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Let's Sing a Song from the Movies (1948)

Approved | | Short, Musical | 17 July 1948 (USA)

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In this entry from the "Memories from Melody Lane" series, clips from four movie musicals are shown, each featuring a single song. After each song, narrator Art Gilmore invites the audience... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Melody Makers The Melody Makers ... Sing-along Chorus (voice)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)
Ethel Waters ... Actress in Film Clip from 'On With the Show' (archive footage)
Alexis Smith ... Actress in Film Clip from 'San Antonio' (archive footage)
Dennis Morgan ... Actor in Film Clip from 'The Time, the Place, and the Girl' (archive footage)
Jack Carson ... Actor in Film Clip from 'The Time, the Place, and the Girl' (archive footage)
Errol Flynn ... Actor in Film Clip from 'San Antonio' (archive footage)
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Storyline

In this entry from the "Memories from Melody Lane" series, clips from four movie musicals are shown, each featuring a single song. After each song, narrator Art Gilmore invites the audience to sing along with the Melody Makers, as cards with the song's lyrics are displayed on the screen. For the complete list of songs and performers, check the Soundtrack listing. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Short | Musical

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1948 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Romance on the High Seas (1948). See more »

Crazy Credits

Cast members who sing in film clips are identified by the narrator. See more »

Connections

Features On with the Show! (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Am I Blue?
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Performed by Ethel Waters
From the film On with the Show! (1929)
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Let's Sing Along with the Warner Brothers
6 October 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Sing-alongs were long a feature of the movies. Back in the nickelodeon days, they would be done with a performer on the stage and the lyrics projected on the screen, leading the audience....and selling the sheet music after the performance. The Fleischers' Screen Songs, with their bouncing ball, began in 1924. Warner Brothers also offered occasional shorts in the genre. This is one of them, with the tunes pulled from the studio's library. It was a way to monetize that library and keep the songs fresh, meaning they could continue to be money-makers. It was also cheap to make, being largely composed of clips from old Warner Brothers movies.

The songs in this short are:

"Am I Blue" with Ethel Waters from ON WITH THE SHOW; "By A Waterfall" with the chorus from FOOTLIGHT PARADE; "Some Sunday Morning" with Bobbie Canvin singing for Alexis Smith from SAN ANTONIO; "A Girl in Calico" with Dennis Morgan from THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL.


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