This was the last film for George Gershwin
, who died before filming had begun. He and his brother Ira Gershwin
had been hired to write the songs, which were not yet completed. Composer Vernon Duke
took his place and co-wrote "Spring Again" with Ira, as well as the music for "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" and "Water Nymph Ballet." In his autobiography, Duke also claims to have worked on the hit song "Love Is Here to Stay." See more
I'm a producer of movies. I get my wagonloads of poets and dramatists, but I can't buy common sense - I cannot buy humanity!
Well, I don't know why, Mr. Merlin. There's an awful lot of it.
Yes, I know, but the moment I buy it, it turns into something else, usually genius, and it isn't worth a dime. Now, if you could stay just as simple as your are, you'd be invaluable to me. I'll put you on my staff. I'll give you a title, "Miss Humanity". Don't rush, you can finish your ice cream soda.
Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Kenny Baker
Reprised by him in the final movie scene See more