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Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (1943)

Passed | | Short, Music | 27 March 1943 (USA)

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Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.

Director:

Jean Negulesco
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Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra ... Orchestra
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Nelson ... Harriet Hilliard (as Harriet Hilliard)
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Ozzie Nelson leads his orchestra in two standard numbers, and Ozzie performs two novelty songs.

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Genres:

Short | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melody Masters: Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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This short is on the Warner Bros. DVD for Watch on the Rhine (1943). See more »

Soundtracks

Come On, Get Up
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Black
Sung by Ozzie Nelson, an unidentified female vocalist and some soldiers
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Once again, Ozzie is hot!
28 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of the newest of the Vitaphone shorts--known as a "Melody Master". These later musical shorts generally had been more straight forward and had simpler sets and no real story to tie it all together--just a famous band of the day doing their stuff. However, starting during the war years these shorts began to have a narrator and purported to give a bit of background on the band leader.

This is the second short I've seen in the last couple days featuring Ozzie Nelson (of "Ozzie & Harriet" fame) and his band. And, in both cases, Ozzie makes it well worth seeing because of a humorous talking-song. I say talking-song because his delivery sounds like both singing and reading a rhyming storybook--and it's both funny and clever. The other three numbers are also good--but the song about him not wanting to wake up is a classic--as is the punchline.

By the way, the woman in this song is NOT Ozzie's wife. And, in a nod to WWII, you see lots of folks in uniform throughout this short. See this one!


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