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Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to get married, the plant owner's daughter Julie sings instead. But Kay dislikes her idea of joining the band.Written by
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In "Mr. Beebe" dance number Ann Miller is seen dancing with Harold Nicholas. This is very unusual for the 1940s! Her makeup appears to be darkened a bit, but it was hard to tell on Facebook. See more »
During the conversation at approx. 6:00 in, Kyser refers repeatedly to his home town of Rocky Mount, NC. And equally repeatedly, the captions read, "Rocky Mountain." See more »
Kay Kyser had many top-selling recordings, but his Kollege of Musical Knowledge show, both live and on the radio, was more of a floor show than the performances of other swing bands and orchestras. His show is, of course, incorporated into this film. So in that respect, the film bears resemblance to other films in which Kyser appeared.
The extra bonus is the addition of sweet and lovely Ann Miller to the cast. Unfortunately, her one and only dance performance is butchered by cutaway shots and editing, so that about half is gone. You can only faintly hear the singing and tapping in the background.
What's left, however, is still pure Miller magic. Nobody else was such a machine-gun on feet.
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