Songs are not presented in the correct chronological order in which they were written, nor from the shows in which they were introduced. For example, "Maytime" was a 1917 show, not a 1920s show, as presented here. "Softly, as In a Morning Sunrise" came from "New Moon" (1928) and was not written a decade earlier for Gaby Deslys; "It" was from "The Desert Song" (1926), a much later show than "Artists and Models", as presented here. See more »
If you doubt the summary comment, ask a few of your friends under the age of 55 if they've heard of Sigmund Romberg (Sigmund who)? Since I took piano lessons as a kid - I did - yet when I stumbled upon this film in my local library I thought "when did this come out" (I was in the service overseas at the time). I was totally blown away by the musical score and the performances. By the way, this is about the only musical film I've seen structured as a Broadway musical play - overture through finale. The last number of the first act, so the speak, was Jane Powell and Vic Damone singing "Will you Remember" from "Maytime". This show was such a success a second company opened across the street - only time in Broadway history!
See for yourself, then try to find "The Student Prince" and watch that - and listen. He composed about 600 or 700 songs for Broadway. By the way, did you know Gene Kelly had a song and dance man brother? You'll see them together the only time in "Deep in my Heart"
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