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Moments in Music (1950)

Using clips from several unidentified films of the preceding decade, featuring many well-known stars of the day, this short demonstrates that an endless variety of music to entertain all tastes can be heard when you go to the movies.


Carey Wilson (uncredited)


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Uncredited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Clip Character (archive footage) (uncredited)
Xavier Cugat ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nelson Eddy ... Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Judy Garland ... Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Betty Garrett ... Herself, edited from: Neptune's Daughter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Betty Hutton ... Herself, edited from: The Stork Club (archive footage) (uncredited)
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi - Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry James ... Hary James: edited from: Sweet and Lovely (archive footage) (uncredited)
Danny Kaye ... Himself, edited from: Up in Arms (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour - edited from: Road to Rio (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mario Lanza ... Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeanette MacDonald ... Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin ... Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lily Pons ... Herself, edited from: Carnegie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited)
Red Skelton ... Himself, edited from: Neptune's Daughter (archive footage) (uncredited)


This short shows that no matter what type of music a person likes, he will find it at the movies. Short excerpts from over a dozen films are shown, with popular stars performing songs or classical works. Musical styles include popular, jazz, classical, Latin, big-band, and opera. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Release Date:

13 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandes momentos musicales See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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José Iturbi is identified by the narrator. All other credited cast members are identified by a caption when they appear on screen. See more »


Edited from Up in Arms (1944) See more »


Sweet And Lovely
Written by Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias and Neil Moret
Performed by Harry James and His Orchestra
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It Started with Chopin
31 August 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the 1820s, young Frederic Chopin plays the piano in a small Polish village near Warsaw. Narrator Carey Wilson explains how we can experience great music at the movies. We begin with pianist Jose Iturbi's million-selling take on Chopin's "Polonaise in A Flat" (1945). Other musical interludes proceed from "boogie woogie" to opera, pop and jazz. Leopold Stokowski notes Tchaikovsky. Bing Crosby, then the biggest recording star in the world, appears from his "Road to Rio" (1947). After several additional musical stars appear, "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) Judy Garland is used for the closing. Chopin could not have imagined what he started. "The music in our films offers entertainment to all ages, all tastes (and) all hearts," according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, so they want you to, "Go to the movies!"

*** Moments in Music (11/13/50) Carey Wilson ~ Jose Iturbi, Leopold Stokowski, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland

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