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Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 June 1943 (USA)
Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.


Hugh Bennett


Val Burton (original screenplay), Muriel Roy Bolton (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Jimmy Lydon ... Henry Aldrich
Charles Smith ... Dizzy Stevens
John Litel ... Mr. Sam Aldrich
Olive Blakeney ... Mrs. Alice Aldrich
Mimi Chandler Mimi Chandler ... Mimi Gray
Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser ... Mr. Bradley
Marian Hall Marian Hall ... Louise Elliott
Beverly Hudson Beverly Hudson ... Margie
Fritz Feld ... Josef Altman
Charles Arnt ... Boyle


Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man. Written by Shannon Morten <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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Henry makes music with his new pin-up girl--lovely Mimi Chanler! See more »




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Release Date:

23 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Henry Swings It See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 17 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Sponsor interest was apparently minimal, and it was not taken off the shelf until over a year later, when it was once again taken out of the vault and aired in Detroit 6 May 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Columbus 18 May 1960 on WBNS (Channel 10), in Johnstown 18 September 1960 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Cleveland 15 December 1960 on WJW (Channel 8). See more »


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Ding Dong, Sing a Song
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An amusing slice of teen life during WWII
18 January 2004 | by d.offemaria@att.netSee all my reviews

The Henry Aldrich series is a period piece - a funny, wonderful slice of American life during WWII. It gives me a picture of what my parents might have done, watched, wore, danced or listened to when they were teenagers. Jimmy Lydon, a popular child star of the era, playing opposite the blooming Elizabeth Taylor in "Life With father" and "Cynthia" is always a lot of laughs and quite appealing. I only wish the movies were shown again on network, cable or available on tape or DVD.

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