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Somewhat Secret (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 March 1939 (USA)
At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when ... See full summary »

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(original story), (screenplay) (as Julian Hochfelder) | 1 more credit »
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... Assistant Dean Emily Godsall
... Swingopater Trombonist
... Benjamin 'Barrelhouse Benny' Barnes
Mary Bovard ... Alice, the Tattletale
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At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when she finds out that her boyfriend, a chemistry professor at the school, is also a well-known swing bandleader. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Swingopater Violinist: Not so fast, sister! You're a Dimsdale dame, ain't ya?
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Flying Home
Played by Tom Collins and The Original Swingcopaters, with Benny Rubin on Trombone
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Emily needs to ease up a bit!
8 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

This short film by MGM is set in a girls college. Assistant Dean Emily Godsall is a woman with a huge broom up her backside! She insists that Swing and Jitterbug music is evil and promises to punish anyone caught listening to this devil music. What she doesn't know is that her boyfriend, the chemistry professor, is also a musician who loves this sort of music. How will all this zaniness get worked out by the end of the film?

"Somewhat Secret" is modestly entertaining and fairly well made. While it's not the sort of thing to change your life, it's a decent and enjoyable time-passer.


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