning", "Too Marvelous for Words", Dearest Darling" and "I'll Always Love You." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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16 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vitaphone Melody Master: Jan Savitt and His Band  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1409A See more »

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Dearest Darling
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Written by Richard Robertson (as Dick Robertson), Frank Weldon and James Cavanaugh
Performed by Helen Warren with Jan Savitt and His Band
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For the most part, not a lot to distinguish this one.
28 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the newest of the Vitaphone shorts--known as a "Melody Master". These later musical shorts generally had been more straight forward and had simpler sets and no real story to tie it all together--just a famous band of the day doing their stuff. However, starting during the war years these shorts began to have a narrator and purported to give a bit of background on the band leader.

The beginning of the film is interesting as it goes from seeing a supposedly young Savitt playing Bach to his later playing a big band version of Bach. I personally wished they'd stayed with more of this but it became more typical big band music--including the standard "Some Sunday Morning". Through the course of the film, you see lots of different acts--singers, dancers and even some young acrobats (this is a bizarre addition and didn't at all fit with the film). Overall, despite a promising beginning, the music and short are very average with nothing more to distinguish them. where's the theme?!


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